It has been a long time since the last site news update, but we are rolling out some new stuff tonight. As you can see, we revamped the look a bit which has hopefully made it easier to browse the site. A lot of our changes come from your feedback so please continue to give us your feedback in the Site Feedback Forum.
When I want to look up an opposing teams makeup to see if the 5th is a druid or rogue, the lock is UA or SL/SL, etc., I usually hit the armory. Unfortunately, if WoW is running, the armory is incredibly slow for me. Because of this, the quick armory was born.
This allows you to see the player's spec, important stats, and other members of the player's arena teams. Most importantly, it loads really fast and pulls data straight from the armory so it should always be up to date. This is the first iteration of the tool so if you have any suggestions, please post feedback in the quick armory thread http://www.arenajunk...read.php?t=2340.
EDIT: Thanks to your feedback, quick armory no longer takes a server. When you enter a name it will match all level 70s in your battlegroup and prompt you to click one or display the character if only one exists.
Name Changes and Server Transfers
Name Change/Character Transfer
We have created a forum where you can post to have your name/server changed in the case that you have transfered or changed your name. Please post here if the character name and/or server in your profile is not up to date.
Inactive Teams and the Title Calculator
A blue post earlier this week revealed that Blizzard will be using a new system to determine end of season titles and rewards. This does make predicting titles more challenging, however we are working on a system that takes these new requirements into account. Updating the calculator with teams is still the best way to keep it as accurate as possible; however, it should be noted that as always the calculator only gives its best prediction for what title you will receive.
Strategy, Class, and Talent Reviews
Focus On Strategy
We added a new section to the forums where we want to have very focused discussion. We will seed it with some existing strategy guides that players have already written and hopefully new guides that you provide as well. When a topic has been sufficiently discussed, we will move it to an official Arena Junkies strategy page where the the author(s) will be credited for their hard work. The topics can range from general class strategies and roles in the different brackets to how the common teams match up against each other and strategies against them. Example guides might be "4 dps vs 2345", "Warrior: Staying Effective while Focused in 5v5", "Mage/Rogue: Matchup Evaluations"). These will be living documents as the game is continuously changing, so keep in mind some of the changes coming just around the corner (we hope) with 2.3.
In addition, we also want to try and discuss more of the common PvP specs and the variations among them. With this information we will be putting together a tool that will change the way you plan your talents That is all I can say for now until we finish it, but the sooner we can put together a comprehensive list of the common PvP builds and what talents are important the better.
Moderation, Infractions, and the Rant Room
The infraction system is our primary form of moderation. Just in case some of you are unaware of how the infraction system works, here is a quick explanation of how it is used on Arena Junkies. There are no automatic bans. Infractions just give us an easy way to take care of a post and let the user know why it doesn't fit the theme of our site. You don't need to be worried about getting an infraction unless you find yourself getting them quite frequently. We will warn you if there is any form of punishment coming your way. Please remember that the infraction system is in palce to help us make the forums a more enjoyable place for you to visit.
Also, please remember how the Rant Room works. If you need to vent about WoW related issues, feel free to post them there. That is why that sub forum exists. The Rant Room should not be used to circumvent the normal posting rules. Ex: If you have site feedback, use that forum. The Rant Room has been seen as a fun place to get things off our chests and we don't want to lose that due to the abuses of few.
Racial slurs, pornography, illegal activites, etc. (you get the idea) are strictly prohibited. We will be moderating the rant room slightly just to make sure that the content does not violate the previously mentioned rules.
Looking For Moderators
We are looking for moderators. As everyone knows, Arena Junkies' primary goal is to provide the highest quality content and discussion to its members. To ensure this level of quality we need good, committed moderators. We are now accepting moderator applications. Please PM me if you are interested in becoming a moderator with a quick blurb on why you would like to moderate at Arena Junkies.
We would also like to take this opportunity to introduce our newest moderators: Shadowborne and Alphatier.
Finally, if anyone is interested in contributing news items for the front page PM me so we can discuss it further.