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Season 5 has come to and end. We're looking forward to season 6 which may start as early as April 21st.

Official Blizzard Quote:

Now that Arena Season 5 has come to an end, we expect Arena Season 6 to begin as early as Tuesday, April 21 or possibly a week after. Please visit the following thread for information on changes that will happen in this season along with a breakdown on items that will be available: http://forums.worldo...864860497&sid=1

For all you EU folks:

Official Blizzard Quote:

Now that Arena Season 5 has come to an end, we expect Arena Season 6 to begin as early as Wednesday, April 22 or possibly a week after. Please visit the following thread for information on changes that will happen in this season along with a breakdown on items that will be available:
http://forums.wow-eu...496400102&sid=1

We also got word on changes that will be implemented in Season 6

Official Blizzard Quote:

Now that Arena Season 6 is on the horizon, we wanted to share some details regarding upcoming changes to the arena rating system in Arena Season 6. With Arena Season 6, arena teams will start at 0 rating instead of 1500, which will allow teams to have more continuous progression throughout the arena season. In addition, we reevaluated item purchases and felt many of them were too difficult to obtain so we will be altering the rating requirements needed to purchase the latest arena items. For example, items with a rating requirement will now be obtainable starting at 1250 rating.

As with the current system, the matchmaking system will attempt to match teams against opponents who are closest to their average matchmaking rating. Starting with Arena Season 6, a team’s average matchmaking rating will be shown in the scoreboard at the end of each match so that you can see where your team stands compared to the opposing team you just faced. All arena teams that are below a 1500 arena rating will always earn arena points as a 1500 rated team. This will allow teams to continue to build up arena points while working on gaining the ratings needed to purchase items.

In order to make joining teams later in the season a little easier for players, the system will now be setup so if a player joins a team that has a team rating of 1000 or higher, the player’s personal rating will start off at 1000 instead of 0. And Another thing to keep in mind is that until you start to get close to your team's matchmaking rating, you will be gaining around 20 or more points in a win and zero or nearly zero in a loss. So players will make steady progress through games played until they near their team's matchmaking rating.

Please note that a more specific start date for Arena Season 6 will be provided as soon as it is determined.

Here is a list of some PvP items that will be available in Arena Season 6 and their expected rating requirements:

No Rating Required:
Hateful Gloves
Hateful Legs
Hateful Chest
Hateful Helm
Hateful Shoulders
Hateful Ring
Hateful Trinket
Deadly Bracer
Deadly Belt
Deadly Boots
Deadly Neck
Deadly Ring
Deadly Cape
Deadly Trinket

Rating Required:
1250+: Deadly Relics/Idols/Librams/Totems
1300+: Deadly Gloves
1350+: Deadly Legs
1400+: Deadly Chest
1450+: Deadly Helm
1500+: Deadly Shoulders

1400+: Furious Bracer (honor)
1450+: Furious Belt (honor)
1500+: Furious Boots (honor)
1550+: Furious Neck (honor)
1600+: Furious Gloves
1650+: Furious Ring (honor)
1700+: Furious Legs
1750+: Furious Chest
1800+: Furious Trinket (honor)
1850+: Furious Weapon
1900+: Furious Helm
1950+: Furious Wands/Relics/etc
2000+: Furious Cloak (honor)
2050+: Furious Shoulders
2200+: 2nd Tier Furious Weapon
2300+: Furious Tabard

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Tonight we rolled out a new design that we hope everyone will be pleased with.

In our efforts to keep the site running quickly and efficiently we have removed an advertisement and reclaimed the entire width of the page for content.

Please let us know if you find a page that looks broken.

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Tonight, we are extremely excited to bring you our brand new Xfire stream tool.

We have been working with the good folks over at Xfire to create this slick new tool to you guys.

Here's the deal, go on over to the new Streams page and on the "Live Stream Listings" view you can see who is streaming right now as well as search for specific team compositions, regions, factions, servers, etc.

In order to show up on our page, you must input your Xfire username in the stream settings page. Select which team your are streaming, (selecting alternative team if it doesn't exist) and you are ready to go. The composition will be filled in based on what we have in our database, but you should make sure it is accurate. If it is a team we don't know about yet, you will need to fill in the composition manually.

After we have your Username, we'll do all the heavy lifting, when you start streaming we'll automatically add you to the listing. However, we can't tell what team your streaming, so if you don't change it we'll assume its the last team you told us you streamed.

We know this tool is going to make Streaming and Finding Streams to watch enormously easier. We want to give a special thanks to the guys over at Xfirefor working with us on this one. please be aware this is alpha technology from them, so please report any errors you run into.

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