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Since there has been some interest in the past about buying Arena Junkies shirts, we placed an order a couple weeks ago and it looks like it will finally be ready tomorrow. You can order from our store page: http://www.arenajunkies.com/store/

We will be shipping them out as fast as possible starting tomorrow. Depending on how quickly they go, this may be the only order so if you want one, get it quickly.

Where to Order
Store: http://www.arenajunkies.com/store/
If you have any problems with it let me know, I just finished testing it a few minutes ago. Also, we don't keep any of your payment information, all that runs through paypal so it should be 100% secure.

Cost
Basically, the price changes as it costs us more to make them. XXL and black shirts cost more than smaller sizes and white shirts, so the price reflects that.
White - $15 (+2 for XL)
Black - $17 (+2 for XL)

Shipping and Taxes
US Shipping - $5 + $1 per additional shirt.
International Shipping - $8 + $4 per additional shirt.
Residents of US-Georgia have to pay sales tax. (Sorry, but at least that means you live in an awesome state like us :P) Back to Top

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In an interview Tom Chilton had with Gamespy, the question of point selling came up. The response is that it will be fixed once and for all in a patch that is a few weeks away. Here is a snippet from an interview containing the relevant information.

GameSpy: Have you looked internally at the distribution of players doing arenas on the live realm, separating those who are playing competitively with those selling teams or just tanking games to get gear?
Tom Chilton: We don't really have any way of knowing that. We can't distinguish what the intent of a given player is, whether they consider themselves to be competitive or whether they're just doing it for the gear or whatever. Certainly as far as players who are trying to exploit the system through loopholes, we have some changes coming in a patch just a few weeks away where we'll close a lot of those loopholes.

GameSpy: Are you able to talk about those changes yet?
Tom Chilton: Not just yet.

GameSpy: But we can expect the changes will be targeted at the point-selling teams.
Tom Chilton: Point selling, personal rating selling.

GameSpy: The two big things that players seem like they're against are the point-selling teams, since you can face highly skilled and geared players at even the low ratings, and those who bring alts or friends on a team to tank a team so that they can then get a high personal rating on the real team.
Tom Chilton: Exactly, that's what we'll be addressing.

You can read the full interview here: http://uk.pc.gamespy...t/866456p1.html Back to Top

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Bornakk posted what the finalized schedule seems to be for the first round of the qualifiers. It details when the ratings will be reset, when registration for this round closes, and when the teams are locked. Here are the details:

Phase 1 - The Practice Phase – Currently active and completes on April 22, 2008
  • There is no penalty for changing your team and you are free to move teams around.
  • At the end of this phase all arena team ratings will be reset to 1500 during maintenance.

Phase 2 - The Competition Phase - Active from April 22, 2008 to May 6, 2008
  • Every team will be reset to a 1500 rating and official rankings begin.
  • There will be a 150 team rating penalty for any player added to an arena team.
  • At the end of this phase all arena teams will be locked down and players will not be able to switch characters from arena teams.
  • Registration will also close at the end of this phase.

Phase 3 – The Final Phase – Active from May 6, 2008 to May 20, 2008
  • Registration is closed for this phase of qualification.
  • Players are no longer allowed to switch arena teams during this phase.
  • At the end of the phase, the top 4 rated teams from the Battlegroup will be invited to the regional qualifier if they meet all eligibility requirements.
  • Eligible teams must have played a minimum of 200 games during Phases 2 and 3 to be able to qualify to advance to the regional qualifier.
  • Each team member must have participated in 30% of their team’s games to be eligible to qualify.

First Qualification Round Schedule for North America:
  • Phase 1 ends and Phase 2 begins: April 22, 2008
  • Phase 2 ends and Phase 3 begins: May 6, 2008
  • Phase 3 and the first Qualifier ends: May 20, 2008
Source: http://forums.worldo...1576&pageNo=1#0 Back to Top
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