Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:00 PM
The main problem I see with having such a high rating requirement is that it takes away from a lot of the constructive criticism that needs to be had. Lets face it AJ its nothing compared to what it used to be, now it is all about flaming or calling people out, rather then finding ways around comps or coming up with strats.
When I used to post regularly on AJ ( before selling my account to some nerd who wanted helmets) the forums were filled with posts about helping or trying to figure shit out. No offence but the most popular posts lately were Zileas drawing thread (which was awesome) and the Xanydn / Starcookie drama from last season. If those are the kinds of posts you are looking for then by all means keep the rating requirement because frankily only the top .5% will be able to even post here with the way this season is shaping up.
MMR is unobtainable now with rerolls and I have never seen so many 2.5k+ players in the 2k bracket due to the amount of time and grinding it takes to get a fresh toons MMR out of the dirt. It did not help that blizzard released yet another season of PvP without fixing the horrible balance issues, causing an influx of dog players who knew how to Swifty One Shot Macro a team. This game requires no skill, there is no meta game, the only thing there is, is surviving as many sets of cooldowns as you can before the other team inevitably lands a kill.
Lowering the rating requirement will allow players who may not be as skilled to come in and ask questions, much along the lines of sites like Skill-Capped or PvP Coach. This is an online game if you think limiting people under 2.4k is going to stop the drama then your extremely wrong. Drama is bound to happen, people are always going to flame, issues arise such as DDOS'ng - name calling - boosting. If you ask me the players who boost, DDOS, and really start 90% of the main drama in our community, are the higher rated players. Lower players just want to learn how to be better at what they are tryiing to do, so why not give them a constructive place to do it without PvE nerds having to come in and make brash jokes or change the points of the post.
I have read the WoW Arena forums and I have to say some of the best and most constructive posts come from people who are just starting out or don't have very high experience.
I know I don't have shiny helmets or whatever on this account but who the fuck cares, just putting my 2 cents in to hopefully make the community realize that there is no point in hating on each other when Blizzard fucks our community enough as it is.
Good day gents.