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PostSubject: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:34 pm

The new Season 4 items will have the below personal and team arena rating requirements:

Shoulders: 2200
Weapon: 2050
Head: 1700
Chest: 1600
Legs: 1550
Gloves: none
Off-hand: none

In addition, some of the Season 4 quality items that will be purchasable with honor will also carry a personal and team arena rating requirement:

Boots: 1700
Ring: 1650
Bracers: 1575
Belt: none
Necklace: none
Trinket: none

When Season 4 begins, Season 3 items will be reduced in personal and team arena rating requirement to:

Shoulders: 1950
Weapon: 1800

The Season 2 items, which will move to the honor system when Season 4 begins, will continue to have no rating requirement.

http://www.wowinsider.com/2008/04/22/drysc-reveals-new-arena-season-4-rating-requirements-and-rules/
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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:33 pm

Full text from MMO-Champion:

While Season 3 is still going strong, we wanted to announce ahead of time the rating requirements that will be present for arena items once Season 4 begins. We also wanted to give everyone a heads up to some changes that will be in an upcoming patch, altering how points are gained and players are matched in the arena system. The patch with these changes is scheduled to release before the start of Season 4.

First though, the rating requirement changes:

When Season 4 begins, Season 3 items will be reduced in personal and team arena rating requirement to:
Shoulders: 1950
Weapon: 1800

The new Season 4 items will have the below personal and team arena rating requirements:
Shoulders: 2200
Weapon: 2050
Head: 1700
Chest: 1600
Legs: 1550
Gloves: none
Off-hand: none

In addition, some of the Season 4 quality items that will be purchasable with honor will also carry a personal and team arena rating requirement:
Boots: 1700
Ring: 1650
Bracers: 1575
Belt: none
Necklace: none
Trinket: none

The Season 2 items, which will move to the honor system when Season 4 begins, will continue to have no rating requirement.

The changes to the rating requirements for these items reflect the nature of the items, their power, and the relative difficulty that should be had when attempting to obtain them. These items are comparable to those found in the newest 25 person raid zone, Sunwell Plateau, and should therefore also feel very challenging to obtain.

To help ensure that the challenge in obtaining these items stays true to those achieving these ratings, we'll also be implementing new rules with an upcoming patch to curb practices that undermine the core concepts of the arena system. These rules are as follows:

If a characterís personal rating is more than 150 points below the team rating, they will earn points based on their personal rating instead of the team rating.

This means that a player cannot join a highly rated team and begin earning points based purely on the pre-established rating of the team before they joined it. They'll need to compete, improve, and gain a personal rating worthy of the points they would receive.

If the average personal rating of the players queuing for a game is more than 150 points below the teamís rating, the team will be queued against an opponent matching or similar to the average personal rating.

This means that players cannot join a highly rated team and immediately face highly rated opponents, easily and quickly bringing their personal rating up. Instead they'll need to again compete, improve, and earn their rating.

We're excited to see these changes implemented, which will continue to emphasize the strong competitive nature of the arenas, and the challenge in obtaining the highest end rewards available for PvP.
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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:55 pm

s3 shoulder still got arena rating T____T..
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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:11 pm

i'm more sad that chest/leg etc all got PR....sianz
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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:53 pm

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5974053367&postId=59734681292&sid=1#3

Yes, the Season 3 honor items will still be available for purchase without a rating requirement after Season 4 starts.

There will be two sets of "non-set" items once Season 4 begins. The Season 4 honor items (boot/belt/bracer/etc) some of which will require a rating, and the Season 3 items (boot/belt/bracer/etc) which still won't require any rating.

Just to sum up, when Season 4 begins:

Season 1 honor set: Removed

Season 2 arena set: Moved to honor, no rating requirement

Season 3 non-set honor items: Staying
Season 3 arena set: Arena rating and cost requirements lowered

Season 4 non-set honor items: Added with rating requirement
Season 4 arena set: Added to Arena with increased rating requirement


The non-set items are there to fill out the arena sets, they're essentially placed there specifically so that arena players have a reason to participate in other aspects of the game. We want to see their faces around, we don't want them just standing on top of the battlemasters all day.

So, with them being arena items intended to fill out the current top-end arena set, and our increase to rating requirements all around, it's actually very logical.


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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:04 pm

argh Bllue, ur texts are all in blue, dono how to read leh Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:21 pm

yellow sui bo?
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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:22 am

xibeh sui Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:29 pm

i think i think its a good thing, separates the true PVP'ers from the wannabes!!

Some of these teams are solid, and work hard to get up there, only to see some yob in ORG wearing the same head, shoulders and carrying the same weapons as them No

Think about it, if you had a 2k arena rating you would feel the same!!
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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:33 pm

Damnit.... I'm one of the yob so I want these goodies! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rating requirements expanded in Season 4   Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:24 pm

I'm Yob, I sux at pvp, and I want those gears!!!

Rule number 1 in WOW, if you can't beat them, QQ!

Preparing my 1000 words qq now... No
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