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Arena and RBG Conquest Change
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker)
In patch 4.1 the amount of Conquest earned for both Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds has been changed to a flat amount regardless of team rating, to 135 and 335 respectively. This change should of course have been in the patch 4.1 notes, but due to a fairly straight forward error, was not included.

The current reward now in 4.1 for winning an Arena match is 135 Conquest Points, and for Rated Battlegrounds it's 335 Conquest Points. We're currently evaluating these amounts as we believe they are potentially lower than they need to be, and we'll of course let you know if they need to be changed.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Arena and RBG Conquest Change started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. MagusUnion's Avatar
    I sense there will be rage about this...
  1. LeBron's Avatar
    135/335 seems to be a nice value. No nee to change that.
  1. Aldrox's Avatar
    Does it mean'that to cap at higher ratings like 2.2k you will need to win 20 arena games or 6 rbgs (cap is like 2700 at 2.2 for rbgs)?
  1. Simca's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MysticCookie View Post
    So it's 10 games per week rather than 5 now? *in monotonous voice* Way to go Blizzard keep on good work killing the game damn wrath babies I'm quiting for Rift
    Currently top teams play like 1 game per week and do the rest in Rated Battlegrounds.

    The rage is going to be that people at high arena ratings actually have to play arena games now (and jeopardize their rating) instead of just sitting on it like a trophy. The second major point is the time commitment for a lot of people will be a lot higher. That's something they can address by increasing the number of points gained though.
  1. Shammysheep's Avatar
    I think I'll just have to do the dungeons to get vicous gear instead of trying to get 10 wins a week, that would be time consuming, 5 was fine, did it in an evening and left happy and had fun, 10 will feel a lot more like a grind as I'd still want/need to do them in one evening as I raid on the other nights or have RL stuff. At least I can convert my valor to conquest tho, but wonder if that goes towards the weekly cap? I guess it wouldn't but what about the valor cap? Suppose I'll see in a few hours when the EU servers come back.
  1. roguetank's Avatar
    this is retarded.

    Not the reduction, the fact that they're "testing it" on live servers?

    Isn't that what the ptrs are for...?
  1. gilinar's Avatar
    Back when cataclysm was first introduced, i was one of the people who disliked the system of only requiring 5 games to get your conquest points for the week. however, now that i sit on a 2870 cap and have 2400+ teams, a 135 flat rate seems a bit out of hand. i hardly run rated bgs (most of my server is rather uncoordinated in pvp) so i rely on the arenas for points.. i just don't have the time to sit in 10 minute + queues for an arena at my MMR for more than 20 games. i do hope this number gets increased, otherwise anyone with a high cap is going to suffer without a solid rated bg team.
  1. Xistenz's Avatar
    I hope this is a fucking joke. You don't just change stuff like that in the middle of an arena season. FU Blizz, once again.
  1. Kutur's Avatar
    They could just increase the points for the wins in arena at the same ratio as the cap for higher rating teams. Feels like 10 wins is more appropriate then 5 to be honest though.
  1. Melesaria's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Simca View Post
    Currently top teams play like 1 game per week and do the rest in Rated Battlegrounds.

    The rage is going to be that people at high arena ratings actually have to play arena games now (and jeopardize their rating) instead of just sitting on it like a trophy. The second major point is the time commitment for a lot of people will be a lot higher. That's something they can address by increasing the number of points gained though.
    Actually it's that I don't have time every week to sit down for 6-8 hours to try and cap conquest points with 20-30 wins for 4 of my toons that I like to arena on. Some of us have lives where we don't actually get alot of time each week to play wow!
  1. Syenite's Avatar
    20 games to hit my 2,5k cap then? bloody hell
  1. Explosion_Rex's Avatar
    Hmmm.... seems pretty fucking low to me.
  1. Deyadissa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MysticCookie View Post
    So it's 10 games per week rather than 5 now? *in monotonous voice* Way to go Blizzard keep on good work killing the game damn wrath babies I'm quiting for Rift
    It's more than 10 if you're over 1500.
  1. Airath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Syenite View Post
    20 games to hit my 2,5k cap then? bloody hell
    Since when it's mandatory to hit the cap?

    If you don't have the time and devotion to hit the cap, then who is there to blame?
  1. Nunally's Avatar
    It never ceases to amaze me Blizzard is fixing things that are not broken. I dont even play pvp, yet I feel their angry.
  1. Merite's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LeBron View Post
    135/335 seems to be a nice value. No nee to change that.
    Maybe for someone who can't even break 1500, 10 wins is a bit much, the old system was 10 games total on the team..so all you had to do was 3 games, and the team do 10.

    Now, it's 10-23 Arenas or 4-9 RBG WINS to get capped. I'm 2700ish in 3s, if I was to play all 23 wins in 3s, with the 66% win rate we have, that's..34-35 games? It took us 69 games on this team to get to 2719, and I have to play half that each week just to get capped. Then let's look at my 2s. 95% win rate, 61 games to 2600. 24 games every week to cap there. Sweet. 69 games took around 8 hours when we farmed up. So 4 hours for 35 games.

    Then RBGs, 9 RBGs, 75% win rate, 12 games, each game is like a 10+ min que time, and usually 15-30 minutes long. Let's just call the average around 30 minutes. Not counting making groups, finding replacements. That's 6 hours of RBGs.

    Pretty annoyed.
  1. Paladinwtf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Simca View Post
    Currently top teams play like 1 game per week and do the rest in Rated Battlegrounds.

    The rage is going to be that people at high arena ratings actually have to play arena games now (and jeopardize their rating) instead of just sitting on it like a trophy. The second major point is the time commitment for a lot of people will be a lot higher. That's something they can address by increasing the number of points gained though.
    This makes a lot of sense, I hope people read it.

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