My memories of tBC are very, very clear and I have no recollection of arena players being any more or less elitist than people raiding BT and Sunwell.
I know on my server, during TBC, getting the elitist attitude was frowned upon even by our top guild. They saw it as bad for the image and made it harder to recruit players, even risked getting a /gkick if you did it too much. Then WotLK came and made everything puggable so they didn't have to rely on a guild anymore for gear... Then the dicks and the ninja's crawled out the wood works.
What's the point of being among the top when half wintraded and you rose so high by farming those bad players?
Compared to that tbc felt mostly fine aside from pve heroes with warglaives.
Last edited by bt4; 2013-01-02 at 01:55 PM.
I remember TBC too, entire matches decided by mace spec procs. It was good times I guess.
It was the first time players were really able to obtain solid gear from some other means besides raiding. And because it made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside to call players who "conformed to Blizzard's wishes," PVE carebears.
Now since I quit WoW..... =)