Because WoW is overall a better game. But that doesn't mean aspects of GW2 aren't praiseworthy or not worth consideration. GW2 is a fine game in its own right, and good enough at doing what it does. But it ain't WoW.What I really meant was "if this system is so deplorable, and GW2's is so praiseworthy, why are you wasting your time pvping in WoW?"
But if you want to state that WoWs PvP system, with all its imbalances and inequalities and contradictions can't be improved, or can't learn lessons from other games I'd have to simply disagree.
GW2s normalisation mechanic is one that addresses many of the issues that exist with WoWs PvP system. The basic systems needed to implement this in WoW already exist.
It's a similar system and one I approve of. Having said that, I've found PvP to be most fun when I outplay my opponent. Which doesn't happen if one side drastically outgears the other. The issues with PvP also extend outside the arenas and BGs and the system in play with this doesn't address those issues.When I had read that, I thought this was a way to possibly test making gear/stats normalized. It very well could be to see how people like it, and how the games go overall. Its smart to use low level first imo.
The gear grind, IMO, works well for PvE. It doesn't work that well for PvP. I don't think it has ever worked that well for PvP and it is major part of the various imbalances and complaints that dog PvP within this game. Because PvP is unfair, because the various systems Blizzard put into place to control griefing didn't work, Blizzard also can't really integrate it into the game world. You CAN segregate PvE objectives by zones....but players move around and don't respect zone boundaries.Its not that I want less people to play or have fun, or that I am a "mediore player" that likes stomping baddies or gank low levels(I honestly don't do it). I'm actually low on the arena totem pole. I just have always seen wow as a gear grind, and I like it that way. I feel like I wouldn't care to pvp much if I didn;t have titles/gear and whatnot to reach for. Thats just me.
If you want to PvP to grind gear, then there isn't any real reasons to stop that. The problem arises in the way gear acts as a performance enhancer in PvP. Separating out PvP and PvE stats, and making PvP totally independent of stats, can be done.