And allowing losing teams to get conquest even for losing will be the death of rated pvp. Awards for losing means even shitty players can get gear, which completely removes any incentive for good players to play anymore. You pepople can try to say titles or the competition is a reward in itself, but you'd be full of shit. I would be willign to bet money that its the pve heroes who say shit like that, and I can guarantee if you dropped the rewards form raiding progression and made everyone capable of getting the same pve gear, there would be QQ like you have never seen before. As far as I am concerned, they should do to pve gear what they are doing to pvp gear. Its only fair
However, you will be able to get a max of 200 conq point for a CLOSE game. That is probably something like a 1520-1600 EoTS or AB. You will not just be given 200 conquest for getting blown out by a good team even at low mmr's. I do not see how it will ruin rbgs. They already screwed it up by getting rid of rating based gear (i.e. elite gear) and making it require 27,000 conquest in the season. This has been gone over multiple times but I will touch on it as well. It is still going to take the casual/non hardcore pvp'er a lot of weeks to get to 27,000. Even if they are able to get to say 1650 quickly, they will be able to earn 2,471 conquest points per week. 27,000/2,471 = 10.92 weeks...over 2 and a half months to break the 27,000 point threshold.
Ring 1 1250
Ring 2 1250
Trinket 1 1750
Trinket 2 1750
They will not touch Elite level gear until week 12, 3 months into the season.
Good players that push that 2000+ rating will obtain Elite level gear much more quickly and still have the jump on the lesser rated players.
Rated PvP will not die. It might even get better because people will be able to get some extra conquest for a close game.
Rbgs worst idea ever and blizzard pushes them on us like we want to do them. I really dont see what was so bad about arena that they had to mess the entire game up with these horrible RBGS.
Another thing that does not make sense is the fact that a 2k rbg rating gives you like a 2700 cap but a 2k arena rating gives you like a 2200... Its really annoying to have to do rbgs to get the best gear fast so that you can be competitive.
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Now they just need to do this for arena players also!! ^^