Just wondering what people think would come out ahead between Malevolent 476 gear and 496+ PvE gear. The PvE gear has the benefits of higher stat values and usually extra sockets while the 476 Malevolent gear has lower stat values but has PvP Power.
not counting certain set bonuses that would be unusually strong in pvp, they break down roughly equal with the pve gear having a slight edge due to its overall higher ilvl in instanced pvp that pvp power wouldn't be able to completely negate
PVE Gear with PVP Weapon I assume. Primary stats are much stronger, and more survivability from the higher item level. PVP Power is extremely low priority now in terms of sockets/gems and the overall priorities, and you should aim to gem Agility (Assuming you're a Hunter from the Sig). Not sure about Hunter secondary stats.
Also PVE Gear benefits from Two Piece and Four Piece set bonuses, which is better than 1000 PVP Power, which is around a 2.5% increase in PVP Power roughly if its around 400 PVP Power per Percentage.
1:Hey, fellow pvp guild members, let's go gank pve-ers at dailies.
2:Um...actually I gtg soon.
3:Yeah, my gf is coming over
1:You don't have a gf
3:Oh, I meant my grandma
Heh. I chuckled a bit, and I agree that most ganking is pretty stupid. But you're missing the point.
One of the servers I play on is VERY heavily unbalanced pvp server. I play the outnumbered faction. So when I'm out doing simple things like mining ore or simply doing a daily or two, world pvp is a reality. Whether I want to or not. It's just the nature of the beast. When you are outnumbered constantly on a high pop realm, world pvp has a way of finding you in the simplest tasks. It was nice to be able to fight back using some pvp gear, but now I can't even rely on that. I love the high tension feeling of danger being out in the world and highly outnumbered, and I love playing on such an active pvp server... but I no longer even have a fighting chance to defend myself since all gear is normalized with resilience now and John Q Raider can destroy me in the blink of an eye without even putting on a single piece of pvp gear.
It's only been a few hours and I'm considering taking a break due to the PVP changes. I've been thinking of leaving for a while but I disagree with 5.3 PVP changes so much that it's only hastening my departure.