I just want to open an honest discussion regarding racials and alliance vs horde.
First off, I wanted to ask a couple questions. What is the rating points for good vs elite? I see a lot of people reference 2200+... is this the first stage you'd consider someone good in PvP? Also, what would be considered elite? 2500 or 2600+?
On to some of the data. Currently in 3s (which is the main balance point for Blizzard):
2200+ 88.2% Alliance, 11.8% Horde
Top 3 races are:
17.7% Night Elf
2500+ 96.6% Alliance, 3.4% Horde
Top 3 races are:
20.6% Night Elf
Is this acceptable to you as whatever faction you may be? I know the problem this season has been exacerbated by top end PvP streamers switching factions to alliance, and their fan base following suit, but I do think that when you view a mass exodus of one faction to another that balance does need to be looked at.
I believe since Wrath that the Human racial has been the best.
What currently makes Night Elf racial abilities so good? What would balance them?
What makes Dwarven racial so good? What would balance them?
OR, should we forget about balancing racials and just disable them in rated PVP altogether? (I'm just here to talk about PVP, I am of the opinion that racials should also be balance for PVE, but that's a topic for another thread)
My thoughts on the Dwarven racial would be to allow the removal of curses, bleeds, etc, but get rid of the 10% damage reduction for 8 seconds.
Not sure about Night Elves, and I still don't have a great answer to humans.
I really don't think racials are incredibly OP, but when you combine the small advantages that the racial abilities of the three major Alliance races give, and with certain class compositions, it can become a noticeable edge in PvP. Do they need to be looked at? Or do Horde just need to suck it up, and hope for better next expansion (asking this question in complete honesty)?
I take this as an armchair balance expert (I'm really not) whose curiousity is piqued by the glaring imbalance of population for alliance vs horde this season. Please don't take this as I'm mad, but would really love to hear what the top end PvP'ers on MMO Champ think.