This is the basic issue. There is no gear that overcomes 2v1 or 3v1 or 10v1, which is what World PvP is about and always has been about. And if there is gear that overcomes 2v1 or 3v1 or 10v1, now that is a problem.
I'm sure there are situations in world PvP where one player gets into a fair fight with another player. (I've heard of such fights although I don't think I've ever been in one or seen one.) I'm sure there are situations where 10 Alliance get into a fight with 10 Horde and they're all max level. (Actually, that has probably never happened.) But usually "World PvP" is 34 players sitting by a portal ganking the opposite faction as it comes through one at a time. Or 29 players camping the Darkmoon Arena.
Gear is obviously tremendously important in such encounters.
That's hardly World PvP by anyone's standards though. Sure by the definition it's world pvp but if you ask me "true" WPvP is when both sides in a fight has at least a small chance to eventually win. When one side is so heavily outnumbered they can't even react it stops being PvP.
Originally Posted by rebecca191
World PvP was never fair
Imagine if this had been used as an argument to stop women from getting the right to vote, "democracy was never fair". Just because someone wasn't good in the past doesn't mean it can't get better.
Last edited by Baracuda; 2013-10-21 at 10:15 AM.
Originally Posted by kbarh
may i suggest you check out wowwiki or any similar site, it's Grom that orders the murder of Cairne
Equal the ilevels and make PvE gear use PvE power to boost throughput when fighting mobs. Pvpers get a damage boost in their content, dragonslayers in theirs.
Just don't make it a stat, because that'd be kinda meh. The thing to do is to designate gear 'types' (PVE or PVP) on each piece. Ilvls and relative powers are the same in terms of stats etc, but PVE items get downleveled in BG/arenas, PVP items get downleveled in instances of all kinds, no downleveling takes place in the open world. Problem solved, everyone's stronger in their own content and equal in the world, all's well, pints are on me.