Is this blizzards attempt to end pvp in wow once and for all at least for arena??? Setting a time for players to actually gain rating and titles does not seem like a good idea at all! It is hard enough to get a team going and everyone on at the same time, now they want to set a time that people who actually care about rating and titles have to play in order to achieve them. I personally feel like this is the worst idea ever from blizzard. They are basically giving us skirmishes back and telling us that we can only play them at certain times if we want anything cool from pvp.
This is basically a giant slap in the face to all arena player's, I truly hope that everyone stand up against blizzard on this and that this does not go live! It will truly be the end of wow pvp! From a arena stand point at least, I know several players who already stated that they will be quitting wow if this goes live. I am not entirely on that boat yet but am deff thinking about quitting wow for the first time in 5 years if it does go live. We can only hope that it does not. What are your thoughts and opinions on this matter?
Here is a statement from blizzard on what they are thinking about doing:
"If you’re looking for some great Arena action, then Trial of the Gladiator is for you. Building on the same system used for the Arena Tournament realm, players who take part in Trial of the Gladiator will be able to enter and purchase gear, enchants, and gems from a vendor, and then match skills with other players. Similar to the Arena Tournament realm, an array of equal-quality gear and items will be available to all players, putting everyone on the same footing from the start of competition.
Any player will be able to queue for this new feature once it’s available, but you’ll only be able to earn a rating during specific days and times of the week that rated competition opens up. This will help make the pool of serious combatants more concentrated, allowing the system to match players more accurately based on skill and helping ensure rated battles provide a highly competitive experience.
You’ll be able to practice whenever you like outside of those times, but if you want to earn the prestige awards, you’ll need to hone your skills and climb to the top of the ladder at the appointed times. We also don’t want to penalize people too heavily for missing a scheduled combat or two, and we’re looking into ways to make sure the system strikes the right balance between flexibility and cutting-edge competition."