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WotLK Arena Change

Big news from the blue front this morning regarding arena in wrath of the lich king. As you may have expected there are various brackets for arena, so as soon as you level past 70 you won’t be able to compete or purchase items in the 70 bracket.

Furthermore, any arena points you may have had will be reset to zero once you leave this 70 bracket. Make sure you note this, once you hit 71 you’re arena points are reset to zero! So don’t be thinking you can save up for level 80 items, spend your points and enjoy them now!

Finally, there will be a new level 80 arena bracket, slated to begin sometime after WotLK launches. If it’s anything like TBC’s launch I’d imagine it’d be somewhere in the area of 3-5 weeks after launch, which should give sufficient time for even the slowest players to level from 70-80. This new arena will include a completly new set of updated armor, weapons, etc. and rewards for top players.

Check out the full post by Wyraxian’s full post on the subject below.

We want to provide some information about the direction of the Arena system. Upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King, players will find they are still able to access the Arena system at level 70 for rated matches. Those competing in the Arenas at 70 will still be able to attain items using Arena points and rankings; however, we do not currently plan to offer new items or titles for this bracket. Players who level past 70 will have their Arena points reset to 0 and be removed from all Arena teams in the level-70 bracket.

Two new skirmish brackets (71-75, 76-80) will be available for players who wish to hone their Arena skills while leveling in Northrend. Those who reach level 80 will once again have the opportunity to create new Arena teams and play in rated matches once a new season starts. New items, titles, and end-of-season rewards will be offered to the most successful teams at level 80. Additionally, the sets released for the Arenas in Wrath of the Lich King will no longer share aesthetic similarities with tiered raiding gear. We want those equipped with the best PvP rewards and those with the best raiding sets to stand out from each other. Players at level 80 will also have the opportunity to compete in two new Arenas featuring challenging new layouts, terrain hazards, and moving obstacles.

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5 Responses to “WotLK Arena Change”

  1. Donjo on August 26th, 2008 2:44 pm

    I hope the return the arena obstacles to the old arenas too if the new arenas are going to have obstacles. I really liked nagrand with tornadoes and blade’s edge with no rope :(

  2. Zuggy on August 26th, 2008 4:37 pm

    if blizzard doesn’t think players can handle a 3 yard jump then how are they going to deal with moving obstructions…

  3. S-Scythe on August 26th, 2008 7:47 pm

    “WE’RE BRINGING BACK TORNADOES!!!”
    Someone typed that on wowriot blogs, it made me laugh pretty loud.

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