Arena Rating and Matching System Change

New change to the arena match making system just announced earlier this evening. There will be a new, persistent rating system that should keep top-rated players facing other top-rated players, regardless of the bracket in which their current team sits. We’ll have more information to come on this soon. (source) Obviously not much is known about this new “persistent rating system”, how it will work, what the...

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Honor Points Will NOT Be Reset in WotLK

Wow…simply wow, I cannot believe what I’m reading. Bornakk shocked everyone with this… We had hoped that the introduction of some new Honor rewards in the upcoming patch would give players a great opportunity to spend any of their remaining Honor. However, many players would still be surprised by an Honor and token reset as it isn’t something we’ve done in the past. As such, we’ve decided to not reset Honor or...

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Season 4 End Date Announced!

This afternoon Tigole calmed the fears of many players who thought they were going to lose their Brutal Gladiator titles to triple Retribution Paladin teams by announcing that the end of Season 4 would happen on the day that the 3.0 Patch hits live servers. We’ve reevaluated certain aspects of how the arena system and current arena season will be affected during both the next content patch, and the launch of Wrath of the Lich...

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Dalaran Sewers Arena Video
Sep21

Dalaran Sewers Arena Video

Another job well done from Blizzard here for the new Dalaran Arena map. This map is located within the sewers of Dalaran and Northrend. Much like the new Orgrimmar arena map, dalaran includes a much more dynamic and intuitively designed map. Multiple levels of elevation Line of sight positions located both in the inner and outer rings of the arena Dynamic water jet that periodically fires in the middle of the map. This can be used as...

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New Orgrimmar Arena – Video Preview
Sep19

New Orgrimmar Arena – Video Preview

One word…amazing. Simply amazing. Blizzard has really out done themselves with this one. Let’s face it arenas currently are pretty boring, at least the map designs. The new orgrimmar arena is just stacked with really cool stuff. 2 pillar sets, 2 pillars per set. Only 2 of the pillars are up at a given time. Ability to stand on pillar and ride it to the top. 2 Fire walls that come up periodically and span the middle of the...

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