When Season 4 rocks around, Blizz have said that there will be some new changes to arena PvP, specifically how arena gear is earned and how teams are matched up. Now, I’m not great at terrible at arena (and if you don’t believe me, I just DARE you to look up my incredibly dodgy arena team rankings right here), but it gets on my nerves when I see people selling high rating arena teams, or positions on high rating arena teams, so that people can mooch their way for free to the good gear. I am not a fan of people getting something for basically nothing, what can I say.

So for those of you who have not seen, these are the new changes:

“The new Season 4 items will have the below personal and team arena rating requirements:
Shoulders: 2200
Weapon: 2050
Head: 1700
Chest: 1600
Legs: 1550
Gloves: none
Off-hand: none

In addition, some of the Season 4 quality items that will be purchasable with honor will also carry a personal and team arena rating requirement:
Boots: 1700
Ring: 1650
Bracers: 1575
Belt: none
Necklace: none
Trinket: none”

“To help ensure that the challenge in obtaining these items stays true to those achieving these ratings, we’ll also be implementing new rules with an upcoming patch to curb practices that undermine the core concepts of the arena system. These rules are as follows:

  • If a character’s personal rating is more than 150 points below the team rating, they will earn points based on their personal rating instead of the team rating.
  • If the average personal rating of the players queuing for a game is more than 150 points below the team’s rating, the team will be queued against an opponent matching or similar to the average personal rating.”

(From MMO-Champion)

Yay! No more moochers! And hopefully no more “WTS spot on highly rated 3v3 team!” on trade channel!

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