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GarfunkelGarfunkel Member UncommonPosts: 224

Hi folks,

I left WoW early last year (prior to TBC) after hitting 60 for the second time and realising I was going to have to do the whole rep-grind / raiding circus again.

Now lately after trying a few other MMO's I'm tempted to resubscibe.

My fun came mostly from the PvP, as it does in most games I play. Raiding was a means to an end but there's no way I'm doing it all again. So what I need to know is have they come to their senses yet and given us a route to develop our kit & character via PvP? Or is this still a raider's paradise?

Would the arena do what I want? It was introduced after I left and I'm not sure it would be my cup of tea after reading up on it - I prefer more open-world (real) pvp. Or is it really good fun?

Not looking for flames but thanks for any genuine replies.

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Comments

  • There are arena armor sets implemented in the game that are similar to the rank 14 armor previously in game. I guess it also changes each arena season or something along those lines. Still pvp oriented with the stats so survivability over dmg/heal a majority of the time from what I still hear from buddies.

    Pretty much the exact same thing it was prior. If ya liked pvp prior you will probly still like it as my buddies still love it even though I think its terrible. Though you will have to earn up a lot of stuff in order to be able to compete in the arena against those who have the previous seasons arena gear.

    Overall if ya liked it prior, you would probly like it still when it comes to pvp. The raids are completely rehashed from previously scripted areas making it a joke to clear from what my guild tells me who still play. They cleared black temple like a month after release which just made it sad to think about after we spent several months in naxx prior to expansion.

  • Pappy13Pappy13 Member Posts: 2,138

    Originally posted by Garfunkel


    My fun came mostly from the PvP, as it does in most games I play. Raiding was a means to an end but there's no way I'm doing it all again. So what I need to know is have they come to their senses yet and given us a route to develop our kit & character via PvP? Or is this still a raider's paradise?
    Would the arena do what I want? It was introduced after I left and I'm not sure it would be my cup of tea after reading up on it - I prefer more open-world (real) pvp. Or is it really good fun?
    Yes you can now epic out your character with PvP gear without resorting to raiding, however it would require either the battlegrounds or arena play.  The gear you can buy thru gaining honor points and tokens from doing battlegrounds and it's better for PvP than the gear you can get via raiding since they introduced season 1 arena gear.  And it's not that tough to gain the necessary honor points and tokens.  Each day there's a new daily quest relating to one of the battlegrounds.  Complete the quest by winning the associated battleground and pick up 419 honor points.  Every weekend their is a different Battleground featured that gives double honor.  This passed weekend it was Alterac Valley and I was able to get enough honor to be able to purchase a new epic with maybe 5 hours of battlegrounds play.  No rep grind.  No raiding, just straight PvP the whole time.

    The arena's take a bit longer to get the epics, however they are of higher quality than what you can get from the battlegrounds.

    There still is nothing to be gained from World PvP as far as I know.

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  • CzzarreCzzarre Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 3,742

    You can do fine just in PvP and in the arena/battlegrounds.

    However, the problem is that if what you really enjoy is PvP, why lpay a PVE game. WoW has a lot of good aspects to it (despite all the hate posts) But in the end WoW is a PVE game with some PvP. Because of this many PvPers will burn out after a while due to the fact there is little reason to PvP aside for self advancement. You may want to consider trying a true PvP based game.

    HOwever, for the short term, you should find a lot of fun in the WoW arena and battlegrounds

    Torrential

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