Breakfast Topic: Team ratings and arena gear

Blizzard's cracking down on the arena smurfing problem yesterday by requiring not just a personal arena rating for the purchase of higher level gear, but a team arena rating as well.

Now, my guess is that this won't affect most of us-- in that light, this is a pretty good change, because it only affects those who were switching around teams just to grab a higher personal arena ranking. But you never know until you ask, so what do you think about this arena rating change? Yea, nay, or who cares?

Odds are that if you don't have a chance at the higher gear anyway, you aren't concerned about it, and if you were legitimately winning in the arenas, you probably have both a high personal and team arena rating anyway. If you are opposed to this, why? Did Blizzard catch anyone in this little trap that they shouldn't have?

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.