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For those of us waiting with bated breath (look it up, that's how it's spelled) for any idea of when Patch 6.0 will be dropping, the answer is soon. Blizzard has done a warning post for the end of the season, and in their own words, it's not far off. After many grueling bouts in the Arenas and Ba...

September 30th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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In the spirit of get it done soon that we see getting more and more prevalent as patch 6.0.2 gets closer, here's some news about PvP Season 15. Namely, it's ending as soon as the patch drops. This means several things - there will be no Arenas or Rated BG's after the patch, all Conquest Points wil...

September 18th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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PvP has long has the Deserter debuff, which means that there's a cost to simply dropping a game rather than taking the loss. However, that system is being changed in terms of how it functions in rated PvP like Arenas and rated battlegrounds. For starters, it's being applied to said rated PvP. In a...

June 24th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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It's tough carrying the flag in Warsong Gulch or Twin Peaks, primarily due to the Focused Assault debuff which increases the damage you take when you pick up the flag -- but it's about to get a little tougher for tanks playing these rated battlegrounds. According to CM Lore, in rated battlegrounds...

May 21st 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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You may recall that, a little while back, WoW Insider posted about the changes being made to MMR tolerance in order to repair the ladders after a bug. It seems, unfortunately, that these changes did not go far enough to rectify the issues for players of Rated Battlegrounds. It makes sense that, fo...

April 24th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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When I first starting doing Battlegrounds way back in vanilla, it was pretty easy to learn exactly what the rules were. Not because I went and researched the individual Battlegrounds, but because I had a team of guildmates that were happily running the new feature over and over for a fun break fro...

February 2nd 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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You read that headline right -- Tuesday, August 27th, our 13th PvP season will be at its end. For one week after that date, there will be the usual accounting process to see who gets the PvP titles and rewards as both the Arena and Rated Battlegrounds seasons will be in abeyance. Conquest points wi...

August 13th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Since Blizzard "fixed" the expansion-long "bug" that allowed players to max out their conquest points through arenas or random battlegrounds, rated battlegrounds, which for the purpose of this column will be referred to as RBGs, have become necessary content for players to max out their cap eve...

April 2nd 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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WoW Insider recently posted about Blizzard taking decisive action against players who had been discovered win-trading. In the original post we also reported that Nakatoir had been very firm that these suspensions had been thoroughly investigated and would not be reverted. Bashiok posted the...

February 2nd 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard Community Manager Daxxarri posted on the forums today regarding a Win-Trading bug. Daxxarri Providing an environment where players can compete in the spirit of fair play is extremely important to us, particularly in rated Player versus Player combat. As part of tha...

January 30th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Blizzard Community Manager Daxxarri has been very active in the past 24 hours in a topic on the patch 5.1 changes to battleground queues. He's been responding to criticism of these changes, and, at the same time, being characteristically forthright on the issue of pre-mades....

December 5th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments