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This has been an unfolding drama over the past few days, and for me is one of those moments where, even making the best effort, I literally cannot understand where Blizzard are going with a change to the game. For a while now, the Conquest system has remained the same. If your rating in eith...

October 21st 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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It's time to spend your honor points on some Dreadful gear and get back into the rated PvP game, as Season 12 began today. All ratings have been reset and the level 90 rated battlegrounds and arenas are open for play. Two new stats have been introduced to PvP gear this expansion: PvP Power and P...

October 2nd 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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First, we had a cross-realm raid group site. Now, Blizzard forum MVPs Eldacar and Cyaga have created The LFG List, a cross-realm group finder for players to get involved in Rated Battlegrounds. Part of the group's Battlemasters site, The LFG List is currently active in the United States only; oth...

April 27th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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WoW Insider covers the world of player vs. player action in Blood Sport for fans of battleground, world PvP and Arena play. Steering you to victory is Olivia Grace, who spends most of her time in Azeroth as a restoration shaman turning people into frogs. So you've had a week away from the arena....

December 7th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Every week, WoW Insider brings you Lichborne for blood, frost, and unholy death knights. In the post-Cataclysm era, death knights are no longer the new kids on the block. Let's show the other classes how a hero class gets things done. This is about the time in an expansion's life cycle when PVE...

September 13th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard's Bashiok has posted a time frame for the previously announced 4,000-honor point compensation package for players who spent honor on old gear during the week between the PVP Season 9 and Season 10. Any player who spent honor on ilevel 365 gear during the transition week will be awarded a...

July 14th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday, we talked about an issue that had PVP players in an uproar: Conquest points were accidentally down-converted to honor points a week early, with excess points converted to gold. On top of that, Blizzard launched a new tier of ilevel 371 gear without warning, just after making ilevel 3...

July 8th 2011 at 10:53pm 0 Comments
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Every week, WoW Insider brings you Blood Sport for arena enthusiasts and The Art of War(craft) for fans of battlegrounds and world PvP. Want to crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women? C. Christian Moore, multiple rank 1 Gladiator, examines the lates...

April 5th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Say you have this friend who's constantly running her mouth about what a good discipline priest she is. And say you want to get together a bunch of your friends and take Dawn ... er ... this friend ... down a couple notches in Warsong Gulch. But, oh darn -- you play Alliance, and so does she. We...

March 31st 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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This Breakfast Topic has been brought to you by Seed, the AOL guest writer program that brings your words to WoW Insider's pages. When Blizzard announced the concept of rated battlegrounds, many players, including myself, were ecstatic. Only my old vanilla main has a PvP title, and I'd always wa...

March 8th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Coming in a hotfix soon -- before next Tuesday -- Blizzard will make all rated battlegrounds 10v10s. This is in response to the popularity of 10v10s when compared to 15v15s. Ideally, this will also lead to increased participation in rated BGs, and we can all have an easier time at obtaining those c...

February 4th 2011 at 12:17pm 0 Comments