Daxxari - Blizzard and Communication (RE: 2200 Weapons)
Some of you may recall that there were times in the past when it was common for the Arenas to be flooded by geared raiders actively engaging in arena matches exclusively to acquire weapons for the sake of defeating PvE content. That's not the intended design for arena rewards (that they be part of PvE progression), and that was a situation that we were hoping to avoid now. Raid content is very challenging currently, and as a direct result, there are fewer top tier weapons floating around. What we didn't want was a 'gold rush' on arenas, which would diffuse the competitive space there as well as give PvE focused players an undue advantage for raid content.Blue poster text.
So as of right now, the answer to when you can get or if you already have them use 2,200-rated weapons is "soon," and the reason for the delay is to prevent the PvE-to-PvP rushes of the past. Seems reasonable enough to me, although to some degree, people are always going to PvP for PvE gear and vice versa.
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