WoW Arenas suck – O rly?
Ya rly! (Sorry, couldn’t resist) They sure do take a lot of heat for being craptastic, but every so often the WoW boards surprise. Today I came across a topic that truly delivered both useful and entertaining information. Topic: ARENA – Not Cheating? Then you lose. (Apparently it’s on Part 3 because the threads fill up so quickly) Just in case Blizzard decides to delete the threads here’s the content:
Click that link and be prepared to projectile vomit.
Darky, an Elemental Shaman with 84 resilience and 603 spell damage, has gone 20-0 over the last two weeks on a 2627 rated 2vs2 team (Saranno Famosi, the #2 rated 2vs2 team in all of WoW according to arenajunkies). His personal rating is up to 2055 as well.
Apparently you can win trade an Arena team up to #2 in the ENTIRE FREAKING WORLD, and gear out a Shaman alt in full Vengeful including weapon and shoulders, without even playing in a match against actual competition and Blizzard doesn’t bat an eye in disapproval.
How times have changed. Back in the day when the first few guilds were raiding Molten Core, some guild found an exploit in which a rogue could stealth forward to a boss, aggro it, and then accept a warlock summon back to the entrance. The boss would then go all the way to the entrance without training any mobs with it for an easy kill without any clearing.
Unfortunately some GMs were observing and took away all the loot and handed out suspensions and bans, and in the next patch they fixed the exploit. This is back when cheating/exploiting wasn’t condoned. Now it has become apparent that if you’re not cheating in arena, you’re not trying.
Moral of the story – Cheat or get left behind.
EDIT: Here is a link to their 2s team:
Apparently there are two of them now. Both 20-0 on a 2627 2vs2 team, both with 2055 personal rating….in greens and blues. ONE gem and ZERO enchants between the two of them. This is disgusting.
So it turns out that this new amazing and “revolutionary” way of PvP not only blows but it’s riddled with cheaters — Whodathunkit?! Players are win swapping up into the top ranks, cheating, pimping themselves out in the best gear, and embarrassing Blizzard all at the same time. I won’t go too tongue in cheek but come on — Blizzard has proven time and time and time again that they don’t get it. This is just another obviously flawed system that Blizzard has forced on the players until they’ve had enough and get to the point of making so much noise that –any– change seems like a breath of fresh air. Blizzard’s modus operandi.
Now that the player dubbed “lolarenas” have lost any and all credibility as valid forms of PvP or legit competition, what will Blizzard do next? Try another form of PvP in hopes that it won’t be just another masked hamster wheel with sloppy mechanics and poor balance? Good luck with that. I suggest you stick with what you do best and add another dozen tiers to your raiding treadmill.
So until this is fixed, or swept under the rug, it looks like you WoW arena goers have only one option: If you can’t beat’em, cheat’em.
e-sports… “the wave of the future!” Lawl.