This week Ally, Katie, and Sam discuss PvP. From it’s humble beginnings in Vanilla to the introduction of Arenas in Burning Crusade; the evolution of PvP gear, spell-tuning and unique talents and what they mean for entry-level and high-end PvP. The show will be prerecorded every Tuesday, and made available Wednesday. You can listen here or find us on Stitcher, iTunes, or Google Play. If you have any questions for the show, email us at ArcAna@blizzpro.com, or you can find us on Twitter: @ArcaneAnalysis, @Phaerixia, @Allayva, and @Ktjnwow.
As previously announced, World of Warcraft: Legion 7.1.5 will feature a visually updated version of Blade’s Edge Arena. The new version of the arena will retain the same collision mapping, and is meant to bring the PvP instance into 2016’s modern style. The updated arena will also feature an overlooking Ogre, who will “shoutcast” developments during the instance. If it proves an enjoyable addition, they may add similar features to arenas going forward.
Are you and three of your closest allies planning on fighting your way into the Arena Finals at BlizzCon 2015? If so, than this is the post for you. Blizzard has just posted how each round of the World Championships will work this year and how your team can make their way to the final round to compete in Anaheim in November. For more information, check out the post from Blizzard below.
If you’re big into the WoW arena scene, you’ll be interested to know that Blizzard will be streaming the North American Regionals this Sunday on Twitch. This is, of course, merely a prelude to the Arena World Championships at BlizzCon this year, and it promises to be a pretty exciting event. Read the full post below. The battle for BlizzCon continues! Eight of North America’s best 3v3 Arena teams will clash this Sunday, October 5, when the 2014 North American World of Warcraft Arena Tournament takes place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in the Manhattan Center Studios in New York City. Their goal: Earn a spot in the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship at BlizzCon 2014. Watch the Live Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/wow Date: October 5 Schedule: 9:45 a.m. EDT – Show begins 10:00 a.m. EDT – Six Winner’s Bracket matches 4:00 p.m. EDT – Three Lower Bracket matches Format: All matches will be
In the PvP game, knowledge is power. Specifically, knowledge of what every class is capable, and particularly of what crowd control abilities, and how many of them, you can expect to face. Once you understand the abilities, you then need to understand which abilities share diminishing returns with which. And that is what seems to be causing some confusion within the community at present. So much so, that community manager Lore has posted an extensive list of crowd control abilities and which other abilities they share diminishing returns with on the forums, along with a brief description of how the diminishing returns system works. After you’ve been affected by a crowd control effect in PvP, there’s a 15 second window for diminishing returns. The second effect of the same category (as listed below) that is used on you will only last for 50% of its normal duration, and the 15