Arena Season 4 has now officially begun, and players can immediately begin competing for the new Brutal Gladiator and Guardian PvP item sets. Players will now also be able to purchase Arena Season 2 items using the honor system. Please note that we have reset all Arena team and personal ratings, though players retain their Arena points and teams. The team and personal rating have simply been reset to the default 1500, allowing all teams to once again compete for top honors with a fresh start. Also, with the end of the third season, players on the top teams from each battlegroup will be receiving their end-of-season rewards approximately one week from today. These include Arena-specific titles that they can display proudly until the end of the new season, and, for the best of the best, an Armored Nether Drake.
It's very important for players who feel that they may be eligible for the Arena-specific title and/or Armored Nether Drake to refrain from transferring their character to another realm between now and when these end-of-season rewards are physically awarded, otherwise they will become ineligible to receive either.
Sledeća slika je preuzeta sa Blizzard.com odakle se vide rune:
Amulet of Glacial Tranquility
Amulet of Bitter Hatred
Choker of the Arctic Flow
Cloak of the Frigid Winds
Interesantno na ovom festivalu je novi event boss Lord Ahune, koji se nalazi u Slave Pens, i naravno njega morate da summon-ujete isto kao i Headless Horsmena dok je bio Hallow's End Festival. Evo šta i Blizzard kaže za sam festival:
One of the main additions to the Fire Festival this year is a new summonable boss. Level 70 players can undertake this questline that takes you to the Slave Pens to seek and defeat Ahune, the Frost Lord. Ahune is a special summonable boss, similar to the Headless Horseman, that is only available during the Fire Festival. Luma Cloudsister, located just inside the Slave Pens, directs your party to where you can find and defeat Ahune - and loot his special rewards. The loot in Heroic mode is more powerful than on normal mode and includes epic items.
Blizzard CM Nethaera odgovara:
We currently have no plans to add a 40-player dungeon into Wrath of the Lich King. We fully anticipate making the 10 and 25-player dungeons and raids challenging as a part of their progression.
You can say what you like about whether or not a 10-player dungeon is truly challenging if you wish, but they take coordination and require each player to play their role to their best ability to succeed.
When it comes to whether or not Arthas will be epic enough, we are working to maintain the epic feel of the encounter and have been discussing ways of doing this that should be appropriate. One idea that has been talked about was whether or not it would require a 25-player group to defeat Arthas before it ever opens up to 10-player groups.
What we end up with is yet to be decided.
Keep in mind, when you encounter Arthas, it will be end game. We also plan for things often far in advance of when something is implemented. So when we say we've been discussing, we're not talking about a conversation that just happened last night over coffee in someone's den. ;) Testing also relies on quite a few things including what happens during all of those other quests and encounters prior to the final showdown with Arthas.
I couldn't tell you and the "final" has a way of being deceiving at times. We have yet to see if it's the truest sense of it, or only a clever deception...
...People tend to forget that the World of Warcraft universe is much bigger than they realize. There is a lot of story to tell and I know people fear the possibility that Arthas may meet his end, but like any story, it all goes on and new tales are told, or old ones are reinvigorated. Fear not.
We haven't ruled out the possibility of ever adding one in should we feel it's something we would like to do.
With season 4 coming on June 25th, we want to remind everyone about the requirements for individuals and teams to be eligible for the end of season rewards.
Teams will need to meet both of the following requirements to be counted and considered as potential recipients of any rewards. A team that does not meet these requirements will not be counted, and will not be factored in to the reward distribution percentages. The requirements for a team to be counted are as follows:
- The team must have played at least 20 games during the season.
- The team must have at least one player that has played in 20% or more of the total games for that team.
If a team is counted and is able to receive rewards, the requirements for a player on that team to be eligible to receive them are as follows:
- The player must have played in 20% or more of the total games for that team.
- The player must have a Personal Rating that is not more than 100 points lower than the Team Rating (your Personal Rating may be higher, however).
Good luck to all of those competing for top honors!