#1 - 2013/10/15 12:36:00 PMOkay, really, what's up with the catch up mechanic? Started PvPing with a friend this week, my cap is 3800/4200 (arenas/RBGs). His is 4800/5200. I log two different alts, both of which are 90 and neither of which I've actively played for several months. One has 4200 max and the other has 5200 max.
I made a ticket about me and my friend having different caps starting the same week, and the GM told me that my cap was correct and when I asked him about my friend having a cap that was a thousand points higher he claimed that "you're wrong, I checked and you both have the same caps". Since we both needed to gear up, me and my friend have ONLY done random (unrated for emphasis) battlegrounds - and my friend with his higher cap has earned >4000 points, buying grievous chest and shoulders (which are equipped on armory).
I pointed out to the GM that if his cap was the same as mine, it'd be impossible for him to earn enough points to buy both and got the answer that the only way my friend could earn more than 4000 points was to do RBGs, so he must have done that. I told him he hasn't done any RBGs, we literally did every battleground together until I was capped and my friend was still getting conquest points. Got the answer that "maybe his UI is bugged".
Since my friend was at 4200 earned at this point, he queued up for another unrated random battleground. Even if he'd somehow done rated battlegrounds and developed amnesia, it'd be impossible for him to get more than 4200... well, now he's sitting on 4275 earned.
Searched around, found this: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1363271-how-long-does-it-take-to-catch-up-on-S14-pvp-gear
Where people are saying that starting now, you should get 4800/5200.
Now, I made the ticket before I discovered my alts had different caps so I couldn't ask the GM about that but really, what's going on here?