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#0 - 2007/09/27 01:24:06 PM
Battlegrounds
  • Players will now be able to cast spells for free in a Battleground before it begins.

  • Players will now be able to cast spells for free for 5 seconds after being resurrected by a Spirit Guide n a Battleground.

  • Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin, Eye of the Storm - Additional bonus honor is now awarded upon conclusion of the battle.

Arena
  • Personal rating system. This is an additional arena rating that is unique to each character for each team they belong to. This rating rises and declines using the same formula as the arena team rating, but only in games that character participates in. This rating can also be seen in the charcter’s PvP interface. This rating will be used for purchasing items that require a specific rating. It will also be used to determine eligibility for the end of season rewards.

  • The season 3 arena weapons and shoulders will require a specific personal rating to purchase. It is not required that you sustain that rating to continue using the items, it is only required for the purchase itself. Weapons will require a personal rating of 1850 or higher, and shoulders will require a personal rating of 2000 or higher.

Misc
  • Arena Relics: New relics have been added to support all talent trees for relic users. In addition, most of the arena-system relics have been renamed so there is a more consistent naming convention.


Update 02/10

Items
  • There will be new PvP orientated trinkets available for Badges of Justice which drop from Bosses in Heroic instances and the bosses in Kharazan and Zul'Aman. The trinkets are not limited to any specific classes and all versions have an on use effect to gain 1750 maximum health and a passive effect (your choice of 47 spell damage, 40 spell crit rating, 80 attack power, 40 melee crit rating, or 88 healing).

  • PvP Cloaks:
    Healing: 34 stam - 15 int - 6 mana/5 sec - 23 resil - +51 healing / +17 spell dmg
    Melee DPS: 34 Stam - 20 Crit - 20 Resil - 46 AP - 112 Armor Penetration
    Caster DPS: 34 Stam - 15 Int - 16 Spell Crit - 23 Resil - +27 Spell Damage/Heal

  • Vengeful Gladiator's Waraxe: 62 Stam - 46 Crit - 33 Resil - 15 Hit - 92 AP - 98 Armor Penetration

  • All items in the Gladiator season 1, 2 and 3 sets will be part of the same set for the purposes of bonuses, so you can interchange gear between seasons and still keep the bonuses. (ie: you can wear the season 2 shoulders along with the season 3 helm, chest, legs).

  • Many of the Gladiator set bonuses are also changing

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#101 - 2007/10/02 12:17:22 PM
I've updated the opening post with some further details on specific PvP Itemisation:

  • There will be new PvP orientated trinkets available for Badges of Justice which drop from Bosses in Heroic instances and the bosses in Kharazan and Zul'Aman. All versions of the trinket have an on use effect to gain 1750 maximum health and a passive effect (your choice of 47 spell damage, 40 spell crit rating, 80 attack power, 40 melee crit rating, or 88 healing).

  • PvP Cloaks:
    Healing: 34 stam - 15 int - 6 mana/5 sec - 23 resil - +51 healing / +17 spell dmg
    Melee DPS: 34 Stam - 20 Crit - 20 Resil - 46 AP - 112 Armor Penetration
    Caster DPS: 34 Stam - 15 Int - 16 Spell Crit - 23 Resil - +27 Spell Damage/Heal

  • Vengeful Gladiator's Waraxe: 62 Stam - 46 Crit - 33 Resil - 15 Hit - 92 AP - 98 Armor Penetration

  • All items in the Gladiator season 1, 2 and 3 sets will be part of the same set for the purposes of bonuses, so you can interchange gear between seasons and still keep the bonuses. (ie: you can wear the season 2 shoulders along with the season 3 helm, chest, legs).

  • Many of the Gladiator set bonuses are also changing.