How to Make PvP Fun and Competitive

#1 - June 27, 2012, 9:34 p.m.
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Hi guys, I've made a video detailing how to make competitive PvP, especially arena, more fun for everyone. I've done this in a 4 minute video. Enjoy

Warning: Some inappropriate language -

Edit: Added in language warning for video ~ Nakatoir
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#17 - June 28, 2012, 3:01 p.m.
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A nice video Braindeadly, you make some nice points and do understand that we are listening to the community and we actively pass feedback on to the developers in the US. As you can see in the recent blog on "The Future of PvP in Mists of Pandaria" we are focused on and want to have more PvP content than ever before. Hopefully there will be even more information coming that we can communicate about future of PvP :)

28/06/2012 10:15Posted by Thornass
The thing is, while we all totally agree with you, right now it feels like close to nothing is done with our feedback (just look at Rasen's thread, only reply we get is 'hey, looks good, keep discussing').
Generally any post from us can easily derail a thread, we did not want to cause this as there was some great feedback and wanted it to continue. As stated above we are actively passing on feedback to the developers.

Please do continue to add your feedback and thoughts as well as the discussion of them to this thread :)
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#22 - June 28, 2012, 3:20 p.m.
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28/06/2012 16:03Posted by Mírion
Is there anything about arenas in MoP you can tell us now Nakatoir? The blog post you linked wans't at all aimed to competetive PvP just casual BGs.

We cannot help with such a general question, if you ask some more specific questions about arena and RBG's, I will see if we have any information that can be shared at this time.

As Mists gets closer though, more information might become available through the blogs and other sources, there might be so much of thrown at you that you cannot handle it :O
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#44 - June 29, 2012, 2:37 p.m.
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A lot of these questions I sadly do not have the answers to at this time and let's also not turn this into a Q&A thread. I meant by my last post that we try to give answers to more specific questions as they occur through normal discussion.

I will answer what I can from the questions raised :)

28/06/2012 16:26Posted by Mírion
Is there a spectator mod in progress? That's something alot of people want to both kill time and to improve their game in general.
There is a custom UI that was created by fans specifically for spectating to commentate arena tournaments, however that requires the people to queue for 5v5 matches and the two spectators per team to die :( There are currently no plans for an official spectator mode to be released at this time.

Is blacklisting going to apply to Arenas to? As you might read these forums you can't really ignore all the RoV & Dalaran map threads.

At this time blacklisting is not a part of the arena queuing system, but maybe this will change in the future.

28/06/2012 17:08Posted by Ishaye
2) What are your plans to encourage world PvP in Pandaria for especially high-end PvP'ers. Is it possible there could be PvP objectives that gave higher Conquest caps or other epic, important rewards?

No flying mounts until level 90 and an item that can dismount players, world bosses which factions will be competing against each other to kill, areas that players will want to gain control of such as the black market auction house and also us just wanting to have people back out in the world. Generally the most enjoyable world PvP is something that occurs spontaneously because you encounter others randomly, not because of stuff that the designers put in to create conflict.