Blizzard just announced that there will be a an Arena Pass this year for level 85, not level-90 Mists of Pandaria as some people thought It would be.
As MMOs are never balanced, much like WoW my bets are that the top teams will mainly consist of Demon armor/Spirit link/x… Sorry I meant Warlock/Shaman/x and the odd triple DPS or RMP team – Also a lot of the top healers in Europe have quit in the past months due to the game being stale, next to dead and due to the healing specs being so boring I guess… so it will be interesting to see who actually participates. I’ll probably play some PHDK/PriestHDK and Triple DPS personally.
The Arena Pass is coming next week.
Quote from Blizzard official fan site:
We’re pleased to announce that the 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass is nearly here. Starting April 10, players will be able to sign up to compete against like-minded individuals in a dedicated Arena sandbox. The Arena Pass service will feature access to Arena Pass realms with level-85 character templates and epic gear from Cataclysm.
As an added bonus, we have included an exclusive reward that players can earn by purchasing their Arena Pass and participating in the competition — an Armored Murloc in-game pet. Top players will also contend for a chance to achieve the “Vanquisher” title for their live characters. Players that choose to take part in the 2012 Arena Pass will also receive access to a special level-90 realm with upgraded epic gear after the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion is released and they’ve upgraded their accounts.
If you would like to demonstrate your Arena prowess, are eager for a chance to earn the exclusive loot, or just want to reserve a spot in the level-90 Mists of Pandaria Arena Pass realm, please check back next week for more details and be sure to register!