Some matches with Flubbah and Shawir, first time playing KFC (Kung Fu Cleave) in a long time but It seems pretty strong.
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The 2012 Arena Pass is now open for registration but will not be available to play on until later in April.
They added a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list as some of the wording in their previous post was a bit vague.
WHAT IS THE 2012 WORLD OF WARCRAFT ARENA PASS?
The 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass is a service based on the Arena System in World of Warcraft. All teams participating in the Arena Pass will be competing on regional Arena Pass realms — separate from the live realms — for prestige and glory. In addition, there is a registration fee to join. This specialized format provides a means for high-level players to face off in an intensely competitive environment that emphasizes strategy, skill, and execution over all other elements of play.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT FOR THIS YEAR’S ARENA PASS?
Participating players will gain access to our dedicated Arena Pass realms and be able to create up to three level-85 characters per registered account. This special realm will allow players to fully customize characters with some of the best items available in the game. We will continue to use the 3v3 Arena format for this years’ service. Please note that the standard 2v2, 3v3, and 5v5 Arena season games will continue as normal on the live realms and will not be interrupted by this service.
Also, for the first time ever, participants in this year’s service will receive free entry into a level-90 phase of the Arena Pass realms once Mists of Pandaria is released. These realms will feature epic gear from the expansion.
Level-90 character templates will now be available and outfitted with gear from the Mists of Pandaria expansion, and vendors will offer additional options should the templates not fit your play style.
No additional awards will be made available at this time. The second phase of the Arena Pass is to provide a fun sandbox environment to test your skills in Mists of Pandaria.
Sound good, looks like Blizzard want to balance Mists of Pandaria sooner than 3 patches are already dispatched in the expansion!
TL;DR: Arena Pass will be in Season 9 gear but in the current patch, starting in roughly 2 weeks. Practise period lasts for 4 weeks, then rated period is 4 weeks. The Mists of Pandaria Arena Pass will purely be a sandbox for when MoP is released to test PvP in the new expansion (to give feedback to blizzard I’m guessing).
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!