Remember my closing comment on my last blog entry, about the possibility of the under-50 warzones being ruined?
Well . . . take a gander at this screenshot.
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Here's the story . . . I went to the warzone vendors to see what, if anything, had changed in the offerings available to PVP players. Instead of the previous four vendors, there were only two--one for warzone gear and one for ranked gear. But when I went to look at the "usable" gear, I found absolutely nothing.
ALL PVP GEAR IS NOW ONLY FOR LEVEL 55 OWNERS OF THE EXPANSION.
You've got to be kidding me.
You mean that now, all the warzone commendations my level 20-something Smuggler has are basically good for nothing unless I am level 55 and have purchased the expansion? You mean that I can no longer plan on picking up level 40 PVP gear, rather than having to rely on zone quests for all my gear upgrades?
I can't believe they really did it! They really managed to destroy warzones for the under-50 crowd. For that matter, they managed to destroy them for the under-55 crowd.
Because, after wondering why I was getting flattened so quickly my first foray into a warzone after the expansion began, I took at look at the amount of stat inflation granted to me for stepping into the fray. Instead of being granted stats to level 49, I saw I was being granted stats to level 55 . . .
So in other words, I could be playing against people who, at level 50, worked very hard to get very good PVP gear . . . and they're now being pitted against lowbies such as me, who have their basic stats inflated, but who have no advantage when it comes to gear, because there is no PVP gear available for them to purchase, even if they wanted to do so. (I have yet to discover if level 55 characters are also included in these warzones, along with their PVP gear, or if there are separate warzones for those at level 55 . . . but, as all stats are being raised to level 55, I have to seriously consider the first idea.)
I guess I'm back to logging on, looking at my Smuggler, and logging off on nights when I do not have the time to settle down to a quest sequence with my husband . . . or on nights like tonight when my husband is just too tired to play.
Why, exactly, are we subscribing? At this point, I'm ready to take my money and invest in a different game. I'm open to suggestions.