With the release of the next drop, we will be resetting all team and personal ratings (arena’s, RBG’s & Warplots) to 1200 in order to restore queue health and eliminate the “rating hole” that many players found themselves in due to rating tankers and other forms of exploitation.
This will not mark a new season,
which means there will not be season rewards associated with the reset. In addition, all of the current PvP gear will remain intact and the gear gap reductions (now on PTR and being pushed to live this week) will enable players in PvP blue sets to be competitive with those in Tier 2 (1800’s) sets.
The next drop will also bring the following updates:
- The Elo formula will be modified in order to decrease the amount of rating lost when defeated in a rated PvP match
- The K value thresholds will be adjusted in order to make the swings in rating changes much less drastic (this will also help with large losses of rating)
- PvP Tier 2 (1800) gear sets will be made available for rated battlegrounds
Update: After reading much of your feedback I understand that many players worked hard for their rating amidst a system where cheating and exploitation were rampant. As such, those efforts will be recognized with a mid season title that will be awarded to top players (~ top 1%).