Could You Handle the
Competition? Would You
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PvP and the establishment of the World of Warcraft as a valid e-sport
is currently a very big topic. Blizzard recently opened the 2008 World
of Warcraft Arena Tournament Realm as very real proof of how serious
they are about earning WoW a spot in the e-sport scene. It's a very
bold concept, taking a MMOG and turning it into something very much
like a First Person Shooter (FPS) for PvP combat. Will it work, though?
What good points does it have; and what are the bad? Are people willing
to pay another $20 just to play in the tournaments each 6 weeks? Byron
"Messiah" Mudry looks into all
this and more in this editorial.

When you log on to create a character, it's very cool
to think that you
can try any class in full gear at max level immediately. I can't count
how many times I have been frustrated by a certain class and felt they
were over powered in PvP, wishing I had that class instead of mine.
Well now you can. With that in mind I logged on and created a Druid
healer to annoy and terrorize my opponents.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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Karen is H.D.i.C. (Head Druid in Charge) at EQHammer. She likes chocolate chip pancakes, warm hugs, gaming so late that it's early, and rooting things and covering them with bees. Don't read her Ten Ton Hammer column every Tuesday. Or the EQHammer one every Thursday, either.