New PVP Brackets

I saw this in MMO-Champion’s Blue Tracker which points to the official post here

Here is part of the blue post, well most of it, but all in all it was a short post anyway.

The clash between the factions has also never been so hotly contested:  Battleground brackets now match up teams more evenly.  The new brackets span five levels each, except the final bracket composed of level 85 players:

10-14               30-34               50-54               70-74

15-19               35-39               55-59               75-79

20-24               40-44               60-64               80-84

25-29               45-49               65-69               85

Fighters can also join the battle in Arathi Basin, Eye of the Storm, and Alterac Valley at an earlier level than ever before:

Level 10 – Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch
Level 35 – Eye of the Storm
Level 45 – Alterac Valley
Level 65 – Strand of the Ancients
Level 75 – Isle of Conquest
Level 85 – Battle for Gilneas and Twin Peaks

This has been a long time coming.  With the new enhancements coming with cross battle-group queuing the more focused brackets should not have super long wait times.  Also this breaks the old X9 twinking to a certain extend because there are now more brackets with which to focus and stop XP.

I want to say I have posted an idea like this somewhere before but I can’t find reference to it, so it must have been in one of my various complaining rants to a random player about how the PvP system works now.   Also I think when I was fuming about it I was thinking about a more complicated system that would eliminate the ability to twink by making dynamic brackets and grouping people in queue with others +/- (2-3) levels of one another.  But that would be rough to implement.

All in all this looks like a really really good change to the leveling via PvP option, for when you get sick of all of the current content.

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