Infraction: General Idiocy
Message to User:
Don't quote large posts with a tiny reply, and if you make an argument please support it. Saying something is a "BAD BAD idea" suggests you have some rationale to back it. Include that in your post otherwise your argument looks completely unfounded
How about put more armor pen on melee weapons but make it not work on players? That's what you're pretty much suggesting for PvP weapons. And Resil Pen would be a BAD BAD BAD idea.
The whole point of "corny" ideas that have been conceived in this thread is that the PVP weapons will still be very desirable for PVP, but you won't see 50-75% of end-game raiders feeling that they need to arena because they will probably not get a good weapon elsewhere.
Ideally, Blizzard would do 2 things to fix the whole weapon problem.
1) Add a new stat or proc or whatever you have to on the PVP weapons that will keep them as desirable for Arena games as they are now, while spending enough itemization on said stat or effect to make them less-than-ideal for PVE purposes.
2) Fix PVE weapon droprates and tables. Prince from Kara is a perfect example- a guaranteed weapon every kill. Or institute weapon tokens again, or whatever needs to be done. BT-farming guilds should not still have a significant portion of their guild not geared with BT/Hyjal weapons.
If an arena weapon had slightly lower DPS, or less crit/hit/ap, than they do now, but also had "Ignores 200 of your target's resilience" or a similar bonus, any smart PVPer would take that in a heartbeat. Ignoring resilience would be a huge boon to melee classes in the arena- it would give much better chances to crit than they have now, and also let their crits do significantly more damage than their normal hits. It would still have to be balanced (200 might be a bit high, I just pulled that out of my ass) but that would go a long ways towards fixing the problem. It wouldn't solve everything though, because if they change arena weapons without doing anything about PVE weapon droprates, the problem is suddenly even worse for raiders than it is now.