Wait, people still take PvP seriously? It's been nothing but a joke to Blizzard for the majority of the game's life.
Just remove all scaling. Being behind is not a bad thing and you shouldn't get special treatment because of it either. If a well geared player kills you in PvP just get better gear, it shouldn't be any simpler or harder than that. There doesn't need to be any scaling what-so-ever. Not in battlegrounds and not in world PvP either.
In other words Blizzard SUX on Scaling , on Nerfs and buffs
Tbh i would even be ok with *!@#ed up scaling like that in open world or random BGs/skirmishes but in Rated BG and Rated Arena there should be no scaling at all. Skill and gear BOTH should be impactfull but that beeing said 480 bis should have a really huge advantage over 460 without gems/right corruptions - that's what's arena is for -> you play on rating your skill and gear allows you. I don't know anyone who would like this system -> in PvE we struggled but we finnaly have something in shape of obtainable BIS items and in PvP it's all a big scam to the point i have no idea what to wear to actually perform better. To think i spend hours and hours into crafting sockets/pumping my neck level etc to make my char weaker is insane.
Now everyone testing it says this is not how it works.So they either patched it out or there was something funny in the initial test.
to be fair, all players starts off getting their butt handed to them in the beginning, in every game that has pvp (even fps). So im a firm believer in working for your rewards. With that said, i dont believe in this scaling system rendering upgrade worst than what it should. the reason why they removed pvp power or resilence is cuz theres so many people not willing to work for the pvp gear. like going into mythics in greens. PVE gear should be geared towards PVE and PVP gear should be specific for PvP with maybe a 10% upgrade in each teir for pvp (yes gear upgrade should still be an upgrade but not completely overpowering people in the lower pvp tier gear). But people wont like that because no one likes to work for it, you dont expect someone that never played basketball to just start out in the NBA
it was basically before MOP the system was fine perfectly fun and do-able even if u have full blue pvp set, i've beating teams that was 2 tiers higher than me in the 2k rating, only problem was that SO many people cry about grinding for honor or getting killed cuz they were in pve gear. once again it goes back to the loudest QQers get their way
Venruki tested it in Arena.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxzpEwWgOX8
This is disgusting. I didn't think blizzard could disappoint me this much still.. but they've managed to do so yet again. Amazing.