Patch 4.3 - Season 11 Arena - WoW Guide to the New PvE Trinkets from Dragon Soul

by Archive // December 13, 2011

Today, I would like to share as much information as I can with all of you on the hot new trinkets that were revealed with 4.3 and the Dragon Soul raid.  At first glance, these look like solid additions to anyone’s raid set that they are working towards.  However, when taking a closer look, these trinkets will have a major impact on PvP.

We will look at:

  • What trinkets they are and what they do
  • How to Get Them
  • Why they will have a significant impact on PvP this Season

Should I Spend Honor on PvP Gear Between Season 10 and 11? - Why It's Bad!

by Archive // November 30, 2011

A reminder regarding honor gear and purchases in the s10 to s11 interseason

With 4.3 hitting live I’d like to give you all a heads up and remind you about what new gear will be available to you from different currencies and keep you from making the mistake many of us did in the s9 to s10 transition.

Season 10 Ends - What Are Titles, and How Do I Get Them?

by Archive // November 22, 2011

Greetings Skill Capped!

In this article, I will address the frequent questions asked by newer players to PvP.  The end of the season brings titles and rewards, but what do they mean?!  Or you maybe you already know what they mean, but you aren’t sure if your team is going to qualify for the title you worked hard for.  Fear not, I have answers to these questions!

The Match Making Rating (MMR) Change - How It Works Now

by Archive // November 14, 2011

Hello Skill Capped!  Today I wanted to fill you guys in on something I picked up floating around the internet.  A great guy by the name of Diziet who has helped us out in the past described how the new MMR system works really well, and I wanted to share.  He has given me permission to re post it for all to enjoy and learn from!

In this article, I will explain:

  1. how the new system in place works
  2. Why it had such a terrible effect on Season 10
  3. What I believe it’s impact will be on Season 11

Tips on Becoming a Better Arena Player

by Archive // June 20, 2011

Hello Skill-Capped Fanbase!  This article will guide you to becoming a better player, through things you can do when you’re playing World of Warcraft and when you are not.  Some of these to be mentioned are obvious, other activities are more “thinking outside the box” type things, but all of these tips to becoming a better player will help you if you keep an open mind about them.  Let’s get started with things you can do in World of Warcraft to improve your gameplay.

How to PvP all you need to know.

by Archive // May 16, 2011

A base understanding of how all the game mechanics work for your own class is essential. A good player has a solid understanding of every key aspects, continued success over a length of time will allow more experienced players to offer an alliance to form a new team. A good reputation will deem you a sensible and polite player, making you approachable and a viable all round team mate.

Battlegrounds - Then and Now

by Archive // May 4, 2011

Most of you probably got to know Battlegrounds as something cruel, time-wasting, and boring during the last two expansions.  I decided to start my Rated-Battleground articles with a flashback on how Battlegrounds and PvP in general got it’s start, and how the player’s view on it changed during seven years of World of Warcraft.

User Interface as a Healer

by Archive // April 11, 2011

Hey everyone and welcome to my article on your user interface as a healer in arena.

Walking the Line between Life and Death - Positioning

by Archive // March 31, 2011

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Positioning is one of the most pivotal components of arena that isn’t prioritized by the majority of new players. Good positioning allows you to prevent crowd control, avoid damage, and make swaps much more difficult for the opposing team. Compared to other healers, paladins don’t have as much utility, and are becoming increasingly reliant on their ability to position themselves and avoid crowd control.

Professions and PvP

by Archive // February 4, 2011

Greetings members of Skill-Capped and welcome to my article talking about professions in arena and in the game. This article is going to be different than your basic class, composition, and gearing articles. I’m going to talk about the most beneficial and game-breaking abilities, enchants, and other assortments that come from the many professions. Before we begin, the professions are going to be listed in alphabetical order starting with Alchemy, BlacksmithingEnchantingEngineeringFirst AidHerbalism, and Tailoring. There will be a brief summary of each profession explaining the benefits of using the skill and the many combinations of spells and other professions used together.

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