Pet Gnomes were ninja removed from the arena to keep pvp relevant despite them nerfing Cpvp to death and making ranked PvP boring for most outside of the top 100 players each week or the die hard pvp lovers.
I mean if the most powerful person in the US can just make shit up. I don’t see why I can’t.
Lol, love the theory. Although it’s just as likely the moment they took out the hero, that inadvertently stopped pet gnomes from dropping. A theory equally full of crap, but, I was not let into the gems of war coding rooms to oversee this process so I’m going to assume something is wrong. Maybe code will just show up overnight and change this theory.
All kidding aside, pet gnomes not dropping in arena is a real issue. A very clear example again of the players seeing one thing and the devs saying another(see portal drop rate issue). Evidence is on the player side as it was there.
That didn’t stop gnomes from dropping. It only stopped Pet gnomes from dropping. Allegedly.
It’s the equivalent of saying certain people want all gnomes to count, when in reality, only Legal, Legitimate gnomes should count. As an Orc, I am unable to count, so I am forced to rely on the gnomes counting for me. And I do not trust gnomes any more than I trust Watery and Carved to be fixed in a satisfactory manner.
Last week I found 9 Pet Gnomes in 500 PvP games (must be the highest frequency I’ve ever seen), this week it’s 1 in 200…overall guildwise we do see them more than the whole month before that.
I’ll be keeping an eye on this matter for a while longer yet.
So zero indication that pet Gnome bait would work in the arena, and zero indication that the devs laughably… unbelievably?.. Forgot that pet gnomes are supposed to be able to be found in the arena and therefore FORGOT to tell the 3rd party company responsible for the arena revamp and we get what we have here Luke.
Now that pet gnomes are back in the arena. (Two weeks after even the most recent client patch, with just a server patch last night.)
Without ever 1 single acknowledgement on the bug report from a developer. (despite all the bug report threads around it being addressed.)
I’m 99% sure that they simply copy and pasted “the gnome code” over from explore and forgot to include Pet Gnomes in the arena. So to literally save face. They said nothing at all on the matter. 🤷