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PvP Ratings Update In NA, Upcoming Adjustments to Halondrus the Reclaimer

PvP Ratings Update In NA

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
At the start of each PvP season, we perform a game wide adjustment to players’ matchmaking ratings to re-normalize their distribution. After this process, most players don’t notice much of a difference with their matchmaking rating, but players at the far ends of the distribution may notice a significant change.

Unfortunately, this process did not occur prior to the start of Season 3 in this region (all of the Americas and Oceanic realms). This re-normalization needs to happen as soon as possible to prevent players’ personal ratings from far exceeding their re-normalized matchmaking ratings, particularly at the high end of the ladder.

We will be performing this re-normalization this evening, and players may notice a change to their matchmaking rating when they log in tomorrow.

Upcoming Adjustments to Halondrus the Reclaimer

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As soon as we’ve completed our testing, we intend to make the following adjustments to the Halondrus the Reclaimer encounter in Sepulcher of the First Ones:

  • Reduced the amount of damage absorption provided by Reclaim by 20% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
  • Reduced the amount of damage Reclaim gains periodically from 50% of its initial value to 25% of its initial value on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
  • Reduced the base speed of Ephemeral Motes by 20% on Heroic difficulty.