If you are a hard-core World of Warcraft PVP’er, then you probably have been waiting a good amount of time for the launch of the Arena Pass realms. For $20 USD each, you are your budddies can buy access to the Arena Pass, deck out 3 toons with a full set of epic gear. Then battle it out with other teams for an assortment of prizes.
Blizzard recently released its Arena Pass phase plan, and a breakdown of what each phase means:
May 3 – June 20
During this period you can register for the North American 2011 Arena Pass Service. Registration will close after June 20.
May 10 – June 7
During this period you will be able to enter the Arena Pass Realm and practice your setup. This is the period where you’re encouraged to explore different team compositions and to hone your teamwork. Matches played during this phase will not count towards the pet and title prizes.
Ranked Ladder Phase 1
June 7 – June 21
All Arena Rating points will be set to zero when this phase begins. Ranked 3v3 matches played during this phase will count towards the pet and title prizes. If a player switches from one Arena Team to another, the Arena Team that the player joins will have their Arena Rating reduced by 150 points.
Ranked Ladder Phase 2
June 21 – July 4
Ranked 3v3 matches played during this phase will count towards the pet and title prizes. During the Ranked Ladder Phase 2 of the Arena Pass Service, players cannot switch Arena Teams.
Ranked 3v3 matches that count toward the pet and title prizes will start on June 7, 2011 (once the weekly maintenance has ended), and end July 4, 2011.
Check here for details on the WoW Arena Pass 2011.