Specifically speaking on the topic of Ranked Warzones, we sort of agree here. We came out swinging a bit early on Ranked Warzones. Our intent was to release Season One shortly thereafter Preseason began. When our development made the shift to Free-to-Play, our priorities shifted as well which included the delay of Ranked Warzones.
This is why we are being cautious about releasing information on Ranked Warzones until things are a bit more locked down. We don't want to burn you guys a second time until our information is more concrete! Especially knowing that Ranked Warzones is a sensitive topic.
I can reassure you that we are in development on Ranked Warzones and as soon as we have information to share, you will have it!
While I appreciate that information Eric, remember that Pre-Season came months after it was initally intended too, ala 1.2 fiasco. Granted, we'd rather have a finished product as opposed to buggy stuff, so I'm ok with that being delayed as it was. I do get the shifting of the business model, as it changed dramatically. While a lot of Ranked players would love a full blown update, please pass it on that a ladder based sytem, that would appropriately match teams based on team rating, is sorely needed. We already lost Ilum as a PvP hub (due to incentive being removed), and the Ranked situation isn't much better. We did get 2 new WZ's since release, which is great btw, but I think Rankeds only need 3 major developmental plugs.
1. Ladder System
2. The ability to re-join a Ranked match upon disconnect (can't stress that enough).
3. Pipe dream, which would be cross-server.
Thanks you two for commenting on Rankeds, it's been the most we've heard since June of 2012.