I've heard this a lot lately, that the reason for crap gear in pvp is because of how easy it is to obtain pvp gear. I also know that PvP is lacking a challenging and very competitive aspect. I've heard this before from a few and it clicked, rated pvp.
Giving the option to allow max ranked pvpers to queue in a seperate bracket for rating. This rating is based upon time spent in the bracket and based heavily upon the kill/death ratio and player skill such as healing, and other skill based team work. The better you do and the more time you spend in this bracket the higher your rating gets and as a reward you get the chance to earn relic pvp gear. Do badly though and slack off or try to spend to much time in opposing content and your rating will go down as others move up to take your place and of course as a penalty, you lose the pvp relic gear you've earned.
Why would this be a good idea, I'm sure I'm not looking at this through all aspect so please feel free to chime in. I think it will create a drive for players to shoot for the stars, it will create a highly competitive bracket of mostly equal players who can test their skills vs other skilled players. It will also pull max ranked players out of the lower brackets which will help ease the pain of new players ranking up since there wont be as many max ranked players face rolling lower ranked players. The biggest reason I want this is because it will create a sense of pride in the pvp community, something we can actually work our butts off for and wear this relic gear with pride, to show off to the raiders that Raiding is not the only challenging thing in this game, to wear that gear like a trophy and a sort of badge of honor amoung our pvp community.
I know some do not like the gear idea in pvp, but removing gear from pvp will in the end only hurt pvpers, and since this will be in a totally different bracket it will not matter so much vs lower ranked players and as stated before, it will even pull the Best of the Best out of the normal queue, the very ones that are able to roll entire teams, the ones that seem to be game changers and purt them in their very own bracket for a cut throat, very competitive and very fun rating system!
Let me hear what you guys think.