Someone has to say it. So I do it now.
First a short description of the problem.
A Veteran Account is a WoW account that once had a running subscription, but now is on F2p status. This means the user of that account can only play characters up to level 20. (keep this in mind, because it’s the part of the problem)
In PvP in general there are two things important to know: If you disable XP gain you cannot enter PvP with all the others players that gain XP. This was meant to keep perfect equipped players out of normal battlegrounds and the game more balanced. (there is an exploit for that, but that isn’t a topic for this forum)
With a Veteran account, you can access normal level 20 (or level 50, no SL license) battlegrounds even if you are perfectly equipped and you kill most normal players in a few seconds - because Veteran accounts don’t count as XP locked.
F2p accounts on the other hand (those that never had a subscription) can’t enter level 20-29 battlegrounds.
This means Veteran accounts are getting massively exploited and make the level 20 bracket unplayable for everyone that isn’t on an account like that.
Even worse you put customers that have an active subscription in a worse situation than those that don’t pay anymore.
For example two accounts to clarify the issue.
A normal (good equipped) hunter at level 20
A Veteran account (full equipped) hunter at level 20
The high main stat, the high versatility and the high HP make those accounts so superior, that you can easily win 1v4 with normal players.
This has to change in DF. It completely destroys the brackets in pvp (and puts paying customers in a huge disadvantage)
And it’s the reason for me to quit the game again, because I love PvP and I don’t want to fight vs premades of xp locked 20s that farm their honor levels.