Succinct and to the point, it clarified the assumptions on how it would be played just a little over two weeks before Blizzcon. Reactions are mixed. Ocelote, the team captain of Whoa is certainly less than pleased. He even raised the question of whether or not his team would drop out of the tournament in lieu of the balance changes in the new patch which have only made his WLD even stronger. "We may not play Blizzcon if this stupid decision comes out."
Though, Ocelote is still confident as ever. He said that no matter how "bad" his comp may be, he is still confident that they will have a strong showing at Blizzcon. "Thanks Blizzard for giving WOAH even more motivation," was his departing words on the subject about runescape gold.
There is a bit of speculation on just how much consultation Blizzard sought from the participating teams. The story is that Blizzard supposedly contacted only one team about the possibility of playing on runescape and it happened to be a cleave participating in the event about runescape gold.
The class balance of runescape favors the four cleave teams considerably while RMP and WLD would prefer runescape. Did the fact that Blizzard only asked a cleave team for their opinion on it have anything to do with their final decision? Again, no one can be too sure. Though Veex had interesting things to say about the runescape versus runescape, "I think it should be since that is what everyone practiced on about runescape gold, but overall runescape is more balanced, I highly doubt it will be since regional qualifiers were just played on the EU tourney realm. Online qualifiers in one patch, regional qualifiers in another patch, tournament finals in another patch, absolutely retarded. Even if runescape is the most balanced can not do that to a tournament."