Is it just me, or are BG's becoming disfunctional?
Comment overheard in general chat last week...
"I don't recall alliance whining like this when all they had to do was walk through our village and cap drek!"
So yeah, the whole AV thing is getting old. However, there are serious problems developing on the other side... to wit, it is time to end the ability to opt out of a bg for another bg...
Too many hordies are simply playin in WSG, or whatever, racking honor kills, while waiting for AV to pop. This is killing our ability to actually fight a cohesive battle, while making AV wait times even more egregious. You wanna double queue? Fine. But when that BG pops, you should be stuck there. Desertion in the face is desertion in the face.
And lets face it. BG's are starting to get ugly. I've been reduced to running BG's with my 60-69 group shammy, simply for the much more relaxed and professional atmosphere... too many nubs start BG's when they hit 70, and have no clue what the hell is going on.
Now, normally, naturally, this wouldn't matter. But for some reason, Blizz wants to make arena an e-sport. For that... you gonna have to force players to be competitive. Honor rewards for capping or rescuing flags? I dunno. WSG is seriously silly. I think there should only be one flag held in the game at any time. Once, for example, allies grab the horde flag... the alliance flag disappears, and vice versa. This would end the standoff silliness that pervails in WSG.
OTOH, played a pair of games over the weekend that rocked. had the dual flag standoff, with Mabd defending the resto druid holding the flag. The druid yells.. "screw this! I'm getting our flag back, and you idiots better follow me!" and takes off for the other base. We get our flag back, then run back to our keep to cap. Great fun, awesome player, that druid.
Then Maj was in same situation... goes to ally keep with two feral druids and two rogues... allies holding the flag in the GY, all 7 of em. So the stealthies go in first, then maj pops up, fires off the POM pyro, fire blast and arcane on the bear holding the flag... and while the six people who were supposed to be defending the bear jumped maj, our rogues and druids finished the job. Damn, Maj can do some good burst.
As for AV... simply admit the allies are QQ babies, and that the new rules screw them with the current set up as hard as the old ones helped them. I mean, really...its insane how little opposition they face running to the FW aid station. Meanwhile, horde has to practically burn down everything in its path...
Anyway, maybe if you make snowfall alliance held at the start.