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12-24-2007 @ 7:56PM
It's interesting that Blizzard never seems to permanently get it. If Blizzard wants to introduce activities which players will use, probably to spread out server load, Blizzard needs to apply the #1 rule of all players: "What's in it, for me?"We do things in Wow for rewards. Gear improvements, skill improvements and gold to BUY gear and skill improvements. Blizz, at times, never really grasps that simply putting quests, arenas and battlegrounds in the game doesn't attract players, without a reward or goal to make the activity worthwhile. I quote Hoggersbud: "Heck, the only reason I did Hellfire was to get the Mark of defiance trinket. Not been back for the PvP there since."I'm not gonna spend a couple hours in EPL running from tower to tower to keep the damage buff for the zone up, because when I'm running from tower to tower to keep the zone buff up, the zone buff isn't earning me a thing. I can't go to Strat and run the instance with the damage buff, cause I'm running from tower to tower, keeping the damage buff active for everyone else. I do not have one drop of altruist blood, in Wow.PvP is a sorer subject with me, because Blizz basically forces you, regardless of your skill or gear level, to do PvP if you want to really improve, and those who already HAVE the high tier gear are going to easily massacre those who are still trying to get it, every time.For me, if you want to level out the battlegrounds, make everyone who plays in them wear GREYS. Let them fight without their huge gear advantages, so that everyone is actually semi-balanced, and the same gear abilities are available to all. THEN award the purple tier stuff to the winners, for use elsewhere.The BGs have become an exclusive club...if you have the good BG reward gear, you can get more at a much faster pace than if you don't, and that discourages many players from even trying the BGs. Getting trashed in three seconds by a Tier 6 equipped shaman or rogue who Blizz thinks is really the "same level" as your green and blue equipped mage or warlock is enough to turn people off to BGs permanently.Blizz needs to wake up and create truly useful and available rewards for the PvP end of Wow, not the drab and difficult mishmash they currently have.
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