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2-06-2008 @ 2:26PM
*sigh*I've seen people gripe about lowbies in battlegrounds before and I find it very annoying that you think you can dictate how I should play the game that I pay the monthly fee for. If I interfere with your game or cause you grief in any manner by being in a battleground at 51 instead of 59, deal with it. If your method of dealing with it is to leave the battleground and re-queue, that's fine with me. Blizzard obviously feels things are fine as they are or the level brackets would not be setup as they are currently.People pay their money to play this game and as long as they aren't maliciously causing other players grief, they should be able to play however they wish.
2-06-2008 @ 3:52PM
I agree with you that it's 'Your $15 per month'... However, it's 'My $15 per month' as well. If I get my enjoyment out of winning instead of losing, you are directly affecting the 'return on investment' of my $15. You have every right to enjoy yourself, just as I, and every other player, does. That being said, (and I mean this as an honest question, not a criticism) what's stopping Blizzard from doing away with battlegroups all together and having small bracketed battlegrounds like previously suggest, maybe even one for every level? That would certainly level the playing field on a per-level basis, as well as a per-realm basis for those weighted heavy in one particular faction. Out of the vast number of realms, I wouldn't think that there would be any trouble populating a BG per level.Or maybe an additional option; if a player didn't want to play with only their level, they would be able to join a 5 or 10 level tier to try their hand at playing with the big boys.I guess my biggest gap in knowledge would have to do with the way the servers connect, and whether a no-battlegroup scheme would work at all. Barring that, it sounds like a great idea to me!
2-06-2008 @ 4:28PM
Yeah, it's my $15 monthly fee, if I want to run around in your instance and agro mobs then I should be able to.If I want to AFK in a BG I should be able to.If I want to join your PUG as a healer and then refuse to heal the main tank then I should be able to.If I want to need on every roll whether its an upgrade or not I should be able to.You know what? The argument that "I paid my money, I should get to do what I want" is never, ever valid. It's not valid anywhere in life. You don't get to have a food fight in a restaurant just because you paid your bill, you don't get to talk in a movie theater just because you bought a ticket, you don't get to share your cable with your neighbors just because you paid for a subscription. It's a specious BS argument and it is always wrong.You learned in kindergarten that you should play nice with your fellow human beings. It's amazing how many adults think that waving a few bucks around gets them a free pass from basic human decency.
2-06-2008 @ 4:37PM
@EM:I agree, you should be able to AFK in a BG if you want to. I'll report you AFK and hopefully you'll be flagged and receive no honor, but I support your ability to sit there until Blizzard implements something to remove you from the battleground.You can feel free to join my PUG as a healer and refuse to heal the main tank, I'll replace you.You can feel free to roll need on every roll whether you need it or not, again, I'll replace you.All of the arguments you gave were examples of intentional griefing / maliciousness which I addressed above. What I'm saying is simple: I paid my money and I am playing within the rules of the game. If you do not wish to play with me, you should be the one to re-queue. I don't know why I'm even in this discussion, I never BG pre-70 anyway.
2-06-2008 @ 7:43PM
EM - and the common thing about having food fights in restaurants, talking in theatres, and sharing cable with your neighbors is that in every case, doing so is against the rules you agreed to.However, entering a battleground below X9 isn't. In fact, there's a very good reason that Blizzard /doesn't/ call the brackets "19", "29", etc., but instead "10-19", "20-29", etc.See the difference?
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