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2-06-2008 @ 4:26PM
OK. The posts here are ridiculous. First of all: there are so few people doing battlegrounds at lower levels... what purpose would 5 level spreads serve? The queues would get longer and/or you would end up playing the same people again and again. (not that both of those things aren't already true for these battlegrounds)Second of all: say what you will about people offering things to the team. The truth is that people entering battlegrounds at low levels are being selfish. You want to do what you want to do when you want to do it. A small degree of patience, and you could be 8 levels higher.The difference is skill is not going to make up for your spells getting resisted 20% of the time, etc. You’re not offering as much to your team as you would if you showed up in a few levels. You’re gimping your team, and it’s completely understandable for people to be upset with you. Your presence is making it harder for them to win.Skill in Warcraft is not just about what spells you cast, but the decisions you make before you enter combat. Your spec, your gear, and your level. It’s a game of numbers above all else. Fighting against a 49 as a 41 is setting yourself up for failure. This article isn’t asking you to twink. Leveling takes so much less time than battlegrounds. 4 Arathi Basins can get you nearly any level in the game. Leveling requires no gold, no skill and is guaranteed progression. You don’t even need a group.Third, to those of you who like to stare at the report screen: doing a small amount of damage to a lot of people isn’t what wins battlegrounds, and it’s not even that useful if the other team has a healer. It’s the same argument as a killing blows.What gets me are people that seem to think that if they battleground at level 60 in the 69 bracket, they somehow get something more out of it. Like soloing an elite level 69 quest at level 60. That's not how it works.Since people seem to have an issue with the whole concept of winning and losing in an MMO, let’s look at it as if it were another game. If I joined a Warcraft 3 game, and my team mate was building a smiley face out of farms, I would be upset. Sure, you paid for the game, but you’re ruining my experience. I can’t trade you, I can’t win against moderately competent opponents: I have every right to be upset. I tried getting a few marks in battlegrounds that my faction typically loses on my 69 priest. Yeah, level 60’s “having fun” and “doing their own thing” irked me. I just gave up.
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