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11-30-2008 @ 3:23PM
I don't know for certain, but I can offer my opinion on the removal of aircraft in Wintergrasp: they were unbelievably one-sided.The problem was that once someone was in an aircraft, they were almost impossible to kill. Aircraft couldn't be attacked by regular attacks; they had to be taken out by either other vehicles or by static turrets. You can pretty much exclude the vehicles since their weapons were utterly useless for the job.That leaves turrets, but between reload time, lag, and the speed at which aircraft moved, you just could not take them out. I remember one Wintergrasp in beta where the Alliance aircraft just sat above the keep and killed people inside with impunity because they sat just outside of the range of the turrets.In the end, I suspect that Blizzard just couldn't balance the buggers. Maybe they'll bring them back when they introduce flak cannons. :)
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