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12-12-2008 @ 8:05AM
Old AV. R.I.P
12-12-2008 @ 8:13AM
Amen to that... Also, you can tack on the Southshore/TM epic battles for nothing but glory and honor (none of that welfare epic nonsense).
12-12-2008 @ 8:12AM
I agree. The new AV is nice, but sometimes you miss the epic hour long battles.
Yep, that and I miss the massive Hillsbrad battles :(Everything you did was more of an adventure. Nowadays it's just running through like a train heading for Epixvillage. Oh how I enjoyed walking around in Feralas and Azshara, with not a soul nearby, late at night.
12-13-2008 @ 1:19PM
For sure! I remember when 5-8 hour AV was a common thing.
12-12-2008 @ 8:27AM
Hour long? I'm pretty sure one AV on Malygos never ended, new players just swapped in when the old ones collapsed from exhaustion.I'm CERTAIN that there was one that lasted over 14 hours on that server.
12-12-2008 @ 8:50AM
> Everything you did was more of an adventure. That's true, but not really caused by the changes made to the game, but rather your experience with the game - new players can still experience that feeling you described.
12-12-2008 @ 9:08AM
"Oh how I enjoyed walking around in Feralas and Azshara, with not a soul nearby, late at night."It's like that now... at any time of the day! :P
12-12-2008 @ 9:11AM
Yes, a welcome goodbye to the old A.V.I remember logging in playing for an hour in the old A.V.Then having to log to take the wife shopping. Coming back over 8hrs later to log back in to the same A.V.The new one may be tuned to get Epic's out to players faster but at least you can finish a whole game.
12-12-2008 @ 9:59AM
@6:That's not exactly true, because, as things are now, even if you're new to the game, it's probably that your friends/guild will press you to rush through the entire Azeroth/Outland content as fast as you can, so you can play the "real game" with them in Northrend at lvl 80 (that is: the race for epixx).New players can't experience the same that some of us did a couple years ago because "The Old World" is a ghost town. You can't find groups for instances like Maraudon, UBRS, and let's not mention 40-man raids like ahn'qiraj.
12-12-2008 @ 10:39AM
Yeah, that's the thing I miss the most. I understand why they shortened AV, but now it's just silly... it takes 10-15 minutes and there's no real ending... you're fighting and it's done.I miss fighting fiercely in AV for hours at a time, go to bed and sleep 8 hours, wake up and pick up in the same epic AV and fight another few hours until it's done. There really needs to be some equivalent in the current game for those people who just love that sort of thing.And I love... god what was his name... that giant troll that lived in the middle graveyard... killing him as he was killing both you and your allies and your enemies indiscriminately was a blast.
12-12-2008 @ 11:15AM
I still get all sentimental when I think about the old AV's that used to only end with weekly maintenance. 6 hours of queuing to get in and then hours of endless battles around the Snowfall graveyard - Korrak the Bloodrager anyone?. The worst thing Blizzard ever did to AV was remove most of the NPC's. The repeatable quests there used to mean so much more too, you used to only get one of each item when looting anything, none of this x20 that you get now. Then there were the race specific drops - Orc's tooth, Tauren Hoof etc.I remember once getting into AV just as I was about to logout for the night, I ended up staying there until gone 7am and got over 2200 HK's in the process.
12-12-2008 @ 11:41AM
How about the little nuances that we used to endure like flight paths not being connected. If you wanted to fly from one end of Kalimdor to the next you would be dropped at each flight master and have to buy a flight to the next stop the entire way.
12-12-2008 @ 11:43AM
Sometimes I miss the old AV. I remember going in and out of the epic 48-hour Feathermoon AV battle.
12-12-2008 @ 12:39PM
The longest AV on record was 53 hours and 42 minutes long, and took place on the Earthen Ring server.
12-12-2008 @ 1:30PM
I'm sure I'm a minority, but I really, really miss the old AV matches. You know, the ones that ended in 3-5 hours if you were lucky, and way, way back when could even go for several -days-. Those were truly epic, and I miss them dearly.
12-14-2008 @ 6:06PM
AV has lost all meaning you dont even have enough time to get Lok out anymore :,(
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