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2-28-2009 @ 8:07AM
The main problem is that on some battlegroups (such as mine -- EU Blackout), the population imbalance simply makes getting many of the achievements (or even winning at all) near-impossible, thanks to vastly fewer players bothering with AV after the marks were no longer needed for gear.To put it in other words? Try playing AV as a Hordie on EU-Blackout, and almost every game will consist of 15-25 Horde vs. 38-40 Alliance.
2-28-2009 @ 8:16AM
I feel your pain. I'm on EU blackout too and horde never has a chance to win making a lot of the achievements impossible. The
2-28-2009 @ 8:17AM
ok comments system ate half my reply..... The sub-60 bracket on blackout, horde always wins.. i'm glad i got a few achievements while i was levelling up my warrior as they're a total pain at 80.
2-28-2009 @ 8:18AM
Exactly the same problem on EU-Blackout, and since this is happening I reckon even less of us Hordies are gonna be playing AV now because it is impossible to win...
2-28-2009 @ 8:19AM
You don't have cross-realm battlegrounds?
2-28-2009 @ 8:34AM
Kemikalkadet and Helloimbob: Yep, things are curiously biased towards Horde in 50-60 AV, but while it used to be the case that we still put up a half-assed attempt in 60+, these days it just seems like they're all giving up entirely and there literally aren't enough players to compete.Why they can't just add a Tenacity buff to AV is a mystery to me; that'd solve the imbalance problems easily.DaPwner: We do -- that's what Blackout is, it's a battlegroup that contains my server (Azjol-Nerub) and several others. The problem being that amongst all the servers in the Blackout group, the Horde just don't seem to want to bother with 60+ AV anymore. :(
2-28-2009 @ 3:01PM
On many, alright most, servers AV is a broken battleground. 5 to 40 horde, and the game persists, definitely isn't fair or balanced.Though, there is ONE gleam of hope. People can at least get [Loyal Defender] done early. Good luck with any of the others done with this BG being askew.
2-28-2009 @ 5:00PM
You EU-Blackout guys just be glad that you are not in EU-Ruin battlegroup....brb, gettin' tissues...
2-28-2009 @ 9:25PM
Hordeside EU Cyclone hopping on the population balance QQ train.The issue is made worse by a clear domino effect. You play a few games of AV. Typical it starts with 10 - 20 Horde vs 40 Alliance. You get sick of AV. You decide to play other BG's because AV never has the total 40 vs 40. End result, less people willing to play AV, adding to the current shortage.The issue i have, and most on my server have, is that the game never ever starts on a fair 40 vs 40. Our issue is not terrain imbalances, or idiots in a non-premade but just the lack of fairness in team sizes! We'd all rather wait and get a full game!
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