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4-05-2009 @ 9:17PM
The number of participants in WG has no correlation WHATSOEVER with how successful it is or isn't. The ONLY reason so many people suffer through the god-awful invention that blizzard calls world-pvp is because you can get a large amount of honor and some daily quest gold fairly quickly.The technical issues that continue to plague WG - nearly 5 months after WOTLK release - are ridiculous. The whole concept of tenacity is a joke. But the fact that the lag almost always favors the assaulting team seems a little too convenient. I for one think the lag has nothing to do with technical limitations, but is actually engineered by Blizzard when they found that tenacity wasn't good enough to give the losing team a free win - so they just basically hand it to them on a platter.The only solution in my opinion is to get rid of the world zone aspect - make WG an instance with very large player limit - say 100 per side. Then treat it just like any other battleground. It would be more fair, the games would be more competition, and then perhaps they might start thinking about using the word "success" when talking about WG.
4-05-2009 @ 10:06PM
I respect your opinion, but I think you're in the minority here. Everyone I know loves Wintergasp. I play on a PvE server in a large guild. Most of my guildies have no interest whatsoever in bgs or arena. But whenever Wintergrasp is in conflict, practically everyone on the guild roster is listed as being in Wintergrasp. These are people who, for the most part, have no concept or aspirations of "pvp progression" and don't care about collecting honor points or pvp gear. They just play Wintergrasp because they find it to be fun.If that's not a strong enough endorsment, how about this: The emo kids on the server who hate and complain about EVERYTHING never have any complaints about Wintergrasp (aside from the occassional "tenacity lols no fairs")
4-06-2009 @ 3:59AM
Personally, I would agree with the above poster. I generally avoid PvP like the plague, but even I quite enjoy Wintergrasp. Even if I got no honour, shards or gold I probably would still go into WG in its current form. The freeform nature and ability to go in alone and avoid the lolboys, dickwads and egomaniancs is what makes it attractive to me.
4-06-2009 @ 8:41AM
To clarify, I think the concept of Wintergrasp is great. I love the vehicles, and the turrets and the siege-like aspects of it. I just think the implementation is terrible. I think it's great that people swarm into WG when it's happening - but if the hardware that Blizzard uses can't handle that kind of client load, and causes the whole thing to come to a laggy halt, it loses it's appeal. I think the technical end of it should have been the #1 priority, and Blizzard has seemed to just accept it as it stands - which is something they do a lot of.If WG had normal lag and they got rid of tenacity - then I think it would be a gem. Right now, it's a pile of poop.
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