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5-17-2009 @ 12:13PM
I don't understand why they don't just instance wintergrasp then? We already take ports from Dalaran when the fight begins, when we fly over it we enter a no fly zone and have the opportunity to A) Turn around or B) Fly into the zone as we intended anyway. Can't they just put a giant instance around the zone, but have it act the same as the no fly zone? If you stay there for 8 seconds (or whatever it is) you get ported, if you turn around you go on your merry way. I'm not sure how this would effect flight paths, but the concept seemed to work for the Death Knight starting zone although I guess that is a little different. Most PC's these days would easily be able to swap from Northrend to the instance if the terrain is all pre-loaded which it probably would be because we can see it?Anyway I am no computer buff but it just seems like a logical step. That way everyone can play Wintergrasp but it can be handled by instance servers or something.....
5-17-2009 @ 12:18PM
It seems to me also that instancing Wintergrasp is the only solution, but it also leads to more problems. What happens when the maximum number of players is reached? Do the rest get shut out of Wintergrasp entirely? Say there are two instances, what happens if Horde wins one and Alliance wins the other?There's no simple answer for this. I guess Blizzard is taking the right steps for now, until they can come up with a better plan.
5-17-2009 @ 12:20PM
While I totally agree with you, most of us are aware of having to "dance" in and out of an instance portal before we can get one to pop during peak hours. Not sure the instance servers are up to the load they have on it now. Like an oversized star, wow is starting to collapse under it's own weight. I hope they can keep up.
5-17-2009 @ 1:22PM
How about 3 instances, the side that wins/defends 2+ instances wins WG and has access to VoA and all that. It would change the 150 vs 150 WGs to 50 vs 50. Still pretty big overall and less lag.
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