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12-17-2010 @ 9:36PM
Tol Barad was a very late addition to the Beta and there wasn't much incentive to run it since they were giving everyone premades with awesome free gear. Most people probably ran it one or two times and didn't even really care who won. Plus, a lot of people were only really interested in testing leveling content, dungeons and raids and the people who actually cared about PvP were more concerned with class balance since it was very rough for most of the Beta and the new Battlegrounds. They did a few "PvP against the devs" events to try to drum up people to test it, but it really seemed mostly like they were interested in debugging the place to get it functional rather than polished, and their secondary goal seemed like figuring out some stuff about class balance. Getting the BG itself polished seemed pretty low on the list of priorities.Even still, a lot of these issues were discovered and pointed out by players on the forums and elsewhere. The general sense I got from the Blues was that they were on top of it and everything was going to be fine. As a Beta tester, I wasn't too concerned about the issues because it was a Beta. A lot of stuff in Beta was unpolished but ended up getting improved by launch. I kind of assumed this would happen for Tol Barad and it's more than a little disappointing that it hasn't happened yet.
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