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12-27-2010 @ 10:29PM
its already incredibly easy for someone to win Tol Barad, and they up the reward for it?For shame Blizz, for Shame.Just get around to fixing it already.
12-27-2010 @ 10:35PM
From what I've heard, it's extremely easy to win if you're DEFENDING. I guess they're trying to reward a more focused offense or some such...Unless I'm missing something, of course; I've not been to Tol Barad yet, myself, if only because I've heard the problems with taking it from defenders.
If you actually read it...it increases the reward for winning as an attacker. Not as a defender.
12-27-2010 @ 10:56PM
Which is nice and all, but uh, how about fixing the actual design rather than giving me incentives?I WANT to win Blizz, honest, I just can't, I'm really not playing dead.Honest.
12-28-2010 @ 1:06AM
actually it's an incentive for taking turns, i f you have ityou want the other side to get it so you can get the 1800 points again,
12-28-2010 @ 1:21AM
These are hotfixes, guys, not patches. These are small, little adjustments that are often easy as flipping a "switch" or tweaking a couple numbers. There are so many major problems with Tol Barad that it got its own wow.com article, I think that's beyond the realm of a hotfix. If anything, this fix shows that Blizz is at least aware of the balancing issues, and I bet we'll see some major changes in the next patch, probably along with the new class balances we're seeing GC talk about.It took them about a year and a half to get WG tuned and balanced, let's all just be a little patient, yeah?
12-28-2010 @ 1:26AM
In fact:Zarhym in regards to the TB honor change:- "The odds are already stacked against the attacking force. In fact, they're stacked in favor of the defense more so than we would like at this point. **We're looking to address this in an upcoming patch** so that defending Tol Barad doesn't feel like there's virtually no fear of loss."
12-28-2010 @ 10:26AM
This is obviously for two reasons:1) So that attackers don't just leave when they see they're attacking, they now have a major incentive to work together to win.2) So that defenders do a poorer job defending, so they can then get the 10x bonus at winning on attack.It's just going to make the Defenders throw it all the time and let the Attackers win. So it will most likely bounce back and forth like a ping-pong ball until it can be properly fixed. Good news. More people will be doing Tol Barad now, because a 10x bonus in Honor Points is well worth queuing when Attacking (as it's a good chance you'll win easily/quickly, as the opposing factions just tanks it).
12-28-2010 @ 10:31PM
@robwhich i say is fine for now since that way at least people get to get some dailies done on both sides until the patch can make the real changes happen
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