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3-08-2011 @ 8:22AM
I was very disappointed as I have always casually played battlegrounds and saw them as a method of getting some recognition for doing well. I know it is not really straightforward to work out who has done well in a battleground, but it should be possible to hash together killing blows/damage/heals/objectives into some kind of score and award people conquest points and rating accordingly, say for the top 25% of participants.Maybe that could sit alongside the fully arranged rated BGs, and the proper ones would award significantly more rating and points, but us casual BG players would still get a few conquest here and there.I am GM of a good raiding guild, that rarely does PvP and we would really struggle to find 10 people on a non-raiding night. A few of us do arena and are passionate about PvP and it is frustrating to be locked out of the content in this way.
3-08-2011 @ 8:34AM
My sentiments precisely.
3-08-2011 @ 8:37AM
Indeed. I was disappointed that rated wasn't for everyone.
3-14-2011 @ 9:56AM
Exactly. I'm a lone wolf. I don't go around with 9 other people to do PvP, even though I play the game pretty much purely for the PvP aspect of the game. In this expansion nothing has changed for me - I simply don't play rated battlegrounds. I was hoping for a solo queue for rated. As it turned out, it's just another arena thing for elite guilds.
3-08-2011 @ 9:59AM
Rated BGs were never intended to be for everyone. A lot of the proposals I see for "improving" rated BGs involve nothing more than turning them into normal BGs + better rewards. For example, fionaholder's idea involves taking scores - scores that largely already existed in BGs - and then reward more. Slap on the "Rated" prefix and we're good to go.Dragoniel, I honestly cannot tell if you're being sarcastic or serious. The idea of a lone wolf being rewarded for ignoring teamwork is just...too ridiculous.
3-08-2011 @ 7:37PM
@loop_not_definedIt's not about ignoring teamwork at all. In PvP I'm pretty much a lone wolf as well. I haven't really found a lot of people I like to PvP with. Hell, I can barely get a decent arena team together, but I can assure you that when I do play with others everything I do is to advance the team. I'm not in the business of wasting others time, and I wouldn't queue up for a rated BG simply just to run around and gank aimlessly.So it's not about not being a team player...it's about having a hard time finding a team to play on in the first place.
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