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3-31-2011 @ 2:13PM
isn't tol barad a lvl 85 bg? why are you covering it on wow rookie? lvl 85 content is not rookie content. if you've made it to lvl 85...no longer a rookie. right? cover rookie content. not end lvl content in this column please.
3-31-2011 @ 2:22PM
"WoW Rookie is about more than just being new to the game; it's about checking out new classes, new playstyles, and new zones."As Tol Barad is a new PVP zone...it qualifies. Lighten up a bit.
Maybe there are people who are rookies to TB.
3-31-2011 @ 2:26PM
...because not telling them wouldn't help at all.Would you prefer complete newbies flailing around without knowing what's going on? Or would you rather have them know at least a little about what's going on, so they aren't a liability?I know which one I would choose.
3-31-2011 @ 2:25PM
Because reaching the level cap does not instantly endow you with working knowledge of every aspect of endgame content? Plus, I've seen enough people botching up Tol Barad to know that an outline of objectives and tactics is sorely needed.
@Deeeee You aren't automatically a veteran WoWer just because you hit level cap. For many people, level cap is where the game really begins, leveling was just practice for it. When you consider how fast you can get a toon to 85 without any heirlooms or anything and the fact that you don't need but a very rudimentary idea of how 1 spec of a 1 class works (yes, you can level to the cap without ever even trying out but 1 spec)... well, you get the idea.It's the new players who need to learn this stuff, really. The old ones may need some work on their attitudes, really, but that's a different topic.
3-31-2011 @ 2:28PM
It may be in WoW Rookie because no one can experience it at all until level 85 - it's an instance, so you can't even fly over it or ghost run it like you could with Wintergrasp. Unlike most other battlegrounds, it's on a timer like Wintergrasp, so you have to be available to play on the battleground's schedule. Also, there's a gate on how many players per faction can queue for it - this prevents faction imbalance. No more 80 vs 15 battles. So, if the other faction is not queueing for it in significant numbers, you may not be able to get in at all.2 of my mains have been 85 since December, and I have yet to enter the battleground - mainly because of the timed aspect, but also because of significant faction imbalance on my server.
3-31-2011 @ 2:38PM
Because as BG's go, Tol barad is the new hottness to people and it's different enough to warrant a rookie post for those freshly 85. Only a guess of course.
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