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2-03-2012 @ 5:28PM
"The queues aren't so long that all lore ought to be tossed to the wind. I don't understand why you think this is a valid argument."I'm not tossing all lore to the wind, only allowing same-faction queues for sake of expedience and variety. Looking at my post, I'm think you might have mistaken that I want to change the battleground itself.The battlegrounds would otherwise remain the same, aesthetically and lore-wise. I am not arguing for a redesign of the BGs, only that we don't need more factions for BGs, and if anything we could use same-faction queues for the reasons I mentioned.Alterac Valley would have to be an exception, due to the questgivers and associated factions.-----------------------------------------------------"Cataclysm's Battlegrounds have featured nothing but lore. Battle for Gilneas? Twin Peaks? Those play on the two biggest faction conflicts in the entire expansion. Have you never played Twin Peaks or quested in Twilight Highlands? Honest question."The original Battle for Gilneas - the fight for the city - was scrapped in favor of a mini-Arathi Basin. It's a scenario BG and there is little lore to the BG itself, if any. There are no quests, there is no faction reputation, there is no story behind the BG-specifically as there was with the vanilla BGs.Twin Peaks is a CTF map. It has no story of its own, no quest givers, not plot development, no NPCs. It is aesthetically representative of Twilight Highlands - designed in the flavor of the Wildhammer - but otherwise serves no role in progressing the story in any way.Vanilla BGs had actual plot and supporting quests in their respective zones. They had entrances. They had associated factions. All BGs since have been designed to reflect the themes of their respective expansions, but otherwise do not contribute to the progression of the World of Warcraft story, to my knowledge. This is not a bad thing for the BGs, and the PvE game still has tons of great lore (Twilight Highlands was probably my favorite zone of the expansion, btw). BGs favor mechanics over the integration of lore, and that's fine.-----------------------------------------------------As an aside, I wanted to mention that YOUR queues are fine. Your single-person (okay, I'm assuming!), random, regular BG queues. For players queuing with friends in a party on the opposite faction, in other Battlegroups, for specific Battlegrounds, and depending on the time of day, the queue times can vary wildly.
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