Feb 19th 2008 2:32AM There is no way to break a IBGY turtle in sufficient numbers. None. The SPGY is too far away. Every attacker has but a *single* chance to assault. Keeping SHGY makes it more feasible, but with one critical deficiency: Horde can attack SHGY without defeating the siege at IBGY, because while Horde can jump down a slope behind IBGY, Alliance cannot scale the same slope. The same cannot be said for Alliance, since the Icewing choke point is a deathtrap, rendering retaking SHGY (to shut down Horde offense) impossible without breaking the Icewing siege.
The BG needs to be changed for just one reason: Having the Horde alone determine the outcome of the match simply by the number of IBGY defenders is ridiculous. Galv to RH does not work against this because while the Alliance controls no graveyards in the south, each death reduces their strength... geometrically.
Feb 19th 2008 1:24AM If they added this in, they would have some serious balancing to do. Its all about scaling. If Holy Priests scaled 25% faster, literally every other healer would be out of a job.
Remember how the mage tax caused mages to scale slightly worse (~10%) than other classes? Within several months, many top end guilds took one mage to raids.