Nov 12th 2008 7:43PM Wait, wait, wait... am I missing something here? Unless theres some screen caps missing this is the story as per the caps in the post:
"Arthas Menethil was born..." blah blah blah, kings, queens, birds, beez, much overjoying, etc.
"FIVE years later" he joins Proudmore about some plague stuff... he buhh-WHUH? Am I reading this right? Was he out fighting the scourge at age five?
Oct 31st 2008 12:46PM not a tournament, a competition. The rest of WoW is a game that can be managed solo, without a ton of help and at a leisurely pace. BG's are highly competitive, fast paced and offer PVP rewards that are typically well above what you can get from standard, non-instanced PVE play. Theyre completely optional and require a certain amount of time dedication in order to earn the rewards they provide. For players that want to go the Uber or twink route they are the end-all of WoW competition. (Arenas, BTW, are a different animal, I know.)
Oct 30th 2008 7:50PM I might be reading this wrong but if you were kept out of the BG queues just for being new to the BG's then shouldn't you expect that eventually there wouldn't be anyone in the BG's at all because, well, everyone is new to everything at one point?
Or do you mean you want TWO separate BG's where one is for the skilled and another for the unskilled like practice arenas? That'd actually be pretty cool.
Oct 30th 2008 7:41PM I agree, the LM is the more defendable of the two and, if I were to say any one specific node on the map was the most important I would say it was LM. (lol @ my calling it LY earlier- lumber mill/lumber yard.... whatever.)
Mines has similar attributes for holding it but is less forgiving as far as defender numbers are concerned. BS is a waste of time to try and hold so I suggest to just keep it contested as a "magnetic" hot-spot which is designed to pull the attention off of Stabs.
Hold LM/mines, contest BS, hold stabs = win. My .02.
Oct 30th 2008 7:13PM The only times- and I mean ONLY times- I have won AB is by ignoring the BS altogether. Yeah, it has a centralized location but it can be attacked (and often is) from every direct at once.
Sun Tzu, people! Get the defendable ground- mines and lumber yard. The best strategy to defend a place is to defend a place thats defendable. Mines and LY have limited approach choices- straight in from an easily viewed bottleneck- the greatest military advantage ever hoped for.
The differences between Mines and LY are merely one is raised terrain while the other is depressed. The mines are closer to the Alli side time-wise and are on a raised plateau with a bottlenecked valley on both sides as an entry-point. Ive seen three hunters defend that area effectively against a larger force. Mines is the same thing Then all you need is to send a force to defend one more node with some roving harassers and you've won.
That method works almost every time when the structure is adhered to. 3 on LY, 3 (or 4) on mines while 4 (or 3) to keep the pressure on BS which draws the attention off the 3 at stables and allows for 2 to be dead or roving at any given time.
BTW, Im with Eufimische on this point: The rest of WoW is a game- the BG's changed from that role when they made it a competition.
Oct 29th 2008 6:09PM Y'know, looking at the picture for this post raised a question that may not be lore or beta related at all: Why is it that the arch-badguys are always home when you go to attack them? Seems like these guys shouldn't spend too much time hanging out about the homestead what with the reputations they have and all. It seems they should be spending an inordinate amount of time away from the missus cavorting with evil and causing all sorts of ruckus.
Mind you, it would make for a dull game if 80% of the time you went on a raid the boss was out in a meeting somewheres but it would make for a more believable experience- not that gnomes and elves and taurens aren't believable enough to begin with.
On further thought, scratch all that, its a dumb idea.
Oct 29th 2008 5:56PM "necropolussies".
I think the last thing anyone wants to to is dig up a word and then throw it at the trolling griefers that make up the WoW community of-late expecting to have intelligent dialogue about it.
I agree- slow news day indeed.
Oct 29th 2008 2:32PM Why do liberals always resort to name calling? Whats up with that? You know it makes your argument immediately juvenile, dont you? I mean I can see where you intend to go with your post but only after I sift through the childish name calling.
Had you said: "Fox is unfortunately blurring the lines between true reporting and blatant entertainment thus lowering their credibility as a news outlet and eliminating any trust I could have in them" I could understand your stance.
Truth is, I like a little change of pace in my news since the election isnt the only thing happening in the world- my world too, you see. and WoW is something that happens in my world. It was neat to see someone mention it without the "... causing their children to be taken away..." angle for once. (Which was, by the way, a story that broke on CNN, but who's counting?)