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Freshening up the battleground with new ideas

This idea has been floating around ever since we all realized there were two new opposing reputations in the Burning Crusade-- an Aldor vs. Scryer battleground. It would definitely be a fresh change of pace to line up alongside the opposing faction and have a chance to face off against your own friends and guildies. Of course, there's lots of coding work that would have to be done (as well as a little lore work-- Aldor and Scryer aren't exactly in open war at this point), but it would be a cool addition to the current battleground options.

And the forum thread that mentions the idea is actually full of great BG ideas-- a Team Deathmatch BG, multi-team CTF, and even an escort battleground. There's already that kind of thing in AV (you can run the quests that summon an NPC for you to follow around more than escort), but it would be neat to have a BG where you had to get an actual player from one place to another. Or maybe they could do it with an NPC-- run it in the Caverns of Time, and have the player escort someone in the history of Warcraft. Like Durnholde, but with players instead of an instance.

The other neat tidbit from this thread is that Ommra winkingly mentions siege engines as something she'd (he'd?) like to see in the BGs. So whatever news comes out about what's new in the battlegrounds, it's a pretty good bet that siege engines are almost upon us.

Filed under: Patches, Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, News items, PvP

This week in hotfixes


We love Blizzard EU CM Ommra, because he's (or she!) is always the one to keep us up to date on the most recent hotfixes coming out of Blizzard. And there seem to be a few more than usual this week -- because of the patch, perhaps? (No matter how long they're on the PTRs, they're never bug-free!) But if you're wondering what's happened so far this week in the world of hotfixes, here's a list for you:
  • Linking a Poison Recipe or Hunter Pet Ability in a chat message will no longer cause a disconnect.
  • Seer Olum will no longer despawn as quickly after being rescued from Serpentshrine Cavern.
  • Coilfang Ambushers can no longer be charmed.
  • The Lurker Below will no longer emerge from the water before all adds are dead.
  • Gruul's hateful strike will now target the second highest on the threat list instead of the third highest.
  • The gem vendors in Thrallmar and Honor hold are now once again available.
  • Al'ar's Meteor ability will now do less damage and its damage will no longer be divided between multiple targets.
  • We're working on a hotfix for the problem where Krosh Firehand's Spell Shield is not cast immediately upon entering combat for a Mage to Spell Steal. This was not an intended change and we hope to have it fixed soon.
  • The hotfix for the Spell Shield has been deployed. The Spell Shield should be cast in a much more timely manner now.
I particularly like that first one!

Filed under: Patches, Bugs, News items

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