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Alterac Valley Changes

Post by Fenryr » 06 Jan 2008, 15:57

Big blue post about AV. Looks like I wasn't paranoid in saying that it was no coincidence that alliance stop Qing for AV and it's suddenly the Daily BG 5 days in a row =P
Blizzard have noticed.

Drysc wrote:In any case it's something we've been looking to do for a little while now, and since it's a hotfixable change (not everything is), we hotfixed it.

We do have some fairly substantial Alterac Valley changes coming in a future patch that we hope will address some of the balance and play issues.</annoyinglybutnecessarilyvague>

We want to fix the main issue.

The main issue is not that people AFK, it's why they AFK.
The main issue is not that some no longer queue, it's why they no longer queue.

Asking to make the AFK or queuing system more robust (read: punishing) is really just band-aiding a band-aid and on and on. It will never stop, and we'll only reach a point of total agreement when no one is allowed to play.

We're attempting to put in good, balanced, fun changes that fix these issues at their root.

I'm being a bit hypocritical because the hotfix today did none of this, but it's certainly a positive change in the interim.


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Post by Demandread » 06 Jan 2008, 17:49

so its now going to be fun to afk farm?
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Post by simonsmp » 06 Jan 2008, 17:53

People are still going to afk, dont see what they could possibly do to get it to 0 afk. Unless they get rid of bonus honour, which would be unfair... unless you had to walk through something... like a barrier... portal... mmm
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Post by Selphie » 06 Jan 2008, 18:03

simonsmp wrote:People are still going to afk, dont see what they could possibly do to get it to 0 afk. Unless they get rid of bonus honour, which would be unfair... unless you had to walk through something... like a barrier... portal... mmm
in which case the bots will just be programmed to do that anyway? lol
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Post by Riedacher » 06 Jan 2008, 20:37

imo to get honor you need to kill things
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Post by Fenryr » 06 Jan 2008, 20:47

Well, they have already improved the afk reporting in the restarts last night -

Bornakk wrote:To help improve the quality of play in Battlegrounds we have applied a Hotfix that significantly reduces the number of AFK reports needed to mark a player as inactive and prevent them from gaining Battleground Marks and Honor Points.

For information on how to do complete an AFK report, please see the “AFK Reporting” section here: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/pvp/batt ... /info.html

Also, our In-Game Support Department is regularly checking for inactive players and they will be issuing disciplinary measures for those found violating our policies.
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Post by Xga » 06 Jan 2008, 20:53

Riedacher wrote:imo to get honor you need to kill things

then nobody would ever want to defend anything
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Post by Riedacher » 06 Jan 2008, 21:19

xga wrote:
Riedacher wrote:imo to get honor you need to kill things

then nobody would ever want to defend anything


well, buff guards so small attacks are useless, and if a lot attack, it's worth defending because you get kills
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Post by dakiean » 07 Jan 2008, 01:23

sounds like too much work for blizzard tbh..

they still havent fixed xmute spec ffs
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Post by Fenryr » 07 Jan 2008, 01:56

Riedacher wrote:well, buff guards so small attacks are useless, and if a lot attack, it's worth defending because you get kills


WAR fortresses anyone? =P
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Post by dakiean » 07 Jan 2008, 11:59

^ WOTLK?
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Post by Fenryr » 07 Jan 2008, 12:14

dakiean wrote:^ WOTLK?


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Post by wazari » 07 Jan 2008, 16:59

instead of just stopping AFK players from receiving honour, just kick tehm from the fucking BG

get in 40 ppl that actually want to participate rather than 25 + 15 who arent getting honour....
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Post by Malkeir » 08 Jan 2008, 15:38

What about all my free honour while im at work... *cry u cant take it away, u just cant................ jks :P
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