Author Topic: Tol Barad Reward Changes  (Read 3898 times)

Thanamira

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Re: Tol Barad Reward Changes
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 03:58:17 PM »
So, it was all a move to get xmas-vacation PvP going?  ;)
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Re: Tol Barad Reward Changes
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2011, 10:02:11 AM »
http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/150359/tol-barad-balance

This post explains that Blizzard wanted Tol Barad to be biased toward the defenders, albeit not quite so much.

I follow their logic but I'm not sure I find it compelling.  If the world PvP zone favors the defenders by very much, then it tends to lock the weaker side out of the associated PvE content for long periods of time, when the two sides aren't balanced well (in terms of average PvP skill and gear rather than numbers, since the zone forces even-sized battles).  We saw that on ER prior to the honor reward increase, although it doesn't seem to be quite as bad now.

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Re: Tol Barad Reward Changes
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2011, 10:09:28 AM »
Its better now, but ER's top PvPers are primarily Horde. For instance my whole Arena team (3's & 5's) from 2 seasons ago has gone Horde as well as some old familiar faces from Vanilla PvP. So its hard for Alliance to compete when we lose top players to faction swaps.
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Re: Tol Barad Reward Changes
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2011, 10:15:22 AM »
What a strange argument.  It's like the devs said, "first, we assume that all PvPers are frictionless spheres".  My unsubstantiated impression was that most servers are like ER: most of the PvPers are on one faction, so skill imbalance is always a factor.
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Re: Tol Barad Reward Changes
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2011, 10:22:49 AM »
It's like the devs said, "first, we assume that all PvPers are spherical cows".

Fix't.
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Re: Tol Barad Reward Changes
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2011, 11:10:29 AM »
It's like the devs said, "first, we assume that all PvPers are spherical cows".

Fix't.

Yeah, I originally wrote "frictionless, spherical cows", but I wasn't sure how many people would get the joke.

Then again, Google, I bet.
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Re: Tol Barad Reward Changes
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2011, 11:52:06 AM »
I thought it was spherical chickens  ???