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Good for honor, but never did get too into AV.
Gruull, on October 11, 2009 12:34:22 Reply
The battleground that actually most feels like a battle is taking place, so good isle of conquest tried to copy it (but failed)
Furer, on October 23, 2009 04:30:38 Reply
My favorite and most played BG back before Wrath. I don't really pvp much outside of Wintergrasp now, if at all.
Angusailde, on October 23, 2009 04:46:08 Reply
My favorite BG... well used to be. In my battle group AV is currently a drag race with little confrontation. They need to buff those adds standing next to the Generals and make capping towers a must. Tanks are cutting through the bosses and adds like they are cheesecake.
Massdesign, on October 23, 2009 05:00:03 Reply
My favorite BG. But my vote is for the old school version of AV, not the foot race it's become now.
RuzGofDI, on October 23, 2009 05:05:35 Reply
Darakius, on October 9, 2010 05:44:07 Reply
I am with agreement with Massdesign
I used to run AV nightly for hours on end and it was a blast. As Furer stated it really does actually feel like a battle and while capture the flag is fun it doesn't have the same large scale strategic feel that old AV did before it was turned into a zerg match. Low level AV still has some spirit but I almost wish back for the days of NPC's every 20 yards and doing all the mid-game quests.
Linghun, on October 23, 2009 05:16:49 Reply
Need airplanes and artillery imho
Kavoo, on October 23, 2009 07:08:00 Reply
We actually used to have airplanes and artillery...
But it's now bypassed/unneeded, just like Lok etc unfortunately
Cixi, on October 23, 2009 07:43:55 Reply
for the longest time this was my favorite BG. the various nerfs over the years though have made this more of a headlong zerg instead of the massive battle it once was. i fondly remember groups stockpiling blood or other player loot to summon the various available NPC's to join the fray. those were good times.
Gunstrak, on October 23, 2009 07:12:35 Reply
It really would be amazing if some of the epic feel could be brought back into AV.

Summoning Lok and having it turn the tide of battle, massive fights at chokepoints, desparate fights to defend/capture a tower...

Now most people complain about 'turtling' if an AV takes more than 15 minutes to complete. : (

One of my favorite moments in WoW was an AV where we were down 50 resources to 200. We banded together and won through 20 minutes of pure slaughter : )
Sei, on October 23, 2009 07:19:35 Reply
I admit, I never really played AV until recently. I know that, in order to win it, you're really supposed to down the opposite faction leader... But I've found that I do enjoy the times when it's just us and them, holding the line, the occasional brave (foolish) soul trying to cross into the other side and getting cut down in the massive incoming damage from the casters in the back and the melee in the front who are all angry about the encroaching opponent.

It's a great feeling to watch your enemies falling back as you push harder and harder into the fray.
Hyperious, on October 23, 2009 08:40:19 Reply
Seems like the Alliance has an overwhelming presence in AV at all times... At least in my realm :\ It's pretty much killed my ability to enjoy this bg, can't give it a good rating :(
Docjrobert, on October 23, 2009 08:59:56 Reply
I hate the reinforcements that was added. People dont even bother setting up the aerial strike, and most people dont even know HOW to release the elemental anymore
Flamdo, on October 23, 2009 09:29:10 Reply
The old AV was felt alot more 'alive' than it does now, with all captain NPC's and quests, it felt more like an actual battle than it does now...but it still deserves a red
Bubamoose, on October 23, 2009 11:07:37 Reply
Old AV had its share of problems, which were annoying. But it was also hands down amazing when a game went well. Now it's just alright.
Jumboface, on October 23, 2009 11:11:44 Reply
so epic i can not describe the epicness i had when i finaly, for the first time in my life, twinked out at level 60...i even re-did that one last time before the level 59 AV changes, leveling from 51-61 in this battleground is the most epic bg experience the world has ever known...if only we could rewind time and redo this amazing place....

also losing is a bitch, and happens hell of a lot, so im goig to go ahead and say that, this place is either truly amazing, or the worst place in the game, depending on who you are of course
Mistical, on October 23, 2009 12:13:40 Reply
Personally, I liked AV much more back in the old days, when the battles would go for days at an end... It really felt grand and epic. After the changes to the battleground, it turned into total zergfest with two sides often completely ignoring each others' presence in a mad rush to the finish.

I still participate from time to time, but it lost most of its appeal.
Imago, on October 23, 2009 12:22:31 Reply
Went from an epic massive pvp battle, to the annoying pve footrace it's become.
Astamon, on October 23, 2009 04:18:12 Reply
I didn't play back in pre-BC where AV so for me all I know is the stupid race that it is now. It is so frustrating to watch youre entire team rush to Bal ignoring defense and bunkers for a small amount of hono and costing us games over and over. That said there is the few times you get a good team, force the Alliance into a turtle and slowly steamroll your way through, racking up massive numbers of HKs do make up for it. I just wish AV was fun consitently not only sometimes.

A side note though, I do absolutely love the fact that it takes 8 seconds to cap a flag and that psychic scream lasts exactly 8 seconds.
Moroan, on October 23, 2009 07:36:46 (edited once) Reply

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