Welcome to Tol Barad!

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Welcome to Tol Barad!

Thank you for checking out my thread. Remember to check out the first post on page 1 too.

Do vote it up and request sticky. Thank you.
-bitbyte


http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2112513383
Edited by Bitbyte on 10/19/2011 8:03 AM PDT
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Common FAQs

QUEUE
The "queue" isn't a "first-come first-served queue" for both Tol Barad and Wintergrasp.

When the battle begins, players are selected at random from the pool of players who have joined the "queue". The reason is that this system does not force every player on the side with the larger queue to join at the 15 minute mark, and eventually requiring mods to assist in joining the queue in order to get in.


BALANCE
There is a minimum of 5 players each side, thereafter it's balanced 1-to-1, for both Tol Barad and Wintergrasp.

If your faction has less than 5 players in the battle, I recommend that you rally more people to join. If your faction has 5 players in the battle, it is likely that the opposing faction have less than 5 players. If your faction has more than 5 players in the battle, the opposing faction would have an equal number of players. During battles with so few players, you can use the /who command to determine the number of players in the battle from your faction.


RAID
The raid framework simply facilitates the organization of players into the grouping structure of the game, it is not used to determine the number of players in the battle. As such, joining the raid via /invite does not call a player into battle (or cause them to be the next to be called), neither does dropping from the raid causes a player to be removed from the battle. Players are free to drop and reform their own groups while the battle is ongoing; however I personally do not recommend it.

The game removes a player from battle when they /afk, leave the zone, or get afk flagged.


ITEMS / ABILITIES
Currently Tol Barad and Wintergrasp battles are flagged as Rated Battlegrounds, as such there are certain items and abilities that are not allowed to be used; namely consumables, engineering items and anything with a base cooldown of 15 minutes or more.

If able, everyone should pack bandages, and healers should pack Highland Spring Water. Buffs (Flasks, Elixirs, Food, etc) are not removed when zoning into the battle, so consume them before accepting the call to battle.


READY CHECK SPAM
Make the following macro with the spell you use the most and move it to your actionbar:
#showtooltip
/cast <spellname>
/run ConfirmReadyCheck(1);ReadyCheckFrame:Hide()

As you spam your spell during the normal course of battle, it'll return a ready response and remove the ready check frame.


ROLE CHECK SPAM
I recommend the mod AutoRole; an essential mod if you like to pug Battlegrounds, Tol Barad and raids.

AutoRole will automatically set your role based on your spec whenever you enter any raid or battleground, and anytime you change specs. During role checks, it will suppress the role check frame and automatically return your current role.

Setting your role is very helpful to other members of your team especially in a PvP environment. Depending on their experience and how they setup their raid frames, it can help them determine, from a variable group of combatants, the number of healers in the raid, their proximity, healing/peeling priorities, battle rez priorities, etc.


RECOMMENDED MODS
- http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/healers-have-to-die
- http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/saysapped
- http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/auto-role
Edited by Bitbyte on 11/23/2011 8:37 AM PST
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HONOR
Tol Barad currently provides the best honor per hour rate, win or lose. Depending on the time of day, one can also rack up anywhere from 5 to 200+ HKs (~1 to 2 honor/kill) per battle.

Attackers/Defenders
Win: +360 honor +3 tokens
Loss: +150 honor

Attackers
Towers damaged: +18 honor
Towers destroyed: +36 honor +5 mins time extension

Winner bonus
Towers standing: +60 honor each

Stacks with Honorable Mentioned guild perk (+5%, +10%)
and Guild Battle Standards (+5%, +10%, +15%).


TANKS, TOWERS AND TIME
Tanks (Abandoned Siege Engines)
- 1mil HP
- Takes 1 HK to pilot them
- Despawns in 30secs if it's not occupied or actively destroying a Tower
- Respawns 30secs after it despawns if all Towers are not destroyed

Tank Strats
- Moving tanks early
- 3-2-1 deployment
- 2-2-2 deployment

Towers (Spires)
- Each battle begins with 15 mins on the clock
- Each Tower destroyed extends the battle by 5 mins

Time to destroy an Undamaged Tower
1 tank = 10mins
2 tanks = 5mins
3 tanks = 3mins 20sec
4 tanks = 2mins 30sec
5 tanks = 2mins
6 tanks = 1min 40sec

Time to destroy a Damaged Tower
1 tank = 5mins
2 tanks = 2mins 30sec
3 tanks = 1min 40sec
4 tanks = 1min 15sec
5 tanks = 1min
6 tanks = 50sec


"Corpse camping, graveyard camping, or instance zoneline camping are considered acceptable PVP tactics." -- http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?articleId=20182
Edited by Bitbyte on 10/19/2011 8:59 AM PDT
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PATCH 5.1 CHANGES
- WG/TB listings moved to the top of the Honor panel

Attackers/Defenders
Win: +270 honor +3 tokens
Loss: +135 honor

Attackers
Towers damaged: +15 honor
Towers destroyed: +32 honor +5 mins time extension

TANKS, TOWERS AND TIME
Tanks (Abandoned Siege Engines)
- 5mil HP
Edited by Bitbyte on 11/29/2012 4:32 PM PST
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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
27SEP-1000st to 04OCT-0959st

64 battles

71.88% Horde controlled
28.13% Alliance controlled

29.79% Alliance wins Attack
23.53% Alliance wins Defense

76.47% Horde wins Attack
70.21% Horde wins Defense


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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
04OCT-1000st to 11OCT-0959st

68 battles

85.29% Horde controlled
14.71% Alliance controlled

15.79% Alliance wins Attack
9.09% Alliance wins Defense

90.91% Horde wins Attack
84.21% Horde wins Defense


http://us.battle.net/wow/en/search?q=tol%20barad&f=post&sort=time
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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
11OCT-1000st to 18OCT-0959st

67 battles

85.07% Horde controlled
14.93% Alliance controlled

15.79% Alliance wins Attack
10.00% Alliance wins Defense

90.00% Horde wins Attack
84.21% Horde wins Defense


http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2112513383?page=6#101
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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
18OCT-1000st to 25OCT-0959st

67 battles

79.10% Horde controlled
20.90% Alliance controlled

22.22% Alliance wins Attack
15.38% Alliance wins Defense

84.62% Horde wins Attack
77.78% Horde wins Defense


Charity Auction to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Icecrown Realm - North America - retired server blade for Warcraft
Closed for a total of $1,463.88; thanks to everyone who bidded
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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
25OCT-1000st to 01NOV-0959st

66 battles

83.33% Horde controlled
16.67% Alliance controlled

18.18% Alliance wins Attack
9.09% Alliance wins Defense

90.91% Horde wins Attack
81.82% Horde wins Defense


Patch 4.3 >> Tol Barad Veteran now requires players to win 25 battles in Tol Barad, down from 100.
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waves@Bit

I had my first TB here last night, and got to go up against you and your horde was fun even if our team didnt stop your healers. But we are going to work on that, and hopefully alliance will learn the meaning of cc/silence/interrupt at the appropriate times.
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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
01NOV-1000st to 08NOV-0859st

65 battles

76.92% Horde controlled
23.08% Alliance controlled

27.45% Alliance wins Attack
7.14% Alliance wins Defense

92.86% Horde wins Attack
72.55% Horde wins Defense


If you enjoyed AV 1.0, join the campaign
>> http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3559105968
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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
08NOV-0900st to 15NOV-0859st

67 battles

68.66% Horde controlled
31.34% Alliance controlled

28.89% Alliance wins Attack
36.36% Alliance wins Defense

63.64% Horde wins Attack
71.11% Horde wins Defense


29NOV: PVP Season 10 ends
06DEC: PVP Season 11 begins
>> http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3566006978
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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
15NOV-0900st to 22NOV-0859st

67 battles

76.12% Horde controlled
23.88% Alliance controlled

21.57% Alliance wins Attack
31.25% Alliance wins Defense

68.75% Horde wins Attack
78.43% Horde wins Defense


Thank you everyone for your support and Happy Thanksgiving!
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85 Goblin Death Knight
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keep up the nice work bit~!
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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
22NOV-0900st to 29NOV-0859st

65 battles

81.54% Horde controlled
18.46% Alliance controlled

20.75% Alliance wins Attack
8.33% Alliance wins Defense

91.67% Horde wins Attack
79.25% Horde wins Defense


4.3 undocumented change >> Tol Barad and Wintergrasp no longer have Rated Battleground restrictions
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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
29NOV-0900st to 06DEC-0859st

65 battles

86.15% Horde controlled
13.85% Alliance controlled

15.79% Alliance wins Attack
0.00% Alliance wins Defense

100.00% Horde wins Attack
84.21% Horde wins Defense


http://www.wowpedia.org/Alizabal
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85 Orc Warrior
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Tol Barad is definitely my favorite place to have fun. It's nice to see the same faces battle after battle (friend or foe). We've got a great community of players that work together and listen to accomplish a greater goal. There's nothing quite like wading in to battle head first amidst all the chaos and confusion and emerging victorious.

Great work to all (Alliance and Horde) who make Tol Barad so enjoyable!

You can find me at WV for those who've got my back or are just looking for my head! :)

Blood and Thunder!!
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90 Tauren Druid
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Tol Barad Report
Icecrown
06DEC-0900st to 13DEC-0859st

64 battles

79.69% Horde controlled
20.31% Alliance controlled

24.00% Alliance wins Attack
7.14% Alliance wins Defense

92.86% Horde wins Attack
76.00% Horde wins Defense


The Angel of Tol Barad
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3710771961
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