03/17/2011 4:10 PMThe best I can think that you could do is create a specific world PvP zone where you don't allow flying mounts, give some objective to tug-o-war over, and so you can justify giving some semi-meaningful rewards and keep people interested you'd need to find some way to even up the sides (because world PvP is inherently going to be unfair). I think you do all that and you probably have the best working solution for bringing back world PvP.
Posted by Bashiok
Well, the problem with TB is you have PvEers that have to do stuff there, and a lot of the rewards (specifically the money, rep, and a lot of the items) have PvE uses. The TB battle itself awards...quests for money and a PvE raid.
It's a PvP area that has PvE stuff on it, so PvEers feel they need to go there. This was, I believe, the devs' intent (a PvP area to unlock daily quests.) Generally, "daily" quests are associated with PvE content, not PvP content. So this was EXACTLY what the devs intended, but apparently has failed (and a lot of people suggested it might for just this reason.)
What you'd need is a PvP area that gave PvP rewards and had no PvE connection at all. This would focus PvPers there against other PvPers (instead of giving them a venue in which to attack PvEers who were trying to do their PvE thing.)
Another thing that Bliz needs to do is try to balance the factions on the realms. For example, Mug'Thol, my realm, is probably 4-1 to 5-1 Horde-Alliance ratio. What this means is if you have an unlimited entry area, Horde will dominate. But limiting the number of players is sucky for the larger faction because you can't ever get in (I haven't yet once been in a TB battle.) It also biases it to the weaker side (the Alliance that que in are organized PvPers, the Horde that get in are a smattering of random people, often many unskilled in PvP, which means we lose it a LOT.)
So...if you want world PvP, gotta even the populations and then put something there for PvPers to fight over. And if you don't want COMPLAINTS, it has to be something that PvEers won't have any interest in.
I believe it's possible to do these things...but I don't think we're going to see it happen. The realm balance would be the hardest to achieve (as I say, Mug has such an IMbalance, a lot of the Alliance either left the realm or faction swapped over to Horde. And when I was leveling back in BC, it was actually like 1.5 to 1, so it wasn't always this way.)