A Brief History of Alterac Valley

90 Night Elf Druid
8305
AV weekend tomorrow. <3 I have been waiting forever.
60 Gnome Warlock
860
Please, if your going to Blizzcon, ask any and all questions about an AV revamp or remake to the glory days. In particular...if you can ask a dev question, make sure it is TOM CHILTON. He is the primary PvP dev for WoW, and probably the one responsible for ruining AV that so many of us loved.
85 Worgen Warrior
2580
I miss AV.
90 Orc Hunter
9465
AV weekend tomorrow. <3 I have been waiting forever.


Im loving it and dreading it.

I love AV, but people these days are too busy 'working' the game to actually have fun.
85 Worgen Warrior
2580
Woot AV and more bumps.
90 Draenei Shaman
8305
AV weekend tomorrow. <3 I have been waiting forever.


Im loving it and dreading it.

I love AV, but people these days are too busy 'working' the game to actually have fun.


It's been nothing but fun for me so far. We even summoned Ivus yesterday in a turtle game. But we were winning, 200-10 reinforcements left when he was summoned, so he didn't make too much a difference. Still pretty awesome, though.
85 Human Paladin
11300
Love the post and hope a blue if not a dev takes it into consideration. It would be nice for AV to feel like AV again instead of some derp race for tower destruction and to tear down some pointless npc. Anyways, liked all the OP posts and sticky requested.
86 Tauren Priest
7730
Okay, now what
85 Worgen Warrior
2580
Bumps and more bumps!
I had a match today that worked out well.

However, I am noticing a lot of things in the game are almost impossible to activate.

Cavalry, Ice Lord, Air Forces, etc.

We either need faster access to these, or some improvement to them at least.

An example:

You rescue the Wing Commander. After escorting this NPC back, you may go on a bombing run on the back of a windrider/gryphon for as many amounts of flesh you have. This bombing run travels up through the valley, but beware, you can be shot out of the sky by turrets (found at each bunker) and enemy pilots (NPCs and players).
85 Worgen Warrior
2580
I just did a match in AV and for the first time for me on Alliance we did not zerg!
93 Tauren Warrior
15705
I agree!

Make AV epic again!
85 Worgen Warrior
2580
AV is the best bg and bump!
85 Tauren Druid
3985
Didnt read the entire thread, but will post what I miss most about Classic AV:

- Back in those days the BGs were server only, mainly due to there not being as many servers online, so each server was more populated (mine was atleast). Having said that, it was way easier to get in the same game with guildies or friends. I miss the team work of old AV.

- Ninja'ing flags: Nothing better than myself (resto druid) and a few rogues going and killing a tower marshal and capping the flag then holding it. That siren would go off and then EVERYONE in the game would zerg that tower and the fights were amazing.

- This was kinda cheap, but the summon-to-the-back-of-the-map was fun just because the reaction it caused to the opposing team lol.

- 4 Mages + 3 healers + Other team turtling = HAHAHAHAHA OWNED!!! That was back when AoE was actually good hehe.

- Once you capped a tower, the NPCs stopped spawning, which made capping towers A MUST back in those days. Killing Galv/Bal was a must back then as well.

- The epic games. We had a game last almost a week on Mannoroth.... well it was several days. Lets just say almost a 'work week'. Id log off that night and back on the next day and be in the same game!!!

All in all, I miss it. However I'd warn that with the cross server queues I dont think it will EVER be as epic as it was. Back then you knew everyone on both sides in the game, or most of em. I think that added a little to the magic.
85 Blood Elf Warrior
2190
I applaud this post at support it 100%, I miss the old school 1 day+ AV's when you saw a band of Wolf Riders and ran for your life, or a huge elemental and screamed bloody murder. I saddens me that most people now see AV as just a "lets get this over with" BG for quick honor win or lose.
85 Orc Hunter
6860
As a 100 victory veteran, I sadly only once saw the icelord fight in the field of strife. Blizz you should feel ashamed for what you have made AV into today. I 100% support this post and would sign up for an AV only bg que.
90 Blood Elf Rogue
8550
Beautiful post, keep it up, and bring AV back.
85 Worgen Warrior
2580
Ho ho ho marry bumps.

[See what i did there?]
90 Blood Elf Paladin
19665
Battlemaster is a very hard title to get. I understand this thats why ive been working so hard to get it, however im finding the AV master achivment damn close to impossible to get due to the fact everyone always just rushzerg for a quick loss or win.. no one ever defends getting 50 tower defence is doable but very hard due to the fact that most of the time im the only one trying to go for them i am the only one 33/50 times i have been lucky and defended a tower when only 1 alli was defenfing the cap i am patient and will get that achiv soon enough but getting the perfect win? capping all alliance powers while not letting alliance cap i single one of our towers or kill galv? at max level i dont see myself getting this achiv any time soon or ever if people just keep on zergrushing.. thats why i wont the old av back.. or just take drek and van out of AV all together so people MUST def towers and generals to win.. overall its a really lame bg :(
Edited by Righteousqt on 10/25/2011 5:24 PM PDT
85 Worgen Warrior
2580
10/25/2011 05:19 PMPosted by Righteousqt
Battlemaster is a very hard title to get. I understand this thats why ive been working so hard to get it, however im finding the AV master achivment damn close to impossible to get due to the fact everyone always just rushzerg for a quick loss or win.. no one ever defends getting 50 tower defence is doable but very hard due to the fact that most of the time im the only one trying to go for them i am the only one 33/50 times i have been lucky and defended a tower when only 1 alli was defenfing the cap i am patient and will get that achiv soon enough but getting the perfect win? capping all alliance powers while not letting alliance cap i single one of our towers or kill galv? at max level i dont see myself getting this achiv any time soon or ever if people just keep on zergrushing.. thats why i wont the old av back.. or just take drek and van out of AV all together so people MUST def towers and generals to win.. overall its a really lame bg :(



Yes it is very hard to get Battlemaster, you have a 2/10 chance for random but for a guild or a group you made 7/10 you got a better chance to get all the achievements in AV.

And i say it's hard to get a 30-40 people to do AV.
Edited by Rîchîê on 10/25/2011 6:18 PM PDT
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