A Brief History of Alterac Valley
While your post is thoughtful and funny while still being 100% correct I doubt Blizzard will listen.
Why you may ask? One very simple reason good sir:
To revert their changes/bring back old AV would be an admission of failure. Blizzard does not do this on a whim, if ever. It's like finding an honest man in Congress.
make bg's last 10 min honor farm to show off my gear standing in my main city
We spent more time waiting for towers to burn then anything else. That wait may have been 80% of the time spent in that AV, 15% spent mounted to get there and 5% spent killing anything (I think I had 2hks at the end).
I cried a little inside for the old school AVs...it's now, hands down the fastest BG in the game. Asside from destroying and 5 capping AB right from the start or running wsg for a 3-0 win in less then 5 min. But those are rarities. Where AV, going LONGER then 10 minutes is so rare it's almost unthinkable. Both sides rush, whichever goes faster wins.
It's like turning a marathon into a hundred yard dash...
*edit* I wonder how many people these days even KNOW you can summon a huge epicly destructive raid boss for your side...I have yet to see anything else in game as awe inspiring as summoning that thing was. Oh god the chaos it caused...
It would be awesome to see an army of 19's/29's/39's etc. fighting it out in AV for hours or days ....<insert manaical tauren laughter>
Furthermore everyone on this thread has been polite and positive and tried to provide feedback to our cobalt overlords in a constructive manner and you should all be commended, even the guys who disagree. I just wish you were on my server foury, i would join your guild in a heartbeat to attempt a pre made to try an bring back the days of yore.
EDIT: I also had an idea for classic AV, what about on the AV weekends, rather than AV as we know it, Blizz let the old school AV come out to play. This would keep it seperate from current AV and BG's while also allowing people to truly sample such a delectable dish of a bg
Hell this wouldn't even be NEW content. The ideas etc are already laid out for them. And before any Blue posts: YES, I do want it and YES I don't care if it detracts from other areas of development.
Round and round the Field they prance,
Protesting Blizzard's silence.
Horde and Alliance, united in dance.
A fight without any violence.
Foury - I am compelled to pile on the accolates found throughout this thread. Phenomenally well-written, and well-thought, proposal to fix the lowest hanging fruit of the broken PvPeen honor farming environment.
The poem quoted above puts it over the top. Great idea, great forum post. I like this guy. If I ever see him heading my way in a BG, I'll kill him last.
I would love to see people actually work at taking the enemy's side instead of just zerging straight to the boss and calling it good.
Bring back old AV!! ...And get rid of Strand. Sounds like a good trade-off to me. >_>
I'm willing to write the OP for a new thread explaining why/when we are protesting if someone else takes over the organization of exact time and/or same-realm join-as-group queues (with Preform or something like that).
The fight never ends, but we can't each fight all the time. On August 26 at [Time TBA], there will be a protest involving defending your Captain (and /dancing there as well). Is there someone who would make sure this happens? Again, I can supply a new thread OP if needed.
On a side note: Hezza, that AB was fun. We need to do that again sometime when I haven't just switched my keybindings.
Alterac Valley has grown stale and boring.
We are campaigning to bring back all the NPC's and to remove it from the random queue.
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