I'm now soooo not going to bgs. When the brackets 50-59 where not used, what about 50-54 and 55-59? Who will use them?
I like the idea of having more battlegrounds sooner. I was getting so sick of running WG and AB so much until level 51. Should be a bit more interesting now.Edit: I was kind of hoping there would be an 80-84 Battle for Gilneas and Twin Peaks though, so I could experience them before 85.
I like everything about the new lockout system except for the fact that I get to raid a maximum of one progression raid per week. Whereas in the old system I could raid progression with my guild in 25s, and then my less experienced friend could ask "Hey wanna help my less progressed guild do 10 man content?" or "Hey wanna set up a 10 man pug?" Obviously 2 raids a week is very time consuming, and in Wrath after I had cleared some of the initial bosses in a raid I did the 10 mans less. But unfortunately with this new system I'm going to need an alt if I want to get some extra raid time in. Although with the equal loot I can see where 2 separate lockouts could become problematic.
Really good interview, specially the last questions
It might work out better with the new changes to the leveling course. Plus since the BGs are queue-able remotely you can be questing while you wait.
Loving the new battleground level splits. Unless you were a class that had its abilities from the start of the level bracket it used to be right get to within a couple of levels of max then do PvP. Now its right I feel like PvP lets go. Even at the lowest level you can make a difference.
Vengeance as an Enrage effect is a very clever solution for PvP. A good Tranquilizing Shot from a hunter should eliminate it, and other classes also have similar dispels, so it shouldn't be a problem (unless people just need to Learn2PvP)...
terrible brackets. Glad I don't have any low levels but that is just dumb.
Really happy with this interview, as soon as people read this they won't change their small guilds for bigger guilds, im in a guild with 146 chars (which comes around at 60 people) and after i read this interview i thought 'Hey, now i know i dont have to go to that 650+ char guild to Pwn some dragons or something'. Thank you Blizzard!
Glad that they made the new brackets. Always said that this is what they should do so that the level 10s and such could have a chance. And since all of the battlegroups are combined for BGs, it shouldn't be a problem to find people.Although having Eye of the Storm at 35 is just... weird. I could understand AV, but EotS?
I think the new BG brackets are great. I, for one, wouldn't even bother BG'ing at the lower half of the 10-level bracket, since it was less fun for me and for the rest of the raid. The new brackets will bring me and other players in at any level. More players queueing for BG's will counteract the effect of needing twice as many queues. Also, once region-wide battlegroups are implemented, I expect that BG queue times will drop anyway.