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Posted: Dec 15th 2007 10:43PM Ghen said

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Well considering since the inception of the battleground alliance had clear advantages due to terrain... I personally don't know if its imbalanced right now, but let me be the first to say cry more.

Posted: Dec 16th 2007 6:49AM RogueJedi86 said

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If they're gonna flip, they gotta flip all, for equality. Maybe us Alliance would like to see WSG and AB for the Horde side too. Just the idea of starting from their sites in any BG seems upside down.

Posted: Dec 16th 2007 11:43AM (Unverified) said

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The fact that alliance can think AV is imbalanced in hordes favor is beyond ridiculous. They have the ability to bypass more than 70% of our base NPC's. Yet horde struggle on getting across the bridge with a good 10 man alliance D. Hell 15 people could hold Stormpike Graveyard for a decent amount of time if Horde isn't Co-ordinated enough.

Posted: Dec 16th 2007 5:50PM Solaxo said

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HAHA - Now I never Played AV Post 2.3 but I can tell you from my own experience with days in AV that there is no Horde Love there. My Alliance Druid loved mopping up AV :)

Posted: Dec 16th 2007 10:35PM (Unverified) said

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Wow Insider has a good post and a small graphic showing "Contested Areas" in AV
http://www.wowinsider.com/2007/11/24/the-art-of-war-craft-alterac-valley-part-ii-a-ronins-guide/

Posted: Dec 17th 2007 12:58AM (Unverified) said

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"Losers need more for their time than, umm, ZERO, unless there's absolutely no other alternate activity."

Truer words have not been spoken. In fact, many fellow Alliance have taken this to heart on the Bloodlust and Stormstrike battlegroups, and effectively 'boycott' Alterac Valley. Alliance are having queue times of under 1 minute, where Horde have queue times in excess of 90 minutes, and ranging up past 2 hours at peak times. On a Friday night at peak time of about 11pm, there was only 4 instances of AV running on Stormstrike, while there were 30-35 of WSG and AB running.

I know personally, I don't like what has happened to AV, and I wonder if anything can be done to fix the alledged 'problems'. But with only 1 victory in the last 50 games of AV I've played, I won't be queuing there too often in the future when I can rake in the same amount of honor from Athari Basin.

Posted: Dec 19th 2007 3:55PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, AV is definitely NOT stacked in Horde's favor. It seems horde on the server I play on has more of a deficit in AV than any other bg. Of course, I haven't played it since 2.3, so I don't really know what they've done, or how it is now, but a few months ago, it was still Alliance that won a majority of the time, unless there was no co-ordination.

Posted: Dec 17th 2007 3:14AM Waluigi said

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From what I've seen in 2.3, where Horde excels in having a good defense, the Alliance can do so much more with a strong offense, since their side of the map lends itself to needing much less for defense. I've seen many times where the Alliance rushes for the Relief Hut and holding Tower Point and Iceblood Towers and thus rallying a swift attack on Drek'thar justly.

Another point that I think should be made that I haven't seen elsewhere, is that its sometimes not beneficial to claim all of the graveyards. Playing on my Horde character one evening, I was playing defense and we were slowly getting pushed further and further towards the Relief Hut. The Alliance had taken every graveyard minus what the Horde Offense was defending, so that when they took the Relief Hut, all of the defense was sent far up north to help the offense secure the victory against Vanndar. The point being is that if you think your team is dominating, don't dominate every graveyard, or else when all of the graveyards are taken, the entire team will be focused in one location, as opposed to spread across the map and not too beneficial.

Posted: Dec 17th 2007 8:15AM (Unverified) said

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Maybe if your paladins weren't crappy, you would win more.

I'm Horde. We win some, we lose some. If you make an effort to cap the towers, and get organized, then maybe you won't leave the BG with 0 honor.

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