MMO-Champion - The Battle for Gilneas Battleground - Preview
The Battle for Gilneas Battleground - Preview
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
When King Greymane severed ties with the Alliance after the Second War, the kingdom of Gilneas became independent from all other nations and opposing forces. Although the massive Greymane Wall protected Gilneas from outside threats, a virulent worgen curse and civil war crippled the kingdom from within. As the Cataclysm strikes and the Greymane Wall's gates are destroyed, the people of Gilneas must come to terms with their dark curse and learn to persevere through catastrophic earthquakes and an unrelenting Forsaken invasion. The Horde recognizes this land as a strategic location with key resources to fuel the faction's war effort against the Alliance, and Horde forces will not stop their siege until the city and its surrounding territories are under their control. To protect its lands from the Horde, the once-isolated nation of Gilneas must now work with the Alliance.

Controlling Resources
The Battle for Gilneas is a new 10 vs. 10 Battleground for level-85 players. Much like they do in Arathi Basin, teams must control strategic capture points on the map to accumulate resources. The first team to gather 2000 resources wins.

The Battle
Teams will start at opposite ends of the map with default graveyards nearby. Once the match begins, teams will race toward each other to vie for control of three strategic points; each point will allow your team to gain resources and additional graveyards. Adding to the intensity of the battle are many obstacles that block line of sight, as well as chokepoints for fending off enemy advances.

The Overlook
In the center of the map is an area known as the Overlook. Hills on either side of the map create chokepoints, while narrow paths through the hills provide teams with alternate routes. A river dividing the map will also lead opponents toward a single bridge. In some cases, dominating the Overlook might be the key to controlling the capture points.

Capture Points
In The Battle for Gilneas, three distinct resource points are available for the taking by either the Horde or the Alliance: the Mines, the Lighthouse, and the Waterworks. Once any of these points is held by a team, access to nearby graveyards will be granted. In addition, workers from the controlling faction will show up to collect the resources necessary to win the battle.

Chaos will be unleashed upon Azeroth when Deathwing returns, but many steadfast leaders will see the Cataclysm as an opportunity to further the cause of their people... or simply attain more power. The situation in Gilneas is no different. Will the embattled Gilneans be able to defend their land after realigning with the Alliance? Or will the Forsaken, reinforced by Garrosh's Horde, seize this near-forgotten territory as a new stronghold in the Eastern Kingdoms?
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  1. BondExtreme's Avatar
    Nice
  1. Nomm's Avatar
    Theres a double rainbow in the screenshot there.
    http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...ember/ss89.jpg
  1. dasde's Avatar
    Good read
  1. Katanasteel's Avatar
    yessssssssssssssssssssss

    i am excited!
  1. dasde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nomm View Post
    Theres a double rainbow in the screenshot there.
    Awesome!
  1. taunka druid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nomm View Post
    Theres a double rainbow in the screenshot there.
    http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...ember/ss89.jpg
    What does it mean?
  1. Ikkatsu's Avatar
    What happened to the "Urban Warfare" version of Battle for Gilneas?
  1. Documentor's Avatar
    Double rainbow all the way!
    I believe there's achievements linked to it too.
  1. Leonar Medalli's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikkatsu View Post
    What happened to the "Urban Warfare" version of Battle for Gilneas?
    Looks like it's been scrapped, and now we have an empty Gilneas City
  1. Migari's Avatar
    Amazing!! *drool*
  1. Madarame's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikkatsu View Post
    What happened to the "Urban Warfare" version of Battle for Gilneas?
    that makes me want to hava a dungoen-bg under the earth with deathtraps
  1. Zergal's Avatar
    Happy to see Blizzard finaly got that small scale strategical BGs are funnier than '' HURR DURR 40man rushes '' and fucking Vehicles.
  1. Eldrad's Avatar
    Completely talking out my butt here since it's way to early to have a clue...

    But it looks like the Horde is going to have it rought vs the Alliance in this map. Makes sense lore wise, but playability is the real factor in pvp and lore has to take a back seat.

    Guess we'll see in a few months.
  1. shinigamisan's Avatar
    looks nice but i think 2 bases "waterworks, lighthouse" are much closer to the alliance not centered
  1. Zain's Avatar
    Map seems incredibly favorable to the alliance.
  1. Zergal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eldrad View Post
    Completely talking out my butt here since it's way to early to have a clue...

    But it looks like the Horde is going to have it rought vs the Alliance in this map. Makes sense lore wise, but playability is the real factor in pvp and lore has to take a back seat.

    Guess we'll see in a few months.
    Can't be worse than AV on most battleroups =/.
  1. Bobzor's Avatar
    Ahaha they did the double rainbow <3
  1. Ekoor's Avatar
    Why don't they fix the BG queue times for existing BGs instead of adding even more bgs? Honestly, there's not much point in releasing something for which the queue is going to take 30min or more.
  1. anarchy14's Avatar
    Seems somehow biased towards Alliance since the Waterworks are on their side of the river...
  1. Zergal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ekoor View Post
    Why don't they fix the BG queue times for existing BGs instead of adding even more bgs? Honestly, there's not much point in releasing something for which the queue is going to take 30min or more.
    They already do that by merging all battlegroups.

    Edit : Well actualy i mean, Cross-Battlegroups BG/Arenas. In cataclysm.

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