I'd be a little surprised if it didn't come back in some form later in WoD.
And ganking sucks for everyone but the ganker. Potatoe, potahto.The point is that for everyone else but the coin farmers, it stinks.
And hell, think about timeless isle on a BALANCED PvP server. No flying mounts. Very cramped quarters. Players would be striking down poorly geared players of the opposite faction regardless of if they had just rezzed or not and regardless of whether they gave out coins or not. As I said, pseudo-PvE server complacency from faction imbalance has made people forget about these things.
I mean, think, if you said "There are horde on the timeless isle!" would you get any response on an equally-balanced PvP server beyond "so?"
It's the same when I hear "oh noez Darnassus is under attack!" My response is to probably to queue up for a SoO group in OQ because it's not worth going all the way to Darnassus to fight these guys for no reason.
Last edited by Kaleredar; 2014-03-07 at 10:39 AM.
You can ignore TI now, you choose to continue to go back to the Island. I can't feel sympathy for anyone here.
Tol Barad had daily quests (which timeless isle does not have) restricted to set areas of action that took place away from the main thoroughfares. There is no such respite on the timeless isle, as literally EVERYTHING there is a "quest objective."
And you've yet again avoided providing a reason why you don't just buy a censer for yourself.
Or are around Burning Berserker - one stun and you're dead (even charge stun is enough.. or slow)
Or you fight a gulp frog. You either have to finish the frog to not die at 10 stacks, or focus the player to not die to him.
Or you fight the tigers that can swipe and punce you if you don't move away..
Most of those will kill you if you don't pay attention to them.
Now as I said - that's all from a perspective of a newly dinged character with sub 498 item level.. A character that a player might not even be familiar with yet.. My warrior turned DPS at lv 90 (leveled as prot) - I pretty much was learning how to DPS as warr on TI.. Even today (few weeks or so?), geared I still have no idea how to properly PvP as a warrior.. Most censer users play on the classes they are very familiar with and can use their strong points..
What's even more - most classes (if not all?) have some way of preventing you from running away. Stuns, slows, roots, charges, leaps.. Low item level char hasn't got a lot of chances to run away.
1) Make a group
2) Stop trying to take on difficult mobs that are super far away from the safety of the courtyard (there are many mobs right around the courtyard area; the big cranes and big yaks have the highest droprates for the epoch stones on the isle anyway)
3) Buy a censer and watch how censer users now can't attack you
4) Gear up through some means other than the timeless isle
5) PvE server
6) Just deal with it and keep on truckin'
I played Lineage 2.. Waay back in the day.. And one thing I really liked there was that there was world PvP - but attacking players that didn't want to fight you had a punishment behind it. So you, as an attacker, had to wight the danger of consequences.
In WoW - you get rewarded instead...
and TI doesn't need censer to get the "dangerous zone" feel - the mobs there are dangerous enough to kill you in seconds if you don't pay attention (again - from a newly dinged player perspective)..
This is not going to return in WoD, there will be PvP island and faction vs faction world-pvp for those who like to PvP.
But they wont reimplement the "pink retard"-system again, sorry.