The above is a summary of one of Tom Chilton's remarks in an interview with GAME linked on the MMO-Champion frontpage.Originally Posted by MMO-Champion frontpage
Two thumbs up for those remarks - they seem exactly right.
As somebody who doesn't do BGs or arenas, I still loved Wintergrasp. It felt like a real battle (the smaller BGs feel more like sports matches to me). There was some strategy involved, with the opportunity for stealth, distractions, the need for coordination etc. You could choose to fight in a scrum with the main crowd or you could end up fighting some minor skirmish or duel if you went more off to one side. Vehicles in Wrath got a lot of flak, but I quite enjoyed them in WG: they had a role but were not everything. It was a really nice periodic distraction for the end game.
By contrast, when I first played Tol Barad, I could not believe it. My reaction was "really? this is it?" The concept - capture 3 flags - seemed so crude and basic, a five year could have invented a better game. The reality was just a combination of a horrific scrum and a zerg that seemed to leave little room for individual prowess or team strategy.
Anyway, it was very refreshing to hear Blizzard finally comment on this. I missed a WG/TB in MoP and am curious about the new zone in WoD. (I still gear up my new L90 alts in WG/TB for easy honour, nostalgia and the occaisional very small scale recreation of that old experience.)