Wednesday, July 25, 2007

ElunesGracePodcast #22 - Sal's Battleground Wishlist

News:
  • 9 Million Subscribers! Way to go Blizzard!!
  • Check out CBS this Sunday, July 29th. Blizzard debuts in the World Series of Video Games. Check your local listings! My tivo is already set.

  • Wow is going to have it's own comic. Check out Wow for more information.

Battlegrounds:

  • If you want to yell at your own team, ask yourself first, what are you trying to accomplish?
  • Sal's breaks down her wishlist

Question for our viewers:

  • Should Elly get +81 healing or +30 Intellect or, on her new mace? Looking for some suggestions.



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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Having had two ~50 Alliance characters into PVP and one 37 horde character, I have done both sides and there is a difference, and it mostly comes in attitude.

Preface: this is mostly WSG/AB I did, I did some AV and didn't care for it much, so my experience entails WSG and (a lot) of AB.

The attitude Alliance brings is "well, let's do what we can, and hope for the best". In AB, this entails grabbing 3 bases and holding those, rarely going on the offensive. Hordeside, the whole idea is to go offense. There is little, if any, defensive hordeside because most of the team is pressing forward. Should Horde lose a base, a few double back and get it back fairly quickly. This disparity I've never totally understood, honestly.

Horde, at the end of most losses (I will not lie, on my 37, I've been in literally a handful of losses) tend to be "ah, well, better luck next time". Alliance on losses tend to spew forth "you suck" tirades which really don't make you want to queue up again. Alliance on wins tend to make it feel like a miracle. Horde wins are almost routine.

It's just a different overall mindset, probably brought on by the general assumption that Horde always wins.

Oh, and one more thing: the "Group 1 Mine, Group 2 BS, Group 3 Stabs" never works. As much as it seems like it should work, it never does. I've been in literally hundreds of Arathi Basins from both sides and only Alliance ever gives this strategy. I've maybe seen it less than 10 times Hordeside, and we seem to start off losing those games. And every time it's said, we lose. It never ever works.

Ever.

BTW, I need to log on more often. :)

- Deiendriel

Jemimus said...

Hi girls, great show as always, only halfway through it at the moment.

On "Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftan":

(copy pasted from Last.fm)


The band "Tenth Level Tauren Chieftain" is said to be the band of a friend of Samwise, art director of Blizzard Entertainment. Their song "The Power of the Horde" was used in "Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne" and can also be found in several custom games online.

The group was originally known as "Tenth Level Tauren Chieftain", the highest level a Tauren Chieftain could be in Warcraft III; the name was changed to Level 60 Elite Tauren Chieftain for the 2005 BlizzCon, Level 60 then being the highest level attainable in World of Warcraft. They are now known as Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain, due to the raised level cap in the expansion for World of Warcraft, called Burning Crusade. On July 16, 2007, the group releases I Am Murloc.

And for what its worth, while playing Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, type in "TenthLevelTaurenChieftain" and the song "The Power of The Horde" will play.

The song also plays during the end credits, and features the in-game character of Arthas on lead guitar!

Sal said...

Jem,

Thanks for the info on the band. It will be interesting to see what they do at Blizzcon!

Sal said...

D,

Offense? What is that strange word, offense....

Anonymous said...

i say go with the 81 healing because you can get int from mages and from potion you get get both but not many things can give you increased healing other then int but it up to you.
From a fellow Priest and Friend.

Turz said...

I think there are a few reasons the horde seem to win more in battlegrounds. The biggest one is the amount of pvp the horde does. Part of it is that the people who want to pvp pick horde, I don't know if that's true or not but that what everyone says. Not so much now but before crossrealm battlegrounds the alliance had day long que times, so we got into many more matches. The last one is that with the population skewed towards alliace, the horde tends to come together more, we may hate one another but we hate the alliance so much more : )

BTW, thanks for the show. I had to stay at my cousin's house for the past month with no internet or tv, so I downloaded all your shows and it helped pass the time.


Thanks

Turz
70 Tauren Druid Eitrigg

Sal said...

Always happy to help pass the time, Turz and thanks for the comment. I have heard similar things about the horde being more apt to band together. I am getting tempted to cross over to the "dark side", even if it's only to win once in a while!