More than anything else in WoW, I want to see BGs become the PvP focus again. Screw arenas. Screw raiding. If doing battlegrounds could actually become a viable end-game, I would never do either of those activities again.
So the question is how to get doing BGs into something awesome to do. They’re already gloriously fun, what they need now is gear to give them an overarching point.
Ghostcrawler has expressed the common issues with actually making BGs worthwhile. Here follows me talking to myself in response to what he said:
1) Just give everyone epics. Despite S1 and Naxx 25, this really isn’t the goal.
2) Make it very random, like you have a small chance to get an epic. /wrist
Agreed, Ghostcrawler. Both of these are stupid ideas.
3) Reward number of BGs won, which feels very grindy because the number would have to be large or you have situation 1 again. One of the things we like about both Arenas and raids is the gear rewards are gradual because of the lockout. You can’t play 24/7 and gear yourself overnight.
I really don’t think it would be hard to come up with something that works very similar to this. The lockout, gradual part, I mean. There’s already that PvP BG daily, and BG weekends…
Attach, say, a Badge of Awesome to the rewards for the PvP daily, then add loot purchasable with said badges. It’s not even an original idea. I spend more thought on how to eat a cookie than I just did to come up with this badge idea. I’m sure Blizzard could come up with much better ideas while drunk. (more…)