I considered doing one of those “I’m leaving WoW now, see ya!” type posts as a joke for April Fool’s day, but in light of recent events that probably wouldn’t be received too well. Even if I went all out and cited the lack of in-game bacon as the primary reason for me quitting.
It would be tasteless and a mockery of my readers. I could honestly give a damn about the former; I’ve never exactly been politically correct or tasteful in my jokes.I mean, hell, I used a German terrorist organization as a throw-away pun.
It’s that latter one that concerns me.
It would be outright cruel to everyone to put up a post like that, no matter the circumstances. So I compromised.
All of you who read the title, I’m sorry for the little freak-out you just had (that last sentence was basically a lie).
No really, I’m sorry (no I’m not).
Seriously brain, shut up (no).
Bah, only BRK can argue with Brain like BRK can. My brain isn’t funny at all, just a huge douchebag.
Yeah, I’m going to deeply miss BRK. He’s passed on the torch, but none of us have big enough shoes and now the forest is on fire.
Or something along those lines. I’m not particularly good at metaphorical language.
Anyway, don’t worry about me quitting either blogging or WoW…ing anywhere in the near future. My 6 month subscription just refreshed, so I have an obligation for at least the next half a year.
And besides… I don’t exactly have anything else important to do.
Significant other? Nope, I’m as single as they come. My left hand even refuses to date me. Me and righty… well, we’re working it out.
Job? Not anymore, Mr. Job got outsourced to the Philippines.
School? Not until the fall, so I’m good until at least August. And even after that, I’ll probably still blog. Probably not every day, though; history courses aren’t exactly renowned for light reading.
Like it or not, I’m here to stay.
Alterac Valley, then. (Non-sequiters are fun!)
The only BG where the effective strategies have changed and evolved, because the BG itself has too. The other four have been pretty much exactly the same.
So what is it with people trying to follow obsolete strategies?
I’m talking specifically about those loons on Horde side who say “don’t cap Snowfall”.
I’m going to say this as gently as I can: never, ever say that phrase again, unless it’s preceded by “remember when” and followed with “was a viable strategy.”
It isn’t a strategy that works. It hasn’t been since reinforcements were added to AV. It’s been months. Transferred to the real world, this would be like trying a cavalry charge in the Korean War.
Obviously if your strategy is to get Galvangar killed and allow the alliance to cap all of your towers and graveyards, then letting them have Snowfall makes perfect sense.
Otherwise, it’s a terrible idea. An astronomically terrible idea.
I only say this an effort to enlighten those who still think giving up Snowfall is a valid tactic. The only time it could possibly work is if you know that you won’t experience any alliance on defence, and are willing to win AV with less than half the honour you could have gotten otherwise.
To put it differently, if the alliance have the Snowfall graveyard, this gives them free reign to attack anywhere in the Horde’s south. Horde side doesn’t have any true choke points until the Keep itself, and by then only have one graveyard and have lost half their towers.
To put it in numbers, giving up Snowfall will lose you the bonus honour for keeping your own towers up, keeping Galv up, and on top of that greatly reduce the honour you would otherwise gain from killing the alliance forced onto defence. To say nothing of the massive reinforcement hit you’re going to take if you fail to take any of the alliance’s stuff.
And even if you do, now the alliance force is split. Which means your force needs to be split to handle them all. Now, you have a weaker offence and several players running hither and thither trying to keep the alliance from capping everything.
Instead, you could have pinned the entire alliance force north of Stonehearth, thus meaning you can bring your entire force to bear on offence, and giving everyone a much higher Honour count because everyone is killing alliance in the same place.
In other words, taking Snowfall has no downside and many advantages.
And now for the funny part of this post.
So someone pipes up in /bg “No one take Snowfall. I swear to god, I will cut you if you do”
Naturally, I responded, saying it was an outdated strategy that would cost us a great deal at no gain.
“Jesus, go to a roleplay server if you want to RP.”
Momentarily confused, I soon realized the person in question had merely mistaken intelligent conversation for roleplaying. An honest mistake.
I tried the epeen tactic. Maybe he’d listen to someone smarter than him.
“Listen, I’ve got slightly over 30k kills on this toon and twice that again spread around on alts and over a decade’s experience in RTS games. I know what I’m doing.”
“Wow, you have no life.”
Ok, I deserved that one.