huike, on 05 April 2012 - 06:19 AM, said:
do people really think arena is stale? I don't find world PvP or battlgrounds to be nearly as fun as arena, the only thing different is that large scale PvP has many more random variables so imbalance and skill are less noticable
Arena is great, arena is not fun when you have to wait 8 minutes to play a team that won't queue again once you win.
World PvP glory days (which I'll only assume people are JUST referring to Blackrock Mountain, Isle in TBC, and MAYBE MAYBE MAYBE MAYBE TM/SS if you were on an okay server) were awesome...for a select few classes.
The one thing about world PvP is that if you aren't a class that's extremely self sufficient, you weren't going to have too good of a time without running around with a group, or at the very least a good healer.
In today's game, you won't see times like when Maydie made his reck/raidbuff/potion bomb video where he's just getting bombed heals off camera and no one switches to him. With the amount of stuns/silences/interrupts that nearly all classes possess, a couple good players can really ruin your healers day if you have no peels or anything for him.
When I see people talking about how awesome world PvP used to be, it's very rarely classes outside of Rogues/Mages/Shadow Priests/maybe Hunters
That's not to say any of the other classes couldn't gank, but the most 'memorable' times were players who played insane classes, with insane survivability, and the ability to take a giant dump on multiple bad people.
With what the game has evolved into, I think the average person who loved world PvP would be pretty disappointed at what it would be like in today's game if it were extremely prevalent, due to the fact that specs have just become so one dimensional and nearly impossible to fuck up that a couple bad players can take a shit on you, and if you were a class like a DK, you could find yourself having an awful time fighting multiple players that are even average, just due to class limitations.