If you’re even remotely interested in WoW PvP, and aren’t yet following Brian Holinka on Twitter, you really should be. We’ve been talking about him quite a bit lately here at WoW Insider, as he’s the main agent behind the huge PvP changes coming in in patch 5.3. He’s also incredibly responsive, open and helpful on Twitter, and seems to set aside a huge amount of his free time to respond to players’ concerns, and hold open and constructive discussions, while not being afraid to fire out some sarcasm crits on the trolls that often haunt those in his position.
He’s previously tweeted about the return of the skirmish system, and has been very responsive indeed about the 5.3 changes, and lately he’s also been discussing some more confirmed and potential changes in patch 5.3 and beyond.
Now, please do take these changes with a pinch of salt, these aren’t even PTR patch notes, but potential changes, some of which are being tested and appearing on patch notes, and some of which are just in the pipeline for the future.
Potential Battleground Changes
One thing that caught our eye here at WoW Insider was a very recent tweet regarding some changes in the the larger battlegrounds such as Isle of Conquest and Alterac Valley.
So this looks like a separate queue list could be considered for the larger, more epic battlegrounds, perhaps to cater to those who want the full experience of a longer Isle of Conquest or Alterac Valley and don’t enjoy the shorter, more PvE focused versions.
Do you think this would work? We like the idea of it here, as part of the frustration, sometimes, of random battlegrounds can be ending up in something that takes 45 minutes, when you only really wanted a fifteen-minute Warsong Gulch.
As Holinka adds, the longer battlegrounds will need to offer something to give players a reason to spend more time in them, perhaps higher honor rewards or transmog gear would be a good option, but either way, this is interesting stuff, and, what’s more, a way in which the datamined Defense of the Alehouse battleground could be fitted in to the rotation in future.