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trekkie dude
01-01-2009, 07:09
what is the point of abing anymore? with the recent update to jade quarry and fort aspenwood it is a lot faster and rewarding than going to alliance battle.

sure the player may be able to get more points in AB when they are on the extreme end of the either side, but what are the odds of that happening? there is really no point in fighting when luxon continues to mob and the kurzick continue to try and fight off the mob.

that is what is still appalling to me. after so many months, you would think people would learn not to fight the luxon mob, or not to mob at all. i was on the extreme end of ab and lost badly and got 600 points for my trouble. that's only 3 jade shards in jade quarry. jade quarry is going to get very popular while ab, in theory should be going down the tube without a big update to make it worth the time.


so what are your thoughts?



p.s okay i'll admit i basically was on playing kurzick throughout the day and i kept losing 1 battle after another. don't believe i won a single match today.

Ryuujinx
01-01-2009, 10:40
Because rolling scrubs is fun.

Simply Kedde
01-01-2009, 13:09
The only reason right now is that in ab you get to kill bad players instead of running around killing npc's and watch a stupid amont of boring builds like bombers run around.

trekkie dude
02-01-2009, 08:19
but if the result only gets you 600 factions, why bother? if you want to kill bad players, go RA

Wethospu
02-01-2009, 13:28
In RA there are syncers, that's the problem.

But yes, I think rewards are too low.

Ate of DK
02-01-2009, 14:43
Some AB'ers like other kind of PvP that earns them faction. Nothing wrong with that. I found the amount of AB players small anyways at times I went there. Having 25 counter restarts is just too much and I refuse to go there again.

Several games I tried lately had long loading times for online play and it really is a big minus when you have to wait more than 5 minutes for a game to start.

Edit: On the official wiki someone proposed a 20 vs 20 battle system on new maps and Linsey replied to that with:

::Large scale battles are extremely difficult to implement. Not only that but there are already a lot of PvP game types, I'm afraid adding another one will only serve to further splinter the game population. Not only that, but I think at this point in the games life cycle it will be extremely difficult to achieve the critical mass needed for a 20v20 game type. - [[Image:User Linsey Murdock sig.jpg]][[User:Linsey Murdock|Linsey]] <small>[[User_talk:Linsey_Murdock|''talk'']]</small> 00:29, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Simply Kedde
02-01-2009, 18:57
The problem lies in the fact that something is going very wrong if you only recieve ~600 faction a match.
That might be the main issue you have with finding AB boring.

Chicago Jack
02-01-2009, 23:50
what is the point of abing anymore?

For the epic battles; duh.

I just done with a 2 hour session of AB'ing. One match where our group of four steamrolled a mob. I kid you not, steamrolled.

We were at our shrine and we baited them to it. With the help of the shrine, we got our GOREDENGINEGOREDENGINEGO on. We honestly just wanted to slow them down but they absolutely crumbled. By the end of the brief match, all of us were like, "Oh my God, what just happened? CHARGE!"

Oh yeah, and we won the match too.

That was only one match, I had more somewhat like that. Overall, a good day in Guild Wars.

Pretty epic.

Ranger Nietzsche
08-01-2009, 11:03
cuz its a good way to spend the minutes on my drunkard title while watching TV

Lightow
16-01-2009, 07:08
what is the point of abing anymore?
From what I've heard, AB>FA/JQ if you're a luxon.

Sorale
03-02-2009, 02:37
cuz its a good way to spend the minutes on my drunkard title while watching TV

best reason to AB ever

Sorale
03-02-2009, 02:38
cuz its a good way to spend the minutes on my drunkard title while watching TV

Best reason to AB ever

Saint Lionheart
21-12-2009, 05:20
what is the point of abing anymore? with the recent update to jade quarry and fort aspenwood it is a lot faster and rewarding than going to alliance battle.

sure the player may be able to get more points in AB when they are on the extreme end of the either side, but what are the odds of that happening? there is really no point in fighting when luxon continues to mob and the kurzick continue to try and fight off the mob.

that is what is still appalling to me. after so many months, you would think people would learn not to fight the luxon mob, or not to mob at all. i was on the extreme end of ab and lost badly and got 600 points for my trouble. that's only 3 jade shards in jade quarry. jade quarry is going to get very popular while ab, in theory should be going down the tube without a big update to make it worth the time.


so what are your thoughts?



p.s okay i'll admit i basically was on playing kurzick throughout the day and i kept losing 1 battle after another. don't believe i won a single match today.

Luxons mob? Since when... during my short time as a Kurzick (and this was a really long time ago), they did it every match, but they have yet to do it in a single match I've been in since I've switched sides. It's always been a split (I would call it 4/4/4, but random noobs fail to do that) and the Kurzicks mob almost all the time.


And the big issue with Alliance Battles is that it's always in Kurzick territory.... ALWAYS... why can't it be in Saltspray for once... it's the only stage I really like.

Trinity Fire Angel
21-12-2009, 07:25
I vote for epic battles. taking a kurzick castle by seige. 4 players vs wave after wave of kurziks. Ummm.. .wild bridge battles. grudge matches against individual players, being hunted around an isolated part of the map by a ranger for 10mins until my team mates turn up and stomp the ranger.... all lols and just epic battles galore. syncing with 3 groups from your guild and all being on TS. just hanging out with 4 mates and going on commando missions and just trying to have enjoyable games.

kokabel
24-12-2009, 19:36
I liked it when CneX (any regulars ABers/timewasters will be familiar with the guild)went Kurz for a while and we saw Luxon maps again, plus playing against competent people is more interesting.

A note on mobbing: people tend to mob when there is nothing left to cap. Solution? Go where the mob isn't. Stop suiciding on the team that's waiting in your base/just outside your base, and learn to use the goddamn teleporters and learn to organise yourself. I've played both Kurz and Lux and people just don't use common sense, and that's why they get rolled so hard. People treat the AB maps as they would the JQ/FA maps, and that doesn't tend to work.

Once I max Luxon via AB, I'l start playing Kurz. My pro AB skillz will push the maps back towards Lulu land. I promise. <3

Simply Kedde
25-12-2009, 02:32
Once I max Luxon via AB

You have way too much time :<

Trinity Fire Angel
25-12-2009, 05:40
Once I max Luxon via AB, I'l start playing Kurz. My pro AB skillz will push the maps back towards Lulu land. I promise. <3

you will have to get passed me first. :P

kokabel
25-12-2009, 07:35
You have way too much time :<

I'm just under 1mil away from max now. With ZCombat Quests it won't take long at all.

Yeah okay, you're probably right.