I think the problem with AB as it stand is all people want to do is mob - the idea is to capture all the shrines to win - you get all of them and keep them then you win - it is an easier win than running inot a mob like some people do.
I think there should be an AB training area - so people don't come in totally green.
They should redo the arenas or change them to make the strategy more clear.
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Thread: Mobbing Needs to Stop!!
14-02-2008, 03:44 #1
Mobbing Needs to Stop!!
14-02-2008, 06:15 #2
Isn't there an overview of the area when you enter the battlefield that tells you what you're supposed to be doing? It really isn't rocket science.
And I understand that there are people who go in there to kill rather than cap, hell, even I get tunnel vision for the kill every now and then until the red ping wakes me up :P
14-02-2008, 08:15 #3
14-02-2008, 17:49 #4
Not change human nature but make people understand that it is not the kill that counts but the cap. Maybe add extra faction for each capture - hmm - that may not be a bad idea.
14-02-2008, 17:56 #5
see a mob .. dispatch some earth tanks .. use running skills and cap while mob is bashing on dummy .. total win .. will disgust anyone from mobbing .. repeat over and over .. problem solved
14-02-2008, 19:01 #6
14-02-2008, 19:14 #7
AB is fun but I can't take this kind of "PvP" serious. Most of the time I play fun builds that are nowhere near being most effective against META builds and still kill more than half of the opponents without breaking a sweat.
The level of unskilled players is enormous and the trashtalk meter can't scale it as it reaches much more than the maximum in "all"- and "team"-chat.
If the opponents think that mobbing is the strategy to win. Why not. If my side decides to mob? I will look into the other direcion and kill something my way. Afterall I want to have fun. Also I don't care on what side I play, got 700K Kurzick and 1.800k Luxon now (including some FFF).
Just do your thing or start forming groups that have a "team"-build.
14-02-2008, 19:33 #8
Mobbing is bad, this is apparent if you've ever ABed with 3 independent guild teams each on vent.
THink about it, it takes 4 people to maximize the pips on a shrine, there are 4 people in your party.
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14-02-2008, 20:50 #9
AB is a "fun" arena and is not meant for serious play. the most you can hope for on a team is a decent monk and players who will actually stay together. it's a relaxing atmosphere and easy to handle even on 3 beers. if you want something more serious try HA or if your guild is into it, GvG. but leave AB the way it is. "PvP Lite" i mean, where else can you flash your wolf and have it mean so much?
14-02-2008, 22:36 #10
Without a good faction allegiance rank, an HA or GvG rank means only that you are better than some other "Canthan Explorer". An experienced AB player would be still much better at AB.
Unless, of course, playing "for fun" means you don't mind losing.