Archmage Callinon wrote:
Meh, if they want to do it, let them. Just as long as it doesn't obliterate low level pvp, I don't see any issue with it.
It will destroy low level PvP unless/until Trion separates queues the way Blizzard did with WoW. The reason it remained an issue in WoW for so long was because for years, there was no xp to be gained in BGs. Killing other players granted no xp, winning/losing BGs gained no xp. Twinking was an option pretty much from day one when BGs were added. But then they added xp and the twink community cried so Blizzard added the toggle and the queue split.
The tragedy is that the twink community swore up and down that they didn't twink to roll non-twinks. They did it for the "challenge" of fighting other twinks. So hey...lots of twinks, lots of "challenge"...lots of time and gold invested into their twinks. Rather than just breaking them, let them keep their "challenge."
And within two weeks the twink queues were deserted because a) they were long due to a shortage of twinks and b) even the twinks who were queuing were ****** that there were no non-twinks to roll and they gave up.
If the mercenary system is extended to include all brackets from 10-49 in addition to 50, and if the xp toggle option is added without splitting queues, I'd say it will be less than a month before leveling warfronts have enough twinks in them to fully undermine the experience for non-twinks.