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Old 08-26-2011, 02:14 AM   #1
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Amazingly enough, even after this huge update:

  • 90's are still in 30's bgs 9 out of 10 times (for 90s and 30s this is no fun, 'exploit' or not).
  • I still go into bgs in which I cannot attack other people (no tokens rewarded, but truancy is if you leave).
  • I still go into bgs in which it is all on the same team against no one (or insane 8 vs 1 odds).
  • Players that pregroup often end up on opposing teams if they are lucky enough to have a functioning one.
  • We still have no information on jewelry/weapons that were supposed to come out months ago.
  • And, yes, they are nearly completely dead due to the above issues and lack of response to them.

SoE's chance at breathing any type of life into these by fixing these critical issues has passed.  I think it's a huge mistake considering how popular these once were.  My real-life refer-a-friend (shock -- those do exist) loved this game specifically because of bgs (since open world pvp is another story of failure for completely different reasons). She left months ago between the two.

I've witnessed a lot of problems, I've taken a few 'breaks' from the game when it's been particularly buggy and unenjoyable, but no entire feature of the game has ever been this broken for this long without any response.  If you look under my handle you'll see I've been a member since launch.   I will never recommend a game of yours to anyone in the future.  Good bye.

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Old 08-26-2011, 06:59 AM   #2
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Splatterpunk28 wrote:

Amazingly enough, even after this huge update:

  • 90's are still in 30's bgs 9 out of 10 times (for 90s and 30s this is no fun, 'exploit' or not).

Sadly to say but it is no exploit. Ended up with my 82 warden in a T4 BG once also, was not mentored before, nothing. I left rightaway because it is just a big joke to play there against lowbies. I hate that as well on my T4 chars. But it looks like it is really a bug, not an exploit.

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Old 08-26-2011, 02:12 PM   #3
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Splatterpunk28 wrote:

Amazingly enough, even after this huge update:

  • 90's are still in 30's bgs 9 out of 10 times (for 90s and 30s this is no fun, 'exploit' or not).
  • I still go into bgs in which I cannot attack other people (no tokens rewarded, but truancy is if you leave).
  • I still go into bgs in which it is all on the same team against no one (or insane 8 vs 1 odds).
  • Players that pregroup often end up on opposing teams if they are lucky enough to have a functioning one.
  • We still have no information on jewelry/weapons that were supposed to come out months ago.
  • And, yes, they are nearly completely dead due to the above issues and lack of response to them.

SoE's chance at breathing any type of life into these by fixing these critical issues has passed.  I think it's a huge mistake considering how popular these once were.  My real-life refer-a-friend (shock -- those do exist) loved this game specifically because of bgs (since open world pvp is another story of failure for completely different reasons). She left months ago between the two.

I've witnessed a lot of problems, I've taken a few 'breaks' from the game when it's been particularly buggy and unenjoyable, but no entire feature of the game has ever been this broken for this long without any response.  If you look under my handle you'll see I've been a member since launch.   I will never recommend a game of yours to anyone in the future.  Good bye.

Well said and captures the frustrations of many.  We were hoping the long-anticipated GU61 would address these issues, which have been a problem for months.  Alas, it did not.  I suppose it's time to accept reality--BGs are gone and SOE is not particulary bothered by that. 

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Old 08-27-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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just shut down battlegrounds.  They are ruined.   You have failed.

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Old 08-27-2011, 05:22 PM   #5
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just shut down battlegrounds.  They are ruined.   You have failed.

Agreed, nobody does these anymore now.

No reason too.

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Old 08-27-2011, 06:03 PM   #6
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:50 PM   #7
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just roll back bgs to before tundra and the hub was introduced.   old bgs were way better than the new bgs anyway.

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Old 08-30-2011, 12:19 PM   #8
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Splatterpunk28 wrote:

  • I still go into bgs in which I cannot attack other people (no tokens rewarded, but truancy is if you leave).

This remaining unfixed bug has killed BGs by itself.  I don't understand how this bug has continued for so long while they patch and fix stuff that no one cares about.  At the very least please, for the love of god, post something that you acknowledge it and are trying to get a fix as soon as possible.  Until then, I'm assuming your not even looking at it and focusing all your time on making sure the house voting system is fully functional.  Every day that goes by, this bug gets worse.  It's like a virus growing to ensure the remaining people that attempt to BG rage quit.

Priorities are so messed up.  I felt the BG community was thriving and actually pushing subscriptions prior to Velious.  I guess SoE doesn't feel the same and doesn't see their subscriptions dropping like flies.

so fail it's mind boggling.

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Old 08-30-2011, 02:23 PM   #9
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just roll back bgs to before tundra and the hub was introduced.   old bgs were way better than the new bgs anyway.

Yes.

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Old 08-31-2011, 02:09 PM   #10
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  • I still go into bgs in which I cannot attack other people (no tokens rewarded, but truancy is if you leave).

This remaining unfixed bug has killed BGs by itself.  I don't understand how this bug has continued for so long while they patch and fix stuff that no one cares about.  At the very least please, for the love of god, post something that you acknowledge it and are trying to get a fix as soon as possible.  Until then, I'm assuming your not even looking at it and focusing all your time on making sure the house voting system is fully functional.  Every day that goes by, this bug gets worse.  It's like a virus growing to ensure the remaining people that attempt to BG rage quit.

Priorities are so messed up.  I felt the BG community was thriving and actually pushing subscriptions prior to Velious.  I guess SoE doesn't feel the same and doesn't see their subscriptions dropping like flies.

so fail it's mind boggling.

I find it terribly unlikely that SOE will ever do anything about this. This is typical - we don't know how we broke it, so we'll say its working as intended and never touch it. I mean come on, when 6 people actually que for a BG and its consistantly 2 vs 4 or 1 vs 5, you gotta imagine that SOE is lost. If you can't do basic math (even teams) why even try something harder like code.

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Old 09-05-2011, 03:52 PM   #11
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If they fix this, they should also reduce the amount of tokens you need to buy BG gear. You need well over 1000 to fully gear and adorn, and at an average of 2 per instance, that's a long, long time.

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Old 09-05-2011, 04:06 PM   #12
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It's not going to be fixed, it's going to be it has been stuffed in the closet next to the maj'dul arena.

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Old 09-06-2011, 03:20 AM   #13
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Lethe5683 wrote:

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just roll back bgs to before tundra and the hub was introduced.   old bgs were way better than the new bgs anyway.

Yes.

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Old 09-06-2011, 03:35 AM   #14
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I could go on a rant right now about how EQ2 could probably be ten times more awesome with an active PVP developer... But I'm pretty lazy right now...

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Old 09-06-2011, 11:53 AM   #15
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i had the hope that Bgs would be more populated once they all grant faction but still they are quite empty, you have to wait a long time to enter, still no 6vs6 gears, no smuggler opens, no ganak, still bugged in tundra alone in one team or without any team, the annoying and useless hub does not help either...i really would like to play bgs as they were before. when i could play ganak when it was daily without 5 mins wait in between the bgs. it's all gone now. as one said before - just roll everything back to what it was before: remove tundra, remove the faction, remove the hub and finally fix all the bugs.

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Old 09-10-2011, 01:04 PM   #16
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This is so irritating. At the behest of a friend, I've just started BGs in Eq2, and fully 4 out 7 times I've spawned in the center, solo, unable to attack or be attacked. I am then unable to revive and must either sit there until the end of the match for no reward or leave early and incur a penalty.

I'm not sure which constitutes more shameful behaviour by the devs: the complete lack of a response,  the complete lack of a fix, or the fact that this made it to live in the first place.

I can't imagine how people more invested than I am must feel.

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Old 09-10-2011, 01:11 PM   #17
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I can't imagine how people more invested than I am must feel.

PO'd

The fact that we can't even get a Dev to say anything at all.. even "we acknowledge it" is frustrating to no end.

I don't even think they read these forums any more. This is more game breaking than Crit Chance on Pre80 gear.. yet nothing for months now..

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Old 09-16-2011, 01:49 AM   #18
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spending dev money turning a fairly sucessful BattleGrounds into a ghost town

reminds me of Turbo C 2.0 , they couldn't just slap a GUI on it , they had to 'improve it'

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:16 PM   #19
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I haven't played EQ II since May and reading all this makes me not care to bother to remake a pvp AA profile.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:54 PM   #20
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come on...  bg's is pretty much broken right now.   fix it ffs

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Old 09-20-2011, 12:22 PM   #21
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you forgot to add.

- Lack of Fun in BGs.

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Old 09-20-2011, 01:21 PM   #22
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just shut down battlegrounds.  They are ruined.   You have failed.

Agreed.  They are WAY beyond the point of a bug fix.  They need to be shut down until a major overhaul can be done.

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Old 10-23-2011, 01:35 AM   #23
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gdawg311 wrote:

Lethe5683 wrote:

Silverzx wrote:

just roll back bgs to before tundra and the hub was introduced.   old bgs were way better than the new bgs anyway.

Yes.

Yes.

YES!

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:08 PM   #24
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Lord Gib wrote:

gdawg311 wrote:

Lethe5683 wrote:

Silverzx wrote:

just roll back bgs to before tundra and the hub was introduced.   old bgs were way better than the new bgs anyway.

Yes.

Yes.

YES!

YES x 5!

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Old 10-28-2011, 01:02 PM   #25
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[email protected] Bayle wrote:

Lord Gib wrote:

gdawg311 wrote:

Lethe5683 wrote:

Silverzx wrote:

just roll back bgs to before tundra and the hub was introduced.   old bgs were way better than the new bgs anyway.

Yes.

Yes.

YES!

YES x 5!

YES

I miss being able to run many battlegrounds in a day, with working teams, no PvE in them (tundra is no fun at all imo), and no faction grinds to get gear.  the gear was even GOOD in pve, not amazing, but good

Thanks for making a great feature as useless as a level 90 fighting without armor using level 1 spells.

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Old 10-29-2011, 07:41 PM   #26
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[email protected] Bazaar wrote:

[email protected] Bayle wrote:

Lord Gib wrote:

gdawg311 wrote:

Lethe5683 wrote:

Silverzx wrote:

just roll back bgs to before tundra and the hub was introduced.   old bgs were way better than the new bgs anyway.

Yes.

Yes.

YES!

YES x 5!

YES

I miss being able to run many battlegrounds in a day, with working teams, no PvE in them (tundra is no fun at all imo), and no faction grinds to get gear.  the gear was even GOOD in pve, not amazing, but good

Thanks for making a great feature as useless as a level 90 fighting without armor using level 1 spells.

YES. SMILEY

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Old 10-30-2011, 12:57 PM   #27
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[email protected] wrote:

[email protected] Bazaar wrote:

[email protected] Bayle wrote:

Lord Gib wrote:

gdawg311 wrote:

Lethe5683 wrote:

Silverzx wrote:

just roll back bgs to before tundra and the hub was introduced.   old bgs were way better than the new bgs anyway.

Yes.

Yes.

YES!

YES x 5!

YES

I miss being able to run many battlegrounds in a day, with working teams, no PvE in them (tundra is no fun at all imo), and no faction grinds to get gear.  the gear was even GOOD in pve, not amazing, but good

Thanks for making a great feature as useless as a level 90 fighting without armor using level 1 spells.

YES.

Yes!

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:23 AM   #28
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[email protected] Bayle wrote:

[email protected] wrote:

[email protected] Bazaar wrote:

[email protected] Bayle wrote:

Lord Gib wrote:

gdawg311 wrote:

Lethe5683 wrote:

Silverzx wrote:

just roll back bgs to before tundra and the hub was introduced.   old bgs were way better than the new bgs anyway.

Yes.

Yes.

YES!

YES x 5!

YES

I miss being able to run many battlegrounds in a day, with working teams, no PvE in them (tundra is no fun at all imo), and no faction grinds to get gear.  the gear was even GOOD in pve, not amazing, but good

Thanks for making a great feature as useless as a level 90 fighting without armor using level 1 spells.

YES.

Yes!

Yes!

I only re-subbed for bg's and I can't believe what a shoddy disaster they are now.

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Old 12-21-2011, 06:49 AM   #29
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[email protected] wrote:

[email protected] Bayle wrote:

[email protected] wrote:

[email protected] Bazaar wrote:

[email protected] Bayle wrote:

Lord Gib wrote:

gdawg311 wrote:

Lethe5683 wrote:

Silverzx wrote:

just roll back bgs to before tundra and the hub was introduced.   old bgs were way better than the new bgs anyway.

Yes.

Yes.

YES!

YES x 5!

YES

I miss being able to run many battlegrounds in a day, with working teams, no PvE in them (tundra is no fun at all imo), and no faction grinds to get gear.  the gear was even GOOD in pve, not amazing, but good

Thanks for making a great feature as useless as a level 90 fighting without armor using level 1 spells.

YES.

Yes!

Yes!

I only re-subbed for bg's and I can't believe what a shoddy disaster they are now.

Yes. There was a time in which battlegrounds was very fun, but that has passed. It is completely gone. All the magic, sparks, and nice emotions are now filled with emptiness. Please get rid of them or create a huge revamp to fix EVERYTHING.

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