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Is Battlegrounds worth it?

silver1surfer69
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Im almost only playing PvP and the only reason for me to buy Morrowind update would be Battlegrounds. Please tell me if its worth it. Im quite experienced in duels and PvP, so tell me, for a duel and pvp addict, is it a must have, or not so much, so i will wait till its more on sale. Thanks for answers.
  • ChunkyCat
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    Yes.
  • silver1surfer69
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    Yoohoo4411 wrote: »
    Yes.

    Thx.
  • Fake Remedy
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    Yes
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  • silver1surfer69
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    if you like an unbalanced mess then yes, if not then no

    as unbalanced like duels?
  • Dracindo
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    It's not worth $39,99. And if purchase via steam is legit (though people here have problems when buying it from Steam), than 29,99 is still too much.

    You're better off buying Imperial City if you don't have that already. Wait until the price for Morrowind lowers to 20 or below if only one thing interests you.
  • craftycarper73
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    if you like an unbalanced mess then yes, if not then no

    as unbalanced like duels?

    more like you queue for a game solo, you get put in a group of 2 against another 2 teams of 4, so unless your one of the top pvp players there is only 1 outcome, and a waste of your time.
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  • silver1surfer69
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    Dracindo wrote: »
    It's not worth $39,99. And if purchase via steam is legit (though people here have problems when buying it from Steam), than 29,99 is still too much.

    You're better off buying Imperial City if you don't have that already. Wait until the price for Morrowind lowers to 20 or below if only one thing interests you.

    Thats just what i think. Around 20 would be the cut off, to spend for a new game/contend max. But then i think it will be maybe around christmas till it comes of 50%, and then i think will and can i wait half a year??

    I have IC. Is there still much going on in the dueling arena? The times if been there it seemed like there are not many players around.
  • silver1surfer69
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    if you like an unbalanced mess then yes, if not then no

    as unbalanced like duels?

    more like you queue for a game solo, you get put in a group of 2 against another 2 teams of 4, so unless your one of the top pvp players there is only 1 outcome, and a waste of your time.

    ah ok.
  • silver1surfer69
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    Yoohoo4411 wrote: »
    It's forty bucks bro. If you're that hard up for cash that you have doubts as to whether you should spend the 40, then don't spend it.

    Are you going to be waiting in queues? Yes.

    Are you going to get proctatoed? Yes.

    Is soul assualt going to burn your butt hole? Yes.

    Is it still going to be fun? Yes.

    Thx. Its more bout the value than the money for me. I think its quite cheeky to want 40 bucks for new contend and i dont want to support that without thinking.
  • Lieblingsjunge
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    Give it time. Soon the 40 bucks will be 20.
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  • Zer0oo
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    They are not working at the moment and no ETA when/if they will be fixed

    So NO
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  • silver1surfer69
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    Zer0oo wrote: »
    They are not working at the moment and no ETA when/if they will be fixed

    So NO

    Really? What is not working?
  • McCracken79
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    Zer0oo wrote: »
    They are not working at the moment and no ETA when/if they will be fixed

    So NO

    Really? What is not working?

    About 95% of the people can't get into battlegrounds with a group of 2, 3 or 4. It just sits there, asks if you are ready, asks if you are ready again, maybe 20 more times then you get thrown back into the queue. Rinse and repeat. IF you queue up solo you may get in anywhere from 3 to 20 minutes. This will most likely result in a 2 x 2 x 4 fight, very rarely will you get a full 4 x 4 x 4. When you do get in and there is a team of 4 they are usually a pre-made group who will wipe the floor with you. No need to look at your death recap, they will be all procs, viper, red mountain, Velidreth... Those are the 5% who never seem to have any issues getting in.
  • FloppyTouch
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    Bgs are great when you can get in, a ton of fun it really is, no one will say bgs are not fun that pvps. They could have sold just that for 40$ if it worked!

    When we finally get in we have a blast when it's 4v4v4 and fair fights but with que and teams not matched up right it's a pain.

    If they can fix thes ques and teams being even match ups I would say bgs are the best thing in this game hands down.
  • leepalmer95
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    No.

    2 games mode aren't about pvp.
    Clear balancing issues
    Queue issues
    Imbalance in the design of the game modes.
    Getting solo vs premades
    Getting grouped with lowbies who basically feed.
    Getting put into a 2v4v4 deathmatch and being punished if you leave
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  • MurderMostFoul
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    Zer0oo wrote: »
    They are not working at the moment and no ETA when/if they will be fixed

    So NO

    Really? What is not working?

    About 95% of the people can't get into battlegrounds with a group of 2, 3 or 4. It just sits there, asks if you are ready, asks if you are ready again, maybe 20 more times then you get thrown back into the queue. Rinse and repeat. IF you queue up solo you may get in anywhere from 3 to 20 minutes. This will most likely result in a 2 x 2 x 4 fight, very rarely will you get a full 4 x 4 x 4. When you do get in and there is a team of 4 they are usually a pre-made group who will wipe the floor with you. No need to look at your death recap, they will be all procs, viper, red mountain, Velidreth... Those are the 5% who never seem to have any issues getting in.

    Maybe I'm in the 5%, but I solo queue, never wait more than 5 minutes (often less than 30 secs), and about 50% of the games are 4v4v4. And it's a blast.

    Group que is F'd up, but they seem to be trying to get it sorted at least.

    I'm XB1 NA btw.
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  • IxskullzxI
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    Zer0oo wrote: »
    They are not working at the moment and no ETA when/if they will be fixed

    So NO

    Really? What is not working?

    About 95% of the people can't get into battlegrounds with a group of 2, 3 or 4. It just sits there, asks if you are ready, asks if you are ready again, maybe 20 more times then you get thrown back into the queue. Rinse and repeat. IF you queue up solo you may get in anywhere from 3 to 20 minutes. This will most likely result in a 2 x 2 x 4 fight, very rarely will you get a full 4 x 4 x 4. When you do get in and there is a team of 4 they are usually a pre-made group who will wipe the floor with you. No need to look at your death recap, they will be all procs, viper, red mountain, Velidreth... Those are the 5% who never seem to have any issues getting in.

    Maybe I'm in the 5%, but I solo queue, never wait more than 5 minutes (often less than 30 secs), and about 50% of the games are 4v4v4. And it's a blast.

    Group que is F'd up, but they seem to be trying to get it sorted at least.

    I'm XB1 NA btw.

    That's been my experience as well, on xb1 NA. Group queue is busted. Never waited more than a few minutes for a match, most of the time about 1-2 min. The majority of my games are even teams. Whether it's 2, 3 or 4 people per team. I do get 4v4v2 tho and it is crazy annoying. Even with the issues, battlegrounds are the most fun I've had in this game since I started playing in 1.6

    Edit: @leepalmer95 i agree with you about the domination and ctf. You basically get penalized for fighting. You're better off just waiting until 2 teams start fighting then go take a flag. Same with domination. If you start fighting, the other team will just go cap 3 points. Pretty lame.
    Edited by IxskullzxI on June 27, 2017 4:40PM
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  • Beardimus
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    I like it. As its instant small scale PvP. But 100% get Imp City first as others said
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  • Rickter
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    No.

    2 games mode aren't about pvp.
    Clear balancing issues
    Queue issues
    Imbalance in the design of the game modes.
    Getting solo vs premades
    Getting grouped with lowbies who basically feed.
    Getting put into a 2v4v4 deathmatch and being punished if you leave

    This 100%

    nothing listed here is false. Its something the ones that strongly advocate BGs will turn a blind eye to but these are all in fact issues.
    Edited by Rickter on June 27, 2017 7:33PM
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  • Paraflex
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    Save yourself the frustration and wait for them to fix all the bugs. Than buy it and get proc set to death and wait six months for proc sets to get nerfed.
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  • tonemd
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    60 min queue, CTF match over in 2 minutes.

    Gonna say no.

    Also, gonna say BGs sets ZOS up for the prize of worst game designer ever.
  • HeathenDeacon
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    Currently it is the best way to frequently get into small-scale pvp encounters.

    So for me at least, totally worth it.

    ^^this.
    i came back this spring after a year and half off and mostly looking to pvp.
    Cyrodil just doesnt do it for me since i run solo and really want to improve.
    i can run around cyrodil for hours before i might be able to get in one good small scale pvp fight.
    of course itd be different if i had people to run with that also wanted to do small group, but the only pvp guild i have just zergs all day.

    so for me, yeah i love bgs. are they perfect? no. can they be unbalanced? yeah, but when you get a good match its the stuff i always wanted outta eso personally.
  • HeathenDeacon
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    tonemd wrote: »
    60 min queue, CTF match over in 2 minutes.

    Gonna say no.

    Also, gonna say BGs sets ZOS up for the prize of worst game designer ever.

    wow, 60 min... that sucks. queues are less than 60 seconds on console.
    i literally cant even check my mail with the last match's rewards before it pops.
    makes suffering thru a bad CTF match not as big of a deal.
  • silver1surfer69
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    Thx for the answers so far. So far 10 people here say yes and 8 no. The -25% steam sale is going till 5. july, so im still thinking. Right now im slightly tending towards it, almost like here, but i still will wait some days for final decission.
  • silver1surfer69
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    Just a short update: I didnt buy morrowind on the sale now, although i really look forward to it. In the end its just against my principles to pay 30 euro for an add on. I will wait till it comes to 20 euro and then i will buy. Cheers.
  • Morgul667
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    For me it is a no as of today. Id say wait until it is fixed, Im definitly gonna wait next time
  • Dakmor_Kavu
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    Gotta say I had no issue getting into games today solo queuing. I was on from 8am EST - 1pm EST and the longest wait I had was maybe 5 minutes? I wasnt doing BGs exclusively 100% of that time, but I queued and joined probably around 10 matches without any hiccups.

    Sure, a few times I got dropped into rounds already in progress, but that was the worst of it. All the rounds felt pretty good (1 or 2 times getting rolled but nothing rage-quit worthy) and I'll be back for more tomorrow.
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