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How are BGs post patch?

Datolite
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How are you guys finding the matchmaking, the rewards and the new maps?
  • Baconlad
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    Oh and bigger maps...the maps don't allow you to escape the blobs
  • montiferus
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    Anyone want to place odds on what future update they make BGs with CP? My guess is pretty soon.

    As with most things ZOS it was a poorly implemented good idea that hasn't gone anywhere meaningful for a variety of reasons. Until they make some fundamental changes to BGs it will remain mired in mediocrity.
  • brandonv516
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    I'm worried about my templar but my nightblade is good already because he's running the same build as when it was non CP before. In fact he got a bunch of buffs.
  • JWillCHS
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    I'm loving BGs even more. The healtards, shield stackers, and permatanks have a breaking point that is much easier to reach.

    The BG meta is still about teams focusing down individual players and single-target stamina builds. And all the high performing players in the first iteration of non-CP and CP battlegrounds are still getting the job done. And of course they do well together in premade groups.

    My first 2 hours in BGs weren't too bad. I was still killing Chillandra(best sportsmanship in gaming ever) almost immediately, and Stand Still was solo killing EVERTHANG including me. But there's some new faces. There's still better players then myself so I can only hope to get better.

    With my magplar(main) I still have a problem with high mobility builds. The good news is I don't have to build a glass cannon anymore to do damage with Sweeps against opponents wearing heavy armor because damage mitigation is far less.

    I still don't like the 4v4v4. But I really enjoy the new maps especially the old Orc city where the snow clouds your vision.

  • Blobsky
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    Baconlad wrote: »
    Oh and bigger maps...the maps don't allow you to escape the blobs

    Nothing allows people to escape Blobs B)
    Yt Channell: Blobsky

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    Owner of 'The Travelling Merchant' - Craglorn trade guild since near release!
  • Datolite
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    I'm worried about my templar but my nightblade is good already because he's running the same build as when it was non CP before. In fact he got a bunch of buffs.

    Haha that's great to know. I am legit considering shelving my templar lately.
  • Datolite
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    Thogard wrote: »
    Resource poisons are a real problem again.

    Stock up on resource poisons. Check.
  • Anotherone773
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    Its a slight improvement IMO. Still have a lot of premade vs random slaughterfests. The new BGs arent really much different than the old bgs, nothing inspiring about them really. People are a bit easier to kill, but its still quite a mess.

    Besides it being a bit easier to kill people, you get more AP for BGs now, which means grinding for AP isnt near as bad. I really miss well thought out BGs with objectives and strategies and more than 4vs4vs4.
  • Grimlok_S
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    New Orc themed map is super cool.

    Lots of up-down options and no gimmicky teleport pads.

    Occasional blizzard whiting out the screen limiting visibility is really neat, too.


    Glad to see no-CP reinstated. Getting kills and being killed is a refreshing change from CP BGs.
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  • Thogard
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    Thogard wrote: »
    Resource poisons are a real problem again.

    Stock up on resource poisons. Check.

    You bamboozled me
    PC NA - @dazkt - Dazk Ardoonkt / Sir Thogalot / Dask Dragoh’t / Dazk Dragoh’t / El Thogardo

    Stream: twitch.tv/THOGARDvsThePeasants
    YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/thogardpvp


  • Thogard
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    @bubbygink I’m going to go out on a limb and say you’re a console player.

    Bacon is on PC NA where most of his observations are accurate. He’s a magplar and often gets focused by the Stam toons that dominate the PC NA BGs
    PC NA - @dazkt - Dazk Ardoonkt / Sir Thogalot / Dask Dragoh’t / Dazk Dragoh’t / El Thogardo

    Stream: twitch.tv/THOGARDvsThePeasants
    YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/thogardpvp


  • Sixty5
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    Time to kill is down across the board and I haven't seen a single permablock tank.

    Also gap closers were nerfed (:
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    I play a character called "Gives Me Wood Elf" because I am a mature and sensible person.
    Stam Sorc main in Battlegrounds
  • OtarTheMad
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    Thogard wrote: »
    @bubbygink I’m going to go out on a limb and say you’re a console player.

    Bacon is on PC NA where most of his observations are accurate. He’s a magplar and often gets focused by the Stam toons that dominate the PC NA BGs

    Yeah, I played a bit of BG today and noticed that I was focused pretty heavily once groups found out I was the "tank". Healers and tanks will always be focused first.
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  • Datolite
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    I found that I got into my first BG quickly and it was pretty fun, a TDM which felt much less tanky across the board (including my own survivability). However after that I waited a long time for a second BG and it never happened. I hope the que system isn't messed up or something.
  • Anethum
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    bubbygink wrote: »
    Talking about "zergs" and getting "Zerged down" in BGs is laughable. You can't get "zerged down" in BGs when there are only 4 people on a team.

    actually 4 player with the same as you skill of play vs u 1 as a zerg. Zerg is too loud word for this, but feels the same.
    U need be much stronger than them to even surcive, and twice stronger to win.

    About bg today, nothing changed until premade groups fight vs randoms.
    @Anethum from .ua
  • gabormezo
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    Well, two of my four well built BG character transformed to total crap because of No-CP. Gotta reinvent them from the ground. Dunno what to do with my stamplar, because Jabs seems to do next to no damage, and still impossible to land.

    My MagDK is decent, Skoria and Lightning Staff seems to work very well, however I have a slight sustain issue with him. Surprisingly my Stamsorc is ridiculously OP in No-CP BGs. High crit, static health return, bloodthirst, high damage, streak, fast run speed, easy mode. I'm constantly getting 3-4K score in deathmatches as a pug with him.

    The battle dynamics seems to be as same for me. There are more kills, but more deaths compensates that, especially because of death time penalty.

    As overall I don't see No-CP switch as a big Solution to Everything (tm) as everyone stated, BG is more or less the same, only builds has changed.
  • JWillCHS
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    gabormezo wrote: »
    Well, two of my four well built BG character transformed to total crap because of No-CP. Gotta reinvent them from the ground. Dunno what to do with my stamplar, because Jabs seems to do next to no damage, and still impossible to land.

    My MagDK is decent, Skoria and Lightning Staff seems to work very well, however I have a slight sustain issue with him. Surprisingly my Stamsorc is ridiculously OP in No-CP BGs. High crit, static health return, bloodthirst, high damage, streak, fast run speed, easy mode. I'm constantly getting 3-4K score in deathmatches as a pug with him.

    The battle dynamics seems to be as same for me. There are more kills, but more deaths compensates that, especially because of death time penalty.

    As overall I don't see No-CP switch as a big Solution to Everything (tm) as everyone stated, BG is more or less the same, only builds has changed.

    I have a Stamplar I play using Hunding's Rage(medium) and Coward's Gear(medium). It's so much fun! But I'm more of a magplar in no-CP.
  • Fischblut
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    How are you guys finding the matchmaking, the rewards and the new maps?

    Matchmaking is just as non-existent as it was before :/

    New AP rewards are much better! Even if I lose 3 matches, I get 21k AP now. Enough to buy lot of fancy AP sieges for Cyrodiil (or even one super fancy Forward Camp) <3 One of very few things which I like this update.

    New maps... I only was in new dwemer (?) map once, was rather interesting, would be my fav map after Arcane University. Was in Orc map few times and didn't like it.
    I would love such map: a forest with rocks and trees, also some water; some caves and/or underground system. Could have summer and winter versions of it :)
  • Morgul667
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    I had fun in BG like i didnt have in a long time.

    I was ok with magicka toon but got crushed with my stam sorc. Not sure if magicka have the upper hand, if my build is wrong or if the team i faced with my stam toon were just better.

    Im used to cp and no co pvp on my stam sorc but i got focused so hard i couldnt do a thing:/

    Anyone could share stam sorc amd mag sorc bg builds?

    Anyone having similar issues on stam?
    Edited by Morgul667 on February 16, 2018 5:22AM
  • RouDeR
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    Every second piece of scrub is running MagDk.
    I had to drop my Vampire cuz my tank was melting ... and Yeah its a Zergfest in there .
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    RouDeR wrote: »
    Every second piece of scrub is running MagDk.
    I had to drop my Vampire cuz my tank was melting ... and Yeah its a Zergfest in there .

    I thought you were on console?

    And where are all these Mag DKs? I’m counting at least 50% of the Players on PC NA as stamblades.
    PC NA - @dazkt - Dazk Ardoonkt / Sir Thogalot / Dask Dragoh’t / Dazk Dragoh’t / El Thogardo

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    YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/thogardpvp


  • PhoenixGrey
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    Thogard wrote: »
    And where are all these Mag DKs? I’m counting at least 50% of the Players on PC NA as stamblades.
    Let me finish that off for you

    And 30% other stam classes. 10% mag templars and 10% other mag classes

    Edited by PhoenixGrey on February 16, 2018 5:52PM
    DC Sorc: Fading Phoenix
    AD Warden: Grey Phoenix
  • Thogard
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    BGs are still BGs.

    lot of new blood coming in.

    Lot of high scores in the near future.
    Edited by Thogard on February 17, 2018 2:16AM
    PC NA - @dazkt - Dazk Ardoonkt / Sir Thogalot / Dask Dragoh’t / Dazk Dragoh’t / El Thogardo

    Stream: twitch.tv/THOGARDvsThePeasants
    YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/thogardpvp


  • Lexxypwns
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    Thogard wrote: »
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    BGs are still BGs.

    lot of new blood coming in.

    Lot of high scores in the near future.

    AoE execute is so unfair for these posts!
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