Posted January 29, 2016
It got better at the start of Wrath (not sure if there was a battlegroup merge or just an influx of Alliance players) and 40vs40 was finally the norm. But eventually people realised they'd get more honor points by simply rushing to the enemy base and ignoring the opposite faction, and AV became a PvE battleground. I'm guessing this is still true nowadays.
Such a shame really, some of my best moments in WoW are related to AV. I should still have a screenshot of that time when both sides were running out of reinforcements and we won the match by one kill; I think I was in the top 5 kb count with my ret (way below hunters and mages of course) and was kiting two rogues when the game ended. :)
What Blizzard hasn't handled properly, imho, is (as always) class balance. That, and they were very slow at releasing new content. The wait for Icecrown Citadel was waaay too long. I probably should have quitted there, rather than dragging myself through Cataclysm...