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Editorial - The Dreaded Alterac Valley Turtle

Posted Sun, Apr 20, 2008 by Messiah

Should you fear the turtle?

Last weekend it was the bonus honor weekend for Alterac Valley, everyone's favorite fast honor battleground. If you need lots of honor quickly, Alterac Valley is your destination of choice. However, what happens when you get stuck with either players that are not geared for PvP, don't know the strategies or just plain suck? What usually happens is a dreaded "Turtle" game.

With recent changes to Alterac Valley turtles have become more common in my battle group. Should they be dreaded as much as they are? Should you try to create or stop one from happening? Why do they get started? How do you stop one once it has gotten going?

A turtle is by definition a long defensive game. Players call the game a turtle game when most of the opponents go on defense and form a hard layer that you can not get past instead. By doing this the group is essentially focusing on stopping you from winning instead of trying to win themselves.

All these questions and more are looked at in this week's editorial: The Dreaded Alterac Valley Turtle and then comment in our forums.

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