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Correspondent - The Battleground Arathi

Posted by Jon Wood on Sep 18, 2008  | Comments

Correspondent - The Battleground Arathi  | World of Warcraft | World of Warcraft Correspondent Robert Duckworth writes this new guide for WoW's Arathi Basin battleground.

In my last article, I gave an overview of WSG. This article follows the same outline, giving readers a quick introduction to the battleground as well as some basic strategies players can use to help them understand what's going on. While in WSG everything was very straight forward, Arathi Basin seems to confuse many players. Whether they don't understand or just don't care is an arguable point of course. Sometimes it's fun to just destroy people in PvP and forget about the objectives.

A Guide to Arathi Basin

Arathi Basin(AB) is situated in the Arathi Highlands. Supposedly nestled in a fertile valley, hidden from the recent wars because the only access is through two cave, the basin is rich in resources that the Horde and Alliance both want to control for themselves. Blizzard designated these "resources" as a farm, mine, stables, blacksmith and lumber mill. All common features from the original Warcraft RTS games. The five resource are spread out across the map. The blacksmith is set in the center and surrounded by a lake, while the other four are spread out around the edges. The map is basically a mirror, though the lumber mill is on high ground and the mine is buried at a lower level then the rest of the map. While it's not a big deal, it's worth mentioning that the lumber mill is able to see and helps provide communication to the rest of the map while the mine can't see anything. The mine also can't be seen though, so it has its positives and negatives.

Read it all here.