The most recent brawl in the updated Arathi Basin is vs a team entirely of AI. I really don’t think even Alliance can lose but it’s enjoyable for a few reasons. For one, you know you aren’t going to get blasted out of your boots and GY farmed by a team 100x better than you. I quit doing random bgs for like 2 years now, when I use to do them ALL THE TIME, because of this. With the exception of WoD where Alliance dominated, you could expect, as Alliance, to get murdered in every single bg.
I’m talking terribly unbalanced by score, HK’s, damage, you name it. You sort a scoreboard and see the top 7 be Horde by damage and welp, why even bother.
The AI has decent damage, and even then are often better than the live players. However it gives Alliance in particular a chance to win for once, and practice stuff like spinning. These bots try to stealth cap and ninja cap like a BOSS. You have to be on your spin game or they WILL take it from under your nose. I think it’s very excellent practice without getting absolutely slaughtered like you would in any other game. So my reasons for liking it really boils down to
- fighting a team only slightly sub-par with an average Alliance player
- Almost impossible to not win
- Your team has a good chance to respond to inc calls and WIN the team fight
- Alliance works together and can actually feel a win
That being said, I would love to see different flavors of this like in Overwatch. Have a legendary mode where the AI has god-mode where they know where the other team is at all times and responds accordingly. THAT would be sweet. They could know that you have 3 in the road going to Farm and 1 hunter at stables and send an appropriate amount where they need to go. I’d love to see that.