Even though WSG and AB are objectively more fun for me, I feel that overall AV is a superior gaming experience for the “Every gamer”.
The reason for that situation is very simple; the every gamer wants to solo Q, have their play time be rewarded (honor points / loot / reputation you name it) as a result of their play and contribution to the match they’re in. Honor points are like DKP in raids, and if you think about it like that, it makes perfect sense on why AV is so popular even if many of us would rather do WSG or AB, and make no mistake here I am not saying AV is a bad map, it can be lots of fun if the PVP component of the map is utilized.
I feel like there could be an improvement made to AB and WSG to make them feel more rewarding to the “every gamer” in the format of how points are distributed.
Points could be gained by doing things that are component of the map itself be that Flag Returns, kills while at bases, defending a base, assaulting bases, killing enemy flag carriers, defending bases who’s flag was assaulted, back capping in AV, etc.
If these activities were more rewarding you would see a lot more of it, and as a result the game play would improve overall as a component of the map objectives being useful to the ends of the “Every gamer”.
I am no fool, and I know that no matter how well designed a system is there will always be those who abuse and exploit it, but putting more a focus on making the system fun and rewarding while bolstering map objective play should be the primary focus.
They could even go so far as to greatly reduce the points gained from honor kills while in Battlegrounds and put the focus like 95% on the objectives side of it.
Flip side of this could also be to bolster HK points objectives of certain situations like say you hold a Tower or base and are defending it in AV or AB, honor kills while you hold the flag could be greatly improved so that defending these is strongly rewarded but if you do not hold the base then HK’s are almost worthless. Hell I would make HK’s that take place within a certain range of Grave yards absolutely pointless other than to CC a cap.
There is a lot that could be done to make AB and WSG equally valuable in terms of choice so that Q’n them for the “Every gamer” is just as valuable as presently Q’n AV.