I'm talking of Alliance Battles, which are nearly dead.
We really do need GvG and Team/Random Arena where a team of 4 or so random combatants go head to head and just brawl it out. Why?
Because GvG fulfills a much more desirable structured PvP mode and TA/RA were popular because they were very fun and very quick. Very quick. --- I used to play Skyrim but then I took a patch to the knee.