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11-07-2009 @ 9:43AM
Here the very basic of WG, First you have to click on the flag to get it. Second you have to have your flag in your base to claim it, all you have to do is run the enemy flag into your flag base location, with your flag there. You can't grab your own flag, to move it so don't try, beyond that if someone else in your group has the flag, and want to give it to you they can drop it, and you can pick it up. Also if they die, you have a chance to pick it up before the enemy dies, to keep it, so always try. Also if they grab it their flag will respond in your base in a few seconds. So you will have to enter their base to retrieve it.I know I am saying some very basic stuff, but it shock me how many people don't know this stuff. Other stuff to keep in mind, is that if you don't know where the flags are. Press Shift M to bring up you Min Battle Map. It will show the location of the enemy flag if someone in your group has it, also it also show the your flag location on the map in enemy hands as long as someone in your party has seen them with the flag. So constantly look at the Mini Battle Map it will appear on the lower right corner of you screen.As for group interaction, it not really nesacery if the group knows what they're doing, in fact some of the best group I been in don't write much at all. The Mini Battle show your location and everyone in the groups location as well, not the enemy players locations, with the exception the enemy flag carrier after being spotted. So all you really have to do is watch the flags to know what to do. Help defend the flag carrier if he or she doesn't have much aid, or help aid in an assault to regain your flag if your flag carrier is well defended. Other hints, there a slight blue or red streak that follows the flag carrier for a few seconds after they pass, so use that to help find the flag carrier. Blue is the Alliance Flag and Red Is the horde Flag. It help everyone in while to spot a running flag carrier, epically if there sneak past the sides. Other than that if you a Pally don't bubble while caring the flag, It will make you drop it. That all make me laugh when I see paladins do that in WG
11-07-2009 @ 11:29AM
Good article, plus I like the additions made in this comment. I found out -- umm, twice -- that using the sprint function on my Swift Boots also makes me drop the flag. I don't think my druid ability of Dash makes me drop it, but the boots did. Does a Swiftness potion? Luckily for me and my team, I was in a group and others picked up the flag right away.
11-07-2009 @ 5:42PM
New players should note that if you drop the flag accidentally, you can pick it up again by clicking on it, unless an enemy player beats you to it. When you carry the flag, you also have a buff. Removing this buff (by clicking on it) allows you to drop the flag on purpose. Sometimes you may want to do this to transfer the flag to a teammate (be careful there are no enemy players around when you do this).Common effects / spells that force you to drop the flag:Mounting. Vanish, invisibility, divine protection, blessing of protection. Iceblock. Any potion / trinket that grants you temporary invulnerability or invisibility.Common effects / spells that you CAN use are:Travel form, ghost wolf, sprint, blink, demonic circle, mirror image, metamorphosis. Swiftness potions. Free action potion. Blessing of freedom. Damage absorption trinkets / potions. My #1 tip.Snare the flag carrier. Kill the healers.
11-07-2009 @ 6:38PM
One huge thing was missed on this article, and not enough people know about it. If you hit Shift+M, you get a little mini map. On this mini map, you can see where all your teammates are. Also, after a set time from when the flag gets picked up, you can see where the enemy is holding your flag. This knowledge is crucial to team based game play.
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