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5-03-2010 @ 1:06PM
I was completely shocked by how easy School of Hard Knocks was yesterday. I didn't even it try it on my old main last year, because I'm one of those fervent PvP haters (and a clothie to boot). But on this toon, all I need for the drake is this, Midsummer and Brewfest, and I wasn't about to let one stupid achievement get in my way after all the hard work I've put in so far. Honestly, I figured the first day would be optimal for getting it done because there would be tons of people going after it, thus the chances of getting some cross-faction cooperation would be way higher. So what I did was get my PvP expert of a friend and his roomie to buddy up with me (they were also doing the achievement), we got on vent and my friend explained everything as we queued up. We ended up knocking out the achievement in only a couple of hours, it honestly took longer to queue up for each BG than it did to actually complete the tasks. I'd like to say it was all luck, but it really wasn't--the only luck involved was Eye of the Storm because the one we were in was full of hardcore assholes on both factions despite pleas of mercy to let people get their achievement (and complete abuse from one particular asshole over BG chat). And there was the luck of not having any griefers in the other BGs. But I managed to get everything done in one BG a piece, largely because everyone was basically on the same page for all the other BGs besides EotS. We patiently took turns with flags, etc. Yeah, there were a couple of trigger happy people, but it was fine when they got it through their heads to stop attacking the Alliance who were trying to help us.So if there's any Alliance from the Bloodlust battlegroup reading this, thank you so much for being so cool yesterday. And my advice to any PvE-er intimidated by this is to find a friend or guildie who knows what the hell they're doing and use the buddy system. If you go it alone, I can see where it would completely suck.
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