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9-06-2010 @ 8:21PM
I have a bunch of 80's but only ever stepped into Arena for 10 matches of 2v2 on my Mage, we lost all but one and I had a pretty good time. That however, is the extent of my Arena experience, yet for some strange reason I am drawn to this column every week and thoroughly enjoy the read. It seems like a whole different game to me, and one that requires an immense amount of skill, situational awareness, class knowledge and lack of lag to master effectively.Keep up the great work! I wish I could do it myself but I just find the constant death factor in BG's too irksome while learning to really get a start at PvP. That said, I ALWAYS will challenge a duel to anyone around my level while questing as I think that you best learn the class you are playing when you have to do so with a heightened sense of urgency and awareness brought on by a skirmish.Perhaps one day I'll jump back in for another go!
9-06-2010 @ 8:39PM
Agreed. While I'm questing and I see someone around my level, I challenge them to a duel. If they agree, I'll duel them and after I'll buff them (I'm a druid). If not, I'll still buff them for the sake of being nice.
9-07-2010 @ 12:14AM
Valensword,I appreciate your kind words. I try to tailor the column to players like yourself. I could speak lengthy diatribes about very obscure (but effective) tactics and situations with extremely specific team composition scenarios. It would entertain the more experienced crowd, but I'd rather have you enjoy the column and experience a newfound hope for PvP in the future.Dueling is actually something I haven't participated a lot in, as weird as that may sound. Between all my characters combined, in five years of playing, I've logged less than 200 duels. That actually surprises me that it's so low, but until winning duels gets an objective way of measurement, I don't see a giant point in participating in them.That being said, I've heard from many PvPers that dueling is a fantastic way to learn your class and what opponents might do. I'm should start dueling more -- I've lost a lot of 1v1s in arena (after all our partners have died) because I don't know what to do in that kind of a situation.So, in a way, you've helped me out as well. Thanks. :)C. Christian MooreContributing EditorWoW.com
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