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12-07-2011 @ 5:58PM
I am a long time player, a soloist, and always ignored pvp as my main expereince has been from annoying people wanting to duel and me getting my arse kicked as they jumped all over the place. I love questing anf where blizz has been heading (just got into 80-85 zones and they are beyond awesome!). However whenever I used dungeon finder I swaer nearly every time it was hell, verbal abuse non stop and I have vision issues so it is hard to keep track of it all and I love being a tank but it is so damn stressful in pve. With raids being more of the same things began get depressing.THEN I began doing normal BGs and man I freaking LOVE it! I love how it laces an emphasis on the horde vs ally war and I do LOVE to hate the horde so am royally excited for Mists. I LOVE how just by hitting an enemy you get an honor point and I LOVE how nobody is yelling at me all the time and how whatever I do wil not ruin everything. I LOVE the fact I can be a bear tank and just guard an area and have sometimes been succesful too! And I love how each time ya try win or lose u get them points to slowly work towards getting a new section of pretty gear unlike how in dungeons and raids if ya do not finish it you get no points and even then its only a small amount.So as a fresh PVP lover I love BGs and look forward to the rated ones and as a Worgen am really looking forward to the battle for gilneas. It makes my joy for wow so much stress free and more fun when focusing to pvp and of course questing but now I have an equally epic alternative to the stress filled PUG hell of raiding and dungeons.....at least until I out level them and can go through at my leisure which I also love ;pSorry for the blab fest but I just discovered how much fun and simple pvp can be for a soloist with disabilities. :)And Olivia or anyone else, I just stumbled upon a daily at the gurabashi arena, I have never done arenas and probably never will, are there dailies for every arena and can they lead to arena ratings and titles and rewards? I am just thinking aboutt he gladiator twilight drake, is it only through normal arena matches? I know through rated BGs you can get that ridiculously sweet war horse, again total newbie to pvp here, any advice is most welcome! :)
12-07-2011 @ 6:43PM
Hey Akawaka! Glad to hear you've come over to the dark side...! I'm afraid the Gurubashi Arena doesn't award arena rating or titles, you need to join up with an arena team for that, they can be 2 people, 3 people, or 5 people, and the arenas which award conquest points, rating and titles are like instances - you zone in and out of them.The Drake will only come from a Gladiator title (top 0.5% in your battlegroup) from normal arenas, I'm afraid!While the Darkmoon Faire's in town, or island, why not check out the Deathmatch Arena!Olivia
12-07-2011 @ 7:09PM
Grats on joining the fold :DI've only played Arena for the last two seasons and I am totally addicted, I have run BGs for ages but Arenas always scared me, my biggest advice is find someone that you enjoy playing with, get the honor gear available to you through BGs and then start queuing with them :)you will lose a solid amount of the starting games because your rating starts at 1500 but as you lose more, your rating drops lower until you start to encounter players of a similar skill level, blizzards MMR system trys to (and is fairly successful at) making your win/loss ratio be about 50/50 after you've played for a week or twogood luck and I wish you many Honor Kills!
12-07-2011 @ 7:44PM
Olivia and Mackeli, thanks for the kind words. In fact I am craving to eventually switch my highest character, a feral who cannot wait to be Guardian Worgen Druid from Moonglade to Ravenholdt eu. An RPPVP server just sounds too sweet and I like a small population as it can hopefully lead to building a community together.I like your advice Olivia in choosing what suits you, I think I will probably stick with BGs tho if I do encounter some friends doing arena does sound like fun. I am most interested in that War Horse, I love horse mounts incluidng my "plain" Gilnean ones!I thought it was funny as I played soccer for eught years from age 5 and always played defence because I am no runner and also played like a rhino (kids kinda bounced off me as I just ran for that ball.) and belted the thing out my "territory". While doing Arathi I think it was and after clueing in to other team mates telling me to stay put and defend I suddenly gott his eureka moment of...damn dog I know my role at last!One of my best memories and I have only begun pvp, was doing arathi with three other defenders and seeing that lil red title come sneaking down the hill but as I jumped out he ran away, that was more fun that any dungeon-esque encounter I have ever done! ;pI can't wait for those PVE Scenarios, Blizz described them as PVE BGs that give valor, now that is awesome!
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