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1-19-2012 @ 2:49PM
Good guide, but the big problem with random BGs is, of course, that the compositions will be wildly skewed, which makes any general guide problematic.The most important thing you can do is at the start of a WSG, before the gates open. Go through the list of enemy names -- class and spec is indicated. Identify the healers and announce them, in all caps, to your side: "Their healers are HOLYPRIEST and RESTOLOL. Kill them first, always." You will be amazed what a difference this can make; there are always players who don't really know what is going on, and will seize on whatever direction they are given.Secondly, the number of heals on each side will vary wildly, and so should your tactics. You have no healers? Stick together and try to zerge them down; if you get spread out you won't be able to bring their healers down fast enough. You have more healers? Keep one with the FC and one with the offence, and make two teams.Finally, the power-ups are always the same for each location. Learn where the berserkers, heals, and speed boosts are located, and use them. I always start the match off with a berserker power-up, because most players don't even think to look for them.
1-19-2012 @ 3:11PM
"there will always be players...who will sieze on whatever direction they are given."This should be one of game loading screen "tips". It can not be emphasized enough, and holds true in every bg, raid, and dungeon. If you have a winning strategy, share it with the group. If someone is doing the wrong thing, rather than telling them how much they suck, assume it is their first time and offer some tips.Like Clundgren said, many players are just waiting for someone to tell them where to go and what to do. That advice might range from "kill the healer" to "rezzers go on offense" to "group up at the bottom of the tunnel and we'll all go in together."If you are not saying those things, you can't be mad when they don't happen.Well done on all points, Clundgren.
1-20-2012 @ 7:00AM
"[T]here are always players who don't really know what is going on, and will seize on whatever direction they are given."Me, for one. I'm only just getting started in PvP, so I'm always glad when someone seems to know what they are doing. ^^
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