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Conquering fear of PvP (before conquering the Alliance) {WoW}

Mar 10th 2008 8:30PM I would recommend not doing PvP in the Battlegrounds until you hit level 47. The BGs are "grouped" in increments of 10 levels, so the people who are at the "top" of the increment would, in your case, be lvl 49.
The reason I recommend waiting until at least lvl 47 is because otherwise you might as well be running around with a big "target" painted on your head.
However, my advice is not to wait till 60. I love the lvl 49 BGs, and also the lvl 50-59 bracket. There are less twinks there, making the average player more or less geared as you will most likely be. Further, the end game PvP (lvl 70 bracket atm) is so incredible gear dependant that it frequently isn't fun anymore unless you have at least season 2 arena gear.

So wait a few levels till you're 47 or so, then have a go at it. Not much to lose, but a lot of fun to be (potentially) had!
Good luck!

WoW Mom! An interview with the newest newbie on the block {WoW}

Mar 3rd 2008 9:23AM Just have fun with it.


The Art of War(craft): Healing rules in PvP {WoW}

Feb 25th 2008 9:16PM Nice article.
Healing in PvP is incredibly fun, especially when you are healing e.g. a warrior and there are a bunch of people focusing on him, but ignoring you, hence giving him massive amounts of rage for tons of damage dealing.... ;0

Ah, it is fun. might have your daily quests for you {WoW}

Feb 25th 2008 4:45PM this is a good idea, but if it relies on user input, it is totally useless unless you have a dedicated person per server to update this daily

WoW Moviewatch: The Fat Cow V, and some bad news about Stage6 {WoW}

Feb 25th 2008 12:31PM Not to diss his PvP abilities, but despite the fact that he's wearing S3 gear, he doesn't seem to be all that good. Admittedly, I couldn't stand watching past the first 1/3 of the movie or so, but still....
Maybe I should have given him a chance and continued watching, but I couldn't bring myself to do so.

2.4 PvP sets: Gold and rep requirements {WoW}

Feb 20th 2008 1:33PM I agree with the fact that revered rep with the factions is quite high, especially for an alt...
But as a druid, I do look forward to picking up the extra sets to try another playstyle.

Arena Tournament details {WoW}

Feb 20th 2008 11:31AM @Saldemora,

To a certain extent it is true that "Good players have good gear, bad players do not." But at the same time, it really is a matter of how much time one is able to invest, rather than how much skill one has.
If I am a new 70 in greens/blues starting arena for the first time, with about 6000 life, going against a team where they are in full S2/S3 with 12-14000 life, even if I am a "better" player, they are still going to win against me just by the mere fact that they will outlast me.
Also, I can loose every single game every time I arena, but still over time collect points and eventually get my "welfare epics," so that I can be the guy in full S3/S4 when that starts. Then I will be doing unto the new green/blue 70 what they are doing to me in my previous example. It doesn't mean that I am a better player....

Also, yes, I admit that gear is cool. It is fun. It is one of the reasons why we play. But not the only reason. Some of us play for the social aspects as well...

Arena Tournament details {WoW}

Feb 20th 2008 9:15AM Quite frankly, this is how I think all lvl 70 PvP should be. Free gear that can only be used in arenas/BGs. That way it would be only about skill, and not about gear.

Breakfast Topic: Skill or +resilience gear? {WoW}

Feb 16th 2008 9:14AM As stated before, I echo the sentiments that gear is much more of a factor than "skill" in PvP. E.g. in arenas, I have about 7000hp. My partner has about 6000hp. Starting at the 1500 rating, we went against another team, they were wearing S2/S3 (I armoried them afterwards). They weren't particularly good, but just outlasted us. Why? They each had upwards of 12500 life.

The only way to truly equalize PvP would be to borrow some ideas from other pvp oriented online games and make it so that all players started with equal gear. But that's not going to happen, oh well.
I had such great ideas for a "rent-a-gladiator" program...

Breakfast Topic: Hacked {WoW}

Feb 15th 2008 8:33AM I'm sorry to hear about your frustrating experience. Best of luck getting everything back.