Mar 22nd 2010 2:46PM Warlock is also a pure dps class and yet their dps is substantially below Rogues, Mages, and Hunters right now. Just sayin'...
Jan 25th 2010 11:43AM "How reasonable is it to level up in PvP Battlegrounds now? I'm considering rolling a rogue just for this purpose."
Very reasonable depending on your battlegroup and how quickly you want to level. I've been leveling a warlock almost exclusively in the battlegrounds and went 1-58 in about 3 weeks of playing in my down time (most of my game time spent on my main raiding).
Depending on your BG you may experience frustating queue times or brackets where your faction is horrible compared to the enemy. For me, Arathi Basin has been the best BG so far. Horde nearly always win and often we 5 cap within a couple minutes. WSG on the other hand has been almost worthless. 25 minutes of turtling and pain for almost no XP.
Alterac Valley is awesome XP once you reach level 51 *if* your side does well. A win is something like 33% of my total XP for the level, so about 3 wins to ding. On the other hand, if the queue times suck or your side just isn't doing well it can be not worth it.
The gear you can obtain with BG marks is nice as well. Personally I would say, give it a shot, but be prepared to break from BGs and quest from time to time when it's not going so well.
Questing is almost certainly going to be faster, but I love being able to queue from anywhere and I find questing to be a grind compared to battlegrounds.
Jan 15th 2010 3:11PM I really wish they'd address the faction imbalance on Alleria. Over 12:1 Alliance to Horde ratio. Wintergrasp is a joke.
Jan 2nd 2010 8:30AM When you're neglecting friends and family members for a game.
Nov 21st 2009 4:11PM Will your BG rating qualify you for obtaining the same gear that's available to arena players? I apologize if this has been answered before--but I've not seen anything definitive.
Nov 13th 2009 7:12PM Battlegrounds are where it's at in WoW PVP in my opinion and even Arena has screwed with that in terms of gear imbalance. The best PVP gear is only made available to arena players and those who do BGs exclusively are destroyed by the players in the 1800+ arena gear. Personally I'm most excited about rated BGs in Cataclysm. I'm hoping it causes a de-emphasis on Arena and brings back a resurgence in BG fun.
I do understand the appeal of Arena--it has a very high skill cap and I have a great deal of respect for the gladiators, but I personally find Battlegrounds more fun--there is an emphasis on teamwork and strategy over gear, and class imbalance can be overcome.
Aug 31st 2009 11:49AM The experience you get in Warsong Gulch or Arathi Basin isn't all that great--but it's a nice break from questing/grinding and you can queue up from anywhere (queue while questing, while flying, queue while resting in an inn).
Once I hit 51, I tried out Alterac Valley and was blown away by the XP. I'm getting close to 20% of my XP bar per win and even a worse game close to 10%. That means I'm leveling every 5 - 7 games.
Aug 22nd 2009 9:57PM "Battleground wins will award both rating and arena points. Battleground losses won't punish you with a ratings loss, but also won't award any points."
I'm not sure I understand this. Does anything cause your rating to drop or can it only go up?