Feb 5th 2011 5:34PM I have this thing about honorable combat. I enjoy fighting the Alliance, but I will not attack an Ally when they're fighting mobs, or when they're already engaged in a 1 on 1 fight with a Horde, even if the Horde is losing. I wait for them to finish, let the Ally heal up if he was the victor, and then avenge my fallen comrade. And I never kill lowbies.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the game, there are very few situations when I can engage in what I would call "Honorable" combat with the Alliance. Usually if a Horde is nearby and I start fighting, they'll join in. And if an ally comes upon one of my 1v1 fights, they tend to jump right in, too. And then of course there's the war bands of Alliance that group up and kill lone Horde without provocation, the cowardly bastards.
But just the other day, I was on my warlock in Tol Barad Penninsula, fighting several mobs, and a Shadow Priest started attacking me while i was still in combat. I popped Demon soul so my Voidwalker would take all my aggro, and managed to get the priest down to ~40% health before he killed me.
When I resurrected, I hunted for him, and managed to find him and Curse of Exhaustion him while he was on his mount, slowing him enough to keep him from getting away, and fought it out with him. When I won, i considered the matter finished; you know, an eye for an eye.
But then, later that same day, I was doing Archaeology in Searing Gorge when i ran across a level 50 Human Paladin. Jokingly, I put my pet on passive and melee'd the paladin with my dagger (which took about a fifth of his health away) and then stopped attacking. The paladin went along with it, and I jumped around and didn't do any more damage to him.
But then, that same shadow priest from Tol Barad dropped down and attacked me. With the lowbie still attacking me, I fought back against the shadow priest and killed him. But I didn't realized that the graveyard was so close to where we were, and didn't think to heal up before the priest rez'd again, since the paladin was keeping me in combat, insignificant though his damage was. So the priest rez'd, with me at half health, and just BARELY managed to kill me. And then my dots finished him off, a quarter second before his Flash Heal cast would have finished.
This time we both rez'd at the same time, and I killed him AGAIN. When he rez'd again, I didn't attack him. I /bow'd at him, but he didn't see the emote in time, and had already started attacking me. It took him another corpse run to get the message. When he rez'd again, I didn't attack him, and let him eat/drink back to full. I wished him /luck and said /farewell.
And all the while, his little paladin (who was his guildmate, I saw now), was still alive. I never touched him.
It was the perfect example for the dishonorable shadowpriest to follow:
"This is what Honorable Combat is like, prick! Eat it!"
Dec 30th 2010 10:18PM comment
Dec 27th 2010 7:20PM I was really excited about playing a Worgen, particularly because I had some RL friends who play Alliance on a different server, and paying for a server change AND a faction change for my three characters would be a bit much. That said, I just can't take the worgen walking/running animation. My Worgen is not yet 20, so I can't say anything about the Running Wild ability, but they look so goofy and lopsided when they're just running around.
Though I find that I really don't mind the sniffing. It just fades into the background for me; I can understand why some don't like it, but it just doesn't bother me.
Dec 23rd 2010 11:35AM Not sure if my previous comment registered, so commenting again
Dec 23rd 2010 11:30AM Commenting and commiserating my odds of winning.
Dec 6th 2010 8:04PM Commentstantacious!
Dec 3rd 2010 11:23PM Good Lord! Stop worrying about freeloaders! THEY HAVE NO APPRECIABLE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON YOUR GUILD.
The system is built with the guild XP and Cash Flow perk such that people can't AVOID contributing to the guild. And as long as you set up things such that people can't come into the guild, grab something from the gbank, and leave, there's no reason to worry so much about them. In fact, having freeloaders will get you to guild level 25 FASTER. Unless you already have a guild with 200+ members, most of them active, freeloaders will help you level faster. And even if you do, they still help out through Cash Flow.
Note that this is very different from someone who actively harms the guild purposefully. But for someone who's just there for the perks, and who doesn't go out of his way to harm the guild or the guild's reputation (not the literal kind)? They're harmless, and even in some cases beneficial.
They're not parasitic. They're symbiotic.
Nov 29th 2010 9:44PM Actually, you don't really have to worry about that. If someone doesn't play their alt for six months, and then logs on to find that they've been kicked, their guild rep will not reset until they join another guild. So they can just ask to get re-invited.