So, I didn’t do the blog tv thing today. No one showed up, which is what I kinda expected anyway (it was set kinda late), then my raid went over time and I was just all tired and grouchy and grrrrrrr. Anyway, I do have a rant all lined up for you!

The thing that really got to me today was a couple of druids I came across in Arathi Basin. Clearly it was foolish of me to even try to do AB in the hopes of winning, but since it was the weekend BG and I really do want to get ahold of the Spirit of Competition before it is gone, I decided to brave it. The very first AB I got into, I helped heal at the farm, tried to capture somewhere else, died, and came back to this sight.

While about 8 of us were off actually trying to fight in this BG, these selfish jerks were dancing on the roof. Two of them were in the same guild, which leads me to believe that they both entered with the intention to lose the BG. I’ll admit, I lost my temper slightly (friends and guildmates had to suffer while I dropped several F bombs cursing these morons), and then confronted them about their behaviour, after someone asked the legitimate question “Why didn’t you try to help me when the horde killed me RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU?”

To this they retorted that the roof was an excellent defensive position, which is all well and good if a) you are willing to actually defend the place rather than dance and watch the horde kill other people there and take it, and b) aren’t both resto druids (which they later admitted) who would be much more valuable out in the battle healing people. I was very tempted to name and shame them in here, but I have decided to try and be ‘the better man’. I will certainly be reporting them to a GM if I ever come across them pulling that sort of stunt – they only reason I didn’t today was because I didn’t think of it until it was too late. From what I have heard, people CAN get their honor stripped for this sort of garbage.

I know that many people have blogged before about people who deliberately lose battlegrounds. I really do not understand the phenomenon myself – it is perhaps the most ridiculously selfish thing that people can do in PvP, yet it seems to happen all the time. When there are 10 people in a 15 man battleground who actually want to put in an effort and win, who are you to waste their time with your dancing on the roof bullshit? Alliance in our battlegroup have a horrific reputation for PvP, and when you see the stunts like this that some clowns pull, you understand why. It gets frustrating seeing at least 10 AFK’s in Alterac Valley. People who just screw around in WSG and AB are even worse. There really isn’t that many of us to begin with, and having even one or two people refuse to play and leeching honor off the rest of us is a waste of our valuable time. These same people would not dare to pull this kind of crap in a raid, I can almost guarantee it. Why? Because raiding is serious business! People would get pissed if they sat on their hands for a whole raid! I suggest that these people need to learn that some people take their battlegrounds just as seriously as they take their raiding. I for one am not a big fan of battlegrounds – I am not especially good at PvP, and the general lack of organisation really doesn’t sit well with me. However, when I do decide to go in there, I take it seriously. Not just for myself, but for all the other people who are in there, who MAY just want to actually have a shot at winning.

/end rant

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5 Responses to “I knew there was a reason why I avoided battlegrounds”
  1. i can only suggest you doing premade bgs with your guildies, if you take gbs that serious. As for dancing druids, I would just stare for a while, say “LOL” or something and would keep playing. The thing with bgs is that by entering it you kinda agree to loose or win based on the randomness of players who enter and how good they play. In raids or puged instances the chance of winning/completing whole thing is much higher than in bgs. I think it’s ok to take bgs less serious than raiding.

    And as for being good in bgs, there is nothing funnier than DoTing and fearing random enemies and then Shadow Blasting them or draining their lives as they run around silly. I mostly get in top 3 for kills and damage. So don’t see the problem for warlocks in bgs.

    Also, i like AB for chaos it has, everyone running around screaming “take farm!”, “take lumber mill”, etc. I think if warlock cannot pwn in AB, she/he should reroll mage or something. Warlocks are bringers of chaos and destruction! AB is one of those bgs where they show their true potential.

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  2. She was doing AB on her druid though. :P
    I was there.

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  3. The issue here was not how well I was at playing in the battleground (and I wasn’t on my warlock, I was on my feral druid). The issue is when people outright refuse to participate and watch as people on your team die, and leech honor off you while doing nothing. Why should they get a reward for doing nothing (essentially afking)? I don’t see why we should have to accept this sort of thing at all, and I have no respect for people who do that sort of crap. Is this garbage just a way to get around the ‘report player AFK?’

    BG’s would be much more enjoyable for both sides if people actually played. There is a reason why so many people call PvP gear ‘welfare epics’ – you can literally get them in battlegrounds now through doing nothing! (not that I am saying I necessarily agree with the term)

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  4. I’m with you, Sar. And I do NOT believe you need to do premades in order to be successful in BGs.

    That said, I stick to AV almost exclusively: That way if one or two or three people want to be jerks, the rest of us still have a chance. Saturday, I was like 2 wins and 4 losses; Sunday, though, was much better: 6 wins, 2 losses.

    ONE of those wins, btw, was with the TP and IBT Warmasters still up. I think that just may be my blog topic today. :)

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