Monday, August 25, 2008

The Battle for Ratchet

Last night I helped one of Analar's alts make the run to Booty Bay. Then we caught the boat to Ratchet so he could grab that flight path. When we arrived in Ratchet he decided it would be fun to kill one of the Horde NPC's.

Just as soon as he did this I looked around. "Uh oh," I thought. "He's going to get ganked for sure."

Yep. About a minute later a level 70 horde Shaman decided it would be fun to kill a level 20 rogue. I don't know why, because it's out of character for me, but I decided to exact revenge.

So I popped my treants, shifted to Boomkin, rooted the Shaman and moonfire spammed him. About a minute later he was dead. I don't think he was expecting three trees pounding him :)

Of course he came back. By this time a level 42 Nelf hunter had joined me. We pwned the shaman 5 more times before he called a friend.

Then they spent the next 15 minutes pwning us :(

Then we added three friends and we spent the next fifteen minutes pwning them =)

About halfway into it while we were waiting on more friends, I popped my romantic picnic umbrella and all of us sat down and went to sleep. I don't think the hordies liked this very much :)
Then our friends arrived and the battle began again. This went on a LONG time, back and forth. Evenutally we had about fifteen players on each side and we just kept killing each other over and over.

I don't care for PvP, but this was fun.

"Why?" you say.

Because of all the battles we fought, the outcome was pretty much a 50/50 split. No group ever kept the advantage. Neither losing or winning all the time is fun, but if you get a good balance it becomes a challenge, AND it is entertaining.

This was the most fun I have ever had in PvP.

It sure beats the 90% losing percentage that the alliance experience in all the battlegrounds except for Alterac Valley.

Yes. World PvP exists. You just have to start something.


Forest Cat

Friday, August 22, 2008

Going for the Gold. And Going, and going ...

I hate battlegrounds and PVP for the most part. That's not why I play the game, but when you throw in a holiday and a fun pet, I'm headed into Warsong Gulch.

I really wanted to get the pet for the three toons I am currently playing, Keila, Kirsa and Kimmy.

That sounded reasonable, and at first it was.Kimmy, my priest, entered Warsong Gulch for the first time. Since she's holy, and at the time was only a level 26, I just hooked her up with a level 29 Druid and the two of them set off to win!

Wow, it was awesomeness.

We plowed through the alliance. He chewed them up and Kimmy kept him alive. In a matter of minutes the battle was over.

Kimmy checked her mail and she had both the tabard and the gold medal.

One battleground. One gold.

I should have know that was the exception, not the rule.

As a level 51 I was worried about Kirsa. After all she is at the bottom of the rung for entering the battles. It was harder than what Kimmy had to do, but surprsingly it wasn't too bad. Not only did Kirsa hold her own, placing in the top 5 in damage and kills for each of her bg's, but she won the gold rather quickly. Five battlegrounds later Kimmy had the shiny dragon pet.

The number one rule I've learned in Wow: Battlegrounds suck playing an alliance character.

I tried all four battlegrounds with Keila.

It took NINETEEN tries before she got her first win.

It took THIRTY FIVE tries to get the gold medal and that was in Alterac Valley, the most mind-numbingly boring thing I have ever done in WoW.

Who's idea was a PvP battleground where you hardly ever see players from the other side? It's an incredibly boring race just so you can down some mediocre bosses.

Sadly, it's the only thing the Alliance ever wins.

The funny thing is I built up a lot of honor, and I'll probably go back to get the rest. Hey, I can ride a tiger from one "fight" to the next just like everyone else. That is if the boredom doesn't kill me.


Forest Cat

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Spore Boomkin?

A Spore Moonkin.

I really need to finish mine :)


Forest Cat

Friday, August 1, 2008

OMG! Pets!

So far it's not the Death Knight or battlegrounds that I find the most intriguing about Lich King, it's the silly things.

I can't believe they solved the pet problem. I can have all my pets with me and they won't take any bag space! Yay!

I can also have all my mounts (In assorted colors) with me and they won't take any space! Double Yay!

These are the most recent additions to my collection:
The worg pup:
And the smolderweb spider:

Both pets are from the Kibler's Pets quests in Blackrock Spire.

Both of them get second looks from people especially the worg pup. "Where'd you get a dog?"

At first I didn't care for the spider, but after running around with him in Winterspring and watching him churn up the snow, I think he is one of my favorites.

Back to that Death Knight. Plaguelands? Yuck. Worst zone in the game. That alone has tempered my enthusiasm somewhat, but I do like the look of the Night Elf Death Knight and the fact that you are initially forced to go with green hair :)

The epic quest you get at the beginning is really nice, so I'll certainly give it a shot, but I'll be out of the Plaguelands first chance I get!


Forest Cat