School of Hard Knocks: 1 of 4

Despite my efforts I only managed to get Eye of the Storm.  I’m fine with it. I learned a ton. I have a year to learn the battlegrounds and get proper gear so I’m not killed so easily.

I’ve always disliked PVP and have really hated to see any part of the game altered for everyone in order to please the PVP players.  It happens alot, in my opinion.  They’re vocal, they’re hardcore.  Even having spent some time in this environment, I still think that if changes are going to be made to classes and gear or anything at all, the changes should be designed so they only affect players within battlegrounds or arenas.  Don’t let people PVP outside of these places and you can write the rules and shape things to balance things for this type of play without making everyone suffer.  Or if you must, let people PVP outside in the larger world but make anyone doing that have to go with PVE rules.

I don’t use add-ons at all and people who use them in dungeons to say who has done the most damage or to report their quest/objective progress are just annoying.  In PVP, I see that you really can have some big advantages using them.  I was surprised by teammates letting everyone know which enemy players hadn’t any talents yet (when I played a lower level) and there seemed to be one where people could tell what gear everyone had.  I think my son told me once you have to use add ons for PVP.  Still not going to do it, but interesting.

For next year, I should be geared properly and know my way around.  Should have some good tactics and know how my skills and the skills of others work or not in battlegrounds.

I’ll make sure not to take my Orphan out until right before I am going to get an objective.  Having him out seems to inflame both your teammates and the enemy because you’re some weasel PVE player and not worthy to be in their battleground.  We shall see.

Load up on Swiftness and PVP Resilience Potions.

Get a speedier mount.

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