On PvP

You hear the whispers?

The ones telling you to go for the sweet spot? Just to the left of the spine, fourth lumbar down: the abdominal aorta. It’s a metallic taste, human blood. Copperish. But if you cut it with peppermint schnapps that goes away quick.

–John Riddick, Pitch Black

Near the end of Cataclysm I found myself quite bored. There’s nothing quite as bad as the doldrums right before the next expansion. We had begun raiding on our alts, my Horde character was all mogged up, and I was pretty much done. Level another toon? Why? I was sick of Cata leveling, and besides, what would I level? Healing was no longer faceroll, so I didn’t want to subject innocent PuGs to my fail shammy fumbling. My warrior? Yawn…I already have a melee plate. I began casting about, looking for something to capture my imagination.

And then it hit me: BB and his buddies were having a lot of fun in Arenas and Battlegrounds.

“PvP! That might get me out of this funk! But I hate PvP, don’t I? I hate dueling, true. And I’ll need all that resilience gear. I don’t know the first thing about the maps, the objectives, other people’s abilities, etc. Sounds rough. But why do I hate PvP? Maybe I’m not taking the right toon…”

I asked myself, “What is the most annoying class in BGs? Which one pisses me off the most? Which is the class everyone flocks to when being as OP as possible is the goal? What class is made for this environment?”



People say that you always become the thing you hate. They neglect to tell you, though, that it’s a lot of fun once you give up your scruples and fall to the shadows, hehe…/stealth

More later.

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