It’s been coming all the more clearer with the amount of Pvping I am doing, that the biggest battle in a BG is not with the opposite faction, it’s with your own team.
It’s not just the people who are unsure what they are doing, don’t know how to play. It’s the semi premades doing their own thing, the afkers, the whiners, the hecklers. I have been all of the above except the Afker. It’s a battle to find that synergy between your needs and wants and that of the BG, and this can be more so seen in a 10 man per side WSG then the other Bg’s
There was a semi premade in a Bg this weekend - afking in the enemy flag room – I get there to see them all standing round, doing nothing. Sighing I grab the flag and try and run back failing – I die. Rez and go back again. Pick up the flag amongst a group of three still standing there and start running again.
“Bring it back” – I get a whisper from one of the afkers.
“The flag bring it back – we are doing achievement“
“Tough” I say and keep running
The little group of premades started abusing us – the rest of the Bg for not helping them in doing their achievement. At no time did they ask or inform us of their plan, or try and get the rest of the Bg in on it – Co-operation would have been better. They didn’t even try.
“It’s my thing” said one when we quizzed him how his self interest was helping the bg – and that affectively they were being as bad as the Afker we had already reported, and was a red dot following random people all over WSG
“Making sure you fail is going to be my thing” I say.
Well they failed, and we lost the BG. I didn’t feel satisfied. I wasted a BG – no rep – bare honor. I was being snarky – My goal is 19k more rep. My Armory may not show it, but I’m into the Revered bracket, and now 19k away from exalted. ( yeah for WSG holiday weekend) My goal is my ultimate thing. My thing goes along with the general consensus of the BG thing. Win. We win – we get rep – I am happy.
Their thing went against the general consensus of the BG thing. They interfered with the goals of the 7 other players in the Bg, and there was enough of them to affectively throw the match in the pursuit of their goal. If there were 8 or 9 of them going after the achievement – sucks to be the other players – majority rules – but when they weren’t a signficant part of the group I think they were unfairly affecting the goals and purpose of the other players.
If everyone did their own thing in a BG – there is no team work – and a massive decrease in the chances of winning.
If your going to do achievements that involve ruining the game of the other players. Stop and consider going to the effort of getting up a proper premade group to do it.
Cheers to the people who read this – and who suffered through some of those WSG’s with me this weekend.