The Irony is I got Ironman yesterday. The achievement where you cap the three flags in one wsg – I’ve done 2 flags a few times, but never tried for the 3rd
I really wasn’t trying – I just wanted to win the Bg, and if no one else was gonna try, I was.
No one else was trying for the flag, not sure where most of the horde were, but I managed to survive the trip down their tunnel, cross midfield, and to cap the flag 3 times – just had to fear the horde guarding the flag room, survive to the speed buff in the alcove, and go for gold – Fear, disperse, Health pot, trinket, fear.
A few people had their orphans out, I’m assuming their lack of direction, and confusion as to what to do with an enemy nicking their flag contributed to the win.
I also feel as prompted by a commenter on my last post to remind you in full disclosure – that I am going after Justicar, Exalted Rep with the three Pvp Factions. Yes that’s an achievement – and I think probably the only title I want to wear where I get it.
It’s been a slow journey – Counted by flags.
I’m sitting on 100 flags to go. 17472/21000 as I write this.
I enjoy Pvp – I didn’t pvp on my priest untill I was 70 – and then it was only done because I worked out I could get my first purple that way – it scared me – I was confused, pvpers were a different breed of player, then back in BC there were Raiders, Pvpers, and everyone else.
I was thinking about why I enjoy pvp, and why there are times I don’t.
Each battleground opens up to a new random set of possibilities, personalities, goals, loves, hates, frustrations, ulterior motives and unique sets of goals.
The one thing that usually binds all of those people together is the desire to win. Winning satisfies all those goals – the person after a daily, after honor, or in the old days badges , the pvp achievements they all follow the natural desire and need to win, and accomplish the goals of the BG.
Perhaps my pursuit of the 35 rep that each flag brings when capped, requiring me to win as many WSG’s as possible to obtain could be compared to the needs of the School of Hard knocks – it is only an achievement after all. Lolpoints. My ‘need’ to win a bg is an important as those who don’t care about winning the Bg.
Doing premades might be good for honor farming – it might get me my single goal quicker – but then I miss out on most of the randomness – and the rising above the people who afk, honor farm, to accomplish, and achieve that win. That’s what I love and hate about pvp the challenge. Even though there are been bg’s and people that have massively p’d me off – I still go back.
Maybe its hypercritical to be so vocal against the pursuit of an achievement and still chase one of my own but it’s never been the chasing of the achievement that’s the problem – just how its done so I can live with that hypocrisy.