Iron man and PVP Mussings.


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.

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2 Responses to “Iron man and PVP Mussings.”


  1. 1 Vikt May 9, 2010 at 3:53 am

    The irony of you getting Ironman is that Iron Man 2 launched this weekend.

    /brb gotta do some ironing.

  2. 2 gnomeaggedon May 11, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Grats on the Ironman.

    For some reason most BGs in Bloodlust have gone pretty smoothly for me this week, with maybe the exception of SotA.

    I had a great WSG last night. HolyPally flag runner.. team working midfield perfectly, not letting anyone through either way.

    You are a lot closer to Justicar than I am… maybe I should do less randoms, more WSG & AB.

    I had one of those AB’s the other night with a Mammoth cheater… jumping the fence before the game began and using his mammoth as a step ladder to get the rest of the team over.

    I was very proud of the 50% that wouldn’t cheat… 2 minutes into the game it looked like his cheating ways were worthless anyway, as the Horde had capped everything back.

    But then I like to win a BG because we are better… not because we know the exploits.

    We won, but I was happy knowing that his cheating had little to do with it, it was a skilled communicative group that won that AB.


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