I participate in QueueQ premades run on Bloodlust Battlegroup every now and then, Staying in Bloodlust Battlegroup was an important thing to me when I transferred my main because I like the battlegroup, it’s been pretty much the only battle group I know and my win/loss ratio has never caused me ongoing issues. It also means I get to do premades on the big bg weekends still.
I have more time to BG now I am guildless, and not raiding and because I like participating in organised content I have been doing more premades. So the AV long weekend, and IOC long weekend have been good opportunities for some Honor, and some Honor Kills.
By participating in a dungeon raid, you learn about the encounter, what effects are likely to occur, the behaviour of the boss, and the mechanics of the fight. Participating in QueueQ organised premades have given me a little more insight into the tactics within the battleground.
It’s not just about listening to what your told. Or having the power to move a mass of bodies quickly. Most QueueQ’s will explain the strat if there is a lull. Why you do not cap that point ( so you can control where they rez) . Why you stay at the back of the tower and not hang out on the ledge. ( so you can’t be gripped off ect ) , Some of the stuff is common sense, but other stuff the average pvper does not think about or even has the power to suggest or control. One little voice screaming in BG chat – DON”T CAP THAT gets ignored. One voice in a vent channel with 40 odd other people saying Don’t cap that is more likely to be listened to. ( accept if its a damn pug )
One of the first big differences you notice in a AV Queque premade is that everyone always goes left of Belinda. Quite simply – it’s a shorter route. I’m not sure how it was measured, but it ‘feels’s shorter In a normal BG the crowd always follows the road to the right. I am surprised given the popularity of the QueueQ premades in Bloodlust, especially on an AV weekend, and the likelihood that I am not the only person who does the premades,that sometimes gets AV for my daily random BG, that this little alteration to the herd like sheep norm hasn’t been adopted in non premade AV’s. You can tell who remembers their ‘training’ in an Normal AV, and your lucky if you get 2 or three going left.
Because the standard Alliance AV strat in a normal BG is a Zerg – it’s funny how everyone is happy to run as fast as they can to the end, cap Relief Hut, cap the towers, jump off the towers, and then jump and down or dance on ‘Fail’hill’ That little hill outside the entrance. It’s a nice little hill to play on while your waiting. Stand on there though, and the horde sneaking into the towers to recap have enough time to cap it before you realise what’s happening. This is another strat/ piece of common sence that is drummed into you in a premade – yet I rarely see practised in a normal BG.
In IOC this weekend I learned all about the benefit of not defending the workshop. You get more demos when you take the flag back. Stuff like that - Tactics, communication, and teamwork. In a non premade It’s rare you see someone warn the rest of the BG about the health of our gate. Or the progress of the hordes gate. Direct all demos to one gate, get people to think about where they park it to avoid damage when firing, and so hard to get people to read chat in a normal.
Most Pvp is people running around like chickens with their head cut off. Participating in Pug Raids/BG’s still means you may get to kill stuff, but being part of organised, regular content, being it Pve/Pvp means you learn a lot more – think a lot more and the given win a lot more.
I am looking forward to Rated BG’s – we will see how I go. I would like to be involved in a regular group to BG, and I hope QueueQ does something server-based ( if possible)