Well at least in rated BG’s they do.
One of the more popular strats which seem to pop up more in the mid MMR ratings is the assigning of cc to an enemy healer. Rogues get put on disc priests. One on one, I can make killing me a rather long and drawn out process. If I concentrate on keeping myself alive I can keep a rogue occupied for quite some time. ( I have Goldshire dueling cred for doing exactly that) but if you put a Rogue on me when I am trying to heal everyone, and dispel as often as possible. Well, that annoying little creature that has suddenly grown attached to the back of my robe is a pain in the butt.
We did a rated the other night and one of the teams we faced were hacking. RL took a video and posted it to youtube here it also got posted on the realm forum that the hackers came from and their GM has assured everyone it’s being dealt with. They were apparently unaware that their team was hacking until that BG, maybe they had gotten maps where flying up in the air wasn’t advantageous.
We lost. Did we lose because they were hacking, not quite, though it was a contributing factor we lost because we couldn’t concentrate when there were priests flying through the air, or players with their heads sticking out of the ground, you’re looking for enemies in all the wrong places. Their hacking gave them some unfair advantages which lost us nodes, like capping underground – if we had focused better we could have beat them.
We all lost points to losing to them. We lost team synergy. We are all bloody annoyed.
I have been trying to pursue rated BG’s with the passion of someone who has nothing left to do in Wow at the moment. The new strategy of rolling an alt and standing in SW and listening to trade on somewhere like Tich netted me 2 rather very quick invites to a xrealm rated team. If people are logging onto alts to recruit for these teams, why not go to these realms to be recruited.
The problem with xrealm and xrealm pugs is that at least half the team are either drunk. tired or stoned on the weekend. Those things never affect your performance do they…
It’s also throwing yourself into a group of random strangers – sometimes sharing real ID, and more lately Skype information and hoping it all goes well, and the party doesn’t fall apart due to massive failure after waiting around in group for 1/2 an hour while they recruit the perfect team class combination.
There is also a worry, or concern that they won’t think you did good enough. 100 + dispels, and outhealing the Pally healer. Is that good enough? Did you call that you were being focused too much, or not enough, because no one else looks at health bars but the healers. Are they going to point the fingers at the healers, or the DPS when it all goes down.
I had a few good runs, and some bad ones.
I even took over leading one when we got into an AB and there was no plan or leader. I had no idea what specs we had or the gear they were wearing. I wrongly assumed that there had been some consideration as to who was invited. I was recruited from trade , but half of them had never done a rated before.
It didn’t end pretty – well they followed directions, and we managed to keep two bases for most of the game, which means they point lead wasn’t as bad – just we didn’t have the strength to break their defenses on a 3rd.