I met this random person a BG. Sorta. I don’t remember their name, but we were babysitting Lumbermill and I was sleeping at the foot of the node in boredom and got to talking about the state of Alliance on each others realms, and they mentioned that they had just recently changed to Alliance because they were
“Sick of horde…. they care more about K’b’s than tactics to win bgs”
I didn’t get to tell them ” Honey.. we are the same on this side too” because we got distracted by a hordie trying to cap the node.
I’ve been a big fan of playing to Win in Pvp, but that’s not all there is to Pvp in Bg’s anymore.
It’s about Hk’s it’s about K’B’s, it’s about Faction Rep, Guild Rep, getting achievements and sometimes its just about being a D*ck because it’s a Bg full of strangers.
Even I have conflicting motivations right now, I don’t really care about honor, I’ve been buying chanting mats for weeks so I’m not wasting my cap, and I am So close to my 100k kills -
Which means I should not be babysitting nodes. I should be chaining AV’s and dotting up everything, instead I end up baby sitting Lumbermill, I think I was born with this ‘must take responsibility’ gene. So when the person who capped it runs off, and my pleas of ” you cap it you keep it” is falling on deaf ears I still feel obligated to stay and guard. Cause we are playing to win first right?
But does anyone actually care if we win or lose anymore? When a loss means that you can still satisfy your need to top Hk’s, K’b’s or get, or get closer to what ever achievement your working on now.
The only thing winning does is give you more honor, so if most of the BG doesn’t give a crap about honor – why would they give a crap about winning.
And besides, isn’t it more fun to run a muck… doing what you want zerging bases
The simple motivation to want to win isn’t enough anymore. We are more ok with losing because we get closer to some other goal, when it could all be so simple, the single desire to win.
I have that objective sitting on my screen. I watch it ticking over. I’m not sure what will happen when I get it.
I want to wear the ” Of the Alliance” title, and then I shall faction change and wear
Of the horde just for the Irony that I got it killing horde. ( kind of kidding)