What was once one of my favorite things to do, and something I was good at to the point where it was my pride and joy, has become a quagmire of idiocy and moronity.
Quite simply, I cannot take it anymore.
I’m done. I simply cannot do another battleground at 70.
Wondering why I’m upset? I bet you are. Allow me to iterate my frustrations for you.
1) The introduction of the PvP dailies was, in my opinion, a great idea at the time. It still is a great idea, but the fear that it would attract people to battlegrounds for the sole sake of getting money has proven to be incredibly true. Battlegrounds are plagued with utter nimrods who haven’t the slightest idea of how to play their class. These are the same types of people you see with one fantastic epic PvP piece, and the rest are random greens and quest rewards. And not good ones at that. When you see a hunter, with a turtle pet standing at its side, spamming Aimed Shot while getting beat on from behind by a rogue, something is wrong. Even more so when you realize its a blood elf who’s tossed spirit enchants on all their gear.
I still think its a wonderful idea, to give the PvP’ers a source of income doing what they love. But its attracted endless reams of ruthlessly undergeared people, who have obviously never seen the inside of a battleground before.
Even worse are the (still) rampant AFKers. Its just they’re smarter now. I’ve seen close to two dozen separate toons running path bots, to run them across a pre-set path through a battleground. I’ve even seen a rather high tech one that would automatically cast lifebloom every 60 seconds.
And its in battlegrounds that used to be AFK free. Eye of the Storm, Arathi Basin, ruined because there’s 3-4 people standing in the starter area. I’ve even seen an AFKer in Warsong Gulch!
2) The pre-mades. Ever since the new daily quests, alliance pre-mades have sky-rocketed. Whereas before, they were a rarity, now its almost expected the opposing team would be a pre-made. I’ve run 15 Eyes this weekend, of which all 15 have been against an alliance pre-made. We did win one of those 15, so yay horde.
Arathi Basin gets five-capped against horde unnervingly frequently, but this is largely due to the horde players not having a FUCKING CLUE how to play that particular battleground.
Warsong… is embarrasing. Don’t speak to me about that.
Even Alterac Valley has seen pre-mades, mostly from Andorhal. The closest we came was 377 : 0 reinforcement wise.
3) The boycott. If you didn’t know, the Alliance on my battlegroup (stormstrike) have been running a boycott of Alterac Valley. It’s to the point where the average queue time is an hour and a half.
Why are alliance boycotting? Lemme go ask them myself!
“We have TRIED to use these strats (well, some of us). We cannot get anyone to listen. Over and over we will tell people to cap IB, or that some need to stay and defend, etc.
However, these are constantly met with “I WANNA WIN, ZERG DREK” or “ZERG GALV”.
We are TIRED of this. We constantly lose, and nobody on the Alliance will listen to the team strategies. There is 0 teamwork. Stop acting like you are all high and mighty because you clicked a button on the right instead of left when creating your character.
This is why we don’t queue. Sick of trying hard as hell to get people to play as a team, only to have nobody listen, play a 40 minute game, and get no reward.
Then you call us pitiful cowards for doing this? Not only is that unbelievably stupid, but it only makes more people want to not queue, just to spite you.”
There you have it. Alliance couldn’t win, so they simply stopped.
Which sounds just great. Fine. You can’t win AV, because you’re players are terrible. Ok, no problem. I feel your pain. Oh, god, do I feel your pain.
Because now, I’m in the same position. I cannot get anywhere in PvP, because either my teammates were born with fetal alcohol syndrome, or I’m fighting a pre-made. Either way, horde gets destroyed, I get next to nothing honor wise, and I didn’t enjoy any of it.
“ What is the reason the horde are QQ’ing so much here about AV?
Are they not winning in other BG’s and getting any Honor?
Is AV the only place they can get honor?”
says the little gnome rogue Peaquop from Stonemaul. Why would you say that, knowing full well I do nothing but fight endless alliance premades?
On the bright side, most AV’s that DO come up are fine. In general, Horde dominates, in general ending up with 300+ reinforcements to zero. It’s fun, its lucrative. Its just waiting two hours is bothersome.
If horde could actually play the same way in the other battlegrounds, I wouldn’t be having this problem.
Horde is naturally adept at following instructions in AV. “Defence meet at Galv” “Need support Tower Point”, and so on, is always followed up on rapidly, with efficiency and effectiveness.
Remember those AV pre-mades I mentioned? Even then we managed to hold our own for quite a while, managing to hold the graveyards for not one, not two, but 8 waves of attacking alliance before we lost it and fell back to the next.
Then stick those same people in Eye, Arathi, or Warsong. Its like someone threw a mental switch from “Intelligent warrior” to “total fucktard”.
Most players seem to just mentally throw a stupid switch, stop listening, and go off randomly doing their own thing, get killed, and call the rest of us idiots.
I’m through with battlegrounds until alliance figures out how to play AV, or horde stops being a bunch of morons. Most likely, this means I’ll never play a BG again.
Excuse me. I need to go play some arenas on the PTR. I have Ret pallies to annihilate.