Monday, January 5, 2009

World PVP, There Should Be More

First let me say sorry that I have not posted anything for a while. I was not feeling so hot for about a week there, but the meds have kicked in and I am feeling back up to par so onward and upward!

As the title of this post states, there needs to be more world PVP in WoW. I play on a PVP server and sure I remember way back when I started I hated the ganking and camping that occurred, but I find now that there is none of this occurring. It is hard to find a good fight, much less pick one. I have actually seen individuals who have both an alli and horde account! How can this be? Is there no loyalty in the game? Well, in our guild, I am looking to shake things up. I have recently started to demand more from the officers and guild as a whole. We have had a huge push and change of focus to PVE. This is what the majority of the guild has desired, so we are going to make sure and offer this to our members; however, last night one of our DKs needed to release some pent up anger. He selected South Shore. He road into the alli town and wiped the place on his own. I went along with a hunter alt I had, because I had missed playing him. In truth I had been in a rut, feeling burned out and tired of running the same stuff over and over and having no desire to level fast at all. Well, last night it occurred to me why. I am a PVPer, it is plain and simple. Sure I love the fun of running raids with my friends and guildmates, but in all honesty, there is nothing more fun than taking over an enemy town. Holding it hostage and having your way with it. Please do not get me wrong, I am not in favor of corpse camping, but sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omlet.

That is what we felt last night. It had been a while since we had a good throw down at all, so the easiest place to get a fight is by going to South Shore. We did just that, we rode into town, ransacked the place, chased down and slaughtered every alli in site. We were getting bored, our DK was making edicts as the new mayor, and we were thinking about calling it a night. Then we got a little hope, someone whispered the DK and asked him why he was doing this? They complained about camping their "alt". Yes, I do despise on a PVP server when people have two seperate accounts and have both Horde and Alliance, not so much playing both sides, but complaining about getting killed is what annoys me. It is a PVP server, which is what the response back to this individual was. It was a godsend. We were overran with alli fighters. They wiped the place with the five of us who were there. We had finally gotten the war we wanted. It sparked something in me, I haven't felt in quite some time, the urge to play the game. I retrived the corpse of my hunter, faught a slow retreat and logged out. I grabbed my pali, through on my healing arena gear and hit the flight path coming in hot to Tarren Mill, since the allis were now camping our town. I landed and was able to catch a 79 mage sleeping at the wheel with no mana; however, the other thirteen were a bit more than what I could handle. It was a glorious death. I could not have hoped for anything more fitting. We soon realized the fight was hopeless for our numbers. So we rezzed and had fun with the allis, leading a chase across Hillsbrad to Hammerfall, back to Hillsbrad, over to Silverpine and back to South Shore. Little did they realize we were gathering our numbers. We ended back up in Tarren Mill, still losing this fight, but our numbers growing one in bound flight path after another. Our guild decided to restore some old world PVP in Tarren Mill and the alli were not prepared. A massive rez with three healers and too much DPS wiped the alli out. They did a slow retreat, rezzing and dieing all the way back to South Shore. Two hours later I logged off my pali standing on top of the inn of South Shore. We had control of the town. I do not know how long this went on, but it reminded me of all that I found that was fun in the game (and no it is not the killing of low levels, but you have to make them cry or hit the right alt to get the real fighters in town).

I doubt either side could say there was a clear victory. I am sure the repair bill on my hunter and pali will not seem like there was a victory; however, it was the most enjoyable time I have spent in WoW in a long time, and it has renewed my desire to play the game. Sure there will be raiding and instances to run and epic loot to gain, but for me, the dirty little pleasure of this game is the fighting of those who don the colors of the Alliance. I will be out there, waiting, watching, hoping that you want to fight. The drums of war are sounding once more!

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