Archive for the pvp Category

PvP Nub short break

Posted in Druid, leveling, pvp on September 1, 2008 by hikindad

Just wanted to let my readers know that the gf and I are moving into a new place so I will be without Internet until Friday so I’ll update again then. Yeah it’s so bad with no Internet I am typing this from my iPhone. See you guys (and gals) in a few days.

Goblins. Innocent Pranksters, or Evil Madmen bent on world domination?

Posted in Druid, leveling, pvp with tags , , , on August 22, 2008 by hikindad

A thought occured to me today while questing in Mudsprocket.  So we have goblins and their neutral towns scattered sporadically throughout Azeroth and the Outlands.  They sit safe behind their walls with their big guards that protect them from harm and send us out into the world to do their dirty work.  But is that all there is to the story?

The thought that sprang into my head today was one that may shake the world to its very foundation!

This may seem like an innocent picture of the town of Mudsprocket.  But what it really shows is that the goblins play us against each other.  Is it any coincidence that when they send both Alliance and horde (yes it stays lower case)  out to quest they send us to the same area?!

The goblins are trying to have us wipe each other out so they can rule the World! (of warcraft) Not too long after accepting one of their quests to rid them of some enemy of theirs pvp happened against an Alliance druid and a horde rogue….damn goblins.

Woot! First hordie down!

Posted in Druid, leveling, pvp with tags , , , on August 18, 2008 by hikindad

PvP is happening!  Sure getting ganked a few times is irritating but the first time you stomp that Orc that tried moving in on your questing area everything becomes alright. 

I was in Desolace doing the Kodo Roundup quest.  Which by itself is a fun little diversion from the usual “Kill 10 of X and bring me their gal-bladders..etc” When this Orc started taking my kodos from me, being the druid I am, those kodos are like my children.  So of course I couldn’t let the horde move in on them. 

Now here’s where my nubness of pvp comes into play, I don’t really know how low level pvp works but I figured as a druid the control of when and where the fight took place belongs to me.  So I did hit and run tactics since the warrior was doing a surprising amount of damage to me.  Bleeds are awesome by the way, and I think they ignore armor once they start applying their DoT damage but I’ll have to check on that. 

Well the coup de gras was done with an entangling root and some moonfire action (just cause I could)

Since I don’t like the idea of corpse camping or griefing people, I figured I beat him, he’ll leave me be to quest and that would be that….of course the Horde doesn’t know when its beaten.

Funny thing that I found out about the kodo quest during all this.  If you have a kodo tamed, and you stealth trying to get away from a warrior, the kodo follows you so the warrior knows where you are at all times.  I mean not that it helped him the second time he had to get whooped either.

But like the ganking incident I talked about last week, this feels like another step in my druids evolution into becoming part of a PvP server.  And a druid seems to be the perfect fit for someone who is new to leveling on one.  They are versatile enough to handle many situations or if the need be escape since travel form works while in combat.  Hot is slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite characters to play and I can’t wait to get him to max level and start doing some serious pvp’ing or raiding, whichever suits me at the time.

Dodge that gank!

Posted in Druid, leveling, pvp with tags , , on August 16, 2008 by hikindad

So I’ve been spending a good amount of my mid 30’s leveling in stranglethorn, or as I’ve come to call it from some of the people in my guild “stranglegank”.

Not suprising that it’s called this because apparently if you own a level 50 or above you spend your free time killing low levels in the jungle.

Well here’s some little things that have helped me out of a few situations that would have led to me getting ganked somewhere in the face.

1. Make sure you keep your situational awareness.

– This is pretty obvious that you want to pay attention to you surroundings at all times. Is there a gaggle of dead mobs just lying around? Chances are that some one else killed them and they might have friends.

2. Always leave yourself an escape route.

– When you’re killing those raptors and panthers make sure you have a path of exit incase you get some unwanted company. Don’t let yourself get boxed in with mobs or geographical items such a ridges. And try not to get caught in a valley.

3. If you do get caught with your pants down by that 70 and get…well you know give it a couple minutes before you rez.

– I’ve found that like the guy at work that keeps making an ass out of himself to get attention, body campers lose interest if you just ignore them by waiting to respawn.

These are just a few of the common sense things I’ve found to make leveling in “stranglegank” a little easier. It’s a dangerous world (of warcraft) out there. Be safe.

My first ganking

Posted in Druid, leveling, pvp with tags , , on August 13, 2008 by hikindad

Well it finally happened.  I just got ganked by a level 70 (rogue nonetheless) in my questing zone.  I was just standing there getting ready to accept “Shadow Magic” and all I see are the twin gladiator blades swiping once and then it was over.  Honestly I’m sure it will get old really fast once I start leveling in more diverse zons, but for right now I feel that this is an initiation and now my druid has arrived on a pvp server. 

Not too much else to report, now that he’s in the 30’s and stranglethorn is right around the corner I’m sure there will be more pvp to be had, its been awhile since I’ve leveled a charecter through stranglethorn but if its anything like it used to be its a big melting pot of horde and alliance toons. 

Just hit level 30 today, and am aiming at 40 by the end of the week.  Just trying to burn through these levels so theres time to get some gear for Hot for leveling in Wotlk.  Though in all fairness after reading about Death Knights that where my mind seems to be set (along with everyone else and their grandmothers).