I’ve said before that I don’t do any PvP at all. This week, out of boredom, I’ve engaged in some world PvP in Halaa and the Bone Wastes. It was moderately fun. Yet I still have no interest in doing BG.
Until the Olympics began.
Not for me, mind you, but for my wife. She is that unusual species of WoW player – a pet collector. She has pets from the CCG, rare pets, holiday pets, etc… Now that the Olympics are here she wants the Spirit of Competition, which you can only get by winning battlegrounds.
She has never done any PvP of any type. So if she wants to go into a BG, its up to me and my guildies to bring her in there. Yet we have not done it? Why?
We have no resilience. But that’s not why.
Our gear is clearly itemized for PvE. For my rogue that’s not a big deal but my wife’s resto druid has low armor and not a heck of a lot of stamina. But that’s not it either.
Its the people.
My wife remembers when I did BG in the 20-29 bracket a long, long time ago. The entire game was a long string of wannabe generals barking out commands, followed by insults, whispers, and swearing about how much alliance sucks. You had people screaming for heals when they ran in alone against five horde, others railing about how they had no one helping them carry the flag, half the players wanting to zerg, others wanting to turtle. Everyone speaks in abbreviations that my wife can’t possibly make sense of since she doesn’t know the maps or objectives.
She decided then that PvP was not for her.
My wife and I are both experience-oriented rather than goal-oriented. What I mean by that is that we play to enjoy the experience, not for the rewards. If something is not fun, we’re not going to do it, regardless of the loot or gear that comes from it. For this reason, I doubt that she will end up getting the pet. The people in BG make the experience miserable.
Maybe she should just go into AV, close her chat window, and find a corner somewhere and run in circles. Alliance is bound to win eventually.