I am working on my cooking achievements so that I can get my Chef title as soon as the next patch makes it possible. In addition to hours of fishing to gather the mats, I was forced to PvP to complete the Dinner Impossible achievement.
If you have read this blog, you know that I don’t PvP at all. I haven’t been in a BG since level 29, and even then the only one I did was WSG. My biggest concern was that my inexperience would cause Alliance to lose, and then I would be the target of the arrogant, self-important loudmouths I remember from my old WSG days. I was prepared to /afk out to make a spot for someone else in the queue.
WSG first… I learned that I got credit for dropping the Feast as soon as I did it, but I decided not to /afk out. I stayed on defense, got acouple of HKs, and Alliance won 3-0, which got me another achievement.
Next – to Arathi Basin. I had never seen this before. So I zoned in, dropped my feast, and then just followed he biggest group out into the field. I have no idea what I was doing, but I went between the Farm and the Blacksmith fighting Horde where I saw them, and Alliance won. I actually led in Killing Blows in that one.
Into Alterac Valley… Alliance was outnumbered 40-15. I died and then a group of Horde camped the graveyard, so that was over quickly. I barely had a chance to put out the feast.
Next was Eye of the Storm. I dropped the feast, and then again just followed the largest group into the field. We defeated a group of horde at the Fel Reaver ruins. Then, to my surprise, I found myself escorting a flag carrier. Alliance won this one in just a couple of minutes, which earned me the Flurry achievement.
Finally into Strand of the Ancients. This was totally confusing. I repeatedly found myself in the wrong place, usually surrounded by horde. I attacked siege engines, then players, ran to the beach, then to a gate. Alliance won that battle, but I had almost no part in it and was at the bottom of the damage and HK charts.
The entire process took about an hour. It was somewhat fun, mostly because I won four of the five battles I was in. However, it did not inspire me to start doing PvP regularly. I will say that there was no one acting like a Napoleon wanna-be in the chat (again, probably because we were winning) which was nice. Maybe if I’m bored I’ll give BG another shot.