To Arms: A Chronology

Just to shake it up this morning, I decided to do a pair of Battlegrounds and journal my tribulations. Keep in mind I’m a level 13 Rogue, with no BoA’s and only a couple of low level Enchants.  I’m by no means twinked.  Onward I go in the name of battle!

  • 0:27 Queue for Warsong Gulch
  • 0:29 Warsong Gulch begins
  • 0:29 Head for Flag
  • 0:31 grab Alliance Flag, receive solid heals on run back
  • 0:34 mates snag our Flag back and I cap.
  • 0:36 return our Flag
  • 0:38 grab Alliance Flag for attempted win
  • 0:38 dead four seconds later.  Seems they decided to defend finally.
  • 0:39 escort a flag run, but they caught up to us
  • 0:39 took on another Rogue one level higher and meaner than I
  • 0:41 got our flag back from the level 10.  I fear no lowbie!
  • 0:44 went into their tunnel…oh hey, there’s four of them.
  • 0:44 waited to rez
  • 0:45 ganked two Hunters in their flag room
  • 0:45 grabbed flag, but their Rogue got me again
  • 0:50 we cap
  • 68 Honorable Kills, 4 Deaths, 10 Killing Blows, 2 Flag Returns, 1 Flag Capture

You know, it only stands to reason that when I “document” the battleground, everything goes fine.  There was great communication, people worked as a team, and there was success 3-0.  It really goes to show that when people actually work together, bg success isn’t too hard to obtain.

  • 0:54 Queue for Warsong Gulch
  • 0:54 cringe at Warlock with 140 health at level 14.
  • 0:54 jaw drop at level 10 Priest with 800 health.
  • 0:57 get it started, sap a Paladin going for flag, then gank him
  • 0:59 decide to go for Flag
  • 0:01 die after running past four other teammates…none of which though to turn around and run beside me.
  • 0:03 Kill Rogue plaguing our casters
  • 0:05 Go for Flag
  • 0:06 die with Flag in our tunnel >_<…yet again, not an ally in sight…passed plenty
  • 0:07 died again
  • 0:07 ganked near graveyard
  • 0:09 decide to go 1 on 1 with level 14 Rogue…oh he has nice gear.  I inspect this while dead
  • 0:10 Others are going for flag, decide to farm honor with a couple teammates
  • 0:13 cap 3-0
  • 81 Honorable Kills, 5 Deaths, 5 Killing Blows

This battleground, while just as successful, was far more frustrating as a flag carrier. Both times I got the flag I passed teammates who just kept right on going.  Dying in our tunnel was the more annoying of the two, as any help likely would’ve resulted in a capture.  Fortunately we had a couple people drop group and the new ones that came in decided communication is a good thing and they worked together to get our final two captures.

2 thoughts on “To Arms: A Chronology

  1. Chuck January 31, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    This is a neat idea, I think I might try it sometime. I also just rolled a Rouge and took him into a BG recently. I did not have as much success but it was still fun. Communication is a big problem in BG, I wonder why more players don’t realize it … or maybe they don’t care.

    • JD Kenada January 31, 2012 / 8:01 pm

      Communication in battlegrounds fall into three categories:
      -amazing, and thus solid execution whether you win or lose
      -crickets chirping, which is frustrating because you’ve no idea what anyone is doing.
      -bullying, or elitist whining, where people stroke their own ego at the expense of others (you have no BoA’s, why are you in my battleground?)

      But yeah, the idea was just something I thought I’d try because for a while I was getting slaughtered and I figured I could present that in an amusing light…and then low and behold I actually had two great battlegrounds.

      Oh, and just a tiny peeve of mine…it’s Rogue. Unless you really did roll some makeup and try to “drag” your way through the bg….which, while amusing, certainly wouldn’t be successful. 🙂

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