Ahhhhhhh, the rogues chasing me. Help, I’m DYING! Oh god, heal myself, heal myself!
That’s generally what I sound like when I PvP. It’s not good, it’s 7/10 times a horrible mess, which is why I generally don’t do it.
Sometimes though, sometimes, I am able to be convinced to come and PvP by Wolfeson my GL, and Evenstar one of the other officers. I’m fairly certain they ask so that they have some form of entertainment amongst the rounds of stabbing, and shooting people to death.
They’re really good.
I’ve attempted to do PvP alone a few times, and the outcome has been me, yelling at my screen until I die, me slouched in my chair running away from people till I die, or me starring really hard at the screen attempting to heal myself till I die.
Notice a trend do ya? Yeah…
Why I suck at PvP
When you’re raiding it’s a mob pull or a boss fight that your dealing with. These things have specific abilities, most of the time if X and Y happen then this ability happens, or if it’s X time into the fight this ability happens. For a good chunk of raids and my raiding experience there is a sense of order, sure it’s chaotic order, but still.
PvP, THERE IS NO ORDER! It’s just whatever! I don’t do great at whatever, I honestly think it’s because my brain just doesn’t process and expel the proper data fast enough.
I have a huge amount of respect for those that not only enjoy PvPing, but especially those that are great at it.
I’m sure that there will be someone that reads this and thinks that if I practice I would get better, or if I had more Resil gear I would have a better learning curve, and for some of that you would be correct, but I just don’t have the drive to do it.
But Sometimes It’s Worth It
I think I’ve stated before the Wolfeson is the best GL I’ve ever had, and one of the prime reasons for that is his ability to communicate very well. This doesn’t stop in PvPing, he’s more often then not referred to as the General and that’s due to the fact that he calmly tells each of us what we should be doing. Not in a dick, I know more than you way, but in a way that instills a kind of loyalty that he knows what is best and he’ll get us through this.
Running Eye of the Storm with him is one of the more intense PvP experiences I’ve ever had. If I didn’t know better I would say that he runs multiple toons and is able to see all the towers. It’s kind of amazing.
Plus to top it all off, he’s a freaky good hunter.
I couldn’t talk about PvP with out mentioning Evenstar. He is one of Unity’s officers and generally a fun-loving grumpus. I know that those terms shouldn’t go together but they do.
/Sigh, How will I ever PvP without him. Evenstar is a Holy Paladin, that gets so mad when I out heal him in any PvP area, which is about 90% of the time.
The best part is all I say is: “Man that was some easy healing…oh! Hello healing meters. What’s that you say, I out heal Even, oh you!”
Insert Evenstar RAGE.
It’s not real rage it’s funny rage, but the best the absolute best is when he does manage to out heal me, he goes off! So I decided to further fuel his fires I would very passive aggressively respond with: “Even, I am so proud of you, and I am simply happy that I can push you to become a better healer.” Imagine that in the sweetest voice.
Wolfeson and I don’t stop laughing for a while.
As a side note I should say that Even and I are good friends and it’s all done in the spirit of competition.
I look forward to the day, if it ever comes, that Blizzard allows Arena’s to be a spectator sport. Watching people who know how to PvP is amazing, and I think they have some serious skillz. That’s right skills with a Z!
What are you’re feelings on PvPing? Do you do it alone or with others?