I don’t like being globalled via a stunlock situation. I don’t like sitting at “defend farm” all battleground long, even though I know if I attempt to leave it, the dumb paladin will follow me instead of staying. I’ve found it’s much better with friends, but it also has to be the right friends. I don’t want to play through a battleground listening to you bitch about this mechanic is too OP because you had no defenses left or obviously this better geared team is better geared. I don’t like it when friends who came with me give up on the first flag capture and either sit in the BG complaining or literally AFK out and then make the rest of us wait for your timer to finish before we queue again.
That’s just all the not-fun I’ve had in BGs.
But the highs when I pull a decent match, even if I did poorly or we lost — I like those. I want more of those.
I also still think PvP is a battle against the self, though I hit that wall in PvE finally on heroic Spine. Learning to trust that I do actually know how to do things and that I need to just go with it instead of flipping a shit all the time. You’ve probably noticed that, the flipping a shit, right?
I also write Blood Pact, and Blood Pact doesn’t have the subtitle of “Warlocks Who Only Raid.” I need to write more about other things in the game, like PvP. But I prefer my writing when it’s about things I’ve done or experienced. It’s most real and interesting to me, then. So I gotta PvP.
I want to set a reasonable PvP goal for the season — that is, Season 12. Who knows when it ends, but I figure that’s a good time frame. It’s what, a tier of raiding?
I have 7268 Honorable Kills on my warlock as of writing. I don’t know if 10k is a good goal or if it’s too big for one season of casual play. Remember: I’m going to be raiding, farming, alting, and challenge-moding, too. I want to do rated play, but I don’t know if I can find a partner who will match my times and skill.
@Jagoex suggested I do Battlemaster, or shoot for it at least. As you can see I’ve only just begun if I go for it.
Battlemaster entails finishing the Master of the five old battlegrounds:
Master of Alterac Valley:
- Alterac Valley Veteran = 13 /100
- Alterac Grave Robber = 2 / 50
- Tower Defense = 0 / 50
- Loyal Defender = 19 / 50
Everything Counts The Sickly Gazelle
- Stormpike Perfection
- Alterac Valley All-Star
Stormpike Battle Charger To the Looter Go the Spoils
Master of Arathi Basin:
- Arathi Basin Veteran = 19 /100
- Arathi Basin Perfection
- Me and the Cappin’ Makin’ it Happen = 15 / 50
- Disgracin’ the Basin = 3 bases in a single battle
- Overly Defensive = 3 bases in a single battle
- To The Rescue! = 2 / 50
- Resilient Victory
- Territorial Dominance = 1 / 10
- Let’s Get This Done
We Had It All Along *cough*
- Arathi Basin All-Star
Arathi Basin Assassin
Master of Warsong Gulch:
- Warsong Gulch Veteran = 8 / 100
- Capture the Flag
- Persistent Defender = 1 / 50
- Frenzied Defender = 5 flags in a single battle
Warsong Gulch Perfection
- Warsong Expedience
Not In My House
- Quick Cap
- Supreme Defender = 32 / 100
- Save the Day
Master of Eye of the Storm:
- Eye of the Storm Veteran = 11 / 100
- The Perfect Storm
- Eye of the Storm Domination = 2 / 10
- Stormtrooper = 5 in a single battle
- Storm Capper
- Bound for Glory
- Bloodthirsty Berserker
Master of Strand of the Ancients:
- Strand of the Ancients Veteran = 11 / 100
Storm the Beach
- Steady Hands = 2 in a single battle
- The Dapper Sapper = 0 / 100
- Explosives Expert = 5 in a single battle
Not Even a Scratch
- Artillery Veteran = 39 / 100
- Drop It! = 33 / 100
Drop It Now! Ancient Protector Ancient Courtyard Protector Defense of the Ancients
There’s also the other battleground achievements to consider. Master of Isle of Conquest, Master of Battle for Gilneas, Master of Twin Peaks, Master of the two newest battlegrounds — Silvershard Mines and Temple of Kotmogu! Don’t get me started on whether I should go back to the graveyards that are Wintergrasp and Tol Barad.
I also want to see rated play. But again, schedules, and often is the case, gear. Or just plain composition. But I want to try.
I would also like some friends to PvP with, whether BattleTag or on Elune itself, I don’t care. I prefer the non-bitching PvP friends, the ones that just want to go and blow up some Horde.
If I got persuaded into leveling a Horde warlock, I might be persuaded into leveling via PvP. Just maybe.