This post may contain excessive use of profanities.
Eye of the Storm Has one objective.
Score 1,600 points before the other team does.
There are 3 targets in EotS:
- The towers/ruins
- The flags
- The opponents
Only one of these matters, the other two are noob bait (unless fulfilling target No. 1).
- If you spend your time capturing or defending the towers/ruins you are a bloody genius in comparison to at least 10 of your team mates.
- If you spend your time mid-field fighting, or trying to capture or return the flag, you are the lowest of the low noob. Worse than the Huntard or the 200dps Deathtard.
The Server Restart was only the beginning of my Saturday Woes
On top of the server issues I had on Saturday night I had two games of EotS that were so full of fail that my normally passive demeanor turned aggressive.
I was frustrated, extremely frustrated.
I was filling BG chat.
To be honest I am not a quiet BG player, I call out opportunities and threats. I praise good game play.
So BG chat was full of:
Please ignore the flag, we can’t win while horde hold 3 towers, no matter how many flags we capture (like we were capturing any…)
If there are 15 Horde at DR, there are none at the other two bases. Sure enough, 2 people in the BG were listening and followed the healer to take FFR and BET.
Of course we were soon destroyed without any support from the other 12 players.
But the BG text is so small
I know, in the heat of battle, it’s hard to follow the little brown chat. So what’s thier excuse for missing the raid warnings popping up in front of their face?
In the 2nd game I was battleground leader, so there was no excuse. They obviously weren’t conditioned raiders, conditioned to follow a raid leaders instructions without question.
I don’t care
- I don’t care what level you enter a BG bracket.
- I don’t care if you are a newbie or a veteran.
- I do care if you don’t play the game to win, especially when helpful but frustrated people are telling you exactly how to win.
Yes you can
- Yes you can do well in BGs no matter what level you are these days, especially if you are a transient twink.
- Yes you can pop into the BGs from anywhere and then return to your regular program.
- Yes you can bank honor and marks for all sorts of booty
- Yes BGs drip XP these days…
But only when you win…!
If you play to lose, it’s just an exercise is frustration and a wasted half hour to hour.
Face it, if you ran onto the footy ground for the 1st time, you would listen to your teammates and coach. You would work out the rules and play to them. You wouldn’t go kicking goals for the opponents… Repeatedly.
But that’s what you do when you fart around on the Battleground with no idea of what you are doing and refusing to follow the guidance of those that do know.
How did Saturdays EotS end up?
I don’t know how it ended for everyone else, but I did something I have never done before in 3 years of playing BGs.
At 400/1400 (approx) I announced on BG leaders chat
You are all weak as piss. You are welcome to lose the game, but I won’t be a part of it
I did see one WTF!! Before I left the BG. I don’t honestly know if it was one of the twelve losers, or one of the 2 heroes of that BG.
There was a crater in my soul, larger than the one left with the removal of Dalaran.
I am truly sorry for deserting you two guys, but I can only handle so much stupidity in my life, and there is enough of that IRL.
So please, I don’t care what faction you play…
Ignore the noob bait!
Sunday Night Addendum
I got the chance to log on Sunday night so I decided I was going to chase the EotS win that would complete the daily battleground quest.
I was naively full of hope that the world would have changed over night, and I would walk into a coordinated EotS where we controlled the towers and ignored the flag.
You can see where this is going can’t you…
Before I knew it we were 370/1100 down…
I started having flashbacks. That angry little monster in the back of my head started rearing up to unleash a torrent of childish abuse at my team mates before I loaded the character selection screen and typed out DELETE.
I’m not a quitter and I don’t usually blow my cool… not even in hopeless battlegrounds.
So once again I started issuing instructions to our 15 man team of fail…
I started trying to solo the towers… then I stepped back a bit, and waited in the middle of the bridges, hoping someone else would join me.
Someone did, a couple of people did, but the flag was still being challenged, even though there was a chorus of agreement with my instructions.
The flag had been taken by one of my team mates /sigh
There were a few people yelling out to hurry up and cap the flag.
Then it happened, then I read these words in my BG chat from the Alliance flag holder.
I will not cap the flag until we have 2 bases!
30 seconds later we had 2 bases.
Great work folks, let’s get the 3rd base, then beat the Horde out of the 4th back into their starting zone.
Then I saw the BG chat gain another entry…
I will not cap the flag until we have 3 bases!
He got to cap his flag pretty soon after that
We won… 1600/1400!
Well done Alliance of Bloodlust, you restored my faith in humanity!
Speaking of gaining faith in Battlegrounds
I joined an Alterac Valley match a little while after it started, reinforcements were pretty even, about 400 a piece.
It was another turtlefest.
We were offensively turtling, the Horde defensive turtling.
But the Horde numbers were going down, fast…
Ours remained pretty much the same.
Then I saw BG chat:
You Healers are awesome… Alliance holds the top 4 positions for heals in this AV.
Sadly I wasn’t in that top 4, I was placed 6th after a Horde healer (due to my late arrival I guess), but what the commenter missed was not only did we hold the top 4 positions for healing done, but we held 8 of the top 10 positions.
At least 20% of our AV team was healing, and we were slaughtering the Horde.
/s ty nice heals
I have also seen a lot of folk thanking the healers for their work. They have been doing this is 2 ways.
- Saving the healers’ butts
- Thanking us publicly.
So I thank you for protecting our butts so we can heal yours!
[Squidly] <– Resto
I have maintained telling people on entry to a BG that I am Resto. I had the following exchange in a AB on Saturday…
[Squidly] <– Resto
[Squidly] Excellent, Sweet Leet Retardin is protecting our Holy Resto butts
[bg chat] lol
- Protect our butts they did
- Heal their butts we did.
- Win AB we did.
And we were recognized on subsequent battleground entries by those we had saved before…
Excellent work folks…
Isn’t it fun when we work as a team!
Remember: Ignore the noob bait!
Gnomer and Out, Squidly and Stout!
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