There I was just mucking about when Zwingli sends me a tweet.
I once saw Twitter referred to as a river. If you get to the river bank at the right time, you get to see the swans floating by. Get there at the wrong time and it’s nothing but debris floating by.
So, I have captured that moment in time, pasted it here for you to enjoy...
Zwing has recently been inspired by Cyn and I to dig deep in PvP, starting with a baby hunter.
So where do we stand on heirlooms?
Is their effect detrimental to learning the skills required for PvP?
What other options are available apart from Heirlooms?
What are the right levels to lock XP, or cease wearing heirlooms?
Is all fair in love and war (of the WoW variety)?
Should you enter BGs with the biggest stick you can get your hands on, twink your way through the levels, or just accept you will be as squishy or strong as you are at that point in time?
If heirlooms are allowed, should Rogues be allowed… should Rogues be allowed at all?
@zwinglisblog: @wowcynwise @Gnomeaggedon what is your view on heirlooms in pvp?
@wowcynwise: How do you mean?
@zwinglisblog: started my pvp toon on a server w/out my mains. So, he’s poor and squishy. (cc)
@zwinglisblog: (c) So, I’m tempted to have him on my main server, and use heirlooms to beef him up.
@Gnomeaggedon: use them! It’s hard to have level relevant PvP gear when leveling in BGs.
@zwinglisblog: kinda feels like an unfair advantage. But, maybe nothing in pvp is fair
@Gnomeaggedon: depends on your intention, if you are leveling, the time taken to get twink gear at each level is prob mispent
@Gnomeaggedon: so if you are leveling through having a few pieces that grow with you makes sense
@zwinglisblog: I’m not “just” leveling. I’m doing it to learn how to pvp on a hunter w/out being thrown in at lvl 85.
@wowcynwise: You *can* level via PvP without heirlooms. The early levels can be tough but it will even out if you gear up.
@wowcynwise: Nothing in PvP is fair. Use them. They last through the 60s. At 70 evaluate resil gear for your spec.
@wowcynwise: Periodically lock your XP and go run dungeons to get better gear.
@zwinglisblog: so, consensus is that heirlooms are a good thing – at least in beginning. Yes? At what lvls do you lock xp?
@wowcynwise: … heirlooms are good, but the best enchants are better.
@wowcynwise: Lock when you feel your gear is slipping behind. Don’t do it to PvP, try bottoms of brackets x0, x5.
@wowcynwise: Re: locking – The PvP Pause
@zwinglisblog: on a different character, I locked at 15…then ran a BG. Was scarred for 5 mos from the new hole I was ripped. :)
@wowcynwise: Don’t lock for PvP <; 20 unless you’re ready to play with the hardcore twinks. 1k health minimum. :(
@Gnomeaggedon: what Cyn says. He has more experience leveling through, certainly recently. Basically use what works – they will.
@wowcynwise: PvP *is* war. If gear helps you kill your opponent faster, get it.
@snack_road: “They send one of yours to the hospital, you send two of theirs to the morgue.”
@Gnomeaggedon: if BGs were honorable… Rogues would not be allowed to queue! ;-) Find a big stick, use a big stick.
@zwinglisblog: I’m working on a kickbutt lvl 10 toon tonight!
What do you think?
Gnomer and Out!
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