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Rogue Raging


This post is a continuation of yesterday.  Where yesterday I paraphrased Naysa’s Rogue Rage, today we have a guest post, brought to you by Phlanker, the loyal (loving, devoted and occasionally insane) real life companion of Naysa (yes, he is her pet).

So rogues… Where to begin…

I have one, it does PvE, and generally fails miserably, and/or dies within 20% of a boss…

In Eye of the Storm today, I had the pleasure of meeting a rogue, face to face (or ass to face as it were). I did the usual hunter thing.. trap, scatter shot, disengage and then hold him at range with concussive shot, and shot the crap outta him till he dies…

One happy hunter.

I happen to meet upon said rogue once more, as he was beating on a poor hapless priest. scatter shot, aimed shot… you know the drill. My priest friend (Dariaste) ran away, only to be harassed by another rogue. The rogue I was working, vanished, and I dropped the expected flare awaiting my backside to feel his daggers once more. Instead, I find the rogue has sprinted off to join his friend in taking out the priest. I was bemused by the fact that the rogue needed to leave me, to help his friend.. (more…)

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Rogue Rage


To paraphrase my guildy Naysa…

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Seriously, they have to die… FIRST!

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…

Magma Totems Must Die!

That is assuming they are at a flag in a capture the node game such as Arathi Basin or Battle for Gilneas.

They are close to the best node defense item in the game (more…)

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So Cynwise & I have covered how to Ninja a node, now is the time to introduce, or refresh you in the A.B.C.’s of guarding a node

We all know our A.B.C.’s right…

They are…

A… B… C… blah, blah, blah… Next time won’t you sing with me?

Sorry I’ve been hearing that a lot over the last few years and I tend to zone out after C… I am going to assume you will do the same.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

A is for AoE

I can’t remember if I mentioned AOE in my Ninja post, well without the prerequisite expletive attached, not only in my blog posts, but also in BG chat.

AoE’s serve two purposes, both with the same end – to protect the flag (more…)

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Mmmm.. I smell a Mage Ninja opportunity...

Cynwise taught you the basics of being a flag ninja.

Am I that far behind... really?

On a side note… I looked at my feed reader and there are 117 posts for Cynwise. I’m hoping this is a result of blog consolidation and not my slackness… although there is no question I am way behind.

Anyway, back on topic, after he posted, we discussed on Twitter how easy it is to fall into the “grand scheme” strategy of BGs and miss the smaller tactical details.

So if he can take it down to the detail of being a Flag Ninja, I can take it down one step further (I’m a Gnome, it doesn’t go down much more than that), to being a Flag Ninja: Mage Style.

This post is also for non-Mages, you need to understand your enemies intent (more…)

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Ages ago I spoke of how WSG can be like a game of Soccer (or football for some of you).

Sometimes the best games are the 0/0 draws. Sure not from the honor perspective and I know that without the “right” mindset it’s nothing but a frustrating waste of 25 minutes of your life.

For me it’s an exhilarating match off between two evenly matched teams. Yes this might well include bots and AFKers, but whatever the case, you can’t get much more even than 0/0

I’ve never really thought of Strand of the Ancients in the same way. I much prefer the 6 or 13 minute game, where we knock over the attack on the relic in 3 minutes, but you know, some games change things.

While running a few SotAs with Tickk, we ended up against the 1st team that could hold us back. We were staring down the barrel of a 10 minute wash, but managed to touch the relic at the 9 minute, 26 second mark.

We’re screwed!

The 1st thought that crossed my mind was that if these Horde were good enough to hold us that long, they were good enough to achieve a 3 minute attack.

Sure enough they got off to a pretty good start, but to give my team credit, no one gave up. We stayed focused on the Demos, we CC’d and destroyed. We kept them of the graveyards for as long as possible.

Or Not!

Unbelievably we held them for the full 10 minutes, so yes, it was a win for us not a 10/10 draw, but this game stands out among many SotAs for the challenge, for my allies, for my enemies.

I can handle games like this, but then I have a different mindset to many in the battlegrounds.

Gnomer and Out!

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Guarding the Bees


As my dear, departed Dingo would say…

I’m guarding the bees… again?

Actually I wont say what he says next, I do still have a few well worn if occasionally broken standards.

Ohhh… he’s dear because, well he awesome…

and he’s departed because he’s gone to the dark side…

Just stand here and scream

When Dingo joined us first for battlegrounds, he was a little undergeared, well ok he had no PvP gear.

At the time we were running Arathi Basin over and over, so he was immediately posted as our Stables guard.

While he was getting honor, often his only action was the odd /dance.

If he saw more action that that, at least early on, his incoming call was usually accompanied by a “rezzing now”.

Guarding nodes was Guarding the Bees… somehow that makes it better for me, though it did make it worse for him (more…)

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