Friday PvP - An awesome round!
It was a fantastic night for PvP!
We started off in arena and there seemed to be only one team arena-ing, which was an ele shaman, priest and DK. We killed them the first time but they were tough! And we didn't get much rating out of them. Ele shamans hurt big time and when they do that Ascendance thing.. OUCH! We lost to that team the second time around when Shab got killed by the shaman using Ascendance - it was so fast he dropped like a stone! When we got them a third time we decided to take a break after that and do some BGs which were a mixed bag. We had a good win in Temple (OMG I even carried a filthy ball for a long time standing in the middle!), a great game in Silvershard mines (I still think it seems unfair for alliance and Shab agrees), a decent win in Strand, and a horrible loss in Deepwind Gorge - getting those bloody carts is really a turning point in the game. The opposing team had a good heal/tank team carrying the cart and it was hard to get them down, though Dah did manage to kill the warrior once. We also lost in Arathi Basin, which was depressing as the usual Mal'Ganis rude person abusing the whole team didn't help things. A Shatttered Hand player was equally nasty and I said to him he should just leave since we're so bad, and he did. We decided to go back to arena again - and now there were more teams to play with.
There was a paucity of rogues tonight, but a lot of druids. We had a druid/mage/spriest team that we managed to kill a few times, a druid/mage/monk team; a pally/warrior/feral druid team which was interesting; a couple of teams with hunters whom we killed as fast as we could. Killing hunters is very satisfying, at least for me, because the scattershot/freezing trap annoys the poops out of me!
We had fun with the druid/mage/spriest team playing ping-pong-portal - Sev would put his gateway down, they would kill it, he'd put another, they would kill that, and so it kept going and going, and Shab used invisible whilst Sev was playing and snuck over there and opened up on them, Sev took his gateway (which of course by then had no charges because it was new so I couldn't follow so I had to race over) and there was some cooldown bursting but healed through. The druid ended up in the open in tree form and Shab and Sev burst him down. Watching him drop made me think of how I would die when I get dragged out into the open and how it was so much better hanging back so I could hide and heal. The poor druid died again like that in subsequent games against us.
Our battlegroup, Bloodlust, is such a tough battlegroup to get a good score in. I went to see if there were any teams from Dath'remar in the top 2000 3v3, and there were not. The 2000th team has an arena rating of 1632! Of all the battlegroups, Bloodlust is the most active and competitive, with Tichondrius leading the way. I skimmed through the other battlegroups and it was interesting to see that some of the top 2000 teams had NO rating - guess they're not big PvPers over there! (Of course, number one team in Bloodlust is made up of Shab's mage hero and my druid hero - Venruki and Sodah).
By the end of the night we had an arena rating of 1634... maybe we would make the ladder next week! So we called it a night, to bask in our best 3s rating ever and maybe we will make it onto the top 2000 ladder - that would be awesome for us!
We didn't want to wreck our best 3v3 rating ever, so we decided to do BGs instead and got Twin peaks. We were down 2-0 and it was looking bad - 3 disc priests on the enemy team. We had a tank in slut plate (Sev was not impressed with her outfit and goggles) but she never managed to get the flag - the shadow priest from our server got it and died with Sev on heal watch - they were overwhelmed. Then another time when the shadow priest was carrying it again, Shab managed to burst the EFC down despite all those healers and we got our first cap! Spirits seemed buoyed after that, and the Spriest grabbed the flag again but was overwhelmed, but as they dropped it, Dahakha grabbed it from the flagroom and sprinted down the front ramp whilst the enemy team was still milling around where the shadow priest had died. We were almost at the flagroom when the flag got ninja'd and Shab managed to help get the EFC down again and Dah capped it - OMG we had 2 minutes to spare and we had managed to claw a comeback! That was pretty cool and we won that game, got the achievement Double Jeopardy, and it was a good finish for the night. It turned out that shadowpriest and a warlock were teamed up together - both from our quiet, low pop server too!