Warning! If you enjoy the usual care bear, ‘see how much fun we had last night’ type of posts that usually appear here, and can’t stand any QQ or anger, particularly against members of the opposing faction … stop reading now.
Everyone with me that actually wants to continue? Ok, good.
So, last night Pie’s mage Ozarka and my little priest Zerbrez were questing in the Barrens. We did the Guns of Northwatch, and then waited around for the guy for the escort quest to respawn, as someone else was already doing it. Anyone who’s ever done this quest before, knows it’s a pain. You have to walk the guy back through the hold as well as the entire pirate gauntlet all the way back to Ratchet.
Well, we’re doing fine, heck, there are two of us and one of us can heal, but the guy goes so slow and aggros everything within a mile on purpose. We get about halfway through the gauntlet, and suddenly there’s a raptor in the middle of the fray and a hunter standing next to me pew pew’ing away with his noisy damn gun. ‘Oh, good,’ I think, ‘he’s helping.’ Mouse over him and see that he’s a level 17 dwarf. Target the NPC again … oh crap! He’s freaking trying to kill my damn escort!! Shield .. wtf. I can’t shield the NPC. Spam heals … finally the guy runs up ahead and the NPC comes back to us, safe and sound and no longer tagged.
We get farther up, almost to the end … bam. Here’s the damn huntard again. Spam heals … thanks to the change in down-ranking, I can cast smaller heals faster, but for the same mana cost, so there’s really not any advantage to downranking unless I need a tiny heal fast. The only possible outcome: my mana pool vs. autoshot + pet = oom priest … the only question is how long it will take. Quest failed. Sonofa….
Now, here’s the real kicker. Alliance can attack the guy, and WE CAN’T FIGHT BACK because the NPC doesn’t have a pvp flag so the dwarftard wasn’t flagged, leaving us no option other than to lose the mana war. How the hell is this fair, Blizz? At least when they kill the questgivers in the Crossroads (which happens every day on this server – seriously, don’t the alliance have anything else to do? bunch of freaking losers) they are flagged and we can bring in our 80s and drive them away, at least temporarily.
Well, Pie challenged the guy to a duel and then flagged. Apparently that used to flag the opponent as well, but doesn’t work any more. Once the dorf won the duel though, he killed her and flagged himself. (Apologies on the gender, Pie, I tend to use the gender of the toon when talking about them). So, when Pie came back, as soon as she rezzed I threw a shield and heal on her and we beat the little red-headed shortie into submission. Well, ok … we threw spells at him, not a literal beating, but still … we killed him dead; and immediatly got grats from the two guild members still online when the “An Honorable Kill” achievement spam popped up.
I’m still pretty burned about it though. Fair warning to anyone, especially alliance, in my battlegroup … I hope you’ve already gotten your games in for the week, because Roz is doing arena tonight. You have been officially notified, don’t come crying to me when we wipe the floor with you.