Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Just Beyond My Wintergrasp

Leave it to me to start to enjoy Wintergrasp right when they're about to change it.

I've avoided PvP since Wrath dropped, but I decided to check out WG a couple of days ago. I really enjoy it...the siege engines, the destructible buildings, even the sheer mass of people (despite the lag).

I'd lost my taste for battlegrounds for the most part after I respecced Prot. When 3.0 came along and brought with it the new Warrior abilities, though, I found a small, smoking ember of PvP enjoyment again while waiting for the expansion.

Wintergrasp has an entirely different feel to it compared to other battlegrounds. The farming is great, and the skirmishing between battles spices things up on my PvE server. For example, I ran into a Warlock last night about half an hour before the next "official" battle and picked a fight. There was no one else around, just him and me. I killed him, only to die a few seconds later to his DoTs.

I didn't care that I died. He could have chain-feared me until I dropped dead without laying a single finger on him and I wouldn't have cared. It was a breath of fresh air...a welcome break in the monotony.

I'll probably continue to go there after they convert it to a non-instanced battleground with a queue and such, but I'm going to miss seeing that many people in that small a zone fighting it out.

There's something very epic about it the way it is right now. It's a shame that it's changing.


Cynwise of Stormwind said...

I too will miss the Wintergrasp we have now. The battles before the gates are epic lagfests, and that's one of the things that makes them so damn fun.

Here's hoping that the Isle of Conquest makes up for it.

Misneach said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one. The vehicles, the gunners causing explosions all around you while you're running to the gates, the moment when the walls come down and your side pours through the much fun to watch, and so much more fun to be a part of.

Limiting the people involved, while understandable, is going to knock the "epic" down a couple of pegs.