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Bored

OK, I admit it. I’m bored.

Looking back, I wonder how much this contributed to my frustrations over the past few months?

Either way, I’m bored. How bored, you ask?

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Pretty damn bored!

Over the past month or so I started going after achievements. Achievements are fun. I admit I’m a junkie. One of my most recent achievements is 3000 Quests Completed. I’ve been working on getting to exalted with 2 more factions to finally hit 40 Exalted Reputations and also finding low level quests to complete Loremaster of Kalimdor and Loremaster of Eastern Kingdoms. I need less than 100 on the former and less than 60 on the latter. Those quests are getting hard to find by the way, which is making it more of a struggle to keep from getting bored and grinding rep is never fun.

As it stands I have:

    Total Achievements: 424 / 749
    General Achievements: 35 / 53
    Quest Achievements: 42 / 49
    Exploration Achievements: 68 / 70
    Player v.s. Player Achievements: 35 / 149
    Dungeons and Raids Achievements: 99 / 216
    Professions Achievements: 62 / 72
    Reputation Achievements: 28 / 44
    World Events Achievements: 55 / 96

If you notice, short of the Dungeons and Raids achievements, which will just take time, the big gap is in PvP.

How bored am I?

Enough to PvP… /sigh.

So, since I’m probably going to do it anyway, I need help. The last time I truly took a shot at PvP was over a year ago when I needed gear to do heroics in BC. I did battlegrounds for a month and a half to get healing gear. It was brutal. I died a lot. I had no clue as to what I was doing.

Not much has changed. 🙂

I’ve found various info out there for PvP specs, gear, etc. but I’m totally lost. I have no idea where to start. I like the idea of participating in arena battles, but I don’t want to burden anyone with my ignorance.  I don’t know where to get the gear to begin, because it doesn’t look like with battlegrounds.

So where do I go to read up on strategy and even more importantly where do I go to figure out where to start out with gear?

And anyone interested in starting an intervention for me…stop me, please!

/cries in corner

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7 Responses

  1. That’s REALLY bored

  2. We could do a 2v2. With two holy pallys. And just be obnoxious and heal each other. What d’ya say?

  3. @ Amber – I can’t stop laughing!

  4. I hear you. I decided yesterday to spend 180 emblems of Valor on hateful pvp gear.

    Now I just gotta enchant and gem then and then look for a partner to do 2s or 3s for points.

    I used to visit arena junkies forums for tips I haven’t visited that site for awhile now so I’m not sure if its still current.

  5. As a quick question for you, what do you have done and what do you want to do with PvP ?
    Do you only seek the achievements ? Then battlegrounds are your turf, the Arena will only give you something like 2 achievements easily : participating in a match and winning one (that has to happen even if it is after 20 defeats).

    For battlegrounds what will be your class and do you have a spec that you want to stick to ? I’d guess it will be pally healing, and that is perfectly fine with both arenas and battlegrounds (I’ve done that enough to tell ^^).

    Obviously it is easier to PvP with some PvP stuff, but that is not such a huge requirement for a healadin. Being fully epic in 10 men or better raiding gear is wayyyy enough for bgs (perhaps not for the arena :p).

    You can do all five of them, and when a match seems to be long enough, target some of the hardest achievements, such as the ones requiring to do a lot of things in the same bg.
    You’ll easily find a lot of achievements to do in Arati Bassin and The Strand of the Ancients. Obviously also in Alterac Valley.

    Now, one thing you’ll not be able to do as a healdin is get the “kill” achievements, unless you’re very lucky, you won’t kill much things, even if you can get a good load of honorable victories.

    And then comes Lake Wintergrasp, there are a *lot* of achievements there and you can get at least 5 to 10 in about 3 battles. Try everything, the siege engines, the defense canons ..etc

    One last thing, in battleground don’t forget … the rule is “stick to your buddies” a healadin is worth nothing solo, even if you’re hard to kill, you dps like a toad 😀
    So stay with the group, all these DKs and hunters and mages will love your heals and give you these honorable victories you want (100-500-1000-5000-10000 … etc achievements).

    Don’t forget, have fun, bgs can be from time to time 🙂

  6. @ Herc – I’m an idiot. I forgot you can use emblems…

    @ Dreaming – Mostly I’m looking at PvP as a way to hopefully get back to having fun with the game. I’ve leveled 2 toons to 80 and raid with them. I’d like to level one of each class to 80 someday, but there’s only so much of the same thing you can do; achievements, raiding, questing, leveling, and farming included.

    With dual specs on the horizon I’ll probably go a pvp ret spec, cuz as you say healing in pve gear works just fine in BGs. If I get into Arena I may do a pvp heal spec instead.

    As for kill achievements, fortunately it appears I’m getting credit for kills if all I do is damage them. I may even be getting kills for non-damage, but not sure. Things are happening too fast, but I often judge, consecrate, and holy shock.

    Wintergrasp is actually fun for me though the lag really sucks.

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