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#1 Feb 10 2011 at 12:18 PM Rating: Good
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I’ve been working on my Master of Battle for Gilneas and Master of Twin Peaks accomplishments in random BGs, usually with a guildie or two in tow. I’d gotten pretty used to seeing battlegrounds filled with the same class mix.

Until last night. Zounds...priests. Seven of us on a side in one BfG match, and generally 3-5 in every game. Hunters, also abundant all of a sudden. It was most amusing to me and my arena partner, a hunter, who have been fighting an uphill battle in 3s with a variety of partners and therefore have the gear and teamwork that most of this sudden surplus of wannabees lacked. We felt like hipster Horde--we played our classes before they were cool.

What I didn’t see were feral druids--I think I saw one all night. Resto druids were out in about the same numbers as before. Considerably fewer frost mages too.

We decided that people are either tired of, finished gearing, or abandoning due to nerfs the classes that were most overrepresented this season, and switching to alts they hadn’t been PVPing with because they thought them underpowered.

Should be interesting to see long the numbers will be skewed like this. I suspect a good number of them will give up in a week or two, after finding out that rerolling didn’t magically turn them into PVP gods. Should be interesting!
#2 Feb 10 2011 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
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emmitsvenson wrote:
I’ve been working on my Master of Battle for Gilneas and Master of Twin Peaks accomplishments in random BGs, usually with a guildie or two in tow. I’d gotten pretty used to seeing battlegrounds filled with the same class mix.

Until last night. Zounds...priests. Seven of us on a side in one BfG match, and generally 3-5 in every game. Hunters, also abundant all of a sudden. It was most amusing to me and my arena partner, a hunter, who have been fighting an uphill battle in 3s with a variety of partners and therefore have the gear and teamwork that most of this sudden surplus of wannabees lacked. We felt like hipster Horde--we played our classes before they were cool.

What I didn’t see were feral druids--I think I saw one all night. Resto druids were out in about the same numbers as before. Considerably fewer frost mages too.

We decided that people are either tired of, finished gearing, or abandoning due to nerfs the classes that were most overrepresented this season, and switching to alts they hadn’t been PVPing with because they thought them underpowered.

Should be interesting to see long the numbers will be skewed like this. I suspect a good number of them will give up in a week or two, after finding out that rerolling didn’t magically turn them into PVP gods. Should be interesting!

I know from personal experience that I switched to my hunter alt (hence my sig) at the start of the season, primarily because rogue PvP was so lackluster and I saw the nerf of Combat Readiness and Smoke Bomb as the second coming of S1.

Not having played a hunter in PvP since S1, I knew it was time to dust one off and play it again. I'm doing remarkably well, for not having a PvP trinket or any PvP gear beyond two crafted pieces.
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#3 Feb 10 2011 at 1:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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Guess I'll have to stay holy just to differentiate myself from the bandwaggoners.
#4 Feb 10 2011 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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emmitsvenson wrote:
We felt like hipster Horde


LOL

Thrall in skinny jeans, token ironic t-shirt and a skullie cap drinking a PBR would be HILARIOUS.
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#5 Feb 10 2011 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Its kind of funny to me how fast people jump ship, there are literally people who just change toons every patch to whatever got buffed.
#6 Feb 11 2011 at 6:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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I feel the same way, Mike. And I find it even odder when I hear people talking about race changing due to racials. I can't imagine spending my real world loots just to follow that. OTOH I've spent a small fortune on name changes over the course of my WoW career, so I guess we all have our own priorities.
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