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Arenas: build your own team to get more points

Heya, just a quick note. Our guild arena teams, if you hadn’t noticed, are just here to help people with no other outlet to get points. But I am finding that week after week, the teams are full. So full that we almost had to create another team.

Trust me, even if you have crap resilience you’ll get a better score if you’re on a team with five dedicated players. Preystalker, who has 43 resilience, is on 1500s teams in 2s and 3s.  My druid Kinare, however, has 213 resilience and the team is 1270 ranked. Ouch!

The point is, you need time to build synergy between players, and you really cannot do that if you have people jumping in and out for points.


Posted by on March 6th, 2008 Comments Off

5v5 strats from

For those of you who want to get a bit better at arenas, check out this 5v5 video from It’s made from an elemental shaman’s point of view.

In a nutshell, warrior stays on the priest to interrupt mana burns. While this is going on, you’re supposed to purge their buffs until the warrior builds up enough rage to kill something. Don’t cc healers in the beginning. CC the DPS. Then when teh warrior has enough rage, pop trinkets/bloodlust/PI etc and kill the warrior. After that it’s smooth sailing.

I really like so far. They have some podcasts you can listen to as well. While they are 20 minutes long and are kind of boring, you can learn a bit about your class and how high-end pvp teams think.

The forums also provide constructive feedback for newb questions.

Edited to add more video links below. 


Posted by on February 26th, 2008 Comments Off

Focus targeting and you

The long-awaited guide to focus targeting and macros, written by Huller/Khaevil/Stomples.

First, in key bindings bind a key to:
Focus Target – will set current main target as focus target
Target Focus – will target your focus target as your main target


Posted by on February 24th, 2008 Comments Off

Guild arena teams Sunday at noon server

Friendly reminder that guild arena teams are going to be at noon server on Sunday. If you log in and find yourself without a team, chances are the teams have already played.

I also switch teams for people from week to week, depending on resilience. We’ve had a huge influx of players so don’t sweat. You’ll get your points if you’re on at noon server :)

Posted by on February 23rd, 2008 Comments Off

Guild arena team changes this weekend

For those not in the know, we have two guild arena teams for 5v5. Guildies can join the team if they cannot find their own team, or you can throw alts in there. The thing is, there’s quite a few people who are in the 200-300 resil category and quite a few more who just hit 70. So this weekend we’re going to shift all the people with good resilience to one team.

This is more fair to the people with high resilience, I am sure you can guess, because that way they don’t get in a sucky team that only gets 300 points a week. I’ll still have my druid on the newb team (she has 129 resil) and I’ll have my priest on the good team (420+ resil). It’s just more fair to balance it out. Best way to get on the “good team” is to get more resilience gear, and that means you should try to do BGs as much as you can.

Other than that, we do arenas when we have enough people on, and that usually means Sunday. Feel free to post questions on the new policy or ask Perle in game.

Posted by on February 15th, 2008 Comments Off