This was originally a comment for Elleiras’s post on PvE to PvP transfers, but it got to be pretty long and crazy, so I decided to repost it here as its own topic.
While I’m taking my short vacation with Rhii, I somehow didn’t feel like leveling a lowbie. So I decided to play around a bit more with my DK, Avaani, that I rolled on Aurdon and Adreanna’s server a while back. They play on a PvP server, and (as has come up in the recent past) I’ve only just begun to see the appeal of world PvP at all. They’ve told me repeatedly that the random killings and slayings on their server aren’t too bad.
I beg to differ.
From about the instant I logged on, I was being killed everywhere I went. Now maybe it’s got something to do with the fact that I’m horrid at PvP to begin with, maybe it’s because I’m very unfamiliar with how to play a DK at all. But I couldn’t kill ANYONE.
I don’t think there’s a class in the game that didn’t get at least one killing blow on me. Oh yes, Holy Priests were represented too. I would go to an area, kill a mob or two for whatever quest I was (vainly) trying to complete, and then I would get killed and camped for 20 minutes. Frustrated, I would res at the spirit healer and go farm ore in Tirisfal for a while until my res sickness wore off. Then I’d go to a different area, kill a mob or two for a different quest and the whole thing would begin all over again.
I must have gotten a reputation for being an easy kill, too, because I was literally followed all over Hellfire by a stealth-kitty druid and his roguely companion. No matter where I went, those two popped up from literally nowhere and knifed me in the back. It got so when I saw them materialize (or rather, found myself stunned for no good reason), I’d just stand there and let them get it over with quickly. At least it took up less of my time that way.
On at least two occasions I logged off and didn’t come back for 40 minutes to an hour. When I logged back on my friends were right there, waiting to spring out of the shadows somewhere and make me dead all over again.
It was horrible. Awful. Intolerable.
If it happens the next time I log in with her, it will be the last time I log in on Kel’Thuzad. That is not fun, and I can’t and won’t deal with it.