Taking Back the Shore

With only a few days left to run Tarren Mill vs Southshore, I headed into this special 10th Anniversary deathmatch to see if I could get an easy win.

As a healer, it was a fast queue – about as fast as it took to die after zoning into a losing battle. It seemed the Alliance were camping our graveyard as half our team had already left. Not a great start but not unusual BG behaviour so Cool and I rez’ed and found a nice secluded spot to wait it out. No need to give them two more bodies to farm. Even with 15mins left on the timer, their score was climbing fast so it was over pretty quickly.

The second time we entered it was a fresh group. Initially, Cool wanted to defend our base but I wanted to follow the group to see how it played out. It was great. We moved forward as a group making our way towards their graveyard and pretty much stayed there for the duration of the match.

Give them a taste of their own medicine, I thought. It felt like we didn’t have many casualties and I easily kept us both alive, as well as everyone else within range. I even managed to DPS using everything in my arsenal but I wasn’t going to feel content unless I had 1 killing blow.

TarenvSouthshore

It felt like we were gaining ranks pretty quickly towards the end and thought I had High Warlord about a second before the match ended. Hmm, maybe I should have recorded it. Oh well. Maybe next time. Either way I still walked out with a title so that’s pretty cool.

TarenvSouthshoretally

Woot! No deaths and I must say I’m pretty proud of my healing. All-in-all, it was a lot more enjoyable than I expected since I haven’t really PVP’ed for over a year.

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items and all things pets.

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  1. Congratulations! I told myself I’d do this and MC so getting half done, I think I’ll call it quits. My PvPness wouldn’t help my side much :)

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    • Thanks. The right group makes all the difference.

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  2. I’m not much of a pvper, but wanted to get this achievement too, so headed in recently. I think non-pvp healers are less of a hindrance in battlegrounds than any other role … as long as we have a rough idea of where to be and what to use if something targets you.

    The first couple of battles were similar to your first one .. graveyard camping by the alliance. The third one I got in part way through … horde were beating alliance and alliance adopted the tactic of leaving the battleground .. which meant it ended prematurely … no achievement gained.

    Went into another one, started from scratch, we started winning again, and alliance started dropping out again .. once again we ended up with the battleground finishing before anyone won.

    Finally, with a concerted effort to “feed the alliance” (let them think they were winning), we kept them in the game long enough to actually complete the battleground and win … not really how it’s supposed to be done, but we got the win and the achievement :-)

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    • I’m glad you managed to get the achievement after all that. Our match was over pretty quickly and even in our first four minutes, it seemed like we had made great progress. Times like these, working together makes all the difference.

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