Thursday, November 12, 2009

Another Sad Day For The Alliance In The Battlegrounds 11/12/09

When I got on Wranngar my daily battelground today was Warsong Gulch so I skipped it. I hate Warsong Gulch, way too much trouble for what you get out of it. I did do 3 Alterac Valley, all losses, and 3 Eye of the Storm, 1 win and 2 losses.

In Eye of the Storm we were just outclassed in one of our losses, although the 3 AFK could have made a difference. There have been more and more AFK in the battlegrounds lately, the problem is far from getting better, it is getting worse. People don't even bother reporting them anymore, they say why bother, nothing gets done. That appears to be the truth as it is the same people you see in there AFK every day. The other battle we lost was Flagtards and AFK. We had one tower and were fighting hard to keep that because most of our team was in the middle fighting for the flag. It is sad. The one we won had a bunch of Flagtards in it too, I don't know how we pulled it off but we did. The Horde seemed to have a lot of Flagtards too in that one so they were not really worried about the 2 towers we had or trying to get them back, that helped a lot.

One of the main problems these days in AV is the fact that it usually starts with a gross unbalance of players in the Hordes favor. We all know Blizzard favors the Horde in AV, they always have, but as if their advantage on reinforcements weren't enough, they are starting the battles out with the Horde outnumbering us 4 to 1. The last battle I was in started 10x40 in the Hordes favor. Needless to say we ended up turtling after being killed without even being able to cap a GY we were so outnumbered. It took 10 minutes into the battle before we had 40 players. Anyone who has fought in AV knows the battle is already decided 10 minutes into it. It is not a matter of people not queueing either, I have waited 4 minutes in queue to get into a battle that was already 5 minutes in progress and the Alliance only had 19 players. I believe this is yet one more thing Blizzard is doing to give the Horde an advantage.

Sewer Stew and Jewel of the Sewers 11/12/09

When I got on Wranngar tonight my daily cooking was Sewer Stew and my daily fishing was Jewel Of The Sewers. A couple of easy ones.

As usual I did the cooking first which had me taking the portal down to Crystalsong Forest. I went to the place where the Crystalsong Carrots grow, directly below Dalaran, and got the 4 I needed pretty quick, there was no one there and I just ran around and picked them. I took the portal back up to Dalaran and grabbed 4 pieces of Chilled Meat out of the bank. I cooked that up with the carrots to get my Vegetable Stew then headed down into the sewers to see Ajay Green at the Cantrips and Crows Tavern in the Underbelly. I gave him his stew and he gave me 9g93s, a Dalaran Cooking Award and a Small Spice Bag with 3 Northern Spices and 3 Baby Spice in it. Not the best haul but I have had worse.

While I was already in the sewers I headed over to The Black Market to fish for a piece of Corroded Jewelry for the daily fishing. I got it on the 16th cast which was more casts than this daily usually takes. I headed back up to see Marcia Chase (53,65), by the fountain to turn it in. She gave me a Bag of Fishing Treasures for my trouble. Today it had 9g64s75c, 5 Pygmy Oil, 2 Solid Gold Coin2 and 3 Deviate Fish in it. Nothing to write home about there.