Friday, November 13, 2009

Winning Alterac Valley Strat

Here is a battle plan someone was posting in AV using a Macro. I copied the text and created a Macro from it for my own use because it was working so well. Of course it only works if everyone follows it. Unfortunately the Alliance have a real problem following even the simplest plans for some reason, at least in my battle group they do, but if most people do, it will work. The way I have it, due to size, it is a 2 part Macro but the second part is optional.

This is the first (Main) Macro, I named this one AV-1:

/bg GRP 4 CAP FrostWolf GraveYard and Defend!
/bg GRP 5-6 Cap Tower Point
/bg GRP 7-8 Cap IceBlood Tower and kill Galv if possible for extra honor!

Here is the second (Optional) Macro, I named this one AV-2:

/bg DO NOT DEF Stonehearth GY... so they CAN NOT rez at RH
/bg Report AFK

If you are going to use both they are meant to be hit one after the other. If you don't know how to put this into a Macro, it is easy following the steps below.

1. Type /macro in chat to open the Macro program.
2. Click on "New"
3. Select a icon for, and name, your Macro
4. Save it
5. Paste the above AV-1 text into the Macro (Everything starting with /bg)
6, Repeat for AV-2
7. It is automatically saved so just drag the icon(s) into your tool bar.

You're done.

Good Luck :)


Daily Battleground - Eye of the Storm 11/13/09

My daily battleground was Eye of the Storm. I did it on Wranngar and it took 3 battles to get a win. I fought in a total of 8 battles tonight, 3 wins and 5 losses. I am not going to go into it except to say too many Flagtards spoil the battle. All the AFK that Blizzard can't seem to do anything about don't help either.

I fought in 10 Alterac Valleys tonight too, 3 wins and 7 losses. 4 of the losses were from people taking and holding SHGY...... In the battles where no one got stupid and held SHGY we had some really good battles. The Horde won a few on reinforcements and we won all of ours by killing Drek. We rarely ever win on reinforcements because the reinforcements are set up so they are to the Horde's advantage in AV. We did have one loss where they Blitz'd us, they went straight to Vann, didn't bother with the towers at all, and killed him. If you have a good tank and some good DPS, not to mention the ability to work as a team, you can do that. We had one of those the other day where we went straight to Drek and killed him. You have to do it in under 6 minutes to get the Blitz. We tried to do that today but, as usual, the Alliance can't work together, everyone going in their own direction, and we couldn't. If you can get a group that can work together you can do it easily though.

How to lose in Alterac Valley

There is one surefire way to lose in Alterac Valley. All you need to do is grab Stonehearth Graveyard at the start of the battle and defend it with everything you have. Don't let it go for anything. Hang on to it so hard that it blinds you to everything else, the Horde capping the bunkers around you, the Horde capping the bunkers in Dun Baldar. Just concentrate on holding onto SHGY and you are guaranteed a loss.

Holding SHGY keeps the Horde rezzing in front of you as you are trying to advance. You will not be able to hang on to Iceblood Tower. You will not be able to hang onto Tower Point. You won't be able to cap Iceblood Graveyard because the Horde are going to be rezzing there or Frostwolf Graveyard and will just keep running over you. You most definitely will not be able to hold Frostwolf Graveyard and forget about hanging onto anything in Frostwolf Keep, the Horde are right there in your face.

Now that you haven't been able to get a forward graveyard because the Horde are rezzing in front of you, you get to go back to SHGY when you die, good thing you have that.....

This is not rocket science, it is just simple common sense. The thing that really baffles me is it is the same people grabbing SHGY battle after battle. The same people causing us to lose AV battle after battle. You can't get through to them, you can explain it until your fingertips are bleeding but they just don't get it. You can't reason with them. It is the first cappable item you come to out of the cave and they just have to have it. It is not a bad idea to get it and put up a LITTLE bit of a fight for it, to buy offense a little time, and keep the Horde fighting there instead of running into Dun Baldar, but you don't hold it.

I have seen people hang onto SHGY and leave Dun Baldar wide open, the Horde are just riding by SHGY because they can just cap Stormpike Graveyard, there is no one there except the AFK.

That is how you lose in AV, 99 times out of 100. The other 1 time out of 100, where you can win while holding it, is when half the Horde are AFK and it is the first time the other half have ever been in AV. Other than that you are screwed.

Take heed people and smarten the hell up!

Dangerously Delicious and Infused Mushroom Meatloaf 11/13/09

Today my daily cooking and fishing were Infused Mushroom Meatloaf, a nice simple local one, and Dangerously Delicious which requires a little bit of travel.

I did the cooking first as usual. I headed down into the sewers to pick some Infused Mushrooms. There seemed to be a lot of people picking them at the same time but I still got the 4 I needed pretty quick. With those in hand I headed to the bank to get a couple pieces of Chilled Meat to cook them with to make my meatloaf. I made a fire and cooked it up, then delivered it to Orton Bennet upstairs at Curiosities and Moore in exchange for 9g93s, a Dalaran Cooking Award and a Small Spice Bag with 2 Northern Spices in it. Not a good haul today.

After that I was off to Fordragon Hold, taking the flight path out of Dalaran. From Fordragon I flew over to the very southern end of Wintergrasp to catch my 10 Terrorfish. I got the 10 I needed in 22 casts which is more like it, lately it has been taking me over 30, sometimes almost 40 casts to get my 10. I flew back over to Fordragon Hold and took the flight path back to see Marcia Chase (53,65), by the fountain in Dalaran. I gave her the 10 Terrorfish and she gave me a Bag of Fishing Treasures with 8g77s30c, 5 Pygmy Oil and a Diamond-tipped Cane in it, as if I didn't have enough Diamond-Tipped Canes. Not a great haul for this one either.