“I PvP like I fly – lots of flailing around, followed by a dirt nap.”
-Splat, GM of <Fortune Favors>
It didn’t take me too long to learn where my talents were when it came to World of Warcraft. In PvE I was a decent healer, reluctant tank, and so-so DPS.
In PvP, I said the above quote. A lot.
At the time I thought it was strictly my lack of skill. The few times I’d tried PvP games online before had met with similar results, and I was the lowest common denominator of that equasion.
Or so I thought.
My problem, apparently, was that I didn’t PvP well as a paladin. I saw my responsibility was to rush over to the enemy and smash it’s face in with a blunt weapon. That worked quite well against many foes. Against a warlock, I ran around in circles while I watched my health bar tick down to zero.
Of course I wasn’t being feared by warlocks all the time. I even managed to get out a healing spell or two, since I was holy spec.
Ever wonder why you hardly ever see people healing in a battleground? It’s because the other faction sees the glowing hands as international sign language for “I have a crick in my back, please help me get rid of it.”
There are ways to spec and play a paladin to make it actually viable in ranged combat, but I never tried them. I never even considered them, even though I’ve seen PvPers play ranged paladins (“shockadins”) and play them well. Don’t even get me started on retribution spec.
And then one of my little baby hunters was challenged to a duel by a warlock. He feared me 3 times. I was not properly geared. I had put no points into increasing the damage output of my pet bear (mostly for self-preservation).
And I kicked his butt.
So it seems that I actually like doing a little PvP from time to time on my hunter. I may not be the best there is but I don’t die as often, I have more crowd control options to assist my teammates, When I’m left as the only person guarding the flag I at least have a pet to keep me company, and frankly it just seems to be more fun for me.
Ranged? Melee? How about both? My pet will be all business in the front while I party in the back! That’s right, I just compared hunters to mullets. Mullets of power. Do not mess with these mullets or their pets will eat your face.
… now if I can just get that one person in each battleground to stop complaining about how bad our faction is instead of helping to defend &/or capture the flag (whichever needs more people at the time), I’ll be set.