So, considering PvP is about the only way to really get geared up, I have been playing this primarily on my Warrior. And let me tell you, I am NOT having fun.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not some guy who has never played PvP in his lifetime or is “Just there for gear” (Part of it is, other part is that I do have an interest in PvP), but frankly the short end of it is: I hate PvP in this game, in MMOs to be specific really.
Frankly, anytime when gear comes in to play in any PvP enviroment, the player with the best gear is going to be the one on top, no second guessing that. Sure you can cheese your way to victory through a certain strategy which may or may not work, depending on execution, but frankly someone who has 10k more health than you and better stats overall is no doubt going to be the one to pulverize you.
I have been doing the weekly quest with doing arenas, and out of fifteen or more arenas, I won… Two. One of which was a Balance Druid just doing everything by himself, the other one was when the enemy team was somehow equally geared as my team was. I was keeping an eye on the health bars as they were a good indication of what the enemy team would be like, and they all for the most part had higher amounts of health. Unsurprisngly so, they were the ones who’d turn me inside out. In fact one Shadow Priest had 40k health and managed to kill me and my teammate… By himself. He killed me first because I have only 24k health on my Warrior, the other guy lasted a bit longer becausehe had 30k, but still, didn’t need the Balance Druid to help him.
The only time I EVER played PvP for longer periods and ENJOYED it, was during Legion. Now some of you may end up throwing your soy lattes in a fit of rage seeing someone praise Legion for its PvP, the fact of the matter is, that it was a lot more welcoming and gave the irregular PvP player a fighting chance, thanks to Templated stats.
And let’s be honest, template stats were never the problem. Sure there were some fringe players that decided to throw blame on it because it meant that they wouldn’t be able to nuke people from the face of Azeroth, and that they faced a risk of getting killed by someone who normally wouldn’t be armed to the teeth, leading to use excuses like “RPG progression”, when in reality they just wanted easy rating from people who wanted to break in to PvP but weren’t geared for it.
No, the thing that really was a problem back then was class design and how compared to Warlords of Draenor the classes were pretty much butchered with even more abilities being taken away. It was ironically enough the only time I really did any PvP outside of low level brackets, and now I am back in to Warlords of Draenor territory, where whenever I decided to do any PvP, I’d be throwing myself as cannon fodder and effectively being useless with no ability to do anything useful.
To put it simply: Battlegrounds should have Templated stats again, and if you want your Big Daffy gear to make you feel powerful, there’s a pretty good mode for that. Two words: War Mode.
Frankly, I am just frustrated, I’d like to play the PvP with a bit more of a smile on my face but it’s proving to be really difficult to put a smile on when every encounter basically ends with getting obliterated by someone who’s played since launch and is geared with the best kind of gear possible. Or alternatively: Got a bunch of people to carry him in order to get gear to make himself feel powerful.
That’s all, really. I want Templated stats for Battlegrounds back. I want the Legion days again.