Let me start out by saying that Kaliope does not PvP. She’s been a healer from Day 1, she’s never aspired to be anything else. Oh, I tried PvP a few times because the gear looked kinda nifty. Inevitably I would go in, everyone else would run away, I would look for someone to heal and I would be a pretty little HK with a bow on top for evil Hordies. After a few times of standing around like a dolt and getting repeatedly clobbered, I gave up doing PvP on my druid. Sure I took my hunter in and farmed AV to Honored, but my druid did not PvP.
Unfortunately they are putting some darn nice gear on the PvP vendors, including a very spiffy pair of healing boots. So it occurs to me that this could be a good way to beef up my gear in a few trouble spots. The only problem is the pesky PvP part.
Finally I took the plunge not too long ago. I decided to tackle something easy, the PvP bracers for 20 WSG marks and 12k honor. First I tried letting my kids be Kaliope, since they are more spastic and PvP-brained than I am. The downside is they suck at being a druid, so they completely ignored all the druid tricks. I’d stand behind them yelling “bearform!” or “swiftmend!” while they died hunting for the right button. Ok, Plan B it is. I have to learn how to be spastic *sigh*.
So I started doing some battlegrounds, mostly WSG since that was the token I needed to collect. At first I tried being feral, but I didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere with that. I couldn’t really stand toe-to-toe on DPS with all the twinked out PvP folks. Eventually I just fell back into healing, only this time instead of standing around like a dolt, I’ve learned to follow the herd like a lemming =)
Things started out pretty slow for me, I would spend 15-30 minutes to get 1 token and maybe 100 honor points. After a while I realized that I needed to focus on the honor weekends and not bother the rest of the time. I also figured out that tokens rack up much quicker than honor points. So now I have 30 AV marks I don’t need for anything. Blizz needs to give us something we can buy with the extra marks, like the Ogri’la shards goodies or something like that.
I just racked up my last 1k of honor points last night with a few quick AV zergs, so hopefully when the servers come back up tomorrow I will be the proud new owner of some Season One hand-me-down bracers. I’m pretty proud of myself for tackling something new and sticking it out. Next stop… the evil EotS and those dreamy healer boots!