And I noticed that Horde often win Silvershard mines. And certainly, last night was the case. We won all our Silvershard Mines games except for 1.
Now, why is that?? Why are there certain battlegrounds that seem to favour one faction over another?
For example, my friends said that AV seemed to be a rare win these days. Perhaps, Shab said, it was because most people blacklisted that BG and that only the noob players end up in the BG. However, for most other BGs, I find that it's pretty even and team dependent.
I had a look at the Silvershard mines map. Was there an advantage there?
|Awesome map details from WoW Battleground Strategies|
So if you look at that, perhaps Horde does have a slight advantage, being able to grab the cart from the Southwest track - however Alliance can grab any carts travelling on the northern tracks a lot faster than Horde can - and I did see some carts very far down the track which would have been damn hard for us to grab running from our starting point.
Sometimes, I hate being the only healer in mines. There really ISN'T anywhere to hide. You're out in the open and you can't run. One game I was the only healer and I was farmed continuously until I figured out to stealth out and I planted myself behind Sev and Shab so everyone could come through THEM to get to me. Much easier.
Anyway, I ended up getting a couple of achievements last night so that was pretty cool. I didn't know Five for Five was an achievement so a surprise achievement is always awesome! I was actually trying very hard to get Mine cart Courier, but that didn't work (which was why I accidentally got Five for Five).I still dream of ninja'ing a cart right before the end for End of the Line, but not going to be doing THAT on my own :P
I often end up escorting carts. A healer is not the most useful thing in this BG (but healers are useful!), but I do have a few useful things. Rooting people outside of the area, Typhoon to push them back and now I've switched to Disorienting Roar it's great for everyone else to kill down a target while I run away with Displacer beast. I wasn't enjoying Displacer Beast at first, but I do like it for Arena. That's my problem. I don't run away enough. I need to think more like a cowardly rogue. But that makes it easy to get this achievement if I'm constantly around a cart.
Anyway, hopefully can get a few more games in tonight, if the boys are up for it. Dahakha came along and was getting frustrated because he seemed to be targetted a lot - I hated to break it to him, but Sev and Shab also target the squishy boomkins as well in Arena. But, it won't be till late - it's Chinese New years eve which means BIG FAMILY DINNER!