Rude awakeningI've been using Mind Vision a lot to try to see what's going on at other spots in Arathi Basin. It's great for being able to call incoming groups out when my own station has no action going on. Wednesday night I was using Mind Vision from the Lumber Mill to get a good idea what was going on down at the Blacksmith (are we winning? losing? I dunno... let's see) when suddenly I snap out of it, and a Rogue standing behind me starts digging in. After the initial stun wore off I was down to about 1/2 health... I shielded up, hit my Aegis of Protection, cast some heals on myself...
...and I look again and he seems to have fallen off the cliff.
That's almost more fun than actually Mind Controlling the guys and tossing them off the cliff bodily.
Sometimes I just like to watchAnother time I was at the Blacksmith watching a group assaulting the Stables... we were doing all right, but as I watched I noticed and called out a Shaman on the beach down by the water, hidden from the defenders, casting spells up at folks. Over Ventrilo, I hear Marco call back calmly, "Oh, thanks. He'll be dead soon." A blue beam of light streaked out and very soon, the Shaman was dead.
Ok, maybe that one's only good if you hear the voice.
The Best Offense Is Sometimes A Good DefenseI was at the Blacksmith, looking around, and things seemed pretty secure. And I noticed that the Farm was pretty much empty... We had like five defenders at the BS, and we only controlled two of the five spots, and were falling behind on resources, so we needed to take one. I decided, what the hell, and rode out solo... got close, popped all my cooldowns (Reflective Shield, Power Infusion, Aegis of Protection), and started to capture the flag there.
A solo Warrior rides in and we square off. He stuns me with his charge, and starts to hit me (wearing down my shield, healing me up a little with the Aegis aura, and hurting himself on the Reflective Shield)... I survive the stun, re-shield, heal myself a bit, drop a SW:P on him, and Mind Blast him. I think for a while in the fight I was even using the wand, but I kept on staying alive, 20, 30 seconds, bringing him down most of the way. My friend Bastogne rode in, and helped out at this point, but this guy ended up killing himself on my reflective shield... I then proceeded to finish capturing the flag.
We won that Arathi match, and it was close the whole way. We ended up holding Farm, BS, and LM, which seems somehow backwards to me, but it's a pretty defensible combo.
PvP is such a rush!