So…. I have done quite much pvp over the years. I did quite many pre-mades in vanilla, but after that only pugs. I did some arena during Burning Crusade, but never after that. I am not a very good player, but I know the basics of battlegrounds, which a lot of players seem to be unaware of, or just ignore. I’ve heard it all: abuse, whining, pessimism, accusations, self-aggrandizement, plain idiocy, or just very odd statements. I’ve also heard (=read) nice, competent, relevant and also funny comments.
However… I had not heard it all. Tonight I saw an explanation I’ve never heard before as to why Alliance lose pvp so much (which by the way goes in waves, no need to give up beforehand):
I do not think he was joking. Anyway, it was very funny. Long time ago, I got the impression horde players were on average somewhat older and more mature, but honestly I have nothing to back that up with. I am not the oldest player I ever known, but I am the oldest I ever known that pvp regularly. Which is not saying much as I don’t know many people. 😛
I am quite slow, and it is not getting better. My health is not the best. But, in battleground, not only individual skill matters, but also strategy and tactics. Very basic rules like: fight at flags etc. I do not think the above explanation is the best. Furthermore, he did not define “very old”. He probably thought of persons considerably younger than me! 😀
Well, I had a good laugh, and I hope this post will give some enjoyment to some, at least.
One more thing, I have over the years seen people (probably in their 20s) complain that kids should not pvp as they don’t know how. Which is also stupid. I expect a 15 year old to play technically better than me. Even if they express themselves like Very Young people.