My guild has started joining me in the locked 85 bracket. It provides a nice way for them to PvP on an alt without having to grind out gear each season. It’s nice to have friends in the BGs again.

We had a … not really a rocky start, just a grumpy holy pally in Arathi Basin who kept complaining about fail DPS, so it set a bad tone. Rezz did three times as much healing as he did, and we were constantly on the move trying to keep bases flipped to Alliance, but even 4 folks working together can’t stop the tide if the rest of the team isn’t executing. 

Next up was IoC. It was a cluster, there’s no other way to describe it. 40 mans are like that, sometimes you just get people fucking around with the siege and demos and you’re wondering what the hell they think they’re doing. We went Docks (DOOOCKS!) and I circled back to harass the Workshop while the gates started to go down. The initial achievement spam was pretty funny as everyone got [Back-Door Job] one right after another.

Most of the time I can give a pretty clear recount of the battle, but I’m definitely feeling this cold and was tunneling pretty hard. I ranged all over the map until I rezzed at WS and saw Rezz/Rosavin running past on his Raven Lord mount. Soon he was joined by Dee on her Yak (I love how they run) and I followed them into the Horde Keep. Someone said they could actually tank, so I switched into PvE gear (keep your gearsets keybound, you WILL need to switch fast sometimes) and headed upstairs. Calls came out that the Horde had already pulled our general.

Overlord Angmar is a tank and spank. I don’t think I’ve ever really tanked him, so my job is to bring the heat and bring it as hard as I can. We were behind in resources, we had bad position, and the Horde had a head start, so it was a DPS race to get this level 89 boss down.

This time, we had four DPS twinks on the boss - Me, Dee, Zable, and Huntudown-Stormrage, all pulling 10 million+ damage on Agmar. We had a twink healer - Rezz - who did almost 10 million healing on the various tanks.

We probably should have lost that one. Sometimes, you can have 4 good players and they can’t make a difference in a BG. 

And sometimes you do.

In light of my post today on Why I’m Not Level 90, I’ve received several questions about how I balance out my gear between PvP and PvE. Above are some screenshots of my armory to show how I’m geared - not the best way to show reforging, but it’s a good stopgap while I figure out how to display it better.

Perc @ Wowhead also put together a guide to level 85 twink gear that you might find useful.