And more PVP lessons
The next rule – make it a corollary to situational awareness – is watching your own PVP flag. sigh.
So I was grinding along in The Barrens. Which should be as safe for a Tauren as Dun Morogh is for Dwarves. Speaking of dwarves, I met a level 29 rogue last night. In the barrens. Who proceeded to let me know I was flagged.
Quite nice about it, actually. No spitting or rude gestures, just, “Name looks pityingly upon your corpse.” sigh.
No, no challenges about some trick or hack making me flagged. I’ve seen the ways it can happen far too often. In this case, I’d just run into a rare – or was it an elite? – in the dwarven dig in the south. Whichever, most of them tend to flag a player. Now, I forgot about that, so it was my own darn fault — I spotted the rogue before he spotted me, noted the level difference (21 v 29 is a good reason to leave them alone), and then, well…
Starting around level 25 or so I expect this rule to not matter — I’ll be working in gank zones anyway. (Contested zones, low enough level that the people who are in it just to kill, honor points optional, harvest happily. Hillsbrad and STV and to some extent Arathi and Ashenvale.) Still, it’s a lesson of which to beware.