Playing Flagged


I’ve decided to play Deadicus as a flagged for PvP warrior on Stormrage. Why? Theres a different edge to the game knowing I could get jumped at any given moment. Innocent pursuits such as mining become a lot less tedious when you need to keep checking your backside. I’ve started to play WSG and AV a little bu t I think I like the danger of the flagged world better.

Being new to the world of gank is already giving me some troubles. I mostly solo around Azeroth and am a BIG target just waiting to get ganked. People jumping out from behind trees, stealthed rogues and groups of Alliance players are some of my day one encounters. I’m looking for some advice from other PvP players so that I can stay alive a little bit longer.

1. Any addons that alert me to nearby hostile players.
2. Situations to avoid. Baiting by low level flagged players is one I’ve heard of.
3. Tactics to keep my ass alive.

6 Comments so far

  1. Josh (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 8:39 am

    I’ve been playing on a PvP realm since I started and I can honestly say that there is no way to avoid getting ganked on occasion. It’s just going to happen.
    That said, when soloing I always play with my field of vision zoomed all the way out, I leave track humanoid active almost all of the time, and I’m constantly dropping flares to catch any stealthed rogues.
    It’s nerve-wracking at times, but there’s a great thrill to be found in the sudden combat that comes with PvP.

  2. Michael (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 9:10 am

    Flares, AH-HA. I forgot all about those.

    Those are the little things that can help even the odds. I expect to get ganked and to do some ganking but I need a little jump start to point me in the right direction.

  3. Xander (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 9:49 am

    1. Any addons that alert me to nearby hostile players.

    2. Situations to avoid. Baiting by low level flagged players is one I’ve heard of.
    If you see a low level character in a non-contested opposite zone, just walking around attempting to kill things, it should definitely send of warning signs. Just the other day I was on an alli alt near the deadmines and I attacked some lvl 13 horde, only to have a 40+ rogue come out of the shadows.

    3. Tactics to keep my ass alive.
    Finding good hiding spots are key if you want to run away. Run straight down a road and then just run off the side and hide in a bush a ways away :)

    Also, never ever duel unless you want to risk getting flagged and never duel in a contested zone unless you want to die.

  4. Josh (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 9:57 am

    I forgot to mention, if you don’t already have your horde/alliance pvp trinket you should get it as soon as you can. It’s helpful for ridding yourself of those debuffs that keep you from getting your kill.

  5. adam (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

    I would say you’re probably asking for more trouble playing flagged on a non-pvp server than just playing on a pvp server where everyone is at risk. You’re basically painting a huge target on yourself when enemy factions see that green text above your head, whereas in PVP, there’s greater risk associated with an enemy that comes to attack you and can’t hide back behind the flag to avoid *ahem* repercussions to his attack. ;-)

  6. sean bonner (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    with Bolt I quest flagged as much as I can (unflag when I’m in a rush trying to finish something) and have been doing that since about 25, which you will remember made for a few very interesting situations. ;)

    It’s much easier to do post 50 for sure, and 60 without question because the people who can attack you, with the exception of complete epic set wearing folks, won’t have that much of a jump on you and will actually provide a fun fight.

    I do the same with Pain of course.

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