First note that “Hydra doesn’t PvP”, since 3.0.2 was released, since before Wrath, I have not set foot into Arathi Basin. So Kinna and I went in to check out what was going on in the Basin together.
What I found was annoying, but expected. I have no PvP gear. But I have all epic PvE gear. Over 1500 health and 2100 spell power self buffed. I couldn’t last through anything.
Cloth gear? It felt more like paper. I was being two shot, by non-crits. In the time it takes me to cast an instant spell or two I was dead. (Still wondering if the emblem gear, Savage Gladiator's Felshroud, would be worth how little I PvP.)
But I had fun… I realized I had to completely change how I played AB.
I could hold a resource all by myself and outlast until help came to me.
I was the help.
This is one way I play my hunters. Not only watching the map (shift+m) but also using track humanoids to watch player movement.
As a lock I only had the two maps to use as a guide. But players are the same. Most players do not modify their play style in the middle of the game they are … predictive.
I watched the battleground stats to see who the cappers were and who the major killers were. I disrupted their plans.
I was there to back up defense before they had to call for help.
I used /s when I knew there was a stealthie around.
I was constantly on the go. I used Kinna as my second eyes where she was fighting. This made not having tracking like a hunter bearable. I was able to put that spell power and my fear to some good use.
I had a great time.
Thanks Ratters for loaning Kinna out to me. We killed together. She did well.