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PVP Attitude - No Wonder


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Kubernetic
04.19.2013 , 04:16 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Mistwisp View Post
So tonight I tried to play my first ever Huttball match. Playing on a sorceror, and apparently I kept getting passed the ball.
I was just focussing on healing people because I had been told that was what I was supposed to do.
Told the group before the match started that this was my first time at this PVP set up.
Booted mid match for sucking at ball carrying?
If this is normal for PVP'ers with newish players then no wonder no-one paysmuch attention to them.
When I asked why I was kicked after the match, the answer was "you suck".
Fair enough I suppose! First try, thought I was healing OK?
I wonder why more people don't PVP after the first day!
Don't sweat it.

People aren't too forgiving in the heat of a match. So that's never the best place to look for consolation. I've never PVPed in other games, so I ended up making my own set of noob mistakes as well, like when I'd remapped the Huttball toss to another key for another warzone, getting int he middle of a Huttball match and not being able to throw the ball and not understanding why.

Just pick yourself up and head back into the zones. You can also check out the various guides written on each warzone and tactics and techniques for each. Those will help your play out quite a bit.
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dPuff
04.19.2013 , 04:23 PM | #32
Its your typical MMO gamer attitude, they are the worst community.

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chimex
04.19.2013 , 04:37 PM | #33
OP, like many here, I am confused at the votekick you claim you got. I'm not going to call you a liar, because that implies a willful campaign of misinformation, which I hope are not your intentions. I personally believe (because I always give ppl a chance) that there is some confusion on your part, and that the exact details would forever be lost in translation. Not a lot we can do about that, so I'll lay that point to rest now.

It was a huge mistake for the team to pass you the ball, especially as you admitted you are new to PVP and have yet to fully learn how it works.

Also, they should not have passed you the ball because you are a healer! I shall explain why. Even before 2.0 launched, healers were prime targets in PVP (like they are in PVE) so players would ever CC you, or kill you ASAP. this ideology has only strengthened since healers got a buff in 2.0.

Unknown to you, one of the other team had likely put a "marker" on you, to illustrate to the rest of the team that you are a priority target. Sorry kid, but you probably had a massive, bright green over your head. I'm sure from PVE, you are familiar with this symbol. The other team would likely see that and focus on you more than most.

Now as far as huttball is concerned, Sorcerers can be very useful at carrying the ball. Yes, they are squishy with little defence and hitpoints. However, they also have great CC and the force speed is critical at dodging those firepits. Also, static barrier FTW In all honesty, that is probably why the team passed you the ball.

When you start a Huttball match, you get an ability added to your toolbar. Unfortunately, you are not made away of this with any notification. I spose that's one for the suggestion box hehe. The symbol will look like this. As others have mentioned, it works like an AoE, except instead of your factions insignia, it is a large blue circle representing a Huttball. Of course, you need to make sure a friendly player is within that circle in order to make a successful pass.

As far as how you were spoken too, you are right, that was out of line. I would like to also point out that a couple of choice forum members are displaying a very hostile attitude in this thread shame on you people!

My advice, try joining with a friend or guild member, preferably someone who has experience in PVP and can whisper the odd hint. Also try to play as defense as much as possible while you get to grips with each of the maps. That way, you can observe what other players are doing (as defense, you should be doing this anyway!) and pick up some ideas on how people play PVP.

Finally (this was only meant to be a few lines long haha!), don't let one bad experience put you off PVP. After all, negative behavior exists in PVE too. I'm sure you have taken your fair share of licks in FP's and OPs when it comes to player behavior. However, like FP's and OP's, PVP also has some very decent people who understand that being new to PVP is a very different experience than being new in FP's and OP's. these people are the ones who will be happy to give you help, and will keep close to you as often as they can to keep an eye on you while you learn the basics.
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Greenify
04.19.2013 , 04:42 PM | #34
I thought you could only be booted if you didnt attack someone in pvp 0.o

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Powerrmongerr
04.19.2013 , 04:52 PM | #35
Never happened.

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fungihoujo
04.19.2013 , 05:11 PM | #36
Obvious troll is obvious- you can't get kicked unless you're afking. If you're afk, you deserve to be kicked from the match.

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Amelyssan
04.19.2013 , 05:50 PM | #37
strong enough to create a thread and cry
weak enough not to research how hutt ball works before entering a game.
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jedip_enguin
04.19.2013 , 05:51 PM | #38
Pics or it never happened.
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Shingara
04.19.2013 , 05:56 PM | #39
My last hutball match someone passed me the ball next to our line, yup our line. i was defending. The guy or gal (who knows they all wear dresses) started screaming at me ( this is the person who passed me the ball btw ) for being right back there attacking 3 of the other side who were on the pass pass pass standing ( you know what i mean ) whilst i had the ball.

so little old me, ran like buggery all the way to the other side, just about to score and threw the ball back at him/her just for the hell of it. shut them up anyhows.

Point of the story is you will get people in pvp who are jesus reborn, they know it all, they are the coach ( in there head) and the best pvper ever to have been born ( in there heads).

You just have to get used to it.
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chimex
04.19.2013 , 06:14 PM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by Shingara View Post
My last hutball match someone passed me the ball next to our line, yup our line. i was defending. The guy or gal (who knows they all wear dresses) started screaming at me ( this is the person who passed me the ball btw ) for being right back there attacking 3 of the other side who were on the pass pass pass standing ( you know what i mean ) whilst i had the ball.

so little old me, ran like buggery all the way to the other side, just about to score and threw the ball back at him/her just for the hell of it. shut them up anyhows.

Point of the story is you will get people in pvp who are jesus reborn, they know it all, they are the coach ( in there head) and the best pvper ever to have been born ( in there heads).

You just have to get used to it.
There sheer fact you made it from your goal line to theirs actually makes me believe there IS a god out there lol!
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