I ran a few Warsong Gulch matches with some guildmates this weekend. During one match, the Horde group we fought decided the best way to win would be to turtle on top of their graveyard. What this means is that every time we’d kill a group of Horde, they’d respawn in about 15 seconds to harry us again, eventually forcing us to retreat and nurse our wounds. It got so shameless that at one point, they gathered around a romantic picnic basket, snuggling and nuzzling our flag in a most inappropriate and personally offensive manner.
After 45 minutes of unsuccessful and frustrating skirmishing in midfield, we decided to take all 10 players — including Mr. Phae carrying the Horde flag — and march over to them. I won’t tell you where that flag ended up, but it wasn’t pleasant for a certain Horde Warrior who seemed determined to turn me into so much orange-and-black-spotted goo (the two deaths I have listed were probably his kills). The overall frustration of playing against a turtle team made our eventual victory so much sweeter; our new 10-man offensive strategy took us to 3-1 caps.
The moral of the story? Please don’t turtle on top of the graveyard. Also, wear thick, flag-pole-proof pants.