No, the title doesn’t refer to my performance in PvE encounters, but instead to my performance in PvP ones! Due to some serious pushing (and guilt), I’m trying to gear my paladin for PvP. What this means is that I am running battlegrounds on her in all PvE gear, making me one of those hated “PvE Heroes” that we hear about.
I know I should craft myself some of the blue PvP gear, but it is so hard trying to force myself to put away my 277 gear for it. And I know I should change my secondary spec so that I have necessary talents like Sacred Cleansing. I -know- I should! I grumble and bitch about other PvE Heroes in battlegrounds while I’m on my priest, trying desperately to keep them alive as they eat damage like it is cake. But… I just can’t. I don’t want my 10k FoLs to go away, I don’t want my Sacred Shield to become a weak imatation!
When I started gearing my priest, I had no issues stuffing her into the craft cloth PvP gear. I was beyond squishy and her PvE gear wasn’t all that much to write home about. I rushed into arenas in the stuff, even, perfectly satisfied knowing that my throughput would be crap, but at least I had some resilience to keep me from becoming a schmear on the floor in a single global. I went about gearing her in the time-honored tradition of “survivability first, then throughput.” Heck, I’m still working on her gear, since I’m such a PvP noob.
My paladin is a whole different matter. My throughput is so incredibly high (for PvP, at least) that I just can’t bring myself to sacrifice it for such little return. (Because not getting destroyed is such a -small thing,- obviously!) Even swapping out my mail PvE chestpiece for a Furious one made me frown. It is utterly illogical, but it is entirely true.
I am a PvE Hero. Don’t be like me!