Well, last week I was going to do a bit of Arathi Basin pvp this weeekend, but life got in the way. Not to fear my friends, I was able to do about 4 battles on Sunday with my level 31 hunter alt. I enjoyed it very much, probably because it was an alt and I am not too attached to him.
One glaring item that I noticed about Arathi Basin was the speed of the game. At level cap, Arathi Basin battles tend to go very quickly with players who know about the battlefield and the speed of the mounts. At level 31, I still have a 60% speed mount and racing across the map to help defend a node is not as easy. On one occasion, I left the blacksmith to ride over to the stables to help attack it. By the time I got there, all 4 of my teammates had already been killed and I was left alone to get slaughtered by the defending team. Playing at this level is like playing junior varsity sports for a school. There never tends to be standouts at this level and the game play is much slower.
Although there is no resilience on the gear at level 31 from the Arathi Basin vendors located in the Arathi Highlands, there are a few pieces that may help you in the pvp experience and in questing. I like the boots, such as the Defiler's Chain Grieves. What I like most about these boots is the increase speed bonus ability to these boots. It leaves you room for adding another enchant to the boots that you would like to boost stats, rather than adding a speed increase enchant. The bonus speed is also helpful if you play a class without a speed boosting ability. You may purchase these boots and others more appropriate for your class from either Rutherford Twing in Hammerfall for the Horde or from Samuel Hawke in Refuge Point. Most of the goods can be obtained with only doing a few battlegrounds. The xp is nice and bonus honor for winning it on a Call to Arms weekend make doing the occasional pvp battle worth your time.
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