The only structured activity that my guild currently does is raiding during the week. This leaves my weekends free. I like this since it allows me to spend time with the family and get some things done that I do not have time for during the week.
When I do play WoW on the weekends, it generally becomes a time to hang out with fellow guildmates and do other things in game. A few weeks ago we decided to throw a team together for 10v10 rated battelgrounds. This feature of doing battlegrounds is new for WoW with the release of Cataclysm. I have never been a huge fan of doing arena and regular battlegrounds. I do enjoy watching them done as some places stream them or show videos of them. I agree with several people in the community that a view match feature, such as they have in Starcraft 2 would be fun. I do not know the limitations on the engine or the bandwidth this might eat up while viewing, but it would be a good addition to the game.
My fellow guildies and I spent a few hours doing rated battlegrounds. Although we lacked the proper pvp gear and knowledge of working together in a pvp environment, we had an absolute blast playing. The chatting and laughter heard on vent was about the most fun in WoW that I have heard us have in quite some time. We only won one match on the evening, but it was a fun bonding experience. I am sure we will be doing this again soon.
I suggest that if you begin doing pvp in any capacity, you should begin by looking at crafted pvp blue gear that has several pieces of resilience items for you to use. Also, you will need to exercise a bit of patience while gaining honor points for better gear from the pvp vendors. Currently, resilience as a stat is quite powerful in keeping you alive longer during pvp encounters. Once you pick up a few pieces of pvp vendor gear, you will find your survivability increase dramatically in battlegrounds.
Thank you for stopping by, see you soon.
Time for me to go reset my hearthstone...