Originally Posted by Blizzard:
"...The competitive nature of PvP means that highly geared players can serve as a deterrent to players who are looking into trying PvP for the first time."
Okay, now this is quite wrong.
I remember back in 2007, i was entering warsong gulch for the very first time with a level 16 character. I was what you call a noob. I haven't played any mmo before and everything was totally new to me.
I got smashed.
There were several level 19 ueber-twinks on the opposite side. Even though they didn't camp the graveyard, I died every time I encountered an enemy player. I didn't stand a chance.
Okay, so how did I react?
Well...did I stop trying? - No.
Did I leave the battleground? - No!
Did I quit the game? - HELL NO!
Did this encourage me to get better in the game? Did this drive me to get better gear? Did this make me want to be overpowered one day? YES IT DID!
So this drive has made me play WoW up until today. This drive is what got me into the game. I wanted to be like these overpowered level 19 twinks.
I wanted revenge.
And now, with a 2200 rating in 3s, 180.000 hks and most PvP achievements, I look back thinking: "The journey is the reward".
Now that I'm at "the top", I do less PvP than I did before, even though I know that this time it would be me smashing the other players.