Rant incoming. I finished this battleground 10 minutes ago, so it's still all fresh. In b4 "chill itzjust a gaem lol".
So I logged on tonight at 19.00 on my warrior and decided to do some random BGs. After 6 straight losses, I queued for my 7th and final BG, which popped as EOTS. Finally it seemed like we (horde) had more than 1 healer meaning we'd have a decent chance.
Game starts and 11 out of 15 players go middle to flag. Alliance quickly takes 3 bases and sit there while those 11 guys keep fighting around in middle. Multiple calls in raid channel, to no avail. "Okay", I think, "so they must all be bots." In particular I pay attention to this mage who keeps getting flag and capping it even though we only had 1 base. I decide to whisper him to specifically ask why he is doing something so counterproductive and the following short conversation unfolds:
So it turns out that no, it's not bots, it's just people who deliberately don't want to win. Because obviously that must be the logic behind this "do not disturb people in randoms" business. And if you don't want to win (in BGs, by clearing a dungeon, by killing a boss), why play this game? Social aspect? No, because if you'd cared for social aspect you'd actually try to interact with others in an attempt to, well I don't know, reach a common goal!
I'm in no way God's gift to PvP, in fact I consider myself quite terrible, but what I can do is do my best to achieve game objectives. When 11 out of 15 people in a BG don't try even that.. It's sad to be playing with people like that.
I guess my question would be if this is really the way people think about random BGs? Am I the silly one here, trying to talk reason to people whom I should just leave in peace to run around aimlessly wasting everyone's time? And what is your experience - have you ever managed to take control of a random BG group and actually make it work? I'd say it's possible but it's more of an exception than a rule.
Disclaimer: this is a silly rant so not all arguments might have been considered or thought through prior to posting.