A Guide for the Student on the Ways and Means of the Warg and the Stalking of Prey

Top 10 Warg Annoyances

No not the things we do that annoy freeps (that would be everything!), but rather the things that annoy us.

10

You suck!” “You’re lame, grow a set!” “What a fail warg!” “Fucking coward!” “You wouldn’t be so tough without a pack behind you!” I could go on listing more choice phrases freeps like to use against wargs, but suffice it to say they aren’t usually happy with our conduct on the Moors. They seem to think that expressing themselves like this hurts us. The thing is chaps it doesn’t, in fact we love it when you do that, it shows us we’re doing something right.

9

You feel as though you are being followed …” It’s not uncommon to see that phrase three or more times in a row as Hunters spam track us. Apparently one Hunter isn’t enough to track one warg so they all have to do it together. Maybe they’re on commission. At any rate it helps us by revealing your numbers. The annoying aspect here though is the whining when it is the other way around. Any rank of warg can now access the Sense Prey skill and apparently freeps don’t like being tracked at random or en masse. Just like has been happening to usfor the better part of 5 years … deal with it.

8

*Freeps frantically bashing his space bar* You will probably have come across this at some point, a freep about to get ganked hard starts jumping up and down. Why? Perhaps it’s to try and demonstrate their carefree attitude i.e. I’m going to die, but I’m so laidback and easy that it doesn’t bother me. Nah … you’re bothered mate or you wouldn’t be jumping trying to pretend you’re not. Remember wargs feed on your tears.

7

*Freep activates Feign Death/Last Stand/Never Surrender/Some other lame ass last ditched attempt to live* You will often see freeps who are being ganked into oblivion with nowhere to go and no-one to help them desperately try to cling to life. They’ll pop morale pots like mints, activate as many ‘Oh Shit!’ buttons as their fingers can mash, and run in zig zags behind cover, desperately trying to cling to life for a few more seconds. Why? You’re going down mate just take it like a man and die already. I can’t be arsed wasting a few more seconds on you so do us all a favour and take your warg delivered medicine and get back to the fight quicker.

6

*[Insert non-warg creep here] stands right beside stealthed warg and follows him around* Guys come on, we’re trying to be stealthy here. Just because you spotted us doesn’t mean you need to come and stand on top of us. If the freeps hit you with AOE it will knock us out of stealth too so back off ok? We are here to show you how to be awesome so quite cramping our style. The same goes for visibles targeting you when stealthed; way to give us away! Visibles need to learn the value of personal space.

5

Wargs go check Tol/Lug/TR/etc for me.” This phrase is usually uttered by creep raid leaders a minute before they engage with the freep raid. It is said just in time for the warg to have mapped out to check on whichever far flung creep keep the leader is suddenly panicking about so as the warg will miss the start of the raid vs raid fight. I’m not suggesting creep leaders do this deliberately, just that it happens with surprising regularity. By the time we have mapped to the location nearest the fight and run over half the freeps are dead (or vice versa) and we get the table scraps. Throw a dog a bone eh?

4

Can a warg go check out Lug/Tol/TR/etc?” You might come across this phrase from time to time in OOC or whichever channel your server uses for general creep chat. It is often spoken by the leader of a raid you aren’t in or maybe just some random creep who is having a fit about a particular keep. So here is the deal folks; wargs aren’t providing a surveying service, we’re here to kill freeps. Period. Unless you are the leader of a raid/group I’m in then I’m not traipsing around the map for you.

3

*The freep your pack just killed rides past the exact same spot again and again and again and …* I’m not annoyed that freeps do this because it means more infamy for us. To be honest wargs get a lot of their infamy from freep stubbornness/stupidity in these situations. You can almost here the freep thought process “Hmmm … surely those wargs won’t be there for a tenth time in a row?” Yup, we will. We’ll be there until you stop coming or our paws fall off from killing you, whichever comes first. The annoying part comes when the freep starts complaining “I can’t get past [insert location], there are wargs camping it“. Uh … go a different way then?

2

*Freep uses Addle/Champions Challenge/etc* I see this a lot, but your mileage may vary. Simply put WTF?! What in the name of sweet love is using a force taunt on me going to achieve?! Addle? I suppose that comes in handy for interrupting the many many inductions Wargs are saddled with … I’m not trying to dissuade freeps from doing stupid things of course, but come on guys, step up your game a little!

1

The number one spots goes to something I am sure every warg will have experienced at one stage … NPC aggro. Say you are in a group or a raid and the leader is asking you to track for freeps, or find a fleeing Burger, or pounce someone, etc. Err … I can’t mate, your orc lackeys have pulled enough NPCs to stage a rock concert and that’s preventing me from stealthing. It’s as if orcs have some sort of inbuilt urge to aggro any NPC that is within eyesight. Do they care? Nope, but why would they? They have no idea how frustrating it is to be needing to slip back into stealth only to hear over voice comms “Ha ha look guys I pulled another one!

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10 responses

  1. LOL I always think freeps using challenge, addle, etc are some how retarded. Like if that would do anything to me and my precious fur!

    04/11/2011 at 6:14 pm

  2. Lefty

    Using Addle/Challenge/etc, keeps you in combat so you can’t re-stealth. If a freep can’t catch up with a fleeing warg, they spam these skills to keep them from dropping combat. You’d figure a site dedicated solely to playing a warg would know something as basic as this…

    04/11/2011 at 7:05 pm

  3. Actually both times it happened to me it was right at the start of a fight as some of the first moves they performed. You’d figure someone commenting on this post would suspect something as basic as this …

    04/11/2011 at 7:07 pm

  4. Addle is generally used by burglars to cut off the animation from either Flashing Blades or Reveal Weakness, the latter being less common than the first. Other than that, I agree with most of the points above 🙂

    @Lefty: No need for such remarks, is there? It’s a fan-blog, not a dev-diary….

    05/11/2011 at 12:15 pm

  5. #7 – Wargs can hardly complain about other classes having get-out skills 😛

    05/11/2011 at 1:47 pm

  6. * you

    05/11/2011 at 2:09 pm

  7. hmmm, that was supposed to show a point on the left, and you on the right, but nevermind. Thing is, you missed the point.

    05/11/2011 at 2:11 pm

  8. @Oliver

    Hee hee, I like complaining though. 😛 Anyway the point is not so much escaping as vainly clinging to life by the fingernails lol.

    05/11/2011 at 3:29 pm

  9. Nah Grim, I’m just poking fun at my good friend here (I’m Falco, don’tchaknow).
    The best times I’ve had in the ettens is seeing people use their escape skills (Sprint especially) offensively and pulling off some mind-bending destruction.

    06/11/2011 at 1:18 pm

  10. Bloodspill

    All of these have happened to me so many times, esp the ‘go scout keep x’ think I have brought that on myself however as I am often labled the scout for the raid but I like to think the amout of inf I have gained for raids over the years by finding the freeps out-weighs the amout missed from the fight going on while im mapping around.

    The no.1 was very funny I hate having to use dissapear when people have aggroed just so I can map to scout etc.

    06/11/2011 at 3:13 pm

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