As always, if you have an alternate strategy, please submit it via comments and I will include it in the strat reference section of this post. Please keep in mind that all explanations need to be kept under the 255 character limit for the default WoW chat box.
I also wanted to point out a great link given to me in comments on another post. Cynwise runs a great battleground/PvP oriented blog which can be found here. Not only is she a fellow 'lock, but she has some great posts about strategy here and PvP gearing here. Definitely worth a trip over there.
If this goes well, then eventually I will clean these up and provide an index page on here to facilitate quick reference, but I don't want to put the cart before the horse. Let's see if anyone finds these actually useful first. So, without further ado...
Eye of the Storm Brief Overview
The Eye is a contested floating piece of rock in Netherstorm in the Outlands. The battleground itself is sort of a mash up between base defense and capture the flag. A base is denoted by a flag and there are four of them here: Mage Tower (MT), Draenei Ruins (DR), Blood Elf Tower (BT or BET), and Fel Reaver Ruins (FR or FRR). You capture a base by having the highest amount of bodies in close proximity to the flag return location. This location is observed as a small, dark circle that sits directly in between two base flags. Over time, the faction bar in the default UI will swing red or blue depending on the number of folks nearby. There is a gray "transition" area that will make the base neutral.
In addition to the base capturing, there is a flag spawn in the direct center of the battleground. A right click on the flag will capture it for you, then you will have to return it to one of the return locations held by your faction. Death drops the flag where you are and allows anyone nearby to pick it up and advance it.
Teams of 15 players (3 five-man groups) attempt to accumulate points over time until a maximum (currently 1600 as shown in the default BG user interface) is reached. The more bases you own, the faster you accumulate points. Additionally, each time you return the flag you gain points. The amount of points you gain per flag return scales with the number of bases you have. Having more bases yields more flag point per flag return. First to maximum wins. There is no time limit.
For reference, here is the map of the Battleground:
Short Strat Reference
Be sure to type /bg before pasting to make sure it goes to the battleground chat channel. My first two are basic mirrors of each other, the first being more Alliance friendly while the second is more for Horde due to the proximity of the bases to the start points.
- G1 to MT, G2 to DR, G3 to BT or FRR (whichever has fewer enemies). Always keep three to protect, extra two help where needed. Always fight near the base! Call out incs. Ignore the damn flag until we have three bases capped.
- G1 to FRR, G2 to BT, G3 to MT or DR (whichever has fewer enemies). Always keep three to protect, extra two help where needed. Always fight near the base! Call out incs. Ignore the damn flag until we have three bases capped.