Jon_HansonMountain Dew RulesPremium
reply to kc0bbq
Re: WoW for complete MMORPG beginners I think I stumbled on a Horde raid once that a bunch of people were fighting. I didn't get in close because these were level 30 characters so I wouldn't last long anyway, so I stood back and launched spells at them. As a result I guess I'm "tagged" because I get the little shield by my name when any Horde show up and I'm probably fair game. That's why I was surprised that the two Horde characters I saw by the Jangolode Mine one day didn't try to attack me. I guess they weren't interested. They were actually fighting the Defias Looters that hung around the mine.
Playing a mage is kind of challenging. I've always been partial to mages through all of the role-playing games, I'm not sure why. It's just the character class I gravitate towards.
Stoney Creek, ON
What your describing is your PvP flag. That little shield indicates your flagged for PvP, meaning you can be attacked at anytime.
How to turn the flag on:
-Type /pvp in your chat window.
-Attack a flagged member of the opposing faction.
-Cast a beneficial spell on a flagged member of your own faction.
-Enter a battleground (You'll learn of these as you level up)
-On a PvP server, If you are in Contested or the opposition territory, your flag will go on automatically. When you enter a territory, it will tell you on screen what type of territory it is. There's 3 types of territories: Alliance controlled, Horde controlled, and Contested. Horde or Alliance controlled territories are Low level zones, typically level 1-18 or so.
also if you right click on a PvP in PvE mode you will be fair game too.... can be bad if you just wanna inspect them and you click the wrong button... and they are lvl 58 and you are 24.....
reply to Jon_Hanson
Just to clarify though, if you're flagged for PvP either via attacking a flagged member of the opposing faction, or casting a beneficial spell on a flagged member of your own faction, the PvP flag is temporary and will wear of (not sure about the length of time). So, that's why the good Horde folk did not attack you, your PvP flag had gone away.
No matter where you go, there you are.