Breakfast Topic: Do you PvP to win or to make the enemy lose?

I’m not sure why I do this, but every so often I spec protection, get on my best PvP gear, and go out of my way to prevent other players (opposing faction players, usually) from achieving their objectives — not, to be clear, to prevent them from killing me or anyone else. No, I don’t care if they kill me. The goal is to prevent them from achieving whatever the victory condition is.

Is it to capture a flag? Assault an enemy warmaster? Take over a base? It really does not matter. I seriously don’t even care if we win sometimes, just so long as they don’t. This is not always possible, mind you. But one of my best moments was in managing to charge into Drek’s room on my tauren, hit every survival cooldown, and fear, then Shockwave the Alliance’s healers, keeping them occupied just long enough for Drek to kill their tank. Did I survive it? Heck, no. Neither did they. And it was glorious — even though we still lost.

Something about PvP just makes me like this. I don’t care if I win, as long as you lose, forcing you to try and recap a tower or run back to Mage Tower, or even keeping you in mid-field while your flag runs back to the Dragonmaw base.

Have you ever felt this way? Have you even PvPed purely out of spite?

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