I didn't know him personally, but he sounds like he was one of a kind.
Chestur is 100% right, back in Vanilla the Alliance sucked at AV unless Phloppy was leading the group.
What a beautiful tribute. I had no idea ... Ashamed to say that I lost touch after going Horde but the memories of a decade ago are strong. So many AV runs during the honor grind, always much more fun and positive when Phloppy was leading. A wonderful person and a friend to all.
What really impresses me is how many people have recalled his AV leadership, not only here in this thread, but in the collection of guildies/friends' memories one of his guildies sent to me when I was making the video. Maybe it was different back in vanilla (I still think of myself as a Wrath era latecomer to the game!), but I've never been in an AV where a single person could consistently change the outcome of the battle. Usually, it seems the people with the good ideas are ignored. That Phloppy could and did routinely lead his side to victory is a testament to the sheer amount of charisma and personality he had.
There weren't too many other dwarf pvpers, it was always fun to see him running around.
Didn't know him as well as others though...
09/26/2016 04:02 PMPosted by AvendesoraThat Phloppy could and did routinely lead his side to victory is a testament to the sheer amount of charisma and personality he had.
Charisma and personality, yes, but also, more importantly, knowledge and hard work.
Phloppy didn't start by winning Alterac Valley battles, back in the day when the battles were 20 hour slugfests over the bridge until the Horde finally won. No, he started with small successes: getting a small group together to recap a couple of towers or to do the work needed to summon the Stormpike cavalry. With these successes, he built a cadre of people who would go with him on his special missions.
When he had enough people - when he could gather maybe half a dozen or a dozen people for a counterattack - he and whatever group he gathered started trying to take out Galvanger. There were plenty of wipes before we finally had a success.
That was really the turning point. With the Galvanger buff, we could break into the Frostwolf base. At that point, it became much easier to convince people to join the assault and win.
I really miss him, and I really miss those days.
Damn, Im sorry I didn’t notice this thread earlier. But Phloppy was truly amazing and a great person. He never had to ask me twice to come help in pvp. His AV’s were legendary but most importantly he was simply fun to be around.
I teared a little watching the video.
Haven’t looked at AV the same since.
I think mage bombs were more of an Invictus thing. His AVs were good too.