Or at least, I thought I was bad. Maybe I'm almost tolerable. I've been trying to get into Arenas, on and off, for years. I usually quit pretty early on because I make a mistake and the person who was supposedly "okay" with me just starting out with arenas really wasn't. They usually blow up at me. While I'd like camaraderie, I understand that I'm not the best player, so I usually take it as a sign that I should quit. Raids bore me, so then I get bored with the game and quit for a while.
I have a friend who plays Frost Mage. I play Disc Priest. She's one of the better PvPers I've seen; coordinates BGs well, always leads on damages and kills. I've been asking her for a few weeks if we can do 2s from time to time, so I can get points and also, more importantly, pointers. She always says no. I don't raise much of a fuss over it, though I've healed her through a significant portion of her honor grind on two alts.
It's sad, but today I woke up, and my first thought was - today, I get Conquest Weapons! I've never had those before! Hooray! I ask her if she can 2s with me on her alt, if her main's busy. I get an invite to ... heal and gear up her alt via honor in BGs. Well. Okay. I can do that, she doesn't have even a PvP weapon, I can understand. This continues for a while, then she stops running. No mention of 2s. Alright, well, whatever. I PuG this arms warrior off of Trade, we don't have voice chat and we go at it.
We run into my Frost Mage and her Discipline Priest partner, who is very good. I've run BGs with her. I generally feel she's better than I am, but it's hard to tell, I'm slightly better geared. I'm psyched. This is my friend - time to show that I'm good enough to be on her team, because I don't like doing this just for points, I want to actually be decent at this and progress and have fun. It's a tough match. We stall her out for 20 minutes until my partner dies. Towards the end of the match, my friend keeps spamming me with how much my partner's a piece of excrement and literally the "worst warrior on the server". When the warrior finally goes down, I decide to see how long I can last, and my "friend" literally threatened to report me if I "wasted her time" any longer and that I'm playing the most overpowered team composition. If you tell me a composition beyond "Healer/DPS" or "Rogue Mage Priest" I will literally have no opinion on it. I haven't played enough to have an opinion on it.
She didn't ask me to leave. She just threatened to report me. I don't think that's reportable, and it's kind of crazy if it is, but I left anyway because I don't play the game to upset people. And when I tell her that I was having fun up until then, apparently, I shouldn't get pissy about not being able to waste her time. I don't know if I want to play something that people act like this over. I was ready to high-five her and go "nice match, I'm amazed I lasted this long against you." I was feeling like maybe I'd finally clawed my way into bare competence. No, I get threats of sanction, told not to be pissy, and then silence.