About a year ago I tried to get to a Battleground, last week I did a retry because it was late at night and I couldn't find people to join me on my quests. So I lined up for 'Warsong Gulch', 'Arathi Basin' and 'Alterac Valley' and within 5 minutes I got inside 'Arathi Basin'.
Ok, for you noobs who don't know what I'm talking about, let me explain what to do in this BG. In this area there are several objects, like a mine, stables, a lumber mill, a farm etc. Each object has a banner, obtain this banner and it will turn into the faction's color, in my case it'll turn blue. Then defend it and prevent the Horde to take over. Owning a object or 'base' will start a resource meter to run, the more bases the faster it runs, when it hits 2000, your faction wins, after which you'll have to leave the BG and get back in line.
With my current level 63, I most of the times am one of lowest levels running around, but hard as nails as I am, I'm most certainly not afraid to attack a 69 Tauren Warrior, stun him, a Hamstring to slow him down, do a Rend, an Overpower, a Demoralizing Shout and if I'm not healed by this time probably being dead meat. Heheh, rez on the graveyard, mount and get back a.s.a.p. to defend or regain the base. If I'm able to finish a Horde off, I can take his isignia, some money and I earn honor points. These can be used outside the BG to buy usefull items, trinkets, epic gear, weapons etc.
This PVP action is really exiting!
I like 'Arathi Basin' the most. 'Warsong Gulch' is a capture the flag BG, get across the field inside the enemies building take the flag and bring it over to your building, this I find pretty dull.
'Alterac Vally' is a very large BG, in this snow covered valley you'll find NPC's at bases that can assist you in keeping the Horde of your back, but this also means their bases are guarded by NPC's as well. It's a very tough BG for me because of my level, most people running around here are 70, so that one time I've been there I've spent more time at the graveyard then I've been fighting. Though I must say I've managed to single handedly kill a 70 Rogue!
When you die you can ressurect at the graveyard with full health, but you'll have to wait up to a maximum of 30 seconds. The other thing you can do is to, as you normally do, walk back to where you died and rez on the spot, this might save some time but you've got only 50% of your health. And this is exactly what hat Rogue decided to do!
Next thing he saw me passing on my mount, guessing me being only a 63 and all alone, not needing to have regain full health first and able to kill me with a few simple strokes.
Not! As surprised as I was myself I did frecking own him completely! I did a Running Attack, which stunned him, then I used a Hamstring to slow him down, not able to run away, did a Rend to give him a deep bleeding cut, an Overpower, a Mortal strike and a Execute to end his story.
So, either I'm a damn good warrior or he was a sh!tty Rogue, but hey who cares? I was smart enough though to run like hell after this because I must pissed him off really good for sure!
Another BG is 'Eye of the Storm', introduced with 'The Burning Crusade'-add on. Here the capture/defend and capture the flag are combined. There are two floating land masses connected by three bridges, each landmass has two towers which can be captured after which they need to be defended, next to that a flag will spawn from time to time on the middle bridge, capture it and take it to any tower your faction owns and place it into a socket. Done this now a few times, it's okay but not as fun as AB.
Also with TBC the Arena fights were introduced, this is where you can take upon one another in teams of 2x2, 3x3, or 5x5.
Yep, I'm pretty hooked on this PVP thing!