Im a spanish player and I dislike nightcapping by principles, but my server is on a clear disadvantage when it comes to most matchups and our night crew is the only thing holding us onto the T3 positions.
you wouldnt believe the things we have to witness matchup after matchup when our 2 other foes are same nation servers (2xFR or 2xDE)...in the case of the frenchs its specially insulting how incredibly obvious they are, germans OTOH usually have the good taste of realizing when it became disgusting after a certain point and let it rest.
as long as our foes happen to be servers from the same nationality, we are constantly involved in a 2v1 fight the very same minute the weekly matchup starts.
we are first? the other 2 gang on us
we are second? the other 2 still gang on us
we are last? the other 2 keep ganging on us
people keep saying how this kind of alliances based on nationality are all false and act all offended...come to BB for a day I say, and look what the foes in our typical matchups do...
thats the reason why Im digging his matchup and enjoying it so inmensely...because the other 2 guys are hitting each others as much as they hit us, dont come to the rescue of the other when an orb is in danger (actually, I LOVE that they removed orbs), dont treb our towers from 2 sides, and dont let the other server freecap garrison when, after a 30 minute long battle, we are about to take it from the other door.
honestly, the only reason why the top 6 isnt all FR servers is probably just lack of sheer manpower to fill them all...the amount of coordination they have to cooperate among them against an "external" enemy is simply out of this world.
so, long story short. in a perfect world nightcapping wouldnt exist. but in a perfect world we wouldnt be the only tagged server that doesnt have another same-nationality servers to ally with by default.
I wish ANet came up with an idea to remove the nightcapping and
force servers to fight a 3-way fight instead of lame arrangements when your target isnt even the dominating force and the biggest threat to eliminate.
so far, they havent
so ANet gifted us an imperfect world to live in and we'r trying to make the best we can out of it
Edited by sagasaint, 07 November 2012 - 01:15 PM.