Stovokor X, on 23 November 2012 - 01:06 PM, said:
Our perceptions are based on what is happening at the given time.
When the match started, SBI did not feel threatened by SoS cause the point trend at the time was insufficient to derail SBI. By comparison, Blackgate in first matchup was far more devastating out of the gate. However, once the new content was out & people started to realise there was a new gear threadmill, SBi presence plummeted. Our player's who WvW regularly never viewed SoS as stacked. SoS came in motivated & determined to win, so props for that. Weekly matches require turning up & putting in the effort which you guys have done superbly. Another server fighting competitively for T1 can only be hugely positive for WvW. I'm hopefull SBI will show its capability at some point in the future.
Congratz on the win.
I agree with some of your points, I think though that the new content has effected all WvW servers, SoS has been suffering from the same issues this week as you guys and trust me we're not stacked
Overall the fighting was very evenly spread over 24 hour periods, to me there were 3 major turning points that decided the difference in this match up.
- First off was the good start on the weekend set by our guilds that prepared for it
- Second was planning a full blown assault during the one off PvE event while we are hoping that you guys are caught unaware and we can break the morale of your militia
-Third was the Oceanian population on SoS being able to stand up against the War Machine and defeat them in their own prime time on the key day of the week. These events together would have cost 30-40k points alone.
The rest of the gains and losses was very fierce and gradual. Very tense match up and I never felt like it was over until I woke up on the final day, you guys are bloody dangerous.