I have thoroughly enjoyed this week of an even battle. FA hits hard and fast but as Aetou pointed out, our much smaller Zergs usually were able to retake any EB area we lost and then take a few Yak and FA camps. The TC defense of SM last night was epic with the Yaks in the outer wall at the north and FA in the outer gate on the east. At one point, both Zergs were in the inner wall and at the throne room when the TC diehards held fast. I was proud of our Pug Militia as we steered FA and the Yaks into each other and mopped up the pieces.
It seems like EB boils down to each server holding, more or less, there third with the eventual winner keeping SM in the fold. The bordering towers are no man's lands with Durios and Anz changing hands every 1/2 an hour or so. Those darn trebs on the Yak keep can just keep pounding the NW corner of SM so a threat always exists.
Funny but i have been on GW2 since pre-opening busy leveling up in PVE and i only started into WvW as a diversion becuase i had 3 80's and was bored a couple of weeks ago. Now it becomes my primary activity in game and i am having a blast. TC has really become a home with familiar faces and friendliness in game. I am most impressed with the Militia's willingness to step up. I have never seen an upgrade go unpurchased almost immediately when available and siege is tossed out aplenty whether in an attack when it is doomed after the capture or in defense of SM or our Third. I was actually disappointed that someone beat me to the punch in purchasing reinforced walls at SM when we retook it Tuesday evening. I have also been impressed with our commanders quick strategic thinking moving our far smaller zerg to targets of opportunity and defense of our territory.
So two and half weeks into WvW and 1,123 WvW kills later, I am hooked. I like that TC is the underdog (if you dont agree just look at the numbers when we skirmish) but if we are a dog, its a pittbull. We just dont quit, from rezzing and running back from a waypoint to continue the fight, to moving in strength to revive a downed commrade, to running supplies from safe zones to SM and defending our caravans and manning our siege. You would think we were a large unofficlal guild.
Hmmmm, perhaps TC would profit from a dedicated WvW guild simply called Tarnished Coast Nation. I wouldn't mind that affiliation !!! A server wide guild in the WvW arena. Think of all the improved siege weapons to play with
. We don't have any of the uber-WvW/PvP guilds of tier one, and maybe that is good. We are small guilds and independents, we are role players and casual players, we are stubborn and tenacious, we are the pittbull......... We are Tarnished Coast.
So conitnue the good fight night after night my brothers and sisters of Tarnished Coast.
Edited by surfboar, 23 November 2012 - 05:04 AM.