Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:03 PM
First off, nothing I am about to say is to be taken sarcastically (except the bit about the glicko goblin at the end). The guilds mentioned below did amazing work this week, and it deserves to be recognized! Im not here to challenge JQ coverage, or say anyone is crap, or belittle anyone, or anything of the sort.
What I would like to challenge, is this growing sentiment that your EU/SEA guilds are 5x better than your NA guilds (assuming all points are done by skill, and you gain 5x your points during that time frame). I have played during these times, and I have played during the NA times of both SBI, JQ, and several other guilds that are now a part of the JQ war machine. Your NA is PACKED full of the most skilled players in all of NA! We bring one hell of a fight to them day in and day out, and they are able to hold their own against all of it.
SF, you guys get my award for most improved over these last 2 weeks. At your peak, your numbers and skill was staggering! Yes, numbers is a compliment, as I know in the past getting people motivated to WvW has been a challenge. That tells me your leadership over there is top notch!
EMP, I probably have more respect for your team than any other guild out there. Thank you again for allowing us to GvG with skewed numbers in your favor, and unfavorable terrain on our side, many guilds would have wanted a strait up e-peen show down to prove they are the better team, but you guys allowed us to wipe and train new players. Your time was very appreciated. I've said it before, you guys have the best heads for defense of any guild we have faced to date. Don't lose that in your pursuit for field presence! If you can manage both you be the most rounded guild out there!
FIRE, when I saw your guild out there this week, I remembered those epic fights we had at foghaven the second week we were in T1. Your numbers may have taken a slight hit, but you make up for it completely in skill. Very impressed overall!
FOO, What is there to say, you guys brought the pain several times this week, and we felt it keenly. Starting to fear you guys on a wall as much as we do EMP. Keep up the great work, and looking forward to meeting you on the field again!
rage, Step off our yaks damnit! Is it your mission statement to send poor Colonel Yakington the third to his shallow truck sized grave? If we capture you and pull your mask off, and you are Old Man Winters who runs the haunted amusement park, I'll be real angry!
AoS, amazing field presence lately. I can see those boon stacking builds being used by a lot of guilds, but yours seems to be handling them better than most. That combined with the fact that I don't believe I have ever seen you hit the wrong target, EVER, makes you one of the few guilds I tack a scout onto. Strategy and Tactics, a potent mix.
PRX, not being able to face your team across the field was always one of the bigger regrets when fighting along side of you. When you play for the competition like we do, you want to face the best. After hearing that the best was joining us, we didnt get that chance, but now we do. /salute!
SiN, superb performance as always, pleasure facing you guys in combat!
Almost none of these guilds play in the early mornings, when you gain a ton of your points. I refuse to accept that these guilds, what I consider the pinnacle of skill on all servers, not just JQ, are one fifth as good as the guilds that play in the morning time.
You guys have great coverage, the only ones I see denying that is a select few forum warriors. What you need to get through your forum warrior skull, is you ALSO have amazing skill. Any one of the guilds above is enough to send most guilds back on their toes, and you would be a moron to deny it! Its an honor to face them on the field. Any opponent that claims that you only win because of numbers just plain doesn't know WvW, and clearly doesn't know your server.
To all the SoR guilds we faced (TW is the one that comes to mind the most) i give a massive, non sarcastic /salute. You'll be a permanent fixture in T1 from here out, and when we have faced you as much as we have faced both SBI and JQ, your guild names will be embedded in our memories as well! Great job once again to Jade Quarry for their #1 placing, we look forward to coming at you again in the future!
Probably after the Glicko Goblin gets finished playing merry hob with the rankings!