funkybudda, on 19 February 2013 - 03:10 PM, said:
that's good to hear, but it seems our fairweather wvw players are demoralized, and I see less people in wvw week after week since we made it into tier 1(my perspective, of course). I guess BG will be knocking us out of tier 1 in few weeks, and hopefully SoR will not suffer the fate like SBI...
This is pretty standard fare for Tier 1.
New arrival has lots of enthusiasm and participation.
The longer you stay, the more attrition takes place as the enthusiasm wanes. If you are winning, it is a slow attrition. If you are losing, then it is faster.
That's just life in T1.
If I were in the SoR major guilds, my gameplan would be to hold out and stay in T1 until the next WvW update. That will bring people back, presumably, and it would be nice to be in T1 when it happens.
I would offer this....
No matter how hard it is, or how bad it is.....it is easier to hold your place in T1, than it is to get out of T2 and into T1.
As for the SBI fate, I will offer this....
There was a lot of enthusiasm on SBI to drop out of T1 and get to T2...not from me, but from many on SBI.
When SBI got to T2, a whole bunch of people showed up, but only for 24 hours. Once they realized it was still WvW, and still just as hard as ever, they vanished again.
Don't buy into any talk of people coming back if you drop out of T1. That is BS.
T1 gets harder the longer you are there...not easier. Each week is tougher than the last one.
But...if you keep fighting, you may just hold your place until the WvW update comes along, and that may change the dynamics for your server, depending on the success of that update.