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#2190823 Shouldn't we be able to see enemy commanders?

Posted CalmLittleBuddy on 12 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

Am I missing something? I thought we could see them already? Least ways if you're observant you can. It doesn't need to be any easier than it already is. Personally, I think it should go the other way and not show at all via buff or status bar. You should have to figure it out by watching the interactions and memorizing the race.style.class when you figure it out. Commanders shouldn't be as obvious as they are.

#2187095 T1 WvW: The Big Three Olympians

Posted CalmLittleBuddy on 03 April 2013 - 03:02 PM

Wow. Guru is now official forums? Cool. Less garbage to sift through.

Considering Sun Tzu a valid tactics guide for GW2 is like applying civil engineering concepts in a game of Sim City. It's overkill, AND the game engine was not written with Sun Tzu's concepts in mind. So, some of the ideas might actually be counter productive in GW2. But the main point is...

80 versus 80 digital personas fighting with little to no risk of death, injury or capture and no real world property and governmental consequences does not have the same GRAVITAS as real war. Therefore, the psychology of the warefare is completely different. The laws of physics are completely different. The formations, structures, units, weapons and warriors are not at all similar.

What you end up with then is cherry picking a handful of quotes that fit your playstyle or command style, NOT developing a command style based around the wisdom of The Art of War. When you pick the quotes to match the example, of course they will seem to apply. What about the other 90% that doesn't?

I can take Nostradamus and apply a few quotes to GW2, does than mean Nostradamus is a good guide to WvW in GW2?

EDIT: Folks may dislike Vihar's posts, but two things about him are true. He does not need hooked on phonics, and he does a better job commanding than most other commanders. If you're on JQ, you know this is a fact. You can argue with his posts, but if you try to knock his efforts as a commander, you're insane or ill informed.

#2185089 T1 WvW: Blood Bath

Posted Obbdot on 28 March 2013 - 09:40 AM

Another megafight fun in T1 :

AoI guild alliance (OnS, DR, ATac) smashing against a crapton (legit unit of measurement) of JQ!

WvW without culling is outstandingly epic. This is the game I wanted to play for ages.

Props to the [SF] video above. I was in that fight ([ATac], Blackgate). Didn't really spot myself in the video, but I'm sure I died well somewhere in there.

#2183593 T1 WvW: Blood Bath

Posted cjskater on 25 March 2013 - 02:23 PM

Sorry, was I getting in the way of your butt hurt?  Carry on then

#2183270 Best wishes to you PRX. /salute

Posted PRXKV on 24 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

Thank you for your kind words.  Guildwars 2 was a great game and a lot of fun and I have much respect for you and BG.  Congratulations on your victory last week.  See you next game.

#2182591 T1 WvW: Blood Bath

Posted chuckles79 on 22 March 2013 - 04:12 PM

Blackgate, I'm $#@! proud of you guys!  GJ.

#2173805 Tier 1 NA

Posted Kam8T88 on 02 March 2013 - 10:35 PM

View PostKelo, on 02 March 2013 - 08:06 PM, said:

No Queue on all maps even EB as of 1am EST last night. Still no queue today on all borderlands with outmanned in SoR and BG BL. HOORAY FOR BEING STACKED!

Or server showing their true colors and not playing when they're not winning? Are we close to another PRX transfer? /troll

#2171865 Tier 1 NA: Jade Quarry vs Sanctum of Rall vs sos ~ No tears No whining

Posted DeagarFA on 27 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

View PostCalmLittleBuddy, on 27 February 2013 - 02:27 PM, said:

Maybe we could invite other games to come face our super server? Or take our super server and invade other games with our GW2 characters?

"No fair! WoW is stacked!"
"PS2 uses hacks! Laser hack laser hack!"
"Wow. One loss and CoH imploded..."


Haha. Everything would be fun until we fought Eve Online.

#2171296 Tier 1 NA: Jade Quarry vs Sanctum of Rall vs sos ~ No tears No whining

Posted Stinky Garbage on 26 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

Every single WvW guild should join the same server and crush everyone without trying.  Then we all be the best and we can stop all forum drama forever and we can start focusing on our ESO mega-alliance.

#2171152 Tier 1 NA: Jade Quarry vs Sanctum of Rall vs sos ~ No tears No whining

Posted Sulking on 26 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

View PostEvilSinzGW2, on 26 February 2013 - 02:34 PM, said:

Merc seemed to me like they would never leave the server so this was more of a shock to many that remain. Difficult for me to throw out my respect for them.  For now, I wish them luck.

Well, I'm gonna give them full respect. All jokes aside, it's freakin' hard to leave your home server. I'm sure there will be some Black Lion tears, but I guess at the end of the day you gotta wish them luck.

SoS is content, more or less happy, I guess to be shifting out of t1 for the time being. But that doesn't mean saying goodbye to these guilds forever. If they can transfer now, what's wrong with transferring later -- it's the wiser decision in a way.

Scoping out what happens to tier one, what the WvW update does.

You could say these guilds will go out of practice and that may be right -- but what's so hard about running into a lagfest and pressing 1, amirite?

There is a lot of bravado in WvW and it'd be good to have a break from it. I've been too scared to do my fractals these past few weeks, but I'm easing back into them :)

I won't be part of the tier one battles for the time being, but I'm going to be rooting for the boys over in BG as that is where the majority of SoS's competitive spirit lives on! Go get 'em!

#2170407 Tier 1 NA: Jade Quarry vs Sanctum of Rall vs sos ~ No tears No whining

Posted Kurthos on 25 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

Theres a lot of negativity thrown at guilds for finding a new home. One realization that you probably will not come to unless you played on Sea of Sorrows or live in a timezone that is non-North American is that: If Sea of Sorrows, or any server for that matter drops below Tier 2, guilds who are interested in playing the game against guilds in a similar timezone will get really frustrated. That means, regardless of how much you love your server, you'll likely be bored of this game due to lack of players to fight and probably match up domination due to lack of coverage in the lower tiers.

Competitive guilds such as VotF, ND, and MERC are facing this issue directly. So much that they don't even have to say it when they decided to find another home.

What does this mean for competitive NA guilds? If we stay we fight an uphill battle. As much as I don't want to compare it to SBI or IoJ, thats the situation we're in. We're logging in every day to see who left us for where. The guilds that are staying on SoS are very much a part of the server's culture, but they do not make or break a server such as guilds that are leaving. Every hardcore NA guild is asking themselves if its viable to rebuild. How many hours will it take just to maintain our server in Tier 3? Will this be the best for our guild if we wish to survive? To recruit? This is regardless of the amount of work you've previously put into the server.

If you look at Blackgate as a server to go to, its literally the lesser of evils and I remember something similar being said when many people left SBI for JQ. They chose not to go to Sea of Sorrows because there is a widespread lack of respect for the server, which is still the case. Winning a lot probably had something to do with it as well as bad attitudes perpetuated on these forums or something similar. They chose against Blackgate because they lacked the coverage for Tier 1 at that time.

Guilds who enjoyed playing together will likely follow each other. In Sea of Sorrow's case it will be true on a fairly large scale.

Please don't take anything in those post personally as its an analysis from someone directly involved in the inner workings of Sea of Sorrows. I'd like to share this with the entire WvW community without someone puking negativity and trolling all over it.

#2169112 T1 - Sea of Sanctum Quarry

Posted Cirus on 23 February 2013 - 07:40 AM

View PostMrZero, on 23 February 2013 - 07:23 AM, said:

It doesn't matter where I have been or where I came from. The whole conversation took place in public. I you folks over on that server didn't want it public, you should have kept it private. Like I dunno, maybe make the shoutbox private? Not have one at all?

I was on SBI. I moved to JQ with the guild I was in. We didn't poach one damn person. Maybe you should look toward WM with that comment. They actually asked SBI guilds to come with them. I think the guilds that followed them there were foolish. They should have all just told WM to come back to SBI.

To be fair it was written in a space of the internet that is private, you need to be on SoS and have approval to read that chat box. It's meant for SoS eyes only.

Publicizing that is pretty pathetic.

#2169091 T1 - Sea of Sanctum Quarry

Posted turtleykins on 23 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

View PostMrZero, on 23 February 2013 - 05:55 AM, said:

That's being classy?

If that is being classy, no wonder you guys left. What a tool.

I don't remember if you were ever on SBI (JQ essentially cannibalised most of SBI so it's hard to tell who was always JQ and who used to be SBI) but if you weren't you might want to talk to some of your fellow JQ members who transferred. Being in a competitive guild on a server that is bleeding guilds and possibly seeing a drop in the tiers as a result can be very stressful. The excuses you are given, the lowball moves when the leaving guilds try to poach the remaining guilds, the ultimatums, it can turn what was once a fun and competitive game into something more stressful than a high pressure job. A lot of people take for granted what it takes to be a commander or run a big guild or contribute heavily to server organisation. The people that do this for players invest a part of themselves into the game and the community. When things like this happen, it's not weird to see it take a heavy toll on the people involved. It's one of the reasons why people quit the game or transfer servers, because dealing with the fall out caused by bandwagoners who only care about winning and can't just enjoy the game because it's a game, they've gotta be tier one no matter who they have to trample to stay there. People play games to escape this kind of stuff but the way the WvW community is at the moment, the game will often not be an escape.

View PostMrZero, on 23 February 2013 - 06:02 AM, said:

On the other hand, maybe they should have all kept it out of a public chat where there would be no screenshot. There is more than one person talking there and multiple mouths could have been kept shut.

Also, don't act like people running a website are the only people that are going to "move to the next big thing". How many people playing this very game came from TOR and Diablo 3?

Everyone involved and most people who care about server communities would agree it should have been kept private. It didn't work out that way. Someone using the shoutbox in bad faith to screen cap and post it on a garbage website that couldn't give two craps about the health of the WvW community (but does care about page views and exploiting server problems to create controversies and tear down servers) certainly doesn't help.

It's fine to move onto other games, but while your with GW2 you don't have to exploit the community for as much destructive drama as you can facilitate.

View PostJ E R I C O, on 23 February 2013 - 05:53 AM, said:

One thing i've always admired about Coron was his ability to keep things classy, glad things havent changed.

I'm not a fan of Coron (nor am I a member of his guild), but it's ironic seeing someone call someone out for class when they are not even in this tier but decided to post anyway just to kick the man when he's down. Are we supposed to think it's classy of you to come into this thread to insult the guy for cracking under the pressure of a shitty situation you helped create with the bandwagon wrecking ball that has plagued WvW since launch?

As far as TSYM goes, it's members are made up of so many people from the SoS community. Like all big guilds, TSYM has attrition and has to constantly recruit, so the TSYM of today isn't the TSYM of four months ago. There are members in the guild who are also members of several other guilds (including MERC and even Agg and FoE when they were on the server). Agg, MERC and FoE aren't leaving TSYM, they are leaving SoS.

I've fed this drama more than I should have, but I didn't want to let this pass by without giving the WvW some perspective on the players involved and how this kind of thing, from all sides, isn't good for any of us. It might help the leaving guild tear the server down so that they can get as many other guilds to transfer with them, it might make it easier for BG to take the third spot in tier one, but it will continue to be the cancer that plagues servers and WvW guilds. Both the transfer dramas and that terrible website that exploits it for cheap gossip.

#2169043 T1 - Sea of Sanctum Quarry

Posted turtleykins on 23 February 2013 - 04:29 AM

View PostJedbacca, on 23 February 2013 - 12:31 AM, said:

This was an interesting read :x


I honestly thought better of you dude.

Lets be honest, Clementine of PRX and GW2 Junkies was known on SoS for pulling this garbage when PRX was still on SoS (she was more careful to do it on VOIP where screen shots are less of a threat, but her shrill whining is harder to forget). Her hissy fit when players were enjoying Southsun Cove and not in WvW like dutiful little soldiers (consequently threatening PRX's reputation as never losing tier one - even if it means transferring) wasn't much different from this junk. To see GW2 Junkies promoting guild drama like they do on their podcasts and posts like this is kind of ironic when a core member of their own "staff" does the same stuff herself. I guess some people don't feel relevant unless they are creating or perpetuating drama.

People who promote junk (is that why it's called junkies?) like this are the people who are making WvW less about players playing together and enjoying some kind of competition in a game they like to play, and more about server drama, poor sportsmanship and trolling on the forums, not to mention the attempted destruction (and twisted pleasure) these people take from perpetuating and enhancing conflicts like this one. They've had their hands in this mess since the beginning (it's not a coincidence Coron and Amerathy were both on the podcast, VotF says swapping servers isn't off the cards and their headline reads "VotF threatens to depart"). If the competition of WvW isn't enough to entertain you and you need to involve yourself in and enhance these ridiculous conflicts to enjoy the game, it's long past time you left WvW and moved onto something you do enjoy. If your website needs to massage, manipulate and exploit these conflicts to hold some kind of relevancy to your audience, your content is trash.

Let's be real guys. The people behind this website are going to exploit GW2 and it's WvW players for as much drama as they can and then when they've sucked the game's youth from it and found the next big thing, the people involved will move on without a thought and repeat the same insideously destructive behaviour in the next community they belong to leaving you with a fractured community and stealing months or even years from the game's community by turning a competition into a gossip filled transfer war fueled by guild drama they continue to perpetuate. They want nothing more than for servers to self destruct and for conflicts like this one to grow as large as possible. Just hope that for as long as they are around GW2 and the WvW scene they don't end up setting their sites on your guild or server.

#2166038 T1 - Sea of Sanctum Quarry

Posted coronbale on 18 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

Dictating to the other servers on how to solve their coverage gap problems through motivating their native population rather than transfers, from a server that solved all their coverage gaps via transfers of WvW guilds should be tantamount to dividing by zero.  Not a bitch about JQ, but a comment on that post and the hilarity of it. You truly are on another level Vihar.

Now let me go try and stop my eyes from bleeding...