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In Topic: Tier 1 NA

05 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

View PostVihar, on 05 March 2013 - 09:21 PM, said:

Stackgate is doing well.

We are only here to provide humble competition for our JQueue overlords. :P

In Topic: Tier 1 NA

05 March 2013 - 08:20 PM

View Postadra12, on 04 March 2013 - 01:36 PM, said:

Now look who is all high and mighty now that half the WvW guilds on SoS came to make their server T1 material again. SoR has never had BG's coverage but we have beaten you during every reset and prime time hour that we have faced you.

You should really learn to have more respect for your enemy and yourself.

Blackgate has always been Tier 1 material. I'd reference our last three T1 match threads as evidence that even our opponents think we are. It isn't about the scoreboard to decide if you are T1 material, just whether or not you get to stay or if someone else gets a shot. SoR is deserving of Tier 1 and I am glad you all got a shot here, but to get masses of transfers yourselves and act as though we are terrible people for getting transfers is just comical. Just because we got transfers after paid transfers went into effect does not mean that we forgot that you all getting transfers and farming SBI's rating weren't a major reason you were in Tier 1.

There is a constant claim that your NA is the "best in the world" and you reference 1 or 2 ticks where you are at about +300 PPT. Blackgate has the same increases. It isn't a linear process. Battlegrounds are fluid and at any given time, the stars can align to give you an incredible tick. All 3 servers have done it. Blackgate went from +190 to +295 several times during NA last night. The difference is we don't post score updates or slanted screenshots of our "dominating PPT" because it is merely a glimpse of a false reality. All 3 servers are highly skilled, highly motivated, and maxed out on population during NA time. Your early success during NA time is the same reason for our late success during NA time. You have about 1,500 Brazilian players handing off very Blue maps to a wealth of EST guilds. Blackgate has a lot of PST guilds. When we log on, you are already 4 hours into being full swing, which doesn't affect the PPT long term because we are in full swing for another 3 hours after your EST presence logs and your Brazilian players have a lot of work to do to make up for what our EUs have done. The entire situation is far more complicated than how you lay it out. I hate to break it to you, but you are not the "Best NA" by any stretch of the imagination. You are very very good, yes, but against BG and JQ who are also very very good, it is an "any given Sunday" sort of deal. The more you chain yourselves to being "Best NA, but losing because you don't perform anywhere else", the more you alienate your off hours guilds. Nine Dragon left because they felt under-appreciated and they probably aren't the only ones that feel/felt that way.

View PostPathiss, on 04 March 2013 - 03:37 PM, said:

SoR guilds will never transfer off. Even suggesting it means that you have no concept of the server history or why we play on it. There is personal and sentimental attachment to it. Kaineng Euros and Asians would be better served going to SoR.

I would very much like to see you all get more transfers. I was very excited to hear you all got OCX. Every little step works towards the ideal of a truly competitive Tier 1. None of us want to win every week. The taste of defeat is motivation to show up. You all have my respect and my best wishes in achieving greater off hours coverage, as do all of the Top 6 servers. Earning Tier 1 instead of getting it due to default coverage always means so much more and 6 servers really vying for the top spot would accomplish that vision.

In Topic: Major WvWvW update has been postponed

17 February 2013 - 05:45 AM

In defense of Ascended gear, at least they are introducing it gradually so that you are not forced to grind it all at once, giving people months at a time in order to get their gear. The stat difference is not as noticeable because it is on smaller pieces that don't give as many stats. If there were Ascended stats across all your items/gear, then you would be able to notice the difference. It's a power creep, but a slower one than many other games have done.

In Topic: Why WvW will never become what we hoped it would

13 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

Dev posts from Habib have already confirmed that all siege weapons can hit 50 players at once, with the exception of a Ballista only being able to hit 10, which makes sense (Flame Ram #2 if you are wondering).

In Topic: Why WvW will never become what we hoped it would

13 February 2013 - 04:51 AM

Cirus raised an excellent point. Is a guild of 40 organized, specifically built, soldiers all in the same voice program a zerg, or is it an army? WvW is large scale PvP. There are uses for smaller numbers, but it is the boots on the ground en masse that really make the difference on a map.

The main thing I see is everyone calls it a zerg and that is somehow supposed to be insulting or demeaning to the members of that battlegroup. I'd agree there should be balancing so that a small group can murder a larger group, but in order for that to happen, the larger group has to be inferior from the start. No force of 10 is going to wipe an organized force of 40. I don't care how well drilled or talented you are at PvP, they will roll you.

Organization, builds, synergy, strategy, communication. That is the difference between a zerg and an army. Learn it and you may understand WvW. No large guild group in VoIP is a zerg. If you call them one after they kick your ass, then you have much to learn. Wars aren't won by a team of 6-8 Call of Duty players, they are won by hundreds of soldiers on the ground with tanks, mortars, and air strikes. Small groups accomplish things, but, big picture, it is going to be the large groups that win the war.