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Member Since 28 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 14 2013 12:21 AM

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In Topic: PuGing in WvW

16 May 2013 - 10:54 PM

I would like to say that I appreciate how certain leaders have tried rallying everyone in WvW and they've gone as far as inviting players to join public TS servers. However, I've noticed there's a degree of negativity that goes along with it. It's "damned if you do, damned if you don't " mentality applied to PuGs. If we, the PuGers, don't follow the guy with the blue hat, we suck. If we do follow and we join the TS, we still suck.

I joined my servers TS to help out about a week ago and had endure some very unfair generalizations about "casuals", "randoms", and "PuGs" for the two hours I was present. It's pretty galling considering how I was assisting these people, doing everything the commander asked of me and reviving members of his guild when they were fallen. It's funny when I have the "Combat Healer" title yet I'm considered a "useless" player. Going by some of the descriptions I've heard, we're a witless bunch who stand around with our thumbs up our butts until a blue hat guy appears.

Here's a list of things we PuGers have taken the initiative of doing on our own, since beta:

  • capture supply camps
  • guard caravans
  • attack enemy caravans
  • run supply
  • build siege
  • read the GW2 wiki for tips
  • prepare and use food
  • stack vitality
  • send alerts in /t or /m
  • deal with the Quagan nodes, Temple of Storms, Hylek and Ogre camps
You commanders and your guilds need to know something. PuGs are judging you with the same degree of severity that you've judged them. I've gone as far as placing certain blue hats on ignore because they've demonstrated a lack of respect on a frequent basis. I'm reminded of this episode of Kitchen Nightmares. If you commanders want to inspire people to follow you - don't be an Amy.

I would like to end this on a positive note. I've had the pleasure of tagging along with a couple of guilds who've demonstrated (so far) the qualities I gravitate towards. These guilds are Tempest Wolves and the newcomers to our server IRON. You guys are wonderful. Keep it up.

Sugarbombs, I'm sorry for your bad experience but I think you have a misinterpretation of what people in our teamspeak consider pugs. We generally have three titles for people, pugs, Rallians, and just simply teamspeak people.

From what I've come to see, quite a few people, including myself, have come to view Pugs as people who aren't in teamspeak and doing things aren't productive. These things could be like charging into a zerg's aoe fields headfirst on an alt and rallying a bunch of downed, draining a keep of supply to build troll siege or repair a wall/gate that is is being attacked but poses no real threat if they break it down, taking up que spots to roleplay during dire times when we really need more people into that bl, etc.

Rallians, on the other hand, are the productive members of our server who aren't in teamspeak. Pugs sounds crud and the people who are out there doing an awesome job with the things you listed, and other things, deserve a cooler sounding title than a name shared by a breed of dog.Even though we dont always know these people as well as the other people that are in our teamspeak, we still view them as true brothers/sisters in arms and members of the Sanctum of Rall community and that is why we call them Rallians.

In Topic: Can we agree on a dedicated PvE server?

30 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

SoR is definitely a heavy WvW server, but at the same time we seem to have a decent spread of people in PvE as well. During normal NA play-times there does not seem to be much of a shortage of people in PvE, outside of a few mid-level areas. At least that's been my and my guildies experience with it, which may or may not actually represent what is going on, but its possible.

I think we do have a decent spread too. Just take a look at the Gaiscioch Family [GSCH], one of sor's largest guilds that participates in wvw. They do a lot of different pve events with the whole community and are even doing this 6 month long pve thing that is giving out various rewards and that Anet has even donated some stuff to.


In Topic: Tarnished Coast looking for more Overseas players!

27 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Hang in there TC! I enjoyed fighting against you during our matchup. Fights were ferocious during primetime and it could have gone either way had we had equal coverage. Make SoR earn their T1 spot.

It's a good thing you liked fight them so much cause you'll be back down there fighting them again soon enough. ; )