June 7, 2009

Premades, and why I love this game

Filed under: The Old Blog — Alex @ 9:49 am

Small scale PvP. In even less words, epic. Recently my guild has been running small, elite groups of 6-12 players all in vent. Most of us are specced towards a certain strategy as well. I’ve loved this brand of PvP ever since GW, where it was the only brand of PvP. I believe that coordination and tight knit groups is exponentially more enjoyable than a mindless zerg. That seems obvious, yet I don’t see as many people doing it as I would expect. The server I play on is no exception. Also obvious is the need for coordination on a large scale to compete in the T4 campaign against the opposing realm.The question is, why does this coordination not happen? Why, in a day of MMO’s where getting the “next best” is all that matters, do players choose dissent over progression?

This is a difficult question to answer, and one that really does puzzle me. We as a player base would rather senselessly bash our teammates and the game we are playing rather than band together and win. After all, winning is more fun, right? Mythic has given us the tools to cooperate with those around us, it’s time we use them. I promise that we all will get more bang for our buck that way.



  1. Could not agree more with you about pre-mades. But unless you play a lot I think finding a consistent group is difficult. I think War could do well with an integrated voice chat, so at least it was easier to communicate with PUG team mates.

    Comment by Atom — June 7, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    • I would agree that finding a consistent group is hard, sometimes you just have to get lucky. However, if players in this game were more willing to cooperate it would get much easier. Also, I’m on the fence with integrated chat. One one hand I fully believe it would make pugs much easier, but at the same time it makes juggling multiple vents that much harder.

      Comment by Alex — June 7, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

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