March 31, 2010

Bad Moon’s Rising

Filed under: wartalk — Alex @ 5:30 am

I normally try to keep my posts as server-general as possible. I leave the politics to the boards. However, in order to make a point, I’m going to have to tell you the story of what might be the most fun I’ve had in WAR and how it proves that competition can exist on my server.

Fact: Destruction on Gorfang routinely loses in both open RvR and Scenarios

Fact: The Order zerg on Gorfang vastly outnumbers the Destruction stragglers

Fact: The morale of Destruction reflects these two facts. Well, most of Destruction.

The past two nights in the lakes have been close to if not the most fun I’ve ever had in this game. Since the move to Gorfang, I’ve been a scenario junkie. Oldies from The Ninth Night made sure of that. We would farm scenarios for hours on end, raking in 5-6k renown per harvest. What I never really experienced, however, was the oRvR equivalent.

I joined Bad Moon because of what I read about them. I contacted a member and asked them what the guild was all about. To my great surprise, it reminded me of a group I played with a few years ago in Guild Wars. The deal was basically done, my friend and I moved over.

A group or two of Bad Moon members out in Eataine. Order has got the zone on lockdown. We made our move into the Sanctuary of Dreams, wrecking the Order that were defending it. The following defense battle was what really opened my eyes. At the end, according to Casualties of War, the numbers were 41 v 13. The kills were 30 to 90. A small group of coordinated players had not only displaced but held ground against a force four times our size, and killed three times as many of them as they killed us.

I’m not going to go into detail with any of the other fights we have experience over the two nights so far. This thread isn’t (entirely =D) about this fights. It’s rather about how despite the perceived imbalances on our server, the game is still playable. We killed Bright Wizards. We killed Slayers. We killed Warrior Priests. I’m sure we killed a FA bomber or two. Nobody used WarBuddy to beat us, and Autofocus didn’t wipe our group.

It IS possible to put up a fight on Gorfang. We have proven that. However, there are still things we cannot do. The Order force last night numbered over 100. We were running a smaller group of just over 6. These are the odds where realm support becomes essential. To those of you out there fighting, keep it up. To those of you waiting in the wings for the balance to shift back, help make it shift yourself. Finally, to those of you who have never tried much oRvR, give it a shot. You might just find that ya’ like it.



  1. what UI mod do you use? It looks nice.

    Comment by Chris — April 1, 2010 @ 3:38 am

    • I use YakUI, you should check my March archives because I did a little review on the pacakge. I’d recommend it to anyone who uses addons

      Comment by Alex@WARgames — April 1, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

  2. You guys keep your chins up. FOTF appreciates the competition (and the friendship when we were on PT). In any case your fight should be easier now that we are leaving for the RUA server. Details here: http://www.fightontheflag.com/2010/04/01/fotf-relocating-to-the-rua-server/

    Comment by Perle — April 1, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    • Going to be sad to lose another good guild to RUA. We could have had so many good fights in the coming weeks! Let us here know how it is over there… you might see us.

      Comment by Alex@WARgames — April 1, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

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