Some people really don’t have the intelligence they were born with, seriously there are some dumb ass mothers out there.
Case in point. Stage II of Inevitable City capture had been reached, but there were still a large number of Destruction in the city, but now we were in Stage II, they couldn’t re-spawn at the base camp if killed. Simple solution really, go forth and slay those of a chaos tint, after which point we go and hammer out the PQs, without having to watch our backs.
Oh no. lets make it easy for Destruction to defend their capital, lets splinter into multiple groups and get farmed for the following hour of the Stage II’s timer. If I had been Destruction against Order in that instance on Karak Eight Peaks last Friday night, I would have laughed long and hard. Possibly the easiest rps they must have made in a goodly while.
Is it really that hard to focus ones mind for just a while? Maybe it’s going to require sending the order population on a few team building weekends, build a few rafts, a bridge, burn food while camping, climb a couple of hills, etc etc. Lets get some good bonding going on.
Now in the defence of my fellow inept Order brethren, there was a recurring problem we faced (Aptly covered by Bootae), which raised my ire alittle. Mainly because I had seen it all before in DAOC, years ago, with the stun/PBAOE groups. There was a reason they were curtailed in DAOC, so to have them pop up again here, is slightly bemusing. They became so situational in usage, that for normal roaming they really weren’t viable anymore, yet in Warhammer they are bloody viable everywhere.
I have slowly come to realise the Warhammer is destined to repeat the mistakes of the past. It’s taken me a long time to accept it, but I must just try and soldier on with this annoyance as a constant companion. My current theory is that no one from the DAOC team worked on Warhammer, or more likely they have all been concussed and lost their long term memory, or they were so rushed getting Warhammer out of the door, that they didn’t do a lot of “What Iffing”.
Maybe I should ask the question. Do I wish that Warhammer was DAOC 2.0 with a new skin and a vastly greater population? Absolutely. All that real world testing we did for years and years in DAOC, which “simply” required a greater level of polish than DAOC had and that’s what gauls me the most, when I can be bothered to expend the energy to think about it.
To finish on a mainly positive note, it was good to see that Torgun, the giant in the Stage II Inevitable City Sacellum Part 4 has been sorted in a hot fix. I have to be honest, I really don’t understand how something can be out of range, when it’s digital X & Y is infront of me on the screen. Perhaps these creatures have either already passed into the spirit world and we are merely seeing it’s remaining Ectoplasmic essence, or it’s had access to an special version of spell Mirror Image and is currently drinking a Mocca on the terrace above the arena, while we wail away like a bunch of muppets.