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Archive for November, 2008

 

Kadrin Valley and our new alliance

Saturday was, in a word, awesome! A group of us from FOTF and League of Light decided to stir up trouble in Dragonwake. All of a sudden it became an entire warband. The fights weren’t bad there, but eventually we got run out of the zone and took up residence in Kadrin Valley.

We traded BOs with Destro and often hit their force head-on.

To get the full effect of this large-scale fight, click the image. A new window will open with a full-size version.

I think Destro had far more numbers, but I think Order was more organized. Throughout the night we had several crashes to desktop. Very annoying, especially in the middle of a keep siege.

We did manage to take the northern keep and defended it for around 11 hours.

Dead Destruction… the best kind!

In the end we got tired and went to bed, but not before we formed an alliance with League of Light! The new alliance, called Flamberge Phalanx, is dedicated to RVR and organization.

Posted by on November 30th, 2008 1 Comment

LoL Defense

We ran into a very cool guild today, League of Light, a bunch of super-organized folks from the Averheim server.

We decided to gather up everyone in the zone who wanted to PVP and take keeps. First we took Drakebreaker’s, then headed to Covenant of Flame. Destro wiped us there, then took all of the Battle Objectives back.

I ran down to the southern objective, and didn’t notice all the Destro until they loaded on my screen. Yikes!

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Posted by on November 28th, 2008 Comments Off

Warhammer first: Pie Assassin title!

Congratulations to Backdraft, Warhammer’s first Pie Assassin!

OK ok, this could be a Warhammer first, I’m not 100 percent sure. But I did a Google search for “Pie Assassin” and Warhammer and only got one completely nonsensical result.

We were running around in Reikland Factory (Tier 2) and he grabbed the gravy pie and started whacking people with it. Backdraft got a killing blow with a pie (unfortunately no screenshot of that event). Then he got the Pie Assassin title!

Congratulations Backdraft! :D

EDIT:

I wanted to follow up with a screenshot of when I got the kill on a hapless pie victim:

100 damage eh? Wow that’s going to be hard to get. Good luck!

Posted by on November 25th, 2008 Comments Off

Pylith + Rugbyrat = BFF

It’s cool the way you form friendships even across realm lines. I’ve seen Rugbyrat often on the battlefield. He’s always willing to charge out and fight even if his team is hopelessly lost.

Here he’s trying to give Pylith a hug… I think… Be careful Rugby!

So anyway, on Sundays the Order tends to take keeps around noon eastern time. Why don’t we see Destro defending? :( My theory is they are all in Sunday School.

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Posted by on November 25th, 2008 1 Comment

Keep takes and zone control BS

First let’s address Bablog’s comment in the previous post about how we only had our keep for 30 minutes Saturday:

(Also if anyone wants to comment on the Web site they all have to be approved by me. There will be a delay with your first comment)

In any case, keep defenses were not nearly as exciting Sunday. I guess Destruction learned its lesson from Saturday, where we repelled several invasions in the span of seven hours. They zone hopped and avoided us like that annoying person at work who is always trying to get you to buy their daughter’s gee gaws to raise money for the PTA.

We took every keep in every zone save one, so by the time Destro got back from church (that’s where you were right?) we were pretty bored. Fortunately something other than Serpent’s Passage popped. Thunder Valley was a blast:

Lots of destro to fight, and they were actually trying.

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Posted by on November 17th, 2008 Comments Off

Seven-hour keep defense FTW!

Today was our guild’s shining achievement, a seven-hour keep defense. We started in Dragonwake just for the heck of it. When we took Drakebreaker’s Scourge we thought we’d stick around for a while. Soon, Destruction started to try to take it back.

It was clear they were not used to taking a defended keep. Many people on Order for some reason enjoy the practice of keep trading. In any case, here are some screenshots. There will be little text because my guild is still harassing me to heal them :p Damn.

One of the many defenses:

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Posted by on November 15th, 2008 2 Comments

Beach camping, PVE and gear itemization

There are times when the battles are hard fought, when I can be proud of our performance. And then there are times like these:

Who wants to roast some hotdogs?

*sigh* I love a fair, equal fight, but sometimes we’re just too organized for our own good. Most of the weekend we ran scenarios with Pylith, Saaz, Organdonar, Banofir, Vanhellings, myself and our newest member, Cal. A good time was had by all, except the Destruction, I suppose.

But our goal was to get many more of us to level 40, and that wasn’t happening as quickly as we would have liked with mere scenarios. We decided instead to PVE our way (ie. AE grind a chapter 22 quest in Caledor). However, my husband, Saaz, and I have a hard time staying awake when PVEing. We trekked to Fred Meyer and bought our first ever coffee pot:

Well, we figured out how to use it (I still feel dumb typing this) and we also got to stay up until past midnight because we drank way too much coffee after 3 p.m. Ugh. That sucked. At some point we also made a brief appearance at Bastion Stair, which we weren’t terribly impressed with and we aren’t sure if we really want to go back.

Cal made an interesting post regarding Bastion Stair and other PVE-oriented loot on our forums. He explained to us die-hard PVPers what the PVE gear is for (because we don’t really want to PVE our way to victory in any game). I, for one, am hoping Cal’s predictions hold true:

The fun part is that this all changes in 1.1, if rumors are to be believed. No one is quite sure how that’s going to happen, at this point. If I were a gambling man, I’d gamble on all pieces in a set dropping in PvP from someone of that level renown rank. At least, that’s what makes the most sense to me.

I would love Mythic so much if they did this.

Posted by on November 10th, 2008 Comments Off

Our first 40 and PVP report

Congratulations to Pylith for being Fight on the Flag’s first level 40! Pylith was behind the rest of us by about two weeks because he was in Texas cleaning up after hurricane Ike. And we were worried! Hah. Pylith persisted and outleveled us all.

He hoped Sunday would be the day, so we started off with some scenarios, but soon found an excellent AE grind spot and sat there for a few hours. We went to lunch and came back and decided to finish up in the scenarios. I managed to get a screenshot of the moment:

We would also like to thank Enelira and the many Destruction who were slain before her who made this possible. Needless to say we all look forward to the day when we are 40 and can RVR instead of do scenarios all day.

Otherwise we had much fun running scenarios and some open RVR on Sunday. For once we ran scenarios that were not Serpent’s Passage:

Grovad Cavarns was a nice change of pace and we won one game 400-2. Destruction isn’t usually that bad so I wonder what that was about.

We also had some fun in open RVR this weekend. We took an objective in Dragonwake and ran into a group of Destruction when trying to take the objective near their war camp. Good fights all :)

No leaderboards this week. I think the Herald Web site is wonky due to the recent server transfers.

Posted by on November 3rd, 2008 Comments Off