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Archive for February, 2009

 

Our recent inactivity and group changes

We’ve been torn with the state of Gorfang as of late. We are all apprehensive with the impending patch notes and what that will mean for us all. Lately we’ve been debating whether or not to roll onto a different server as Destruction instead (we have a guild set up on Skull Throne if anyone is interested).

After much debate, we’re sticking with Gorfang in hopes that the new zone domination rules will help the RVR. We hate doing RVE. It bothers us to the core. I am hoping the changes will encourage more people to fight each other instead of fleeing to another zone when the enemy shows up.

Recent circumstances dictate that I reroll to play a White Lion instead of my Archmage. For me, it’s a disappointing turn of events, but a necessary one. I like my Archmage but my White Lion is great fun, and I am sure I will learn to love her as well. With me rerolling, that means Khaevil will now play the Archmage. There could be other permanent changes, but for now those are the big ones. (We are also hoping one of our members will reroll to a Warrior Priest, hint hint. Maybe when you get back from vacation?)

The upside to me playing a non-healer is it will allow me to lead warbands more effectively. Before I was so focused on healing (or getting yelled at because I let someone die, sorry!) I couldn’t relay orders well enough. This led me to either not lead a warband at all or do it in a half-assed fashion. I am looking forward to being high enough level to RVR with the big boys again.

The little RVR we did participate in this weekend was a lot of fun. Destro had a mighty zerg, almost like old times. We assaulted a keep in Eataine and they held the Lord room well. We ran back after a wipe and they were ready for our assault.

Needless to say we didn’t take that keep. Maybe another time!

Posted by on February 23rd, 2009 Comments Off

Battered Order Shelter = Shining Way Fortress

It’s been a while since Order had their collective asses handed to them. FOTF was ready for yet another day of playing alts to find any semblance of RVR action when we heard of a couple of Destro warbands.

I didn’t take the threat seriously until they flipped Caledor.

The rest of the night I can only equate to how a battered woman feels when her abusive boyfriend returns after a long period away from her: skittish, excited and afraid at the same time. I remember the days when Destro zerged the server so hard that Order were demoralized and weak. Then a few server transfers brought more people to the Gorfang and the Destro had some infighting

After Caledor flipped, I put out the rallying cry in alliance chat and told people to join my warband and get in vent. At this point the Destro had already claimed Covenant of Flame. When Destro hit Drakebreakers we had a whopping two groups.

So we did what we FOTF tries to do best. We queued for Serpent’s passage.

The beatdown was humiliating and awesome.

What happened next is something that hasn’t happened in a long time. We got stomped. It’s hard not to get stomped when you have a full group of PUG in the scenario. Somehow Destro made everyone who was not level 40 stay out of the scenario queue and only let the pro players go in preset groups.

After our beatdown, we went to Drakebreakers, but Destro rolled through us like we weren’t even there.

Destro flood the inside of Drakebreakers Scourge.

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Posted by on February 8th, 2009 Comments Off

WTB Destro in Tier 4

Come on guys, it’s seriously lonely at the top. Desto have put up next to no fight in nearly a month. While we are loathe to do it, FOTF members have rolled alts to get a piece of the action in the lower tiers.

Considering how few members we have (eight at this posting, and we all have level 40 alts), you can be sure if you see one of us it’s probably one of the crew that you see every day.

I rolled a white lion named Cascade, and I named my lion Tfourislonely (thanks for the awesome suggestion Dworf!).

In any case, we’re still recruiting both a BFF for Riamin and more members at FOTF. Other than that, the fights have been too boring to report anything of note. We’ve been doing a lot of PVE. Let’s hope the action picks up soon.

Posted by on February 3rd, 2009 1 Comment