First, the fights. Order was bent on capping the Chaos pairing. There must have been 4-5 warbands of order and I don’t know how many Destro. For the first time since I can remember Order seemed to outnumber Destro, but not by much.
Here is a pic at Chokethorn Bramble BO. That is just the front of the vast Destro zerg. (Click pic to embiggen)
FotF ran with our good friends in Obliteration. Since both guilds are fans of using assist, getting in vent and working together, we wiped the Destro nearly every time we faced them.
We also ran scenarios together, although some people had trouble with Queue Queuer:
On another note, the 1.3.4 patch notes are here. There is a pretty long discussion on the Gorfang forums lamenting the loss of such scenarios as Serpent’s Passage, Caledor Woods and Logrin’s Forge. Really Mythic? This makes me a sad panda Why are these scenarios unpopular? I saw Serpents pop way more than Dragon’s Bane.
Here is the list of scenario offerings:
* The following Scenarios now make up the regularly-offered list: Nordenwatch, Gates of Ekrund, Mourkain Temple, Phoenix Gate, Highpass Cemetery and Battle for Praag. The breakdown of when these Scenarios are offered is as follows:* Tier 1- Nordenwatch- Gates of Ekrund* Tier 2- Nordenwatch- Gates of Ekrund- Mourkain Temple* Tier 3- Nordenwatch- Gates of Ekrund- Mourkain Temple- Phoenix Gate- Highpass Cemetery* Tier 4- Nordenwatch- Gates of Ekrund- Mourkain Temple- Phoenix Gate- Highpass Cemetery- Battle for Praag
With the possible exception of Phoenix Gate and Battle for Praag, your team can win every one of those scenarios by avoiding the fight. The scenarios that were removed seemed to favor single-point battles. The lower-tier scenarios that were removed were a rite of passage, as Mezirah stated on the Gorfang forums.
tor anroc was a rite of passage. isha introduced dynamic LOS pvp.
LOS pvp is incredibly important for strategic defenses and offenses. Why they removed Temple of Isha I will never know. It was one of my favorite scenarios leveling up, along with Tor Anroc. It is a shame they are removing these scenarios. (Here is a link to one of FOTF’s early reports from Tor Anroc. Here is a screenshot of Temple of Isha.)
But at least we won’t have to do Thunder Valley anymore.
On a positive note they are adding weapons that you can buy with new scenario currency. So when we are bored out of our minds doing the same scenarios over and over at least we will have something to look forward to.