Tuesday, 20 March 2012
I don't think there is much left in WAR for someone looking for a casual hour or two of PvP. I played football last night so it was late when I logged in, I was only looking for a quick hour of play, but I don't think there is much left in WAR for me.
After the Scs I took to the RvR lakes looking for a group or to tag along on some action. No joy. Logged off.
The sourest taste in my mouth was that I basically achieved nothing in 90 mins. A handful of crests and a few thousand RP. MY renown was 79.48% when I logged in and 79.48% when I logged out. With limited playtime I am unable to hang around for zone locks and cities where big chunks of renown are to be had, and without my old guild's organised WB nights I am unable get into the large roaming battles which really get the blood flowing.
Here is my pledge - no more scenarios, just open RvR. If I wanted to play instanced PvP I would go play SWTOR and their Warzones, whose objective based setup I like better than WAR's inevitable deathmatch spawncamps. If I can't find some fun in WARS's open world RvR then it's time to finally admit the game is up.
Monday, 19 March 2012
- Scenario Imbalance
- Empty guild - few friends left
The scenario imbalance is bad, really bad - I swear 9 out of 10 scs end up in a spawn camp, and very quickly at that. Sometimes zero kills for both sids as one side sees who the opposition is and never leave camp. It in no way amounts to fun.
This would be solo-queue by the way, which leads my other point and some could argue reason for the first. My guild is empty, gone, dead, and I have few friends left. I have joined a new guild but grouping so far has been limited and it seems a bit cliquey.
I'm gonna need to stick at and make something of it myself I think, try and find some oRvR action, or call it quits for good. Whilst playing SWTOR was fun for a bit I have missed Warhammer a lot. Missed Altdorf, missed my horse, missed the Dessies, missed sieges and keeps. Missed the world. I've not had that much time to play yet so will give it another go.
Friday, 16 March 2012
Thursday, 2 February 2012
I’ve been playing The Old Republic since the official release date. Blog Shocker! I wanted to stick around in WAR but my guild and friends pretty much vanished overnight and it only took a moment of weakness and my copy of SWTOR was winging it’s way to me.
My WAR sub was still active for a few weeks after this but I guess not actually logging in again tells it’s own story. Not that I am now a WAR hater but I was right into the Star Wars storylines and learning a new class is one of the best things for me. Just messing about on some different classes in SWTOR has made me realise how much variety of play style I missed out in WAR, playing only a Swordmaster for my 3 years. I am definitely going to get a few chars rolling in Star Wars, so far got a L20 Sith Assassin , L18 Sniper, both on Tomb of Freedon Naad server . More about my PVP experience with these guys in future posts!
My server though was one of the worst hit for queues, and still has about a 15 min queue in primetime (when I play ofc). The queues were easily over an hour every day for the first few weeks. This hit my game time somewhat. My wife loved these queues though; it meant I could do some jobs around the house!
I’m in no hurry to get to 50 though and am taking it easy. The storyline have been quite fun so far, and I am into it, I cannot recall anything about the story in Warhammer whatsoever. And the way I see it, open-world PvP is a still some way off from being an actual viable PvP endgame yet so there’s no pointing rushing to get there.