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Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Since the late 30’s my scenario play time for my Chosen character was very limited as a way of levelling or gaining renown. The reasons were between have a pure tank spec, running in to premade groups and being shouted at when victory points were needed for a zone lock.
Joining a PUG group for a scenario would see me get a pitiful 300 renown points, which became the main goal once hitting 40.
I have been in premade groups, well by premade I mean a few people on Ventrilo shouting at each other which really is not much of a step up from a PUG.
The other night I actually got a step closer to a proper premade group, by this I mean a group which is focused, balance and using specific tactics. We had 6 people 2 Chosen, 2 Sorcerers, a healer and a Witch Elf.
I recently re-spec my Chosen to be more of an anti caster/disruption build which you can be seen here. By no means would I call this THE spec as I am still feeling around for one to suit my taste and role. If anyone has comments I would love to hear them.
Anyway, my job was to protect one of the Sorcerers with Guard and try to protect them when needed. While they got close up to the enemy when their morale 2 ability Focused Mind was able to be triggered and spammed there area of attack abilities. As my aim was disrupting/buff/protecting and not damage I found my focus and play style felt more rewarding and to my surprise substantially more rewarding in real terms. I saved my rank 3 and 4 morale abilities when things got a bit sticky for the Sorcerers health bar in the vain hope it would give the healer that little extra time, and it seemed to work on a number of occasions.
So from my pitiful 300 renown points I was topping the scenario charts with 3.5K to 4.5K renown points while our side continuously held order at their own spawn point over 4 scenarios. I imagine this is probably old news for a lot of players, but to me it has been a revelation for my Chosen who now even in PUG’s glues himself to a DPS class.
Also if you check out the WARP post cast episode 34 they also talk about how renown and experience is distributed in a group.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
I was in a war band and we had been taking objectives in the tier 3 zones. But as we moved on to the next zone some of the objectives were flipping, reports came in a small order war band was in one of the zones. So again we went through each of zones again taking all the objectives making them destruction controlled.
Once complete, we were left with a war band and all destruction controlled objects, so while the war band stayed in the green skin zone the war band leader went to the chaos zone and I went to the elf zone. 10 minutes later all the zones were still destruction controlled and I was just about to fly back to the war band when I noticed a flag had flipped control, so I communicated this back to the war band and they started to wrap up what they where doing.
I travelled to the next logical object and hid behind a tree so I could see when they arrived, they didn’t so I checked out the map again and they had travelled south. So I followed them there and approached the objective by hiding behind stone columns. I don’t think they saw me, at least they did not send anyone to attack me. I reported numbers, then direction once they left. On the way I was spotted a few chased me down and I spawned back at the camp. Just in time to meet the destruction war band arriving in the zone and we travelled straight to the objective the order war band where heading. They took the objective but we where there soon after to wipe them out and flip the objective again.