Patch Day Ponderings

17 Aug

Starcraft 2

I’ve been playing with some WoW friends and some real friends.  Our GM created a vent channel, and its seeing some action.  Custom maps are a blast, and I’m slowly developing the skills to be half decent at this game.

My friend over at Pugnacious Priest already talked about Nexus Wars, and I’ve been loving it.  I’ve also been playing Income Wars and Battlecraft, although the map for Battlecraft appears to have wandered away.

Arenas

The biggest challenge of 5v5s seems to be scheduling.  We can put together an amazing team and still get in only a few hours a week.  You can’t hit 2200 with a few hours a week.  That’s the bottom line.

Is it just me, or are serious PvPers more flaky than raiders?  The certainly tend to put more emphasis on individual skill over team efforts.

Raiding

Yes, we’re still doing it.  We threw a 10 player group together last night that got a few hard modes done with some people who had never seen them.  I forget that our guild is much farther progressed than most of the server.  We’re an establish and strong core of talented players, even if there are a few guilds who have more boss kills than us.  Its easy to evaluate a guild based exclusively on boss kill progression, but I feel like that leaves something out.

Those are my un-constructed thoughts for patch day.  I intent to (and have partially written) three new posts for later this week.  My work schedule will dictate the pace at which they get posted.

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3 Responses to “Patch Day Ponderings”

  1. Pugnacious Priest August 17, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    Some of at least our arena scheduling was trying to fit it in before or after raids, after a night of wiping on progression, people just want to go bed / do washing up/ spend time with a SO ect ect.

  2. Nexus October 8, 2010 at 9:17 am #

    Arena teams are definitely less consistent than scheduled raids. Always have been. People will say they can play at certain times, but shit comes up. There is always the feel that it is easier to get in Arena games than it is to get a raid together, and sometimes that’s true and sometimes it isn’t. Its definitely more true if none of your members ever raid.

    Its very difficult to try to raid consistently and PVP, as usually players end up “spending too much time on the game and not enough on real life” and this often leads to last minute changes in scheduling.

    Arena teams are alot about being on at the right time, especially with 5s, a little less with 3s, and 2s typically isn’t a problem.

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