steam-rollerYesterday was a server first for Ironfist. A Prime-time city siege.

It was glorious.

It was awful.

Was happy I finally got to see one on me “home” server.

In all honesty, it was a pretty good time, if only because of the newness of it all. The events leading up to it were a good bit of fun as well, despite the massive numbers that destro were able to put out there. 70 Destro taking one keep in Kadrin Valley, while an unknown number were in Eataine locking that zone as well? Holy hell, we couldn’t compete with that. For all intents and purposes, Order was the ice, and Destruction was the zamboni.

When they finally did make it to the city, the instances were a bit of a cluster fuck. People were having a hard time zoning in, this might have been because everyone and their level 28 friend were trying to get in. We’ve all heard the phrase, “Trying to squeeze 10 lbs. of shit into a 5 lbs. bag.”, and that is the perfect metaphor for this. When I finally DID get into an instance, it was myself, and two other people, facing off against 48 desto already killing the Captain General Lord (or whatever his name is). Yeah, we did a great job in there. One of the highlights of the evening? Dieing, having your respawn box disappear, and then having to wait out the timer to get back up again. Say it with me, “Wheee!!!”. Eventually, we did get our numbers up, with about 20 minutes left in the siege, and we were able to stop them from killing the general. Of course, the lag beast reared it’s nasty head in full force at that time. Moving around was just fine, it was the insane delay of skills that caused such havoc for me. Then it all came down in a screeching crash as the server/zone/something decided to go kablooey. I was able to log back into the game about 5 minutes later (so I think it was just the zone), and we were able to finish off the sieging. Sadly, it was without any destro around to play with, so we PvE’d our way through the PQ, and we successfully defended the city in the end.

Overall, I still had a good time. I can easily see how it could get repetitive and disheartening. I was fighting two warbands of destruction with less than a group for over half of my time there. This balance is something that desperately needs to be fixed, or else endgame will be a joke. It is not fun to have zero chance of success. Oh, and the guards at Eataine warcamp for Order are still terrible, and do a worthless job of keeping the enemy out.

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2 Responses to Finally!

  1. Selaphiel says:

    Hey there Kahla, been reading your blog so I decided to beat on you a little bit when I saw you in Eataine and in Altdorf. Good times 🙂

  2. shadowwar says:

    Thanks for the comments. You know I’m always up for a fight. You guys put out an insanely impressive number of people yesterday, the entire day it was if I had a mantra, “Where the hell is Order?”. Still, good times it was.

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