June 3, 2009 3 Comments
On my server, Order has been pounding the ever-living snot out of Destruction for the past month and a half. We’ve pushed into their city multiple times per week on most weeks. Yes, the stage one instance of the invasion is a bit lackluster, and yes there are bugs that need to be worked out, but that is not what I want to talk about today. Today, I want to talk about realm balance. I would love to hear from other players what their realm is like now, has been like, and the evolutions it has made. I find it interesting to see community ebb and sway as time goes on, and the way the mood strikes them as a collective whole. I clearly remember at launch order players screaming about how overpowerd, better looking, and just more well thought out the side of destruction was. Now, as I read through the forums, I see the players of destruction saying the same about order.
On the server of Ironfist, there has been a consistent and rapid decline of destruction players. Some of the premier guilds from them have completely vaporized, or dwindled down to numbers that make them completely ineffectual. Conversely, order has seen a huge influx of players, and I know that our guild has been getting more and more refined in our tactics and strategies. Cohesion as a whole seems to be reaching a pinnacle. Is this is because the more serious players are now left over in game, and all the “WoW tourists” have left? Maybe it’s because all the people who were playing destruction have re-rolled to new order characters, we’re over-powered now, remember? Some like to say that Aion is where the real PvPers are going, and everyone knows that destruction has the TRUE PvPers. There are as many different possible reasons as there are different people. No matter the reason, Ironfist has gone from Destruction dominated, with small Order sorties, to a complete butt-crushing delivered by Order. Sure, we still loose battles, but the WAR is soundly in our hands.
How goes the power struggle on YOUR server?