Tales of Hate, Entry 5
July 9, 2010 1 Comment
I made almost the entirety of renown rank 38 last night, I’m a smidge away from 39. I logged on, and did scenarios for the entire time. The only delay from hitting the queue button and getting a “please-accept” button was at the very beginning, when I had to synch up with whatever groups were out there. I used that time to run south of Martyr’s Square in Praag. Once I got my first scenario, I literally never moved a step from that spot for the rest of the night. It was awesome.
I played 10 scenarios, and they ran the gamut of available instances. I had ones that started off even and fresh from the start, to imbalanced to one of the sides, or already in progress. Still, I walked away with 7 wins and 3 losses, totally pugging it up. I noticed that the loses really started coming closer together as I approached 10:00 PM EST. I had a good time though. Even as a total pug, I had a blasty-blast. People died, I died, enemy healers were hopefully cursing my name or spitting frustration at the site of me. If I was able to walk out of a scenario having made a healer or two’s experience worse because of it, I felt accomplished.
I hear bitching and moaning about the Blackguard on the forums all the time, but I don’t get it. The class is strong. I have shit for gear, shit renown, and shit for support, and I still was doing decent. I was walking out of scenarios with 6 to 8 deathblows sometimes, and few deaths. I got in a similar rotation with some of the players, and healers, and I think that eventually, some of them realized I knew what the fuck I was doing, as heals started to come my way more consistently, which is good, because going hip deep into the shit-fest of order to make a healer want to cut themselves in emo rage at being black-barred isn’t conducive to a long life-span.
The highlight of the night: had a guy message me, asking if I wanted to join my guild after he watched me play in a scenario. It’s not a big deal, because it wasn’t some big-name, well known guild, but recognition is recognition. It’s nice to have your ability noticed and have it acknowledged. I politely told him I wasn’t looking for a guild, but appreciated the offer. I’m curious if I’ll get any more invites as time goes on, or if other people will notice my play. My guess, is that on a whole, no, noone will perk up. A lot of the destro on Gorfang don’t spend a lot of time doing scenarios competitively. The appearance is that they just see it as a means to gear progression, and a way to fill the time. Which saddens me overall, as I really enjoy the highly-competitive nature of scenarios.