Really enjoyed the show again guys brilliant platform.. Just getting a bit too war gam-e-fied tho.. In my opinion, certain high level users are banding together forming cliques, which for me is contrary to the spirit of the game.. Maybe a rename is in order.. Call it something like Guild Wars 2 perhaps!
As a mid range lvl participant 4k+ Once I get found, going into DS only prolongs the inevitable.. Within an hour and a half I'm out and that's it. I've been tagged and saved. This is an ongoing recurring theme happening over and over which is a total spoiler for me.
In the last 5 arena battles it's always been one of the top 3 (always high level) that has taken me out..It doesn't even matter if I've 2,3 or 5 billion health left.
It can also happen even if there are still 1300 users still participating. This is not a simple snipe kill factor.
Tactically I can only assume the following happens....
Hypothetically as a 'top gun' user I'm looking to maximize my xp accrual. I'm not bothered about losing 1 battle in 10 since my superior arms, health rating and damage keeps me well within my comfort zone. Besides this users kill reward will more than offset any limited damage sustained. I'll just pick the lowers up as and when!!
As the game evolves so do the tactics. It's gone from flicking through the rivals lists, taking out the trash, to targeting specific user types. I don't really care because I know like last time and the time b4 that etc I'm going to finish well into single figures..Yawn!!
The experience for me is now so predictable I'm reduced to getting up as many levels as possible as quickly as. Burn stam, burn some more stam period.. I know as soon as I'm located bang that's it - game over! Worst of all your own kill reward, irrespective of whether you've identified yourself or not, kinda gives the game away since there is no random element to it.
Worse still, evolving tactics now see roving high level characters banding. How do I know???? Easy, within a minute of an obvious snipe 3/4 attackers zoom in like a bunch of laughing hyenas.. Funnily enough down to the last 3 and still no conclusion to this arena. Bizarrely, some of the 4 that took turns whacking me out of this event are still active. Probably not even laid a finger on each other for the past 24 hours!!
The fact is I would advocate the saving of targets be omitted from the game entirely. If it's the wrong arena for you in terms of start time fair enough... Catch the next one.. But to give tactics a chance to flourish the facility should be dismantled permanently. It is now a complete waste of time having the defensive stance option if you've been saved for termination, sorry execution! At least (if the saved target option no longer exists) once DS is activated they'll have to move on. It may not change the eventual outcome but at least it will stop the wolf packs swooping in at will!!
Whilst I'm unsure this piece will strike a chord or resonate well with some c.c leaders, the fact remains glaring inadequacies still exist in this present format. Dev's over to you..
Last edited: Sep 26, 2012