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Sindol
10.13.2014 , 04:44 PM | #1
Sooooooooooo...

As many of you have seen, I've been a social butterfly since I've gotten back to civilization and enjoyed the luxury of interwebz although they are shoddy ew gross nasty interwebz.

The reason I've been so in your face with trollsome love is because I'm super stoked and ready to be back on my uber lovely tower playing SWTOR with all of my nerdy friends (yes, you're all nerds!).

Anyways, back to the point of my post. Obvi forum PVP is obvi. And it's l33t, I congratulate you all on your min-maxed forum expertise! That said, I think it's time to kick your energies into overdrive and when you're not at work hitting the refresh button on the forums to cop a feel of the latest and greatest forum goodies, perhaps we can be in-game getting our ranked PvP lolz on?

I've noticed some of the issue is that there's a big bad wolf on the server (and there always is), some scary beast of a PvP force huffing and puffing and blowing our ranked PvP house down. Leaving our lovely desire to do something besides regular war zones so utterly quelled that we don't want to queue up for ranked because it's not fun if you're only going to face the best of the best and get smacked right back to regs again.

This is why, Backrocket Bastards will be 'attempting' to field a ranked team. I say attempting because we may pull a straggler here and there if we don't have enough people online to do that dayum thang. That is if there are any stragglers brave enough to get pummeled with us! *gasp*

We've talked about it and though we're primarily an RP guild that likes to do some semi-cereal coordinated PvP frequently in the regs scene, we think it would be a good thing if we stepped out there and just went with the queue (so to speak). Mind you, we aren't the best and we'll probably get our butts kicked, but we're willing to show everyone that if you actually take the time to queue for ranked, maybe it won't be so bad if you're facing other teams besides that uber awesome juggernaut of a team that has all the skills to pay the bills.

So, the real point of the post is to reach out to the community. To those of you that want to do some ranked but are wary of the potential for it and how feasible it is on TEH? How long will it last? Will there be smack talk that makes people not want to queue? So on and so forth! (Of course there's always going to be smack talk, that's what people do in PvP! Just can't let it get to you! Hehe!) :P

So yeah, I'm calling all competitors here. The Core, Regulators, Zen, Hex, Guerilla, Nemesis, Republic, Shots Fired, Anime, and so on and so forth! Where y'all at? Why aren't we in queue? What will it take to get the ranked PvP jams booming in our server's speakers in a positive light?

And no, I'm not drinking 'kool aid' or trippin on acid you sorry sons of banthas! I'm just ready to get back and play the game with you sorry lot!

So as usual, you're intergalactic flyboy troll is signing off with a hardy: #getatmebrah!

<3

MAVIN
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GrizzMeshurik
10.13.2014 , 05:37 PM | #2
I don't like cereal.
Grizz Meshurik
60 Vanguard 60 Sentinel 60 Scoundrel 60 Commando 60 Powertech 60 Guardian
Backrocket Bastards
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Zoom_VI
10.13.2014 , 06:40 PM | #3
Crinn likes ranked.

Oh and that is not a l33t forum PvP post. Anyone good at forum PvP knows you need to be at the point before you start getting to it, and you did the opposite.
Crinn

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CaptJay
10.13.2014 , 09:03 PM | #4
Is this trade chat?
TURVY

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Lhancelot
10.13.2014 , 09:24 PM | #5
Couldn't there have been an easier way to say what you mean? Like, "hey 55s, stop being scared and queue for ranked." That's what you wanted to say, right?
LHANCELOT The Ebon Hawk Server
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." -Socrates

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Sindol
10.13.2014 , 10:20 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Lhancelot View Post
Couldn't there have been an easier way to say what you mean? Like, "hey 55s, stop being scared and queue for ranked." That's what you wanted to say, right?
Nah, I think that might be your impression of 55s and why they don't queue for ranked. I don't think people are scared, I just think they aren't enjoying themselves when/if they do queue for ranked.

So IF peeps do want to queue for ranked, then we need to figure out what it is that's making it not fun for them and try to fix it if it's something within our power to fix as players and members of the community.

That's all. The rest of it was just my fingers running rampant with joy at the thought of keyboard turning and moonwalking all over the arenas and war zones!

mkay?
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alexsamma
10.13.2014 , 10:27 PM | #7
Four teams queued for ranked tonight, 1 did not have a team, two were pugs/partial pugs.

Our team ran non-fotm comps half the night, then switched to stronger comps later in the evening, so don't be afraid of fotm meta hardnock no-life comps.

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Lhancelot
10.13.2014 , 10:31 PM | #8
Honestly I do not think it's a community problem, why people do not queue for ranked. I think it's the fact that ranked is only 4 vs 4 death matches. This setup alone creates many problems. Also how players are rated could be a reason why ranked is not as popular as it should be.

Me personally, I have not done ranked since quitting when level cap was 50. I will find out soon whether or not I like ranked. My healing sage is 49 now, and I look forward to seeing if ranked PVP is as bad as they say it is for sage healers. Wish me luck!
LHANCELOT The Ebon Hawk Server
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." -Socrates

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Sindol
10.13.2014 , 11:23 PM | #9
Glad to hear that John-boy! /flirt Have I ever told you how sexy you are?

As for Lhancelot, you may be right and I agree. I liked 8v8 way better than 4v4, but that doesn't mean 4v4 isn't fun, at least not to me. It's fun PvPing with and against friends, especially when it's a little more exclusive in the ranked environment! You know what you're getting into and you know who you're facing. It's far less random and that can be fun at times.
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alexsamma
10.13.2014 , 11:52 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Lhancelot View Post
Honestly I do not think it's a community problem, why people do not queue for ranked. I think it's the fact that ranked is only 4 vs 4 death matches. This setup alone creates many problems. Also how players are rated could be a reason why ranked is not as popular as it should be.

Me personally, I have not done ranked since quitting when level cap was 50. I will find out soon whether or not I like ranked. My healing sage is 49 now, and I look forward to seeing if ranked PVP is as bad as they say it is for sage healers. Wish me luck!
Regardless of the format, ranked is the only way to have competitive games.

Death-matching may not be the end all be all of pvp, but it is a great way to have fun, compete on a level playing field, and improve your skills as a player.