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Unbiased review on Pot5 and The Bastion

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Unbiased review on Pot5 and The Bastion

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Frankenseuss
07.02.2013 , 09:27 PM | #1
Many people are browsing the forums looking to transfer to a PvP server. As far as the US servers are concerned, they all ask the same question: "Should I transfer to The Bastion, or to Pot5?" I know this because I was on the same boat. I hope this thread can help in making your decision based on what is best for you, not from what others tell you to do.

Number one is this: don't even pay attention to the server rivalry arguments on who is better, because they're both great servers. That being said, I'm gonna move ahead to give my review on both servers.

Prophecy of the Five
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Pot5 is the server I chose to transfer to. The state of PvP right now as a whole is great. For those of you who prefer to level characters with mostly PvP, you won't be disappointed. Pot5 leveling queue pops are constant, and I have never waited more than two minutes for a queue to pop. Sure there are a few trolls on the server, both factions, but those will be everywhere you go. At level cap there are quite a few options for guilds and groups for competitive PvP. The prime reason I chose Pot5 is because we have a player known by the community as Cilas, who puts together great OWPvP events that tend to make playing really worth your while. The way he sets them up is that you don't even necessarily have to be 55 to participate. As far as Open World is concerned, Pot5 is way ahead of the developers. So if you like the option of competitive PvP and you also enjoy open world events, Pot5 is the server for you.

The Bastion
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The Bastion is where most of the streamers are. There are quite a few guilds who participate in competitive PvP, and this goes on close to constantly. They also have constant queue pops for those who are leveling, and I also never found myself waiting for more than two minutes on The Bastion. During my time on the fleet of the Bastion, a player referred to the Bastion as "the short bus server." This means that they are all about competing in PvP but they also know how to have fun with it. The only thing they don't have that Pot5 has is the large scale OWPvP events. They are more focused on ranked warzones, and they have the most streamers of all the servers. If you want to be part of a community that focuses on competitive PvP above all else, then The Bastion is the server for you.

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Polymerize
07.02.2013 , 09:37 PM | #2
Eh... Wouldn't throw much weight to this. Have you ever even played on The Bastion? You've been on POT5 for a week? You're not qualified for this.

No hate, just truth.

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Frankenseuss
07.02.2013 , 09:51 PM | #3
Just trying to help. I'm tired of seeing hate between the two servers, so I'm just trying to help people make decisions.

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UncleOst
07.02.2013 , 09:52 PM | #4
Cilas and Frankenseuss should get a room.

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Frankenseuss
07.02.2013 , 09:54 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by UncleOst View Post
Cilas and Frankenseuss should get a room.
Aww come on ;~; I added you to my friends list in game when you asked me to play with you, don't be nastyyyy

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Savej
07.02.2013 , 09:55 PM | #6
I haven't tried the Bastion and I won't go to a West coast server. But pugging on POT5 has been fairly horrible lately: teams with 12+ players on the scoreboard at the end, teams that try to fail fast when they lose a skirmish and people more interested in medals/comms then pvp ("fighting for its own sake? hah! - I'd rather hide in a corner if we're prolly not gonna win anyways") or winning seem to be taking over the lvl 55 pub-side at least. With the Bolster disaster, the unchecked cc spam and the extremely op'd heals, pvp is the worst I have seen it since release. It wouldn't surprise me at all if most of the people that really cared have moved on.

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UncleOst
07.02.2013 , 09:58 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Frankenseuss View Post
Just trying to help. I'm tired of seeing hate between the two servers, so I'm just trying to help people make decisions.
I stated in a different thread that I had tossed one of my jugs over to bastion. Either server is a viable option, for they both have quick warzone ques. Communities are what you make them. The rest is up to you.

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UncleOst
07.02.2013 , 10:01 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Frankenseuss View Post
Aww come on ;~; I added you to my friends list in game when you asked me to play with you, don't be nastyyyy
HeHe. I'm just jealous. AND, you already know how much I like you

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Frankenseuss
07.02.2013 , 10:06 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by UncleOst View Post
HeHe. I'm just jealous. AND, you already know how much I like you
Oh you spoil me x3 anyways tonight ill be xferring Frankenseuss (guardian) and Anthill (sniper) to Pot5 tonight. Both are 50, so whichever you want to play with just hit me up in game, if you have any toons in that bracket

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Tommytwotoes
07.02.2013 , 10:09 PM | #10
OP seems to make a fairly good observation of the servers. Go where you pong leads you imp
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