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What means "to carry"

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What means "to carry"

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Ed-ward
04.11.2018 , 01:42 AM | #1
Hi,

what does it mean to you when somebody says he carried the team?
What sort of things did he do? Can you make a list, maybe give some examples if it's not clear?
Maybe it's highest dps? Maybe a cc at the right time.
How important is following up on agreed upon targets? Better to switch than chase a slippery one?

My hope is that all players might benefit from this. Perhaps they will realize they can do more or do something different.

For me it means he helped control the game. He did dps on the right target, cced the right target at the right time. Offlealed when possible. I prefer more focused dps on one target. This depends on the composition ofc. If all members have AoE / DoTspread mezzes wouldn't work wery well. I try to stay on the target up to a fault.

For example Operatives carry by offhealing, cc, baiting enemy into attacking them and locking down opponents.
Marauders can carry by high dps, well placed cc and high survivability. Same for Juggs except they can guard too.
Mercs can carry by dps, offheals and baiting enemy into attacking them and then kiting well.
Dps PTs can... ...kite?

If you disagree with me, just write what it does mean in your opinion.
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Yezzan
04.11.2018 , 02:05 AM | #2
When someone said he carried the team, he meant that he practically did everything. Let me give you an example, I was going veteran mode Blood Hunt, my three group mates got killed in the early part of fighting the husband and wife mando bosses, and I had to kill both bosses myself. same thing happened when we got the Shae Vizla, they died and I had to kill her be myself. So, I carried them. In PvP warzone, it is almost impossible to carry a team unless the enemy team suk badly. However, in 4v4 pvp, if you pulled off a 3v1 then you carried your team since you were fighting 3 opponents by yourself and won, that's almost impossible in Ranked but in regular death match it is possible.

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Storm-Cutter
04.11.2018 , 02:44 AM | #3
Basically to be carried is to do the barest minimum not to get kicked. -

Conversely to carry a team, - one or more individuals did the majority of the work- taking al the objectives, moving and scoring with the huttball or generally being invaluable - by DPSing the hell out of the enemy, keeping everyone alive with heals or generally assisting everyone with taunts, interrupts, protection etc.
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04.11.2018 , 09:50 AM | #4
It means that one person is responsible for the team's win.

Outside of arenas however it is impossible for only one person to carry the rest of the team. In an 8 vs 8 you need more than one person who knows that they are doing or you're going to lose. Two or three can maybe determine a match's outcome but not one. There's just too much going on and often on different sides of the map.

If someone is going on about carrying in Ops chat for an 8 vs 8 match they either have way too high an opinion of their own abilities or they just don't know how to play nice with other people.

Even in arenas I'd hesitate to use the word carry in most circumstances. I've had all DPS matches where I had 7 of the 8 kills and twice as much damage as the #2 DPS, but I still threw a vote at the #2 DPS or maybe the person who drew focus if they managed to stay alive and not get globalled. It's still a team effort even if one person carried more of the load.

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yellow_
04.11.2018 , 09:58 AM | #5
it's just another overused (I'm guilty) histrionic gamer culture word for when you think (think being the keyword) you pulled a lot of weight

it should never, ever be taken literally or even all that seriously

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Lhancelot
04.11.2018 , 11:15 AM | #6
To take the entire team on your back like a heavy useless back pack, lug it through a WZ and win with absolutely no help from any of the other 7 players.

That's a carry.

I never done it btw. I seen it done though. When you get someone this good, you just hang on to their backside as best you can, and enjoy the ride.
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TrixxieTriss
04.11.2018 , 11:23 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm-Cutter View Post
Basically to be carried is to do the barest minimum not to get kicked. -

Conversely to carry a team, - one or more individuals did the majority of the work- taking al the objectives, moving and scoring with the huttball or generally being invaluable - by DPSing the hell out of the enemy, keeping everyone alive with heals or generally assisting everyone with taunts, interrupts, protection etc.
Pretty much this ^^

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septru
04.11.2018 , 11:51 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Ed-ward View Post
Hi,

what does it mean to you when somebody says he carried the team?
What sort of things did he do? Can you make a list, maybe give some examples if it's not clear?
Maybe it's highest dps? Maybe a cc at the right time.
How important is following up on agreed upon targets? Better to switch than chase a slippery one?

My hope is that all players might benefit from this. Perhaps they will realize they can do more or do something different.

For me it means he helped control the game. He did dps on the right target, cced the right target at the right time. Offlealed when possible. I prefer more focused dps on one target. This depends on the composition ofc. If all members have AoE / DoTspread mezzes wouldn't work wery well. I try to stay on the target up to a fault.

For example Operatives carry by offhealing, cc, baiting enemy into attacking them and locking down opponents.
Marauders can carry by high dps, well placed cc and high survivability. Same for Juggs except they can guard too.
Mercs can carry by dps, offheals and baiting enemy into attacking them and then kiting well.
Dps PTs can... ...kite?

If you disagree with me, just write what it does mean in your opinion.
You need to be much more specific about what you mean.

Carry in Ranked? Carry in Regs? Carry in Huttball?
Carry as healer? Carry as a tank? Carry in a 1v1?

One thing I will add is that carry is very overate. I myself tell people that I carry them frequently, however most of the time its just to troll. To truly carry someone is extremely hard, and oftentimes your game and skill will be high but no matter how good it will not be perfect. It is really hard to work to a completely perfect game or to make all the right decisions.

Instead, are you just trying to get a list of possible ways to make your game better?
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04.11.2018 , 04:25 PM | #9
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04.11.2018 , 09:04 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Ed-ward View Post
Hi,

what does it mean to you when somebody says he carried the team?
What sort of things did he do? Can you make a list, maybe give some examples if it's not clear?
Maybe it's highest dps? Maybe a cc at the right time.
How important is following up on agreed upon targets? Better to switch than chase a slippery one?

My hope is that all players might benefit from this. Perhaps they will realize they can do more or do something different.

For me it means he helped control the game. He did dps on the right target, cced the right target at the right time. Offlealed when possible. I prefer more focused dps on one target. This depends on the composition ofc. If all members have AoE / DoTspread mezzes wouldn't work wery well. I try to stay on the target up to a fault.

For example Operatives carry by offhealing, cc, baiting enemy into attacking them and locking down opponents.
Marauders can carry by high dps, well placed cc and high survivability. Same for Juggs except they can guard too.
Mercs can carry by dps, offheals and baiting enemy into attacking them and then kiting well.
Dps PTs can... ...kite?

If you disagree with me, just write what it does mean in your opinion.
one thing that come to mind when someone actually carry if say operative single handedly score 6 for the team , i can absolutely say he carry the team or maybe in arena and have 2 v 1 and won ,that i consider carrying the team
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