I'm not billyk, dunno how you would come to that conclusion. If we're implying "samefa**ing", then, well, your post and TrefAM's.... well, no matter. I'Ll ignore the quip about reading comprehension because it really doesn't make any sense and I don't want to make fun of guys from Detroit more than I have to.wargrimnir wrote: ↑Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:18 pmIt is hilariously telling that you got the exact same response for that assessment from two people at the same time, and you're the one talking about reading comprehension.
And yeah, your explanation doesn't make any more sense either way it's read. There's three active zones. It's not hard to find fights. It's harder to see how many people are in a zone exactly.
The problem is the shared tiers, meaning you now have 9 different lakes overall that are potentially to be fought over by the same people. Back then, you had 3 lakes each in 3 tiers which were separated by rank, as I no doubt don't have to remind everyone, so as a T2 char, you won't ever meet a T4 char until you hit T4.
What happens in practise now is one huge zerg the smaller realm (almost) cannot defeat nor defend against and 2 empty maps. So people have the choice of getting farmed or having no fights at all (unless you're enjoying "prepping the map", ie. doing "PvE" supply runs and hoping the other realm will find you and try to stop you). Neither is very attractive to the average player, so less people enter RvR in the first place, stretching the smaller poluation even thinner. If the players opt for map prepping, the smaller realm gets stretched out even thinner, with no guarantee to lock the empty maps fast enough to avoid the zerg.
But in actual practise this is an even worse situation purely because of shammies, the uncrowned (well they were crowned in the 6v6 torunament a while ago actually) kings of small scale. Try prepping a map with some friends and a T4 shammie with nothing better to do can ruin it easily. He doesn't even have to beat your guys (though that is absolutely possible for him solo), he just has to harras you.
This was very different on live, with all tiers being more or less populated, so there was no huge zerg just owning everyone from T2 through T4 and everyone else just living on borrowed time.
Is this more understandable? At least that is how I understood it. I know you guys tried to fix it with bolster but actual gameplay kinda shows this doesn't work.