Last week I brought up the mention of Forever 29’s as a problem in Scarlet Blade. Well, this is the same problem now changed to something different. It’s call ‘Spawn Camping’ and ‘Base Camping.’
What is this you may ask? This is when two or more ridiculously strong Forever 29’s mech up and just stay in either Royal Guard or Free Knight base for anywhere from 5-10 minutes straight. This means anyone killed will respawn in the case-as usual-and immediately die again.
This is so wrong in many ways.
First off, it gives a person a chance to ‘rank point farm’ off players who haven’t a chance in hell of standing up to them. Last night I watched some of our FK do that. And it’s the same bunch I wrote about last night. Now I get it that you’re mad someone from RG came onto our chat and talked trash. That’s one thing…camping their base to just bully them is another.
It’s why no one likes this group.
Secondly, it forces RG to stay in their base, which prevents solo players like me from being able to get kills and complete the ‘killing enemy arkana’ quest. I admit my arkana doesn’t have the highest level equipment, which forces me to be sneaky, brutal and a 1v1 fighter…to each his own.
But to load up on high gear and then just bully your way into the enemy base doesn’t make you ‘tough’ or ‘bad’ it makes you a prick. Chalk up another reason why the group on our side isn’t liked.
And I’m sure there are people who will tell me ‘then make your arkana better.’ Well, one can’t when the bunch hogs every major boss they can. That prevents others from being able to get tough enough to be able to make runs at the RG or FK chest.
Once again, Aeria looks the other way while Valkyrie server continues to die. Smaller players don’t want to come in because they’ll be mauled. I’ve gotten to where I try to stick to 26-29 when I kill someone but it’s hard to tell the difference via HP. If I see a 23 or 24 or 25 dog tag floating after the kill, then I’ll leave that person alone.
Granted, I understand Aeria is in business to make money and these folks probably buy stuff from Aeria. I get that. However, to turn a blind eye while folks are screwed over is poor management.
Once again, another problem to be fixed that won’t be.
Today I entered a battlefield named Janus. There were ten of us versus the 9 for the Royal Guard. They had a medic and we didn’t, but it wouldn’t have made a damn bit of difference. In the end, the score was RG 165 FK (US) 5. Want to know why?
It’s very easy, it’s called the ’29’s forever.’ What that means are players who will do everything in their power to stay level 29 or lower so they can own Caergate and be “dominant” over the smaller players. There’s three guilds between the RG and FK side that do this. Arcane Fury, Endurers and Red Bull. I will touch on each on later.
What made the battle so unfair is that each of the 29’s had unique equipment, boosting their health points, strike points and damage dealt to levels that us 25-27’s couldn’t have matched in a million years. Hell would’ve frozen over before we could beat them.
Which now brings me to the subject of guilds. I’m going to start with Red Bull. They are in Caer on the FK side, and are the biggest bunch of pricks I have ever seen in any game. If there’s a Titan (Caergate world boss) they go in mass to attack it and grab any of the unique weapons that drop. Their excuse for their behavior is: “No one wants to hunt the boss, all they want to do is attack RG base.” That might’ve been at one point, but now that argument is bullshit. Hear me Red, I’m calling you out as being full of shit-yes you heard it right.
Why do I call it bullshit? Because no one can get anywhere near Titan if they wanted to. How can you when 6-8 Red Bull are all over it? Drops from Titan are based off how much damage you dish out, and when you’ve got 8 versus 2 or 3 and the 8 have unique weapons…well you see the point.
What makes things worse is the RB has now created a RG guild called Yellow Bull. What they’re doing now is they’ll hit the RG chest with Red Bull, getting the good gear, and then switch the YB and hit the FK and get all the good stuff then. How is this any kind of sportsmanship? It’s not. Having coached before, I can tell you it’s nothing akin to cheating. However, I’ve always said most of RB are limp dicked no life people anyway. Why else do you feel the need to dominate a stupid game if you’re not?
Arcane and Endurers, though, are just as bad. They do the same things on the RG side.
Now, how is this a problem? Let me list the reasons:
- Prevents others from getting top notch gear
- Keeps smaller/newer players from getting stronger.
The same RB bunch has told someone I know that they’ve been drying up the auction house of any good rare equipment, leaving the shit for the newbies to have. Once again, how is this fair and balanced? It’s not, It’s just jackasses being jackasses.
Now, the GM’s at Aeria can ignore me if they want, but I’ll tell it like is. My first Bachelor’s is in Sports Management, which concerns sports entertainment. The Entertainment sector of business is the same whether it’s sports or video games. If the event isn’t fun and entertaining, the attendance will dry up and the money too. That’s what’s happening on Valky. People are getting sick to shit of the bullshit being done by the groups and nothing being done about it. And until it is, the server will continue to die.
Ignore it at your own risk, Aeria.
Warning: strong language inside.
I just finished playing Scarlet Blade a couple minutes ago and ended up shaking my head. We were in a battleground called Janus, which is where both sides can fight. Suffice to say, we lost. Fine. It’s not the end of the world.
Right now I’m leveling up a Medic, Sentinel and Whipper, all classes I’ve never played before. So, are they built, skill wise, like they should? Probably not, but oh well that’s life.
Suffice to say, one person griped me out in the middle of the game for ‘not having basic heals and trying to be a hero.’ I guess it was being a hero to try to support them with what buffs and heals I have. But, you know, it’s a game, so what’s the big deal.
Same person went on shout and yells “RUN FROM JANUS FK (Free Knights, which is our faction) YOU FUCKING COWARDS!
I just had to sit back and shake my damn head at people. It’s a fucking game…not real life! Why take it so seriously? That’s why I’m leveling out of Caergate so I can get away from something that’s annoying me. Why? It’s a game! And if it’s running up your blood pressure then: 1. You’re taking it too seriously. 2. You’re letting someone have too much control over how you feel. 3. You’re taking it too seriously.
This is why I tell people all the time that some gamers have no life. Anyone who’s willing to curse people out over losing a game is a moron. I don’t care how much money they put into it, they’re still a moron.
Time to get your head out of your ass and get over yourself.
I am addicted to the MMORPG called ‘Scarlet Blade.’ Some folks like it because of the shameless tits and ass involved, but that’s not what drives me. What do I like about it? It’s my assassin called a “Shadow Walker.” I just love my character.
To set the scene, she has the ability to make herself invisible for 40 seconds at a time, or until striking, which makes her a silent killer. However, she’s also a paper claw, meaning that she’s got lots of offensive power but can’t take much of a pounding-meaning she dies easy. So, the trick is how to play her.
How do I do so? Well, I hunt with her, while a lot of others let folks come to them. Having a arkana (what the character’s are called. Shadow Walker is just a class) that can’t take a pounding means being sneaky.
I keep her invisible at all times until I strike. Anyone alone, hurt, etc is fair game and I’ll kill them!
This morning, I was on a rampage against the other faction. In less than ten minutes I’d already gotten 4 kills and it takes 4 minutes or so to reach the other side of the map via the route I take. One fell into my lap and the other three I patiently stalked and hit at the right time and place. Whammo! Perfect kills. That was until I ran into my kryptonite, a little Sentinel named Bang. He wiped the floor with me…lol…as usual. Suffice to say, I was laughing and smiling at my failed effort. Sometimes you win some, you lose some and that definitely was a ‘lose some’ time. Oh well, he played the kill of me very well and I’m still impressed. Sometimes, you have to stop and look at your ‘enemies’ and just smile. Some of them are truly good at what they do!
However, I love my Shadow Walker and won’t stop using her even when I pop out of Caer and am leveling up my Whipper, Medic and Sentinel.