I have spent a lot of time on the Pact. I remember when we were on the bottom, turtled in Arrius over night, stuck at our gates every morning, when we struggled, when we actually fought for our victories. And I have watched us rise to the top. It's an indisputable fact, EP dominates PvP. The maps go red with little to no resistance. The amount of coordination and guilds EP has are the biggest reason why.
Vehemence is re-rolling DC. This was not a decision that I made lightly, nor a request I made to my guildies with a light heart. The fact is EP no longer requires our presence, maybe for a little while there, but no longer. EP is too strong, the guilds are too prevalent and the opposition too weak. AD has a few guilds remaining, and they have the population. DC has almost no one. They have the population but 90% of this faction solos and pugs and because of it there is no leadership, no aspiration, and they get destroyed.
Population imbalance is not something anyone can argue. We all see it, we all complain about it, we wish it would change. There are a lot of things in Cyrodiil we as players cannot affect. Lag, skill imbalance, exploiters, but pop balance, this is something we as the players can directly affect. No one really wants to, re rolling sucks, leveling sucks, starting over sucks.But getting online and watching the maps go red and farming pugs and jumping servers looking for fights. That sucks more. I don't believe in complacency. And that's where I feel we are with EP. There is no next level, there is no more to achieve. We are the strongest faction and we know it.
I made this thread because I know most of you already heard VE was going blue. I wanted to make sure my reasons and intentions were not diluted. I love EP. I have bled red from beta, most all of my guys have. I have invested so much time into my toon and my faction and my guild. I don't look at it like I'm throwing anything away, or betraying anyone. This goes beyond a color. I waited three years for this game, I cannot sit on the sidelines and watch it burn. PvP is on a decline, it's a two faction game in Cyrodiil. This game is on a decline. I believe we can make a difference on DC, we can help. And if all we achieve is shifting the pop imbalance slightly then that's all we end up achieving. But I cannot not try. We could see a tri-faction Cyrodiil again. DC just needs teamwork like EP and AD.
We are re-rolling because the state of the game demands that something in Cyrodiil change. I believe this could strengthen DC and weaken EP just a bit. I have no hard feelings towards EP as a faction or anyone on the faction. I don't hate anyone or have bitter resentment towards any guild or players. This is purely for the state of the game. EP is so strong because of the amazing teamwork instituted in EP and the guilds that reside there. On EP I felt like we were part of the problem, and on DC I'm hoping to be part of the solution. I have enjoyed every second of my time on EP.
Like a Bulbasir DC Warden
Fears Like a Bulbasir DC Nightblade
PERMAREKT DC Dragonknight
Permaling DC Templar