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PS4/NA and EU (Cyro; IC): This Must Be The Place...

  • geonsocal
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    howdy, hope everyone is staying healthy and having fun...

    saw on the general discussion section the the cyro aoe test has begun...my understanding though is it's just limited to the PC platform...

    it's funny though - my first thought when i read about the test was - wow, gonna be hard to play a magplar...sure enough, some magplar commented it was like playing with really bad lag...

    which, who knows - maybe there was really bad lag at the time :)
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
  • geonsocal
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    well, it's official - had my first deserter over on the NA server...

    my dunmer pact mag dk has now turned blue...

    I've kept him as a stage 4 vamp - I use vamp skills, as well as fire...still feels really wierd having no health recovery...

    i'll just be squatting in stealth and notice my health bar isn't all the way full...

    it's a little bit of a complicated build, but once the rotations start flowing - a super fun "themed" toon to fight...

    I keep thinking I need to go set up my NA magblade as a bomber...just haven't got to it yet...
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
  • geonsocal
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    howdy all, I hope all is well in the world for you :)

    been sticking mostly to EU this campaign...I ended up playing the first 10 days of the campaign in IC (on both servers)...

    when I joined gray host about a week ago we (covenant) were ahead by about 8k points over EP, AD were another 4k behind them...

    it's been a brutal week though fighting for blue during the time period I'm on (usually between 10pm and 1am p.s.t.)...each night it's 1 bar red, against a handful of blue and yellow...

    the best we can all do is try to delay the pact in taking all the scrolls and gating us...

    what really sucks, there are a few red players who themselves don't need overwhelming numbers to be so successful...

    being driven off the map really sucks, and, is frustrating...still, from an alliance perspective all you can do is try to hold on to your eval score as long as possible...

    to add insult to injury - AD, whom may actually have a few more players on the map than us - keep getting a low pop score bonus...

    the lead has shrunk to about 4k now...I imagine the pact will catch us sometime this weekend or early next week...

    not sure what red guild is logging on to the map at what is definitely that server's "off-hours", but, they are brutalizing us during the time I'm playing...

    I may not get a chance to play blue on NA this campaign (still working to get all 7 blue EU toons to 100k AP), but, I have a feeling I'm gonna spend the next 2 weeks of the campaign pouring oil and using meatbags to try to hold on to keeps...

    I was on top of bleakers (the one spot of the map we had at that moment), the rest of the few blue players logged in had gone to winter's outpost to capture that...remember, there may be 20 total DC and AD players logged in all together - and, I got zerged down on the top floor of bleakers by about 20 EP...it was absolutely ridiculous...
    Edited by geonsocal on September 23, 2020 7:11PM
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
  • geonsocal
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    so, pretty much most of my gameplay lately has been trying to slow the red wave that sweeps over the map while I'm just logging in...so - last night logged on a few hours earlier than normal to see what the map looked like...

    sure enough we nearly had EP gated (they still had a few keeps in AD's territory)...

    I'll be honest - I've never been a big fan of gating an alliance, well, now that I'm pretty much exclusively blue now - I spent a couple of hours moving between farragut and kingscrest making it as difficult as possible for the pact to get a foothold out of their gates...

    yeah, I didn't feel bad about it at all :)

    it was nice actually to be on the other side of that gated experience...burned a bunch of folks' sieges and poured a lot of oil (I love it when attackers don't use a siege shield or counter-siege (trebuchets)...makes defending a lot easier...

    of course the party eventually came to an end once the real red death guild/group logged on and the majority of blue players logged out...

    they do use siege shields and counter siege...plus, sadly, their map play (which keeps they attack) is really good too...if it wasn't for the fact that they drive me off the map each night, I'd probably admire them a lot more :)
    Edited by geonsocal on September 26, 2020 1:55AM
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
  • Syrusthevirus187
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    Pvp is just taking empty keeps
  • geonsocal
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    man, if there's only two or three solo players attacking a keep - you certainly hope so :)

    1 really good player alone can stop four or five people by themselves if they use the guards and split the group up...
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
  • TequilaFire
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    If the keeps are empty and not defended either you are night capping or the other alliance isn't doing it's job.
    The other alliance is probably off taking your empty keeps. lmao
    Edited by TequilaFire on September 28, 2020 1:07PM
    Lupis Mortis EP Magplar Healer
    Duke of Blood EP Stamplar DPS
    Tequilafire EP StamDK Tank
    Nick Dagger DC Stamsorc DPS
    Aphotic Delirium DC Magplar Healer
    Roll Your Bones DC Stamcro DPS
    Blueblade DC Stamblade DPS
    Omari DC Stamden DPS

    PSN: Tequilafire
    PC: @Tequilafire

  • geonsocal
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    i'm not sure how much "off-hours" (nightcapping as folks like to say) gameplay you've all been involved in...i've done a whole lot of it on the EU server - it's a different game when there's less than 20 per side for the whole map...

    especially when half of those players are either sky shard hunting, doing quests or fishing...there's just not very many people covering the map, participating in "the fight"...

    the one aspect of the whole elder scrolls game that i've really enjoyed role playing at is the 3 faction war in cyrodiil...so, when i log on a lot of times - my normal goal is to take/defend keeps, resources, scrolls, outposts and kill enemy players...

    tougher yet when you find yourself in a position where you are being constantly gated...

    sometimes your only option may be to take resources and try to flag an enemy keep or outpost to distract or attempt to disrupt enemy movement...

    even after all these years, i still find it fun to pretend the map matters...
    Edited by geonsocal on September 28, 2020 11:36PM
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
  • geonsocal
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    man, made over 100k defending 3 different keeps last night, that's the good...the not so good - the reason the payout was so high was because I think I was alone...

    did have a couple of fun fights when someone came up to address the fact that I was still pouring oil after the flag had flipped :)

    got bummed when some sorc ranged bombed me while I was pouring oil on the top level of the front door of dragonclaw...i was both pissed and impressed at the same time...
    Edited by geonsocal on September 30, 2020 12:08AM
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
  • geonsocal
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    just wanted to share some major cyrodiil updates for next patch:


    Alliance War:
    - Fixed an issue where the “Enter Campaign” text that appears when queuing for a campaign while in a group would not display the campaign type correctly. 
    - Fixed an issue where the battering ram UI could continue to display after leaving to go to a Battleground.


    :p
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
  • geonsocal
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    there are as usual a bunch of set updates, to be honest though, at this point I just accept I'm gonna be a year or so behind in gear, unless I'm just equipping really basic stuff that's stayed fairly conssistent over time...

    it's been awhile since I've done any defile, poison or oblivion type builds...may be time to do some research to put something fun together...
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
  • geonsocal
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    hey everyone, howdy king, it was cool to say hi the other night...

    don't post as much as I used to, but, definitely still out there clocking in for cyrodiil alliance duty just about each night...

    this past weekend was incredible with large scale alliance versus alliance versus alliance fighting - it was a blast...disconnected more than a few times, but, still had fun with all the chaos and carnage :)
    Edited by geonsocal on October 16, 2020 8:03AM
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
  • geonsocal
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    tonight had my first chance to swing the hammer, it was fun...didn't get to do much fighting...had to be careful to not lose the hammer...

    DC is back to being stuck in third over on the EU server...it was a nice run there for a while taking first or second for a bunch of campaigns in a row...

    one nice thing about the new balance of power, I'm actually getting a chance to fight AD players now...for like soooooo many months in a row all I ever saw was EP enemies...
    PS4/NA & EU (Cyro & IC): This Must Be The Place...
    Traders Refuge
    The Purple Gang
    PVP: Brotherhood Without Banners
    "I don't have a lot to contribute because mostly I don't really care"
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