The title sums up my experience this Saturday morning.Â We had an event scheduled for our alliance to push multiple race pairings at once.Â Since they scheduled it during the morning hours EST I wasn’t able to join up until I woke up (obviously) in time for the coordination of the second region push.Â The organization was excellent and we were able to push multiple keeps quickly and eventually flip through scenario and pq victories.
On our second fortress siege is where I earned my first ever fortress gold bag and obtained my Conqueror Waaaghat. I can’t use it for 4 more renown ranks but that will come quickly.Â After winning the gold bag my spirits were really high as we queued up and entered Altdorf.Â Our particular instance had no Order, but the other warbands from our alliance had plenty.Â Â Our warband, which consisted of not even 3 full groups, was able to complete the invasion PQ six times and I walked away with 10 Invader Crests.Â Â I didn’t win a gold bag this time around but I blame the PQ loot system (my biggest beef with PQ’s now) for it.Â It’s group based and not actual contribution based.Â Group 2 in our warband was consistently winning and no one bothered to rotate the groups.Â In fact, people with warband assistant status slipped themselves into the group in order to boost their own contribution and chances at loot.Â It’s a crummy system, especially for healers who didn’t get a single gold bag the entire time.
We weren’t able to push them to 100% and into stage 2, but it’s for an interesting and acceptable reason…It all boiled down to the lower levels.Â Our tier 3 warband was meeting heavy resistance today and those battles that we lost turned the tide.Â I think it’s really neat that city sieges aren’t limited to T4 only and I’m really, really happy (even though we lost because of it) that lower levels contribute enough to actually matter.Â In fact, they matter so much that we’re scheduling lowbie power leveling nights to get some alts up to T3 so that we don’t lose next time.
Destruction is back in business.Â We proved we can work together and make things happen.Â I was down about our situation last week but we stand a chance and I think we’ll give Order a real fight for control of Land of the Dead and probably even Altdorf itself very soon.