And click disband.
I've decided to make a rage-worthy post about the latest PvP grouping tendencies I've noticed on this server and the ill effect it's been having on PvP.
Now, this server has not always been as lacking in good leaders on both sides as it has in the last couple of days, but now it honestly seems like there are only 2-3 good leaders who are not in SB, and even counting those who are in SB, there are maybe like 5-6 good PvP raid leaders left on this server. I'm not saying SB is more l33t than the rest of the kins, but that is simply a statement of fact as I see it (not many people outside SB lead raids frequently), and 1 of those non-SB good leaders rarely comes out to the moors as of late. Obviously, a lack of good leaders inevitably means there is a lack of quality group v group action.
When there IS group v group action, it is usually one side (the side that has a good leader) completely facerolling the other, unless the side with the good leader happens to have far less than the side that does not. Again, do not take offense that I am not calling some of you good leaders. I am not a good leader. I do not lead raids. I have no desire to lead raids, esp. during Christmas break. I'm not intending this post to inspire any of you to lead more often, as I wouldn't even listen to myself if that were the case.
This is a post intending to cause one thing: stop grouping up against ungrouped opposition. The problem as I see it right now lies in one thing: people who are friends, kin members, etc. want to group up because why not? We're friends, we like to PvP, we like to PvP together, we like killing things with our shiny swords. Okay, fair enough, but when this happens consistently, the side that does not have enough kin members or friends on it who want to group up together gets destroyed. (Again, I'm not calling out one specific kin. I see this happen with SB, FnD, House of the Rings, DOTH, anyone.)
Okay, AND. Even when that other side DOES group up, once the group v group action dies down because a healer left, someone died in a PvP zone and had to find their safe place in a corner, etc.... DISBAND. Yeah, I believe in you. You can do it. Press that button that says disband if you have no group opposition anymore. I know it is hard. I know it is much more *fun* to roll ungrouped opposition. But that is the single reason that PvP, quite frankly, sucks on this server lately (yes, Spiderbyte, I am going to agree with you on this one). People don't know how to use the disband button at the right times.
So the solution in my mind has two paths:
1a) Stop grouping up, even when you want to, unless the other side grouped up first, and you NEED a group to push them back from whatever. Let the other side do it first. Then by all means, group up to fight them.
1b) Use the disband button. Just because you disband doesn't mean you don't have to stop fighting around each other! Split up into small groups, It's far easier for ungrouped freeps/creeps to kill 2-3 small groups, than it is to kill one raid of 8 who have dedicated healers watching out for everyone and a dedicated raid assist to systematically zerg creeps one at a time. And let's be honest, the action just IS better when both sides are getting kills. That's like, the definition of good PvP, ya know. Or at least that's always been my opinion, maybe some of you still can't bear the idea of dying in a PvP zone yet.
2) Cooperate. I am by no means an exception to the drama on this server, and if anything I cause a lot of it, because I'm fu----- amazing at this game and people don't like that. Yeah, I'm awesome. But I digress. By cooperate I mean, don't be afraid to group with noobs, if everyone working together can get the job done. Don't be afraid to work with your OMGMORTALENEMY like that terrible Swifteagle who always grams camps and then flips to the other side to help push out. How dare he do that? I'm not gonna group with that guy, he was just killing me 2 seconds ago. Clearly I should not heal him, and allow the grams camp to continue. Makes sense. Yeah, cooperation needs to be bumped up like 20 notches.
3) Just kidding, there wasn't a third point. BOOM. I totally got you there, now you're just utterly confused by this completely terrible joke in the midst of serious talk.
So yeah, that's my rant. Honestly, I'm interested in what some of you think about this. I'm sure many of you disagree, but I'd like to hear reasons as to why you SHOULD group up. I'm sure there are many things that I'm overlooking, but I'd like for people to just think about this if they even ever read this.