you know it's really funny to watch what people pick on others for. Probably not many left from the days when I used to lead raids. But I did pass on a tip that was taught to me about moving around and taking things in locations that would force movement and groups splitting up and spreading out to go scouting.
You can make fun of flipping isen all you want, but Daruk taught me and I taught those who raided with me, the value of flipping isen. It's a place the creeps can't just map into immediately and wipe a smaller freep raid. The map points are far enough out that if you can get in there and hit it quick and hard you can flip the keep, get a morale boost for your group, small victories can be fun. Horse up and move and often creep groups will come in too late, strung out, not balled up, etc. And it was a way to get some fun fights up in the mines, or the areas around it once horsed up and mobile again, etc. I know you all joke about the ease of flipping a keep. But there was a time when it was a necessary means to provoking something other than the stab or wtab shuffle or a rez camp, etc.
My favorite leaders: Daruk, Findail, Drakgor, Shakda, Fungo (esp if really drunk) and Githorin. I was never (imo) a great leader, I only lead when no one else would, I prefer to just do my job and help us get kills no matter what toon I'm choosing to play at the time. I'm more of a back seat leader, I often make suggestions and if they don't take them, fine, but I know my personality and vocal tones are not always the best for leading and generally will defer to others leading.
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