Oh hey, ANet got these out on time. Kickin'! (Thanks for the PM, LostSpoon to let me know they were up there! :D )
ALL ABOARD THE KARMA TRAIN http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=2vIoGp3R7ZI Chooo choooooo~
First things first, and I know 90% of y'all live on this server but........
GOODBYE, STORMBLUFF ISLE. ENJOY TIER 2
No but seriously, for the past 14 weeks you've been keeping tier 1 company and you've put up a hell of a fight, even when it was clear on Monday-ish you weren't going to survive til Friday you guys didn't roll over and die and kept us all on our toes, even holding stonemist for quite some time on various days. I hope you can get your strength back up in tier 2, I know that losing WM was a big hit on your server's morale. Rall and Toast will enjoy the new blood. Go get em, Toasters.
And welcome to Blackgate in Tier 1 yet again. You're playing fast and strong. Let's see how you do! Your fall from tier 1 last time wasn't as harsh as HoD's or ET's and you held your ground in mid-tier servers, slowly creeping up. Let's kick some butt and have some fun! :3
Speaking of War Machine, Kaineng's up another tier this week, after a whopping win of 548k vs GoM 36k vs HoD 26k. From what I'm reading, the lower tiers really don't like Kaineng's new transfers because the matches are so skewed in Kaineng's favor. I do have to wonder when ANet's going to put the stop of free transfers, because transferring over several hundred WvWers to a low server is prrrrrrobably not what was intended, these ranking's exist for a reason, it's not an e-peen waving contest, it's so that the three servers fighting each other are all roughly of the same ability but with room to improve and go up.
And uh, the rest of the Americas is muddling along nicely in the middle. It seems tier 2 to 6 are pretty stable and a good show of how WvW should be working providing giant alliances don't dissolve and providing giant multi-hundred guilds don't arrive on your doorstep.
Over in Europe, Vizunah are still rocking it high on the top spot, while Seafarer's and their PRX import did have a brief stop at number 1, they've been thoroughly kicked back down to the 2nd spot. Nice work, french GWers!
Desolation have been ramping up their recruitment recently and while a pretty solid tier 2 server if they get the numbers and co-ordination we could be seeing them in tier 1 EU in the near future though they still have a way to go.
Aurora Glade are blue yet again in Tier 5 and they seem to have found a nice little home for themselves in that tier!
One thing I love about the Euro tiers is you can see (more or less) which whole *country* is out performing others. It's cool to see things as a sort of French vs German vs Spanish thing. Though otherwise, yep, Euro servers scare me. I'll be over here in my Euro-in-America-Server bubble going o_O at you guys.
Oh, and in useful WvW posts:
Mike Ferguson shared with us some useful facts about WvW siege. It's worth a lookseroo! https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/foru...st#post1190009 In particular, dropping siege bundles so others can pick them up is indeed intended behaviour! So if you're doing the jump puzzles purely for badges, find a nice helpful person near by and offer to give them siege. They'll love you for it <3. Just double click it, then weapon swap to drop it. They can then pick it up, pocket it, and you will get inventory space!
On a personal note, I finished my WvW mapping this week, was waiting on 2 PoIs in EB since I'm never there. So yay! It took a while but I was in no rush, so huzzah. Now just need to finish PvE mapping. but effffffffffort <_<.
Well! Here we are. Let's do this thing. Let's play fair and have fun. As always, any WvW-y questions, feel free to ask me. While I'm not the font of all knowledge I do read things and can offer help. And if you're on JQ come say hi! Til next week, guys. I'll be out on the battlefield and watching the lulz on the o-fish-ul forums.