I wanted to return to the concept of WAR-oboros because I saw the concept evolve, if only in my own perception, the other night. The early play was glorious. I signed on and saw some Tier 3 alliance activity for defending the Keep in Talabecland, Passwatch Castle. I took it as a sign and flew there immediately while a hearty band of Destruction refused to let the overbearing Order through the second door. Our vengeance was swift was we pushed the enemy players that refused to flee from the RvR lake all the way back to the other Keep, Stoneclaw Castle. We decided to sweep all the objectives, and while on our way to the distant Hallenfurt Manor Battlefield Objective a message came up that Stoneclaw Castle was falling. Over ventrilo I heard Aliens-esque battle cries of my comrades-in-arms dying. “There must have been 70 Order in there. My screen was just red text.” We knew the Order-zerg would be heading to Passwatch Castle for their revenge, and so they did. There were so many that the second Keep door fell within nearly 1 minute of the outer Keep door breaking open.
While my warband did its best to slow down the horde of Order, another Destruction warband remained in the orclands. They refused to heed our multiple calls for help; the leader booting one of my guildmates for suggesting that they go fight Order where Order seemed to be. The leader pronounced with his boot mid-swing that they just wanted to take Keeps. Vanilla War-oboros mentality.
Bitter from the lack of help from the stupid Greenskins and licking our wounds at Hellfang Ridge Warcamp, the warband started discussing the best way to take on the Order zerg. It was decided that the best we could do is attack an undefended Keep in the hopes of either being ignored or splitting their zerg into people that wanted to keep attacking and those that wanted to defend their newly claimed treasures. We could only attack the tail. It would take a strong leadership to reverse the course of nearly 3 warbands of Order players. So we retook Passwatch Castle, undefended. It seemed that Order’s hydra-headed snake would not be easily split.