[GW2] Me and Bobby McGee

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.”

The realization that our server has no chance to win the NA Silver league and few chances for even winning a week is remarkably freeing. Doing well, playing competitively, winning? These are not reasonable goals and can be laid aside. The only sense in which those ideas matter is at the individual fight level, and even then only until the zerg arrives to swat the gnats.

This is like the PvE situation, where (no matter what the personal story says) you have no hope of changing the world or reclaiming Orr. All that matters is what you do during the minutes you are logged on, which will be wiped away immediately afterwards except for a few motes of character advancement. We take it one supply camp at a time and live in the moment, because the larger situation is entirely beyond our control or even ability to meaningfully influence.

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”

Also, we can expect to have the Outnumbered buff a lot, so all we risk is time and the silver pieces we spent on siege equipment.

: Zubon

At least that’s the theory. So far, I’m still really annoyed by bad play, being vastly outnumbered, and both servers attack us instead of having both of us attack the leading server.

4 thoughts on “[GW2] Me and Bobby McGee

  1. bhagpuss

    In all the information I’ve read about the “Season” so far I don’t seem to have retained any memory of two important factors: how long is each match and how many matches are there?

    1. gnome

      https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/welcome-to-world-vs-world-season-1/

      The season is 7 weeks, and there are 12 servers in your rated league(9 if youre on an EU server) which you are guaranteedto be pitted against each at least once. The rewards are weekly though based on your personal and server performance. Given 12 servers/7 weeks, 3 servers matched up at a time – guess its about a week long matchup to make sure you see all 11 other servers? Think theres a calculus problem in there to be solved.

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