I have to say I really enjoyed the leveling process and pvping during open world. I think the pvp events were not advertised well enough for people to be involved. I am not here talking about the festival of blood that was one day in white sands next in commons dist etc but rather the fields of slaughter and group/solo events, which were actually usually off limits for all but a few guilds.
I think those festivals of blood should have been in every zone through level caps because I felt we missed out on pvping in places like AA, ymir pass, thunder river etc.
The quest reward for saga was …okay and a bit lack luster at the end. I think the real goal for many people was to get higher level in pvp and this saga server was a chance for people without any lvl 10 pvp characters to achieve that in order to be able to compete on fury after saga end. Unfortunately, those who have already got pvp 10 characters on fury are people who have pvp 10 characters anyway so nothing really gained for newbies to pvp from this server experience and many really just gave up after saga quest concluded because of the exclusionary nature of the saga server as a whole to access events and be involved.
The main difference I felt between this saga and last saga was that towards the end of the saga of zath there was a strong community feeling to help everyone achieve the quest and support them through the raiding tiers, the stronger guilds and players supporting those new to the game. I think on the whole this worked and we had a bolster of new members to crom.
I guess we will have to see if the same thing will happen on fury and whether or not the new players to the game and to pvp felt they were really accepted and helped by the pvp community to get involved. We shall wait and see but I do feel that there is a lack of support from pvpers for newbies to achieve lvl 10 and it is about making it impossible for them to get something that they wouldn’t normal have (which is the essence of the saga idea and thats why I have a t6 weapon and so happy with that).
If there is ever another pvp saga I will hope that the devs design it to be more easily accessible for newbies to learn pvping without the help of the pvp community because it does seem there is a sense that it is a closed community. I am not sure how that is done or whether people will be engaged enough to try again. I get the sense that I likely will not as I think it just a community that really is self protective on its elitist nature.
I hope I haven’t been too harsh and maybe I have got it all wrong but it is just how I have come away from saga with a feeling that it was fun up to a point, until selfishness became a common theme and pvp 10’s from fury guild would just prevent anyone getting to the point of a competitive level.
I would like to say thanks to those in the pvp community that did help other non-pvpers to get involved. Those who shared feats, helped people that didn’t know what they were doing etc. Or welcomed non-pros into their guilds and made them feel welcome. And it was a really great experience to see the skill of the fury players, I mean that!
I know the saga is still going but its kinda a graveyard now so share how your feelings are on this saga! Am I talking rubbish:) probably…