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Vlad Morbius.1759Vlad Morbius.1759 Member ✭✭✭
edited May 16, 2020 in WvW

A few weeks back i asked why the number 1 server in NA was linked to a high population server while the contenders were linked to medium population servers. Today i got my answer and it is just not right; https://imgur.com/o9Mgrd4

All i can say is it is abundantly clear that there is most definitely favoritism, and I'm shocked this would be condoned. It isn't about sour grapes it's about right and wrong and this is all kinds of wrong!

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  • Vlad Morbius.1759Vlad Morbius.1759 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 16, 2020

    @CutesySylveon.8290 said:
    Personally I don't think Anet should be able to claim anything in WvW.

    I agree and they should most certainly not be able to manipulate match-ups in their favor, what kind of behavior is that? I'd love to hear an explanation, likely won't hell I'll likely get banned for bringing it to light but regardless it has soured me big time on WvW in general now!

  • Vlad Morbius.1759Vlad Morbius.1759 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 16, 2020

    @GDchiaScrub.3241 said:
    There are some leaps in logic I'm not quite following. Are you able to read ANET's mind? I too want to know what they're thinking.

    D:

    How am I reading minds, pretty bloody obvious they have matched up SBI the server they play on with a high pop server, what am i dreaming up?

  • Vlad Morbius.1759Vlad Morbius.1759 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 16, 2020

    @GDchiaScrub.3241 said:
    There are some leaps in logic I'm not quite following. Are you able to read ANET's mind? I too want to know what they're thinking.

    D:

    I'm sorry, how am I reading minds, they matched SBI the server they are representing with a high population server, what is it you don't understand?

  • GDchiaScrub.3241GDchiaScrub.3241 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Vlad Morbius.1759 said:

    @GDchiaScrub.3241 said:
    There are some leaps in logic I'm not quite following. Are you able to read ANET's mind? I too want to know what they're thinking.

    D:

    How am I reading minds, pretty bloody obvious they have matched up SBI the server they play on with a high pop server, what am i dreaming up?

    Because you assume ANET plans ahead by a few weeks (as you said that's when you noticed their links). Coming to now at their conclusions of their nasty plan (claiming a keep on SBI).

    D:

    Holy Warriors of [Kazo] following Kazo doctrine guided by, Our Lord and Commander, Zudo in the holy Trinity of Him and his two firm glutes.

  • Vlad Morbius.1759Vlad Morbius.1759 Member ✭✭✭

    As I said in the beginning, yes it was high and I posted to ask why, no response. No hat, just pointing out the obvious.

  • GDchiaScrub.3241GDchiaScrub.3241 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @XenesisII.1540 said:
    Has nothing to do with people bandwagoning to the link after the relink I'm sure.
    Also there's devs on other servers, where's their favortism?

    Pffft. Just a few minutes ago I was a deny-er like you. Now I see the light! Don't you see? ANET has been scheming for weeks now. Finally after preparation they have succeeded! All those link ups carefully crafted, and planned for this moment: a random garri claim by at least 1 ANET guild member. Totally paid off.

    D:

    Holy Warriors of [Kazo] following Kazo doctrine guided by, Our Lord and Commander, Zudo in the holy Trinity of Him and his two firm glutes.

  • Jayden Reese.9542Jayden Reese.9542 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sbi and fc were both high when linked. Now I and others saw the sbi bandwagon beginnings the match before but anet doesn't pay attention like us. You can not control what happens after a link w no limit transfers so players created this in a bad anet system

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Inb4 the OP comes back and says: ‘Oh you guys... You thought I was serious!’

    Thank You for the {MEME}

  • ASP.8093ASP.8093 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 16, 2020

    Anet people don't play on just one server, and a lot of them are just dabblers.

    I don't think anyone's stacking matches just to enjoy lagging to death on reset night.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They play on any server they want.

    I rather choose death.

  • displayname.8315displayname.8315 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm going to transfer there too once mom pays down her credit card some.

  • TPMN.1483TPMN.1483 Member ✭✭✭

    Well that shows at least one ANET person played WvW =) - lets hope they got some good research done.

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 16, 2020

    Maybe an achieve to get it. I know if we see a dev we suicide to kill it ignoring the enemy or structure . It's priority kill no1. Because of achievement for new players.

    I suppose they will hide in the most stacked group

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Real easy guild to contact when you want them to change tactivators, I bet.

    Dont look a gift Asura in the mouth.
    No seriously, dont. Shark teeth.

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    There are Anet Devs playing on most servers.

    I have seen Anet claimed towers and camps on EU as well, both friendly and enemy ones at various times.
    It's not favoritism.

  • ArchonWing.9480ArchonWing.9480 Member ✭✭✭✭

    kitten they put hardened siege.

    :(

  • Llyweln.3078Llyweln.3078 Member ✭✭
    edited May 17, 2020

    They have also claimed Garrison on Stormbluff server in T1.......unlimited tactics......I'm assuming. :s and its not bashing Anet for playing the game, honestly. As one of the siege makers for the guild I'm in, it aint cheap to make tactics....

  • XenesisII.1540XenesisII.1540 Member ✭✭✭✭

    You can get tactics for free out of the skirmish chest
    O.o

    ^ Another derailing post - Anet
    Perma stealth is needed to outrun zergs - Thieves
    A skill overpowered? just nerf their dodge, balanced. - Anet
    There's no power creep you just don't recognize more people hitting you - Flat Earther

  • Sobx.1758Sobx.1758 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 17, 2020

    @mindcircus.1506 said:
    I love how wvw players love to bash Anet for not playing their own game but when they do we get cringe threads like these.

    With some people you just can't win, anything's a reason to REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEasonably complain about.

  • Doug.4930Doug.4930 Member ✭✭✭

    @Vlad Morbius.1759 said:
    A few weeks back i asked why the number 1 server in NA was linked to a high population server while the contenders were linked to medium population servers. Today i got my answer and it is just not right; https://imgur.com/o9Mgrd4

    All i can say is it is abundantly clear that there is most definitely favoritism, and I'm shocked this would be condoned. It isn't about sour grapes it's about right and wrong and this is all kinds of wrong!

    Why would Anet need to manipulate matches if they were so inclined? They can swap to any server they like at any time. Tbh I'm happy whenever I see an anet dev in WvW. Maybe I'm still hoping they'll really enjoy themselves and realise the game mode is worth saving.

  • Fish.2769Fish.2769 Member ✭✭✭

    Nobody pointed out that it's SBI Home BL and it's all paper and/or Blue? You guys... :disappointed:

  • Fish.2769Fish.2769 Member ✭✭✭

    @mindcircus.1506 said:
    I love how wvw players love to bash Anet for not playing their own game but when they do we get cringe threads like these.

    Secondly, you Sir - GENIUS!

  • primatos.5413primatos.5413 Member ✭✭✭

    They surely are collecting data for alliances

  • Faenar.8036Faenar.8036 Member ✭✭

    Wow. I am stunned. There was almost a tear fall from my eye from happines that I finally saw a proof that at least one human from official ArenaNet staff is playing the WvW game mode. I even downloaded that screenshot, or I still wouldn't believe that. According to current WvW game mode status, I didnt believe that even a single ANet employee is actually even remotely touching WvW game mode at all. As anyone can clearly see from the history of my forum posts, I am definitely not an ArenaNet fanboy, honestly my attitude towards ANet can even be called slightly toxic and critical because their game changing decisions, but I 100% agree that ANet should be able to claim WvW objectives. Why? Because there are no GW2 test servers, heck, entire GW2 live game is a beta test everytime there is another game patch released, so ANet needs to test somewhere if their bugfixes are working.

    I am playing GW2 since beta, but I never saw this in EU WvW. Never. This screenshot is an actual proof that ArenaNet is actually testing something in WvW at all, so I almost cannot believe I am saying this sentence: "Good job, ArenaNet!". And trust me, I rarely say "GJ" to ArenaNet with anything WvW-related.

  • displayname.8315displayname.8315 Member ✭✭✭

    Praise Anet! All is fixed and we should play again. Don't forget to check out the gem store, lots of cool stuff on there I love it!!

  • Wojciech.8024Wojciech.8024 Member ✭✭

    If the conclusion one should draw from your statement is that AN wanted to have a powerful WvW combo to use for their advantage this is a weird logic considering the fact that AN devs can easily switch their accounts between NA and EU regions. I doubt it will be a big issue for them to move to any given server even an entire guild not to mention individual accounts. Thus they could join any powerful combo that would normally occur.

  • Fish.2769Fish.2769 Member ✭✭✭

    @Wojciech.8024 said:
    If the conclusion one should draw from your statement is that AN wanted to have a powerful WvW combo to use for their advantage this is a weird logic considering the fact that AN devs can easily switch their accounts between NA and EU regions. I doubt it will be a big issue for them to move to any given server even an entire guild not to mention individual accounts. Thus they could join any powerful combo that would normally occur.

    Illuminati.

  • DemonSeed.3528DemonSeed.3528 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't get it, what is wrong with Anet claiming something? They can play the game if they want, and they should. I don't see how this is favouritism in any way, just because they claimed it. If they claim a server in T4 with the lowest population, is that also considered favouritism?

  • Taobella.6597Taobella.6597 Member ✭✭✭

    not to be biased there was a yb dev on reset too

  • DemonSeed.3528DemonSeed.3528 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Heck, I wanna see more Anet peeps in WvW. We got a lot of new blood in WvW atm, and I hope they stay as well. On my alt I have made a template for specifically fighting newer players with blue/green gears with certain rules like no stunbreak, 1 slot for cleanse, traits with no passive where possible, etc. I know not everyone with a low rank is new, but when you give them a good fight exchange it helps make them stay in the game mode longer.

  • DanAlcedo.3281DanAlcedo.3281 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I had Anet help spawncamping us ones.

    Good times.

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 18, 2020

    We need them to play but not only in t1. Like I posted before which was removed. They need to also join groups with coms but remain anonymous so players can't use them or bother them for favors. So they can feel the players and understand. Hop on all sides of a tier for atleast a day. Then understand the player base so they don't remain ignorant or apathetic of our concerns.

    And if they die too much. Go play base rev all wanderers or minstrel. Dwarf demon popping pain absorb and rite of the great dwarf. Very easy class to play and you can't kitten up the traits and weapons and runes and sigils.

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • TinkTinkPOOF.9201TinkTinkPOOF.9201 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As a player from back in beta, the anet guild had players all over on many servers. However, just like players those people leave over time. Another thing people don't seem to grasp at all is the anet tag DOES NOT MEAN ITS A DEV. Anyone working for anet is able to join that guild, they do not have to be devs, very few actually play PvP or WvW and the few who do can often be watched on Twitch steaming their game play, warning, many of them are skill clickers, but props to them at least trying.

    Next is you might be playing right next to someone in the anet guild, because just like any other guild, you do not have to rep it if you don't want to. Waaaaay back in the day on SoS we were having a guild run and someone in the group popped the anet tag, everyone Loved it and thought it was cool....For about half an hour. After which both servers moved to our BL and were hunting them, so we were getting double teamed everywhere we turned. A few months after that we see anet claim garri on one of the servers we were facing, people were in chat asking if anyone had seen the players with the tag anywhere and were even offering gold for proof of kill.

    Needless to say, if I was in the anet guild, I would probably never rep it unless I wanted to just have a bad time. As people will go so far out of their way to kill them, which is probably one of the reasons you don't see them that often even if they are playing.

    With that being said, the times I have seen them on my server or the other server, I have not seen them using any special powers or ability, though someone with the anet tag had been caught using a bug before. While they might have used dev powers before, I have not seen nor heard anyone claiming to have proof of them doing so. Something else to point out is they claimed the PAPER garri on their own BL that the other server owns most of the map including hills and bay and bay is T3ed. As such I don't think whatever "cheating" you are assuming they are doing is working very well.

    "When you power creep the game and make it so that spam gameplay is nearly as effective as deep knowledge and nuance, the quality of players will decrease." -Exedore

  • displayname.8315displayname.8315 Member ✭✭✭

    Maybe people are upset about seeing the guild tag on stacked servers and seemingly in a trolling way like claiming SMC, or their keep after it got blobbed down, because, of, the, SILENCE.

    A response would have gone a long long way. Just like all the other threads that are never responded to. New kids don't remember but they used to use the fourums too like a normal game company. Still do in the PvE sections.

  • Dayra.7405Dayra.7405 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 18, 2020

    @SWI.4127 said:
    Was their link even high when relinks happened or did it just get bandwaggoned after the fact?

    you can check the server population history at https://pop.apfelcreme.net

    Last relink was at 27. march

    Stormbluff Isle
    Last UpdatePopulation
    2020-04-13 20:50:03 full
    2020-03-30 21:05:03 very high
    2020-03-23 19:30:03 high
    was high at relink

    Ferguson's Crossing
    Last UpdatePopulation
    2020-04-13 20:50:03 high
    2020-04-06 21:30:04 medium
    2020-03-30 21:05:03 high
    2020-02-24 21:30:03 medium
    was medium at relink

    Not really extraordinary that a high and a medium server got linked together :)
    Additionally SBI, wasn't the No1 Main before relink, but the Minor Server of the No 1 Fort Aspenwood.

  • Ged Kealmen.7210Ged Kealmen.7210 Member ✭✭
    edited May 19, 2020

    I agree with commenters that Anet claiming a garrison is not evidence of collusion or favoritism. I also see the motivation behind the OP for this post, though I don't agree with the hard conclusions it calls out.

    I have played in 4 different servers: GoM, SBI, NSP. and SoR, and logged a lot of hours playing WvW in all of them. Only in SBI have I seen frequent Anet employees playing. In the others, maybe an occasional one here or there. In SBI it was frequent.

    It is also unarguable that the server linking that gifted SBI with an overwhelming supply of bandwagon players is annoying, unfair, frustrating and detrimental to WvW morale. If this excess population was increased even further by migration to SBI or FC is beside the point. Both servers had a lot of WvW players when linked anyway.

    So I can see how these things would give way to suspicious looks and accusations from conspiracy theorists. No evidence... but sure looks fishy.

  • XenesisII.1540XenesisII.1540 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The audacity of these people!

    ^ Another derailing post - Anet
    Perma stealth is needed to outrun zergs - Thieves
    A skill overpowered? just nerf their dodge, balanced. - Anet
    There's no power creep you just don't recognize more people hitting you - Flat Earther

  • Skynet.7201Skynet.7201 Member ✭✭✭

    I love a good conspiracy. However, this is neither good, nor a conspiracy. B)

  • Obtena.7952Obtena.7952 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2020

    Yeah sure ... all the 'bad' matchups ... it's just a big conspiracy for Anet to slip in capture a zone that ONE time at band camp ... nice one :astonished:

    I don't get the problem ... If Anet just wanted to rig the game for people at Anet who play ... why would they go through the trouble of actually manipulating the code for a specific match up and then PLAYING the game to capture that? The idea that there is some 'rigging' going on here is rather poorly proposed and absurd considering whatever advantage or items or benefits Anet would have rigged the game for in that situation would have been MUCH easier achieved for them otherwise.

    I say ... so what ... just capture it back. It's irrelevant who owns it or how they got it.

    If you think balancing is only driven by performance and justified by comparisons to other classes then prepare to be educated:

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/balance-updates-the-heralds-near-future-and-pvp-league-season-13/

  • Mokk.2397Mokk.2397 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd like to see more ANET people in WvW more often. I still need the achievement . :)