God.2708 Posted October 3, 2021 Share Posted October 3, 2021 (edited) 13 hours ago, nerva.7940 said: We're not using it like that here. Meta here means "most efficient at killing things in X context". Meaning, if a group is trying to minmax their comp, other specs bring more to the table. All that being said, I do believe Immobeast is fantastic. I wish we had a sticky post with several links to defining what META means. META is a reference to 'outside'. If a group decided to meme and run 40 firebrands and 10 scourges because they discovered the typical group comp couldn't kill them but they could still kill others slowly, they might discover the enemy adapts and runs 40 spellbreakers and 10 firebrands. This revolving analysis of what people are doing and how to beat it is called META gaming. The issue most people on these forums have is that, like a bad game of telephone, people say things like 'META here means the most efficient at killing things' and assume that the builds on something like metabattle are thus the 'best' builds. But that's a faulty paradigm, META is simply the game outside the game. The people playing that game could be selecting builds based on any number of factors, including diversity of use, ease of use, commonality with PvE builds, or any number of other things. And other groups might modify builds to fight that. To that end, something like an immobbeast is 'META'. It has specific uses that people will bring to the table when it is needed. It is not the same 'META' that something like firebrand is, but balance isn't suppose to be a popularity contest. Edited October 3, 2021 by God.2708 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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