Last Man Standing – An Encounter With A Champion
I posted about the current state of play vis a vis Champions a few days ago. The general consensus in the comments was that Champions are walking gods in the Ettens at the moment and that wargs should leave them alone. I personally think Champions are still beatable, but only under certain conditions e.g. the player isn’t very good, you get lucky, etc. However, this evening I had an experience, which shakes that view a bit.
I was leading a small pack of five wargs (including myself) and we happened upon a Champion and a Minstrel at South Bridge. With a dash of bravado I decided we should go in for the kill. We attacked the Minstrel first and whilst it wasn’t a super quick kill the Minstrel did die. The Champion, however, proved to be a different matter altogether.
With FIVE wargs attacking him he not only managed to survive for a considerable length of time, he almost managed to kill TWO of us! Just to emphasise this point, five wargs attacking one Champion struggled to kill him whilst he almost killed two of us in return.
That can’t be right surely? How can it be considered fair or balanced that a group of five players struggle to kill a single opponent and almost loose two of their number in the process?
Now I can hear the freep whiners reaching for their keyboards to tell me to stop moaning as I type this, but this isn’t a post designed to whine. I am genuinely asking how this can constitute balance.I realise it sounds rich for a warg to be saying he is puzzled/annoyed/upset/whatever that his pack couldn’t gank a lone freep, but leave your views of that to the side for the moment. Consider just the facts: five versus one.
Whether it’s five freeps versus one creep or the other way around it can’t be right that that single player can stand up to that punishment for so long whilst simultaneously dishing out huge amounts of damage. One or the other by all means, but not both.