A Guide for the Student on the Ways and Means of the Warg and the Stalking of Prey

The Rough Guide To Warg Ranks

This little exercise was borne out of some discussions, thoughts and musings that have come about recently concerning how wargs behave as they advance through the ranks. It’s a bit of a social exercise on how warg players behave as they rank up. Please note that this is just my take on it and your’s will almost certainly differ. As always feel free to tell me I’m wrong in the comments!

Rank 0 – The Puppy

Ah the new warg on the Moors! Everything is new at this stage and the new warg is full of curiosity. He has so much to learn and do that everything seems overwhelming. Usually these puppies just run around daft (pretty much like real puppies) and getting themselves into trouble (again pretty much like real puppies).

Ranks 1-5 – The Teenager

These are probably the toughest ranks for the warg because he is about as effective as a cardboard hammer with the constitution of a wet paper bag and just enough damage to knock over a drunk. They can’t really solo freeps yet and joining anything but warg packs often proves difficult. They take what they can, whether it be the odd group invite here and there or the scraps from raid fights. These wargs are the greatest opportunists and they need to be because there is no other way for them to progress.

Ranks 6-7 – Warg About Town

These wargs have gained a few ranks and a few skills and they are actually genuinely competent for the most part. They can take on some freeps in 1vs1 situations and are effective in groups too. The great thing about these wargs is that they usually realise they don’t know it all yet so they are willing, eager even, to pick up new ways of doing things and listen to advice. These are amongst the best wargs you can possibly have for your groups because of this: competence, effectiveness and a willingness to listen and do what they are asked.

Ranks 7-10 The Veteran/Nouveau Riche

These wargs have gained still more ranks, but unfortunately this produces two types of wargs. The first type are those who have grown better, stronger, wiser and more confident, whilst still knowing they aren’t masters of the class yet. They may have knowledge, but they don’t always have the ability to apply it and they know that. These wargs tend to be pretty good players who know their limitation and have a realistic approach that sees them do well working with what they have. The other type are the wargs who now believe they are high ranked and thus are truly great. That is not the case. They may have some skill and certainly more abilities than lower ranked wargs, but they are too arrogant and unwilling to listen to those who know better to be truly great. These are the sort of wargs who blame mistakes on others; the sort of wargs who still use large packs to take down one tough opponent and who generally project an  atttiude that their abilities simply cannot support.

Ranks 11+ – The Pack Lords

These wargs have usually been around for a while and know what’s what. Wargs at this stage are a varied bunch. Some enjoy the limelight and lead packs and teach other wargs how to play their class more effectively. Others retreat into obscurity, preferring solo play and not to be bothered by other wargs. The one thing that connects them though is that whatever their chosen attitude, path, outlook or whatever you want to call it might be, they usually have the skill, knowledge and ability to back it up.  These aren’t necessarily the wargs freeps will complain most about (although often they are), but they are certainly the wargs freeps will fear the most.

P.S. If you took any of that seriously then please don’t roll a warg!

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4 responses

  1. As a r10 …

    I’m always solo ( although for the most part I’ve always been solo ) , and roaming around looking for other solo players to take on .

    Funny , for me the higher I rank , the less infamy I make a day . Now I’m in a state where I enjoy observing freep players , trying to find their limitations ( mostly to compare them with my own ) , their weaknesses .

    If after this long I can be proud of something as a warg , it would be my ability of observation .

    Know your enemy , then kill it .

    08/06/2012 at 1:09 pm

  2. Supersneakattack

    I disagree about something, as a R4, I can solo hunters, quite a few champs, the occasional LM, and the occasional burger. It’s still extremely based on luck, like if they burn their cooldowns, if I’m spotted or if I get the pounce from stealth, etc, but I find I can solo without dying alot.

    13/06/2012 at 9:11 pm

  3. Haha, serious or not, I totally recognize the Teenager description! I’m totally toast if I try to solo the average freep (R3 warg), I just feel like cannon fodder. So I need to leech from being in a pack with better wargs. I’m almost R4 now, though, and am looking much forward to that: the ranks make such a difference! Love these descriptions.

    15/06/2012 at 11:50 am

  4. Silence Darkhunter

    I love these descriptions!

    26/06/2012 at 8:02 pm

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