Wednesday 4 November 2009

The King is dead! Long live the King!

Yesterday Karak Norn witnessed it's first king kill. Well, I say Karak Norn witnessed it, but to be honest that's a somewhat misleading use of words. It was a server first, but it was only witnessed by a very small number of people, since the kill happened at 4:40 AM. :P

As you can no doubt imagine, a lot of negative things have been said about the time it happened. I'm not sure if it was a pre-planned alarm clock raid or just one of those opportune moments that ends up dragging on and on until it's stupid O'clock. Regardless, while it's a shame more people weren't involved and it was undoubtedly easier to do at that time, the thing is people do legitmately play at those times. The morning hours are not just the domain of students poncing of society or workshy life leeching toerags, there are many people doing shift work or playing from timezones that are very different to the servers. They're all allowed to play the game just as much as the rest of us.

Plus some people with more "normal" working hours are just plain mad and will have gone to work after 2 hours sleep... It's not something I would want to do, but I'm getting too old for that nonsense and would probably need to do a Scarface to stay awake. I hope the pixels were worth it you bunch of mentalists ! :D

Aaaaaaaand it's worth saying that Destro have done early morning raids and didn't kill the Order king, so no matter how people may malign Order's kill, they still did it first.

/salute Karak Norn Order


  1. With the way cities have become a revolving door this was bound to happen. As for the hour ... a bit dubious to be sure but there are players playing at that time.

    What the new mechanic does is with half a warband you can flip and lock pairings. Without needing to deal with a fort that is plenty to do this.

    As for the city siege ... you could do it with a full warband. With the right makeup a party with 2 tanks and 4 healers could kill Adell while the others take out his minions. At that hour I'm sure there were minimal Destro playing. Do this enough and flip the other stages enough and you're in Stage 2.

    Having never experienced Stage 2 I'm assuming it's similar in that the right group of folks and as few as a warband could flip it.

    The King Kill ... unless everyone had Warlord or the wards I'm assuming that would be a tough instance.

  2. When they merged Karak Eight Peaks onto Norn, the KEP guilds brought a lot of full warlord geared Order with them that had already killed the king before. I believe farmed it even. So by the sounds of it once they got to stage 2 the king was basically stuffed :P


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