Indeed.. P2W really should not be used if your wearing a fleet tag, because then it makes the rest of your fleet out to be a P2W Spammer..
Just like generally when I see -nova core- in the Search I know to expect P2W of some form, if not every memeber of that fleet to have one. It's just what they have become known for from my perspective and from what I have been hearing from other players as well.
You think that your beta test was bad?
Think about this: American Football has been in open beta for 144 years. ~Kotaku
I just ment that after all, the game is about numbers, and variables. Mainly I would say, as a 5 man premade fighting another 5 man premade, where the opposing team does use crap and p2w stuff, id say as a panda team we can beat it without using it as well. Mainly because we try to improve ourselves without it. and it IS possible.
On the ohter hand, in a 1v1 situation or pugging, and the opposin team uses all what god forbids, I have the following thoughts about it;
This game, and all its effects, consoles, etc... in the end its all numbers, yes. Behind the scenes its all numbers vs numbers.
And the thing that people tend to forget is, if one of these consoles puts those numbers out of whack to a great extend, almost no player is up against that. Not because experience is in the way, but because you cannot bend those behind the screen numbers. You can compensate for it with experience, but there is a line _somwhere_ there where even the most experienced PvPer cannot stand up against these odds.
Luckily, again, in a premade you have 5 good players at your side and you can all compensate for a few players on the ohter side using cheap sh*t.
That meant no abilities that were considered griefy, and no anything that was acknowledged broken by a dev.
The idea was that by avoiding the broken things, and learning to cope without them, we would be stronger every time a broken ability was fixed.
Unfortunately, as the observant reader will have noticed, there was a flaw in the plan... Cryptic didn't fix the broken crap. (Or they took months/years to do it)
And the result is evident... Just think about it... When was the last time you fought a OmegaXIII premade? Can't remember? Don't worry, it's not amnesia. There hasn't been a OmegaXIII premade in over a year. Actually, I'm the only one left that is doing any PvP at all
So my advice would be: Keep it loose. Use the BS only if you're loosing bad. Don't use the crap to steamroll PUGs. You'll feel better beating them with fair play.
I don't often comment in posts like these... too much emotion over a leisure activity.
No one pays my internet bills, C-store purchases or anything else that allows me to have fun but me. So i'll use what I want. And so can/should anyone else.
Saying or believing anything else eventually comes down to a negative emotional reaction to something that is supposed to be fun!
And if you're not having fun... why are you still here?