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  • All hail our new Waterson overlords....

    We lost, apparently. First we won, then they recounted and we lost. *sigh*


    A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum. -Jon McBride, astronaut

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    Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

    Well.. I guess our side could have used some tactics instead of a cheezy beacon exploit..

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    • #3
      Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

      Mmmm.... Cheezy bacon...


      A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum. -Jon McBride, astronaut

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      • #4
        Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

        Matherson won.

        The fight went into overtime (still contested) on several bases, most finished quickly leaving only Esamir Munitions Corp and The Octagon. The organizers said if Matherson could take either base they'd win. The fighting went on for a while, The Octagon was close but Waterson reinforced it for a defense. All 240 players (or however many were left given the long overtime) went to EMC with Matherson eventually capturing it.

        The organisers initially announced Matherson as the winners, then got unsure, recounted and said Waterson won, closing the stream. But they just posted the final map on reddit and recounted a second time and it turns out Matherson did win.

        Reddit Official Results Thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/Planetside/c...rson_official/

        Initial map and point values (Waterson played TR not NC): http://i.imgur.com/dClnJZD.png

        Starting Scores:

        32 Matherson VS
        32 Waterson TR
        27 Neutral

        91 Total

        Final map: http://i.gyazo.com/0db991b1d50e5bd6a7c037972e0c1445.png

        Matherson take Freyr and all surrounding bases for +8, and Ymir Bio plus one sub-base for +6 = +14
        Waterson take Eisa Tech and all surrounding bases for +11, and two Ymir sub-bases for +2 = +13

        Final Scores:

        46 Matherson VS
        45 Waterson TR
        0 Neutral

        91 Total


        More controversy:

        The event was also supposed to coincide with a 2 hour alert but it went off 1/2 an hour early. Unfortunately, the organizers used a single timer overlay which was accidentally turned off with ~1/2 an hour left. When they turned it back on it had 10 minutes less than it should, people complained in chat, so they increased it.

        I checked the video and I think they finished 55 seconds early but it probably wouldn't have made a difference.
        Last edited by MrJengles; 06-21-2014, 01:08 AM.



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        • #5
          Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

          Last I heard there was ANOTHER recount and we've won. (ninjaed!)

          There's also talk about just calling the server Emerald. After such a tightly fought match, it'd be a great outcome, and also a nice nod to the PS1 server.



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          • #6
            Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

            The whole thing was such a cluster there at the end. The sketchy overtime, the multiple recounts... I just want the new server named something else so both of us lose.


            A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum. -Jon McBride, astronaut

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            • #7
              Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

              SOE has no clue how to run these events. Ive read where you, as a player, are not supposed to leave the continent. (both sides did for resources). The timer mistake is ridiculous. ...and SOE wants to get into competitive gaming? There are many, many ways they can make these types of matches better. Very sloppy.

              It was a great fight though, but really, if they can't tighten the screws up on these competitive matches, there is no reason to hold them. They need to lock a certain amount of players to a continent and/or only allow certain accounts access to the server during these matches. Anyway..It was fun watching the match. Both sides played really hard.

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              • #8
                Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

                Originally posted by Mathew Higby
                So... Emerald then??
                https://twitter.com/mhigby/status/480189214818979841



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                • #9
                  Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

                  Originally posted by QuantumQrack View Post
                  SOE has no clue how to run these events. Ive read where you, as a player, are not supposed to leave the continent. (both sides did for resources). The timer mistake is ridiculous. ...and SOE wants to get into competitive gaming? There are many, many ways they can make these types of matches better. Very sloppy.

                  It was a great fight though, but really, if they can't tighten the screws up on these competitive matches, there is no reason to hold them. They need to lock a certain amount of players to a continent and/or only allow certain accounts access to the server during these matches. Anyway..It was fun watching the match. Both sides played really hard.
                  This was NOT an SOE run event. Server Smash is community run.



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                  • #10
                    Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

                    Originally posted by starstriker1 View Post
                    This was NOT an SOE run event. Server Smash is community run.
                    Ahh, that explains a lot then. I was wondering why it seemed kind of "thrown" together all the time. Too bad SOE can't get behind this a bit better then. This also explains why Higby wants to call it Emerald instead of leaving it up to the winners of the match.

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                    • #11
                      Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

                      That WAS the decision of the winning and losing faction. Both force commanders requested a neutral name, as I recall.

                      It's a great outcome, IMO. With such a closely fought match both servers are worthy of accolades, it reduces drama and makes for a more unified merged server, and it's a nice nod to planetside history.



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                      • #12
                        Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

                        I'm actually kind of glad we lost the Mattherson name. Hopefully we can get away from some of the stigma associated with the server.
                        Teamwork and Tactics are OP


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                        • #13
                          Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

                          Ha! In reference to the battle it looks like Esamir Munitions Corp and The Octagon are going to be renamed:

                          Mattherson Munitions Corp
                          Waterson Citadel

                          http://www.reddit.com/r/Planetside/c...on_and/cidec1p


                          And it's confirmed that the server will be called Emerald. Sounds much better anyway and will result in less taunting.



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                          • #14
                            Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

                            Cool!

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                              Re: All hail our new Waterson overlords....

                              [ignore this]

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