So get those stakes up higher!
And I’m back [from the LVO]. What an awesome few days. DZC by day, Vegas life by night, and sometimes I even slept. This will be the first part of four posts I plan to do on my LVO experience. This one will give you the juicy tidbits like who won, rumors, chatting w/ Dave and Simon, and meeting some other dedicated DZC ‘Murricans (Americans, for those w/o an English-American dictionary).
There were seven participants, but unfortunately one dropped after the first day, so more like six.
- 1 UCM
- 0 Scourge
- 2 PHR
- 2 Shaltari (3 if you count the player that dropped)
- 1 Resistance
Also our Benevolent Leader (TO) played Resistance as a ringer list that first day.
The final standings:
- 1st – Resistance
- 2nd – PHR
- 3rd – Shaltari (me)
Technically I tied for 2nd, but that is after a paint score was added in. It would have pushed me to 2nd if I didn’t tie for best painted. The TO loved how much I tied and made his life difficult. But regardless, going strictly by Tournament points, the above is correct.
How did this come about? I suppose you’ll just have to come back and read my game reports that will follow for days 1, 2 and 3.
Now for rumors, if you can call them that, as these are straight out of Dave and Simon’s mouths, though add some salt as this is from memory. The UCM Falcon and Shaltari Thunderbird will see a point decrease and gain Evasion 2. That is nice! The PHR Menchit will see a point decrease, and range increase, and maybe shots increase? Shaltari Warspear will get a second DP. The Scourge Harbringer will be utilized by more than the current walkers. I am not sure if this alludes just to the Oppressor (the new Command unit) or perhaps more other things.
The Resistance will be in Dropfleet Commander, but as a scenario pack like the bunkers, ODL, and monorail. These Resistance forces will be those that fled and have been randomly jumping about the galaxy, but with the beacons back on, they are returning to the Cradle worlds. Some may be military craft, some will not. Resistance Freeriders will change, but this has been mentioned on the forums. To recap, they’ll see a point increase and L2 on their mines.
Also, the Shaltari Dreamsnare will be going up in points. Dave and Simon refuse to comment on whether the Scourge are running from something else or not – they shut that convo down right quick. They stuck to their eight factions is best mantra, but they did say DZC will continue for a long time. In their words, it’ll be their 40K. They have DFC on the horizon and they mentioned a third core game in the universe. No details on it, but they did say three core games. This is all I can recall now, but I will update if anything else comes back to me.
Other than the game, we discussed travel, sports, and how Dave began Hawk (it involved three years living with his parents). They are super awesome guys to hang with, and I wish I had stayed another night to go out with them. Maybe some of the other players that did will have some more info. They also want to see a Team America [FUCK YEAH!] at Invasion, ASAP. So I guess I gotta start saving.
We had a good spread of players from across the US, with Cameron from Atlanta playing PHR and Scott (piperider) from DC representing the East Coast playing Resistance. Martin playing Shaltari and Randy playing UCM were the local Las Vegas representatives. Rich (Greenstuff Industries) playing PHR and myself playing Shaltari represented the West Coast, specifically the East Bay of NorCal. The competition was very tight with few blowouts and since we had more games than players there were some rematches. Also, our Benevolent Leader Solomon (Tenebris) threw some wacky untested scenarios in which were amusing and different.
That is it for now. The next three articles will be my daily recap, as I try to recall everything through a booze laced neon haze and attempt to set the mood for you. Until then, Viva Las Vegas!