I have been giving this some thought, and certainly would like to hear further suggestions from the players involved. Wayneold, thank you for your suggestions mate, they have a lot of merit. For this particular excercise though, I am hoping it will be educational for all of us and so I think we need to limit the number of variables as much as possible and thus allow a more detailed analysis of the variables that they do have. If we limit it to one gear set per team, it will be much easier to have a detailed discussion of the merits of that particular set and why certain gearing choices were made. Introducing 3 or 4 sets of armour choices I think will be confusing and make in depth analysis harder.
Two teams consisting of 4 players each. One member will be the Gearer, responsible for the purchase and having the final say on gear choices. The other three members will be the Fighters, who will do the runs. I'm sure that, whomever we able to recruit, each individual would be equally capable of playing either or both roles. For this excercise however, I'd like to separate the roles and thus hear the discussions as to why gear choices were made. One of the fighters will be the Captain, responsible for the overall direction of the group. The Captain, and other fighters, will convey their requirements to the Gearer but as I stated, final gearing choices will be made by the Gearer.
I will provide each Gearer with 1B gold. He is then responsible for the purchase of one set of gear which is to be used by each of the 3 Fighters in their challenge. Perhaps a preamble by the Gearer and Captain on what their requirements are and the goals they are trying to achieve with their gear set would be nice.
As well as allowing the gear discussion to be more focused, limiting the challenge to one gear set will hopefully have other benefits. It should allow the Fighers a sporting chance of completing the challenge well, allow them some flexibility in their play styles, and also make the gearsets desirable for the rest of us.
Whatever skills the Fighter feels most comfortable with and effective for the task. The Fighter is to have 5 VN however throughout the Uber challenge so there is to be no switching of skills. A commentary on their choice of skills by each fighter would also be nice.
I am thinking of having the Gearer and two well known players and for the fourth position in the team, a general member of the Barbarian community here. This final member is to be decided on by the Captain. Anyone having posted a video of their gameplay anywhere online I will exclude from this 4th position, as this generally indicates a higher level of skill than I would like for this position.
Dual Weild Team
Wayneold was the first to join and so I nominate him as Captain of this team. I am hoping that PhatPhoEater will agree to be the DW Gearer, please let me know Sir. Wayneold, if you can get Acrimonious to participate, that would be superb.
Nived, I am hoping you will agree to be the Gearer for this team. I have sent hello's to Death and Dakkon on their recent threads and hopefully they will reply. Whomever agrees to join first will be Captain. I'm afraid I don't know how to contact any other potential Skorn members.
I am open to suggestions and help in recruiting would be great. Anyone on your list I'm sure would be superb Wayneold. Calling out to Uberjagger, Joch, King Arthur and all our other esteemed Barbarians...... :)
Thanks to everyone in advance
Edited by Morpheus#6524 on 3/27/2013 1:57 AM PDT