I thought PvP was going to be brutal today. The majority of the casual players will be playing Cyberpunk leaving only the dedicated PvPers in queue. Instead it was a cakewalk. Great healers all day.
I wonder if all the rage at casuals for being garbage and ruining games is justified? I remember when I use to play the Republic side and it was still Imp vs Pubs games were a lot tougher because Pubside is the nice side. If you are garbage no one yells at you. So it was packed to the brim with players who didn't know their rotations and didn't use their DCDs. Impside is different. If you suck people let you know and they aren't particularly polite about it. The skill floor is much higher. (The skill ceiling on the other hand is much the same; Pubside has some particularly good players who always queue as a group.)
Perhaps having casuals on your team dragging you down make the experience worse than casuals on the other team for you to mow down? If casuals stuck to DPS they couldn't bring the team down as bad but if some of your limited tank and healer slots are occupied by a casual that certainly sucks.
(The six envoys of the forth crusade address the Doge and the the Republic of Venice.)
Then at least 10,000 people were gathered together in the Church of Saint Mark - the most beautiful church there is - and the doge told them to listen to a Mass of the Holy Spirit and pray to God for his guidance concerning the request the envoys had made of them. And they do so willingly. When Mass had been said the doge called for the envoys and instructed them to ask all these people humbly what was their will.
With the agreement and approval of all the other envoys Geoffrey of Villehardouin, marshal of Champagne, announced their intentions and said, "My lords, the most eminent and powerful barons of France have sent us to you and they beg you to take pity on Jerusalem which is enslaved by the Turks and to be willing, for God's sake, to join them in avenging Jesus Christ's dishonor. They have chosen you for this task since they know that no other people have such a mighty power on the seas as do you and your people. And they have ordered us to prostrate ourselves at your feet and not rise until you have agreed to take pity on the Holy Land."
Immediately the six envoys knelt at the feet of the Venetians, weeping heavily. The doge and all the others called out with one voice, their hands reaching to the skies and said "We agree! We agree!" Then there was such a great din and a great uproar that it seemed as if the earth was quaking. When that great din and outpouring of emotion had subsided - and no man had ever seen one greater - the good doge of Veince climbed to the pulpit to speak to the people. He said to them "My lords, behold the honor God has done you. The fiercest men in the world have rejected all other people and asked for your partnership in achieving such a noble task as the deliverance of Our Lord."
I cannot recount to you all the fine and fitting words the doge said but the matter was settled and charters were prepared the following day.