Scenarios 101, Part 5
Doomfist Crater and Black Fire Basin
Welcome folks to another episode of Scenarios 101! With this episode we'll be switching over to Greenskin vs. Dwarf Scenarios!
Doomfist Crater is a 12 vs. 12 Scenario in Tier 3 Greenskin vs. Dwarf. Anyone between levels 23 and 40 can play in this Scenario.
This Scenario is a hybrid rule-set as it mixes King of the Hill with Murderball! The Scenario take places in the bottom of a muddy crater with derelict Greenskin platforms. Several artifacts of power lay about the area. In the center is a large platform which can be used as a vantage point to see across the entire crater floor. Holding this center platform is the primary objective of this Scenario as it gives points over time to the team holding it. However, the opposing Realm will be able to pick up the artifacts (Murderballs) and killing players while holding these artifacts will result in more points gained per kill. Be careful though, there is a chance that these artifacts will kill you!
When you first enter the Scenario you'll be presented with the option of charging straight ahead or heading to the right out of the spawn area. Going straight will lead you right into the muck and to the platforms which have varied height and directions. Making your way to the middle capture location is an easy task, but holding onto that area will be difficult as you can get hit from all angles. Players will be able to hold on to the center location if they have the numbers, but once the other Realm gets a hold of the Murderballs that offer boosted damage capabilities, they'll be hard pressed to control the center for long!
Be forewarned, Doomfist Crater is chaotic! With the single capture location being elevated, you'll always know who owns it and the Murderballs will always spawn for the opposite Realm. However, there's always the possibility that both Realms have a Murderball or two, but that can quickly change as players go on rampages killing each other. To put it bluntly, this Scenario is a meat-grinder! Avoiding death in this Scenario will net you zero points, so get in there and kill someone!
Black Fire Basin
Blackfire Basin is a 12 vs. 12 Scenario in Tier 3 Greenskin vs. Dwarf. Anyone between levels 23 and 40 can play in this Scenario.
This Scenario features classic Capture the Flag mechanics just the way Greenskins and. Dwarfs like it - head-to-head! Each Realm must break into the opposition's "base" and take the enemy's banner back to their own base. The flag locations have three points of entry either by gate, broken gate, or super secret side paths (okay, they're not really super secret, but they're not blatantly obvious either). "Smash and grab" as they say, and get the enemy flag!
Spawn points for this Scenario will overlook the flag location so players can gather their forces together before charging out to defend the flag or assault an enemy location. Going straight through the map, across "Deadman's Del", will get you to the enemy the fastest, but this leaves you wide open to be hit from all directions. Try cutting to the east or west and take those afore mentioned side paths for a more protected route into the enemy base.
Black Fire Basin is a classic CTF map, which means kill or be killed. If you let the enemy take your flag, you're going to fall behind quickly. If your Realm sits back on defense the whole time, you may actually win the kill counts, but if the enemy manages to capture even a single flag, you're more than likely going to have to play catch up. Mass flag rushing will be common place and expect this Scenario to result in some truly bloody battles! Oh... and don't mind the big frozen "fish"... he's simply out of his cave.
That's it for this episode of Scenarios 101! Stay tuned next time for more Greenskin vs. Dwarf goodness!
Until next time... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!