and really it is the easy way (accepting the alternative is just praying that it happens), but that doesn’t make it easy.
In a sense the hardest part is getting 14 other people to start the game with the same mindset…
Aim to lose – Come back for the win.
For a while my friends and I were casually practicing that attitude, basically screwing about in the AB for a while, then going hard for a win, the problem was we never got close enough to losing (500 point behind) to “win” the achievement.
I blame all those win focused players, you know, we all hate them, some of the bastards write blogs on how to win the game quickly and efficiently.
I spit on their balding green haired heads… bloody Gnomes!
So yeah, you need to stack your team with people that are OK with a loss, a lot of loses, to achieve the goal.
Luckily I am in a guild with a lot of good losers, but beyond that, think of it as practice. Even if you don’t achieve the 500 point deficit, you still want to practice the comeback. They aren’t loses.. just practice sessions.
Stacking your team with mates is a good starting point. Even if you don’t have 15, the more the better, as that’s less you have to convince that you aren’t a horde spy in the 30 seconds you have to explain your intentions and the strategy and buy their commitment.
For some the idea of coming that close to a loss purely for the sake of the achievement isn’t worth the time, or the risk to their honor, so you have to be persuasive fast. We tried not telling people, but then we just went back to practice sessions, because no matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t convince people to settle with less than 2 bases… and that’s the starting point 1 base only.
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