zbeeblebrox wrote:Arky wrote:And yes, Parson's burning need to be personally on the field has completely fouled this up and got a lot of units killed who probably would have survived if Parson continued to command this fight from the war room in Gobwin Knob. Hopefully he has this realization at some point so that we don't have to see him repeat the error.
Uhh...he totally berated Maggie for that very thing!!! Parson thinks this whole plan is stupid! Parson doesn't want to be there, he has to be there or GK is screwed
Yes and no... yes he did berate Maggie because he would have preferred to appoint someone else, however part of the complaint is that GK may have won even WITHOUT the CW bonus thus meaning he STILL didn't need to be there. The only reason Parson went through the portal to GK is because he thought they needed his bonus. However thus far, it doesn't really feel like his bonus made much of a difference and things have only gotten worst because of his choice to go through the portal. Had Parson not left, things might have worked out the same or better
Now granted, Parson isn't the only one to blame... much of what turned this into a chaotic mess is due to idiocy that he did not predict. Wanda left the capitol in the middle of a fight thus denying her troops her bonus when they most needed it, and the thinkamancers greatly delayed his actions. Afterall one of the big differences that might have happened is that wanda would have stayed in spacerock and with her bonus the archons might have put up a better fight and maybe ossomer might not have turned. Heck come to think of it, Parson not taking wanda with him was actually pretty foolish since he may have gotten his troops their CW bonus, but the decrypted are now missing their Pliers bonus; he traded one bonus for another which actually reinforces the idea that GK would have been no better off had he just stayed in GK (though i guess you could say Parson is now in damage control mode and is just trying to salvage whatever he can from a plan that's gone completely wrong)... but again, Parson can not be blamed alone as Wanda and the thinkamancers can share some of the blame for how this went horribly wrong. Oh and less i forget Sylvia who went a started burning up the place...
So ya... all in all i can't say that Parson's move was smart or necessary, but i also can't say it was all that bad of an idea either since most of what went wrong with that idea was factors that he did not know about or count on. Parson had a simple and effective idea; GK units wait for 5 minutes while he teleports over there to give them an added bonus... but then he got held up by thinkamancers; then Wanda left the battlefield to look for him; Then sylvia started brunign up everything... an hour later Parson finally gets through and everything has gone to *boop*