Purely in terms of the number of territories under its control at the end of the Guild CBT, The Legion wasn’t just rampant on the NA server, but dominated the entire test phase, with more land to its name than any other house. However, it would seem that according to its leader Buzzsaw, there was more to its successful strategy than outright domination...
WHY DID YOU SET UP A HOUSE?
Originally I set up The Legion as a place for me and my friends to hang out and play games together. This eventually spread into multiple games, where we actively started recruiting dedicated members. Everyone who had a positive outlook was admitted into what has since then become less of a house and more of a mismatched family of misfits.
WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES YOUR HOUSE DISTINCT?
Our teamwork and willingness to do anything for the house. All of the members are extremely dedicated to The Legion on levels I, as the leader, could not have dreamt of. Although some people may consider us a large house, we also look to help smaller houses. But don't mistake kindness for weakness - we’re just not out to beat someone into the ground who is just trying to grow. Some larger houses will destroy players who simply exist until they don't even want to play the game anymore, but that isn't the way we want to play.
YOUR HOUSE WAS A CHAMPION OF THE GUILD CBT STAGE. HOW DID YOU DOMINATE THE OPPOSITION?
From what I can tell what made us distinct was our actual use of strategy. Rather than just sending an entire house onto one city and zerging them, I looked more into uniting the smaller houses in order to preserve everyone rather than beating them into the ground and creating enemies that will last until the game actually goes live. This tactic allowed all of our allies to hold land and to increase the number of defenders we could have - after all, protecting one border is much easier than protecting three or four.
WHAT ARE YOUR AMBITIONS FOR THE HOUSE?
Take some land and live out my days peacefully in the middle of nowhere, while everyone else fights to the death for a mediocre amount of land.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE CLASS TO PLAY AS?
I always enjoyed the Poleaxe since its nice to just club some randos head in, but we all know range is meta
WHO ARE YOUR MOST TRUSTED AIDES?
Neko and Danni have been my right and left-hand men since we started. Neko is more in charge of the political mumbo and Danni is more of my strategic advisor. Chef is my main diplomat and everything of that nature should run through him.
If someone wants to join the house all they have to do is join our Discord and answer a couple of questions about themselves and all is good. If another house wants to work on relations all they have to do is hit up Chef and talk to him.
ARE THERE OTHER HOUSES YOU ADMIRE OR CONSIDER TO BE NATURAL ALLIES?
We've been good friends with Order of Ash since the beginning and have worked together in every stage since the start. Aishin Koi is a newer addition to the family and they are always willing to help.
Huge thanks to Buzzsaw for taking the time to respond to our questions. If you know of a House that is deserving of similar recognition that we should profile in a future article, please make your nomination via our Discord channel.