Sir Exodus wrote:
My new favorite oxymoron!
Not an oxymoron whatsoever. "low man" means with less than the average number of people used by an average skilled group. In Kirin fights, technically, 3 parties could be considered "low man" simply because an average skilled group generally uses 4+ parties. "Alliance" by game terms simply means 2+ parties. It doesn't specify any number of players in said parties. You can essentially have an alliance of 2 players if you so choose. Whether or not that is an intelligent utilization of an alliance is irrelevant.
Oxymoron means it sounds like it's self contradictory (which it does), but it isn't (as you pointed out). So I stand by my oxymoron label.
ahh, the intricacies of the english language, how amusing. Or should I say "how annoying"? I think either would be applicable here...
Regardless of whatever the game may tell you, I can assure you that nobody refers to any group smaller than 6 as a real alliance, regardless of how they are divided up. Likewise, nobody refers to a party of one person as a real party. Furthermore, while you might still be able to take a smaller alliance to certain things and still consider it lowman, in many cases, lowmanning something usually involves bringing a full party or less (more often than not, it's less than full party) meaning alliances don't even enter the equation. Thus, for these activities, a "lowman alliance" is inherently contradictory (and lulzworthy), much like how it's inherently contradictory (and lulzworthy) for me to say I soloed X NM with three backline mages healing and supporting me.
a lowman alliance can be anywhere from 7-17 ppl still (although, the closer to 18 ppl the group has, the less likely I'm to say that it is lowmanning it). In terms of game speak, a 2 person group is technically considered lowmanning, duo'ing, and partying (which some might not consider a true party (and I spit on that notion, it is a true party, just with very few ppl)) all at the same time.
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