many people who hit 12cl have stopped to Smeb or smob because they dont care about nerfing, i can say i was gladly one of them it took me a while to get into the whole nerfin thing, I didnt even knew it existed because my whole main area was dms. so yeah i am glad you realize that there are 2 sides of the story. all i can say for your quote is, the reason why anyone would ask about fleet is because there is no need for a tanker in SS. xD and all buffs are equal importance.
Well....yeah I'm CL 12 and I don't know how to SMEB...and I didn't know how to SMOB like month ago.
Because when I used to play on gold beach, well...back in my times there was just EB or SS and I was really good at it. I was I really was good, I could even teach little levels how to play it but then I quit for a long time, then I was stuck with DMS and when I wanted to go back and try End boss one more time...It was confusing.
I didn't even know what SMEB or SMOB means, crew plan was totally new for me and it wasn't nothing like before. There are even new rules ( I have to kill some monsters before Queen, I have to kill Chief or something...I don't know anymore)
So yeah now I suck at this and even I play it again I still don't know what is going on in there.
110% this. Except I made some friends teach me a month ago
I don't get why people are so surprised over it, obviously SS =/= DMS e_e
I did smob/smeb once, and farmed for orbs, then when dms came out, i ventured other there. I didn't like the areas, and I thought, "Hey, I finished the story line, why continue to re-do it when I don't like it anyways?"
So, yeah, I'm 12.0 and don't know how to smeb. *shrugs*
Assigning is not hard.
but SMOB/SMEB changed so MANY times during the years.
What you call SMEB, I call a rip off of sEB. When sEB was cancelled, thanks to Gaia, and couldn't be done anymore, I stopped SMEBing. Taking all those mobs of labtechs, lags my computer and I'm not risking killing THAT because of few k of gold.
On the other hand , when I do SMEB sometimes, OF COURSE I'm unsure what I should do. Assigning buffs is easy, yes, but it doesn't mean that all of GOOD players HAVE to play SMEB and keep up with all the changes.
Half of us don't really see it that profitable, other part says it's not challenging and another boring and waste of time.
I'm one of those cl 12s who probably would not be able to lead a smeb crew- mostly because the only times I smeb are when I get an invite from a friend via meebo. I often smob, but rarely lead/make my own crew. I'm just lazy like that. dramallama
My belief if that newer people to zOMG! skip most of the story just to DMS; thus PS their way to 10.0 when they can they hope to get to 12.0. I'm still fully capable of leading any crew anywhere; even the Throne Room which seems more of a relic than the Hive even.