Originally Posted by AngryHumping
You're basically just constructing an incredibly unlikely scenario to justify reasons focusing on bot might make sense.
Any team that is easily rebuffing your attempts to take top is not going to then roll over when you refocus your energy on bot.
Focusing on bot at the expense of top doesn't and will never make strategic sense. If you don't have top your energies should be focused entirely on getting top until you do. Any attempts to split their focus by sneaking another point should A) never involve more than one person on your team and B) be strictly temporary in nature.
Sigh. You're telling me what the scenario is, I'm not constructing it. At this point I can't tell if you were just looking for a reason to ***** or if you actually wanted help. You said your typical teammates typically 2-3 man bot *then* have trouble holding it. All I suggested was that if the other team sent enough people bot to dislodge 2-3 people on a point, top is likely accessable. If not then something is wrong, like 3 of your people being outplayed by 2. It's all about allocating resources where theirs are not to make their resources temporarily worthless.
I didn't say you should be focusing bot while you *have* top, I said rushing bot is one of the easiest ways to obtain 3 points and that controlling and putting pressure on their bot is one of the easiest ways to relieve pressure top.
"If you don't have top your energies should be focused entirely on getting top until you do." This I don't agree with at all. Like I said before, if they've allocated all of their resources top and are sitting there daring you to attempt to take it that is obviously not where you should focus. That's like running your cavarly into a line of barricaded, moated bunkers with heavy artillary rather than taking the dryland path around that's guarded by 2 foot soldiers. "B) be strictly temporary in nature." It's a shame you don't see top point this way, too, because honestly it doesn't matter which three you hold.