Brian mentioned several instances where small organized groups defeated large disorganized groups in battle. You should see them in the answers he gave in the Q&A.
You seem to have a hard on for me, and since this was your last reply i'll just start from here.
Since you like to tell everyone "what I mean" or "what I think" I would like to clarify that I don't expect ESO to be DAOC 2.0. I'm not an Elder Scrolls fan boy, but I understand it has its own followers from previous games and I wouldn't begrudge anyone who is a hardcore fan of their previous games of having an opinion. That being said, as Shaithis mentioned, I am an MMO veteran since 2000 with EQ. What made me fall in love with DAOC was the unique RvR system. "Getting PvP right" doesn't require THAT exact system, imo. But the systems that have been used in games since have been medicore to dreadful. Having many devs from DAOC, my hope is/was that they would be able to bring a similiar or new (but still well thought out) system of PvP.
Second, when I say RvR I mean Realm vs. Realm. In this regard, my acronym is very accurate. If they have a new term for it that I don't know about thats fine but this game will still have "RvR". It's the three realms fighting it out, the very ESSENCE and literall translation of Realm vs. Realm combat. The acronym, to me, simply symbolizes multiple factions, instead of only one or two, like GW or WoW. You don't need to get so worked up simply because it was a DAOC term. I guess no one should call PvP Player vs Player in MMOs because it was coined in EQ or Ultima or whatever. Geez, settle down.
As far as my expectations, I simply implied that a major part of my interest in this game is the end game RvR content and functionality. I don't care much about the graphics or the story line, although I certainly don't want those to be completly awful. Being that my focus is RvR however, the BEST RvR and PvP based MMO I have had the pleasure of playing was (IN MY OPINION) DAOC and with DAOC Devs, I would expect them to know how to develope RvR for ESO (although not identical to DAOC). The action in Cyrodiil IS RvR to me and that is what has pumped me up for ESO. I have no issue if you or others only want to RP, craft, PVE etc but Brian is the lead for PVP and so I anticipated much more about the actual structure, rewards etc.
In one of Brian's responces he mentioned that small groups could effectively defend a keep. That isn't my question. Anyone in Cyrodiil will find out quick just because a keep is in "X" area and people want to take it, doesn't mean that will be where the fighting is. An enemy force may try to cut off reinforcements. Mutiple enemy forces may work together to attack from multiple sides. One group runs into the enemy while another starts a siege. But can my 5-10 friends and I effectively take on, stall or even defeat a force of double or possiblly triple our numbers in the open? THAT is my and several other folks question. I don't care about small groups defending a keep. Of course you can do that. It's a no brainer. But when you don't have big, high walls protecting you and a scrum starts, are we doomed or do we stand a chance. And from reading the Q&A that was NOT answered. Also, the rewards for RvRing. All people talk about is the Emporer. I couldn't care less about that. One person gets that title, what does a player or every player get for participating in RvR, AvA, PvP or whatever kids call it now. Those were my two major questions and neither was answered.
I wasn't raging or screaming and crying because he didn't answer my question. I only replied to the subject and said that he didn't answer the questions that were important to me and my friends. If you were happy with his responce and the info he gave that is fine and completly your opinion and right. For me, however, I still have unaswered questions about ESO and until I have a solid answer, I do not know that I will be playing this game. I've dropped too much money on putrid MMOs that claim to have great RvR/PvP to accept plain, generic answers of "our RvR will be unlike any other, it's gonna be fun with lots of action".