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#1 Yes

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:41 AM

Hey community! This week I had an opportunity to interview Tom Chilton. Here's the audio recording:



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:45 AM

First yay!
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

View PostCovlol, on 08 December 2012 - 02:45 AM, said:

First yay!
Had a good watch I presume

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:53 AM

Love what they say about the UI. Once they see ArenaLive in action I think we will make a huge move in the direction of a working spectator client.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:13 AM

I just finished listening to all of it - really good questions. Great job.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:20 AM

the answers are promising (negate burst and instant cc) but they're always ... but good work though

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:32 AM

It's a shame they always say all the right things but do all the wrong things.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

I'm apprehensive hearing about blacklisting arena maps, on the one hand it is very much needed to offset how imbalanced games can be especially in regards to Y maps and Knockbacks/Portals etc. On the other hand I hope queue times aren't affected.

Overall though I hope it happens soon.

Edited by Zong, 08 December 2012 - 09:56 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

"we shouldnt make it hard for people to get into pvp" it just takes 3 months with 3500 rbg caps to fully gear up.
otherwise good responses if they follow through.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

The dispel system should be reverted back to Cata. It singlehandedly makes the game less fun. It's sad that they don't see it as a problem. For me it's worse than hunter dmg bug, warrior/mage dmg.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

View PostDjandawg, on 08 December 2012 - 03:17 PM, said:

The dispel system should be reverted back to Cata. It singlehandedly makes the game less fun. It's sad that they don't see it as a problem. For me it's worse than hunter dmg bug, warrior/mage dmg.
THIS!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

View PostSquishyflap, on 08 December 2012 - 11:58 AM, said:

"we shouldnt make it hard for people to get into pvp" it just takes 3 months with 3500 rbg caps to fully gear up.
otherwise good responses if they follow through.
What rating is needed for that cap?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:25 PM

View PostDjandawg, on 08 December 2012 - 03:17 PM, said:

The dispel system should be reverted back to Cata. It singlehandedly makes the game less fun. It's sad that they don't see it as a problem. For me it's worse than hunter dmg bug, warrior/mage dmg.

That's turrible. You really think in the current state of the game healers being able to spam dispels is a good idea???

turrible turrible turrible

I can see maybe lowering the dispel cd but every healer being able to spam dispels is a really bad idea and is definitely NOT fun.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

A text excerpt of the interview would be nice.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:59 PM

View Postmyboomstick, on 08 December 2012 - 11:25 PM, said:

That's turrible. You really think in the current state of the game healers being able to spam dispels is a good idea???

turrible turrible turrible

I can see maybe lowering the dispel cd but every healer being able to spam dispels is a really bad idea and is definitely NOT fun.
What game are you playing and what state of the game are you talking about?
You are probably biased because of dot dispelling, trust me no one can afford getting spam silenced/horrored in this bursty state of the game.
That said;


How is it a good idea that someone gets spam sheeped while being unable to dispel the second one or
dispel deepfreeze, someone sits in 8 sec sheep
aoe fear , dispel one, other sits or
ring of frost, dispel one, other sits or
dispel nova, into 8 sec sheep,
pala aoe blind, dispel one, other sits
dispel hoj, into full repentance and so on.

Stuff like those decrease the skill cap because you see things, even predict but are unable to react.
They need to remove the dispel cd, revert the whole system back to Cata.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:39 AM

That's why I said MAYBE nerf the cd on dispel... Every good healers knows that spamming dispel in cata was a joke. Defending it is an even bigger joke.

Picture cleaves with all their escape mechanisms plus having a healer sit back 40 yards mashing dispel key.. It would be awful design..

And about those examples you gave, that is a problem with instant cc and some classes having too much cc. Buffing dispel to counter that would create a huge list of problems.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:53 AM

Only melee cleave healer is Holy Paladin, easy as fuck to cc as caster, even easier to kill as caster. How is spamming single magic dispel ever gonna help with all the magic debuffs up?
Nerfing dispel cd is a joke because the problem is with aoe cc and spammable cc which I explained in previous post.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:38 AM

View PostDjandawg, on 08 December 2012 - 11:59 PM, said:

What game are you playing and what state of the game are you talking about?
You are probably biased because of dot dispelling, trust me no one can afford getting spam silenced/horrored in this bursty state of the game.
That said;


How is it a good idea that someone gets spam sheeped while being unable to dispel the second one or
dispel deepfreeze, someone sits in 8 sec sheep
aoe fear , dispel one, other sits or
ring of frost, dispel one, other sits or
dispel nova, into 8 sec sheep,
pala aoe blind, dispel one, other sits
dispel hoj, into full repentance and so on.

Stuff like those decrease the skill cap because you see things, even predict but are unable to react.
They need to remove the dispel cd, revert the whole system back to Cata.

This is because Blizzard were short-sighted and didn't make any adjustments to CC's going into MOP, the opposite in fact, adding more and more instant/AOE CC.

IF Kalgan follows through on what he's said here then we could see many/all of those CC's individually nerfed.

In that world, the dispel system is fine. it's honestly the least of our worries right now.

The MMR system should be top priority in my opinion, it's so flawed and really does not account for increased skill/gear over season, so even if you farm at 1600 MMR and get an 80% win rate you can still play 40-50 games and being stuck at 1600-1700 still. Grinding MMR is a pain in the fucking ass that forces you to only play the best comps for your class and grind up-hill and still not make progress even when winning.

Edited by Zong, 09 December 2012 - 02:38 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

i REALLY do hope they fix burst and not just dmg from some random specs/classes that nobody cares about while wars/mages still rape everyone a new one
shut up pvp guy




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