gladiators, how did you find your arena partners?
Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:53 PM
Not trying to sound like a smartass but is the saying true?.. "it's not what you know, it's who you know". Does this apply when trying to meet gladiator material people?
Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:05 AM
I've found out that usually good players gravitate towards each other. It helps that a lot of my friends are some of the best in the class.
What i've noticed is if you are randomly looking for skilled players, just sit outside org and duel. Eventually you'll be able to recognize good, great, and amazing players.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:58 AM
I've found out that usually good players gravitate towards each other.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:04 AM
When I met my current partner he wasn't even that great, just an average player, he rerolled paladin in S3 and hit 70 and played as ret, basically just learned to play really quickly and we got ret/war/druid gladiator in S3.
Some people can improve very rapidly if they want to, it's in my experience almost always a matter of attitude, people without egos are great, as-is a desire to succeed.
I guess that's why I don't get along with a lot of "gladiators", most of them are really wound-up, don't like admitting they're wrong, etc.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:11 AM
Best way I found was to try some players out who are interested
in doing well (check for enchants and other stuff)
Make it known you want to break 2k+
If you are good and play often then people will eventually recognize
that you are good
Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:53 AM
Although at first I didn't play with them much, and just found other people through duelling, even as a class that sucks in duels it still worked quite well.
Honestly it doesnt matter what people think of me. I make money playing this game, and soon to be a world champion. stop us if u can.
Salute to the World Champion.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:32 AM
Quit PvE in March 2008, about half way through S3. I was a Rogue in decent PvE gear with an off-hand glaive (the attention from this probably made a bigger difference more than anything). But a Hunter who ran a 3DPS of X/BM Hunter/Shockadin had just had their mage move team and ended up messaging me asking if I'd be interested in playing with them. Ended up getting 2k for my shoulders in a couple of days and floated between 2000-2100 rating for the rest of season 3.
Same thing happened throughout S4, played 3DPS with the same guys up to around 2k, also played some 2v2 Rogue/Druid but nothing really came of it. Around 10 of us then moved to my current server (although I was reluctant, enjoyed playing against the top players on Cyclone, but I'd have no partner if I'd stayed on that server so I went with the pack.
Khadgar had a pretty decent PvP guild with around 15-20 2200+ players, which I attempted to join but was declined due to having no real credibility, since I hadn't even hit weapon rating by then and wasn't friends with any of the realm's best players. Managed to hit weapon rating in the last month or two of the season but by that time PvE->PvP transfers had been enabled so a lot of players from the top guild were moving to Cyclone/Blackout.
Then out of the blue at around midnight 5 days before the season ended I got a whisper from a guy who wanted to play his mate's account to Gladiator, as he'd moved his main to Stormscale, and was wondering if I wanted to join him and get shoulder/Glad rating while he played his friend's Druid. He said that if I got a little out of my depth after going past 2100 (I'd never been that high) then he'd get a friend to play my account for the last 100 rating.
We played to 2200 with 14 (4 to Double Rogue with KJ weaps) losses and an ~84% win ratio, which I was pretty proud of.
Then about 6 days after Wotlk being released I logged on mid-morning to do my last half bar to level 80 and noticed we had a new Pala in the guild, recognising his name from the Top PvP guild on the server in S4 I enquired about his history and it turned out he played a shaman (and just about every other class) to 2200+ during S4 (he was also the guy that was going to play my account had I been incapable of playing past 2100 in S4) and his warrior mate had quit so I asked if he'd be interested in playing some casual PvP in 2s/3s so we took it from there.
Duel people (and win).
If you end up having a conversation to a decent player about PvP, act like you know what you're talking about.
Try and get into a good PvP guild (This is hard atm since PvE is such a big requirement to do well in arena).
Make a big effort to be the best at your class as you can. This includes skirmishing/BGing/Watching Videos.
Migrate to a server with a large PvP community, best way to do this is to bring up random Battlegroups from the armory and look at the server the majority of the top teams are from, then carry research into the servers themselves.
Join a PvE guild that has a handful of good PvPers.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:41 AM
Find the most compatible person willing to play with you and improve as much as you can with them. If you eventually decide that your partner is no longer progressing and you're leaving them behind skill wise, the better you did with them the easier it will be to find a new, better partner. Don't expect your team mates to be amazing as soon as you start playing with them though, as long as they are motivated to improve you should try to make it work and improve.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:01 PM
Just find someone, who's willing to pvp a lot, collection all honor-items and doesn't get frustrated on a losing-streak. My Arenapartner and me played a looot of games at 2k+ till we finally hit a sure-gladiator-rank. On the last day of playing we had a skypeconversation of 13 hours
What i'm trying to say, if you find someone... make sure they are with you no matter what and wants to improve and play a lot of arena. Doesn't matter if they aren't the best, if they can improve fast.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:46 PM
Now I sort of find them extremely easily because I'm the only gladiator ally side on my server (my rogue partner's computer has been broken for a month and a half). On a server this crap with this small of a population it's not hard to sort out the good from the bad. Sigh at being one of the most populated realms but like 65% of the players being below level 60. -.-
Posted 12 January 2009 - 03:09 PM
Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:08 AM
once again thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming.
Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:25 AM
[13:49:14] Creed: u have 20min to find a healer, going for a jog
[13:49:53] Creed: nothing like running through the bush being chased by wild animals to get a proper workout
[13:50:01] Creed: you europeans and ur silly gyms
Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:49 AM
but I'd say dueling would be the best (if you're good).
Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:55 AM
Partners on my current server I met through being snatched into their guild from the competing pve one on the server, and a few of them finding out I was a pretty good pvp pally as well.
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