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#21 Fierss

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 02:42 AM

A guildmate/friend's brother asked me to arena. Neither of us were great at the time, but we both learned by playing together, critiquing each other, and talking with other people, until we became a great team. Anyone who is capable of binding their keys (not a necessity), keeping their cool when you hit a string of losses, and is willing to listen to advice and criticism is capable of getting gladiator.
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#22 Khazm

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:00 AM

I made an alt with a bunch of my friends, who ended making their alts their mains. They joined a guild to raid, I joined as a friend, and became friends with their guild leader who is now on all my arena teams 2 years later!
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#23 elamalaka

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:37 PM

didn't think so many people looked at how well you duel, but it seemed to have worked for me. i think im gonna get a chance to play on a good dk/mage team soon. cant wait :P
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#24 king_k28

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:50 PM

E-Harmony

didnt work out when he found out warlocks blow haha
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#25 Sir H

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 11:27 PM

found a druid who couldnt break 2050 with a warrior but was a cool chap

joined his team and hit 2050 with him in like 6 games

still playin together
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#26 jojobombiest

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:00 AM

1.Find someone with the same goals as you.

2.Many people say they want gladiator but aren't willing to put forth the effort and persistence to get there. Make sure you both are willing to stay for the ride even when it gets rough.

3.Have fun. If you don't have fun/hate your partner you will have a harder time getting better.

P.S.
I knew my partner from meeting him IRL, guess I got lucky.
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#27 codyishere

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:16 AM

I agree about meeting good players from other good players. I've met some good people, first time doing arenas and I am doing great.
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#28 Asdfman

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:24 AM

I found my very first arena partners by spamming tradechat ;<
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#29 georgez

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:40 PM

step #1 - talk mad shit
step #2 - ??
step #3 - people wanna play with you
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#30 Spartigus

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:58 PM

match.com
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#31 Capslockhero

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:35 PM

played with a bad irl friend and just gave him direct orders til he got good lol
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#32 karp

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:52 AM

I started playing with the only people in the guild who was actually interested in pvping.
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#33 Infekt

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:59 AM

i found my glad team on AJ but since then i haven't been able to find good players (i swear none exist on my server qq)
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#34 Qwey

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:01 AM

i trolled realm forums/trade and everyone wanted to play with me cuz im so great.
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#35 Jarik

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:14 AM

once you play enough games with your friends they become good (cough)
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#36 Jhuudhun

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:41 PM

If you are just starting out:

Work on your gear, grind BGs like mad asap while getting arena games with people from trade or friends just so you always get some per week, don't spend any on anything lower than the highest possible tier.

Read strategy on how fights go down FOR YOUR CLASS, don't worry about how Holy Paladin + DK vs. Warlock + Mage goes down if you don't play one of those classes.

Readup on arena mods and how to use focus macros, etc. Basically you want to have a bunch of your ducks up in a line before you start talking to people who have been doing this stuff for a while. If you can't get this stuff to work for you for whatever reason, ask a gladiator who is pretty affluent with focus targetting + macros (and mods if you want) to help you out over tells or vent.

Then, make the jump and...

Ask a gladiator or two on your server to help you out, explain that you're willing to take advice and criticism.

When they do help you out, be pleasant and thank them for taking time to help you get better at PvP.

They won't be expecting you to be amazing, so feel free to ask what mistakes you made so you can learn from them, and make sure you do. When you learn from the mistakes that they tell you that you made, be sure to try to improve them while keeping all the other stuff in tact.

You'll be a gladiator (or greater) in no time.

^^
The above is basically what I did, lol.
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#37 Syonz

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:13 PM

I found my 2v glad partner while both rerolling of Pve's Warlocks (Same guild) , he lvling a rogue , and me a druid. and when ding lvl 70 (middle s3) Starting arenas only points and end off s4 ,Tachan!. getting drake.
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#38 Dashlong

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:44 PM

I am somewhat of a socialite on my server, found good players by reputation. Also, I raided and instanced with many of them in the past.

best way imo is to join your server's top pve guild and get with the "in" crowd.
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#39 Darkidoe

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:50 AM

I posted on the realm forums. My partner and I were pretty much two randoms at the time. Been playing with him since late S2 and we're still having fun even though he can't play too much now (having a paladin partner is finally paying off =D).

And about getting better. I just have all my rl friends read this site a lot. I started this game fairly late (never did any vanilla stuff besides ptr premades.. lol) and this sight helped me get better a lot faster than I would have on my own.
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