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#4389416 Patch 6.1 next week

Posted jam420 on 18 February 2015 - 05:23 AM

ive said it here once and ill say it here again

6.1 is gonna be a lot worse than the current patch

#4271233 Get your glad sanctum to lvl 3, 1500 conq pts for the highmaul arena quest.

Posted BluBlu on 21 November 2014 - 01:07 AM

View PostLazeeqt, on 21 November 2014 - 01:00 AM, said:

so I got today level 3 Glad San and what do I have to do now in order to que?? i read something on internet that after upgrading to level 3 when you enter the glad san first time you get a quest. well i didnt get anything. any tips and tricks?
theres a big ogre dude in front of your garrison with a quest

#4259851 Viable 2's/3's Speculation

Posted Seu on 10 November 2014 - 06:51 AM

lots of ppl saying thugcleave will be t1

#4245943 AUS Servers - Where are you going?

Posted Booked on 29 October 2014 - 05:36 AM

View PostImprove, on 29 October 2014 - 04:25 AM, said:

ur gif makes me angry for some reason
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#4245409 Titles not going out today, ban wave still approaches

Posted Seu on 28 October 2014 - 06:31 PM

Titles not Going out Today, Ban Wave still Approaches

Official Blizzard Quote:

As I mentioned previously, we're working to "scrub" the Arena and RBG ladders to disqualify cheaters. Our original plan was to hand out the end of season rewards with today's maintenance. However, as work to clean up the ladders continues, it's become apparent that we will not have them ready today.

Our revised plan is to release them next week at the latest, but we're hoping to be able to award them sooner than that. We sincerely apologize for the delay in getting these rewards out to those who earned them legitimately.

#4240399 Hopefully Cleaves>Wizards in WoD

Posted Speedymart on 23 October 2014 - 03:06 AM


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#4062968 Warlocks season 15 - OP?

Posted jaimex on 24 February 2014 - 12:12 AM

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#3981451 Interesting info about new EXP (?)

Posted Bigmoran on 03 November 2013 - 11:30 PM

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#3971260 Regarding Batens Thread on Wintrading

Posted Icekingx on 23 October 2013 - 02:28 AM

Strong males in this thread.

#3971212 Regarding Batens Thread on Wintrading

Posted Bigmoran on 23 October 2013 - 02:03 AM

**I decided to make this a seperate thread, instead of posting it on the individual post itself so that it wouldn't detract from the point of that thread**

While I do agree that wintrading is reprehensible, I find it ironic that the thread was made by a person who has a very conspicuous win/loss on the EU ladders.

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In fact, the top players on EU all have really dodgy win/losses. I don't think they are wintrading or exploiting, tho Trillebartom was one of the players who originally exploited the conquest bug. Instead I think there is a serious problem with top EU players not queing into each other. Dodging is, to some degree, a form of queue manipulation and is overall bad for competition (just as wintrading is bad for competition).

Just contrast EU ladders to US ladders and you can clearly see there is some sort of anti-competitive outlook among the top players:


My challenge to EU is to start having actual competition instead of making a thread directed at an entire country in the name of fair play.

#3916874 so I logged into WoW again

Posted Braindance on 22 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

View PostSaikx, on 22 July 2013 - 02:48 PM, said:

3 months+
Look I will give you top notch info. Play druid mage ele. Focus all game on doing nothing but using polymorph, novas and cs. If you do it correctly, eventually the ele will gain God's favor and one shot something.

Or you can play something else if you value skill and follow this instructional video

#3916667 Honor for Arenas

Posted Zaephyr on 22 July 2013 - 01:41 AM

sorry dude i don't even disagree with you im just trying to get some ez rep

#3916668 Honor for Arenas

Posted Braindance on 22 July 2013 - 01:42 AM

View PostZaephyr, on 22 July 2013 - 01:41 AM, said:

sorry dude i don't even disagree with you im just trying to get some ez rep
Here take 2. And I give 1 rep per week so it's worth x35

#3916627 Honor for Arenas

Posted Braindance on 22 July 2013 - 12:22 AM

I ain't gonna argue for 2 reasons:

1) Half the people asking for it started playing in either wrath or cata and simply found the game the way it is right now. The other half are simply old dogs that can't look further than their own micro-society in the game and only care for the short term profit
2) “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen Covey

I am only gonna give a few small paragraphs to describe why I think this would be bad for the game (I would need 3-4 pages for a complete explanation)

You are used to the instant gratification and immediate rewards of the current day. Play 2 bgs get 1 item. Play 10 games get cap. Hit 90 be half epic with 2 hours played. Of course people like me are to blame for that; the older generation of players that lobbied for such changes to make the game easier, without realizing that we didn't play this game because it was easy, but because of the sense of achievement after grinding bgs or mobs or instances for countless of hours just to get 1 item.

There was an era (and a very long one that spanned for 4-5 years), where getting gear was such a huge pain, most current players would quit in the first 2 days. And yet, it was the time when WoW was at its peak. The decline started with the advent of wrath that made the game more socialist and open to anyone, and from there it was downhill. Easy raids, readily acquired gear, fewer (and   faster) wins required to cap, fewer bgs won required for the same amount of honor, LFR and the list goes on. WoW lost the bulk of subscriptions, neither from the top players nor from the casuals. It lost subscriptions from the middle class; people that played the game for 3-4 hours a day, trying to get better gear, or rating. People that were the backbone of the 25 men guilds that cleared 60/70% of the current content at each patch. The same people floating around 1800-2000 rating.

The old game design gave those people  the illusion that they were better than the casuals, and at the same time, the hope that after a lot of effort they could be like the "better" players (gladiators, world first guilds). The huge grinds of the old days instilled to the middle class the notion of rewards through hard work. WotlK created a huge gap, since less and less work was required for equal or better rewards. Gradually, those players lost their carrot; with a few bgs they could get full gear; with easier raids they could get any item they wanted with just 1 or 2 wipes. Collective and individual effort requirements became smaller and smaller, leaving the middle class with nothing to do but to log for a couple of hours every week to keep their shinny armor even shinier. Their interested slowly abated and waned until they decided they should move to a different game or go on with their lives.

That is the true reason that WoW is losing subs. Not because of balance issues that always existed and were even more accentuated (every time I see someone mention it as a reason for people quitting I simply smile). It's precisely because of this middle class that got fed up with their achievements being handed to the casuals. The middle class that witnessed the gap between top players and them widen more and more (due to button bloat, unbreachable pvp and pve cliques), month by month, until they gave up. The people that got sick of  WoW turning into something completely different from what it used to be.

To those unsung heroes that quit the game because they were forsaken by the developpers; to those shinning knights that paved the halls of UBRS and Karazan with their skeletons and rare quality armor; to the countless soldiers that provided fast queues in BC and early Wrath trying to prove themselves; to the biggest fans of the repair vendor. I salute you.

You will never be forgotten.

Edit: And a fitting song in memoriam

#3871115 Shadow Priest PvP Guide (5.2)

Posted Iwn on 05 April 2013 - 01:22 AM

Shadow Priest PvP Guide (5.2)

Note: I am no multi gladiator, rank one or even considered to be one of the top shadow priests but I can give you an idea of how the class works and how I play it.
I took Vanguard's enhance guide as an example and used his formula for my guide. I saw a post on the forum here the other day about helping the community out, so I wanted to make this guide for new SPs and old ones returning. This might not be the best guide and you might not even agree with some of the things I say but I tried my best.

For shadow priests there are really no set of talents that gives you the best possible choice. It all depends on who you're facing and who you're playing with. I like to experiment a lot when it comes to talents but I will try go give you a simple guide on how to choose yours.

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Level 15:
Recommended: Psyfiend
This is the standard cookie cutter level 15 talent. The talent itself is poorly designed and can in some cases be extremely useful, and in other cases extremely wasted. I like to take it vs. most comps unless we face some melee cleaves  like TSG and Kitty Cleave.

Recommended: Void Tendrils
This is recommended to take vs a lot of melee cleaves. It's a good and reliable ability to have vs. melee cleaves training your team. (Note that it DRs with other roots)

Level 30:
Recommended: Phantasm
In 5.1 this was a must have talent. But since the nerf in 5.2 priests have a more open choice when it comes to the level 30 talent. I personally go with Phantasm because the 5 seconds freedom can help land fears and etc.

Recommended: Angelic Feather
This is a useful talent when playing with a holy paladin. When he gives you freedom and you use this ability you gain a 60% speed increase for the duration. Extremely useful in some cases.

Level 45:
Recommended: Solace and Insanity
Commonly referred to as "Insanity" this new priest talent have proven itself to be extremely powerful vs. many teams. The raw damage output, often combined with Power Infusion, is enough to sometimes solo a healer in a blanket silence. Note that taking this requires you to be able to free cast for the duration. Maybe not the best choice vs. melee teams.

Recommended: From Darkness, Comes Light
You can't go wrong with this. Basically it gives you 40k+ Mind Spikes if you're lucky enough to have your Vampiric Touch providing you with a proc. Stacking up two procs, 3 orbs with dots on healer in a Deep Freeze or Silence is enough damage to force defensives from most healers if you're able to set it up right.

Alternative: Mindbender
Can be useful vs some comps like melee teams training you. Provides you with sufficient mana regeneration, and gives a nice burst when getting trained. I like to use this vs. KFC training me because I don't have much time free casting and using Mindbender when going for the kill is a good option.

Level 60:
Highly recommended: Spectral Guise
Spectral Guise makes you invisible for 6 seconds or until you're mirror image is hit three times. Can be extremely useful vs. casters and for landing fears on healers. (Note that putting a shield on yourself before using this can help you stay stealthed longer when having dots on you)

Recommended: Angelic Bulwark
Getting trained by melee cleaves is always tough. Maybe extra tough for SPs as they don't have an ability like blink or teleport. Angelic Bulwark is useful vs. melee cleaves in my opinion. Being trained hard makes Spectral Guise almost useless and they hit your mirror image so fast you instantly get out of stealth. Angelic Bulwark may help you survive in some cases.

Level 75:
Highly recommended: Divine Insight
You get a chance whenever your Shadow Word: Pain deals damage to get a free, instant Mind Blast. In for example 3v3 where you put up three Shadow Word: Pain the procs won't be rare.

Recommended: Power Infusion
Provides an extreme burst combined with Insanity. Requires you to be able to free cast and is not recommended to take without the Insanity talent.

Level 90:
Recommended: Divine Star
Provides a nice heal but don't take it in your DPS rotation, you're better off dispelling something.

Recommended: Halo
Can be extremely good in many cases. Setting up burst on a healer or healing a team mate inside a Smoke Bomb this ability can either save a life or take one. Standing at the max range (30 yards) with Trinket and CDs up it can heal for 200k and hit for 100k. Also good for killing Psyfiends etc.

As with the talents it all depends on what you're meeting.
Prime Glyphs:
Must have:
Dark Binding - Extremely useful and saves you a lot of global CDs.
Fade - Nice vs. teams training you.
Inner Fire - Good vs. melee teams training you.
Mass Dispel - Really good for getting your healer out of CC and removing bubble and Ice Blocks. (Note this is changing is 5.3)
Prayer of Mending - Gives your PoM a nice buff.
Shadow Word: Death - Nice vs. mages to avoid getting Polymorphed.
Dispersion - Can be useful.

Major Glyphs:
The choice is yours!

Gems - Enchants - Stats
Priorities for Stats:
6% Hit>Resil>PvP Power>Intellect>Haste>Crit>Mastery>Other

The big question, Mastery vs. Crit?
This ultimately goes down to if you want to  top the leaderboards on damage or actually kill your target. Top SPs go for crit. Some might still go for mastery but crit can help you kill targets. I am going to quote Talbadar (arguably the best SP) on this one:
"Crit provides more burst damage when going for kills than Mastery does. I heard Mastery doesn't give extra proc benefits and possibly no mana (still unsure about this). All I care about is the kill, not just extra damage."
I agree with Talbadar on this one, but after some testing on dummy I found out that the extra dot ticks gives you extra mana. But in the end mana isn't how you win a game.

Recommened Gems:
Meta - 216 Intellect and +3% Crit Damage
Red - 80 Intellect and 160 PvP Resilience
Yellow - 320 PvP Resilience
Blue - 160 PvP Power and 160 PvP resilience

Recommended Reforging:
Get 6% Hit for the cap (note spirit gives hit)
Reforge for off-stat. I personally recommend Haste>Crit>Mastery

Recommended Enchants:
Shoulders - 200 Intellect and 100 Crit
Back - 180 Intellect
Chest - 200 Resilience
Bracer - 180 Intellect
Gloves - 170 Haste
Legs - 285 Intellect and either 165 Crit or Spirit depending if you need hit or not.
Feet - Movement Speed and 140 Mastery
Main Hand - Jade Spirit
Off-hand - 165 Intellect

Main Hand / Off-hand vs. staff:
Staff gives you more crit/spirit but Main Hand / Off-hand provides more Intellect so I recommend getting that.

Blacksmithing is currently the best PvP profession, and teamed up with either Jewelcrafting or Enchanting they provide some nice buffs to your stats.

What is your PvP rotation?
I personally get my dots up rolling first. Then I try to get of Mind Blasts as soon as they're ready for these good Shadow Orbs and if I have nothing to do I spam dispel kill target and healer.
When I'm going for the kill I usually have 3 orbs before I dot up the target, (Halo), Mind Blast, three orb Devouring Plague and if I have Insanity I Mind Flay.

Macros and Keybindings
These are personal macros and keybindings as you may copy and use if you want to. Note you do not need these macros or keybindings to perform well, althought I can't play without them! :) I recommend having your own keybindings.
For party macros I hate using Party1 and Party2 and they always seem to change.
Party targeting:
I target my healer with CTRL-Mousewheeldown and DPS with CTRL-Mousewheelup

S - Power Word: Shield team mates
/cast [nomod, target=teammate1] Power Word: Shield
/cast [mod:shift, target=teammate2] Power Word: Shield

Shift-V and Ctrl-V - Lifegrip team mates
/cast [target=teammate1 or 2] Leap of Faith

Arena targeting:
I target arena1,2,3 with scroll up, middlemouse and scroll down.

Focus Silence
/cast [target=focus] Silence

Focus Psychic Horror
/cast [target=focus] Psychic Horror

Spam-able Mass Dispel
/cast !Mass Dispel

Spam-able Shadow Form
/cast !Shadowform

Spam-able Mind Flay
/cast [nochanneling] Mind Flay

Power Infusion Burst Macro
/cast Power Infusion
/use 13 (or 14 depending on where you got your dps trinket)

Focus Dispel
/cast [target=focus] Dispel Magic

What PvP Gear Should I Get?
You can of course perform well with any gear but I recommend following a top SP and see how he gears up his character.
Some armories of Top SPs.
Talbadar: http://us.battle.net...lbadar/advanced
Khryl: http://us.battle.net.../Khryl/advanced
Chromix: http://eu.battle.net...hromix/advanced
Evleh: http://eu.battle.net...Evlehj/advanced
And for reference, mine: http://eu.battle.net...eyzlol/advanced

Shadow PvP Streams
There aren't many Top SPs streaming. Some do, but only occasionally.
http://twitch.tv/talbadar - Overlord Talbadar's stream.
http://twitch.tv/chromix - Chromix's stream.
http://twitch.tv/khryl - Khryl's stream.

Thanks for reading through the post. I hope this helped you out if you needed help. If you have any other questions feel free to post in the comments and I will try to give a good answer. I'm sure other SPs will also contribute to providing answers.
If you feel I have failed miserably on this guide please give me a constructive reply and how I can change it to make it better.

By Neyzlol - Sylvanas