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#4557981 Holinka response to : "do you guys read arenajunkies forums?"

Posted by Deonia on 30 December 2015 - 03:48 AM

Rome was sacked with the introduction of Cataclysm and now the great Warcraft empire is showing signs of mortality with Constantinople bleeding subscribers at the hands of the Turks (homogenization). The WoW empire is crumbling but I think this is a good thing for the future of MMOs and the next great arena game.

As a person who studies and likes history, I find this to be a fine analogy. Great things came out of the Roman Empire.
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#4466807 WoW Down to 5.6 Million Subscribers

Posted by Deonia on 05 August 2015 - 12:53 AM

I don't know about you guys but I actually liked all of the expansions, but it's probably because I'm a casual.
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#4462466 New expansion unveiling August 6th

Posted by Deonia on 30 July 2015 - 04:54 AM

I've been playing this game hardcore from vanilla to wrath and played casually since cata. I can tell everyone with a straight face that there will always be something to cry and complain about, and there will always be rose tinted glasses when we look back at expansions like wrath and claim that the game was best at that point. I will not be surprised at all when people in the next expansion start to look back at WoD as a successful expansion.
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#4448861 us titles

Posted by Deonia on 07 July 2015 - 07:08 PM

I tanked on the last day and still got glad as well. Well I guess they really are cracking down on botters and boosts this season, which is nice for a change.
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#4424989 Has WoW PvP ever been balanced?

Posted by Deonia on 16 May 2015 - 01:27 AM

Controversial opinion but I believe the "balance" seems pretty decent right now. You can never achieve true balance with all the classes and all specs.
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#4423774 BANNED

Posted by Deonia on 14 May 2015 - 06:33 AM

From my understanding -

I believe a lot of people including myself who used bots to level were expecting to be punished at some point, though not as severe as a 6 month ban. For some people including myself, this has been a first offense. I'm sure I speak for a lot of people who used bots when I express that we aren't looking for sympathy but rather to question act of being banned for 6 months.

Botting is a severe offense in World of Warcraft, and in a way it could be compared to a severe crime such as murder. I'm going to assume that most of us live in a country that uses "precedents" in their legal system and punishments. If you commit a severe crime in a business or under the law, the punishment is written and clear. Precedents on the other hand, means that the adjudicator will look at past cases and and also other circumstances around the crime***, whilst considering the written laws and regulations before passing out a sentence. For example, if John kills Jane by accident and under duress, then the punishment for this murder will not be as severe as John killing Jane with mens rea (Latin used in legal language for guilty of mind, aka intent).

Since we are used to this this in our daily lives, we expect in our virtual reality to be treated as an individual cases when we commit an offense. After all, Blizzard is an American company with shareholders predominantly in western countries, which mostly happens to use precedents when arbitrating (aside from France).

However, there is a flaw in that logic. Since Blizzard is a business, it cannot allocate the resources to look into every player as an individual to determine the severity of their punishment, from innocent level botting to heinous crimes of ruining the economy, fly hacking and kick botting in competitive play. (there is no innocence in crime, but the comment was directed towards the general sentiment of the community believing level botting to be a less severe offense). Due to their legal duties to maximize returns to their shareholders, they must save resources but at the same time enforce their game's rules. Hence the carpet ban in which all accounts that are detected botting are banned.

However, two questions remain:

1) can Blizzard maximize shareholder return by banning over 300k (unofficial banned) subscribers which comes close to 4.5 million lost revenue per month? Can micro-transactions really cover for the lost revenue?

2) why are other heinous offenders not banned even though they openly admit to botting, fly hacking, and even have video evidence of doing so?

[***By circumstances, I mean the current situation and attitudes. Murder can warrant a life sentence with parole or without parole depending on the severity, whilst botting used to be a perma-ban offense but now limited to either warnings, 72 hour suspensions or 6 month suspensions.]
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#4423549 BANNED

Posted by Deonia on 14 May 2015 - 02:35 AM

I understand you feel good about that but the problem is, the bg ques are already 5-10 mins (at least for me they are) and even at peak peak times when people were still queing mid season the ques still took quite a bit of time and you would get the same teams over and over and over again. And the problem with what you are saying is that although bans get rid of hb muppets in bgs and hb faggots in arena, it doesn't replace the people who just used it for gear and alts, so you are left with half of the community you had. If not even less.

I used it for leveling alts and I got the ban hammer too. In fact my 3s team got banned because we wanted to level alts to try new comps. Oh well, I guess it's what we get for breaking the game's rules. So close to getting gladiator on 2 toons. RIP.
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#4394222 GCDTV's 3v3 Tournament #5 - Fri/Sat 27th/28th

Posted by Deonia on 28 February 2015 - 03:47 AM

Thanks for hosting these tournaments.
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Posted by Deonia on 07 February 2015 - 04:36 PM


extas http://imgur.com/uorxLjj

man , what a comedian, love the guy!

Isn't there a section on these forums for useless posts like this?
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#4370381 Compliment Thread

Posted by Deonia on 24 January 2015 - 09:01 PM

I'd like to thank and compliment the people on AJ who actually take time to write helpful advice and strategies. Not many of you left on this site but thanks for keeping things going.

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#4370372 Real 6.1 changes:

Posted by Deonia on 24 January 2015 - 08:48 PM

Businesses base their service and products based on feedback. I find that AJ posters are quite vocal here but we don't have a presence on any channels that can actually projected our voices. That being said, I think only 1% of the subscription base PvPs seriously, so from a profitability stand point, it'd be unwise to allocate resources to satisfy 1% of your clients.
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#4369901 Real 6.1 changes:

Posted by Deonia on 24 January 2015 - 03:22 PM

Future Patches

blizzard discusses with its community what needs to change for pvp on a weekly basis, when and IF they plan to change things at all

----------------------------------------------------------------to be continued

If this were a serious patch, this would probably be the only change I would be happy for.
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#4369181 shaman overlords 6.1

Posted by Deonia on 24 January 2015 - 02:04 AM

Looks like they want holy paladins to do some good damage in this next patch.
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#4362415 hey

Posted by Deonia on 17 January 2015 - 09:23 AM

I don't know what the point of this thread was. Was it to announce that you're back and that you think the new players are bad and don't deserve their titles?
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#4346777 Patch 6.1 Notes.

Posted by Deonia on 10 January 2015 - 03:17 PM

These are horrible news for the PvP community, one of the worst pre-patch notes to ever come out.

I don't see how this would be too bad since almost every class is on the receiving end of some sort of buff.
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