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#4092202 How to deal with kittycleave & TSG as ret/hunt/rsham ?

Posted Vanguards on 04 April 2014 - 07:07 AM

Kittycleave depends a little. If Feral has no extra CDs (not playing with a pally or priest) I find him to be the best target. But you cannot chase him too far. Ferals are IMPOSSIBLE to catch up to once they get away, just swap to warrior and make the feral scared to ever attack and you'll still win. If feral is with a pally or priest Warrior is usually a better target or the healer himself.

TSG I kind of go off by feeling, both Warrior and Death Knight has worked for me at times. Your Shaman has to be very careful in this match up, basically maximizing kiting patterns. Cdew is extremely good at this. You could ask your shaman to check out how Cdew kites sometime. There are times when I play with Shamans and lose 100% of the games and other time I win all of them. I think this match up largely depends on how well your healer plays. Obviously as a Ret and Hunter you guys have to rotate CDs without overlapping.

edit: As for LSD... well lets just hope they mess up.

#4089451 Arena 0 Point Hotix - Blue Post

Posted Vanguards on 30 March 2014 - 04:07 PM

Arena 0 Point Hotix - Blue Post

As many of you may have already noticed, there's been a recent change in arenas that can cause you to gain 0 points when you win.

Official Blizzard Quote:

We recently implemented a hotfix to address a bug that allowed Personal Ratings to exceed Matchmaking Rating. As a result, some players may notice that they do not gain or lose Personal Rating in the wake of a match. As more matches are played, these ratings will normalize and converge to the correct rating, and Personal Rating will then rise or drop accordingly.

In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments if necessary.

What does this mean? Basically if your personal CR is higher than your MMR you will get 0 points when you win. However, losing will still cause you to lose points for both your MMR and CR. It is speculated that the cause of this hotfix could be a way to combat rating boosts, or perhaps a way to fix the higher than normal ratings we are seeing this season. It was mentioned on Twitter however, it was a fix to a bug that specifically happened in 5.4.7.

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In my opinion, this could encourage the top of the ladder to sit their rating. This is due to the fact that the large majority of the top achieved their rating before the fix was implemented. However, inflation could negate this issue since the last season of an expansion usually lasts the longest and longer seasons seem to have higher inflation.

#4084582 Mists of Pandaria - Featured Guides - March

Posted Vanguards on 21 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

Mists of Pandaria - Featured Guides - March

Between last month's "Featured Guides" post and now there were tons of quality guides made on Arena Junkies. Thank you to the guide makers! It was hard choosing one guide out of the many that was made, but it was decided for this month "Jaime's Advanced Warrior 5.4.7 Guide" would be featured.

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Jaimie's guide features a lot of useful information for anyone looking to try Warriors out in arenas. It has all the basic information you need such as macros, talents, reforging and more. In addition, it also adds a lot of in-depth views on what the poster's personal preferences are such as using "Double Time".

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I greatly encourage anyone who's looking for guides to check out the Strategy Section of Arena Junkies. A lot of it has been filled between this last month.

#4071410 Rhee's Resto Shaman Guide!

Posted Vanguards on 04 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Thanks for the guide Rhee!

#4066985 Junkies and Posting Access - 2200

Posted Vanguards on 27 February 2014 - 10:13 PM

2200+ achievement from any season is fine for Junkies, but as the rules state it is possible to lose your Junkies access. Players who lose their access will have to re-achieve their 2200 or possess the most recent season's Gladiator.


Access Removal

When you reach a level with 'Access Removal' listed as a consequence, your access will be removed if you do not have a 2200+ team or the most recent season Gladiator title.

Warning Levels

1 pt: Warning
2 pts: One Day Ban + Access Removal
3 pts: Three Day Ban + Access Removal
4 pts: One Week Ban + Access Removal
5+ pts: Permanent Ban

#4066541 Junkies and Posting Access - 2200

Posted Vanguards on 27 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

Junkies and Posting Access - 2200

This is a reminder post that becoming a "Junkies" requires 2200 or Gladiator. Junkies access allows you to post and reply on certain boards that Members do not have access to on Arena Junkies.

If you have a character that has a 2200+ Achievement or Gladiator that does not have Junkies you can report it here. The character must be linked to your Arena Junkies account. Please remember to read the rules BEFORE posting.

The new season 14 helmets is currently being worked on along with the technical issues that some users have been getting with previous helmets. Good luck to everyone in Season 15!

#4063160 Vanguards Retribution Paladin PvP Guide (5.4.7)

Posted Vanguards on 24 February 2014 - 05:57 AM



Thanks for your answer, I do the same because pvp power is crap and I respect socket colors only if there is a strength bonus :)

I have three little questions for you, if you don't mind answering them :

1) About profs, for a Human ret what do you think is better ? tailoring+any prof that gives the 320 strength passive bonus or tailoring+herbalism for lifeblood ?

2) About sacred shield, can It be good against teams where I know I'll be trained all day (e.g : beastcleave/turbocleave) or battle fatigue make it worthless ?

3) Would be great If you could you give me your thoughts about the glyphs/talents setup that I use :

Against melee/mixed cleaves : TV+Burden of guilt+Divine protection (I pick the talent clemency)

Against castercleaves : TV+Burden of guilt+WoG (I pick the talent unbreakable will)

Against dotcleaves : TV+Burden of guilt+Divine shield (I pick the talent Hand of purity)

Thanks in advance for your future answer.


1.) I think tailoring is great + any other profession to provide the bonus 320 Strength for humans. I don't really like lifeblood much, even though haste is great for Rets I find the passive strength to be better.

2.) I've attempted to use Sacred Shield, but it doesn't seem to beat Flash of Light no matter what. One of the patches previously (5.2? 5.3? forgot) buffed Flash of Light immensely for Rets, this made it better than SS even if we get trained. Same story with Eternal Flame.

3.) I don't find Divine Shield glyph to be needed, I would usually just use WoG glyph or Judgement glyph as you did vs caster cleaves, but pretty much we have the same ideas for Glyphs. I really only use DS glyph for when I'm afraid my bubble will get shattered / MD'd or 2s.

#4062071 Mists of Pandaria - Featured Guides - February

Posted Vanguards on 23 February 2014 - 03:54 AM

Mists of Pandaria - Featured Guides - February

As Mists of Pandaria is about to end I wanted to thank the users who have contributed helpful guides to the community this expansion. Each month til Warlords of Draenor one guide will be featured.

For this month I decided to feature the Windwalker Guide: "How to Walk with the Wind (5.4.7)" by Balance.

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This guide provides extremely good information and details which should be helpful for anyone looking to try the Monk class out. An example is the macro section, other than just providing the macro itself an explanation is also attached to it:

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Something else that makes this guide stands out more is also the effort it visibly took to make. Pictures and videos were both used to make it easier for users to understand, and it pretty much covers every basic you need to know about WindWalker Monks and more.

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So if you ever were looking to try playing a WindWalker, make sure to check this guide out! Thanks once again Balance!

#4062050 Vanguards Retribution Paladin PvP Guide (5.4.7)

Posted Vanguards on 23 February 2014 - 03:32 AM

I personally prefer Crit. This is because I find crit to be important defensively as well for heals and such which mastery does not affect.

I currently gear by going double strength on the pants (160 + 160). I follow all the other socket bonuses with "strength" being the main stat.

#4060928 MLD VS MLS

Posted Vanguards on 22 February 2014 - 08:08 AM

Shaman would be the safe bet as it is already a proven comp from 5.4. I see no reason why it wouldn't be strong this patch.

Druid should be alright as well, but not many people have really tried that comp last patch. On paper I don't see why it wouldn't be as strong or stronger than MLS. Perhaps someone who has played it can answer you here.

#4060832 Death Knight Guide needed for 5.4.7 and / or WOD

Posted Vanguards on 22 February 2014 - 05:32 AM

Looking for a user to create a Death Knight Guide!

If you are interested at all feel free to create one and PM a link of it. Quality guides will definitely be stickied.

If you are a member and not a Junkie don't hesitate to talk to me anyways. I can most likely work with you to revise what needs to be edited, or have a top Death Knight do the same.

#4060829 Warlock Guide needed for 5.4.7 and / or WOD

Posted Vanguards on 22 February 2014 - 05:31 AM

Looking for a user to create a Warlock Guide!

If you are interested at all feel free to create one and PM a link of it. Quality guides will definitely be stickied.

If you are a member and not a Junkie don't hesitate to talk to me anyways. I can most likely work with you to revise what needs to be edited, or have a top Warlock do the same.

#4060820 Vanguards Enhance Shaman Guide (5.4.7)

Posted Vanguards on 22 February 2014 - 05:19 AM

View Postglonglon, on 06 February 2014 - 09:28 PM, said:

Great guide, thanks.

I have a little question :

Is it dumb to hardcast elemental blast when I don't have 5 stacks of maelstrom weapon ?

Thanks in advance for your answer.

No it isn't. I do it quite often myself. Ele Blast is one Enhance's biggest burst, so you want to use it whenever you feel the burst is needed, even if you have to cast it.

@sucub you can find some videos on my youtube or twitch and see my bindings.
@ the parry issue, getting behind your target is the best, also saving burst for when the target is stunned.

Will update the guide to 5.4.7 soon!

#4060706 @Nadagast, Moderation in Past Few Days

Posted Vanguards on 22 February 2014 - 03:43 AM

"I think at the time of his ban he had 3000+ posts over a few years."

Post number does not make you less likely to receive an infraction point. Braindance was banned due to 7 different incidents over these few years. Almost all of them are insults that were only worth 1 point, but it added up. I think his combative nature has eventually led to this.

Insulting a user is meant to receive an infraction point. It's a very plain and simple rule. You can question what they're posting, but don't attack them personally. I think it's a very simple rule and easy to follow.

"For every member you ban, another will pop up who will do something equally volatile."

Not banning anyone at all is not an answer. Rules can control a certain degree / amount of toxicity and without rules nothing can be progressed.

We appreciate everyone who is concerned about the site. But please work with us rather than AGAINST us. The mods aren't out here to make the site crap. Granted we are humans and humans can make mistakes. If someone is openly homosexual and you call them "gay", yes you probably shouldn't receive an infraction point for that. Every infraction point a mod gives can be seen by the other mods. If you feel a certain ban / infraction wasn't right feel free to contact us. Do not post about it, frankly posts made questioning mods should receive an infraction itself including this one. We're letting this one past this time because we realize AJ is in an awkward spot in regards to what it was built upon.

We will continue to try to make the best choices but we need the users to help us with it.

-Braindance won't be perma-banned but rather suspended. In regards to what he received a point for he can contact me if he wants the details. However keep in mind that is how the system works. With enough minor incidents you can be banned or suspended. Just please try to post without attacking anyone!

#4060142 Members Posting Access

Posted Vanguards on 21 February 2014 - 08:04 PM

I'm mostly trying to throw in the positives for both sides here; I definitely understand where most of the Junkies opinions are coming from.

AJ will still be different from other sites that Gladiator / Junkies will be recognized. The Junkie status will still be there, gladiators will still have their helmets so people can recognize them. If this idea was to ever come true the moderator team would also be a lot stronger than what it is right now.

Also some members do have extremely insightful ideas and are more willing than any other Gladiator to post guides and such.