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#4264939 ilvl Scaling bugged "when in PvP combat"

Posted Vanguards on 15 November 2014 - 12:37 PM

As Forumz said, currently Honor Gear is ilvl 675 compared to "Box" gear it's 660.

Conquest gear is 690.


#4262500 Warlords of Draenor Launches 11/13 - PvP and General Game Changes - Arena Jun...

Posted Vanguards on 12 November 2014 - 03:28 PM

Warlords of Draenor Launches 11/13

It's almost time for the next WoW expansion! A lot of WoW PvP players both new and old are looking to try this expansion; it is probably one of the most hyped PvP expansions since Wrath.


PvP and General Game Changes

There are countless changes to PvP and the game as a whole. Below are a list of some of the most major or interesting ones.
  • Skirmishes have been reintroduced and it awards Honor points.
  • Spells and especially interrupts are far more reactive.
  • Dampening is applied at 5 minutes.
  • Fear reduced to 6 Seconds.
  • Fear, Hex, and similar CCs break much faster on damage.
  • Health Pool and numbers in general have been crunched. At level 90 in the best PvP gear you have around 70k health.
  • Flag carriers in BGs get a debuff starting as soon as both teams carry the flag. You take more damage with this debuff and it stacks every 30 seconds. At maximum stacks the player cannot move above normal move speed.
  • A World PvP area called "Ashran" has been introduced.
  • Ability pruning, most classes lost numerous abilities.
  • Reforging is removed.
  • Professions no longer grant stat perks.
  • Racials have been changed. Dwarves for example, can now Stoneform to remove all magic effects.

Arena Junkies 6.0 PvP Guides

Arena Junkies is currently trying to promote more players to make guides for Warlords of Draenor! Many awesome users have already posted PvP guides for their class in 6.0, which could be used as a guideline for WoD.

Death Knight
This Darkened Heart - A Shendelz PVP Guide (6.0.3)

Hunter
Dilly's Hunter PvP Guide (6.0.3)

Monk
(6.0.0) Windwalker Monk Guide/WoD WW Changes
Path of Mists (6.0 MW Guide/Updates)
How to Walk with the Wind (6.0.3)

Paladin
Vanguards Retribution Paladin PvP Guide (6.0.2)
Borngood's Holy Paladin PvP Guide WoD and (6.0.3)

Rogue
6.0 Dancing in the Shadows

Shaman
(6.0.3) Jaime's Advanced Elemental Guide

Warrior
6.0.3: A Gladiator’s guide to Gladiator Stance
6.0 Arms Warrior Guide

Priest
Path of Shadow - a Shadow Priest guide [Patch : 6.0.3]

Druid / Warlock / Mage
Looking for players to fill this in WoD!

Interesting Links Related to WoD
My Thoughts on MoP PvP and the direction of WoD by Talbadar
Season 16 to start in December 2nd
WoW up to 7.4 Million Subscribers
6.0.2 Changes from MoP
Ashran NPCs named after PvPers


#4252183 "Hottest" Thread Deletion

Posted Vanguards on 04 November 2014 - 02:39 AM

This thread has had a lot of history with AJ since 2009, however the thread has violated certain policies and it had to be taken down.

Google contacted us about a "Sexually Gratifying" policy violation in the thread. We tried to see if it was something we could fix without deleting the thread, but unfortunately they had strict policies that wouldn't bend. It seemed like a content crawling bot may have picked up the thread.

AJ Moderators knows it has been around for a long time, but it was something that was had to be done. Sorry!


#4240051 6.0 Dancing in the Shadows

Posted Vanguards on 22 October 2014 - 08:17 PM

Thanks for the Rogue guide, stickied!


#4238926 6.0 Arms Warrior Guide

Posted Vanguards on 21 October 2014 - 06:05 PM

Awesome! Stickied, and Premium Junkies given.


#4234423 Does she ever stop?

Posted Vanguards on 16 October 2014 - 06:07 PM

The person in question has already been suspended on AJ, if there are more posts that don't follow the guidelines please report it! Posting private conversations to attack someone or with inappropriate content in it is not allowed.


#4233322 Exumbra/Swull/Lxxi wintrading/ddosing to rank 1

Posted Vanguards on 15 October 2014 - 04:30 PM

Locking this thread since it has got out of hand. Rather than deleting it though I'll try to manually delete all the toxic posts, as it was almost all made by a player from the teams that was in question (who has also been banned from the site.)

If there are any posts I missed please report it ASAP for moderators to look at!

This should be obvious but any insults in general will result in 1 infraction, and 2 for racial slurs. Threats will result in a perma-ban and possibly further consequences such as reporting it to the proper authorities.


#4219780 European Teams for Blizzcon

Posted Vanguards on 28 September 2014 - 08:15 PM

European Teams for Blizzcon

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The best 8 teams in Europe competed against each other at DreamHack for a chance at going to Blizzcon, and now we have the following 3 teams making it:

Team Name: Playing With Fire
General Composition: Shadow Priest, Fire Mage, Restoration Druid (Fireplay)
Players: Sadstory, Livin, Ryndpojke

Team Name: BB
General Composition: Shadow Priest, Frost Mage, Restoration Druid (Shatterplay / God Comp)
Players: Doyouseewhyx (Zunniyaki), Noliferqt, Talbytree

Team Name: Bleached Bones
General Composition: Affliction Warlock, Boomkin, Restoration Shaman (LSD2)
Players: Elohtihs, Lazerchicken, Lagyna

These were the 8 teams that competed on September 26-27:

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  • BB
    • Deeyouwhyx
    • Noliferqt
    • Talbytree

  • Treant Stun to Regionals
    • Friedkitteh
    • Vilaye
    • Fewenyo

  • Bleached Bones
    • Lazerchicken
    • Lagyna
    • Elohtihs

  • WoW Error Wizards Not Found
    • Voltariux
    • Volkovitch
    • Jimjim

  • Wholinka
    • Mingwho
    • Drwho
    • Chas

  • Playing with Fire
    • Livin
    • Ryndpojke
    • Sadstory

  • Melk Trupp
    • Doomsen
    • Möhrchenlol
    • Praii

  • BP
    • Zeepeye
    • Minpojke
    • Bloodx

Link to "Survival Guide" on DreamHack European WoW Arena Tourmanent 2014


#4204063 WoD Beta Thread

Posted Vanguards on 08 September 2014 - 06:36 AM

I'm hoping to start a thread where people can post about their beta experiences, and be able to have people ask and answer questions about it.

My personal experiences:

+ More time to play your character, CC reduction is definitely visible.
+ Spiky damage occurs from far less specs.
+ Skirmishes are awesome.
+ Being able to "find" arena players with a system similar to LFR will probably increase arena participation.
+ WOD is cooler than Pandas overall.
+ My main spec "Ret" doesn't get CC'd to death during wings now.
+ The new Ashran world battleground place is actually kind of cool.
+ Instant dispel disconnect seems to be gone? Need confirmation.

- Pacing seems terrible. Games don't really end between good players when 1 healer is involved (2s or 3s).
- Only games that I have seen end in a timely manner in 3s so far between good players is a team with HEAVY ccs to kill the healer with. Example: Shadow Priest + Mage + Healer with Stun. Shadow priest will 4Second Disarm->4Second Silence->Healer Stun to kill the healer while Mage ccs DPS. Compositions that don't have this "chain" can't really land kills.
- Healer balance in general seems strange. I personally found Druids to be overtuned.
- DPS spec balance is probably not tuned at all, given this is beta I don't mind this as much as the healer problem (I find healer balance to be way more important for the game personally.)
- Damage seems horrifyingly low on certain specs. Some specs can't really kill anything or do any sort of pressure.
- Games can get really boring with the slowmo pacing.
- Healing is probably too high in general versus the damage output of most specs.
- The queing arenas from arena thing is kind of clunky. If one person leaves the arena it usually does not work.

This is feedback from beta as of around 2 weeks ago. I know somethings has changed since then, feel free to correct me if any of these problems are fixed, or if new ones have arisen in your experience!


#4204036 Diablous - Pandorum

Posted Vanguards on 08 September 2014 - 05:52 AM

I posted this on a different thread as well, but decided to move it here. Obviously each video no matter who makes them will cater to different tastes. Feel free to comment on videos, but please try to do so in a more constructive or respectful manner.

Also, people has been wondering why more PvP videos hasn't been featured, this is mainly due to a lack of request. If you have a good PvP video or content in general please feel free to let a moderator, content editor, or me know.

You can always make use of the site feedback area of this website as well. Besides the Gladiator Helmet (this is not really in my power to solve quickly, sorry!), I've been trying my best to keep up with it.

"The goal of AJ is being one of the main PvP hubs and being able to grow the PvP community as a whole, and helping people grow their PvP channels seems like a great thing to do. If you have any comments about promoting videos, or ideas for the site in general please feel free to post in the "Site Feedback" area. Perhaps you don't like the idea of promoting other users videos? If you have good reasons feel free to post it. As long as it's constructive we're always open ears. "


#4204030 Arenajunkies is actually moderated by Blizzard

Posted Vanguards on 08 September 2014 - 05:25 AM

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Every post that contains solid proof about
- Usage of honorbuddy or other bots / scripts
- Lag7
- Wintrading
- Ddosing
- Any other scumbag methods


The problem with most of these posts is when it starts becoming a flame war, most likely leading to insults thrown between users of this site. "Solid proof" a lot of times is also many times just an image of wow I dc'd while versing this player, and these kinds of posts get reported fast by the opposing player as an accusation, which is on solid ground when the "solid proof" is so weak.

We will take action when there is real "solid proof." However we will still close threads that are leading to flame wars, which is what moderation is for. An example is a post previously of someone posting a VOD of a certain user on this site openly admitting to DDOSing, when the proof is strong enough we will even take action to ban the user in question. However, we won't be doing these actions easily without real proof. Random image / skype logs are easy to fake, it's quite hard to have real solid evidence for a lot of these problems and creating posts turning into a debate and flame war about it isn't exactly good for the site.

Personally as a player of the game I hate that there is so much problems with "Orb Botting" "Shear Botting" and such right now, I've voiced this many times as a problem on my personal stream. However, as a community website the main thing we can do here is ban the users given there is "solid proof." If these threads derail into a flame war (they pretty much do every time given the subject) we will close them as we want to reduce toxicity on this site as much as possible.

Also I don't believe whatever happened in the RBG forum was my moderation.. as I have no memory of it at least.

Last note, racism is not accepted. While I don't mind having a few jokes thrown at me (i.e the ALS rice bucket challenge I personally thought was a bit funny and almost thought of actually doing), racism will net you some infractions. So please refrain from doing so!


#4193794 Quick Note on Posting Videos

Posted Vanguards on 19 August 2014 - 01:39 AM

If you're posting videos make sure the link is http:// and not https://. This is true for posting on the "video" section of AJ, and also posting using the media tag.

Example:



^ works

https://www.youtube....h?v=yz1xgp0dR24

^ only works as a link


#4193779 Play With the Blues: Thursday August 21 - Twitch Streamers Beta Key Giveaways

Posted Vanguards on 19 August 2014 - 01:20 AM

Play With the Blues: Thursday August 21

Official Blizzard Quote:

It’s time to play with Blues on the Beta realms! Help us put the Premade Groups feature through its paces by creating and joining lots of Dungeon and 3v3 Arena groups. During the playtest, you’ll have a chance to encounter members of the Warcraft Development Team like Watcher, Celestalon, and Holinka, in addition to QA, CS, and CM team members as we join you for a Dungeon run or Arena match.

What: Create Premade Groups, run Dungeons, and 3v3 Arena groups with Blizzard employees!
When: Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM PDT.
Where: Level 100 PvE and Level 100 PvP Beta realms
How you’ll know they’re a Blue: Blizzard employees will be in a guild called  or  respectively for the duration of the event.

How to create a Premade Group:
For Dungeons, access the Group Finder pane (bound to I key by default.)
Select Premade Groups --> Dungeons --> Find a Group or Start a Group
Or
For Arenas, access the Player vs. Player pane (bound to H key by default.)
Select Premade Groups --> Arenas --> Find a Group or Start a Group (3v3)

If you want to learn more about improvements to Group Finder in Warlords of Draenor; check out Premade Groups: Looking for Adventure.

For information on how to create a level-100 template character, submitting a bug report, or suggestion; check out Welcome to the Beta Test: PLEASE READ!

Good, wholesome fun for the whole family! We look forward to grouping with you. :)

Twitch Streamers Giving Away Beta Keys

Official Blizzard Quote:

Many prominent Twitch streamers from the PvP and PvE communities have been provided with beta keys to give away in anticipation of this Thursday's "Play with the Blues" event, where we'll be testing the Premade Groups tool for dungeons & 3v3 Arenas on level-100 beta realms. If you've already opted in to test Warlords of Draenor, these giveaways provide you with additional opportunities to score beta access and join us!

These folks will also be streaming and giving away keys during the event this Thursday, August 21 from 3-5 p.m. PDT.

Tune into the following Twitch streams and visit their Twitter feeds to learn more about their giveaways and see the beta test in action:

Acherus
Twitter: @MagdalenaDK

Bajheera
Twitter: @BajheeraWoW

Chinglish
Twitter: @Chinglishtv

Elvine
Twitter: @Elvinelol

FatbossTV
Twitter: @FatbossTV

GhostZoneGaming
Twitter: @VidaMartin

Hotted
Twitter: @hotted89

Killars
Twitter: @Killarslol

Slootbag
Twitter: @Slootbag

Snutz
Twitter: @kelvinsnutz

SpartySmallwood
Twitter: @SpartySmallwood

Swifty
Twitter: @SwiftyiRL

SylessNecole
Twitter: @SylessNecole

Towelliee
Twitter: @towelthetank

Treckie
Twitter: @methodtreckie

Vanguards
Twitter: @vanguardstv

Venruki
Twitter: @ElliottVenczel

Good luck to everyone seeking keys!



#4185250 Skills or Talents that Irritates You

Posted Vanguards on 03 August 2014 - 08:11 PM

What are some skills / talents you are frustrated with? Or perhaps a mechanic in general? Here's a brief list from me.

MOP Skills / Talents:

1. Burst of Speed - This skill promotes a style of play with using cooldowns, and running to reset it which is quite frustrating for players to deal with. Even after playing Rogue myself I find shadowstep to feel much more rewarding when using it properly, and I feel this talent greatly contributes to a bad playstyle for rogues.

2. Angelic Feather - Makes priests run at mount speed, making it unnecessarily too easy to get fears especially with Spectral Guise. The only reason this doesn't seem like a big problem right now imo is the huge number of Shamans you see in arena, but Tremor nerf can change this in WoD.

3. "Trinket" like abilities and Talents: Unbound Will, Desecrated Ground etc. - I feel like these abilities are just far too strong in general to be balanced around.

4. Unpredictable Burst abilities: Lava Burst procs, Starsurge procs - These abilities do far too much damage to be unpredictable.

5. Instant Burst that results in nearly ~30% HP without or with little setup from a single character: Enhance Ascendance, Starsurge, chain Lava Bursts, Chimera Shot Crits and more - They can create ridiculous sudden deaths.

6. Damage Reduction Stacking Talents and Glyphs - Certain classes can stack a near passive 30% damage reduction, while I understand some classes need damage reduction more than others nearing 30% passively seems a bit ridiculous.

7. Stealth abilities such as: Subterfuge, Spectral Guise, perma Hunter invisibility, AOE Invisible from Rogue, etc. - These abilities create largely uncounterable events, and while having some of these abilities in arena is nice I believe there are too many in MoP at the moment.

8. CCs and Haste - This isn't really a talent or skill, but how Haste interacts with CCs. CCs get progressively harder and harder to stop as an expansion drags on. I feel like haste should maybe interact with CCs differently so that a Fear / Cyclone / Polymorph isn't almost 30-40% faster at the end of an expansion compared to the start.

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Here's a few from WOD, this is based on a few hundred 2s games and dozens of 3s. Some of this may still be inaccurate, and may have already been changed without my knowledge as WoD gets patched pretty quick.

WOD Skills / Talents:

1. Sudden Death - This proc is making Warriors do insane amounts of sudden burst.

2. 8 Second Horrify from Shadow Priests - Don't really need explaining, but an 8 second stun that isn't on stun DR is insane. I've been told this may be a bug.

3. Double (70%?) Shield Wall from Druids - I believe this class already has too much defenses that has been carried over from MoP, particularly for Boomkins / Resto Druids that never had this skill to begin with. This makes Druids ridiculously hard to kill between their high mobility, and amount of skills usable even while they're in certain CCs (barkskin, displacer beast, etc).

4. Shaman Level 100 Talents - Saying this as a player that plays Shaman, these talents just seem horrible and extremely underwhelming in PvP no matter what spec you are. Elemental fusion could maybe be okay for Elementals.


#4181353 3v3 Help, Ret, Hunter, Rsham

Posted Vanguards on 29 July 2014 - 02:14 AM

Against LSD you want to swap a lot on all 3 targets. Going on Druid whenever you have HOJ or using as a trap initiator depending on which target is hotted works the best for me. Ret Hunter Shaman doesn't have the damage to kill through hots particularly vs tanky comps like LSD, so imo it's better to avoid it all together.

LSD2 your main focus should be the moonkin, and play the comp normally just. You may want to take care of the Lock CS pet at some point. You can also stun Moonkin with cross CCs on Shaman, this helps a lot as Moonkins have so much kiting ability.

Jungle you'll want to focus Feral. In this matchup it depends on who they focus for your strategy. If the Ret is the focus I recommend the Ret to HOJ Feral when Hunter uses Wyvern / any CCs on priest. If the focus is the hunter you would just use HOJ as a CC for trap again. If the Shaman is the focus you can do either depending on how aggresive the other team is.
Ret should use BOP / Bubble quickly in order to regain pressure. Hunter will most likely pet sac nearly first global. You want to beat their opening pressure as best as possible.

As for RMP there shouldn't be too big of a struggle vs this comp. You want to use CDs quickly just as your team's longevity is far better than theirs. Hunter should focus on peeling at the start. Killing Mage is the obvious choice, but Rogue is possible too if he trinkets CCs from Hunter when he's peeling.

edit: also wrong area to post it in, I'm going to move this thread




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