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Blizz were like "This end of season dramas shit man, where the fucks bigmoran gone? Time to mix it up."
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.
Except i'd rather they ban all HB users than ignore them all just so a few people could honor grind and level alts.
Your char shows as a hunter so you might not have experienced the frustration at queueing into a fully combat routined up/interrupt botting cleave but it completely rips the fun out of the game EVEN when you win.
The very fact that people get high with such bots destroys the any sort of competativeness there is... and don't get me wrong, this is just another pointless video game too many people waste their time on.. but we all play it to be somewhat competative and test our game knowledge/reactions against ACTUAL PEOPLE.
So fuck HB users, you're supporting one of the things that is slowly killing a game we invested time into and enjoy.
I don't really think half the people who got banned really care because of how shit the game is right now (or at least I wouldn't), but honestly if you think arena is going to be more enjoyable next season after this you are dead wrong. Yeah, you might not see kick bots or vitalics anymore which that shit only got those losers so high anyway before it even mattered but honestly... you won't be seeing any teams. You think its dead now? You just wait this is going to kill arenas.
Yeah because noone ever had to sit in long queues pre bg merge right? How will we cope...
I'd rather have long queue times again and games against real people than constantly queue into fuckwits who bought a hb plugin.
Also given i've not put any sort of emphasis on titles/ratings for years now then i'm more than happy at not having to queue into people who feel the need to cheat.
Thats not taking into account the fact the game actually feels more alive now every dungeon/bg etc isn't infested with hb controlled muppets.
Everyone like "lel yes arena will rule now no bots" until they realise majority of the people they qd with bot gear and levels are banned. You might not q into moron kick bots now but that won't matter you got no one to q with.
Or we'll just enjoy the game without 50% of the hunter/rogues we queue into not being vitalic/gladsuite routine running fuckbags?
Blizz did something right for a change and people still complain.
Anyone who's whining about getting banned for levelling.... It's a shortcut with risks, you got caught and have nothing to complain about tbh. You expect gm's to sit watching your account for extended periods of time to find out if you're maliciously botting or not?
Maybe have some common sense and not fucking bot in the 1st place if you're going to bitch about being banned?
Both work ofc, echo seems better vs teams that tunnel the crap out of you all game (Tsg etc), Whilst AS is preferable vs dispel heavy comps that sit on your partners (turbo etc). Just play around with them and find what you're most comfortable with, they're quite similar in power.
Game 1 - Datacus' team wins, ooms the fuck out of team balamos' healers and caps ww. Nothing said to admins.
Game 2 - Deepwind Gorge, bailamos' team wins convincingly.
Game 3 - Hey Q Gob Abn's vent drops offline instantly as the game starts, they start losing pretty quickly and tell the admins they have no comms + show them a vod of what happened. Admins say they'll replay it because comms went offline within the 1st minute etc.
Bailamos bitches on his stream that "no player went offline" so they shouldn't have to replay, admins say they should.
Bailamos says wizk lost connection in one of the previous games (game 1?) and was away for 2 mins (actually wouldn't have made a difference to the outcome) 10 mins later admins give the win to bailamos' team but say no more offlines will be tolerated.
Game 4 - Datacus' team is winning, 2 eots flags up. Vamps is a fucking champ effectively solo healing mid for extended periods of time. Looks like it's in the bag when vamps dies..... vamps doesn't res for nearly 3 mins... vamps is offline, never gets back on. In the next 5 mins team bailamos caps 2 flags and it ends a draw.
Game 5 - Replaying EoTS due to the tie, datacus's team ninja a flag, team bailamos get one back but datacus' team 3 man invades a base and wins.
Game 6 - SIlvershard Mines. Bailamos' team is wrecking team fights but losing carts and thus down a lot of points, 5-10 mins in they all leave because someone on their team dc's. Admins say they'll replay even though they said earlier that they wouldn't, mainly because maldiva was streaming without a delay for datacus' team which is against the rules.
Game 7 - Bailamos' team take it by 7 points after a very close game.
In short - Trying to troll datacus is pretty dumb, bailamos acted like a spoilt brat on his stream for the entire night and pretty much only got the win due to maldiva not knowing the streaming rules.
Some of the games were fun to watch, it'll never take off though because there's fucking ZERO sportsmanship from any of the RBG community and whilst there's no proof any of the dc's were players/servers getting hit offline past actions have destroyed any chance of giving people the benefit of the doubt.
A lot of the changes are great but some are pretty shit. E.g
Shamans lose aura mastery (5 secs every 2 mins) but i r teh dumb.
NG also gets doubled the cooldown on already the most trainable spec? Zero compensation or even a button to press whilst stunned silenced etc?
The best change they can add imo is that every healer dispel now has 2 charges on a 10 sec cooldown shared cooldown. If you've ever played with the dispel glyphs you'll know they offer a LOT of help vs spammable cc and it's such a simple change that gives healers mroe counterplay options (holding dispels to somewhat help vs poly/root spam).
What you want is people to justify you in blaming your healer. The entire thread is essentially bashing a semi-inexperienced monk. Now you can either ditch him, blaming the loses vs a stupid fucking comp and spec (combat) entirely on one person, hoping to find someone better etc. Or just chill out, realise it's early season, you're doing ok with the comp and you have a shit load of time left to practice vs RMD (you say you beat everything else). He'll get it eventually and you might just end up with an extremely good healer if you give him the time and space to fine tune some stuff.
As for tactics, all you can do is try different things ("hey lets play super offensive this game, don't drag the rogue behind pillars and we'll see what we can do") etc and decide what works best for your team.
You should spec resto for a day as well and see what it's like to get tunneled by an rmd, it might change your perspective.
So PTR is finally letting people on.
Things to note:
PvP trinkets got significantly buffed, The proc trinkets giving 240+ versa now baseline, the on use gives 1400 versa etc. That's a lot more damage incoming during burst. There's a new pvp medallion too (removes loss of control of character) with 360+ versa on it, it's going to be a real choice for r shamans.
Echo's works the same way as everything else with 2 charges (double times etc), they don't reset independantly e.g the 1st charge has to be off cooldown before the 2nd one starts. It's fucking amazing for ele due to surge, you sit there shitting out lavabursts because the chance of you wasting a surge proc is hugely diminished. Ele's already strong and with the trinkets and new echo then it's probably back to MoP status.
Echo seems so so for resto, pretty much the go too for pve because anytime riptides off cooldown and not used you could be building a second charge etc. Still prefer NS because it's a life saver and you'll get vastly more NS's off than you'll ever get extra links in a long game. It does however have one rather nice advantage.
The telluric currents change isn't a glyph, it's a new passive. Because of this lavaburst hits players in pvp for 45-50k damage as resto. Hardcasting back to back lavabursts (echo) into something as resto for 100k is pretty fucking broken.
Apart from that, everyones burst seems to have gone up (pvp trinkets), it's a pita for resto atm because you will be reaching for trinkets more often.
Fury wars (hell just wars in general) are the dumbest shit in a while with the new avatar/pvp trinkets. The damage they randomly pump out with execute procs isn't funny and it's not uncommon to get dunked from 70-80% range to sub 20% in the time it takes you to fake a pummel.