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#3937437 Rank 1 Drama

Posted Deliriumz on 11 September 2013 - 02:56 AM

View PostHippopotamus, on 11 September 2013 - 02:38 AM, said:

who cares about glad on some ratty backwater bg. rank 1 on any other bg besides bg9 = duelist on bloodlust.

strong post.


#3936739 @Bigmoron / Adversa / Seestraightz

Posted Bigmoran on 10 September 2013 - 08:28 AM

get fucked by the better KFC rank 1 US baby


#3909940 Whats the point of melee anymore?

Posted Okayenhance on 08 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

Here's a question I've been asking myself for a while now. As a player of the most caster-oriented melee I still feel absolutely outclassed when playing against a hunter or any other caster in an arena battle. Why is this?

A few reasons I feel being a melee is simply not beneficial to the game anymore.

1. Casters rarely take more damage from us than they deal to us.

  Casters (and hunters) historically outside of soul-link warlocks were considered in deep shit if a melee was sitting on them. Why? Because armor actually meant something in previous expansions (WOTLK and below). So you actually had a sort of cat-n-mouse type thing going on, warrior charges mage, mage blinks, warrior intercepts mage, mage frostnovas, warrior gets dispelled etc etc. Now I feel that outside of cooldowns the warrior is the one that's consistently running away, what gives?

2. Mana means nothing.

   One of the allures of being a melee was a seemingly endless supply of damage which meant if you could pressure up a team long enough as a melee your lack of crowd control would eventually OOM the enemy healer AND dps and put you ahead leading to an eventual victory. Now there were some problems with this design (I'm looking at you viper sting/mana drain..ಠ_ಠ) but overall it was a solid reason to have a melee and a warlock for that matter. Nowadays I see games of my own and top streamers going on for 5+ minutes while the enemy teams healer is completely tapped and outside of sitting on a spriest who has spent way too much mana spamming flash heal all caster DPS specs don't give a flip about mana. It might as well not exist.

3. Dispel has a cooldown. "Welcome to CC-ville. Enjoy your stay! - Wizards"

   This isn't a new change, no doubt, but is one I find to be a large problem for melee oriented teams not just cleaves but melee/caster/healer. What is the point in dispelling a poly off me when the mage is already instinctively casting another or his teammate is casting fear? Why do these things not have cooldowns? While I understand having your dots spam dispelled by tard shamans in cata was annoying what is the point of bringing a melee over a caster when we are not only far easier to crowd control (as in, only enhancements have the actual tools to stop the spam CC) but have to actually reach our targets just to do less damage than the wizards are doing to our entire team?

4. Positioning

  Funnily enough most melees are defensively weaker than their caster counterparts, despite having to run into the enemy team who is pillaring if they want to score a kill or even get pressure (thanks gate!). How can this be? Well I feel it goes back to how gear was in WOTLK and TBC. Melee, especially plate wearers, had higher armor higher dodge and generally much higher health than their wizard hat wearing counterparts. What they didn't have is absorption shields and the ability to kite or cast self heals repeatedly. This is one of the several reasons why feral druids are so incredible right now compared to other melee, if they want to get out they can powershift slows and snares and run away while their bleeds still do pretty nice damage.



So the reason why I posted this isn't a pity party but rather my concern for the viability of melee in the upcoming patch. With melee effectively requiring a hunter to put them on their shoulders in most cases i'm sure to many the upcoming domination by wizards may not be too shocking. All in all here's hoping for the return of melee/caster/heals.


Am I entirely wrong? Tell me what you think.


#3916614 The commentating on today's Bleached Bones tourny pls pls

Posted Isumi on 21 July 2013 - 11:10 PM

View PostPayback, on 21 July 2013 - 11:09 PM, said:

Look I know Rylez is trying really hard and all that. I'm not trying to hate on the kid but I just couldnt watch the tournament today with him commentating. I don't know why bleached bones keeps bringing him back. I understand english isnt his first language and all that and I get it but I just think for the english stream, you all should get maybe top US players to commentate like Swifty, hotted, bajheera just players that are popular in the US. I know rylez will eventually become a good commentator but please guys just stop. Having to turn off the stream to go watch something on TV is really really bad. Anyway just my two cents I wanted to share with you all. good luck.

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#3905904 Arena Teams no More

Posted Enimos on 29 June 2013 - 03:41 PM

View PostMirionx, on 29 June 2013 - 03:38 PM, said:

The guy getting rank 1 is gona be an absolute beast

Yeah like the guy getting rank 1 in RBG, oh wait...


#3894003 The effects of 5.3

Posted kazuhmeer on 01 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

seems like pure melee dps classes are just outshined by hybrids

why are fera/ret doing more damage then warriors/rogues while bringing infinitely more utility?  anytime i think about asking someone to play with my warrior i just ask myself why would I even want to play with a warrior on my team.


#3885653 WoW down to 8.3 million subscribers

Posted Affect on 09 May 2013 - 07:56 AM

I think it's to be expected. The people that "grew up" on WoW are getting older and are either going to more casual games or stopping completely. These later generations are tuned more towards console games or MOBAS. Not to mention there is no competitive scene in WoW. It's amazing how many people can get pulled towards a game that has 100s of thousands of dollars in prize pools.

Honestly, I believe streamers have caused some of this. Due to the amount of variety in streamers it's very easy to watch them and ultimately have them play for you. This isn't a diss to any of the streamers at all, it's actually quite impressive what some of those streamers have come up with and/or have going for them.

WoW is without a doubt a dying game. A very slow dying game, but one nonetheless. However, you can't knock them having such a successful life span. It is still ultimately the smoothest running MMO out there. I am quite sure they are happy with how well and for how long their game has stayed popular. I don't think it's even their fault. Yea the game has problems, as does any game. I believe it's just MMO's in general that is a dying breed.

The game itself is just old, yet still has almost complete control in the MMO market. So kudos to them. With that being said I don't believe they'll ever see an increase in subscribers. Maybe a few short spike resubs, but I don't ever foresee them going over 10m ever again.


#3871101 Ask the devs - PvP changes on the PTR

Posted Maticzor on 04 April 2013 - 11:57 PM

Classes shouldn't have second trinkets.


#3868746 Tyrannical tabard

Posted Pouncedd on 30 March 2013 - 04:35 AM

#wrathfultabardlife

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#3868335 Defensive Stance Back to 25% Damage Reduction

Posted Icekingx on 29 March 2013 - 02:32 AM

Blizzard is listening haha. Now make it where overpower costs no fuckin rage.


#3868336 Defensive Stance Back to 25% Damage Reduction

Posted hoodrych on 29 March 2013 - 02:33 AM

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#3862494 Is AJ access getting wiped this season?

Posted Eowynnz on 16 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

View PostEvolute, on 16 March 2013 - 08:06 AM, said:

Fuck what AJ has turned into.
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#3862500 HS still worth using?

Posted Hyrmine on 16 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

View PostJinngofagswag, on 16 March 2013 - 10:11 AM, said:

Warriors sure like to cry..
I've seen a lot more rogues cry last season than warriors are crying now.


#3863021 Hi Guys I am Nmp

Posted flannelsoff on 17 March 2013 - 07:38 PM

i think theyre crafting a seperate one for 5s on a bongwater bg


#3862451 Retaliation Rank 1 5v5 Montage - All Star Dunk Squad

Posted Stormshiftx on 16 March 2013 - 06:58 AM


This is the story of the All Star Dunk Squad, rank 1 5v5 team from Retaliation for Season 12.
I hope you guys enjoy some legit, high rated arena, I know its rare to come by!


Warning

If you like:
-Good Music
-Big Damage
-Random Globals
-People actually enjoying this game and having fun

Then this video is for you
  
If you:
-Are a bitter person and hate life, excitement, and fun
-Like to come to the forums to bitch, moan, and cry about titles not meaning anything anymore
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Then this video probably is not for you




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