Game is dogshit currently. Nothing but retarded cleaves and RMDampeners. If you're playing a melee cleave or RMD i think your IQ is approximately equal to your shoe size, maybe lower. Enjoy the free glad, not sticking around for this shit show
Yeah, cause RMD is such a dampening comp. How's that 2.2k doing? Got your Arena Master yet?
i gotta wonder what the point of all this nostalgia is, why do you think this cherez character quit?
because being good at this game offers literally nothing. long queues, prestige from idiots (hey man how much resil u got? what kind of pet u use vs rmp? how u got that mount? i won 1 match in every arena but i'm dont have arena master lol), cheating, people target you to exploit your rating. nobody sponsors you anymore. there's no hope of winning a tournament. you couldn't even reliably win blizzcon, because who knows what horseshit they'd do to you at regionals
i had an epic duel with woundman in that shitty strand bg right after release and i didn't even care when i won because spamming trap every 12 seconds is not fun.
just the concept of this game, that one person will always be not playing their own character, is just stupid. that isn't a pvp game, it's a roleplaying game.
what other fighting game has cc of this length? name ONE example of comparative cc in a competitive game
maybe i am awful at this game and always have been or maybe it's so homogenized that the elements that used to be important (1v1) don't even exist anymore.
why don't one of you pros shoot a video and cast some commentary of your perfect, complex gameplay? please add your thought process behind each arena match
1) cc this
2) kill this
sick strats bro
i have played hunter for what, 8 years? it is not recognizable to anything that existed in tbc. i feel like it is so dumb that i don't enjoy it. the thrill of landing a trap is gone, no deadzone, no glyph of wing clip, no readiness, low pet micro, no more big raptor strikes
it's just simplified so everyone can pretend to play a hunter as efficiently as possible. the problem is that the difference between good and bad hunters doesn't exist
readiness alone increased the skill cap of hunter by an unquantifiable amount, all that stuff is gone now and honestly as a haggard veteran of this game i can't imagine anyone else finding the same thing done to their class and them just.. continuing on
it's thankless, the designers assume that people who pvp this much are addicted so they don't care about. the people they care about do pet battles and suck dick at this game. you're supposed to do pet battles and suck, it's what blizzard wants
i do think it's time to let go, though. pretending that anything balanced or competitive happens on live us servers right now is pretty funny
my honest opinion is that the people who still care aren't capable of validating themselves another way and the rest of everyone else just doesn't realize how bad trying to pvp in this game is
people almost killed league of legends because they said the community was toxic. i gotta say, i think this community is 10x worse
i think the common denominator in abusive relationships is always low self esteem. it's all just people who literally can't make themselves feel like their life is going well without a 2600 arena rating they contrived by a combination of fotm scum, ddos, strategic queueing, sniping, dodging aaaaaaaaaaaaaand just plain win trading
what is there to feel good about when more than 80% of all arena players openly cheat
oh yeah, and whose fucking idea was it to let you see your enemies talents and change your own talents before every game? that's tedious shit. just give me a spec and let me fight fairly, or fuck off
isn't that a huge nerf to stealth classes? you're supposed to not know what stealth it is. you're supposed to play reactively like that, trying to play the best you can with each global like in every other pvp game.
no one is looking out for classic shit like that because there's no continuity or logic behind the design. caring about something like that is.. masochistic.
even blizzard said, "we considered making it a pvp game, but we just didn't see any potential" hearthstone has a spectator client so you can watch your 1 friend draw random cards and put them down. the spectator client for this game was made b- actually, not gonna complain about specific shit, i'll just go on forever
it's just not a pvp game, it's a roleplaying game. that's why i have been trolling this entire time, it's the only fun thing about this mess
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.
It used to be about trying to get better. Enjoyment in the pursuit of pixels and e-peen. The dream (rip) of 2007-2011 mlg/esl WoW. Then I became a done dad and a scum casual. Basically use the game for random BGs, skirms, and maybe trade chat pug 2s. Quick and dirty stress release 30-40 minutes at a time, maybe 1-2 times per week. Since even just point capping feels like aids, I wouldn't play if people didn't give me gametime. Ideally I'll leave these therapeutic gaming sessions feeling accomplished and destressed, but thats becoming less of a thing because WoD. Some gchat/social is always nice, and stopping before the horrible game balance pushes me further away from gear, partners, games played, and skill gained. For $15/month its an overpriced less smutty alternative to porn.
Do people even know what Honlinkas job is? He has little to nothing to do with what goes live. Lead game designers do not come up with skill talents and other aspects of the game. They are there to supervisor and make sure the work the other people have come up with. They are like managers, they are dealing with phone calls, emails and marketing and making sure people finish what they are working on in a timely manner.
I don't know if you noticed but when Honlinka talks about PVP he has no idea whats going on, that is because he doesn't. It isn't his job, his job is just to make sure it gets the people that DO come up with skills and talents and anything PVP related get it done and fix any bugs.
yeh, and who gets fired when a sports team sucks? the manager, not the players. it is their responsibility to get the most out of their team
When you have a good, stable team that you've played with for a long time, this game is actually fun. Because winning is fun. Checked Wallirikz's stream a few days ago, watching them play that LSD reminded me how fun it is to play on a top tier team.
It's also fun to PvE with friends, maybe even hunt some hard to get achis. Mostly Feats of Strength though.
Other than that, WoW can suck my dick.
PvP wise, battlegrounds are not fun since the days of requiring 40 marks of specific BG per season to buy offpieces ( TBC ), world pvp doesn't exist since Elemental Plateau and Isle of Quel'Gankas days, arena is not fun at all ( unless, as I've said, you're on a top tier team ).
PvE also blows unless it's Mythic raiding.
Community of this game is a shadow of itself compared to before, WoW forums aren't worth shit since 2006, Arenajunkies is slowly dying ( I remember not being online for 7 days, witnessing 100 pages worth of posts in specific battlegroup threads alone, let alone class forums, general discussion, etc ), people are bitter and write posts that both defend the game ( when someone makes a remark on how unfun the game is, immediate responses who people who probably feel the same way : "quit then" ) and then attack the game at the same time.
Not to mention that there are still morons who cling on to their elitist ways, when the situation of the game is that they should be breeding new partners/opponents, instead of blocking the way for new players. These are not the WoTLK times when people were massively getting into PvP and had the motivation to become better due to that sick video they just saw on arenajunkies/Warcraftmovies. No matter how much of a dick Snutz was, I can bet his S8 video(s) got quite a lot of people to play a Warlock to Glad and above levels. These are the times when people simply don't give a fuck due to how butchered PvP became, so it kind of feels counterproductive to deny people. When your kingdom is falling apart, you don't enforce rules which threaten the rise of population, and you don't try to stay above it all - even the kings have to stoop down to peasant level when shit hits the fan.