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Aldrainíl

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#4058945 Don't be an asshole

Posted Esiwdeer on 21 February 2014 - 01:15 AM

How much can honestly be written about arena strategy from a player's perspective? This website, at its conception, was designed to be GameRiot meets WoM. I remember getting tells asking me to sign up in like, season 2? Anyway, the function is community, not information. If I didn't know how to play I'd go to Twitch, or watch videos. What am I going to read? The theorycrafting here has never been worth visiting for - what else is there besides community?

When there was an SK gaming list and WoM and almost nowhere else to talk to other players who exclusively PvP'd, this website had a niche. If you want to read patch notes, you'll go to MMO-Champion, if you want to watch someone else play, you'll go to Twitch. The only possible function this website could have is giving the ever-shrinking playerbase a sense of community.

You've never done any boost, Nadagast? Never played with anybody who was doing one? Not once? I bet if you could quantify the amount of damage that did to the "community" it'd be pretty tremendous, or at least moreso than "being an asshole." Moderatorship should be unbiased, should be bipartisan and should be consistent and active - it hasn't ever been any of those. European AJ mods have been found guilty of using the website to harvest IPs, you can just get banned for someone not liking you, whatever. Zunniyaki advertises selling boosts on this website and it goes unpunished. I got permanently banned for saying NAO was partnered with ArenaRating because somehow that was against the forum rules.

If you have some substance to post and reasonable credentials, you should able to do whatever you want within fair, consistent, universal rules - a forum is a place of open assembly for the people, not a place for idiots to learn how the people act. What would the website honestly be without people talking shit to one another? A bunch of 1 time Gladiators or first-time 2400s posting gifs and three word responses talking about how the game is shit? A bunch of TBC heroes talking about how the game is shit? A bunch of has-beens saying the game is shit? The game is shit dude, we got it. Grats on access.

You can't have conversations with people about the actual game. I bet you'd never say that Warlock or RLS or WLS or anything else was much stronger than any option any other class had. I've had in-depth discussions with people like Filovirus about how Hunter has always been stronger than Warlock as a class in the arena, like he can't even remember SL/SL - is that the information you want to have available?

Fast forward to Team Liquid or SoloMid and the discussion is, "yeah he won top, but that was pre-Renekton nerfs - I doubt it'll go the same way at IEM." or "he doesn't stand a chance after the Colossi nerfs, looks like an all Zerg semi-finals"

It's a roleplaying game. Not a PvP game. There has never been discussion that was unbiased or accurate in the history of this website. Maybe some gems, but everyone thinks they're the best so everyone's opinion is effectively worthless. And this game isn't competitive, so all anyone has is an opinion.


#4058114 Tryhards of Season 14 Awards

Posted Esiwdeer on 20 February 2014 - 09:13 AM

Knowing I am part of a community where people like Hotted and Khuna can somehow climb to levels where they're known for something other than obesity, win-trading or identity theft is something I can accept. I guess it wasn't fair to expect the game to just wait for me after I stopped returning her calls. Anyway, I absolutely refuse to become part of some EU circle jerk where disenfranchised Ali G's can come to talk about pop music using terms like flow, lyrical construction, Wu Tang, etc.

And what are you even talking about? You're right, I can't say that all of you are white, or children but by the same logic you can't guarantee me that none of you are. I have seen every episode of Catfish and if you think you are going to trick me you are wrong. You are dead wrong. One of you is white and European as fuck. One of you is like, that picture of ol' Jensen aka Wizik in that picture where he's like, an 8th grader in a Nike shirt. Yeah? Do 11 year old European kids know a lot about gangster rap? You shouldn't even be on the internet. You weren't even alive when Wu Tang or half the other groups you mentioned were making popular music.

Plus it's that whole like, facet of your society where you copy American things like, 25 years too late. Literally every single part of your society is a shitty copy of something American from the early 90s. You guys know The Office is an American show, right? And that idiot Ricky Gervais copies it and you guys are like, "Wow what a novel idea, bloke! I can't wait 'til it comes on the telly again. Mum, fetch me umbrella; I'm gonna go watch Trainspotting again with me mates."

Parasites. It isn't just TV shows - it's everywhere. Is it just a coincidence the best comps in US are also the best in EU? Fucking copycats. Do you think it's a coincidence your royal family acts EXACTLY like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian? Do you really think you can just rip off the premise of an American movie, make the title rhyme and add Jason Statham to form some sort of permanent, Captain-Planet-like, unbeatable business model for making movies? What is Europe's obsession with rhyming, anyway?

Alas, why doesn't Europe stick to what it knows? Stuff like seasonal depression, cheating and never winning BlizzCon. Even the GOOD Europeans, like Bear Grylls, are only popular in the US because Bear Grylls, like Hydra, goes forever under-appreciated by the hordes of European peasants who are too busy debating "flow", DDoSing and calling each other shit.


#4056641 Tryhards of Season 14 Awards

Posted Pitiless on 18 February 2014 - 09:08 PM

Tosan needs some sort of Twitch tryhard award for being modded and talking shit in literally every stream I ever open 24/7.

Bigmoran for prez


#4056233 Tryhards of Season 14 Awards

Posted Bigmoran on 18 February 2014 - 04:26 PM

It's that time of the year again boys and girls. Last night marked the end of the season and unfortunately I spent my last 3v3 game offline. Oddly enough this is the second season in a row that my last arena game of the season ended in me being DDOSed. Exumbra probably hasn't given up his hatred and jealousy of me. Poor guy.

Anyway, just like last season here is the list of the TRYHARDS of SEASON 14.

Death Knight

Winning the title for two years in a row is HEUHEUEHUEHUE Brasil DK Vigaboy. Previously known as Vigarista and Vigaboyswag, this DK (who honestly plays like an Honorbuddy profile) farmed 1-2 point wins from 2470~ to safe Rank 1 rating.
http://i.imgur.com/zGDDvhU.png
Once again, this clever little bastard has backpeddled his way to another rank one title.

Druid

If this were the Olympics, Brasil would have a huge lead over everyone at this point. I say this because the tryhard druid of s14 is also a HEUHEUEHUEHEUHE BRBRRBRBRBRasil. If it wasn't obvious enough at this point, I am of course talking about Rynd. This emotional train wreck of a human being has five druids, most of which are getting rank 1. You trying to compensate for something there buddy? I hope it's your inability to grow a mustache.

Hunter

Claiming the title of tryhard hunter is bucktooth Shaman Goat cleaver Tonystyle. At the beginning of the season he would queue Ret/Hunter/Shaman for literally hours every day. This guy had nearly 1500 games played at the START of the season running only ONE comp.

Mage

When he's not making donuts at Tim Hortons or yelling "DUDE DISPELL ME WHAT THE FUCK" to his teammates, Snaregodx is actually a pretty swell dude. This high calibur frost mage made it big this season, climbing his way to rank 1 of the ladder. I hear from some of my colleagues that his success in arena is due to him gemming full dodge and speccing into blazing speed when some other mage ques arena. Well praise Jahllah, because Snaregodx won his race against to Kwok to achieve rank 1 on multiple mages.

Monk

I couldn't really think of anyone relevant to put in this category. So instead I am opting to give this award to Ssjwindgodx aka Ssjwindvipx. If you don't hate him already because of his name, this black guy runs double monk (MW/WW) in 2s for multiple hours at a time. Cmon man, it's black history month. Live the dream and queue some 3v3.

Paladin

It's been a while since he graduated from Bongwater University with a degree in Wind Raiding, but Eliteqt has certainly made a splash on the ladders this season. I'm sure it had nothing to do with playing with Jahmilli, but Elite climbed high on the ladders on three paladins (not to mention some obvious carries, but hustle over bitches amirite?)

Priest

I'm not sure if he is even capable of reading, but winning the tryhard award for priest is Dibbz. When he's not taking vodka shots off his bros' bellybuttons, he is spam queuing fire mage godcomp with Hansol, lord of fire. If you need some insight into the life of a sexually confused rich kid who pops his collar, drop by his stream every once  in a while. Ignore the subpar shadow priest play and focus on the two shirtless dudes in the background playing ping pong.

Rogue

Jax. Not much to say here.

Shaman

It's a bit ironic that the tryhard shaman comes from a server commonly abbreviated ED, because this guy certainly has a big dick with the moves he pulls against streamers. Playing four shamans, each with a unique kickbot profile is Kallis, some idiot that got high ratings running Honorbuddy cleave.

Warlock

Winning the title once again is Dota. It seems he has gated in and out of ~3 online relationships during this season, causing him to name change every time. His names this season went from Juliaxo to Cleanupxo to Marilynxo to Marixo. Either he is just copying the lyrics of Mambo #5 or he genuinley has been the victim of some serious /cast seduction. (jesus christ i feel like Perez hilton at this point - hold me, dan)

Warrior

The tryhard warrior of this season goes to 40 year old Korean father Irub. He played multiple warriors this season, each time running KFC with some of his other squinty eye friends. The main reason he is a tryhard tho is because of his ability to create a Great Wall of Texts on AJ, none of which people give a single fuck about.

Subsribe to my YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/bobrosslol

Bigmoran Out

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#4054040 L M A O

Posted Z4muZ on 14 February 2014 - 11:44 PM

View PostNmplol, on 14 February 2014 - 11:25 PM, said:

no it sucks. just pays the bills.....


for now.

the game doesn't pay your bills

sodapoppin does


#4041518 Blukstack Rage Compilation by Zunniyaki

Posted noliferqtxd on 26 January 2014 - 08:02 PM



Enjoy!


#4037900 [Bigmoran Video] Veev: The Musical

Posted Bigmoran on 21 January 2014 - 11:41 PM




#4037960 Second Yaspresents Guild 3v3 Tournament

Posted Braindance on 22 January 2014 - 12:46 AM

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midway


#4038656 Mage/rogue/enchanc burst and other little things

Posted stalebagel on 23 January 2014 - 03:45 AM

hunter crowd control sends it's regards


#4037654 Second Yaspresents Guild 3v3 Tournament

Posted Jontex on 21 January 2014 - 05:08 PM

View PostChanimal, on 21 January 2014 - 04:58 PM, said:

the shit talking is good imo

makes the competition better =)
makes the retards on twitch chat understand that everyone puts on a stream face rofl.


#4038542 Mage/rogue/enchanc burst and other little things

Posted Gekz on 22 January 2014 - 11:55 PM

enhance is actually the most stupid spec in the game


#4035040 Chimpoelolzz how does he do so much damage?

Posted snugglebunny on 17 January 2014 - 04:53 AM

View PostNixonxx, on 16 January 2014 - 08:56 PM, said:


That was at the beginning of the season where everyone had super low MMR.

Look at the people I'm playing against: Vot/Lonehorn...normally they're at like 2400-2500 MMR.

You're so stupid.

Btw, I que'd into you once.


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-15. Sweet damage

Try to play nice

you know you're a special type of retard when you actually screenshot beating Glink


#4034908 [Bigmoran Video] Greg Street moves to Riot Games

Posted Bigmoran on 17 January 2014 - 12:30 AM




#4027783 These Twitch Streamers

Posted Esiwdeer on 09 January 2014 - 06:47 AM

View PostBulldozer, on 08 January 2014 - 10:11 PM, said:

Have such soft, effeminate voices.  With the exception of maybe Bajheera, who is obviously a beast in great shape.  

I personally think he's a great warrior, but doesn't get these high rated effeminate teammates because he's too intimidating for them.

Listening to Snaregod after a loss it sounds like he's going to claw someones eyes out.  God forbid you play with that kid and you're not a well known player :eek:

Reminds me how Serennia used to sound after a loss; I think their voices are very similar.

Jahmilli sounds relatively heterosexual but I never seem him rocking the webcam.  I guess it's scary having all these trolls watching you?

Veev doesn't need to have a webcam because he's Veev, he's the man. :D
[✔] Twitch Name an obscure reference to bodybuilding
[✔] Namedropping in an attempt to appear relevant
[✔] Uses soliloquy as an excuse to bash someone who treated him like the duelist he is
[✔] Received inalienable right to be the judge of all things masculine with purchase of Premium Junkie status
[✔] Basic Gladiator from an era when Osama bin Laden, Michael Jackson and Bernie Mac were still alive
[✔] Long-time watcher, never-time doer of anything important
[✔] Nobody cares about your opinion.


#4024027 shaman goat

Posted Jahmilli_ on 03 January 2014 - 11:00 PM

The main issue with SGX isn't the amount of instant CC it has, and it isn't the amount of damage it's able to put out. Multiple comps have more CC and more damage than SGX, but aren't nearly as strong.

The main issue with it is how difficult it is to control, and how little the classes have to do to avoid CC (compared to other comps). People just want simple answers as to why a comp is out of control, and usually those answers come out right as you die, that's when you're most annoyed. "I CANT EVEN FUCKING PLAY MY CHARACTER" or  "90K ICE LANCE WHAT A FUCKING JOKE." A lot of people don't really think of what goes on during the entire game, just towards the end when they're dead or about to die. From my experience it seems that most people (mainly casters of course) can't even think of the actual reason why SGX is so miserable to play against, but all of them know that they hate fighting it.


The shaman and the goat PASSIVELY (this is the worst part) make up for some of the biggest weaknesses of EVERY class, (excluding casters). The comp alone is the sole reason a lot of comps are no longer viable, and also the sole reason a lot of classes (mainly physical and healers) are viable.

- RET goat shaman (Ret easily controlled by casters / lacks CC)

- DK goat shaman (squishy / lack CC and mobility)

- FERAL goat shaman (Feral easily feared / very squishy outside of CDs / lacks CC)

- HOLY (Priest/Paladin) goat shaman (Priest and Paladin both easily controlled by casters)

- MONK (WW and MW) goat shaman (MW Monk easily controlled by non warlock/spriest casters, assuming they're undead.)
   (WW Monk unique playstyle / very squishy outside of CDs / lacks CC)

- HUNTER goat shaman (Hunter very squishy vs casters / easily feared)

Almost every spec above is NOT viable at a high level outside of SGX.

The hunter alone has enough CC to make up for any that his X lacks, and the shaman alone has enough ways to keep their DPS/Healer out of CC

Goat shaman (especially shaman) is also the bane of any wizard cleave, they are non-existent. The ONLY viable wizard cleaves are ones with shamans, and even those should get demolished by SGX.

The class simplifies and limits any comp its a part of, and any comp it plays against. There is only so much you can do... they lack depth.

Another one of the comps best qualities is how easy it is to maintain proper positioning in comparison to other comps. This mainly has to do with the shaman, and this is also my biggest issue with the class in general. Shamans are an extremely defensive class (If you ever play or watch any 3v3 game go to dampening, 99% of the time there will be at least 1 shaman in the arena), they don't really have any real CC, they are VERY disruptive, and they're the most difficult class to control. It's rare to catch a shaman out of position, because majority of the time there really is no reason to be. That's why I think it's much simpler to play any shaman comp than it is to play nearly ANY other comp in the game.

Being able to effectively use your healer CC offensively while maintaining proper positioning is a HUGE part of your teams success. Many healers and teams struggle with this.

You will not be competitive at a high level in arena without effective fears from your priest.

You will not be competitive at a high level in arena without effective clones from your druid.

You will not be competitive at a high level in arena without effective Hojs/fears/repents from your paladin.

You will not be competitive at a high level in arena without effective incaps/stuns/roots from your monk.

You WILL be competitive at a high level in arena without effective.... 45second CD hexes...... from your shaman.

Shamans do NOT CC, they PREVENT CC. They slow down the tempo of every arena they enter. That's also another reason you won't ever see a high rated shaman comp without some kind of cast reduction spell (Curse of enfeeblement / Goat / Mind numbing) on their team. They need to slow games down and simplify them as much as possible in order to win. That's also why they are so weak against melee cleaves, or just any melee in general. (there is no ability you can press to reverse bloodlust a melee class).

Not to mention they walk in arena with a PASSIVE damage and healing buff to everyone on their team. Grace of Air (3000 mastery)

I'm not sitting here saying it is unstoppable. I am saying that the amount of effort and coordination required to win games, in comparison to every other comp in the game, is much less as Shaman Goat, and I think every goat and shaman would agree that without each other, they wouldn't have nearly as much success in arenas.












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