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In Topic: Little interesting section here about WoW back when it was an eSport in 2007-...

23 August 2015 - 07:26 AM

View PostThaya, on 23 August 2015 - 06:58 AM, said:

complexity isn't necessarily exciting

i too play hots now and i don't see myself playing dota/lol ever again. it's been over a year now and i don't miss them at all (i played both of them a lot - been into these games since 2004)

btw, up until hots, hon was my favorite moba by far, but only during its beta - everything went to shit after release.

I just think the complexity level of dota and league is much more intriguing to watch and play vs how simplified HoTS is.

HoTS is a very team based game. But so is Dota and League.

I have more respect for Dota and league players because of the extra aspects they have master on top of the ones that are in HoTS.

HoTS really didn't do anything unique IMO except for the universe the heroes are based from. It just seems like a watered down MOBA experience. Will most likely never pick up the E-sports crowd like League and Dota have just purely because of how simple it is.

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22 August 2015 - 01:11 AM

View PostAshleyirl, on 21 August 2015 - 09:48 PM, said:

-> going to be totally honest, the only people that complain about boosting is people who are too bad at the game to achieve glad/r1 which they have been trying to for ages, so instead of addressing their gameplay

-> look for irrelevant factors such as "BUT THIS GUY IS BOOSTING SO WE SHOULD LOSE GG HE IS MULTI R1 RUINING THE GAME STOPPING ME GETTING X,Y,Z KILLING THE GAME"

-> ...when in actual fact you refuse to accept you're bad/not performing at a high level and instead of trying to take control and fix the mistakes that you will have inevitably made in said games resort to "it kills the game" XYZ.

-> also, IM CERTAIN if any of you who had the chance to make money out of a 'passtime/hobby' you would jump at the opportunity. Especially when there is a lot of money at stake for boosting on a video game.


-> personally when i started playing pvp for the first time, i loved playing against boosts, its a totally different game comparing 2k-2200 to 3k+ and the chance to play against the best players in the game as opposed to mediocre players and even being able to learn from these top players inadvertently makes you play a lot better.


disclaimer: obviously this is just considering boosting as a inconsistent income as opposed to a full time job
You have such flawed logic it's disgusting.

Shit like boosting is what ruins competitive integrity of the game.

I understand why people want to do carries but really if they wanted this game to get better and succeed, then they would stop.

Why would you want to degrade the value of your achievements and titles you worked so hard for by giving them to people who are completely under qualified?

If you went to school for 4 years for a degree in a  career field you loved and you run into some asshat that got the same job you worked so hard for but didn't even go to school for it and got an easy way in through family or something, wouldn't you be pissed? They would probably be terrible at their job when they are actually asked to perform it and it would also make people who hold your position look bad. The respect and prestige of your position just lower in value the more people there are that hold it, especially if they don't deserve it.

Same thing for any title in this game. If you give people these titles and achievements who clearly do not have the skill to obtain them themselves then anyone from the outside looking in would give no fucks about it.

In Topic: Little interesting section here about WoW back when it was an eSport in 2007-...

17 August 2015 - 03:08 PM

View PostCozenerlol, on 17 August 2015 - 01:52 PM, said:

Yeah, I'm aware of this stuff. I watch the NA LCS for the hype and the LCK for the actual good league. Though I don't play league much anymore, it's really boring after you play HoTS.

It's profound how dumb blizzard is when it comes to eSports, maybe they don't know that it'll help them make more money? I hear they love money. Maybe Bajheera can tell them for us.

I don't see how you can say league is boring compared to HoTS.....

Dota>League>Hots as far as complexity level goes lol.

In Topic: Little interesting section here about WoW back when it was an eSport in 2007-...

17 August 2015 - 12:18 PM

View Postysnakewoo, on 17 August 2015 - 12:15 PM, said:


WoW is not a fun game to watch, from the watcher's perspective (half of the time, you have no idea what the fuck is going on, just some random health bar dropping out of blue) and due to imbalance and shitty game mechanics, the game is not fun to watch.

LoL on the other hand is awesome to watch, granted, last night's NA LCS was pretty boring to watch, simply because it's TSM and they're playing shitty (if you watched Fnatic in EU, those games are fun as fuck).

Blizzard is trying hard to stay relevant in the current scene, dishing out games like Hearthstone, Stracraft and Overwatch, mainly e-sports oriented games. They fucked their best franchise in e-sport, namely Starcraft, and they have severely fucked over what could have been a good PvP game, namely WoW. Plus, Warcraft 3 was plagued with same shit over and over again.

No infrastructure offered to players, no support other than the regime they have mindlessly set while sitting on the throne for a couple of years, means it is a recipe for bullshit. Ghostcrawler is the lead designer for League of Legends now, so apparently, everything he touches is gold. While poor Holinka has to read tweets from brainless morons and reply "yes, you have to press W to move forward".

I'm actually surprised Blizzard got that many viewers.

It's so funny to think GC wasn't the problem but in all honesty I don't think he was. It was most likely the idiots he had to work with but he was just the face we all know.

In Topic: Little interesting section here about WoW back when it was an eSport in 2007-...

17 August 2015 - 12:08 PM

View PostLolflay, on 15 August 2015 - 11:51 AM, said:

That's been the argument since forever really.

They had the playerbase/fanship needed and they had the tools to make the game grow to stupid numbers ( they also could've circumvented the "not a free game like League/etc" by supporting PvP players in handing out free subscription tokens based on ingame rating, making it appealing to be higher rated because you'd then play completely for free ), because really, 500-1000 players not paying for sub in each region but generating the press and publicity is kind of win win for them; there were so many other things they could've done, organised tournaments, etc etc, but they kind of just went "whatever, we're the #1, whatever we do can't change this situation, no game is comparable to ours". Turns out that's not really the case :D

WoW was my first "esport" to watch, I remember coming home from school, making pasta with tomato sauce and eating my dinner while watching MLG, RLD vs RMP games on S4 patch with S2 gear, shit was fun as fuck.

Agree 100% completely with this. Also if you think about it Blizzard did to us as a player base what the WOW arena team Orgs did to the players on their roster. Blizzard sat back and thought to themselves,  "Why spend the extra money and R&D improving the game and adding features when we can just sit back and take in the money right now."
They had ZERO competition as an MMORPG therefore there was no reason for them to improve their game. Just like WoW E-sports Orgs didn't pay their players the money they deserved Blizzard didn't pay/reward us with the content and game balance we deserved.

Game had so much potential back in the day to become something huge but Blizzard still has the same idiots working there that completely kill any potential this game has.

Legion could be the best fucking expansion that could happen to wow. The balance could be great the amount of things to do in the game could be endless, but Blizzard already screwed themselves already with WoD. It was the biggest hype train ever with so many promises and they completely killed it and the trust and loyalty majority of the player base had for the company and game. I feel like the damage is done and that "Golden age" that wow esports was in will never come back unless Blizzard does some major ass kissing and admits the last 3 expansions have been the complete wrong direction for this side of the game.

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