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#4415463 I have a different idea

Posted ROKMODE on 27 April 2015 - 12:38 AM

too many people here (like myself) don't care about how this poo poo fest turns out anymore

and that's the hard truth

#4415388 I have a different idea

Posted Blackgirlx on 26 April 2015 - 10:15 PM

ha ha ha

#4411893 Rewarding bad game play.

Posted Voksen on 19 April 2015 - 06:51 AM

Its less of a reward for bad gameplay, and more of an apology for bad game design.

Edit, with explanation:  
10/10 would prefer rewarding successful jukes, but thats harder to implement and unlikely to happen.  This at least shifts some skill/onus to the interrupters, forcing more strategic depth when there are consequences to blatantly mindless spam.  Since the game is (still) quite full of spam interrupts and misc. cheese, it feels like an apology, correction, and offset to generate some counterplay.


Posted Creptius on 24 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

So what exactly made season 10 and 15 good? Was it balanced, was there more diversity in the classes played or was it just fun to you?

I mean, I really enjoyed seasons 3,4 6 and 7, but all of them had major balancing issues and lack of diversity. They were all fun for me to play. I'm just trying to understand what makes a good season now and what made a good one in the past.

View PostHackattack3, on 24 April 2015 - 08:17 PM, said:

I know people like to bitch and vent, that's the only reason 95% of us check this site.  The other 5% are delusional pvp will get fixed or new to the game.  But please, show some fucking respect,

for the most broken arena season we have ever had, season 5.

It is the sole reason there are no longer titles from 2s.  Season 5 dk reached a level of god status that will never be eclipsed again in this game.  Monks were released in a broken/shit state b/c devs were scared of a dk repeat.

You had videos on warcraft movies withe one button macro Dks playing at 2600 mmr.  The top 3s comp was hunter/double healer, but they didn't wear you down, then randomly 2-3 shot you with explosive shot procs/stuns.  

I believe the pvp scene was never able to fully recover after the s5 launch and following season beastcleave shit fest.  WOTLK's popularity came off riding the coat tails of the one truly successful expansion, TBC.  It was the beginning of the end.

Please give a moment of silence to season 5.

Yeah, season 5 was a pretty big shit show. DKs backpedaling to Deadly Gladiator, mirror images polymorphing players, explosive shot, double sinister's revenge mut rogues, ret paladins and gnomish lightning generator. It was fucking awful. I can't imagine having a worse season, balance wise, than that. This season is nowhere near as imbalanced as season 5. That being said, season 5 still had some life to it which is hard to say about this current season. Each season of wrath got better balance wise and was really enjoyable by the end.

This season has had some bumps, but has been relatively balanced with frequent hot fixes and patches. That can't be said about the older seasons as they would go weeks or months at a time without a single patch. Despite balancing problems, everyone seemed to enjoy the game more as a whole back then. I think that just goes to show that people don't really care about balance as long as they're having fun. I don't want to speak for everyone, but I've heard a lot of people say they just don't enjoy this season because it isn't 'fun'. It's not a problem with balance that's making the game not 'fun' for others, it's a problem with the game fundamentally. A lot of counter-play and abilities that were just fun to use has been taken out from ability pruning. Things like quick swaps aren't viable with a lot of comps anymore because they'll have to go through another set of defensive cool downs. 2's and 5's are irrelevant brackets which a lot of people enjoyed playing and could get titles from. There seems to be a lot of things wrong with the game right now, but it certainly isn't balance.


Posted Voksen on 24 April 2015 - 08:55 PM

The shit show ends when you give up on live/retail (and pmuch any Blizzard game at this point...RIP Blizzard 1994-2008).

To be serious about gaming, and I mean as a self-respecting gamer in 2015 - you have to move onto other things.  If you really need some kind of WoW nostalgia fix, there are plenty of private servers.  Unfortunately, most of them are bad (each has its various reasons like inactive, laggy, corrupt mods/GMs, etc.).  Corecraft is one of the last hopes, but I think its safe to say its been overhyped now and the moment has passed.  The sweetspot for capitalizing on people's "I want my 2008 back" nostalgia and uniting most of the old masters into a kind of centralized community was something that might have been done back in 2011-2012 (like with AT somewhat).  As it stands, that dream is dead.

To get on with your life, you have to basically let go of the game as is.  No patch is going to fix pvp under Holinka's watch.  The tarnish to WoW's image and popularity is pretty much non-recoverable.  Blizz already lets bots and cheaters fill-in certain queue slots, and nothing will revive the ladders/forums/blogs quite like the old days.  Elwynn forest and other locations are dead as fuck on even the best servers (the last time I checked there were 39 level 100's on US Tichondrius alliance during peak hours).  The GCD tournaments are a last grasp at buying another few debatably relevant months out of the game.  The list of (just plain logical/objective) reasons to quit go on and on.

If it were in my hands, I'd change the payment model completely.  Its 2015 and pay-to-play is almost more ridiculous then pay-to-win.  Like many have suggested, offering an officially sanctioned,  minimal-grind, pvp-only tourney realm is the only way to go.  If done right, it would be properly maintained, democratically balanced, and rolling-release adjusted.  A great, and perhaps the only post-2015 relevant way to support an end-of-life product, and to get people to opt-in and fork over $15/month worth.  It would probably have to cycle between variations of the "correct" seasons, however (e.g. S6-S7-S8 then back to S3-S4 then back to w/e was good in cata/mop).

Just my $0.02.

#4410108 6.2 patch notes

Posted hertzuk on 15 April 2015 - 09:56 AM

View PostLolflay, on 15 April 2015 - 01:55 AM, said:

Warrior or Shaman. Killing a Warlock is a viable strat if he's playing with an Observer, which most of them aren't, sooooooo...

Not having a dig here, but I don't really understand this mentality. A warlock with a sac'd pet is as killable as a warlock with a dead pet... (Let's face it, he's probably not going to be topped vs godcomp when you swap anyway so that extra 20% health is fairly obsolete). And if you kill (or force sac on) 2 pets in short succession so that the lock can't get a new pet out for like 30 seconds+ that's a lot of time you can do a lot of damage to him.

But yeah warrior is a better target for sure.

Slightly more thread related but equally off topic: The best part of this thread is the 3k rated hunter who thinks that your own character is not player controlled.

View Postjohanx, on 14 April 2015 - 12:34 PM, said:

wait wait wait.. nerf BM? i dont see crows & barrage doing only 80% of normal dmg vs pet being a relevant nerf?

View PostNaraga, on 14 April 2015 - 12:36 PM, said:

Do players not count as player controlled targets?

View Postjohanx, on 14 April 2015 - 12:39 PM, said:

uhm i don't think so?


#4410255 6.2 patch notes

Posted God on 15 April 2015 - 03:40 PM

View Posthertzuk, on 15 April 2015 - 09:56 AM, said:

Slightly more thread related but equally off topic: The best part of this thread is the 3k rated hunter who thinks that your own character is not player controlled.

Not sure why that is really relevant.

It's the pet that should be getting Glad after all.

#4408176 can someone explain demo+rsham burst?

Posted hertzuk on 09 April 2015 - 09:54 PM

I think the first DS he meant Grim of Service? In which case double Doomguard is kinda funny, they can crit like 30k with CD's up. Actually doing a lot of damage, with an 80% slow and CS. But can be easily LOS'd as mentioned above.

But his suggested rotation was to just go Grim of Service, into demonbolts. This is kinda cool, but I don't like the way it pigeonholes you into 2 min windows of your maximum burst.

Demo generally feels worse than affly to me in 2's (playing lock/pala at like ~2.7k). Maybe I'm a fucking noob, but as demo I find it impossible to actually land a kill. Maybe something gets to 10% or whatever, but rarely they die. Especially when 75% of ladder is rogues and they have more peels/outs than an entire 5v5 team.

#4407850 RMD VS Arenas

Posted mcdookie on 08 April 2015 - 04:13 PM


#4407436 A day in the life of holinka

Posted zzatbrah on 06 April 2015 - 07:25 PM

View PostPouncedd, on 06 April 2015 - 07:00 PM, said:

I agree! Why wouldn't he want to play an extremely broken class that has no CD on its CC. No brainer here

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#4407200 The Complete PvP Patch-

Posted Naraga on 05 April 2015 - 11:30 PM

I'm sorry but all I can say is I'm happy you aren't a dev.

While some of your changes are good, the package as a whole would actually make the game even worse than it is right now.

#4406932 People getting banned on twitch for streaming vanilla servers.

Posted Elorxo on 04 April 2015 - 09:49 PM

View PostHackattack3, on 04 April 2015 - 09:26 PM, said:

Completely off topic but now seeing that Holinka actually browses AJ I'm willing to bet he has an account and trolls people with "lol pve game, game is shit" comments.

Holinka could be Jaime

Who knows

#4406930 People getting banned on twitch for streaming vanilla servers.

Posted Abidalzim on 04 April 2015 - 09:46 PM

View PostHackattack3, on 04 April 2015 - 09:26 PM, said:

Completely off topic but now seeing that Holinka actually browses AJ I'm willing to bet he has an account and trolls people with "lol pve game, game is shit" comments.
I laughed way too hard at this.

#4406104 Season Ending Announced: 2 Weeks to go.

Posted Naraga on 01 April 2015 - 09:10 PM

View PostSevre, on 01 April 2015 - 04:35 PM, said:

is it me, or has more effort gone into making fake patch notes than actually gone into wod pvp?

Seem fine.

You just know they are taking a piss out of all of us and it has nothing to do with the 1th of april.

#4406048 Season Ending Announced: 2 Weeks to go.

Posted Fizion on 01 April 2015 - 01:17 PM

Every time I queue arenas I feel like it's an April Fool's joke.