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Bailamosx

Member Since 09 Apr 2011
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Your Tournament Sucks.

17 February 2015 - 07:46 AM

The "Gamers League Live: Battle of the Atlantic" tournament was a terrifying experience of intolerable length, embarrassingly encapsulated by my moments spent bickering with its amateur administration. One of those involved a lisp-bearing, Tourette's-like shoutcaster, "Desecration" and his English second language counterpart Reinhart (you don't see Azael shoutcasting Bleached Bones in Russian) inventing the phrase "texture healing" mid-series in my Team's victorious Eye of the Storm vs Abn. Such is shameful stupidity.

If you all want to save yourself the time waste, go into a McDonald's kitchen, cue up Skrillex playing the dubstep of hell, and grab a minimum wage employee to bang pots and pans together. Now shut your eyes and use your imagination to narrate each battleground. Congratulations. You've surpassed them. Faint praise indeed; however, as they are dumb as bricks. Their appearance looked like Abn's throw-up. They clog their Skype calls with incomprehensible, meaningless verbal flops. Clearly, they know as much about battleground strategy as they do fornicating with women.

Look, I am bitter. I hate being wronged. And yet, please don't misunderstand. This post is not merely to vent and name call the amateurish organizers. What transpired during the tournament was crass, despicable, and sums up everything toxic that the community has become.

Conflicted that I quit the tournament early, I looked to the audience as a reality check. I was reassured: "That texture healing rule has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard" (Novoz); "I'm sorry for what happened to you and your team today, despite our past, it was unfair, and I'm sorry I couldn't do more to make it fair (Magnusz, Tournament Referee); "They are dumb. Why not just ban grip knocks in the mid. How the fuck is that exploitation? Its designed that way"; (Athlete); "Like watching paint dry while getting caved in the face with a baseball bat" (Rawkus); "This must be the worst tournament I have ever experienced" (Rynd).
It's certainly the worst something.

Abn Ghosting Stream: https://www.youtube....h?v=ib6swi5KWaQ

Abn watching their zero-delay live stream: http://i.imgur.com/kdjRi1B.jpg

Of "Texture Healing" and Bias: http://www.twitch.tv...ers/b/624983332

Responses to "texture healing": "That's our mistake" (Imbajohn); "That doesn't matter" (Nickolas); "We can do the same thing" (Zumoch); "You can still grip-knock there" (Datacus).

Corrupt Admin: "If you would have even lost that match, I would have replayed it. . . I wish you win against Bailamos, as personal, not judge . . . we will stall in your favor guys. Just don't tell Bailamos that we're stalling for you because he's gonna give a shit show" (Reinhart).

Last Version of Rule Book (they deleted theirs, of course): http://pastebin.com/Km88kFn3

Referee Interview: https://www.dropbox....oWRecording (10).mp4?dl=0

Tournament EU Admin: http://i.imgur.com/1yDkTyV.png

Started From The Bottom, Now I'm Nowhere

08 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=7j2pbxhOZB4

Dear Blizzard Entertainment,

My rating started from the bottom now, now I'm here. Unless, I'm losing rating over there, then I'm going nowhere. Let those Drake lyrics serve as a hip way to memorialize the RBG rating recession for the past few seasons, and, the recent "hot fix" which further exacerbated the issue. When we were new to WoW PvP, we all admired the Blizzcon champion Twitch streamer, Swifty's biggest crit, the top ranked arena players, or the greatest RBG leaders. We love high rating, and, will not tolerate losing rating. PvPers play to gain rating all the time. I wouldn't give a damn in hell about a player that lost rating and laughed about it.

And yet, in the status quo the top 0.5%, our Hero of the Alliance, our Hero of the Horde, does not gain one. single. point. of. rating. I've tweeted lead PvP Designer, and, living proof that Blizzard does care about PvP, Holinka, on the matter. His reply admits an error in the inflation coding for RBG, unintentionally differentiating its rating gains from Arena:

https://twitter.com/...775375803453440

Earlier last week, Holinka tweeted that the problem had been resolved:

https://twitter.com/...558061790875648

Well, it hasn't. There was no bug in RBGs that ever allowed current rating to greatly exceed MMR. Rather, the bug is that our MMR does not provide us for higher current ratings. It was the exceptional skill, hard work, time, and energy of players like Buleh, who sits on the ladder as I type this with an astronomical record of 199 wins and 3 losses, and yet, he's only 2413 rated. I'm proud to say two of the losses are from my group. Not that it matters. Anyways, in the current bugged system he's not even good enough for the Prideful Gladiator's Tabard, which requires 2500 rating in Arena or RBG. If this player does not deserve to beam a wonderful shade of green on his chest after vanquishing that many opponents, in that humiliating a fashion, I do not know who does.

The top Arena players may reach a CR and MMR ~2700-2800.

http://i.imgur.com/I9e1yv6.png

And yet, the top RBG players may only reach a CR of ~2300-2400 because we hit a glass ceiling of ~2100 MMR and now we can't even gain one point a game.

http://i.imgur.com/M3Pbbte.png

I understand that we, the RBG community, are the minority of a minority faction. And yet, whether we amount to a majority or a minority of the whole on World of Warcraft, we are all united by a common impulse of passion, an interest in progression, and the permanent and aggregate interests of furthering the community of our beloved game. We do not deserve to have our major symbol of competition and skill (rating gains) meaningless. Since win-trading hit us season 10, and, now the Rating Recession as of season 12, we've been treated as third-world citizens on a first-class game. I understand that the majority prefer pet battling, dragon slaying, or even arena, and, that makes the ground I stand on insecure, to say the least. I've been harassed, heckled, and cursed from sites like ArenaJunkies, with members exclaiming: "this is ArenaJunkies, not RBG Junkies! Your kind isn't welcome here." Thus, it is of great importance that within the Blizzard PvP community, as our administrators, you not only balance the Arena community against bugs, but also guard the RBG community against the injustice of changes in Arena that negatively impact RBGs.

I love RBGs, God help me, I do love them. I love them more than my life.

Yours Very Truly,

World's Rank 1 RBG Leader, Bailamos

Please support both of my posts on the WoW forums on this issue with thoughtful comments that contribute to fixing this, screenshots of evidence, and, a sticky request.

My typical Bailamos swagger, mental masturbation, self-aggrandizing post:

http://us.battle.net...c/12471267043#1

And, my BUG Forums post:

http://us.battle.net...c/12471917113#1

You may follow me on Twitter: @bailamostar or on YouTube.com/rank1leader

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