In my experience its a combination of obviously playing a shit ton and getting to a point where u meet good people, playing against good people improves you a lot. Playing with good people improves you by a shit ton, cause you start to understand how they think and what the goal in a game and your comp is, comps have usual patterns .e.g. how you play them and what combination of spells you want to achieve, the next step is how well and often you can execute these "combos". -> practice practice practice
And of course you have to work your way up to start playing with and against good people, none of us started playing with multi glads from day one. I got my second r1 with people that I just scouted by dueling them in durotar lmao
Its a long process of playing a shit ton of arena, getting known as a good player and meeting the right people, but as in a lot of games and sports the better your mates and enemies, the faster you catch up
Edit: to cover your 3 points
Positioning: be vocal and communicate with your healer, you have to let him know when you see huge spikes incoming etc, on the other hand he has to communicate with you even more when to go behind LoS, cc on him etc...
Mindgame/anticipation: knowledge. you play against a hunter ? be ready to take traps or if you are fast enough cs him when uses scatter shot, major point here again communication. know the spells and their cooldowns, playing against a priest? force trinket and painsup, then prepare burst with your teammates and your cooldowns etc...
situational awereness: yet again KNOWLEDGE, know the enemy teams cooldowns and spells and the goal of their comp, keep track of their trinkets cds and ofcourse the same for your own team. warrior has his swifty up again and you are out of block and openfield and in a bad spot? you better prepare your butthole and try to get through that situation with your healer, yet again communication.
all this you learn as you see by playing a shit ton and by aquiring the knowledge to judge a situation the right way
So is anyone else experiencing warriors having the most ridiculous charge pathing this season?
As an example I thunderstormed a warrior on dalaran sewers while standing between the boxes and the stairs without boxes, standing about 10 yds from the edge. When the warrior landed he somehow had a charge path to me. I could give many more examples but I havent had this happen until now in such rediculous ways.
Is this intended? This is happening often.
Also now shamans can no longer project totems up or down levels?
As an example on blades edge. I use to be able to totemic project my totems down to the ground while standing on the edge of the bridge. This is no longer possible. Is this intended?