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In Topic: Nostalrius is gone.

06 April 2016 - 11:32 PM

View PostElorxo, on 06 April 2016 - 11:20 PM, said:

can't say I blame you, would be cool if blizzard did eventually open legacy servers but i doubt it's going to happen

It'll probably be their one last cash-grab before wow collapses. It's a shame because I'd love to play US-based legacy servers from blizzard.

In Topic: legion...

03 April 2016 - 04:16 PM

View PostNaraga, on 03 April 2016 - 03:42 PM, said:

Vanilla PvP was by far more interesting than WoD PvP.

I'd argue the game was more interesting. Random PvP encounters, being the top dog on your server, and all the emergent drama was great. However many classes/specs were super boring to play. Go try Nostalrius and see what I mean. Yes the "class fantasy" in Vanilla was better and there was nifty things like down-ranking heals. However, there weren't really many divergent ways to play your class. Without stuff like spell reflection and SWD your choices on what to do next was pretty straight forward.

BC, Wotlk, Cata, and MOP basically kept adding something that was interesting at the cost of another. Such as removing down ranking spells and making mana draining mostly irrelevant.

Wotlk had a reasonably healthy balance of "my spec is interesting, lots of specs are viable, and the game as a whole is fun" so it's easy for people to be nostalgic about it. There was tons of dumb shit in Wotlk that was remedied in Cata, but Cata brought it's own stupid stuff with it (like MMR problems).

One of the major problems with Legion is that it really only ticks the "lots of specs are viable" check box.

In Topic: legion...

03 April 2016 - 03:37 PM

It's incredible how we've gone from expansion complaints being "blizzard doesn't care about e-sports" and "x is way too strong" to "this is not an MMO anymore" and "my class has 3 buttons" in Legion. I feel like MMOs should accept they're not e-sports and keep the classes complex at the cost of being harder for outsiders & beginners to understand.

Really, the PvP model in WoW has always done best through the POV of an individual player. E.g. Hydra's PVP videos or Pikaboo wrecking kids on stream. The game is not designed for a top-down view of matches.

Blizzard kept adding buttons per-expansion and it probably did get too out of hand for some classes around Cata/MOP, but they've pruned so much that it's just barely more interesting than vanilla combat design.

In Topic: If you beta'd WoD you let us down.

15 October 2015 - 10:37 PM

Not sure if trolling. Blizzard hasn't listened to our beta feedback since vanilla.

In Topic: Progressive Wotlk Server Launched Today

13 October 2015 - 09:15 PM

My ping to this server is shit. I live on the east coast and it says its ~130 ms, but Quartz consistently shows 200+ ms. Any other US players have the same problem?