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#3526307 Because this will be posted here eventually

Posted hoodrych on 23 October 2011 - 05:03 AM

Won't disclose information my ass.. seems like the community needs some clarification

Let's go back to the beginning of TR. Snutz, Toez and I had paired up with confidence since WLS was good and Warriors were looking like the best melee class. WLS beat DKLS which was running rampant, and stomped most caster cleaves (pre-patched shamans were talking), and generally felt like one of the strongest comps on TR. We never got to play as much as we wanted because Snutz was never around as he just got his first girlfriend and lost his virginity, frequently asking me for sex advice and telling me about his girlfriend's yeast infection. We got maybe 2 decent sessions in on the first week of TR, and easily held 1st place, putting most of our confidence in what felt like a very strong WLS comp.

Then blizzard patches mid TR, warrior 2h damage was nerfed by 8%, rogue damage was buffed by 6%, DK unholy buffed and the soul swap nerf hurt us as well. We started having trouble with teams like Diziet's cleave, who we had no trouble with before. RLS was getting hard, DKLS seemed so much different than before and Shadowplay close to impossible after the spriest buffs. We had 2 teams going with 1 that was 100% safe for qualification. We didn't have the same confidence as before the patch and were pretty frustrated by lack of practice, but mainly by lack of playtime because of Snutzs first girlfriend.

At this time we were approached by Pookz who was concerned with qualifying and was scared his DK/Mage/Priest would be hit too hard with the frost DK nerf. We eventually agreed to give them some games on our alt team, put them in qual range, and they'd give us a game on our main team (which was already qual'd). This happened and was fairly easy to organize as it was the last day of Season 9 and most players were queuing on live. A week passes with no changes to the top 8. With about 2-3 days left before TR ends, and with Snutz showing no sign of trying to be on to practice or committing, Toez decided to leave and try to qualify a last minute Shadowplay with Shouri/Imbadz. Toez came forward and told me he would do this, which I respected and understood. However, this did not go well. They capped out at around rank 15 and it seemed Toez,Snutz and I were destined to go to regional's un-confident and more so just for the free trip.

1 day before TR ends, Snutz comes online and tries to get our WLS to play and Toez isn't having it. Toez had no desire to play with Snutz since he was never on and was screwing our WLS out of practice. After seeing how the EU TR was dominated by MLS, Snutz starts queuing  with Kollektiv and Pookz, they do EXTREMELY well and go something like 60-3 up to almost qual range. Kollektiv of course is already teaming up with Massive/Nadagast and can't really commit to this new MLS team. This is where Toez comes in. Toez wanted to qual really bad and came "CrawlingBack" to Snutz to try a last minute MLS run. This went well. MLS dominated all the DKLS and melee cleaves, and had a very good shot at beating EG's Shadowplay. I had no problem with any of these players before this. I wasn't told they were going to try MLS, and how it would potentially screw me out of qualifying. I feel it was pretty shitty on their part to go behind my back knowing it would screw me over. Look, I understand the game is all about Comp. I would never deny them a much better shot at winning if they needed to play with a Mage. I understand the game changes and at that point MLS was a much better option than WLS. Was it a shitty way to go about it? Absolutely. Not to mention the DK/Mage/Priest (Phil/Mackenzie) team that Pookz was going to qualify with? Yeah, they'd be screwed out by this as well.


Now was I upset or bitter at the time? Sure. Did I revenge "hack" anyone, No. Did I delete any characters? No. May I have provided someone who was upset about this situation as well with a few battle net e-mails? Maybe. Last day of TR and around mid afternoon there is word going around that Snutz got hacked, with his character deleted. I looked into this and found it hilarious, thinking that there is no way for them to come back from a hacked/banned account on the last day of TR, since TR REGISTRATION HAD BEEN CLOSED FOR WEEKS even if they bought a new account. Thinking back to the time where Crysalids RLS got hacked FOUR DAYS before a TR ended and there was no possibility of qualifying again, well unfortunately they didn't have a Pookz on their team. 1 hour letter Snutz's MLS is online and queuing arena. How was this possible? His account was hacked/banned, his character no longer existed on armory... and TR registration was closed. In comes Kalgan. Pookz apparently called Kalgan (Lead Developer of Blizzard) on his cellphone and told him the situation. Kalgan got Snutz a brand new TR registered account, his lock restored on that NEW account, MMR restored and invited to the team as well even when inviting was DISABLED. This was known because right after the phone call, Pookz came in skype bragging about how he just called his "pal kalgan" and got everything fixed. I guess it is about who you know. I've also heard that Pookz was "hacked" shortly after, and had a ban lifted on his account in under an hour. (we've all seen this process take a few days at least)


Regardless of all there setbacks, 2 hours left before TR ends and Snutz MLS is top 12. They're spamming games trying to qual and are getting within 100 rating, but at the same time getting tanked by Diziets Dk/Rog/Sham cleave. Venruki/Sodah/Valrath are also top 8 and 100% qual'd at this point, and begin queuing on an alt team and alt chars. They get Snutz's team, what do you think happens? We all know Complexity.Red was Sodah/Venruki/Snutz.

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Even when Toez (Crawlingback) MISSED A QUEUE, they went in 3v2 and Sodah/Ven/Val gave them the win. This put them at within 10 rating of qualification, with only 30 minutes left before the server shut down. EG's shadowplay witnessed all this, and decided to get on one of their high teams as Double healer/lock to 45min draw snipe them. They got in the same game, and after about 15 minutes Cdew DC'd - which gave Snutz MLS the win and enough points to qualify. The snipe ended up biting EG in the ass pretty hard, while unfortunate but pretty funny as well.


Now don't get me wrong, Pookz/Snutz/Toez are obivously all top tier and could most likely qualify regardless. Do they deserve it? Maybe. Do others deserve to have gone? Possibly. It all comes down to Blizzard being irresponsible and not labeling this as an Arena Tournament. They didn't say anything about a top 8, or a LAN tournament, they just didn't clarify anything which in the end gives them the power to do whatever the fuck they want. Benys/Crysalid/Reckful were the RLS that qualified. Why did Venoma/Gravemind/Reckful show up to regionals? (Hint: rhymes with Dalgan) Since when were players allowed to just be substituted at the last minute... I thought this is the reason they make you play on your own account? They did whatever they want and invited whoever they wanted, and made it look legit by personally helping players they are friends with.

When it's all said and done Snutz MLS played well, which is surprising considering I'm sure they had almost no practice. They may have fucked me and others over which you could call a dick move, but they still won a ton of money, so congrats to them. However that 2-3 PHD finals loss might be the perfect definition of what karma tastes like, just sayin'.


tldr; snutz gf has yeast, people got fucked outta qualifying, win trading happens every tr whether you believe/like it or not, snutz mls won a ton of money from a shit game; karmas a bitch.

best,
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#3523550 Blizzcon Picture Thread

Posted shamanswexp on 21 October 2011 - 07:13 PM

I think we should have one thread dedicated to all the pictures that will come from Blizzcon.

We'll start with

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#3512939 Anticipated Resilience Gains in 4.3/S11

Posted Eldacar on 10 October 2011 - 03:26 PM

Eldacar's Guide to Anticipated Resilience Gains for Season 11



Hello everyone! I was curious as I am sure many of you have been about how much resilience I would gain by upgrading to full Season 11 gear in Patch 4.3. Rather than continue to wonder I decided to do the math and figure it out. Now I am here to share my findings with all of you in what has become the second in a series of guides about resilience. Please enjoy it and if you have any comments, questions, feedback, or error corrections please post them, I will do my best to respond to everything. You can view the first guide of the series titled "How Resilience Scales in 4.2.2" here: http://www.arenajunk...nce-scales-422/

TLDR: See the pretty graphs below!

Table of Contents:
Section 1 - General Information
Section 2 - General Graphs
Section 3 - Specific Configuration Information
Section 4 - Specific Configuration Graph
Section 5 - Closing Thoughts and Remarks

Section 1 - General Information


Let me start with a disclaimer: All information on season 11 gear and epic gems is based on data from the current PTR version and is subject to change. Now that we have that out of the way lets dive right in. In patch 4.3 you will have two ways to increase your resilience, by upgrading to the new season 11 gear, and by upgrading your rare gems to the new epic gems. Upgrading from any given season 10 gear set to the equivalent season 11 gear set will net you about 722 additional resilience. It doesn't matter if you are going from the 371 honor set to the 390 honor set, or if you are going from the 384 conquest set to the 403 conquest set, you will gain about 722 resilience either way. The amount of resilience you will gain from upgrading your gems depends on how many resilience gems you currently have. In 4.3 the +40 resil rare gem will have a +50 resil epic upgrade, and the +20 resil hybrids will have +25 resil epic upgrades. Based on current info the epic gems will only be available from raiding, so if you are strictly a PVP player don't count on getting your hands on them quickly unless you have a TON of gold to throw around.

Now before we jump into the graphs let me give you a brief rundown of what is going on in them. Different weapon configurations give slightly different amounts of resilience, however the differences are relatively insignificant when looking at total resilience. To make this first graph simpler and easier to read I have averaged all the different weapon configurations together. If you are interested in more precise data for your specific weapon configuration please skip ahead to sections 3 & 4.

In this first graph you will see three different lines, a Baseline, a Normal line, and a Max line. The Baseline represents the total resilience from JUST gear and the 2-piece set bonus. The Normal line represents the Baseline plus the chest, shoulder, and helm resil enchants as well as +70 resil from socket bonuses (some classes get 60 some get 80 I just picked a midpoint). The Max line represents what is approximately the maximum achievable resilience with a given gear set, it is the Normal line plus Blacksmithing, Jewelcrafting, a relic slot, and ALL resilience gems (S10 sets assume rare gems, S11 assume epic). The second graph should be fairly straightforward, it is just a look at the maximum possible resilience from rare and epic gems based on professions and ranged item vs relic (relics have a socket, ranged items don't).

Section 2 - General Graphs


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Section 3 - Specific Configuration Information


As I stated earlier, different weapon configurations have slightly different resilience values, generally speaking using a two-hander gives you the most, and dual-wielding one-handers gives you the least. Having a ranged item vs a relic also changes things because ranged items use weapon ilvl's while relics use armor ilvl's.

By fully upgrading from S10 gear to the corresponding S11 gear you will gain the following resil amounts:
Relic + 2H = 728
Relic + MH/OH = 727
Relic + Two 1H = 720
Ranged Item + 2H = 722
Ranged Item + MH/OH = 721
Ranged Item + Two 1H = 714

In the next graph you will find the data for the increases in resilience over the different gear sets based on weapon configuration. Please note this data only includes the gear and the +400 resil 2pc bonus, NOTHING ELSE!

Section 4 - Specific Configuration Graph


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Section 5 - Closing Thoughts and Remarks


I want to stress again that all of this is based on data from the current version of the PTR, I don't believe it will change between now and release but you never know. Season 11 looks to be rewarding players with a pretty substantial gain in resilience, even players that don't gem for it will be rocking around 5k resil once they have full S11 conquest gear which is more than is even possible to get at the moment. Resil maxed players will have around 5700 resil which will put them at around 50% damage reduction (200% effective health!!). I truly pity the fresh 85's that are trying to kill players with that much resil. However it remains to be seen if player damage will scale faster or slower than effective health with this new gear. It is quite possible that even with 5k resil it will feel like we are dying faster against equally geared opponents, only time will tell.

I hope you have enjoyed this guide, if you have any comments, feedback, questions, or error corrections please post them, I will do my best to respond to everything. Once again you can check out part one of the guide series here: http://www.arenajunk...nce-scales-422/


#3512791 Does this look legit mejts

Posted drmongrel on 10 October 2011 - 12:00 PM

View PostDakkrothy, on 10 October 2011 - 11:45 AM, said:

http://eu.battle.net...n game to play/

same people doing it in 5s also, dirty people


my theory is - they play vs the same team over and over again win 1 lose 1 win 1 lose 1 etc etc and they gain mmr doing it that way for some fked up reason, amiright?
They obviously wintraded with the rank 4 team
http://eu.battle.net...age-saccage/5v5

Is it just me, or does the rank 4 team not have any teamname?(therefor making it unclickable)


#2881183 Dark Simulacrum macro?

Posted Smir on 09 December 2010 - 04:08 AM

just use

/cast [@focus] Dark Sim
/cast [@focus] Polymorph
/cast [@focus] Fear
/cast [@focus] Hoj
/cast [@focus] Cyclone
.... and so on (i know spellnames probably are not right)
just do this for the most common cc spells so you´re at least have them bound for a focus


#3396709 FB or rip?

Posted Hayte on 26 July 2011 - 05:54 PM

doesnt matter, he will die anyway




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