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#4425232 Has WoW PvP ever been balanced?

Posted zzatbrah on 16 May 2015 - 04:04 PM

View PostXonika, on 16 May 2015 - 02:48 PM, said:

i played SOOOO much in s15 and i cant remember playing against mw beastcleave, maybe its coz i played only on EU at the time but it seemed every US streamer/twitch chat complained about it, couldnt of been that good if ppl didnt play it on EU, was it like WLS now? - shit on EU but good on US

say mw beastcleave in the mirror three times and you'll summon a flame war between glinkz and dilly


#4425049 BANNED

Posted Thaya on 16 May 2015 - 04:37 AM

i haven't read every single wall of text here because the sheer idiotism of some posts was emotionally painful to process, but i want to clear up some misconceptions that a lot of you seem to have:

1. game hackers vs game developers is a game of cat and mouse. there's an infinite amount of ways to detect an injection even just within the client, let alone with a tool like warden. the most important thing about warden isn't in its code - it's in the license agreement that comes with it, which makes literally every single form of cheat detectable in theory (and within law). it's very well possible that every single account that ran hb is flagged in some way, we just don't know about it because anti-cheat bypassing is purely reactive - a bypass is done only when accounts start to drop. there's a reason none of these programs claim to be 'completely safe', it's simply impossible. the reason there are online logins in the first place is to prevent people from running it on patch days or anti-cheat updates, the monetary element came in later. it's also the reason bans are done in waves. you'll understand exactly whats going on if you read up on how VAC/VAC2 works - just that blizzard isn't as active at banning flagged accounts as valve is.

2. hb banwaves happened literally ALL THE TIME throughout these years. you just don't know (or don't care) about them for two reasons: they were targeting the gold selling business, and these banwaves became more or less a normal part of running business. when someone who runs a gold farming joint loses 100 accounts or whatever, he simply buys 100 new accounts right away. that's basically the only cost of running said business anyway - the only other one is buying the hardware required to run so many bots, which is a one time investment. the shit is so profitable that losing 100 accounts is basically nothing, so nobody cares and blizzard gets easy money while doing damage control. this is all on the surface, you just have to lurk your forums more to know about this. i'm not some behind the scenes insider sharing secrets or anything.

3. cheating/hacking enthusiasts will always exist because reverse engineering/hacking things is just fun as fuck for us geeks, and various shady black market shit will exist as long as there is demand for them as well. these are a given. however, "normal" players using something like this and on such a scale is a completely different phenomenon, especially within a mmorpg. what makes it different compared to other online games is that the intent of aimbotting/maphacking/scripting/etc is clear - to win. in wow, most people botted for gold (for themselves), to level new chars, or to perform rotations for them (in pve, good ol' pqr). none of these are directly malicious or toxic, and if you've ever wondered why they let the whole hb thing run in the masses for so long, then this is your answer - it simply didn't do that much damage where it matters, however it was a wonderful opportunity for them to analyze and study the "problem areas" of their game. imagine you're a dev and a very significant part of your playerbase is literally ready to pay for a 3rd party tool to work around your shitty designs? yeah, quite fucking interesting isn't it.

diablo 3 is an example of a game that learned from the way people cheated in it, and as a result we have an "action RPG" game with LITERALLY zero player to player trading possible - something most of the community wouldn't even believe in at all a few years ago, considering that d2jsp was basically a core element of what diablo 2 online was in its prime (let alone the maphacking). people cheered when the D3 AH was announced, remember? "its d2jsp in-game, this is fucking great!" what a disaster did that shit turn out to be. yet, this new tradeless approach actually improved the game (and the genre) tenfold, as well as basically eliminated botting cuz why the fuck would anyone bot. some posts here already implied that 'the game oddly feels more fun now' - it's for a reason. you guys realize they revamped the entire way gold is earned (you basically never benefit from straight up farming anymore, its just garrison mat shuffling and professions) and revamped the entire leveling heirloom system, right? they didn't do it for you to keep fucking botting, you know. the devs want you to experience their game.

4. whats happening now is simply their way of saying "we feel like you should stop using 3rd party tools as we've worked hard on the core problems". in fact, they have said exactly this a little while ago - what was it, like, 2 months since there was a GIGANTIC blue post about botting and cheating? it was literally a 6-7 paragraph wall of text, and we even had a thread about it here on AJ. if that's not a decent verbal warning and a HUGE FUCKING HINT, then what is? honestly, it's funny how i skimmed thru most of this thread and haven't seen a mention of that blue post. people obviously refused to understand words, so devs had to take action. the only way for them to scare the average "normal player hb user" away from hb is to give hb a reputation of something that can realistically get you permabanned - and this is exactly what they did. people will now think twice about it - did you see all those "wts hb lifetime license" threads on trade forums? they're selling them for 1/10th of the price, its funny as fuck. all of you who are banned are just collateral damage and you all have been verbally warned forefront, that's what makes it so hilarious to gloat at your misfortune.

the bans being 6 months rather than permanent is just blizzard being soft and kind enough to forgive your stupidity, it's really nothing to do with subscription numbers or money because 6 months time is at least 2 earning calls - they obviously don't mind your shit being banned going into their public stats. they just didn't want to permaban actual players' mains, but make hb really scary to use at the same time. words and 72h bans apparently didn't work (72h's were fairly common if you check forums), so here we are... 6 months is a long time, but isn't forever. also, it wouldn't surprise me if every single banned account had hb used on it at least once AFTER that blue post, and those who dodged the banwave are people who just didn't bot in several months. from what i know from the people i talked to about this, it seems to be precisely the case. so, if you bumped into that big blue post (it was even mmo-c frontpage in a separate newspost) but consciously decided to ignore it, then you really have only yourself to blame.

5. pvp is the last thing they care about, but they do care about it still. cheaters (that used it in arena) being directly hit by this is obviously good, but this might have some more positive side effects like there being less fotm shit, just because you can't grow fotm shit while afk anymore (newsflash: you were never supposed to be able to). perhaps they will rethink the mistakes they did in random battleground design that eventually made them android wars. speaking of random battlegrounds, i've seen several people on trade chat being all like "bgs are 10 times more fun now" - that's interest to pvp right there. pvp is obviously not that high of a priority in their dev process, but you might see an improvement here because the entry-level pvp isn't completely fucking broken anymore.

6. not everyone that smoked weed has done meth, but everyone that done meth has smoked weed. can't believe how basic logic is so very tough to grasp for some of you

hope this helps

enjoy leveling with new heirlooms

or your new account lol


#4424977 BANNED

Posted Saikx on 16 May 2015 - 01:10 AM

didnt play for like 2 years now, relog to AJ and regentlol is still a fucking retard ayy lmao


#4424416 Season 16 ending?

Posted kubzy on 15 May 2015 - 01:42 AM

4-2.0 weeds


#4424827 BANNED

Posted dopefrog on 15 May 2015 - 05:28 PM

things i've learned in this topic:

1. people be mad

2. regent is autistic

probably me too since i only learned two things


#4424692 BANNED

Posted Kettu on 15 May 2015 - 11:56 AM

View PostRegent, on 15 May 2015 - 11:29 AM, said:

I've said multiple times the reason why I post is because this debacle represents another step in the decline of the game
You're wrong.

Getting rid of nerds who cheat makes the game better for those who don't cheat. Kinda simple.


#4424266 BANNED

Posted amirdaheat on 14 May 2015 - 07:49 PM

Watching people cry about their bans


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#4424260 BANNED

Posted Aristoi on 14 May 2015 - 07:40 PM

View Postwodeta, on 14 May 2015 - 03:36 PM, said:

RÁ RÁ RÁ MAS EU TÔ RINDO ATOA.
cya nerds


#4420813 WoW Sub loss.

Posted Capstone on 08 May 2015 - 11:30 PM

View PostGlink, on 08 May 2015 - 11:20 PM, said:

Im surprised Im not on there.
me too


#4420789 Good Bye

Posted Knaittiz on 08 May 2015 - 10:33 PM

C YA IN TWO WEEKS


#4419778 WoW Down to 7.1 Million Subscribers

Posted Noxnoxnox on 07 May 2015 - 06:49 AM

just reroll league or runescape

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#4420123 WoW Sub loss.

Posted Capstone on 07 May 2015 - 06:27 PM

View PostPouncedd, on 07 May 2015 - 07:56 AM, said:

They didn't put a CD on Polymorph. Look what happened.
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#4410948 Is this a legit proof that WoW is a very shit game ?

Posted Lolflay on 16 April 2015 - 11:11 PM

I honestly don't know why you people are surprised.

In wrath/cata, people would give their left ball to see some of the top teams play, because top teams had the knowledge while lower teams didn't. Back in s8 when I had highest RPS team in the world, arenajunkies was testing out the "live/offline" function of linking xfire streams to their "Stream" section, I pretty much linked my AJ acc to my xfire acc, turned on the stream at something like 6 in the morning, and was fiddling with stream settings and with keybindings on my rogue - those 20 minutes I was fiddling with those things, I got like 400-500 viewers watching me literally doing nothing, at the time when both EU and US are basically sleeping.

Watching top players play was an exclusive thing back then. You felt privileged just seeing a PvP video from a really good team ( Vileroze MLD f.ex. ). Now you see Hydra streaming and you're like "meh" - why ? Because he can't show anything to you that you already don't know. Game took all those extra areas you can excel in, and everyone is playing the fucking same, there are no more special strats you can borrow off a better team than you, the only thing you can do is work on synergy between you and your teammates, and you can't really do that from watching a video/stream of other people playing.


As for Swifty being top streamer, Twitch is popular because of the same population that watches Mexican TV soap shows and stupid American reality shows - except that the people that watch Twitch are gamers, so they watch gamer adaptations of such trash content. Idiots like Sodapoppin getting 10k viewers for being... well, fucking retards, dying their hair and doing random shit on stream ? Those same people that watch him are the people who find shit like Big Brother and other reality shit tv shows interesting.


So if WoW is not capable of producing such braindead streams that attract absolutely MORONIC viewers that are the lowest of the low when human race is concerned, don't expect the game to fare well on Twitch ratings.


#4410855 HOLINKA ANNOUNCES THEY WANT TO PRUNE MORE ABILITIES

Posted Dills on 16 April 2015 - 08:34 PM

View PostPouncedd, on 16 April 2015 - 07:19 PM, said:

They are finally going to remove polymorph from the game? Hell yea

How can you even manage to turn on your computer


#4410834 HOLINKA ANNOUNCES THEY WANT TO PRUNE MORE ABILITIES

Posted Railander on 16 April 2015 - 07:45 PM

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