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#4040450 The best WoW player of all time

Posted sapnoob on 25 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

wheres kaska...?

#4099101 best race for MW monk?

Posted Rawrbertlol on 12 April 2014 - 07:09 PM

Posted Image 3 fear trinkets, undead best imo.

#4061168 @Nadagast, Moderation in Past Few Days

Posted Bigmoran on 22 February 2014 - 03:44 PM

View PostVanguards, on 22 February 2014 - 03:43 AM, said:

Do not post about it, frankly posts made questioning mods should receive an infraction itself including this one.

That is the most totalitarian statement I have read THUS far on AJ and is further proof of my point that moderation needs to be toned down.

#4061444 @Nadagast, Moderation in Past Few Days

Posted Bigmoran on 22 February 2014 - 08:16 PM

View PostTalbadar, on 22 February 2014 - 11:08 AM, said:

If you want this site to be a better place why would you make a thread like this? I offered to be a mod for this site a long time ago, but lost interest as there has been very little discussion about high-end arena topics over the past few years. I don't even need to know what Braindance posted to know what caused him to be banned. He continuously insulted other players on this site WHILE also contributing good discussion in other threads. Just because you did one right doesn't make up for the wrong. Saying "well I make instructional content for the site" while also being a part of the problem is delusional of you to say in the same regard.

The problem is the fact that you are CALLING the websites users the PROBLEM.

If you wanted to clean up your image, you would start by actually caring about the things that you expect your user base to provide for you. Maybe you should consider having class 'captains' who designate 1 day a week to create threads to spur intelligent conversation. Instead you sit here, waiting for content to be produced, get angry when it isn't and proceed to call people assholes. Thats the true delusion.

This is a competitive game. Trash talk and rivalries are part of why this game is interesting and fun. I think you are missing that.

Point is, don't attempt to take the moral high ground when you have made little to no efforts in actually acting out the ethical system you propose.

#4061450 @Nadagast, Moderation in Past Few Days

Posted Bigmoran on 22 February 2014 - 08:24 PM

As much as people flamed him, Hildgarde was actually one of the best moderators/content producers this website has ever had. He actually made an effort to make constructive posts and spur discussion. Just find 10 more people like him of each class and you are set.

Until then, quit crying. (bn).

#4077712 One class to rule them all and in the darkness bind them!

Posted Bigmoran on 12 March 2014 - 08:07 PM

1. Warlock
2. Mage
3. Rogue

#4086793 Scum comp,players,or skill difference?

Posted Bigmoran on 25 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

calm down there irub

#4096635 Started From The Bottom, Now I'm Nowhere

Posted Bigmoran on 09 April 2014 - 08:46 PM

i conveniently have a bigger penis than you too; dont worry about how i know that. its nothing that this online pixelated community would be concerned with anyway

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#4095973 Started From The Bottom, Now I'm Nowhere

Posted Bigmoran on 09 April 2014 - 12:23 AM


while i respect ur passion as an rbg leader and your prose as a writer, you always find a way to undermine any rational argument u present. if you would just write well thought out posts without the arrogance and fluff, you wouldnt have a more respected image. i know you are an attention speaker, but there comes a time where your professionalism is seriously in question.

#4060580 @Nadagast, Moderation in Past Few Days

Posted Bigmoran on 22 February 2014 - 01:50 AM

My good friend and popular Arena Junkies poster Braindance has been permanently banned from AJ.


Once again, because of how bans and suspensions work on AJ, he has no idea when or why he recieved a final infraction, which is something in itself that the website should fix.

To me, this is the straw that broke the camels back in my tolerance for this website's moderation.

Barring my friendship as bias, regardless of whether or not you like Braindance, whether or not you think he's an idiot, he is an ICON of this website. I think at the time of his ban he had 3000+ posts over a few years.

If there is anyone who is destroying Arena Junkies right now it is their moderating team. It has been mentioned countless times that moderation has been getting progressively stricter over the years, leading to growing contempt from a large portion of the veteran members.

My last suspension, which was overruled on a promise that I produce instructional content (which I did) was because I called the user Pradafiend 'gay'.


I literally got a 14 day suspension for saying 'dan is gay' in which the subject of that sentence, Dan, is actually a VERY openly gay person.

Back to the point...

As mentioned in the other thread. You are not going to charge the social behavior of an entire online community by telling people to 'stop being an asshole.' You're not going to influence people to change how they act in an online anonymous community by threatening them with suspensions. For every member you ban, another will pop up who will do something equally volatile.

People who want to produce helpful content will continue to produce helpful content, regardless of how much so called 'trolling' and 'harassment' surrounds them.

Once again, lighten up on moderation. It will help your image.

#4064882 [S14 Bigmoran Video] Apology to Whiteknights, Talk about S14

Posted Bigmoran on 25 February 2014 - 04:19 PM

I really hope I can earn the respect of all whiteknights. Apologies to Dibzz, Irub, and Benjiown.

#4088731 [Bigmoran Video] Dear PvP Community...

Posted Bigmoran on 29 March 2014 - 05:50 AM


not chill

#4090087 4700

Posted Bigmoran on 31 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

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suck it, duelists

#4088668 The Current MMR/Personal Rating +0 thing explained.

Posted Bigmoran on 29 March 2014 - 04:32 AM

The change is intentional, I made a post as to why this is a terrible idea. Please offer your feedback (and your rep).

PLEASE BUMP: http://us.battle.net...pic/12329612883

As many people have pointed out on this forum, there is currently a change to MMR and CR that causes some players to not gain rating on wins in PvP. This change has effected every bracket of arena aswell as RBGs.

A blue post on the matter explained:

"We recently implemented a hotfix to address a bug that allowed Personal Ratings to exceed Matchmaking Rating. As a result, some players may notice that they do not gain or lose Personal Rating in the wake of a match. As more matches are played, these ratings will normalize and converge to the correct rating, and Personal Rating will then rise or drop accordingly.

In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments if necessary."

From my understanding, the hotfix was implemented to help remedy some of the MMR problems at the beginning of the season, where players were not losing MMR and their ratings were getting considerably high in a short period of time. The change, from what I gather, prevents you from gaining personal rating until your MMR catches up to that rating.

So, say you are 2500 CR in 3v3 and you win a game at 2400 MMR, you will not gain any points.

If you are 2500 CR in 3v3 and lose a game at 2400 MMR, you will lose points.

The problem with this change is that it has completely ruined incentive for higher rated players to queue arena/RBGS. It is highly unlikely that the players at the top of the ladder queue at an MMR that is higher than their personal rating. Therefore, they have NO reason to queue outside of their willingness to compete. In fact, they will be penalized for queuing as if they lose (which is inevitable) they will go down in rating that they will be unable to get back for a considerable amount of time.

This creates not only a mathematical dilemma for these players, but also a psychological problem as it is very hard to continue queing in an environment in which you don't see positive gains.

The MMR problem is considerably more complicated in RBGs, as the highest RBG team that ques on a consistent basis is below 2200 MMR. Most players, especially on the higher end of the bracket, have personal ratings that DRAMATICALLY exceed their teams MMR. I have experience playing against Abn's team. He is ~2500 CR and most of his teammates are at around 2200-2400 CR. Thier team mmr, despite their players individual high ratings, is never above 2.2k. Teams like ABN have very little incentive to que as if they do actually play the game, they will lose 200-300 rating before they are able to go back up again.

What would have been a better change?

Instead of penalizing the high end of the ladder for queuing (mind you PVP is top down - in that inactivity at the top creates rating deflation for everything below it) penalize not queuing. MMR should have been INFLATED for those teams that queue. Create a system (much like the one we saw in S13) where there is incentive to queue regularly throughout the season. People LIKE to see high ratings. It will be impossible (at least for the time being) for some players to reach 2.2k in RBGS, and probably 2500 in arena.

#4088743 The Current MMR/Personal Rating +0 thing explained.

Posted Bigmoran on 29 March 2014 - 06:11 AM

View PostMarshmellow, on 29 March 2014 - 05:50 AM, said:

If this is true then....

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is true