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#3934121 Why do we queue into 2.6 FPS from another BG 4 times in a row?

Posted Virent on 03 September 2013 - 04:34 PM

View Postfreshfreefly, on 03 September 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

Good point, then i won't die.

it's not like i was sitting in every block and priest didn't get a single heal off, every single time.

wouldn't matter - the 10% to my damage matters more since the only way we have a chance to win is 1shotting somebody that doesn't pop CDs

also, was your shaman only backpedaling because you were facerolling or is he just that bad? :P i suppose you guys were letting me get the polies & rings off to make it a fun more entertaining? :P

Molten Armor is 16%. You don't even know your own class.

#3934107 Why do we queue into 2.6 FPS from another BG 4 times in a row?

Posted Braindance on 03 September 2013 - 04:16 PM

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#3932590 2V2 titles coming back?

Posted Reedztv on 29 August 2013 - 04:04 AM

i can confirm that they are bringing back titles for 2v2 but i am unable to reveal my insider source

#3860873 Rank 1 Blackout team disqualified

Posted draakeyo on 13 March 2013 - 01:52 AM

View PostDizzeeyo, on 13 March 2013 - 01:51 AM, said:

what does that even mean lol

gms of wow conspiring against voroz team in order to gain political advantage over the government

#3862283 Frost bomb OR nether tempest as FMP?

Posted Moosex on 15 March 2013 - 11:14 PM

View Postaffix, on 15 March 2013 - 09:38 PM, said:

ice ward is great and does not share DR with frost nova/freeze.  I'm using Frostjaw more and more though.  I don't see a huge reason to use frost bomb when you can Frostjaw->Frostbolt->DF->Frostbolt for huge burst, on top of massive NT spread pressure.
I'd Like to get off 3 casts in arena too

Too bad we are playing World of EveryClassHas20000InterruptsCraft

#3805190 New totem changes

Posted Dakkrothy on 15 November 2012 - 01:00 AM

View PostZilea, on 15 November 2012 - 12:56 AM, said:

Like Hoodrych already said, if damage is properly toned down, these changes are no brainers.

And are you seriously justifying these changes by arguing that "other classes have tools"? I die every game to mages, and I have to blow every cooldown every time i get deep+frost bombed. Damage needs to go down, everybody knows that. Assuming that happens, these changes must go through or shamans will be far too powerful

Ofc im justifying the fact that every (EVERY) other class has different tools to stay alive while being stunned/silenced.... Thats what EVERY team is striving against during an arena game - TO GET A CLEAN OPENER on a target when theyre not able to do ANYTHING and then blow them up.

- force barkskin - switch off, kill on next switch

- force dispersion, bomb on him with cds after next switch

- force pain supp, on next stun hes dead

I can't believe a veteran player like yourself would even say this, holy shit im surprised

thats what this game is all about, especially now more than EVER its a cooldown based game

#3805185 New totem changes

Posted khuna on 15 November 2012 - 12:54 AM

Shamans are so squishy without that man, any shaman team will be a joke for rogue comps now
druid can skin, priest can ps, shaman will just trinket or die like paladins

i agree with what you say Zilea, i just don't think this is the right thing to nerf
If the damage actually get toned down like you say it might be ok then (actually not XDD) but i still think not being able to at least ground while blanketed or cse'd is killing the shaman gameplay and making life of mages / warlocks easier

when priest will get buffed a bit RMP is gonna win everytime they see a shaman on the top right of their screen,garrote kidney 123012 sc stuns/silence can't tremor/ground/etc gg even if dmg get toned down

Even at cata when the damage was fine imo, not being able to link while blanketed ( not even talking about the rest ) is completly retarded, i can't count the number of games i played with Flubbah and knew he was fine even if he was at 20% cause he was gonna get out of stuns and was dr'ed on it and could link after

Link is directly related to trinket, now shamans are just gonna die in stuns/silence without being able to use anything once they trinketed lol

#3805168 New totem changes

Posted Mirionx on 15 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

Wow this nerf is way to big =p Minor changes needed? Better ruin the class.

#3805164 New totem changes

Posted flubbah on 15 November 2012 - 12:22 AM

na this is actually terrible, except if they give us something else

#3804931 Arena exploit fixed, mass ban inc/gear removed

Posted Claynz on 14 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

A hotfix just went live to fix this.

Leaving will now correctly cause the appropriate rating changes.

Bans are starting from today. Account penalties are:

- 72 hour suspension
- ALL Conquest gear removed
- Team reset

However, MMR/Achievements are not reset.

Know this is posted in other thread but not many notice that one post :)

Starcookie can update u guys for more i guess.

  • Arena team deletion
  • Character MMR reset to 1500
  • All Conquest gear removed
  • Conquest earned tally reset, as well as all Honor and Conquest points removed.
  • All Arena achievements earned since the beginning of Mists of Pandaria removed.
  • 3 day suspension

#3800688 Elections

Posted Sagild on 07 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

some girl once told me, "once you go black you never go back".. guess it's true..

#3798776 Swifty's 1-shot Macro is getting out of hand.

Posted Tosan on 03 November 2012 - 02:35 AM

View PostPawzz, on 03 November 2012 - 02:34 AM, said:

Let's watch that even slower.... jk just zooming in.

That's part of the joke, slowing it down is pointless since I just die instantly anyway.

#3798760 Swifty's 1-shot Macro is getting out of hand.

Posted Gekz on 03 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

looks like cone of cold needs to be nerfed

#3798729 Swifty's 1-shot Macro is getting out of hand.

Posted Tosan on 03 November 2012 - 01:34 AM

The chaos must be stopped.

#3666066 A guide to preventing DDOS'ing

Posted mukuld50 on 19 March 2012 - 06:32 AM

Hey guys! Since the NAO staff is about to launch information about Tournament 3 soon, I figured that it would be a good idea to have a consolidated guide of how to deter the so-called "DDOS'ers" from ruining your gaming experience.  I am not expert on network security, and collected much of this information from various places on the internet.  Also, thanks to Shouri and Thorrior for mentioning some excellent ideas that will make it much harder for amateur ddos'ers to circumvent around.

Before talking about how to prevent DDOS'ing, I think that we should all understand what this is.

What is DDOSing?

"A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person, or multiple people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely."

How easy is it to DDoS?

While there are various ways to actually conduct a DDoS attack, the TL;DR of everything is that DDoSing is as simple as getting an individual's IP address and "paying" a botnet/service to flood that individual's IP with packets hence flooding up the bandwidth.  

Easier way to understand DDoSing: Picture a logging company which transports logs down-stream in a river.  A DDoSer basically floods the stream with his own "logs" hence preventing river access to the actual logging company for their logs.  The more money / resources that the DDoSer has access to, the harder will it be for the logging company to send the "useful" logs down stream.

This directly equates to the fact that larger the river (faster the internet), harder will it be to fill the river with logs (flood an individual's internet with trash packets).  This was seen during NAO 2 - I was the victim of an apparent DDoS attack, however my internet speed (100 down / 8 up), and my firewall was resilient enough to allow me to still function in WoW.  On the other hand, Snutz was not so lucky with having a good internet / firewall.

How are WoW players being DDoSed?

Nowadays, 99% of the WoW arena community has shifted towards using Skype for communication needs.  Turns out, that it is quite simple to get an IP address from Skype, simply by knowing the individual's Skype username.  So, basically, the DDoS victim cannot realistically prevent himself from exposing his IP address to DDoSers, since obtaining a Skype username is easy.

What the hell should we do then?

I fully believe that most of the "DDoS'ers" who are trying to harass the WoW streaming community are actually complete amateurs who do not know a single thing about how an attack actually can be done.  They are using publicly available techniques to flood a victim's IP address with traffic.

So... what does this mean? If a user can change his IP address, and then "protect" his IP address from being leaked out again, then he or she is good to go.

How can I change my IP address then?

First of all, you should know what your current IP is.  An easy way to figure that out is to go to: http://www.whatsmyip.us/

Write the IP address down, and each time you attempt a process, go back to the website to see if your IP address changed.

Depending on your ISP, and if you are connected to a router or not can immensely change the amount of effort that you have to put into changing your IP.  Below is a concise summary of steps that SHOULD work:

1. Before trying any other methods to change your IP address, try turning off (or unplugging the power of) your Cable/DSL modem for five minutes.

2. If 1. does not work, repeat the process for 8 hours (overnight works well) instead of 5 minutes. Hopefully this will result in an IP change.

If the above two steps do not work, try these:

Computer directly connected to a modem:

1. Get to a command prompt (Start -> run -> cmd)
2. Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).
3. Type "ipconfig /renew" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).
4. Check your IP address.

If the above does not work, try:

1. Get to a command prompt. (Start -> run -> cmd)
2. Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes).
3. Shut down computer.
4. Turn off cable/DSL modem.
5. Leave off overnight.
6. Turn everything back on.

Computer connected to a network via a router:

1. Log into the router's admin console. (Often
2. Release the IP address. (Method varies by router manufacturer)
3. Turn off router, ethernet hubs/switches, and the cable/DSL modem.
4. Leave off overnight.
5. Turn everything back on.

Hopefully the above steps helped! If not, then:

  • If you are using a cable/DSL modem and a router, you may wish to connect your computer directly to the cable/DSL modem. This allows your ISP's DHCP to issue you a new (hopefully changed) IP address based of the (hardware) MAC address of your computer's ethernet card.
  • If all the above has not worked to change your IP address and you have a router, check and see if there is a "Clone MAC Address" option. Using it should change your IP address; however, you'll only be able to do it once

Still dont have a new IP?  Maybe changing the MAC address of your NIC card will help:

1. Click Start->Run-> type "regedit"

2. Navigate to:
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3. Under this key, you should see numbers in sequence as “0000″, “0001″ and so on. Click on one at a time to check the description of the device to match it with that of your Network Card. In this example (0001):
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4. Once found, in the right-pane, look for “NetworkAddress” key value. If you find it, right-click and select modify. Enter the desired MAC-Address as a 12 digit number (all in one, no “space” “.” or “-”). Note that you can enter any arbitrary MAC-address as long as it is hexadecimal (a 12 digit string containing numbers 0-9 and letters A-F).

5. If you don’t find the key, right-click in the rightpane, select “New” – “String Value”. Enter the name as “NetworkAddress”. Now modify and set the desired value.

6. Now, disable and enable the Network card from the ControlPanel – Network Connections.

7. This should reflect the new MAC-Address on your NIC. Should you choose to go back to the original manufacturer set MAC-Address simply delete the key you just created/modified in the Windows Registry.

8. Power-cycle/attempt to reset your IP again using the various methods that I previously listed in this post.

If all of these fail, and you are not able to change your IP address, contact your internet service provider and ask them if they are able to change your IP address or how long your connection needs to be off for your IP address to change.

I changed my IP address, now what!

Now that you have changed your IP address, the next step will be to protect your IP address from leaking out.  The first obvious question is - do you have to create a new skype ID?  Nope, not really!

Perform the following steps:

1. In Skype, Go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Connection
2. Check the box that says "User port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections"
3. Click this drop-down and change it to "SOCKS5"
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4. Go to http://www.xroxy.com/proxy-country.htm
5. Select the Country that you live in, pick any "SOCK5" IP from the list, and enter it in the Skype settings.

What this does is basically run your Skype off of a proxy.  If you pick an IP in your country, and proxy off of it, chances are that your call quality will not degrade.  If in any case it does, pick a different IP and mess around with it till you optimize the connection.

Now what?

Nothing! If the amateur average-joe WoW DDoSer is trying to get your IP, chances are that he will get the proxy'ed IP from your Skype and waste his time and money DDoSing a proxy server somewhere in a random location.  As long as he doesnt have a bazillion dollar botnet set up, he should not be able to take the proxy-server down.  There are obviously other ways to get IPs, but I am fairly confident that this will fend off the annoying little no-lifers for quite some time.

Other prevention techniques via Skype:

1. In Skype, go to Tools -> Options -> Calls -> Call Settings -> Show advanced options
2. Change to:
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3. In Skype, go to Tools -> Options -> IM & SMS -> IM Settings
4. Change to:
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What else can I do?

1. Invest money in a good software firewall.  I personally use Norton 360, and configured well, it can do wonders.
2. Buy a good router.  Many routers have DDoS prevention built into the firmware.

Other fun facts:

In the US, there can be a serious federal crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act with penalties that include years of imprisonment. Many other countries have similar laws.