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#3762777 Bilian returns for Mists of Pandarian!

Posted Chromix on 08 September 2012 - 12:42 AM

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#3762764 Bilian returns for Mists of Pandarian!

Posted Minpojke on 08 September 2012 - 12:21 AM

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#3744902 Can someone explain this?

Posted magicwizard on 16 August 2012 - 05:43 AM

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#3739443 Problems with Mists of Pandaria

Posted Ctuhlu on 06 August 2012 - 10:52 PM

View PostShrouds, on 06 August 2012 - 10:16 PM, said:

And the problems with PvP are obv, flying mounts/LFR/LFD/Materials too easy to farm make world pvp dead, it's Blizzards fault for doing this even though they BLAME THE PLAYER.
Arena points used to take time to get so you had to keep playing, to get full arena gear in BC could take you till the end of the season if u had a 1500 team. So incentives to get better basically.

One thing that I think people fail to realize is that Blizzard has added too many incentives to the game. Everything that used to be fun for players to do now has week-long or month-long carrots attached to the end of them. Do this many games and eventually you'll get this piece of gear. Do this many heroics and eventually you can buy this thing. Do this many quests and you can buy this. Do this many raids and in a few weeks you can turn in these points for this item.

EVERYTHING has been incentivized. And now people have grown accustomed to it, and they view it not only as expected, but mandatory. Gone are the days where the majority of the PVP population is PVPing -- whether in Arenas, Battlegrounds, or in the World -- for fun. People grind BG's at the start of the season for honor gear, then they grind arenas for points each week, then they grind raids in order to get gear.

The whole culture behind the game has become one of incentives. It doesn't seem like people play WoW for fun anymore; they just play because Blizzard has craftily created incentives for them that conveniently disguise the game's fundamental revenue stream -- the monthly fee.

People criticize me for criticizing WoW when I don't even play the game anymore, but here's the thing. I wanted to like WoW. Hell, I wanted to keep playing. But as someone who just wanted to play arena for fun, Blizzard's philosophy grew less and less accomodating to that type of mindset. Mists of Pandaria doesn't look to be any different, but for those that like the current incentive-based, weekly-required-participation model, I can completely understand why they would be excited for the expansion. Everything about it -- and the current state of WoW in general -- caters to their preference, and good for them. It's just not the type of game that encourages "playing for fun" as far as I can tell, and that's the type of game that I like best.


#3736690 Anyone giving up WoW for GW2?

Posted Ctuhlu on 30 July 2012 - 10:38 PM

wow is bad and GW2 is the best thing since sliced bread


#3736624 Anyone giving up WoW for GW2?

Posted Hyrmine on 30 July 2012 - 06:46 PM

View Postfaction, on 30 July 2012 - 06:14 PM, said:

gw2 is the same as every other mmorpg ever released, super hyped, will be popular for a couple of months then won't even be able to maintain more than a million subs because it's nothing new

also lol @ people still using the word "e-sports" to talk about mmos
lol @ people who are idiotic enough to act as if mmos are worthless. Esport is whatever shit nerds like watching, nothing else so you can stop pretending you're a god for playing cs or whatever crap you like. Games are money and companies pretend to care about skill and all this shit to make nerds like you happy.
If enough people will follow GW2 arena and nerd about it 24/7 it might really join WCG or whatever other shit there is to join. Or maybe you're too much in love with blizzard to believe that just because they fucked up no other companies can turn an mmorpg into an esport.

The difference between GW2 and your other beloved games that didn't make it is that GW2 didn't copy every shit from WoW. Rift or the star wars shit were all exact copies of wow while GW2 doesn't remind me of WoW at all. Even the pet fight in GW2 comes from GW1 so you can even say that your god blizzard actually took that from there.
Don't try to comment on gw2 if you haven't even tried beta, there are a ton of new things in there. THAT's why people care about it. GW2 devs actually used a ton of their own new ideas while WoW doesn't have ANY new ideas. Yes, new mounts, cool, pretend to remake talent trees, cool, people who are all excited about mop REALLY just show how easily fooled wow players are by blizzard and that's the only reason this shit here didn't die yet. Not cause bliz is all amazing, no, cause they know how to make business, aka, lie and pretend.


#3738927 Forbes report about severe Activision/Blizzard problems

Posted Ctuhlu on 05 August 2012 - 03:38 PM

View PostWildeHilde, on 03 August 2012 - 11:04 PM, said:

I think so, too. He has valid points about some things and the fact that Blizzard/Activision is hard to sell plus the huge loss in subscriber numbers in the last months proves his point to some degrees. GW2 will not take over WoW's player base for many reasons, but it will draw many players in.
  • For one, players like me, that for example love playing Gnomes do not find an adequate replacement. Asuras are cool, but they aren't Gnomes. Sounds stupid? I certainly understand that, but for Gnome players that are deeply attached to their characters more than just a really good game needs to come out. You would not believe how many players feel this way.
  • There is no raiding end game, which means that all the raid guilds will not consider switching.
  • Players know their tricks in WoW and a new game poses the thread that all this knowledge and achievement build up over years is just worth nothing anymore. Your TBC glad or your Death's Demise title is now worthless and you start from scratch.
  • Social pressure. Players want to keep their guild intact and switching would mean losing that.
  • Skill matters, means you cannot bitch on overpowered mages because there is no restriction which class/gear/spec you use. Which means you lose because you played worse and this is something very hard to swallow for someone playing WoW for years. There are no excuses, little RNG and this means that the sense of self may suddenly say "you suck".

But and a wise man once said, that every word a man says before the "but" can be discarded: GW2 rocks, GW2 has ideals, devs, that listen to the community and huge promises, tournaments, e-sports, no grind and so much more. It is on paper the better game in my opinion. I especially think that after playing GW2 for some weeks the WoW grind will feel more painful than ever.

I think the main reason more and more people despise WoW is because it is deeply corrupted. Achievements and gear is bought, titles have lost meanings, world first pve means succesful class stacking and getting away with exploits. 98% or more of the competent arena players treat the game as an easy way to earn extra cash that is not taxed by f***ing the ladders with boosts. Rarely you see new players rise in the pvp community. Xandyn and Metaphors are two rare examples that managed to prove themselves in Cataclysm, but the basis is missing. We witness that wintraders attend the regionals and that people buy rank one season for season.

GW2 has no room for this corruption as you would have a hard time buying tournament victories. It has no gear you could buy and most likely not a lot of things that would offer bragging rights for cash. It has no problems with over-powered gear gained by farming dragons. Still, we don't know if Arena Net can keep their promises, if the 5v5 conquest mode will be as attractive as our beloved 3v3 arenas in WoW.

WoW has still a chance to become a fun, but most likely not balanced pvp game. We will see tournaments with MoP, we will cheer for our favorite comps, rage over buffs and nerfs and care although we pretent we don't. Let's be honest, we love WoW, we were often disappointed, but we are willing to forgive. WoW will be around for quite some time and as much as we hate on the developers and their decisions I highly doubt they will let this game fall to pieces. I for one love the idea behind GW2, love the concept and I will support this game on AJ, but playing asura just did not feel the same as Gnome. Hildegard is irreplaceable.

View PostWildeHilde, on 04 August 2012 - 07:19 AM, said:

You are right, my post was arrogant and offensive, especially the last sentence and I apologize for that.

When you started the NAO tournaments I loved what you did, retweeted every single NAO tweet, advertised the tournament on Facebook, my old blog and even the trade chat. I organized Team Speak sessions to follow the games with other players. But when I realised that you owned your very own boosting site I became extremely disappointed and you got the full echo of that in my last post. As stated above - basically everyone here does boosts, but you were someone that seemed to turn around the game with your effort for the tournaments. I had so much hope and then it shattered. Someone with your skill level should not depend on earning money with shady stuff, you could do so much better.

Still my post was not acceptable and it is not true that you gave nothing to the community. Which is not saying I don't think you hurt the pvp community overall.  So I am trying to think of a way to make it up. Maybe we could have a discussion about this very topic, published in the general section.

Don't apologize for shit, you are 100% right. The NAO brigade and all their minions might not like anyone criticizing boosting, but it completely ruined the ladder. Boosters ruined their own game (or at least, the competitive PVP aspect of their game), and just because they have a little clique that reps every post criticizing you doesn't mean you're not completely and utterly correct in your assessment.

WoW PVE will be mostly unaffected by GW2's release, for the reasons you stated. But its PVP is definitely threatened by the game and when you look at WoW's horrible inactivity, corrupted ladder, questionable skill mechanics, gear grinds, PVE gear advantages, and jaded community -- it's not so much of a stretch to think that a new game starts looking attractive to a lot of players.


#3728571 Reply to Teenagedream! Vindication wut wut in the..!?

Posted Nermó on 11 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

sigh. US drama is so boring


#3726249 Bleached Bones Arena Tournament - 5250 € Prize Pool

Posted cochonhalal on 06 July 2012 - 08:58 PM

have to respect supapala for actually "daring" to show up


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#3725088 transferring for r1

Posted Qurix on 04 July 2012 - 11:23 AM

View Postneilsback, on 03 July 2012 - 08:17 PM, said:

u fuckin wot? think u can call neil a sillier bitch m8 wont be sayin that when i get my groove on with my peekaboo style motherfucker

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#3661228 So err... new bug?

Posted Ciarzx on 12 March 2012 - 11:03 AM

Its a new function they are adding to arenas in MoP, currently in testing stage.

If you run out of pokemon you can select "Run". He obviously Got away safely.


#3709466 Lack of chill, down to earth arena players.

Posted Bloobungle on 01 June 2012 - 01:00 AM

I clearly do not have enough football helmets to have a say in this. Continue on with your stories of glory and high expectations. I have a goat to feed.


#3642782 Dispel Magic

Posted Cpz146 on 16 February 2012 - 04:17 AM

this game is so shit
(signs up for annual pass)


#3705569 everyone report bug to blizzard

Posted Ayrasaurus on 22 May 2012 - 09:13 AM

View PostFadezz^, on 22 May 2012 - 08:22 AM, said:

gonna mop up our money, :(

Jk gw2 !


#3697089 HUNTERS WILL BE OP IN MOP

Posted kushmastercooney on 02 May 2012 - 02:18 PM

Do you play with Hydra?




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