Zilea is fine. He can be over the top, and he is known for being slightly biased. But honestly, if you look through the facade he puts up to the public, he has a pretty good understanding of the game. Everyone is biased according to which class they play. This topic will probably not go deep into class balance, but overall PvP design as well if you read Hildegaards post. Another thing is that Zilea is not afraid of confrontations and I think it will be good to give him a chance to have a go at Ghostcrawler and Holinka to see how much thought they actually put behind some certain changes. Regardless to his play, he is a pretty good Paladin despite what people say.
hi there. i'm the developer of that site. the website started off as an experiment but in the end it came out quite good, so that's what you are currently seeing. there are still some bugs and the server is really slow, i'm trying to work these things out. also, i'm trying to make the site as feature rich as possible, e.g. with a lot of filters (classes/specs/etc) as well as showing advanced statistics such as popular talents/glyphs and maybe also graphs that show the development of representations over time and how patches affected them.
thanks for posting it.
Once again we are happy to annonce a new tournament called League of Arenas hosted by Bleached Bones and its partners. This tournament is going to be unlike anything you have seen before! The prize pool for the first season which will last untill the end of the current arena season will be around 30 000 $!
We were thinking a lot about the rules, format and gear. How to make arenas balanced?
As always genious decision is the most simple. Let the players choose setups themselfs, like they do it in Leagues of Legends or DotA. They will be able to ban imbalanced specs, counterpick enemy team using intellect and not wine about the setups anymore. Dont wanna face BM hunters? Ban them. Restor shamans are OP against wizards? Ban them too. But keep in mind that enemy team will also break your supercomp and will make it weaker.
Each team that is participating in Arena's League can consist of 3-5 members. They can play any classes and speccs. Before each game captains of both teams log in to special interface, where they can do picks and bans. The interface was created by Prestige-Gaming programmers and the process of bans in picks will be executed via prestige-gaming.ru web page, thus the captain of each team should be registerd on prestige-gaming.
Bonuses from tournament format:
Teams can ban unbalanced specializations.
Mind-game between teams during the picks.
We will see great variety of different and sometimes exotic comps.
Players that can play different speccs or even classes would be very useful.
If any team played over 9000 in one fotm setup you can easily ban it and force them to play something different.
For those who don't speak Russian it would be hard to register a team directly on the web page on their own thus the team captain should contact me (Svetozarov) via skype jam_ftw. Be prepared to explain why you deserve to be in the tournament. The registration is extended untill June 26th.
I'm all for working with people to improve the accuracy as much as possible, but you've shown no concern for helping and only seem to wish to paint me as a clueless idiot some reason.
And I completely disagree with the statement of "top players know exactly what comps will go on them and what won't". It is in no way over-complicating things by saying that you may or may not be trained, or you may only be focused for 50% of the game, or maybe the enemy team will be spreading DoT damage equally, etc.
If you'd like to actually help, shoot me a PM with your contact info and we can discuss more in-depth why you think the stat weights are inaccurate.
I just got done watching it and it is absolutely incredible, some of the clips are beyond belief in terms of coordination and timing. I'm sad to say that for once I finally believe that this is going to be the last Hydra film and what a way to end his reign.
I've been watching Hydra religiously since season 2 when I first started playing and I can almost guarantee I would not be the player I am today if not for him, I'd still be keyboard turning and clicking and complaining on the forums about balance issues. I have so much gratitude to Hydra for his videos for their entertainment purpose and for how much they have taught me.
I'm obviously not Hydra nor will I ever be but here it is for all to enjoy
HYDRA. FUCKING. 11.
I wish you the best of luck in your life Hydra and I want to say on behalf of the (sometimes ungrateful) WoW community - Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for your time and effort spent on showing us shitters how it's done.
My current main is DK and it's fine stop bitching. Just been playing 3s and my pressure even being undergeared seemed more than fine on healers i don't see your problem. It's a heavy nerf to a ability which should have never been in the game what is your problem?
please stop talking when you have 0 clue about the game
I don't think you understand what "viable" and "doing well" means. For me, that is being rank 1, beating every top, tournament level team, and winning tournaments.
Jahmilli, what's the difference between you and I? I admitted when my class was overpowered. But not only that, when my class was overpowered, I was able to take home a $75,000 check while you, playing an overpowered class, just lose in online tournaments over $100. Are we done?