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#4469372 balance is not the main problem with arena

Posted Rodal on 07 August 2015 - 10:31 AM

I can only talk about the state of the game during TBC (I know you referred to S8 but that’s the only old expansion I’ve played.) .

If you truly want to bring that back because let’s prioritize fun over balance, well I can’t even imagine the agressive response of the community.

- ferals and balance druids useless
- rets useless
- shadow priests useless
- elemental shamans useless
- destruction warlocks useless
- fury warriors useless
- bm and survival hunters useless
- mages going oom after 2 minutes even with evo and mana gems
- no monks and dks (where would you put them?)
- basically no wizard cleaves
- many double healer teams
- every comp built around warrior or rogue (and hunter, after they received ms on their aimed shot; watch out homogenization!)
- spammable 10 sec fear and poly, undispellable by half of the healers
- mace stuns, windfury procs, stun, fear, cyclone resists winning half of the games
- pve gear is necessary for certain classes at higher ratings

Many people will flashback on these things with joy (including me, who played enha shaman which was nearly useless in 3v3, atleast it had warr/enha/rdruid what we call turbo nowadays). But this is because the majority of the community was 15 instead of 25 and the arena mechanics were fresh and new. That’s the reason for fun, not because people enjoyed facing rmp-s and wld/rld-s 24/7.

Wotlk and particulary S8 might have addressed many of these issues, I don’t know.

#4427732 Hey, 2015 Blizz - meet yourselves from the past

Posted Reliuna on 22 May 2015 - 03:18 PM

View PostLolflay, on 22 May 2015 - 01:47 AM, said:

Ya totes.

I totally didn't quit back when game started to be shit ( 2011 ) and came back in 2014 only because RL mates wanted to raid together and were convincing me the game was actually good. ( klol, it fucking wasn't, but WoD was around the corner so I was like w/e lets give them a chance )

I'm this close to uninstalling Shitstone as well, playing my hands perfectly and then losing just because the faggot on other side decided to top deck the only card in his deck that could save him.

Rather get fucked in CSGO where I know I can make or break the game on my own, than get fucked in Blizz games, because reasons. And Bobby Kotick.

yes ur casual irl mates told u to try the game again, u did, u found it bad and then u quit.

no, u spend 5 hours a day on AJ writing essays on how to "help" blizzard balance this game and now after 9 months of playing a beyond shit game that is getting worse by the day u tell us all on AJ that "this is the last straw for me, im giving blizzard one last chance". As if every day when you spend 5 hours on AJ and 5 hours in the garrison is not in fact giving blizzard a second, third and a 166th chance to pull themselves together.

Sure, this might be their last chance for you to pull themselves together, but every day you've been giving them chances, and to somehow be deluded enough that tomorrow they will change their ways for you - is indeed living in deep fucking denial.

#4415463 I have a different idea

Posted ROKMODE on 27 April 2015 - 12:38 AM

too many people here (like myself) don't care about how this poo poo fest turns out anymore

and that's the hard truth

#4406656 A day in the life of holinka

Posted Spanxx on 03 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

View Postysnakewoo, on 03 April 2015 - 09:12 PM, said:

I don't have a job.


You'd fit right in seeing your pvp experience is at about the same level as mr Holinka himself.

#4406544 A day in the life of holinka

Posted Elorxo on 03 April 2015 - 01:36 PM

View PostLloix, on 03 April 2015 - 12:05 PM, said:

Day in the life of Loi (excludes Wednesday nights where I have beer league hockey games):

-Get woken up by alarm at 5:00am
-Get out of bed to get ready for work at 5:30am
-Get in car for 1-2 hour commute
-Browse internet for 2 hours after getting to work
-Get 1-2 actual hours of work done
-Spend rest of day browsing internet
-Leave work for 1-2 hour commute home
-Lift weights brah for an hour
-Take another shower, wait 1-2 hours for gf to come over. Maybe play WoW/HS/Dota/some other random game I picked up for a playthrough (just finished Hotline Miami 2-was pretty good but I liked the first one more)
-Go out for dinner/cook dinner, maybe get drinks/movie or just play cards/watch tv
-Yadda yadda yadda
-Go to bed to repeat cycle

And now you know my typical day even though you don't give any fucks about it.

cheers mate always wondered what u do with ur day

#4248034 well deserved title Kappa

Posted rob-hype on 31 October 2014 - 04:47 AM

People act like this is some sort of shock/surprise but lets be honest here they havent DQ'd properly since season 9.
They full on waited to do their homework till the night before; extended it a week, then handed it in late instead of waiting the week when they realized that they have better shit to do like making the next xpack not be a 'Wod of shit'.

Want a title legitimately? Lock your IP down and play serious last week or 2, then go inactive till its title season again.

That copy paste key though....Posted Image

#4226209 Is WoD really good or it's just a MoP 2.0 with same mechanics ?

Posted Justwoo on 07 October 2014 - 04:31 PM

my problem with mop & wow in general is the abundance of defensive cds

if they remove a bunch of the stupid shit they've added I see the new xpac being much more enjoyable

#4212238 2014 NA Regional Drama Wrap-Up

Posted Regent on 18 September 2014 - 11:54 PM

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Since there has been a lot of drama recently, I figured I would make a TL;DR thread for those of you that have successful real lives and can't sit on ArenaJunkies 24/7.

The North American Regional Qualifiers:
  • Hosted by ESL (the same company that organized the holocaust)
  • 2800 players qualify but only 50 Teams signed up
  • No seeding and random placement meant some popular teams eliminated each other right of the bat
  • Zero interaction with Blizzard, even after the ESL website wasn't working
  • People suspect Blizzard will be asking for some of the money they paid ESL back, since ESL apparently completely forgot that they were supposed to hold this tournament
Vanguards team gets knocked out because of a "no-show":
  • Timestamp does show that Vanguards team was almost 30 minutes late to their match
  • They claim they had no idea the time they were supposed to play
  • Poor organization and almost no help from ESL admin, many people think they didn't deserve the loss
  • Vanguards, being the least confrontational person in existence, made a nice forum post saying how he is slightly angry that he missed out on a chance for $40,000 USD
Jah's team gets knocked out and tries to get back in on a technicality, twice:
  • Claims his first loss was not actually the "real" game and only practice
  • Screenshots show his team agreeing it was the real game
  • Some people claim that after his second loss he tried to contact tournament admin and get it changed
  • Talbadar is "disappointed" in jah
  • Jah, unsurprisingly, calls everyone "retards" and hasn't been seen since
Wizk's team cheats and has other players, not on their roster, play:
  • By far the biggest drama generating event of the tournament
  • Wizk, Jakenotezz, and Random rogue decided to play RPS in tournament
  • Upon tournament brackets coming out, they realize they will have to fight comps that are strong against them
  • Wizk realizes that it would be too obvious to ddos his opponents, he determines he will have to come up with another way to cheat
  • Wizk replaces his rogue and rsham with an rdruid and mage who are not on his team roster and then wins multiple games (it is assumed that the mage was played by, "Piecez," and the druid by, "Rynd")
  • People (obviously) realize what is happening and he gets disqualified for cheating
  • Wizk then cries, makes a 40 minute video about why he didn't cheat, no one believes him
  • Jakenotezz, then makes a post on AJ admitting that they cheated, apologizing, and says he only did it to bang his 18 y/o e-girlfriend when he goes to New York
  • Wizk then claims he is too good for this community
  • Wizk locks in his spot next to Xandyn in the "top 5 scummiest wow players of all time"
  • Randomroguex is mad that no one knows who he is, doesn't understand the concept of why cheating is bad, and is apparently a part of some "elite cheaters club"
Multiple teams Disqualified after the tournament ends based on their geographical location:
  • Apparently it was easier to allow these people to play in the tournament and then disqualify them after they won
  • Raises multiple questions about the outcome of the tournament, since the teams who got DQ'ed knocked people out of the tournament
  • The dominant team of Jeff, Barry, and Twochainz is rumored to be one of the teams DQ'ed
Avangelyne proves he is really weird:
  • Made multiple weird posts about having a girlfriend
  • Multiple awkward tweets involving, but not limited to: old memes, obscure Norwegian cover bands, and History channel TV shows
  • All of this is okay though, because according to him, he "has a lot of friends"
Former 3rd place Blizzcon team, "PvP Live" replaces healer the night before qualifiers:
  • but apparently forget to tell him he is off the team
  • Famous monk, "Dannycarey" is replace by other famous monk, "Verdantstorm"
  • Novoz and Thugonomicz imply that Dannycarey is part of something (Illuminati?)
  • Dannycarrey still hasn't run out of mana
  • Surprisingly, Glinks didn't cheat or try to ddos anyone
  • Nice work, Glinks
World of Warcraft PvP Designer, "Holinka" no where to be found:
  • A week has gone by since his last sighting
  • Police have decided to end the search
  • His family stays hopeful
Arena Junkies:
  • Datacus tries really hard to get some free rep, fails miserably
  • For the first time in over a year, people are capped out on giving rep
  • If you point out any scummy things that friends of the moderators have done, you will be getting an infraction
  • Flavour is still making stupid posts
  • Dillypoo's insults have been getting noticeably better over time, possibly hitting puberty soon?
  • Bigmoran tries to dispel ddos rumors by threatening to ddos anyone who talks about it
  • Thugonomicz believes that Arenajunkies.com is actually "Horse cocks"
  • Bailamos dropped in to insult Jakenotezz for having an e-girlfriend, the irony is palpable
  • More wintrading in EU, no one is surprised
  • The "scummy dozen" continue to rep each-other in an attempt to make it seem like they have some community support
  • Ayra is still black, and still european

#4199665 Wow's Fundamental Flaws

Posted Nexxer on 31 August 2014 - 08:49 AM

View Postabolishedtehe, on 31 August 2014 - 07:13 AM, said:

Games are only fast if you suck.. You should take this out.

not sure if srs or retarded

actually dont even know why i wonder, its obvious

#4162843 Mists of Pandaria - Extra Cinematics

Posted Dahjy on 05 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

Why is this even posted on here? this has no relation towards pvp/arena or anything aside from reminding me when i watched the first mop trailer and hoped this xpac would be alright and here we are

#4128875 Soul Swap

Posted Tekkys on 27 May 2014 - 05:50 PM

Just a thread made out of curiosity regarding soul swap; do other locks actually enjoy this ability/do you think it's healthy for the game?

I think currently, with the amount of interrupts in the game, soul swap is more of a necessary evil than anything. However, with WoD toning down cc and interrupts in general, i feel like soul swap needs to go or be toned down. If it is going to be dealt with then ignore this, i just havent seen anything related to it.

Personally, i really don't like soul swap, at least in it's current state. It not only rewards people for having a mind-numbing play style, but it just makes interrupts on fears or MG all the more valuable and coveted when you barely cast UA some games. Just curious to see what other people think about the ability as a whole, and the implications for WoD.

#4118369 This vicious cycle.

Posted ROKMODE on 11 May 2014 - 10:37 PM

game was better when Pandas were only an april fool's joke

#4067336 Don't be an asshole

Posted Nisslol on 28 February 2014 - 02:59 AM

View PostEsiwdeer, on 25 February 2014 - 11:37 PM, said:

Evermorph being against the ToS isn't relevant - it doesn't impact any other player. I would like to understand where Nadagast draws the line? How can there be serious arguments that boosting is anything other than cancer?

If the game keeps dying for another 10 years will you still be here moderating an argument about how it's really okay to use some mod to instantly interrupt your opponents? I mean, it really isn't fair to have your internet make a difference and they should get punished for casting when you could interrupt them, right?

I think everyone should be using an interrupt hack. The positive impact it has on the ladder by making casters play more carefully is huge.

No? So.. why aren't people admitting they boost being given infractions? What if I was here talking about win-trading? DDoSing? Really, I think DDoSing is good for the ladder since there's no decay. Really, if people didn't win-trade I think the game would be boring. Really, if you didn't steal people's identities to get R1 they would never learn about how to keep their personal information secure.

These are the same arguments being made in this thread. It's against the rules, soo...

You know from a quitter point of view I'm just kinda browsing through this thread, not bothering to really read anything relevant so it's the same old my penis is bigger than yours, but fuck me, I remember your name, and the fact that you still tryhard long ass post with 'clevur' way of responding to have some sort of recognition amongst the people on the forum... fuck, I used to be like you at some point and damn, looking at it through prism of time makes me realize how utterly pathetic that is. Enjoy coming to the same realization years ahead. BON VOYAGE

#4063550 Don't be an asshole

Posted amirdaheat on 24 February 2014 - 02:55 PM

I remember using this site to look at different talent builds, gemming and enchanting. There were also TONS of 2s/3s guides everywhere for alot of comps, theorycrafting everywhere, general tips and tricks. This helped me greatly to reach 2000 first for the shoulders then 2300 for the weapon. Damn, I was so happy back then. And people recognized it.

What happened was blizzard fucked this game on biblical porportions and made the talents extremely fucking boring and straightforward, made gemming and enchanting the same way ("gem and enchanting like this or you're retarded" type of style) and there seems to be only one comp for each class and only one type of gameplay for said classes. Not to mention the loss of skirimish and rating requirements for gear.

The game was "hard" back then. I don't define hard as having extremely fast fingertwitch reactions, nor do I define it to be something only super talented people can play. What I mean by hard was that information wasn't easy to find, hence people "looked after each other". If you found a new way to do this or that (which was common) you would share it and be liked by the community. The incentive of making quality content was the appreciation of the playerbase, because very few people has the "top notch" info, like deathing sheeps/blind, rank 1 frostbolts/CoC/sheeps for CCing the team, positioning correctly as a rogue because having cloak/trinket on cd would make you extremely vulnerable. I could mention all the classes but I mainly played RMP.

Now everything "should" be in game, meaning that Blizzard holds your hands from level 1 to 90 and all the way to LFR/Random BGS. A new/lesser skilled player ask a question and he is regarded as being stupid. A mage asks for some tips and the answer would be "spam more icelance". A warrior asks for advice and the answer would be "pop more reck and shockwave things". Can we then really blame people on this site for not taking this game seriously anymore?

#4063106 Don't be an asshole

Posted Shridevi on 24 February 2014 - 02:38 AM

View PostEsiwdeer, on 23 February 2014 - 11:59 PM, said:

This is a website for people who are supposed to be good at World of Warcraft, is it not? Bailamos comes in here saying he's "R1" at something


Thank you.

I agree with Hekumz.  It is evident to everyone but you that you wrote an "asshole" comment in a thread describing the issue of asshole comments.  If you're able to be honest with yourself there will be two benefits: 1) it will save you hours of typing out excuses, and 2) you won't believe in your own excuses.  Taking responsibility is faster and easier.

Revenge fucking is something which a mentally sound person would feel terrible about, after the fact.  Revenge fucking over a video game, whether it's true or not, is a unique brand of "pitiful," and to characteristically brag about it makes you look like a psychopath.  People might think it's funny because it's edrama lulz, but that doesn't mean they have any respect for you.