I believe 2v2 as a bracket should return as a competitive bracket for people to compete for the titles ranging from challenger up to gladiator. In this big wall of text I'm about to write, I will be using numbers from the arena junkies title calcuator from past seasons of the vengeance battlegroup as part of my evidence to prove my point.
In the past couple of expansions, competitive pvp has been on a rapid decline which I believe is directly related to 2v2 being axed from the competive scene. First of all in s6, vegeance had 94 spots in 2v2, 35 spots in 3v3, and 4 spots in 5v5 for gladiator. Then onwards up to s8 there were 43 spots in 3v3 and 11 spots in 5v5 for gladiator. You may look at these numbers and believe that pvp was actually improving since 3v3 and 5v5 went up in competitiveness however punching in the numbers reveals that as a result of 2v2 being cut from being competitve the number of gladiator spots went from 313 Gladiators down to only 184 (Assuming only 2 players per 2v2 team get gladiator etc etc.). A significant drop in the amount of people playing in pvp by around 40%. This decline continues as the 5v5 brackets across most BGs become functionally zero with S9 3v3 having 33 spots, s10 22 spots, s11 15 spots, and s12 only 10 spots.
Now many people blame the rabid decline of WoW pvp due to it's many imbalances. This is actually true, however this is basically true with any new expansion as older players either outgrow the game or quit because they don't like how the game has changed, this has happened every expansion yet pvp was good a strong during BC and Wrath. What changed everything however was the lack of the 2v2 bracket. The 2v2 bracket was extremely important to break in newer players into the competitive scene of WoW pvp, 2v2 being easier in comparison to the increasing difficultly of 3v3 and 5v5, 2v2 was important to show players the ropes while also making the bracket worth doing aka THE TITLES. Without a incentive to do 2v2, nobody will play it as it will be deemed a waste of time. And when people did get titles in 2v2 they would be encouraged to broaden their horizons, prove they weren't just 2v2 heroes and compete in the 3v3 and 5v5 brackts. But without the 2v2 bracket, newer players are immediately thrown into the fast paced and crushing 3v3 bracket which does alot to basically scare away anybody new from trying to pvp competitively or at all. So basically wihtout the 2v2 bracket, competitive pvp lost the replenishing factor it needed in order to keep itself in a healthy and fattened state and has now led to the ever dwindling state of WoW pvp.
So please show some support for bring back the 2v2 bracket, help save WoW pvp and thanks for making the time to read this post.
not sure why you would need 3minions eating traps? whats your team members doing?
also tree of g0d is just to good to pass up...
Cus lets face it, if your team is not eating traps you guys should loose, i mean seriously!
In case you haven't noticed, this isn't the Mage forum. Not like you would have any meaningful input for those either.
Anyway, since basicly 75% (number I just pulled out my ass) teams in 3v3 includes a Hunter these days, and considering how amazing you and your partners must be at dealing with traps, I can safely asume you're already on your way to obtaining your first gladiator title?
This statement is so fucking awful in so many ways that even though I haven't played retail in nearly a year now I still can't let it just pass me by.
I don't mean to be offensive, but this is a prime example as to why members shouldn't be granted automated posting rights. There are going to be beginners who'll browse these forums for general advice and may succumb under the impression it's fine to use a 1 minute cooldown in order to use a 2 minute cooldown instantly afterwards.
Recklessly spamming cooldowns is bad. Time your cooldowns and look to gain advantage by forcing your enemies out of their defensive cooldowns by using the least amount of offensive cooldowns yourself.
I know this is way off topic, I just felt compelled to reply on the matter.
This thread is now about Minpojke, or if you will, Pojkemonk. A journey about a warm hearted heroic act in the difficult times of war. There was a time before the Minpojke we know right now, a time of darkness. Evil lurked amoungst us, the time when the non believers arised from the dark shadows of the depths. The good community of Azeroth started to lose faith in their gods. When villains of the most horrific kind were released upon our once proud community
When the evil finally started ruthlessly breaking the law something had to be done. The Gods finally answered the prayers of the light. From the ashes arises a great hero; Minpojke. We had once again gained control over a difficult position, evil had learned to fear us.
After this, our thirst for blood had been satisfied. We were no longer hostile, and our old ways started coming back. Minpojke met a boy, Sahand the Monk on his journey to win 2nd blizzcon this time in China. The marshal arts of the Monks were very impressive to western eyes. Minpojke had been enchanted with a great force that held him here. Sahand the Monk, warm hearted and a master of the universe offered to take on Minpojke as his apprentice after seeing his burning passion to their style and this was to make him the strongest leader in our constant combat against the evil forces. Their training begun, Minpojke was a very quick learner. Sahand the Monk finally taught Minpojke the ways of the east, when a horrible act of war happened. The Lords of Hell had decided to break the legs of every Monk on planet Azeroth. With great meditation the Monks bravely fought back. But the dark demonic powers that lied within the Lords of Hell was too strong. They could not hold the force, and as a result anyone who want's to be seen with a Monk must be cursed to become a "Wheelchair driver".
The days went on, the light in Sahand the Monks middle-aged eyes had been extinguished. Minpojke started fearing for his Masters life. He tried giving him the green tea, the strawberry tea, he even went for the fucking Earl Gray tea.
Maybe it was time to put the shoes on the shelf after years of service?
But, their journey was not yet over. As the oldest Monk in the village, Falterx, deceased he passed on a sacred note in his final hours from the Chapel of Soothing Mist to Minpojke and told him to deliver it to Sahand the Monk. The Lords of Hell's scheme had been revealed, Sahand the Monk (or Sahand the Brave which is his title after recent events)had been given a divine quest from the Gods, a chance of revenge and redemption. A chance to free his brother and sisters from their agony. It was a very dangerous quest, all he had to do to get his race their legs back and make them viable, was to get rank1 on the ladder. In order to succeed they had to be perfect. They thought they were, they were mistaken.
Despite with bravery batteling their foes and winning their battles, despite the crippled monk, there was tricks was to be made. On the last to final day of the season of Horror, Minpojke, the only "Monk" in the world with his legs (as clearly proven by his 100% win record) and his master Sahand the Monk had secured their spot. They were both to be royally awarded, however in a last breath of clarity, the ruthless Lords of Hell broke the balance which would let both Minpojke and Sahand the Brave to bask in glory. As the final hours of darkness approached Minpojke realized a sacrifice had to be made, an epiffany came to his mind. He realized that materialistic items do not matter. What matters is to always be brave and heroic.
In this epiffany he realized that this quest was about Sahand the Brave and helping him become the saviour of the Mistwalkers, later alongside Earthnuts the Crazed. In a wheelchair or not, it was he who had to walk the final steps in order to free his brothers and sisters from the evil curse now known as "class balance issues". Successfully they overcame their enemies, despite having the MVP Minpojke on the side, benched. He knew that if destiny demanded of him to be the side kick of his own story, then that is what would be done. After it was all over, he sat there. Sahand the Brave walked up to him and offered him his treasure (class buffs + materialistic items only awarded to the bravest of heroes), but Minpojke just said: Master, see those monks in agony over there? Tomorrow they will be free from pain. Tomorrow is a new beginning, that alone makes my soul shine. Sahand the Brave felt a tear drop down his cheek, and suddenly the light in his old, tired eyes was once again burning with great passion. "Minpojke, it is you who is the Master"