Certainly amusing how quickly a thread can change from everyone competing to hate on people while they see everyone else is also hating, to everyone now desperate to defend the same people once they see everyone else defending them (including some of the people who were originally hating in the first place)
Not to be rude Dizzeeyo and it's okay for everyone to have their opinion, but I feel like you're completely irrelevant and noone really cares what you think. You just popup on every thread with something completely useless to say because you're incredibly worthless in every single way, not a single word that disperses from your lips has any value or meaning so I really feel like you should just take a step back and be more of a spectator than a contributor on the beautiful arena junkies forum.
Anyways, what Joe said is nearly completely right. Starting some IRL war over this is so fucking weird and standard of the WoW community lol, but it's so obvious that 99% of you would have ALL done the same thing if you had thought of it / think it could've worked. Who wouldn't? With this amount of money on the line and you see something you can use in your favour to get a second chance at a huge prize pool, why the fuck would you not go for it, you'd just stay at home and not play just to say 'at least we were honourable'? There's only ever 1 meaningful tournament a year for WoW and who knows where you'll be in a year's time, you obviously cease the opportunity and do whatever it takes right? Especially if it's as easy as making a single post to ESL and getting a second chance passively lol.
A bunch of us were super pissed at Sadstory for abusing MC bug last year (seems quickly forgotten) and I was really disgusted by it, but in reality if I was in the same position, I'd also do it with that amount of cash on the line. Stop acting like you're all angels and wouldn't do the same thing =)
PS: doesn't mean you can't be mad, it's like Joe says, direct it in ESL's direction since they're the ones who made it so easy to do.
hey at least ret is "glad viable" take a look at moonkins (not a single one in glad cutoff haha): even though the starsurge/starfall mechanic is dumb as fuck since wod it got instant nerfed by 15%/33% lol, mages still retarded as fuck no nerfs feelsbadman
again in eu there is 1 good boomkin and that is melby, we played boomie mage to top 20 but now he just plays with friends. askich imo is 2nd but his partners quit and isnt playing seriously anymore. stop fucking complainin about boomkins every season u idiot
Mages have never been a replacable, a bad or mediocre class for 11 years. They had been "Ok" in their worst state, but never experiment the funny time to be /w "No thanks, i want something else".
Despite all the change on their spells during years, sheep is still here. Blink too. (Funny to see mages complaining about DK's trinket when they have the best of all)
Maybe it's the reason?
And no, a 8s CD on polymorph (and fear) won't kill the class.
Imagine if Ele shaman's Hex, or Paladin's repentence have no CD, remove dots, on a different school (Frost? Because why not?).
Imagine all the rage that this change would create.
Warlocks have also been a strong class nearly every season, so once you put your 8 second cd on polymorph you will put it on fear too? And from there on? 8 second cd on root? Cyclone? Will you continue like that until all that is left are warrior dk's rushing the enemies healer? Cause that is the game you want to see right? Just double melee + holy Paladin battling it out with the enemies double melee + holy paladin and thats that. All other classes should be removed or homogenized to the point they are all identical. I like how you bring up hex because I don't even think Shamans should have hex let alone it having no cd but that is another discussion to be had.
I don't know what is more saddening, the fact that you are posting all this bullsh!t despite your prio xp or that there were actually 14 mongoloid mop heroes + repping you.
Anyone with a 3 digit IQ should be able to see that the problem does not lie with polymorph. There are many problems with the Mage class right now and ill list some of them.
1: CD on dispel. Self explanatory, read my previous posts on this if you don't understand (aka Jaimex).
2: Tanky as fck. Passive sh!t like flameglow is the worst but other things like coldsnap healing you, iceblock glyph healing or immunity and so on have no place in the game. Removing flameglow and forcing ice barrier again also means Mages have their traditional counters back as it gets dispelled.
3: Frostjaw/ring of frost existing. I think the suggestion of putting polymorph on the same tree as these two is pretty solid.
4: Mana doesn't matter. This might not seem like a big thing at first but in the past running a mage oom by pressuring him in mana shield or by mana burning him or simply by stopping his evo/drinks would make him completely useless and often an easy kill. Nowadays mana is more of a rechargeable spell steal power bar.
But there is plenty more, things like mages having blazing speed. Wtf is up with that? I think its good its no longer a bullsh!t RNG talent but it clearly should be restricted to fire only. Returning Mages to dealing damage with proper shatter combo's and removing all these dumb nuke cd's will also help a lot.
Nerfing the fck out of every single healer will also help a lot in adressing Mages.