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#3836218 Ghostcrawler on RBGs vs Arena (Official)

Posted Nadagast on 16 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

View PostNisslol, on 16 January 2013 - 03:11 AM, said:

People like you is exactly why we can't have nice things, always satisfied with whatever those shitfaced retards at Blizzard throw at you and always trying to look for this little drop of water in the ocean of turd. Dude seriously, imagine they go to work 8 hours a day 5 days a week for months and months and they can't even fix shit like hunter trap resist bug that was in the game for over 5 fucking years. Seriously, what the fuck are they doing in Bilzzard HQ? Playing cards all day? Playing "let's go troll pvp community exdee xD"? I swear I would (and 90% of AJ posters) do a better job balancing and fixing bugs in a fucking DAY than they do over a year. Stop feeding their bullshit so maybe there's a smallest chance they'll actually start doing something, anything.

It has absolutely nothing to do with being satisfied with what Blizzard gives me.  It has everything to do with perceiving reality as it is, instead of living in a childish fantasyland where the developers are stupid meanyheads who don't ever give you what you want.  It's about having a conversation as an adult.

When you say things like:
"imagine they go to work 8 hours a day 5 days a week for months and months and they can't even fix shit like hunter trap resist bug that was in the game for over 5 fucking years. Seriously, what the fuck are they doing in Bilzzard HQ? Playing cards all day?"
"dumb fucks"
etc...

You're avoiding the actual problem.  The problem with WoW PvP development is not that the developers are fucking idiots or lazy or incompetent.  The problem is that:

1. We are a small segment of the game.  Say that PvE/Raids/etc is roughly 20 times larger than arena.  What do you think that means for Blizzard when they are prioritizing fixes or new features?  Does a PvP issue of equal importance deserve to be fixed as fast as a PvE issue?  I think that Blizzard made some mistakes with the way they handled WoW as an esport/competitive game.  And god do I wish they would fix bugs quicker sometimes.  But the fact that I disagree with some of the decisions they made doesn't make them idiots or incompetent.

2. Developing games (or anything, really) of WoW's size is a fucking hard job.  I suspect you've never designed or created any large program in your life.  It's not easy--there are thousands (millions) of players complaining that they want this feature or that feature, that they need this thing fixed, or that this other thing should be entirely redesigned.  Your PvP feedback is part of a sea of (often bad) feedback that they have to wade through.  It's easy to sit there and say you could do a better job, but talk is cheap.  Maybe you would do a better job at balancing PvP, but possibly without considering the effects on one of the many other aspects of WoW.  There's absolutely room for Blizzard to improve in how they collect PvP feedback, (like, for example, if Blizzard had a team of high level PvPers which they could ask for feedback about changes) but only by suggesting/implementing actual changes will that happen--not by calling them names.

There are other issues too, like large bureaucracies being hard to control and slow moving (and I think the WoW team has certainly gotten larger over the years).  But mainly I think it comes down to these two things.  If you have a civil conversation about the problems and what could be done to solve them, I think you're more likely to get something accomplished than if you just call them idiots and write them off.


#3810904 The best 3v3 game of all time

Posted Vanguards on 26 November 2012 - 04:26 AM



My perspective; it'll be cut to 2minutes soon. Full version for now. (Youtube is processing the edit)


#3726895 The Zilea Drawing Thread

Posted Zilea on 08 July 2012 - 04:07 AM

Will edit post with new additions as time goes on!

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Neilyo and Champ discussing the current state of rogues
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Maldiva, Avey, and Zilea hanging out, with an unknown guest in the background
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Hoodrych complaining about getting sheeped
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Samx and his team at the start of an arena match
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At my computer with a strange creature outside. Could this be the mysterious Belorax of legend?
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After beating Talbadar in arena
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Going camping; i'm the young lad on the right
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An ape
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Arena during beta
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Me fishing in the summer weather
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Zilea protecting an innocent child from a fearsome tarantula
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WWE wrestlers featuring Stone Cold, Understaker, John Cena, Mankind
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Zilea talking about a girl from one of his college classes, "big girl"
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Esteban(Zomx)
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Zilea carrying Belligerentz
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Zilea healing against a mage
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Belligerentz insulting Zilea
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Zilea and Maldiva; Zilea is on the left, Maldiva is on the right
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Zilea after beating someone in arena that he doesn't like or plays an overpowered class
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#3809049 They are not wintrading (Stormscale)

Posted Frango on 21 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

what is AJ if not a place for sad fucks to flame each other. Srsly grow a dick bois


#3808054 Hello fellow AJers

Posted Thazable on 20 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

sup bro


#2997816 Vanguards Retribution Paladin PvP Guide (7.0.3)

Posted Vanguards on 19 January 2011 - 02:14 PM

Retribution Paladin Guide (7.0.3)

This guide is written mainly for players new to playing retribution in arena / PvP.

What changed about Rets in 7.0.3?

1.) This is the pre-patch for Legion, Rets and many other specs have been changed completely.

2.) Abilities Removed: Hammer of Wrath, Exorcism, Blessing of Sacrifice, (baseline) Word of Glory, Emancipate, Divine Protection and all Seals

3.) Judgment now applies a debuff to the targets it deals damage to, increasing holy damage taken on spenders such as Templar's Verdict.

4.) Talents are completely changed.

5.) You can use a total of 3 blessings at any time. For example, without a party you can have all 3 buffs on yourself. In 3v3 your DPS and yourself can have Might while your healer can have Kings.

6.) Glyphs are Removed.

7.) Hands became Blessings. Make sure to update your macros!

PvP Talents

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In the talent picture I selected talents that I use as default in arena. Talents and Glyphs should be changed every arena match depending on what composition you're playing, what you're up against, and what strategy you and your opponent might execute.

Level 15:
Highly Recommended: Final Verdict

This increases your Final Verdict damage by 20%. Currently the other 2 talents just don't beat out the damage you can gain from Final Verdict in a PvP scenario.

Level 30
Recommended: Zeal and More Testing Needed

This tier is much more debated than the level 15 one. Some people prefer The Fires of Justice which is higher single target DPS if you can use CS on CD. I find this rarely ever occurs in PvP especially now with our lack of mobility so I prefer Zeal which deals more damage on a longer CD and also can cleave. Greater Judgment is also not bad, this tier needs to be tested more.

Level 45
Recommended: Fist of Justice

Logic here for Fist is very similar to WoD, the other 2 talents are mostly used if you want to strategize around them. Repentance is somewhat improved in the fact that it doesn't use the CD if you cast it on a Beast, but you'll require a lot of effort to land it especially on Druids. Blind is essentially the same as before, not very useful unless you want to rush a game.

Level 60
Recommended: Virtue's Blade or Blade of Wrath

Burst vs Consistent Damage. Divine Hammer lowers the damage too much to be used in an arena setting, but perhaps in Battlegrounds it could be used.

Level 75
Recommended: Any

All 3 talents here are quite unique in what they do. I usually default to Eye for an Eye when I queue skirmishes since that talent is amazing for fighting Melee. If there is no melee on the opposing side any of the other 2 talents will obviously perform better. Try to use Justicar's Vengeance in stuns. Word of Glory is the best if you're not being targeted at all, but you have to be very close to your healer or whoever is getting hit (think small Holy Nova.)

Level 90
Recommended: Divine Steed or Seal of Light

Our Mobility in this pre-patch is horrible, and definitely needs a talent to help it. Both these talents help mobility, Divine Steed is burst and doesn't spend holy power while Seal of Light will keep us 20% faster nearly the entire game.

Level 100
Recommended: Divine Purpose or Holy Wrath

Holy Wrath does 50% of your missing HP as damage. This is incredible burst, but requires very specific scenarios to be used effectively and has a long CD. Divine Purpose is a more consistent choice.

Glyphs
Removed

Gems / Enchants / Stats
Gear is scaled in Arena, in general it has a much smaller relevance in PvP. This is still being tested, but the stat-priority assumption is:

Strength>Versatility>Haste>Mastery>Crit

Viable Ret Comps
Still being tested.

What rotation do you use in PvP?
There is no "specific" rotation in PvP.

The best I can give you is this in terms of a PvE Damage Rotation:

1. Virtue's Blade or Blade of Wrath to generate Holy Power
2. Crusader Strike to generate Holy Power
3. Judgment (provides debuff that gives your holy power spenders with more damage)
4. Execution Sentence if talented
5. Justicar's Vengeance if talented using Divine Purpose Proc (also talented) only
6. Templar's Verdict to spend holy power.

What macros does Ret have for PvP?
Macros are largely preference. I use a lot of focus and party target macros. The goal is to be able to use your spells without changing your target.
Add #showtooltip to the start of these macros if you want to see it.
Some other general macros:
1.) Focus HOJ
/cast [target=focus] Hammer of Justice

2.) Focus Repent
/cast [target=focus] Repentance

3.) Focus Rebuke
/cast [target=focus] Rebuke

4.) Focus Judgment
/cast [target=focus] Judgment

The Support Macros I Personally Use:
(switch x with number or partyx with Toon Name)

5.) Blessing of Protection
/cast [target=partyX] Blessing of Protection

6.) Blessing of Freedom
/cast [target=partyX] Blessing of Freedom

7.) Word of Glory
/cast [target=partyX] Word of Glory

8.) Flash of Light
/cast [target=partyX] Flash of Light


Trinkets
Get the 3min CD medallion. This is your only choice currently. You will receive it once you enter a battleground or arena in your General spellbook tab.

General Arena Tips
Ret is a hybrid melee, with a large role to supporting your teammates. We have good burst damage during wings, but outside of that we're a bit gimped. We have some off heals and good support, but we're also incredibly easy to CC as a melee class.
As a ret pally, you always have to remember you ARE NOT a warrior. You need to watch your partners the entire game. Do not waste your off heals, and blessings. In an arena match my eyes are on my party screen the most.

Ret PvP Stream
http://twitch.tv/VanguardsTV   - My (Vanguards) Twitch.TV Stream! Be sure to follow!

Ret PvP Page / Question Page
http://www.twitter.com/VanguardsTV
http://www.facebook.com/samk920

Ret PvP Videos
Check out these channels:
http://www.youtube.com/SamK920
http://www.youtube.com/WoWSpotlights

Thanks for reading, I hope this helped you out. Post any other questions you have! If you have specific questions for me you can tweet it to me on twitter.

By Vanguards / Sam
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