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#3868300 Unholy Frenzy nerfed

Posted Ownu on 29 March 2013 - 12:59 AM

I wouldn't say it was exactly fair to just shiv off a 3 minute cooldown. They could have easily made it less potent by lowering the duration. In its current state (assuming its going to stay that way) I'd like to see the damage tick removed. If its not going to break CC then why should I take 20% of my health for 20% haste :\


#3867618 Holinka appreciation thread

Posted Redboww on 27 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

I miss competitive 2's so badly... I know it was never really balanced, but the idea of being able to just pick up and play with one person made it so easy to coordinate. I'm getting kind of sick of 3's being the only meaningful pvp bracket.

Fixes:
1. Unite all the battlegroups to really help out queue times.
2. Make 2s, 3s, 5s each give more points like it used to.. Or at least make 5s do the rbg cap.. that would improve participation SOOO MUCH.
3. RealID arena teams.. Come on, its time.
4. Probably should allow multiple teams... e.g. starcraft system. I really see no reason why this couldn't be implemented, and make the game better.

After these types of things are fixed, then worry about class balance? Fixing class balance isn't going to help a dying game. The reason the pvp game is dying is because people are getting bored most likely. (At least I am getting bored of just doing 3s with one team at a time over and over...)


#3867135 What we can do to help PvP

Posted Tist on 26 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

Few things, not really related to AJ but PvP as a whole:

The PvP community in general has been "dying" since probably WotLK.  There's a few reasons for that.  In TBC we were all new to arena and competitive PvP (for the most part) and so everyone was very willing to build the community and help each other out.  It was shiny and new and we all had a blast.  It was just a game back then.  

Since the inception of arena, it's evolved from a fun competitive portion of WoW to being monetized in several different ways, which has not only completely fucked ladders and actual competitiveness, but led to the situation we have now where it is not even a community so much as it is a glorified way to make money.  This has only gotten exponentially worse with Blizzard making it increasingly easy to transfer servers, characters, and everything else in between.  

Speaking from US perspective - BG9 was large and flourishing back in TBC too, and people pushed to make it "the" place to be even back then, but what's forgotten is nearly every other battlegroup had it's own communities too - even on the low pop or dead servers there were small PvP communities that played a part.  Having played on Shadowburn (BG8) since TBC, I can remember playing people from literally almost every server on the BG on a regular basis.  You KNEW the top teams on each server because you played them so much.

We've gone from that to everyone migrating to a few select realms to be where the top dogs and e-famous were, ironically to consolidate the PvP community, and all it's done is clogged up and funneled everyone into maybe 5-6 servers here and there, turning everything else into a complete wasteland, and really not doing a whole lot of favors for anyone as all it does is force people to these few servers in order to be remotely competitive at all.  

Another big thing I've noticed with this mass migration is that players have just gotten more and more elitist as time has gone by.  The top players went from idols to practically untouchable cult status, and this has had a trickle down effect by and large.  Everyone who thinks they're good migrate to the big servers, and its turned into one large shitfest of ratings hierarchy.  People will ONLY play if you've been this rating or that rating, or have T2, or all of the above.  This type of attitude is everywhere - I've played with legitimate 1800 rated RBG heroes who just talk shit constantly about anyone and everyone as if they're 2800 instead of 1800.  There's a lot of these types floating around the big servers who just think they're way WAY better than they are, and are ultimately content to just sit around "stomping scrubs" in lower brackets, or who might eventually just buy a title to keep their egos up.  I mean, I'm not exactly super high rated myself any more like I've been in past expansions, but I've at least been there on my own before and I'm not arrogant enough to assume that everyone ever who's been a lower rating than me is trash and not worth my time.

The competitiveness of the arena community is mostly dead because a huge portion of the few glad spots on ladder nowadays are either sells or boosts, leaving a huge gap.  There's a lot of players who WOULD be Rival or Duelist who will get boosts because it's easier than actually playing, and a lot of people who just simply buy Gladiator nowadays, something that just was not that this widespread in the early days.

Think about it - if you're even a semi-competent player, there's a nearly insurmountable mountain to climb here.  Gladiator is so far-fetched today that most either don't even bother trying, or end up buying it.  Say I'm a player who just legitimately reached 2k (itself a rarity today), what's my incentive to keep playing when I know that I'll have to queue into comparatively top tier players almost nonstop AND have a high win rate, just to get to DUELIST range.  We all make fun of stuff like season four, where the top 150-200 2v2 teams were Glad in many battlegroups, but the reality is that Glad and even Duelist were something that were much more reasonably attainable and something that perhaps the average player could eventually aspire to on his own as the season progressed.





And I know, wall of text.  Sorry.


#3867529 Holinka appreciation thread

Posted Donald on 27 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

arena players are starving dogs near blizzards round table feast of PvE, haircuts, and pet battles

holinka threw us some crumbs

these are just crumbs, he is not a hero yet

we are not satisfied

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#3866508 Rank 1 Blackout team disqualified

Posted VorozBestMage on 25 March 2013 - 05:11 AM

It's interesting how the first GM in the screenshot is so sure that i have win traded, and now suddenly because i gave them another possible reason, it's that instead (queue manipulation). Also Felic i also reacted to that part "arrangements being made". that's not what happened at all. He just whispered me that they were gonna queue. They knew we were playing because i was streaming.


#3866370 Rank 1 Blackout team disqualified

Posted stillermeister on 24 March 2013 - 10:56 PM

So next time when a team is Rank1 and recognizes that another team is pushing for it, you just have to whisper them that you are going to que so they might be disqualified when they dont stop queueing?

strange....


#3863453 Rank 1 Blackout team disqualified

Posted VorozBestMage on 18 March 2013 - 06:33 PM

View PostDizzeeyo, on 18 March 2013 - 05:29 PM, said:

just a tip, but if you want them to be helpful its probably best not to completely disregard everything they ask you to do
They already made it very clear that they aren't helpful so i'm not looking to get on their good side but thanks for your tip :).

View PostKettu, on 18 March 2013 - 06:00 PM, said:

As everyone can clearly see from the screenshots, you treat the GM as if he'd be the most retarded person in the world. And you write to him like a typical 10-year-old.
I'm sure he is the most retarded person in the world, right after you Kettux, whoever you are.


#3861030 Rank 1 Blackout team disqualified

Posted Zaephyr on 13 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

View PostSalutations, on 13 March 2013 - 07:39 AM, said:

you know i don't really mind if a bunch of fat nerds actually bitching for a "title" care or don't care about what i have to say

shit dude every one of your comments is about how either

a) This game is shit
b ) everyone playing it is a fat nerd
c) you've started lifting


on all 3 points, your opinion is not needed here.


#3861020 Rank 1 Blackout team disqualified

Posted Furioni on 13 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

sucks bro, same thing happened to us we put the rank 1 team in the dumpster on the last day but blizzard reset us

guess spamming tickets does work 420yoloswag


#3865863 Arena participation since MoP compared to other seasons

Posted flannelsoff on 23 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

can i just play 5 twos games for cap again


#3864913 Mystic | Rank 1 WMD | 44-3

Posted Mystzr on 21 March 2013 - 07:02 PM

Hey, this is my first release.

It starts with my last recorded game on cyclone before going for rank 1 at the end of season 12 on my under geared warrior.

All games from the rank 1 push are WMD.

Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy the video.



SONG LIST

Ellie Goulding - Figure 8 (Xilent Remix)

Rusko - Pressure (Original Mix)

Two Steps From Hell - SkyWorld (SkyWorld)

Submatik - Stories Can Wait

Halo 4 - Green & Blue (KOAN Sound Remix)




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