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#4269430 Items scaling to 710

Posted Zzx on 19 November 2014 - 02:31 PM

how can u even take the screen shots, say it had better stats, and not even read the stats page


#4269730 CP gettin reseted?

Posted KPul on 19 November 2014 - 07:45 PM

If anyone finds an offical source stating they will be reset that'd be great.. id hate thinking i could be down 2-3 pieces before the season starts because i didnt nolife to 100 the first week.


#4262743 Ashran before the season begins

Posted Subservience on 12 November 2014 - 08:51 PM

This is in response to this thread (not a Junkie so can't reply there).

I tweeted Holinka, and he responded:


Will conquest be attainable from Ashran before the first season starts?

No

https://twitter.com/...601040961826817


#4262950 Game Breakdown Video

Posted Revolol on 13 November 2014 - 01:51 AM

DISCLAIMER: MY UI SUCKS AND I KNOW IT, DON'T COMMENT ON IT.

I know it's kinda late considering WoD is released tonight, but I thought I'd put up this video I made. In this video I do a commentary breakdown of what me and my team did during my game for my 3k rating. The team we played was Push Push, a few weeks before the Blizzcon tournament. They're an extremely good team. I know I kind of mentioned the few mistakes they made, but we made some as well. Not only that, but I know they were practicing for Blizzcon so they had no dr trackers.

All that being said, enjoy the video!

https://www.youtube....h?v=wDYrMfF6FbU


#4262659 Why are Dpriest > Rsham in WoD

Posted Korzul on 12 November 2014 - 07:13 PM

We're the strongest healer prepatch. Changes a lot at 100, healing only doubles (it's so strong now because of all the pvp power on gear) from the values we see now whilst health goes up 4x etc. Forces you to hardcast more and it's massively more difficult to top people.

Priests get better lvl100 talents, their cc is far stronger than shamans and they're tankier, they can also add meaningful damage to burst setups.

Shamans aren't bad, they just lost their niche with fear breaks somewhat, their cc is still completely "meh" and with stormlash gone the damage we can "help" with is by far the weakest out of every healer.


#4261225 My Thoughts on MoP PvP and the direction of WoD

Posted justchecking on 11 November 2014 - 07:11 AM

I don't know how first season of WOD could possibly be worse than first season MOP, think of it that way and there's no disappointment :)


#4261177 My Thoughts on MoP PvP and the direction of WoD

Posted Talbadar on 11 November 2014 - 06:21 AM

Hey everyone. With MoP coming to a close soon I'd like to talk about how I feel the expansion has been for PvP as a whole. This means I'll be going over the negatives and positives of as many areas of the game as possible.

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Positives
Class Variety:
Class variety was at an all time high this expansion in all areas of PvP. At any given part of the 3 seasons we can say within reason that about 20 out of the 29 viable PvP specs could do well in arena when played by the right players. This is not to say they could get carried, but that the class had the potential to compete. This was certainly not the case in BC and Wrath. During Cata it became more apparent that Blizzard wanted more classes to be viable and they definitely followed through into MoP with this in mind.

Catch-up system: Not much has to be said here. The fact that you can show up a few weeks late with a character and still compete or better yet go from 0 gear to full gear on an alt at the end of a season is a world of difference from previous expansions. This improved the game so much for me and for many players who have alts that don't usually get geared before the end of a season.

Full PvP gear best in slot: After years and years of dealing with players using trinkets from raids that could increase their damage by 30% or proc extra attacks that hit for 20% of your health bar we finally got what we wanted. Blizzard introduced a system that made full PvP gear best in slot for almost any situation. As an arena enthusiast this made me quite happy.
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Class balance:
It's hard to say this without a lot of negative feedback about certain ones, but class balance as a whole was really good by the end of the first season and onwards. As I mentioned earlier many classes were viable, but most of the time they were still very competitive anyway.

Let's take a look at some of the classes we saw at regionals and blizzcon this year. I am familiar with only the US teams for regionals, but we had a Ret, a Holy Priest, multiple Marksmanship Hunters, a Shadow Priest, a couple Elemental Shamans, a Boomkin, multiple Frost Mages, multiple Resto Shamans, multiple Affliction Warlocks, a Mistweaver Monk, a Subtlety Rogue, and a couple Resto Druids. At Blizzcon we saw a couple Windwalker Monks, a Fire Mage, and an Arms Warrior. That alone covers a lot of classes and specs.

On the live ladders we saw a lot of different specs doing well and I can only count 8 specs that did not reach a rating of 3000 by the end of the final season which are: Disc Priest, Fury Warrior, Frost DK, Arcane Mage, BM Hunter, Demo Warlock, Combat Rogue, and Assassination Rogue. For all I know some of those could have made it.

Successful arena maps: Blizzard finally added new arena maps that didn't need major revamping to become a solid part of the arena map pool. They also revamped Blade's Edge and Dalaran for the better though I sometimes do miss the old Dalaran against melee. They still need to work on some of the map balance, but really you can't hate on what they did during MoP with arena maps. I would like to see them add Ring of Valor back to the map pool. The current one is actually a great map it's just disabled due to bugs.
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Merger of battlegroups:
The removal of set arena teams in combination with having a single player ladder and being able to queue with anyone you want has been HUGE for the game. You no longer have to sit on arena teams until the end of a season worrying about your rating. This has also decreased queue times and allows players to compare everyone at once which people definitely care about seeing.

Resilience, PvP Power, and Dampening scaling : While not everyone can say that they enjoyed having these stats around you have to commend Blizzard for getting the numbers right with every season. They had to manually adjust them with each season to make sure people weren't dying too fast, weren't healing too much, and ensure that games were actually coming to an end in a reasonable amount of time. They definitely could have done better with 2v2, though.

Streaming Influence: You may not like some of the streamers and you may have some that you love, but streaming has definitely made a positive impact on the game. A lot more players are better informed and many feel like they are part of something by being able to communicate with top players and other members of their arena community.
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Holinka BOYS:
This man has done wonders for our community and you should be more than happy if you know what he's been doing while working for Blizzard. He's been in contact with a lot of the top players and constantly looks for feedback to relay to help out. He's also attended the LAN events to talk to players and meet them which I'm certain was not required of him. I've spoken with him quite a few times and the guy's got a good head on his shoulders so we should be happy we have him instead of the whatever the hell came before him.
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Negatives
Reliance on gear:
A common theme for this expansion and Cataclysm was a heavy reliance on gear to be competitive. While everyone thinks PvP gear should be the best in PvP, the reliance on having the best gear available to even come close to competing is frustrating. There have been times where I am missing 3 or 4 items and it feels completely hopeless to try knowing other people just do so much more with those few pieces.

Too much CC / Too many defensives: This topic has been heavily covered by so many people so I'll be brief to not bore you. The arms race went way too far this expansion. Instead of Warrior Charges Mage-->Mage Frost Novas it's now: Charge-->Blink-->Heroic Leap-->Nova-->Intervene-->Pet Nova-->Reflect-->etc,etc. Everyone just had way too many things to deal with each other and way too many simple reactions when taking damage or wanting to deal damage.
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Dampening in arena:
As both a tournament spectator and competitor I strongly believe that Dampening is a horrible concept for arena. This allowed for many things to happen. First of all teams could design their composition fully around winning because of Dampening and play around it. I don't think this was as relevant to ladders as it was at the actual tournaments. Both my team (ele, lock, druid) and the team that won this year (boomkin, lock, shaman) could easily attribute their success to its existence. It made for really boring starts to happen in a game where most of the action should be happening seconds into the match.

This also allowed Blizzard to balance the classes around dampening and not having to worry about if players could actually get a kill early on. Instead of fixing the issue they just took a shortcut around it by forcing games to end. I think having some type of ultimatum for games ending is fine, but the game should be balanced around players scoring kills before something like that is even necessary. On top of that it should be fair for both sides which sadly dampening is not. "The Crowd Chose You" is obviously not a good option either.
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Caster dominance at higher levels:
This has happened at the end of a lot of expansions for WoW now and I think it would take a long discussion to figure out why this is the case, but as you all have seen the past 4 years have been more of a Wizzcon than anything else. Melee make things exciting and even against two casters it creates a much more dynamic matchup to both play and watch.
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Reluctance to make small changes:
I've heard Blizzard's thoughts on this time and time again, but I still feel as if we're getting robbed out of a better experience. They don't want to make a lot of small changes because they don't think it will make a big enough impact and will only deter players from participating if the classes keep getting changed. When I look at a game like LoL that makes constant slight balance changes weekly I can only frown knowing it would be great for WoW PvP to follow suit. Changes like this one below make the game drastically different and makes some classes stay dead for very long while others get to overpowered states for entire seasons without change.
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Lack of tournaments:
No regionals in 2013, a few tournaments hosted online (that were, as usual, attacked by DDoS), and just a few LANs? We didn't do much these past couple years. Tournaments create life in PvP. It gives events for people to look forward to and it gives drama for players to talk about. I heard something about MLG thinking about picking up WoW again for WoD, but rumors are rumors.

Healer Variety: Specifically in arena only 3 out of 6 specs (Mistweaver Monk, Resto Shaman, Resto Druid) were viable at the end of the expansion. I'd say we didn't do a good job of ensuring viability among them especially with Discipline being horrible for almost the entire expansion. One could argue that each spec was good at some point during the expansion, but that's simply not good enough especially after coming out of Shamanclysm.
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Moving forward into WoD
Ability Bloat:
There are so many things I am looking forward to in WoD and one of them is the removal of a ton of abilities and cooldowns that were just making the game worse. A lot of people won't agree initially, but let me explain why it's a good thing. There are tons of abilities for you to use to outplay your opponents and you want to be able to use them all and it makes the skill cap really high... sure that's great, but there are plenty of great games out there that use very few abilities to do things well. As long as there are mini games to play then there is plenty of room for player interactions to make a difference and for players to have fun. Mini games are things like: positioning battles, the interrupt game, forcing/saving trinkets and cooldowns, and battling for objectives. There's so much more to PvP than just having a bunch of crap to press.

Interrupt and CC changes: The number one change coming into WoD is one that's been needed for so god damn long. The removal of Improved Counterspell (the strongest CC in the game besides Fear) and Improved Spell Lock. There are other Silences and small CCs being removed, but this really does add to the fun for both the Mage/Locks and other players. You feel like you get more out of a spell when you use it well and previously all we see is blanket Counterspells and there's not much interaction required. The more interactions between players the more room there is to outplay. Don't forget the nerfs to Fear duration, CC cooldown, and the removal of PoM Sheep, NS Cyclone, and other forms of instant full CC.

Focus on PvP: From what I gather there's been a focus on making PvP fun for this expansion and with Holinka on board I'm having positive thoughts on PvP as a whole. I would love to see 2v2 make a comeback as a fun bracket that you can queue with your friends where games actually end quickly instead of the current stalemates that happen. With less abilities cluttering the game the mini games should become more and more relevant instead of the previous cooldown war. You have to expect that the expansion will start out with some bumps. Maybe damage overall will be too low, healing will be too high, or Mages will one shot people with Ice Nova, but we will get there guys!

Hope you enjoyed. Feel free to post your thoughts on both the positives and negatives of MoP as well as what you're expecting moving forward.


#4252996 S16 on December 2

Posted Snodz on 04 November 2014 - 08:11 PM

Glad its 3 weeks not 2


#4252756 S16 on December 2

Posted Hartley on 04 November 2014 - 04:10 PM

At least it gives some time for people who actually have lives to level up.


#4260355 Class/Spec Hierarchy for Warlords?

Posted Esiwdeer on 10 November 2014 - 06:09 PM

View Posta1entity, on 10 November 2014 - 06:03 PM, said:

20 bucks says no one knows what will be in 4 months,
i feel like you don't understand why people bet on things


#4260205 Class/Spec Hierarchy for Warlords?

Posted washboardabsx on 10 November 2014 - 04:00 PM

So basically you want a list from God tier so you can just level those. Kindly go fuck yourself. Play what class is fun.


#4260160 So.. WoD.. Disc?

Posted Clamnesia on 10 November 2014 - 03:19 PM

View PostGogaqtz, on 10 November 2014 - 08:33 AM, said:

what? you can get 65k shields with trinket proc and weapon proc

Did i not say regular hits? lol.. You can hit 65k if you have procs and the shield crits. Thats only in pre patch where we scale funny and are basically playing in a twink bracket currently.. At 100, comparatively, its not nearly that big. Also, it can be purged instantly. There is no dispel protection. Disc is not going to be as good as people want to think. It will have its place in rush cleaves because of the silence and ability to keep the team offensive for a short time, but that's probably about it. Any comps that  have spam purge and long time sustainability are going to steam roll Disc teams. I.E : Any shaman comp, any DK comp, any prot warr comp, hunter comps, and spriest comp, etc. if that bubble gets purged and the disc goes into CC, its not pretty due to the fact that PoM is barely worth using if at all, we no longer have renew to barely sustain while we go into CC, etc.

I feel like there is STILL too much instant CC coming out of some classes / comps. Thug cleave being the biggie. With healers being forced to cast now, this is going to be a big problem, especially for disc.

Maybe / hopefully Im completely wrong. Maybe the slower game pacing will negate people being able to die in ONE cc chain. I guess we'll see in a couple of week how everything will pan out.

Since people rarely offer a solution to things that they see as problems.. Heres mine : Make any offensive dispels (Purges) cost alot more mana / focus / rage / RP so that you cant just Auto win spam it the whole arena. I feel like blizzard looks at the game and makes alot of changes that are good in theory but they forget to look at the whole picture and fail to  realize what each change they make does in the chain of events that the change causes. For example: When you give casters hard hitting instant spells, you have to make melee MORE mobile to be viable against it. When you make melee more mobile, you have to give casters more instants / more gap makers. (vicious circle)  Idk, i feel like with every patch, ever expansion, every change, blizzard breaks the game more and more and more. WoW is barely even the same game any more. its been so long since the game was good that people dont remember how much BETTER it used to be. They just cry Nostalgia and only remember the bad things (not nearly as bad as the bad things weve had in the game lately) and write it off. idk, im rambling.

Inb4: Youre nostalgic, rat. Everything you say is wrong... Washed up disc priest only 2300 in season 15 crying.. yada yada. Disc so good. Dispels wont hurt. yada yada. This game so good. Never been so good. Got glad every season in MOP whats problem. yadda yadda.


#4258327 Prideful gladiator Eneda

Posted dennisqwertz on 08 November 2014 - 11:17 PM

This is way more interesting

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#4258942 True Blizzcon Winner = Dampening

Posted Bootzx on 09 November 2014 - 02:39 PM

You FOTM rerolled 3 times last expansion ontop of kick botting. At least when Xandyn ruined his wow career he did it big, you are just destroying yours trying to prove your self worth in a fucking video game. At this point I dont think the russians would even want to play with all the drama that you bring.


#4258912 True Blizzcon Winner = Dampening

Posted ysnakewoo on 09 November 2014 - 02:01 PM

Jaimie, you're a moronic imbecile and you should be removed from this website along with that moron who started that toxic bullshit about that Shaman.

This tournament was absolute dogshit. Kaceytron stream was more interesting to watch than this wizardcrap.




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