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#4536651 Blog: WoD PvP Flaws

Posted Mageic on 09 November 2015 - 03:07 PM

I agree, I think classes in recent years have been designed specifically for consuming raid content. That's where it starts while PvP utility and other considerations are done afterwords. That's not to say there aren't passionate people at blizzard working hard on PvP, but those people are primarily working on new systems (honor, pvp talents), and new content like bgs, arenas, ashran rather than class design.

That's a serious contrast there compared to the previous expansions where, it seems like the classes were built to be thrown into an MMO rather than a raid. This is very noticeable when you consider drawbacks to spells which are significantly different in a raiding environment compared to the open world and PvP. There's a quote somewhere saying that the original windfury totem was designed with the drawback of having a 5 hp totem, but when you put that in a raid environment it doesn't apply. This kind of logic applies to anything, so when you see changes first look at them based on their context in a raid and it won't seem so misguided as it does when you look at it from the pvp side of things.

#4536390 Blog: WoD PvP Flaws

Posted Mageic on 09 November 2015 - 02:36 AM

So I wrote a blog that highlights some of the current flaws in WoW pvp. Let me know what you think.


#4464827 New commentating

Posted Mageic on 02 August 2015 - 06:50 AM

Azael was literally the best commentator that we'll never get back

#4422772 6.2 PTR First Opinions

Posted Mageic on 13 May 2015 - 01:07 AM

A few things to consider while watching that video.

- 2 minute trinkets on PTR still, everyone will have lower burst after it changes
- The targets are not being healed. Healing is also very powerful and if you've watched any games on PTR they can still go very long if healers respond appropriately.
- The target has no damage reduction. Most classes in the game at this point have some form of damage reduction, and if not they usually have quite a few cooldowns.
- You shouldn't judge a classes strength based on a timing of how fast they can kill someone standing still. Some classes in this video are preemptively stacking both class and trinket procs or failing to do so.
- Try doing the same thing on live. Seeing numbers like 5-7 seconds can be deceiving, when in reality you can probably already achieve that on live with a lot of classes.

I'm no trying to defend anything that may be clearly broken but you should probably take the time and test out PTR yourself being pulling out the pitchforks based on a youtube video.

#4422166 This site lists all upcoming WoW events.

Posted Mageic on 12 May 2015 - 03:44 AM


If anyone didn't know if/when any upcoming WoW events were happening you can go to this site and filter it by game.

I found it helpful, thought you might too.

#4272967 PvP Healing OP 3v1/2v1 VoDs/Screenshots incl. R1/Gladiators

Posted Mageic on 23 November 2014 - 12:03 AM

This post is basically pointless and doesn't prove anything.

You're using Charred Remains (makes conflag and incinerate deal no damage but allows you to gain tons of embers), Ember Tap glyph (Which makes ember tap heal for more but over a duration of time), using your banes in order to gain even more embers and your opponents don't seem to understand they need to CC you to win. You basically attempted to find a way of healing as much as possible with no consideration of dealing damage and qued skirmish until you found players without the mental capacity to kill you.

Those talents and glyphs won't be used by anyone other than a jackass trying to accomplish what you're doing. Using that as a justification as to why damage/healing ratios are out of place is just flat out misleading.

#4241986 what the f

Posted Mageic on 24 October 2014 - 04:22 PM

What about that is hard to understand?

#4235809 List of problems that I feel they're either addressing the wrong way or a...

Posted Mageic on 18 October 2014 - 01:43 PM

this post seems pretty bias

#4219183 EU WoW Arena Tournament Stream Discussion Thread

Posted Mageic on 27 September 2014 - 11:27 PM

Grats to rynd, best druid in the game.

#4211947 How I got screwed out of the tournament

Posted Mageic on 18 September 2014 - 05:52 PM

View PostTalbadar, on 18 September 2014 - 06:31 AM, said:

It's difficult to be a teammate that only looks at each game as a way to improve themselves or to improve your team strategy. It took me a long time as a player to get better at this as I used to rage at my teammates for playing badly when a game was their fault. Statements made that let somebody know the game was their fault, even if indirect, do nothing but hurt your team.
"idk why you trinketed that fear"
"you die without blocking every time dude"
"I played with so and so and they did this" (I used to do this so much.)
These comments never help, so if you want to become a part of a long-lasting team you will learn to say more helpful things to your teammates.

If your teammate is too full of themselves to think they had no fault in the game, then it's time to find somebody else to play with or try to set them straight. The game should never be lost with "I don't know I feel like I played that perfect on my end. I mean I did the most damage, most CC, etc." Sure even if you think you played perfect there's no reason to mention this to dishearten your team.

I was in a situation with Novoz a long time ago where we felt forced to replace Drmayonaise in Season 8 before regionals. He was getting mad every single game we lost to RLS which was a near impossible matchup for us that lasted several minutes. He's changed a lot as a person since that time thankfully and I still play with him from time to time. I'm sure Dannycarey knows his druid isn't the best just like anyone knows that their alt isn't the greatest. It's not like I log onto Starbadar and convince myself that I'm the world's greatest mage. This whole situation with Dannycarey's replacement makes it seem like they don't care about him at all. I know for a fact that he is one of the best healer monks in the game and it's not like he rages at his teammates or doesn't talk about what's going on. I know Sharpstorm is a great Monk too and probably an equal replacement, but ditching your Blizzcon healer from last year at moments notice is simply not cool.

I would appreciate if you didn't make long wided posts directed at my team without knowing anything about the situation. Dannycareys original post is bias, diliberatly leaves out facts and the entire backstory in an attempt to gain sympathy from the readers. Although your post may give good advice for some, it doesn't apply to this situation at all. Anyone who plays with me knows I look at my own mistakes prior to anyone elses. After playing a year and a half with him this was not an easy decision that we made on the spot. The decision had nothing to do with his skill or ability to play his alts, and that's all the detail I'm going to go into. We're keeping this drama out of the spotlight for his own sake and aparently he doesn't realize that.


Posted Mageic on 18 September 2014 - 03:13 AM

View PostNmplol, on 18 September 2014 - 03:12 AM, said:

Wait was I the black guy in that video because black or cuz I had no idea what was going on in the video.
I think you know the answer


Posted Mageic on 17 September 2014 - 04:56 PM

For the 9th/10th placement matches no special treatment was given. Look at the brackets: http://www.nationale...cider/rankings/

Blizzard clearly stated they were doing placement for the 9th-12th spots.

If Supatease beat 3 amigos or fury turbo dream beat us they would be fighting for the regionals spot, not us. Yes the tournament was unfair for a number of reasons but if either team had lost one round sooner we would not be in a position to go.

#3939801 The Truth; 5v5 Tich Disqualification

Posted Mageic on 14 September 2013 - 04:52 PM

View PostKurum, on 14 September 2013 - 08:24 AM, said:

Don't really understand all the people trying to burn kisz's team at the stake all of the sudden. Imo the important thing isn't really whether they cheated or not, which i doubt that they did, but more the fact that they legitimately earned the title regardless.They farmed each team they q'd into on the final night for their rating, one of which consisted of good, well-known players who play well together and were actually real competition, which is more than can be said for most people who get r1 nowadays.

Also, if it isn't enough to believe kisz on what he "said" happened just because he said it did, Nuvoz(who was competing for r1 agaisnt kisz) wrote a blog titled "Season 13: I want Jahmilli's dick" on everything that happened in 5s on the last night and why he himself thought that kisz's team deserved and earned the title.

link to blog is here http://pvp-live.com/...-lord-of-arena/

It's true, that was my original title. PvP live made me change it :(

#3939311 The Truth; 5v5 Tich Disqualification

Posted Mageic on 14 September 2013 - 12:58 AM

View PostBailamosx, on 13 September 2013 - 01:05 AM, said:

I consider it a great irony that we are to automatically presume this team's innocence because Kisz is a nice guy, they're Korean, or because Azael titles this thread, "The Truth" followed by an oddly placed semi-colon. I wish to have this noted on a similar topic concerning the presumption of guilt or innocence: Dannycarey is also a nice guy, he's an extremely talented and methodical player, and, he's going to Blizzcon because of it. And yet, I recall watching Azael indict him on stream, without proof, decrying Dannycarey as a, "no-name shitter that cheats". Thus, I challenge Azael and co. to have the decency to tweet, Skype, stream to clear the name of Dannycarey with the same type of publicity (as displayed here) with which they besmirched it.

Can we get a response to this or is he just going to dodge?

#3939309 Arena in 5.4

Posted Mageic on 14 September 2013 - 12:57 AM

View PostZilea, on 14 September 2013 - 12:47 AM, said:

The complaining will end as soon as wizard cleave dies out ;)

make my  class viable and one of veev's classes viable and i will have absolutely no problem with ever losing an arena match :)

Are you saying jungle cleave was not viable last season?