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#4422133 WoW Down to 7.1 Million Subscribers

Posted hotcowz on 12 May 2015 - 01:38 AM

You guys really need to hit the gym, get jobs and get laid more. And get some sun. Lol, sorry, I come back on here every few months to check how the community is evolving, it used to be like 50% drama, 50% qq. Now it's all qq, so boring lol. I very much doubt there's anything wrong with the actual state of the game. There's been qq about it every single season, even in TBC. I just recently stumbled upon a 2007 thread where they complained about the windfury totem change and how it was so unfair to warriors (lolwat?). Etc... etc... You either have fun playing or you don't. And the reason you and those other 3 millions who unsubbed are not having fun is perhaps because you've been playing one too many years and burned out.

I think WOW's been just one of those one hit wonders, just like 3D movies. People tried it, had fun with it for a while, and now are just moving on onto more casual games like League where you can just log on any day and have fun without having to commit for an every day grind to stay relevant. Just look at the Twitch game list. I've never seen WOW being so low on the list before. Who's got time for that repetitive stuff nowdays anyway? I understand these drops aren't pvp related. I really don't care about pve, so I can't comment. I suppose the only reason this game used have that many subs in the first place was only because it was a very new experience for everyone, so people just stuck around for a few years and now they are done. There are only so many new younger players that care to try this genre (though I wish their parents wouldn't let them), so that's why the subs will keep dropping till they flat out at some low level. After a while it feels neither epic, nor mainstream, so I suppose it's just a natural outcome.

Now to what's happening in pvp. Nothing is actually happening. I see the thing now is to call it "dumbed down" whilst in MoP it was considered "bloated". Most of you who are already tired of this expansion will either stop playing (if haven't already) or get used to it like one gets used to an uncomfortable bed, and eventually by the last season of WOD will proclaim it "the best season ever" just like every single expac's last season before this.

#4278001 Resto stat priority for arenas

Posted hotcowz on 27 November 2014 - 09:20 PM

They changed how HOTs scale with haste, such that you get a linear benefit (e.g., no more breakpoints) to the increase in number of ticks (e.g., a ‘partial tick’ is always paid out in the end).

The current stat priority for pve:
Spirit (On accessories such as rings and necklaces only) > Haste (there are NO breakpoints) = Mastery > Multi-strike > Crit > Versatility

Obviously Versatility is a lot more useful in pvp. I don't know yet how much more useful than Haste and Mastery though, but I'd probably try and get it over Multistrike and Crit.

#4092082 Warlords of Draenor: Alpha Patch Notes

Posted hotcowz on 04 April 2014 - 03:09 AM

Looking good so far. Though resto shamans definitely need additional work. Innervate and Hymn removed, but mana tide staying? Psychic scream is up to 45 sec cd and replaces Psyfiend, but tremor cd reduction talent is unchanged? Also disc priests are getting hit harder than other healers with renew removed and PoM on hard cast.

#3980092 This game used to be so great

Posted hotcowz on 02 November 2013 - 09:55 AM

People got older, other things came up. If I were still a kid, I'm sure I'd be enjoying whatever expansion now.

#3963569 Your wishlist for 6.0 PvP

Posted hotcowz on 14 October 2013 - 02:15 AM

Only 3 weeks left till the next expansion is announced. What changes would you like to see in 6.0? You can focus on a single class / classes or just some common wishes.

My own wishlist:
- Reduce the bloat! This game now has way too many cd's and is going to have even more if Blizzard keeps doing what they've been doing. No need to have 5+ different defensives and 5+ offensives. The whole playstyle "Oh he popped his offensive cd, so I have to pop my defensive cd because I have so many of them" is boring.
- Revert to the old no-cd dispel system. You used to be able to tell if your healer is any decent by the speed of dispels. Now it's "Sorry, can't get you, it's on cd".
- Return skirmishes. Sometimes you just want to kill time without trying hard. Or maybe you want to practice your 1v2 skills.
- Make players think before they instantly cc you from range. Blizzard should already learn that none wants shadowfury>fear, old blood fear, feral clones, enhance hexes, chastise>fear, scatter>trap while whole team can't move etc. The best design for this problem is deep>poly where a mage has to sacrifice his major dps cd in order to have an opportunity to hard cast a poly without an LoS issue. If you want to instantly cc a healer and put him in position where he may eat a minute-long cc chain, pay an adequate price!

So what's your wishlist?

#3944378 5.4 Heal-FOTM

Posted hotcowz on 20 September 2013 - 05:19 AM

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#3925643 WoW down to 7.7m, Vivendi finally sells

Posted hotcowz on 13 August 2013 - 06:57 AM

Yet another apocalyptic thread on the virtual game world scale. Doesn't everyone deep inside want the world (of warcraft) to end? Maybe it's because they must or want to leave and want everyone else to go with them?

#3925071 Reasons why 2v2 should be a competitive bracket

Posted hotcowz on 11 August 2013 - 06:17 AM

View PostBraindance, on 06 August 2013 - 03:17 PM, said:


User Actions FollowingPosted ImageGreg Street@Ghostcrawler

@jaybuyers We wrote off 2s for a long time as impossible to balance. We're changing our minds though.

12:52 AM - 6 Aug 13

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#3879880 Been 1year+ since I last played, how is game?

Posted hotcowz on 25 April 2013 - 01:24 AM

it's definitely more fun than cata, but nothing like tbc/wotlk offensive play.

#3860864 Gladius fix

Posted hotcowz on 13 March 2013 - 01:33 AM

Go to your interface folder in your WoW folder, open your Gladius folder, find a file named "Speclist.lua," open it with a word editor (notepad works), and delete the following line (it should be at the top):

[GetSpellInfo(56638)] = L["Arms"]. -- Taste For Blood

Restart the game and it should be working.

#3810515 S5 vs S12

Posted hotcowz on 25 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

Balance doesn't really matter. Not every class and spec is supposed to be viable. It's always been like this. In fact, comparing to previous seasons, current class balance is ok-ish. The real issue with this season (and I personally believe, expansion as a whole) is how boring it is due to bloated spellbook, enormous amount of instant cc and cooldowns, one-shot mechanics etc.

MoP is just basically Cata 2. Same boring playstyle, more (dumb) stuff. In Wotlk/TBC there was much more emphasis on positioning, situational awareness, and other individual skills. Remember that time when you could feel you were clearly outplaying someone? Now when was the last time you felt you were massively outplaying or getting outplayed and it mattered? Even though class balance in s5 was worse than now, it was by far more fun to play. Boring arena playstyle, plus being forced to do those horrible rbgs to stay competive is what makes this season (and probably whole expansion, just like Cata) less exciting than s5.

#3793583 Necessary Changes

Posted hotcowz on 22 October 2012 - 04:43 AM

- Blood Fear now has 15 second cd (old: 10 second).
- Presence of Mind, Nature's Swiftness and Ancestral Swiftness now have 2 minute cooldown (old: 1 minute)
- Glyph of Gag Order removed.
- Void Shift is now for Disc and Holy only.

#3791904 Staff Vs MH+OH

Posted hotcowz on 17 October 2012 - 07:32 AM

oh right, forgot about offhand enchant

In that case, for t2 it's


342 spi & 16 int vs 165 int & 331 crit

which comes down to

210 spi vs 149 int & 199 crit (after reforging)

so mh+oh wins.

#3788318 MoP Arena: First Impressions

Posted hotcowz on 08 October 2012 - 05:32 AM

Once they fix bm and not every other team in the game is kfc, it should be fun.

#3757347 Everything MoP Druids

Posted hotcowz on 02 September 2012 - 04:39 AM

View PostAriyia, on 01 September 2012 - 10:00 AM, said:

20 baseline, 25 with gloves, 29 with glyph. Dont see where 34 came from.