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In Topic: Paris terrorist attacks and Fox news

Yesterday, 06:12 PM

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In Topic: Is Holinka the worst thing that happenned to WoW PvP ?

Yesterday, 07:35 AM

View PostLolflay, on 29 January 2015 - 06:16 AM, said:

My point about solo queue was that it's a horrible design from a non-casual perspective, and I realize most of the players ( myself included ) are casuals. I understand that not everyone has friends who play that specific game, and that they shouldn't be forced to befriend anyone just to play the game.

My point still stands though, players ( and the game as a whole ) would be a much better experience if there was no solo queue, and people were forced into either blind/draft normals, or rated 5v5's.
There would simply be no competitive scene if there was no solo queue. No playerbase, no scene. You can't have both.

View PostBraindance, on 29 January 2015 - 06:05 AM, said:

You did not put any effort into understanding what I am saying.

Neither did I Like the same things now that I used to like when I was younger, not could I spot things such as lack of corporate ethics. Enjoying the game at some point in my life, and understanding that it's a game managed by unethical, money driven vampires at some other point, are two, separate, non exclusive events.
I do understand what you are saying (admittedly only now)

I just think that's sad as fuck. Not everyone had the experience you describe (twitch streamers are a very, very special minority; especially the ones who live off of it and depend on it financially), and definitely far from the majority.

In Topic: Paris terrorist attacks and Fox news

Yesterday, 05:55 AM

well you were posting something to the effect of "i miss reedwise" a bit earlier

In Topic: Is Holinka the worst thing that happenned to WoW PvP ?

Yesterday, 05:52 AM

View Poste130478, on 29 January 2015 - 05:41 AM, said:

Evolution indicates progression, whereas devolution signifies the opposite. He's implying the game has devolved.
You're right. I read it more like a "its the same shit over and over".

That backfired. Oh well.

In Topic: Is Holinka the worst thing that happenned to WoW PvP ?

Yesterday, 05:28 AM

View PostLolflay, on 29 January 2015 - 02:52 AM, said:

Gotta agree on League though. Solo queue is the worst fucking shit ever invented, and League scene ( competitive at least ) would be ten times better because jump from a good solo queue player to a good 5v5 rated team player is fucking HUGE in that game.
Would be ten times better if... what?

Solo queue is just a formal implementation of something the communities around team games have created themselves - good ol' leagues that were handled by bots on IRC. At some point, any community around these games went like, "we want an elo and matchmaking system!" - CS, original DotA, Quake to name a few. And these systems have played a big role in popularizing these games, the same way it has in League, just that its implemented in the actual game officially. 99% of the playerbase has experienced the game exclusively via solo queue. Not everybody wants to find 4 other people to queue a match, and not everybody wants to play versus 5 organized people either - it's a completely different game at that point. Normals just don't cut it either, as it's evident in both that game, and countless other online team games, including those listed above.

There's also no actual 'jump'. They are just different. There are progamers who literally could not crack challenger last season. Remember Alex Ich' struggle in the last week of S3? Sure, he's not winning LCS, but he's a pretty big name on the scene. There were teams that recruited players from like, fucking Diamond 3, I shit you not. I can't remember the names, but it happened. I'm sure there are players who were picked up JUST because of their rank in challenger. If memory serves me right, Bjergsen is one of them - he quite simply just applied to TSM. You're making a huge mistake if you're directly comparing ranked 5v5 and solo queue, and there's really no reason for them not to coexist.

Unless you're complaining about the actual implementation of it, of course... but if that's the case, you're not making it clear at all.

View PostBraindance, on 29 January 2015 - 03:03 AM, said:

What type of argument is that? Windows has existed for 20 years but they haven't been developing windows 8 for 20 years. Does that make sense? No it doesn't.
Saying "Windows sucks" only makes sense if you think that the very core principles (which carried over through every iteration) suck. If you think that the core principles of WoW suck, then why have you ever played it? Are you saying that you played a game for 10 years and never liked it? That's obviously not the case, not for anybody who goes as far as posting about it here.

"For a 10 years old game it's trash" - I mean, it's not like you haven't enjoyed the first 6 of it, seeing as every other thread on the subject is being filled with vanilla/tbc/wotlk nostalgia. Or is that just bullshit?


Wow has undergone development for more than 10 years. I am not talking about WoD, I am talking about WoW and I don't really care about content driven games and whatnot; that is ample time to fix all that is there to be fixed. All I see is the following:
  • Repetitive gameplay/carrot on a stick design. Pick a pebble in Tanaris and buy a cat in Dalaran and you get a mount

  • Insufficient testing leading to broken abilities being introduced to the game after testing and lingering for months (hey thirst for blood sup boi)

  • A social awkward bunch that "knows better than the players" (direct quote from twitch Hadzicostas w/e shitty greek name and Holinka) and general unwillingness to work with players

  • Rollercoaster changes aimed at keeping subs rolling. Let's make xxx suck so that they roll yyy and we get more dollar
You can still enjoy the game yes, but let's not act as if WoW is something special anymore. As a game it has barely evolved after BC.

As a teenager I loved the game. As a grown man now, I despise it not because of it's flaws, but because I realized that the people behind this game are the most unorganized, unethical pieces of crap you will find in the gaming industry. Reminds me of a bakery I had in my neighborhood when I was a kid run by an old lady. For the first 2 months it made the most delicious cakes and pies, then suddenly the old lady decided to pass the ownership to her daughter, who thought it was a good idea to serve frozen, expired shit instead of the old homemade pies.  

They run out of business and closed within 2 months. This however cannot easily happen in WoW mainly because the vast majority of people that play it are socially inept, dopamine zombified young adults that can do nothing else in their life (feel free to open twitch and browse through the streams offered in the WoW section if you think I am exaggerating), so their tolerance for bullshit is way higher than a normal person. Balance sucks and I don't like the game? ima bitch for a while on skype with my peers, then sleep and wake up and make an alt and pwn.

There is a reason that if you Google the name Bobby Kotick, 80% of the pictures are that pop up are caricatures of him depicting him as the devil.
You refer to BC as the best times - if it has barely evolved after BC, aren't you supposed to love it? =)