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#4427861 Hey, 2015 Blizz - meet yourselves from the past

Posted Thaya on Today, 05:28 AM

i wake up in the morning and ask myself, is it worth to post yet another giant wall of text on aj?

#4427750 Hey, 2015 Blizz - meet yourselves from the past

Posted Thaya on Yesterday, 04:24 PM

View PostLloix, on 22 May 2015 - 12:39 PM, said:

HoTS is a complete joke right now, so you really can't expect anyone who takes mobas seriously enough to queue ranked ever instead of just pub games to enjoy that more than they are enjoying league/dota right now. The maps get old after a while, and having 0 customization to your character in any given game (they would have to rebalance a ton of the skill choices, half the skills are shared by most heroes in the same 'class' for fuck's sake) to keep people from getting bored after ten games. I can't understand what kind of autist would take that game seriously on any level. It literally takes 27 ranked games (not wins)  to hit Rank 1.
i use literally every talent jaina has depending on the comp

you guys just didn't understand hots yet

it only becomes fun when you play it 5v5. the meta changes completely and talents you always thought are useless actually start to make sense. of course this doesn't apply to all heroes and there are some that need diversity fixes, but in general i find myself making different build choices much more often in this game than i ever have in league (im d1/low chall last season). of course, dota has more depth in this regard - but dota's strategic depth is literally the whole point of the game; you can't have short cd abilities (compared to dotas long cd, but strong ability design) and dota's depth in the same game, it's just impossible.

things like shared xp also start to make sense when you're playing in a group of 5. while this does mean that a single champ can't get ahead and win the game, it also means that your worst player can't fall behind in early game so much that it prevents you from winning the lategame. it's more fun.

everyone who's saying hots is shit right now either:
1) didn't play it and is just on the hate bandwagon for whatever reason
2) tried to play it like dota or lol, i.e. solo queue (that indeed does suck)

the ranked system got raped by a massive influx of players since it went open access. how can you judge the game based on that, what the fuck? it will take them 10 minutes to fix this and has nothing to do with the gameplay?

it's also not "half the abilities are shared" rofl

its just that some classes have abilities they can choose instead of other talents on certain tiers - usually its KEY TALENTS so you'd be skipping a lot

its like, most mages can get blink. but they can also get a very large dps talent instead of it - the choice ultimately depends on, do you need blink for this matchup? but yes the spell is actually called blink and uses the same icon regardless of which mage you get it on. whats wrong with that at all? on-use items serve the exact same purpose in lol/dota.

#4427744 keyboards

Posted Thaya on Yesterday, 03:55 PM

oh yeah also, regarding key length. a lot of the best typists i've known have sworn by slim or even ultraslim keyboards. they mostly used scissor switches though, those you find in laptop keyboards you know, and they aren't nearly as expensive as mechanical. the reason they preferred slim is the fact that your fingers can sort of 'slide' between keys on a keyboard like that, which indeed ends up being a speed increase overall.

there's a cherry ML switch which feels like a shorter version of brown - it's really cool, i'd recommend trying one of these if you ever thought the shorter keys are better. one of the best quake players i play/played with is using them.

another thing to really look for is key stabilizers. they apply to the big keys - spacebar, shifts, enter, etc - and they really do matter, difference is huge. the costar ones are better than the cherry ones, but they're for some reason much harder to find (i guess they're just more expensive to produce?). you can also lube the cherry stabilizers or use o-rings though, but then you have to get geeky.

hope this helps

#4427741 keyboards

Posted Thaya on Yesterday, 03:45 PM

im not an uber keyboard nerd but i know a lot of the theory and have tried all of the cherry mx variants at least. i also used to do type racing (just for fun though, my work isn't typing directly, but i could maintain ~700 cpm which is 140 wpm on long texts/paragraphs, i.e. copying book quotes of 3-4 paragraphs or 5 minute nonstop marathons) so i didn't look at it just from a gaming point of view. i don't have access to a lot of the 'hard to get' shit in russia and i just never went as far as soldering shit myself.


if you mostly play RTS or RPG shit where every button press matters and there's mostly decision making in the game itself, i'd absolutely recommend mx browns. what you linked is mx browns so that's good. the tactile bump/feedback is really good and it makes you type much faster and to me, always felt better for these game types as well

if you play FPS more or anything where you're just holding a set of keys, i'd recommend black or red. reds are just a lighter version of black, they're both linear. they're a pain to type on. however if you're very used to them (i've been using my mx black keyboard for 6 years - which is more like mx reds by now due to how worn it is) then you won't really notice a difference in games per se. i actually love mx reds or worn mx blacks, to me it's the perfect switch - but keep in mind i have a habit for it and i also play fps a lot.

avoid blues like the plague. their actuation and reset points are different which ends up double taps feeling REALLY AWKWARD. the sound feedback however is literally AMAZING for typing. if i was to choose a keyboard for typing ONLY, i would definitely go with blue. they just suck for just about literally everything else than this task

size, form factor, key length are all purely personal preference. it's just up to you. i don't like 60% but people like them. my own choice is simply tenkeyless - 60% is too small and packed imho.

#4427309 Hey, 2015 Blizz - meet yourselves from the past

Posted Thaya on 21 May 2015 - 12:06 AM

i agree with that to a certain extent

but it also seems like people forgot what it's like to have 70+ hotkeys

and also that wow isn't just pvp, where this has a much greater effect on the gameplay

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Posted Thaya on 20 May 2015 - 07:35 PM

View PostFizion, on 20 May 2015 - 06:43 PM, said:

So why doesn't everyone complain about those that advertise and do pilots?  One of the biggest current pilots is in this thread and no one cares.  Why is there a DDOS thread (today) and all everyone says that the guy is an idiot for not having a proxy?  I see at least two known DDOSers in this thread.  Go look through the RBG threads....

We can all say it bars entry in pvp, but how do we really know (I happen to agree that it does)? There's no way of really knowing.  I do know that the biggest joke in arenas in gladiator being the top 0.5%.  Really....0.5%?  That 0.5% is really 0.05% since you have to compete with carries and R1 players running multiple multiple toons.  No one has even said that about honorbuddy making it that harder because the hypocrisy of the community.  Barring entry is terrible but it's OK to fill the ladder up and camp rating on alt#8.

P.S.  Have you run a random BG lately?  They really suck now unless you enjoy the name calling and fighting in chat.

Edit:  had glad at the R1 percentage.
People ARE complaining about boosts? Even here on AJ, let alone any other WoW/PvP related media (check official forums and PvP subreddits). People complained about botting in random BGs for years as well, just not on AJ because the feedback you get to it here is something along the lines of "LOL nobody cares about the type of PvP you play, get the fuck out".

The whole reason I keep posting about it (and have been since, like, Cataclysm when bgbuddy became REALLY popular - check my thread history, I didn't make a lot of threads so it'll take a second to find it) is awareness. Every time you bot a bg you contribute to the problem. If cheating was risky and people ranted about the honor grind being impossible, it would get fixed (seeing as Blizzards policy nowadays is just fixing whatever people are ranting over), but instead everyone just quietly botted and it never got the attention it actually deserves. It did more damage than people seem to understand. A lot of potential players have been lost already at the point of their first experience with PvP. And since arena is also a type of PvP in World of Warcraft, by botting bgs (or boosting, wintrading, or cheating in any way really) you're undermining the very game you play.

Is it really a hard concept to grasp? That cheating in your favorite online game is undermining it in the big picture?

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Posted Thaya on 19 May 2015 - 07:33 PM

View PostNicholaes92, on 19 May 2015 - 06:02 PM, said:

Oh no I understood what he said.  He didn't even know what he said which is weird because I even repeated it for him.  I mean you can go reread it if you would like to get a better understanding. But I think in order to reread something you would actually have to be able to comprehend the language.  You guys need to brush up on your English a little bit.  But then again don't we all.
the difference between me and you is that your point is built around semantics

a tldr version of the exchange is something like this:
- i make a statement
- you misunderstand it
- i point out that what you picked up from it is not what i was trying to say
- you keep arguing against the point you think i was trying to make despite me saying otherwise numerous times
- i tell you this is fucking dumb and back out
- you start chanting some nonsense about me "not understanding my own words", giving me some sort of in depth analysis on my paragraph structure and usage of "but", trying to prove... something? i honestly can't even tell what. you weave in shit like "how are you a mod again?" "how did the server not 404 these stupid thoughts?" etc
- i call you out on disrespect for those bits
- you cling on to the literal meaning of the word i used and play witty, while admitting that you did go out of your way to be 'condescending' in the next post. so, you knew exactly what i was referring to from the beginning
- i give up
- you're still talking about me "not knowing what i said despite repeating it to me" several pages later. mate i know what i was trying to say and i also know that for whatever reason, we failed to communicate that. i don't really care why at all and you're obviously not interested in arguing with my actual points as much as you are interested in arguing against your own interpretations of my texts. have fun with that

meanwhile i made an actual point on the subject of discussion (if anyone still remembers that) that still stands

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Posted Thaya on 19 May 2015 - 04:07 PM

i wish i never posted anything

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Posted Thaya on 19 May 2015 - 03:48 PM

can you stop nitpicking and twisting my words its fucking cringy

i'm not continuing that conversation

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Posted Thaya on 19 May 2015 - 03:33 PM

View PostNicholaes92, on 19 May 2015 - 03:04 PM, said:

You did not blame the game, you actually said that you would usually blame the game mechanics. And you also said botters corrupted an entire aspect of the game and went on to say they are shitting in their own sandbox.  And again your comparisons are literally worse than cancer.  I swear.  When I said people bot bgs because of how blizzard made them boring and a shitfest of everyone bein full geared and that's why people botted is because bgs are supposed to be used for gearing new toons/fun.  There is no real gain in the game for using bgs so botting them is harmless.  If someone ques bgs and have their time ruined because of bots because they are trying real hard to win then they shouldn't que random bgs in the first place.  That's a place for fucking around.  So you really need to stop comparing bgs to arenas it's seriously retarded.  When you bot bgs, at the end of the day, nothing got hurt.  No one lost rating because of you, no one is going to take your title spot because of you,  and no one will get any real rewards from it.

Also maybe you need to reread what you said if you think I wasn't responding to what you said.
only got two things to say


i said:

i usually blame the design

you said:

blaming bg bots for the decay of the pvp state of the game is fucking hilarious

i said:

i specifically said that i blame the design for this and that my point is merely that players contributed by, you know, like, actually botting.

you said:

You did not blame the game, you actually said that you would usually blame the game mechanics
honestly just fuck off. do i have to argue with you to prove what i wrote is actually what i wrote? what the fuck?

two: you're actually defending a cheat right now

since that's really the case (i'm surprised, to be honest), there's nothing more to discuss. we just have different views.

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Posted Thaya on 19 May 2015 - 02:26 PM

i specifically said that i blame the design for this and that my point is merely that players contributed by, you know, like, actually botting. do you not agree that cheating in a game is detrimental to and undermines said game? i thought that'd be pretty obvious when you press play in hb and acknowledge that you're now part of the reason why random bgs suck for everyone

i like how you expand on the "using bots in bgs" bit with "because of how awful blizzard has made them" - you honestly think is a valid justification? you could justify literally any other form of cheating with this same logic. "wintrading is ok because of how awful blizzard design their ladder and mmr system", "orb botting is ok because of how awful the spec is designed", "gcd hacking is ok because literally everybody does it" (back in s7/s8), and so on and so forth.

i wish i could reply more than 2 phrases but that entire wall of text is responding to something i didn't even say

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Posted Thaya on 19 May 2015 - 12:55 PM

View PostNicholaes92, on 19 May 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:

To be competitive with or to be taken seriously, although the whole game shouldn't be taken seriously in the first place.  Either way this isn't randombg junkies for a reason.

bg's being completely fucking broken has a massive impact

you'd have much more people interested in arena (to a serious degree, just like you want it) if the entry level pvp experience didn't leave you with an impression that the developers don't give a fuck (at all) about this side of the game. a lot of people just go "ah, fuck this then, no wonder everyone says its shit lol" right there and then. you realize you'd often be only like 3-4 actual players in 15 man bgs right? that's on a good day if you're lucky

the people who botted bgs and eventually corrupted an entire area of the game to the point of being unusable/unplayable have done an immense amount of damage to the very game they play. its akin to what people do with boosting and taking like a million spots in glad, just straight up camping them for months and 'freezing' a huge part of the elo/mmr pool (on top of it all belonging to a single player, lol).

i usually blame the design, but you know, if this community didn't love to shit in their own sandbox so much, this wow pvp thing could be slightly more appealing and better. you could say botting levels isn't really malicious, but botting bg's has always been straight up malicious and detrimental to the game, and all the people who did it were consciously and carelessly ruining the experience for other players. they deserve shit as much as those who scripted

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Posted Thaya on 19 May 2015 - 11:41 AM

yeah that totally makes sense

there can only be 1 type of pvp

#4426294 who is this human?

Posted Thaya on 19 May 2015 - 11:37 AM

its getting awkward here

#4425637 who is this human?

Posted Thaya on 17 May 2015 - 05:02 PM

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