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#3956258 Why is Blizzard retarded?

Posted Lolflay on 06 October 2013 - 04:34 AM

View PostROKMODE, on 06 October 2013 - 03:57 AM, said:

everyone watches LoL because it attracts all the casuals because it's easy as fuck to pick up, it's free, and everyone else plays it
game sucks shit though

Easy as fuck to pick up ? WoW was harder game than LoL but LoL is infinitely harder to attain rating in, when compared to a game like WoW. ( playing WoW at highest level was more demanding than playing League at highest level, as you had to know every single spell available to yourself, your team, enemy team, and you had to know who you can focus, when can you swap, etc - League on other hand, has only the basic decision making element WoW had and most of it happens before teamfight anyway, you don't get to make decisions on the fly as much as you could in WoW; with that said, WoW was easier to get highrated in because you had control over people you play with, in League you get matched with randoms ( and I shit you not, you can go 5-6 games in a row where every single lane loses, that's dropping SHITLOADS of rating outside of your own control, cause either it's you who's having a bad game, or you can't carry 1v5 for people who're having a bad game ) ).

I never physically raged for anything WoW related, not even when S5 DK could interrupt my character from drinking 60 yards away with some instant cast that ignored LoS and range - , farthest I went was whining here on AJ about some class/spec that was retarded. League ? I broke two keyboards and severely crippled a razer mamba I had bought not even 7 days earlier. You're underestimating how hard it is to attain rating in League, that game turns even the most patient man into a violent psychopath.


#3909103 Arena Teams no More

Posted Lolflay on 06 July 2013 - 12:43 AM

View PostIzirak, on 29 June 2013 - 10:54 PM, said:

I hope they don't show win lose ratio. It would discourage me from playing with RL friends thanks to OCD w/ ratios.

This opinion is a byproduct of an extremely assholish community, and I fully support you with this kind of opinion.

Even if you were a good player, wideaccepted with everyone, you'd be frowned upon if you didn't at least keep a 70-75%++ winratio, even if you were playing for funzies. ( if one should require proof, feel free to dig up and read through 2009/10 archives ( aka the period when most competition happened ) ).

Anyway, interesting change. I'd rather be in favor of allowing crossrealm teams, creating a single massive BG and allowing 3-4 teams per bracket for each player, but this would have to suffice. It'll still mean shit though if PvP and the game overall continues to be crap. I'd love for next expansion to actually be good, so lots of players return and the game begins to look like it once did, because quite frankly, I think I'm in same boat with a lot of other players who think that Cata and MoP were awful from the start.

As much as TBC players gave a hard time to WoTLK, S7 and 8 were best times this games PvP ever had. If they would create an expansion which offered 3-4 similar quality seasons, and if they made gearing up normal&easy, without having to play their bastard child RBG, this game would pretty much get revived.


#3899435 Arena Pass Realm

Posted Lolflay on 13 June 2013 - 07:37 PM

First of all, I have no clue how Blizzard approached arena pass after S8 as I haven't been around, but if they haven't launched it already, it probably means they don't give a fuck. They had their chance to make WoW _THE_ esports game way back in TBC, and they refused that chance, now they're just milking you suckers who still play this dead game.

View PostJokerplex, on 12 June 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

too late to re roll league if you wanna play at a competitive level

play games for fun init.

Funny guy hunter, implying competitive level in WoW and "professionals" :deathknight: :deathknight: :deathknight: :deathknight: :deathknight: :deathknight: :deathknight:


Anyway. League is one of the best games I've played ( and anyone who says otherwise but then implies DOTA is best ever, is honestly dumb ), but for current #1 online game to employ the BIGGEST, dumbest mechanic of measuring skill between players is stupid as fuck.

League state outside of pro scene atm looks like what WoW would've looked like if Blizzard didn't force people into making arena teams with actual people you've met, and instead forced them to queue solo ranked 3v3 and each and every time you'd get two randoms with completely random gear, spec, class, and skills.

The tremendous jump of skill that happened between S1 and S3 wouldn't have ever happened if Blizzard wasn't forcing players into controlled team environment. Players who play League currently, and who are even Diamond 1, have yet to even start performing the way they could if Riot actually gave a fuck, shut down solo queue for impending season 4, gave a method of meeting players for assembling a team, and forced them into team ranked 5v5. Casuals would cry a bit but they would soon adapt, and anyone with any brain cells would realise it was for the better. Also, the teams we're watching in LCS and overall all major tournies that involve League, are damn good, but they'd be a whole lot better if they had proper competition and practice against a larger sample of teams outside of their scrims.

( not to mention I became a rager after dealing with solo queue. One main account later ( highest reached is just a little bit above diamond threshold, during time BC stacking was OP ) which got permabanned due to raging in chat, and now struggling in plat5-plat3 range on new acc, and after one mouse broken - I can safely say I'll never become even remotely good at League unless Riot actually starts forcing people to learn the game properly )


#3895530 Where is the Drive?

Posted Lolflay on 05 June 2013 - 08:20 PM

I lost the will to play to WoW at start of Cata, therefore I've quit. It's THAT simple. Granted, it was due to multiple factors alongside with the fact that the game was shit ( if my partners didn't quit neither would have I, prolly ), but still, it's that simple. Did some SWTOR after WoW just to get my "fix" of a MMO title, and nowadays I'm playing League ( at which I'm not nearly as good as I was in WoW and will prolly never be rofl ).

The paragraph above is my story, but that's the definite end-all-be-all answer to the OP's post. People&your view of the game is what makes this game. The moment the important people are gone, and the moment you see what you're doing isn't worthwhile doing, your desire to play this game nullifies. And it's not accidental that the first thing influences the second a lot ( because let's face it, 30 glad teams on your server, 150 on your battlegroup, full Orgrimmar/Ironforge, a lot of people dueling outside, a lot of raiding guilds - all that meant that someone actually gave a shit; the moment people stop giving shit, it's a downward spiral from there ).


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oh yeah, forgot to add - I did play a bit near Cata end and I tried out MoP - Cata would've gotten to WoTLK level of fun if it continued for another year, MoP is a disaster.

If Blizzard wants to ever revive WoW, the next expansion needs to be mindbogglingly amazing.


#3891216 Arena is kind of ridic right now

Posted Lolflay on 24 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

View PostRadejjj, on 22 May 2013 - 03:44 PM, said:

The game was even more of a joke in tbc then it is now, but people nostalgia too hard to realize it. It was a different kind of stupid, but stupid none the less, anyone who thinks sl/sl warlocks, 4 piece/4piece rogues, macestun/stormherald warriors, 3 lifeblooms outhealing ANYTHING, and everything else that made up s3/4, was somehow more skillfull then the game today, is insane. The game has always been stupid, glad has never been particularly hard, its easier/harder for different classes each season, but it was sure as hell easier when their were 300 glad spots on every bg from 2s

No nostalgia here in question. SL/SL warlocks had multiple ways of getting beat, both for 2s and for 3s; 4pc/4pc rogues weren't nearly as OP as anything that followed in next xpacks; stormherald was only really good during s1; dispel system was there for a reason when it came to druids. EVERYTHING could be countered except a really really good rogue with full pve gear, and even then - if he overextended like a dickhead he'd still get dropped.

And you saying "Glad was never particularly hard" makes me believe you're one of those people who diss TBC just to diss it. If you were any good during that period, you'd see that there was actual competition back then.


#3890317 Arena is kind of ridic right now

Posted Lolflay on 22 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

View Postmdnorth, on 22 May 2013 - 11:16 AM, said:

Only reason you are a "glad" player is because the game gets easier and easier and well everyone quits.

Gotta agree, people who have been playing consistently in TBC peaked at WoTLK and set a standard that only diminished since then. The few PvP vids that come out nowadays are huge crap, and streams are not interesting ( rather watch Civ5 than WoW ).

( spoken from watching few arena streams of "highrated players" nowadays, who had silly "strategy" convos and their play was subpar )


#3884988 Yo oldie Rampagers

Posted Lolflay on 07 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

What the hell do you want JaggerSwagger ?!


#3884983 Yo oldie Rampagers

Posted Lolflay on 07 May 2013 - 04:47 PM

http://i.imgur.com/MI9O6aX.png


#3876153 Please, no more tears.

Posted Lolflay on 16 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

View PostSuperkåre, on 16 April 2013 - 03:15 PM, said:

enlighten us with more of your wisdom please

:heart:


#3870053 New Shado Pan Arena and Blade's Edge changes

Posted Lolflay on 02 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

View Postkhuna, on 26 March 2013 - 12:18 PM, said:

I swear i am kinda happy but this is also so sad to see, all those changes are needed and told to them since many years, says alot about how brainless and/or deaf were the devs working at blizzard wow before this guy came in

WoW could have been big in esport if this got handled 4 years ago, its hilarous to see that such a big company had such bad devs for so long

You're cute, here's a pat on the back. The only reason why WoW even had an appearance on MLG a few years back was because of Blizzard's influence in the gaming world., and Blizzcon arena tourney existed because, well, it'd be stupid for a company not to make a tournament out of its own game. I actually didn't understand few years back when first WoW MLG was happening ( was new into whole online gaming thing, I was a casual gamer who didn't even bother checking all the multiplayer games until I was introduced to WoW ) - how come WoW booth had so little crowd while others had more than plenty, how come it had so little online viewers while other games were rocking viewers, and why did I have to hear screams of CS/SC booths all the time while WoW commentators were acting like bullied children and telling us "Heh, hear that SC crowd ? It's okay they'll settle down now so we can continue with commentating without interruptions" ?

Reason was that games like CS, SC, League are infinitely easier to get in to while having higher skill cap than WoW does, and are way more forgiving on new viewers than WoW is. Also, players of those games play for the PvP component alone, while 95% of WoWs players are in it for dragonslaying, flower picking, selling shit on AH, etc etc.

Apparently this new guy got hired. Apparently he's doing great changes ( I can agree, f.ex. I've been wanting to see BEM accessible from all sides since druids were abusing the hell out of it and so on ), and even if he did them 4 years ago, the same problems would plague WoW.

So little of its playerbase even cares about PvP, how could it possibly attract new players and viewers when even its own players don't want to watch PvP ?

No MMO will ever make it into esports properly, I hear even GW2 has failed.


#3860470 gz reyy

Posted Lolflay on 12 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

dumpster reyy, fml - altho you would've gotten that title ages ago if you only played with Severe or Headrush..................


#3857677 What really happened on Reckoning EU

Posted Lolflay on 06 March 2013 - 02:22 AM

When people say MOBA games community is horrible, they obviously never saw WoW arena community :D:D


#3856797 How Reckful got carried to his second R1 title this season

Posted Lolflay on 05 March 2013 - 01:15 AM

End-of-season arena junkies drama fever, yay ^_^

View PostPinkums, on 04 March 2013 - 10:36 AM, said:

(guy has a HUGE ego)

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He is just well connected and has friends carry him to rank one on his semi under geared rogue and thats the truth


The worst thing you get from being even remotely good at WoW is that sense of accomplishment ( which is entirely unwarranted for ), and from that comes the huge ego. Every "good" PvP-er I've known during the time I played this game had developed some sort of a ego due to succeeding at a relatively simple game ( honestly, looking back at it, this game requires zero active thought put into it while you play - it's just a simple set of mechanical memories and reactions you've attained while mindlessly pushing buttons, session of playing after session of playing ). Most of these players put themselves on a throne and consider themselves untouchable by the general population, and when they lose to some lower team then they blame it on composition, season, class, "gg blizzard", etc - I should know, I was apart of that hive mind once.

And honestly, that's what people on power in the real world do with their friends as well, no idea what'd you expect.

WoW created a complete social system inside of a game, I'm sure few psychology students had their fair share of fun examining it.


View PostGalaleo, on 05 March 2013 - 12:12 AM, said:

He is too busy making thousands while the rest of us talk about him. In hind site, were all silly geese.

I can't comment with certainty on this one provided I'm not following WoW scene for a while now, but let's look at it this way. WoW is a game that sports 10 million regular subscribers, and out of those 10 million subscribers, I'd say that people who regularly earn money by playing WoW barely break the number of 200 ( and when I say regularly, I mean regularly - I'm not talking about arena glad boosts that happen once every 6-7 months, and even when they do happen, they're quite crap money ( I earned approx 1000 euros during TBC and WoTLK by selling Gladiator boosts by advertising on various account trading/selling forums and such, and that's lunchbox money compared to real work in real world you can do instead of sitting infront of your screen, playing someone elses char to a pixel title ) ).

You can't earn money on tournaments because there aren't any that aren't organised by players themselves to help keep themselves entertained; streaming WoW is honestly crap when you have people who stream vintage games like fucking Space Invaders, Commander Keen and Doom - and still get more viewers than WoW players, and only a select few have sponsors. Few top notch guilds, Swifty, Towelie, Reckful and maybe a few others may pretty well be the only people who actually earn a few bucks off the back of a dying dinosaur that is WoW.

Compare that to this for a good measure - when you finally graduate, and if you work extra for that masters degree ( or even a doctorate ), you'll earn shitloads of cash ( provided you picked a decent field and a decent job ) for the remainder of your life, and you won't even have to put much effort in it if you have a easygoing boss.


So really.. Hats off to WoW players who actually earn a few bucks, and even further props to those few who managed to attract some sheiks to sustain them while they play WoW - but if they don't have a plan with their life and education while playing online games and thinking they're the smart ones now, ask them who's the silly goose in 10 years time when they're flipping burgers or doing heavy physical labor.


#3793541 Do they know their own game?

Posted Lolflay on 22 October 2012 - 12:33 AM

View PostThaya, on 21 October 2012 - 12:56 PM, said:

Problem is that the gameplay itself is boring now, moreso than ever before. There's even more random, instant, short effects that prevent you from acting, and on top of that targets are getting healed from 10 to 100 in a global from just normal casts, and every class has a ton of self heals/immunities. You just don't feel powerful or effective anymore unless you pop all your cooldowns at the same time and try to instagib something, or you just randomly gib something in a streak of crits. I sometimes literally alt tab when demon soul is down - nothing I do while its on cooldown will matter anyway, and it's boring to just sit there and feel useless.

TLDR balance is always shit, but right now its shit in a boring way.


PvP is shit, everything is instant, burst damage and healing are over the chart, you can't outplay people anymore on individual level and make big plays on your own, the only "outplay" situations are granted not by mixing 2 people in the equation, but 3 or more, because what you do yourself is almost completely irrelevant atm. Heck, even team outplays aren't as "holy shit those guys are good" as it used to be. I have no clue why dispel system is even in the game anymore, as most important buffs are undispellable, rest doesn't even matter - CC system is a mess, too. Damage dealing is not fluid anymore, instead it's highly unfun.

I thought Cataclysm was bad and unfun, but MoP has lowered the bar even more. Wasted money on MoP, shouldn't of even bothered to buy the game again and relevel just to try it out, some things just never change.


#3790882 MoP Arena: First Impressions

Posted Lolflay on 15 October 2012 - 01:40 AM

Warning : rant ahead regarding general state of game, not just arena itself.

Bought the game, leveled a new toon to 90. Leveling is quite boring and standard. Amount of ridiculous shit in arena has shot up even more than it did in Cataclysm ( the game which made many players quit ).


The community is still the same ( biased retards defending their OP classes, neutral players and those who want balance ), the game is still the same as before - 3-4 OP specs/classes and rest whining. BM hunters owning it up, warriors getting 5 stacks and oneshotting you, resto druids being gods, shadowpriests being gods, warlocks having such stupid survivability with almost no damage output ( resulting in long games where nothing happens ), etc.


Shadowpriests are overpowered, and yet incredibly boring due to Shadow orb mechanic - they were obviously trying to add more depth, but in the end, it doesn't add depth, it just adds stupid boring limitation.

After quitting WoW and returning after a longer period of time where you played more balanced games than this one ( or haven't played anything at all ), you realize that this crap isn't fun or intriguing anymore. There used to be a time where I'd get upset at inferior players who won me due to a better combo/class - I'm amazed you people are still content with that stuff, when there are a lot more balanced games out there.




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