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#4453883 Mercenary Mode

Posted Violatrix on 16 July 2015 - 04:49 AM

I hope this is the first small step towards cross faction arena.

#4445537 6.2 DK changes & discussion thread.

Posted Violatrix on 30 June 2015 - 10:39 PM

View Postsarma, on 28 June 2015 - 07:34 AM, said:

removal of desecration and ns is the same as they would remove charge and ms effect on warrior leaving him with leap on 45 sec cd and big dick in his mout. It wouldnt be a very good class would it

This is state of dk last 3 years.

Perhaps if MS were still a 50% healing reduction, the comparison might make sense.  I understand feeling nostalgic thinking of the heady days when facing a priest healer (or any healer, really) was auto-win for you, but I don't think your class needs to pump out unhealable damage and be unpeelable in order to be viable.

#4437386 So this happened other night

Posted Violatrix on 18 June 2015 - 01:25 AM

View PostTsx, on 17 June 2015 - 08:18 PM, said:

only in US.

You forgot to include the requisite "KAPPA FOR U.S. PLAYERS" crack that accompanies all such quips coming out of the E.U. lately.

But seriously, you really come off as ignorant when you say things like this.  Do you truly imagine that the U.S. is the sole source of shitters and douchebags in this world?  Oh, don't misunderstand me--I play on U.S. servers (and live in the country), so I KNOW there are lots of scumbags here, perhaps even more than our fair share, but to suggest that this sort of thing is isolated to the U.S. is beyond ridiculous.

The majority of us are, after all, your cousins, and this sort of crap runs in families.

#4423783 BANNED

Posted Violatrix on 14 May 2015 - 06:45 AM

View PostAoedin, on 14 May 2015 - 06:36 AM, said:

I'd like to use your speeding ticket statement as an example of one who believes rules and laws are absolute. That would be living in a society that follows legalism. I'm willing to bet the officer would be interested in hearing your opinion of why you were speeding if you at the time were rushing to a birth or a dying family member (Happened to me just last week when someone in my family passed away). At least in Canada, the office will actually let you go and sometimes clear the way for you. But then again, in a virtual reality dictated by it's creators, Blizzard really does get to be the judge, jury and executioner.

Oh, so when you bot, you do it for a noble purpose?  Well, then that's okay, bro.

#4422157 Cant no more hand of freedom under cc

Posted Violatrix on 12 May 2015 - 03:13 AM

View Postuser_543622, on 11 May 2015 - 11:06 PM, said:

Being able to use anything while already in a stun/cc (aka fucking up and making up for it with noob-friendly mechanic) was dumb anyway...

Agreed.  Things should just die whenever you kidney them, cuz getting kidney shot = fucking up, bro.

#4419078 Why is Blizzard silent as WoW dies?

Posted Violatrix on 06 May 2015 - 04:33 AM

There is a lot of reckless hyperbole and empty rhetoric in this thread.  Subscriptions are quite high as of the last report, so I am not sure on  what basis people have concluded that the game is "dying."  The most common position I have seen on AJ forums equates WoW's rankings on Twitch with WoW's overall popularity, which is specious at best.  Incidentally, as of the moment of this writing, WoW is 14th out of scores upon scores of titles streaming live.  HotS,  which many people in this thread have described as a "dogshit" game with no players, has thousands of people watching it right now.

I know this is hard to swallow, but the perspective of a 2900+ player--an overwhelming minority of WoW players--is not representative of the typical WoW player's views.  A lot of people happen to like garrison missions, believe it or not.

The game has changed; there can be no doubt.  I know we all have our favorite seasons (mine was S4, even though it was not till s10 that I first made gladiator), and WoD pvp  is, in my estimation, lackluster and uninteresting as an e-sport.  I doubt, however, if the average casual player sees it that way.

#4406624 A day in the life of holinka

Posted Violatrix on 03 April 2015 - 06:45 PM

View PostElorxo, on 03 April 2015 - 01:36 PM, said:

cheers mate always wondered what u do with ur day

Yep--I've been sitting here at work hoping people would start posting their itineraries.

#4405390 People starting to adapt to barrage?

Posted Violatrix on 28 March 2015 - 05:48 PM

View PostBehemothzz, on 25 March 2015 - 08:59 PM, said:

Blizzard should fix this asap this is unacceptable.
Hunters should be gods and never be defeated or interrupted even from that spell.

Keep abusing and ruining the game kids... enjoy it and be proud of it...

I started to reply after only reading the first three words--I had coffee for the first time in two years, and I am feeling as coked out as Robert Downey, Jr. of old.  I was all prepared to rage.  :duckers:

Anyhow, yeah, this was bound to happen, but it is not a bit more frustrating (in fact, it is way less frustrating, imho) than being CC'd the second I pop aura mastery/wings on my paladin, being CC'd the instant I start to cast penance, etc.  It sucks, but uncounterable crap really has no place in the game.  Arena, in my opinion, should be a game of moves and counter moves, more chess-like than anything else.

#4405272 Holy Paladin: Spell Firing Order, Finger Movement, and Cast Sequence Macro's

Posted Violatrix on 27 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

View PostDarkrizen, on 06 December 2014 - 07:44 PM, said:

Your signature,

Part of the reason is that Battlegrounds are like ducks.
Is a reference to polymorphism in computer science.

It could also be a reference to Monte Python's The Holy Grail, wherein ducks are said to float because they are made of wood.  If a woman weighs the same as a duck, she, too, is made of wood, and is therefore a witch.  That is why we burn witches.  They are made of wood, just like battlegrounds.  :duckers:

You may, naturally, apply the idea of polymorphism here as well, as the duck and the witch are themselves subtypes of the wood superclass.

I though my ridiculous commentary would be apropos in this thread.

#4405270 Holy Paladin: Spell Firing Order, Finger Movement, and Cast Sequence Macro's

Posted Violatrix on 27 March 2015 - 05:23 PM

I'm not hitting alt-shift ANYTHING.

#4403328 Post your selfies

Posted Violatrix on 21 March 2015 - 05:39 PM

View PostMattadoro, on 12 March 2015 - 01:05 AM, said:

We believe priests will be good if not great
Posted Image

I LOL'd at the character name :)  I love it!

#4403326 Rating Gain Change

Posted Violatrix on 21 March 2015 - 05:37 PM

I'd be fine with this if they did a mid-season rating wipe, which they should do anyhow to knock all of the pre-fix fotm shitters down a notch or two.

#4403314 Rogues with kick/deadly throw hacks, what to do?

Posted Violatrix on 21 March 2015 - 05:19 PM

This whole hack/bot thing is so damned annoying.  I don't get why Blizz does not do something about it.  Update the Blizz executable to scan for this Honorbuddy shit, change the EULA accordingly, and call it a day.  I am not a lawyer--perhaps Bailamos could weigh in here :)--but if the EULA is a contract, and Honorbuddy makes products to help people violate a legal contract, isn't that somehow actionable?  If so, Blizz needs to seek legal action against those shitters and make an example of them.

#4403000 Overall Most Overpowered Spec This Season?

Posted Violatrix on 20 March 2015 - 07:25 PM

View PostAvengelyne, on 20 March 2015 - 05:39 PM, said:

Probably Disc before silence/healing nerfs early season.

Yes, silence is stupid, even now, but to suggest that disc was ever the most OP class at any point this season is a stretch.  Of course, if you interpret OP as meaning "cannot be steamrolled in an opening stun," then yeah, I guess priests were strong once.

#4399868 Warcraft: Arena

Posted Violatrix on 13 March 2015 - 01:36 AM

View PostMotorbatt, on 11 March 2015 - 09:58 PM, said:

how would you feel if blizzard released a wow spin off based around arenas

turn wow into a 100% pve game and make this new game a pure pvp for pvp players on same engine as wow with same mechanis but separate balance and class design system

It is a nice idea, but I think it would not work because--like it or not--a big part of the lure of competitive play relates to prestige.  People don't just want to win.  They want everyone else to know that they are "winners."  

I liken it to working out.  Sure, people lift because they like being strong and looking good for themselves, but they would be far less competitive about gains if they could only wear short sleeves or fitted shirts in the privacy of their own homes.  People like to show off their accomplishments.

What MIGHT work would be mirror realms.  Every max level toon we make would automatically be mirrored to an arena realm, like AT, but all ratings, titles, mounts, etc. would be viewable and usable on the normal realms as well.  Of course, as many of us know, we here on AJ live in something of an ivory tower and assume that our concerns are somehow relevant to the majority of the WoW player base.   In reality, Blizz would never make these changes because nobody really cares, and nobody would pay for it.  It would just be easier to have different "rules" applied to characters depending on whether they are in a pvp zone or a pve zone, but Blizz won't even do that.