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#3864048 Honor gear buffed

Posted Khra on 19 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

That buff is nice but the 491 gear still got too much difference

#3863510 Arena participation since MoP compared to other seasons

Posted Djandawg on 18 March 2013 - 08:44 PM

What happened?My point of view:

-Everyone got extra stun, extra interrupt, extra cc, dps cooldowns became undispellable.
-Dispel 8 sec cd destroyed the game
-Late fix on hunter, warrior, mage. 2 healers viable, rest being borderline unplayable for months made people I know quit.

#3863502 wtf is this gear disparity

Posted Ayume on 18 March 2013 - 08:15 PM

View PostNadagast, on 17 March 2013 - 02:36 AM, said:

I'm not saying that I like the gear disparity, (I wish Honor gear was 483-487 maybe) but I don't agree with many of the comments in this thread saying there should be no gear differences at all in PvP.

Sure, for players like us, the top ~1% most dedicated and hardcore arena players, we don't need gear to motivate us, we're motivated mostly just by competition.  However, for the other 99% of the playerbase, gear, titles, and other random goofy rewards are extremely powerful motivators to participate.  Taking away all gear differences/upgrades would leave the arena playerbase very small.

I think in general people on AJ (and really in any online community that caters to a specific niche) are capable of making pretty good suggestions IF every player playing the game was a member of their niche (hardcore PvP).  It's like lots of us fail to realize other segments of the community exist, and Blizzard has to make a game for all segments.

The game is at a point of divergence, as soon as they decided to add pvp power and change how abilities work in arena they opened the doors to completely seperating the pvp in this game from the pve. I for one don't even consider them remotely related, and I don't think anyone else should either. They don't allow pve gear in arena, they itemize pvp gear to be bad in pve, they design abilities different for pvp than for pve, so why is it again we should also share gear progession?

You say that 99% of the playerbase plays for gear and titles, but I didn't say they should remove all rewards, I merely said they should remove gear progression. There should still be visual upgrades at 2000 and 2400, along with more titles and sweet achievements. There can still be fun random goofy arena rewards without people feeling like they wasted their time in arena because their character didn't improve via stats. The whole purpose of the achievement system was to fulfull this.

Maybe I'm skeptical, but I really don't feel like this other segment exists anymore. The barrier to entry to pvp now is SO high that even veterans have a hard time competing with honor gear, there isn't the same casual pvp/pver that used to exist back in BC and Wotlk. The game isn't the same as back then when we had a huge portion of people playing pvp, in fact, their changes to pvp(adding upgrades, and an entire 2nd tier of gear) has only made pvp LESS accessable to the masses.

tldr; this game isn't like it used to be where people played both pve and pvp and we had a ton of casuals. Only the hardcore really play arena or rbgs now.

#3862153 Priests What do you think about 5.2

Posted pripripriest on 15 March 2013 - 06:10 PM

View PostFeliclandelo, on 15 March 2013 - 06:04 PM, said:

The only one here striking me as clueless is you.

wait ... aren't you the genious who said that Shadowmourne was fine in arena ? ah k. sure bro. sorry

#3861796 wtf is this gear disparity

Posted Filovirus on 14 March 2013 - 09:15 PM

View PostSeu, on 14 March 2013 - 08:33 PM, said:

i came back 4 months ago and my character wont be competitively geared until may


I came back a few days ago, SO stoked to play some affliction in full honor gear

#3861752 wtf is this gear disparity

Posted Ayume on 14 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

I know people have been saying this since BC, but why is it again we can't all just have a set of pvp gear that's equivalent for every class, that just you automatically get when you zone into arena. Naturally you can still transmog, gem, and reforge it, but this eliminates the kannetixx's running around frostbombing people for their entire life because they happened to play the previous season.

I understand that they want people to strive for gear to keep subs, but I'm pretty sure I speak for everyone when I say that we don't give a shit about gear, not only would this make balancing classes easier since damage wouldn't fluctuate every season, but I'm fairly certain they would gain more/retain more subs by letting more people do arena with full gear easily. Rather than new pve players joining an arena match and dying instantly to some dumb bm hunter who did literally his entire life in one hit(see below for dumb bm hunter globaling pve noob).

tldr gear shouldn't exist in arena

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#3861499 wtf is this gear disparity

Posted Vioz on 14 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

View Postkannetixx, on 14 March 2013 - 07:00 AM, said:

if you think that your honor gear should be better or even close to my 2/2 upgrades with the amount of conq / time i spent putting into it you should probably just go back to not playing anymore.

Cool you want to come back thats awesome - grind it like the rest of us until you get tyrannical.

Asking for fairness in arena is blasphemy! It should always be gear > skill right? right guys?

#3861491 wtf is this gear disparity

Posted Regent on 14 March 2013 - 07:04 AM

There is no gear disparity in Starcraft 2.

#3860458 Priests What do you think about 5.2

Posted dionim on 12 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

View PostPorkz, on 12 March 2013 - 01:35 PM, said:

Divine Aegis doesn't suck as much as people think, it's just different. Definitely changes the mentality when it comes to PVP healing. Priest have to be more comfortable with letting people sit low hp while shields absorb the incoming damage. Definitely puts more of a panic factor when it comes to healing yourself while getting trained. It really does feel unrewarding tho when heals chick for 50K lol.

it sucks hard actually, you just lost 100% heal in trade of nothing when you crit.

ok, ok you got another rng! now you have a 9% chance to crit on your PW:S, not needed chance which will only be unbalance stuff when it crit ...

edit. i rather dont have divine aegis, and instead of a 100% heal 125% shield (mastery) just get a 200% heal when i crit like everyone else.

edit2. also i dont see a single moment where you dont want to top off your partners or youself, if they still training the target you put a shield, you still want to top him for obviously reasons, and if they swap targets, you still want to top his hp coz you leaving your partner without 100% hp is dumb and you will be punished for it later.

#3859821 S13 Gear Issues.

Posted Virent on 10 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

View PostMitoo, on 10 March 2013 - 09:24 AM, said:

Are you kidding?

That guy. that you linked in the thread, upgraded all hes gear to 2/2, do you know how much points he spent to do that?

And you are whining that honor gear, that i just farmed in 1 day for my 3 alts, should be in the same ballpark as full T2 2/2?


I don't know about you, but to me (and I'm assuming many others) honor farming is much harder than farming arenas and upgrading every slot of my gear.

In fact, I'd rather do 1000 arenas than have to honor grind for just 1 character's gear.

#3858952 S12 Gladiator mount

Posted Aetarius on 08 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

much better than the faggoty pine cone drakes from cata

#3858871 S12 Gladiator mount

Posted fant0m8 on 08 March 2013 - 05:38 AM

View PostApplejackxD, on 07 March 2013 - 10:56 PM, said:

I remember reading this exact post by someone else back in s9.

That's cause S1-8 had badass mounts and they've sucked since.

#3858570 Rip multiboxing

Posted Stormshiftx on 07 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

View PostBraindance, on 07 March 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

Yes really happy when you join a bg with 70% of your team being bots and losing.

I've seen honor buddy top dmg and top heal a lot of random bgs while competing against human players.  Unlike 90% of human players, bots go for objectives and don't leave nodes undefended and screw around.  Honor Buddy/BG buddy users contribute more to random BGs than 90% of the actual people I see queing randoms

#3858636 Should blizzard merge all battlegroups into 1 or 2 bigger ones?

Posted Dakkrothy on 07 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

just bring back the opponent history tool plz

#3858605 Should blizzard merge all battlegroups into 1 or 2 bigger ones?

Posted Moreudirl on 07 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

armory arena history, where art thou