Would it be any different when playing with a sub or combat rogue? What about insanity or does it still suck?
exactly the same. i havent played much rpd but nahj and hozito played a ton early on and wound up running spikes against almost everything.
with spikes you can often do enough damage to force small cooldowns like hunter sac and ironbark without popping orbs or using silence
basically any comp that you have to run for your life, can never cast, and turtle the entire game you can maybe run insanity which is really only a good sub rmd for me.
as godcomp ill run insanity against a good sub rmd where i just get trained relentlessly and cant get vt's off. the playstyle vs that is completely different though and you just turtle like a total idiot with short silence and using fear as an interrupt. with insanity you can guarantee a block from the enemy mage if you just purge and insanity flay with orbs/novas during deep poly.
The responses here are very interesting. Some people seem to excuse the many failures of this tournament because of personal negative feelings towards Bailamos, the perceived good intentions of the organizers, or because the rulings went in their favor.
It comes as no surprise that Unseenz can forgive the corrupt and biased decisions of the admins, and I laughed when he casually summed it up to "irregularities in ruling". I can assure you his team had a completely different attitude on the PTR when the decisions weren't going in their favor, with the first games ruled 2-0 eHeroes.
Also interesting that Unseenz brought up the Bailamos RBGFL, because his team claimed to drop out for the same reasons we dropped out of this tournament. The only difference was that the RBGFL rules were concrete and strictly followed (Bailamos made a smart trade right before roster lock and they were salty). In this poorly ran tournament, the admins ignored their written ruleset, and even tried to make up bogus rules and apply them retroactively to completed games.
For a tournament that was admittedly inspired by Bailamos' World Series of RBGs, they sure didn't take very many notes. That event was completed without a hitch, with both parties exhibiting respect and fairness. This tournament was ruined by its own staff.
There is audio evidence of Reinhart (main admin) conspiring against us with the opposing team. That is simply inexcusable.
Our team had over five disconnects the first time we played EOTS on Friday. We informed the staff that EVERY grip knockoff was causing a disconnect, expressly against their rules, but they didn't care. They chose to leave it in the rotation. Our team practiced countless hours perfecting our positioning on the map, finding spots where we could heal while avoiding the knockoffs. The staff complimented us for this positioning on Friday in our games vs Datacus. Then, Sunday, AFTER our win, they called it exploiting and asked us to replay. Compliment us on Friday, penalize us on Sunday. What a joke.
Could we have replayed and won? There is no doubt in my mind. But we shouldn't have had to. We won fair and square. I don't think anyone here is trying to argue that healing EOTS from the bottom is exploiting. The majority of the stream chat was in complete disbelief. Reinhart was going to use any excuse at that point to make us replay our win.
This is the best part: the tournament had a panel of four referees to decide on challenges. After the tournament we discovered all of them unanimously ruled in our favor, that the series should be 2-1 and move on to the next map. Guess who overturned that decision? Our angry russian friend with a proven disdain towards Bailamos. If I had any doubts about withdrawing from the tournament, this removed them.
Make no mistake, Unseenz's team did not want fair games. They were happier taking a DQ win than trying to beat us in a fair series. We were happier dropping out than continuing to be on the receiving end of a corrupt admin's vendetta. We are the better team, and we were willing to prove it by continuing to beat them on Warsong Gulch and other maps.
The golden rule definitely applies here. You run a tournament with a toxic admin making decisions, you will be met with toxic disgust from the community and its viewers.
I've already had one of the admins apologize to me personally, and I appreciate that, but you could have easily avoided putting yourself into a position where you needed to.
rattspack is like 15 and this is likely the first dollar he has ever earned that wasnt his allowance so it probably went to his head
it is what it is, would u trust some random nerdy 15 year old with $20 of ur hard earned dollars irl? u probably earned that $20 back while typing out this post at work while the poor kid was getting shoved into a locker so u should just let bygones be bygones
When exactly was I floating around 2400 and who carried me?
totally offtopic like everything else in here but as a 2400 rat i can confirm that i had to q into glinks on my alt every time i logged in for the last 2 months of last season, generally the mw beastcleave but i hate the game not the player bb
On the topic about timing your burst, you're going to want to land a sheep or clone on the off dps, then immediately deep the healer and horrify your kill target at the same time to allow you to cast a polymorph onto the healer out of your deep freeze.
lots of good info in there but i just wanted to emphasize this part in case anyone missed it.
this right here is godcomp in a nutshell right now, with a bash off horrify when possible on kill target. as a mage you want to be saving blazing speed or blink for deep on healer so you can get behind the pillar with the enemy healer and line interrupts in case someone trinkets.
a lot of the time you are simply waiting for poly on second dps through the 1000s of interrupts the enemy team has, then as soon as its landed you just blazing speed deep poly healer while spriest horrify mindblast 3 orb the kill target. if the mage has double nova and the spriest does proper 5 orb rotation you will get something every time.
when you get better at doing damage you can often force smaller cds like iron bark or pet sac before the big deep poly horrify as well.
i answered friends but the real answer is i just dont want to do the time sink required to learn a game well again when i can put it toward something useful
ive already spent the years when i was younger learning the ins and outs of wow and its currently the only "competitive" game where i can log on and have a clue as to what the abilities and ins and outs of every map are
a year and a half back i played league for a bit and realized that i would have to put 100s of hours in to get to a level of comfort similar to my level with wow. i decided to just casually log into wow and use those hours on teaching myself programming... as of two months ago it went from a hobby to my primary source of income
i think a lot of people look at their /played on wow and think if they put as many hours into something else they would be really good at it, and they are 100% correct in saying so. its no wonder so many ex/current wow players have become shredded gym lords or whatever - instead of taking their crazy wow focus/commitment and putting it into another game they put it into something completely different and got good at that.
im already not on that often, and when the last of my friends stop logging in and the game dies ill likely not play another game :/