the reason wow arena is so enjoyable for me compared to other games is because the movement/mechanics in the game are so dialed (go move a character around for a while in wildstar or rift or whatever mmo for a bit to understand).
coupled with having arena 1 2 3 and party 1 2 macros for basically everything its a really enjoyable play experience where playing my character and executing plays is really second nature, and I can really focus on strategy and awareness
arena doesnt have a great deal of depth or strategy right now and addons like gladiatorlosa has leveled the playing field for people who have shitty awareness. arena 1 2 3 binds futher exaserbate these issues by making execution of simple strategies even easier.
basically there is minimal depth, addons that make awareness a nonissue, and macros/keybinds that make execution easy. its harder than ever to tell the difference between medicore players and good players, or good players and great players.
if arena could somehow force turn off all addons, but we could use the keybinds we use right now, i think ladder would be 100x more fun. nothing more annoying than playing a series of close back and forth games against a team that plays well, then watching their pov via a twitch vod and seeing them essentially just repeating everything gladiatorlosa says.
having good binds and being able to put 99% of your focus on the game is frustrating right now because there is no depth. playing a series against another team used to be exciting, now it feels like im bill murray in groundhog day.
if wod can address depth of strategy in arena, as well as somehow disable addons in arena, i think current mechanics (aka arena 1 2 3 macros) would be fine.
I have no hope for this game anymore. The Jews at blizzard are trying as hard as they can to kill this game, $60 for lvl 90 is a joke along with another 8+ MONTHS (length of season) until WoD? Rofl who is making these decisions?
Don't expect much development from WoW unless it involves the in-game store and more ways for Blizz to make money off of a game we already pay $15/month for...
I remember back when mounts were rare drops, rewards for random shit, etc... Now you just wipe your ass $30 and POOF you have your new mount, pretty epic!
Edit: I wonder what all the PVE people will do... They have already been farming the same content for months at this point, and there will be NOTHING new for over 8months, wtf?
wod arena and raid changes look incredible and I am all for them devoting the vast majority of their dev team to make it great, its pretty obvious there is no hope for mop anyway. the proposed changes arent just good on their own, they are a clear indication that blizzard cares about small scale competitive pvp again which hasnt been the case for a few years.
I cant believe anyone on this website would complain about blizzard focusing entirely on endgame pvp and pve content, and offering players a way to skip grinding levels to get there immediately.
do you really give a fuck if anyone buys a level 90? It just means when your friends buy the xpacs to come back they will be able to arena with you right away, and if you are too busy irl to grind a character up that you want to arena on you can just drop $60 and have it. its an old game and as a result a lot of us who play it are in our 20's now, with less free time to grind levels and more disposable income we can put towards ensuring the free time we have is enjoyable.
i honestly dont get the backlash with the buying level 90s, its not like being max level in this game is an achievement to be proud of anyway.
Hackattack3, on 11 December 2013 - 02:15 AM, said:
Seems like a lot of people confuse spriest with the entire priest class.
priests are inarguably the worst class in the game for arena 3v3 and 5v5 right now, every spec is garbage
just by having one season where every available spec is total shit puts priests in a position that other hybrid classes havent had to face and therefore strips them of the title of being consistently one of the best classes