I'm actually amazed there is this much defense of shadow priests. Yea, their damage is in a really good spot. But trying to kill a shadow priest team compared to killing anything else? Even if you play a shadow priest, you have to see the difference. It takes sooo much longer.
Now they don't have to totally destroy their ability to help their team or anything, they just need to look at how some defensives work as shadow. Lifegrip and Lifeswap are healer level lifesaving full-reset cooldowns, when you get to have them as a DPS in addition to all your healers cooldowns, it just becomes too much. I hate having abilities flat removed, but they at least need to be less effective as shadow. MD cooldown increase would be a pretty easy and incremental change.
Makes them terrible. Please before you start posting this crap go and make a toon on the ptr with a few friends.
Make ANY semi-decent comp and preferably get the best resto shaman you know on the opposition team.
Now all game your goal is to tunnel that shaman, you can ofc peel their cooldowns as usual but once they're gone, get right back onto that tunnel target.
Follow every decent stun you have with a silence. Just for the lols follow that silence with more silences or stuns if you have them.
Then come back and tell me how long they lasted and how amazingly skillful you had to play to earn that victory.
I didn't see ghostcrawler and his team during TBC. I think GC started the pvp debacle with his philosophy (not everything is bad about that, but 90% or so is).
I think the good developers left WoW after TBC ended to work on the new mmorpg they are doing.
Do you even know how miniscule the PVP population is in WoW? Its actually insane if you just think about it and toss some simple math around, its an almost negligible % of the overwall WoW community. You could get every single person that was ever registered on AJ to quit and Blizzard would still be just as bad at balancing arena.
For real though, balance isn't even the key to how viable a game is as an e-Sport and obviously its not the key to the longevity of a game, because according to every PVPer, Blizzard is the worst at balancing and yet here you all are, 12 seasons in, years later, still playing. Wanna know why?
Cause arena is fun, theres nothing quite like it, no matter how terrible the balance is, the mere core concepts of teamwork and fundamentals of arena will consistently make it addicting and enjoyable. In fact, thats how its always been, and its not even a concept that applies to arena or WoW exclusively, it applies to many competitive games at the highest echelon.
Typically I would say that should be good enough, arena is fun and thats why you all are still playing. Unfortunately, the way this game has evolved ( Not necessarily the balance, I suppose i'm lending this statement moreso towards how arena is played due to the overflux/influx of instant CC in the game ), the disdain for the gameplay is starting to outweigh the overall enjoyment of arena. I wouldn't say thats a balance issue necessarily though.
I have no idea where I was going with this. TLDR - You could get every PVPer to quit and Blizzard would still suck at balancing gg no re mi
on 29 September 2012 - 12:55 PM
I'm tired of hearing it. What idea do you have of World of Warcraft?
World of Warcraft was more than a game, he was a superstar in the world of video games, even today its still sitting proudly on the throne of his glory.
But more than the pinnacle of role-playing online, World of Warcraft was a community. World of Warcraft has been an experience, the experience of a lifetime. World of Warcraft has brought us closer. World of Warcraft has a soul, there a few years yet, his heart beat for the happiness of thousands of players. More than players. Companions. Friends. Brothers.
February 11, 2005. seven years ago, I was 14. About one o'clock in the morning, I installed the game and it was gone for years.
Years during I met people. Years of sharing and exchange. Years during I met friends. Friends with whom I toured Europe to experience a passion.
My first trips. Weeds. My first chicks. My first LAN. My first experiences. This is because of World of Warcraft.
Today, I'm at "the Mines" in Paris. Many brothers are found in HEC, the ISEL, INSA, law, INSEAD. Some of them are those who will makes games for your children. Bus, trams and metros.
Players of World of Warcraft are gold. They're the elite. They're an empirical injection of life and his values. They are my friends. They are my brothers.
They are real people.
Have you crossed Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid and Warsaw with your addicts friends ?
I don't think so.