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Hello friends. I'm not really sure where to start, but I'm a moderator on AJ. I think most of you are aware of this, and I as many others have witnessed a lot of terrible posts on AJ. People messing with a thread, turning it into a huge discussion about the new thing which is good to hate on, people posting youtube videos with no intentions other than being a dick and watch their own posts. I'm really sick and tired of people creating threads with the only purpose to hurt someone over the internet, such as linking pictures of families, a girlfriend or boyfriend, and posting IRL information.
I love the social part of gaming which is why I'm still on Skype mostly everyday, talking to the friends I've met through WoW, but when I see personal attacks, I turn into a sad panda, and I'm tired of being sad.
Therefore, I'll try to make this as clear as possible, but if I see threads such as the thread toward filo which served no purpose other than people with nothing better to do than attack others, I'll strike down on them, and it's going to be hard. It stops now.
I mean, it's not everyone who still plays this game, but that doesn't mean people should be allowed to do as they please on a gaming forum. Now, I understand the urge to hate for fun in a BG forum at times, but we're on a whole new level of sad when you purposely derail a thread of someone who released a video, or create a thread just to attack an individual.
Also, I hope most people here can understand where I come from when I'm making this thread. I spend my free time to moderate AJ, and it's impossible to always be around when someone decides to stir things up, but please - report posts from people flaming, bashing, pointless threads and whatnot. Within reason of course. Surely you want a forum without this hostile attitude.
I'm posting this in General Discussion as it's where most people read the forums, and I'm willing to hear inputs, so either PM me on AJ or post in this thread. I'll edit the thread if move comes to mind, since this was pretty much a spontaneous thread.
A lot of this video — especially the supposed Cone of Cold on Life Grip — is a good example of people trying to overemphasize "pro" moves that are really accidents and not even that important. It reminds me of Shamans who act like they meant to catch a Death Coil, Death Grip, Strangulate, Deep Freeze, or whatever with a Grounding Totem; in reality, they were just using Grounding Totem almost on cooldown like they are supposed to, and they caught something good on accident.
In the end, all that matters is maximizing cooldowns effectively and efficiently and doing so consistently. Sometimes that produces things that look really flashy and "pro," but in reality it's a total accident that's an occasional by-product of using cooldowns as often as possible.
I guess it makes a good PVP video, though, since the masses all fall for it.