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#3818473 Things I Would Like To See Change

Posted Shrouds on 10 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

After watching a lot of pre-bc/bc/wotlk videos (and playing on pre-bc/bc servers) the thing that really bugs me is how it's not even fun to play anymore.
Even in WOTLK, every class had UNIQUE strengths/weakness and there were spells that could do a lot. You kind of found creative ways to use vanish, spell reflect, deep freeze, fear, etc for offensive reasons/defensive reasons/to reset/get control
Most importantly:
Positioning and Global cool down management really mattered.
Now everything is just instant and lining up cool downs


#3810431 Starshatter vs T1

Posted Pawzz on 25 November 2012 - 12:57 AM

View PostArtunias, on 25 November 2012 - 12:05 AM, said:

Seems to me it would LFR > T1 > normal. > heroic > T2 > sha touched heroic

any other updates/thoughts on this?

Guessing those "greater than" symbols are supposed to be arrows :)


#3807745 Gag Order Glyph silence removed on PTR

Posted Bellx on 19 November 2012 - 11:12 PM

:warrior: Warrs op? hotfixing next week
:mage: Rogues/Mages op? nerfing next expansion


#3803779 My thoughts on why the warrior skill cap needs to be increased

Posted Veev on 12 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

(I hope the AJ mods don't mind me linking to an off-site blog.  Please remove this thread if that's an issue, but I'll be replying to posts and comments here as well.)

A blog post I just wrote covering my thoughts on skill cap in arena, especially as it pertains to warriors and why it's a bigger concern for us than other classes: http://www.veevsvaul...ll-cap-dilemma/


#3787110 Gladiator's Wands

Posted Unseenz on 05 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

if you cant find it youll never find it. the wand chooses the wizard


#3775108 The Arena Junkies PvP interview with Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street

Posted WildeHilde on 19 September 2012 - 09:09 PM

The DK in S5 was that strong because the devs listened to forum feedback, among that AJ. The community claimed DKs would be easily kited and were very weak overall. This is one big reason why the devs listen less to the PvP community. When was the last time a top-notch player explained why his class was too strong? We need to make feedback of higher quality, like Elitist Jerks does for example.


#3697267 Tips for a bad shaman?

Posted Bakkusenshi on 02 May 2012 - 09:11 PM

What comp are you running?

Your teammates need to peel and try to stop damage from wingsed spriest and also attempt counter pressure when they push in with a swap on you.

Ghost wolf + earthbind kiting.. try to master it. Don't juke yourself to death vs melee cleaves.. smarter ones won't even interrupt you if you're above 60% health. I personally felt out every healer I fought as melee and found I had more success not even interrupting as most players tend to juke forever.

Mostly you are dependent on your teammates to peel for you so you can get to safety. Bad cleaves will chase you behind los which makes for a great opportunity to create counter pressure or even a kill.

Practice practice practice will make the most difference as it can alleviate the "oh man what do I do I can't do anything!" moments and you can be more fluid with your gcd usage.

Also saving unleash elements for blanket silences is very helpful tip.

Hope that was helpful.


#3648223 Thug cleave on Dalaran arena

Posted Cratuslol on 22 February 2012 - 09:01 PM

Dalaran can be your teams worst enemy. For one the hunter can have a hard time staying on a target because of the way the boxes are set up and usually an spriest will just sit on his healer at those boxes. If he is paired up with a melee what we usually do is try to make that melee get cocky and overextend then switch to them with kidney and bomb. Also since most spriests run with rogues nowadays its usually your best bet to switch with cds and kill that rogue with bomb and flare. Another strategy we found was that our rogue can shadowstep in and sap the priest before he can get to boxes but this usually isnt going to be a kill however you will get a lot of cds if you can follow up that pressure. If anything when you do this that priest is going to usually run to the boxes then just switch to the rogue. You just need to ride your momentum from the beginning and know when to pull back. It will take some practice knowing when to pick between the two. Hope this helped


#3582674 Setup for Unholy DKs?

Posted naebae on 11 December 2011 - 12:07 PM

Dont play 2s because it is the cancer of wow.


#3564793 Season 10-11 Transition FAQ and Guide

Posted Eldacar on 28 November 2011 - 07:06 AM

So I have answered enough questions regarding this matter over the past few weeks across various forums that I decided it was time to just throw together a quick FAQ for everyone. In addition I have added a few recommendations for how you can best prepare your character for the new season at the end of the FAQ. Wish I had time to get it up sooner but I have been very busy lately, hope it's helpful!

Questions answered here:
- When does season 10 end and when does season 11 start?
- What new gear will be available for honor and when?
- What new gear will be available for conquest and when?
- Will new crafted PVP gear be available?
- What about weapons, whats the deal with those?
- What is going to happen to the conquest points I have saved?
- How much honor can I save for next season?
- What will happen to my various Arena and Rated Battleground ratings?
- How are titles like Gladiator being awarded?
- What will I be able to do in the down week between seasons?
- What's the deal with the new epic gems, how can I get them as a PVP'er?
- Will there be a new Baradin Hold boss dropping season 11 gear?
- How are the rewards from random battlegrounds changing?
- How can I best prepare my character for the next season of PVP?

If you have any questions not covered here please feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer them for you.

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Q: When does season 10 end and when does season 11 start?

A: Season 10 is scheduled to end on Tuesday November 29th. Season 11 should start one week later on Tuesday December 6th. These dates are still tentative and could change.

Source: http://us.battle.net...opic/3566006978

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Q: What new gear will be available for honor and when?

A: When Season 10 ends the existing ilvl 384 Ruthless gear will become available for honor points for one week. When Season 11 begins a week later new ilvl 390 gear will become available for honor replacing the 384 gear on vendors.

This may seem a bit confusing, but the purpose of the 384 gear being available during the down week is to provide players with a chance to spend their excess honor over the 4,000 point cap on gear instead of having it convert to gold. If you simply want to farm better gear wait until Season 11 starts.

Source: http://us.battle.net...opic/3566006978

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Q: What new gear will be available for conquest and when?

A: When Season 11 starts new ilvl 403 Cataclysmic Gladiator gear will become available for purchase for conquest points. Like the previous seasons there will be an elite version of the gear with cosmetic differences available for players with 2200+ ratings in 3v3, 5v5 or Rated Battlegrounds. This by all indications should be the ultimate PVP set for the remainder of Cataclysm.

The new conquest gear on mmo-champion: http://db.mmo-champi...s_item=1:+level

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Q: Will new crafted PVP gear be available?

A: Yes there will be new ilvl 377 crafted PVP gear available from the various crafting professions.

The new crafted gear on mmo-champion: http://db.mmo-champi...s_item=2: level

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Q: What about weapons, whats the deal with those?

A: When Season 11 starts the old Season 10 ilvl 378 Ruthless weapons will be available for honor but will require that players first earn a total of 7,250 honor points in Season 11 before they will be eligible to purchase them. Additionally new ilvl 396 Cataclysmic weapons will become available for conquest but will require that players first earn a total of 7,800 conquest points in Season 11 before they will be eligible to purchase them. There will also be new ilvl 410 Elite weapons available for conquest points plus the turn in of the applicable 396 weapon, these elite weapons will require players to earn a total of 15,700 conquest points in season 11 and have a 2200+ rating in 3v3, 5v5, or Rated Battlegrounds before they will be eligible to purchase them.

During the down week between seasons the 378 ruthless weapons are available for honor, but require that you earned at least 7,250 honor during Season 10.


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Q: What is going to happen to the conquest points I have saved?

A: When Season 10 ends all conquest points will be converted into honor points, even if this puts you above the 4,000 honor point cap. During the down week between seasons you can spend the excess honor (the honor above 4,000) if you choose to. If you do not spend your excess honor it will be converted into gold when Season 11 starts at the rate of 35 silver per honor point over the cap. It's important to note that while you have 4,000 or more honor you will be unable to earn more until you spend yourself below 4,000.

If you already have full 384 gear and don't want the gold, a good alternative is to convert the excess honor into justice points, you can then convert the justice points back into honor when season 11 starts after you have spent some of your saved honor on new gear. It's important to note though that this conversion has a cost to it on both ends, 375 honor gives you 250 justice points, and then converting back 375 justice points gives you 250 honor, still it's an additional way to "store" extra honor above the cap.

Source: http://us.battle.net...opic/3566006978

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Q: How much honor can I save for next season?

A: You can only directly carry over 4,000 honor points into the new season, however by using justice points as an additional means of honor storage as I mentioned in the previous question you can effectively store an additional 2,500 honor, for an effective total of 6,500.

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Q: What will happen to my various Arena and Rated Battleground ratings?

A: When Season 11 begins ALL PVP ratings will be wiped, this includes matchmaking rating (MMR), team ratings, personal ratings, and Rated BG ratings.

Source: http://us.battle.net...opic/3566006978

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Q: How are titles like gladiator being awarded?

A: Titles like gladiator are being awarded exactly the same way they have been in previous seasons. Honestly everyone here on AJ should know how this works by now but if you don't see the link below.

For more information on how titles are awarded visit the sticky thread by Maarkoo: http://www.arenajunk...ladiator-title/
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Q: What will I be able to do in the down week between seasons?

A: You will be able to participate in random battlegrounds and wargames (wargames dont count for anything or earn you anything). Rated Arena matches and Rated Battlegrounds will not be available during the down week.

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Q: What's the deal with the new epic gems, how can I get them as a PVP'er?

A: These are the pre-cut BOP gem's that are available for 750 conquest each:

    Blue +63 Spell Pen
    Green +25 Hit  +25 Resil
    Green +32 Spell Pen +25 Mastery
    Green +25 Crit +32 Spell Pen
    Green +25 Haste +32 Spell Pen
    Green +25 Resil +37 Stam
    Green +25 Spirit +25 Resil
    Green +32 Spell Pen +25 Resil
    Orange +25 Agility +25 Resil
    Orange +25 Strength +25 Resil
    Orange +25 Parry +25 Resil
    Orange +25 Expertise +25 Resil
    Orange +25 Intellect +25 Resil
    Purple +25 Intellect +32 Spell Pen
    Yellow +50 Resil

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Q: Will there be a new Baradin Hold boss dropping season 11 gear?

A: Yes there will be a new 10/25 raid boss named Alizabal available in Baradin Hold after the start of Season 11. She will have a loot table similar to Argaloth and Occu'thar but will drop T13 raid gear and Season 11 PVP gear instead of the items from previous seasons.

For more information about Alizabal visit the WoWpedia page for the boss located here: http://www.wowpedia.org/Alizabal

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Q: How are the rewards from random battlegrounds changing?

A: In patch 4.3 the daily random battelground reward is being changed to reward 100 conquest points for a win (up from 25), additionally every subsequent random battleground win after the first will reward 50 conquest points. There will be no limit to the amount of conquest points you can earn this way up to your weekly conquest cap.

Source: http://us.battle.net...opic/3595670888

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Q: How can I best prepare my character for the next season of PVP?

A: My personal recommendations on how to prepare your character for Season 11 are as follows:

- Buy your PVP head and shoulder enchants now, that is 3,000 honor you can farm and spend on your next season gear right now. If you build more than one set of gear for different specs you can buy and save multiple sets of enchants and save yourself to the need to farm them next season, this is a great thing to during the down week.

- Max out your justice and honor points, combined they will give you 6500 available honor points to buy new gear with in Season 11.

- Complete your daily random BG win every day during the down week. During the season 9-10 transition conquest points that were earned during the down week from the random BG daily and from valor to conquest conversions DID carry over into season 10. That of course may change this time, but right now I am operating under the assumption it will work the same way. It's unclear if patch 4.3 will be released the day season 10 ends or the day season 11 begins, so the change to random bg rewards may or may not be in effect during the down week. If they ARE in effect you should be able to farm out a full conquest cap worth of conquest points that will carry over into season 11. If the changes are not yet in effect during the down week you can still get the 25 conquest points per day from the random BG daily, and you should be able to farm your valor cap through heroics which you can then convert into conquest for extra points to start the season with as well.

- Buy all the gems and enchants you need now, that way when you buy a new piece of gear you can gem and enchant it on the spot, throw it on and hop right back into the queue to farm more honor.

- Complete the "Victory in Tol Barad" weekly quest, and turn it in after Season 11 starts. You can still only complete this once during the first week of Season 11, but it will provide you with a quick 200 honor boost without the need to actually fight the battle. Just make sure you spend some honor before you turn in the quest!

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I hope you found this FAQ and brief guide helpful, if you have any questions I did not answer please feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer them for you. If you have any additional suggestions for how players can best prepare themselves for Season 11 please post them as well!

Sources:
http://us.battle.net...opic/3566006978
http://us.battle.net...opic/3595670888
db.mmo-champion.com
www.wowpedia.org
The Public Test Realms


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