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Posted ROKMODE on 31 October 2015 - 11:41 PM
like do you guys not realize that being a somebody in warlords of draenor in season 472 isn't really something worth bragging about
Posted Dills on 31 October 2015 - 08:14 PM
Posted Vengeânce1296684277 on 17 October 2015 - 04:34 AM
I'm honestly amazed by how many people are willing to give Blizzard a 2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th etc. chance. I don't understand how anyone has the energy to give a fuck anymore. Kudos to those who still do, but holy shit has this game become the polar opposite of enjoyable.
Posted icons on 10 October 2015 - 11:37 PM
Posted Infernion on 06 October 2015 - 02:08 PM
I've been reading a lot of stuff on the forums about the things that went down at the EU regionals this weekend, and I was thinking people would like some clarification/update from someone who was actually a part of it, instead of all these rumours.
I'd like to start off by debunking the rumour that Nolifers team supposedly reported Xonika for accountsharing to get him disqualified. The team of Reawakened 1 was in no way responsible for what happened to my team, just like we did not report their team in some pathetic attempt of payback. We respect each other as both players and persons, get along really well and just wanted a fair and exciting tournament.
When we arrived at the hotel thursday, Xonika told our team that he had received an e-mail by Blizzard saying he had gotten a 72-hour suspension on his account for account sharing, which put his account in bad standing for the weekend. Remembering that he had logged his own account from his girlfriends computer earlier that week, he asked his girlfriend to check her e-mail aswell, and just as expected she had also received a warning and what I believe was a message saying she would be ineligible to receive any titles this season.
After having discussed this issue as a team, we thought it'd be best to mention it to the ESL staff to make sure there would be no problem, as it was surely all just a misunderstanding caused by the automatic detector system Blizzard is using to prevent account sharing. The ESL staff told us they would contact Blizzard and thought, just like we did, that this wouldn't be a problem. During thursday and friday we had several conversations with the ESL staff, asking if there was any news on the matter. There wasn't, so we assumed that we would be allowed to participate on the same terms as other teams in the tournament.
When we woke up Friday, we ate some quick breakfast and went to the O2 Arena around 8.30 I believe, as we had to help Blizzard promote the teams better by taking pictures and shooting videos of everyone. This whole process was very poorly organized, and instead of just telling each team when they had to be at the different filming locations so everyone could practice while waiting, we all had to sit and wait in a locker room for several hours.
By the time all teams was done with this entire process consisting of individual and group photos, individual and group filming, filming of the team leaving a limousine, filming of the team walking around and lastly an interview, the time was around 16-17, and we could finally start setting up our characters on the tournament realm and get some practice in.
There was just one big problem with this process though. While the teams this year consisted of 4 players, there was only 3 computers per team. This meant you had to "sacrifice" one player, and basicly prioritize practising your main setup, needless to say that my team prioritized our shatter over our MLS. All the teams played a lot of wargames against each other, and when the clock hit 21, we were told that we had to leave. We left feeling pretty confident that we would place amongst the top 3, as long as we wouldn't choke on stage.
The games saturday was scheduled to start around 12 I believe, which made most teams wake up around 8-9 to get some good practice in before the actual tournament. Blizzard fixed taxis for us to the O2 arena, and upon the arrival we were all pretty pumped for the event, as the amount of people standing in line outside was pretty big (I'm sure people came to watch Heroes of the Storm or Hearthstone). Skipping the line was pretty awesome, and once we got settled we got quite a few of wargames in, once again feeling pretty confident.
Around 11.45, 15 minutes before we were scheduled to play, the top Blizzard employee present came to tell us, that Xonika could possibly be disqualified from the tournament. We tried to explain him the issue, and that it was all just a big misunderstanding, since none of us had been boosting in the period between the 1st qualifier and regionals. He was super stubborn on the matter, but wanted to make sure no actions was taken that would punish an innocent team, so he decided to double check. 5 minutes before we were supposed to play Blizzard confirmed that Xonika was indeed disqualified, and his pro player badge was confiscated and he was escorted out of the arena. He wasn't even allowed to stay in the arena and watch his team and everyone else play!
While I was explaining to the other teams what was happening, I was told to shut the fuck up, as apparantly I wasn't allowed to do so. The admin was obviously really stressed out and frustrated by the situation aswell, and did come to apologize to me later after the tournament, which I respect him for. It was obviously a heat-of-the-moment kind of thing.
After several players failed attempts at challenging the decision that was made, including our opponents Fewen, Souken, Wafflez and Pyrocta, we realized nothing could be done. At this time me, Froffsy and Livin was pretty demotivated and mad, and Froffsy and Livin didn't even want to try to compete, which I fully understood. We did however go through the options we had, and due to Livin not wanting to set up his druid, we decided for me to set up a holy paladin to play shatter, which I have never played before. Blizzard gave me 20 minutes to do this, meaning I forgot to bind abilities like execution sentence.
The games started, and we lost our first game as shatter vs jungle. A fun fact to mention is that everyone actually lagged out in the end of the game for around 5-10 seconds, but there was no referee behind us to see this, so Blizzard claimed that no one disconnected. People could have used add-ons while playing at the backstage, and Blizzard wouldn't have noticed. The second game Froffsy and Livin wanted to play RMPala with arcane mage, due to no one actually caring at this point, which we obviously lost aswell.
In the meantime of our series, Nolifers team had knocked Fritterus, Cervantes & Cavyx to the losers bracket, meaning that we now had to face them. We lost in a close series (Kappa) 2-0, and was thrown out of the tournament as 7-8th place. Nolifer now had to face Solari Gaming Yellow, and after having won the first game and being ahead in the series 1-0, there was a break that was prolonged several times. It ended up being around 25 minutes, whereafter Reawakened 1 was told to come meet Blizzard backstage. At this point the tournament was kind of a joke, and people didn't think it could get much worse - They were wrong! Nolifer was told that he was also disqualified. Apparantly Blizzard had been having a meeting since disqualifying Xonika, with some of the heads of their eSports department, and gone through every single player to find out that Nolifer was the only other player who had also done boosts in the time period between the 1st qualifiers and regionals.
Obviously their team was also not satisfied with this decision, and tried to challenge it with no luck. There was actually a lot of teams that tried to have the disqualified teams play in the tournament with no luck. Wafflez, Souken and Fewen even asked the Blizzard admin if all the teams could vote for it, and have them play if the teams would agree. All ideas was shut down.
They chose to drop out of the tournament instead of playing RPD, meaning that Three Languages One Team was no longer in the losers bracket. They had now advanced to the winners Bracket, and had to face Solari Gaming Yellow. This also meant, that my team was supposed to face Reawakened 1 in the losers bracket instead of TLOT, which we got a free win for as they dropped out. As TLOT won Solari Gaming Yellow in the winners bracket, we had to face Solari Gaming Yellow on the mainstage.
I convinced Livin to set up his druid for us to play MLD, as I figured we maybe had a chance with that setup. This is where it got really funny. Blizzard didn't even show our promotional videos, probably because Xonika was in them. They didn't even mention the disqualification, and actually said that we had been practising MLD for the tournament. I'm sure Venruki, Vhell and Lore was told that it had to be this way, they had to do what they were told of course. I'm pretty sure they even tried to challenge the decision made by Blizzard off-screen, so props to them!
As we didn't really have much time to set up our characters, I forgot to track all enemy debuffs, meaning I couldn't chain any CC in the first game. Livin also forgot glyphs in the first game, aswell as forgetting to bind dispell for both games. It was kind of a disaster, and we ended up losing once again.
On the entire ban situation, I can say with 100% certainty, that Xonika logging his account from his girlfriends computer trigged the investigation of his account. He might not have gotten disqualified only because of him doing this, but it's what caused the investigation. Xonika didn't boost from the 1st qualifier to regionals. We knew that Lagyna had already been disqualified for doing this, why would we take the chance?
The Blizzard admin kept mentioning the fact that they looked into the accounts from the timeperiod between the 1st qualifier and regionals, but Xonika got the suspension for having boosted since the account creation. The rules was very inconsistent, just as they have been during the online qualifications. He was disqualified based on the fact that his account was in bad standing during the tournament.
It amazes me how Blizzard can say that they are 100% sure no other teams boosted in this time period, as we know for a fact that they did. Xonika didn't account share in the time period that was in the rules. If Blizzard was gonna disqualify people for having accountshared since the creation of their accounts, no teams would have been playing at regionals. Literally everyone there has done boosts, and does them every season, meaning they should find some other way to punish the players, instead of disqualifying them from the only tournament that is held every year.
The question is - What will happen next year? What will happen at Blizzcon? Surely they will have to actually CLEAR players now, else ANYONE could get disqualified the next tournament for having boosted since account creation.
I know I might sound super salty, and yes, this does indeed suck. But I'm happy for the teams that made it, and I enjoyed the weekend a lot. It was nice to finally get to meet all the players, and we all had a lot of fun, even though the mood took a big hit for some players saturday.
I thought I just wanted to clear all of this up, as Blizzard seems to be trying to hide what happened from everyone. The community deserves to know exactly what went down, which is why I wrote this wall of text that most people will probably not care about.
Once again, congratulations to all the 3 teams that made it, no one should have any hard feelings towards them, this is Blizzards fault. No teams reported each other for account sharing. Remember the fact that they could've qualified either way, it wasn't set in stone who was gonna qualify.
If you have any questions ask them here, and I'll answer them as fast as I can
Posted Nicholaes92 on 30 September 2015 - 04:30 PM
This got brought up in my mind because I noticed a lot of people bashing people for irl pics and saying some pretty nasty shit like telling them to kill themselves and that is just not okay with me.
Anyway, this is the story. Back when I first started WoW I started playing it with my cousin who was trying to get me into it. I was only 12 at the time and the only games I ever played were games like socom, mohaa, halo, and all those common games. I didn't really like the thought of wow because in Kansas people would give you shit if they found out you played one of those "nerd" games. Well anyway I played and was instantly addicted and I couldn't stop playing and taking up my cousins account. Then he decided to quit to play the elder scrolls and I asked my mom for an account of my own. Well everything was as fun as could be except leveling by yourself got to be hard and was constantly getting dropped from groups because I was a 12 year old retard.
Then one day while I was doing gnomer this Mage from general chat said he would run us through it. He was level 48 or something around there and I thought he was the coolest mother fucker there was since sugar ray. Well he helped me understand the game a lot and helped me get it level 60 right before the expansion ended and we did everything together, it was fucking awesome.
When bc came out we decided both to skip school and start leveling together and hit end level so we could start out own raiding guild. We ended up just joining a guild that ended up being top guild on the server and we raided during the weekends and during the weekdays we would spam arenas and bgs.
We ran double Mage arenas like scrubs and just spammed Av. My friend and I were also kind of known for fucking with people on the server. We would make forums posts saying no one could take the gurubashi trinket from us and just rape face and would talk shit like normal 14-15 year olds would.
As clique as this sounds, the bond between us was fucking tight, I couldn't share the same hobby with my real life friends because they thought only weirdos played this game. So I could tell me friend shit I wouldn't even tell my brother. And one day we saw a rogue sitting on a gladiator mount and googled how to get it. We made a pact that one day we would get the god damn glad title together and just be the smuggest little shits there could ever be.
Bc came and bc went, we never got too far in pvp but did really well in pve. My friend was a couple years older than me and at the release of wrath he was just graduating high school. When season 5 came he played a warlock and we decided that this expansion was the expansion we were going to get that glad title. He decided that after highschool though he was going to go into the military so he wouldn't have time to play much with boot camp and all of that and he didn't know if he wanted to go into reserves or full out military mode yet either. So I played by myself and tried to get better so when he came back whenever that may be we could just get it right away.
Well people on the server really didn't like my friend at all and he dropped a comment on the forums that he was going into the military. Somehow someone found a picture irl of him and posted it and everyone would constantly bash him for how he looked and personally would pst him and even me that they hope that he gets shot in Iraq. We laughed it off because we weren't really that sensitive and would just shoot out a mom joke or something dumb.
Well my friend decided after boot camp that he decided to get deployed and do his tour then come out and go to college. It was bitter sweet because I knew he really wanted to do that his whole life that I have known him but at the same time I would be without a friend to share my hobby with.
Well my friend never ended up being to log back into his account. I would message his brother about every other month to see how everything was going and one day he told me he was killed during his deployment and I never got another message after that.
It was the most gut wrenching feeling I think I have ever had. This was my friend for quite a long time I shared this hobby with and now he is just gone. Just like that.
I quit the game because of this and decided to never come back. Then one of my friends I played league with got me back into it and I got glad and felt almost guilty getting it without him. So when wod came out I said I was going to make a hunter and name my pet after him so I would in some way be getting glad with Wes.
Season 1 of wod came. I got within range of glad at 2700 about 4 months before the season ended, knew I had it in the bag, and I decided to take my hunter with Wesley and go to gnomergon and log out where I first met my friend. Haven't logged in my hunter since and I don't plan on it.
So I guess that's why I hate when people bash someone for their looks because that shit can have some consequences (not that mine necessarily did from comments) and it's just uneeded bs.
Make fun of my sap story if you want idc I just felt like telling someone.
Posted Dills on 30 August 2015 - 03:59 PM
I suk i suk i suk i suk just que up it is my fault lissen
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