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Kelarm

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In Topic: Unpopular opinions thread

31 January 2015 - 12:18 AM

View PostDizzeeyo, on 30 January 2015 - 11:28 PM, said:

jaimex sure is hacking a lot of accounts today

would u like to give us a breakdown of what specifically you find so obnoxious about mages? :)


There is no breakdown needed.  The class is about as one dimensional as a BM hunter at this point.  You joke that jaimex is hacking accounts but the fact is the balance and design issues here are incredibly obvious and incredibly abrasive to play against, so while he might be somewhat overzealous about it, he's simply correct.

Frost mage was always one of, if not the highest skill cap classes in the game.  You had a ton of mobility and peeling, but if you messed it up or got caught, you were dying or blocking.  You had a ton of control, but if you messed it up or got shut down on your chains, your pressure was low.  You had a ton of burst, but you had to stand still and cast it (moreso pre-cata when ice lance wasn't retarded as fuck), which was perilous for the reasons already stated or just because casting is hard.

NONE of that is present in the class anymore.  You have a ton of mobility still, but when you get caught it's irrelevant because you don't take damage anyway.  You've got as much control as ever (which is actually relatively more since many other classes were gutted in this department) but it's basically impossible to mess up because it's your only focus now.  Not to mention even when you do fuck up and get interrupted, you just cast another school of full duration CC.  In fact, interrupts do practically nothing at all to the class, since you're either interrupting a sheep that's just going to turn into a ring anyway, or you're interrupting a frost bolt that wasn't going to make any difference whether it went off or not.  You've got a ton of burst but it's all frontloaded into one fucking retard ability that you could hand to your dog and teach it to press it when you say so.

Spamming uninterruptible, long, reliable CC chains with 95% of your GCDs and then one shotting a player with the other 5% is not a beatable strategy and is extremely unhealthy for the game.  Against RMD, you're either playing a comp that's strong enough to stand a chance (and that list is very small), or you just lose.  There's literally nothing any of the 6 players in the game can do to change the outcome other than disconnect from the game.

In Topic: Unpopular opinions thread

30 January 2015 - 11:20 PM

View PostSnookypoo, on 30 January 2015 - 04:06 AM, said:

The Mages blaming Druids stuff is getting old. When is there not a healer that stands above the others? If Druids get nerfed Mages will just play with Shamans. Double link double block. Unlimited peels for the Shaman provided by Mage. Shaman able to top the Mage in 2 globals every 12.  Shaman never has to fake because kicks have to go on Mage or no pressure. Seriously...

View PostNogahn, on 30 January 2015 - 06:18 AM, said:

to be honest..., stop saying mages are only that good do due druids being op aswell... it's like saying "hunter trap on 12sec cd isn't op, their synergy with meeles just makes it look op...."

for example 2 weeks ago i played some thugcleave on alts..... we faced a rmd on 2.3 mmr... their mage was the worst i've ever seen this season... we won after 3 minutes since I stopped every deep into poly/ring and he wasn't able to cc our healer without it ....
and literally tanked our dmg + lossed his druid pemanently.... yesterday i checked pvp ratings and this rmd queued on 2.6 lr.... (SAME PEOPLE)

Strong this.  You mages peddling this "mages are only overpowered because druid" bullshit are a joke.  Literally no one is buying that.  Mages are both broken and overpowered, period.  You need a large nerf, and so do resto druids.  Everyone is really sick of your shit, you're not going to be able to bullshit your way out of this one like you did at the beginning of the expansion.

In Topic: Is anyone having fun?

29 January 2015 - 08:02 PM

View PostNisslol, on 29 January 2015 - 05:38 PM, said:

All I read is 'blablabla can't reach over 2.2k when my class is easly capable of 3k'. Nice ad hominems though my autistic friend. Also shocker I don't play my monk anymore. Damn, quite a plot twist isn't it?

RMD has an advantage against most comps in dampening.  This is obvious, as the entire power of the comp comes from the fact that you can't even control your character to do damage (or heal).  A healing reduction debuff is going to have a lesser effect on a comp that's based around never having to take damage in the first place.

In Topic: Unpopular opinions thread

29 January 2015 - 07:56 PM

View PostEsiwdeer, on 29 January 2015 - 07:49 PM, said:

i don't believe a gentleman should rejoice when the dice roll in his favor and thus, i immediately quit this game once i realized what the arena would be like this expansion.

literally, trapped a priest 5 times, won, logged out in my garrison and haven't logged on in 2 months. i'm like 2200 or something.

who wants to win like that? it isn't like the priest is thinking, "wow this hunter is so amazing"

to have a good game, you need good players. back to football, when i hear someone say they love the game i think that's awesome. that's how i used to feel about this game, but it's different now

that's not nostalgia, that's just metrics. this game used to be in tournaments, people used to care if people who didn't deserve to win were on top of the ladder.

who is accountable for that now? plus all the cheating and the way ladder exploitation has become the norm over time, there's just not anything worth being proud about

human psychology needs a champion from competition, the potential of winning has to be there. you can't win, you can't stop shitty people from getting the same title as you either

and when that stops existing, the mesopredators inherit the earth. it isn't fun to play against them, it's only fun to watch.

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if you set out to make a balanced, pvp game and ended up making wod how would you feel about your personal competence?

best case scenario you get the same title bailamos gets

congrats

Usually I want to kill myself after reading one of your posts but you've got some good points here.

In Topic: Unpopular opinions thread

29 January 2015 - 06:08 PM

- Mages and sub rogues are, and have been since day 1 of WoD, ridiculously overpowered.  A few weeks back I was rofl'ing on the regular at every sub rogue who thought they were some sort of god for playing sub over combat when sub was barely any less ridiculous, and every mage that was crying for buffs when spamming polymorph with 95% of your GCDs is one of the most simple and effective arena strategies I've ever seen.  

- Resto shamans don't need buffs, they just need power moved around in their kit to make them more resistant to training but less effective at everything else.

- Hunters need to literally lose about half their kit to be on the utility level of almost every other class

- Cooldowns are fucking retarded and the game has become nothing but cooldown stacking and trading

- Arena takes almost no skill right now for almost every dps class and the ladder is pretty much a measure of who gets to play with the best healers (and even at that, mostly just the best resto druids).  It's a measure of your ReadlID list more than it's a measure of your skill.  If I gave even one tenth of a fuck about this game that I used to, I would reroll healer immediately, because that's the whole reason I rolled warlock in the first place.

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