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#4223653 The Official AJ Vote

Posted Capstone on 04 October 2014 - 08:32 AM

View PostEsiwdeer, on 04 October 2014 - 06:11 AM, said:

Nothing "lights up" and hits for 110k; any Hunter hitting for that much has trinket or something else up. And nothing "just lights up" anyway? Are you talking about Thrill of the Hunt or something besides MM?
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#4212238 2014 NA Regional Drama Wrap-Up

Posted Regent on 18 September 2014 - 11:54 PM

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Since there has been a lot of drama recently, I figured I would make a TL;DR thread for those of you that have successful real lives and can't sit on ArenaJunkies 24/7.

The North American Regional Qualifiers:
  • Hosted by ESL (the same company that organized the holocaust)
  • 2800 players qualify but only 50 Teams signed up
  • No seeding and random placement meant some popular teams eliminated each other right of the bat
  • Zero interaction with Blizzard, even after the ESL website wasn't working
  • People suspect Blizzard will be asking for some of the money they paid ESL back, since ESL apparently completely forgot that they were supposed to hold this tournament
Vanguards team gets knocked out because of a "no-show":
  • Timestamp does show that Vanguards team was almost 30 minutes late to their match
  • They claim they had no idea the time they were supposed to play
  • Poor organization and almost no help from ESL admin, many people think they didn't deserve the loss
  • Vanguards, being the least confrontational person in existence, made a nice forum post saying how he is slightly angry that he missed out on a chance for $40,000 USD
Jah's team gets knocked out and tries to get back in on a technicality, twice:
  • Claims his first loss was not actually the "real" game and only practice
  • Screenshots show his team agreeing it was the real game
  • Some people claim that after his second loss he tried to contact tournament admin and get it changed
  • Talbadar is "disappointed" in jah
  • Jah, unsurprisingly, calls everyone "retards" and hasn't been seen since
Wizk's team cheats and has other players, not on their roster, play:
  • By far the biggest drama generating event of the tournament
  • Wizk, Jakenotezz, and Random rogue decided to play RPS in tournament
  • Upon tournament brackets coming out, they realize they will have to fight comps that are strong against them
  • Wizk realizes that it would be too obvious to ddos his opponents, he determines he will have to come up with another way to cheat
  • Wizk replaces his rogue and rsham with an rdruid and mage who are not on his team roster and then wins multiple games (it is assumed that the mage was played by, "Piecez," and the druid by, "Rynd")
  • People (obviously) realize what is happening and he gets disqualified for cheating
  • Wizk then cries, makes a 40 minute video about why he didn't cheat, no one believes him
  • Jakenotezz, then makes a post on AJ admitting that they cheated, apologizing, and says he only did it to bang his 18 y/o e-girlfriend when he goes to New York
  • Wizk then claims he is too good for this community
  • Wizk locks in his spot next to Xandyn in the "top 5 scummiest wow players of all time"
  • Randomroguex is mad that no one knows who he is, doesn't understand the concept of why cheating is bad, and is apparently a part of some "elite cheaters club"
Multiple teams Disqualified after the tournament ends based on their geographical location:
  • Apparently it was easier to allow these people to play in the tournament and then disqualify them after they won
  • Raises multiple questions about the outcome of the tournament, since the teams who got DQ'ed knocked people out of the tournament
  • The dominant team of Jeff, Barry, and Twochainz is rumored to be one of the teams DQ'ed
Avangelyne proves he is really weird:
  • Made multiple weird posts about having a girlfriend
  • Multiple awkward tweets involving, but not limited to: old memes, obscure Norwegian cover bands, and History channel TV shows
  • All of this is okay though, because according to him, he "has a lot of friends"
Former 3rd place Blizzcon team, "PvP Live" replaces healer the night before qualifiers:
  • but apparently forget to tell him he is off the team
  • Famous monk, "Dannycarey" is replace by other famous monk, "Verdantstorm"
  • Novoz and Thugonomicz imply that Dannycarey is part of something (Illuminati?)
  • Dannycarrey still hasn't run out of mana
  • Surprisingly, Glinks didn't cheat or try to ddos anyone
  • Nice work, Glinks
World of Warcraft PvP Designer, "Holinka" no where to be found:
  • A week has gone by since his last sighting
  • Police have decided to end the search
  • His family stays hopeful
Arena Junkies:
  • Datacus tries really hard to get some free rep, fails miserably
  • For the first time in over a year, people are capped out on giving rep
  • If you point out any scummy things that friends of the moderators have done, you will be getting an infraction
  • Flavour is still making stupid posts
  • Dillypoo's insults have been getting noticeably better over time, possibly hitting puberty soon?
  • Bigmoran tries to dispel ddos rumors by threatening to ddos anyone who talks about it
  • Thugonomicz believes that Arenajunkies.com is actually "Horse cocks"
  • Bailamos dropped in to insult Jakenotezz for having an e-girlfriend, the irony is palpable
  • More wintrading in EU, no one is surprised
  • The "scummy dozen" continue to rep each-other in an attempt to make it seem like they have some community support
  • Ayra is still black, and still european


Posted Capstone on 17 September 2014 - 08:44 PM

just saw this, i guess none of the teams are gonna get left out

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Posted Dills on 17 September 2014 - 08:36 PM

View PostWizkx, on 17 September 2014 - 08:32 PM, said:

tread lightly

Your shadowy arts of the gods will no longer rynd my heart.


Posted Dills on 17 September 2014 - 08:31 PM

wizk called me an idiot... my heart feels like it's just.. just being torn to piecez.


Posted hoodrych on 17 September 2014 - 06:32 PM

View Postsnutzy, on 17 September 2014 - 06:10 PM, said:

Where is the proof I cheated to Blizzcon? You understand that post with Hoodrch was false right? Show me the proof

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Posted stalebagel on 17 September 2014 - 03:17 PM

View PostAvengelyne, on 17 September 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:

I've actually made a lot of friends this season

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Posted Talbadar on 18 September 2014 - 05:17 AM

Just caught this thread tonight. First, while I'm not surprised based on all of his past posts I find it rude that you, Iskaral, still bash all of the "popular" players just because you can. I remember that whole Snutz deal with Pookz and Toez and they definitely did get hacked and it seemed like they got their accounts back awfully fast, but they still made it to regionals fair and square after (it was never confirmed if anything shady happened with restoration anyway). The ONLY game they played 2v3 was against my team as we were the main team trying to stop them from making it. Cdew had a legitimate disconnect against them in some of the final moments of the TR when his internet had been shitty all week.

I'm glad to see Snutz made a video to give some insight into this whole thing because without playing in the actual tournament it's hard to know what happened. I'd like to throw out there that Cdew/Snutz/Venruki are outstanding members of the community that play the game fairly. They have NEVER cheated in any tournament or qualification to my knowledge and that says something when playing with and against them for 5 years. They have even waited for my team during disconnects multiple times in finals worth thousands of dollars.

Not enough has been said about Vanguard's team. I would've liked to see his team be given the same second chance that the 9-12 teams had and I know if there was a tournament realm instead of this wacky tournament they would've made it without trouble. Esp. after coming really close to making it straight to Blizzcon last year it's annoying to see him get completely shafted.

As for the disqualification: with all of the complaints going into this and with how poorly the tournament went I would've been baffled if they didn't check into things this time around. Still disappointed by the lack of supervision from Blizzard over the tournament. Feel like Holinka was on vacation or something during the tournament because as soon as Vanguard's tweeted that the tournament had no admins there should have been some response. Just from watching a couple VoDs I was pretty certain who was playing the mage and druid on Wizk's team.

Also disappointed in Jahmilli for causing a lot of trouble on his own not only for this tournament but the whole season. I haven't played too much of it as a lot of people know, but his nonstop and nonsensical hatred for certain players like Vanguards, Venruki, and Cdew is just unacceptable. I disliked Vanguards myself at one point because "god he's just a ret with shadowmourne trying to kill me", but jeez that was so silly and so long ago. I know he can be a better community member if he tried, but I'm not sure he'll ever change his ways.  Just my two cents.


Posted Capstone on 18 September 2014 - 02:43 AM

i don't know why everyone is so upset about wizk having a mystery mage come play for him in the tournament, at least there were 3 actual human beings playing on his team

just saw this on the front page of honorbuddy's website :confused:
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Posted Capstone on 17 September 2014 - 03:11 PM

i'd just like to point out some things that are actually wrong with the tournament instead of this random bashing

let's compare the routes some teams had to take to the tournament

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so, for the HLS to qualify, they had to play mostly against teams that either qualified for the tournament or were capable, and the teams they played against had already gone through a tough bracket

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i don't mean to bash this god comp, it's not that they're not good - but they played against my mom. i didn't even know she signed up

even on the back end of the bracket, they are queuing into teams that they have a favorable matchup against

let's shift focus to the 3 amigos, whose place in the tournament is being questioned in this thread:

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they miss the tournament by a last round loss to a team that gives them a quite unfavorable matchup, despite most of the wizards qualified being inept against MLS

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here's a screenshot of the FRONT end of the loser's bracket. thank god my mom didn't have to play in this bracket or she would have had to make a hunter just to compete

what's the important part of all of this? WoW tournaments are unlike other tournaments - the strengths and weaknesses of some teams are much more significant than in other games/sports. there are unfavorable conditions and matchups in almost any game, but not anywhere near as significant as they are in WoW

for qualifying purposes, a strict elimination bracket is potentially the worst way to determine which teams should enter a tournament

the ladder is decent at sorting this out, although as we have seen on live and on the TR, it's susceptible to wintrade and selective queuing

a better solution would probably be round robin or any other tournament format other than the ones that have been presented. this idea has been proposed before, but for some reason we are still playing blizzcon in the patch of a future expansion and qualifying teams based on who can wintrade better, knows a dev, or plays against my mom in a tournament bracket

#3903942 Reasonable Rogue Changes

Posted Woundman on 24 June 2013 - 01:43 AM

Rogues are currently unable to compete at a tournament level. Here is my list of changes without effecting PvE as much as possible.


First things first, revert the recent Killing Spree and Blade Flurry changes. Combat will be ridiculous if those changes go live. Second, if you want to make recuperate useful, make it tick every 2 sec and revert the recent Glyph of Recuperate change.

  • Shadow Dance no longer reduces the energy cost of Ambush.
  • Hemorrhage now causes the target to bleed over 12 sec, down from 24 sec.
  • Sanguinary Vein no longer grants 20% additional damage to targets afflicted by your Rupture, Garrote, or Crimson Tempest.
  • Sinister Calling now increases your agility by 30% and damage by 20%.
  • Adrenaline Rush now lasts 10 sec, down from 15 sec. Cooldown reduced to 2 min, down from 3 min.
  • Killing Spree now has a 1.5 min cooldown, down from 2 min. Range reduced to 8 yd, down from 10 yd. Assaults reduced to 5, down from 7.
  • Revealing Strike is now a self buff. Revealing Strike now grants Revealing Insight. Revealing Insight increases the effectiveness of your offensive finishing moves by 35% and causes your Sinister Strike to have a 20% chance to generate an extra combo point for 12 sec.
  • Restless Blades now causes your damaging finishing moves to reduces the remaining cooldown of your Adrenaline Rush, Killing Spree, Redirect, Shadow Blades, and Sprint by 1 sec per combo point and non-damaging finishing moves by .5 sec per combo point.
  • Venomous Wounds now causes your Rupture or Garrote to deal 685 (+ 12% of Attack Power) additional Nature damage and regain 7 Energy per tick (100% instead of 75%). Garrote will not trigger this effect if the enemy is also afflicted by your Rupture. Poison requirement removed.
  • Vendetta is now a self buff. Vendetta increases all damage you deal by 30% and grants you unerring vision while out of stealth, regardless of concealments such as stealth and invisibility. Duration reduced to 10 sec, down from 20 sec. Cooldown reduced to 60 sec, down from 2 min.
  • Mind Numbing Poison (Shiv Effect) now increases the casting time of an enemy's spellcast by 50% for 3 sec.
  • Ambush now costs 40 energy, down from 60 energy.
  • Shiv can no longer be blocked, dodged or parried.
  • Sprint now lasts 6 sec, down from 8 sec. Cooldown reduced to 45 sec, down from 60 sec.
  • Shadow Blades now lasts 8 sec, down from 12 sec. Cooldown reduced to 2 min, down from 3 min.
  • Recuperate now restores health every 2 sec, down from 3 sec.
  • Subterfuge now lasts 1.5 sec, down from 3.0 sec.
  • Dirty Tricks now causes your Blind and Gouge to no longer break from damage over time effects and their duration is reduced by 50%.
  • Burst of Speed now increases movement speed by 70% and grants immunity to movement impairing effects for 3 sec. Does not break stealth. 30 sec cooldown.
  • Cheat Death now reduces damage taken by 90%, up from 80%.
Finish him!

Well, that's it for now. I'm far too lazy to elaborate the reasoning for each and every change, because honestly, I highly doubt any of my well thought out changes will ever see the light of day. There are so many ways you can balance the Rogue class and this is just one of many and anyone who says this is the only way it can be done, is a coconut. GL HF!

Edit: Typo
Edit 2: Reworded Vendetta, Burst of Speed, Revealing Strike and Venomous Wounds. Removed energy cost from Burst of Speed. Reduced cooldown to 30 sec, down from 32. Increased duration to 3 sec, up from 2.

#3903208 What rogues need to be competitive

Posted Kaylol on 21 June 2013 - 10:24 PM

they need to wipe out the step tier completely and make step baseline. that tier needs to have modifiers of the ability. Kind of like warrior first tier.

#3889844 Tosan Arenas - Galaxyfist 1 (Windwalker Monk)

Posted Tosan on 21 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

Hope you like, thanks for watching!

#3883750 Cloak and Dagger no longer works during Shadow Dance

Posted Bloódx on 03 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

View Postmimmick, on 03 May 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

Or remove faerie fire from game dumb ability that only shits on rogues

Basically this....

Good Rdruid or feral can basically fuck up any rogue team by just mashing his head on faeri fire button - its BEYOND retarded -

This is going to throw rogues back into the mud again due to the fact of 8 second dispell - its hitting rogues the hardest, if you remove 8 sec dispell cd rogues would be soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo OP compared to any other class.

1. Remove faeri fire
2. Remove dispell cd if faeri fire isnt removed
3. OR just keep it as it is now, - rogues are gna be even more unstable now ggs

Only fixes rogues need is mby a little nerf to Deadly Throw and Shuriken - and maybe do like they did to warriors s9 no BLADES/DANCE together.

#3883780 Cloak and Dagger no longer works during Shadow Dance

Posted ohnoes on 03 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

so when are the buffs coming to compensate for all these nerfs?

didn't this holinka guy state he did not want rogues to back to what they were in 5.1 or am i missing something