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#4395372 Blizz opens exchange between gold and real life currencies

Posted Knaittiz on Yesterday, 09:12 PM

View PostGlink, on 02 March 2015 - 09:08 PM, said:

Next up: glad mounts on blizzard store
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#4393092 6.1 state of arena?

Posted Braindance on 26 February 2015 - 03:12 AM

View PostBreadstick, on 26 February 2015 - 12:32 AM, said:

selfie thread?

here's me and my gf

http://i.imgur.com/RA7uPYy.jpg

we're going through a bit of a rough patch after finding out she lied to me about how much vram she has but i think we're going to make it through this
https://www.youtube....h?v=spZJrsssPA0


#4389932 Meanwhile at blizzard HQ...

Posted Revolol on 19 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

I hope I can take selfies from the full root/sheep/clone/blind/kidney I'm in and catch my healer getting red buff killing spree'd in the back.


#4388080 RBG Tournament LOL

Posted flannelsoff on 15 February 2015 - 10:46 PM

工 レo√乇 ℒℯ ℯpiк ℳℰℳℰs


#4386578 [IRL] Official OT IRL Picture's

Posted Ayrasaurus on 13 February 2015 - 09:56 AM

"Anon have a seat and join us"

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#4385358 [IRL] Official OT IRL Picture's

Posted glonglon on 11 February 2015 - 03:12 AM

View PostBreadstick, on 08 February 2015 - 12:23 AM, said:

selfie with my gf lol can't wait for valentine's day boys!!

I guess you'll break up in 2-3y for a younger one with a higher benchmark score :(

In the meantime, enjoy your new relationship :wub:
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#4384938 [IRL] Official OT IRL Picture's

Posted wrathebe on 10 February 2015 - 01:10 PM

View PostBreadstick, on 08 February 2015 - 12:23 AM, said:

selfie with my gf lol can't wait for valentine's day boys!!

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wow you got a lot more handsome, you'd be hot with a little stubble.


#4381232 ABN?

Posted Mstrkrftz on 06 February 2015 - 08:50 AM

View PostBreadstick, on 06 February 2015 - 05:51 AM, said:

you guys have managed to turn a thread about a guy forcing himself to puke & then eating it into a dick measuring contest smh

I LOVE YOU TOM


#4378784 i hate the new england patriots because they're filthy cheaters and get a...

Posted stalebagel on 02 February 2015 - 01:44 PM

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#4377488 This game used to be so great

Posted Nadagast on 30 January 2015 - 11:56 PM

Things that make me sad:

Mages are Hunters
Hunters are Hunters
All healers are Paladins
Everyone can do everything
Damage is gated by cooldown and secondary resource rather than position and cast time
Too many defensives
Healing too strong
Mortal strike too weak
Everyone can do everything
Nobody has any unique tools anymore


#4376874 [IRL] Official OT IRL Picture's

Posted Ayrasaurus on 30 January 2015 - 09:03 AM

View PostBreadstick, on 30 January 2015 - 05:45 AM, said:

your fit reminded me of this
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That warm and comfy winter flex fam

T-shirt season soon :ph34r:


#4376690 [IRL] Official OT IRL Picture's

Posted Ayrasaurus on 30 January 2015 - 02:57 AM

hi

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#4372508 Is Holinka the worst thing that happenned to WoW PvP ?

Posted Capstone on 26 January 2015 - 04:44 PM

View PostAvengelyne, on 24 January 2015 - 05:03 PM, said:

He is a SENIOR game designer that has been with Blizzard for just over 2 years.
i see a lot of people have posted this sentiment and are under the impression that because he is not able to directly apply changes to the game immediately he is a diligent worker singlehandedly trying to shovel water off of the titanic, while kotick and co. grind deeper into the iceberg of RMTs and hunters

if you understand the universe of information that is arena and the arena community, though, and compare it to the information he's operating on, it is truly impossible to think that holinka (or to my knowledge, most blizzard developers) are adequate.  if you were to confront holinka right now and ask him about a handful of the most important things about arena, how much light would he be able to shed? how many of your questions would he even be able to respond to with a level of accuracy that a random guy you meet who is telling you about powerleveling his leatherworking at his garry couldn't match?

let's take a sample of questions:

immediate issues with abilities and mechanics of classes that are most salient right now (right now, this is resto druids): this is an issue he'd be able to respond to with some accuracy from sponging information from high rated players

increasingly homogenized kits (despite claims of wanting to separate from this for years) and abilities that are totally non-interactive and counterintuitive (ice nova is a good example): i can't imagine a good answer to this question - i can't envision any scenario where any developer is able to adequately respond to the question, "why was ice nova ever in the game?" but you could chalk this one up to inertia, which i will tentatively accept

rampant cheating on ladders: i'm sure we're all familiar with the number of people who cheated (ddos, wintrade, etc.) last season, and i know most active players are aware of at least a handful of them. there are at least 40 cases where someone cheated for a rank 1 title last season alone that are practically common knowledge in the arena community. despite increasing the amount of time before titles were distributed, somehow practically nobody got reset. if i know, you know, most of the high rated players on this board and a significant percentage of the arena community as a whole (your everyday twitchgoers) are aware of the kuiloxes of the world, in what universe is the head of pvp development and communication doing an adequate job if he isn't also aware?

sales, etc.: here's another big one. i personally don't care about sales, i think if someone wants to buy a carry that contract is between them and the seller, but it's another common knowledge issue that's extremely easy to detect just buy checking their pvpratings graph or using your brain. most of the time, the people that buy the carries get reported by their jealous friends and presumably blizzard sends out an investigative team of GMs who eventually throw their hands up in the frustration of not being able to crack the sophisticated planes trains and automobiles code. still, an entire aspect of arena that largely goes unnoticed by the only group with any authority

the game is openly mocked by the people who abuse the system the most in the most public of venues. kaska played at the last blizzcon

if you consider the percentage of the high rated community who is aware of the most significant problems with the game mechanically and structurally, and that the lead developer is supposedly a paragon of communication through his twitter (which at this point may as well just be an alternate social media booster for the buffalo bills), it's kind of astounding how little information actually seems to be communicated

i also see a lot of people claiming changes are being made more rapidly than before. this was not my experience. i couldn't disagree with this more, really. the crossrealm arena individual ladder change was a great change they made in the middle of MoP. it was immediately followed by one of the longest seasons of all time, which was truly a full, 100% extension of the previous season with zero changes, totaling over a year of the same game. every pvp developer could have hypothetically not come into work. as i remember, changes were made much more frequently and responsively a long time ago

attached is a real screenshot i took less than a minute ago when i visited holinka's twitter

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i can only imagine the confusion of someone who just started playing the game digging through those pictures of tony romo and plants trying to learn about which direction the game is going and emerging even more confused than they entered


#4370705 Is Holinka the worst thing that happenned to WoW PvP ?

Posted ichor on 25 January 2015 - 03:08 AM

You can point out individuals as much as you want but in the end it all sums down to the basics of capitalism/commerce, obnoxiously obvious statement inc:

Activision/Blizzards motivation is not to create the best possible game for the players, that ship sailed the moment the game was established as the #1 mmorpg. From that point on, the motivation have been profitability and maintenance. As long as the existance of the company is relatively safe, they don't necessarily have to give you what you want in order to live.

The most costeffective bullshit is what gives you the highest profit, wich means the optimal product is the one that exploits this concept the most before customers lose interest. No product will be developed first and foremost for the consumers, unless thats the most costefficient state of the product. This is really never ever the case, except if you're trying to establish yourself in the market. If your main concern is maintaining, the optimal state of a product is in nearly any case bullshit. Anything else is a waste, "experimental" or overly idealistic.

So what you can expect from Activision/Blizzard is: bullshit. Hyped bullshit. The rest is psychology.

This is pretty universal, but the gamingindustry is one of the best places to observe the effects of capitalism.If you pay some attention. Another good example is foodproduction and how nutritionvalues suffer as a consequence of more and more costefficient productionmethods. The list is pretty long.


#4370165 6.1 healer damage buffs shows Blizzard is steering even further away from san...

Posted ysnakewoo on 24 January 2015 - 05:20 PM

Stalinocracy (as you most likely perceive communism) is not what communism is, please do not make that reference ever again.

Other than that, I completely agree.




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