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#4377078 Unpopular opinions thread

Posted Lolflay on 30 January 2015 - 02:59 PM

View PostWallirik, on 30 January 2015 - 04:47 AM, said:

I don't think PvE gear should overshadow pvp gear. I think they should add more diversity to pvp gear, like being able to buy pvp gear that sacrifices defense, and in return gives higher offense. To me it's a lot more fun when people run around in different gear.

Resilience was a great concept, flat reduction to damage taken, and the pieces with resilience had in turn lower damage than PvE pieces. I had most gear combinations back in S8, I had a 800 resi set, 900 resi set, 1050 resi set, 1150 resi set and a 1300 resi set that I cycled through depending what I knew I was facing.

People don't want PvE gear because 1) they're dumb 2) they're dumb 3) they believe one or two pieces from pve without a set bonus make THAT much of a difference.

For example, Shadowpriest gearing for S16 - if they didn't nerf PvE gear from Mythic BRF, I'd have a necklace with haste mastery instead of crit haste or w/e, compared to people that don't PvE. Is that REALLY that gamebreaking ? I think not. Legendary weapons, trinkets and SET BONUSES were what ruined arena, not solo PvE gear pieces.

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At the moment I honestly can barely tell the difference between a 2.4k rated RMD and a 2.9k rated RMD. I can be farming a 2.9k rated RMD 7-0, and then 1 hour later lose to 2.4k rated RMDs while not feeling any noticable difference in what I'm doing. Everything is unpeelable and instant.

Finesse is out of the game currently. Everyone is using the exact same strategy, the exact same gear setup, the exact same talents. The difference between a 2k, 2.4k and a 2.9k Godcomp for example is how good they coordinate their CC, a 2k one will have the mage sheep the healer and druid will completely randomly cyclone a DPS, a 2.4k one will have the mage sheep a healer and druid will initiate a cyclone on a DPS, while a 2.9k instantly gets both CCs up at the same global, creating more effective situation. All about the 1-2 sec difference timing. All three of those teams do damage the same way, EXACTLY the same way. They heal ( for the most part ) the same way. The only major difference is what I said about CC, and how long they save/blow defensive cooldowns.

Differences between people are subtle, but still there. I'm in no way defending this though, because before, I KNEW if someone was good. If after sitting in a queue for 20 minutes I got a shit lowrated team, I could tell if it was a gladiator boost. I remember facing a boost done by hydra, the playstyle of his team and the precision was instantly recognizable compared to other priests, you could literally tell who is who based on how they play, didn't need the name tags - now everyone plays the same. Not because everyone is on the same skill level, but because the game pidgeonholes people into playing the same.

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edit: I depise long games, and the playstyle of going for long games.

Word. I much preferred the game when one mistake meant death - not a sloppy one that occurred in Cata/MoP/WoD, where you make a swap, get someone to 30% then have to work for a kill and extend CC as much as possible on the healer ( unless you're a elemental shaman, yolo 1shots ) - the proper one where you straight up died in 4-5 globals through heals, because you fucked up insanely much and got punished insanely hard for it.


#4367408 REFlex, arena history addon needs fixing

Posted panooc on 22 January 2015 - 07:48 AM

i  messaged him


#4366066 How many disc priests does it take to change a lightbulb?

Posted Champloos on 20 January 2015 - 08:36 PM

Just joking guys, they cant even climb the ladder.


#4363777 so fun getting ddosed

Posted Zaephyr on 18 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

Why the fuck should people have to get a new skype though.


Hang DDoSers from a tree.

Literally

Fucking Scum


#4359459 Blizzcon 2015

Posted Mattadoro on 14 January 2015 - 10:48 PM

View PostRiizla, on 14 January 2015 - 10:47 PM, said:

lmao is this serious? does it replace arena?

i have a some kitchens i'd like to sell you


#4354359 12/01/2015 Hotfixes

Posted Charred on 13 January 2015 - 04:32 AM

View PostSnookypoo, on 13 January 2015 - 04:30 AM, said:

Fucking EU is so weird I thought this was about December 1st 2015

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#4319409 So Reckful hey?

Posted Braindance on 27 December 2014 - 12:29 AM

View PostGlink, on 27 December 2014 - 12:12 AM, said:

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villan.

If Reckful didnt come back to WoW after he quit in Cata he would have left a legacy as the best arena player of all time. In recent years his shenangins and amtics on wow amd stream kind of tarnished the reputation of being a top player. However, his past accomplishments and videos will always be respected and impressive.

Hes an entertainer more than the pro gamer he was known as at this point, which isnt necessarily bad, but its just a shift in his image.

Although, can you blame the guy? Sure he sold out, but who wouldn't want all the donations and money he gets just for playing games and having fun?

Although imo he fucks around with way too many other woman and Jenna probably deserves better. Maybe shes in it for the fame/money though who knows.
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#4306536 Hunter POM Sheep

Posted crazieh on 19 December 2014 - 03:33 AM

feels very rewarding avoiding trap, knowing they don't really care if they land it since they can try again in 12 seconds =)


#4297635 lots of people are profiting from this

Posted Esiwdeer on 13 December 2014 - 07:24 PM

everything i posted was working for me as i posted it, unless it got hotfixed in the last 2 hours i think you're good

sorry for sharing the scam you guys were using?

everyone should have it or it should get fixed

you're essentially mad you aren't getting an unfair edge by trying to carefully control who has what information?

classic eu


#4295055 PvP Hotfixes 12/11/2014

Posted Woundman on 12 December 2014 - 01:09 AM

@Wallirikz ....If you can't kill it, CC it then...


#4273165 THIS IS GOLDEN AGE OF ARENA

Posted Breadstick on 23 November 2014 - 05:36 AM

you mean this




#4271926 Ice Nova

Posted Capstone on 21 November 2014 - 06:19 PM

hello,

i'd like to say a few things

first, lowering the amount of available haste, taking blanket off counterspell, and making deep break on damage were a few of the best changes the class has received in years. it is a lot more fun to play already than it ever was in mop

let's examine some new things about the mage class:

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ice nova. this ability doesn't make any sense. it replaces frost nova, which is a reduction of binds and a shift away from a core ability that requires you to position yourself somewhere to set something up. it does much, much more damage than any of your other abilities (you would have to stand still and cast ~5-6 frostbolts to do as much damage as you do with a single, instant, uncasted ice nova). it puts everyone it hits on POLYMORPH dr (actual wtf), and it does aoe damage. let me list the unintended problems with this:

1. this only increases anyone's incentive to train a single target, because after i use my ice novas, i'm not doing any damage, so i want to play defensive, but i can't swap off the target i was just on to do it, since that target is now on double polymorph DR.

2. everyone around that target is on polymorph DR too. if i'm fighting a cleave (and all i'm fighting is cleaves), i can't polymorph the other DPS because he's on full dr from using a completely necessary ability on the guy standing next to him the entire game. even if i polymorphed ahead of time, this move will BREAK polymorph on whoever for using it, and there really isn't any choice - ice nova is so powerful my options are 1.) use it or 2.) suck

3. this ability literally does not allow me to think for myself. if i have cc or my partner used cooldowns, i am obligated to press this button, everytime, unconditionally. i don't need a fingers of frost proc, i don't have to fake an interrupt, i just press this shit

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ok, so i haven't been a fan of fingers of frost since wrath. i still believe you should have to have a freeze effect on your target to ice lance or deep freeze it, but it's just out of control now

at some point some developer got the idea in their mind that it'd be really cool if fingers of frost made your ice lance do MORE damage, and so it was all of mop, but now this buff actually makes ice lance do 100% more damage. let's examine what this change does:

1. it does nothing for pve. you can't deep freeze or frost nova a boss, so literally all of your ice lance damage is fingers of frost damage, so the modifier ONLY affects pvp

2. since blizzard added a gigantic fucking curved blue icon that surrounds your character whenever fingers of frost procs, it's extremely easy for everyone who logs on a mage with the desire to have instant success (hello mists of pandaria) to just press ice lance and do damage. it's considerably more difficult, as it always has been, to use your own personal novas for it (though frostbite no longer exists and with the addition of ice nova this literally only leaves ranged freeze). but because of the fingers of frost change, ice lance does the same damage frostbolt does to targets when you don't have fingers of frost up. ice lance probably SHOULD do the same damage as frostbolt, except that some developer decided frostbolt should hit for 5k and crit for 10k

3. this spell is GENERATED by ranged nova, and as i said earlier, with the removal of frost nova, frostbite, and deep freeze breaking on damage, ranged freeze is your only freeze. this means when you go to generate procs to do damage, you instantly have to break your own freeze by ice lancing with a buff that was designed to allow you to use damage for ice lance without a freeze effect. it has totally defeated the original purpose of fingers of frost, which was stupid in the first place

now i could finish this post by talking about how dumb frost bomb is as an alternative to ice nova, or how incanter's flow is the dumbest, most rng talent in the universe, or even how the level 100 talents are some of the worst thought out and least effective abilities ever created, but i have one significant gripe that i literally have to look away from everytime i notice to stop myself from getting upset

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this is some of the most fucked shit i've ever seen in this game

ok. the first one about frozen orb exploding like anyone stands in that shit for a full 10 seconds or 4000 damage is significant to anyone in the universe, that's just dumb, careless, lazy developing which is pretty consistent with blizzard's approach to frost mages. i don't really mind incompetence

the problem i have is that the second set bonus indicates, there is some developer somewhere who is trying to leave their mark on the mage class and change it in a meaningful way, and this person has never actually played mage for a significant amount of time. whoever was spearheading this idea should be fired immediately

you have to ice lance a frozen target to increase the damage of frostbolt.

first of all, it's basically impossible to ice lance a frozen target five consecutive times

second, who in the fuck wants to ice lance FIVE times, then CAST a spell to finish a target? casts are always going to happen at the start of a setup when you have cc on a target or they aren't desperately running around a pillar to line you

lastly, this developer doesn't know how much damage frostbolt does. let's say i decide i REALLY want to make the most of this stupid frostbolt bonus, and i ice lance a target five times and i get the frostbolt buff stacked up to 25%. i can now cast frostbolt for 5k damage (10k if it crits) and gain 1-2k damage on my frostbolt. this set bonus presumes that adding 1-2k damage to a single frostbolt cast is a legitimate reward for ice lancing the same target 5 times consecutively, which is impossible to do in the first place

so, yeah, ice nova is fucked, but my primary concern here is that there is some developer is actively trying to do things to the mage class, which will not end well, since every major gameplay change to the class that has ever been made has been a negative one. the best changes this xpac are ones that returns it to the state it was in BC (no blanket, no deep, less haste)


#4267420 25% resil still in the game.

Posted Proditor on 17 November 2014 - 08:36 PM

View PostMessman, on 17 November 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

How do you know for sure its still in the game? I don't see anything under defense tab.

/run print(GetModResilienceDamageReduction())
> 25



#4265296 Estimated Time: 3 hrs

Posted Migutu on 15 November 2014 - 07:53 PM

View Postdrugdealerx, on 15 November 2014 - 07:50 PM, said:

so i got on today at 6pm or something and was surprised by a 3k que on my shitty backwater server

its 10pm now, i was 33 in que and managed to slam esc with my elbow while getting up from my chair and it kicked me right the fuck out straight to the back of the line with no confirmation

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Strong signature to post content ratio.


#4252819 S16 on December 2

Posted Jim_Jim on 04 November 2014 - 04:50 PM

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At least it gives some time for people who actually have lives to level up.

Some peoples like to read quests and appreciate warcraft's lore :)
(Like me.)

And doing pet battles and other things (like farming tmog).

I think the best way to get honor is Ashran.There are some weekly/daily (Not sure about daily or weekly) objectif quests around the central road. They give honor and conquest the last time i tried the beta.
And Skirmishes. To have boxes (=gold / honor / blue gear).




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