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#4382584 The most successful arena expansion

Posted Voksen on 07 February 2015 - 02:19 AM

View PostThaya, on 06 February 2015 - 10:55 PM, said:

I just think people forgot how actually slow paced it was, how there was only like 5 specs and 3 comps viable, etc
2dps 2v2 is an experience of its own though. Nothing in this game felt like quite like sp/rogue. That's where my TBC helms are from

I voted for Wotlk even though by S3/S4, TBC had a better atmosphere.  The gameplay was overall better in wotlk, but tbc had better community drama and forum activity.  

In TBC:  
  • Every BG was at war with itself and was finding its own local heroes, drama, and metagame.  Each BG was like its own galaxy that you would track independently.
  • The rivalries between charters were extremely real and on a whole other level because charters.
  • Ladder engineering wasn't perfected -- you didn't really queue dodge or snipe, you just made a post on the forums announcing a general time in which you would be queueing (since high rated teams sat in long queues).
  • There were multiple ladder sites which showed far more detail (stats, arena match analytics, etc.).  E.g. SK gaming and advanced WoW armory.
  • Comps were carried by the player (the frontpage maybe had 2 different sp/rogue teams and each had an entirely different playstyle/stratbook, same goes for warr/druid or w/e).
  • Very few streams (beginning of xfire was like S5) - people relied on forums for strategy and maybe the release of an epic video.
  • Rise of tournaments.
  • Ventrillo.
By WoTLK:
  • 2v2 illegitimate.
  • World of Ming died.
  • Some BGs had 5v5 r1 ties and misc. corruption but generally clean ladders.
  • Only real hack was gcd hack which didn't last.
  • vanilla/tbc heroes already started to quit and/or become alienated.
  • In-game arena pacing reached all-time "best".
  • Era of the best tournaments featuring more EU/KR/US interactions.
  • Rise of skillcapped and tutorial sites.
  • Rise of skype usage, infancy of twitch.tv.
By Cata:
  • Game struggled to remain relevant in e-sports.
  • Last of the good casting and well-organized tourneys.
  • Rise of the 1 shot macro.
  • Rise of the sell/pilot/ddos/trade for rankings.
  • Rise of game popularity in Russia (think about that).
  • Rise of idiots streaming idiotic shit.
By MoP the game was just a filler, a place to feel previous legacy - being still one of the few polished arena games.  Cheating was perfected in MoP.  By WoD every single game feels like a washed up scripted experience with zero innovation.

RIP golden age S3-S7.


#4329609 State of arena

Posted Knaittiz on 02 January 2015 - 11:25 PM

View Postjaimex, on 02 January 2015 - 11:23 PM, said:

these fucking inbreds beat me today, worst fucking players ive ever seen, tunneling one target until 90% dampening and they finally kill it

fucking retarded related fucking cunts
they were talking about you in the beginning :^)


#4320981 So Reckful hey?

Posted DjBenx on 27 December 2014 - 10:06 PM

View PostKnaittiz, on 27 December 2014 - 10:04 PM, said:

yeah monks fkin imba fuck this game btw is ur shit bound to numpad? :eek:

he doesnt use a mouse

he plays this game like a piano

its truely magical


#4220764 And we said the Russians were bad :3

Posted DetectiveOwl on 30 September 2014 - 07:32 AM

View PostEsiwdeer, on 29 September 2014 - 04:46 PM, said:

I believe a Rogue named Pikaboo played his character for his character's only Gladiator title and thus, his name should not be mentioned in the same conversation as a class hero like Abn.

Close mate. But actually he purchased Best's rogue in Season 11 after he quit near the end. Posted Image


#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
Glinks:
  • 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



#4188793 I don't know what to do with my warrior.

Posted Wertexjk on 08 August 2014 - 10:27 PM

They're not trolling with these responses. Increasing your rating may be a temporary fix for how you're feeling but it won't last. If you're looking for recognition for your wow achievments it won't really happen. Everyone's too busy caring about their own rating. You should probably see a psychiatrist if this is the outlook you have on life and deal with the problem at the root instead.

No one will be able to give you magical advice just boosting your rating by 200-300 with a forum reply. All you can do is play alot to get practice, try to find teammates that you have good communication with and most importantly while training a good attitude. Someone who complains after every loss or tries to place blame without being constructive is toxic for practice. Record your own games and go through them play by play to see what you and teammates can improve on.


#4187077 WoW down to 6.8m subs - lowest since.. prebc?

Posted Forumz on 06 August 2014 - 10:53 AM

View PostBraindance, on 05 August 2014 - 11:32 PM, said:

pointless, childish fights, whose outcome I already know.

*of which I already know the outcome.

If you're going to go all Oxford on people, at least do it right.


#4185601 WOD Promising Caster

Posted Pinka on 04 August 2014 - 10:21 AM

Play the class that looks fun to you instead of looking for the next fotm.


#4163668 double blood 2s back?

Posted meshu on 07 July 2014 - 10:28 AM

View PostEvilcow, on 07 July 2014 - 10:18 AM, said:

I never knew being a dev was so easy!
So all they need to do is ban tanks from arenas, make all healer specs unique and make all dps specs as balanced as possible while assuring they have synergy with at least 1 or 2 other specs?
I wonder why it's taking them so long...
that's why you're a bad player


#4163620 double blood 2s back?

Posted Lolflay on 07 July 2014 - 07:23 AM

View PostRippedLife, on 07 July 2014 - 07:04 AM, said:

why do they waste their time making tank specs viable..

That's not even the problem in the whole story. Except for being a retard and merging some DR categories that simply shouldn't be merged ( rofl, horrors sharing DR with sheeps f.ex., goodbye to making a swap on a target that was previously sheeped as a Warlock/SP ), Holinka stated that they want 2s/3s to last 5-10 mins.

Any arena that lasts longer than 4-5 mins becomes a snore. The original appeal of arena was those quick and fast games where one or two mistakes meant a loss, and I for sure don't like headbanging against a wall for 10 mins until stars align and enemy team makes tons of mistakes but simply doesn't die because without Dampening, nothing can be killed. ( bolded part is the reason why 90% of time when I ran 3s in TBC, it was triple DPS to counter all those retards running hunter/2 heals or warlock/2 heals who simply spam mana drain mechanics and wait for 10-20 mins for a single win - I don't fucking understand people who play comps that take shitton of time to win )


I honestly believe I ( or anyone else who's a decent player and not biased ) would design PvP ten times better than any employee they bring on board on their dev team. I'd first restore uniqueness to all healer specs, and find a niche for Monk healers other than "Hey I have this ability on 10 sec cd that makes me not swappable to" and a really clunky healing spell, then I'd try to get DPS specs as possibly balanced as I could, I'd make sure that every class has a synergy with at least one or two other specs in the game, and even go as far as make public polls and actually discuss with decent PvP community, as well as baddies on WoW forums. Tank specs would automatically be banned from arena, I simply wouldn't allow people to queue into arena with a tank spec enabled, which would enable the pve dev team to do whatever the fuck they want with them in PvE.

I think this game would be ten times more fun if we had a player developing for players, not a paid "dev" with zero high rated experience doing what he thinks is best ( which obviously fucking isn't ).


#4154006 RIP alts, next mainentance= no tanking

Posted Holypalaswe on 24 June 2014 - 08:04 PM

View PostClamnesia, on 24 June 2014 - 01:20 PM, said:

How is this in ANY way helpful? If someone can give me ONE example... Ill tickle your gooch.

People trying to get into arena (and are actually sub1500 legitimaly) wont have to face gladiator-level players that have dropped rating for fast & easy games / 1v2's :rolleyes: / cap-boosting.

Personally I think something had to be done about dropping your rating to get fast and easy wins against new & bad players, but together with this there has to be something that makes capping points on an alt easier. Something similar to the buff with double valor points received if you have capped on a character already.


#4153703 RIP alts, next mainentance= no tanking

Posted RippedLife on 24 June 2014 - 01:29 PM

View PostDarksoldierr, on 24 June 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

But if you get into combat, you can still leave. It will take longer by 40~ sec / match, but you can still drop mmr.

Also, you have to understand, it isn't really fun for your average joe to meet Glorius Bastard Gladiator xxxJamiexxx at 1100 raiting

stolen from other thread..


#4143152 tmorph

Posted sounds on 15 June 2014 - 02:15 AM

View PostRegent, on 15 June 2014 - 01:41 AM, said:

I'm actually really surprised that Blizzard doesn't ban tmorph since it almost directly reduces their income by reducing the need for race changes.

Not really considering its only client side.

If you play a male Draenei and use Tmorph, people will still think you're a fucking idiot.


#4133474 How do I live in 3s?

Posted Capers on 02 June 2014 - 06:32 PM

View PostArienos_5419022, on 02 June 2014 - 03:17 PM, said:

double iceblock!
10 seconds 100%

Just be careful of those overaggressive block cancels though.


#4127981 Is anyone know how to set like this frame addon

Posted glonglon on 26 May 2014 - 11:45 AM

Hi Mr Wang,

Chanimals said on skill-capped that It's a simple gladius with the default background texture disabled, he probably created a custom black background texture with photoshop that fits his gladius frame size and used the kgpanels addon to display it in game :

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Instead of using kgpanels I suggest you to use weakauras, you can easily create background textures with the weakauras addon because weakauras can do everything. Here is an example with the holy power bar that I created for my ret paladin.

1) Go into gladius config panel and disable the default background texture or change the opacity to make it transparent.
2) Install Weakauras
3) Log into the game with the WA addon enabled and type /wa.
4) The menu will appear go to "texture" to create a new texture, I chose to simply name it "background" :

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In the display tab click on choose to chose a texture to display :

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Go to shapes and pick a regular square :

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I changed the Height & Width and XY offsets to match my holy power bar frame size and position, in your case you'll change it in order to match your gladius frame size and position. It's also very important to put the background in the background frame strata.

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Go to the "load" tab (tab where you chose when you want to display the texture). Check the box "Instance type" and pick "arena" because you want to display the background for gladius only when you're in arena. (In my holy power bar example I chose to display the background only when I have holy power).

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Optionally, I also created a slightly bigger grey square background texture with the same settings to add a grey border :

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Here is the final result :

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Btw, WA can also add animations to textures here is an example with a pulse animation for the fifth holy power point :

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Hope this helps,
Regards.

PS :

Instead of donating all your money to twitch bitches with huge cleavages, donate to the WA dev team, they really need it. Regards.




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