I like how you are throwing roasty under the bus while trying to save yourself. You saying things like "we played godcomp and won" just shows how insincere your apology is because you seem to be implying that you yourself won the game, when in reality roasty wasn't the only one on your team being piloted.
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.
It's an interesting idea that's occurred to me recently, arena123 targetting is actually bad for arena. It gives the ability to gurantee that you will hit your desired opponent at anytime. This is regardless if you actually know where they are on the map or if they've just come out of stealth(insert some sort of you can't see me mechanic). You just mindlessly spam your mechanic to peel for someone, knowing that they are in arena1, 2, or 3 because they've made that mechanic available. It takes away from the awareness of the player of the position of the opponent and to target said opponent. It has made pvp become more like pve, where you press a macro to select the desired target for you (Think of all the boss fights were you make specific macros just to target a certain mob). It's lessened the value of focus dropping mechanics because people are no longer using their counterspells on focus as much because they are using arena123.
Note: I actually find that arena123 does improve gameplay in terms of ease of use but it greatly hinders the aspect of player capability.
Even though I abuse the shit out of them, I agree that arena 1-3 binds are not good for the game. They reduce the importance of court vision and contribute a huge amount to keybind bloat. I hope they do something about them in WoD.
OP is completely correct, clutch CS's and other stuff back in the days when everyone clicked Gladius/tabbed stuff were actually exactly that - clutch. Now a chimp can simply lock someone without a moments thought.
Its removal would also fuck up all those braindead warriors and hunters who use arena123 for all of their crap, thinking they're actually good for doing it, and would force them to drop their current target and actually bother targetting something, CCing it and THEN moving back on their target of choice.
I think it mainly comes down to people understanding the game better now.
Basically, most people who have been over 2400 "understand" how matches should go.
I can sit there and tell you almost exactly what the enemy will do, how they will chain their CC, who they will go on.
When you basically know what your enemy will do, and they don't stray, you should be able to formulate ways to counter it.
The problem comes from when you know exactly what the enemy will do, when they will do it, and you can do absolutely nothing to stop it.
Comps like LSD, LSD2, Godcomp - you can know what their plan is, you could literally be listening in on their skype convo, and you could do nothing to change the outcome. They could play severely worse than you and still win, thats why people have such a problem with the game. Unless you are playing the right comp to counter them, you can outplay them ten times over and still lose.
Its not like this is a new problem, but its pretty bad at the moment.