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#4158194 In-game NPCs named after PvPers

Posted Booked on 28 June 2014 - 03:18 PM

sweet new pikaboo npc
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#4134125 Differences between EU and US Holy Palas

Posted Elit3tk0 on 03 June 2014 - 03:29 PM

Hey ^_^

I don't post on AJ often, but I do stop by occasionally to stay in touch with news from around the globe.

View PostJuther, on 03 June 2014 - 08:50 AM, said:

US paladin choose the stat combo Mastery / Spirit     , with Divine Purpose.

EU Holy Pals uses Crit/Spirit or better Crit / Haste combo, with Holy Avenger.

Is there something beyond this? comps situations or what?


I've had this question asked a fair amount of times, and I'm sure the players on EU are being asked the same thing so I figured I'd jump in to see what other people are thinking.

From my own perspective, I've been running with a Spirit / Mastery build since Season 12 before Illuminated Healing was slightly nerfed, and I still find it useful in a few situations (Illuminated Healing used to stack from Eternal Flame prior to Season 14). It can be said that the comp which is being played determines how a Paladin should reforge, and that is true to some extent. I simply find it convenient to stick to Spirit / Mastery while playing on US ladders as :priest: :mage: :paladin:   /  :warlock: :mage:  :paladin:  / :shaman: :warlock: :paladin:  because many of the comps you queue into on US at high ratings include shamans or mist-weavers, and most of the time the game is prolonged. (On a side note, I also feel like the comps that queue on US are extremely limited compared to EU, and it'd be pretty significant to have a match end in quick succession.

There are actually a few comps where I tend to even go oom against, and it really helps to have the max amount of spirit, or else the game would end in the other teams favor. A handful of players tell me they don't find themselves going oom for the most part, but I can ensure you that a lengthy game against one of these teams could drain you pretty quick (Some comps to go oom against as a Paladin; :mage: :warrior: (monk) / ele :shaman: :warrior: (monk) / resto :shaman: :warlock: :warrior:  / :warlock: (ele) :shaman: :druid:  / enhance :shaman: :warrior: (monk) ). This is just a small list that I thought of off the top of my head, and most of them consist of :shaman: :warrior: . Usually the teams with the least amount of CC end of being the teams which I go oom against, and if I don't actually go for a drink early in the game we could lose before dampening.

View PostConnellypwnz, on 03 June 2014 - 10:54 AM, said:

US Paladins play wizardcleaves.

Also, these are just comps that I've been playing in the past month or two only because I haven't had time to mess around with other people due to exams etc., but if you are playing with wizards, you probably need a little bit more spirit if you notice games last longer than you'd expect. And with that, since I pretty much know what to expect on US ladders, I normally don't bother switching Spirit / Mastery for Crit / (Something Else) only because I don't care for buying an extra set of gear on 3 different toons. Although I DO construct two different sets for tournaments consisting of the usual Spirit / Mastery and Crit --> Spirit --> Haste. I use the second set for games that are expected to end quicker.

And even though it's good to be reforged / specced accordingly to what comp you're playing, using whatever build you like won't necessarily hold you back from winning.

View PostKarlagerfeld, on 03 June 2014 - 12:51 PM, said:

Crit/haste > *

I used to run TSG in S12 and ended up getting rank 1 on a few battlegroups, and I used Spirit / Mastery which worked just fine. Whether you play with Crit or Mastery, just know what it will take to keep your team up, and know how long you'll need to do it for.


Also, during the time I've played with Mastery, I noticed on Recount that Illuminated Healing is always going to be your second biggest healing output each game behind Eternal Flame. I haven't checked this with a Crit set, but it's always good to have extra buffs scattered around your team, even if it's a shield for only 1,000. The buff could potentially be the difference of having your :mage:  Alter Time stolen, or :druid: Nature's Swiftness purged.

And finally, the last thing you mentioned was playing between Divine Purpose and Holy Avenger. From my experience, Holy Avenger is a remarkably powerful talent. So powerful that... I feel like the talent is actually filled with over healing. The talent actually provides so much burst that you will pretty much top your entire team probably 2-3 teams. The only thing is, there isn't a comp that will kill your entire team 2 or even 3 times over again within a 18 second window. Without Divine Purpose, this means you're pretty much wasting all of your heals in this short burst which most of the time isn't even necessary. Not to mention, I can usually get away with healing a teammate for 2 to 3 globals to consider them safe (Holy Shock + 3 Holy Power Eternal Flame).

The problem with Holy Paladins isn't whether or not if they're able to keep their teammates up, it's more of a matter of how long they can be kept out of CC before being put into the next one. For the most part, as long as I'm not cced, I tend to keep my entire team up even without critting. As a Paladin, as long as you can make sure you won't be put into a CC for an extended period of time, you should be able to top your team despite the reforge / stats you choose to play with.

I think I covered most of the topics previously stated, but anyways hopefully this helps for you as well as others. Feel free to ask other questions in case I'm not around on AJ or let me know what you think with what I've mentioned @ www.twitch.tv/elit3tko.

Cheers :lol:


#4041518 Blukstack Rage Compilation by Zunniyaki

Posted noliferqtxd on 26 January 2014 - 08:02 PM



Enjoy!


#4028359 RE: IMO Promiscuous Streamers on Twitch (Sponsored by Clorox) ft. Vince McMahon

Posted Bigmoran on 09 January 2014 - 08:40 PM

Original video was removed. Here's my apology video.




#4023835 shaman goat

Posted Mattadoro on 03 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

Irubs agent here and this is what he has to say on the matter pending

"if you watch this vod Twitch/jahmilli go to 1:04:06 and put it in slow motion you will see the skillful things we do. Also listen to our skype call to hear benji ask me "hey man do you have stormbolt" thats the kinda set up thats needed to succeed, I'll have you know that in season 12 i was the highest triple warrior 3v3 team in the world i was also playing a 3s game once while pooks whispered me so theres that. I'm not gonna post here any more or respond to this thread cus no one here gets me. Also if you go to the food network and watch your dvr of last nights vod you'll see THE chef Bobby Flay directly say my name "I Rub these steaks together" thats no coincidence. I played with reckful once. I beat xaryu."

-Irub


#4008688 Haste vs Mastery for affliction

Posted Nadagast on 09 December 2013 - 11:29 PM

I think haste is better right now.  The numbers, assuming 10k main stat, 6.5k secondary stat:
(edited--I made a maths mistake in an earlier version of them, SORRY!  The numbers are closer w/o my mistake, but I think haste is still superior)

Without haste or mastery buffs:

Haste does 1.8% less damage per DoT cast, and 4% less DPS.


With just mastery buff:

Haste .8% less damage per DoT cast, and 3% less DPS.


With just haste buff:

Haste does 5.7
% less damage per DoT cast, and 4% less DPS.  You'd need to be playing an unusual comp to have just haste.  Mastery could be better here, though.


With haste and mastery buffs:

Haste does 4.8% less damage per DoT cast, and 3% less DPS.  This would be the case in LSD.  Mastery might be better here.




Obviously, with haste you cast everything 7% faster and get 7% more soul shards (I believe?).  The damage numbers are pretty damn close, and in many of the common buff cases, I'd argue haste clearly wins.  With a spell haste buff, the damage loss is more comparable to the casting speed increase, so I think there's more of an argument to be had there.  Still, spell haste comps are rare enough (you basically need to be playing with an Ele/Moonkin/SPriest) that I think haste wins.

Mastery's best case scenario is in situations where you are essentially at 100% DoT uptime on all targets, which I would argue is not realistic in arena situations.  Even in a super unrealistic 100% DoT uptime scenario, you could make a very strong case that 7% faster DoT application and fears, 7% more haunts, and less interrupts is worth a loss of ~3-4% DPS.  Any situation where you don't have DoTs on all targets the entire game, the faster casting and DoT application of haste is a huge win.



Note that these numbers do not include ticks gained on DoTs extended to their 1.5x base duration limit with everlasting affliction.  If I included those, the numbers for haste in spell haste buff comps would get a lot better, I think--depending on how often you DoT into DoTs to make a superstack.


#3953414 xaryu best stream

Posted Bigmoran on 03 October 2013 - 07:29 AM




#3946913 BUFFSSSSS

Posted Tsx on 24 September 2013 - 07:15 AM

View Postwatchmepwn, on 24 September 2013 - 06:57 AM, said:

  • Mage
    • General
      • Ice Lance's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Waterbolt's damage has been increased by 10%.
YEEY WE ARE FIXED !!  JK NOT ENOUGH.
mages are fine l2p


#3945536 2013 Battle net Invitational Taiwan going on right now!

Posted Minpojke on 22 September 2013 - 04:22 AM

www.twitch.tv/wow_taiwan


#3938686 The Truth; 5v5 Tich Disqualification

Posted Jordon on 13 September 2013 - 01:25 AM

View PostBailamosx, on 13 September 2013 - 01:05 AM, said:

I consider it a great irony that we are to automatically presume this team's innocence because Kisz is a nice guy, they're Korean, or because Azael titles this thread, "The Truth" followed by an oddly placed semi-colon. I wish to have this noted on a similar topic concerning the presumption of guilt or innocence: Dannycarey is also a nice guy, he's an extremely talented and methodical player, and, he's going to Blizzcon because of it. And yet, I recall watching Azael indict him on stream, without proof, decrying Dannycarey as a, "no-name shitter that cheats". Thus, I challenge Azael and co. to have the decency to tweet, Skype, stream to clear the name of Dannycarey with the same type of publicity (as displayed here) with which they besmirched it.

I have to agree with bailamos here that semicolon was oddly placed for sure.


#3939464 Arena in 5.4

Posted majorblood on 14 September 2013 - 04:06 AM

View PostBraindance, on 14 September 2013 - 02:28 AM, said:




-the dispel
that picture has always bugged me because he didnt recast immolate but used conflag


#3938892 The Truth; 5v5 Tich Disqualification

Posted Veev on 13 September 2013 - 12:23 PM

View PostAzaelz, on 12 September 2013 - 02:29 AM, said:

Rank-1 5v5 team on Tichondrius-US (Shindy, Iamzod, Thinkchair, Jyostar & myself (Kisz)).

View PostAzaelz, on 12 September 2013 - 02:29 AM, said:

Team 1;  Novoz, Thugonomics, Veller, Snaregodx & Dannycarey
Team 2; Sodah, Talbadar, Venruki, Karvinen, Kollektiv & Nadagast
Team 3; Hansol, Dibz, Takenotez, Shapez & Dotatko

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#3931905 US - RUIN - 3V3 (S13)

Posted Comesnatural on 27 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

grats to all the shaman lock teams that qualified i'm proud of each and every one of you #smooches #totemicrestoration #groundingtotem #windshear #castwhilemoving #spammable8secondstun #tremortotem #eleshamans #passivebuffs #worldofwizardry #turtleallday #randomlyoneshot #echoechoecho #meatballs #gripstuncoil #negativehasteforthewholeteamona.5secgcd


#3526307 Because this will be posted here eventually

Posted hoodrych on 23 October 2011 - 05:03 AM

Won't disclose information my ass.. seems like the community needs some clarification

Let's go back to the beginning of TR. Snutz, Toez and I had paired up with confidence since WLS was good and Warriors were looking like the best melee class. WLS beat DKLS which was running rampant, and stomped most caster cleaves (pre-patched shamans were talking), and generally felt like one of the strongest comps on TR. We never got to play as much as we wanted because Snutz was never around as he just got his first girlfriend and lost his virginity, frequently asking me for sex advice and telling me about his girlfriend's yeast infection. We got maybe 2 decent sessions in on the first week of TR, and easily held 1st place, putting most of our confidence in what felt like a very strong WLS comp.

Then blizzard patches mid TR, warrior 2h damage was nerfed by 8%, rogue damage was buffed by 6%, DK unholy buffed and the soul swap nerf hurt us as well. We started having trouble with teams like Diziet's cleave, who we had no trouble with before. RLS was getting hard, DKLS seemed so much different than before and Shadowplay close to impossible after the spriest buffs. We had 2 teams going with 1 that was 100% safe for qualification. We didn't have the same confidence as before the patch and were pretty frustrated by lack of practice, but mainly by lack of playtime because of Snutzs first girlfriend.

At this time we were approached by Pookz who was concerned with qualifying and was scared his DK/Mage/Priest would be hit too hard with the frost DK nerf. We eventually agreed to give them some games on our alt team, put them in qual range, and they'd give us a game on our main team (which was already qual'd). This happened and was fairly easy to organize as it was the last day of Season 9 and most players were queuing on live. A week passes with no changes to the top 8. With about 2-3 days left before TR ends, and with Snutz showing no sign of trying to be on to practice or committing, Toez decided to leave and try to qualify a last minute Shadowplay with Shouri/Imbadz. Toez came forward and told me he would do this, which I respected and understood. However, this did not go well. They capped out at around rank 15 and it seemed Toez,Snutz and I were destined to go to regional's un-confident and more so just for the free trip.

1 day before TR ends, Snutz comes online and tries to get our WLS to play and Toez isn't having it. Toez had no desire to play with Snutz since he was never on and was screwing our WLS out of practice. After seeing how the EU TR was dominated by MLS, Snutz starts queuing  with Kollektiv and Pookz, they do EXTREMELY well and go something like 60-3 up to almost qual range. Kollektiv of course is already teaming up with Massive/Nadagast and can't really commit to this new MLS team. This is where Toez comes in. Toez wanted to qual really bad and came "CrawlingBack" to Snutz to try a last minute MLS run. This went well. MLS dominated all the DKLS and melee cleaves, and had a very good shot at beating EG's Shadowplay. I had no problem with any of these players before this. I wasn't told they were going to try MLS, and how it would potentially screw me out of qualifying. I feel it was pretty shitty on their part to go behind my back knowing it would screw me over. Look, I understand the game is all about Comp. I would never deny them a much better shot at winning if they needed to play with a Mage. I understand the game changes and at that point MLS was a much better option than WLS. Was it a shitty way to go about it? Absolutely. Not to mention the DK/Mage/Priest (Phil/Mackenzie) team that Pookz was going to qualify with? Yeah, they'd be screwed out by this as well.


Now was I upset or bitter at the time? Sure. Did I revenge "hack" anyone, No. Did I delete any characters? No. May I have provided someone who was upset about this situation as well with a few battle net e-mails? Maybe. Last day of TR and around mid afternoon there is word going around that Snutz got hacked, with his character deleted. I looked into this and found it hilarious, thinking that there is no way for them to come back from a hacked/banned account on the last day of TR, since TR REGISTRATION HAD BEEN CLOSED FOR WEEKS even if they bought a new account. Thinking back to the time where Crysalids RLS got hacked FOUR DAYS before a TR ended and there was no possibility of qualifying again, well unfortunately they didn't have a Pookz on their team. 1 hour letter Snutz's MLS is online and queuing arena. How was this possible? His account was hacked/banned, his character no longer existed on armory... and TR registration was closed. In comes Kalgan. Pookz apparently called Kalgan (Lead Developer of Blizzard) on his cellphone and told him the situation. Kalgan got Snutz a brand new TR registered account, his lock restored on that NEW account, MMR restored and invited to the team as well even when inviting was DISABLED. This was known because right after the phone call, Pookz came in skype bragging about how he just called his "pal kalgan" and got everything fixed. I guess it is about who you know. I've also heard that Pookz was "hacked" shortly after, and had a ban lifted on his account in under an hour. (we've all seen this process take a few days at least)


Regardless of all there setbacks, 2 hours left before TR ends and Snutz MLS is top 12. They're spamming games trying to qual and are getting within 100 rating, but at the same time getting tanked by Diziets Dk/Rog/Sham cleave. Venruki/Sodah/Valrath are also top 8 and 100% qual'd at this point, and begin queuing on an alt team and alt chars. They get Snutz's team, what do you think happens? We all know Complexity.Red was Sodah/Venruki/Snutz.

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Even when Toez (Crawlingback) MISSED A QUEUE, they went in 3v2 and Sodah/Ven/Val gave them the win. This put them at within 10 rating of qualification, with only 30 minutes left before the server shut down. EG's shadowplay witnessed all this, and decided to get on one of their high teams as Double healer/lock to 45min draw snipe them. They got in the same game, and after about 15 minutes Cdew DC'd - which gave Snutz MLS the win and enough points to qualify. The snipe ended up biting EG in the ass pretty hard, while unfortunate but pretty funny as well.


Now don't get me wrong, Pookz/Snutz/Toez are obivously all top tier and could most likely qualify regardless. Do they deserve it? Maybe. Do others deserve to have gone? Possibly. It all comes down to Blizzard being irresponsible and not labeling this as an Arena Tournament. They didn't say anything about a top 8, or a LAN tournament, they just didn't clarify anything which in the end gives them the power to do whatever the fuck they want. Benys/Crysalid/Reckful were the RLS that qualified. Why did Venoma/Gravemind/Reckful show up to regionals? (Hint: rhymes with Dalgan) Since when were players allowed to just be substituted at the last minute... I thought this is the reason they make you play on your own account? They did whatever they want and invited whoever they wanted, and made it look legit by personally helping players they are friends with.

When it's all said and done Snutz MLS played well, which is surprising considering I'm sure they had almost no practice. They may have fucked me and others over which you could call a dick move, but they still won a ton of money, so congrats to them. However that 2-3 PHD finals loss might be the perfect definition of what karma tastes like, just sayin'.


tldr; snutz gf has yeast, people got fucked outta qualifying, win trading happens every tr whether you believe/like it or not, snutz mls won a ton of money from a shit game; karmas a bitch.

best,
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#3928727 Warlock's Imp - Really?

Posted Jeffisnumberone on 20 August 2013 - 01:21 AM

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