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#3874907 how tall are you

Posted Bloodriot on 13 April 2013 - 09:39 PM

6ft4


and i can tell you the weather up here is far better than the jokes down there


#3875097 Your best TV series.

Posted treeqt on 14 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

View PostZaephyr, on 13 April 2013 - 04:44 PM, said:

i think someone said archer

archer is amazing

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#3874786 how are yall

Posted stcolbert on 13 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

Fuck I was trashed last night.  Like actually bombed out of my mind.  Notice how I didn't start a retarded thread and still had coherent sentences.  Kelustu, take notes.


#3874666 Using fear to your advantage in arena

Posted Guest on 13 April 2013 - 04:26 AM

Hey all, I've been thinking about a certain topic the past couple days and I would like to share it with you guys here. First of all, this topic is not about fear as an ability or a crowd control, but as an emotion.

To start, let's talk about what is scary in arena. There are a couple things that are really scary in arena. One is losing control of your character at a time where you think someone might die. The other is taking a large amount of damage in a short period of time. Emotions play a big factor into how well one plays in arena. If you are frightened you are likely to use cooldowns before they are necessary. If you are angry, you are likely to be too busy being angry to remember to use a cooldown or help out a teammate. *Keep in mind something that is NOT scary is doing skilled fancy things. No one is scared of you trying to shadowmeld their scatter shot, but they are scared of high burst damage.*

I think fear is one of the most difficult emotions to deal with. It causes you to use stuff before necessary AND when you let your emotions in the way important parts of the game start to become less important to you. The first one to go is always your positioning. When I'm scared of dying I'm generally playing way back by my healer just kiting away from the enemy. Working towards a kill becomes less important than trying to survive the next burst or whatever might kill me. Next I feel a team's offensive pressure drops when fast kills happen to them. They start to think defensively and forget about going for the kill.

What makes things scary? I think surprise plays a big role in making something scary. Also, when something feels insurmountable and you feel helpless it becomes scary. Taking 2 back to back Eviscerate crits for 130k, 130k is something that comes to mind as scary. Dying in a single deep freeze when you still had cooldowns is scary.

Most of this is obvious, so let's talk about the more interesting part. How can you use fear to your advantage in arena? I think there are certain players whose success has been fueled by fear. I will use the Mage class as an example. There are many good mages I play against on the ladder and the top few of them all have a completely different playstyle. One of them (namely, Watchmeblink) has a playstyle that is feared by many players that fight him. He is absurdly aggressive and willing to sacrifice any defense as offense to get to you and kill you. I remember when I first fought his RMP in Cataclysm. My playstyle changed so much against RMP after a few matches - simply because they were killing us in the opener nearly every time. Because of how scary those games were, I started playing really defensive against them until their pressure went down and we could get pressure and get a kill. The game isn't in a state where I feel waiting for the enemy to run out of pressure in the opener matters anymore, so that strategy has died now.

Anyway, point being: Watchmeblink is a great example of someone who uses fear to his advantage in arena. I guarantee you any healer that fights him thinks real hard about trinketing the first Deep Freeze or first Polymorph that he lands in the opener where against most Mages it wouldn't even be a question to sit. As soon as someone dies in a scary manner they are going to change how they play next time to try to stop that from happening again. Generally this means they will be more defensive and use cooldowns much earlier than needed, and in some rare cases they will play recklessly aggressive because they have come up with no other solution.
*Here's a couple VoDs I found of Watchmeblink doing Watchmeoneshotpeople things if you don't know of him*
http://www.twitch.tv/reckful/c/2129793
http://www.twitch.tv/reckful/c/2129730

In my own games throughout the years I've detected this fear happening with teams that I've faced a bunch of times and beaten as well as after losing a bunch of times with my own teams. Sometimes I'll lose a few times and then lose harder the next 5 games because I'm too worried about defensive and not about getting a kill. I'm sure this has happened to other teams/players as well. I can't say I've really taken advantage of knowing my team is instilling fear in our opponents, but it is an interesting topic to consider.

This was quite a long-winded idea, but I thought it was worth sharing with you guys. What I'm looking for from you now is to tell me how you think fear plays a role in arena and how you think fear has affected your play over the course of the game.


#3852587 [IRL] The Weed / Drugs Thread

Posted Sykeasaurus on 23 February 2013 - 04:48 AM

mdma seems rad


#3852674 [IRL] The Weed / Drugs Thread

Posted Acud on 23 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

mdma IS rad :P

@partyboyz
a question from my side: do you drink when you go out? yes? why does everybody have to drink when you meet some friends in a bar or a club? you could drink some water or coke but nope, everybody drinks beer or cocktails etc.

i think it's a part of our modern lifestyle. we are under so much pressure in our daily life and sometimes it just feels good to let everything go and celebrate yourself and the crowd in front of your favorite DJ, band, etc.
i don't want to use this as an excuse, it's just my thought. humanity has always been looking for frenzy and doesn't everybody love to feel great?
the thing is that you have to control such stuff. you can't take it this saturday and next saturday and the saturday after although it could make you feel better. i think that such drugs are made for special ocassions and you should NEVER see them as your daily coffee. some people can control it while others can not. it's pretty much up to you.


#3874682 how tall are you

Posted Rilor on 13 April 2013 - 04:51 AM

188cm. Lol @ all the pathetic sub-human manlets, anything below 183cm kill yourselves. The gene pool will thank you.


#3874052 The "Hottest Girl" Thread

Posted BaklivaX on 11 April 2013 - 08:57 PM

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#3873868 how are yall

Posted breadstik on 11 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

View PostCruizex, on 11 April 2013 - 05:02 AM, said:

http://www.twitch.tv/

Scroll down. What's the top game being streamed?

irrelevant.


#3874021 Tosan 7 - Hunter Arenas

Posted Mattadoro on 11 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

View PostZerlog, on 11 April 2013 - 06:07 PM, said:

Minesweeper trap, omg +rep, what pet is that btw? shale spider?

i dont want to sound harsh or anything, but this makes kettux clicker movie look like Internet explorer VS Google chrome or firefox

kind of like how you make regentlord look like a quality poster


#3872333 ~*~*[420]_____SKYPE THREAD_____[420]*~*~

Posted Matisse on 08 April 2013 - 05:58 AM

[1:57:07 AM] toddjones: she studies interior design
[1:57:11 AM] toddjones: i'll change the design of her interior
[1:57:13 AM] toddjones: if you know what i mean
[1:57:18 AM] toddjones: do you know what i mean?


#3870548 ~*~*[420]_____SKYPE THREAD_____[420]*~*~

Posted breadstik on 03 April 2013 - 04:17 PM

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#3873567 Official UEFA & Football/Soccer Thread

Posted stcolbert on 10 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

View PostLmkt, on 10 April 2013 - 08:40 AM, said:

Wow, seriously? I have no idea why you're being so offensive, honestly. I "ridicule" (I think that's quite a big word to use considering the overall tone of this forum) people only when they post blatantly stupid shit, just like you do here, even more often than me. Is it really wrong to ask for more quality content and more trimming down shitty posts? I don't think so. And I don't understand your tone at all, really. I don't think my "demands" (and it's not like I requested anything, I just posted a question) aren't out of the ordinary. And my thread was just to mock European's typography, seriously it wasn't such a big deal, and I'm European myself... Not like I was being majorly offensive or anything.
In the very same post I quoted you're (I quote) "insulting/shitting" on people in a similar way I do it...who said I "didn't like it"? I like it in here but I think it'd be better without shitty posts, is it that hard to comprehend? I post quite often and regularly here, sometimes to complain about the shit you say ("X is the absolute best central defender in the world, no question asked!" such discussion is so pointless), sometimes to talk football, yet you seem to remember only the former.I'm not confident at all but I believe in us. :) With Messi missing possibly half (or more) of the game, and Barça's defense being dodgy, we definitely stand a little chance. But I wonder how our midfield's gonna shape up, Matuidi's suspended, Thiago Motta has been injured all season, Beckham is old (but will probably start because he's been awesome in the first half of the first game), Verratti is young and prone to yellow cards... Kind of too bad to have all these uncertainties when we rely on our #6's so much in the 4-2-2-2 we play.
We'll probably play on the break, as we've done every since our tactical change (we used to play with 3 central midfielders but it didn't work too well), which means that if Thiago Silva and whoever accompanies him in central defense (Sakho or Alex, honestly I have no idea even though Ancelotti regularly favours Alex when both are available) doesn't pull a GREAT game, there's constant danger from Barcelona's attackers. If T Silva hadn't been here in the first leg I'm pretty sure we'd have lost big time
Shut the fuck up.


#3873482 Kettu 1

Posted Kettu on 10 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

Enjoy !

Kettu 1 - Showcase of skill

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#3873299 how are yall

Posted Slashgiggle on 10 April 2013 - 05:52 AM

More like League of Penises gotem




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