I do not mind having a harder time to stick to ranged. I do mind however that warrior is the only class that recieved mobility nerfs.
With no other melee recieving any legit nerfs. They all basicly got buffed since all their ranged counterparts got nerfed due to having to cast.
I can't imagine ever getting some away time as a mage vs a ret or feral. How will the mage ever get a breather? One deep every 30 seconds? Please make roots matter vs those classes otherwise were in for a silly season.
You can't escape a feral as a mage. I've spent a lot of time playing arcane on the beta and it's pmuch the only class I can't 1v1. Feral is the spec that everyone is whining about in general chat.
I wouldn't have so much of a problem with the mobility thing if you actually hit decently hard once you connect with someone, but I start to nerd rage when I spend 8s in a root, waddle over to some dude wearing a bathrobe and then hit him once or twice for 50k if I'm lucky.
Recently I've read many threads accusing people of ddosing and cheating. I myself has experienced it along with many others (Being ddosed that is). The right way to deal with these things, in my opinion, is to stop playing with the people involving themselves in these kind of activities. It is simple, you exclude them and their partners from RBGs, arenas, bgs etc. Wow is a game enjoyed the most when played with others and if you remove the "others" the game wont be so fun no more. But it is every single wow players responsablity to work against these kind of people rather than joining them.
Jaimexo made a thread just 10 minutes ago about someone in his team being ddosed by Kuliox and for some reason it got removed, and so did my response.
Yet again, this is the only real way to deal with this effective. It's not one person doing it, it won't go away when these people stop. Others will come and all we can do is boycott them as players. Exclude them in every possible way. When they come crawling back with apologizes, we just keep ignoring and excluding them.
The point is. It if it worth to swap shield 1h. You might achieve some armor. But you lose out on counter pressure + a global from swapping weapons can just as much be a live saver then that extra bit of armor.
You also lose quite a bit of hp. So if your healer it's on cc chain it's actually a bad idea to swap.
and of course someone will call me out for being bias or something, thats fine--i accept that. of the 2 rank 1 titles i've gotten this expansion, 1 has been from 5s. i always push for rating in the bracket im interested in. at the moment that happens to be 5s. lately i've had no motivation to push rating in 3s.
BUT ON TOPIC
it just sickens me to see the naivety of the general AJ population and PvP population as a whole. the anti 2v2, 5v5, and RBG attitudes of this community are really bad for the game itself. if you like WoW and want to be playing it in the future, you should try playing every bracket. the same thing goes for blizzard. i think they might be killing an already shrinking pvp population with this change.
it was dumb of them to remove titles from 2s aswell. every bracket is competitive. the only reason to shove people into the small box of 3v3 is to streamline the game to become more of an esport.
the only reason 5s has a bad image is because of the cheating minority (myself included). there are fewer teams and more cheating teams, so naturally its the bracket everyone points to when they think of generally scummery. if you ignore the cheaters and focus on the actual competitive aspect of 5s, its definitely a bracket that should be respected. overall there are less balance issues in 5s (although R M SP RSHAM x is 100% the best comp), and many different comps can be successful.
Hitting 2.2k 3 seasons in a row was pretty awesome for me. I ran god comp with friends for funzies, but didn't realize were doing so good for our first night of playing together at 2300 mmr and no they are not gladiators. So yeah thought I'd try this, in search of players for arena or rbgs. Over 2k-2.1k cr on 4 toons this season for both arena and rbg. Looking to play on my 2100 cr hpriest for both 3s/5s and 2040 cr dk for rbgs. 2k cr in arena as well, but prefer rbgs more on it. Maryjane#1856
I can't believe people are crying about the catch-up cap. Wow you have 20k to cap? Be glad they even allow catching up now. Does everyone forget a mere season or two ago when there wasn't any catching up? Or how about all the BS pve gear? Yep that's gone too.
I agree deserter sucks for I indeed tanked my 2s rating too. But it had to be implemented. 2s is the gateway to arena and 1100's should never be facing gladiators. We want more participation in arena and by having them hazed by glads in the 1100 bracket is counterproductive. It turns many away.
And flavour. Stop. You're too white for that sh*t. And frankly no one respects it. You sound like a wanna-be vanilla ice ice tea ice cube gangsta fruitcake. Right when Regentlord left the flame is carried by someone else, you...seriously why does someone always fill in the others place since I can remember?
Finally @ Lolflay...what's happened? Since TBC you were my priest hero always adding great input to the game. I loved reading your insightful posts and you definitely made me want to be like you on my priest. But ever since you've left the game all your posts seem to be trolling or complaints. Like an old renowned star that's become senile about the sport they've played. It's depressing.
The only time it'd be a skill cap that's tangible if there are major offensive and defensive benefits to dancing. Just throwing requirements on abilities isn't going to do anything but make people annoyed.