I actually really, really hate playing my mage now. Everything revolves around frost bomb. Frostbolt is pretty much worthless, again. I've been testing out in bg's/wargames and frost bomb ends up being 30-50% of my overall damage, with frostbolt sometimes dipping below 10%. I made my mage in wrath, and I loved that playstyle, and the way mage plays now is just not enjoyable to me, and I think it might be time to make it my alt and move on to a more fun class. I know a lot of people say "LOL HOW IZ ONE SHOTED NOOBZ NOT FUN", but it's actually not. Not fun at all.
this thread is somewhat inspired by the other thread of what would needed to be changed in pvp to make it better, which got me thinking about what in the rogue class should be nerfed in order for it become a more balanced class. this lead to me thinking about the rogue major glyphs, all of which changed during cataclysm or before it. i feel that if you nerfed these in some way shape or form, which have ZERO effect on pve in any sort of fashion, you'd bring rogues down a few pegs towards the rest of the melee.
glyph of blind - introduced in 4.0.3 seems like a harmless glyph at first, allowing rogues to utilize their ability a lot better with other classes like a warlock, feral, themselves....etc. however, what this results in is if you trinket a kidneyshot/smokebomb you have the potential to be blinded full, with no breaks unless you run with a paladin. i'm sorry but this over the top control for any team top tier team. make it not break on your poison and bleeds like repent for rets or dragon's breath for mages so it's still a good glyph but not an overpowered one. it works great for poly and seduce because they can be dispelled, whereas blind you are stuck sitting there killing all your momentum.
glyph of garrote- this glyph used to really suck prior to 4.0.3 and then blizzard decided to make it give 1.5 additional seconds to garrote silence. this means rogues have one of the longest and most spammable silences in this game. mage/spriest/dk/warlock all have cooldowns on their silence but for a rogue in dance or with vanish up, you can be silenced for an eternity. fine, you want rogues to have a silence but they shouldn't have the best one in the game with no cooldown.
glyph of preparation- this glyph received an overhaul when it suddenly gave the ability for a rogue to drop TWO smoke bombs. it's broken in rated BGs and it's broken in arenas. kidney shot then bomb on a FC either means pvp trinket to live or a dead tank normally. this glyph causes a lot of frustration for lower end players who may be new into the arena scene, who aren't capable of reacting to the fact a player cannot be healed. i mean, i really can't think of any logical reason for the second smoke bomb, it's just stupid. then prep also resets kick, so unless you're running a mod that tells you/tracks the cooldown of preparation, there's a good chance that you could fake the first kick and be kicked on a prep one. this glyph overall is just too forgiving as it gives rogues so many ways to win games it just depresses me.
TLDR: nerf rogue major glyphs because it doesn't affect pve and they're too good with them.
know most of the people in like top 10 teams, NOBODY i know has played them apart from one game vs my team, and one game vs duskfalls other rls, they lost both games, probly accidently queued into us while trying to wintrade...
with the way cross bg queues work theres no way they could have played that little games at such high gain, they would have met the 2.2 ect teams befor that.
when we met them they was around 2650 mmr couple days later dusfalls other rls met them and they was 2880 mmr (after they gained 160 rating in 5 games between 6am and the time i got up, around 11 am)..if they legit met a team that would give such rating they would just have said the name/team straight away and cleared there name of wintraders, but they havent because they are wintraders, wintraders gonna wintrade cyaaaa
trigger1221, on 14 December 2011 - 04:09 PM, said:
didn't lose, i dcd, twice in a row against the same people (you). ahh man it's funny how you take all of this seriosuly then sayin i'm red in the face. 'rank one cuz we can' you take that seriously, really?
i'm a really nice guy irl. but when dogshit people get semi high rating cause of how bad the expansion is just gets me a bit edgy.
semi high lol in 2's, the fact that you were taking it seriously enough to write stuff on forums is a joke in itself. I was 2 time glad in tbc, and i was rank 1 in 2s last season but hey im getting carried by cata lol. keep living the dream man your a winner. Iv never met anyone who is in such dire need of assurance from his peers.
trigger1221, on 13 December 2011 - 03:18 AM, said:
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lol its funny to me that your trying to be funny and failing at being funny, thats quite funny. But whats EVEN FUNNIER is that your face must of been red as sin because you lost a 2's match. Get over yourself noone cares. Being high ranked in 2s is like being good at tying your shoe laces fast noone gives a fuck... 'Rank one cuz was can' nice team name.
If any of your personality traits from wow are carried on to real life you are one very angry boy. Calling everyone you meet bad or shit etc reflects well on you.
I'm surprised complaining about balance isn't an infractable offense on this site yet. Complaining is plain stupid in this game because there are always a handful of things that are flat out broken and stupid. WoW has always been about playing teams with the least bad matchups, and even though I don't play anymore, I'm sure it's not different now. This game's pvp is in no shape or form supposed to be balanced. Infact, the game is always strongest in pvp when everything is broken, which as a result makes everything more balanced. That's actually why I kind of liked wotlk a lot. It was balanced around being broken and pretty much every class/spec had something really dumb that allowed them to compete. I know people are supposed to have to report posts/threads but mods really need to step it up here because this site is filled with so many trash threads that stem from the fact that this community is just a bunch of elitist complaining idiots. Grow some balls and realize there are some things that are just not fair and stop making threads about how x is stronger than y or quit the game.
the OP's argument is incorrect for the sole reason that the SC2/LoL community has longer matches. Generally speaking, the SC2 stream for example, will commercial every 20 minutes or so because that's how long the matches come out to be. And, when they're out of their game, will run several commercials to compensate.
I commercial generally every 6-7 minutes but I always avoid commercialing if we are discussing something on skype or something is going on. I tend to only commercial when nothing is going on and we're all just sitting around.