Just some words from an oldschool player in response to the state of competitive PvP -
The lacking player base and enthusiasm is the symptom, not the problem. The problem is a lack of creativity and rewards that are worth hard competition.
Instead of complaining put your heads together and offer solutions-
Easy fixes that could be implemented:
1. Smaller scale bgs. Think 5v5, 6v6, 7v7. This alone would solve the problem of getting large groups of people together and staying together, while providing objective based pvp rather than sandbox style (not degrading arena)
2. Better rewards. More cosmetics, more interesting titles. Think class specific. This would give more replayability, desireablility, and uniqueness to earned titles and cosmetics are always desireable (think glowing chest pieces for high ranks.. Huge horns in your helment)
Start with "what would really make me want to COMPETE to earn THIS AWESOME THING?" Work back from that. I think you'll be surprised what awesome ideas that could be thought up
Not sure why it's not showing but I've played since vanilla and was the only DK in S7 to achieve rank 1 (lafu). Thinking about coming back for Legion. Let's make this game fun again.
Okay I have actually PLAYED legion alpha and I can tell u:
-its already better than WoD and MoP in terms of story
-u literally have more buttons to push as EVERY spec
-they want u to choose wat class u bring ( u want garrot, u play with assasination rog, u want smoke bomb u play with sub rog)
-u cant complain if u havent played legion alpha, so dont write review for a game u actually havent played, its like me watching the superman vs batman trailer and calling the movie shit before i even see the movie
reposting this thread from battle.net forums that has now been removed due to naming and shaming policy, and also got removed from /r/wow reddit after getting 600 some comments in a few hours as I feel the problem shouldn't be quieted down.
My older brother first introduced me to this game during the original beta. I've played since release and can remember making it to Orgrimmar before anyone else and seeing it completely empty on that thanksgiving weekend many years ago. I've had many fond memories over the 10 years of playing this game, but have become very weary of the state in which it is now. Maybe I'm a hypocrite. Maybe I'm not. I really don't care. The cheating is ruining the competition in this game. Those of you that I've played with believe you are good players and maybe even the best. But many of you cheat. You arrogantly cheat, you laugh about it and don't even give a !@#$ that you ruin the game for everyone else.
The player base is becoming smaller and smaller. Few teams are left at the higher ratings and those that are, are almost all bots. I have repeatedly sent these videos in and yet these players are still active for weeks and months. I'm tired of it.
Hi friends! This is my second arena movie, featuring my 2800+ beastcleave comp (enhance/hunter/healer) in WoD season 2. You can expect most of the games around mid 2700, while peaking at low 2800mmr. I tried to mix as much variety as possible, showing as many popular comps as possible and even some bg footage.
With the amount of enhances running turbo, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself and play (in my own opinion) a more enjoyable comp, beastcleave. To my surprise, we still beat a lot of the top tier teams despite the comp deficiency.
Don't mind my UI, it is something I have used for years and it seems it's a love it or hate it thing with most people.
I hope you enjoyed it, see you on the ladder!
Songs used in order:
-Paradigm - Leslie Wai
-Limitless Ft. Delaney Jane - Adventure Club
-Empress - IMPLAY
-Those Eyes - Feint
-Game - Mating Ritual
-Anthem - Emancipator
The final has been cancelled.. Boetar got into a fight with Praii about the last cup of milk this morning, and when Joe stepped in to try to calm them down Healingstat punched him in the face.. It all escalated from here, and after a long meeting about whether or not to disqualify both teams (Blizzard never does this impulsively), it was decided that both teams would be disqualified from the tournament.