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#4592644 End of WoD [LEGION PRE-PATCH] Tournament - $1000 Prize

Posted Knaittiz on 22 July 2016 - 08:35 AM

View PostNicholaes92, on 22 July 2016 - 03:09 AM, said:

Prove you have the $1000 first
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#4592485 Disabling red bars - working method

Posted Thaya on 21 July 2016 - 03:37 PM

don't worry boys i'll resub today

or tomorrow

or the day after

#4592386 Tryhards of Season 18

Posted Bigmoran on 21 July 2016 - 03:32 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been a while. Today concludes the end of the ACTUAL cataclysm of an expansion. In the words of Garrosh Hellscream, times change. In honor of the new expansion (and in a cheap attempt to out rep Lolflay), here are the tryhards of the last season in Wardads of Draenor.

Death Knight

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In an act of Iraq triggered PTSD, this 50 year old DK relentlessly aimed his snipe at a young college girl. This wasn’t the first time Nutsz browsed arenamate for potential targets. He was accustomed to monitoring the ladders on his 18-inch CRT, always ready to use his trackball mouse to click “Join Battle”, all while Fortunate Son was blasting in the background.


Though it is rumored he has a part time job as Ellen Degeneres stunt double, Minpojke has found his way on this years list. After a devastating DQ from last year’s regionals, Pojke was determined to reign the European ladder for another season. Teaming up with (insert random EU mage here) and a 14 year old Danish boy from Xbox live, Pojke asserted himself as the premier druid among all europine countries.  

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Though he has come a long way from his back to back R1-Duelist days (I shit you not this guy got R1 duelist two seasons in a row), this hunter still remains the cuckold of a bald headed baby gnome. Dillypoo spent countless hours playing the same comp every day of his WoD life. Somewhere in the depths of LFG he located a Priest and Feral Druid who had been afflicted by the Duelist curse. Perhaps sympathizing with their struggle, Dillypoo and his team managed to get slapped around like that milf did in that video I my friend watched last night, losing several points to arcane RMPala. Dillypoo endured and managed to once again have one of the highest games played of any player in the world.  

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The queen termite lays 30,000 eggs/day. With a lifespan of 15 years, that translates to 164,250,000 eggs laid in her lifetime. In the natural world, this is an incredible feat, but it is nothing compared to how many arcane mage eggs Babymichael is capable of laying in a single arena season. From the cherry-scented depths of Vape Nation, the Michaelus Guasparitoros is capable of producing 100 Gladiator tier arcane mages in the time it takes him to rip the fattest vape.

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I know this is cheap but Trilltko looks like this so I’m gonna assume he’s one of the biggest tryhards:

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If I actually put effort into digging for the tryhard monk this season it would likely be Sethcurry, simply because he was a zero to zero reject who gained an inflated ego due to WW buffs. Nontheless the guy just gives me the heebie jeebies.

But if I really wanted to be honest for a second, Mongery would probably take the cake as tryhard Monk. Getting banned more frequently than he has spelling tests, this child attempted to script his way to the top of the ladder multiple times, only to be stopped by that meddling Brian Holinka and his damned Lore dog.

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Two wrongs don’t make a right, but seven Wongs make the right dent in the arena ladder to be worthy of our attention. Vincentwong, also known as Jackson Lee, but sometimes known as Fatherwong is the Rynd of this expansion. Dawning multiple paladins, Wong was able to go Godzilla on the arena ladders.

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Though he resembles a Japanese nuclear monstrosity, he was capable of doing damage only a specific type of reptilian is capable of (see: Lizards). It is rumored (though unconfirmed) that Vincentwong dialed up his boy Reedz using the Razer Naga Reedz edition to prune the connection of his regional qualifying opponents.

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Honorable mention to Killak aka Thelf aka Squirtlelol aka Greenteax aka KobeBryant for laying low after his S15 5v5 wintrades to gain his fifth new identity as a R1 Paladin. Seriously guys, only weird people change their identity like that.


Dealing with more K’s than the inbox of an angsty teenage girl, Amne managed to secure his position as our tryhard priest. I don’t know much about this guy, other than the fact that his 3k freakout can only be rivaled by S12 Burt. I’ve watched this guy on stream a few times and his frequent nerd-rages are indicative enough to land a spot on our list.



Even though he is a good friend of mine, this guy needs to tone it down a bit:

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If you have ever done Brawlers guild, chances are you have defeated Blat, a simple goo-like organism that explodes into more goo puddles as the fight wears on. This boss encounter was loosely based on an event that occurred over several months in Sweden, as Minpojke’s fat cells were separated from his body to form the 100-celled organism known as Jaimex. This shaman is a prolific poster on this website, first gaining attention as a kickbotter back in MoP. Jaime managed to slowly creep his way on this list as his drive to reproduce was instinctually replaced with a motivation to take over the EU ladder.

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Can money buy you happiness? Well Sam I am, it sure can! Ignoring that obscure reference that few will understand, it’s time to open our pocketbooks and place our bets on who our tryhard lock is? I almost put some Ozztistic kid, but that would be too boring! The winner of the S18 tryhard Warlock is Locturnal. Spending hundreds of dollars donating and subscribing to his favorite streamers, Locturnal was able to buy his way into this spot. Just like the 13 year old Swedish kids that donate to popular girl streamers, Locturnal was able to buy his way into an artificial friendship with some of our most famous WoW celebrities! Good for him (too bad he didn’t get R1 EleGiggle)! Hey, maybe next paycheck.

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Failing to swoon Lxxi, Phixie, and Propel and gaining the award for the rejection Hat trick is Swull. This steroid filled rager queued multiple GCDTV’s and failed to qualify in each regional tournament. Maybe he’s a good guy, though—I hear they finish last. And that Swull did, as he finished last in every way possible.

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Flex on fools!

#4592188 Opinions on Legion

Posted Voksen on 19 July 2016 - 07:57 PM

Numbers matter for lots of things, but like others have implied - millions of X doing Y doesn't make Y good/bad.  Raw counting is a primitive operation but a good indicator for popularity.  Its a well-established quantifier for MMORPGs.  For arena/pvp in this kind of genre, it -is- all about the numbers game.  

On a macroscopic scale:  You lose subs --> you lose social interactions --> you lose queues --> you lose stuff to do = boring and less fun for most ppl --> you lose the point of logging on.  Pretty soon you even lose the point of keeping WoW's 30+ GB installed.

Subscription count is like your most significant raw input to the "fun equation" for MMORPGs.  The game can be shitty and buggy and unplayable or it can be amazing, but if no one else gives enough fucks to play --> you're basically a single player indie product on steam.

Sub count feeds into estimators for popularity/activity across all sub-genres within the WoW game environment (PvP vs. PvE vs. AH gaming vs. pet battles etc.).  True, a quote of 2 million "subs" quickly whittles down and loses some predictive power and objectivity.  Removing multiple accounts, misc. random noise, etc. --> reduces the numbers to ~200,000 semi-active, casual players with unique IDs.  That drops down even further when you start looking at sessions logged, what hours/time logged-on/off, and instances queued.  By the time you start looking at the % subset of people actually doing arenas for more than points cap or anything semi serious, you get to a very small pool of players...

In 2016, being an S18 gladiator means you're in the top 1% of a pool of maybe 15,000 remotely active arena players.  So that's a lot fewer tryhards than say S8 gladiator where there were probably 200,000 people who could properly be considered competitors.  And by a lot I mean like several sigma on a normal curve.  Basically, being good/thebest at something that few people try at is a lot less statistically impressive then being good/best at something that everyone has to do anyway.

Like others have stated, Legion will roughly be about 1/2 as popular as WoD was.  Final nail in the coffin for PvP, but I guess still a decent PvE option for fans of western-centric MMORPGs.   In Legion like in WoD, if you're 2800+ you'll know all the 30 relevant people in the PvP world.   Most will already be on your bnet flist.  The other 5000 tryhards will be essentially scattered throughout no-name elo hell.  Thats not something thats going to be solved unless you get a full purge or go back to basics (i.e. private servers).

#4592134 It's that time of the season again... part 2

Posted Dakkrothy on 19 July 2016 - 02:20 PM

I don't know how people expect to get away with wintrading last day of the season, people r obviously gonna scout that shit like a hawk. Seeing ryu & refren doin this shit doesnt surprise me at all "xD"

p.s didnt know there was a wintrading section on xunamate LOL epic

#4591390 Here have some nostalgia

Posted Lolflay on 16 July 2016 - 07:58 AM


#4591285 Opinions on Legion

Posted Nadagast on 15 July 2016 - 08:00 PM

View PostZqae, on 15 July 2016 - 05:50 AM, said:

I even heard some guy say that mana drains were actually a good thing and that he misses them. Those things were cancer incarnate, people are completely over the top with nostalgia.

I agree about the uniqueness of each class though, nowadays it feels like every class is more or less the same.
Do you see how these two statements are in conflict?  Mana drains were one of the more unique ways of pressuring.  Of course they are a pain to deal with, that's the point.  Us players are our own worst enemy here, we are constantly asking for things that are uniquely annoying from other classes to be nerfed or removed--this process repeated over years leaves you with stale scripted gameplay.

Yes, Paladins were not great in TBC 3s.  The solution to that is to improve Paladins.

Players should start to value fun over balance in our feedback.

#4591255 I'm 40yrs old and my name is gladiator.

Posted Knaittiz on 15 July 2016 - 12:55 PM

View PostRexyyoxxx, on 15 July 2016 - 10:15 AM, said:

And with the whole trash talking thing, it's just like real life
yeah thats why there are so many blizzcon parking lot fights on worldstar

#4591219 Opinions on Legion

Posted Phoo on 15 July 2016 - 05:33 AM

View PostZqae, on 15 July 2016 - 03:42 AM, said:

Stop glorifying TBC and WOTLK. TBC had two absolutely terrible seasons if you played anything that wasn't resto druid, arms warrior, sub rogue or affli lock. WOTLK invented double melee teamcomps that our old TBC skill capped warlocks and druids said was retarded, but when spellcleaves became viable in S7, suddenly you couldn't hear them talking anymore. Too busy auto winning 90% of their games as LSD, I imagine.

The game is as it is, it's always been poorly balanced, and it's up to you to deal with it. Reroll the new FOTM class like a rabid dog or try to play better than your opponent to make up for the fact that your class isn't as good as said FOTM class/spec. But please shut the fuck up about how comps have become retarded in later expansions, as if RMPing the enemy healer took any sort of skill. And by "RMPing" I mean Sap> have your priest sit on their sapped healer, fear when sap ends > then have your mage use his retarded undodgeable cc called deep into sheep into blanket CS > Blind and potential Sap afterwards.

Does TSG or any double melee comp require a PHD to be played correctly ? No, it does not. But neither do RMPs or spellcleaves. The game has always been like this so stop thinking the game used to be perfect. People used to actually complain about WOTLK and TBC balance all the fucking time, and for good reasons.

No-one is holding up TBC and wrath as the poster childs of balance - this game will never, ever be as poorly balanced as season 5. Anyone that whines about balance nowadays has no idea what they missed. What those expansions did have, though, was classes with unique strengths and weaknesses and a game that was actually fun to play.

#4591153 I'm 40yrs old and my name is gladiator.

Posted ROKMODE on 14 July 2016 - 05:48 PM

ur too young to stop

here is an inspiration to keep playing until blizzard reaches 12 subscribers total


#4591135 I'm 40yrs old and my name is gladiator.

Posted irubuwrongtime on 14 July 2016 - 05:03 PM

6x glad, r1 s4/s14, but I've never been this happy throughout my WoW career.  Finally got my 2700 achievement this season thanks to the wodness and rating inflation...  :P

It was really tough this season because I had to get it with lfg.  Not having a main team of players you can always queue together to improve as a team really sucks...

Anyways, it may be my last pvp season that I can actually stay competitive due to the lack of game time and rl stuff but I have this feeling of fulfillment that I won't regret any of my time spent on this game in the past years.  I started this game in my 20s and when I was single like many of you now.  Now I have a family and two beautiful girls demanding for more and more of my time and attention.  :)

I met lots of good ppl and I had a lot of fun from WoW.  I've been through all and it is finally finished.  Thanks to you all fellow WoW players.

One thing I wanted to say to the WoW pvp community all this time is that "Why can't we all just get along?  Enough trash talk and bad-mouthing each other but really...  Without each one of us, this game is just dead and boring, more so on the pvp side.  You will end up having no one to play or compete with.  I think we can all be little more nice toward each other.

Shout outs to darkfists and franchris for pushing 2700 with me.  My only regret is that we only got to play together for one day.  I wish I met you guys sooner.

Anyways, gl to you all pushing for glad this season especially my fellow warrior friends~  Peace out~

#4590784 So Pokemon go is a thing

Posted Nicholaes92 on 12 July 2016 - 03:04 AM

View PostFizion, on 12 July 2016 - 01:52 AM, said:

Did you have Glinks write this for you?

What Do You Think?

#4590685 The Reason For Pruning

Posted Konjunktur on 11 July 2016 - 07:07 PM

View PostBr0ll3, on 11 July 2016 - 11:56 AM, said:

Obviously if you have to farm endlessly to get gear its complete shit.
But they have a "anti-luck" system.
There is no anti-luck system for the +5 ilvl random retardness. And the anti-luck system only makesit so you don't get the same item several times, it could still take you 25+ weeks to get full gear. With the worst luck you get every single neck, ring, trinket etc before getting your last piece.

Good luck catching up if you're late to the season.

View PostBr0ll3, on 11 July 2016 - 11:56 AM, said:

1. Dragon Gladiator Mounts (finally)
Yeah, big whooping do, 1 out of 2 things even remotely positive on this list doesn't even affect gameplay.

View PostBr0ll3, on 11 July 2016 - 11:56 AM, said:

2. Complete remake of many classes. Wich will make PvP feel "new" again.
Yeah, my main spec which I've played for over 5 years is getting completely fucked and demoted into a pure dps-bot. If you thought Feral in WoD was retarded then I have a surprise for you! (Although 3x Rake Stun is gone, so that's something)

And it's all because of this retarded "CC disarmament". Yeah I'd rather just spam damage all day than actually do something skillful. Right? No. It sucks.

Same retarded pruning goes for (at least) Rogues, Hunters and Mages.

View PostBr0ll3, on 11 July 2016 - 11:56 AM, said:

3. 2 New Arena Maps.
Ravencourt looks really fucking retarded. Rooms? Lordaeron 2.0, with extra cramped spaces!

50% of the new maps are bad - and we really didn't need more maps to begin with. Nice one Blizzard. Why can't they just make reskins of fucking Nagrand instead of coming up with these retarded designs?

View PostBr0ll3, on 11 July 2016 - 11:56 AM, said:

4. Shorter Seasons (there will be twice as many seasons per expansion)
Yeah and at the same time they're splitting titles to two separate horde & alliance quotas. Fucking retarded for competitiveness and only done for "muh faction balance". It's only going to make people buy (Blizzard sees the $$$) faction changes to get gladiator on the less competitive side.

View PostBr0ll3, on 11 July 2016 - 11:56 AM, said:

5. Obviously the new tuning system wich wont effect pve players is gonna be HUGE for balance and for the mixing of meta.
That is if they actually use it. They already have tuning knobs (which they have shown throughout all of WoD). They just don't use them often enough. Blizzard doesn't do bi-weekly meta updates so it doesn't matter how many tuning knobs they have.

Yeah, Legion is looking like a steaming pile of shit.

#4590586 Opinions on Legion

Posted Chipz on 11 July 2016 - 12:45 PM

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#4590688 Opinions on Legion

Posted Nadagast on 11 July 2016 - 07:50 PM

View PostJim_Jim, on 11 July 2016 - 06:37 PM, said:

TBC was dominated by 4 individuals spec
Maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but I think the game is better when they aren't trying to make 30+ specs work in pvp.  TBC probably didn't have enough specs viable, but it was far closer to an ideal state than the current setup is.  It's better to have ~6-12 unique and distinguished specs viable than it is to try to force it with 30+ specs that can't be viable without extreme homogenization.