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#4060733 Members Posting Access

Posted Athlete on 22 February 2014 - 04:18 AM

A well done live chat feature would be nice.

#4061105 PTR rogues

Posted Icyfresh420 on 22 February 2014 - 02:38 PM

View Postmikebazowski, on 22 February 2014 - 08:52 AM, said:

-Old mode of vanish was by far more retarded...when a rogue was vanishing the next moment enemy had him out of stealth!well my friend that wasnt a vanish.....
As someone who played a rogue back in bc with "old mode of vanish" and played with rogues back then as well
I'll go ahead and let you in on a little secret
Don't vanish with dots up /facepalm
The old mode of vanish actually required skill on both sides, the rogue had to pick his times of using vanish wisely to not waste it, then juke his direction after vanishing instead of running straight ahead like a moron to juke the aoe, the enemy would in turn have to predict where the rogue would be to get him out of his vanish
If you're going to complain about a skill aspect in pvp and try to justify blizzard making things handicapped for you
Go play pacman or something you don't belong in PvP

#4061636 @Nadagast, Moderation in Past Few Days

Posted Capstone on 22 February 2014 - 10:39 PM

View PostBigmoran, on 22 February 2014 - 08:16 PM, said:

Maybe you should consider having class 'captains' who designate 1 day a week to create threads to spur intelligent conversation.
i was kidding about the mod moran and myself thing, but this is a really good idea

View PostIcekingx, on 22 February 2014 - 06:55 PM, said:

Every time I see capstone post it's something that is helpful or is something that's funny. I think capstone would be a damn good mod. As for making Moran a mod just turn down the trolling and he could do it. I don't think Braindance should ever have mod pretty much what talb said about him. He posts maybe 1 helpful thing on a guide thread and goes into other threads and just attacks everyone or everyone ends up attacking him. Plus the "Keep crying bitch nigga" picture is not funny at all.
thanks, but i think i would be the most passive moderator in the site's history. i would almost always only remove content that was grossly against the rules of the site, like gore spammers and such. i believe that people should be able to talk about the game, and if they get as passionate as braindance that they get combative in the process, that's a member of the community that probably doesn't do himself so many favors but i appreciate his contribution all the same

on topic

if mods deem braindance to have crossed the line, i'm not going to post here in protest (despite my view that pretty much everyone should be able to use the forum to talk about the game however they like unless they are blatant cancerous posters) for two reasons:
  • i'm looking at all of braindance's posts through the lens of another user. when he posts, i'm not critiquing his posts to see if his attitude is conducive to good discussion, because that's not my job
  • i have significant bias. i'm not the best person to judge when someone needs to be banned or their posts need to be deleted, because i'm pretty much never in favor of either
was braindance's ban just? i can't say. it doesn't help his case that this was his response. obviously i wouldn't have banned him, but i'm assuming simply based on the fact that Nadagast got mod and promptly made a thread about improving the community by being less combative that it's a goal of today's administration of the site to make the forums more hospitable for the majority of posters. if that's the case, banning braindance can fulfill its purpose demonstrably. the mere fact that this thread exists and is eliciting discussion says to me that more members of the community are aware now that AJ administration is willing to start banning to make the forum less hostile than a week ago

as far as i'm concerned, braindance could be unbanned. i think he, and a significant portion of the community get the picture, but in my opinion moderating isn't half the battle that the site needs to combat

moderation improves a situation most when it's needed to corral behavior to be more germane to the entity's interests. aj today, in my mind, has a problem with creating content and sparking discussion. to me, the braindances of the forum are a necessary function in continuing meaningful discussion about anything around here. he's sarcastic, he can be rude sometimes, but at least he's consistently willing to discuss things on this forum. i frequently browse the mage forums (which are open to both members and junkies) and almost never post because people frankly just aren't asking that many questions. whoever gets there first is usually able to help more than sufficiently and i feel as if my input isn't really required. either mages from 1100 and up have figured it all out or there just isn't that much discussion to attract people to speak there anymore

View PostBigmoran, on 22 February 2014 - 08:16 PM, said:

Maybe you should consider having class 'captains' who designate 1 day a week to create threads to spur intelligent conversation.
quoting this idea again, not because it's so good that it has to be implemented, but because the idea of doing simple things to elicit a real dialogue around here can solve most of our problems. long ago, this site was overrun with abrasive posters. today, that's a problem i would rather have than what seems like a disinterested approach to creating a good forum

#4055660 PvP Live - Armageddon Series 2014 Tournament - Teams Announced

Posted Braindance on 18 February 2014 - 12:53 AM

View Postflannelsoff, on 18 February 2014 - 12:47 AM, said:

you mean minpojkes team and the other 10 teams that nobody has ever heard of
Shut up gook

#4055258 PvP Live - Armageddon Series 2014 Tournament - Teams Announced

Posted apoxy on 17 February 2014 - 01:56 PM

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Go Brazil
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#4055120 PvP Live - Armageddon Series 2014 Tournament - Teams Announced

Posted Nixonxx on 17 February 2014 - 04:59 AM

I am thoroughly disappointed to see Nihill-the-Jack's RPS did not make the cut for competing teams.

I'm sure many viewers would prefer to see at least some fresh blood over straight generic names and those who are frequent in steaming their games on a consistent basis.

#4060427 Members Posting Access

Posted Lolflay on 21 February 2014 - 11:16 PM

First of all, the forum layout.

Right now it's divided in two sections. I feel this kind of layout would be more suited for the forum ( [xyz] means it's a parent section, under which the cooresponding forums fall ):


[ Junkie section ]

- News

- General discussion ( used for pretty much everything it has always been used for, discussing patches,

- CLASS FORUMS ( moving this a section below really hurt the forum as a whole, at least to me )

-Priest,Mage,etc subforums under Class forums ( KEEP A STICKY FOR CLASS INSIDE EACH CLASS FORUM WITH ALL THE USEFUL INFORMATION OF CERTAIN CLASS INSIDE, UPDATED EACH MAJOR PATCH/SEASON, alongside with best gear/socketing/enchanting information inside, as well as most powerful spell rotations and general tips )

- COMPOSITION FORUM ( that's right, create a huge sticky thread inside for EACH _POPULAR_ combo that's active in that season and MAINTAIN it, by moderator team or otherwise, and archive it when a season ends/starts, EVEN if the said combo is still working ( like, RMP in S4 was much more different than S5 or S7 RMP, annotate it properly and close the old thread down, but still allow it to be viewed ) - and explain the differences compared to last season - CREATING THREADS IS DISABLED TO NORMAL MEMBERS, MODS AND ADMINS NEED TO CREATE A THREAD FOR EACH COMBO AND HEAVILY MODERATE IT )

- COMP questions ( a subforum that has each of the combos present in the main forum, except used for learning purposes by NON-JUNKIES )

- Suggest combo ( subforum in which junkies can suggest which combo will be placed inside main composition forum )

- QUEUE HANGOUT ROOM - used to talk while in queue, etc - each thread must contain [EU] or [US] in the title



- Questions ( subforum )

- Interface/Addons

[ Social section ]

- Rant room ( for general community hangout spot )

- Offtopic ( for other games and hobbies )

- Guild recruitment

- Site feedback

- Battlegroup forums ( for old times sake, I'm sure some of us either love to reminisce about past times, or there's still active posters in some of them )

Waiting room removed, ask a glad removed ( it's fucking useless since its inception anyway ), etc.

After something is done to the general availability of information, I say allow NON-JUNKIES to post in FOLLOWING places :
News, CLASS STICKY THREAD inside class forum ( so there's a Priest forum, junkies are creating threads and discussing within said forum, while non-junkies can ONLY post inside the sticky thread which has EVERYTHING explained about the class for the said season and ask input there ), COMP QUESTIONS (  read description in quote above ), VIDEO forum, Interface/Addons, and in rest of Social section.

Of course give clear indication who can post where, maybe by a image or a symbol next to each junkie-only forum/thread.

#4060502 Members Posting Access

Posted WildeHilde on 21 February 2014 - 11:54 PM

View PostLolflay, on 21 February 2014 - 11:37 PM, said:

Honestly, without any bias, I think my idea would be best. Also it'd require moderater team to step their game up.

Not against your ideas at all. I just think that there are members that provide quality content. Take Vadrak for example. He was never gladiator, broke 2.2k in S13 as priest but has created the spectator UI that Holinka referenced in interviews and is used by any major tournament except BlizzCon.

People like him provide things to the community and should be recognized for it.

About me personally: I would not mind being removed from /general but would like to continue posting about rogue mechanics. I think I have a pretty good understanding of those. Also I'm looking for a top-tier rogue for the 6.0 version of the rogue guide. Last time Reckful and Khuna read over Vishas&my guide, now I'm looking for rogues to take their spot.

#4060142 Members Posting Access

Posted Vanguards on 21 February 2014 - 08:04 PM

I'm mostly trying to throw in the positives for both sides here; I definitely understand where most of the Junkies opinions are coming from.

AJ will still be different from other sites that Gladiator / Junkies will be recognized. The Junkie status will still be there, gladiators will still have their helmets so people can recognize them. If this idea was to ever come true the moderator team would also be a lot stronger than what it is right now.

Also some members do have extremely insightful ideas and are more willing than any other Gladiator to post guides and such.

#4059167 Don't be an asshole

Posted flannelsoff on 21 February 2014 - 05:35 AM

I really think this website needs an overhaul, just looking at the top of the page and half of this stuff is completely unused.

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I'm sure almost everyone agrees that almost every thread going to the front page now ruins the convenience of loading the website and finding popular topics. I like the idea of having members post and being at the front but half of these people have about 1 post and troll looking to be an 'asshole'. Front page clutter and excess unused tabs like the talents one really clog the website up, any player can now just go to the armory and copy a decent player's talents and glyphs.

Hell, I could have this be the front page of AJ and I'd be fine with it.

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My point is that if the quality of this website went up a bit and it was simplified all-around then maybe people would actually try to post quality content. Not only does the front page need to be simplified but also the forums. Half of the subtopics are completely abandoned

#4059131 Don't be an asshole

Posted Lolflay on 21 February 2014 - 05:08 AM

Trolling from BG forums infected the main board, mostly because of poor moderation. Shit, I remember Tyveris himself banning me twice in a row ( second one was a permaban that he lifted after a while ), because I was calling people idiots outside of BG forums. ( Powerslave claiming S6 warriors were balanced f.ex., or Affix whining all the fucking time about mages being underpowered, etc )

Those of you who are saying that this board was never for learning, but for "community", you're dead mistaken. I used to get shittons of private messages, some I've ignored because I cba'd answering, but most of which I'd answer, I'd see some improvement when I'd check their armory again. People complained that there was no place where they could get help before they recieved Junkie status, and some of them who had Junkie status didn't want to bother posting on the main board because they'd get "trolled by dicks", so even back in WoTLK board was not "ideal".

When I was progressing Yogg 0 lights and Algalon, I made a topic on elitistjerks asking something that I didn't find answered anywhere else, I get instabanned - their reasoning ? "Not much of a productive question, go figure it out yourself"

When a WoW PVP'r got confronted about the game before, he'd defend it. Now everyone goes "lolshitgame" even though they're still subbed and (semi)actively playing.

As for posters themselves, I don't know who the fuck most of them are ( except Brainretard who has a track record for being a absolute moron ), but just by judging the posts Regentlord made in this thread, it's clear that this is the type of person that brings zero contribution outside of shit content made for purely because he likes putting his name out there... for what purpose again, exactly ? It's not like he's helping himself.

The thing that makes or breaks this community is perception that the community has on itself, and moderators being better at doing their job. Also wtf is that US paladin doing on frontpage all the time ? Doesn't AJ staff actually care enough to have a staff team like they did before instead of letting the players control the content ?

@ Holypalaswe - RIP Likvidator, 2008.


Also, pvp videos were a hot thing, coming from noobies or from experienced pvpers. It was fun watching a well edited and handpicked arena/bg video from a 2100 warlock as much as it was great watching top notch play from somebody like Snutz. I've dropped here from time to time in hopes of seeing a cool pvp video or two, and hearing a good track or two that I've missed out on, to see that nobody bothers making PvP videos anymore. Also, what Nadagast said, you need newcomers, people who actually want to learn because he thinks the people at the top are cool and the game seems awesome, they don't want to read site full of shit. I actually want to play WoD, and I'd purchase a WoW account just to play it, it seems awesome being back to TBC ( well, sort of - both locationwise and number-wise, just with updated mechanics ), but why would me or someone else want to play a game that the players themselves call shit.

#4058921 Don't be an asshole

Posted Z4muZ on 21 February 2014 - 01:03 AM

View PostDizzeeyo, on 21 February 2014 - 01:00 AM, said:

I think the biggest thing destroying this community is the ladder at the end of every season being 50%+ boosts/carries, and the people doing those boosts and then posting in this thread that they hope the wow community will improve are a bit of a joke

View PostTrillebårtom, on 21 February 2014 - 12:17 AM, said:

Nada <3
I really think the mods need to step it up on getting rid of toxic people!
Would really love to see AJ be more useful!

#4054508 Shit... I mean feral..

Posted Capers on 15 February 2014 - 10:04 PM

View PostDizzeeyo, on 15 February 2014 - 02:42 PM, said:

100% true

Except it's not. People don't play druid to ONLY heal, that's just stupid and outdated thinking. A hybrid spec like feral or ret does deserve to be viable. The classes that only need one pvp viable spec are ones like Rogue or Mage, where each spec is basically the same thing just with different looks. A hybrid DPS spec plays so much different from the other specs that they're almost different classes entirely. Get over the BC/Vanilla thinking. Things change, and people shouldn't just be told "LOL GET REKD" for picking a class with DPS specs, yet being told the only viable one is healing.

View PostDizzeeyo, on 15 February 2014 - 02:42 PM, said:

before you insult pveers, you might want to actually check what the situation was that warriors were complaining about losing an aoe interrupt into a single target interrupt for, as someone who understands what happens in the first garrosh transition phase, i can completely understand why warriors on hc garrosh would be pissed by the change, even tho its a necessary change for pvp

I know the fight, and I know what happens. They are just going to need to adapt to it or not down HC garrosh. The change wasn't even huge, especially because you can still use disrupting shout, just not DS, then pummel directly after it. If that means the group can't down Garrosh, then you're not good enough to get the kill then.

#4057805 Season 14-15

Posted Seu on 19 February 2014 - 10:57 PM

View PostAdmoney, on 19 February 2014 - 09:13 PM, said:

I have no hope for this game anymore. The Jews at blizzard are trying as hard as they can to kill this game, $60 for lvl 90 is a joke along with another 8+ MONTHS (length of season) until WoD? Rofl who is making these decisions?

Don't expect much development from WoW unless it involves the in-game store and more ways for Blizz to make money off of a game we already pay $15/month for...

I remember back when mounts were rare drops, rewards for random shit, etc... Now you just wipe your ass $30 and POOF you have your new mount, pretty epic!

Edit: I wonder what all the PVE people will do... They have already been farming the same content for months at this point, and there will be NOTHING new for over 8months, wtf?

wod arena and raid changes look incredible and I am all for them devoting the vast majority of their dev team to make it great, its pretty obvious there is no hope for mop anyway. the proposed changes arent just good on their own, they are a clear indication that blizzard cares about small scale competitive pvp again which hasnt been the case for a few years.

I cant believe anyone on this website would complain about blizzard focusing entirely on endgame pvp and pve content, and offering players a way to skip grinding levels to get there immediately.

do you really give a fuck if anyone buys a level 90? It just means when your friends buy the xpacs to come back they will be able to arena with you right away, and if you are too busy irl to grind a character up that you want to arena on you can just drop $60 and have it. its an old game and as a result a lot of us who play it are in our 20's now, with less free time to grind levels and more disposable income we can put towards ensuring the free time we have is enjoyable.

i honestly dont get the backlash with the buying level 90s, its not like being max level in this game is an achievement to be proud of anyway.

#4056314 Tryhards of Season 14 Awards

Posted Shawir on 18 February 2014 - 05:42 PM

moran salty cuz 2 shit 2 get rank1?