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Posted Bigmoran on 25 February 2014 - 04:19 PM
I really hope I can earn the respect of all whiteknights. Apologies to Dibzz, Irub, and Benjiown.
Posted Feliclandelo on 18 February 2014 - 10:38 PM
10-12 yard pummel? Why not just give Warriors fucking counterspell while you're at it LOL. Boohoo you can't AoE interrupt half of Asia with 1 button anymore, guess you just have to keep doing unhealable and unpeelable damage.
Posted Braindance on 29 January 2014 - 07:15 PM
Posted Gekz on 22 January 2014 - 11:55 PM
Posted Jahmilli_ on 03 January 2014 - 11:00 PM
The main issue with it is how difficult it is to control, and how little the classes have to do to avoid CC (compared to other comps). People just want simple answers as to why a comp is out of control, and usually those answers come out right as you die, that's when you're most annoyed. "I CANT EVEN FUCKING PLAY MY CHARACTER" or "90K ICE LANCE WHAT A FUCKING JOKE." A lot of people don't really think of what goes on during the entire game, just towards the end when they're dead or about to die. From my experience it seems that most people (mainly casters of course) can't even think of the actual reason why SGX is so miserable to play against, but all of them know that they hate fighting it.
The shaman and the goat PASSIVELY (this is the worst part) make up for some of the biggest weaknesses of EVERY class, (excluding casters). The comp alone is the sole reason a lot of comps are no longer viable, and also the sole reason a lot of classes (mainly physical and healers) are viable.
- RET goat shaman (Ret easily controlled by casters / lacks CC)
- DK goat shaman (squishy / lack CC and mobility)
- FERAL goat shaman (Feral easily feared / very squishy outside of CDs / lacks CC)
- HOLY (Priest/Paladin) goat shaman (Priest and Paladin both easily controlled by casters)
- MONK (WW and MW) goat shaman (MW Monk easily controlled by non warlock/spriest casters, assuming they're undead.)
(WW Monk unique playstyle / very squishy outside of CDs / lacks CC)
- HUNTER goat shaman (Hunter very squishy vs casters / easily feared)
Almost every spec above is NOT viable at a high level outside of SGX.
The hunter alone has enough CC to make up for any that his X lacks, and the shaman alone has enough ways to keep their DPS/Healer out of CC
Goat shaman (especially shaman) is also the bane of any wizard cleave, they are non-existent. The ONLY viable wizard cleaves are ones with shamans, and even those should get demolished by SGX.
The class simplifies and limits any comp its a part of, and any comp it plays against. There is only so much you can do... they lack depth.
Another one of the comps best qualities is how easy it is to maintain proper positioning in comparison to other comps. This mainly has to do with the shaman, and this is also my biggest issue with the class in general. Shamans are an extremely defensive class (If you ever play or watch any 3v3 game go to dampening, 99% of the time there will be at least 1 shaman in the arena), they don't really have any real CC, they are VERY disruptive, and they're the most difficult class to control. It's rare to catch a shaman out of position, because majority of the time there really is no reason to be. That's why I think it's much simpler to play any shaman comp than it is to play nearly ANY other comp in the game.
Being able to effectively use your healer CC offensively while maintaining proper positioning is a HUGE part of your teams success. Many healers and teams struggle with this.
You will not be competitive at a high level in arena without effective fears from your priest.
You will not be competitive at a high level in arena without effective clones from your druid.
You will not be competitive at a high level in arena without effective Hojs/fears/repents from your paladin.
You will not be competitive at a high level in arena without effective incaps/stuns/roots from your monk.
You WILL be competitive at a high level in arena without effective.... 45second CD hexes...... from your shaman.
Shamans do NOT CC, they PREVENT CC. They slow down the tempo of every arena they enter. That's also another reason you won't ever see a high rated shaman comp without some kind of cast reduction spell (Curse of enfeeblement / Goat / Mind numbing) on their team. They need to slow games down and simplify them as much as possible in order to win. That's also why they are so weak against melee cleaves, or just any melee in general. (there is no ability you can press to reverse bloodlust a melee class).
Not to mention they walk in arena with a PASSIVE damage and healing buff to everyone on their team. Grace of Air (3000 mastery)
I'm not sitting here saying it is unstoppable. I am saying that the amount of effort and coordination required to win games, in comparison to every other comp in the game, is much less as Shaman Goat, and I think every goat and shaman would agree that without each other, they wouldn't have nearly as much success in arenas.
Posted Mattadoro on 03 January 2014 - 07:08 PM
"if you watch this vod Twitch/jahmilli go to 1:04:06 and put it in slow motion you will see the skillful things we do. Also listen to our skype call to hear benji ask me "hey man do you have stormbolt" thats the kinda set up thats needed to succeed, I'll have you know that in season 12 i was the highest triple warrior 3v3 team in the world i was also playing a 3s game once while pooks whispered me so theres that. I'm not gonna post here any more or respond to this thread cus no one here gets me. Also if you go to the food network and watch your dvr of last nights vod you'll see THE chef Bobby Flay directly say my name "I Rub these steaks together" thats no coincidence. I played with reckful once. I beat xaryu."
Posted Capstone on 28 December 2013 - 05:52 PM
hunters are like a subclass. they can do all of their damage and cc from 40 yards while moving and literally have to think about nothing in both pve and pvp. the first day i played a hunter i got 2400 and i was 2500 before i played 100 games. i then retired that embarrassment of an experiment. for those who haven't played a hunter this expansion: if blizzard added a sublcass to every class where they got a siege vehicle with limited moves that everyone who played another class could easily pick up immediately, that would be my closest estimation to what hunter is now. i see no way to fix hunters other than a massive mechanical overhaul or the removal of their class
every class in this game is mechanically easy. the average player is better than they were many expansions ago, but the game is so simplified that people complaining about one class or another being easy are asserting a ridiculous notion because they are all almost as simple as league of legends
i don't know why everyone who dislikes the game as much as i do still plays
Posted Bigmoran on 21 December 2013 - 01:19 AM
Posted Sweatyfingrs on 24 October 2013 - 08:16 PM
Posted Virent on 07 October 2013 - 02:52 PM
Are all perfectly viable T1 comps.
Posted Infernion on 11 October 2013 - 12:52 PM
So dumb you didn't even Even in game I hit 90 like 1 month before the season ended and I finished the season with 70% dreadful. I didn't even see avatar, pummel silence and 5 stack TfB. I have like 1 balance related post ROFL.
Where the fuck did I say anything about warriors you fucking cocroach? I mean you went through 40 fucking 1 pages on my profile to make a point. For fuck sake you OCD ridden whore.
Go listen to some Bieber shit and leave me alone fucko.
You're flaming everyone not agreeing with you on this forum.
You're calling everyone liars and biased.
You make up random excuses for warriors state if they're good.
You whine infinitely if they're bad.
You're the biggest hypocrite. Now you flame someone for PROVING you're lying? You're pathetic dude.
Trying to cover up you not being able to get gladiator in S12? (Or any season before that rofl)
Trying to make up excuses for you not being able to go high this season? (Or any other season)
Numbers and stats speak for themselves.
"Learn to play" yourself, and stop flaming everyone. Why isn't this guy banned from the forums yet? Calling people whore, autistic and so much other shit?
In before "I got 2400 on PTR" (lol no one cares), "Warriors scale bad with gear, just wait and see" (jk), "Insert random flame" (standard Braindance)
Posted Snuggli on 11 October 2013 - 11:07 AM
Pretentious, bad and a liar.
That's a good combination you got right there.
all you have to do is spend 1 minute looking at your post history and see that you posted nearly every day all throughout season 12
mostly complaining about other classes and how KFC was balanced because you could 'eat the trap' but ok
Posted Guest on 11 October 2013 - 05:18 AM
as a mage
you are shit
And not simple shit - pretentious shit as well because you are overpowered as fuck and can zerg anything and anyone at anytime anyplace
So l to the fucking p
Warriors could literally be killing people in a single global and this man would defend it i swear... Ohh wait he did that already. Welcome to Braindances posts of Season 12
Posted Bigmoran on 10 September 2013 - 09:01 AM
Hey ladies and gentlemen, this type of thread hasn't surfaced on Arena Junkies in quite some time and seeing as this HOPEFULLY will be the last season for generally scum-baggery, I hope my post gets the attention it deserves. Most of my information from below comes from conversations about US ladders and focuses heavily on things I've heard through the grapevine. If you are a friend of mine and are on this list, no need to fret, this list is but a post in jest, and one that I hope will not ruin friendships (pls forgive me).
DK: Vigarista. Although not known by many, this Brazilian backpeddling superstar has made an appearance on a few BGs this season (namely Rampage, Retal, and Ruin). He seems to follow with the other Brazilian gods, playing PHD with the likes of Rynd and Beilgatta. For whatever reason, his Retal team decided to que LSD at the same time Rositajones was queing shatterplay. This led to a devastrating tank. Vigarista, who was previously on the roster, backpeddled away into darkness to never be seen again.
DRUID: Once whipped by popular streamer Bamfxo, Lickerz, has been a realiable asset to the 5v5 bracket. Often playing with Kaska, Lickerz is present on five different BGs, all in the pursuit of the Tyrannical gladiator title.
Honorable mention go to Coolbears, the 15 year old Jewish Jungle-cleaver who literally combined rosters with himself after getting farmed on Ruin.
(http://us.battle.net...ns One African/) I don't actually know how many BG's he is on but I would venture to say it's more than the amount of hair he has on his armpits.
HUNTER: A prolific poster on this website, the winner of our try hard hunter goes to Reedz. Playing on at least three BGs, Reedz quickly became master of the 5v4 and 5v3 brackets. Unfortunately for Reedz, his razer naga dream team took some devastating losses on the Sunday night before season end, leaving only a trail of tears, a discarded box of Hot Pockets, and a 19 Button Expert Gaming Mouse that can be yours for the low price of $68.99. Merc out.
MAGE: Also known as SJ, probably short for his Sloppy Job at playing fire, the try hard mage of this season is Spicychopz! This kermit the frog voiced washed up bong is playing on five different BG's with little to no competition.
Sharing this award is Jahmilli, the highest rated player in World of Warcraft. Jahmilli was able to take time out of his role in the upcoming movie Insidious: Chapter 2 to get some titles. He climbed to the top of the ladder on a few BGs, patching together a Frankenstein lineup of Goonies to 2800+.
Honorable mention goes to Rositajones. This flamboyant Living Bomb god has somehow convinced Jahmilli that he is worth carrying. He is playing on 2-3 different BG's going for R1. Though a tip of the hat to his team for achieving the highest 3v3 rating in the world.
MONK: There really is no try hard monk that I can think of. Dannycarrey is undoubetly the best monk that currently plays but I think by default this award should go to Jordons, the previous ring leader of the Cataclysm wintrading cartel (Jordons, Perry, Nevz). This season he will be adding another red helmet to his collection on Arena Junkies. It is sad that he has retired his days of controlling every BG, though I think his understudies (namely Kaska) have done a fair job of carrying on his legacy.
PALADIN: Gsgsgsgsgs. This emotionally troubled helpless romantic has found himself chasing as many rank 1's as he does girls. He is currently on the Rank 1 3v3 on two BGs, and the rank 1 5v5 on three BG's. His strategy is undoubtedly "Get rank 1, get laid."
PRIEST: The priest category has multiple winners. The reason for this is that priests seem to be essential for success in the 5v5 bracket. It is also the class in which we see the highest ratio of scum. It is said that 5% of the world population is related to Ghenghis Khan. By similar logic, I'm inducing that 5% of the priest population is related to Jordons. Carrying on his legacy of tryhardedness and wintrading genetics is Seestraighz, the sleepless superstar of the 5v5 bracket who is playing on five different BGs; Aetarius, the hopeful Aussie whose dreams have been repetedly crushed by resets (he's now going for R1 on two BGs); Exumbra, the autistic bottomfeeder turned slightly better than bottomfeeder who literally transferred an entire team (http://us.battle.net...5/mort de rire/) just out of spite of Seestraightz (http://us.battle.net...s_for_u_steven/); and Anapolis, the priest healing the aforementioned Coolbears.
Honorable mention to Save, but with a hair style that marvelous, he deserves exclusion from the main list.
ROGUE: Try hard rogue goes to my friend Fhos, who is playing on at least two BGs in hopes of the prestigious Tyrannical Gladiator.
SHAMAN: Currently receiving his PHD in Computer Science while finishing up his internship at Cisco systems, Kaska has somehow managed to infiltrate almost every single BG. Though the print on his Alt and TAB keys is surely reduced to cheeto dust and sweat by now, he still manages to be one of the most feared shadowrealmers in this community.
Honorable mention to Adversa - this newcomer to the Rank 1 scene is a strong candidate for S13 Most Improved Player. His teams never fail to get wins in the clutch; the force of his heals often causing a player of the opposing team to inexplicably log off.
WARLOCK: The obvious choice for warlock would be Rawkus, but I will spare him the humiliation and assign the title to Dotaphd, who hopefully is getting an actual PHD seeing as the debt on his mom's credit card from WoW related expanses is probably more than the average cost of grad school.
WARRIOR: There really were no try hard warriors this season. I almost gave this title to Casval, seeing as he was on the most BGs of any warrior this season, but instead I give the title to previous Rank 1 KFC hero, Halcyons. This guy's team spam q'd the last week of the season, falling short of Rank 1 by nearly 150 points.
Most pathetic: Though I am somewhat biased in handing this one out, Exumbra is surely the most pathetic person of this season. As I mentioned he had partaken in transferring an entire team to two different BGs to try and screw over Seestraightz (costing time and money in the name of revenge). Not only that but his 5v5 team on Ruin literally had a scouting schedule. It was confirmed by multiple people that he assigned members of his team different time slots to scout our server to see when we would que. Aside from that he claimed to have "eyes" on our server. When confronted about it he said that has a few people on Real ID from Bleeding Hallow horde who notify him and his team when any one of us log on.
<<< [2:40:10 PM] Aric (Exum): i have 6 teams with 2.3k mmr looking to snipe u
Best rating camper: Sodez and Mackenzie. Though Mackenzie has since tanked from his days at Rank 1 Bloodlust, Sodez has topped the charts on BG9 for months now. He sits on his slot from the $40 throne of Honey Bunches of Oats encrusted Target Brand chair at the gaming house. Luckily some Mastermind and his prodigy rogue were able to climb the ladder to an impressive 2840 rating.
Honorable mention goes to Cyprix, Elfxhunter, and Wizkhalifax who have literally been sitting their rating since a month into the season.
Boldest wintrader: Navajitas - Hailing for the land of Tacos y Burros, this sloth looking Feral Droid has made numerous attempts to climb to Rank 1 on Vindication. He was recently stripped of all his rating and gear but luckily had an honorable buddy by his side to get back his cherished Tyrannical gear (GG Tyranical Conquest Achievement). Since he has been reset he has disbanded his second climb team, claiming to do so because the win ratio looked bad.
Biggest virgin award goes to me. This is probably the most pathetic thing I've ever invested so much time into. I need to keep my rep/post ratio above a 4.0; this is the only way I know how.
Oh, and a special shoutout to Khi, Plat, Krystof/Dhale FFXIV God, Keklyz, Vexthizzface, Toph, Smulch, Vinny, Ayra, Hildegard Sprigglespruxx, Not Reliuna, Gabe, Ruin/Retal, youtube.com/bobrosslol, Poppy, Thelfx, Deprive, Splatted-o, Bubbez, Rambojohnny.