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6-02-2008 @ 2:11PM
"While skill is the ultimate factor in success, gear can not be counted out completely"Okay. I'll take a fresh 70 in the blue PvP gear. You take a 70 in S3. Play them with exactly identical skill.One of them will consistently destroy the other one. If skill was actually the main factor, we'd each win 50% of the time.Gear and class imbalance is what rules arenas. Skill only comes into play when the other factors are removed.
6-02-2008 @ 2:19PM
I saw a shaman in S3 die to 69 warlock thanks to the wonders of amp curse + exhaustion + dots and fleeing while just spamming CoE to keep it up. Fun fact, a warlock will outrun ghost wolf with CoEx up, thus negating the ability to chase OR run away, and it has longer range than frost shock.An embaressing day, skill means little in the game, its all about how well you can control your opponents, which is exactly why so many people call rogues, frost mages, and locks OP, because they have ridiculous amounts of control over their fights, while classes like priest, shaman, and warriors have very little... although a warrior compensates with high armor and high damage thanks to the rage feedback mechanic.Shaman in arena is a one trick pony, they are there for heroism, yeah they can throw lightening bolts and melee stuff, but they are really there for heroism so our team, whether melee burn or 2346 can simply insta gib an opponent.
6-03-2008 @ 5:12AM
You said 'Play them with exactly identical skill.' then proceed to say'One of them will consistently destroy the other one. If skill was actually the main factor, we'd each win 50% of the time.'which is obviously rubbish as skill can be the main factor and you've eliminated it already as a deciding factor in this case.'Gear and class imbalance is what rules arenas. Skill only comes into play when the other factors are removed.'This is crazy. You eliminate skill as a factor, say that gear+class must be the deciding factor as they're the only ones left, then use this as an argument that skill is a lesser factor? Worst argued comment ever.
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