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3-28-2009 @ 9:11AM
The use of the word scrubs here just gives me this image of you being a real Hardcore no life who sits on his ass all day shouting "dont cap the south gy nubz"!!!!!If your unhappy of a change, fine. There is other ways of putting this point of view across however.
3-28-2009 @ 9:22AM
I've got to agree here, it's realy unprofessional and reads more like a disgruntaled forum post than anything because of that, really turned me off to it. You made very good points but man, if you want people to listen you should at least be comfortable with stating your opinions with some class.
3-28-2009 @ 10:34AM
Yeah, after running AV which seemed to have a new strategy ever week, I'm a bit tired of people ranting about how everyone else does it wrong. You may have a point about positioning, but it seems to me that if progressing towards a goal becomes a set back, that's more of a design flaw (for example, imagine if Ulduar dropped some gear that had really nice stats, but actually made you worse, it would be designed to appear like it is worth taking, but hurts you in the long run), and assuming everyone is aware and able to adapt assumes that everyone spends as much time in the battlegrounds as you do.I bet if the author has tried to explain his view on the south grave yard in a battle ground, he has inspired people to take it who would not have otherwise.
3-28-2009 @ 11:12AM
@KakistocracyOh, it's a major design flaw. It looks like it's progression towards a goal, but in reality, it's a HUGE setback.It might be roughly comparable to something like going through Naxx. And then in front of Sapphron, there was a pedestal that people could channel. And if five people channel it, everyone get's teleported out of the room, and the last 4 bosses of each of the 4 wings respawn, but drop no loot.It in every single way "looks" like it should be progression... "Hey, there's a pedestal we can channel! It must start a boss fight, or open a door or something!" But in reality, it sends you backwards, with zero gain, and making you farther away from the goal.Regardless of if it's a design flaw though, that doesn't justify people still doing it. Especially when Strand of the Ancients has been out for ages now.If there was such a pedestal in Naxx, wouldn't you expect people to know better than to click on it by now?
3-28-2009 @ 11:58AM
Karilyn, sure, if I raided with the same group of people every week, I would be annoyed if people did that.So, if I ran this BG with the same group of people over and over, I would be annoyed if they did this, but that (mostly) isn't the case.What many people don't bother to consider is, who is the target audience. Is he trying to explain to people who almost never go what is good to do, and why the alternatives are bad? If so, great, but then what is the point of doing so rudely? Is he venting at the people that know better, but do it anyways? Ok, but there probably aren't many people in the category (not enough to justify an article) and clearly explaining would change their minds. Is his goal to try to do both and subsequently fail at each? If so, bravo.
3-28-2009 @ 1:10PM
No need to use your imagination, Nicelanguage, just listen to a few minutes of the wow insider podcast.Now go listen to a real wow podcast like The Instance and you will see what I mean.
3-28-2009 @ 3:04PM
"it's realy unprofessional and reads more like a disgruntaled forum post than anything"This, exactly.
3-28-2009 @ 6:17PM
I'm sorry, but i only pvp semi casually, i don't do arenas, but it is infuriating to see people who have no idea what they are doing cap the southern graveyard, thereby wasting the time of everyone that is playing. its like in av capping FWgy before the first aid hut. you wind up letting the enemy turtle in a place that in advantageous to them.pvpers are elitists? do you like it when a DK taunts off the tank and wipes a raid? oh but then you're raiding elitist, just because someone wants to play differently does that make them a scrub?maybe you don't raid. do you like it when you group with someone who knows nothing about any fight in the dungeon/raid and demands loot thats not for his spec? going into a BG with no clue how to win is about the same as going into a raid with no knowledge of the fights. some people are fine with boosting noobs through content, but not all of us like trying to teach people who don't listen. thank god i've started doing premades
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