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2-01-2011 @ 11:28PM
I've just started arenas as a resto druid. The hardest thing about them is finding a partner that will live with some of my 'mess ups'. I admit to causing a loss most of the time, even when it's not my direct fault.Every match I play, I learn a lot. Seeing each class combination throws in more variables. The style of your partner is yet another. The arena is a complex beast.I've finally found a few pretty geared players, that are willing to let me get some arena exp. I've played many bgs (enough for almost full blood geaer), but they don't compare to the arena. I'm in 2v2 right now because my first exp was in a 5v5 and I seemed to die in 2GCDs every time, it's a huge amount of coordination and for now - not fun. This was what it was like for me last season also, 1-2GCD deaths, stunlocked all the time, just not fun at all.Just wrapped up tonight with my partner (DK) vs. a resto druid / rogue combo. It was an epic match, lasted a long time and we finally won. That match alone was worth a huge amount of knowledge in PvP.Also, having an addon like Gladius improved my play 100%. I now need to setup mousover macros and some other macros.... it's a pretty steep learning curve, but I'm enjoying it now that I'm not 1 shotted every game.Cheers.
2-02-2011 @ 12:54AM
There are 2 problems with arena, in my humble opinion:1. It's a fishbowl. Every step you take, every spell you use, every piece of mana you spend, every single GCD counts, and that's a lot of pressure. As a resto druid, if you get counterspelled on a nourish or regrowth, there is a huge chance someone is going to die as you have been locked out of your nature spells.2. What I call "pole humping." There are so many columns, so much line of sight, it's like a freaking game of hide and go seek. I hate hate hate HATE this. It makes arena a horrible borefest. It might be fine if wow had the equivalent of RPGs and grenades that can splash around corners, or with destructable environments.In battlegrounds, LoS is much more fluid, much more overcomable, and frankly much more fun. Loved that video c.c. moore put up before, hope he does another one soon.
2-02-2011 @ 6:26AM
1. Every step you taaaaake, every move you maaaaaake~
2-02-2011 @ 9:12AM
Wow Tim I'm in the same boat! Started doing arena 3 weeks ago after years of BG. I started with my brother in law that just got his first max level character ever. We lost the first 10 games... big time. I think it was due to the fact that we start at 1500mmr and we faced teams way ahead of us. But you know what? We didnt give, we always thought "hey, we're going to win the next one, just need to learn". We talked about the losses, what we could do to improve each other's game. Well, learn we did, we are now at 20-15 win-loss and pretty proud of it. Just find a good partner, willing to learn with you, and you will have a lot of fun.
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