Mar 24th 2009 7:40PM Arena is not e-sport
A "sport" is defined as all players on equal ground, have access to same range of gears (sharkskin speedo).
Arena is far from "equal ground" class wise. Then you have ppl in lvl 226 epic/arena gears fighting ppl with some quest rewards or 5 men blues. It's laughable.
The class balancing is difficult, yes. But Blizzard never really attempted to address the problems in a quick and effective way. Buff, QQ, Nerf, more QQ, after 2 or 3 seasons, some Buff, more QQ, then some Nerf again.
A true "e-sport" would be letting all users to select the class, spec and gears they want to use. Arena tournament is a better solution.
Blizzard did a terrible job borrowing the rating system from chess, by hiring a "PhD". Their ongoing effort to further "address" the issues and exploits have so far failed continuously.
If you have made Arena a game that only enjoyable and meaningful to "a dedicated few", no one would be surprised the participation is a lot less than previous seasons.
And there are still people buying their ratings. /shrug
Class imbalance, Gear disparity, Rating issue, and Exploits.
Mar 4th 2009 6:35PM kudos
pulling off Sarth+3 with a "casual raiding guild" is one thing, winning oscar is another. you could do the first with a small group of dedicated, well informed players in a few weekends, but you would need much more efforts, thoughts, hard working and resources to achieve the later.
i envy you. best wishes.
Feb 26th 2009 6:19PM with 1/5 HP and 60+% raid buffed crit rate on explosive, my replenishment regen for the raid sits between the SP and Ret pally.
Feb 26th 2009 5:44PM no mention of the two bronze sculptures taken from China in the 1860 invasion sold for 14 mil euro each?
Sep 29th 2008 6:03PM ok maybe not 3 months but it does feel like that long. playing my druid for pve in the mean time.
Sep 29th 2008 6:02PM guess not
i'm like 200 points away from the chest but i havn't bothered playing my 1700 2v2 team for 3 months.
Sep 24th 2008 6:55PM i'm sure "raiding" kara will automatically get your 5 pieces of loot when you first step into BT.
Aug 17th 2008 6:54PM the master of kiting? with crippling or hamstring on?
15 sec intercept or 30 sec ShS still > disengage.
Jun 30th 2008 8:10PM "the hunter class is already considered the easiest class to play, and yet they're making it simpler? meh"
you have no clue.
so you are hand weaving steady or arcane with a 1:1 ratio. and you think you are doing maxium dps, without checking your weapon speed, your latency, and you think that's easy.
you have no clue.
Jun 3rd 2008 6:14PM it's the 80 thousands civilians who have a terrible human rights agenda, it's the 80 thousands civilians who invaded Tibet in 15th century (300 years before yankee invaded mexico), it's the 80 thousands civilians driving up fuel costs (after yankee spend highest energy per capital for half a century), it's the 80 thousands civilians systematically destoying the US economy with their bare hands. Jeez, no wonder you got permanent head damage.
and no, can't find any record in Yale about you.