Apr 23rd 2008 11:12PM Seriously, I swear the most vocal whiners either didnt play TBC or did it with a damn blindfold.
Gear is SO easy to come by now its ridiculous. I remember as a leveling rogue way back when WoW was released, all I wanted was a set of shadowcraft. Yep, a set of blues.
I looked at people with a set of epics and thought they were amazing! Even more so for those with rank 14 stuff from the old PvP system.
These people worked for their gear, and they deserved it. What you dont seem to understand is that people who put in more time and effort get better at the game.
People who are better at the game SHOULD be beating people worse than them. They SHOULD have better gear, thats the point of an MMO!
Now just get back to counterstrike or whatever "boom headshot" game these PvP whiners come from. An MMO is NOT a balanced game, there IS a gear factor and you either have to learn to live with it, or go find something else to play.
Apr 22nd 2008 5:02PM Y'know what, for a second there I had a strange thought that people played PvP because they enjoyed it.
Whats with all the whining "theres no point to me playing arena now cos I cant get any more lootz"? What about for the fun of it?
WoW isnt just about loot, and I guarantee you folks moaning about these changes would have been chewed up and spat out by the old PvP system.
This is the right way to do things, things should have a personal rating. That way, you have to actually learn to be good at the game to win. Its pretty simple. Like getting past a level on tomb raider or any other arcade game.....If you cant do it you have to spend ages trying.
Jeeez....when did we as a community get so damn whiny? We have a great game, an AMAZING game, so just enjoy it!
Apr 20th 2008 9:33AM PvP at the moment IS welfare epics, but there are obviously a lot of people who really put time and effort into it and they should be recognized.
What would fix the welfare epics debate? Have a personal rating requirement on EVERY piece of arena gear. Nothing seriously high until the top brackets, but 1.5k/1.6k for the lowest availiable bits. Yes, it'd be hard to get for your average 'scrub' player. Yes there'd be a tonne of whining on the forums. But y'know what? At least then you could look at someone and say 'that guy earned his stuff by being GOOD at what he does, not just by losing/AFKing'.
There has to be some PvP players out there that wouldnt mind a little bit of elitism in the game? If you've worked your ass off to hit a goal, wouldnt it be nice to be recognized for it?
Oh, and raiding is NOT easy. The fact that theres a tonne of BT/SP guilds posting new kills on a dailiy basis does not mean that the average raiding guild is at their standard. Every time I see someone turn up to a raid or pug with some moron in PvP gear it's pure /facepalm.
Apr 19th 2008 10:50PM I have to say I agree with the majority of this article.
Blizzard took a major detour off towards the pvp path with BC, for the worse I feel.
I'd be interested to see how many people played the game before BC and actually played through the old honor system when epic were epics etc yadda yadda. It's true though, it used to be the case that you'd se someone with a rank 14 weapon and be genuinely impressed. They had this whole look and feel to them that said 'I put in some serious graft for this'.
Now, I'm always a little disappointed when I see everyone and his wife running about with a tonne of PvP epics and greens to fill the blanks, its just plain depressing.
PvE IS the game, always has been. In that respect vanilla WoW was a better game for me, as PvE is my style. Whilst I recognize a lot of people want to play purely for the PvP, I really dont understand why Blizzard dont code in a set of rules changing abilities when you zone into an arena. This would stop stupid PvP nerfs affecting the PvE game whilst keeping the PvP game balanced.
Then again I think PvP gear shouldnt be useable unless you're in an arena or battlegrounds, but thats another story and a point of view :P
Mar 6th 2008 10:31PM The problem is too many warrior speccing for DPS. Thats's not to say they CANT DPS, we all know they can.
The problem comes when you think of how many classes CAN tank. Warriors, Druids and Pallies. A priest, lock, rogue, mage or hunter cant tank in general aside from very very specific encounters. Their job is to heal/dps.
So really the question is "Why don't tanking-capable classes want to spec and play a tanking role?"
Theres plenty of DPS classes out there fighting for spots. How come the warriors have a sudden aversion to tanking? Is it hugely different playing warrior dps compared to other dps classes? I'm afraid I dont know, I've never played warrior.
Common-sense says if you want to DPS, you roll a DPS class surely? Maybe its Blizz's fault for 'balancing' all the classes so everyone can get impressive numbers.