Mar 15th 2008 1:01PM Fanryn said it best.
At least Amanda reconize that she's taking it too far, but some really can't grasp that and it's kind of sad to be honest. It's basically taking a game too far. You play the game with the opposite side just as much as you play it with your own side. Keep the hate out of it and just be proud of your side's accomplishments and leave the petty rivalry out of it.
It's kind of like someone chosing white side on chess and then hating the other player for chosing black.
Mar 15th 2008 11:55AM The critical strike chance thing was more of a comparison to show that not only Shadowpriests have suppered from general PvP changes.
All classes have had to become more defensive and focus on survival to be successful in PvP. That's what this part of the game has become.
Anyone that see an Enhancement Shaman in an Arena game says in Ventrilo "Go for the Shammy!", same thing with Shadowpriest. Even if the nerfs to Warlocks hit Shadowpriests in the nuts as well, that's the way the cookie crumbled. A Rogue that really loved his dagger Rogue in the past will get really disappointed if he tries it out today when he faces a ShS Rogue or a HARP Rogue in todays PvP gear.
All I'm saying is that to be successful in this game, you will have to adapt to changes and not get hung up on something too much. Fair game if you want to try and change Blizzard's mind about some changes, but don't rely on it. :)
Mar 14th 2008 10:24PM "Or should they accept that their age of PvP dominance was in the Battlegrounds and the pre-70 era, and resign themselves to speccing Discipline if they want to succeed in Arenas?"
Simple as that really. Same thing happens to all classes that were good at PvP with specs that relied heavily on crits. Feral Druids, Assassination Rogues, Fury Warriors, Enhancement Shamans.
All those specs within those classes should basically in my opinion accept the change in the game or do something else.
Harsh but I'm afraid it's the truth.
Mar 10th 2008 11:00AM Permanent forum bans are not connected to the player's ability to play in the game, as it's two different things.
I've myself been permanently banned on the forums for using explicit language. It's all how you use the language that matters, not the fact that you use it. In my case I pretty much just filled a post with the word "f-ck" and variations of it (i.e. "f-cking" and "f-ucked" and so on).
This made me get permanently banned, without any warnings or temporary bans before it - wham bam thank you m'am, and good night. So, that they banned him permanently doesn't surprise me if what you say is true and that he had a tendancy to type when drunk and posting vulgar thigs on the boards while in that state.
As to best player and all that. Like already mentioned... it's just too easy to exploit the Arena system right now, so I apologize toany good plyer out there with a high rated team, but high rating means diddly right now.