Sep 4th 2009 4:10PM Correct me if i'm wrong but.. I didn't read anywhere in the email you quoted where it says "Even if Blizzard finds a nasty program on your computer, you will still be able to play because they won't ban you with an Authenticator attached.", could I get a source on this info? Did you hear this straight from a blizzard rep? Seems highly unlikely that they would still let you go ahead and play with a keylogger / trojans whatever on your computer. Again, correct me if i'm wrong please.
Aug 25th 2009 4:52PM Yeah cause the pve side is grrrrrrreat right now.. OHWAIT.. We are fighting one new boss a week, each taking place in the same small circular room YAY!
Jul 14th 2009 7:20AM I personally think warlocks are completely overplaying the whole "we suck in pvp thing", yes this might have been true last season, but the game has completely changed now. Currently destro locks have the 2nd best PvP CC in the game with seduce (first being cyclone), which is basically a polymorph which doesn't heal, I thought blizzard said that would always be too OP? Ontop of that they also have the stun from shadowfury and insane burst damage which is near unhealable.
I would go so far as to say warlocks are actually in a very nice position right now. I met a destro lock / ele shammy playing at 2k rating the other week and you can do NOTHING against them (I was playing my priest and my partner was a pala at that time) We stood behind a pillar at the start of the game and just sat there for about 15 minutes while they just stood out in the open knowing that as soon as we walk out then BOOM we are dead in two global cooldowns, somehow I don't find that balanced.
I have 950 resilence and even if im removing Incinerate instantly which ticks for 1.5k, I get hit by 8k chaosbolts and 8k conflags. I physically cannot keep up with the ammount of pure burst damage they have because I dont have enough GCD's to dispel my partner from succubus / dispel Incinerate, while still keeping myself alive.
Warlocks currently have around 10% representation on the SK 100, that isn't a bad figure at all considering according the vocal minority "THEY NEEDZ SERIOUZ BUFFING") They are getting consistently higher ranking in arena than Hunters, Warriors, Rogues, Shamans and mages (mages have a paltry 4% representation accross all brackets).
Now that I have mentioned Destro locks I can move onto their other amazing pvp spec, which is affliction. Yes they have two pvp specs which are currently performing well, although I guess you guys will say teams like this just got lucky:
Affliction warlock + healer is probably one of the best 2v2 setups going at the moment. With dots ticking for HUGE ammounts while being undispellable due to unstable affliction, they are simply pure frustration against any team with a healer as they just have to wait untill you are oom while spamming dots on every target they see.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying warlocks don't have some things to complain about, every class does. But the ammount of QQ that I am seeing on a daily basis from warlocks about PvP is just mind boggling, when I set foot in arenas and 30%+ of the teams I face contain a warlock and bg's are full of them, I just don't see how you have the balls to come on a blog / forum and complain about pvp at all.
I'm not sitting here and saying 'NERF WARLOCKS NERF THEM NOWWWW' but from my point of view if you buff warlocks anymore then it will make them verge on overpowered. Believe me, i'm already dreading seeing them next season when everyone elses damage will be nerfed but DoT damage stays at the current level, incoming spriest / warlock dominance, you heard it here first. Well anyway if all you want is to be overpowered then so be it, I'd just rather you would go play a game of Windows Checkers on very easy setting against the computer if you want that kind of challenge, rather than further destroy a game which is probably the closest to balanced it's ever been both pvp and pve wise (barring melee dominance ofc, which should hopefully be remedied in 3.2)
Jun 29th 2009 11:56AM Try Lead System Designer :P
It's not his job to do anything at all with the forums, he just does it cause he wants to. Also he is probably getting paid alooooooooooot more than 35k/year. maybe 60-80k or maybe more.. ;)
Mar 21st 2009 8:38PM I have 257 unbuffed.. cleared all content except 10 man sarth3D and the harder achievements (been offline for about a month)
Armoury link: http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Agamaggan&n=Sakarabu
(Was gearing for Ttw fire when I logged off, thats why im so over capped on hit for my spec.)
But yeah, just an example of someone who has cleared the majority of content many times and alot of current BiS items who will lose crit off this change.
Feb 4th 2009 9:35PM I don't think blizzard believes that they are going to stop EVERY. SINGLE. BOTTER. but like you said, they may have stopped the most widely used method of botting. I personally don't believe there are enough 'hardcore botters' to bother blizzard after the 'any idiot can download it' ways of botting are stopped.
Jan 5th 2009 9:05AM 1) I see quite alot of people there these days because of arena.
2) The only city you CAN fly in is shattrath.
3) It has mage trainers.
4) Well I don't know much about lore :P
On topic : Being a mage the city that most feels like 'home' to me is dalaran ofc :D It just feels so awesome being there as a mage.
I can't rememebr where my hearth is set to.. I think it might be near the nexus so i can get there quickly for raids. Although I hate teleporting through dalaran cause it lags so much.
Stormwind - I used to love stormwind when i started the game, but as I have become more a of a veteren SW just annoys me. It's full of beggers and goldspammers and the bank is quite far away from where you port in. SW is good for pvp though cause the champions hall is there.
Ironforge - This is my favourite town for functionality. When you teleport in the trainers are right there next to you, the AH is only 10 seconds away and the Bank/mailbox is right next to it in a straight line. Theres also a reagent vendor right next to the AH.
Shattrath - No AH or trainers and lags like hell. No need toever go back there.
Darnassus - Very calm and peaceful with no lag whatsoever because there is never anyone else there :P However it's not functional at all because of the layour of the Bank, AH and teleport location.
Dec 31st 2008 5:22PM have to agree with posi.
Fron an outside perspective the warlock class is not bad at all, it's just the facerolling idiots who don't know how to play suddenly need to press more than one button 'OH NOEZZ'!
In my guild we still have 3 raiding warlocks, one of which is an exceptional player and the other two who are also good. The exceptional player is generally in the top 5 often topping fights in certain circumstances, but overall all of our top players are now in the region of 1% of overall damage between us, which I think is great, I really think with the nerfs to hunters incoming that finally all classes will be good in pve.
So really QQ more, it's pathetic that you need to one button spam to feel like your good in a raid, welcome to almost every other class.
And to the person who said warlocks have no raid utility just /facepalm really.
Pvp-wise the survivability / usefulness issue is not a unique warlock problem. It's a general pvp issue with the huge amount of burst classes have and the pitiful healing. I pvp with a priest and i used to love being disc in season 4, but now I don't even play this class anymore it's an exercise in futility even attempting to get a good rating, when I can play my mage and faceroll to high ratings cause of the burst.
Dec 16th 2008 8:54AM "I shouldn't be reduced to a crappy blue set and be rolled left and right by people who like the arenas and/or have the time to invest in hundreds of matches a week. Simply put it sucks."
you just showed your complete ignorance. You only need to play 10 games a week at ANY rating. So simply put, you suck. because you belittle part of the game which you suck at because its one part which blizzard havnt made so every person can faceroll and win at it.
Theres a big difference between casual players and players who simply suck and can hardly click a mouse, alot of people are confusing the two these days.
On topic :
I was really looking forward to arena at 80, considering i created my priest at the start of season 4 and had an amazing time in arena healing, which is something I had never done before. But I really had no chance to get up into the 2000's with my merciless gear.
So season 5 was going to be a fresh start for me, however after pvping on my priest at 80 im really not looking forward to it. Priests are extremely crappy with low resilience and I can't see this improving untill the end of season 2, where i'll be on or close to the resilience cap.
GC himself posted a topic on this today in which he said:
"Dynamics shift dramatically as players acquire more resilience gear. Specs and comps that aren't viable in straight PvE gear become much more viable when burst damage decreases. We have seen this happen for four seasons now.
We haven't made an effort to keep the dynamic from shifting, nor do we think it's a problem that the dynamic shifts. On the contrary, if you didn't notice any effect from all that gladiator gear you were acquiring, it would be much less motivational as a reward.
Likewise, if you could heal through tons of damage even without a lot of PvP gear, then what would happen with lots of PvP gear? It's likely the game would devolve into silencing or CC'ing the healer and specs that rely on doing a lot of damage would be shut out as gear improved."
This didn't help me in the slightest, as he is basically telling the priest community (and other classes which rely heavily on resilience to be successful because of their low mobility) that we are going to be useless untill we get more resilience??? how is that fair in the slightest? while other classes (mostly melee) get a huge headstart on arena ratings and gear, we are left sitting at a 1500 rating in season 5 because we can't move without getting one shot by a rogue?
I would post my thoughts on the forums, however the current state of the EU forums is pathetic, and we are blocked from the US forums where people actually respond to your posts. all in all my game was made unplayable at level 80 untill season 6, and by unplayable i mean really... I get destroyed in the space of 5 seconds by most classes.
also to the guy saying resto shammies are gonna be unplayable. They are the top pvp healers at level 80 so have some fun, I know I won't be.