Sep 30th 2011 1:05PM @Grovinofdarkhour
That's just silly... so what happens after they "declare in no uncertain terms that it's a pve game"?? We PVP'ers just sit tight and take it? That's a bit selfish of you to propose that! I don't believe Blizzard will ever do anything of the sort, it will cripple the game!
For me WoW without PVP is step number one for settling for mediocrity, being content with being an average player, never tasting defeat at the hands of a fellow player to force yourself to improve your gameplay skills, skills that have a massive influence on the PVE side of the game and ultimately lead to creating extremely versatile players.
The game will always need balancing and players will always be unhappy whether PVP is around or not :)
Sep 13th 2011 3:52PM Daniel, as much as it may seem in theory that unholy can stack more necros and apply more pressure to healers, this in not true.
In a 1v1 situation, a frost death knight is extremely deadly to any healer. In arenas they become extremely vulnerable to CC and have no melee big defensive CD's, so it becomes very easy to defeat a arena team with a frost death knight, either cc him or focus him.
Unholy in 2v2 however has the advantage of the pet and gargoyle continuous attacks even though the DK is CC'ed and has extra caster defensive CD's with stronger lichborne heals. The unholy DK can also cast Unholy Frenzy on his healer to completely avoid CC's on him (anything that brakes with damage).
In other words frost is king in BG's and 2v2 arenas with a healer/dps enemy team. Double dps can be very dangerous.
But I can guarantee you unholy is terrible at killing healers 1v1, specially holy palladins that can constantly fear your pet and gargoyle.
May 18th 2011 8:10AM "I have never been a gladiator before and I'm no great player and I play with irl friends who are pretty bad but I'm already gotten into an easy glad qualifiying range since 4.1"
Ok, so you actually expect us to believe you are ranked a gladiator because you carried your "pretty bad" friends all the way up simply because frost is, in your opinion, easy to play? Somehow I smell another class in you whining about HB and HC.... just sayin...
Apr 12th 2011 3:38PM I absolutely agree that RBG's are broken. The old "grind your rank" system HAS to come back. Maybe make BG rating available to normal BG's so that everyone can get rating but those capable of setting up a premade have the obvious advantage! Normal Battlegrounds are currently filled with level 85 newcomers grinding for gear with a couple of fully geared Vicious players that are in just for the fun of it. That's just sad really, BG's used to be a place where all players could showcase their gear/skill, now it's hard to find a decent set of players in them. After you have all your Bloodthirsty gear there is simply no reason to join normal random BG's, forcing you to seek RBG's - and considering I'm a casual player - that means PuG RBG's, which also means a big fat frustrating fail. I don't mind being destroyed in a RBG but thats the problem with PuG's RBG's, most just leave after the 1st match, forcing you to spend another 10 minutes gathering players, 15 minutes in the queue and 3 minutes being camped in a BG.
I miss the days when BG's were server only and you could identify a lot of alliance players like "shit careful with that mage, he's frikkin awesome" and learn to respect and fear some of them and vice-versa.
RBG's and the demise of Skirmishes were huge mistakes imo.
Mar 24th 2011 9:05AM Any chance we can check combat logs of high rated arena team players?
Feb 21st 2011 6:17AM @ Cinate
Nov 20th 2009 8:11AM @ Concordia
uhmm, PVP is what makes you a good player. Without it ure a button mashing little bot that gawks at recount desperate for dps.
In PVP you have to think, and skill is extremely important. PVE is about strategy, knowing the bosses (just wiki the strategy), having a lot of time on your hands, and button mashing.
You hate PVP because it reminds you of how useless you really are when someone in lower lvl gear ganks you and kills you, and you´re still wondering why your keyboard turning, 3 second spell didnt work.
PVP gear IS great for the casuals, the only thing we cant get are decent WEAPONS.
Nov 20th 2009 7:57AM I´m a casual because I have no time for high end raiding. I log in, do 2 BG´s and some arena matches (challenger rated = no weapon) and if my wife starts bitching I just switch off. Heroics I can do now and again but to participate in high end raiding is almost impossible. So I would REALLY like to see weapons available through honor grinds or badges (good weapons, not the top stuff, but better than edge of ruin for example). Make it a shitload of honor+achievements or something, cuz it really annoys me having to look at that same old weapon everyday (Titansteel destroyer s6 and Edge of ruin s7).
Jun 3rd 2009 2:40PM Nice column and some good ideas in the posts too, but what I want to know is WHEN ARE THEY GIVING US POM/AP/PYRO back!! I miss the 5 digit numbers and the whining :) The feelings I have for the DK I created in my - post nerf - mad rage are actually getting strong and I just can´t get used to running without my 15% movement increase, not to mention the murderous feelings I´m getting towards frost mages and my freeze, whack, whack, absorb, absorb, freeze, whack, I´m dead experiences.
Is my Lieutenant General bad ass troll mage doomed to retirement?
Mar 31st 2009 1:36PM So when is Blizz giving us POM/AP/Pyro back and making arcane mages arena competitive again? (at least the double mage setups). I spent 3 years playin only a mage till that nerf. Now I´ve betrayed the class for a dk. You can write about that! :P