Mar 11th 2009 5:18PM My guild use to have an 'arena" night every week when they first came
out - but now nada, as it just sux. It was “ok” for something to do when it first came out and the rewards could be helpful, but now it is a waste of time to play, as unless you are already a top player you get nothing/nowhere.
blizz = /fail @ arenas......and WE ALL TOLD YOU SO!!!!! a long time
@No. 6 right on!.... and we told them that over a year ago, to just
separate arenas from "the game" but did they listen? Hell no. They don’t want fair matches, they don’t want it to be “even”……but they want to pretend like they do so people will gamble on arena matches…So instead they have kept on wasting time and (our) money on an arena system that doesn't work, . ..and of course they had to tweak every pve class over and over to get it "right" for the arenas even if it totally screwed up PVE. Shorter arena seasons??? I have an idea - let’s shorten it to say um…… ZERO!!
Thanks for NOTHING blizz! So how much longer do we think Blizz will keep
up with this madness? And why is WoW Insider pretending that anyone still even cares about when Season 6 will come out?...... prolly forever based upon the level of hard headed stupidity they have both shown on this topic.......the whole thing was started on the 'Dream' of marketing arena matches to potential gamblers......so Blizz could
make more $money$ - and it was not created out of love for the game or love of the
people that play it....it was just stupid BLIND greed…and that is why it has FAILED. And it isn’t going to make a ‘come back’.
And if anyone knows who at Blizz is (STILL) behind this Arena crap please call them out by NAME...I want to send them a HELPFUL email or two, letting them know how I feel about there love of cash and gambling over supporting a GREAT GAME that made them rich in the first place.
Mar 6th 2009 10:59AM Blizz = Fail at arenas, LOL. WG which is a PVE zone mixed with PVP encounters is a lot of fun and almost always full when the battles are up. Blizz stick with what the people like -drop what we dont like = ARENAS
Arenas are just a team duel which is fun for a couple games , .......but with the ever present class/gear imbalances the matchs are rarely fair or a good measure of skillz. And with the f-ed up rating/ranking system - what is the point? You never can get anywhere or get any new gear.
And Ghostcrawler and his weak ass excuses are lame. Just get over it Blizz you tried and tried to ram arenas down our throats and it has FAILED - face up th the truth and move on.
PVE gear and burst damage rulz the arenas for all except the healers and the new PvP gear is a joke as nobody ever has any of it.......EPIC FAIL!!!!.
Now if Blizz would just stop wasting time and money on the arena crap and get back to making the REAL WoW a better game and give the palyers what they want which is more quality PVE content.
Oh - and wow insider please stop wasting our time with articles on the Arenas too- as nobody really even cares anymore....... The first 10 replys to this article were all about they guy who posted "first" LMAO!
Sep 23rd 2008 4:21PM RANT ON-
I don’t really understand the need for this change. The tanking game mechanics seem to be working just fine currently. They have worked fine for years......so why mess with something that works? Same goes for the caster “spell power” tweaks – wtf are you doing to the game and why?
IMHO Blizz needs to really really really really really reallyx100000000000000 focus on making MORE new and richly detailed content - i.e. NOT LIKE BC! And not just rehashing old content i.e. Naxx.....and stop re-working basic game mechanics that have worked fine for years and are not broken. Every time they try to do something new they seem to do too much un-needed crap and it ends up crashing or bugging out the game and having unintended consequences that mess something else up – can u say arenas?!. STOP IT!
We wanted new content but we got arenas, we wanted new content but we got daily quest, we wanted new content but we got another crappy BC instance that is just another tunnel of adds with a boss at the end, and NOW we want new content in the xpac and we are (hopefully) getting some FINALLY in WOLK, but we are also getting a metric ass-ton of silly game mechanic tweaks that we don’t even need or want, why?... maybe because the pin-heads at Blizz were bored one day and said what can we F with next to prove we are needed around here? ….or are they just giving us a bunch of silly tweaks to keep us busy with our specs since they don’t really have any real substance in the xpac yet? /sigh
Where did the original Warcraft game designers go? Are they just too fat and rich to make a decent game for us now? SFK - is it the best instance ever? Or Sunken Temple, or Scholo, or maybe Black Rock Mountain is even better than them all? ...compare that to any of the BC instances...they are not even close......WOLK is your LAST CHANCE Blizz - I mean it! Take your arenas and dailies and stupid ass tweaking and stick where the sun don't shine and put all of BC up there too for that matter - u SUXXOR!!!11 and we are getting tired of paying you for crap in return. GIVE US GOOD CONTENT or we will find other options for our entertainment $$$ …….it is coming down to “What have you done for us lately?”
Rant off –
Did I mention how much I love this game, lol. I do love it and that is why I care so much and really want Blizz to get this one right.
Sep 11th 2008 3:46PM Wait a sec...I thought they were going to change them to free up bag space for us..you know as a favor. But now becuase they are too lame to figure out to make it work with the items not being trinkets they are just deleting them?!? WTF is wrong with those pin-heads. STOP DOING US FAVORS! if you can't change it then leave it alone - how hard it that?
May 19th 2008 11:22AM Bah - I don't want to do arena matches. So why is blizz trying to force me to do arenas? I like to do BGs once in awhile for a change but I don't enjoy arenas much at all. They are just boring... long games or short games it doesnt matter - just a lame ass grind in the same settings over and over.
I want good PVE content that isnt bugged out and leave the existing BG system alone......if you want to make arena's and arena gear have special requirements then fine do it but quit stealing away stuff from the rest of the game in support of lame ass arenas. WTF is wrong with Blizz? - who the hell is calling the shots over there......please tell me his/her name - give me an email addy - I want to set that idiot straight!
Please o please release Warhammer Online soon and please make it not suck. Blizz is getting way out of touch with what I want from my gaming entertainment time.
Apr 24th 2008 12:53PM Take your E-sport fantasies and stick them where the sun don't shine Blizz - We dont like it, we dont want it, and it is not the "future" of Wow. If you keep trying to force E-sport crap on players who don't want it you will loose your fan base to other games. Please wake up and see which way the wind is blowing before it is too late. The game should be about fun and love and not greed. The people who made this game great did so not for money, they did it becuase they loved the game. The people in charge now dont seem to give a rats ass about the "game" and making it better they just see $$ signs and they are about to kill the golden goose ramming E-sport down everyones throats.
Apr 16th 2008 3:00PM Me and the ole lady play wow and we have 2 kids but they are only 4 and 6 - damn there goes 20K! The only thing my wife loves more than Wow (and her family of course!) is $MONEY$! lol
Apr 14th 2008 12:06PM Nice write up. As the GM of a casual raiding guild I couldnt agree more with the emphisis on prep prep prep!!!. But you are right when you are casual it is hard to hold everyone to a high standard and if you get too picky the raids won't happen at all. With us the more serious people always end up carrying a few people who just logged in and have no clue and were brought along just to fill out the raid. Such are the woes of semi-casual raiding, lol
Apr 8th 2008 5:05PM The whole RNG thing sucks ass and should be overhualed. I ran heroic Seth halls and Heroic Mech so many time looking for tanking upgrades that my guild started to hate seeing me log in because they knew what would want to run. Neither itme never did drop after dozens of kills.
I had the same problem in Kara with the damn King's Defender as it would never drop for me. Every rogue and even a couple mages in the guild had the damn thing before I did and they loved to show me it....but luckily the Mace off Lurker dropped the second time I killed him but that was like 2 weeks after I got KD from chess event! It is stupid that by the time you get the upgrades you need it is too late and you don't need them anymore. Also, I have done the timed ZA run about a 50 times now and still have not seen the tanking shoulders drop, wtf? But now I have T5 so it doesnt matter, but it still is upsetting to not get upgrades after putting in so much hard work.
Mar 28th 2008 2:01PM Is Void Reaver casting his Orbs one of the "other bosses" they metion being fixed or not? Please advise.