Feb 6, 2010

Arenas

sorry for the slow updates, –10% on shield mechanics now too (sacred, power word:shield).

2V2 is swarming with warrior/paladins, spriest/rogues.

Warri/pala has insane survivability, with full cc’s on paladin it is still almost impossible to score kills. (but we at least did against teams from our server:P) Good warriors, intervene-intercept, very good warriors intervene feral charge interrupt.

We started out with a terrible ~25w-48l ratio, then we pulled ourselves together;) MMR is stable around 2-2.2k and we are playing against teams i know by name:)

We were are pulling our hair out but at least we had to perfect our game. In the end we were rolling as we used to, chaining cc’s by the fragments of seconds. We are at 1800~ now.

aaand with that im off to cook:D300px-Tofu_in_Cooking It is saturday, and on saturday gf teaches me to cook lol. and i am enjoying it:D

Kindness

Feb 5, 2010

Spartacus

time to chill out a bit, and watch the first 2 episodes(we stopped around 900~ when Free had to logoff. god he was sapped, dc'd, lagging and opened up by feral druids all day:D:D:D still, fun and good enemies)

Feb 4, 2010

2v2, first matches

We were terrible. It is too early to draw real conclusions, but survivability is very high now. We went 5-7 or something, maybe i am missing my mojo.
Last game we encountered a hpala and markshunter in ruins, and after some hectic cc game (really we outdone ourselves) i found myself alive along with the hpala, the hunter and Free biting the dust.
We played on for 35 (!!!) minutes, and not only i couldnt deal serious damage (even in berserk, all buff and trinket ready - burst) the paladin's mana was simply NOT getting lower.

Of course he played well, kept justice up on me, freedom'd the berserk and was los-running like noone i've had ever seen before. I kept up bleeds and savage roar, cycloned the divine pleas, even got him down to 5k when he holyshocked himself back to 15k.

I tried to cyclone, sm jump to los, rez; but i only got to a 5/10s timer.

In the end, Free logged onto their server and rolled for victory, so we got our points. BTW big salute out to JUSTI-TWILIGHT'S HAMMER for accepting their loss and quiting the arena. A lot of enemies wouldn't have done that, even after the deciding rolls.

I know. 2v2 is a lost bracket. No one cares about it, even blizz stated they don't care. I am only pissed, that after 30 mins of damage, at least a hpaladin's mana and a few of his cd's should be used up.

Overall, it is harder now for everyone to score kills. The players whom didn't really used or were forced to use their cc's in combinations, are to to learn a hard lesson. There can be no mistakes now. We continue playing our setup, and prove ourselves against all odds and resilience.

Need new Revolution

I mean a mouse. I’ve been using my Mx Revolution for 2 years now, and i love it.imageOn the right side of the mouse, the slim rubber coating peeled off from constant use, and even that i’ve just removed the remaining ofit, it is a bit ugly now. So i phoned a few shops just to find out that no one sells my mouse anymore. I don’t really want to buy a new Logitech G9, because there are not enough buttons, at least for me, and i’m very sad that the new series Logitech Performance do not have the thumb scroll on it.. still Performance seems to be the closest mouse to mine atm, and maybe i will give it a try.

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edit1: no performance buy. it's thumb buttons are NOT programmable :(

First day conclusions

-healers is still very strong (i wonder what it would be without the healing nerf)
-hybrids are fucked double time (i hate to see my reduced healing, it is like i am forced into form and i should shut up)
-affli lock coupled with resto druid is a fucking joke
-quoted from arenajunkies "this is gonna be the most fucking ridiculous arena season ever"

Feb 3, 2010

My own loot ninja

is called Freelol. Look what he stole for me! I have no dkp and i never go to raid(maybe 0.0005% attendance) so he ninja'ed this out to me. He even had to equip it inside, but it somehow did not turn into soulbond! THX MAN! oh and yeah tsssss you don't know anything!

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50452

Bugs

Frost armor’s chilled effect constantly reapplies itself on bleed ticks, even if you are 40 yards away.

WoWScrnShot_020310_135504 Shadow priest mind flay’s slowing effect cannot be powershifted anymore.

Feb 2, 2010

Season 8 gear

full list at http://www.mmo-champion.com/news-2/season-8-gear-pvp-healing-changes-cot-changes/

Felfire's comprehensive auction guide

A recently started site, with beautiful wallpapers and great guides!
http://felfire.com/guide/my-auctionhouse-guide/

Pvp all healing reduction

"Patch 3.3.2 is bringing about a change to the way healing functions in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and Wintergrasp. We have applied a debuff to all players in these zones which will decrease the effectiveness of all forms of healing by 10%. This includes heals from items such as Healthstones and potions, however, it will not affect defensive shields or auras. This change is being made to balance the effectiveness of healing against the recent buff we made to the damage reduction component provided by resilience. Rest assured that we will be closely monitoring the effects both the healing and resilience changes have on Battleground, Wintergrasp, and Arena PvP game play to ensure that fights last a reasonable amount of time without overtly skewing the effectiveness of any class, role, or team combination."
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this is gonna really slow down games :/ imho they are piling up bad changes after another
(leader of the pack heals, unaffected, GO!)

Season 8 tomorrow

Official patch notes are out. Lich King encounter and new bosses for the pve driven players, and new hc season for pvp'ers.

A few minor changes. Balance druid spell damage increase, bigger Conflagrate dot tickz and also a minor spell damage increase on elemental shamans LB and Lightning (5%~).

Protection warriors now can be rooted (more or less), Warbringer will only clear roots and slows when they use Intervene. Which is on a 30 second cooldown, do not forget.

I expect this season to be very hard, with the resi change, matches gonna last longer, but spell damage is still king. Everybody will play some kind of cleave, but elemental shamans, destro and affliction locks, shadow priests are gonna be the most dangerous classes.

No stats on the new season items, but servers are soon up and we will know more.

Also just a reminder, if you are using some kind of modeledit, and you have an unofficial patch-x.mpq in you DATA folder, do not forget to remove it!

Feb 1, 2010

Mass Effect 2

i’ve been playing with ME2 for a few days now (there is really nothing to do until wednesday), and it’s been great so far!

I love the cutscenes the action and the dialogues:)

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Moving cover to cover is a must now and really pays off. Companions move quite well to designated places, and there are only a few bugs here and there (starmap lock, characters stuck on vegetation, sometimes companions do not find cover)

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Highly recommended, there are many many missions and character developments to look out for! Great game!

Jan 31, 2010

Do you want to date my Avatar (the guild)


rofl

Cataclysm talent trees

-are going to be deeper
-Talent that increase damage or healing by a passive amount will disappear
-Additional 5 talent points
-relocated talents, possible new combos
-additional unlockable abilities
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