May 11, 2011

Feral damage buffs in 4.2 #2

I ddid the match thats 13-15% dmg increases on mangle, shred and ravage.
Also, given unheeded warning increases weapon damage, we are gonna do mad specials on targets.

i already do 20-30k shred, ravage and fb's on resilience targets, BUT

many oversaw this change in the notes:

  • All healing critical strikes now heal for 2 times a normal heal (+100%), up from 1.5 times a normal heal (+50%).

Stay of Execution

This trinket is getting buffed n 4.2 absorbing 20% of inc attacks, around 170k damage max.

Insane feral buffs on 4.2

Massive buffs. A bit too much if you ask me. Feral damage is fine, no need for this.
They should rather nerf Killing machin dk procs, instead only nerfing Obliterate (-28% dmg with the coefficients)

  • Ferocious Bite damage has been increased by 15%. In addition, its base cost has been reduced to 25 energy and it can use up to 25 energy, for up to a 100% damage increase.
  • Mangle (Cat) damage at level 80 and above has been increased to 530% weapon damage, up from 460%.
  • Omen of Clarity clearcasting buff from now lasts 15 seconds, up from 8 seconds.
  • Ravage damage at level 80 and above has been increased to 975% weapon damage, up from 850%.
  • Shred damage at level 80 and above has been increased to 520% weapon damage, up from 450%.
  • Swipe (Cat) now deals 600% weapon damage at level 80 or higher, down from 670%.
  • Glyph of Berserk duration increase is now 10 seconds, up from 5.

    May 9, 2011

    Beast of Bloodscalp on Facebook

    I finally have some extra free time on my hands, so i decided to give it a go once again on FB.
    I will be uploading ALL blogvideos and pictures ever associated with the blog and with the BS Ballers pvp team, so I am sure you will find many many nice treats over there.

    Please visit and like us!

    Thank you.

    May 8, 2011

    I play Zerg because Artosis is an asshole

    Sorry for the off topic but I realy wanted to post this :) Greg "IdrA" Fields is one of my favorite sc2 player! A popular german caster HomerJ maded this interview with the master of zerg.

    Q: How did you get into eSport, and gaming overall?
    A: A friend showed me StarCraft when I was 12. Over a longer period of time I occasionally played it and got more interested in it. Finally, while searching for StarCraft-websites, I ended up on, where I found out more about progaming and eSports. It made me look at the game in a more serious way and I started to train more in order to become really good. That's how I climbed the ladder of non-korean players and teams.

    Q: Why did you pick Zerg?
    A: I play Zerg because Artosis is an asshole and convinced me to believe Zerg is the best race. I think Zerg fits my style pretty good.

    Q: What are your biggest accomplishments?
    A: When I won the title "King of the Beta" over Tester. This was really impressive to me because most people considered him to be the best player of the world. Then I won MLG DC, which was the first international LAN and SC2-tournament in America I went to after my time in Korea. That was pretty cool.
    But I think my biggest accomplishment was to finish in the top 8 of MLG Dallas 2011 with Zerg.

    Q: What was your biggest defeat?
    A: Probably when I lost to Jinro in GSL Code S in January. It was my last GSL before I left Korea and I played really well. I felt I could beat him and reach the finals. Then we spawned in close positions twice, and I lost the 6 pool to a Marine with 5 hitpoints. That was a cruel way to lose.

    Q: What was the funniest moment in your SC2-career?
    A: This was still in the times of Broodwar; I don't think it can be topped in any way that I made Tossgirl cry at the ESWC.
    [In an interview, Tossgirl admitted she "cried a lot" after losing to IdrA. See interview in this thread]

    Q: What is your opinion of how the scene and the eSport will develop in the future? What will your role be in it?
    A: I think eSport is going to become big, SC2 already is pretty big, and I can see it only grow. Americans currently have more acceptance for RTS-games than I possibly thought just one year ago. I consider myself as a part of eSport and I want to be a progamer as long as I can pull in results.

    Q: Do you have a tip for SC2 newcomers on how to improve their gaming skills the best way?
    A: You have to train a lot, and you should not try to be creative. You can start experimenting once you have the normal stuff down - the basics and the mechanics. Else you will always be handicapped.

    Q: Last words?
    A: I want to thank all my fans for their support, and of course my team Evil Geniuses and our sponsors Intel, Steelseries, Monster Energy, Kingston HyperX, Six Pool Gaming, Intel Extreme Boards, Bigfoot Networds.

    How many PvPers does it take to change a lightbulb