His Excellency Aethien wrote:
There was a visual basics guide posted on MFA somewhere this week I believe. That was actually useful. And they are technically right, they're just often terribly narrow in their views.
Also /r/beer, /r/beerporn and the SFWporn subreddits are awesome.
And another new BG Theo? Is it actually a fun BG this time or another retarded piece of crap like the last bunch?
Ah yeah, I saw that. The Spring/Summer visual basics guide? There was also a jacket/overcoat basics guide last week I think.
And yeah, the two new BGs are actually a lot of fun. Temple of Kotmogu (the one I'm in) actually requires a lot of skill. Basically there are four orbs that you hold to gain points (like resources in AB), and based on where you are with the orb, you gain more points. If you stand in the middle of the map (an open pit with only two staircases leading out), you get maximum points. So there's a lot of strategy in the beginning in getting orbs as well as taking the middle.
To add to it, the longer you hold the orb, the more damage you do (I was doing 50k crit Arcane Shots by the end, where my normal is ~20k crit), but the more damage you take. Most people die after a few seconds of being focused, so you have to be on your game with your defensive cooldowns (and spirit beasts are almost required for hunters unless you have amazing healers).
Silvershard Mines is actually my favorite BG, though it's only shortly ahead of Temple. Basically 3 carts track away from the central hub with a ring outlined around them. You stay in the ring, you make progress towards owning the cart. The objective is to own the cart as they go into the end of their track, capping the resources that the cart carried. Even better, the north and south tracks have switches on them, and if they're toggled before the cart gets to them, the cart takes about twice as long to cap. There's a ton of strategy, especially because the map is basically long hallways so there's not a whole lot of LOS going on.
You should record some PvP videos, Theo. It'd be interesting to see you pwn some nabs.
I probably will when I get my new iMac in a month or two. Right now I think my current PC would die if I added FRAPS into the mix.
Makes me want to PvP in WoW again. Are shaman still an invincible menace with the healing stuff?
Yeah, they're still pretty damn powerful. KFC is probably still their best comp in 3s, but they're still beastly healers. That was the only person I had trouble killing last night in the ToK game, the resto shaman on the other team.
I kinda miss WoW style PvP but reading about the current state of arena, especially 3s, killed my interest. I don't really like the rogue changes since tBC anyway.
I really just do BGs now. Arena wasn't that fun unless I was playing with RL friends, and BGs are a lot more fun most of the time.
I've also found that I don't really need the high-end gear in BGs simply because most people are really, really bad.