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  2. PatrickHenry

    Pirates' Day: September 19th

    I'll find out in about 5.5 hrs
  3. PatrickHenry

    Patch 8.1: Elemental Shaman Changes

    This alone is a massive improvement. ALWAYS hated that about the functionality between the two.
  4. ArtVandelay

    Garden of Terror Battleground Rework Announced

    Yes, I agree. I read the changes and they are huge buff for her. Really excited.
  5. PatrickHenry

    This Week in WoW: September 18th

    Ive been playing since 09 and had no idea this was the reason.
  6. Ele was only good on the last patch of WoD because of the Arch's Ele trinket that buffed Flame Shock by a lot, and a talent that buffed FS even more. but WoD's Ele was not even close as good as MoP's Ele was. MoP Ele >> Legion Ele >>>>> WoD Ele (patch 6.2).
  7. ArtVandelay

    Garden of Terror Battleground Rework Announced

    Um, no her bribe is terrible. Trust me, I have played BW more than any other hero. At most, I have maybe bribed 2-3 full camps in an entire game. Murky gets WAY more value out of his bribe. Not sure on Nova or Fals, I don't play them a ton. Plus, with no mount it can take you a while to get to those camps, and without burst healing (you have to be ON someone to sustain heal them), you can't afford to not be in lanes that long (even with the Z to get back into a lane). And BW bribe is up against other very important talents. The range on Q is WAY more important than a couple camps. The Z cool down is also far better than a couple camps as well I think. If Bribe was on level 4 (those talents are MEH), then I would take it. But not at the expense of extra mobility or range. It just doesn't have enough value to compete with those two talents. Maybe if you are on a 2 lane map you might stack decent enough, but on two lane maps I don't pick BW anyway (she is better on larger maps where her phase shift shines, especially on split objectives). If you are always in 4 or 5 man groups, you'd be much better off with Stukov's healing than BW. Also, if you could take Z cd AND bribe, then you could get solid value out of it. Frankly, I am shocked bribe is taken as often as hotslogs shows. It is much more popular at lower ranks though. I pick dream shot about %75 of the time (keeps BW safer, and I take her vs double tank comps where I can easily get CD reduction). Hyper shift the other %25. I admit I do a different build though (Q based), which depends on me landing skill shots to get enough healing with mystified. It works for me (I have a %65 win rate with BW in ranked). Like I said she is a situational pick for me, and works great against two tanks, Hammer, Rex, some dive comps. You can't play her against teams with a good mage and ranged AA, she cannot keep up with their sustained damage. It is all a moot point anyway with rework coming.
  8. every question about the rep was already answered by ion in the video.. people really should use their brain when watching videos.. and stop bother blues with retarded questions that are already clear. if i were a blue i wouldnt bother my time to answer those stupid questions but link the video again to rewatch.. ion even gave examples how it will work for all those questions..
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  10. Arcling

    BlizzCon 2018 Heroes of the Storm Rewards

    It's above D3 for sure, and maybe SC2 too, since it also seems rather dead and mostly in maintenance mode. Also the fact that all new co-op commanders and skins are locked behind paywall, isn't attracting new players. Most casuals have abandoned this game, and those who are still playing it are mostly those following esports and/or those who are very competitive in ranked. I actually like shared team xp in HotS, though many players coming from others mobas hated it and also complained that they couldn't play "solo", to carry whole team. All skins initially locked behind paywall certainly didn't help to attract more casuals, something like heroes 2.0 should have been there from the start. Agree that Blizzard was rather late with releasing this game (and originally it was even supposed to be a part of SC2 arcade), which is rather funny, because this genre started in W3. Another issue is that they initially advertised HotS as casual game, "hero brawler", but later started making changes for the sake of it becoming more "esport friendly" (shorter cc, burst damage being more prevalent than sustained etc.).
  11. Migol

    Update on the Future of Deadly Boss Mods

    Would suggest you highlight the one time donation part in the topic (that I found in the comments). A lot of people who are reluctant to set up an account or commit to an endless monthly thing are far more agreeable to a one time payment through a neutral paypal. Would probably get him more help.
  12. Stan

    Pirates' Day: September 19th

    The achievement did suffice last year AFAIR.
  13. It was also great during MoP, being able to cast lightning bolt while moving. WoD removed that, though AoE damage was insane back then, while still having overall pretty good single target. Legion was just ok, imo. Problem now, is that they nerfed elemental in both of these areas, hopefully upcoming changes will fix at least one of these. They said that shaman's weakness should have been it's mobile dps, while excelling on stationary, but not only dps suffers on most fights now, with how much movement they require, but also even when stationary those mobile classes are still easily able to do more. For example, if hunters, warriors and rogues can still do damage while moving, they should do a bit less damage when fight/phase is more stationary, so there is a certain balance and less mobile classes can contribute more. Either that, or just make everyone more mobile with some other niches they specialise in.
  14. Kuarinofu

    BlizzCon 2018 Heroes of the Storm Rewards

    HotS is certainly not dead, but the playerbase feels low, especially if you play team league of unranked at night, you will be playing with the same people over and over and in team league queue times will be huge unless you will get into an extremely unfair match because there is no way around this. IMHO, HotS worked only because it had Blizzard characters that we all love. It had some conceptual flaws (like shared XP, team dependent gameplay, inability to see your and enemy's MMR etc.) and if any other studio would've made the same game it would've been dead a long time ago. I'm not even talking about matchmaking since perfect matchmaking just wasn't invented yet and it impossible in a game like HotS (too many heroes, maps and other variables). What I think happened is Blizzard was probably unhappy since they missed their golden chance with DotA and they decided to make their own DotA (if you remember, it was called Blizzard DotA for some time while in pre-prodution). Then they decided to make their vision of a MOBA game, different from MOBAs of the time (DotA, Dota 2, LoL, HoN, RoT, whatever), featuring their characters and lore. HotS is probably the least profitable Blizz game (besides Diablo III of course), and it treated that way as well. I don't know how it is currently, but it used to be just a side project and an additional workload for Dustin Browder and his SC2 team. It really feels like this was indeed calculated and they perfectly know how much they are spending and what they are doing with their games. Also, they sort of cornered themselves with very weak customization and low micro-transaction incentives before HotS 2.0. They could've made much more money off the game if they'd thought of that before, like Gabe did with Dota 2.
  15. heridan

    How to reroll RTB with Paradise Lost?

    I made a few tests with Azerite and it appears my 340 chest is better than my 355 for Outlaw after all since Paradise Lost is so bad. I love this design 🙂 Anyway, thanks for the info. That'll be useful if I get a similar chest that is 370+.
  16. Arcling

    ExceL Esports World First M+15 Video

    4 out of 5 were Blood Elves, of course...
  17. Arcling

    BlizzCon 2018 Heroes of the Storm Rewards

    That's true, usually if game is at least successful to a degree, it will get rather stable, albeit smaller playerbase. There is always a wave of players who will leave the game once it's "newness" wears out, usually that's when these comments start appearing. @Haheisenberg Yes, BfA was released with plenty of unfixed bugs and unfinished content. As for token prices, some people play only WoW, so it's not going to increase just for HotS mount, which isn't even that unique, as it is a retextured model of already existing mount. Gold prices also skyrocket when there is new game on BN (like it was the case with Destiny 2). I guess mount for WoW will have a unique model, so more people will care.
  18. SirSlapzAlot

    BlizzCon 2018 Heroes of the Storm Rewards

    I always wonder why toxic people take the time to comment negative stuff on forums about things they "don't care" about...
  19. PatrickHenry

    Uldir Race: 4.1% G'huun Lives to the Second Week

    wow he's living longer than I expected...
  20. MDI Europe champions exceL Esports, formely known as Kjell's Angels, were the first team to complete Atal'Dazar +15 in time and here's a new video of their run with multiple PoVs. Their line up includes Ashine, our Subtlety Rogue writer. Affixes The run was completed 10 days ago with the following affixes active: Sanguine Fortified Necrotic Infested Mythic Keystone Run Details The team was comprised of: Divinefield (Tank) Chiranor (Healer) Ashiné (DPS) Heksekjell (DPS) Herudra (DPS) You can find more details about the run over at Raider.io. We published this video on our YouTube channel and here on the site to gauge your interest for this kind of content, as we would like to collaborate more with exceL's Esports on Mythic+ guides (both video and written). What do you think? Video
  21. Haheisenberg

    BlizzCon 2018 Heroes of the Storm Rewards

    It's more about blizz releasing an unfinished game which BfA certainly is (don't say it's not, even Icy Veins had an article titled "is wow in open beta?" which was quickly changed). I know those teams are not related but it still feels annoying to see any news from other game, knowing that a rushed expansion will be slowly fixed over time instead of being released later but actually completed. You may ask wouldn't the content draught be a problem if we waited some more time for a new exp? Well maybe if there were more resources put in the main game instead of another shitty, toxic, imbalanced game, then we would have mkore content or the new exp would actually be complete earlier. Edit: Besides what I wrote above, let me say again that if a considerable amount of people cared about this, the token price would already skyrocket. You will see this if we get a nice mount for WoW as a ticket reward.
  22. ShiiNex

    BlizzCon 2018 Heroes of the Storm Rewards

    Sad that it's just a Reskin
  23. Aasgier

    BlizzCon 2018 Heroes of the Storm Rewards

    Every game that is at the end of its growth cycle has to deal with these comments. That does not necessarily mean the game is declining - it might just be that the game is stagnating - but it sure as hell isn't growing much anymore.
  24. PatrickHenry

    Pirates' Day: September 19th

    Do you have to be exalted currently, or will the achieve for it work? I already know the answer 😞
  25. PatrickHenry

    Patch 8.1: Tides of Vengeance Overview

    ...not you. the post in question.
  26. Arcling

    BlizzCon 2018 Heroes of the Storm Rewards

    It's that mob mentality, very often when I see news about HotS somewhere people spam "no one cares about this game", "lul dead game" etc. Sadly, that even spread to Overwatch now. It's basically with every game that had surge of popularity at one point, but then lost many players or isn't in spotlight anymore.
  27. Carrn

    How to reroll RTB with Paradise Lost?

    I don't think it changes anything, you still want to roll for either the Crit, Attack Speed, or 2+ buffs You really want to think about picking other traits though, most of the neutral traits will outperform Paradise Lost
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