THE SHADOWLANDS EXPERIENCE

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

"Glory of the Wartorn Hero" is more likely feasible by being fully geared in Patch 9.1. If I had full 220+ Mythic gear, possibly. But since I do not raid nor do Mythic pluses, it is not possible. I'm maxed out as it is as a casual or a soloist.

Equalize gear and / or bring back PvP templates for rated PvP. Having to queue into geared-out players at higher ratings is not very equitable. Players should face against each other or compete against each other without being disadvantaged by gear. Comps and synergy is a whole different situation. But forcing PvPer's to PvE to get high end gear sucks. That shouldn't be required. Hopefully, things will be a bit better in 9.1.

My challenge against Ion for a 1 vs.1 still stands (perhaps I'll give him a slight gear advantage haha).
Sunday, May 02, 2021

I might consider solo-ing "Glory of the Wartorn Hero" - probably feasible by Patch 9.1 (or even now). I'm not just a PvP'er, but also a soloist as well.

How shameless is Blizzard - now they're advertising Fel Oats (new cereal brought to you by Gul'Dan haha). It looks like Fruit Loops - just differently colored.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Apparently, no solo queue anytime soon for rated play. We get how it might not work due to class balance / compositional issues. But I'm sure there are work arounds or other solutions / ideas, if you actually make an effort to think about it some more. Do us a favor, Ion. Don't do the thinking, let us PvP'ers do the thinking for you haha. The most pressing matter to us, is that finding groups at this point has become a chore - it can take forever or hours. Even finding Yolo groups have been few and far between nowadays. Perhaps I should just wait til the new PvP season before participation increases again.

And the list continues - Kosak, Kaleicki, and now Kaplan gone. The game has gone to ruins.
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Patch 9.1 finally on the PTR. That would make it sometime summer time before 9.1 release.

Patch notes for PvP I hear has Frost Mage making a comeback. Not an issue for me - I can switch to it and re-learn the spec with new and buffed abilities. Gear is usually always an issue - having to get the right stats and shit. I just make do with what I have - fuck the grindfest for gear.

It appears that Cloud9 is regaining their dominance. MLD fo' sho'.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

My first experience with turning on in-game voice comms haha. All this time, never used it. I don't even have a mic headset (which I'll need to get if I become serious about competing or advancing further). My social anxiety has been an issue - which is a major reason why. I don't really give a rat's ass about using voice anyway. But voice is absolutely necessary at high ratings - since the opposing team is going to be using it anyway and are going to be more organized and competent. For now, I'll continue to Yolo until otherwise. Forming my own group is an option as well - but need more experience to find out what comp / strats work.
Saturday, March 13, 2021

It is very possible that I'll be able to get the PvP S1 rewards mount - if and only if S1 ends when Patch 9.1 nears or begins (which is not anytime soon - no ETA on it). It is going to be long-ass (or content drought players are going to have to suffer through). At this rate, I can get several hundred games in if I queue up consistently. But I also need to be very picky about yolo groups - find ones that are serious about comps, ilevel, and strats. I might not fit or might fit into most of them.
Tuesday, March 09, 2021

I was able to get into groups that went 9-1 altogether (what a winning streak) - all yolos. The right comp, strat calling, knowing what to do - it can work without voice (below 2000 ratings that is at least). I probably won't be as fortunate week to week.

Wake me up when there is any progress for Patch 9.1. It appears it has stalled - with no new updates. When Blizz "tries" to have players PvE more (with all rewards from Mythics and Raids), you know things are going downhill. No thanks. I prefer to work on my alts, and just PvP at the appropriate levels.
Sunday, February 21, 2021

Put it this way - if they presented this Virtual Blizzcon live or at the real convention, it would have been lackluster or underwhelming for sure. Despite information on Patch 9.1 and other stuff, Blizzard has given no timetable or any kind of ETA on anything. Everything appeared to be conceptual with no indication that things are beyond the conceptual stage. At this rate, Patch 9.1 won't release until Summer. Four+ months of waiting? At least release PvP Season 2 before then.

I'm thinking the Virtual Red Shirt Guy's video or audio question was part of many which were not used. Blizzard not only pre-recorded a lot of things, but they used only "fluff forum questions only". As RSG's tweet indicates, why even bother asking to submit Video / Audio questions? Now that's the Question of All Questions, and I've saved for Posterity below (as the Virtual Red Shirt Guy 2021 question haha).
Friday, February 19, 2021

Virtual Blizzcon '21 has begun. "Chains of Domination"? More like, "Return of the Lich King". Does this even make sense (with Blizz, not anymore) with WOTLK Classic inevitable (get ready for WoD Classic folks haha). This has gotta be another "Out-Of-Season April Fool's Joke" hahaha. Well, it's new content. Let's see how long the delay for Patch 9.1 is.

At this point, I'm going to look out for the Virtual Red Shirt Guy (or any new ones). Archived Entries


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SL FAVORITES

Characters:
Undead Fire Mage
Pandaren Shadow Priest
Troll Elemental Shaman

Favorite Battlegrounds:
Arathi Basin
Warsong Gulch
Alterac Valley
Battle for Gilneas
Twin Peaks

Yolo RBG Rating (Highest S1): 1660

Sketchy SL Quotes from Sketchy SL NPC's:



THE RED SHIRT GUY! 2010 - NEW RED SHIRT GUYS? (click image for video)

VIRTUAL BLIZZCON '21: VIRTUAL RED SHIRT GUY
BLIZZCON '22
HERE IS THE QUESTION OF ALL QUESTIONS:


BLIZZ FUCKED UP AGAIN HAHA
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BLIZZCON '18: LOOK WHO'S BACK!
BLIZZCON '18: THE DIABLO RED SHIRT GUY!
BLIZZCON '19: THE LEGEND RETURNS WELCOME BACK, IAN!
BLIZZCON '20
NO BLIZZCON: COVID-19 CANCELLATION
BLIZZCON '17
BLIZZCON '16
BLIZZCON '15
BLIZZCON '14
NO RED SHIRT GUY
BLIZZCON '13
BLIZZCON '12
BLIZZCON '11
BLIZZCON '10: THE LEGEND BEGINS...
NO BLIZZCON


AFTER ENTERING THE SHADOWLANDS, HIS PET OR LOA HAS BEEN FOUND HAHA


A HUGE BELCH IS LET OUT TO OPEN THE WAY TO THE "SHADOWLANDS". BURRRP!