THE BFA EXPERIENCE |
This is the time to adjust and learn new spells / abilities (or rotations) during this prepatch. Blizzard has tendencies to make wacky changes - nerfs, removal of shit, etc.
One noticeable removal is the Gladiator's Medallion, which removes all movement-impairing effects (essential or crucial in PvP). Unless I'm missing something here or if there is another
way to get it, I am going to have look for alternative means or ways to find survivability and control.
And we still do not know when the hell "Shadowlands" is going to release. To prevent further backlash from players, Blizzard is probably staying tight-lipped; giving themselves a cushion until the end of the year
12/31/20 (well, that does constitute the "Coming in 2020" bullshit advertising). They need to release it much sooner. They'll receive more backlash if they wait too long.
With that uncertainty, I might put up the new SL web page anyway - just to archive this page and the fiasco that was BFA haha.
"Shadowlands" release has been delayed. With all the bugs and errors in beta so far, I guess it was inevitable. I prefer them to release the expansion soon however, and have them fix the bugs during gameplay. But an actual delay would mean that
these bugs or errors might be more serious than just a simple fix. Is the expansion even remotely finished or complete yet? Well, at least Blizzard is offering refunds for pre-orders.
There is still no announcement for the prepatch - it could be released unannounced, or at the last minute. You might as well call Blizzard "Clown University" at this point, there are a lot of Bozos
working there pretending to be Devs haha. I could catch up gearing all my Alts to say the least. Content drought at its finest.
By the way, they're hard at work at stuff a lot of the players do not give a shit about - mounts, toys, selfie cams, warfronts, covenants, etc.
Cloud9 dominance beginning to break? Even I have to admit, it has gotten a bit stale since they've been winning all the time. But in competition - winning is what it's all about.
Remember folks - "Never put Snutz on the bench again!" haha.
What is up with Blizzard and giving out mounts - lame ass ones at that. A damn caterpillar? How about "The Little Engine That Could" , Barney, or Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows next. You gotta be fuckin' kiddin' me haha. Fortunately, I did not preorder SL.
But to be fair - they are giving out something for even purchasing SL beforehand. Long live the #PullTheRipcord movement!
With everything re-skinned and nothing really captivating or original these days, I'm not a bit surprised. Fortunately for me, I just focus on PvP and other things a solo player could do.
"Shadowlands" begins on 10/26/20 - well, at least a release date was revealed. Some say it's too early, I say it's about time - for anyone who has already accomplished what they want to accomplish (given certain restrictions or requirements - for solo players for sure)
and can't stand content droughts. I'll put up the new SL web page a few weeks before.
What is there to do before "Shadowlands" - content drought that nearly rivals the WoD fiasco. For me, it's solo'ing the "Mask Quartet" achievement. Getting through a four-mask vision as a mage is quite a stretch - but I'm sure it has been done.
Since I'm a solo / achievement player (in addition to PvP), acquiring or upgrading ranks as well as gear might not be feasible (they require organized group runs in Mythics and rated PvP).
Oh yeah, fire Ion haha.
"I just finished reading "The Shatter- " uh, I mean "Shadows Rising" yes-ter-day" haha. I'm glad to hear that the Red Shirt Guy enjoyed the new novel. Time to stump the damn devs again at the virtual Blizzcon '21 next year?
Really, Blizz. Is food fighting really the content you've been working on all this time? Add to the list of selfies, garrisons, mission tables and island expeditions as absolute useless bore-fest or crap-fest.
A 1 vs. 1 challenge still stands to the devs. If I win, you do or implement exactly what the PvP community wants. If I don't, I'll remain subbed even if the content is awful.
You know that sheer boredom has already set in, when you begin to solo the past expansion's raids - "Legion" in this case. So it has begun haha. Unfortunately, Mythic solo-ing
is not really possible for a lot of classes unless you have extraordinary DPS (1-shot mechanics such as Nythendra).
"The Nighthold" was a fun raid, with Spellblade Aluriel being a fun and challenging boss. It'll go down as one of the all-time favorite raids - arguably of course, with ICC being
a favorite for a lot of raiders. With that said, I just need to figure out how to down the fire elemental fast (can spawn anywhere it seems) or interrupt the damn pyro casts (too quick on Mythic) during the fire phase.
No updates on beta-testing, or any release dates on "Shadowlands". Is it really post-poned until 2021? Start placing your bets, folks. All hell should break loose if so. Pity the pre-orderers. This is why you never pre-order.
We'll have to wait until August for the circuit tournament to take place - it's a new format by region it appears. So there's only go to be a regional champion? I did not see a Region vs. Region finals in the format, but who knows.
At this rate, beta-testing might not happen until after summer. That'll make "Shadowlands" release not until near the end of the year. Get yer shit together, Blizz!
The lack of participation or interest in dueling has more to do with the disparity in gear levels. Apparently, gear does make a difference (corruption effects, essences, mythic-level gear, etc) even with a semi-competent or skilled PvP'er.
I practice my 1 vs. 1 during random BG's (lost-causes, or just all out brawls, etc.). For me, I'll usually never lose sight of objectives - but you can't resist temptation of fighting a good 1 vs. 1 fight (or a 1 vs. 2, 1 vs. 3, etc.)
05/27/20: Blizzcon '20 Cancelled
Well, it's official - there'll be no Blizzcon '20. A virtual Blizzcon '21 however? A virtual Q & A with a virtual new Red Shirt Guy - Q: "Cancelling Blizzcon - was that an out-of-season April Fool's joke for next year" A: "Do you guys not have computers and wi-fi?" haha.
Cloud9 might be the team to beat this year - who can take on their Mage-Lock?
G-Pie on CD, no temporal shield, a shimmer charge removed - no problem haha. I think Fire Mage nerfs were coming anyway. As much as we hate nerfs, playstyles changing can be a good thing. Having to do the same thing over and over can get stale and boring quick -
spamming G-Pie's for example (even if Little Debbie approves of the fine pastries that we fire mages love to bake against our opposition haha). We still have burst damage - but perhaps not enough against classes that are getting buffs. It is possible that I'll be switching back to Frost
in "Shadowlands" - apparently, Arcane might be the go-to spec.
I certainly place a lot of importance in survivability / mobility, and defensive CD's - they are certainly crucial in a 1 vs. 1 setting. That'll determine if I'll switch back or keep as is.
04/07/20: Let The Unpruning Begin!
PvP'ers rejoice! PvP vendors are returning, and so are some pruned abilities across the board. I wouldn't mind most of them as baseline indeed. Covenant abilities are a wait-and-see, but we can expect
some kind of grind as usual.
I always believed - a player's ability to remain calm, cool and collected is just as important as their awareness, reaction time and gear / abilities they possess. But to each their own. Now Blizz needs
to consider a queue-able system to at least RBG's (make a minimum gear requirement for sure or some sort of requirement) or a 1 vs. 1 system.
04/01/20: "Do you guys not have phones?" (well, it is April fools)
Instead of investing time in a April Fool's joke or gag (which is fine, unless you're Blizzard), Blizzard should be focusing all their resources and time
on the next expansion "Shadowlands". I hear that there are still no data-mining or testing going on. What the hell? And also the possibility of it being postponed.
I feel for the suckas who pre-ordered. Fortunately for me, I never pre-order shit.
I'm curious as to when the AWC is - don't tell me that's been pushed back or postponed.
Cleared Ny'alotha with the defeat of N'Zoth yesterday, only with five or six stacks in LFR. The RL was clear and organized the group well, and everyone knew what they were doing. Cleared Ny'alotha Normal up to the final two bosses. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time nor the patience
to look for a PUG group for them so waited until now. I'm just glad that I don't have to go through a week of daily LFR wipes now, which is usually the case for the last boss of a raid usually.
The trick of this fight is to keep your sanity bar up throughout the fight so you do not get mind-controlled. You'll have to use the necklace wisely, and at appropriate times. Sometimes, things can get quite sketchy or dicey depending on how fast the sanity depletes. If you've done enough visions (which are soloable by the way - but groups
can clear more quicker), you should be comfortable with using this. That, doing enough damage, knowing / paying attention to mechanics, the boss should be beatable. Eventually. But with pugs, it might take awhile to get everyone on the same page. I'm all for learning groups.
TM vs. SS was laggy as heck the entire week - completely ruined it. Ashran as a BG can be fun - however, I haven't heard or been in a group that's beat Tremblade so far. Probably the match ends too quick with everyone too involved in brawling with each other.
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BFA FAVORITES |
Undead Fire Mage (Frost on the backburner for now)
Pandaren Shadow Priest
Alts: Troll Elemental Shaman, Belf Destro Warlock
Temple of Kotmogu
Battle for Gilneas
Krag'wa The Huge
WQ's That Make You Go...WTF?! :
The Revenge of Krag'wa
(If he ain't eating fresh flies, he be eatin' blood trolls heheh)
("A turtle made it to the water!" Enough said heheh *shaking my head)
Sketchy BFA Quotes:
"What are your hero rates...and an estimated funeral expenses heheh" -Collector Kojo
"Get Bent" -Garona
*gwak! "...you smell like parrot guano" - Skycap'n Kragg Freehold defeat *Yarr! heh
"Gusincha!" -some random Blood Troll (what the hell is that - some religious battle cry? muhaha
"Peace with the alliance?!" "Never, mon!" - High Warlord Volrath at the Mugumbala
"Resist the notion of subjugation and uniformity" - some mechagnome in Mechagon
Any Bwomsamdi quote when are waiting to Res.
Tarren Mill vs. Southshore
Temple of Hot-mogu
Farmer Fung's Cooking Extravaganza
Notable Raid Bosses:
N'Zoth The Corruptor (or "The Big Blob" if so inclined haha)
High "Stinker" Mekkatorque
Jaina "Blizzard Allowed Me To Live" Proudmoore
More "What the...?" :
Dolly and Dot might be best of friends, but they certainly have the worst of voices haha
BLIZZCON '18: THE DIABLO FIASCO - IS THIS AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE? (click image for video)
FRANCIS HATES DIABLO MOBILE: PUT IT ON PC!
FRANCIS HATES NYLON BAGS! RAGE AGAINST BETHESDA (FALLOUT FIASCO)- WELL, MIDDLE FINGER TO BLIZZ ALSO HEH