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Blizzard announced "Classic" World of Warcraft

Discussion in 'MMO(RP)G / Online Discussion' started by Lacrymas, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Why won't you read my posts?

    I can join raids all day long; I just hate playing DPS warrior.
    It's moot anyway; I found an OT spot.
     
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  2. hivemind Arbiter Patron Pretty Princess

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    put on the devilsaur
     
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  3. Absinthe Prophet

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    Here:
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    ║Class      │Spec       │Average    │Max        │Parses ║
    ╠═══════════╪═══════════╪═══════════╪═══════════╪═══════╣
    ║Hunter     │DPS        │88.60      │127.80     │383,636║
    ║Druid      │Feral      │80.42      │132.06     │49,775 ║
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    As you can see, top Feral Druid DPS exceeds top Hunter DPS. Well-played Feral Druids compete well with Hunters in DPS, but then again neither of them are considered particularly desirable as DPS.

    I expect that even in the 99th percentile there aren't a lot of Feral Druids who understand you should drop out of Feral and AoE with Hurricane. So they probably stay in Feral. Also if the fight has heavy nature resistance, Hurricane is obviously going to do less damage.

    That would definitely have unusual results on DPS. It also means Warriors and Rogues can Rage Pot and Thistle Tea early for even bigger damage spikes.

    Hunters are the red-headed stepchild of the DPS classes, but they can contribute later on by stacking a lot of on-hit procs, swinging a Nightfall, and spamming Rank 1 Wing Clip non-stop to proc it. Something tells me that will be just about Jasede's least favorite way of playing a Hunter though.
     
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  4. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    When i did the powershifting thing as feral i didn't really use Pummeler ALL the time because the real reason you are in the raid is for the feral aura. This means you can save the pummelers for choice encounters. Nobody is going to expect you be top dps so nobody is even looking at your performance (unless you really suck).

    I mean, sure, if you wanna go all out, farm that thing all day, but as autistic as i am i'm not THAT autistic. Of course, the fact my raiding guild had an heavy schedule factored into it as well. We did Ony, MC, ZG, Blackwing Lair and fucking AQ when that came out in a god damn week.

    It's why i'm not playing classic. Burn out is real man.
     
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  5. Absinthe Prophet

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    You should generally reduce the number of raiders as much as possible to reduce the number of runs it takes to get all your items. If possible get those starter raids down to 10-15 man raids with at least 1 of each class. You get much more loot per person that way and then you can kick the early raids off of your raid schedule entirely. There's also split-raiding where everyone runs a 40 man 4x just by loading every raid with 10 mains and 30 alts who will never roll on loot so that your mains all get loot 4x as fast, but that's typically not worth doing unless you're doing Naxx or shit where you can't afford to reduce the number of raiders by much. The sheer amount of no-lifing involved in that is over-the-top. Reducing the number of raiders altogether on the other hand will raise the amount of pre-raid preparation needed and cause your raids to take longer but overall allows you to raid more casually and infrequently while still progressing very fast on loot, assuming you've got a guild of highly skilled players.
     
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  6. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    People still playing this?

    Keep wanting to to experience vanilla East/West plaguelands again but don't know if I can handle Stranglethorn Vietnam because I'm a faggot.
     
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  7. frajaq Arbiter

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    you may be surprised to learn that blizzard unironically CHANGED the game regarding AV
     
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  8. Gregz Arcane

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    Just play PvE, it's fucking great. If you want to PvP there's plenty of opportunity in BGs.

    It was justified, players were abusing a mechanic not in-line with the spirit of the original. We do live in different times, and we have powerful tools to coordinate with now that didn't exist before.
     
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  9. hivemind Arbiter Patron Pretty Princess

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    Some still are.

    The hype has died down and a fair amount of people quit but that just means that there are spots open in raiding guilds.

    It's definitely worth playing if you are interested in the pve side of things(new raid soon) but the PVP situation is a bit atrocious.
     
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  10. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    After playing STVietnam (or Ashenvale, or Shimmering Flats lmao) on over populated private servers playing on a PvP server on official WoW classic would be a walk in the park for me.

    I like PvP servers because as annoying it is to get ganked it's a whole different dimension that makes the game more enticing, but you have to have the right mentality for it, starting with a willingness to group often because world PvP is just about ganking and forming murder parties to get revenge, and people forming murder parties to get revenge from the murder parties. Forget about dueling with people and fending hostile players by yourself it rarely works out that way (when it does though it's pretty satisfying). Also, at higher levels ganking becomes about controlling resources all though any areas with key quests will be more than playable by the sheer number of people doing said quests.

    My suggestion is, if you are curious but unsure, roll a class with stealth. That will go a long way lessening the brunt of merciless ganking.
     
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  11. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    Gonna try blagging blizzard for free game time. I'll prolly make a dwarf pally and see if the bug still bites.

    You playing this Lyric Suite?

    Any other Old-World/EU fags playing? if so what servers are you on?
     
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  12. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    Im playing on pyrewood village, alliance. Having fun my my second character, gnome warrior, active and easy going guild.
     
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