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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 Liturgist 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 Liturgist 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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  13. Tarantulos-Eduardo-Sanchez Arcane

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    If you do roll a Rogue on a PVP server, go a PVP build centered around Ambush/Backstab and do a lot of your leveling via dungeon spamming (unless they nerfed the experience gain). You can contribute big dick DPS in group PVE and 2 shot most things in PVP as long as you keep your main hand dagger up to date. I got lucky and was blessed with a Gut Ripper from a friend and oooh boy, was it fun going to 60 with that beast.

    It may be different now with people feeding gear to alts to make them more durable/efficient, but I can say the fresh server leveling at the start of Classic was easily the funnest part of it to me. After a few weeks of MC/Onyxia you get bored really easily. I'd even say the pre-raid gearing was funner than that shit. God, fuck raiding.

    Edit: Wait this is almost a month old, I'm a moron. LOL Daaaamn, stoner spiderz.
     
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  14. kinzadza Novice

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    The only reason I started playing was to play 2v2 and 3v3 with my buddies in arenas.

    Then there were no arenas.
     
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  15. Akratus Self-loathing fascist drunken misogynist asshole Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    A long time ago I'd agreed with my housemate that we'd start playing classic wow to relive those old memories, and just to have fun generally. Right now we're level 21 on Zandalar Tribe, EU rpPVP server. Two dwarves going around smashing skulls. I'm thinking we may have picked the single best class combination for two people leveling together. I'm a warrior and he's a paladin. Finally got dual wielding, did some deadmines runs, got two great axes.

    Any European Codexers still playing? I actually wanted to go horde but was convinced otherwise by my housemate. So I still need to pick a second realm to make that one on.
     
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  16. Zeriel Arcane

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    So you didn't know what "classic" means?
     
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  17. Ninjerk Arcane

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    :|
     
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  18. Gregz Arcane

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    Still playing, AQ soon.
     
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  19. Akratus Self-loathing fascist drunken misogynist asshole Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Upon thinking of what character to play I thought of a barbaric dwarf wielding an axe in either hand. So god help me, a dual wielding dwarf fury warrior is what I'll play. Optimal or not.
     
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  20. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    Your new home
     
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  21. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

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    Yeah, still playing. I'm Alliance on Zandalar Tribe too, it's a great realm. I also have a bunch of alts at various levels so could join a dungeon or two every now and then.
     
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  22. kinzadza Novice

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    yea apparently I did not. Never played wow before classic.

    Anyways I started playing again, bgs are fun. But the honor grind is next level
     
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  23. GreyViper Erudite

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    Ye gods all I wanted was to train my enchanting. I have flashbacks when I wanted to visit the enchanting trainer but was unable to solo it and under-geared to run it.
    For my 2 cents do Scarlet Monastery as soon as you can start doing it, that gear will carry you for some time.
    Also for mele classes that can use swords, get trashblade slap fiery enchant on it and the procs should start procing form each other.
     
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  24. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

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    They can but Trashblade has only 4.40% chance of proc meaning less than 1 per minute. You do get the fiery enchant for free if you do the elite quest in Badlands, so that makes sense - but you will replace Trash Blade before you hit 60 so it's not worth it to drop any money on enchanting it. Trash Blade as good on private servers where the proc rate was higher.
     
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  25. SerratedBiz Arcane

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    After Classic I can't go back to Retail. Unfortunately my Classic server is a High pop PVP one and it has devolved to people just selling/buying one-pull runs of dungeons to power level people. I had to reroll on a PVE medium pop in order to escape the decline.

    Currently playing on Windseeker (USE) if anyone is around these parts.
     
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