Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WoW PvP = Skillless,Heal/Gear-Based CC Abusing Grindfest! PT. 1

"The year is 2014 and Blizzard development team is still no closer to finding the right cure for PvP. Despite claiming that "balance is an art" (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2956383), it seems that the longer the development team goes down this tight rope known as "PvP" they make less progress across every time. In fact, everything just seems to get worse."

Let's get into it shall we...


I remember playing SWTOR and doing PvP. I said to myself, "Why did I leave WoW for this game? The PvP here is terrible! All these stun and heals! All these classes that have huge advantages in matches! This game sucks! I'm going back to WoW!" Little did I know...

Blizzard had changed WoW to the exact same thing.

Now, I may be a bit jaded because the good times to me for WoW PvP (Vanilla) were when gear wasn't the major factor in winning for most classes (cough cough rogues) and how you played was usually much more effective than anything you wore. Even if you were still killed by someone with better gear, putting up a good fight made you feel much better about yourself as a player. 

Hell, I remember killing a warrior that was 10 levels higher than me just by outplaying him!

Alas, Blizzard development team ruined "World PvP" by trying to capitalize on it's popularity and turning it into a terrible instanced GRINDFEST. Blizzard went even further by adding numerous high level guards to towns to discourage town raiding and finally they killed it off completely their LFG queue system. Now Blizzard development assumes they can fix World PvP but from this video it's pretty obvious they have NO IDEA what "World PvP" even means:

According to them, World PvP = Sitting on a random secluded island such as Timeless Isle. While it was fun for about a week, that isn't "World PvP". This is just a clear case of Blizzard development pretending they understand the problem and yet still trying to control it.

 Now, all of this would be fine if they hadn't done this to PVP SERVERS but I assume they don't have the technology or will to make an effort to implement the changes on specific servers only. 

Those were the days though. 
But these days it's pretty damn obvious Blizzard has no idea what they are doing...ESPECIALLY when it comes to PvP. The state of PvP in WoW is not only completely absurd but stressful for anyone just trying to CASUALLY PvP. Let's look at low-level PvP for example.

Thanks to the heirloom system (I actually like the heirloom system though) players who have the H-Gear will probably kill a player without the gear in a matter of two shots or in an extremely fast manner. There will be no time to react to anything. All you can hope to do is be the first one to fire off a skill before you are gunned down by some hunter or stabbed in your spine by some rogue. If you are lucky, you might even see the attack coming via instant kill shield slamming warrior. 

If you aren't playing one of classes I just mentioned by the way, you are probably sitting in the graveyard reading this or watching this scripted drama crap:

 Spoiler Alert:
  • These bikes are already finished.
  • Blizzard is going to use it as a marketing gimmick for WoD.
  • Both factions are most likely going to both get bikes. 
  • Is everyone working at Blizzard almost 50? That explains the state of the game I assume.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) Is Going To Be A Piece Of Shit. And You Know It.

Oh here we go again.

Another big named IP MMO being pumped out to collect a month worth the subscription fees before everyone quits because they figured out the game was worthless, uninspired GARBAGE.


I Sure Hope This Is The Console Version

First warning should have been that Zenimax is making the game, you know, the parent company and not Bethesda? The the major warning should be that the game is under a heavy NDA just like SWTOR. Also, the fact that this game was announced to be for consoles also...I don't care what anyone says...if you have been playing MMOs as long as I have been then you should know there is NO WAY IN HELL a MMO is going to be good if it's on a console. Just due to the fact that a MMORPG should be about THE WORLD you are in first. And I'm not talking linear "follow this straight path to all your quest" worlds.

So anyways back to what I was saying...

This game has BARELY released any information other than cherry picked content, prevents everyone from streaming or showing any videos of the game, does FAKE Reddit "AMAs" called "AUA"(...like AUAHAHAHAH) and is releasing this shit in April.

Have you seen the trailer video for this shit?

I mean, this reminds me of Rift/Warhammer instantly. Look at the stiff animations. Are the only spells in this game fire and electricity based? What the fuck is going on. I've seen more motion in rocks I threw across the street (and accidentally broke my neighbors window :( ).

This game seems to be copying the SWTOR gameplan to a T. I mean ALL the character bodies and animations are EXACTLY the same. For ALL RACES. This is just like SWTOR.

Heavy NDA without releasing much of any real information. Just like SWTOR.

Using a popular IP from a single-player game. Just like SWTOR.

Cherry picking questions to answer. Just like SWTOR.

Instanced, watered-down. map-pack MMO. Just like SWTOR.
Yup It's FUCKING SWTOR II: The Journey To Free to Play (and eventually shutdown)

I'm starting to think that these MMOs are just hoping to get as much money as they can during the first month then when shit goes down hill, start firing all the staff and blaming the people who had nothing to do with the games failure before the top bosses leave the company with their fat checks.


 That lizard looks completely ridiculous on that horse.

 Laugh out loud.  

Please. Stop Asking People To Watch Your Shitty Twitch Streams.

Let's talk about the retarded elephant in the room.

Everytime I go to a game blog or log into a MMO.

There is always someone going "HEY! WATCH MY STREAM HERE!"

Take your head set off.


The only time people want to watch videos of you playing is if you have useful information on a game because the game is either in beta , you are giving your opinion or commentary about what you think of the game (such as Totalbiscuit, AngryJoe etc) or you have The Walking Dead which is more of a movie than a video game.

I really see no point in watching SOMEONE ELSE play a game that is available to everyone unless you just can't afford it. And if you do get people to watch it, why would someone come back when you have nothing to offer. Think I want to watch a 48 hour stream of you sitting in town afk?


Then cut the shit out.

If you aren't doing anything unique or spectacular in the game that every single person on the planet can't do or hasn't done...stop.