Showing posts with label pvp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pvp. Show all posts

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" (, 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.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

PvP in SWTOR 1.2 is Complete Crap...Unless You're Empire....

...but just so happens that 80% of  SWTOR's population play Empire.

So...I took this free "7 days come-back" special from Bioware for people who quit. They wanted us to come back to try the hyped up 1.2 legacy patch and give the game another chance. I decided to try it again because, well, Guild Wars 2 isn't out yet and maybe I judged SWTOR too early but...

...all it's doing so far is making me hate this game even more. There are many things I want to touch on but the major most noticeable thing is the PvP handsdown.

It's almost exactly 50% worse than it was before and worse than any game you've probably PvP'd in. 

Yes, even Champions Online and Rift.

Just Joined A Game. Republic Losing and Only Had 5 Players Vs. 8. This Happens 90% of the Day.

Not to mention Bioware buffing/ changing classes in very rushed and sloppy way. And it's not me. I love PvP and found SWTOR pvp amusing and fun before 1.2. Now it's complete trash.

It's hard to describe how the PvP is worse because it was never really that good to begin with, but I'll give you an example:

If You Play Republic, This Is What Your Score Will Typcially Look Like. Note
If You Have Less Than 3 Medals, You Will Get No Reward.

Before 1.2, you would get a certain amount of rewards if you lose. It wasn't as much as the winner but it was better than nothing.

Now, they changed things to the point that you can get NOTHING AT ALL for doing PvP matches. Literally, nothing. It's now based on medals. If you get very few or none, it's almost if you didn't even play a match.

 And this will happen ALOT if you are playing on the Republic. I was just in a match, fighting the SAME pre-made Empire guild over and over. They would stomp us into the ground. This has alot to do with the "PvP" stats in game as well (which I find makes PvP worse in itself) but still let's say that wasn't even a factor.

The fact that you get NOTHING is stupid all together.

It's even more stupid because Bioware KNOWS 100% well that Republic is outnumbered or dead on almost every server. Not only that, on the server I am on, we barely, if ever, have a full team. So it's always 5 +/- Republic going against a full 8 man team of Empire.

I also say Bioware knows this because they are slowly leaning torwards making all the Warzones non -faction based. Which pretty much means Empire will be fighting Empire and Republic will fight Empire. See what I did there?

The sad part is, there are players ACTUALLY trying to play the PvP still. That part I DO NOT understand. For some of these players common sense will just never kick in. The PvP is imbalanced and not fun. Period.

But you know what? Instead of making some long post about this horrible broken PvP sytem, I'll leave you with some threads on the official forum where people are obviously not happy with this change to PvP:

 In fact, the only ones that seem to be happy are the Empire. I wonder why?

With that said, if people want my advise on if they should buy this game...

...then the answer IS NO.

I can deal with MMO developers making mistakes but Bioware just does not listen. They do not test their content properly. They have no clue how to run a MMO or what a MMO needs.

Do not waste your money and time on SWTOR unless it goes free to play or you just want to do PvE single player type things.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MMOPTICS Youtube Channel

Howdy, Aesr here:
 Me and Opollo have setup a youtube channel to upload the videos we make onto it. You can find it here:

As always, Aesr out.