Tuesday, April 22, 2008

They got me always on the run

Arms and Fury owes you guys a post. The title should be either "renoobed is always right" or "renoobed is a total bastard." Ima just saying.

3v3 is goin a little better. Unfortunately, certain assumptions were made earlier... (one of our team has not been playing with an arena add-on...) We're doin a slight bit better now, and some critical gearing errors have been corrected. (see above)

Did 5v5 over the weekend with melvin's crew. Went 8-2. Considering the scrub alts went 2-1... and we almost back up to 1500. I'm happy.

Some background. Melvin and his brother Magebert have three 70 each. (As do I) Now... Melvin and Magebert's "mains" are both POM/Pyro mages. They consider these their pvp characters... *sigh*

There is a crew of RL friends that come into the mix. Pogar, the "world's worst warrior" (fury, and he doesn't use intercept...) Pogar's rogue new main. Palmy, the uber shadow priest, and his pally alt. Arm, the not quite so sucky warrior. Then theres me...

If you counting, thats 14 chars. Add in Arms & Fury, who play with us sometimes, and we got 16 chars...

Melvin did not understand why it would take more than one 5v5 team to get all these toons arena points.

So I tried this pitch... why not put all the geared alts into one 5v5, and the ungeared ones into another... that way, you can play for titles, etc, without compromising the team rating with alt suckitude!

So Melvin and crew set up a winning team and a losing team. Melvin's mage, Magebert's mage, Arm, Palmy's paladin and pogar's rogue are in the good team.

Side note... Melvin wants my mage in the good team. And wants my mage to go back to PoM/Pyro. That's the limit of Melvin's strategy...

So.. good team. 2 pom/pyro mages, an inept rogue, a decent holy pal, and a decent arms warrior. Not much to write home about...

Now for the scrubs... which is where I play...

Holy priest, Elemental Shammy, Ice mage, Arms warrior (arms and fury), and usually Pogar's crappy fury warrior...

Do you see how evil I am? Melvin has no idea that I've tricked him into putting all the power on the scrub team... if I could only get Arm over to the scrubs and Pog on the other team full time... jeez... it would be murder.

Meanwhile Mabd is working up her 3v3 team with A&F's druid, and Sugars the lock. Itsa strong lineup, the druid and lock are still a little shaky on the whole arena thing. (again, see above...) Still have high hopes of us getting 1800 or so good, but its gonna take a bit more work than I realized at the start...

Oh yeah... is it just me, or are the drop rates of green gems offa fel iron and adaman now completely nerfed? I havent seen one since the patch... got over 10 rare gems, but no uncommons... weird...

And whats with the really low drop rate of arcane tomes? Anyone else noticed how much more expensive they are now in AH? I've seen 2 in all the orgy of sunfury slaughter the SSO quests have unleashed... 2 tomes to about 400 signets... thats not the right ratio...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love a post about Arena add-ons. I don't use any, but I really enjoy PvP and am the most PvP-inclined person on my team.

Fedaykin98

sonvar said...

This post seems more outright brutal about your teammates and people you play with then usual.