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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Funkthepunk View Post
    Vurtne and Grim showed tons of skills independent on massive gear difference. Their videos were the best and at the same time the most entertaining. They were ahead of their times, before arenas showed up.

    Pat and Maydie relied on dispels, healers, massive gear difference and the ability to three shot people because of how strong warriors were back then.
    The problem there is that classes were defined as such.

    Rogues and mages were designed so that they could be played at a higher skill level. Warriors, for the most part, weren't.

    Also, no period of PvP can compare to s6 and s7 in terms of balance and subsequently fun.
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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by r3as0n View Post
    Grinding for months and months for Grand Marshal or High Warlord; Being a field marshal and watching your honor bar move little by little till the day you hold the GM Claymore while 90% of the warrior on server still have ice barbed spear or the unstoppable force.

    now; any retard can pay some rbg group 200 usd for 2400 carry and get GM/HW title.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGBnjELkgok

    pat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzPlictRoK8

    maydie
    You could get a similar feeling by taking your willy and slamming him in a door several times. Sure there are people out there that like it but the rest of the community calls them masochists.

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    The good old days where a mousclicker autoattacking could became famous (click the Jamaz video above. And back then I found this video awesome. Now I just see a mouseclicker backpedaling tiem change everything)

    The ONLY thing I miss from vanilla was the WF proc with the alterac exalted mace with my enh shamy (and tarren mill, wich was the best battleground EVER. And stranglethorn wich was NOT a levelign zone, but the place of predator-like hunting parties). AQ gate opening pre-event and event was nice also (rerolled on a new created server to experience it again back then ).

    Vanilla was nice, but I wouldn't playing it again. WoW is waaaaaaaaaaaay more polished now, even if it lost a bit of magic (imo only because of time, not the game being less fun).

  4. #24
    Mmm polymorph lasted the full minute in pvp back in vanilla your pvp trinket on a 5m cooldown would only remove 4-5 possible cc choices. Engineering items made you a raid boss. It was burst or be bursted.

    What I miss is the willingness to form groups for battlegrounds. How said groups went for objectives and if you didnt you had no chance at organized pvp which was the only way to do anything.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Contego View Post
    I do miss the old title-system (though I only achieved stone guard myself). However the pvp-action in itself wasn't very fun. You had way too limited options in terms of abilities to use, and mana was way too limited when compared to warriors and rogues.

    Also the gear mattered too much. You had to be a successful raider in order to succeed in pvp aswell (read succeed as in actually killing things. Getting honor/titles just required to you be there for the kill).

    All in all I think late-wrath/mid-cata pvp was the best. Everything just seemed most balanced at those points.

    However I do have a slight hunch telling me that you were in fact not playing back in vanilla. More like an enraged kid angry because your team can't achieve 2400 rating while you see other people buying it. I do feel your pain and understand why that upsets you, but that's another discussion. Just remember that pvp wasn't all that great back in vanilla, only the title-system.
    I've seen old videos of pvp back then, I just don't think it was better back then, it just looks so boring.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by mmines View Post
    I've seen old videos of pvp back then, I just don't think it was better back then, it just looks so boring.
    frame of reference pvp was a different beast then. Boring compared to now? Maybe but it was before arenas still the worst thing to ever happen to pvp

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    System and mechanics sucked back then. Choose your class choose your fate. Only you didn't find out til 3-4 months after you chose the class, exactly what your fate was. But the community rocked. It was awesome. Except for getting laughed at in vent when I said I could tank.

    But it was nice to have some real difference between Horde and Alliance. I much prefer non-homogenized pvp. And a bigger emphasis on the WORLD over instanced content.

  8. #28
    Lol... what game were you playing? Vanilla PVP was the most unbalanced crap, unless of course you were a warrior. Titles were grinded without any skill, it was merely an indication of how much time you spent in southshore/tarren mill raids (I have a Corporal Warrior, a Grand Marshal shaman and a Sergeant major lock, and I've begun to keybind in late TBC).

    Granted, current state of the game is not balanced, but at least they *try*.

    Please, take off your rose tinted glasses once in a while, the world is full of colours.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Greymalkin View Post
    (I have a Corporal Warrior, a Grand Marshal shaman and a Sergeant major lock, and I've begun to keybind in late TBC).

    Granted, current state of the game is not balanced, but at least they *try*.

    Please, take off your rose tinted glasses once in a while, the world is full of colours.
    Keybinding was not necessary at all back then, because the combat was slow-paced. I only had my basic spells keybinded back then, but now I can't even quest without using hotkeys.

    I personally had way more fun PvPing back then than now. I don't like fast-food PvP, I wish Blizzard have kept the Vanilla game design philosophy and just make the game better.

  10. #30
    The skill-cap back then was considerably lower than it is right now, though.

    And pve gear won games ( see rogues and warriors ), and a lot of classes weren't even viable ( lol druids ).

    Naw,thanks.

  11. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by sTyLnK View Post
    My brother's friend played during vanilla and told me whenever people saw a shaman, they would crap their pants. lol.
    I beleive that!

    If my Shaman was spotted with Sulfuras out in PvP he had more agro than a Tank with Thunderfury and a 5 sunder stack on a raid boss!

    (I used both a weapon swap macro or ghost wolf to hide its appearance until I got into melee range to smash heads)

    Globalling someone in the time it took to press stormstrike, Good times, insanely unbalanced but fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sameen View Post
    yes, gone are the days when classes in PvP didn't burst eachother down in seconds like they are now...oh wait they did
    I remember a video of a german tauren warrior rank 14, I believe his name was Rok and the video was named WeRokAV...Full buffs, flasks, potions and he was just oneshotting everyone he met... so
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    I don't get it. I've gone AFK a million times to blow my bf so he'd get off my back and let me raid. What's the problem here? People have sex...
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouAreAllWrong View Post
    Keybinding was not necessary at all back then, because the combat was slow-paced. I only had my basic spells keybinded back then, but now I can't even quest without using hotkeys.

    I personally had way more fun PvPing back then than now. I don't like fast-food PvP, I wish Blizzard have kept the Vanilla game design philosophy and just make the game better.
    Yes it was necesarry to keybind if you wanted to be better. But since most players were terrible and didn't keybind, you weren't at a disadvantage. However if you were one of the very, very few players who were skilled, had all the knowledge about all classes, best gear and buffs/consumables, and proper keybinds (and the right class)... Then you had a major fucking advantage against any player...

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