Originally Posted by Tradewind
Well yeah, did you see the daughter? 0/10, would not bang.
Its not the ammount of cc, if the game had every class 1 cc and you had your 1cc break you still would go down with 3people on your ass...
The problem is you fighting 1vs2+ and nothing else. There can be no way to balance this in your favour.
Keep max range and use high ground when you can but don't expect to survive 1v2+ for long with no gear
Gear is an absolutely HUGE obstacle now, more than ever before. You are next to useless until you have current gear. I'm not exaggerating; when I fight someone in tyrannical gear it's like they're not even level 90.
And when the start of the next expansion hits, the difference between the haves and have nots will be extremely small. You should be able to contribute somewhat meaningfully in random BGs then, even in questing gear.
(for the record, I don't get annoyed at someone if they don't gem/enchant stuff that's worse than the current honor gear)
Like people have said, do your homework. By that I mean, understand other classes and their basic strategy against you and what your basic strategy should be against them. In bgs that is sufficient. You play rsham; Ive never played one but I have played 3 other healers and you need to learn to kite and stopcast. Rshams have great caster lockdown through shocks and grounding. Melee can give you issues but learn how to use your earthbind totem properly (for example, after a DK deathgrips since they have no rootbreaks).
Gear is huge too, but not everything. My hpally is 504 ilvl current getting geared up and I am pretty much unkillable with less than 3 dps on me. Knowing how to balance cds and shut down enemy burst attempts is what its all about for healers.
try and queue bgs with some friends. Randoms won't peel for you and you end up with these 1v5 situations you are describing
But WoW is not a FPS...
Also just because you are good at FPS doesnt mean that you are as good in MMOs...obviously if you don't have much recent experience you can't expect to perform any good.
I can't just log on call of duty and be good right away. I dont know the maps ( you don't know your enemies'abilities), I will probably get come out with a 3-20 record.
You're not new to the forums, did you not notice all the stickied guides? This should be a good start.
Video game does not mean that player should be bad at beginning.
You're playing a facet of a game you don't normally play.. You expect to be as good as everyone else.
Sounds like the problem is you, terrible self entitled player.
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If you don't play for a month you lose part of your shot, which then takes time to get back.
If it's a new game, you will not know anything to do with maps spawns, how to anchor the other teams spawns among MANY, MANY things.
Don't listen to all the virgins in here OP, the ONLY thing they're good at is games and putting others down.
And I agree, I play RBGs at 2k+ and wow pvp is really shitty these days, especially for new players, there is no reward or fun in pvp for new players at all.
My Guildmaster who is a seasoned PVPer dislike PVP with a passion now.. They used to enjoy PVP but with the way that it is now they rarely do PVP now.. As all it is mostly a CC fest now back in Vanilla and TBC you could actually do something now it is a joke what with all the CC..
What can I say? Rank 10 Classic PvPer who already found out back then that the proper fun is to be had in a team. Going in with a random group via queue? Painful and not very happy times. Eventually I just quit pvp.
Oh..and what the guy said: That is why lots of CC will be reworked for WoD
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You should start off by getting some gear or even full gear outside of BGs, farming grievous is 2-3 times faster by just doing 5man heroics than doing random BGs (assuming 50/50 win loss ratio).
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To help you gear up quicker you can also go to the Isle of Thunder and do the PvP dailies. You'll get a little over 500 honor per day out there. Not a lot but they literally take me about 10-15 minutes tops (from the moment I hit the island until I port out). This adds up to quite a few items over the course of a few weeks or a month. You also get Black Prince rep from the kills while doing these dailies.
I tend to hit these dailies up whenever I get bored of BG's or need something else to do.
It's only going to get worse this season from the stat inflation, imagine a Warrior with even more crit than they already have. LOLGLOBALED.
In randoms though, if you are the only healer you will have a tough time at any gear level, if you had a 2nd or 3rd healer then you will be close to indestructible.
A lot of people here like to talk big, it's half learning to play but also half rolling the FOTM class, like it's always been : /
Last edited by quikbunny; 2014-03-02 at 02:24 PM.