Swifty does tend to whore himself out to his sponsors IMHO, but deserves credit for building his channel and some entertaining videos.
Make your character SUPER SHINY!
It's just because Swifty did a lot of "omg big crit" videos where he had things set up (willing target, all possible debuffs on the target, all possible buffs/procs/cooldowns for him, everything perfectly lined up, etc) to make the biggest crits possible.
As for his skill in PvP, I can't comment much. He could probably kick my ass. Course, I'm not great at PvP myself, so that's not saying much. /shrug
Because he's a dude who is famous for posting shit about wow on the internet, and nobody gives a crap about you.
wow what a useful thread
Ofc Swifty isn't good, he plays a warrior after all. ^^
But really, they probably call it a swifty macro because Swifty have done alot of videos of huge crits from lining up buffs/debuffs like berserker in WSG etc to just simple macros that pops all CDs. Altough I've never heard anyone calling it a Swifty macro, just Burst macro or one-shot macro.
As for his popularity I'd say it is because he seems like a nice person and are mildly humorous. His skill doesn't matter.
You should stop being jealous OP and be more chill like Swifty.
Now obvious Swifty isn't close to those too, but I think "why is this guy famous" is the main thing. I guess that is a form of jealousy, but I always associate jealousy with envy. Although, maybe that's just semantics.
When someone blows cool downs like that, I call it depending on the situation:
Situation One: Someone blows cooldowns, and you can get away from it by just running away, or leaping - I call this "Someone's going Swifty over here" - and just run away/leap away etc.
Situation Two: Someone blows cooldowns, and you have to eat them - I call this "Someone's going HAM", or "Someone's Veev'ing over here, need help!" - and hopefully get help from someone on my team.
Either way, Swifty has been around awhile, and has a lot of respect just for being a nice guy.
OP Armory: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...alith/advanced
Highest rating in RBG's: 1600
No Arena Achievements.
RBG CR: 1481
2's CR: 901
3's CR: 1032
Swifty Armory: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...wifty/advanced
Highest RBG Rating: 2400
Arena Achievements: 2400 3's, 2200 5's, 2200 2's, Rival, Duelist, Challenger
RBG CR: 384
2's CR: 1166
3's CR: N/A
5's CR: 931
Swifty is in no way a gladiator or Rank 1 and is a pretty basic player but, are you really in a position to be throwing stones? You're really not so great yourself and on paper he blows you out of the water with his numerous 2k+ achievements.
so swifty is kind of awesome?
(the never-agree-with-op saga continues)