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    Stood in the Fire Rhazgul's Avatar
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    Blizzard killed spirit and skill of warcraft.

    Back with the introduction of battlegrounds in vanilla WoW, I felt my prayers were answered, instant PvP
    action against alliance scum! Me and my friends dominated the BGs and so did the horde in the
    rest of EU and US. But we dominated too hard and it was evident that almost all with
    that little extra were most probably playing horde. The alliance rarely were a
    threat beyond the levelrange of twinking. I shunned alliance players, thinking their player base
    were actual people I wouldn't want to socialise with in real life...

    That is why it struck me so hard when blood elves were added to the horde. A simple ploy to
    drain the higher populated alliance into the horde. To balance out the win/loss ratio, to kill
    any possible imbalance the factions might have had for having exclusive paladins/shamans. There
    was also the draenei of alliance, a race with hooves, fangs, horns, muscles to perhaps attract
    the skilled horde base to alliance. The draenei as I am sure we can all agree on, failed to
    fulfil their role.

    While the blood elves became 30%-60% of the horde population(depending on server) it was not
    enough to turn the tides as the majority of the skilled horde players were still doing their
    thing, domination.

    Frustrated, the blizzard staff revamped Alterac Valley, making it into a PVE zerg, leaving the
    horde defense full of holes. Horde are forced to play defensivly or lose fast as the alliance
    crusade go straight for Drek'thar while their own base is protected by archers, NPCs and the
    famous bridge. Doesn't matter how much horde has brought this up on the forums, the devs have
    always claimed it is balanced, working as intended.

    Also healers increasingly became the most powerful role in PvP by far, the easiest playstyle in
    the game?

    Blizzard, not content with ripping out the elves from alliance, making alterac valley unfair
    and buffing healers went even further in wrath of the lich king. All of a sudden, siege engines
    everywhere, the focus on siege engines did nothing but strip those BGs of skill and add more
    focus on tunnel visioning + of course another PvE zerg fest objective(Isle of conquest).

    In cataclysm after the failure with Draenei blizzard gave alliance worgen. Most of us might remember
    the allianceish alpha-build worgen that attracted the furry community. Then they were
    redone to look more sinister and hordeish. Why was worgen changed when the furry community was
    crying in joy? To once again try pulling the true horde base to alliance ranks?


    Conclusion and TL;DR, Blizzard stripped WoW of skill by having the easiest role(healers) be the
    most powerful, also the siege engines and PVE zerg fest battlegrounds. Scrambled the faction
    populations to balance win/loss ratio in BGs, killing the spirit of both factions.
    They did all of this cause they get/keep more happy subscribers for less work.
    While all of the above upsets me. I do not blame Blizz, they want to make money like any other company.

    Thank you for reading, I posted a similar thread on the WoW EU forums and it was mysteriously
    deleted. I hope I did not offend anyone.
    Last edited by Rhazgul; 2011-06-09 at 11:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhazgul View Post
    Also healers increasingly became the most powerful role in PvP by far, the easiest playstyle in
    the game? Could it be as women were more likely to play casual and always the pretty females of
    alliance races while enjoying the role of healing?
    Oh boy... this will go well.

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    It was probably deleted because you're making generalizations about the quality of player based on the race they chose, and generally pointing out what you perceive as flaws while 1) offering no genuine alternative that you believe would make the game more enjoyable, 2) providing an extremely biased point of view using the tired, patently false "Horde are all skilled MMO veterans while Alliance are all mouthbreathers who can barely count to five without drooling on their bib" generalizations, and 3) accusing Blizzard of being lazy despite how much content they put out at no extra cost to the player base beyond their subscriptions.

    And the sexism wasn't doing much to behoove you and won't do much to behoove you here.

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    OP is trolling, don't bother.
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    Could it be as women
    so your implying that only females play healers? i guess all the guys i knew who were raid healers and tank healers were really girls with voice changers then

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    I enjoyed reading this. Really.
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    It's a satire right? >_>; I thought it was a funny read anyways... and when I first started playing I was lured by the evil female healing trap! CURSES. Luckily I broke free somehow and came to my pewpew senses. *sage nod*


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    Patch 4.3: when you spec into a healer role, your gender is automatically changed to "female", your race automatically change to "Draenei" or "Blood Elf", the appearance of your armour automatically changed to show 75% more skin, your mammary glands buffed by 80%, and if you wear any boots it will automatically changed into high heels.

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    Yeah I hope this is a joke. If not get some help or something
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    nice read, ty op.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callei View Post
    Horde are all skilled MMO veterans while Alliance are all mouthbreathers who can barely count to five without drooling on their bib" generalizations, and 3) accusing Blizzard of being lazy despite how much content they put out at no extra cost to the player base beyond their subscriptions.
    So if you don't believe the original horde were competitive men who played videogames and the alliance had a higher population of casuals and easy goers. Why was there so much complaining that horde won more?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrunkJuice5 View Post
    so your implying that only females play healers? i guess all the guys i knew who were raid healers and tank healers were really girls with voice changers then
    those who are likely to play pretty females are more likely to be healers, this is what I've experienced from my playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amry View Post
    Patch 4.3: when you spec into a healer role, your gender is automatically changed to "female", your race automatically change to "Draenei" or "Blood Elf", the appearance of your armour automatically changed to show 75% more skin, your mammary glands buffed by 80%, and if you wear any boots it will automatically changed into high heels.
    You my friend, win the internetz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callei View Post
    And the sexism wasn't doing much to behoove you and won't do much to behoove you here.
    Hes an idiot, just ignore him.

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    The two biggest problems with the OP:

    1. Implying casuals are bad at WoW.

    2. Implying there are girls on the internet.

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    They screwed up the netherdrake flying animation, thats the true reason, mon!

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    *ahem* fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigaro figaro fiiigaro ah trolololololoooololoooooooool!

    Now, I think we all know that tune
    Pro tip: sexism is bad m'kay
    Secondary pro tip: If you feel so hurt by blizz, vote with your wallet and don't play, and also find something new to do.
    Last pro tip: fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigaro figaro fiiigaro ah trolololololoooololoooooooool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaitoc View Post
    The two biggest problems with the OP:

    1. Implying casuals are bad at WoW.

    2. Implying there are girls on the internet.
    True, silly me. I removed that piece of text.

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    OP: Your post was a good read, but I have one question. How have Goblin's changed the Horde?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhazgul View Post
    Thank you for reading, I posted a similar thread on the WoW EU forums and it was mysteriously deleted. I hope I did not offend anyone.
    Blatant sexism and sweeping generalizations? And it's a mystery as to why your flame bait topic was deleted?

    That says a lot more about you than it does anything else.
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    the 2 best healers I know are male and I also know a very good rogue playing female ... so stop the gender crap




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