Thread: MDI 2019 Season

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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Reyuna View Post
    MDI is the epitomy of "bring the class, not the player." It's a garbage watch. Untill all classes/specs are viable, then it's a no from me.
    I doubt it will ever be true that all classes/specs are viable. There will always be one at the top. Perfect balance does not exist.
    Also, I think it is 'bring the class and the player'. Else you would imply that any group playing this meta would win.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Leonora View Post
    By what measure do you have the right to state so? At that level of play I suspect it is very hard to be master of more than 1 spec.
    What the fuck are you even talking about? Enjoy your 3 same specs every game every round every map tournament I guess.

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by help helper View Post
    What the fuck are you even talking about? Enjoy your 3 same specs every game every round every map tournament I guess.
    In real sports, every game is a literal mirror match with positions. I never understood why esports this is never accepted. It all comes down to skill difference/strategies.

  4. #44
    Ofc player skill matters, but when every team comp is pretty much the same, it's a snooze fest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked View Post
    It's been very boring to watch actually. Legion MDI was stomachable.
    Couldn't agree more. For me, WoW isn't that interesting to watch anyway but Legion at least had a few class shake ups and options along with the zones being more enjoyable. Not to mention I don't really see what the 4th affix has added to the mix. It feels like "guess what guys.. we group shit up and aoe it down.. well.. this affix will have you group shit up.. and aoe it down..."

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by help helper View Post
    Enjoy your 3 same specs every game every round every map tournament I guess.
    Well, more diversity would be nice - but I am able to enjoy, for example, tennis matches, where top tennisers sometimes win or loose on 2 or 3 points. I can enjoy people on top of their game, and accept that the joy is in more subtle differences. Like how Method EU overpowered everyone in the first cup by showing superb pathing; they fully used the power of that meta, none else could come close despite everyone knowing that meta. But then cup 2 more knew their strategies, and they suddenly made weird mistakes... so the giants had stone feet and seemed beatable... but the opponents also made mistakes, and method eu still came out ahead.

    I now see quite some people comparing Legion MDI favorable... well, it was, in its newness. But once you saw the pattern that the winner of the first match generally won, it became more boring in that aspect. Now there are three unpredictable matches, and expectations are not always met.

    As somewhere else pointed out (this forum? casting of MDI?), it would be great if affixes existed that hinder melee above ranged. Now basically all affixes favor melee, and synergy favors melee, only damage on party generally hinders melee. No wonder that very skilled players choose for all melee teams, that has been the case since Vanilla.

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Leonora View Post
    Well, more diversity would be nice - but I am able to enjoy, for example, tennis matches, where top tennisers sometimes win or loose on 2 or 3 points. I can enjoy people on top of their game, and accept that the joy is in more subtle differences.
    But the difference is that whereas I can enjoy tennisplayer A vs tennisplayer B because of the dynamics of player versus player, similarly to how I enjoy wow arena tournaments, MDI is completely PvE. There is zero interaction.

    To make a more apt comparison: MDI is like watching 2 tennisplayers play against the wall and seeing who can last longer. Yeah super interesting to watch.

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked View Post
    But the difference is that whereas I can enjoy tennisplayer A vs tennisplayer B because of the dynamics of player versus player, similarly to how I enjoy wow arena tournaments, MDI is completely PvE. There is zero interaction.

    To make a more apt comparison: MDI is like watching 2 tennisplayers play against the wall and seeing who can last longer. Yeah super interesting to watch.
    It's more like watching drag racing, sprint races/hurdles, and swimming competitions. See who is able to finish the distance the fastest, due to setup (car parts/training), and skill of execution. They're not for everybody but some people are really into it.

    Edit: It is also analogous to Ninja Warrior, and all those TV shows where contestants run through a gauntlet and the person to be fastest wins. MDI is nothing but a race. Everyone compares it to head on competitions. That's what Arena is.

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked View Post
    But the difference is that whereas I can enjoy tennisplayer A vs tennisplayer B because of the dynamics of player versus player, similarly to how I enjoy wow arena tournaments, MDI is completely PvE. There is zero interaction.

    To make a more apt comparison: MDI is like watching 2 tennisplayers play against the wall and seeing who can last longer. Yeah super interesting to watch.
    Any analogy will fail at some point. I mentioned tennis because in the end, a complete match can be decided in a handful of points, just like some MDI matches can be decided in a few different pulls or mistakes. Yet with tennis I appreciate the high level of skill displayed, likewise in MDI.

    If MDI to you is like watching two tennisplayers hit against a wall, then by all means, stop watching, it is clearly not for you. To me this analogy fails because the wall moves in the most strange ways, there is fire on the floor, objects are lobbed against the players from all directions etc etc. While there is little direct interaction, enough happens at either side to attract me. But then, I have at times watched long jumpers, high jumpers etc. on the olympics, where also the amount of interaction is minimal. YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pay928 View Post
    It's more like watching drag racing, sprint races/hurdles, and swimming competitions. See who is able to finish the distance the fastest, due to setup (car parts/training), and skill of execution. They're not for everybody but some people are really into it.

    Edit: It is also analogous to Ninja Warrior, and all those TV shows where contestants run through a gauntlet and the person to be fastest wins. MDI is nothing but a race. Everyone compares it to head on competitions. That's what Arena is.
    Good one. /10char

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by pay928 View Post
    It's more like watching drag racing, sprint races/hurdles, and swimming competitions. See who is able to finish the distance the fastest, due to setup (car parts/training), and skill of execution. They're not for everybody but some people are really into it.

    Edit: It is also analogous to Ninja Warrior, and all those TV shows where contestants run through a gauntlet and the person to be fastest wins. MDI is nothing but a race. Everyone compares it to head on competitions. That's what Arena is.
    I guess you're right. I just don't find it eventful enough to be entertaining. Like a marathon, it's only interesting maybe 3% of the time that it's actually on.

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