Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Week in Arena and WOTF Nerf

First, I watched the MLG tournament this weekend, and it was great! It sucks that yet another RMP team won though. I'm getting pretty tired of that over-represented comp in 3's that's for sure. The amount of CC the comp has is just ridiculous. I'm hoping that blizzard makes a change soon, maybe putting sheep on DR with blind or something similar.

That said, my week in arena was fairly productive. On my warlock, I managed a 1500 rating in 2v2 with a disc priest, using nothing but 5/5 hateful and 2 PVP rings and PVP trinket. I managed to pick up a couple more pieces this week after that, so my gear upgrades are underway. My goal is to get 1800 in 2v2, then find a decent 3's team, playing as an affliction lock. Next week I'm starting 2v2 with a resto shaman in my guild. I've never played 2v2 with a resto shammy, so I'm hoping that goes well. I've been watching vids, and reading up on guides to try and get a handle on the nuances of using a resto shaman healer.

On my druid, I'm currently doing 2v2 with an affliction warlock. He's very experienced, and was about 50 points off of gladiator several seasons ago. This team is also at 1500, and we're getting a lot of nice upgrades for the warlock. He's very skilled and really knows what to do without it needing to be said. I'm hopeful we'll go far on our 2's, and eventually find a good DK to run DKLD for 3v3.

Lastly, I cannot cheer enough for the will of the forsaken nerf. This nerf is long overdue. There's a reason any time any team has to go up against another team that has a fear in arena tournaments that they all choose undead. It's pretty OP, so the fact that WOTF will now incur a 45 second cooldown on your regular PVP trinket and vice versa will be a very welcomed change. No more UD rogues using trinket/wotf. Many locks are excited about that I'm sure! I'm now glad my rogue is a BELF. :p

Battle.net Merge and PVP UI

First, I want to apologize for the delay in getting my UI posted. I actually just got done redoing my entire UI, which is the main reason I delayed the post.

That said, this post about battle.net probably comes a bit late. I want to make sure people fully understand, that BEFORE you merge to battle.net, you MUST to a full virus scan shakedown of your computer. Many people have had keyloggers on their machines that have remained dormant and undetected for quite some time. Since merging to battle.net requires you to enter all full account information, these keyloggers are activating and sending this information to the gold selling hackers.

Battle.net is SAFE. So, before you merge, I strongly advice you to check out THIS THREAD. Malwarebytes has been a very good malware scanner for many people, finding stuff other things find. You should be running antivirus, so make sure that is up to date, but also run malwarebytes free scanner to look for anything your AV might have missed. Remember you should only have ONE antivirus active scanning program on your machine. (active scanning, meaning it runs all the time every time a file is touched or accessed) Malwarebytes free version, spybot, etc, are NOT active scanners.