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Vladvin: Arena 3/3

March 4, 2008

Arena went better this week… which is good because last week was abysmal.  Without further ado:

2v2 Shadow Priest and BM Hunter

  1. Ruins – BM Hunter x 2 – Loss – This was an interesting pair.  I’m guessing they own against 2 casters with Indimidation x 2.  As it was they split their efforts, one for me and the other for Bob.  I couldn’t do a darn thing.  Bob got his oponent down but had about 10% of his health left.  It was suprisingly close but we lost in the end.
  2. Nagrand – Resto Shaman/Prot Warroir – Win – We got the warrior into a trap and very quickly burned the Shaman down.  I’m fairly sure he just stood there and took the beating.  We took our time with the Warrior still in the trap.  I got in range, and right after Bob’s first shot that broke the trap I feared him.  He actually took a long time to kill.  His health kept going up.  I’m guessing he was hitting every button that he had, but we got him down.
  3. Ruins – BM Hunter/Holy Pally – Win – The hunter came after me, I poped out and healed myself while Bob burned him down.  The Pally was easy after that.  We just had to wait for his bubble to wear off 🙂
  4. Nagrand – Shadow Priest/Affliction Warlock – Win – They focus fired Bob, we focus fired the Lock.  Lock went down then Bob went down.  I flat outgeared the Priest.  I may not have PvP, but T5 will out damage T4 any day of the week.  I was actually really interesting, we were casting the same spells at the same time but everything of mine hit for more.
  5. BEM – Sublety Rogue/Disc Priest – Loss – We had the Rogue down… he must have Vanished or used one of his MANY “I Win” buttons because he came back and killed us once we started working on the Priest.
  6. BEM – Comabe Rogue/Destro Lock – Win – I got feared then stunlocked… Bob killed both of them… He rocks… I suck…
  7. BEM – Affliction Warlock x 2 – Win – I dotted both of them and Bob picked one at random to focus fire.  They went down quick.  The funny thing is that their DOT’s killed me while I was looking at the summary screen.
  8. Nagrand – Demonology Warlock/Disc Priest – Loss – We killed the Lock but between his dots and and Felguard I died.  Bob couldn’t quite take down the priest.  We should have worked on the Priest first, and Bob forgot to Arcane Shot him…  we played it wrong.
  9. Nagrand – Frost Mage/Sublety Rogue – Loss – We’re fairly sure this was a “buy your arena rating” team.  The Rogue did nothing but Sap me and the Mage just pwned us both.  It was ugly… get out of our bracket!
  10. Ruins – Feral and Resto Druids – Win – They both went Kitty form and stealthed up.  Luckily the one that fell into the trap was the Feral one.  The Resto got confused when he got alone and just watched us kill him.  The Feral went down quicky without a healer.

I would have liked for it to go a little better.  Matches 5 and 8 we should have won, we just played them wrong.  We need to be better about identifying and killing the healer first.  I need to be quicker to pop out and heal when the situation warrants. 

We went 6-4 for the night, gaining 24 points (1441 to 1465).

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Vladvin: Arena 2/24 & 2/25

February 27, 2008

Here goes another weeks worth of arenas.  I didn’t do much better this week than I did last week.  The difference is I’m starting to figure out what to do… just can’t execute!

2v2 BM Hunter and Shadow Priest

  1. Ruins – Demonology Lock/Sublety Rogue – Win – We focused on the Lock, when the Rogue came for me I feared him.  Bob’s pet did a good job with puchback on the Lock and I have no idea what he did with his pup… never really saw it.  Once the Lock went down the Rogue came after me again and I did my best to DoT and kite him away from Bob so he could stay at range.
  2. BEM – Holy Pally/Combat/Sublety Rogue – Loss – We went for the Pally first and then the Rogue came after me.  This seems to be a really hard combo for us.  Pally’s so hard to kill and Rogues eat me for lunch.  Still not sure about the right way to handle this group.
  3. Ruins – Destro Lock/ Holy Pally – Win – We killed the lock… forced the Pally to use cooldowns early then killed him.  I need to remember to Mana Burn Pallys.  After this match I moved Mana Burn to a better place on my toolbar (I replaced Fade… who needs that for PvP 🙂 ).
  4. Nagrand – Disc Priest/MM Hunter – Loss – This team played very well.  We went for the Priest first, but he started runing around a pillar to force line of sight.  Like a goober I ran after him and the Hunter owned me.  Move on to the next bracket people!
  5. Nagrand – Arms Warrior/Mage – Win – The Mage didn’t enter the arena…  Poor Warrior did his best, he gets an A for Effort!
  6. BEM – BM Hunter/Fire Mage – Loss – The Mage 2-shot me…  I need some Resilence.  Then he killed Bob.
  7. Ruins – MM Hunter/Arcane Mage – Loss – The Hunter got a Snake Trap on me and the Mage had easy work after that.  I tried to run around the thing in the middle to force LOS but couldn’t get around fast enough.
  8. BEM – Affliction Lock/BM Hunter – Loss – We got the Lock down.  He put up a good fight, but went down fairly quickly.  By then their Hunter had me down and then finished me off.  Bob unfortunatley lost to their Hunter.
  9. Nagrand – Frost Mage/Affliction Lock – Loss – They pulled Bob’s pet behind a pillar then killed it.  I got Polymorphed and for some reason my PvP trinket didn’t work.  The cooldown went off, but I stayed sheeped.  They focus fired me then Bob.
  10. Ruins – Resto Shaman/Sublety Rogue – Loss – I tried to mana burn the Shaman, but Bob was going for the Rogue.  After the Rogue killed me, Bob was still trying to get him down and the Shaman healed him for about 3 health bars.  I think we should have killed the Shaman first.

I don’t remember what our rating was at the end, but it’s down from last week.  There were a lot of fights that we should have won but just couldn’t pull it out.  A disapointing week for Arenas.  Hopefully this week will be better.

Vladvin: Arena 2/18

February 20, 2008

A friend and I started an Arena team Monday night, he wishes to remain anonomus so we’ll call him Bob with his pet Kitty.  We both wanted a way to get some Arena points and a no-pressure way to learn and get better at PvP.  For now we’re both keeping our raiding specs (he’s a BM hunter) and wearing our raiding gear (he changes 2 or 3 pieces; more Stam and Crit instead of Hit).  I’m going to chronicle this BRK style (I’ve really enjoyed reading his posts so I’m shamelessly copying!)  In the future we’re going to try another night, I think Mondays and weekends are going to be the worst, the ques were upwards of 10 mins that night.

2v2 – BM Hunter and Shadow Priest

  1. Pally/Rogue (I hadn’t figured out my addon yet so I don’t have specs; I think the Pally was Holy) – Loss – I did my usual get stunlocked, panic, forget I have 2 ways to get out of that (Undead racial and PvP trinket) and die.  I did manage to get a fear off and my partner put up a good show, got the Pally down but Crippling Poison FTL.
  2. BM Hunter/Affliction Warlock – Win! – Bob did a good job focus-firing the Hunter then the Lock, they put both pets on me I feared them, then the Lock chain feared me.  In between fears I got a few DOT’s off, but the Lock took me out.
  3. MM Hunter/Holy Pally – Loss – We decided to burn the Pally but I failed to notice when he Bubbled.  The hunter burned me down and his pet gave me too much pushback to do much of anything.
  4. Unknown Hunter/Resto Druid – Loss – We were very disorganized on this one.  The Hunter burned me, and the Druid healed his a$$ off.
  5. Prot Warrior/Combat Rogue – Loss – It was bad…  That’s all I have to say…
  6. Resto Shaman/Combat Rogue – Loss – This one started to get better.  Bob and I told ourselves to calm down and roll with the punches.  We burned the Shaman before the Rogue really got into the fight.  I think the Rogue missed me because he started on my partner but came back to me when the Shaman went down.  Crippling Poison FTL again.
  7. Combat Rogue/Feral Druid – Win!! – This one should have been much harder, but we played it right.  It was in BEM and we went up the ramp and out onto one of the rocks.  Partner put a trap right in the path onto the rock and threw flares in front of us.  When they finally came for us, one fell into the trap and we immediatley jumped down.  When they both figured out what hapened, and they came down after us, I feared both then we burned the Druid then the Rogue.  Woot!
  8. Holy Priest/Affliction Warlock – Win!! – This is where we figured out that we just needed him to tell me who to kill and I got a lot less flustered.  We took down the Priest very quickly, I DOT’ed the Lock and he returned the favor.  I died before he did, but Bob finished him off.
  9. Sublety Rogue/Assination Rogue – Win!! – We were stoked about this win.  Even though it can be a deadly combination, these 2 weren’t organized enough to pull it off.  We hid behind a pillar with flares and a Snake Trap.  When it became aparent they weren’t going to come for us, we ran off to the side to draw them out.  One came after me first, but I got outof the stun lock, feared him.  The other went after Bob.  In the end I went down, and it was close with the last Rogue and Bob but we pulled it out!
  10. Combat Rogue/Frost Mage – Loss – I would have liked to end on a high note, but they flat out-played us.  These 2 were very good and I was being a noob on top of it.  Mage killed me then they teamed up on Bob.

We ended the night 4-6 with a rating of 1470 (down from 1500).

What I need to work on:

  1. Targeting…  I spend more time trying to target than actually doing anything, going to try tab targeting and remember to use Proximo too.
  2. Proactive/Reactive – I need to get better at going on the offensive early.  Being a squishy I’m probaly going to be targeted first, I need to get my licks in while I can.
  3. Quicker with “Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free” buttons – need to be quicker with Will of the Forsaken and my Trinket, consider moving them to different buttons
  4. Remap keybindings – I use a whole slew of new buttons for PvP and I either need to learn the muscle memory to find them or remap them to more convient keys for PvP.