Short Opinion: Pruning

by Bigmoran // March 23, 2016

Discussion on WoW Forums: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20742944716

Very rarely do PvP and PvE game design opinions converge. Often there is great disagreement between PvP and PvE players about what is healthy for the game, what makes for interesting class design, and what can be sustained for future expansions. Ability pruning is an exception. Players on both the PvP forums of fansites and on the PvE centric board of reddit’s /r/wow have expressed concern over the future of ability pruning and its role in class design.

Frost Mage WoW PvP Guide | 6.2 Talents, Glyphs, Stats, Gear & Enchants

by Noliferqt // March 14, 2016

This guide will cover some of the most fundamental information for Frost Mages in Arena.

Restoration Druid WoW PvP Guide | 6.2 Talents, Glyphs, Stats, Gear & Enchants

by Bigmoran // March 9, 2016

This guide will cover some of the most fundamental information for Restoration Druids in Arena.

Warrior WoW PvP Guide | 6.2 Talents, Glyphs, Stats, Gear & Enchants

by Joefernandes // February 25, 2016

This guide will cover all the supplemental information you need to know before even queuing an arena game. This article will explain optimal talents, glyphs, and gear and how to adjust these depending on individual matchups.

When to Trinket as a Healer

by Bigmoran // February 17, 2016

As a healer one of the most important skills in your toolkit is knowing when you should trinket CC. Mastering this skill is imperative for being successful in the current meta, where CD decisions must be precisely coordinated with your team. Having consistently bad trinkets can be extremely damaging to your ability to climb the ladder and find arena success.

3v3 Comp Tier List February 2016

by Bigmoran // February 12, 2016

The end of the arena season is just a few months away and there doesn’t appear to be many (if any) balance patches before the end of the season and the conclusion of the expansion. With that in mind, the current Tier 1 arena comps will likely remain Tier 1 until the end of Warlords of Draenor Season 3. This article will give an overview of some of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 arena combinations in the 3v3 bracket.

Gearing up in Patch 6.2.3

by Bigmoran // November 18, 2015

With Patch 6.2.3 being released earlier this week, right now is the perfect time to catch up on gear for your alts. The nearly released honor gear has the same scaled item level as last seasons epic Wild Gladiator’s gear. This guide will cover the most efficient way to catch up on gear as well as the gear purchasing decisions you should be making for this new season.

World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Teams

by Bigmoran // October 28, 2015

The North Americas, Asian,  and European Regionals tournaments have ended and Blizzcon is right around the corner. Eight teams from around the world will battle each other for a share of $250,000. World of Warcraft is gaining traction as an eSport, with gaming organizations Cloud9 and SK-Gaming picking up two of the teams competing in the global championship.

An Honest Evaluation of the Difficulty of WoW

by Bigmoran // October 27, 2015


Much of the discussion on PvP forums and on websites is that WoW PvP is well past its glory days. Posters often point to Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King as the pinnacle of arena, claiming that arena was “better back then” and had greater depth and difficulty. This nauseating nostalgia certainly emanates with many people, especially with players like me who have been playing WoW for nearly a decade. The critique of the present and praise of the past certainly garners approval of many players, but I think some of these ideas are a bit misguided. This article will address the increasingly popular claim that today’s arena meta is “too simple” and that WoW PvP is “way easier than it used to be.”

One of the Best Ways to Improve Gameplay

by Bigmoran // October 22, 2015

When I’m not playing WoW and posting on Skill-Capped, I am working with student athletes at my university. As someone who grew up playing sports, athletes have always amazed me. The determination, drive, and spirit it takes to compete at a collegiate level is something well worth the praise. Athletes spend countless hours every week training themselves, readying their bodies for competition. While it may seem silly to some, there are definitely parallels between the way athletes train their bodies and the way you can train yourself to become better at PvP.

 
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