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Ciderhelm
11-09-2007, 11:28 AM
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Serennia <Toasterovens Pizza Party>, Tichondrius
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Description (Quoted from WCM)

2642 2v2 (#1 in the world)
2538 3v3
2710 5v5 (#1 in the world)

All ranks and ratings can be confirmed at http://www.geekboys.org/arena/index/

This is Serennia from Tichondrius server on BG9 Bloodlust. I transferred from BG1 Reckoning on Frostmane server, where I was relatively unknown, yet holding the top ranked 2v2 team in the battlegroup at the time all of season 2. There wasn't much of a supporting cast available for the other brackets on the battlegroup, and even still, we did well in both season one and two there. Coming to Tichondrius and playing on the most competitive battlegroup has been game-changing for me, and I definitely never regret the move. It has taught me a lot about the upper levels of competition, pitting me against some of the best players and teams the game has to offer. Never did I fully understand the meaning of "warrior gib" until I played on bg9.

With that being said, I will be the first one to say that arena is not a solo competition, no one individual can carry a team, and I certainly don't consider myself the "best warrior in the game." Warrior isn't the most complex class to play, although I feel there are many aspects of playing one that can seperate a good one from a great one. That isn't to say that I don't play with some of the best teammates I could possibly ask for, however. I've also learned and adapted to countless things after making the move to this battlegroup, where the competition is much more stiff. I make mistakes just like anyone else, our teams lose just like any other, we have team drama just like other teams, and we ocasionally tank ratings just like any other team because we're not perfect. But we never stay down; we get back up and keep on fighting.

All of arena season one and season two, I've used a 33/28/0 talent spec, as seen here: http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=LV0xdGbqMbzbZE0zuMxRc

I much prefer flurry over tactical mastery in all brackets for a variety of reasons, although my spec for season 3 is yet to be determined.

This video was meant to be short and sweet, without any long, drawn-out fights to bore anyone. For that reason, I left out 2v2 matches, as warrior/druid isn't exactly the most appealing comp to watch, considering it's made to outlast. With that in mind, this video does include:

-World pvp

-Duels

-3v3

-5v5

My only regret in making this video was not truncating my spell alert mods before the recordings took place, so it tends to get a bit spammy in 5v5. I eventually fixed it, but not in time for this, so I'll apologize for that in advance.

Finally, I would like to do some shout outs to my teammates, whom I feel deserve as much credit as I do for the success of our arena teams:

Spoh - Known you forever. I feel it was some twist of fate to re-unite us on Tich and not just coincedental. Hope you don't go anywhere for S3.

Kasj - I'll never fully understand your abstract personalities but your skill and knowledge is undeniable.

Brazetina (aka Rafterman) - Known you a long time, had plenty of our drama and always stuck it out. Best priest I've played with.

Azazael - I never thought playing a warlock in arena took any sort of modicum of skill until I played with you. It's like night and day with other warlocks.

Kollektiv - Amazing shaman that covers my ass when I miss mana burn pummels, lawl. Wouldn't trade him for anyone.

Kurlanz - Pretty much terrible and carried by racials and PvE gear. In all seriousness though, awesome paladin that doesn't get enough credit as he should.

That's pretty much it. I put a lot of time in compiling the footage to this video, and Albis from Darkspear server put a tremendous amount of effort editting this together for me (whom I owe an unending debt of gratitude for his effort and patience; all editting compliments/inquiries should be directed toward him, as well). Hopefully this project was worth the time we both put into it, and people will enjoy it. All comments and feedback, positive or otherwise, are always welcome.

-Serennia

faitas
11-09-2007, 07:53 PM
the links are not working for me =(

anyone has another one?

mattdeeze
11-12-2007, 02:12 AM
Doesn't work for me either. Real Player wont support it.

jon3k
11-12-2007, 02:18 PM
Great video!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on how you'll be changing your spec after the tree changes in 2.3. I get the impression that Blizzard wants arms to be the PvP tree and fury the PvE tree. What do you think?

Kazeyonoma
11-12-2007, 02:20 PM
except they stole deathwish which was useful as burst pve dps as well.

Icarus
11-13-2007, 09:10 AM
Great video!

I get the impression that Blizzard wants arms to be the PvP tree and fury the PvE tree. What do you think?

No, my thought is that Blizzard made those swaps to see if as Arms Warrior having the two more desirable pvp talents in Fury tree, I'll spec to the REAL Arms spec, which is 41/20 (The old 31/20 + the 10 talents of the exp).

The problems is that Imp. MS and Endless Rage sux too much (sry for my language). I do not expect that Death Wish and Imp. Intercept stay in the Arms Tree for the rest of WoW time, because those are Fury Taletns since day 1, simply illogical.

Nice video btw, but I have a n00b question: Serennia is Gnome right? how she does to look like a human? The Hallow End buff?

Mesh
11-14-2007, 07:21 AM
To be honest, I'm not that much impressed by this vid. Fighting rogues in an anti rogue spec and sword/board with tanking gear is pretty boring. The ganking sequences weren't that entertaining as well. Which leaves the arena fights which are certainly ok but not extraordinary from the warrior point of view (I won't say the team sucks, quite the contrary but I feel that its more carried by its healers and the warlock (Azazael has published his own vid shortly afterwards showing the team from another perspectiv) than by the author himself who is certainly a good warrior but not giving us any aha moments)

Ukyo
11-14-2007, 10:18 AM
Nice video btw, but I have a n00b question: Serennia is Gnome right? how she does to look like a human? The Hallow End buff?

It's just a simple model edit swap, and the model is from Gnome to BE Female, not human :P. Doesn't work now though, so, back to old models :(

Regarding the video, it's very well edited, but after a while it gets boring, the fights aren't that entertaining (arena pvp videos are kinda doll, except for a few xP)