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Technically PvP

Technically PVP is a podcast about player versus player content in the game World of Warcraft. We delve into various aspects of PvP, analyzing them to learn how to be better at PvP. Gerissar, is a PvP novice. He is joined by Andallyn and Windstead to discuss many topics. The information provided is good for the novice to Ranked players. Occasionally, we have guests to provide their expert points of view.
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Dec 29, 2016

Episode 14 - Legion Season 1 Review

 

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

Nada

 

WOW PVP NEWS

Titles came out - Let the controversy begin!  There were less titles handed out than expected based on community website predictions.  Many people went to the official forums to vent their frustrations with how the award of titles went this season.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20752527422#post-1

GCDTV has started hosting tournaments again with the most recent on 16 Dec. It was successful with Elbareth, Supatease and Dillypoo casting.  Splyce took 1st place defeating Panda Global!

 

Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Season 1 of Legion PVP.  We are using http://www.arenamate.net/ for all the demographics for this discussion, cause the official WoW website doesn’t aggregate the data at all.

 

Notable Comps:

Arena- http://arenacomp.com/

Class distribution over the season

http://www.arenamate.net/representation-graphs/archive/legion-s1

Recap the PVP Changes over the season

7.1 - https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20335228/patch-notes-world-of-warcraft-7-1-return-to-karazhan

 

Warcraft PVP Scene

NA Bracket

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/2v2

EU PVP Brackets:

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/game/pvp/leaderboards/2v2

 

Finding Us

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/

 

You can reach us individually on Twitter at:

  • @windstead84
  • @Andallyn
  • @technically_pvp
Dec 15, 2016

Episode 13 - Silvershard Mines

 

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

Nada

 

WOW PVP NEWS

The TESPA Collegiate Dungeon race - https://tespa.org/news/20382068/the-great-dungeon-race-broadcast-team-spotlight

Season 1 ended - http://www.arenamate.net/arena-rbg-title-cutoffs

 

 

Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Silvershard Mines - http://www.wowhead.com/silvershard-mines

Overview:

Silvershard Mines BG is a 10v10 resource based battleground implemented during patch 5.0.4 on 25 Sep 12 as part of MOP expansion.  First team to 1600 resources wins!

Topography:

The mines have a central area where carts appear.  From there they will start moving in one of three directions.  These are typically called Earth, Water, Lava.

 

Warcraft PVP Scene

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/rbg

http://www.arenamate.net/

Warcraft EU PVP Brackets:

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/game/pvp/leaderboards/battlegrounds

 

Finding us:

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/about

https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCzgMqgnYoiywb0r4fWaubjQ

You can reach us individually on Twitter at:

  • @windstead84
  • @Andallyn
  • @technically_pvp
  • @FoxyHippo_RBGs
Dec 1, 2016

Episode 12 - Mages with Andallyn and Windstead

 

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

Nothing to report

 

WOW PVP NEWS

PVP changes on the PTR - http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/22814056/

Hotfixes - https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20303039/hotfixes-november-22

Infographic from Tempo Storm - https://tempostorm.com/articles/infographic-world-of-warcraft-arena-world-championship-at-blizzcon-2016

Legion Season 1 ends 13 Dec - https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20391097/legion-pvp-season-rollover-on-december-13

 

Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Mages.

http://www.noxxic.com/wow/pvp/mage/arcane/

http://www.noxxic.com/wow/pvp/mage/fire/

http://www.noxxic.com/wow/pvp/mage/frost/

http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/fire-mage-pvp-guide

 

Overview:

Mages have constantly been a staple class in PVP.  Strictly a DPS class they can bring significant damage dealing to the group as well as crowd controlling abilities which synergize well to other classes.  They have been deemed the “glass cannon” due to their ability to deal great damage, but also get damaged.  Mages have three specs based on the schools of magic: Arcane, Fire and Frost.

 

Warcraft PVP Scene

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/rbg

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/3v3

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/2v2

http://www.arenajunkies.com/rankings/guild/

http://www.arenamate.net/

Warcraft EU PVP Brackets:

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/game/pvp/leaderboards/battlegrounds

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/game/pvp/leaderboards/3v3

 

Finding us:

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/about

https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

You can reach us individually on Twitter at:

  • @windstead84
  • @Andallyn
  • @technically_pvp

 

Nov 16, 2016

Episode 11- Demon Hunters

 

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

Nothing on the near horizon

 

WOW PVP NEWS

https://blizzcon.com/en-us/news/20367678

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2675533-blizzcon-splyce-wins-back-to-back-wow-arena-championships

  • 7.1.5 has hit the PTR and people are already talking about the changes!

Today we will discuss, Demon Hunters.

The Demon Hunter is the newest class added for the Legion expansion of WoW.  If you pre-purchased you could play one live during the pre-patch.  The Demon Hunter class are only available as elves.  The class fantasy is that they have been converted by Illidan, which makes the Illadari (no longer elves).  This allows them to speak demon with each other breaking the Horde/Alliance “speech” wall.  They have 2 specs: Havok (DPS) and Vengance (Tank).  When you create a Demon hunter, it starts at level 98, allowing you to quickly reach max level and enjoy the end-game content.

Additionals:

  • Q&A with Jonathan LeCraft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PdvE0ye7AE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nfpg5HT9ng

  • 3s comp - DH/FDK/MW

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20752115545 

  • thoughts on DH talents (pvp focused)

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20749815273

 

Warcraft PVP Scene

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/rbg

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/3v3

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/2v2

http://www.arenajunkies.com/rankings/guild/

http://www.arenamate.net/

Warcraft EU PVP Brackets:

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/game/pvp/leaderboards/battlegrounds

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/game/pvp/leaderboards/3v3

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/game/pvp/leaderboards/2v2

 

Finding Us

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

 

Nov 3, 2016

Episode 10 - Arena Comp Names

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

BLIZZCON!!!!!!

 

WOW PVP NEWS

Opening Blizzcon Weekend arena world championships

  • Saw some amazing gameplays
  • China team was down their healer and knocked out early
  • NG Blue and Splyce had advanced to the final Championships; 2 more spots to be decided on Friday before the opening ceremonies
 

PVP Template Stat Bug

 
 

Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Comps

For the most part, these comps are designed around crowd Control diminishing returns and gameplay.

 

Warcraft PVP Scene

Warcraft US PVP Brackets:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/rbg

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/3v3

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/2v2

http://www.arenajunkies.com/rankings/guild/

http://www.arenamate.net/

Warcraft EU PVP Brackets:

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/game/pvp/leaderboards/battlegrounds

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/game/pvp/leaderboards/3v3

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/game/pvp/leaderboards/2v2
 
 

Finding Us

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Technically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com
 
Oct 20, 2016

Episode 9 -  Tol'viron Arena

 

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

Blizzcon World Championships - first matches start Friday 28 Oct at 11am PDT

 

WOW PVP NEWS

NA Regionals Happened - Method took first place.  Congrats to CDew, Snutz, Smexxin, and BeanBoy

Korean Regionals Happened - Congrats to Longzhu Gaming (Codingthree, Shipit, Vitdubuk

Brazil Championships happened - This is Brasil took first place.  Congrats to

 

Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Tol’viron Arena.

We only discussed this for a short period of time.  There is an extensive impromptu discussion about the racial imbalance for the later third of the podcast!  Enjoy!

 

Warcraft PVP Scene

Warcraft PVP Brackets:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/rbg

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/3v3

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/2v2

http://www.arenamate.net/

 

Finding Us

Ryan (Victor's Sanctum)

https://twitter.com/RyCP1209

https://twitter.com/VictorsSanctum

http://www.victorssanctum.com/

 

Windstead (The Rated Battleground)

https://twitter.com/windstead84

windstead@gmail.com

 

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

Oct 6, 2016

Episode 8 - Rogues

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

NA R2Blizzcon Regionals

Asia Regionals

 

WOW PVP NEWS

Method Legion Invitational finished with NG Black winning overall

Season 1 has been open for two weeks - meta still being decided.  Where do DHs fit in?

EU R2Blizzcon regionals finished last weekend - quite the showing.  Lost some teams do visa issues.  Method held on even though they were short a teammate.  Winner was NG Blue (Minpojke, Whaaz and Zunniyaki).  Toxic Youth and Method will also be going to Blizzcon.

Patron of War title

More Hotfixes - weekly boxes were bugged for high rated players; should be fixed now.

LFR opened last week - not necessarily pvp, but gear is still gear.

Windstead started his RBG beginner runs

 

Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Rogues:

http://www.noxxic.com/wow/pvp/rogue/subtlety/

http://www.noxxic.com/wow/pvp/rogue/assassination/

http://www.noxxic.com/wow/pvp/rogue/outlaw/

<PSA these are for reference; check other sources because the stat priorities have changed since these were published and stats matter in WPVP and >850 ilvl)

 

Warcraft PVP Scene

Warcraft PVP Brackets:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/rbg

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/3v3

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/2v2

 

Finding Us

 

Lazrtag - www.twitch.tv/Lazrtagswag

ShoeGazer - official forums - Arena or Rogue forums

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

Sep 21, 2016

Episode 7 - GCDTV and WOWEsports

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

Method's Legion Invitational  24/25 Sep 16 - watch https://www.twitch.tv/venruki to catch the stream starting at 1pm EST each day.

Blizzcon Schedule was released.  Opening week will be 26-31 Oct with the WOW Arena Championships being played 28 Oct..  Total prize pool for the Warcraft championship is $250k USD.

Ahead of this, the Regionals will be played at the following:

  • European Regionals: September 30–October 2 (three teams advance)
  • North American Regionals: October 8–9 (three teams advance)
  • Asia Pacific Championship: October 15 (one team will advance)

WOW PVP NEWS

Subject of Analysis

GCDTV - https://www.twitch.tv/gcdtv

Finding Us

Elbarethhttps://twitter.com/Elbareth11

https://www.twitch.tv/elbareth

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

Aug 26, 2016

Technically PVP - Episode 5 - Legion Druid with Centari and Raishiwi

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

None.  It’s been quiet again.

Update on Glinks event - he was unable to run due to lack of applicants.

 

WOW PVP NEWS

  • DMachine and Clutter have been hired by Blizzard.  GCDTV will now be run by Elbareth and Jake Turner.
  • Zunniyake started a thread on the official forums listing all the known bugs with pvp.  http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748586348
  • GamesCon happened.  There was lots of PVE info and a dungeon run, but nothing reported for PVP.

Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Druids.

Resources:

Supatease Boomkin video

Bean’s Feral Video

 

Finding us

Centari - https://www.twitch.tv/alpha_centari13

https://twitter.com/TRZ_Centari

 

Raishiwi - https://www.twitch.tv/raishiwi

https://twitter.com/TRZ_Raishiwi

 

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

Aug 13, 2016

Technically PVP - Episode 4 - Blade's Edge Arena with Raishiwi

 

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

Nothing know of to date.  Waiting for announcements for Road to Blizzcon regionals.

 

News

People disqualified which affects team rosters of the regional qualifiers.

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748004856

http://eu.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/17613011333

 

Stat templates continue to be tweaked on the beta

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20747314610


Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Blade’s Edge Arena.

 

Finding us

Raishiwi - https://www.twitch.tv/raishiwi

https://twitter.com/TRZ_Raishiwi

 

Technically PVP - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

 

Jul 27, 2016

Technically PVP - Episode 3 - Arathi Basin with Glinks and Raishiwi

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

Glinks End of WOD/Pre-Patch Tournament has been moved to 29 Jul.  More info can be found on http://www.arenajunkies.com/topic/348805-end-of-wod-legion-pre-patch-tournament-1000-prize/. Registration on https://battlefy.com/glink/end-of-wod/577eeed84eff3d1e0c9a6e8a/info

Last checked - 26 July… no teams yet

 

The Asia Road to Blizzcon has not been scheduled yet?

 

The Qualifier cups for NA and EU and Brazil have completed.  Turtastic won the 3rd NA Cup (Vincent Wong, Vellido, Trilltko, and Kvle).  NG Blue won the 3rd EU Cup (Minpojke, Whaazz, Raiku, and zy).  This is Brazil won COPA Warcraft (Ryndyy, Shapis, Murkmindz, Megalodon).

 

News

Stat templates at lvl 100 have been increased based on ilvl 740 (vice 700)



Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Arathi Basin.

 

Warcraft NA PVP Scene

Warcraft NA PVP Brackets:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/rbg

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/3v3

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/2v2

http://www.arenajunkies.com/rankings/guild/

Finding us

Raishiwi - https://www.twitch.tv/raishiwi

https://twitter.com/TRZ_Raishiwi

 

Glinks - https://www.twitch.tv/glinksz

https://twitter.com/GlinkLegend

 

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

technicallypvp@gmail.com

 

Jul 13, 2016

Episode 2

12 July 2016

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

The NA Road to Blizzcon cup 2 finished.  The winners was TempoStorm: Jahmilli, Chanimal, Pikaboo, and Goreckis

The EU Road to Blizzcon cup 1 ran on 3 Jul and cup 2 on 10 July.  The winners were: Method (Nolifer, Praii, Froffsy, and Chasx) and ABC (DaisyDuke, Niksi, and Asgarath) respectively.

The Oceania completed on July 1st with Gronks winning.  Gronks is made up by: Eyefreez, Fitz, Nukkz, and Stepya.

NA R2Bliz is being administered by GCDTV and MLG.  EU Road to Blizzcon is being run by StarLadder.

 

Side note:  @Supatease/@Chinglish confirmed during the ANZ qualifiers that the Blizzcon finals will be played using Legion; not WOD.

 

Glink is sponsoring a $1000 pre-patch tournament to be casted on 22-23 July.

http://www.arenajunkies.com/topic/348805-end-of-wod-legion-pre-patch-tournament-1000-prize/

https://battlefy.com/glink/end-of-wod/577eeed84eff3d1e0c9a6e8a/info

 

Legion Developer Q&A with Holinka

http://www.wowhead.com/news=253913/legion-pvp-q-a

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/5795-Legion-Developer-Q-A-PvP

Discussed: 

  1. Gearing
  2. Tuning knobs, Talents and Prestige
  3. Seasons
  4. Queue buckets - gated between Plvl0/hlvl10 and higher
  5. Misc - Cheating, new pvp zones in legion, 5v5 gone

 

Deets on the Peeps

You can find Raishiwi at:

https://twitter.com/TRZ_Raishiwi

https://www.twitch.tv/raishiwi

 

You can find DMachine at:

https://twitter.com/DMachine_GCD

https://www.twitch.tv/gcdtv

 

You can reach Technically PVP at:

https://twitter.com/Techically_PvP

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

 

 

Jun 30, 2016

Technically PVP - Episode 1 - Warsong Gulch with Dillypoo

 

Upcoming WoW PVP Events

The Road to Blizzcon has started with the completion of the first Cup.  GCDTV is administering the three North American cups which will lead to the regional competitions.

Cup 1 resulted in Northern Gaming Red being the top winner.  This team consisted of Asbur, Kubzy, Roasty, and Samiyam.

You can follow the second cup on MLG and GCDTV on twitter.  Second cup tournament will be played June 30th - July 3rd.  Registration is closed with 64 teams signed up.

The Oceania cup will start on July 1st.  http://play.eslgaming.com/worldofwarcraft/oceania/wow/open/anz-2016-open-qualifier/

 

Legion Developer Q&A - 30 Jun - PVP discussion with Senior Game Dev Brian Holinka.  Questions will be drawn from the forums and twitter using #LegionQA.

Subject of Analysis

With Legion coming very soon, I thought it best to start this podcast with battlegrounds.  Today we will discuss, Warsong Gulch.

Warcraft PVP Scene

Warcraft PVP Brackets:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/rbg

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/5v5

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/3v3

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/pvp/leaderboards/2v2

Used Arenajunkies.com to correlate the guilds for RBG.

 

You can find me on Twitter @Technically_PvP, or contact me by email at TechincallyPVP@gmail.com. If you have any questions, comments, or information on online tournaments please drop me a line!

You can find Dillypoo best at twitter.com/SoaRDilly

Thank you.

 

Jun 13, 2016

Talking about the idea behind the podcast Technically PvP.

If you are interested in joining as a co-host or as a guest, please contact me via Twitter @Technically_PvP or by email at: TechincallyPVP@gmail.com

The blog for this podcast can be found at https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/

 

Thank you.

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