So here’s the thing about blogging…

…you have to remember to do it all the time, otherwise you just lose steam and there’s not much you can do to get back to form. Lots of things in life are like this: riding a bike, artwork, dating…all of them require that you take that first step back into the freezing cold pool and you get your ass to work learning to swim again, or you’re never gonna get back in shape for the next summer. What was I talking about again?

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The state of Arms Beta Build 18764 (Long Version)

This is the longer version of the post. Be prepared to be hit with a wall of text. If you don’t want to read a huge wall of text click here: https://diebythesword.net/2014/08/25/state-of-arms-beta-build-18764-short-version/

I’d like to start this post by talking about the way Blizzard has treated it’s fan base when it has come to this last beta cycle. The last few beta cycles have had several responses from Blizzard employees (we miss you Greg) as well as design choices made based on feedback.

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On Design Intent…

Piggybacking off of Curoar’s previous post (Shut up my rock is super comfortable you Panda jerk), and in light of Watcher’s post here, I’d like to take a moment and discuss the reasons and intents for design changes in Warlords of Draenor. I’d like to also state up front and center, that while I don’t have beta access (c’mon Blizz you jerks wtb betas! D:), I’ve been in close talks with Clutch and Curoar, as well as paying attention pretty much non-stop, until I’m able to actually test what I want to test in the environment I’d like to be testing things in. Anyway, let’s get started.

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The Rallying Cry

If you’ve been living under a rock (like that non-beta scrub Lowmaine) you’ve probably noticed a lot of changes towards DPS warriors on the Warlords of Draenor Beta. I’m not going to go into details, as I’ve already voiced my opinions several times, however I did want to bring up something specific.

Heroicstrike.org is a website made by Collision (one of the top Warrior theorycrafters ATM) as a plea to stop all of these crazy changes and revert them in the Beta. Things like Heroic Strike removed from Fury, Arms rotation (or lack thereof) and every issue in between.

If you haven’t already take the time to watch videos, streams, and take a look at what’s happening to the Warrior class. Than I want you to go post about it on the forums, tweet to Celestalon and Holinka, and don’t stop talking about the changes.

Initial Thoughts of New Arms Rotation

Initially I had a much larger post (I’ll get around to posting that as well), but I felt that it didn’t get to the main point of the article. So here’s a shortened version of my thoughts about the new Arms Rotation. I’ll post the longer, more in depth one hopefully next week (as mid week I’ll be swept up in birthday shenanigans).

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