49s thread of bigdeals and smalldeals

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Queuing every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 7pm Pacific/9:00pm EST.†

*Queues seem to be working fine now, and we haven't had any reported problems for weeks now. Despite this, queue up for specific battlegrounds (not random) to try to bypass the bug.

**This is the most important thing you can do to help the bracket: http://49pvp.com/qlist

Why 49s?

The highest burst and damage-to-healing ratio makes for the most intense XP-off bracket in the game. I play in four different brackets and have fun in all of them. I love 49s for how much small things make a big impact, bringing the intensity right to the crumbling edge of manageable. One mistake can prompt a trip to the spirit healer, one clutch heal can give a teammate the extra 2 seconds to burst down an opponent, one well-called focus fire and CC can turn the tide in a flash.

When you win in 49s, you know why you won. When you die, you know why you died.

In addition, a lot of 49ers "get" what XP-off is really about these days. This is the digital version of a pick-up game of basketball, and if that means finding ways to even out teams to make better games, 49s generally do it. You'll see trash-talkers, epeens, and trolls, but at the end of the day, you have people congratulating each other cross-faction on teamspeak for good plays and epic battles.

That's why 49s.

Go here: http://49pvp.com
For a live-updated tool to list who is queued
http://49pvp.com/qlist
For guild listings (or to add your guild to the listings)
http://49pvp.com/content/guilds
For Teamspeak information
http://49pvp.com/Teamspeak
And for other discussions involving the 49 exp-off community (class discussion, gearing, enchants, scoreboard screenshots, etc.)
http://49pvp.com/forums
http://49pvp.com/content/enchants

@Newcomers looking at old gear lists and @Veterans who have been inactive for the greater part of the century, immediately below is a list of
Important Things That Have Changed:
Remember to turn off experience gain
Maraudon items are redundant
Sunken Temple items are unusable
Many items from Blackrock Depths, such as Ribsplitters, are also unusable
Scholomance, Stratholme, and Dire Maul are now tuned to lower levels than before, and have gear
and quest rewards usable at 49
But most importantly
ALL Battlegroups (yes, all of them) have been merged for PvP, so your 49's you didn't transfer to Ruin
for 3.2 (or level out) can still get games
Hello, all!

I'm thinking of rolling an alli toon to twink at 49 with a friend of mine. I see complaints about spriests and prot wars; I won't choose either of those. Anything in particular that alli needs? I'm kind of leaning toward 'lock; though, I'm not sure how viable they are and which spec is best. Demo for fears and interrupts? Aff for fears and UA? Destruction for.. um.. snares?

Also, which server/guild has active members? I'd like to have someone to talk to while I'm leveling this toon!
deal or no deal
Hello, all!

I'm thinking of rolling an alli toon to twink at 49 with a friend of mine. I see complaints about spriests and prot wars; I won't choose either of those. Anything in particular that alli needs? I'm kind of leaning toward 'lock; though, I'm not sure how viable they are and which spec is best. Demo for fears and interrupts? Aff for fears and UA? Destruction for.. um.. snares?

Also, which server/guild has active members? I'd like to have someone to talk to while I'm leveling this toon!


Yeah well I have not seen any locks on alliance, or horde recently. But the CC on them is good, think Destruction has some burst to it.

As for the most active server/guild, it used to be DONT SHOOT/DONTSHOOT on Boulderfist but its calmed down since MoP. I think everyone just plays on anyserver and talk using RealId/Battletags.
Game days & start times in OP pls.

Looking forward to seeing more of those balanced Fury Warrs & balanced Enhance Sham.
Queuing every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00pm EST.†

*Queues seem to be working fine now, and we haven't had any reported problems for weeks now. Despite this, queue up for specific battlegrounds (not random) to try to bypass the bug.

**See post #2 for a log of number of games played each day we queue.

***Post #3 has very important information that everyone with grandfathered WotLK enchants needs to read.

****This is the most important thing you can do to help the bracket: http://49pvp.com/qlist

Why 49s?

The highest burst and damage-to-healing ratio makes for the most intense XP-off bracket in the game. I play in four different brackets and have fun in all of them. I love 49s for how much small things make a big impact, bringing the intensity right to the crumbling edge of manageable. One mistake can prompt a trip to the spirit healer, one clutch heal can give a teammate the extra 2 seconds to burst down an opponent, one well-called focus fire and CC can turn the tide in a flash.

When you win in 49s, you know why you won. When you die, you know why you died.

In addition, a lot of 49ers "get" what XP-off is really about these days. This is the digital version of a pick-up game of basketball, and if that means finding ways to even out teams to make better games, 49s generally do it. You'll see trash-talkers, epeens, and trolls, but at the end of the day, you have people congratulating each other cross-faction on teamspeak for good plays and epic battles.

That's why 49s.

Go here: http://49pvp.com
For a live-updated tool to list who is queued
http://49pvp.com/qlist
For guild listings (or to add your guild to the listings)
http://49pvp.com/content/guilds
For Teamspeak information
http://49pvp.com/Teamspeak
And for other discussions involving the 49 exp-off community (class discussion, gearing, enchants, scoreboard screenshots, etc.)
http://49pvp.com/forums
http://49pvp.com/content/enchants

@Newcomers looking at old gear lists and @Veterans who have been inactive for the greater part of the century, immediately below is a list of
Important Things That Have Changed:
Remember to turn off experience gain
Maraudon items are redundant
Sunken Temple items are unusable
Many items from Blackrock Depths, such as Ribsplitters, are also unusable
Scholomance, Stratholme, and Dire Maul are now tuned to lower levels than before, and have gear
and quest rewards usable at 49
But most importantly
ALL Battlegroups (yes, all of them) have been merged for PvP, so your 49's you didn't transfer to Ruin
for 3.2 (or level out) can still get games
Game days & start times in OP pls.

Looking forward to seeing more of those balanced Fury Warrs & balanced Enhance Sham.
I did put that in foo. Para I will copy paste that in op when I get home.
Wow... Para...
That OP is like 3 years old.
How !@#$ing DARE you post in this here bracket thread on a Prot, how DARE you?!?

%^-* the Prots, never catch me being a Prot. Damn Prots ruining everyone's fun. Don't you even take feelings into consideration? It's time you took a moment to consider the feelings of those on the other side of the field. I know I do every day all day. In fact, I've been thinking of going on the other team's TS just to do some motivational speaking, Tony Robbins style, try to bring their spirits up. I'm a real nice guy like that.
Wow... Para...
That OP is like 3 years old.


Yah, since the couple weeks that the exp-off threads were getting deleted lost track of the newer post and searching is hard. So just pulled out a real old link.

Probably should update somethings.
Happy St Paddy's day!

Kick the Protty's out!

Ireland for the Irish!
Probably should update somethings.


http://49pvp.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13#p28
I decided to do that here so we don't clog this forum with longposts.
Looks good.

Probably still want to have the nights and times posted here for people that have hard times with creating a login and password.
Let me know how you guys fair withs arms in BG's now that prot is completely banned, even as a flag carrier. I imagine that arms mediocre damage with no utility, cc's, or survivability would just frustrate me too much while Spriests, boomkins, and other range blew me up even worse than they already do.

I think I simply played with arms as the underdog in cata and early MOP to much to go back to it now in the state that it is currently in.
I wasn't there. Prot banned? What?
I wasn't there. Prot banned? What?


some a$$hole put the Prot on some of the new horde 49s, hurt some feelings, pretty intense
Sad part about the 49 bracket is that it was once very balanced like the 39 bracket was once very balanced.
This all changed when Wrath of the litch king expac came out, and its been downhill since.

Now things are the biggest charly foxtrot I have ever seen in PVP, even worse than 90 PVP wich is saying somthing.

Pitty, because I love the 49 bracket, but its a shadow of what it once was.


It is always one thing or the other it seems like. Healing is still way to powerful. The nerfs put in at level cap aren't even affecting the lower brackets as far as I'm aware. Insane holy shock crits, massive aimed shot crits, massive shield slam crits, killed in rogue opener in cata from 1.5k ambush > 3.5k eviscerate crit, or practically globaled by 2k frostbolt > 2k icelance crit in cata from my mage overlords. I rarely play games anymore because it's hard to even attempt to take it seriously. It's usually less stressful to just do something else with my time. I really don't like what has become of arms, fury, and warrior in general at 49, but prot is getting buffed too much and it really is hitting too hard with shield slam.
03/17/2013 08:25 PMPosted by Desodeleter
Let me know how you guys fair withs arms in BG's now that prot is completely banned, even as a flag carrier. I imagine that arms mediocre damage with no utility, cc's, or survivability would just frustrate me too much while Spriests, boomkins, and other range blew me up even worse than they already do.
No such "ban" has been put in place in any way. At the end of the last forum thread, before it capped posts, Para suggested limiting 2 SP and 2 prot war per team. I believe Cirise mentioned 39s have banned prot war in the TS chat the other night.
I wasn't there. Prot banned? What?
Pretty sure you remember how the last time this bracket banned anything went. Hey, you never know though, right?
I'm still a Legend! ALL BOW BEFORE ME!

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