Too scared to Arena...

85 Troll Shaman
9065
So I finally managed to dodge the angry barrage of 2k+ rated rogues running vial and hit 2.2k. The problem is I am currently too scared to que because of the shear amount of vial trinkets out there and the possibility of running into legendary daggers.

I have never been this scared in my life, I haven't played arena in over 2 weeks. I am currently having nightmares of rogues opening on me and killing me. It's not only rogues who keep me away from arena, Hunter/Melee cleaves are almost equally as scary. I like arena, I just dislike dying in openers. I dislike dying in openers so much that I can't even arena anymore. In WOTLK I never had this problem because it was actually balanced around that burst meaning people couldn't just rush in and spam CC and get a kill without risk of getting counter globalled. Cata burst is not intended therefore not prepared for meaning it's just plain stupid and gives unfair advantages to one side who can rush in and spend 30 second on CC people while being immune to damage and CC.

I don't really know what to do with myself. I have just been telling my partners I don't feel like arenaing but I think they might kick me off the team soon. I tried raiding I've just cleared 8/8 and it's getting a little boring. There are no real changes to fix anything in 4.3.2 except the vial nerf, but rogues still do crazy damage without vial.
Edited by Suolis on 1/26/2012 7:33 AM PST
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70 Dwarf Hunter
0
Played a triple dps team last night, rogue had vial. 51k bursts, rogue sucked, paladin sucked, huner sucked, didn't matter.
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wait until next week?
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LOL I love you.

Replace the ret pal on your team and get a rogue d00d. :o
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85 Dwarf Priest
8730
just sit on the rating and just do 2's, 5's, rbgs, or even random bg's(if you can stand to do that many to get your points) for your weapon

i'd sit on the rating if i were you guys at least till you all get your weapons, then decide if you want to try and go further.

also remember rogues are in a large spotlight right now and they might decide to nerf them before the season is over with because so many people are angry about them. so sitting on the rating for awhile seems smart.
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85 Human Mage
12870
Rogue burst without vial is already very high. Rogues are supposed to be a utility class but now they do more damage than warriors on top of having utility.
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Community Manager
As you already mentioned, in the upcoming patch there is a change to Vial of Shadows that should reduce some of the burst damage you are experiencing in PvP.

Dying in openers certainly isn't fun, and can be incredibly frustrating if you're the one on the receiving end of such a coordinated attack, but don't give up! In addition to perhaps taking some time to focus on other activities such as Rated and unrated Battlegrounds where you have more people to watch your back, you might also consider browsing some PvP videos from other members of the community to not only help inspire you, but to also arm you with a further arsenal of tactics that you can use to your own advantage against opposing teams.

Also, from my own experience, when I was having a lot of trouble against a certain class or spec that I felt countered my usual tactics, I found it helpful to sometimes grab a friend that played that class and spent some time dueling them so that they could critique me on areas where I could improve my skills, including my timing on using certain abilities, and how I could counter some of their own tactics. That way when I stepped back into arenas, I was more confident in my own skills and felt better-prepared for how to expose the weaknesses of my enemies.

Keep at it, and remember there are players out there equally as scared to see you step out onto the Arena floor. :)
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