It has nothing to do with elitism, it has to do with you gauging your build against unskilled players in an environment that means absolute squat.
I guarantee you, if you fought one good Necro, Engi, or Ele, you would lose 1v1 let alone 5v1. If you are surviving 5v1 in any instance, you are playing against very bad players, it doesn't mean your build is good.
So sir, your argument is very invalid
Your real argument is, " My build does well against below average players when I play it at the best, the poorly optimized build plays."
I'm actually trying to be nice and guide you in a direction that could help you improve and learn but instead, you decide to defend a poorly done build with feedback in hot join against bad players.
Almost didn't comment on the build when I saw this, but I gave my 2cents and taking my leave from this. I'm sorely disappointed that there are people who think Hot Join has any real concrete feedback for builds.
And I would agree, for the most part of "play the game, the way you want to play" but this thought also is what leads to "this class is OP or this is broken" from the very same players who gauge this from hot join 8v8 bs.
*turns 45 degrees away from you, specifically just to look at you sideways*
I'm going to make this really simple for you, because this is funny, but not funny enough.
1. If you couldn't tell by the initial post, and by the fact I didn't go into CRAZY DETAIL about it, that this wasn't a THIS IS THE BEST BUILD EVAR post.
2. Your elitism is stilll showing. And it's not even the "I'm really comfortable in my abilities" elitism, but the "Someone is doing something I don't approve of, BEGIN OPERATION DENIGRATION" type. It's not sexy.
I'll tell you what. There's no emotion in this at all, just principle. If I'm that bad, then you should be able to kill me, right?
Dying to 1v1s? Ok.
Let's set it up then. If I'm terrible, and this build is ass, then you should crush me no problem, right? (And no, not right now, I'm about to go back to bed lol). But serious, any more talking about it without moving the hands on it will be classified as reckless.
The honest truth is that I've lost 1v1s in this build, but I've won more than I lost.
The RAW results I've had playing this build, yeah, I wouldn't even hesitate to engage 1v1... had some fun 4 minute battles with some people. so meh.
If I lose, then the build gets refined.
What happens if I win?
And that's not just for you, that's for anybody. If I'm really feel I'm that terrible, PM me and let's set it up (here or in-game, PM Big Face Ted). You'll get nothing from me but GG, win or lose, and I won't inquire as to your build prefight (Not really helpful if I know what to watch for specifically before the fight).
Edited by MayorOfBartertown, 14 December 2012 - 12:06 PM.