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#31 Razgriz the Daemon

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:38 AM

I lol'd at this guide. Really good job. I love the warrior and your "Do you like your pokemon collection" has now put me off from a ranger xD. Kilroy! STONEKIN!!!!

#32 Bookah Was Rager

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:23 AM

i know im a warrior without reading your guide but great job, im sure it will help others find their first char in GW2.

#33 Eragon Zarroc

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:32 AM

awesome guide ;)  nice little summaries ;)

#34 Dartus

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:47 AM

I really think you should add the weapon lists to each profession.

#35 Jimmeh1993

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:56 AM

I kind of want to simplify the guide..but also expand on it xD I feel like so much was left out, but also that too many things were said narrowly =P my quick description of each would be...

Elementalist- For those who want to burn, freeze, smash, or shock their enemies..or any combination of the four! Elementalists use magical power to destroy enemies, support allies, and control the battlefield.

Warrior- For those who like to devastate enemies and rally their allies. Warriors use huge hits, whether melee or ranged, to dramatically effect their foes..while using shouts and banners to move their friends forward and keep them alive.

Ranger- For those who prefer agile combat and natural prowess. Rangers use quick attacks from any range to overwhelm their enemies. Their pet companion serves as a valuable ally on the battlefield, and their ability to set traps make them a deadly member of any team.

Necromancer- For those who wish to have power over the dead. Necromancers summon minions from the grave, and use spells that drain life or crush enemies with the power of deathly magic..but can also use their magic to restore the life of their friends.

Guardian- For those who wish to protect their friends and smite their enemies. Guardians use defensive and offensive spells to change the tide of battle through protection and obliteration of friends and foes respectively. Their virtuous (get it?) nature allows them to sacrifice their own boons to help out allies.

#36 TomK

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:09 AM

very well written, funny stuff ^^

makes me want to choose elementalist all over again :P

#37 ~PolarisNova~

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:18 AM

Nice guide IDarko...each one of the first four had parts that fit me lol!

I don't like maces though, but I do like the Guardian...:qq:

#38 Arngrim Einheri

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:45 AM

At this moment I would make a warrior, but I doubt that will be my main, cause the remaining proffessions seem to be promising.

#39 IDarko

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:04 AM

I also have a very funny text alrdy for a sneaky assassin. but i have to wait till the official announcement! ;)

Jimmeh1993! Those lines are very good. I have added most of them in the guide.

@AJ. I had the idea in mind to create a guide based on questions alone. Something like this. But that's very hard to make!

I scored Assassin! What a surprise hehe!

@Dartus. Maybe i can try to put it in there. But i don't think the weapons should be a very important factor when deciding a proff in this game. What do you guys think?

Edited by IDarko, 17 February 2011 - 12:19 PM.


#40 Jostedalsosten

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:06 AM

I'm definitly a Ranger :cool:

#41 Arngrim Einheri

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:26 AM

IDarko said:

@Dartus. Maybe i can try to put it in there. But i don't think the weapons should be a very important factor when deciding a proff in this game. What do you guys think?

Well I would make a class focused on firearms and gadgets if that is the question :D

#42 Sam

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:41 PM

Thanks for the great laugh. Now I'm sure I want to be a ranger.

#43 Silvernis

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:14 PM

I'm definitely making a necro and guardian, I'll have to wait until ANet officially reveals all of the professions before I decide what to do with the remaining character slots. :)

#44 Vorpal

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:26 PM

I will always be an Elementalist! :D

#45 Elisa Duncour

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:37 PM

IDarko said:

Eles can switch between four attunements in combat. but not any weapons.

Might wanna revise the wording a bit tho'. Ele's can switch weapon sets while out of combat. It might be confusing to new people if they read it - They might think that "in combat" will be for the greater part of the game.

Personally I'd recommend using the quote from Wiki :)

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Although the elementalist has access to only one weapon set during combat, they effectively have the ability to switch between four different skill sets using attunement skills. There are 5 possible weapon sets for elementalists - 20 when attunements are incorporated - allowing for diversity among elementalist playstyles.


#46 IDarko

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:53 PM

Assassin speculation

Did you love to play hide and seek when you were young? And do you still like to scare people? And are you getting a nerdgasm when a big critical hit appears on your screen? Proceeding to share your "pwnage" in the local chat with random people that don't care about your epic crits? If that's the case, the assassin might be the perfect class for you! You are the famous narutard! Loved by few, feared by many! ...

Mesmer speculation

Are you the sarcastic, innocent looking person that likes to confuse, annoy and troll people? Do you like to dress like a prom queen and have you always wanted to become a famous actor? Don't look further! The mesmer seems to be perfect for you! You will use magic to control, dominate and humiliate you foes! Just to do the irish stepdance on their corpses afterwards! ...

#47 Obstinate Prime

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:44 PM

Meh, I already have a good idea of what play styles that I enjoy.  I also like to mix things up so that I dont get bogged down with any one particular aspect.  Such as it is I see a number of possible combinations that I would love to play.  Some professions just have more combinations that I'd want to try than others.

#48 Amannelle

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:12 PM

IDarko said:

Mesmer speculation

Are you the sarcastic, passive-aggressive, innocent looking person that likes to confuse, control and manipulate people? Do you like to dress like a prom king and have you always wanted to become a famous actor? Look no further! The mesmer seems to be perfect for you! You will use magic to control, dominate and humiliate your foes--just to do the Irish step-dance on their corpses afterward! ...

There, fix'd for you. ;)


I must say that I LOVE this guide. :D It is very humorous, yet very informative as well. My only peeve with it is in the grammar. Some things could be said a lot more eloquently, while there could also be a bit more variety in vocabulary and phraseology (such as how you say "Don't look further" and "if that's the case, the __ might be the [perfect] class for you!" numerous times). :D Other than that, it's very good, and serves its purpose well. :D

#49 IDarko

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:18 PM

Thanks for the feedback Amanelle! I will try to change some things and improve the variety in vocabulary!

Smiley spam! :D :D :D

#50 angelsarc

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:27 PM

Hm, I expected this to be all serious like other threads, but I quite like it.  Fun and I think it captures the spirit of what Anet is striving for.

#51 Amannelle

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:36 PM

IDarko said:

Thanks for the feedback Amanelle! I will try to change some things and improve the variety in vocabulary!

Smiley spam! :D :D :D

^^ I hope my criticism was constructive. I always hate nitpicking, but when I see something with so much quality in content (thanks to you), I want it to be executed in the best way possible-- maybe it's just me? ^^ :D Anyway, thank you very much for making this, and I can't wait to see it grow as more professions are revealed. :D :D

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:51 PM

Nice, you should do one for the races as well.

#53 IDarko

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:58 PM

I like the idea Gigashadow. But right now, i still have problems choosing races myself hehe! :D I think we have to wait for every race-week before creating a guide like that. But we could alrdy start with the humans of course!

Amannelle said:

^^ I hope my criticism was constructive. I always hate nitpicking, but when I see something with so much quality in content (thanks to you), I want it to be executed in the best way possible-- maybe it's just me? ^^ :D Anyway, thank you very much for making this, and I can't wait to see it grow as more professions are revealed. :D :D

Yeah exactly! In the end i want to help people with this guide. So if i made a lot of mistakes, i'm not going to make up lame excuses. All the feedback and suggestions are helpfull! Including nitpicking ;D

I might add another step in the guide. Some sort of final test maybe :D But i will first take the time to improve what i have so far.

Edited by IDarko, 18 February 2011 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:23 PM

IDarko said:

Do you like to watch movies that involve zombies, blood and mass slaughter while being alone in the dark? Do you find “death” to be interesting and do you secretly want to be a blood sucking vampire? If so, the necromancer might be for you. The necromancer is for those who wish to have power over the dead. Necromancers summon minions from the grave, and use spells that drain life force or crush enemies with the power of deathly magic.. but can also use their magic to support her allies in battle. She can also use the collected life force to transform into a death shroud that will give her a new set of powerfull skills.

This except the vampire part, I replace it with werewolf (owns a bloodsucker any day), and that's why I'm going to be a charr necro. :cool:

And yeah I know about the Norn wolf form, but my Norn will be a gunner (bears which bear guns, run for your life!) :cool::cool::cool:

So much coolness in just one post, damn I'm good.

#55 angelsarc

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:29 PM

BuddhaKeks said:

This except the vampire part, I replace it with werewolf (owns a bloodsucker any day), and that's why I'm going to be a charr necro. :cool:

And yeah I know about the Norn wolf form, but my Norn will be a gunner (bears which bear guns, run for your life!) :cool::cool::cool:

So much coolness in just one post, damn I'm good.

Just think, if your norn shaved he could be a bare bear bearing guns.

#56 IDarko

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:41 PM

This thread is becoming unbearable!

Anyways. Do you guys have an idea for another step in the guide? Or do you guys think that this is enough?

#57 Torryn

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:43 PM

And if he would be annoying, he would be an unbearable bare bear bearing guns.
Ninjaed by IDarko D:

#58 Mistah Eff

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

Idarko, I think you should maybe do races. I know that we don't have all the race-weeks yet, but I think we know enough about the races, except maybe the Sylvari.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:45 PM

IDarko said:

I also have a very funny text alrdy for a sneaky assassin. but i have to wait till the official announcement! ;)

Jimmeh1993! Those lines are very good. I have added most of them in the guide.

@AJ. I had the idea in mind to create a guide based on questions alone. Something like this. But that's very hard to make!

I scored Assassin! What a surprise hehe!

@Dartus. Maybe i can try to put it in there. But i don't think the weapons should be a very important factor when deciding a proff in this game. What do you guys think?

Go figure, I scored 80% archer 80% assassin.  Sounds like me.

#60 IDarko

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:11 PM

I might try something with races if i have the time (unless someone else wants to do it). But i think it will be much harder to make! I'm also not sure if people need a race-guide. Because i don't know much people that have problems with choosing a race. I will think about it tho.

@Infamous! Ha yeh! :D




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