i can't believe you beat the 5th best gw player i suppose it really is that different
I'm unsure whether to take offence at that!
I'm a bloody good Ranger thank you very much
It is different, in almost every way really. It plays very much like a more robust World of Warcraft or Warhammer Online than it does Guild Wars. But, the ability to not count on others for heals the real treat whilst the use of dodge skills and ensuring perfect use of your skills is critical. I think I only died three times across 5 matches- rangers are ridiculously adept at surviving and hindering. Something I don't think my opponents were quite ready for!
So hey Lewis, would you happen to be a big Ranger fan too? =D
The bit you said about being able to use exclusively bows or be at range was aweeeesome. I really don't like being melee (why get your hands dirty?) so it's lovely to know there are other viable options.
Absolutely! I've played a ranger since Ultima Online!
I must admit though, GW2's ranger is something truely special- everything I've always wanted. Its so mobile and powerful though I don't think I'd ever use melee for anything more than a bit of a change- staying just bow is entirely viable.
The thief really did catch my attention. With shortbow + dual pistols I could easily play one at launch as it shares many similarities with the rangers play style (minus the pet, obviously).
This is great to hear actually. We already knew from ArenaNet that when the skill acquisition they wanted it to take as little time as possible. Nice to see that by the time you are out of the tutorial you should you have all your skills for your main weapon unlocked. Still very curious how they made utility skills unlock.
As the demo timer was only 39 minutes long, it actually took me exactly 34 minutes to unlock 5 skills. You can complete the opening tutorial area in around 15 and I was probably skipping along at quite a pace to do that.
Smiling, no doubt.
OH absolutely, constantly smiling! He has lovely teeth too, haha
Edited by Lewis B, 29 September 2011 - 08:16 PM.