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#31 Ruufio

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

lol yeah it's ridiculous I couldn't imagine not having swiftness lol. I'd be like OMFG hurry up and run faster, yelling at my screen! Especially when you need to help your allies somewhere and you're so slow I could see myself getting mad and hitting the wall or something after getting killed a lot.

Yeah you lose the passive heal when you activate it. 20s is pretty short though. And yeah that's like 1,000 healing per unload which is pretty damn awesome. But if you used the rune of vampirism then you'd steal health from the opponent after you activate it anyway, plus there's sigils with 30% chance on crit to steal life which go good with pistol/pistol. I don't think I've actually seen anyone make a health stealing/gaining build yet.

#32 Adrenaline

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

I'm still wondering: Will we get Lvl 80 weapons and armor/runes/sigils for the BWE to test certain builds? What was it like in previous Events?

#33 Ruufio

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:08 PM

There are quite a few videos with people showing their stats and the runes or sigils they're using. I "think" they were free in the betas.

#34 RyphTheFox

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

Just a tip for those of you who want to go extremely in-depth for the coverage.  Grab a friend, like what I plan on doing, and make a 1v1 match.  I've read that you can setup parameters for these kinds of private matches since the game doesn't offer dueling.  Just go down the list of professions and steal from them.  

This provides a much better environment for empirical data gathering than it would trying to join a group match.  Also, if you record commentary it will be much better suited than occasionally letting slip a swear word if you get wrecked in pvp.

#35 zeo

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

I do plan on commentating on my Vids, however, anyone know of any software used for Video Editing? i have audacity for recording my voice.

ill be using Fraps to record my games... that is if Xfire don't work.

#36 kerplop

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:43 AM

zeo said:

I do plan on commentating on my Vids, however, anyone know of any software used for Video Editing? i have audacity for recording my voice.

ill be using Fraps to record my games... that is if Xfire don't work.

Sony Vegas Pro, and if you're too lazy to find a YouTube tutorial on how to get it, I'm sure windows movie maker will work just fine. It's just a beta test ^^

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

Why does it seem like nobody is interested in the Sword/dagger combination. In my opinion the most interesting weapon set of the thief. How awsome isn't it to shadow-step to and away from your opponent.
Well I'll be trying out trait builds to get some answers out of how the specific trait works and how efficient they are.

#38 zeo

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:13 AM

kerplop said:

Sony Vegas Pro, and if you're too lazy to find a YouTube tutorial on how to get it, I'm sure windows movie maker will work just fine. It's just a beta test ^^

Thanks, I have used Video Editing software before (Adobe Premier) but i don't have it.

understand its just a beta test, however it will also be a practice run for me for when i start making PvP vids when the game is released.

p.s. I won't be one of those guys who edit out themselves dying to make themselves seem better.

#39 Bismarck

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:33 AM

So, looks like I wont be making any videos for this weekend event. While other people I know aren't having this issue, my game client puts a hashtag of my account email all over the screen at all times that I'm playing. Unless this somehow gets fixed, I don't want to broadcast my account email to the world :(

#40 Epic_Bear_Guy

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:35 AM

View PostBismarck, on 28 April 2012 - 03:33 AM, said:

So, looks like I wont be making any videos for this weekend event. While other people I know aren't having this issue, my game client puts a hashtag of my account email all over the screen at all times that I'm playing. Unless this somehow gets fixed, I don't want to broadcast my account email to the world :(

Really? i could have sworn i saw your long gray haired thief on sorrows furnace...before i transfered to darkhaven lol

#41 Epic_Bear_Guy

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:40 AM

View PostSyeal7, on 25 April 2012 - 09:45 AM, said:

Why does it seem like nobody is interested in the Sword/dagger combination. In my opinion the most interesting weapon set of the thief. How awsome isn't it to shadow-step to and away from your opponent.
Well I'll be trying out trait builds to get some answers out of how the specific trait works and how efficient they are.

Personally after experiencing how this game works i don't really like melee all that much....i had way more pvp success on my bolas throwing, kiting rifle warrior. i think ranged weaponsets gives a huge advantage in this game because when people are constantly moving and it's hard to get quality hits in (alot of whiffs). I was struggling on getting in range with my thief despite the shadowsteps and immobs from my venoms...I killed this hammer warrior with more than half my health on my rifle warrior because for most of the fight he couldn't even get near me to hurt me. It's so easy to kite in this game....

Edited by Epic_Bear_Guy, 28 April 2012 - 03:41 AM.


#42 Ruufio

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:44 AM

Sadly this is true... I wanted to love the Sword but yeah, melee is like impossible with everyone moving. If your opponent is moving which he always is, you will miss like 50% of your attacks.

Then I tried pistol/pistol with high dodge/evasion and that was actually fun to do. Opponents can't get near you using withdraw/dodges/control and you don't miss just because they are walking.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:47 AM

View PostRuufio, on 28 April 2012 - 03:44 AM, said:

Sadly this is true... I wanted to love the Sword but yeah, melee is like impossible with everyone moving. If your opponent is moving which he always is, you will miss like 50% of your attacks.

Then I tried pistol/pistol with high dodge/evasion and that was actually fun to do. Opponents can't get near you using withdraw/dodges/control and you don't miss just because they are walking.


hmm i think i'm going to try this combination when the servers back up.

Edited by Epic_Bear_Guy, 28 April 2012 - 03:47 AM.


#44 San Darkwood

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

I didn't find sword/dagger too bad, skill 2 and 3 were what made it. As you say, melee isn't the easiest thing in the world, but the sword 2 and 3 skills do make it a bit easier (2 shadowsteps you to the target, and 3 makes you flank the target) both bring you right next to the target, and unless they evade, you will hit them.

#45 Kishin968

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

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#46 God Of Fissures

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Just got finished uploading some of my level 20 thief gameplay using dual pistols and a little bit of shortbow.

I want to show everyone how much mobility, dodging, and shadowstepping actually matter when it comes to mitigating damage.

I hope you guys have learned a bit about how the game is supposed to be played.



#47 krumhur

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

if you go for dual pistols, you should try signet of malice as your heal skill..its quite impressive paired with unload :)

#48 Ruufio

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

I already know how evasive the thief is but it doesn't make a difference at all to me since everytime I stealth to go for a backstab after activating assassin signet the enemy just runs the * away. * this pisses me off.

Enemies are so much more evasive than us. They can run at 2X speed everytime you stealth. Isn't that amazing?  I love it. Until this game actually allows me to pull off a backstab in PVE I won't consider it to be a skill based combat game.

Edited by Ruufio, 28 April 2012 - 10:29 PM.


#49 NikaroTheSwift

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

Hi guys!

I am guessing many of us recorded ourselves playing on this BWE, i sure did. Thought it would be cool if we all shared the links in one place so we can see how other people play the class, get discussion going etc.

I can edit this first post with the links you submit so that its all together.

Here are a few of mine (uploading more)

PVP watch 5:14 and see why healing signet plus dagger elite skill is a good match

PVE

Need to get used to the 12 buttons on the naga, some miss clicks :)

Edited by Nikaro, 30 April 2012 - 10:03 PM.


#50 kerplop

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:44 PM


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#51 Galahan89

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

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#52 FadedReflex

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:20 AM

I surely enjoyed BWE, and explored most of the aspects the game had to offer. Pve/Pvp/WvW.
I was just wondering what experience and highlights you had during the BWE!
Here's a couple of Vids of me Enjoying Structured PvP!!! WvW vid in progress (=

Bow/Pistols:

Bow/Daggers:

Bow/Dagger w/1v1:



Feedback is always welcomed too (=

#53 Alexandriea

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:32 AM

Some very nice play with the bow/dagger build.

My highlight was helping an ally escape by applying devourer venom and tossing a dancing dagger at the three guys chasing said ally. Good moment there.

#54 Jirig

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:57 PM


I had an amazing time playing GW2 this weekend. I only made it to level 6 because i was spamming structured pvp and couldn't stop. To all of you who didnt get in i put together a little thief < as totalbiscuit would say> "Stabby Stabby video" I hope you all enjoy, See ya in Tyria !!!
~ Technique~

<edit- didnt post my link

Edited by Jirig, 01 May 2012 - 01:06 PM.


#55 Sacred Gee

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

Um...I think you forgot to add something.  ;)

#56 Breakin

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

check out that hearseeker spam technique... dayum!

#57 Jirig

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:24 PM

mini gap closer and hits like a truck, why not =D

#58 Mesmero-X

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:38 PM

Music sucks and it's a crime what you did to those keyboard turners.

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#59 kerplop

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

View PostJirig, on 01 May 2012 - 01:24 PM, said:

mini gap closer and hits like a truck, why not =D

Because there are better ways to play thief than spamming 2222222222222222222

#60 Jirig

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:15 PM

I play dagger/dagger 1 is filler when low on initiative 2 is main damage 3 is aoe 4 is ranged throw+cripple 5 is high initiative 1 attack + stealth, which ability would you like me hitting instead?