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[FAQ] Equipment Attributes and You - UPDATED 11/14/12

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#151 Syorac


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:56 AM

As for grind, well, I really think that remains to be seen. You look at games like Aion where you repeat the same instance over and over and over until your fingers bleed, and because you're relying on luck for the armour set piece to drop you could be there forever. Guild Wars' way of getting around this is to allow you to buy your gear through a token system, so even if nothing useable drops for you in the dungeon, you still get some progress toward being able to afford something you want. Given the calculations in the OP are correct, I don't really consider this real grinding, certainly not on the scale of some other games.

Being realistic though, you do need to work for gear sometimes. If it's just given to you on a plate it's no longer special at all soooo I guess this is a balance ArenaNet need to make a gamble on and we will see if it pays off.

Problem is the only way to get a full dungeon set is to replay the dungeons 80+ times which is steep. More tokens should drop and there should be a random chance (if only 5%) that you get an exotic item from at least one boss. Putting people off of running dungeons won't increase longevity of the game, quite the opposite.
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#152 Maia007


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:15 PM

This is a very useful thread however I have to say I found the title a bit misleading, in that I was expecting (also) something about the actual stats&attributes, how they work in relation to professions, traits, any useful tips/tricks related to them. But I suppose that that is simple stuff easily found in the wiki.

Edited by Maia007, 08 September 2012 - 08:16 PM.

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#153 Razip


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:28 PM

Sorry if this has been answered before but where is the exotic item vendors for dungeons? I could only find the rare vendor.

Edited by Razip, 08 September 2012 - 11:28 PM.

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#154 hotdogify


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:19 PM

Is it possible to make the pvp sets with more than 3 attributes like beserker and divinity? It seems to me that if you try to make those sets you will lose stats, but you could make the sets which only have 3 stats, like knights and you would have equal stats to the pvp version.
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#155 Lord_Demosthene


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

The thing is, in PvP 15% crit damage from amulet used to be the equivalement of 500+ attribute points, just like in PvE. Later on +250 vitality/healing etc. was added on top of PvP amulets to make it more worthwhile/less suicidal if you went with 15% crit damage route. For PvE it's unchanged, because it's far easier to kite mobs there and that was the original balancing system.

Some PvP combinations are also difficult or impossible to find in game, because they would be completely niche in PvE setting or overpowered. Another thing worth pointing out, in PvE your armour customisation isn't limited to runes only, apply orbs and crests at your will if they are more compatible with your build.
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#156 Terra


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

Just a quick update, re wrote large sections of the guide and added small section on ascended armour.
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