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#1 Lankkii

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

Hello guys,

Thinking about buying this game, really exicted about it, just waiting to get some money for new computer that can run GW 2.

So yeah, to the main topic.. I have been thinking about making Human Thief, so what is class balance in game atm? I'm going to play PvP and thinking about is thief viable, someone said that thief sucks at PvP, so what are best pvp classes? And hows PvP overall working in game, never played GW1 so got no idea about it. I heard that there are some big pvp battles but no arena like world of warcraft has (2v2, 3v3). Also are there any other differences about races that main city and how it looks, does every class have different "racial" skills?

#2 Gilles VI

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

View PostLankkii, on 03 December 2012 - 02:59 PM, said:

Hello guys,

Thinking about buying this game, really exicted about it, just waiting to get some money for new computer that can run GW 2.

So yeah, to the main topic.. I have been thinking about making Human Thief, so what is class balance in game atm? I'm going to play PvP and thinking about is thief viable, someone said that thief sucks at PvP, so what are best pvp classes? And hows PvP overall working in game, never played GW1 so got no idea about it. I heard that there are some big pvp battles but no arena like world of warcraft has (2v2, 3v3). Also are there any other differences about races that main city and how it looks, does every class have different "racial" skills?
  • There are 5v5 hot-join maps, 8v8 hot-join maps, 5v5 tournaments, and then WvW which puts hundreds of players versus each other.

  • Racial skills are disabled for PvP, so race has no influence what so ever on PvP.
    Every race can travel to other capitals from lvl2, so even for PvE it doesn't restrict you.

  • There are lots of different opinions on balance really.
    In my opinion there is work to be done, but it's already better than any balance in any MMO before (that includes GW1).
  • Thiefs are actually pretty strong tbh, alot of people complaining about how OP they are.

Edited by Gilles VI, 03 December 2012 - 03:07 PM.


#3 frostybroc

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

I would suggest come to this game as open minded as you can. Let go of all that Wow taught you. GW2 is different and IMO refreshing. It has its flaws, as all games do, but I enjoy the fact that you're not constrained to a certain role with your class.

#4 lujate

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

I would say anyone who says Thief is weak is either incompetent or a troll.

#5 Lankkii

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

Thanks guys for your awnsers! Just one littel question more, what server you guys prefer as PvP player?

#6 Sheepski

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

View PostLankkii, on 03 December 2012 - 05:30 PM, said:

Thanks guys for your awnsers! Just one littel question more, what server you guys prefer as PvP player?

Structured PvP is cross server/world, so it makes no difference. However for WvW you'll want to choose the right world if you're intending to play that content. Have a look at the ratings and population when choosing worlds, be aware that the higher tier servers will have queues and be more hardcore, so imo not the best choice.

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#7 Aetou

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

Tier 3 is a good place to go for WvW if you want to avoid the hyper-competitive guilds and long primetime queues while still having constant battles and activity and reasonably even games (not quite sure what is happening this week, YB and FA seem to not be pushing TC anywhere near as hard as the last two weeks.)

#8 typographie

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

View PostSheepski, on 03 December 2012 - 05:39 PM, said:

Have a look at the ratings and population when choosing worlds, be aware that the higher tier servers will have queues and be more hardcore, so imo not the best choice.

I'm gonna add that, as I understand it, servers are matched to other servers for WvW based in part on their standings. Higher ranking servers in WvW face other servers that are highly-ranked, so being on a "good server" means you will be working a lot harder. Depends on what you want and what your philosophy on that is.

I personally think the middle-of-the-road servers would be a good choice. They are clearly somewhat active in WvW, have tons of room to increase their standing and aren't constantly being matched against the hardest opponents.

#9 Sheepski

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

View Posttypographie, on 03 December 2012 - 06:13 PM, said:

I'm gonna add that, as I understand it, servers are matched to other servers for WvW based in part on their standings. Higher ranking servers in WvW face other servers that are highly-ranked, so being on a "good server" means you will be working a lot harder. Depends on what you want and what your philosophy on that is.

I personally think the middle-of-the-road servers would be a good choice. They are clearly somewhat active in WvW, have tons of room to increase their standing and aren't constantly being matched against the hardest opponents.

Yep, I'd agree with this.

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#10 Dawn Quickblade

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:26 AM

If you're looking for a good place to play PvP, I would suggest you check out our Guild Recruitment Forum. Finding a guild you like would help you decide on a server.

Edited by Dawn Quickblade, 04 December 2012 - 03:26 AM.

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