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In Topic: Win 7 or 8.1 for gaming.

16 July 2015 - 01:24 AM

For GW2, there isn't much difference between windows 8.1 vs windows 7.   I've got a laptop with 8.1 and two other desktops with 7, and GW2 seems to run about equally well on each.  Since Windows 10 is coming out soon and will be a free upgrade from either, it probably doesn't matter either, so I would recommend going with whichever option is cheaper if you have a choice.

Other things to consider:
Pro's for 8.1: Seems to boot slightly faster and it offers support for touchscreens.
Pros for 7: Interface seems easier to use / more intuitive, especially if you've gotten familiar with previous versions of windows.

In Topic: Elite Specializations

09 July 2015 - 08:08 PM

I fear that all those people clinging to the hope that HoT will release in the Q3 2015 timeframe (July/Aug/Sept) will be sadly disappointed.  If it does release in 2015 at all, mid-to-late Q4 seems more likely.

In Topic: [Answered] Can't Get Ectoplasm from Dungeon Token Rares?

30 June 2015 - 09:57 PM

In order to obtain ectoplasms, the rare (or exotic) item must be level 68 gear or higher.  The rare items that can be purchased using Ascalonian Tears are only level 30 and ones purchased using Deadly Blooms are only level 55.  This is not a change.

If you're looking to run dungeons for tokens to buy rare gear to salvage for ectos, consider Citadel of Flames (level 70 gear).  With the lower level dungeons, you can save up more tokens and buy higher level exotics instead.

Beyond this, dungeon tokens are also used by players to unlock dungeon specific armor and weapon skins, and it takes many to unlock all the skins for a single dungeon.  The tokens are also used to buy Gifts needed for crafting certain legendary weapons.

In Topic: Axe/Mace DPS Build for Dungeons and Fractals - 04/15/14

24 June 2015 - 10:20 PM

For the solo dps build, the new video is advocating Blademaster, yet it appears the main weapon selection will still tend to be GS+Axe/Mace.  Would it be better to use a more generally applicable trait like Deep Strike which could trigger off either Signet of Rage or the Battle Standard?  The build may not generate a lot of conditions, but getting some condition boosts more often seems like it would be more useful than having an otherwise dead trait.

Also, maybe I'm missing something about how the new traits work for on-the-fly re-specs, but wouldn't it be possible to just switch the Arms master trait over to Blademaster at the same time when equipping the sword, and then swap back to something else when sword isn't equipped?

In Topic: What Will Change For The Base Game Of GW2 When HoT Drops

18 June 2015 - 07:19 PM

Traits and skill updates are coming out for the base game in the next update.  That's not part of HoT.

The primary HoT content (maps, etc) will likely be restricted to just those who buy the expansion.

One thing that might span back to the base game is some of the new Guild Hall features.  There are bound to be guilds that have a mixed membership, and it would be cumbersome for a guild if  some of the guild hall features aren't available to everyone in the guild.