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Marc1k1

Member Since 28 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 21 2013 06:30 PM

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In Topic: WvW Ratings/Rankings Question

21 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

View PostKumori Tensei, on 21 February 2013 - 05:17 PM, said:

I've been seeing the ranks and ratings uploaded every week or so and I am utterly confused on a few things. What are these things:

1) Volatility
2) Deviation
3) Delta

Do they affect anything anything at all or is it just a random back-end stat?

Please someone answer me lol I cannot fathom what they mean at all.

I can't say for sure what any of the three terms mean but according to the GW2 Wikia ArenaNet use the 'Glicko Rating System' which is usually used in Chess (LOL put Cheese before -_-) games and the such you can read more about it here:
http://en.wikipedia....o_rating_system

As for all the mathematics involved it all goes over my head so I'd suggest reading that to possibly understand what the meaning of those three terms are, hope it helps!

In Topic: How do ectos fit into the lore?

15 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

View PostTaskumatti, on 15 February 2013 - 11:23 AM, said:

200 years ago everyone was walking around tyria in their fancy obsidian armors and chaos gloves. Eventually the bearers of these armor died, but because armor were allways customized to their crafter no one else was able to wield them, thus creating mountains of useless obsidian armors and chaos gloves, these items were now considered scrap metal. The armor were then salvaged into all kinds of rare and exotic quality items which we still can find in every part of tyria.

...I guess...

Yeah gotta say that's probably the best explanation you'll get as I imagine the official responce is that, "It just made sense as a way for people to get a high level crafting item"

:/

In Topic: How to Not Be Broke

04 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

View Postdannymichel, on 31 January 2013 - 06:28 PM, said:

Guess i need to find out what COF, P1, and TP are, and get to work.

I'd defiantly recommend you do CoF Path 1+2 rather than just one or the other.

when ever I do it I make around 2-3 Gold for both the runs depending on the drops (I'd also recommend getting some Magic find boosters or some food to increase your chances)

If you had a day that you could spam the dungeon with a reliable group then you could easily make loads of gold in just a day (well at least a hell of lot more than just 2/3 gold)

Good luck with your quest for gold :)

In Topic: Gem Store Sale

04 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

I think Arenanet need to look at doing deals on the price of Gems, rather than always on the items in the store and maybe some more options when it comes to how many gems you want, for instance its £8 for 800 gems (so £1 per 100 gems ofc) and i'd be much more willing to spend like £2 or £4 occasionally rather than £8

I get that its not much less but I don't see why it isn't easy enough for Arenanet to do and might help sales of Gems (not to say sales are bad, I've no idea.)

In Topic: So it seems a lot of naughty boys and girls got one last gift from Santa this...

21 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

View PostJONO51, on 03 January 2013 - 10:28 AM, said:

Early on during Wintersday one of the jewellers recipes could be exploited to gain a lot of ectos through salvaging (craft, regain snowflake and potentially several ecto & repeat). It was pretty widespread for the short time you could do it, the method even being posted on the official forums. As you can see from the thread, it was stopped fairly quickly, but not before many people could use it. Well now it seems ANet have one last gift for these people, in the form of mass bans. What makes it perhaps worse is that when asked if it was an exploit, ANet didn't answer.

What's everyones opinion on this? Is a ban a fair punishment for those who did this, or should it instead be some kind of a rollback? Are you now worried about finding new ways to make quick cash after an update? This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened. Early on, the Chilli Pepper Popper and Karma weapon exploiters were banned but then unbanned with the requirement of deleting their ill-gotten gains. Should a similar thing be done here?

Well its perfectly simple.

Was it something that was clearly intended to be done or was it something that you wouldn't normally of been able to do but could because it wasn't working properly.

I don't see how this is difficult for anybody to understand.