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#2367543 Out of the Shadows Release and Impressions

Posted by davadude on 27 July 2016 - 03:22 PM

"I was only able to get a few details on the elementalist, which has had its staff skill 2 (lava font) and tempest overload air severely nerfed in an aim to remove it from the raid meta."

Did you hear that was their goal from an official source? Elementalist was doing well enough that even with the nerfs, they're probably still as good or better than many other DPS builds. Plus, it doesn't sound like Arenanet to want to completely remove something from the meta unless it's a play style that they do not want in the game at all. I think they want all classes to be useful in as many areas of the game as possible.

It's a direct quote from one of the developer sessions I had, but entirely removing it does indeed seem like slip. When I pressed the dev on it, he/she came closer to what is in the patch notes.
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#2363510 Colin Leaves Arenanet...Good or Bad?

Posted by davadude on 05 March 2016 - 10:18 PM

The problem with determining whether or not this is good or bad is that we don't know how much effect he had on policies in the studio. The title is vague, and Mo probably has the majority of control. Since Mo can now choose what they legally release, and choose what to work on, I think it'll be difficult to assess whether or not the current direction was his fault or not.
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#2363201 Upcoming Changes for PvP League Season Two

Posted by davadude on 18 February 2016 - 07:29 PM

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Upcoming Changes for PvP League Season Two

Arenanet has announced the changes for the upcoming PvP season. The finals for the ESL league also start this saturday, and during the Arenanet stream gifts from Corsair, Sennheiser, and precursor weapons from Arenanet! You can view an overview of the changes in PvP below:
  • For matchmaking, groups of five people will no longer be matched with smaller groups or solo queueing players.
  • For matchmaking, the search times have been decreased a lot.
  • For matchmaking, pips and ranking will have a greater effect on the enemy players, meaning matches should be closer to your skill level.
  • For rankings, pips will always award one pip, and losing will always remove one pip.
  • Players that leave matches will always lose one pip, and teams that lose a player will not lose a pip.
  • Win streaks have been introduced, giving an extra pip per victory after three initial streak victories.
  • For rankings, multiple tiers have had pips added or removed to balance them accordingly.

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#2360711 HoT as a topic

Posted by davadude on 25 October 2015 - 10:58 AM

The expansion is just ded already.


I'm seriously considering to buy the expansion. Watched the streams yesterday and today and it looks quite decent.

Trust me, the expansion is excellent. I have not had this much fun in GW2, ever. However, as I said earlier and you jokingly referred to, there are some broken things in terms of the megaservers.
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#2359658 The Druid; ranger is dead to me.

Posted by davadude on 25 September 2015 - 07:24 PM

It seems to be, essentially, a healer.
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#2359214 [spoilers] Mordrem Event

Posted by davadude on 11 September 2015 - 07:34 PM

And: obligatory PR reply.

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#2358986 F2P

Posted by davadude on 03 September 2015 - 07:23 PM

You kind of need to make a good game and support it to pull something like that off.

Hate to break your bubble, but GW2's is still NC's second-to-most profitable game (or rather, was, as NCSoft is no longer the publisher). Before HoT pre-sales begun the game was pulling in identical profits as it had been doing for a long time.
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#2358677 Meet the Berserker: Warrior’s Elite Specialization

Posted by davadude on 21 August 2015 - 02:15 PM

As for the rest... meh, average, but at least it's not dragonhunter.

Dragonhunter is being re-done in terms of skills and niche. They confirmed this today on the official forums as per the beta feedback.
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#2358423 Glint Revealed

Posted by davadude on 10 August 2015 - 08:13 PM

I'll just leave this here...


Haha, can you predict the release date and the next expansion? :D
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#2357819 Elite Specializations

Posted by davadude on 20 July 2015 - 08:02 PM

Warhorn on Ele? I hope they have some pretty stormcaller level skills...
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#2357300 Elite Specializations

Posted by davadude on 02 July 2015 - 09:56 AM

As far as we know they have no announcements so far. If they announce one, i'll post it here.

With gamescom coming up, and Arenanet having a habit of announcing major things at Gamescom, they may be gearing for another reveal and a possible release date.
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#2356727 Heart of Thorns Available For Pre-Purchase

Posted by davadude on 17 June 2015 - 08:45 AM

I was expecting 30 units of currency to be the worst case... glad I never pre-order games.
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#2355478 BBC: Hacker given in-game death sentence

Posted by davadude on 09 May 2015 - 09:36 AM

WvW is so 2013...


They should bring back the Dhumm ban scythe from GW1. Much classier and more fun to watch live.

Agreed, but they should keep these videos and shitposts for the people on the forums who claim they're innocent.
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#2355349 Meet the Dragonhunter: Guardian’s Elite Specialization

Posted by davadude on 07 May 2015 - 04:04 PM

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Meet the Dragonhunter: Guardian’s Elite Specialization

Arenanet has revealed the next elite specialization... the Dragonhunter. Meant for Guardians, the dragonhunter specialization grants a greater strength with the bow to Guardians, and allows for distance support roles to be filled. The dragonhunter also allows for some deceptive moves, such as a skill that heals enemies but blinds them. You can read the full blog post here.

Guardians will find that the new elite specialization gives them access to some conditions and functionality normally reserved for professions of a more physical nature. They’ll gain a bit of innate mobility, while the ability to cripple or bleed enemies will become an option through their elite specialization traits. One of their elite specialization traits is Rending Light, which will enable all varieties of traps to bleed enemies. Whether taking on the masses or a single enemy, the dragonhunter is a predator to be feared.

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#2355142 Meet the Chronomancer: Mesmer’s Elite Specialization

Posted by davadude on 30 April 2015 - 08:20 PM

lol...I just posted as well...but yours always look so much prettier... :)

Go ahead and kill mine or merge it...whatever you think is best. :)

I got connections, haha, but thanks for posting!
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