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#2321831 The 9th Profession - What should it be?

Posted I post stuff on 03 May 2014 - 09:30 AM

I don't think that GW2 needs more classes personally.

Every possible role and niche is filled already by what we have. Right now a new class won't really offer anything new to combat.

Personally I wish for more weapons and skills for each class.


#2321045 Extraordinary, Interesting, or down right silly finds on the internet

Posted Azure Skye on 29 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

Real Life Lag. o.O



#2320735 Free WayPoint Travel and Safe Zones

Posted Trei on 28 April 2014 - 01:22 AM

Why do you need to use waypoints the way you do?
If the small town is on the same map, you can walk there for free.


#2319277 Unable to gain Weight/Muscle

Posted raspberry jam on 22 April 2014 - 04:35 PM

Weighted squats. By weighted I mean if you don't get exhausted from doing 3x5 you are lifting too little. Also be sure to do actual squats, not leg presses. Then, deadlifts. Same thing here, if you don't get exhausted you are doing it wrong. Military press and bench press are good too. Curls are good for when you are tired and just want to finish off your session. Google these terms to see how to carry them out most efficiently. Push ups are good too, of course, but calisthenics is mostly for strength, not for growth.

Do NOT do exercise every day. It's the worst you can do. If you are trying to bulk up then do three times per week. You do NOT grow during exercise, you grow muscle when you are sleeping. Eh, that means, get your 8 hours of sleep every night.

Food. Meat, chicken, fish, eggs. Prioritize protein-rich foods. Drink milk with every meal. I hope you are not a vegetarian: a high-metabolism vegetarian would have problems gaining muscle.


#2319322 Unable to gain Weight/Muscle

Posted MazingerZ on 22 April 2014 - 09:34 PM

Without putting the anxiety into you, I'd also recommend looking at hyperthyroidism.

You may just be blessed with a good metabolism, but if you're having issues bulking up in spite of obvious efforts, it might be an underlying condition.

Get a physical done (especially since you're on your parent's insurance, theoretically).

And if you're going to exercise every day, split it between the muscle groups.  Upper and lower.  You'll take less time out of your day as a bonus.


#2320105 Unable to gain Weight/Muscle

Posted Cube on 25 April 2014 - 08:20 PM

You should be fine if you're vegetarian, there's so much protein available for vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists. Superfoods are good for this, so fear not, nobody has to eat meat to get what they need. I would personally avoid meat, dairy, eggs. I'm not gonna go into why, but there's healthier and better options out there if you need proteins or calcium. If you want good proteins that are super healthy go for spirulina, chlorella, hemp, beans, and the list goes on. Lots of calcium in plants as well which are easy to get through a smoothie.

Some of the advice here is great, and Tank76 is really right about having to eat many meals.


#2319337 Unable to gain Weight/Muscle

Posted Tank76 on 22 April 2014 - 10:59 PM

"But I eat a ton of food! I eat a ton at dinner, so why am I not gaining more mass?" Not that this may apply to you, but a fair amount of the people who say this actually don't eat a "ton of food." The same people who say that skip breakfast, have a tiny lunch and maybe even small snack later on in the day, and stuff themselves at dinner and claim to eat enough, but never gain any weight. This is taking the wrong approach to eating to bulk up/gain weight.

Most people overlook something very important: working out to gain muscle is pointless if you don't have the proper nutrition plan to lay the groundwork for your growth.

You have to eat a consistent amount of food throughout the day. Ideally, 5-6 small meals a day. But don't mistake this for 5-6 dinner "feast-style meals. You have to break from the idea that there are only 3 meals a day. Okay, so lets say that you need to eat 3000kcal a day to be in caloric surplus (i.e., eat enough to gain weight). Eat 5 meals a day, each about 600kcal every 3-4hrs. The reason why you do this: helps prevents insulin spikes and helps maintain a higher metabolism. Or put another way, you have to give your stomach time to break it all down, and it can break down nutrition better in small doses rather than 3 massive spikes (meals) a day. It's a principal to keep in mind when dieting down as well. Basically, do it this way and there's less of a chance that all the food you eat won't turn you into a blob with arms and legs.

Get your protein in there throughout the day (depending on who you listen to, take in anywhere between 1.0 - 1.5x your body weight in grams) and keep your food intake clean, too (good carbs, meat, dairy, lots of veggies). At least 80% of all your meals should be clean per week and cut out junk as much as possible, but once in a while is fine.

And one more thing: supplements are what they say they are, supplements. A solid nutritional program is what will get you big, not a ton of those fake supplements in the magazines. After a solid food program, then add the protein powder, multivitamins, Omega-3, and from there the more advanced supps like BCAAs, creatine, etc.

Try this and it should help you go a long way. Goes without saying that you should be getting a decent amount of sleep, too. As for working out in general, find a good, solid program. You're wasting time if your just experimenting without any sort of foundation of knowledge that you've build through training. Just poke around the internet for guys like Lee Hayward, Vince Delmonte, etc. and find something solid and then your golden bro. One last free tip...there are two important meals that you gotta eat something no matter what: breakfast (break + fast...get it?) and post-workout (e.g., protein shake + solid food meal after). keep this in mind and you'll be on track.


#2319435 World Events : Where are Commissar, Foulbear and Fire Shaman in the rotation ?

Posted swordmagic on 23 April 2014 - 10:58 AM

Prior to the feature patch i used to run all the world events using the gw2stuff timer.

The feature patch introduced a fixed spawn time for most world events, however they forgot about the above mentioned 3 world events.

Does anybody know why these 3 are not included in the rotation ?

Kinda miss the old system, the fixed spawn times doesn't suit me very well, feels more like a chore now.


#2215403 Campain to eliminate all others armor except berseker

Posted Trei on 30 June 2013 - 04:46 AM

I say eliminate stats from gear.
Add nifty skills, abilities or effects on them instead.


#2147018 Movement Speeds, a problem

Posted Corsair on 21 January 2013 - 12:12 AM

Gonna drop this off in Tech, see if they might know whats going on.


#2005911 Buying the Wrong Armour Type (Dungeons)

Posted Linfang on 09 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

This happened to me too, but on the Durmand Priory armor merchant and luckily I accidently purchased something I was looking to buy anyways, still pissed me off because I did not have all the money for a full set I was gonna save it all and buy it at once. I dont understand why I get confirmation to destroy some stupid piece of metal from a event chain yet when it comes to expensive gear a little slip and bam, you own it. such bullshit.


#2000761 Buying the Wrong Armour Type (Dungeons)

Posted Sheepski on 07 October 2012 - 11:56 PM

The above suggestions are good, and they're actually things that are pretty commonplace amongst games nowadays. Only 1 of them would be needed to solve the issue and imo, all round it should be the refund option. It's pretty pathetic that there isn't some way to avoid these general human errors we all make sometimes.


#1997704 Is GW2 dead?

Posted Fawkes November on 06 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

View PostVerranicus, on 06 October 2012 - 02:03 PM, said:

Rose tinted glasses. Guild Wars had its share of empty, barren areas with no players and to say it had none just shows you as a fanboy.



Your own fault for hyping it up.



You insult peoples intelligence and then say you play MOBA games? Irony.

I never insulted any one and I never said I play MOBA games. Without sounding like I'm insulting you, learn to read.


#1995998 On the persona of the Elder Dragon

Posted Konig Des Todes on 05 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

This had came up on the official forum's lore forum and I went into a bit of detail on this over there, and it seems to have caught some interest so I figured I'd bring this up over here and see what you all think.

Through observation of the Elder Dragons and their minions via GW2 and Edge of Destiny, I have come to the conclusion that each Elder Dragon has a distinctive "personality" - or rather, desire - that controls their actions (and in turn, the actions of their minions). This line of thought was originally inspired by a comment Thalador made to me in game where he mentioned some of Zhaitan's minions speaking of immortality gained through him, and it brought me back to an old thought process I had when I first read Edge of Destiny. Before going into detail, I believe that the ED’s personalities can summarized as desires; effectively:
  • Primordus desires destruction
  • Jormag desires power
  • Zhaitan desires immortality
  • Kralkatorrik desires perfection
I cannot denote the deep sea dragon (referred to as "DSD" for simplicity) or the mysterious sixth dragon (referred to as "Sixth" for simplicity) due to the lack of knowledge on them, unfortunately. Now to elaborate further...

Kralkatorrik

From Edge of Destiny, on Kralkatorrik’s thoughts, we’re told that his mind is “like standing in the eye of a cyclone” (pg390) and that “the center of every vortex is a great emptiness-a hollow longing. The storm tries to fill the emptiness, but more it hungers, the deeper the the emptiness becomes.” (391) And as Snaff became what Kralkatorrik wasn’t, the harder Kralk tried to obtain Snaff. This ties into how the branded’s minds are in the book – they’re fanatic, but more than that. They’re seeking to give Kralkatorrik all they can. In other words, Kralkatorrik is attempting to obtain all that he is not yet. And when one obtains everything, they become “perfect.”

Zhaitan

Zhaitan is another story. His minions denounce their faiths, despite how faithful the Orrians were they blasphemy the gods and call the Mists “lies.” (all Orr personal story bosses as well as some meta event bosses) But on top of this, they also say that Zhaitan is truth, and Zhaitan is the only true means of obtaining immortality. And through serving Zhaitan, by empowering him, they can obtain that. Where Kralkatorrik forces fanaticism, Zhaitan feeds lies of knowledge and longevity. And in a way, what better way to obtain immortality than through undeath – once you half the rotting process (which seems to be true for risen), there is no more aging. Thus, you have a form of eternal youth, and through becoming more powerful that eternal youth becomes invincible – thus “immortal.”

Jormag

Jormag’s unique in his corruption. As Khrigar Ripjaw in Safewatch Vale says, where other Elder Dragons corrupt to enslave, Jormag first promises power prior to corrupting. He entices those who will become icebrood to join him willingly, and corrupts through the mind whereas Kralkatorrik does physically and Zhaitan does magically. Through this, he tempts his minions to become stronger, and oddly, he is the only Elder Dragon who’s minions work alongside non-corrupted creatures – icebrood are often seen alongside non-corrupted Sons of Svanir as “gifts” of their devotion, but on top of this as seen through events and stories like Honor of the Waves, Jormag blesses those who prove themselves with more power – his power. He is creating an army of those who desire power, whereas others are merely creating armies and anything they can obtain. As such, by using those who crave power, he ensures that he himself will become more "powerful."

Primordus

My reasoning for linking Primordus to destruction isn’t in its minions names. Rather, it ties to the minions’ actions and how he corrupts. Unlike all other Elder Dragons (except possibly the DSD), Primordus does not corrupt living beings. At all. He creates mimicries of living creatures instead. His minions themselves seem to hold one objective, to kill everything that lives. Since Eye of the North, that is the main thing they were said to desire – and though I can’t recall where, it was said that the Great Destroyer’s purpose was to eliminate life to make the way for Primordus. So if Primordus didn’t want to kill everything, why would eliminating life make the way for him? Perhaps “destruction” isn’t as accurate as “genocide” would be.

DSD

A small attempt to determine what the DSD may have for a desire. In the Movement of the World, we're told that it twists water itself - similar to Primordus, it doesn't seem to corrupt living beings, though we can't be certain of this yet. Along with this, we're told by largos that the ocean depths are now filled with "horrors" (sounds very lovecraftian to me). This in of itself doesn't give much, but it does remind me of a certain NPC who corrupts living beings and transforms them in GW1: Kanaxai. Kanaxai is called a demon, though its origins unknown, and appears fairly humanoid. However, it corrupts and torments individuals by nightmares and horrors, turning them into Oni. Take note, that Oni had tentacles on their faces. And that Kanaxai was underwater when he was trapped by the Jade Sea. Not a solid connection, but a possible one.

Interesting to note is that these aspects of Kanaxai are also shared with Abaddon, though the "corruption of humans" are a bit different (shimmery and aetheral, with fish-like skin - whereas Kanaxai's "corruption of humans" turns them into grey and... actually a tad bit insect like I think - not really sure how to define that)

If this connection is true, then I would thus link the DSD with the concept or desire of "psychopathy" "madness" or "insanity." Something that horrors would often bring (once more, sounding lovecraftian).

Sixth

This one's even harder, though similar to the DSD, we're given two hints at the Sixth's nature, both coming from Zone Green of the Infinite Coil Reactor in Mount Maelstrom. As many may know by now, Zone Green is overgrown with vegetation. This in of itself indicates a "nature" dragon. However, what's just as common place as vegetation there is poison. Similarly, one may find out that the Infinite Coil Reactor was built after the Thaumanova Reactor exploded - as a replacement to the Thaumanova Reactor. Take note that the Thaumanova Reactor also has 6 sections to it - though it lacks a "zone black" counterpart. The vegetation section of it has an event with a "poison creature" - specifically, a rotting oakheart (a similar one can be found in Greatheart Weald of Queensdale during an event). These oakhearts are oddly shining despite being called "rotting."

Sadly, this doesn't really give any indication to the dragon's persona, though it does give a line of thought when one considers that for Zhaitan and Primordus, their element is tied to their persona (undeath is a form of faux immortality; fire destroys and burns things) - thus poison would in turn suffocate life. Through such, I would denote on the lack of further information, that the Sixth's persona and desire would be "pain" or "agony" - effectively, "sadism."


Though I still wouldn't put much faith onto the conclusions of the DSD and Sixth's.


#1958875 so who got bored and stopped playing already?

Posted Shadowrose on 22 September 2012 - 05:34 PM

I find myself not logging to GW2 that much recently, but I still have fun when I do.

I hope they add new content soon...