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In Topic: Megaservers or not Megaservers?

Yesterday, 06:25 PM

View Postdavadude, on 20 April 2014 - 03:45 PM, said:

People seem to forget that the tuning algorithm, or that which is primarily aimed at bringing players on world or friends lists/guilds together, is not yet active.  They want to roll out the megaserver system across the game before they activate additional functions that might cause serious problems.

lol, the current implementation is causing serious problems.  Also I've never even heard of what you're talking about, delaying the placement algorithms.  I don't really believe that.  I certainly believe they're not working though.  And you all can defend this system all you want, but ArenaNet's utter silence on the issue since release and their limited dismissive response during the announcement of the feature when concerns were raised is deplorable.  There is no reason for any of the players to give them the benefit of the doubt right now.  Trust needs to be earned, and you don't earn it by being utterly silent while your players clamor over the most controversial update you've added to the game.  Regardless of its effect on the game, this whole Megaserver issue is an abomination of PR with their customers.

In Topic: Megaserver Status Update

17 April 2014 - 04:29 PM

View PostEbony Shadowheart, on 17 April 2014 - 03:47 PM, said:

I was hanging around in Black Cit last night. Normally there's absolutely nobody there. Last night it was crawling with people. It was...definitely a different experience.

Some of my guild mates mentioned that as well.  I don't know if they were messing with settings or if they reverted the megaserver there. It could also be that you just happened to be placed in a "fresh" instance (the others just recently filled to max, prompting a new one to be made) and there weren't enough people to fill that specific one out.  From what I've seen so far in different zones, each server instance doesn't appear to be filling out evenly.  They seem to be just packing one and then making a new one, basically like the overflow system was working.  So it's entirely possible you just got stuck on a newly created instance.  Though there's no way to really know for sure what's going on because ArenaNet has been completely silent on the issues people are bringing up.

In Topic: Not a fan: GS & Hammer WvW Warrior

17 April 2014 - 01:54 PM

Oh sorry, I didn't notice the follow up question.  Yeah, that's basically the rotation there, though you can also open with F1 if you think you can catch them without a dodge.  Alternatively, you can use #3 on approach so that you can catch up to them for #5.  One of the most important skills to land is the #2, as it does decent damage and applies weaken, which will reduce their ability to dodge.  A LOT of players tend to ignore weaken since it's not a damaging condition and will let it just run its course, but its an extremely useful tool on keeping enemy endurance down.

In Topic: Feature Patch Update Notes

16 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

View PostKrazzar, on 16 April 2014 - 02:09 PM, said:

I thought the MegaServer system was supposed to sort people by langauge, or are there simply not enough people using the same langauge?

None of the sorting they mentioned has been working.  Servers were heavily split up, guild members were not paired together, and people were clumped together regardless of language barriers.  If the issue was that there were too many people logged in at once to sort, then that points to a severe flaw in the megaserver system itself.

And for the record, yes Megaservers have been implemented on several maps, contrary to what ArenaNet has said about their rollout plan, including some of the main cities (Black Citadel for example).

In Topic: PvE Mace/Shield build

15 April 2014 - 06:38 PM

View PostVeji, on 15 April 2014 - 06:10 PM, said:

Actually, i did a ranger run through CoF story and that was a cake walk.  Same with AC Story.  I go into AC Story as a level 80 warrior and i'm too busy looking at floor tiles to actually DPS a few of the bosses in there.  I'd imagine the same holds true for a grenade engy.  We shall see though, as mine is ever so closer to 80 everyday.

"You'll see" and "We'll see" are two separate things.  You seem to be arguing your experience vs the collective experience of the Warrior community.  It's a common occurrence that justifiably earns some hostility on these forums.  Instead of listing supposed warrior shortcomings as though they were fact, a more productive thing to do would be to ask for tips on how to improve your playstyle on one of the bigger threads, like http://www.guildwars...-101513/  This goes for the OP as well.  Whether or not you want to go that min/max build, a lot of the strategies described there as well as the videos posted are helpful in figuring out the best methods for dealing with various dungeons.