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#2351746 How are these traits?

Posted Nikephoros on 22 February 2015 - 12:47 PM

View PostAge, on 21 February 2015 - 09:59 PM, said:

I know but when those that were having a little problems in GW they got help from The Guru Monk forum.I reset my traits to the first set of Obal said but kept the skills the same.

People are happy to help, but I suppose its important to know what kind of help you're looking for.  If you want to have the best guardian build for pve, thats one thing.  If you want to roleplay a monk better, thats another.  If you're looking for weird mix of roleplay and effectiveness there isn't much advice anyone can give you because no one but you knows where the line of "acceptable" is in your head.

#2349022 Statistically irrevenant

Posted Satenia on 30 January 2015 - 08:24 PM

How can you choose stats at this point already even though there are no information about traits and skills available? Other than to continue your laughable anti-zerker crusade even though you are ignorant (or intentionally choose to ignore) basic game mechanisms?

#2351332 I’ve been playing GW2 wrong, and loving it.

Posted I post stuff on 19 February 2015 - 07:58 PM

How is what you run any different? You can take hits, don't need to know where to stack or what to cc. It's much easier if anything.

#2351158 How are these traits?

Posted Satenia on 18 February 2015 - 08:43 AM

About those Valor traits:

A degeneration decrease while downed doesn't look that much appealing to me. Why not trying to prevent it from happening? I would take SiN (IV) instead or even (I) if you really want to look into meditations, but I'll come to that in a moment.

Secondly, why mace mastery when you're using a sword and a scepter? Screenshot at least shows a scepter and the trait allocation suggests a sword.

Lastly, monk's focus with only one meditation skill and that one being the heal? If you are looking for more raw healing, I would simply take another healing skill? Or when traiting for meditation, at least take the corresponding adept trait and then place more meditation skills on the bar. Though I don't think they are overly great in the first place...

Personally, I would just drop most - if not all - of the valor line...

#2350277 How are these traits?

Posted Obal on 10 February 2015 - 02:09 AM

If you plan on keeping sword scepter go with this for general content where you need support.

4 - II, IX
6 - VI, X, XI
4 - VI, I or X or IX depending on what is needed for the content

If you don't need support from virtues master traits.

4 - II, IX
6 - VI, X, XI
2 - VI
2 -  I or VI if you need a lot of wall uptime for an event and flip it back when you don't

If you go with two 1h weapons then you can maximize dps by taking torch along with your focus.  Torch #4 does a lot of damage and you can work in 3 of them by the time both focus skills will be off cooldown so put it on whatever you use more often.

#2350354 How to talk to players in the game?

Posted Mystika on 11 February 2015 - 07:33 AM

Type /s for local, /p for party, /g for guild, /m for map. Right click a person's name to whisper and type /r to rely to a whisper. Welcome to GW2!

#2348858 DPS Guardian Guide for PVE

Posted Obal on 29 January 2015 - 07:04 PM

I updated the guide for the 1/27 patch.

#2349322 Guild Wars 2 FPS issues

Posted Quaker on 01 February 2015 - 03:17 PM

View PostGodLIke Clarens, on 30 January 2015 - 11:40 PM, said:

AMD A4-6300
That's your problem. The A4-6300 is not powerful enough - CPU or GPU-wise - to handle real gaming.
There are no "tweaks" that are going to make this any better. The A4-6300 is designed for "home" computers that just do basic e-mail, web browsing, and light gaming such as Candy Crush. It's woefully under-powered to handle GW2.
GW2 is a very CPU intensive game, and it's the CPU portion of the A4 that's holding things back. That's why the graphics settings don't seem to affect the performance.

The cheapest thing you could do would be to upgrade the APU to at least an A8-7600 but even better would be an A10-7800 or 7850. (the ASRock FM2A78M Pro3+ is FM2+ so it will take those newer processors)

The best thing would be to replace the processor with either an high-end AMD FX series, or preferably, an Intel i5, but that would require a new CPU, plus motherboard, plus a discrete video card such as an R9 270. (and possibly a better power supply.)

So, bottom line - you'll need to at least upgrade the APU (the A4-6300) with a better A8 or A10 if you want to get anything near playable results.

P.s. I have an HTPC that uses an A8-7600. I haven't tried GW2, but SWTOR is barely playabe on it at the lowest graphics spec (at 1920x1080), so I'd lean towards an A10-7800 or 7850K.

#2348405 The Perfect DPS Ranger Guide... For Real

Posted BrazilTheHue on 28 January 2015 - 12:48 PM

Edited for 1/27 balance patch

#2347360 Account suspended for an account issue?

Posted ParanoidKami on 24 January 2015 - 05:28 AM

G2A isn't a authorized reseller. Get your money back from them as it's not Anets fault.

A lot of sites like those get their keys illegitimately and then try to resell them. What happens is the developer can find the stolen key once it's used and deactivate the account.

There's a sale of the game at the official GW2 site over the weekend if you want to get back in the game. 75% off so only $10.

#2346078 Point of No Return Trailer and T-shirt Contest

Posted AuroraPeachy on 13 January 2015 - 03:52 AM

A truly breathtaking sight of Mordremoth's vines, creeping ever closer to Camp Resolve. I literally get chills when I see these in the Silverwastes.


Oh sweet Bandit Chest
Why do you vanish from sight
When I approach you

#2344205 Introducing the New Daily Achievement System

Posted Satenia on 10 December 2014 - 08:20 PM

As far as I'm aware, any previously announced schedule involved the wintersday stuff as the last December content and then the next episode of the living story in January. As such, this is a bonus on top of the regular content they are already delivering.

Furthermore, we're talking about a break in the bi-weekly schedule due to an official holiday season which is wildly celebrated throughout the world. What exactly is the problem here? That the developers do not feel like working through that time to produce even further content for a bunch of complaining free-loaders who won't spend an extra dollar on the game anyway?

On the daily system overhaul itself, personally I welcome it and see only advantages for the player:
  • You get more overall AP without being forced into doing categories you might not enjoy
  • The actual activities have a matching reward attached to them
  • The current rewards is still there and more easily delivered
That you "automatically" get something obviously does have strategic reasons as well, a player who might just log in to snatch that reward might actually remain there after all, be it due being made aware of new content he might have otherwise missed (not reading forums, websites, etc.) or socialising. But this doesn't cheapen these rewards for the more active regulars in any way way as they are likely obtaining all this stuff at a steady rate outside of the "freebies" anyway.

Ultimately, everyone is gaining through this.

#2343950 What's your favorite rune?

Posted Cube on 08 December 2014 - 01:18 PM


But if healing/support was actually viable I wish I could run MONK. :)

#2342822 GW2: Master of Salami Slicing

Posted Phineas Poe on 17 November 2014 - 04:15 AM

View PostBaron von Scrufflebutt, on 13 November 2014 - 02:41 PM, said:

The first system had a certain level of consumer friendliness.
The new system is definitely less consumer friendly.  Heck, it was changed with the SOLE purpose to be less consumer friendly.
Clearly, consumers should support or at least not mind the change. Right?

What's so amazing about this system: a system that grants less options to a consumer than the previous one, that consumers feel the need to oppose its critique? What are the benefits of players not being allowed to sell their excess gems?

Do you guys just spin up controversies without actually testing these systems out?

If you have 7 gems leftover from a purchase, you can convert X amount of gold into 3 gems and then convert the 10 gems into gold. This idea of "salami slicing" in GW2 is a myth.

Since they re-introduced the custom conversion rate, not only can you easily transfer any quantity of gems into gold, but specifying how many gems you want is far easier than it used to be. Rather than punching in a set amount of gold and seeing how much you get back, you just say how many gems you want. I actually find this system a lot more convenient; I just hated that it didn't have the custom conversion rate at first.

This is a non-issue.

View PostVeji, on 14 November 2014 - 12:41 AM, said:

So, excuse me, if i want to immerse myself in a hobby where i don't have to deal with that greed.

Then I suggest excusing yourself from not pushing 'O' in the future? Problem solved.

There is literally ♥♥♥♥ing nothing on the gem store that you need to buy for your account outside of character slots. If you hate it so much, don't use it. You seem to have an awful lot of pent-up rage about the fact that ArenaNet has their own bills to pay.

#2342759 GW2: Master of Salami Slicing

Posted Satenia on 15 November 2014 - 01:45 PM

View PostBaron von Scrufflebutt, on 14 November 2014 - 07:30 PM, said:

Ah, so you mockingly blew his post out of proportion because you disagree with blowing things out of proportion?
My bad. Please carry on with the discussion.

Your bad indeed. I would call it an analogy myself.

In the interest of discussion, do you actually have anything meaningful to contribute to the OP's mathematical approach to the gem-store change? I would be most happy to hear it.