They say and do these things because they are passionate about it. They care, but they don't quite agree with the direction due to other factors such as change from the familiar (see the talent changes from WoW Cataclysm to Pandas, the later spec system included more actual choices and less math), going in a direction seen as evil (anything cash shop related gets panties in a bunch), to just regular old armchair devs thinking that they know better. It isn't that the criticism makes themselves feel better in and of itself other than some possible catharsis of issues related to it. They don't get off from insulting or putting others down, that is merely how the internet has sadly trained us to speak with only those whom take more extreme language getting a reaction or response while more reasoned and thought out messages get lost in the dust.
Que sera sera, whatever will be, will be. Don't let these people's own vexations affect you too much and realize that they are people just living their lives and doing what they think is right for something they love. The best course isn't contradictory or combative, but conversational. Talk with them on it and don't attack. And realize that leaving the conversation is always an option should there be no ground gained or conversations advanced.
It would come off as fan service to me for spotting something inconsequential they otherwise wouldn't have thought to run with when other options do exist. The last year could have easily been spent fighting Jormag or Kralkatorrik both of which are highly visible threats not hidden behind cryptic combat status messages.
Would be interesting if you could provide us with extra information about the ranger build, but I'll give it a try anyway:
First of all, I've been wondering: If you're playing "tank" and your GF is playing "healing/DPS support role", then who is actually doing the damage? One important aspect to keep in mind is that there are no classic trinity roles in GW2 - every class is self-sufficient to some degree. As such, everyone has a mandatory heal-slot, there isn't any huge classic group-healing, no classic aggro/taunt-system, and so on. As a result, the game is quite dps-centric. It might just as well be that if both your chars were spec'd for dps, stuff would die fast enough that you're not required to run defensive builds (slower killing = more potential damage taken).
On your current build:
II in strength doesn't really match well with healing signet, as this is the kind of healing skill you (currently) don't wish to activate. There isn't much else to take if you're not dual-wielding, but still, I'd take something more practical (I, III) unless you're changing your healing skill to healing-surge.
The traits in "defense" I would drop altogether. If you're looking for condition removal, "shake it off" is nice enough and can easily be replaced by another utility if not needed. If trying to place traits more defensively, I suggest looking into the tactics like, as this has group-support like boon-duration, shorter shout recharge or even "Empower Allies" at 20 points. This generally goes well for providing your sought-after boons like might and fury and party-wide dps increase.
On taking punishment:
Personally, I would suggest to rather practice avoiding it. Note how you can execute a large majority of your characters abilities while moving. This is there for a reason. Movement, positioning and the dodge function are the key factors during a fight, standing there ta(n)king the hits isn't. Between your warr and your GF's ranger, you should have all kind of immobilizing skills (consider axe/maxe again), use them accordingly.
I suppose that was more of a general advise rather than actual warrior-advise, but personally I got the impression that potential problems aren't related to classes in this case.
It's actually not optimal to go for a crit chance that high... most people will tell you, about 50% is the sweet spot (you get massive diminishing returns for your investment in gear vs increase in crit chance)...
I'm not sure where you get your information, but you're quite incorrect.
SammyJ, on 02 March 2014 - 10:56 AM, said:
How? number gave me 2600 ish, my power is 2170...i have full zerker everything with 20/25 trait...how do i get 500+ power? O-o
You should make all your assumptions/calculations for pve with party buffs. Warrior banners, Fury, Might stacks etc.
As Typo said, have you contacted your ISP? Some ISPs, especially those that work with schools or businesses will have settings that interrupt, disable, or de-prioritize large downloads or Torrent type apps. In many cases the GW2 downloader can appear as a file sharing app to these limiters.
Both DVI-I and DVI-D are able to support 1920x1080 resolution, and both use the same actual digital signals, so in your case it really doesn't matter.
The DVI-I connector includes analog signals as well as digital, so DVI-to-VGA converters only work on it. However, if you are using DVI(card)-to-DVI(monitor), the analog signals are not involved.
DVI-I also generally supports fewer resolutions beyond 1080p.
DVI-D is purely digital and can support higher resolutions.
As you can see in the rules, we do not allow the posting of such links. This actually serves to protect posters as it removes the chance anyone would click on the link. Anet has a list of authorized retailers and they are the ONLY sources of gems that are not potential scams. That list is in the thread in question and is more than enough to protect posters.
In the future, please contact a moderator with questions such as this.
The R7 250 and GTX 650 trade blows depending on which game is being benchmarked, so it may just come down to which games you play. The R7 250X would be a big step up from either, but is probably more expensive, the same goes for the GTX 650Ti.
In a vacuum, I would get the R7 250 myself since it's newer technology etc...
After seeing that site myself I would recommend dropping down to an i5 3470 CPU and using the savings to get the HD 7770 GPU. It would be a better gaming experience for you all around.
Hello, is it bad to do all the windows updates when the computer starts up for the first time?
Making sure Windows is up to date on a new computer is one of the most important things you can do and among the first things you should do. You can skip the optional updates and any driver updates Windows suggests, but there are a lot of security fixes, so MAKE SURE WINDOWS STAYS UPDATED if only for security purposes.
My comment is that if you're a strong player, even if youre in a bad pug you want dps builds/gear. The idea that "oh I pug a lot so I need tankier gear" is a fallacy. You might as well be saying, "I depend on being carried by my Guardian reflects and Aegis and when I pug I fold up because I'm bad."
I would argue that what changes in bad pugs is tactics not gear. In a bad pugs with weak reflects, you might not be able to stack behind a WoR and dps in melee. You might have to range-kite instead. You might have to dodge in and out, more of a hit and run style. But even if you're ranging and even if youre playing hit and run you want to be in DPS gear with a dps build. If you tailor your build and gear tankier it isn't because you're in a bad pug, you are a bad pug.