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#2340240 Gone For 6 Months..

Posted MCBiohazard on 25 September 2014 - 04:03 AM

View Postilr, on 24 September 2014 - 07:56 PM, said:

Niche changes regardless.  The overall vibe wasn't nearly this negative / fewer "i quits" from long time fanboys

Niche or not, there were plenty of Cassandras willing to say the sky was falling back then and they're still around. This patch is less good than the previous one but that doesn't mean the response to the previous patch was any better.

#2340051 Gone For 6 Months..

Posted Katsumi Kei on 22 September 2014 - 04:06 PM

View PostSenatic, on 22 September 2014 - 01:09 PM, said:

Nothing controversial? What rock have you been living under. No, it did not for the most part deliver desired features. It delivered required features for the continued growth of the community, but there was nothing desirable about most of them. The community never asked for these changes, anet made them to increase player retention. And as to whether or not they were an improvement is completely subjective, which should go to show that it was a bad way to go in the first place.

If you like insistent hand holding like you're a baby and your parent is afraid to let you play with your toys than sure I guess you could enjoy them. Personally I am a grown man perfectly capable of figuring out things for myself without daddy anet controlling every little detail of my play experience.

That's a lot of bulls**t in one post.

Do you want me to state and discuss every single feature in the past six months to prove it to you that the changes aren't bad?
I have only one complaint so far, and that is the dumbing down the mechanics for starter zone heart quests.

I have seen a lot of people asking for account-wide skins and minis, trade post rework, UI improvements, changes to commander functionality and other stuff. We got those. They were desired and delivered features. Not your most wanted ones it seems, but hey...

Yes, we (I view people on guru and official forums, since those are the ones i read) want GvG mode, Guild halls, more new zones and content, but that in no way, shape or form makes the added features bad.

But, hey, I am not "your little daddy" to tell you what to think.

In conclusion, se05239, this is clearly not the exact same game you played six months ago, but if you spend few hours in it and let the changes sink in, you will probably like them. Also, the base of the game did not change at all.

#2340027 Gone For 6 Months..

Posted Katsumi Kei on 22 September 2014 - 12:57 PM

Nothing controversial in them. Delivered, for the most part, desired features and improved the game big time. It could seem a little too much seeing all that at once, but the changes are positive.
Weird is not necessarily bad.

#2340108 [Answered] September Feature Pack attributes increse for new character and ol...

Posted Satenia on 23 September 2014 - 10:52 AM

The attribute increases have always been there - what's new is that they are being displayed/advertised like that. Something about giving players an improved feeling of accomplishment upon level-up :P

If there actually was a stats difference between old and new characters, rest assure that the forums would have gone down in fire, pitchforks and tears.

#2339643 Is GW2 dead now or is it just the forums?

Posted MCBiohazard on 18 September 2014 - 02:40 AM

View PostButcher, on 18 September 2014 - 12:13 AM, said:

This argument is terrible. Considering that "Forumites" are the ONLY definitive representation of a games quality; many people who've never played, or prospect to play again will always go to a forum for the latest game information. They will then make their judgement.

Never state that point again, because it honestly makes you look completely unqualified to be a moderator, as well as even a basically trained debator.

Highly inflated opinion of oneself is not a good attribute for a serious debate either, y'know. Just because forum goers are visible does not mean they are the only voice by a longshot.

#2339517 Is GW2 dead now or is it just the forums?

Posted Feathermoore on 17 September 2014 - 01:20 PM

Forum numbers drop as games get older as it is. Just a nature of the beast. I can't really say for sure since I have no numbers or anything, but I would imagine forums drop at a faster rate than in game players does. Forumites aren't really the best representation of a game's players.

That being said, GW2's design lends itself to an ebb and flow of players and community interaction. The episodic content releases results in surges of activity. The game is alive for sure, but those surges are noticeable both on forums and in game. The megaserver makes it harder to see this than it used to be though.

#2339244 The New Leveling

Posted I post stuff on 14 September 2014 - 09:01 PM

Has flaws, but not enough to warrant a shitstorm of ths magnitude.

So in other words, business as usual.

#2339049 Thoughts on the September Feature Pack?

Posted I post stuff on 12 September 2014 - 08:06 PM

What are you on about? Ranger DPS went through the roof.

#2219095 The Perfect DPS Ranger Guide... For Real

Posted BrazilTheHue on 13 July 2013 - 01:39 AM


All I'll say is that if you are skeptical, watch the video evidence.

Before we get started
A lot of people seem hate on Rangers, and this is most likely because of the average Longbow using Juvenile Brown Bear shitty pug that we all know and hate. When played correctly, Ranger is a ♥♥♥♥ing monster.

  • Sword - Primary DPS weapon. Very strong DPS, but it comes with a catch. You'll really have to practice to get used to the autoattack and the timing that the evades require.
  • Warhorn - Used for the Blast finisher, Fury, and Swiftness.
  • Axe - Primary supplement to Sword. Path of Scars is incredible.
  • Dagger - Swap to this if you need the evade from Dagger 4. Dagger 5 can also be used to aggro mobs from a distance. Swapping will also cancel your Sword chain, so you will get an evade on command. If you have high latency, this may not work as smoothly though.
  • Longbow - Yes, really. Lead off with Barrage and then Rapid Shot before swapping to Sword. DO NOT USE BEARS
Armor and Trinkets
  • Berserker's Trinkets
  • Berserker's Weapons
  • Berserker's Armor with Ranger Runes
  • Sigil of Force on your Sword
  • 10% Sigil on your Axe
  • Sigil of Force and a 10% Sigil on your Longbow
  • 6 Marksmanship. I, VII, XI
  • 5 Skirmishing. I, V.
  • 3 Nature Magic. IV.
Skills to Have
  • Healing Spring
  • Troll Ungeunt
  • Quickening Zephyr
  • Signet of the Wild
  • Sic 'Em
  • Rampage as One
  • Frost Spirit (It's fixed now!)
  • Curry Butternut Squash
  • Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
  • Dungeon Potions - Duh.
  • Seaweed Salad or Asparagus and Sage Salad

#2338284 Thoughts on the September Feature Pack?

Posted I post stuff on 06 September 2014 - 01:32 AM

View PostDahk, on 05 September 2014 - 06:49 PM, said:

Well, the feature pack is a bit disappointing, for sure, but it hasn't killed off my interest from playing.  However, it is really sad to see how much of the community (at least at GW2Guru) has departed though.  I really love this forum, but so many sections seem to have really died off since so many people have stopped playing.

Hopefully we see some meaningful addition in the future, but if there's not...well, EQ Next looks promising. =P
This is an example of explaining things in a way that best fits your bias instead of doing some research beforehand.

"I want to believe that GW2 is dead, therefore I'm going explain everything with GW2 is dead."

Back in GW1 days Guru was the main and only forum for the game. There were no official forums or GW2 subreddit, so if you wanted to discuss the game you had no choice but to use Guru. Your only alternative was PvXwiki if you were prepared to face tons of 4chan-esque autism. There was a nice site for guides too (forgot the name, they has a lightning shaped logo), but it closed down.

Right now there is a more accessible official forum and of course Reddit. I firmly believe that the former gives you STDs but Reddit is nice. Plus, there's Dulfy for the news, guides and tools.

That being said, Guru was always infamous for its long, pointless line by line arguments which digressed into topics completely unrelated to the thread. Given alternatives, I'm not at all surprised people don't post here much anymore.

I mean, when I made an account here there was a thread about Zerker gear that was dominated by an argument about what "cyclical argument" means. It went on for dozens of pages until the thread got nuked.

#2337675 Thoughts on the September Feature Pack?

Posted davadude on 31 August 2014 - 12:19 PM

View PostPhineas Poe, on 30 August 2014 - 04:03 PM, said:

My primary criticism is that they're developing fluff changes to the game rather than tackle the bigger, more important projects. They're plucking the low hanging fruit.

I agree with you, but considering their team size is still 300, plus or minus five, and 20 people do LS, 20ish people do Feature packs, I cannot help but think some larger content is being worked on.  SAB came out of nowhere, Fractals came out of nowhere, Southsun came out of nowhere.

View PostPhineas Poe, on 30 August 2014 - 04:03 PM, said:

And it's not like re-designing fractal rewards so that you can buy weapon skins with relics is such a monumental task.

One of the developers on Reddit (I think?), claimed something as simple as a party votekick number change (in other words, kicking requires three or four players instead of two), was a big deal and was being worked on for the end of this year or 2015.  With that in mind, the engine may be a bit more difficult to use than we think.

#2338215 Precursor Dawn, how to get it?

Posted Dawn Quickblade on 05 September 2014 - 12:29 AM

As this seems this thread seems to be used more to vent and complain rather than pose an actual question, (It appears you know the answer anyways) I will be closing it.

Have a lovely afternoon.

#2337807 Wool, Silk, Cotton, Linen scraps

Posted ZCKS on 02 September 2014 - 04:31 AM

View PostJernej, on 01 September 2014 - 08:55 PM, said:

Is silk considered as rare material? I am using fine salvage kit on everything that's below yellow. On yellow&exotic i use master salvage kit.

No its a common one.

Rare materials would include goss, ori & the lvl 400 leather.

Overall when you salvage I would suggest basic salvage kits for anything below yellow & mystic salvage kits for yellows then black lion for exotics.

#2337050 Buying/Building a PC? Check here First! (The Suggested builds thread)

Posted Quaker on 26 August 2014 - 02:32 PM

Change the CPU to a newer i5-4690K (it should be about the same price). For a cooler, a basic CM Hyper 212+ will get you all the overclock a Haswell can handle.
For best performance with the Haswell CPU you'll want a Z97 based motherboard, not a Z87

#2336789 2nd Birthday gifts

Posted davadude on 25 August 2014 - 07:35 AM

This is an awesome birthday gift.  Seriously, free MF/Karma/Gold banners forever, in the form of those cakes?  Makes up for the rest of the lackluster package.