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In Topic: Guardian GS > Warrior GS dps?

21 October 2012 - 09:00 PM

that's not how theorycrafting works...
if you want to make any kind of comparison on DPS between two different professions you have to create a model that factors in all the major elements that influence the system.

two major factors missing in your comparison (among others, but we don't want to nitpick, right?):
- different skills have different power multipliers, pulling the numbers from a database that only lists the raw base damage does not reflect the actual skilldamage(ratio) at a reasonable to be expected power value. any game with a constant gear progression would require those gains to be roughly equal. in GW2s case that is not needed as everyone reaches the stat plateau near instantly after gaining lvl80.
- dps is a measure of constantly applied damage over a reasonable amount of time. in this specific case to make any judgment about dps the calculation should at least include a timespan that spans the cooldown of the abilities used. HB has a 2 / 7 sec shorter CD for a reason that can't just be discarded by just looking at the first 5 seconds.

that all aside a comparison of that sort, factoring in 2 / 3 skills of profession with access to 17+ per fight, disregarding any synergies from traits, specific equipment builds or group members (vulnerability vs. might...), does not even make the slightest grounds for nerfing or buffing one profession over another as Minion is suggesting. that would be just absurd.

In Topic: Karma level 30

10 September 2012 - 02:25 PM

i just made lvl80 and was able to buy me a single piece of exotic armor with the karma (42.000) i saved up from 1-80.
so i would really suggest saving it, and not wasting it on leveling gear that you'll replace with drops or rewards within a few hours.

In Topic: Who else would want to play a Skritt?

10 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

OoooOOOOooh! Quaggan much more fun!

In Topic: How to get rid of face marks?

25 August 2012 - 07:42 PM

if you are talking about the masks and not some facial characteristics sourced from your race selection: they go into the helmet slot and can be deactivated the second you enter the game by unticking the checkbox in your hero panel.

In Topic: Empowering Might and Altruistic Healing

17 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

View PostUllysis, on 17 June 2012 - 02:10 PM, said:

"Most" being the functioning word in that sentence. If you have any evidence that either 1 or all 3 utilities I mentioned is(are) included in that list (assuming your sentence is a fact ofc) then let me know. I personally never tested this in beta so i cannot back nor deny your statement  as true or false but I will try to look into this in the next beta as I'd like to use those utilities in WvW.
it's one of ANets general design principles (stated by them as such in their forum during BWE1) that area of effect abilities (be it damage, condition/boon applications, heals, ...) only affect a maximum of 5 individuals.
that applies to shouts as well as to any other player controlled ability as far as my testing goes. so if anything you would have to supply evidence that an ability does affect more than 5 individuals, breaking that principle.