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Mekkakat

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#2116709 Let's speak meta... 5 topics in one!

Posted Isms on 13 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

Meta:

Guardian for center point holding.
Mesmer w/ portal for back point holding (communicate with your team, this has a broad skill-range).

Elementalist roamer (essential in khylo for anti-treb)
Thief Roamer (prioritizes deadly targets, rides them hard: see Necro)
Power necro with rez signet. Blows up mid node. Focuses on staying at mid point.

Tactics: Won't reveal specifics that we use, but the 'meta' seems to have a general "mesmer to close, all other 4 to mid"
Don't bother taking the far node (there are exceptions), winning the middle is your only concern. This keeps your team close so you can always out-roam the enemy team and have the numbers advantage. If you try to take the far point, you'll just lose it to the enemy team as they constantly zerg it from their respawn and overwhelm you.


#2114944 Best Class & Build To Level Up Super Fast

Posted Darius on 11 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

View PostZhahz, on 11 December 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

Leveling in this game is incredibly easy.  It's less about which class you use and more about having and using a brain.

Warrior or guardian for extra face roll.

Craft to shortcut.

IMO, if the game is so painful to you that you can't be bothered to level - don't play - find something else to do with your time.  If you don't actually like playing a game, why play it?
who ever said that the game is painfull to me? o.O i love this game and i think it's the best MMO in Years
I love playing it, exploring, etc.

I just want to level another class to 80 that's not ranger for the lulz, precisely because I love the game.
I just want to know quick ways to level in case I am tired of running around for Heart Scouting lol. Calm yourself lad, no need to jump to conclusions.


#2113484 Condition Warrior Build (looking for input)

Posted Drunkscottsman on 10 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

I just wonder if you shouldn't switch your secondary set to Rifle/Longbow or Mace/Mace(shield).

So you have a ranged or defensive set just in case. I only use warhorn for swiftness at spawn and then I swap in another secondary and in my playing experience having sword on both sets is only good for less skilled players in 1v1, you often run into annoying mesmers/rangers, etc... that you need some more defence or some range to kite... Also you will have 2+ opponents at least once in a match and you won't ever be able to survive with Sword/warhorn.

also if you choose to switch, have the sigil of energy/hydromancy to gain that extra dodge roll to mitigate a burst skill or to waste one of their opening-mid fight skill in their rotation, and the 3sec freeze on switch. You don't really need sigil of battle on if you decide to have a defensive/cc secondary set since you would only accidently get killing blows instead of switching back to Sword/sword after mitigating a lot of dmg and cc'ing them.

So for me, i'd probably go for Mace(Sigil Geomancy or Energy) and Shield(Hyromancy), or Longbow(burning)/Rifle(Bleeds) ranged with Sigil Energy/Force/Agony(or Smoldering for bow).

Just what i'd change... I love how much Toughness, condition damage and crit. chance you achieved and 18k health is only gonna get you killed with the lack of defensive options. Just some things to think about regarding active survival.

Let me know what your thoughts are.


#2111056 Which two professions would complement each other the best?

Posted Xsiriss on 07 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

Unnecessary complications going on here.

A heavy class (Warrior or Guardian) + any squishier one. Personally I think Guardian+Engi makes a great team for survivability, damage and cc.


#2098635 Why a linear leveling curve is actually worse than an exponential one

Posted Craywulf on 27 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

* leveling...They should've done away with it all together. It's a relic from the old AD&Ds days that really has no business in a computer game. All the math can be done behind the scenes and players can still feel progression without seeing those fancy numbers. Just look at the way GW2 PvE downscaling works, your level is pretty much a non-issue.


#2101607 After playing GW2, I decided I'd prefer a sub fee over any cash shop

Posted Milennin on 29 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

And with a subscription based game the game is designed around grind to keep you playing longer.

Pick your poison.

Point being: Whether you play sub games or f2p games, neither have a desirable game design to them.


#2104401 Infinite Swiftness with Dagger - DS build

Posted Umie on 02 December 2012 - 07:37 AM

thanks for the build. trying it out and it's a lot of fun. but something was missing. as i was going over the build, i realized your choice of amulet makes no sense, as you barely have any means of stacking conditions. so why the condition damage?

precision makes sense. there's way too much swiftness (more than needed for perma), so runes can be modified. not enough vit. and like no power.

im gonna try with soldier amulet + rampage jewel. crit is lower, but you gain 6k health, some toughness and a lot of power. with precision sigils, crit aint too bad at all. cheers.


#2065694 The Black, the Storm, the Jade. T1 - round 2

Posted Cosian on 06 November 2012 - 09:40 PM

View PostRadburn, on 06 November 2012 - 07:52 PM, said:


There is little achievement for a T1 server to win a match, however congratulations are still in order because its still an accomplishment. There are far too many factors such as coverage, free server transfers  forum trolls (psyops) that undermine this achievement in a really big way. Lots of guilds realize they're skill, hard work and dedication can be completely nullified by these factors and either transfer to a winning server or just leave WvW all together.

I would like to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on the players & the guilds that fight hard against overwhelming odds no matter which server or tier you are in.

And this is really the essence of it methinks.... building a cohesive team takes a considerable amount of out game time and effort.  The vast majority of guilds don't participate in this let alone take on a leadership role in the effort.  As such, its just easier to take your 'uber' individual guild and move it to a team environment that is already in place and functioning.  Much easier than sticking it out and working with other guilds of like mind to build something and struggle through the bad times when they happen.  

Frankly, it is why structures like HoD/TA are quite attractive to most guilds.  There they do not have to lead.  Leadership is handled by the few at the top putting in the effort.  The problem here, as we have seen, is there is no deep leadership bench and when the leadership guild(s) tosses in the towel .... for whatever reason ... the structure crumbles quickly.  No big deal, the guilds in question here will just move to the next place teamwork or an opportunity to team win already exists.  Much too big of a hassle to build something from scratch while losing :)

Frankly WM struggled on SBI in the beginning.  And I think Bahaness and others would freely admit this.  Understand that WM was more of a structured PvP/GvG guild where winning and losing was fully in their control.  Now comes WvW where winning is dependent on a whole bunch of people you don't have any real control over ...:)  And in the beginning we just did not rocket into 1st place.  There was a lot of work, relationship building, and team building still to be done.  But they stuck with us and in my mind became a lot more than just a large highly skilled PvP group.  They became an integral part of a team just like the many other guilds here.

Anyway, I think any server up near the top these days has the potential to be number 1 on any given Sunday.  Heck, certainly BG had the skilled players and guilds, jumping out to a 20K lead after the weekend during their first match in T1.  Holding it together when you don't take first in T1 or even losing and dropping to T2 is what really determines if you will be a competitive server for the long haul.  I know SBI, JQ, and BG has the stuff.  I think IOJ has a good foundation as well.  I am anxious to see what tricks SoS has in the bag.


#2066158 Staff elementalist

Posted Jennifer on 07 November 2012 - 04:30 AM

View PostMekkakat, on 07 November 2012 - 03:37 AM, said:

There are lots of great threads throughout the forums on how to play Eles effectively, as well as dozens and dozens of great builds.

http://www.guildwars...list-guide-wip/

http://www.guildwars...ld-compilation/

Try to make sure to use the search feature, as it'll help you find almost anything you need to know when just starting out :)
i was looking for guides but i didnt find a lot of staff guides, a lot of d/d s/d but no staff.....
and thank you very much  for the URLs :3


#2062025 Cap points, Maybe? A tribute to WvW

Posted Senator Crafty on 05 November 2012 - 02:35 AM

Tribute to all the weekend warriors, and white flag heroes I present to you:

Cap Points, Maybe.

(Sorry no audio version... you seriously don't want to hear me sing.)


I read a thread on the net,
Saying “get ready, get set”
Oh how we’re gonna regret,
It when you’re in first place.

The trolls began to explode,
Just how bad it would erode
children attempting to goad
Me into posting this.

Your rage was showin’
tears and vile flowin’
As the fight got goin’
Just who’s gonna win now baby?

Hey we just beat you,
And this is crazy,
But please stop crying
and cap points, maybe?

It’s hard to have fun,
When your raaging,
so please stop crying,
and cap points, maybe?

Hey we just beat you,
And this is crazy,
But please stop crying
and cap points, maybe?

And to the other teams
You be angrrrrrrrry
But please stop crying,
And cap points, maybe?

Instead I laughed and I sighed
watching the three teams collide
The game so evenly tied
but still, I hoped we’d win

I hoped and prayed for a day
that each team would just  play
A Mesmer dead in the fray
But still the white flags rose

Your rage was showin’
tears and vile flowin’
As the fight got goin’
Just who’s gonna win now baby?

Hey we just beat you,
And this is crazy,
But please stop crying
and cap points, maybe?

It’s hard to have fun,
When your raaging,
so please stop crying,
and cap points, maybe?

Hey we just beat you,
And this is crazy,
But please stop crying
and cap points, maybe?

And to the other teams
You be angrrrrrrrry
But please stop crying,
And cap points, maybe?

Before you wallowed in the thread
We beat you so bad
We beat you so bad
We beat you so, so bad

Before you wallowed in the thread
We beat you so Bad
And you should know that
We beat you so, so bad

It’s hard to have fun,
When your raaging,
so please stop crying,
and cap points, maybe?

Hey we just beat you,
And this is crazy,
But please stop crying
and cap points, maybe?

And to the other teams
You be angrrrrrrrry
But please stop crying,
And cap points, maybe?

Before you wallowed in the thread
We beat you so bad
We beat you so bad
We beat you so, so bad

Before you wallowed in the thread
We beat you so Bad
but get over that
So cap points, maybe?


Credits go to: Carly Rae Jepsen (for such a simple song to parody)
TA - For the fun stomping (I miss you guys!)
The entire of T1
GW2GURU trolls and rage.


#2056656 Surviving while built for damage

Posted Lilitu on 01 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

This is the reason thieves are very powerful. (I rerolled from warrior, as did many others).
Defensive stats only get you so far... what really matters are things like dodge, teleports, stealth, shadowsteps, invul frames such as death blossom/flanking strike. With the right abilities and the right player talent, you can go all out damage and still be a very tough target to take down.

Range is also a huge survivability tool.


#2051544 Best Self Heals?

Posted Drekor on 30 October 2012 - 12:16 AM

View PostAetherMcLoud, on 29 October 2012 - 10:44 PM, said:

Staff ele with evasive arcane.
They match it for the first few seconds then they run out of endurance and cooldowns and fall off dramatically. Guardians don't.

AH heals for every stack of every buff you apply. If you apply 1 stack of might to yourself it triggers once. If you apply 1 stack to yourself and 4 teammates it procs 5 times. If you apply 3 stacks to your entire team(like VoJ does) it procs 15 times. If you apply a symbol of prot with empowering might you can get 10 procs every second(FYI that's over 700 HP/s alone) by doing nothing but spamming #1 with Hammer. Start adding in other things like resolve, regen, heal on dodge(you'll prob have perma vigor too) and then decide to trollmode with something like staff #4 which gives 12 stacks of might to nearby allies(yep 60 procs of AH!) plus a 2k heal at the end and you have a 6k+ heal on a 16s cooldown that's not even your normal heal spell! Then we could get into all your virtues proc'ing group wide buffs but I think you get the picture.


#2046985 Where is justice ?

Posted DaPala on 27 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

View PostMekkakat, on 27 October 2012 - 08:44 PM, said:

lol @ anyone trying to even remotely imply that PvE has anything to do with PvP.

I have a level 80 Thief and Engineer. I main Ele, and mine isn't even level 30 yet.

lol noob




j/k ofc :P


#2046533 Where is justice ?

Posted AetherMcLoud on 27 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

View PostSephorai, on 27 October 2012 - 03:18 PM, said:

[I actually quite like the aurora borealis effect on it. Though I'm farming for my incinerator (just finished my clovers :D) cus full CoF armor plus Emberglow plus Incinerator equals some pretty badass fire look.
Really? I thought you of all people would be 80 Aether. I don't comment much but I've been reading you guys since Pre-launch

I played maybe 1 hour of PVE last month. With 5-6 hours queue time for WVW I see no incentive to do any PVE when I can do PVP without needing to level grind. I did the first 2 dungeons, was underwhelmed, never touched PVE again since that.


#2025865 Another patch, no ele buffs (but nerfs yay!)

Posted shaolinwind on 17 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

View Postabr4, on 16 October 2012 - 02:01 AM, said:

but don't worry, if you keep trying you can get there.
lol and one day you may understand what 'glass cannon' actually means...

not holding my breath.