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Dahk

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In Topic: Updated DPS rankings, April 2014

Yesterday, 12:30 AM

Looks like an unexpected change to Empowered Mantras broke the mesmer build listed. =P

I'm far from a pro at mesmers, but I'm guessing the high dps build is 0/5/0/5/4?

In Topic: When is this patch dropping?

15 April 2014 - 09:29 PM

View PostPhineas Poe, on 15 April 2014 - 09:18 PM, said:

Blizzard used to shut down WoW for entire afternoons to handle patches of this magnitude.

ArenaNet lets players stay logged in and play without incident up until when the patch hits and they're in your mind deservedly chewed out for taking a couple extra hours.

Unreal.
^ Yea, this is huge.  The game is almost never shut down for maintenance and the patches, as a whole, are less buggy than WoW patches were (unless they've just gotten a lot better in the recent years since I quit).  I remember cancelling any raids on patch nights since it almost always meant that the game would be in a near unplayable state due to lag, bugs, etc.  GW2 has it's share of bugs, but at least it's not as gamebreaking and doesn't come with 'maintenance' downtime.

In Topic: Updated DPS rankings, April 2014

11 April 2014 - 06:32 PM

Shouldn't ranger DPS ranking go up?  The critical damage nerf won't hit them as hard since they have a good amount of damage coming from their pets.

In Topic: Pay-to-win

04 April 2014 - 03:27 AM

There is absolutely no 'pay to win' in GW2 and I have yet to see a single argument for that point that isn't totally ridiculous, so I'm not sure why there's a need to put up such a big post about it.

Really, it boils down to two points:
1) You can buy gems with gold and, hence, can buy anything from the gem shop without spending a penny.

2) Yes, people can buy gold with gems and can then gear up faster than someone farming gold, but this is the case with every MMO.  The only difference is that your cash goes to the people building the game instead of to an underground market unless you deliberately choose to feed that beast instead.  Many people don't think of it this way, but you could 'pay to win' in WoW even before they had additional cash shop items just by buying accounts or buying from gold sellers.

It's also worth pointing out that since gems = gold and gold = gems, it doesn't matter if the gem shop has skins or legendaries for sale.  The only thing to argue about that is whether the net cost after considering the conversion value is justified.

@ OP's TLDR: I chuckled, but TLDRs are good for finding out whether the big discussion is worthy of reading or now.  It may come as a shock to some, but many lengthy posts on forums are actually pretty terrible.

In Topic: Tera Rising & Guild Wars 2 - new classes

20 March 2014 - 10:25 PM

After playing Tera, I can honestly say that it needs more than a new class to compete with GW2.  Tera, despite it's amazing combat mechanics, is still a game where the person who grinds for the rarest gear wins.  It also doesn't help that Tera tends to have a rather toxic community, at least compared to the GW2 community.