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Aaron Demonsniper

Member Since 23 May 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2014 01:44 PM

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In Topic: legendary weapons pricing

02 September 2013 - 10:49 PM

I've been going for Bolt since day one, and now have every single thing for it. Except for the precursor. What once was going to cost me 300g is now up to around 600g and still rising. I've worked hard to get everything else, but the precursor is getting ridiculous.

In Topic: Skill Division: WvW and PvE

13 April 2013 - 12:09 AM

I kind of wish they wouldn't split skills between WvW and PvE. WvW is meant to be combining the fun of PvE with some elements of PvP. Moving into skill splits make the two that much farther apart. I'm well aware of imbalances between professions in some builds, but I'd say that makes the game more interesting. We don't need to be perfectly balanced to be able to win - the professions are close enough that skill will determine the winner.

In Topic: 30 pts in beast mastery.

26 March 2013 - 02:39 AM

I ran 10 in BM since launch until a couple days ago, when I switched from 30/20/10/0/10 to 10/20/10/0/30 to try it out. My ranger a bit less damage, but my pet is now incredibly powerful and my overall damage skyrocketed. I run cats and drakes now, instead of being required to keep bears everywhere to keep them alive. I wouldn't say a full BM build is for everyone, as it requires a fair amount more attention to the pet, but it can be pretty fun.

In Topic: Ranger Rumors vs. Reality?

11 March 2013 - 08:04 PM

View PostWordsworth, on 11 March 2013 - 07:33 PM, said:

Pets are as bad as people say.
Rangers are balanced with having pets in mind, therefore they are gimped.
Pets are only bad if you don't use them right. Bears are the go-to pet for any high-level areas, meaning dungeons and specifically fractals, maybe orr depending on your beastmastery points. You lose dps, but you get an incredible shield with 40,000+ health. Pets for other places mostly depend on your situation. Cats are good as long as you aren't against champs. Their dps combined with the rangers themselves adds up to some of the highest I've seen.

You can't just let a pet go. You have to actually pay attention to it, as it is a huge part of the class. Change your pets just as you change your weapons or utility skills to fit the situation. I play a ranger as my primary and am well on my way to a legendary. I am quite survivable, especially when I use bears to keep the heat off. My dps is at least on par with the thief and engineer I run with.


View PostAl Shamari, on 11 March 2013 - 06:53 PM, said:

Quite honestly, many people are simply concerned with 'min-maxing' and while Rangers simply can't keep up with the damage output of say, a Warrior... that doesn't make them entirely useless.
Exactly this. Ranger is the jack of all trades. We can change up to fit any situation even more than the other professions. You won't be the best at much of anything, but I think that's okay.

In Topic: condition dmg vs critical

27 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

If you specifically want bows, shortbow generally should have con damage while longbow should have crits. I'm not sure what you're saying about crit chance from flanking. Flanking only affects shortbow #1 skill and the 25 point trait in skirmishing.

I run primarily longbow, with about 2/3 crit chance. Con damage I get is low, mostly for my sword/torch secondary set. If you post your build, I'll see what we can do with it.