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Brizna

Member Since 29 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active May 10 2014 10:54 PM

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In Topic: Megaservers or not Megaservers?

10 May 2014 - 10:57 PM

View PostMCBiohazard, on 27 April 2014 - 09:06 AM, said:

As a casual player in a mostly dead guild but with altoholic tendencies nonetheless, the megaserver has only been positive for me. Many dynamic events in previously underpopulated zones that I had to skip in the past because they were not easily completable solo I've been able to do because there has been enough players nearby to finish them. I realize the issues that can occur with large guilds not being able to get into the same instance, but paradoxically as a mostly lone wolf, I am enjoying the game more because there are more people around me to help me finish content.

Exactly that is what Anet intended and in retrospective the megaserver is the greatest succes of the feature patch. That doen't mean it's free of drawbacks, nothing is, but all in all a feature designed to improve open world that improves open world in 95% + cases is good.

In Topic: Best ranged class after upcoming update

29 April 2014 - 06:37 PM

Yeah rangers are great for open world, spec as bearbow, and let your immortal bear tank while you pew pew from range, mobs love bear too so no trouble having it keeping aggro.

That said bearbow spec teaches rangers to play that special way that has made them the most despissed profession in GW2 to the point that when I ever try to play my ranger ina  dungeon I get kicked out most of the time despite being an experienced player.

PS: Zerg feasts do not apply, your pet, any pet, will get insta stomped by zerg bosses.

In Topic: precursor question

29 April 2014 - 06:17 PM

View Postswordmagic, on 29 April 2014 - 01:08 PM, said:

1. Never - and i mean NEVER - use exotics for getting ur precursor but use rares instead.

I think you haven't got that one right.

If you drop 4 exotics you have an small chance for a precursor, I've seen different values ranging from 1 to 0.2% chance.
If you drop 4 rares you have an 80% chance to get a rare that will not be a precursor, if you get on the lucky side and it's an exotic you have a 1-0.2% chance that it is a precursor.
So yeah more precursors drop from exotics than rares.

That said the mystic toilet is a misterious, all I say is based in speculation by people who have experimented extensively with it and what they shared, but I don't know anything.

In Topic: Are Ruby Orbs still the poor man's PVE DPS armor upgrade?

29 April 2014 - 06:00 PM

Ruby orbs used to give 2% crit damage each, they now give 14 ferocity, that's 0.93% crit damage.

In Topic: ArenaNet to "address [...] the dominance of Berserker/DPS"

29 April 2014 - 05:47 PM

There isn't diminishing returns when stacking up on damage, quite the contrary, the damage modifiers compound with each other becuase they all multiply each other. The best way to address zerker "problem" would be to make damage modifiers additive, that way it might make sense to give up a 10% damage bonus in exchange of something else, now when giving up a 10% dmg bonus you lose much more than a 10% of your BASE damage.

Examples
Multiplicative: Base damage * crit dmg * trait * ... * trait * rune * sigil
Additive: Base damage * (crit dmg + trait + ... + trait + rune + sigil)

On first model talking of diminishing returns is non sense, on the second model it makes sense as time necessary to kill stuff is HP / DPS, so +500 DPS is more meaningfull when you are siting at 1K dps than when you already are at 2K dps.