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#2333552 ArenaNet to "address [...] the dominance of Berserker/DPS"

Posted Nikephoros on 27 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

View PostConkers, on 25 July 2014 - 09:33 PM, said:

Fact: the PvE is easy, for example this is a game where you can solo "end game" dungeons, and the only thing stopping you from soloing others are mechanics that require more than one person, the PvE content is not challenging in the slightest, it is a joke compared to PvE in most other MMOs,

All PvE content in all other games is easy two years later.  This is obvious.


As for your guild, I have never heard of you and you know why, because GW2 PvE is a joke, where most people who wanted a challenge left long ago, because this game simply does not offer that, which leaves try-hards desperately trying to invent some challenge for instances that you can solo, it is tragic...

You claim to be a hard core WoW raider and you've never heard of Death and Taxes?  Maybe so, but your analysis is pretty bad at the same time.  A dungeon that can be solo'ed once you have the appropriate skill and experience is the mark of good design, not bad design, but that's purely opinion.

View PostAdmiralSnackbar916, on 25 July 2014 - 08:59 PM, said:

About rampagers being ill conceived, I strongly believe that Arenanet did not realize what a well organized party would be capable of.  As for 2+ minute fights, which 5 man boss fights do you have in mind? I'm not asking that sarcastically, I just can't think of an enemy that takes that long to kill, unless you're soloing or unless it's Mai Trin.

Mossman at 50+ is at least 2 minutes, Archdiviner is about that length too.  None of the named dungeons really have any fights of that duration since most people figured out how to melee lupicus and use Fiery Greatsword.

#2333111 Guardian Screenshots Thread!

Posted MSchiffer on 22 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

My Astrid, I love this character so much

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#2324687 Hall of Monuments Starter Guide

Posted Save 4 Less on 21 May 2014 - 10:40 PM

There are still plenty of people that play GW1. You can go to Kamadan District 1 and find plenty of people recruiting for guilds/selling stuff. It's far from completely dead.

The only part of the Reddit guide I disagree with is beating Factions first. Nightfall should be the first campaign you beat because it gives you Heroes and Heroes will make the rest of the game much more easier.

#2322620 Bin the map!

Posted vermilion on 08 May 2014 - 07:57 PM

Opener didn't say that he didn't have fun earlier.
He just created a much more immersive world without all that icons, etc. I would, contrary, say: what a fantastic game it is!
Also that's good idea for RolePlayers.

#2322194 GW2 begins China launch

Posted Shayne Hawke on 06 May 2014 - 02:11 AM

View PostAzure Skye, on 04 May 2014 - 09:46 PM, said:

I burst out laughing when the dubstep kicked in for the asura part.

#2322257 GW2 - What's Next?

Posted Feathermoore on 06 May 2014 - 01:31 PM

Combination of megaserver and China release put a hold on any major updates. You don't want to roll out new content after changing the map assignment system until you get it reasonably ironed out. China release likely has less to do with it than getting ahead on the next season of the LS and letting the megaserver system have some time to normalize. Depends on if they are planning on starting the season with a big bang event or a series of sneaky changes to maps really.

View PostKonzacelt, on 05 May 2014 - 02:43 PM, said:

It's a little like what high school would be like if it was all done in cosplay.

That... is the most amazing visual ever.

#2322119 GW2 - What's Next?

Posted Konzacelt on 05 May 2014 - 02:43 PM

They failed expectations, but they haven't failed the game yet I suppose.  I still log in to relax after a long day.

Playing GW2 is like a little mini-vacation after dinner.  You don't have to think or exert yourself, just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

And socialize.

It's a little like what high school would be like if it was all done in cosplay.

#2320954 Big dye giveaway

Posted Cube on 29 April 2014 - 07:58 AM

Drum roll please!

The winners are as follows:
  • Vulshanna

  • Soulsucker

  • Bionicbits

  • Loviathan

#2320414 Axe/Mace DPS Build for Dungeons and Fractals - 04/15/14

Posted Nikephoros on 26 April 2014 - 08:16 PM


ICEing, I am banned from the official forums.  Be careful what you post there on my behalf since there are many trolls who will talk shit about me and I cannot defend myself or my builds.

#2320180 Axe/Mace DPS Build for Dungeons and Fractals - 04/15/14

Posted Nikephoros on 25 April 2014 - 11:33 PM

Updated OP to reflect the new stuff.  Video soon.

#2320081 Axe/Mace DPS Build for Dungeons and Fractals - 04/15/14

Posted Nikephoros on 25 April 2014 - 06:49 PM

The only time offhand axe will be needed are when doing solo dungeons with long boss fights and you need the Fury from #4.  How common that is for you is your call, but I personally would never use it.

FYI guys I am going to have an updated guide and video posted tonight.  A lot of changes with you will either love or hate depending on which weapons you like.

#2319073 The Perfect DPS Ranger Guide... For Real

Posted BrazilTheHue on 21 April 2014 - 10:17 PM

Updated for April 15th patch, and no, I'm not ever going to make a build with Bows.

#2319535 Big dye giveaway

Posted Cube on 23 April 2014 - 04:19 PM

Hey people!

I'm holding a dye give away until the 28th in a sort of celebration for the dye change to account bound. So I'm excited to be able to give a new or old player a bunch of dyes to expand their collection! I just decided to advertise it outside of tumblr. Please do join if you'd want to have the chance to win :)

NB: Because tumblr rules you have to participate trough a google form, I can't count your participation otherwise as you are not allowed to hold giveaways for likes, reblogs or followers, even if that is not your goal.

Original post: http://worldoftyria....00-unidentified

Being given back over 500 unidentified dyes I decided to open them all(because I’m a gambler with problems). I was left with TONS of dyes I can give away! So if you would like to expand YOUR dye collection, please feel free join in this giveaway!
  • First place: 20 Gold + 29 Green + 150 blue of choice or be given a bundle.
  • Second place: 10 Gold + 20 Green + 55 blue of choice or be given a bundle.
  • Third place: 5 Gold + 15 Green + 25 blue of choice or be given a bundle.
  • Fourth place: 5 Gold + 10 Green + 15 blue of choice or be given a bundle.
How and Answers:
  • All you need to do to participate is to leave your in game ID and tumblr URL in this form so I can contact you if you’ve won! (THIS GIVE AWAY ENDED ON THE 28TH OF APRIL 2014)
  • Because there’s so many dyes being given away the reward will be given over a course of a week(but most likely within a few days), this is because of my schedule and because I’ve to send multiple emails!
  • How you’ll be able to pick dyes: Every winner will be able to pick gold, green and blue dyes. However, you can only pick one of Black,Celestial or White, each of the winners will receive either one of these!
  • If you have won and you are going to pick blue dyes, please look herefor the dyes available. I’ve multiple of some of them so tell me the ones you want, and I will let you know if I have it available and if I don’t you can request another one. Don’t worry, I’ve more than 280 blue dyes, but if someone has picked one I’ve only 1 of, please make sure you’ve an alternative you’d want.
  • You don’t have to like, reblog or follow me! I appreciate it if you do so more people can join in(and I can see the interest for giveaways), but this is not mandatory and wont increase your chances, so don’t worry about that!
  • I will pick a winner on the 28th of April!
Please check back once a while, as I might update the How and Answers part as I go along! :)

Good luck!

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#2313256 Reapers: The 3rd Soldier

Posted Talosmygod on 02 April 2014 - 05:37 AM

Starting Note: Inspiration for this concept was from Duke Blackrose.4981

"Over 250 years, the Dervish needed to adapt – to refine its skills and reform its philosophies in accordance with all races. Their faith lies with themselves and their own capabilities. The new order is that of the Reaper – skilled dealers of death who have learned to move with grace and fluidity even in heavy armor. Their trademark weapon is the Scythe. As a sort of bridge between the Warrior, Necromancer, and Thief, Reapers fill a unique niche meant to give a unique flavor to the whole 'Black Knight' deal."
																													  -Duke Blackrose.4981

Armor - Heavy

Base HP - 15,082 (same as Rangers, Engineers, and Mesmers)

Profession Mechanic: Avatars

Reapers cannot swap weapons, but instead, transform into one of two avatars: an Avatar of Force, or an Avatar of Patience. Comparable to the necromancer's life force and the warrior's adrenaline, avatars are activated by a mechanic called focus; Wherein, focus is gained like life force, but drained like adrenaline. However, unlike death shroud, avatars continue to use the reaper's normal health pool. (Refer to figures 1-3 (figure 1: Avatars; figure 2: Avatar of Force; Figure 3: Avatar of Patient))

Focus - Focus caps out at 100; it is built by various weapon-skills, and utility skills.

Two Handed - Scythe, Longbow (Refer to figures 4-5 respectively)
One Handed - Axe, Dagger (Refer to figures 6-7 respectively)
Off Hand - Axe, Dagger, Shield, Warhorn (Refer to figures 6-9 respectively)
Aquatic - Spear (no figure for this, anet would have to do some work ;))


Enchantments - For a duration, if the reaper preforms a specific action (i.e. blocking) they unleash an affect (i.e. knocking nearby foes down). When the duration is over, another affect occurs. (Refer to figure 10)

Oaths - The reaper marks him/her self, allies, or a location for a duration. If a certain circumstance (i.e. you're hit with a disable) is met during the duration, an affect (i.e. you ignore the disable and gain a boon) follows. (Refer to figure 11)

Brands - Similar to oaths, the reaper brands his/her foe(s) for a duration (i.e. if your foe falls below 25% health, they are damaged). (Refer to figure 12)

Shouts - Unlike most professions, the reaper uses shouts offensively... Mostly. (Refer to figure 13)

Signets - ...The usual (Refer to figure 14)

Healing Abilities

(Refer to figure 15)

Elite Abilities

(Refer to figure 16)

Trait Lines

Force – Power + Condition Duration
Grace – Precision + Critical Damage (soon to be ferocity)
Patience – Toughness + Healing Power
Lethality – Vitality + Condition Damage
Avatars – Boon Duration + Reduced Avatar Cost (maximum of 30 focus reduction)

(All skills would be subject to balance...of course.)

Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, Figure 4, Figure 5, Figure 6, Figure 7, Figure 8, Figure 9, Figure 10, Figure 11, Figure 12, Figure 13, Figure 14, Figure 15, Figure 16

#2318979 Reapers: The 3rd Soldier

Posted Haruka Zahm on 21 April 2014 - 03:42 PM

This is actually really interesting.  It's a combination of my three mains from GW1: a Curses support necro, a condi ranger, and my dervish.  I'd definitely play it... assuming Anet ever implemented something this cool.