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In Topic: Friendly fire

13 February 2014 - 10:08 PM

Well, the most important reason why to not add this is the fact that ANet specifically stated during development that they wanted a game where the spirit of cooperation could flourish (paraphrasing of course).

Aside from the PvP platforms and maybe the Auction House, the game is designed with us helping each other in mind. Which is why there is kill sharing, ad-hoc grouping, combo fields, xp for rezzing, etc. Adding friendly fire takes away from the vision of cooperation.

I think it would be really neat if it was added for specific sPvP maps and potentially even some fractals. But to add it as a sweeping change across the game is just a horrible idea given the vision ANet has presented us.

In Topic: Are Profession changes possible?

11 October 2013 - 09:20 PM

View PostHawkofStorms, on 10 October 2013 - 10:46 PM, said:

A) Doing this defeats the entire point of having alts.

B ) If you could do this, you'd be lost.  Do you really want to suddenly have a lvl 80 Guardians when you've never played a guardian before.  Do you think you'd have any idea how your skills work or be a good guardian?

If you want this, go make an Alt that looks exactly the same as your existing character.

I'd say point B is a fallacy, as you can already have an instant 80 in the game via sPvP. Learning how to play a new profession/build isn't difficult, it's all a matter of how much effort you put into researching your choices. It's fairly safe to assume that a fair number of those wanting to pay for a profession change are doing so because they are pretty well informed of how that prof plays. It's just a matter of getting through the 80 levels before your character is fully functional outside of sPvP.

I'd be willing to wager that they would make more money off race/prof changes than alt slots. I also feel some of the technical difficulties behind it, specifically personal story, would be the lynchpin that prevents them from doing this.

In Topic: Realism in RPG Combat?

09 October 2013 - 07:51 PM

I find that the more realistic any game tries to be, the more tedious the game becomes. When I play Skyrim I use the weather mods, hypothermia, went & cold, etc. However, I have those mods set to give my character negative consequences and not kill me outright. I feel like the varied weather biomes in Skyrim were underutilized in the vanilla game, but at the same time I don't want to randomly die because I didn't build a camp fast enough. There's just enough realism to make certain aspects of the game important (staying warm to keep skills at 100%), but it's not so realistic that I am having to stop numerous times over a short period of time if I am in the coldest regions of Skyrim.

Combat is similar. You need enough realism to keep things interesting, but if you make it too realistic it can become tedious. Not every battle in a game should be an epic struggle for the ages. Some things are just meant to be fodder (rats and crabs), while other mobs are meant to be epic battles (aka dragons). Unfortunately, the power cap vs. difficulty settings in Skyrim tend to not balance itself out very well.

In Topic: Any PC game worth getting right now?

09 October 2013 - 07:35 PM

BF 4 is pretty solid, from the beta I've played. The controls are a bit tighter than they are in 3. Watch Dogs could be the big thing for the holiday season, especially for PC gaming. EQ Next: Landmark is supposedly being released before the end of the year and is going to be a complete game unto itself, pretty interested to see what they have in store.

In Topic: Moving Past Gw2 as a Gamer

18 September 2013 - 03:09 PM

View PostZabrielx, on 18 September 2013 - 02:44 PM, said:

Yes, I love Guild wars 2, but i want something to play on my pc while im not playing gw2 or if im not liking the gane at the moment. Here are the games i want to play or i am thinking about
  • Watch Dogs. This game looks great and hopefully will have great game play
  • Wild Star. I reccently looking into this game and it looks really cool. Judging by the trailers and some videos on YouTube about the game, it looks like you will be able to do anything on this game. Yes it looks a little cartoonie but, it's funny cartoonie.
  • Battlefield 4. I like shooter games too and this one looks like you'll be able to do anything from breaking buildings to shooting the lights out to fight your enemies in the dark. Open beta will be on October 4 and i really wanna try this out.
  • Batman Arkham Origins. Anyone who played the other batman's know this is worth buying.
I just want to ask some questions to people who usually buy these games for pc?
  • Do you need a game controller specific for pc to play these games?
  • Does pc specs matter when buying any of these pc games?
  • Anything else i need to know as a pc gamer?
Thanks in adance! Looking to play more awesome games in the future! :)

Any controller with USB capabilities should work for your PC. I have a wired xbox 360 controller for my PC.

PC specs matter in regards to what your system can handle vs. the minimum/recommended specs for the game. http://www.systemreq...ntslab.com/cyri is a great resource to help you determine whether your PC can run a game or not.