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In Topic: I only use staff

10 September 2013 - 01:06 AM

View PostReaper3354, on 09 September 2013 - 08:24 PM, said:

So, what you're basically saying, and I'll take this one personally because I've got no one but myself to base this reply off of, is that because I come from a history of many MMOs in which weapon switching, aside from personal taste or indecision, was non-existant, I'm ignorant of my 'classes'?



Because I come from a long history of GW1 where the only memorable instance of being required to switch my weapons at all came from The Deep in which you basically had to during the boss or you'd screw it up... I lack creativity?

Yes. GW1 required a knowledge of what you were fighting and equiping what was needed. High fire damage? Fire resist shield. Altering skill bar based on what you're facing shows exactly creativity.


I'm lazy?

The evidence is mounting.


But given this reply is so 'against the grain' I suppose you'll tell me it's simply a lazy reply and I'm ignorant for even posting such a thing...

Summed it up perfectly.

I wouldn't normally put someone down like this but you're getting hysterical and needed a slap.

In Topic: How bad is my build?

20 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

I would stress learning to use focus well is the mark of a good mesmer, it will help you in PvE and PvP more than any other off hand (except in strict 1v1 environments). In pve it will allow you to group mobs, reflect/absorb ranged mobs damage, do decent damage to the grouped mobs and let you skip mobs easily. In pvp its an aoe pull/interupt (reses/stomps/point capping), pretty long cripple, engineer and warrior stomp aid, our only real source of swiftness and the phant can really help you out vs projectile classes.

For pve you can increase your utility (and damage) by bring feedback in a lot of places. Also Sig of Insp can essentially double boon effects/durations on your team mates. For WvW i would suggest blink instead of decoy, it will help you escape horrible situations more easily and is good to learn how it works for PvP.

In Topic: minimum rank to join tpvp

20 August 2013 - 01:01 PM

SoloQ is new and has a ranking system that it will use to match teams. Since the ranking system doesnt have the depth of games that it requires to match people properly yet you will get these large pvp rank gaps in team atm. Give it time to settle down. When the TeamQ system was new you had the same issues.

Basicly if you want to stop being paired with lowbies you need to keep playing SoloQ and it will eventually pair you with people at your own level. This issue should go away with play time.

I'm against a pvp rank requirement to join tPvP.

In Topic: The New Mesmer Meta

17 August 2013 - 07:33 PM

i kinda agree there isnt a reason not to melee things but using sword on both weapon sets deprives you of some cooldowns. staff may not be awesome dps but switching to it briefly for chaos storm on a down'd ally or using staff 2 to kite certain mobs (champ aboms who have stacked up) just gives you extra options while its phant hits hard in power builds. GS as well has extra aoe for trash if thats what ppl would rather. this 2nd weapon set doesnt need to be switched to often but i think staff and gs add more to the switch than just a duelist and stun.

i totally agree focus reflects and sword should be your number 1 weapon set but i think its nice to have a utility weapon for oh shit moments or for opening on grouped baddies for aoe daze procs and chaos armour for chums. good guide though and the stressed message, reflects and utility is the mesmer's place, is the way to look at the class.

In Topic: Aetherblades = Alternate Universe?

17 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

people that have a small understanding of maths shouldnt make proofs like this.. also your assumptions are weighted by your opinion and desired outcome.

firstly you're dealing with people here not numbers, people can have 2 different thoughts in their heads at one time and keep secrets or not mention all sources of influence. think of 2 people that have influence in your life, they dont necessarily have influence on each other or even know each other exist. eg. your mother and the boss of your company. and thats for a simple individual, now add in large secretive asuran organisation and A and C actually being related is even more of a stretch. even if A is related to B and B is related to C.

but the main point is dont use mathematical proof language to try and make your arguements sound more valid.. you're telling lies with maths and thats not cool.