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LethoOfGulet

Member Since 16 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active May 24 2013 10:57 AM

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In Topic: GW2 and the Trinity

28 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

View PostRickter, on 27 November 2012 - 02:07 PM, said:

i see it this way, in real life combat, there are roles.  you have your squad leader, your heavy weapons guy, your medics etc. its the same thing.
Of course there are roles but rarely DEDICATED roles

I was trained as a medic, and one thing our officers repeated time and time again, was that "I'm a medic, shooting people is not my job like with regular infantrymen" is never a good excuse for anything. I do the exact same mine-placing, ditch-digging, shelter-building and shooting as the combat engineers that I'm grouped up with. I may not do them as well, but I'm part of that same team and I will contribute, even if in a field where I'm not as adept in.

It also goes the other way around, as all infantrymen have to be able to do basic first aid

Versatility is as important, if not more so than specialization

In Topic: So Andrew Macleod Threw His Jughead Crown In On Ascended and Gear Score / Checks

20 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

View PostGhostwing, on 20 November 2012 - 01:34 PM, said:

But what does it matter? Ascended gear only gets you access to the SAME content, but with increased numbers.
I really hate using the slippery slope argument, but do you truly believe that ArenaNet would invent a whole new gear tier and a gear-gating mechanic just to use it in one area?

In Topic: How Much Real Money Did You Spend On Gems?

20 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

View PostMazingerZ, on 19 November 2012 - 06:47 PM, said:

Never mind that.  I don't intend to just be lost revenue.  I intend to be a loss leader.  I download GW2 every day before I go to work.  I log in and purchase no gems.  If I leave, if all the people upset leave, all it does is give them an excuse to cut hardware and shrink the number of nodes and overflow running.

"A loss leader, or simply a leader,[1] is a product sold at a low price, at or below its market cost[2] to stimulate other sales of more profitable goods or services. Using a loss leader, often a very popular good or service, is a type of sales promotion—a marketing strategy that focuses on pricing strategy. Sometimes "leader" is used as a related term and can mean any popular article, i.e., one sold at a normal price.[3]"

So now you're selling yourself for pittance? Okay, whatever floats your boat

In Topic: Mesmer Patch Changes

20 November 2012 - 08:35 AM

View PostTouche, on 16 November 2012 - 01:09 AM, said:

Phantasmal Mage: This skill’s confusion has been increased to 3 stacks for 3 seconds from 1 stack for 9 seconds. The recharge on Phantasmal Mage’s skill has been increased to 6 seconds from 5 seconds.
Okay, so they made Phantasmal Mage more bursty? Personally, I think they should have kept the attack rate at same speed or even lower it to 4 seconds. The reason why the torch isn't used more is because the iMage is very lackluster compared to pretty much every other alternative

In Topic: How Much Real Money Did You Spend On Gems?

20 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

I've spent 10€, just enough to essentially pay for the bandwidth I've used so far

View Postpumpkin pie, on 20 November 2012 - 05:33 AM, said:

Wait, what? why do you have to buy gold to sell?
Whenever you put something up on TP, you pay a small percentage of the price. This is to keep people from using TP as additional bank space of sorts