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Ottosteve

Member Since 14 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 20 2013 10:53 PM

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In Topic: Do you reckon they will ever properly balance portal

19 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

Just for my own education in WvW tactics.....does a Portal Bomb consist of anything more than a Mesmer making a suicide run into a target area and laying down a Exit Portal (assuming the Entry Portal was already cast)?

I got asked by a Commander if I knew how to Portal Bomb the other day and had to answer No as I wasn't sure if there was more to the tactic than that.

In Topic: I really need some help with direction

21 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

Have you tried just going Full Beserker gear all the way? With your Jewelery and Weapons you're already there you just need a Armor set.

The trade-off with Warrior is always going to be one of offensive vs. defense. I'm just not sure the small gains in Vit and Tou your armor is giving you is a good trade-off vs the damage output you could have.

Also, if you don't like the popular builds, have you tried the unpopular ones :) Warriors have such a HUGE variety of options, but you've only named out 4 popular builds.....branch out try a Hammer/Rifle build or something like that.....

In Topic: Purpose of Personal Storyline

11 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

View PostMastruq, on 11 February 2013 - 07:49 PM, said:

The sad part is the underlying technical aspect of using any part of the world for your personal story instance is brilliant.

Honestly, when I first started playing GW2, I thought it was exactly that. I thought the choices that I made during character creation were going to effect the story my character was playing through from beginning to end.

I was quite sad to learn that the farther I advanced through the story, the more the story converged to a single point and the decisions I made during character creation had less of an effect on the story.

In Topic: Purpose of Personal Storyline

11 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

View PostNyrath, on 11 February 2013 - 11:40 AM, said:

I guess I'm the only one who quite liked personal story (at least until Trahearne appeared)...

No, you're not the only one.

I think most of the personal stories have been fantastic. I've done two different versions of the human story, two of the charr, a norn and a slyvari. All of them have been enjoyable, especially in the Charr, at least in my opinion.

The storyline starts to go down hill once the orders are introduced. While not terrible, I just didn't like the feeling of being a "novice", when I was suppose to be a hero. Even then by the end you end up graduating......

.......to move onto the third act of the story, which basically involves you being the "sidekick" to a house plant. From Claw Island on, I find little to no enjoyment in the storyline. I've got three characters at 80th level and none of them have completed it (two of the them stopped in the mid-70 levels and one in the mid-60s).

The problem is there is nothing that is very compelling about the story. Unlike games like Mass Effect or Dragon Age where you get sucked into the story the farther you go by making you more important , GW2 seems to want to push you out of the story by making you a sidekick.

In Topic: Best class for only solo play?

31 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

I think Ranger is hands down the easy button when it comes to solo PvE.

I leveled my Ranger to 80th with sub-par gear, and terrible traiting without any issue. The key was my Polar Bear. Huge tanky Polar Bear made solo PvE simple......

....and boring. Most non-enjoyable leveling experience to date in my opinion.