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Zetor
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Reply #350 on: August 29, 2013, 01:00:38 PM

You people all need to acknowledge the REAL masters of the universe.

My chars:
Asura Elementalist, Guardian, Warrior
Charr Engineer
Human Mesmer
Sylvari are boringNecro alt I'll never play
Norn are also boringRanger alt I'll also never play

e: I wish I could see my weapons though ;(
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Reply #351 on: August 29, 2013, 02:40:04 PM

All of my characters are Norn Women, except for one Tree man.

and the gate is like I TOO AM CAPABLE OF SPEECH
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Reply #352 on: August 29, 2013, 03:30:22 PM

I do have an asura necro that seems the likely next candidate for an 80. She's my only lady caster, too, so it'll help catch up my lady-to-gentleman ratio at the top a bit. It's currently three dudes to one chick (the thief is the chick), I blame the fact I loathe the female sylvari voice for my guardian being a dude, and I know better than to play a human-shaped female caster in a Guild Wars game for my own sanity.  Ohhhhh, I see.

I am bored, here are pictures of three of them:




Tree dude isn't in an outfit I like yet, so poor Jassan the Guardian does not get a picture.

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Reply #353 on: August 29, 2013, 07:57:27 PM

I don't think the intent is to flood the gold market to sell gems.

I don't know who would suggest such a thing in the first place. What possible benefit does ANet get from selling gems for gold?

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Reply #354 on: August 30, 2013, 12:53:30 AM

I don't know who would suggest such a thing in the first place. What possible benefit does ANet get from selling gems for gold?

The benefit to ANet comes from the gold price of gems going through the roof which means that newer players, who don't have 80s and can't make nearly as much gold from the events as longer-term players with 80s, are more likely to want to buy gems with real money.

Either that or these events are just badly thought out, but I don't think that's likely given that they've run 2 in a row like this.

Do the gear boxes that drop from the events have their item level set on drop or on opening does anyone know? It occurred to me yesterday that it might be worth be saving them til I'm 80 before opening.

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Reply #355 on: August 30, 2013, 09:12:13 AM

There's risen thralls in every zone with risen, and most zones have risen.

Lol seriously.  It's like saying, "Surface most often walked on:  the ground." 

Engineer and Necromancer are my two top classes.  Thief and Guardian are a moderately placed third and fourth.  Love the idea of Mesmer but can't get past 40.  Warrior and Ranger I can't get into at all.

I made a second Engineer and run a 0/20/20/20/10 build that is beyond fun.  Flamethrower, Elixir Gun, Elixir B, Supply Crate.  Pistol/Shield.  Specc'd for toughness and might stacks with flamethrower, extra damage with flamethrower and elixir gun.  This is a build I tweaked and optimized during these zerg-heavy living world events.  Tagging mobs, good damage dealing, and lots of support/healing available.  Run in with elixir gun, hit button 5 where you stand, hit button 4 and it's area retaliation.  Hit button 3 and cleanse folks.  Switch to flamethrower and burn everything.  Repeat.  So fun.

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Reply #356 on: August 30, 2013, 04:00:00 PM

The only class I just cannot make myself get into is the engineer, and I'm not sure why. I start and then I go "blurgh" and I do something else. I guess I could insta-20 one now if I really wanted, I have a spare scroll of that sitting around.

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Reply #357 on: August 30, 2013, 05:09:32 PM

That's what I'm gonna do.  Level 8 engineer and six of those scrolls, he's getting one whether he likes it or not.
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Reply #358 on: August 30, 2013, 09:02:44 PM

The only class I just cannot make myself get into is the engineer, and I'm not sure why. I start and then I go "blurgh" and I do something else. I guess I could insta-20 one now if I really wanted, I have a spare scroll of that sitting around.

There is something wrong with engineer as a fun levelling experience. Admittedly mine was my second character but I had to push myself to hit 80 (no crafting either).

I wanted to be a grenadier - grenades were clunky.

Flamethrower was fun until the patch where you had to align stars or get "missmissmissmiss" etc.

Even then, once you work out how to maintain the correct angle to not miss, it wasn't fun.

Underwater sucked if tiy were FT - I ended up grenading underwater with a FT build. It's just so clunky and the class that should have been the most versatile just isn't.

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Reply #359 on: August 30, 2013, 11:46:52 PM

Engineer really needs to have at least 2-3 toolbelt skills unlocked before it becomes fun to play.

My engineer levelled with a bomb spec -- keep dropping a trail of autoattack bombs while I gathered a bunch of mobs, drop 4 (basically perma-blinding them), then 2, 3, 5, and maybe the big bomb when needed. Marvel at the explosions, collect loot. 'Evil Midnight Bomber That Bombs At Midnight' cackle optional.

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Reply #360 on: August 31, 2013, 09:04:16 AM

Or you could just do as i did: eat a scroll to 20, level 4 crafting skills for around 35 gold then do invasions till 80.  Took a whole afternoon.

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Reply #361 on: August 31, 2013, 03:40:44 PM

I've never had 35 gold total.  awesome, for real

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Reply #362 on: August 31, 2013, 03:59:01 PM

The last two updates have been extremely good for my bank account.  I went from not being interested in a legendary to almost done.

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Reply #363 on: August 31, 2013, 04:18:27 PM

Feel free to buy me bigger bags  why so serious?

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Reply #364 on: August 31, 2013, 04:21:07 PM

Lol, i actually sunk everything i had left into vicious claw prospecting.  If i'm not mistaken the new assassin armor will drive the price way up.

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Reply #365 on: August 31, 2013, 04:52:54 PM

Feel free to buy me bigger bags  why so serious?

I can make you bags if you buy me the runes of holding for the bag size you want, you know! I have a 400 skill tailor!

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Reply #366 on: August 31, 2013, 08:22:20 PM

Legendary Rifle precursor dropped for me. Time to decide if my Warrior main or my engineer gets it. Now I need to work out how much it's going to cost to make it.

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Reply #367 on: August 31, 2013, 09:06:23 PM

Tier 6 mats and ectos are through the roof, unless you got a large stockpile of both those things you are looking at tons of farming still.  And rifle i would throw on an engi, at least they have a good rifle build.

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Reply #368 on: August 31, 2013, 10:14:47 PM

I'm guessing the crafting update on Tuesday has something to do with the money explosion.

LFG system is in on 9/17, along with turning Tequatl into a full blown super fight.
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Reply #369 on: September 01, 2013, 12:19:07 AM

LFG system is in on 9/17

 Woot! Thumbs up! Love Letters Yahoo!

Got my Charr Necro to 80 mostly by farming the Clockwork Chaos events. She has 25% map completion and 20g as a result.

Started on my Norn Guardian and realised after a few levels that not having a speed boost utility skill is painful. Might have to try the Elementalist instead...

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Reply #370 on: September 01, 2013, 04:31:30 AM

The classes without the 25% run buff are dead to me.

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Reply #371 on: September 01, 2013, 04:37:45 AM

Guardian has that one utility skill with a 60sec cooldown that gives swiftness, is that not enough?! awesome, for real

Seriously though, guardian staff 3 is an ok swiftness skill (kinda similar to mesmer focus 4), though obviously nowhere near as good as other permaswiftness options. Now the engineer "swap kits every 5 seconds to get 5 sec of swiftness" thing... yeah.


Anyway, I decided to take a look at this arena thing before the entire meta-event ends (yeah yeah, late to the party). Didn't really have problems until sniper dude (screw 1sec cast time killshots with transatlantic latency), but eventually got to Liadri... at which point I realized that my scepter/dagger (or staff) elementalist is probably never going to make it. Have much higher hopes for my engineer (though my gear is kinda cruddy) after facerolling 5-gambit subject 7 -- we'll see.
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Reply #372 on: September 01, 2013, 05:24:30 AM

Yeah I put a staff on her weapon slot 2 and with that in combo with "Save Yourselves!" it's better than nothing. Still painful.

Classes with no-fuss run speed buffs are Necro, Elementalist and Ranger yeah?

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Reply #373 on: September 01, 2013, 07:53:28 AM

Thief has the 25% run speed signet too and runes of the traveler are gonna give run speed now.

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Reply #374 on: September 01, 2013, 08:35:58 AM

Classes with no-fuss run speed buffs are Necro, Elementalist and Ranger yeah?

Warriors have it as a trait in the adept section of the Discipline line "Warrior's Sprint" - "Run 25% faster while wielding melee weapons". I run it for open world PvE and for PvP - gives me one extra Slot Skill over the other 3 classes you mentioned.

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Reply #375 on: September 01, 2013, 10:48:07 AM

Cool, thanks folks.

What I currently want is a keyboard shortcut to swap from Best Performance to Best Appearance graphics options and back again. I set Performance when porting to high population areas or Clockwork events, Appearance for everything else. Makes a big difference to loading times too.

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Reply #376 on: September 01, 2013, 12:00:54 PM

As expected, fuckers have been sitting on some stuff due to the tournament. Full panel rundown from PAX:

http://dulfy.net/2013/08/31/gw2-pax-anniversary-bash-coverage/

Notable stuff is a peek at a dragon encounter revamp, a seasonal WvW thing starting in October where the matches will be in a bracket and give weekly rewards to winning participants and end of event (7 weeks) rewards based on total participation.
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Reply #377 on: September 01, 2013, 01:39:12 PM

Man, that Q&A gets reeeeeally Engrishy in some places.

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Reply #378 on: September 01, 2013, 02:04:49 PM

That's just Dulfy, I think. Her site is awesome, but she could use an editor  awesome, for real

edited for actual content: I wonder if they'll give all the dragons the Tequatl treatment. Also, making it 'really hard' means it'll probably fail all the time and people will get fed up with it. I hope to be proven wrong!

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Reply #379 on: September 01, 2013, 04:10:24 PM

All I know about the new encounter is that the Rangers are already cutting themselves over it.  why so serious?


Elementalists, Thieves, Rangers and Necros all have a 25% Run Signet

Necros, Elementalists and Warriors have a 25% Run buff from traits when using X weapons.

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Movement_speed


Engineers, Guardians and Mesmers are dead to me! DEAD!

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Reply #380 on: September 01, 2013, 04:48:57 PM

Rangers are so odd. Even if you assume (safely) that pets will be terrible at the encounter.. it's still a fight about standing at range and nuking something. Which rangers are absolutely amazing at.
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Reply #381 on: September 01, 2013, 05:17:32 PM

It always comes back to the reverse doublefrost math on our weapon scaling. During one of the last weeks of Beta, someone went and did the math on how much damage a pet did on a target dummy, then subtracted that from all the rangers weapons.  why so serious?

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Reply #382 on: September 01, 2013, 05:30:00 PM

All I know about the new encounter is that the Rangers are already cutting themselves over it.  why so serious?


Elementalists, Thieves, Rangers and Necros all have a 25% Run Signet

Necros, Elementalists and Warriors have a 25% Run buff from traits when using X weapons.

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Movement_speed


Engineers, Guardians and Mesmers are dead to me! DEAD!

My thief feels slow compared to my perma swiftness/vigor engi.  It requires a bit of upkeep but you are certainly extremely mobile.

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Reply #383 on: September 01, 2013, 06:52:19 PM

DEAD TO ME!

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Reply #384 on: September 02, 2013, 03:18:04 AM

It always comes back to the reverse doublefrost math on our weapon scaling. During one of the last weeks of Beta, someone went and did the math on how much damage a pet did on a target dummy, then subtracted that from all the rangers weapons.  why so serious?

I'm probably wrong, but it feels like Teq is going to be the new Jormag. By now people do the encounter for loot, not for the encounter itself. Jormag is still boring as all hell and I avoid it unless he's in phase 3 - in which case I'll come along and mooch free loot :D

I love my rangers, but watching their pets die to aggro/aoe/agony etc makes me cry. They need to share agony resist with their owner at the minimum, have reduced aoe damage (not negated - rangers should have to micro them a bit) and should definitely have a switchable taunt (WoW does this well). That or reduce the god damn 60 second switch timer on pet death. I love losing a pet to agony and then switch only to lose the second one and be gimped.

That, or has been said time and time again, have a trait that locks the pet away and boosts the ranger's DPS.

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