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  Date Posted #1 Friday, May 04, 2012 07:04:09 PM   

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How GW2 tears down obstacles and replaces them with fun:
* You don't have to "go" to the mailbox. Mail can be sent and received from anywhere.
* You don't have to "go" to the trading post, except to pick up an item. Can sell anything from anywhere and place buy orders as well.
*You can dye armor anywhere you want, and you don't need to buy a bunch of dyes to do it.
* Level scaling means everyone can have fun and be challenged by the content. No more "run throughs" of dungeons, and no walking into WvWvW as completely underpowered and useless provided you've unlocked a few skills.
* All races can be all classes and have the same base stats.
* Classes are not forced to use a small variety of weapons. Ranger can use a greatsword or an Elementalist can use daggers. There are some limits, but there's a lot of options.
* Weapon swapping more or less on the fly.
* You can transmute armor so you can look the way you want.
* Everyone can gather. And gathering nodes are per player, no competition.
* If you drop a crafting skill, you retain your points in it.
* You can send crafting mats to the bank from anywhere in the world, anytime.
* Cooking craft actually uses realistic based recipes to make items. It's the most complex craft in the game.
* There is no mob competition. So long as you help kill a mob (around 10/15% of its health) you get XP and loot.
* Your bags are "smart" and they can sort things for you.
* Account wide bank slots.
* Fast travel between wherever you are and a waypoint, NOT one waypoint to another waypoint.
* No quest log.
* Most skills can be cast while moving, certain class skills when used together create combos (ie a fire wall + ranger shooting thru them makes fire arrows)
* Overflow servers prevent you from being able to login on full servers (note: WvW maps can still get full, no overflow for them, and you will have to queue)

Bags:
You can make bags that prioritize certain types of items. So it's possible to run around with a bag for gear, a bag for materials, and a DO NOT SELL bag. Your items are auto-sorted into those bags, but other items can be put in them freely if you want.

Following NPCs behind the scene in a dynamic event...
 
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  Date Posted #2 Friday, May 04, 2012 07:57:51 PM   

Stop loving this game FL, cause I want to enjoy it myself! 
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  Date Posted #3 Saturday, May 05, 2012 12:33:08 PM   

Don't worry, I'll probably only play it for a month... LOL. These last few GW1 HOM points are a major pain in the ass... 
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  Date Posted #4 Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:12:12 AM   

Only need 3 more points in HOM to have all the item rewards in GW2...

HOM Points 
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  Date Posted #5 Saturday, May 12, 2012 08:34:38 AM   

Boom headshot... 30/50.

HOM 
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  Date Posted #7 Friday, June 01, 2012 11:35:11 AM   

Tons of beta keys available on various sites... Next Beta Weekend is June 8 - 10. If I snag an additional key, I will let someone have it (since I'm already pre-purchased). 
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  Date Posted #8 Friday, June 01, 2012 12:32:29 PM   

maybe you should get on the internets so we can play european escalation 
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  Date Posted #9 Friday, June 01, 2012 12:48:51 PM   

I've been busy lately... You are the one that left me hanging after you purchased... We will play soon...

FYI: Was able to get one key but all the sites for them are getting absolutely destroyed... So if anyone wants to play next weekend, let me know and I'll give you the key. 
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  Date Posted #10 Friday, June 01, 2012 02:52:42 PM   

sry for wanting 2 get a grip on the game before jumping into a multiplayer game >:O 
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  Date Posted #11 Saturday, June 02, 2012 09:57:10 AM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
sry for wanting 2 get a grip on the game before jumping into a multiplayer game >:O


My main issue is the new baby is up from like 9-11 PM which is normally my game time... So I'm trying to get his bedtime moved forward by keeping him up earlier in the day, but no luck yet... 
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  Date Posted #12 Saturday, June 02, 2012 10:20:33 AM   

just give him a little bit of nyquil  
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  Date Posted #13 Monday, June 04, 2012 10:39:34 AM   

Pretty awesome post on class combos: http://www.shadowrefuge.com/

Still have a key for this weekend if anyone is interested...

 
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  Date Posted #14 Tuesday, June 05, 2012 10:39:14 AM   

BWE Preview

DeadPan, are you going to play this weekend? Are you on Steam? Still have an extra key if anyone wants... 
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  Date Posted #15 Friday, June 08, 2012 11:28:18 AM   

Just want to say I hate all of you... Deeply. And if you all try to play this after release, I will never help you. ;)

In other terrible news, Nexon acquired a 15% stake in NCSoft (parent company of ArenaNet) for $687m. Nexon is a F2P company that's all about monetizing everything (Pay2Win). With NCSoft losing 10% YoY and Nexon gaining 60% YoY as of 1Q2012 earnings, this seems like a disaster in the making... Fuck.

 
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  Date Posted #16 Friday, June 08, 2012 01:59:18 PM   

I'll take a key if you're giving it still, hybridfigure [at] gmail [dot] com... I'm still debating on ordering the game. 
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  Date Posted #17 Friday, June 08, 2012 02:20:14 PM   

why wouldn't you just type your email like a normal person so he can copy and paste it 
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  Date Posted #18 Friday, June 08, 2012 02:34:01 PM   

stfu@yourface.u 
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  Date Posted #19 Friday, June 08, 2012 03:58:58 PM   

webmaster@devbrian.com spam spam spam 
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  Date Posted #20 Friday, June 08, 2012 09:18:47 PM   

no such address fuckface hehehe 
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  Date Posted #21 Saturday, June 09, 2012 01:28:29 PM   

Originally posted by Dixie Normous
I'll take a key if you're giving it still, hybridfigure [at] gmail [dot] com... I'm still debating on ordering the game.


Damnit Det... if had had told me when I first asked... I ended up just giving it away to some random... 
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  Date Posted #22 Saturday, June 09, 2012 04:29:00 PM   

I'm sure he's not missing anything. Would take him longer to install than he'd actually play it. 
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  Date Posted #23 Saturday, June 09, 2012 04:30:54 PM   

 
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  Date Posted #24 Sunday, June 10, 2012 12:06:35 AM   

more fun than d3
lololol 
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  Date Posted #25 Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:44:44 AM   

Originally posted by DeadPan
more fun than d3
lololol


definitely agree 
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  Date Posted #26 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 09:00:38 PM   

tab target...pass 
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  Date Posted #27 Monday, July 09, 2012 08:14:35 AM   

If you want to try this on the next beta weekend, get a beta key here tomorrow July 10th. Release is 8/28. Beta weekend is 7/20 - 7/22

US http://www.curse.com/betas/guild-wars-2
EU http://www.curse.com/betas/guild-wars-2-eu
 
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  Date Posted #28 Monday, July 09, 2012 08:19:14 AM   

Originally posted by Beelzebub
tab target...pass


FYI, this is not true tab target. If a enemy gets between you and your target, your projectile will hit them, not your target. Also, not all projectiles are homing and many can be avoided by dodging. Your 'target' mainly determines where you are aiming.

BTW: I share your sentiment on tab targeting it sucks. TERA doesn't have it, but the questing there is absolutely awful. Darkfall is the best (IMO), but the game needs so much more work done to it. GW2 is a decent compromise, but I really want an MMO with the dynamic events of Guild Wars, aiming combat of Darkfall, and some of the investigative quests of The Secret World. 
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  Date Posted #29 Monday, July 09, 2012 09:39:49 AM   

Sorry!
You must be from one of the following countries to enter:

Canada
United States of America

Wow, fuck you curse.

Anyone want to sign me up using hybridfigure@gmail.com? 
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  Date Posted #30 Monday, July 09, 2012 12:51:32 PM   

I'll get you one assuming they don't all go in the first few hours tomorrow... You could also try a proxy if you wanted... They are only available today for premium Curse members which is probably like... 10 people.  
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  Date Posted #31 Monday, July 09, 2012 12:54:44 PM   

fl- DF free 2 day promotion starts to day. Increased skill gains by 20 time I want to say. DF 2.0 is still in the works so who knows how long that will be. 
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  Date Posted #32 Monday, July 09, 2012 12:55:03 PM   

Company of Heroes 2

bro 
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  Date Posted #33 Monday, July 09, 2012 01:25:06 PM   

dwarf fortress

bro 
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  Date Posted #34 Tuesday, July 10, 2012 08:14:00 AM   

Originally posted by Dixie Normous
Sorry!
You must be from one of the following countries to enter:

Canada
United States of America

Wow, fuck you curse.

Anyone want to sign me up using hybridfigure@gmail.com?


I just PM'd you a key...

I got extras because Curse didn't even ask for email validation...

7228RX-1PR28-61P9-DR9-D8KW1NS
322N3Q-G1FRG-QKVF-TC3-L3F3FNT
GFFTX6-7FH3B-MP2W-M8L-DGMGM4L
3VV8W9-CHQSK-1XV7-W3H-KTKVCKK

Go to here to register the key...

 
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  Date Posted #36 Tuesday, July 10, 2012 09:51:44 AM   

thanks mr freshour, you certainly are fresh
 
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  Date Posted #37 Friday, July 20, 2012 09:33:50 PM   

Anyone playing for the first time like it? It's just so damn smooth... I can't wait til release...  
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  Date Posted #38 Saturday, July 21, 2012 02:16:24 AM   

Yeah, it's fantastic. I had a lot of lag when I initially logged on, and attributed it to poor graphic performance optimization, but quickly realized it was just due to there being so many people logged in and trying out the two added races. 
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  Date Posted #39 Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:24:46 PM   

Siege fail... 4 ballistas inside a tower with 5 defenders being attacked by 50+...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmlozBRXnSo&feature=plcp#t=90s 
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  Date Posted #40 Wednesday, July 25, 2012 01:13:52 PM   

why didn't they pass the ball under the wall and go in the center entrance 
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  Date Posted #41 Wednesday, July 25, 2012 01:25:42 PM   

oh rascal i miss you 
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  Date Posted #42 Wednesday, August 08, 2012 01:14:05 PM   

Guild Wars 2 Combo System... so badass...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrzwFP1vCag&feature=relmfu 
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  Date Posted #43 Wednesday, August 08, 2012 06:28:28 PM   

X add me on fb and twitter and linkedin and myspace and jdate 
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  Date Posted #44 Wednesday, August 08, 2012 09:32:01 PM   

another stress test tomorrow yesss 
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  Date Posted #45 Friday, August 17, 2012 02:02:42 PM   

Okay, who is playing this on launch... 8 days away for pre-purchase...

I actually have 2 accounts so if someone wants to try it out, I'd let you use one of them... Don't ask how I got two...

 
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  Date Posted #46 Friday, August 17, 2012 04:37:55 PM   

Originally posted by Amazon.com
Things I hate in MMORPGs and how GW2 addresses it:

*** Problem 1: Too much "single player" experience. The "MM" is for "massively multiplayer" and in many other games, I might as well be playing by myself offline.

Solution: Virtually everything you do in this game is an "event". You run into a small village and it's under attack by bandits. Some players are already there fighting the bandits and you'll see a progress meter for how the fight is going (the bandits may have their own goal, and they may be winning). You don't have to find a "quest giver" or join anyone's group or anything like that -- just start fighting bandits. The goal is shared by everyone in the area. Everywhere you go, you'll find this sort of thing going on so you're constantly around other people who are sharing a progress meter with you. (Rewards are contribution based, similar to 'rift events' in Rift or 'public quests' in Warhammer, so you aren't directly competing with anyone. It doesn't matter who hit the bandit first or who got the finishing blow, so long as you did something...hit the bandits, heal other players, throw buffs around, whatever.)

There are still true soloable (instanced) storyline quests specific for your race/class and there are single-group (instanced) dungeons but the bulk of the PvE game is built around these open world, open participation events.

*** Problem 2: I can't play with my friends because we aren't the same level.

Solution: If I'm level 60 and you're level 15, I can go back into your area and play with you. I will get temporarily de-leveled so that the area is still a challenge for me.

*** Problem 3: "The Quest Sync Game" / I still can't play with my friends. I have quests F,G,H and I. You have quests A,H and J. I can't share quest F with you because you have to complete A-E first, which I already did and can't do again. We can do H together but I can't do J with you until I finish quest I. We get in sync and now you need to log off for a while and my other friend logs on and "The Quest Sync Game" starts all over again. It's ridiculous.

Solution: The game being built around "events" rather than quest lines solved this problem too. You actually don't have a quest log. You sort of get something like that but it's really just telling you where to GO. You don't need to complete A in order to do B. You can always do B. You can complete B and go back later and do it again if you really want to. You can skip B and go straight to H if you want. You can't skip forward beyond your level (as far as I know) but you don't need to follow some linear quest system, either. Therefore there is no "quest sync game". I log in, I ask where you are, I go there, I join in, no problem.

*** Problem 4: "LFM, need tank". No tank? Well you can't play the game then. You're a healer? Sorry, we're full up on healers and can't use you and in fact you'd ruin the group. (I *still* can't play with my friends! Oh wait and now the group is full.)

Solution: Some games address this by letting you switch roles to one degree or another. GW2 solves it by simply destroying the entire concept of the "holy trinity" -- tank/healer/dps. The first big thing they did to destroy it was they removed "taunting". You CAN spec your character to be tank-like, able to take a beating, but there is no taunt mechanic so you can't simply stand there and get beat on. The other big thing they did was to remove the concept of the "dedicated healer". You can spec your character to be more heal-like, but you'll never come close to what the dedicated single-target healers of other games can do.

The result is a far more dynamic combat system. No more eating chips and watching TV while mashing "3" over and over during a dungeon fight. You need to be focused on the battle because nobody can hold agro, you are responsible for your own survival and while every class has options for defense and self-healing, you need to pay attention to do it. Some people may actually not like this (many bad gamers will feel disenfranchised) but to me this makes it more of a "fun action game" and less of a "mild distraction while watching TV".

*** Problem 5: "The wolves! They are attacking! We shall all die if you do not slay 20 of them!" (Player looks around, there are 8 wolves standing around doing nothing, which is all they ever do. After slaying 20 of them, there are still 8 wolves, still standing around doing nothing. And every quest is a slight variation of this, until you get the idea that the game world's inhabitants are just paranoid crazy people because there's never any actual, apparent threat to any of them. Even the "vile orcs" just sit around in their camps and do nothing until you attack them, apparently for no reason.)

Solution: Events, which, again, is this game's version of questing, are dynamic -- if the guy says wolves are going to attack and kill everyone, they really are going to attack and kill everyone. You can fail events because the wolves might actually win. The wolves, may in fact, stick around afterwards, spawning a new event to "clear out the wolves that ate all those nice people". The game feels much more realistic and alive when you aren't just killing idle things standing in a field apparently minding their own business.

*** Problem 6: "...and enter ye into this land of war and strife where you will, um, play mostly by yourself and actually the war ended right before the year that this game is set in." (Two different MMORPGs with "Star Wars" in the name, neither of them actually included a "war". They might as well have been called "Star Big Game Hunter" because you kill more wildlife than enemies.)

Solution: "World vs World vs World", usually just called "WvW". This is similar to the "RvR" of Dark Age of Camelot fame. There's a big war going on. You don't have to participate in it but you really should give it a shot. There are castles to be attacked and defended. Siege engines to build, operate and destroy. Items of power to be stolen and defended. It's big, it's epic, it's basically everything we thought Warhammer was going to be. And WvW was 100% operational in beta so this isn't more smoke and mirrors. It's there. It works. It's pretty awesome. You should try it. (Be sure to figure out how to buy, build and use an arrow cart or ballista too. Protip.)

*** Problem 7: I want to PvP (possibly with my friends...you know, THAT old problem) but I can't because I'm not the right level / don't have the right gear.

Solution: WvW solves this problem by letting you in as soon as you finish the tutorial, if you want, and temporarily boosting your level to 80. You won't get free skills or gear or anything, you still need to level up (which you can do in WvW itself), but what skills you DO have will hit as if you were level 80 and you'll have level 80 hit points too. It works well and I spent most of my time in WvW, enjoying it even when I rolled a new character and went back in at level 2.

"Structured PvP" ("sPvP", aka "battlegrounds", instanced PvP, which is totally separate from WvW) goes a step further by temporarily boosting you to level 80, giving you all skills, talents AND gear. You can focus on your build and on your teamwork and combat technique rather than fussing over who-has-the-bigger-sword. There are tournaments and you can earn items that have the same stats as the regular stuff, but with unique appearances. It's all about the fun of combat rather than the grind of leveling. Some may not like this, but I think most PvP players are pleasantly surprised at how little they miss "the grind" portion of PvP.
 
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  Date Posted #47 Friday, August 17, 2012 06:48:14 PM   

fine i want to play guild wars 2 
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  Date Posted #48 Monday, August 20, 2012 02:39:54 AM   

i'll be paying hot half naked chicks on Gate of Madness (probably) 
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  Date Posted #49 Monday, August 20, 2012 08:05:32 AM   

Originally posted by Dixie Normous
i'll be paying hot half naked chicks on Gate of Madness (probably)


Why that server? You have a guild goign there? 
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  Date Posted #50 Monday, August 20, 2012 12:59:39 PM   

I think we're heading to Jade Quarry. I think a lot of DAOC guilds are headed there... could be wrong though.  
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  Date Posted #51 Monday, August 20, 2012 01:36:58 PM   

Originally posted by fldash
Originally posted by Dixie Normous
i'll be paying hot half naked chicks on Gate of Madness (probably)


Why that server? You have a guild goign there?


yeah, plus the fact that they've consistently rolled everyone in wvw during the betas lol 
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  Date Posted #52 Monday, August 20, 2012 02:38:28 PM   

I'm not joining a high pop server where I have to wait in queues for WvW. Not happening, especially considering my play time is limited to 2 hours on a good day...

GW2 Server Guild Mapping 
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  Date Posted #53 Monday, August 20, 2012 03:19:50 PM   

That sounds incredibly depressing 
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  Date Posted #54 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 05:15:21 AM   

I plan on playing and will be following SS, beyond that I know nothing. 
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  Date Posted #55 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 09:35:58 AM   

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I think we're heading to Jade Quarry. I think a lot of DAOC guilds are headed there... could be wrong though.


What were your WvW queues like in BWEs? Or did you participate? I wouldn't mind following you and PT if you guys are going the same place, but I plan on spending most of my time in WvW, so being able to actually play would be nice... 
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  Date Posted #56 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:35:51 AM   

What's the verdict on this? Same old MMO or different? 
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  Date Posted #57 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:46:19 PM   

Originally posted by Ucross
What's the verdict on this? Same old MMO or different?


Won't know until at least a few weeks after release, possibly a month. Feels different if only for WvW... 
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  Date Posted #58 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 02:40:02 PM   

Originally posted by fldash
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I think we're heading to Jade Quarry. I think a lot of DAOC guilds are headed there... could be wrong though.


What were your WvW queues like in BWEs? Or did you participate? I wouldn't mind following you and PT if you guys are going the same place, but I plan on spending most of my time in WvW, so being able to actually play would be nice...


I didn't play at all during beta, so I have no idea what the Queues were like. I'm also not positive we're going to Jade Quarry yet. I just know that was the name of what they played on in Beta, and that's been thrown around a little so far. 
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  Date Posted #59 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 02:47:18 PM   

Some things are the same, some things are different. It still feels like a generic MMO when you're just walking around, but the combat is a step up (though I prefer a system like TERA) and WvW is unbelievably fun. 
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  Date Posted #60 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 03:01:30 PM   

Originally posted by Dixie Normous
Some things are the same, some things are different. It still feels like a generic MMO when you're just walking around, but the combat is a step up (though I prefer a system like TERA) and WvW is unbelievably fun.


I disagree that walking around is the same... I love the dynamic event system, even if it will get old. I love that an NPC will run up to you and tell you something is attacking or a caravan is heading out, and you have the option to start the dynamic quest or whatever (which then anyone can join in). Even if they do cycle, they still change the world while they are going on... I went on one that had you venture into an area with NPCs, once you got to a spot they setup camp (tents/vendors). But occasionally enemies would attack, if you didn't repel them, camp was lost and it started all over... And this was a low level event... 
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  Date Posted #61 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 03:03:58 PM   

Originally posted by Stealth Stalker
Originally posted by fldash
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I think we're heading to Jade Quarry. I think a lot of DAOC guilds are headed there... could be wrong though.


What were your WvW queues like in BWEs? Or did you participate? I wouldn't mind following you and PT if you guys are going the same place, but I plan on spending most of my time in WvW, so being able to actually play would be nice...


I didn't play at all during beta, so I have no idea what the Queues were like. I'm also not positive we're going to Jade Quarry yet. I just know that was the name of what they played on in Beta, and that's been thrown around a little so far.


Okay, let me know what's decided... There are free server transfers at launch (automated) so even if they pick JQ then decide it's too busy and go elsewhere moving won't be an issue (so I'll just plan on rolling with you and PT), and your guild... 
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  Date Posted #62 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 04:32:06 PM   

I'll go ahead and throw this out there: My guild is pretty seclusive. Ucross can attest to that. We roll together pve, pvp, etc. We don't really branch out and include others until we get a bit into WvW/PvE and get a feel for it, look for an alliance possibly, etc.

So while I may be on the same server, I may not be around much to play with just anyone at the start of a new game. Once our guild nights get settled in and we return to a normal play time instead of the new MMO rush, I'd probably be a bit more free.

That being said, I'm not sure I'll be playing the first couple of weeks of release anyway. My rig doesn't really run the game well (I can't RvR at all), though I can PvE from what I saw in beta. Need to upgrade my graphics card which may be a little ways off yet. 
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  Date Posted #63 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 08:24:57 PM   

Yea, it's not big deal SS... I can find some group to play with or just play by myself,been doing it in games for quite as I play too early for PST, to late for Euros and mostly too late for EST and I only get at most 2 hours a day (10 EST - 12 EST). 
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  Date Posted #64 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 09:21:42 PM   

maybe you should make yourself more available 
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  Date Posted #65 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:39:36 PM   

whats WvW??? 
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  Date Posted #66 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:44:45 PM   

RvR, from DAOC. A large, open, never-ending battlefield area with keeps, towers, supply depots, mines, siege weapons, etc. 3 servers fight over it, 3 way PvP w/ up to hundreds of people per side. 
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  Date Posted #67 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:53:11 PM   

So I gotta team up with the mouthbreathers ?? Not exactly a selling point. 
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  Date Posted #68 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:59:15 PM   

PS if you're looking for an actual good game, warband on sale 4.99$

warband

come play c-rpg mod with me & search. 
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  Date Posted #69 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:13:34 PM   

Nothing says you have to team up. DAOC had an amazing solo and stealth community that ran around ganking people running to locations, boat docks, etc. There's no perma stealth in GW2, but I'm sure there's gonna be plenty of people who roam solo and gank. 
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  Date Posted #70 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 06:18:02 AM   

Originally posted by Beelzebub
PS if you're looking for an actual good game, warband on sale 4.99$

warband

come play c-rpg mod with me & search.


warband is great but unfortunately wouldn't appeal to about 93% of the people here because it requires a bit too much thinking when in combat. 
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  Date Posted #71 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:18:45 AM   

Warband is pretty good... War of the Roses beta is almost just like it. I just can't get into it for some reason...  
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  Date Posted #72 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:34:24 AM   

I'd like to try war of the roses 
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  Date Posted #73 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:59:48 AM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
I'd like to try war of the roses


If you've played Warband, you've played War of the Roses. 
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  Date Posted #74 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:38:59 PM   

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I'd like to try war of the roses


If you've played Warband, you've played War of the Roses.


but i haven't played war of the roses yet...i said i want to 
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  Date Posted #75 Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:52:54 PM   

Apparently you have. Maybe you just forget. 
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  Date Posted #76 Friday, August 24, 2012 05:10:30 AM   

Just bought guildwars, so who's playing on what server? 
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  Date Posted #77 Friday, August 24, 2012 06:08:56 AM   

LAGNETO 
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  Date Posted #78 Friday, August 24, 2012 08:35:23 AM   

Originally posted by Magneto
Just bought guildwars, so who's playing on what server?


Mag, so far it's PT, SS, Det, and myself (AFAIK). SS will be with his 'elite' guild so count him out... Are you going to want to play on a US server though?

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At launch, players will be able to transfer between worlds freely. However, once server populations have largely settled and stabilized, world transfers will be restricted to once a week and cost a variable amount of gems based on the population of the world being transferred to.


There are at least free transfers until populations stabilize...

I'm still wanting to join a server that isn't going to be extremely crowded... Because while their are overflow servers for PvE (meaning, you can still play even if your server is 'full'), there aren't for WvW (World PvP). For World PvP there are 4 maps and each one holds around 150 players per side...

Anyway, servers will supposedly open up to 3 hours early, which could mean 12 EST AM tomorrow morning (AKA tonight).

If anyone wants to play on my spare account, let me know... I'll give you the login/PW for it... If you like it and want to buy it, I'd probably sell it, I don't have anyone else in my house that will want it...

Client Download: https://account.guildwars2.com/download/win 
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  Date Posted #79 Friday, August 24, 2012 09:12:36 AM   

In GW1 you could switch between US and EU, how is it in GW2? 
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  Date Posted #80 Friday, August 24, 2012 09:59:34 AM   

Also does anyone remember any of my character names in guildwars 1? 
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  Date Posted #81 Friday, August 24, 2012 10:41:54 AM   

wow so all the cool kids are gonna start playing this again huh 
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  Date Posted #82 Friday, August 24, 2012 09:48:50 PM   

Manual: link 
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  Date Posted #83 Friday, August 24, 2012 10:48:21 PM   

Servers may open as early as 1 hour, if anyone wants to try my spare account send me an email: fldash at gmail 
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  Date Posted #84 Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:26:27 AM   

Servers are up now. 
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  Date Posted #85 Saturday, August 25, 2012 06:22:07 AM   

diablo3 all over againt, can't log in superfuntimes. 
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  Date Posted #86 Saturday, August 25, 2012 06:28:23 AM   

seriously? I've had 0 problems today. My only problem was the initial login when 3000000 people were logging in at the same time. 
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  Date Posted #87 Saturday, August 25, 2012 06:56:05 AM   

jep I just got in for like 20 minutes and then got dced again. 
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  Date Posted #88 Saturday, August 25, 2012 07:21:54 AM   

maybe it's the EU login server 
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  Date Posted #89 Saturday, August 25, 2012 07:29:06 AM   

yeah it is 
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  Date Posted #90 Saturday, August 25, 2012 08:38:36 AM   

Originally posted by Stealth Stalker
Servers are up now.


I was like one of the first people logged in and I took the name 'Dash', got a tell from soemoen that said 'You beat me to it!', then tells for the next two hours of like 'Hey, invite to guild!' etc... Trollololol...

BTW: How I did it was just create, skip to end, then use the name. Then you can delete the character and the name is saved for you for 24 hours. I did it so fast, not even sure what home server I picked...

Edit: Also, big FU to my daughter who woke up at 6am when I stayed up till 1:30am playing... Last night the combat lag was so bad... I died more in that 2.5 hour stretch than I did any BWE combined...

Edit2: Down this morning... FUUUU. I wonder how many players there are... seems like a shit ton as there were reports of servers listed as FULL less than 15m after the servers opened at 12am EST. 
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  Date Posted #91 Saturday, August 25, 2012 08:52:22 AM   

Just pre-ordered......I know I am slow. Anyway, they immediately withdrew the money but haven't sent me any info or serial code. Will wait till tonight and email them. 
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  Date Posted #92 Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:23:34 PM   

PT, did you order from GuildWars2.com? Shouldn't take long to get your stuff...

I have two characters, Dash (which I plan to remake, he's a white Charr but the voice on him sounds like girl for some reason and I hate it), and Gwyneth (Human Guardian).

They are on Ehmry Bay server... 
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  Date Posted #93 Saturday, August 25, 2012 01:23:26 PM   

I didn't have any issues at all, lag wise. I disconnected once, that was it.

I nabbed Elayna and Aeleth, amazingly someone took "Erayna" that I normally use for my alt in the mean time. 
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  Date Posted #94 Saturday, August 25, 2012 04:28:37 PM   

Originally posted by Stealth Stalker
I didn't have any issues at all, lag wise. I disconnected once, that was it.

I nabbed Elayna and Aeleth, amazingly someone took "Erayna" that I normally use for my alt in the mean time.


What server? 
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  Date Posted #95 Saturday, August 25, 2012 05:48:47 PM   

Originally posted by Peregrin Took
Just pre-ordered......I know I am slow. Anyway, they immediately withdrew the money but haven't sent me any info or serial code. Will wait till tonight and email them.


FYI: They just tweeted that if you don't have access and purchased today to contact support @ support.guildwars2.com 
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  Date Posted #96 Saturday, August 25, 2012 07:30:51 PM   

Jade Quarry, though as expected the WvW is a huge queue. I haven't tried it, but many of the guys have queued up for it. 
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  Date Posted #97 Saturday, August 25, 2012 07:43:52 PM   

I am on the same server as beta, Ehmry Bay, with my brother and a few friends 
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  Date Posted #98 Saturday, August 25, 2012 08:40:10 PM   

DP: Add me, I'm on Ehmry as well... Let me know yours names because I have a bunch of 'followers' because I sniped the name 'Dash' and they are looking for someone else. 
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  Date Posted #99 Saturday, August 25, 2012 09:26:28 PM   

Having all sorts of problems.

Took them 8 hours to send me the serial code but then registration site was down, that took 2 hours to get passed then it said my key was in use.

At work now, going to call and complain tomorrow. 
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  Date Posted #100 Sunday, August 26, 2012 04:49:48 AM   

Installing......

I wasn't planning on playing a stealthy ganker type but now that I am angry from all the bullshit I must. 
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  Date Posted #101 Sunday, August 26, 2012 08:37:43 AM   

Jade Quarry was full, rolled to Ehmry Bay 
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  Date Posted #102 Sunday, August 26, 2012 02:44:45 PM   

Theos is on Ehmry Bay as well. He can't remember IGBL password... 
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  Date Posted #103 Sunday, August 26, 2012 03:52:19 PM   

Took me about 20min of guessing but I'm back :p

Theos Demarca is my name in game currently a lvl 15 elementalist 
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  Date Posted #104 Sunday, August 26, 2012 05:32:50 PM   

Dude, wtf. add me on steam, Daedalao. 
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  Date Posted #105 Sunday, August 26, 2012 08:27:20 PM   

FYI: Got a 50 slot Mumble for free...

Address: mumble-us.cleanvoice.ru
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Server is NOT really in Russian, it's in Virginia... 
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  Date Posted #106 Monday, August 27, 2012 06:56:25 AM   

Awesome choice in server!

Blue = Stormisle Bluff
Red = Duskhaven
Green = Emery Bay (us)



Apparently, every single member of the Oceanic community rolled to Stormisle. 
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  Date Posted #107 Monday, August 27, 2012 07:10:54 AM   

Havn't done world pvp yet. Hell havn't done any pvp yet, but If our server sucks we can always switch later 
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  Date Posted #108 Monday, August 27, 2012 08:08:20 AM   

PT: I wouldn't worry about WvW yet, they are going to switch match-ups every 24h or so until it seems to balances out. I'm willing to bet Ehmry just doesn't have a lot of WvW participants atm... 
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  Date Posted #109 Monday, August 27, 2012 08:53:40 AM   

Love how you get rewards for completing a map, even city maps... Have one heart left in Human starting zone... 
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  Date Posted #110 Monday, August 27, 2012 10:21:30 AM   

I don't know what you guys saw in this game. I've been playing mmos since early 90s with Everquest 1 and this may very well be the worst game I've ever played.

Let's start with account issues. I ordered online through their website using paypal, the $60 for the game was immediately deducted from my account but I was never sent a serial code. After about 8 hours of waiting (I went to bed for the night), I contacted them when I awoke. They were able to give me a serial code albeit not immediately.

Once I got the serial code, I accessed their website to input it but the registration page was down for 2 hours. It went back up and I input the code which was in use. Had to go through the same hassle as before, originally sending them an email and following it up with a phone call to finally get my account created.

I went to create a character on Jade Quarry to play with SS but the server was locked. Terrible concept, let's not let friends play together.

So I went and made a character on Ehmry Bay and now all my characters are forced to being created on Ehmry Bay. Again, another terrible concept. Again, let's not let friends play together.

I made a Charr Warrior and got him up to......level 1. Why level 1? because the Charr starting area is bugged and no one is able to progress beyond the first 30 seconds of character creation. Here we are, 12 hours later and it's still bugged. There's like 100 Charrs just standing at the gate, not being able to play their character.

Fine whatever, human thief. Get out into Queensdale and immediately I realize I am playing Rift. Linear quest progression with side quests disguised as dynamic world events. Atleast Rift was flashy and there was some level of difficulty, these are just zergathons and you stand no chance at dying. However, you must do them and not only do them, but you wait for them to pop because questing does not give you enough Exp to progress into the next area alone. Terrible concept, at this point I am clubbing baby seals but the experience just keeps getting worse.

I decide to do some WvW at lvl 8, nice to see it auto levels me to 80 so my character can be par with the other characters......or not. Yes everyone is lvl 80 but the gear disparity is obvious. I am getting 2/3 shot by some casters and they're just not moving from the damage I am inflicting, great! Here's the kicker, I don't have stealth. I am a thief with no stealth.......it only lasts an amazing 3 seconds. So there is absolutely no way for me to get the jump on anyone without them seeing me.

Okay well, my character is utterly worthless in these 40 v 40 zerg battles so I'll go wander off on my own and pick off some supply caravans......nope. Mob density is ridiculous in WvW, there are hundreds of lvl 80 aggressive creatures in every empty space so you can not travel around the map without being in a group or getting killed.

Well I am now lvl 11 so at this point I decide to travel back to do my racial quest that I was unable to do at 8 (despite being 8) because it was ridiculously difficult and I was getting 3 shot by the boss. As I am sure you are aware, the game delevels you down to the appropriate level for your area. So despite me being lvl 11, the game makes me lvl 8 for my lvl 8 quest THAT WAS FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE TO DO AT LEVEL 8. Guess what happened? Yeah I died about 10 times before giving up.

Shut the game down and as I am typing this, I am watching the uninstall bar fill up. Not even 24 hours later, I have quit this piece of shit. Enjoy! 
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  Date Posted #111 Monday, August 27, 2012 11:05:02 AM   

Originally posted by Peregrin Took
I don't know what you guys saw in this game. I've been playing mmos since early 90s with Everquest 1 and this may very well be the worst game I've ever played.

Let's start with account issues. I ordered online through their website using paypal, the $60 for the game was immediately deducted from my account but I was never sent a serial code. After about 8 hours of waiting (I went to bed for the night), I contacted them when I awoke. They were able to give me a serial code albeit not immediately.

Once I got the serial code, I accessed their website to input it but the registration page was down for 2 hours. It went back up and I input the code which was in use. Had to go through the same hassle as before, originally sending them an email and following it up with a phone call to finally get my account created.

I went to create a character on Jade Quarry to play with SS but the server was locked. Terrible concept, let's not let friends play together.

So I went and made a character on Ehmry Bay and now all my characters are forced to being created on Ehmry Bay. Again, another terrible concept. Again, let's not let friends play together.

I made a Charr Warrior and got him up to......level 1. Why level 1? because the Charr starting area is bugged and no one is able to progress beyond the first 30 seconds of character creation. Here we are, 12 hours later and it's still bugged. There's like 100 Charrs just standing at the gate, not being able to play their character.

Fine whatever, human thief. Get out into Queensdale and immediately I realize I am playing Rift. Linear quest progression with side quests disguised as dynamic world events. Atleast Rift was flashy and there was some level of difficulty, these are just zergathons and you stand no chance at dying. However, you must do them and not only do them, but you wait for them to pop because questing does not give you enough Exp to progress into the next area alone. Terrible concept, at this point I am clubbing baby seals but the experience just keeps getting worse.

I decide to do some WvW at lvl 8, nice to see it auto levels me to 80 so my character can be par with the other characters......or not. Yes everyone is lvl 80 but the gear disparity is obvious. I am getting 2/3 shot by some casters and they're just not moving from the damage I am inflicting, great! Here's the kicker, I don't have stealth. I am a thief with no stealth.......it only lasts an amazing 3 seconds. So there is absolutely no way for me to get the jump on anyone without them seeing me.

Okay well, my character is utterly worthless in these 40 v 40 zerg battles so I'll go wander off on my own and pick off some supply caravans......nope. Mob density is ridiculous in WvW, there are hundreds of lvl 80 aggressive creatures in every empty space so you can not travel around the map without being in a group or getting killed.

Well I am now lvl 11 so at this point I decide to travel back to do my racial quest that I was unable to do at 8 (despite being 8) because it was ridiculously difficult and I was getting 3 shot by the boss. As I am sure you are aware, the game delevels you down to the appropriate level for your area. So despite me being lvl 11, the game makes me lvl 8 for my lvl 8 quest THAT WAS FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE TO DO AT LEVEL 8. Guess what happened? Yeah I died about 10 times before giving up.

Shut the game down and as I am typing this, I am watching the uninstall bar fill up. Not even 24 hours later, I have quit this piece of shit. Enjoy!


Their are bound to be bugs in a launch of this size. So I'm not even responding to those concerns...

The Home Server concept is fine. What is not implemented yet, but was supposed to be is called 'Guesting' which allows you to take your characters to any other home server to play with friends on another server. You don't have to transfer them there, it's just a temporary transaction so you can play with them.

This is not Rift. What influence did the event in Rift have on the world? None. I played Rift and events in Guild Wars 2 are not only more dynamic, they are more unique than anything Rift ever did. In GW2 the events have affects that can either be localized to that region or affect the whole zone. Towns taken over by mobs, etc...

And leveling is only linear in the sense that your character gets more powerful as you level which allows you to fight tougher monsters. You can go to any of the 5 starting zones to level not only your home one, you don't have to do hearts at all (or do them in any particular order), you can focus strictly on dynamic events. I jumped around doing dynamic events/hearts and often found myself doing a heart and dynamic events designed for 2-3 levels above me. The fights were difficult, but it was more rewarding as well (better loot and more fun). Furthermore, you gain experience harvesting, ressurecting NPCs and players, exploring (nice rewards for completing all points on a map as well), and crafting. In fact, someone already hit level 80 because they were the designated guild crafter for a large guild and all they did was craft.

I have no idea why you are having a hard time in WvW... I haven't played much of it on release, but in beta, I did just fine. And the armor discrepancy is also adjusted (along with your stats) so if you are being 2-3 shot, it's because you either aren't paying attention or fighting too many people by yourself. Running with the zerg in WvW is fine, but can be boring, small groups are better.

As for having difficulty doing your level 8 story quest, I have no idea what to tell you. Are you using two weapons and weapon swapping, are you circle strafing and dodging out of attacks? Are you blocking LOS with trees or other things when they are using ranged attacks. Remember all projectiles are actually projectiles. One of my favorite things to do when I'm fighting above my level is drag a mob to another non-hostile mob and make the mob I'm fighting hit it which makes the fight 2v1, but it does have downsides in that if you do too much damage to your helper, it will turn on you as well...

All that said, the game does have issues. If you don't like it, you don't like it. To me, it's the best incarnation of an MMO I've seen

A) If you are in overflow, and try to make a group and play with friends, it doesn't work. This is obviously a bug, but its annoying to form a group only to not be able to play with your friend.

B) Zerg mentality sucks and ruins the gameplay. This will get better when the population is more spread out obviously. The most fun I have in this game is playing with a group of less than 7-8 players taking down tough mobs and doing dynamic events, any more than that and everyone just zergs the mobs down.

C) Players are getting banned for 72 hours seemingly without notice from GM for their names or for being a dickhead in chat... Kinda funny, but still they should at least tell the person. 
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  Date Posted #112 Monday, August 27, 2012 11:05:46 AM   

send account info to hybridfigure@gmail.com plz thanks

ps set dodge to one of your side mouse buttons (mouse button 4 for me). makes it much easier. I don't care much for double tap or V 
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  Date Posted #113 Monday, August 27, 2012 11:11:05 AM   

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Originally posted by fldash
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if you could respond to my PM that would b GREAT 
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  Date Posted #115 Monday, August 27, 2012 12:42:58 PM   

Here PT, TenTonHammer has you covered: How to Love Guild Wars 2 (even if you don't)

Really is a great article... 
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  Date Posted #116 Monday, August 27, 2012 01:12:59 PM   

I'm going to have to agree with fl on this one

Some of the most fun so far event wise, was 10 of us fighting the swamp monster, better then any rift boss I've fought and this was only lvl 14-15

WvW havn't done it and don't plan to for awhile.

Server transfers are free ATM and you can belong to a guild on differents servers just have to represent one at a time

I can't comment on your account or game problems because I havn't had any yet.

I just wish the crafting system was a little bit better/diferent 
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  Date Posted #117 Monday, August 27, 2012 02:20:15 PM   

I've crashed one time, and have had a little lag problem only once. Everything else has been smooth sailing. I just hit 30 last night on my Guardian, but I've primarily been only doing the 1-15 and 15-25 zones. At around 18 I joined a guildie who was 8 - he's since leveled to about 23, and I hit 30. All by doing lower level stuff with him every where.

That's awesome.

And the stuff isn't super easy or anything due to the way it scales you back. It's definitely challenging and exciting as if you were doing stuff your actual level. Not to mention the loot you get is level appropriate too. 
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  Date Posted #118 Monday, August 27, 2012 02:32:00 PM   

Originally posted by Stealth Stalker
I've crashed one time, and have had a little lag problem only once. Everything else has been smooth sailing. I just hit 30 last night on my Guardian, but I've primarily been only doing the 1-15 and 15-25 zones. At around 18 I joined a guildie who was 8 - he's since leveled to about 23, and I hit 30. All by doing lower level stuff with him every where.

That's awesome.

And the stuff isn't super easy or anything due to the way it scales you back. It's definitely challenging and exciting as if you were doing stuff your actual level. Not to mention the loot you get is level appropriate too.


What weapons are you using on your Guardian? My Guardian is 13 and I'm using a staff and hammer... I like the combo quite a bit, but I haven't spent a single trait point or unlocked my 7 skill with skill points (or even bought another healing skill). Do I have to buy that manual for 10s before I can spend trait points? 
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  Date Posted #119 Monday, August 27, 2012 05:47:21 PM   

2h Staff and 2h Sword, they're fucking great. Staff for moving/buffing and shit. Sword for all around fun.

Yeah, you have to buy the manual. 
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  Date Posted #120 Monday, August 27, 2012 06:08:52 PM   

I think PT's problem is that he hates MMOs. GW2 is everything good about MMOs in one package. It was a fairly rough launch, but things will settle down over the next few days. 
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  Date Posted #121 Monday, August 27, 2012 06:32:17 PM   

Originally posted by Dixie Normous
I think PT's problem is that he hates MMOs. GW2 is everything good about MMOs in one package. It was a fairly rough launch, but things will settle down over the next few days.


Not true, I loved (and played) SWTOR till it went f2p. I would still be playing it if it wasn't for 9 year olds scrubs that think they are going to be the next Idra.

Sent my info to Det, see you all in 2 weeks when you realize you're delusional. 
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  Date Posted #122 Monday, August 27, 2012 07:51:51 PM   

Originally posted by fldash
A) If you are in overflow, and try to make a group and play with friends, it doesn't work. This is obviously a bug, but its annoying to form a group only to not be able to play with your friend.


Works just fine, well mostly fine for us. Right click the person in your group and hit "Join In". This has never worked for me, but my guildie is always able to port to my instance and we continue on.

You then get queued together and can opt to stay in the overflow or travel on.

Originally posted by fldash
B) Zerg mentality sucks and ruins the gameplay. This will get better when the population is more spread out obviously. The most fun I have in this game is playing with a group of less than 7-8 players taking down tough mobs and doing dynamic events, any more than that and everyone just zergs the mobs down.


I got around this by questing in places a couple levels above me. Even when zerging those things down, if you didn't avoid the AOE's or mob attacks you were toast. 
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  Date Posted #123 Monday, August 27, 2012 08:15:01 PM   

Originally posted by Peregrin Took
Originally posted by Dixie Normous
I think PT's problem is that he hates MMOs. GW2 is everything good about MMOs in one package. It was a fairly rough launch, but things will settle down over the next few days.


Not true, I loved (and played) SWTOR till it went f2p. I would still be playing it if it wasn't for 9 year olds scrubs that think they are going to be the next Idra.

Sent my info to Det, see you all in 2 weeks when you realize you're delusional.


You loved SWTOR? I guess if you loved it then I can see why you don't like Guild Wars 2. I don't know many people that liked SWTOR outside of the story. I tried to play it but the combat was absolutely terrible, the zones were lifeless, and the choices I made in the story didn't matter. 
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  Date Posted #124 Monday, August 27, 2012 08:31:02 PM   

all i know is armored kill expansion for bf3 is coming out next week, and fap time will commence 
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  Date Posted #125 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:47:05 AM   

Theos and I played together for around 3 hours tonight... Good times. 
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  Date Posted #126 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 06:27:02 AM   

I'm also remembering why I loved GW1 so much .. I'm not worrying about missing gametime due to work and stuff since there's no subscription. I don't feel the need to powergame. 
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  Date Posted #127 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 07:03:28 AM   

I made a Sylvari Mesmer and I am loving it. Maybe I should have given it a decent chance /shrug

Anyway, Stormbluff has taken the entire WvW area again. All the oceanic players rolled there so they basically just take the entire map while we all sleep, no big deal because as Emhry Bay and Duskhaven people wake up they take most of the map back. I've found that our server is actually the best when the numbers are even.

If the Aussies want to run around the map capturing points without competition let them, must be a lame existence. 
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  Date Posted #128 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 08:53:26 AM   

On that note, I also bought some Black Lion Keys. If you get the chests, send them to me. 
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  Date Posted #129 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 08:55:44 AM   

Still borderline on buying it. Almost every MMO I've played has been bad.

It's seems like this is a good MMO - i.e. bad. =p

Still enjoying HoN and even a little Diablo 3 (though that's dying down rapidly). I might get into this, or not... not 100% sure yet. 
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  Date Posted #130 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 09:07:29 AM   

hehe PT gotta give it time :) GW2 is a major grower. 
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  Date Posted #131 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 09:12:36 AM   

I think I started to enjoy it when I picked up the troll idol in a cave and it triggered the champion cave troll event, the troll proceded to kill about 30 people before it died.

All my fault...awesome! 
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  Date Posted #132 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 09:16:37 AM   

So many secrets here, too... I've never been spoiled in an MMO before but youtube videos have been spoiling my surprises :)

Spoilery! 
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  Date Posted #133 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:38:39 AM   

There's a reason I only played sparingly in the BWE and stress tests after the first one... I want the game to be fresh, and it's certainly is... 
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  Date Posted #134 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:37:06 PM   

Originally posted by fldash
Theos and I played together for around 3 hours tonight... Good times.


And this is why I play games like this, me and FL were doing things 5 lvls higher then him and 2-3 higher then me and though we did die once, not counting fl's face plant on a cliff :p. We worked well together and had fun doing some challenging stuff just by ourselves or with 1 or 2 other pugs. Beats the mindless Zerg by tenfold...

Moral of the story lets get more people together and bump it up a notch 
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  Date Posted #135 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 02:01:45 PM   

Glad you guys are enjoying it. One of the major zone events that takes place in Harathi Hinterlands was amazing. They all are, but that one has been my favorite so far.

Still been playing with guildies who are a few levels below me and not missing a beat. Hope to check out some of the first dungeons tonight. 
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  Date Posted #136 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 02:14:31 PM   

Originally posted by Theos
Originally posted by fldash
Theos and I played together for around 3 hours tonight... Good times.


And this is why I play games like this, me and FL were doing things 5 lvls higher then him and 2-3 higher then me and though we did die once, not counting fl's face plant on a cliff :p. We worked well together and had fun doing some challenging stuff just by ourselves or with 1 or 2 other pugs. Beats the mindless Zerg by tenfold...

Moral of the story lets get more people together and bump it up a notch


Yes, the greatest thing is the auto-downlevel system which allows you to play with anyone any level or do any dynamic event and be challenged (somewhat) no matter your level while still gaining level appropriate gear and experience... 
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  Date Posted #137 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 02:26:55 PM   

would i enjoy this game or would it piss me off 
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  Date Posted #138 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 02:59:29 PM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
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I honestly don't know... I think there are aspects of it you would like as combat is not standard MMO combat, positing movement and aiming (if you don't have a target) are all an important part of it... Have you ever played an MMO?

Let's not forget the other big draw... No subscription fee... 
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  Date Posted #139 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 03:10:44 PM   

Yes I've played a few MMO's before, and I absolutely dreaded the typical grinding experience and doing arbitrary run and fetch side missions just to try to gain XP. I think to date the only 'MMO' that I've enjoyed was Planetside. 
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  Date Posted #140 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 03:40:51 PM   

This is a tough answer.....

The exp grind is there ie you gotta level 1-80 but the way you go about getting experience is completely up to you, I've gotten a full level just exploring the capital city, I've gotten 1-2 by gathering resources and crafting and then I've gotten the rest mostly by doing PvE , there is your background storyline that is the closest thing as ican describe lose to being the standard quest format IE run here and there And do that.... But the rest of my PVE and leveling experience comes strictly from progressing along the map joining every event I see regardless of level and filling up the hearts ( most can be done the same time as events are going on)

So it's a different leveling experience but would you like it? I don't know... Events and hearts may still feel like a grind to you, I <3 them though 
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  Date Posted #141 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 03:49:13 PM   

I mean, I'm fine with having to do things to get experience, I just don't want to have to do the same 2 or 3 types of things over and over and over again. As long as there are multiple ways to get it that don't feel repetitive, I might be more inclined to give it a shot. Combat based experience is nice as long as it doesn't involve killing 500 low level creeps over and over again just to try and level up because I can't do anything else until I do. 
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  Date Posted #142 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 04:00:28 PM   

Check PMs Allust, sent you my extra account which may get deactivated in 5 days because of no retail key, but it's been valid since the pre-purchase phase... 
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  Date Posted #143 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 05:57:19 PM   

Installing now...thanks :D 
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  Date Posted #144 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 06:30:08 PM   

Unfortunately, this sounds SOO much like all the other MMOs we try.

Personally, I'll see how everything is in a month or two. 
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  Date Posted #145 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 06:38:52 PM   

Originally posted by Forefall
Unfortunately, this sounds SOO much like all the other MMOs we try.

Personally, I'll see how everything is in a month or two.


Can't blame you... but I really do think this one is different... For the record, you guys were the ones all over SWTOR, and I could have told you it was going to be terrible because I followed the development of it... :) 
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  Date Posted #146 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 07:46:13 PM   

I SHALL BE THE JUDGE OF THAT 
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  Date Posted #147 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 09:01:21 PM   

FYI: For those that try it... I do think it starts of a little 'slow' and meh, mainly because the combat is super easy and the zerg removes all tactical aspects. Then you are pointed to hearts and you may mistake hearts for quest hubs (without a quest giver), but in actuality hearts are only there to point you around the map and get you near dynamic events when they fire. The combat shines when fighting things above your level or with a small group 2-5 fighting something really tough.

Edit: Don't forget Mumble info:

Address: mumble-us.cleanvoice.ru
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Server is NOT really in Russian, it's in Virginia...  
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  Date Posted #148 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 09:04:12 PM   

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  Date Posted #149 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:59:13 PM   

PlanetSide 2 plz 
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  Date Posted #150 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:35:27 PM   

Originally posted by fldash
FYI: For those that try it... I do think it starts of a little 'slow' and meh, mainly because the combat is super easy and the zerg removes all tactical aspects. Then you are pointed to hearts and you may mistake hearts for quest hubs (without a quest giver), but in actuality hearts are only there to point you around the map and get you near dynamic events when they fire. The combat shines when fighting things above your level or with a small group 2-5 fighting something really tough.

Edit: Don't forget Mumble info:

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Server is NOT really in Russian, it's in Virginia...


There is no zerg at 4 AM. Loved watching that champion cave troll just mow people down for a good 10 minites before everyone got organized. 
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  Date Posted #151 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:38:25 AM   

Originally posted by cooldaw13
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  Date Posted #152 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 06:26:34 AM   

created a char on ehmery and added a few of u...alias is allust since everything else was taken, but didn't get a chance to play much yet 
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  Date Posted #153 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 06:59:20 AM   

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  Date Posted #154 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 07:50:01 AM   

would be nice if it used a nametag system like battle.net so i wouldn't have to worry about every name being taken.

i'll add u tonight hopefully I can level up a bit and play with you guys 
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  Date Posted #155 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 08:00:54 AM   

You don't have to level up to play with us... We can go play with you and still get experience / etc. Last night I went from 17-20 playing the Sylvari starting zones which ranges from level 1-15 even got a few armor upgrade pieces but you do get better armor for fighting stuff above your level. 
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  Date Posted #156 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 08:29:39 AM   

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You don't have to level up to play with us... We can go play with you and still get experience / etc. Last night I went from 17-20 playing the Sylvari starting zones which ranges from level 1-15 even got a few armor upgrade pieces but you do get better armor for fighting stuff above your level.


What he said. I just completed Queensdale which took me from 1-15 on my Sylvari Mesmer, now I am debating what newbie zone I want to do next. Still haven't even started the Sylvari one.

Also, I found out earlier that Stormbluff Isle is the reddit server of choice. Hence the reason it is massively overpopulated even at early morning times. Hopefully we get moved away from that server soon, I would show you a picture of the map but it's not really necessary since it's 100% blue. Not even 1 green or red node. 
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  Date Posted #157 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 08:38:22 AM   

FL would like stormbluff then since reddit is full of liberals

eh hehehehe 
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  Date Posted #158 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:53:23 PM   

I think WvW resets every 2 weeks, PT. 
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  Date Posted #159 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 01:38:08 PM   

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I think WvW resets every 2 weeks, PT.


First week or two they said it would reset every 24/48 hours to help get the totally imbalanced matchups out of the way. 
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  Date Posted #160 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 01:43:51 PM   

Even better. 
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  Date Posted #161 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 09:22:52 PM   

Hey guys i'm going jeweler tailor , you if you need accesories or bags let me know , also i'll take any cloth you guys dont want =-] 
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  Date Posted #162 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 09:26:52 PM   

I went artifice/chef 
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  Date Posted #163 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 09:28:49 PM   

mind telling me what im supposed to be doing in this game? apparently im stuck in some overflow area? 
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  Date Posted #164 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 09:35:07 PM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
mind telling me what im supposed to be doing in this game? apparently im stuck in some overflow area?


Um, you aren't stuck there, you can play just like normal, that just means that your home server is over-full and instead of making you wait for a spot (like most MMOs), they put you on a 'community' server. Get on mumble. 
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  Date Posted #165 Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:36:59 AM   

I've been playing this morning. So is there any sort of skill progression? How does that all work. I see myself leveling up but not any apparent way to level up skills or things like that, do they just auto-level?  
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  Date Posted #166 Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:54:20 AM   

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I've been playing this morning. So is there any sort of skill progression? How does that all work. I see myself leveling up but not any apparent way to level up skills or things like that, do they just auto-level?


Press H, and I think it's the third thing down on the left. You can spend skill points to unlock different utility skills (6-0). At level 7 you unlock weapon swapping. At level 10, you unlock traits. 
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  Date Posted #167 Thursday, August 30, 2012 02:10:41 PM   

You have to purchase a Manual from your trainer to access traits. That's the only time you really ever visit the trainer unless you want to reset them as well. 
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  Date Posted #168 Thursday, August 30, 2012 02:17:13 PM   

oh gawd allust is playing a MMO.

btw agreed with UC on this one. glad its f2p and not a monthly charge. anyone have PC requirements for it? i can't even run CS:GO on my laptop :( 
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  Date Posted #169 Thursday, August 30, 2012 04:05:16 PM   

i believe i am enjoying this 
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  Date Posted #170 Thursday, August 30, 2012 04:41:53 PM   

Originally posted by x-wing-
oh gawd allust is playing a MMO.

btw agreed with UC on this one. glad its f2p and not a monthly charge. anyone have PC requirements for it? i can't even run CS:GO on my laptop :(


It doesn't seem that high, but I wouldn't try it if you can't even play a Source engine game...

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  Date Posted #171 Thursday, August 30, 2012 05:14:50 PM   

Core Duo. I fail. Desktop's still doable if I ever get that room back in order. 
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  Date Posted #172 Thursday, August 30, 2012 05:21:16 PM   

ya u do fail, u been talking about getting that room back together for like 5 yrs 
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  Date Posted #173 Thursday, August 30, 2012 07:30:13 PM   

nvm sent u a pm FL 
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sorry took so long to notice thread again, but my alias is DeadPan.3214
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  Date Posted #175 Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:50:25 PM   

Holy hell, ArenaNet does NOT mess around...

So they are giving 72 hour bans out like candy for basically anything you say in chat to that someone reports... So you better be nice... Also 72 hour bans for names. Then today, they mispriced some weapons to 21 karma, players were spending ALL of their karma on them putting them in the Mystic Forge and getting level 80 epic weapons...

Many of them were perma-banned, others were given 72 hour bans...

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We permanently banned 3,000 accounts of players who substantially exploited it, and applied 72-hours bans to another 1,000 accounts of players who mildly exploited it.
 
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  Date Posted #176 Friday, August 31, 2012 05:44:42 AM   

Originally posted by fldash
Holy hell, ArenaNet does NOT mess around...

So they are giving 72 hour bans out like candy for basically anything you say in chat to that someone reports... So you better be nice... Also 72 hour bans for names. Then today, they mispriced some weapons to 21 karma, players were spending ALL of their karma on them putting them in the Mystic Forge and getting level 80 epic weapons...

Many of them were perma-banned, others were given 72 hour bans...

Originally posted by ArenaNet

We permanently banned 3,000 accounts of players who substantially exploited it, and applied 72-hours bans to another 1,000 accounts of players who mildly exploited it.


They offered to reduce the perma-bans to 72 hour bans if you contact them, admit to wrong doing, and promise to delete everything you received from the exploitation. They said this would be a 1 time deal tho and future exploitation will result in immediate account closures.

I absolutely love this hard stance on exploitation, vulgarity and in-game bullying. I think the one thing that has bothered me far more than anything else in the game industry for past 5+ years is that selfish/jerk players are never held accountable for their actions.

I can only imagine how great HoN would be if S2 took this same hard stance. 'GET OUT OF MY LANE F*GG*T' would result in a 72-hour suspension and subsequent account closure for a 2nd instance. Man, that would seriously fix all the problems with moba games.

 
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  Date Posted #177 Friday, August 31, 2012 07:56:39 AM   

Originally posted by Peregrin Took
I can only imagine how great HoN would be if S2 took this same hard stance. 'GET OUT OF MY LANE F*GG*T' would result in a 72-hour suspension and subsequent account closure for a 2nd instance. Man, that would seriously fix all the problems with moba games.


Totally agree... and I love the stance ArenaNet is taking as well, just a little shocked.

 
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  Date Posted #178 Friday, August 31, 2012 08:08:24 AM   

How, when, where does PvP stuff occur? 
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  Date Posted #179 Friday, August 31, 2012 09:32:56 AM   

WvW is really terrible right now. For one, we are paired against a behemoth server that outnumbers us 5-1 or greater. They also have us vastly outleveled and geared (from controlling the map). We stand no chance at competing until we get moved away from them.

Also no one has any gold. The highest player that I have seen is 64 but beyond that most people you pass are not even in their 20s yet so no one can afford siege equipment. Right now it's pretty much them just standing outside our gates and killing anyone that walks out. 
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  Date Posted #180 Friday, August 31, 2012 09:51:12 AM   

This must be in another part of the map that I have yet to venture to? Or is it like an instance where you have to enter it to engage in the WvW stuff? 
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  Date Posted #181 Friday, August 31, 2012 09:54:33 AM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
This must be in another part of the map that I have yet to venture to? Or is it like an instance where you have to enter it to engage in the WvW stuff?


Its like the next to last icon at the top left... World vs World.

PT: Did they raise the price of siege equipment? If some of those in WvW would do an hour of PVE they'd probably have enough silver for equipment... I'm level 24 and I have 1g... 
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  Date Posted #182 Friday, August 31, 2012 10:19:43 AM   

Siege equipment is 12 sp each, you lay down the treb and they bum rush it. You just lost like an hour worth of playing in half a minute. 
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  Date Posted #183 Friday, August 31, 2012 10:22:14 AM   

What is the seige equipment for? Does it actually knock down castle walls and stuff or is it just for targetting other seige equipment/doors/groups of people 
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  Date Posted #184 Friday, August 31, 2012 10:33:56 AM   

I recomend not WvWvW until your max level , sure it auto levels you now , but you lake the gold and equipment needed to make a difference.

Also you can get plenty of karma gold and exp doing pve 
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  Date Posted #185 Friday, August 31, 2012 10:52:09 AM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
What is the seige equipment for? Does it actually knock down castle walls and stuff or is it just for targetting other seige equipment/doors/groups of people


It can knock down walls/doors/kill people... depending on type of equipment.

I actually disagree with Theos only WvW at max level. You aren't putting yourself at a disadvantage by doing it at any point, unless you are simple out-matched by another server like we are... Hopefully they rotate the matchup soon. There have been some people that said they got into a good WvW group and their karma and coin gains were better than PvE equivalence... Plus you can still level up in WvW as well....

Edit: Just as I type this a new post on reddit was put up called: WvW Supply Route Farming and How It's Hurting The Game Overall 
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  Date Posted #186 Friday, August 31, 2012 10:59:04 AM   

Originally posted by fldash
Edit: Just as I type this a new post on reddit was put up called: WvW Supply Route Farming and How It's Hurting The Game Overall


Shocker there. I went into their battleground yesterday to just pick off caravans and each one was being escorted by about 20 people. It's 500 exp, 50 karma and 2 sp per trip, each trip takes 5 minutes.

Every day their advantage just becomes greater and greater because there's no way for us to exp or gear as fast as them.
 
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  Date Posted #187 Friday, August 31, 2012 11:03:50 AM   

Well, we will eventually get matched with a server that has been over-ran as much as we have... :) 
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  Date Posted #188 Friday, August 31, 2012 11:08:44 AM   

Not to sound like a world is falling kind of guy, but all the servers are listed at 'Full' at the moment except ours which is 'High'. We're literally playing on the least populated server. 
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  Date Posted #189 Friday, August 31, 2012 11:13:58 AM   

Originally posted by Peregrin Took
Not to sound like a world is falling kind of guy, but all the servers are listed at 'Full' at the moment except ours which is 'High'. We're literally playing on the least populated server.


Crazy, Ehmry Bay had some fairly good communities going to roll on it... I'm not too worried about it yet PT. It will be fine I think... 
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  Date Posted #190 Friday, August 31, 2012 11:17:56 AM   

Does the WvW area basically resemble the PvE area except it's PvP? 
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  Date Posted #191 Friday, August 31, 2012 11:51:45 AM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
Does the WvW area basically resemble the PvE area except it's PvP?


Basically... Except there are castles and camps you take over... 
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  Date Posted #192 Friday, August 31, 2012 11:57:33 AM   

Originally posted by Peregrin Took
I absolutely love this hard stance on exploitation, vulgarity and in-game bullying. I think the one thing that has bothered me far more than anything else in the game industry for past 5+ years is that selfish/jerk players are never held accountable for their actions.


Holy crap this is awesome.

Also, Allust... ~5 months, not years. Plan to finish de-wallpapering this weekend if I have time. Have to sand after that, then paint. Plan on putting up a chair rail, getting a couch, then the PC desk can go back. It'll be awhile yet. 
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  Date Posted #193 Friday, August 31, 2012 12:15:39 PM   

sounds like you need me to come up there and sh0w u h0w it's d0ne 
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  Date Posted #194 Friday, August 31, 2012 01:16:43 PM   

I'm just a lazy S.O.B. after I get home either from work or working out (depending on day) at like 8 or 9pm. 
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  Date Posted #195 Friday, August 31, 2012 01:49:55 PM   

So Weltch got hired to do the modding for this game? 
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  Date Posted #196 Friday, August 31, 2012 02:38:44 PM   

Just added 3 new North America servers.... 
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lol you guys joined the worst possible server apparently 
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  Date Posted #198 Friday, August 31, 2012 03:43:21 PM   

It's FL's fault 
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  Date Posted #199 Saturday, September 01, 2012 05:43:10 AM   

Stormbluff moved away, picked up Borlis Pass. We're winning right now. 
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  Date Posted #200 Saturday, September 01, 2012 11:04:48 AM   

heh, nice... wonder for how long... 
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  Date Posted #201 Saturday, September 01, 2012 01:33:37 PM   

WvW was quite awesome. I'm kind of wondering about population though since free transfers were truly free and unrestricted eventually. Our server was dominating RvR, and people just kept coming over. 
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  Date Posted #202 Saturday, September 01, 2012 01:44:37 PM   

Probably the same ones complaining about long queue times are the ones transferring to the servers dominating... 
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  Date Posted #203 Saturday, September 01, 2012 02:39:12 PM   

I fell onto Stormbluff @ pre-release with no prerecognition of the whole reddit server of choice, I can tell you though that there's always people around for events, not once have I had to solo anything on my own, it's really nice. Also, being a "superpower" we crushed emery and darkhaven, now we're up against Jade Quarry and Anvil Rock, and JQ is putting up a great fight (they've actually surpassed us in points).

It's just a damn shame the trading post wasn't available at release, still if that's the worst hiccup this game has, totally fine with it. Did you guys all settle on a server, or is everyone just scattered around as usual?  
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  Date Posted #204 Saturday, September 01, 2012 03:16:57 PM   

Everyone but SS is on Ehmry Bay... He is on JQ. 
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  Date Posted #205 Saturday, September 01, 2012 03:34:02 PM   

I'm not either 
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  Date Posted #206 Saturday, September 01, 2012 05:15:29 PM   

Originally posted by fldash
Probably the same ones complaining about long queue times are the ones transferring to the servers dominating...


Yep, our queue was fairly short at the start from what I can remember. Well, compared to anything it is now. 
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  Date Posted #207 Saturday, September 01, 2012 05:23:34 PM   

u guys r so cool playing on a diff server from us. cool dudes 
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Good thing guilds and such are cross server - do you guys have one up and going?  
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  Date Posted #209 Sunday, September 02, 2012 06:07:43 AM   

I've been on a diff server since b4 u were born

ps rolling a toon on your server, what's everyone's user ID?

dettygt.5931 here, feel free to add me so you can see my hot chix

Edit: AWW wtf you can't roll toons on other servers? Stupid. 
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  Date Posted #210 Sunday, September 02, 2012 11:25:27 AM   

The account FL let me borrow to try the game expired. Looking at purchasing this because it has been pretty good so I went to Guild Wars 2 site and....

Serial codes for Guild Wars 2 are temporarily unavailable from buy.guildwars2.com.

lol? The fuck do you sell out of serial codes? 
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  Date Posted #211 Sunday, September 02, 2012 01:32:21 PM   

Det it doesn't matter, you can still group with people from different servers, you can still guild from different servers only thing is you can't pvp with them. Added you btw. Wollam.2083 
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  Date Posted #212 Sunday, September 02, 2012 01:36:59 PM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
The account FL let me borrow to try the game expired. Looking at purchasing this because it has been pretty good so I went to Guild Wars 2 site and....

Serial codes for Guild Wars 2 are temporarily unavailable from buy.guildwars2.com.

lol? The fuck do you sell out of serial codes?


I think they disabled them due to the security issues they were having last week.

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Det it doesn't matter, you can still group with people from different servers, you can still guild from different servers only thing is you can't pvp with them. Added you btw. Wollam.2083


I don't think we can quite group together yet, can we? The guest/visitor or w/e thing isn't quite in yet. 
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  Date Posted #213 Sunday, September 02, 2012 02:14:49 PM   

It's okay I bought a physical copy at Game Stop...last one left. Target and Walmart were sold out what the fuck.

The guy tried to get me to buy a pre-ordered one that was never picked up thing was huge I was like uh no  
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  Date Posted #214 Sunday, September 02, 2012 03:34:58 PM   

Also, for some reason had trouble throwing the serial on the account u gave me FL, so I created a new one. I've added most of u in game I think but if i missed you my tag is Alastor.3792 
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  Date Posted #215 Sunday, September 02, 2012 03:39:39 PM   

SS, The group thing is in, it simply kicks you all to an overflow server, you just have to right click on their portrait in party and click "Join". Both people have to do it.  
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  Date Posted #216 Sunday, September 02, 2012 05:53:26 PM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
Also, for some reason had trouble throwing the serial on the account u gave me FL, so I created a new one. I've added most of u in game I think but if i missed you my tag is Alastor.3792


So you are starting a new char? Was going to tell you how to use the new serial on the account... No big deal though... 
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  Date Posted #217 Sunday, September 02, 2012 05:55:55 PM   

Originally posted by Mallow
Good thing guilds and such are cross server - do you guys have one up and going?


Why don't you transfer to Ehmry Bay if you can catch it when it's not full?  
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  Date Posted #218 Monday, September 03, 2012 02:15:16 PM   

I've got too many people over here to transfer over to where you're at FL. Did you guys get a guild together? Or are you just using friend tags? (also can you guys start posting yours again?) 
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  Date Posted #219 Monday, September 03, 2012 02:57:11 PM   

Peetee.9406

Started playing a Warrior, up to level 9. Mesmer is fun but it's way too much micro for my small brain to handle. 
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  Date Posted #220 Monday, September 03, 2012 03:29:32 PM   

I added everyone except Allust

The tag you gave didn't work 
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  Date Posted #221 Monday, September 03, 2012 03:43:55 PM   

Originally posted by Peregrin Took
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Started playing a Warrior, up to level 9. Mesmer is fun but it's way too much micro for my small brain to handle.


I have a Mesmer and it feels INCREDIBLY weak compared to my Guardian... 
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  Date Posted #222 Monday, September 03, 2012 04:31:38 PM   

Making a post to summarize info:

Main Server is Ehmry Bay

Players with their ID's below:
Peregrin Took: Peetee.9406
Allustrious: Alastor.3729
Mallow: Wollam.2083
Detrimental: dettygt.5931
DeadPan: DeadPan.3214
etinobe: Marrvelous.6238
fldash: fldash.9412
Theos: Theos.6098
SS: StealthStalker.8301 
Edited by fldash on 9/8/12 11:38 AM
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  Date Posted #223 Monday, September 03, 2012 04:47:52 PM   

mine is actually Alastor.3729 not Alastor.3792 
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  Date Posted #224 Monday, September 03, 2012 07:52:03 PM   

I have it on good word from someone playing with you that this is just like all MMOs and it sucks. =p

No jokes.  
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  Date Posted #225 Monday, September 03, 2012 08:03:26 PM   

I'm loving the Mesmer, it's so bursty it's crazy (especially with 2h sword), Dash, when are you getting a guild up and going?  
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  Date Posted #226 Monday, September 03, 2012 08:39:39 PM   

oh i'm Theos.6098

and UC the game is alot of fun , i'll give my full impression onceim 80 but leveling and WvWvW is pretty fun (yeah i finally did it and its pretty good not quite DAOC level but pretty close to it) 
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  Date Posted #227 Monday, September 03, 2012 08:58:53 PM   

Originally posted by Ucross
I have it on good word from someone playing with you that this is just like all MMOs and it sucks. =p

No jokes.


heh, I completely disagree as does most everyone I've talked to in game and have invited to play... but if you don't like MMOs, you won't necessarily like this. It has many of the same mechanics, just done better. It's clearly the best MMO to date, but it's still an MMO. And who is this 'anonymous' source you can't seem to name?

The best indicator we have of player base and popularity is xfire... Which looks pretty positive for GW2 and not too positive for The Secret World and TERA (which both just released), and even shows WOW with a decline on GW2 launch.

GW2
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Mallow, DeadPan has a guild up and running...


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When are we going to try the level 25 dungeon? Will need to schedule it so I can make sure kids are in bed etc... 
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  Date Posted #228 Monday, September 03, 2012 09:45:16 PM   

Credit card was just hacked, I'm guessing shitty guild wars 2 security servers  
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  Date Posted #229 Monday, September 03, 2012 11:05:12 PM   

Originally posted by Mallow
Credit card was just hacked, I'm guessing shitty guild wars 2 security servers


First report of credit card hacking I've seen and reddit is rampant with 'OMG I've been hacked' threads... All of them were accounts being brute forced, none credit card related. 
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  Date Posted #230 Monday, September 03, 2012 11:45:05 PM   

I get about 7-10 Password Reset emails a day and 3-4 phishing emails.

Fucking try-hards! 
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  Date Posted #231 Monday, September 03, 2012 11:46:49 PM   

I changed my account to a newly created outlook account and haven't had any issues w/ password reset stuff. 
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  Date Posted #232 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:53:57 AM   

Checked The computer for key loggers and Trojans, had nothing. I bought ten dollars worth of gems in game and then today 800 out of my account thankfully I got a few text messages about purchases on my account, put in a ticket but I'm 99 percent sure the two are related.  
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  Date Posted #233 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 08:46:45 AM   

Very strange... I've bought gems with no issues, and no reports on any sites about Guild Wars 2 concerning credit cards being stolen... 
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  Date Posted #234 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 09:35:28 AM   

you're buying gems with irl money and not in game money? 
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  Date Posted #235 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 09:50:17 AM   

FL-, by all means, update the XBOX/PSN/Steam topic sticky w/GW2 friend tags. 
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  Date Posted #236 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:01:21 AM   

lol 
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  Date Posted #237 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 11:31:07 AM   

anyone else notice an increase in server lag since the last update? There have been times where I've had 2-3 seconds of delay on abilities. 
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  Date Posted #238 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:08:16 PM   

Only time I've seen lag lately is in a super large zone event. 
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  Date Posted #239 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:10:35 PM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
you're buying gems with irl money and not in game money?


I wanted expanded bank storage without breaking my in-game cash roll... 
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  Date Posted #240 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:11:55 PM   

Found another person who had his credit card used at a safeway for a $200 withdrawal, day after a Black Lion Trading Post purchase (and yes Allust, I chose to buy some gems with money because I thought the game was awesome and felt like kicking the devs some money).  
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  Date Posted #241 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:22:54 PM   

I haven't bought gems with money yet, but if I ever feel the inclination I will for sure. No sub fee, so I can substitute that for gem purchases. 
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  Date Posted #242 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:27:06 PM   

hackers stealing cc information from a game?

BAZINGA 
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  Date Posted #243 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:48:27 PM   

I also bought $20 worth of gems for extra storage space, and no fraud issues yet. *knock on wood*

Also most of us are in deadpan's guild, everyone has invite powers so if you want in should be easy 
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  Date Posted #244 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 01:11:05 PM   

Nice I didn't know you could do that. I haven't looked at the auction house or w/e it is yet. More storage space would be nice that's for sure.

Also, can you buy commodities anywhere? Like ingrediants for crafting? Or do you just have to go out and farm them? 
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  Date Posted #245 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 01:51:54 PM   

Everything is on the AH, and the AH is universal as well. All servers share the AH. 
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  Date Posted #246 Thursday, September 06, 2012 03:22:29 PM   

so what's good in the h00d 
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  Date Posted #247 Thursday, September 06, 2012 03:27:53 PM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
so what's good in the h00d


Getting owned a bit atm (at least last night and the night before)... What level are you now? 
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  Date Posted #248 Thursday, September 06, 2012 03:38:46 PM   

I think I'm up to 18...didn't get to play much the past few days and I have new computer parts coming in today (AND HOPEFULLY TOMORROW OR IM GOING TO THROW A FIT) so I might not be online much until the weekend.

I've been trying to just hang around areas where events occur in Kessex Hills (I think that's where I am)

Also been trying to level up my weapon mithing 
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  Date Posted #249 Thursday, September 06, 2012 08:13:20 PM   

StealthStalker 8301 
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  Date Posted #250 Friday, September 07, 2012 05:09:16 PM   

Everytime you play GW2 and don't load up mumble a kitten dies... then a puppy. It's really sad. I'm lonely. 
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  Date Posted #251 Friday, September 07, 2012 05:11:53 PM   

wtf mumble 
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  Date Posted #252 Friday, September 07, 2012 05:25:16 PM   

NOBODY USES MUMBLE MAJORITY RULES USE VENT 
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  Date Posted #253 Friday, September 07, 2012 05:44:57 PM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
NOBODY USES MUMBLE MAJORITY RULES USE VENT


listen up ho-down. i dont want to be on your 10 person vent where everyone just hangs out in chat all day... :P  
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  Date Posted #254 Friday, September 07, 2012 07:03:06 PM   

remember when we used to have that radio show that was supposed to be like around the horn...that was pretty lol

one time i was hosting and said beelz was the winner, then cut him off as he was having his face time or w/e and said i changed my mind and gave the win to someone else

i learned some new racial slurs that day from beelz 
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  Date Posted #255 Friday, September 07, 2012 08:41:05 PM   

lol 
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  Date Posted #256 Friday, September 07, 2012 09:35:32 PM   

Originally posted by Rascal.
remember when we used to have that radio show that was supposed to be like around the horn...that was pretty lol

one time i was hosting and said beelz was the winner, then cut him off as he was having his face time or w/e and said i changed my mind and gave the win to someone else

i learned some new racial slurs that day from beelz


Who hosted that, I don't remember.  
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  Date Posted #257 Friday, September 07, 2012 10:22:42 PM   

Originally posted by fldash
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NOBODY USES MUMBLE MAJORITY RULES USE VENT


listen up ho-down. i dont want to be on your 10 person vent where everyone just hangs out in chat all day... :P


I said I can add more slots if people want, and I can have a separate channel for GW2. Not sure what u have against idling in there anyway. Some of the ppl that hang out in there play other games. 
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  Date Posted #258 Saturday, September 08, 2012 06:47:38 PM   

Any chance of us getting in some quality PvP time? I miss the battlefield days where we ran around as a squad.  
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  Date Posted #259 Sunday, September 09, 2012 08:29:12 PM   

Oh my freind who is playing gw has a 50slot vent if you all prefer I'm Normaly on it with him anyway.

I'll post the info later

Btw. Mallow your on a different server no pvp for you 
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  Date Posted #260 Monday, September 10, 2012 02:21:24 PM   

This is the vent server a bunch of us GBers use now. I can up the limit if there's interest in using it for GW2 or other games as well. Feel free to idle in it or w/e.

NY1.LeetVent.com
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  Date Posted #261 Monday, September 10, 2012 09:08:17 PM   

I don't care what server we use anymore, but I'd like to actually have people to talk to why I play... 
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  Date Posted #262 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 08:46:52 AM   

Guild Wars 2 Digital standard $48.99 or Digital deluxe 63.99
Code : 1GFT82012

www.gamefly.com/Download-Guild-Wars-2-Digital-Deluxe-Edition/5003826 
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  Date Posted #263 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 02:15:46 PM   

you guys are still playing... interesting  
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  Date Posted #264 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 02:34:13 PM   

no monthly payment means no commitment necessary, which means we'll commit to it lol? 
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  Date Posted #265 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 06:50:57 PM   

The replayability on this game is extremely high and the WvW can be very fun at times. 
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  Date Posted #266 Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:03:33 AM   

You guys can give out the vent info to the rest of the guild, I upped the slots on the server.

You can also hang out in the GB room too. I know FL won't because he's a fussy pants. 
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  Date Posted #267 Saturday, September 15, 2012 01:01:23 PM   

we havn't even touched structured pvp yet which is what i'm looking forward to trying , need a solid 5 man group for that though 
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  Date Posted #268 Sunday, September 16, 2012 06:58:27 PM   

We did do a dungeon Friday night, Ascalon Catacombs... wasn't bad...  
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  Date Posted #269 Monday, September 17, 2012 07:41:52 PM   

I'm going through moving this week so that's why I haven't gotten to play much since last week, it's hectic right now, I'm itching to play tho :/ 
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  Date Posted #270 Monday, September 17, 2012 10:17:26 PM   

WHERE YOU MOVIN TO BUDDY HUH? HUH HUH? 
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  Date Posted #271 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:02:00 AM   

your basement 
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  Date Posted #272 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:35:31 PM   



You know what every single player in that picture has in common?

They're all bots, every single one of them. Stop by the centaur bridge in Kessex Hills tonight when you log on, they'll still be there.

Unbelievable...... 
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  Date Posted #273 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 03:14:03 PM   

that initial big hacking really hurt the game with botters and spammers 
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  Date Posted #274 Monday, September 24, 2012 06:55:05 PM   

I transferred off Ehmry Bay and went to Isle of Janthir. It has a high american population and the 2nd highest oceanic population so there are players around the clock on that server.

There was an interesting article on the main forums where someone took the queue times of each server every hour for WvW. Ehmry Bay was 1 of only 3 servers that never had a queue time at any point, thus it gave the impression it's one of the bottom 3 in terms of population.
But in fact Ehmry Bay is listed as a full server during most of the day, and it was deduced that EB has the highest botting population. Just from my own experience, I can attest to the 40% bot to player ratio that was agreed upon. 
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  Date Posted #275 Monday, September 24, 2012 10:12:57 PM   

Haven't had any experience with botters yet, but I haven't got to play much recently as well... Wife taking my nuts around town with her... :) 
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  Date Posted #276 Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:19:42 PM   

Pt nonone ques for WvWvW that often cause we have owned 80% of WvWvW the last week, why que just to defend ... boring.

Anyway structure pvp is the challenge and grind of its own anyway. Apparently elementalists suck in it so I e started leveling a warrior

Edit: we do have a lot of bots, but the trick is making them a workforce for you... In gw2 1 hit on a monster gives you credit for looting, I found a spot that constantly has bots and monsters drop fangs/scales/claws I sit on my elementist and use chain lighting once then let the botters kill everything for me then I loot lol 
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  Date Posted #277 Tuesday, September 25, 2012 01:12:24 PM   

Vigil Keep skill point is still bugged (has been since right around launch day) which makes me an angry bird because I have this thing where I want to complete all of the skills/vistas/POI's etc. on each map section. 
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  Date Posted #278 Tuesday, September 25, 2012 07:00:32 PM   

Originally posted by Theos
Pt nonone ques for WvWvW that often cause we have owned 80% of WvWvW the last week, why que just to defend ... boring.

Anyway structure pvp is the challenge and grind of its own anyway. Apparently elementalists suck in it so I e started leveling a warrior

Edit: we do have a lot of bots, but the trick is making them a workforce for you... In gw2 1 hit on a monster gives you credit for looting, I found a spot that constantly has bots and monsters drop fangs/scales/claws I sit on my elementist and use chain lighting once then let the botters kill everything for me then I loot lol


You say it's the challenge, then say ele's suck and you're gonna roll a warrior! Wouldn't proving people wrong about ele's be a challenge?!

Also rolling for sPvP isn't really rolling, all you have to do is create the character since all the gear is free and shared through the collection feature. Pretty sweet in that regard. I guess if you wanted to play that character in WvW as well then it'd require leveling. 
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  Date Posted #279 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 08:44:12 AM   

Wow, don't buy the anti-elementalist hype. My full damage fire ele just wrecks people in WvW.

Yes, I lose to everyone 1v1 because 1 missed dodge and I shatter like glass but if I can catch a group siege off guard I can kill 5-6 by myself before I die and if I have a wall of meat in front of me to take the focus off me, I can pick people off in 3 seconds and this is at 45, I can only imagine with exotic 80 gear.  
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  Date Posted #280 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 08:46:55 AM   

What kind of experience rewards do you get in WvW? Is it more efficient to just level up primarily through PvE events or are there just as good opportunities in WvW?

I haven't been in WvW at all yet. 
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  Date Posted #281 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 06:35:24 PM   

I leveled to 80 before ever going out into WvW, so I don't have any clue. 
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  Date Posted #282 Thursday, September 27, 2012 04:28:58 AM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
What kind of experience rewards do you get in WvW? Is it more efficient to just level up primarily through PvE events or are there just as good opportunities in WvW?

I haven't been in WvW at all yet.


Exp in WvW is very situational, if you find a good group of 5-10 people to move around the map capturing supply camps and sentries the exp just flows in. However, if you bump into their zerg you may as well just beat your head against the wall. 
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  Date Posted #283 Thursday, September 27, 2012 09:41:30 AM   

Guild wars 2 player base dropping fast. It dropped by half within the last 30 days.

Is the writing already on the wall for GW2?

http://www.xfire.com/games/gw2/Guild_Wars_2/ 
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  Date Posted #284 Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:00:11 AM   

You know those are xfire stats right? You know they only track players who have xfire installed right? You know they also have D3 and WoW with less players than GW2 right?

herp derp.  
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  Date Posted #285 Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:56:56 AM   

everyone's playing borderlands 2 right now, just wait. 
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  Date Posted #286 Friday, September 28, 2012 01:35:11 PM   

Hey allust WvWvW and experience can be really good or really bad it all depends on what your team and the other teams are doing, examples...

We were attacking a foreign territory and had the garrison that has the bay inside, we were under attack from both of the sides but we has siege built and managed to repulse the attackers for hours.... Now every 5min we would get 7k exp for a gold medal for pushing the defenders back...

Another good exp time was in eternal battlegrounds we had a group of 7-10 guys going around capturing all the enemy supply camps and focal points ( the veteran guard guys) by the time we completed a circuit they were recaptured by the enemy team and we just went back and repeated got about 5k exp every capture

The battle for the Orb.... Can be the biggest exp boost you can get .... Assume your team can win it... You get credit for attacking the keep, killing the lord, and capturing the orb all in one big bump.... Chances are you will be taking keeps and camps and points along the way as well

Bad exp examples....

Last week we owned 80% of the map and the opposite teams weren't doing much besides capturing a camp here or there and when there is nothing for you to take or at least no offensive push to defend against then poo poo exp 
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  Date Posted #287 Saturday, September 29, 2012 08:56:50 PM   

Getting extremely frustrated with the DR system.

I can't do any activity in the game for more than 15 minutes before I stop receiving loot. 
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  Date Posted #288 Sunday, September 30, 2012 06:55:36 AM   

LOL, I just got 1 shot by a Thief.

Hit me for 19k, unbelievable. Yeah, perfectly balanced class there! 
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  Date Posted #289 Sunday, September 30, 2012 04:29:45 PM   

I have to completely restart I guess... I bought my key from one of those key sites and it was disabled as being bought with a stolen credit card... I've opened a Paypal dispute, but no way to get my account back I bet...

RAGE!!!
 
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  Date Posted #291 Sunday, September 30, 2012 09:23:47 PM   

Back in business, have a new ID: coleman.2095 
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  Date Posted #292 Sunday, September 30, 2012 09:40:18 PM   

cool ID bro 
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  Date Posted #293 Monday, October 01, 2012 12:40:41 AM   

its not really a secret i discovered that my first time through by misclocking , fun event though 
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  Date Posted #294 Monday, October 01, 2012 06:14:54 AM   

FL,

The best moment I've experienced so far in the game was because I slowed down and just explored an area, it's actually what turned around the horrible nightmare I had on the first day.

I was wandering around in a Cave in Queensdale just mining and I came across a Troll Idol on the ground. I stopped to inspect and it gave me two options, take the idol or leave it alone. Naturally, I took the idol hoping it might give me some cool stats or something. Immediately after picking it up, a Champion Cave Troll spawned and shouted 'Who dares touch my things?' He killed me, the three people next to me questing and ran out into the field and continued to kill about 30 more people until we got him down.

That was awesome, I definitely plan on taking the game slower with my 2nd character around but for now, the Elementalist is 75 so I want to finish pushing forward to 80. 
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  Date Posted #295 Monday, October 01, 2012 10:57:40 AM   

As of 10:54 AM EST, Congratulations to me on making lvl 80 
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  Date Posted #296 Monday, October 01, 2012 11:09:24 AM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
cool ID bro


haha, yea, I know, but not the original owner... Didn't want to pay $60 for an account so went to PlayerAuctions.com 
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  Date Posted #297 Monday, October 01, 2012 11:16:16 AM   

just be aware that im going to refer to u as coleman from now on 
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  Date Posted #298 Monday, October 01, 2012 02:41:32 PM   

Pt now begins the gear/progression grind for your Elementalist I recommend the following trait spec for grinding with a varient for WvWvW and dungeons...

PVE grinding

20 fire
V - Internal Fire : 5% more damage while attuned to fire
VIII- Conjurer : conjured weapons have 10 more charges

10 lighting
Either...
IV - One with air: bonus movement speed while attuned to air
Or
VI - Bolt to the Heart: 20% more damage to for under 25% health

20 water
V - Cleansing Wave : removes a condition from you and all allies around you when attaining to water
2nd pick is a toss up

20 arcane
III - Arcane Power : gain AP at 75% crit
V - Elmental attunment : you and allies gain a buff when tuning to an element

Slot skills:
Conjure Lightning Hammer
Arcane power
Sigel of fire

Elite: your personal preference

Equipment , I use staffs because that's what the alternate traits for dungeons and WvWvW. Stat wise power,precision,crit with some extra vit/toughness mixed in for some extra survivbility.

Why this build: Conjure lightning hammer keep pressing 1 ( no auto attack) and watch shit die... It's a combo skill that has three stages the 3rd hit hits for beast damage and insane crit damage and also blinds all targets in the area for 4 seconds, use while attuned to fire for extra 10% more damage switch to water when u need a condition removed or need a healing boost. When running around stay lighting with a staff on for almost 100% swiftness uptime. Also Hammer has a 60sec cd with Conjurer trait u will never be down a hammer... Even If a random steals your spare one on the ground.


WvWvW and dungeon mod:

20 fire
V - Internal Fire : 5% more damage while attuned to fire
VII - pyromancers alcrity- 20% recharge on fire skills

10 lighting
WvWvW - either of what I said before
Dungeons - V - Soothing winds: 5% of precision to healing bonus

20 water
I - aquamancer's alcrity : water spells regenerate 20% quicker
V - Cleansing Wave : removes a condition from you and all allies around you when attaining to water

20 arcane
V - Elmental attunment : you and allies gain a buff when tuning to an element
VIII - blasting staff: area spells are 20% larger
Or for dungeons you can throw on
I - Arcane Mastery : arcane skills regenerate 20% quicker

Slot skills
WvWvW
Arcane Power
Arcane Blast
Cleansing flames or earth armor
Elite: your pick

Dungeons
Arcane wave : when combined with water staff aoes does area healing
Arcane shield or earth armor : for surviving shit
3rd your preference
Elite: summon greater elemental : situational water is my favorite though


Why this build:
WvWvW staff and AOE from far away is by far the best WvWvW build for Elementalists weak 1v1 but in group fighting its overpowered

Dungeon: elentalists are not pure damage dealers in dungeons and we are very squishy so Melee builds like hammer or daggers get turned into meat puddles to quick. Staff users in a Hybrid build though can be the difference between a wipe or not. Switching attunments constantly is a must earth gives 33% reduced damage to the Grp clutch when you know huge damage is coming out , and you can switch to water right after to remove a condition and give regen to everyone and if the situation is bad enough you can throw down geyser or healing rain to regen more health and you can arcane blast to for a group direct heal, throwing on fire gives everyone might and you can dish out some decent AOE damage while your at it. Attuning to lightning gives swiftness which is helpful if you need to move quick you can also slow and push back any mobs in your face.

I recommend you trying it out and seeing if you like it, but once you get a lot of ruby/berserkers gear with a hammer you will never go back lol

 
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  Date Posted #299 Monday, October 01, 2012 07:32:57 PM   

Right now, I am using

20 Air
30 Water
20 Arcane

With a full set of Drumond Priory armor and Mystic Staff, completely 100% heal specced and loving it. 
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  Date Posted #300 Tuesday, October 02, 2012 03:21:00 AM   

i was thinking about trying a healing spec myself. how high are your heals hitting for.

and are you using Sigel of Water in your staff or? 
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  Date Posted #301 Tuesday, October 02, 2012 06:06:37 AM   

Originally posted by Theos
i was thinking about trying a healing spec myself. how high are your heals hitting for.

and are you using Sigel of Water in your staff or?


Originally posted by Theos
and are you using Sigel of Water in your staff or?


Originally posted by Theos
Sigel of Water in your staff or?


Originally posted by Theos
Sigel of Water


Originally posted by Theos
Sigel



 
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  Date Posted #302 Tuesday, October 02, 2012 07:43:37 AM   

I'm running a pure heal/support spec on my guardian, and I run two Sigils of Stamina in my Staff/offhand (Water in the MH, not sure if there's anything better out there). Everytime I dodge, I can heal everyone around me. In WvW, people die often enough for that to proc pretty well. Do Elementalists have anything that enhances their dodge?

For anyone curious, here's the guardian spec I use, and a necro spec I envisioned for my alt necro (that I'll never get to play, qq).


Guardian WvW Support

I drop the shield for a focus in dungeons and run the same spec, it's good stuff.

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This necro build was created with my guild WvW/sieging in mind. Aoe snare capabilities is the primary focus, with the ability to swap between mid/short range (Scepter/Warhorn) and long range (staff w/ unblockable/larger Marks). 
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  Date Posted #303 Tuesday, October 02, 2012 12:01:09 PM   

Yes thank you allust I spelt sigil wrong at 3:30am in the morning :)

SS do you mean anything that grants us vigor or affects stamina by your question about dodging?

Or somthing that happens when we dodge? The only one I'm aware we have removed burning/chilled not really all that useful

Edit: do you know te range of sigil of healing? 
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  Date Posted #304 Tuesday, October 02, 2012 06:46:03 PM   

Anything that improves your dodging just to take advantage of the sigil. eg: My dodge heals anyone around me at the end of the roll.

I couldn't really think of any other sigils that would work well for my support/healy spec. They may still benefit you since the more you can dodge the more survivable you become. 
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  Date Posted #305 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 08:23:26 AM   

Here's my guy...

 
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  Date Posted #306 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 08:48:53 AM   

How did you get your new char up to 80 so fast? wtf

i've been spending my time going back to the areas I've already visited and completing the maps. I didn't realize you got a reward for doing that :O 
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  Date Posted #307 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 12:46:30 PM   

Allust that's cause he leveled his char a total of 0 levels lol, Somone esle did all the work.

Btw guys I've started karma grinding and I'm looking for good spots I found a section in straights of darkness that has 5 events in a circle and I cycle through them got 10k karma in about 3 hours and can be done solo

I know the events on Orr give more but need a grp of 2-3 to farm them, if anyone is interested in doing so let me know I'm more then interested in trying

For those wondering why I need 252k karma for a full exoticset thats great for support elementalists , sold by one of the Orr exotic venders ( note there is a bunch of different sets from other venders there for those interested in getting their own check the link below

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/List_of_armor_sets


Edit: upon further review I'm going to be going for the pure healer set aka dwayna instead of lyassa which is support/hybrid
 
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  Date Posted #308 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 12:56:03 PM   

I've been saving all my Karma since I've started playing, not sure off-hand how much I have. I don't even know what it's used for. I don't know anything. 
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  Date Posted #309 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 01:08:30 PM   

Karma Is a second form of currency the amount you have appears next to your gold amount in your inventory.

Save every karma you have for 80 as you need them to buy armor sets, some decent weapons, and recipes

You can also buy some decent misc items such has gathering tools or buff items 
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  Date Posted #310 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 01:10:49 PM   

you should make me some sw33t jewelry bro 
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  Date Posted #311 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 01:24:04 PM   

Allust just mine up the mats and send them to me and I'll make whatever you need when I get home later 
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  Date Posted #312 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 01:27:54 PM   

wat 
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  Date Posted #313 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 01:35:04 PM   

Meaning if you want a powe/pres/crit ring/neck/accessory you need a red gem of that level plus the ore for that level for the misc pieces 
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  Date Posted #314 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 02:04:28 PM   

I have gold + gems + lots of ore 
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  Date Posted #315 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 06:59:50 PM   

Originally posted by Theos
Allust that's cause he leveled his char a total of 0 levels lol, Somone esle did all the work.

Btw guys I've started karma grinding and I'm looking for good spots I found a section in straights of darkness that has 5 events in a circle and I cycle through them got 10k karma in about 3 hours and can be done solo

I know the events on Orr give more but need a grp of 2-3 to farm them, if anyone is interested in doing so let me know I'm more then interested in trying

For those wondering why I need 252k karma for a full exoticset thats great for support elementalists , sold by one of the Orr exotic venders ( note there is a bunch of different sets from other venders there for those interested in getting their own check the link below

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/List_of_armor_sets


Edit: upon further review I'm going to be going for the pure healer set aka dwayna instead of lyassa which is support/hybrid


GW2 Armor is an okay place to take a look at the gear that's available quickly and compare stats-ish. Also shows you what it looks like.

Crafted gear isn't bad for pure support/healing, Cleric's gear. I run full cleric's atm + sapphire jewelry. I'll be trying to get the Twilight Arbor gear soon to mix in Vitality/Precision instead of Power/Toughness. 
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  Date Posted #316 Thursday, October 04, 2012 09:00:56 AM   

Can you guys post your Power/Precision/Toughness/Vitality/Attack at level 80? Wondering how my armor compares... Feel like I need to bump my toughness up quite a bit as it transfers to clones where as Vitality doesn't.... 
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  Date Posted #317 Thursday, October 04, 2012 07:50:39 PM   

I'm full cleric exotics, so I'm low HP/high toughness, and healing power/power. Ideally I'd focus more on precision, so I'm going to try incorporating Twilight Arbor healing gear. That also changes some of the toughness to Vitality, should be interesting.

 
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  Date Posted #318 Friday, October 05, 2012 04:37:02 AM   



Health = 20045
Healing Power = 1333 
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  Date Posted #319 Friday, October 05, 2012 07:38:10 AM   

I also have runes of Swiftness atm, simply because my HP was so low, and swiftness is nice. Once I start getting some Twilight gear I'm going to pick up either Soldier or Mercy runes, haven't quite yet decided which.  
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  Date Posted #320 Friday, October 05, 2012 08:13:27 AM   

So what am I doing wrong here, because it seems like I don't find that great of armor ands tuff out in the environment, and what I can make as a weaponsmith isn't always necessarily better than the good stuff that I do find. 
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  Date Posted #321 Friday, October 05, 2012 01:44:49 PM   

I picked up my first two exotic armor peices last night chest and shoes from Light Arcon Armor of Dwayna

SS im not sure how your classes healing works but if it involves Regeneration skills I highly recommend at least getting 2 peices of the set for the 2 rune bonus +20% to regeneration duration or at the very least if u wanna be cheap just pick up 2 major runes for 15%