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I AM
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Re: Official Guild Wars 2 Thread

You are no fractal crazed. I think I am going to focus in this WvWvW thing.



TheThing

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Completed fractals 10 last night, where agony begins

Boss mechanics are slightly different for each boss, and additionally agony is not what I expected.

Bosses have additional attacks that cause agony damage, which cream you for like 80% of your health, and you are lucky to live thru it

it's not just a debuff that slowly ticks like I initially thought

Mobs also do different attacks that make certain jumping areas very difficult

Got 10g by completing fractals 10 last night, better loot visible already



pr1mo
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we need to join up and do some fractals tonight, to get me up to 10. I need to do 4+ or 5+, don't remember I'm at work. I'll be on tonight after class (~9 PM CST).
--
Cutler @ Jade Quarry (GW2)



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I applaud you both.



TheThing

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once you get over the learning curve its not that hard!

well... everyone knew mechancs and 10 was hard for us



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I had a great deal of fun in WvWvW this weekend. Our server made these giant golems and pushed through the castle in the Eternal BG. Freakin' epic. We tore down the gates. Rushed the the castle while hundreds were inside trying to hold us out. We steam rolled and got in but at the last second Sea of Sorrows swarmed in and stole the castle. I was just in awe of the massive battle. Computer was about to blow up with all the people that was in there. Had to turn my graphics to low. Time to upgrade!!!



TheThing

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In WvW about a month ago we downed some Event boss in WvW.

He dropped alpha siege golem for me.

I then used it, and became a giant siege robot

I literally had about 50 players following me around, giving me speed boosts and portals to get me from castle to castle to attack

it was epic! the game is literally so large and so much to it there isn't enough time

still haven't touched sPvP

WvW is an entire separate game in its own

WvW needs some epic skins, and I would play it more



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Lend me a hundred gold so I can get a commander title! I would just run around like an idiot so people would follow me.



TheThing

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when they get to you finally in the map, you would be herbing and mining ore in the nude...

you would be like:

"WTF you lookin at?"



I AM
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Only if I was a Charr bro. Or maybe a huge norn woman.



TheThing

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hippie commander!



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Turns out our server is pretty good at this WvWvW thing. We were tiered 1 for the longest of all the servers I read on reddit today. I know they have a good Teamspeak set up and they seem coordinated.



TheThing

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"Guys this is commander barney"

"OK... listen up... we are going to loop around and flank them"

i would troll that in a second



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You should buy it. When you speak in map it is DARK red. haha. The more I read about Mesmers the more I want one. I may just level one through crafting and do a cheap way to 80. Farm some exotics and tear up WvWvW.



TheThing

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nothing is worse in PvP than playing monkey in the middle vs. a mesmer and all 12 of his clones



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Or wasting a freakin' cd to only realized you killed a clone!!!!!!!



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Reading on Reddit today. A level 67 guardian pretty much pulled his group through a level 10 fractal. I suck. I'm quitting this game.



TheThing

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last night in fractals 10, our guardian, during a 4 mini-boss encounter, tanked 2 of the mini-bosses, while the rest of the group killed the first 2 mini-bosses

he took on 2 mini-bosses and aggroed them and soloed them, taking what appeared to be no damage

it was a combination of blocking attacks, dodgeing attacks, and blinding them

after the encounter, i was like wow man great job... he said: "as you can see ive done this too many times"

GW2 skill cap > WoW skill cap

can't even compare

and I am starting to think gw2 skill cap > tera skill cap also

I am still learning every day, I make a conscious effor tin dungeons now to try to pick up as many bonus field as possible... free healing, free speed boost, its pretty epic... and overwhelming at first to take in, understand, and do correctly



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GW2 Skill Cap does > Tera Skill Cap IMO. Because Tera still has the trinity. Healers can still bail you out if you misclick. Misclick in GW2 and it is over.



TheThing

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When I first did dungeons in GW2: I stood in place while fighting bosses.. ala WoW style, got killed all the time

Then I learned to move around, and I started always moving while fighting

And the final stage is, you dont have to move around all the time, just when its necessary and you recognize things... you move to dodge things or pick up bonus fields

in fractals 8 a dude corrected me: "why are you always kiting the boss in circles?... you are missing all of our bonus fields"

he was right



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Sometimes its hard to tell when a boss is doing a special move. Too many sparkles on my screen. I'll just roll a mesmer and all will love me for Time Warp! And teleportations!



TheThing

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GW2 reduced button UI complexity

however, they made combat much more complicated, if you had 40 buttons like WoW it would not be possible

GW2 = less buttons, focus on the actual combat

WoW = more buttons, focus on buttons



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I was just going to ask you how in the world do you play without a Naga. With all the movement involved I don't see how someone could be pressing 1,2,3,4....I love my Naga.



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Click for full size
it isn't easy... but after 4 months of GW2 i have adapted


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I tried setting some buttons up on my G700. It wasn't working for some reason. I have a bunch of other games that work perfectly, I guess I gotta mess with it some more.



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LOL. Great response. How does your wife like her new massages?

I remember WoW. I had my Naga and like 20 keybinds on my keyboard. It was CRRAAZaayy.



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When I get a chance I'm going to post the following in the GW2 forums:

Why the hell do mobs in dungeons leash?

This is the worst thing ever! It enables people to blow past mob packs in dungeons, and skip them and go straight for bosses!

To me, this is a fundemental misunderstanding by the GW2 dungeon team, on what dungeons are all about. Why are you enabling dungeon content that can be bypassed?

This happens in most of all GW2 dungeons, and it happens in fractals as well!

Dungeon mobs, once aggroed should chase you thru the whole god damn dungeon!



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I think I read somewhere that the dungeon lead designer said it is something they will look into. He said yes he could just turn on aggro forever but the team is not going to do that atm. They are looking to make encounters either more interesting and rewarding or more fun.



TheThing

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Wednesday, 1am EST

was at cursed shore... you would of thought it was a holiday or something, because the zone was packed! I mean everywhere you went there were players... am I missing something?

this game is still wildly popular

Did Melandru's and Grenth event chains, and the changes are awesome.

Grenth is now epicly hard, an awesome encounter.

The Karma vendors are now sporting new gear when the nodes are not contested...

As a result, I have more +Vitality, +Toughness, +Power, exotic karma gear that I need to get on Warrior and Guardian.

This is in addition to my quest for Ascended gear on my warrior.



TheThing

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started my theif last night, pistol and dagger...

so much fun! not enough time... love him