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Guild Wars

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  • Mustachio JonesMustachio Jones Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    After finding the Platinum Edition with Proph and GWEN for $10 at Wal-Mart, I'm back in the game, and would really like some company. If anyone is out there:

    ign: Somerset Lopez, Antioch Kinstar
    or AIM me at somersetlopez
    or I'm on steam as Mustachio Jones

  • LamoidLamoid Registered User
    edited April 2008
    "Oh hey lamoid's warrior Drake Iron Fist , how's Guild Wars been going"

    "Oh just fine hot chick who wants to make out with me all the time, i've just been checking out my---
    Spoiler:

    Brand new Silver eagle armor that I just got right now.

    But yea anyway im up for some hot EOTN dungeon action. MAYBE hard mode. Thats reaching though.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    You know, I was hard up for this game and I own all the retail stuff (including the bonus pack) but I still have yet to complete the first campaign.

    Any recommended builds for a Monk/Necro?

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  • LamoidLamoid Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Nocren wrote: »
    You know, I was hard up for this game and I own all the retail stuff (including the bonus pack) but I still have yet to complete the first campaign.

    Any recommended builds for a Monk/Necro?

    Now that you mention it, Martyr + plauge touch would be a rather nifty combo, but im not big on Monk builds.

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  • Mustachio JonesMustachio Jones Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Thing about Mo/N is that with a monk you're either smiting or you're healing. N/Mo, on the other hand, can summon and heal the summons.

    Mo/N is just kind of counterintuitive, because the Monk's primary attribute deals with bonus heals, while the Necro's deals with regaining energy which is good for using Monk as secondary.

  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Considering I'm about 2/3 of the way through Prophicies, I'm not turning around and starting over.

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  • LamoidLamoid Registered User
    edited April 2008
    You can switch your secondary though, Im not sure but I think the only place to do that in proph is in the crystal desert. There might be a guy in the battle isles who can do that as well though.

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  • Mustachio JonesMustachio Jones Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    http://www.pvxwiki.com/wiki/Build:Mo/N_Dark_55

    http://www.pvxwiki.com/wiki/Build:Mo/N_Melee_Damage_Support


    Those are the two I found on PvX, and I must say that the second one looks kind of interesting.


    Also:

    I have a guild I made with RL friends, and while I'm the only one active, it could serve as a point at which we could start rebuilding our empire. It is the Ping Island Rescue Operation [PING].

  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Nocren wrote: »
    Considering I'm about 2/3 of the way through Prophicies, I'm not turning around and starting over.

    Monks are generally speaking, best played as pure monks, just stack up on healing and take a general healing loudout like Word of Healing, [Healing Breeze (shutup), Vigorous Spirit], [Orison, Dwanya's Kiss, Heal Other], Divine Spirit, Heal Party, [Purge Conditions, Mend Ailment], Res

  • LamoidLamoid Registered User
    edited April 2008
    So, the slaver's exile dungeon in EOTN, anyone up for it? Fighting epic mobz? For phat lewtz?

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Lamoid wrote: »
    You can switch your secondary though, Im not sure but I think the only place to do that in proph is in the crystal desert. There might be a guy in the battle isles who can do that as well though.

    Once you unlocked other secondary professions, you can change them in the skill menu in any given outpost.

  • KorlashKorlash Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Rook wrote: »
    Nocren wrote: »
    Considering I'm about 2/3 of the way through Prophicies, I'm not turning around and starting over.

    Monks are generally speaking, best played as pure monks, just stack up on healing and take a general healing loudout like Word of Healing, [Healing Breeze (shutup), Vigorous Spirit], [Orison, Dwanya's Kiss, Heal Other], Divine Spirit, Heal Party, [Purge Conditions, Mend Ailment], Res

    I disagree, I think a mesmer secondary can really help a monk manage his energy.

    Although in this case, I'd say most necro skills that could be useful to a monk (mainly the condition management skills) come later in the game or in expansions.

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  • StealthcStealthc Registered User
    edited April 2008
    If you don't play monk like a retard and spam everything then you won't need secondary energy management.

    Even then, /E with Glyph of Lesser Energy is insane energy management

  • Mustachio JonesMustachio Jones Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    With Radiant insignias available now, energy management isn't as bad. They go for a lot, but it's not the cost of new armor a lot.

    I love my R/E with the Conjure [element]/Glass Arrows combination. I have arrows that hit for 100+ damage.

  • StealthcStealthc Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Radiant Insignias aren't energy management, they're an extra 5-7 energy. Much better to get Survivor Insignias for the extra health.

  • HawkHawk Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Anyone still playing this? I'm currently working on my Ascension. I have all the expansions now, I have a Guild but no active members.

    Sorry to bring up an old topic...

  • DisDis Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Hawk wrote: »
    Anyone still playing this? I'm currently working on my Ascension. I have all the expansions now, I have a Guild but no active members.

    Sorry to bring up an old topic...

    A poorly designed game for it's endgame content...
    Most people quit after beating the official campaign...
    The only PVP I enjoy is AB which unfortunately reqs a Guild...

    Unless you enjoy GvG or HA it's not going to last for you...

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • KreutzKreutz Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I logged in about a month ago to check up on things, and it damn near made me cry. I spent literally hundreds of hours on this game, was in more than 20 guilds, traveled damn near everywhere. I remember when the fort in Pre-Searing was a dye trading post and Lion's Arch was a casino. Now it's a ghost town.

  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Lion's Arch is empty? Holy crap.

    Profile -> Signature Settings -> Hide signatures always. Then you don't have to read this worthless text anymore.
  • StormyWatersStormyWaters Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I hadn't thought about this game in ages, went to look at the old forums and saw that Gaile Gray quit a while back, that made my day :)

  • KreutzKreutz Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I was referring to the game in general, but yeah, I think LA is down to maybe 5 districts last time I checked.

  • KreutzKreutz Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I hadn't thought about this game in ages, went to look at the old forums and saw that Gaile Gray quit a while back, that made my day :)

    My only regret is that she wasn't fired.

  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm not moving on to post searing on my new character until I get Charr bags. HOW MANY FUCKING CHARR DO YOU HAVE TO KILL TO GET THEM?!?!?! :x

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  • StormyWatersStormyWaters Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Kreutz wrote: »
    I hadn't thought about this game in ages, went to look at the old forums and saw that Gaile Gray quit a while back, that made my day :)

    My only regret is that she wasn't fired.

    Yeah, I had to talk to her on the phone for 45 minutes once and it was like pulling teeth. She actively harmed the PvP community and I hope that isn't forgotten when they do GW2.

  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I never played much Guild Wars but who was Gaile Gray?

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  • DisDis Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Pharezon wrote: »
    I never played much Guild Wars but who was Gaile Gray?

    http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Gaile_Gray

    That's what the wiki says I don't know shit bout her as well...

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • KreutzKreutz Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    That entry smacks of an autobiography.

  • HawkHawk Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    This game is just heavily driven on parties. Yeah it seems as the crowd has severely died out. Most of the towns and whatnot are <5 districts per.

    I love this game, it's a great story, and I think when I get to the EotN stuff it will provide a lot of dungeon crawling to get some good loot.

    But I guess those here aren't playing it anymore...

  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I still play every now and then, but nowadays, I'm just farming for GW2 exclusive unlocks.

  • TurkeyTurkey Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Dis wrote: »
    Pharezon wrote: »
    I never played much Guild Wars but who was Gaile Gray?

    http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Gaile_Gray

    That's what the wiki says I don't know shit bout her as well...

    She's the community manager.

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  • StormyWatersStormyWaters Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Dis wrote: »
    Pharezon wrote: »
    I never played much Guild Wars but who was Gaile Gray?

    http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Gaile_Gray

    That's what the wiki says I don't know shit bout her as well...

    She was the community rep from Arena.net (guild wars publisher or whatever) to the community. It was repeatedly stated she was not PR. Basically she'd go on forums and talk to PvErs, and do some in game stuff as well. Mainly she treated everyone like they were under the age of 12. Also, in the alpha test that ran concurrently with the live Guild Wars, she had a very active role.

    Whether on purpose or not, she built up an anti-PvP reputation over the years that angered a lot of people. Much of the 'death of pvp' was blamed on her, probably unfairly, but she and Andrew Patrick (her kid) were responsible for a lot of ugly criticism both towards and from them.

  • ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    If I answered honestly, I would have to say that Guild Wars was my favorite game of all time. My account had a little over 2000 hours logged and I played for just under a year (from just after release to a couple months after factions hit). I would literally play for 5 to 8 hours a day at my peak, most of which was GvG. God damn, GvG was a blast. It pretty much combined all the best features of my two favorite genres of games, with the team objective based gameplay of a multiplayer FPS and the number crunching, stat tweaking, build developing goodness of a nice RPG. It was also fairly balanced for most of the time I played, with a pretty good variety of viable builds to choose from and an evolving metagame helped along by regional preferences. Sure, you had the usual community bullshit and bickering, but that happens in just about every competitive online game and was easily ignored.

    I stopped playing a couple months after factions came out (curse you real life!), but still purchased Nightfall and EotN even though I haven't logged on in over six months.

    On Gaile, I appreciate that she was at least willing to engage the community (even though it was her job, I guess), but she really had absolutely no clue where the PvP players were coming from and that showed in her attitude and decisions. Not to mention that all of her e-stalkers were fucking creepy and Izzy was a thousand times cooler and more knowledgeable anyway.

    EDIT: To be fair, some of the PvP crowd was pretty vile (just needless cursing, harassing posts/e-mails/in game whispers and other stupidity) in their dealings with Gaile, and I could easily see why she wanted nothing to do with them.

    I'm gonna bite you!
    I'm gonna bite you! I'm gonna bite you with your own fuckin teeth!
  • HarshLanguageHarshLanguage Registered User
    edited July 2008
    There's a GW thread in the MMO subforum. I still log on and do miscellaneous things, but other games (MMOs mainly) have kept me from completing all the GW missions. I'm also not a big fan of rep grinds, which EotN has a lot of.

    I think I've said this before (maybe in this very thread) but you couldn't have paid me enough to do Gaile Gray's job. What a terrible position to be in, especially since some of the PVP community can indeed be needlessly vicious. She made some serious mistakes, but the vitriol against her (and against Izzy, which continues) was nasty.

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    > turn on light

    Good start to the day. Pity it's going to be the worst one of your life. The light is now on.
  • LamoidLamoid Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I remember the Gaile grey going away party when all we got was a talking frog and a rabbit when Gaile was supposed to be in that district. One guy shouted "Unfortunately Gaile has laryngitis and a bad back, so she won't be saying anything or doing anything". I laff'd.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Lamoid wrote: »
    I remember the Gaile grey going away party when all we got was a talking frog and a rabbit when Gaile was supposed to be in that district. One guy shouted "Unfortunately Gaile has laryngitis and a bad back, so she won't be saying anything or doing anything". I laff'd.
    Lamoid I am too Crunchy the Clown!

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  • Little JimLittle Jim __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2008
    man i miss guild wars with you guys

    spirit shitting was great fun

    i'm not sure how i feel about gw2, i think a little bit more polish and plat pvp rewards would have gone a long way to motivate people to play gw and it's expansions

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  • KreutzKreutz Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    When GW2 drops we need to make it our first priority as a clan to find the successor to the Spirit Fag technique, and then exploit it such that a year or so later we make GotW again.

  • Little JimLittle Jim __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2008
    haha man i remember getting a furious stream of tells after we ran 2+ full ranks of HoH with me healing with my mo/mes

    those motherfuckers hated me

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    This game always had amazing art. Too bad it was used in Guild Wars.
    Spoiler:

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  • KreutzKreutz Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I didn't even run with any of the SF teams and I'd get tells from people who recognized my clan tag.

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