[GW2] New thread posted, please use that one.

REG RyskREG Rysk Lord Rageface RageingtonRegistered User regular
edited March 2013 in MMO Extravaganza
For guild invites to [NICE], contact an officer or post in the thread that you are looking to join and include your account name and 4 digit code.

Periodic culling of our guild numbers will happen as we approach or stay near the 500 member cap. Please check the thread, MOTD in game, or hop into TS to find out if this will be happening. We will give you lots of time to get in before we start actually removing players.

IF ANYONE AT ARENANET READS THIS; PLEASE RAISE GUILD CAPS AND ALLOW US TO SEE PLAYER ACTIVITY TIMES/TIME SINCE LAST LOG IN STATISTICS, SO AS TO MAKE THESE PROCESSES EASIER. THANK YOU.


Welcome to the Guild Wars 2 Thread! (Wherein is discussed Arenanet's font of gold plated awesome, their sequel to their original MMO hit, Guild Wars).

Guild Wars the Original
As you might remember, Guild Wars was an interesting hybrid multiplayer RPG game with MMO elements released during the early years of WoW's dominance in the MMO market, a stylish, robust offering most notable for being free to play without any restrictions or item shops with the purchase of the retail box. It featured six core classes, PvE content containing 25 storyline missions of epic scale and scope, and a PvP component, the fondly remembered Guild vs Guild and World vs World style combat. With the level cap at only 20, players could reach it rapidly or even start new characters for PvP at the level cap and fully trained. Since 2005, it's gotten 3 expansions and countless patch updates. It's still going strong on it's own and is one of NCSoft's most successful forays into the MMO market.

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Important Videos:
Trailer:



Guild Wars 2 Design Manifesto: (The real reason you should have a boner for this game despite past MMO genre failures)



Behind the Scenes Retrospective Video: (Another reason to have a boner for Guild Wars 2)



Various ArenaNet devs talking about the game and the community it has already built around it:



Need more? Angry Joe has a review of every important aspect of the game that's got you covered:


Those videos sure are great, but how about a bit more detail on what makes GW2 different and awesome? Here's the straight poop you need to know, and if you want more details, read on!

- No monthly fees. GW2 requires only the box purchase to play, and has a microtransaction store in game that sells optional consumables and cosmetic stuff; no pay to win items.
- Dynamic Events, or, imagine actually looking forward to running into other players in an MMO world. The dynamic event system replaces traditional questing with a system of events, some independent, some tied together, that play out in the world independent of player action. You automatically enter and leave them at will, and do not need to ask a quest giver for them or return to one after it's completion. All you need to do is participate, and everyone involved is rewarded based on how much they participate.
- A Truly Personal Storyline. Be a hero, make choices, learn about the overarching situation in the land of Tyria, Save the World, etc. Your character can experience a tailored, GW campaign style story in addition to the dynamic event system that you shape with your choices.
- Epic-scale PvP. Love sieges, keeps, chaos? Want blood for the Blood God? WvWvW, lovingly nicknamed wuvwuv, is three servers pitted against each other in vicious combat to dominate an inter-dimensional battlefield known as the Mists for glory and for the benefits victory brings to one's server. Think DAOC Borderlands skirmishes and sieges, but with no factions. Servers are unified against other servers.
- We also have Small-scale E-sport PvP. Think WoW battlegrounds/arenas, but more finely tuned and balanced.
- Sidekicking allows you to always be able to play with your friends, no matter what level you are.
- No Holy Trinity means you will always be able to play with anyone and not need to spam chat looking for tanks and heals for hours. Players need to be more skillful, self-sufficient and work as a team to succeed at challenging content.
- No grind. Thanks to the variable level sidekick system and dynamic event systems, the devs have little reason to drag out the leveling process. It follows a linear progression of about 1.5 hours per level up to a max level of 80.
- No gear treadmill. As in GW1, max-stat gear will be readily available as soon as you reach the max level. The challenge of dungeons, PvP and other high-end content will provide your character more awesome looking equipment and give marginal upgrades to stats and some unique abilities, but you can’t out-gear your problems in GW2.
- Beautiful graphics, smart user interface, extensive Armor-Dye System, and more! Such as:
- Useful and convenient Crafting system,
- Multiplayer Skill Combos,
- Complex Trait System for Character Skill Customization,
- A Fully Featured Auction House known as the Marketplace, with buy orders and other economical trend reports (like EvE) and,
- For quick fixes of fun and bar brawls, Fun Mini Activities. Think carnival games and tests of skill.

If any of this has piqued your interest, continue reading, watching and checking out the many links and articles.

If they didn't and you think it needs improvement, see the spoiler below:
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  • REG RyskREG Rysk Lord Rageface Rageington Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    Playable Races Section:
    The 5 Races: (It isn't just humans anymore!)


    NOYxD.pngThe Humans:
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    The resiliency of the noble human race has been tested many times. They have paid a dear cost for their security and liberty, yet their spirit remains unshaken. Only through courage, will, and unity can the humans retain their storied culture and reach once more to rise above. The characters you played in the original Guild Wars won't be able to follow you here, but the human race still struggles on in their name to find a place among the new scheme of things, and this time they will need your help. They have also gotten a lot of upgrades in the last 2 centuries, which will be interesting to see when compared to the original game.

    ESRJ1.pngThe Charr:
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    Ascalon's conquerors, the charr are ferocious, warmongering creatures--the intractable foes of humanity. Now, as greater dangers threaten their conquests, charr legions and their war machines prepare for battle. Think steampunk meets bipedal sabertooth cats. With guns! These guys are no joke, and guaranteed to be the most rolled MMO race since the blood elves.

    3pVjv.pngThe Norn:
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    The norn are towering brawlers from the frigid northern lands who can shape-shift into mighty bestial forms. Driven from their homeland by a force beyond reckoning, the norn have regrouped among the dwarven ruins of the Shiverpeaks. The Vikings have nothing on these guys. If you ever wanted to become a polar bear and tear your opponents limb from limb, this is the race for you.

    sj6Iv.pngThe Asura:
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    The asura, who once ruled the caverns and tunnels below Tyria, are an advanced race of small size and great intellect. Now that they have risen from below, the asura aim to rule the surface world with their powerful golems and ingenious plans. This aesthetic feels similar to many a small yet smart race from other lore (Gibberlings in Allods, Gnomes in WoW and elsewhere, Halflings from LoTR and D&D, etc), but what these big eyed fellows lack for in originality they more then make up for in technology and and having enough differences in viewing the world around them to make them unique among those who love being small and mischievous.

    BMCFU.pngThe Sylvari:
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    Not much is known of the sylvari, save that they are a race of sentient plant-beings, newly blossomed into the world. The sylvari are the youngest of the races, bound together by a common dream and awesome power. They are a race that was created at the end of a long quest in the original Guild Wars involving a peace loving centaur who planted his dream of a better world in the form of a tree which is now a forest from which this race has been born. I think this was a great idea for a new player race and i'll definitely be interested to see where their story goes.

    Professions Section: All classes are now revealed. We all agree they are all awesome and alt worthy; the big question is, which one will you play first? Klyka has a helpful chart to get you started:
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    3 Scholar Professions:
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    tqCkb.pngElementalist. The Mage/Shaman-esque caster class who calls upon the four traditional elemental powers of Earth, Air, Fire and Water to do everything from nuke things to healing allies, buffing their abilities, modifying their attacks and generally making things explode. They use an Attunement system to focus the elemental powers to the element most suited to their needs in any given situation. GW2 Site link: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/elementalist/.
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    Sx0Cn.pngNecromancer. Anyone who knows anything about time honoured fantasy IPs, like D&D and Everquest, know that Necromancers are feared, dark magic using spellcasters, who create vile diseases with their evil spells and summon up terrifying undead minions from the very earth to smite their enemies. In Guild Wars 2, they are very much akin to this ideal, and can be seen as a WoW warlock turned up to 11 with more AoEs and, in this game's case, a monopoly on fear mechanic skills, as well as many deadly attacks that hurt opponents while healing allies and giving the Necromancer an exclusive energy type known as life force, with which they can fuel their most potent skills. Another fine, and certainly scary, addition to the profession list. (Now officially confirmed after the Gamescon reveal.) GW2 Site link: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/necromancer/
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    InHYG.pngMesmer. Do you like being FABULOUS? How about shooting laser beams? Teleporting around the battlefield and fucking with your enemies? Then mesmers are for you. These masters of illusion and charm can change the flow of a battle and distract and fool enemies with a wide variety of cool abilities, including splitting into mirror images that shatter and damage close foes, AOE invisibility and mantras, abilities which can be charged up prior to an engagement and then used in conjunction with other skills at any time for powerful combos. They are among the more complex classes in GW2, but are sure to delight anyone interested in a unique magic profession that can do some pretty incredible fakeouts and tricks. And look great while doing it! (Officially confirmed after a short pre-reveal by some European game journalists who linked the skill trailer (in French) to Youtube two days early, thus spoiling Arenanet's humorous "Minstrel" class reveal stunt, which still went ahead and was still full of fun and bad vocals. The first of many Mesmer tricks to be sure). GW2 Site link: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/mesmer/

    3 Adventurer Professions:
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    EbM65.pngRanger. The bow and arrows trailblazer, a survivalist of the wild who is the master of the lonely places of the world and nature, calling forth a loyal animal companion and the spirits of the elements to aid them and their party in any situation. Versatile and awesome, think WoW's hunter with less retarded pets and more interesting skillsets. This profession was a fan favourite of the original and promises to be all that and more in GW2. GW2 Site Link: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/ranger/
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    nfecm.pngThief. This is the trademark rogue style class, a sneaky and stealthy assassin who sticks daggers in mans and dances around the battlefield picking enemies off at will. This incarnation of the rogue style class structure comes with some marked differences over a WoW style rogue, among the biggest being the limited, tactical nature of stealth, the use of small firearms as active weapons, and the ability to steal generic objects from a target (and not their inventory) which creates new, powerful skillsets on a whim to be used against the target with devastating results. Thieves are all about being subtle, graceful, ambushing from the darkness and keeping an enemy preoccupied, as well as setting traps, and will fit in nicely with support groups in need of a backup plan. GW2 Site Link: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/thief/
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    7ICQK.pngEngineer. Engineers are a sexy departure from regular MMO class conventions. They throw down turrets like Team Fortress 2's beloved practical problem solver, concoct grenades and alchemical healing potions among other things to aid in battle and help allies, and generally control the tactical situation of the battlefield with mines, traps and a good old fashioned firearm at their side. This class, the much hypothesized gun class of GW2, as well possesses tool kits and other useful skills to further customize their role in the field, making Engineers that much more expert at what they do. These guys are no joke, and are sure to be the bane of many a foolhardy player in PvP. GW2 Site Link: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/engineer/

    2 Soldier Professions:
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    46faY.pngWarrior. The typical damage sponge plate wearing melee fighter. Warriors have a variety of skill and damage options related to the variety of weapons they can use in game. They use an adrenaline system, similar to WoW warrior's rage, to build up the energy nessecary for performing a variety of cool abilities, including burst abilities for quick attacks. They also use a variety of buffing abilities related to Shout commands and the use of banners to target enemies and buff allies on the fly in combat. (Now officially confirmed, this class was in the previous Guild Wars and has been mentioned in various Guild Wars 2 Combat and Gameplay articles released so far, side by side with the released Elementalist. It's safe to say Warriors will be returning to GW2, and their combat videos attest to not only their awesomeness, but to the fluid appearance and natural flow of combat gameplay in GW2). GW2 Site Link: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/warrior/
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    kS5QE.pngGuardian. The penultimate paladin-esc class described aptly by Ravious of Kill Ten Rats as "a warrior steak with a side of monk potatoes and a small helping of ritualist carrots all covered in paragon gravy". Guardians excel at battle control, defence and support of their allies without the need to make red health bars go up or hold aggro on big scary monsters, preferring instead to think more like a tactician and leader. They can put up wards and shields, buff themselves and allies, and put the hurt on enemies as good as any other. Roll this profession if you want to play Guild Wars 2 as a more support minded character, minus the strict role settings of the Trinity design. (Confirmed by ArenaNet, this class is the second Solider plate wearing class in GW2 as well as the noteworthy first major game reveal of 2011. Grab your popcorn! It's only going to get better as the months pass). GW2 Site Link: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/guardian/

    Dungeon Section:

    In a bold move, Guild Wars 2 features dungeons. How about that.

    Dungeons are entered for the first time in a setting known as Story Mode, where your characters interact with one or more members of the adventuring group known as Destiny's Edge. These characters will guide a group through their personal story and connect it to the overarching plot as well as what's going on story wise in the instance, and aid the player in combat.

    Explorable Mode unlocks afterwards for when you return each time to the instance once you've beaten it in Story Mode. Explorable mode is a random generation dungeon type where the actions you took with your group in Story Mode have consequences to what enemies will spawn and what events will occur within the instance. This is intended as being a replay friendly mechanic, so that dungeons remain vibrant and fun after the first few runs.

    Both modes will have loot, including sets for each profession, and grouping is reported to be very easy, in lieu of as of yet unreleased game systems for grouping. NPC heroes like those from GW1 will not be returning, so expect to group like in other MMOs with players for GW2, which is arguably better anyways.

    Dungeon Name Story Mode Level (Explorable Mode Level)
    Ascalonian Catacombs 30 (35)
    Caudecus's Manor 40 (45)
    Twilight Arbor 50 (55)
    Sorrow's Embrace 60 (65)
    Citadel of Flame 70 (75)
    Honor of the Waves 76 (80)
    Crucible of Eternity 78 (80)
    Arah 80 (80)

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  • REG RyskREG Rysk Lord Rageface Rageington Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    PvP Section:

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    I considered writing something thoughtful and provocative here, but really, all you need to know about how amazing this game's Player versus Player components are can be found in the below image:
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    The WvWvW map. 3 server territories and one neutral area in the bottom middle. Takes about a half hour to walk from one end to the other, for size scale, though you probably will never need to do that as there is plenty of fast travel waypoints between key areas available.

    And some videos:

















    You got World versus World versus World, which is three servers fighting over an inter-dimensional battlefield filled with castles and stuff to capture, and you have more structured PvP formats like the Battle of Kyhlo, where the focus is smaller and more traditional and very skill based. All of this is separated from the PvE experience to prevent griefing and factional server splits. ArenaNet is committed to creating a PvP experience that is both accessible to the wider playerbase found in PvE and making it exciting and engaging for them to try from time to time, while also making the system balanced and deep enough so as to support competitive E-sports style PvP on both a large and small scale.

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    You better believe a lot of us here on the forums will live and breathe GW2 PvP. Commander Corehealer is looking for a few good men to take that keep up on the hill...

    If you haven't got the patience to play EvE's PvP scene or you missed out on DAoC's borderlands skirmishes and keep sieges, or you are simply bored of WoW's stale format and want something different, here is where your server pride will be resurrected in a crucible of fire. Get ready to kill some mans.
    OCD Guide to GW2's economy and resource system:

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    Gems = Currency bought with real money which can be traded within the in game economy for gold and services. Gems are used to purchase in game store vanity items.
    Gold = In game currency, acquired through various means, such as selling in game goods and services, PvP and PvE dynamic events. It is used for the majority of in game item and service purchases, much like in other games.
    Karma = A resource procured along with gold and experience from dynamic events and completing personal story objectives, among other things. It is used to purchase the PvE versions of gear upgrades for every 5 levels, up to the max of 80.
    Glory = The PvP version of Karma acquired in WvW and battleground PvP. Used to purchase the PvP versions of gear upgrades for every 5 levels up to a max of 80.
    (Note: All gear acquired in PvP and PvE, regardless of how, is useable in both PvP and PvE without any serious handicaps, and both can be upgraded using crafting skills as well).
    Supply = A WvW exclusive resource acquired from various control points and resource nodes found across the WvW maps. After they are captured for your server, players and caravans must transport limited amounts of supply from them in waves to keeps and other strong points to build up the defensive structures and traps of said areas, as well as hire NPC guards to defend them. They must also transport supply as well as a schematic (acquired at any large keep from a quartermaster for gold) for the specific type of siege weapon they wish to build at the site of a keep siege as an attacking force. Siege weapons include battering rams, catapults, trebuchets and Asuran siege golems. Supply cannot be used outside of WvW.
    Another resource, Renown, exists for guilds, but we do not presently know what it's function is in relation to guild advancement and the rest of the game economy.

    Press/Media Section:

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    Video Compilation Section: See previous OPs for video of 2010 video releases, primarily PAX Prime 2010 and Gamescon 2010 videos). Also check Google and Youtube.

    PAX East 2010 Guild Wars 2 Designing Dynamic Events Panel Playlist!: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...69292ECAAB7B5E

    PAX East 2011 Demo Videos (For 2010 PAX Prime Demo videos, see Youtube and the previous thread OP, linked at the top of this one; this Demo focuses on the norn, the guardian, the thief, and various gameplay systems such as crafting and has an improved gear stat system in place over last year's Demo):

    Guild Wars 2 PAX East Panel, Parts 1- 4:

    Alienware Booth Presentation of the Thief Class in the Demo at PAX East (Long video from a streamed original, the good parts start at 14 min in and end at 45 min in, good quality): http://www.justin.tv/alienwarearena/b/281335903

    Gamescom 2011 Video Compilation: (Featuring Cynical Brit Totalbiscuit, PvP first looks and Playable, Redesigned Sylvari and Asura)
    New GW2 Gamescom Game Trailer:



    Totalbiscuit's interview with Izzy Cartwright on GW2 PvP:



    ArenaNet faces off in 5v5 Battlefield PvP with a Pro e-sports German team on the demo feature map, the Battle of Kyhlo:



    Tequatl the Sunless, presumed Dragon liutenenant of ethier Zhaitan or the unnamed sea based dragon, battles a demo raid group:



    Totalbiscuit's WTF is Guild Wars 2 Parts 1 and 2:





    Work in Progress Revealed and Detailed Character Customization Compilation Video (Shows all Race appearence customizations for both genders currently available):



    ArenaNet showcase of the Tequatl fight and related mechanics and scaling:



    Asura Character customization (In German, no sound):



    Asura Guardian Gameplay:


    GW2Live's Youtube Demo Videos in HD (good quality and played by people who played the first game extensively and know what they are doing, shows off skills and other gameplay features in some videos):
    Elementalist Showcasing the Fire, Water and Air Attunements Tactically to great effect:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW4sGjWJK_0

    Charr Ranger with Pet Action:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofUCav0GTww

    Dye System Demonstration:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sBvWMF44JA

    Elementalist and Thief General Gameplay:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDEwfWHiXis

    GameSpot Norn Interview/Customization Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFTSv4CSTAI&feature=related

    10 Minute General Combat Montage Video:

    GameSpot 10 Min Combat Video

    A Q&A Video from June 2011's Fanday chalk full of interesting tidbits:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Los-MliDhY

    GW2 Fan Trailer Contest:Winners got to go with a friend to ArenaNet's new Seattle Development Studio and play the game with the developers.

    Winning Entries (First one is better then second but they are both good and informative):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wm9NMZDN-A

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtAREKLnyzI

    Art Section: (Some of the most beautiful fantasy artwork I've ever seen, watch in HD.)

    Relevant Site Links Section:

    http://www.guildwars2.com/en/ The Official Game Site.
    http://www.arena.net/blog/ Official ArenaNet Blog
    http://twitter.com/#!/guildwars2 Official Guild Wars 2 Twitter Feed (Best place for updates and FAQ clarification).
    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/473/Guild-Wars-2.html MMORPG.com's GW2 Page, (With frequent updates on the game.)
    http://www.guildwars2guru.com/ MMOGuru's Guild Wars 2 Community Site.
    http://www.massively.com/category/guild-wars-2 Massively.com's Guild Wars 2 News and Updates Page.

    Be sure to check the thread as links with new info come in all the time as well!

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    And to tie up the end of the link roundup, a really weirdly awesome comic shared with us courtesy of reVerse, creator unknown:
    reVerse wrote:
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    To conserve OP space, and because the FAQ has changed somewhat in the years this thread has been following the game, I'm providing a link to it rather then a wall of text from now on. Read the official site's Frequently Asked Questions here: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/game-faq/

    Also (as a outsider opinion piece attachment to the somewhat old FAQ page), a really good article you should read which eloquently details various innovative design systems and functions which will be in the game, why they are innovative and awesome, why they will most likely be pulled off, and why you might not like them now, but might learn to love them later:
    sidhaethe wrote:
    I don't like much about mmorpg.com, but this article by a regular forumer (and GW2Guru denizen) really nails, in exquisite detail, what has me so excited about GW2:

    The Tao of Arenanet

    If you have any suggestions for the OP/info that should be in it, let me know here and i'll get it updated.
    A big thanks to reVerse, Sidhaethe, Loki, Enig, zZulu, Arthil and everyone else who has contributed to the OP and the thread, and our resident ArenaNet insider, World as Myth, for providing us with art assets, up to date info and kind words. Let the WE HATE LOGAN THACKERAY discussion re-commence!

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    Because it's just as much about the people you're with as it is about crushing skulls and storytime.

    The Venerable Wall of Erections (now located here to conserve OP space. Bask in it's swagger!):
    God... Every time I come in this thread I need a change of pants.
    Joshmvii wrote: »
    Every time I come in my pants I visit this thread.
    Zzulu wrote: »
    I feel I don't even need any more info on the game. I've been sold for many months now and I just want to buy it and play it already.
    Klyka wrote: »
    I have to be completely honest here:

    I would pay double price if I could have the game NOW.
    I can't look at this topic any more. I'm so hard I can't even breathe.
    Avynte wrote:
    GW2 is going to force me to see a doctor because I don't think holding an erection until Q1/2 is going to be good for my health.
    Sarksus wrote:
    DROP THIS GAME INTO MY MOUTH ANET I WANT IT
    naengwen wrote:
    Coming into this thread is like Christmas.
    The most important thing I've gotten out of this thread is that ice cream is god damn delicious. So I went out and got some.

    Thank you.
    Enig wrote:
    I'm getting pretty concerned that GW2 will just be too much fun, and people won't be able to handle it. This could really hurt the game long term.
    YOU'RE A LOOSE CANNON, COREHEALER
    ironzerg wrote:
    I know nothing about GW2 other that what I watched a couple hours ago. The manifesto video. My body is still trying to recover from the sudden explosion of blood that rushed into my penile extremeties.
    Caedere wrote:
    There is no other game coming out that I am excited for more than Guild Wars 2. In fact, there are no entertainment properties that I anticipate more than this game—no book, movie, TV show, videogame, nothing.
    Rend wrote: »
    I'M STILL NOT ON THE WALL

    We aim to please.

    This post is reserved for guild(s) information/how to get in/PA community stuff.

    LAUNCH/POST LAUNCH STUFF:
    Official PA Server is FORT ASPENWOOD. Overflow server is KAINENG. Please go to Fort Aspenwood if you wish to play with the main PA peeps guild, and contact Draygo if your unable to get on Aspenwood due to overpopulation and wish to play with PAers on Kaineng. Our guilds are all cross server and account/character wide anyway, so once you join, you'll be able to chat with people regardless of server. Server transfers are available now, but it will take some time to certify transfers and you will be locked into one server at any given time for PvP WvW purposes.

    Guide for switching Servers:

    In character select, right after login. In the Bottom left corner of the screen.

    Select "World Selection" > Select "Transfer World" > Select "Server you want".



    OFFICIAL PA GUILD(S):
    - What A Nice Guild [NICE] (GM: Corehealer/Sarah Corehealer/Trajan Corehealer, various officers including Geod, Kakos, Draygo, Enig, Vivixienne, etx.)
    - Chaps Wot Guild (EU Guild on Gandara. GM: Thorrhel, Officers are Kafka87 (Dedryr) and Fantasyrogue (Mellan). Website: www.tpreview.co.uk/cwg)
    - The Merch [MRHI] (Fort Aspenwood PA Guild, small EvE Corp based guild. GM: TheKoolEagle (Gorhir/Mr Fuzzywhiskers), Officers are Anehii (Anehii) and Fiatil(Fiatil).
    - I Require Frozen Treats' [IRFT] (On Fort Aspenwood, Just Bri's Guild of Fun times and Frozen goodies. GM: Narawen Blake).
    - The Candymancers (Basically the continuation of the WAR guild, our official overflow guild on Fort Aspenwood, ask myself or Entaru Phenyhelm here on the forums or on TS3 about it or refer to Entaru's sig).

    Guilds are trans-server and account wide; as long as you select to represent a specific guild on a specific character, you will be able to chat with and see the status of anyone on any server in that guild. You will not lose membership in your other guilds, you will simply not be actively representing all but one of them on a given character .

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  • REG RyskREG Rysk Lord Rageface Rageington Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    NEW NICE GUILD BANK INFO:

    NICE Guild Bank Rules
    Hi, Vivixenne here. If you have used, intend to use, or think you may be interested in using the Guild Bank, please read this section all the way through.

    - WHY THE GUILD BANK EXISTS -
    It is basically a guild storage for hard-to-find, useful items that people have generously donated to the Guild Bank instead of selling them. It is not a place for you to stick stuff (food) you've made but don't want and can't sell.

    I cull stuff that is not meant to be there, keep the Bank tidy, and keep track of how often people withdraw as opposed to how often (and what) they deposit.

    I don't keep lists or databases. But if I check the log and see that you've withdrawn a lot of items and have not deposited anything within a few days after that, you may receive a message from me just as a friendly note that I HAVE MY EYE ON YOU.

    - WHAT TO DEPOSIT -
    Stuff that is appropriate to deposit are hard-to-find or useful items.

    Hard-to-find is any piece of equipment that is
    - rare
    - exotic
    - legendary (if you are just MADE of money)

    Useful is the following:
    - crafting materials
    - sigils
    - seals
    - talismans
    - (most) potions
    - dyes
    - silver jewelry or better (for alts and just-turned 80s).

    Useful is also any food containing the following buffs:
    + Gold Find
    + Magic Find
    + Downed Health
    + Critical Chance or Damage

    - WITHDRAWING -
    You are free to withdraw from the free-access parts of the Guild Bank (Deep Cave, Treasure Trove).

    Stash items are by request only, but you will generally be able to get whatever you request from the Stash. This is purely to prevent people joining the guild and grabbing a bunch of stuff and bailing - not likely to happen, but a possibility I would like to avoid.

    To withdraw something from the Stash, you will have to go through me - via /g, /w, or in-game mail. If I am not online and you absolutely NEED that item RIGHT NOW and it can't wait until the next time I log, you may approach another officer.

    - RULES AND PENALTIES -
    If you fill the Bank with trash that I have to tidy up, you will lose access to the Bank for as long as I think is appropriate - usually scaled to how annoyed I am at you.

    If you withdraw something, you HAVE to be doing so to use it yourself - not to sell or pass on to a friend that is not in the guild. If you are caught, you will lose access to the Bank. Maybe worse, like a kick from the guild. I haven't decided because this hasn't happened yet - it may go to a case-by-case in consultation with the other officers.[/spoiler]

    VC INFO:
    For VOIP communication we will be using the following Teamspeak 3 server provided by Draygo (seriously, look at how much effort he put into this thing):

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    Server IP: 66.135.59.185:9999
    Password: pa
    Admins: Rysk, Corehealer, Entaru, Draygo, Enig, Geod, and others not listed


    The below spoiler contains the Penny Arcade Guild Wars 2 Teamspeak FAQ, written by Draygo for everyone's convenience. Please refer to it for any queries regarding the GW2 PA TS3 setup. Server seats 100+ people and everything you want to know about it can be found below or by asking Draygo, as he put it together and has been hosting these servers for years.

    Q) Where do I get it:

    Download teamspeak here: http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads
    You can get teamspeak for windows, mac, and linux. As well as your Ithing and your android, if you so prefer.


    Q) Cool, I installed it, now what?

    Now you must connect to our totally awesome server. In order to do that you must first run teamspeak. Then hit Connections at the top. Select Connect.

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    Now you must enter the server details:

    Server Address: 66.135.59.185:9999
    Nickname: Your forum or In Game Name
    Password: pa


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    Q) What does the banner in the top right do?

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    The community thread banner when clicked on will open the most recent guild wars 2 thread on penny arcade.

    Q) How do I add a class or race icon next to my name?

    You do this by right clicking yourself, put your mouse over server group, then left click any of the categories named with the race or class you want to choose. You can uncheck them at any time to remove the icon.


    Q) Who are the server admins?

    They are Draygo, Corehealer, Entaru, Geod, and Enig.

    Q) So is there a skin/theme for this?

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    Yes and you can download it from our lobby. Right click the lobby, and select open file browser. You will see the installer file at the top. Download and run that file to skin your client.

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    In order to activate the theme/skin you need to go to settings->options, and click design on the left.

    theme.png

    Then select Theme and change it to PA Guild Wars 2.

    Q) Who made the theme?

    Draygo did.

    Q) How do I change my name?

    Right click yourself and select change nickname. You can do this at any time. Do not change your name to impersonate an admin.

    Q) What rules can I expect?

    Don't be a dick. No personal attacks except 'silly goose', forum rules apply. If it is not appropriate on the forums, it is also not appropriate in teamspeak.

    Q) Someone is breaking the rules, or is being disruptive, but no server admins are online. How do I complain.

    First, I hope you can all be gentlemen and resolve disputes by yourselves. If someone is being a dick, you can fill out a complaint. Right click someone and click make a complaint. Do not abuse this feature. If 5 people complain about one person in a short amount time, that person will be temp banned from the server. Do not abuse this. Admins will see the complaints that lead to the temp banning and will be unhappy to fix it.

    Q) Can I make my own channels?

    Yes!
    Teamspeak is setup that you can make your own channels in any of the major channels (Except Admin HQ, Lobby, and Afk, for obvious reasons) First enter the channel you want to make the sub-channel in. Right click the parent channel and select, create sub channel. You can enter a name, even a password, as well as set any description you want. After you create the channel, make sure the Audio Codec selected is high enough audio quality.


    Right click the channel you created and click edit channel. Click the audio tab and increase the Quality slider. Also decrease the latency slider to reduce lag time. Quality 7, latency 1 are the recommended settings.
    These channels are temp only, when the last person leaves them they are automatically cleaned up.


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    channel2.png

    The person who created the channel is the op of the channel and can kick people from the channel (not server). So if you created your own channel and want to remove someone, you can password protect it and remove the troublesome individual.


    Q) Is there an overlay plugin?

    Yes. There is a built in overlay plugin. To enable it, select settings then plugins. Check the teamspeak overlay plugin and then click settings on the bottom to configure it. Here you can configure any color of each of the elements, as well as transparency settings. I recommend you change the input settings to enable mouse polling, and change the initialization mode to minimal. Minimal mode only displays the one person who is talking, the other mode displays everyone in your channel even those that are talking.

    Q) Does teamspeak work with my G15 keyboard.

    Yes. There is a plugin for that. Pretty easy to configure again settings->plugins, and enable the G15 keyboard.

    Also:
    Geod wrote: »
    TS3 Overlay for GW2:

    Here's how to get the overlay working without graphical glitches:

    1. Go to Settings->Plugins in TS3.
    2. Select GW2.exe in the Profile dropdown.
    3. Uncheck all the Direct3D options, except for Direct3D 9 (which is what GW2 uses).
    4. Switch to Input tab
    5. Check "Enable Mouse Poll" and "Use in-game" cursor
    6. Switch to extended, and check "Used ID3DDevice:Present hook..." (This is what fixes the animations not showing in GW2)[/spoiler]

    This is most likely a permanent setup for the BWEs and future events/release now because Draygo has put a lot of work into this solution and has swayed myself and Entaru with it's beauty, icons, functionality and abuse of admin power. It also holds 100+ seats up to a maximum of about 300, more then we really need but excellent nonetheless.
    It is very unlikely that we will need help funding any server upkeep at this time. If we do we will put it up here.

    REG Rysk on
  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    It's like a whole new world.

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  • CorehealerCorehealer The Apothecary The softer edge of the universe.Registered User regular
    *stretches back in chair*

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  • doomybeardoomybear Hi People Registered User regular
    Shiny.

    what a happy day it is
  • SeidkonaSeidkona Had an upgrade Registered User regular
    It was the dawn of a new age.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
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  • KiasKias Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    Mmm, new thread smell. Just as I join. It was meant to be.

    I am Kias.1792, though I am just getting rolling. Will bug for an invite once I know what I am doing :)

    Kias on
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  • CondimentsCondiments Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    Hey just to throw this out there, GW guru held a discussion with Jonathan Sharp and a lot of the top PvPers about the current state of PvP. Covered a lot of points of how they felt about the game and where they wanted to take it. Looks like matchmaking is coming down the pipeline next, which is a much needed change.

    Discussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hByqoWsnz-I

    Condiments on
  • mojojoeomojojoeo A block off the park, living the dream.Registered User regular
    WVW was awesome today.

    Maybe even an all time favorite thing happened. Rysk, Sage, me assorted others guarding two cats on a cliff. A portal is dropped- here comes the portal bomb. Nope. I bubbled (pushed), they tornado ed and shoved. We pushed the entire bomb off the cliff.

    The best thing ever. Lesson of the day- dont put your exit portal shove distance from a cliff.

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    Re: possible forum
    REG Rysk wrote: »
    REG Rysk wrote: »
    @lucid_seraph YOUR OVERLORDS HEAR YOU.

    THINGS ARE IN WORK.

    EXCELLENT LORD RYSK, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR AUGUST PRESENCE. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD.

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Badwrong wrote: »
    Tarnished Coast is scared of me.

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    Hey Badwrong, wanna team up to make 25g?

  • BadwrongBadwrong TokyoRegistered User regular
    Ya I was grouped up before the change over and wasn't sure what our NICE turnout would be like. Glad you guys had a large force to jack them up with.

    Also, Tarnished Coast is scared of me.

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  • mojojoeomojojoeo A block off the park, living the dream.Registered User regular
    It was a hell of a run. Maybe next week.

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  • HugglesHuggles Future War Cult 4 lyfRegistered User regular
    I missed the changeover this week. Go go gadget grad school...

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  • YougottawannaYougottawanna Registered User regular
    We had not one but two three-way (us vs. TC vs. Yaks) fights in the garrison keep lord room, and nearly had a third, good times.

  • MarsloMarslo Registered User regular
    http://gw2lfg.com/ a website to lfg on. Use it you nerds.

  • UnluckyUnlucky That's not meant to happen Registered User regular
    Marslo wrote: »
    http://gw2lfg.com/ a website to lfg on. Use it you nerds.
    I have and do. It's excellent. Basically a browser automatically updating LFG tracker. Something GW2 really needs to incorporate, GW1 style.

    Fantastic
  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    It's good that that's on the front page


    In other news, the recent downspike in mats falls in line with my prediction of the fallout from the arah nerf. Of course, it could be coincidental with a couple of people scaring the market by finishing their legendaries or backslots all at once. The weekend market will decide that as the majority of the people in the game are finally going to finish their 10.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    WVW was awesome today.

    Maybe even an all time favorite thing happened. Rysk, Sage, me assorted others guarding two cats on a cliff. A portal is dropped- here comes the portal bomb. Nope. I bubbled (pushed), they tornado ed and shoved. We pushed the entire bomb off the cliff.

    The best thing ever. Lesson of the day- dont put your exit portal shove distance from a cliff.

    Xagar and I hit Tornado at almost exactly the same time. Made everything BEAUTiful.

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  • mojojoeomojojoeo A block off the park, living the dream.Registered User regular
    We should just send you two at all the portal exits. Torn-aders away.
    We had not one but two three-way (us vs. TC vs. Yaks) fights in the garrison keep lord room, and nearly had a third, good times.

    lest you forget that time YB was attacking TC @ LV with 4 trebs.... and we went ahead an sandwiched them for a while and had another crazy wall of red three way.

    Then a short momnt later, let YB be dumb as all hell by taking our small retreating force off a cliff to the second stage not the bottom.... and then killing the stragglers dumb enough to follow as they trickled in. It was raining enemies who were dead before they could stand up from the fall.

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  • weedenbcweedenbc Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    I love me some 3-way gangbangs in Garrison Keep Lord's room, even when I have to be the Lone Ranger in TS while everyone is ripping on how crappy we are. Anet, for the love of Orr, please fix us rangers soon.

    Unfortunately it's back to the grind for end of semester push. That, plus holiday party season here in DC means I won't have much time to play until next changeover.

    weedenbc on
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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    Last night was some of the best WVW I've done in a LOOOONG time.

    Here's a recap of the night for those who missed running with NICE:

    We had about 15-20 people. First thing we did was take Hills and claim it for the Kraken. We only had to defend it once from about 15-20 who snuck around and attack the south doors. We hit them right when they broke through the gates and smushed them inside the keep.

    The highlights of the night were the ongoing battles around Cliffside and garrison. We took cliffside and held it for HOURS and only lost it when we decided to refocus on the south towards dreaming bay (what turned out to be a failed attempt during which we lost both garrison and cliffside). In retaking cliffside we had in reality even numbers defending against us when we set up cats to the south on the rock. MANY defenders were pushed off the edge of the cliffs that day, my friends. The highlight was an attempted portal bomb onto the catapults. Between two tornados, a fear mark (my contribution :)) some shield push backs, etc. they almost ALL went over the edge of the cliff. I had 6 baggies appear immediately at my feet.

    After retaking cliffside we trebed garrison and broke through the walls, we set up siege on the inside and were doing well only to notice that TC had flipped it WHILE we were setting up our siege on the inner! We got pushed back and I convinced @mojojoeo to give garrison one more attempt for the night. We did, and we took it, murdering every TC fool caught inside.

    Most enjoyable individual 'fight' of the night, and one of the best fights to happen in a LONG LONG time in wvw for me came around 9pm. At that point we had held garrison but it was being trebbed from longview (the west tower). We saw swords go up there and figured yaks was attacking TC. We swung around from cliffside going through the top with about 25-30 players. We had assumed the yaks attack would fail or be weakened and we could come in and sweep up longview and take out the treb.

    To our surprise there were FOUR (4) trebs set up by yaks shelling longview. We hit the trebs from behind and caused enough of a commotion for TC to attack from the south, Longview. This began an EPIC 3 way battle involving at least 100 players. It lasted about 20 minutes and just went back and forth for a long time. It was super intense and very very fun.

  • Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    Better sell the mats i been stockpiling fast.

  • BadwrongBadwrong TokyoRegistered User regular
    shryke wrote: »
    Hey Badwrong, wanna team up to make 25g?

    If you can find who is actually giving the gold, sure. And I dunno if someone has to be in their guild or what.

    Hell I have a second account, I could do it as well to myself.

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  • SeidkonaSeidkona Had an upgrade Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    Badwrong wrote: »
    shryke wrote: »
    Hey Badwrong, wanna team up to make 25g?

    If you can find who is actually giving the gold, sure. And I dunno if someone has to be in their guild or what.

    Hell I have a second account, I could do it as well to myself.

    Record the whole thing and put it up on youtube. Post the link on their forums. :)

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  • johnwingjohnwing Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    ARRRGH.. I finally got to the end of my personal story and I can't complete on solo!!! :( Anyone know a way to complete it without looking for a group. There aren't a lot of groups now since fractals are out.

    johnwing on
  • HugglesHuggles Future War Cult 4 lyfRegistered User regular
    edited December 2012
    johnwing wrote: »
    ARRRGH.. I finally got to the end of my personal story and I can't complete on solo!!! :( Anyone know a way to complete it without looking for a group. There aren't a lot of groups now since fractals are out.

    Nope, you need to run Arah's story mode. Try that LFG site posted above if you're having trouble finding a group.

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  • BethrynBethryn Unhappiness is Mandatory Registered User regular
    Apparently they're doing a once-over of the Story Modes so that they'll be more profitable (and also the Explorable Modes so they won't be 50/50 great/turd), so you might have more luck once that rolls around.

  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    Story modes should give explorable mode tokens but fewer, and just let you only run em once a day

  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    johnwing wrote: »
    ARRRGH.. I finally got to the end of my personal story and I can't complete on solo!!! :( Anyone know a way to complete it without looking for a group. There aren't a lot of groups now since fractals are out.

    My friends and I are working on getting together a group for an Arah run once we all finish our personal stories, if you can wait that long.

    Man part of me wonders if it wouldn't be infeasible to start a run-organizing service for n00bs who want to get story mode. Shame there'd be literally no profit in it. Even if I asked people to pay me gold for the service, there'd be no damn profit in it.

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  • ironzergironzerg Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    Story modes should give explorable mode tokens but fewer, and just let you only run em once a day

    Given their length, I don't think a 100 token bonus for your first story mode of the day is out of line. Plus, it might help with those poor newbies leveling up for the first time.

    Hell, I'd be happy if they offered a chest at the end of story modes for people (who've already completed story mode) who complete a story mode with a party member who's doing it for the first time that gave high level loots and a small chance at a precursor...which would basically mean a roll on the exotic table. You'd seem people tripping over themselves to run newbies through CM or AC for the first time.

    EDIT: Hell, with the price of exotics, the chest could drop 30-50 dungeon tokens 10-50 silver and an exotic, and it'd be worth your time spamming Queensdale "LF Newbie to run through CM".

    ironzerg on


  • johnwingjohnwing Registered User regular
    johnwing wrote: »
    ARRRGH.. I finally got to the end of my personal story and I can't complete on solo!!! :( Anyone know a way to complete it without looking for a group. There aren't a lot of groups now since fractals are out.

    My friends and I are working on getting together a group for an Arah run once we all finish our personal stories, if you can wait that long.

    Man part of me wonders if it wouldn't be infeasible to start a run-organizing service for n00bs who want to get story mode. Shame there'd be literally no profit in it. Even if I asked people to pay me gold for the service, there'd be no damn profit in it.

    Thanks for the offer. I finally found a group of first timers like me and after an hour or so we did it. Impressive last dungeon, I must say,

  • onesixty2onesixty2 Registered User regular
    So greenmangaming currently has a 30% off code, GMG30-DEC01-ARFC9 making this cost 40.60.

    Thinking it is time. How long is the leveling or gear getting grind to be useful in wuvwuv? Or does the buddy system make that negligible?

  • HugglesHuggles Future War Cult 4 lyfRegistered User regular
    onesixty2 wrote: »
    So greenmangaming currently has a 30% off code, GMG30-DEC01-ARFC9 making this cost 40.60.

    Thinking it is time. How long is the leveling or gear getting grind to be useful in wuvwuv? Or does the buddy system make that negligible?

    You're useful out of the gate simply as another person to carry supply and you'll get credit for kills so long as you're in a group, just don't expect to be able to solo a group of the other teams. If your gear is appropriate for your natural level then the scaling will mean you aren't hugely insignificant compared to natural 80s, you just won't have access to the build-defining traits they will.

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Huggles wrote: »
    onesixty2 wrote: »
    So greenmangaming currently has a 30% off code, GMG30-DEC01-ARFC9 making this cost 40.60.

    Thinking it is time. How long is the leveling or gear getting grind to be useful in wuvwuv? Or does the buddy system make that negligible?

    You're useful out of the gate simply as another person to carry supply and you'll get credit for kills so long as you're in a group, just don't expect to be able to solo a group of the other teams. If your gear is appropriate for your natural level then the scaling will mean you aren't hugely insignificant compared to natural 80s, you just won't have access to the build-defining traits they will.

    WvWvW-leveling mostly involves staying on top of ongoing events. I've found that by 60 you're reasonably useful in there, again, providing your gear's up to date. Did a lot of the road to 80 in there on my Guardian and anticipate hanging out being helpful on my Necromancer will be fairly xp-lucrative.

    If you're rolling with NICE, you'll be fine. If not, try to find a commander who's on at your hours who's a reasonable human being and help out with whatever schemes they concoct, as the random drop-ins will tend to follow the blue diamond or crossed swords, whichever are closer.

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  • onesixty2onesixty2 Registered User regular
    Sounds good. Downloading the client now and yeah I do plan to be involved with NICE once I figure out which class I want to do first. Enjoy support / cc based classes, so Mesmer and guardian are the first I plan to try.

  • CostanzaKCostanzaK Registered User regular
    Okay. I've finished the long term effort of getting my account unlocked. Then my account name changed to an uncompromised account name, changed the password to a new unique password, and I am playing the game again.

    I don't suppose that I can get an invite back into What A Nice Guild? BakaGrappler.9615

    I'll be playing in the Newbie Norn area for a while, since I only have about 1-2 Silver across all my characters in order to rebuild funds, and gather some of the large amount of Mats that were taken from me by the Gold Farmer.

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    We shall fight in Hoth, we shall fight on the spaceports
    and the orbital stations, we shall fight with growing confidence
    and growing strength in the instances, we shall defend our Republic,
    whatever the cost may be.
    We shall Re-Spawn on the beaches, we shall camp the landing grounds,
    we shall PvP Flag in the fields and in the streets, we shall gank in the hills;
    we shall never uninstall."
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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    So I'm looking at running a Guardian build that's X/X/0/30/20.

    What I'm wondering is, A = 20/0/0/30/20 or B = 0/20/0/30/20 (major traits can be a bit mutable here, depending on what I'm up to)

    Mostly it seems a choice between
    - A focusing more on damage and symbols, applying more vulnerability and more aoe burning.
    - B doing a more popping of virtue of justice and blinding, but less vulnerability.

    Any of you guardians out there got ideas on this?

  • SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    onesixty2 wrote: »
    Sounds good. Downloading the client now and yeah I do plan to be involved with NICE once I figure out which class I want to do first. Enjoy support / cc based classes, so Mesmer and guardian are the first I plan to try.

    Elementalist can also be a good option for this. Or engineer too. :D

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