i really wana try all these new builds i came up with so many now and feel 10x better than i was at start of beta
Optimistics for everyone
this is why i use toughness regen build its a long wait for bulls rush to come back in that time a full burst warrior like him wil be in trouble
urrgh yeh, i was in a bg once against 3 hammer warriors who went around together stunlocked to death wasnt fun
Hacks (Winner), Lance and I screwing around
i'm so eagerly anticipating the next beta event that i'm planning out the most optimal set of hotkey bindings
but an important thing to keep in mind is that there's different ways of controlling the character to facilitate your binds. you can hold both mouse buttons to run to free up wasd in a pinch, and using mouse turning instead of keyboard turning frees up Q and E if you rebind A and D to strafe.
i think R is roll by default, that can be moved to a mouse thumb button (all gamers should) if you have one so that you have full directional control with your keyboard hand.
i'd recommend against any modifier keys (shift/ctrl/alt) until arenanet adds in modified binds. frequent alt-tabbing and ui hiding (ctrl+shift+h by default) to take screenshots before i fully explored binds drove me up the fucking wall when my character would stop attacking or roll off a cliff
I think next beta weekend I'll try Warrior and Thief, so far Mesmer and Engineer are hella cool (PISTOL/SHIELD OR NOTHING)
Next beta I think I'm going to try Ranger a bit more, or try a Thief, and go either dual pistols or sword and pistol.
Tried dual pistol on Engineer. Kind of felt weird that the Engineer NEVER used his off hand with this layout.
I'm going to keep skills 1-5 on numbers 1-5 but I do agree that the Utility skills can be hard to access. Normally I would use my mouse to click them because I don't use them that often (considering most of them have a long CD). The only thing that really bothered me what having to use F1-F4 to switch attunements as an Elementalist.
I have a Logitech G110 with 12 G-Keys but I never find them that convenient or I'm not sure how to properly set them up. Maybe I'll try different setups during the next BWE.
Honestly I never use the G-Keys except for Fraps... I'm just not used to having keys over there so I never really attempt to use them. Anybody have any recommendations on how I should set these up? I can keep Utility skills 6-10 but bind those on the G-Keys as well. Throw the F1-F4 on there somewhere because I'll need to be able to switch attunements really quick in combat.
I'm also going to be planning out what I'm going to do in the next BWE. I was to experiment with more stuff before release so that I can learn from any mistakes and not have to worry about them. Crafting is something big that I have to figure out.
I like how the keys are set up around WASD, Q and E to strafe, R to autorun, F to interact. I'm going to keep those that way. Been looking at the default setup and noticed that ZXCV aren't even used. I could use those for the F1-F4. OR the Utility skills! It would make more sense because primary skills are above WASD while the Utility skills are below WASD! Oh god I feel like a genius. :D
I always found strafe keys useless. A and D is fine for strafe. Instead, i replaced Q with heal, and E with elite. Worked wonders and felt great. XCV were utilities. Still not sure where to put attunements.
Good ideas, the Q for heal and E for elites make a lot of sense actually. That and zxc might become my ideal setup. I have a logitech keyboard with G-buttons as well, but I always forget to use them. Now is the time to do something creative with them.
If you get nimble enough with solely WASD-hand movement, the numpad keys would be gre
I feel too naked without a mouse. Wish it had 2 more buttons so i could have attunements on it.
we are addicted to the game before it even comes out
For zxc, in the same way I move my middle finger up and down for w and s, I move each aligned finger down to reach them.
One of the first things I did was bind C to "target closest enemy" for that classic GW1 experience!
Actually it's kinda useful.
Fuckit, im doing it, im going for 30 in my HoM. Wish me luck mentlegen.
By far the most retarded thing in Guild wars 2 is that I cant bind spells to something like shift+1.
It can only be either shift or 1 but not shift+1
im glad thief only has 1 F1 button my f1 f2 f3 f4 are over to the right on my keyboard cant reach them without taking hand off wasd , binding all my stuff to numpad for naga, really want whift modifiers though
I'm used to using numbers 1-8 from gw1. 1-10 isn't that far of a jump.
using any numbers past like 5 is just terrible.
They need to let you bind shit like ctrl+1, or ctrl+r because hitting 6-10 or any of the f1-f4 is just really bad.
with gw1 you didnt need to keep your hands on wasd though because of auto follow, i usually bind
q e r v c f and alts of those along with mouse binds
I use Q, E, R, Z, C for 1-5 respectively. Healing and 3 utility are 1-4, and my elite being ~. I use shift as my change weapon set action key.
I think my favourite part of the combat was the weapon swapping system. It really lets you experiment and set up some pretty baller combos on the fly.
As an example, my favourite for single melee enemies was Axe/Sword and Rifle. I'd open up with Brutal Shot to apply vulnerability, then Aimed Shot to cripple. As they limped towards me I'd pound them with a Volley and when the cripple wore off or they reached me, I'd Rifle Butt them, swap to Axe/Sword and throw my Axe and my Sword at them. By this point I'd have a bar of adrenaline, so I'd leap in with Eviscerate and tear my sword out of them for a massive burst of spike damage. If they still weren't dead at this point I'd use Cyclone Axe, swap back to Rifle and use Brutal Shot off cooldown for a capped stack of vulnerability and finish them off with whatever.
It was a really fun setup that let me defeat level 20 bandits while I was only at 17. That also meant that if they caught me I was basically fucked, so I had to play as perfectly as I possibly could.