Can anyone help me with A Time for Heroes? (The final mission in Eye of the North)
Can anyone help me with A Time for Heroes? (The final mission in Eye of the North)
Hey all, I was hoping to get a bit of help, i'm having a bit of an identity crisis.
I want to start this off by saying I like very survivable builds, and I found myself doing this on every class I tried. My three favorites were the Engineer, Mesmer, and Necromancer. I've decided it's between these three that i'll roll on the 25th. I played all three extensively during every BWE. Engineers did quite well with survivable builds, and they were quite fun (especially with grenades) but the underwater combat for them is a real mess and the fact they have no "corrupt boons" type skill (even though throw elixir c SHOULD be that, it'd fit perfectly...) really bothers me as those skills are wayyy underrated and I when I used them on the Mesmer (Arcane Thievery is really really good, try it instead of Null Field) and Necro they always lead to a kill. However, I don't really like the look of medium armor from what i've seen in endgame and that also bothers me. With the mesmer, they're very cool and unique but even with a survivable build they're a bit squishy for my tastes. Everything else was awesome, they have the best teammate revival skill in the game by miles. Necromancer definitely satisfied my survivability hunger, they had all that and more, I could live against 2+ (short term 3+) people for as long as I wanted and I could be a point defender king. However, I did almost zero damage and was basically boon/condition control duty 24/7.
Do you guys have any insight or advice? I'd love to hear your opinons about these three classes and their survivability builds that can still dish out some damage.
Also, secondary question, what was the most annoying build you fought in BWE3? Besides spirit weapon guardians, they were bugged and don't count.
You are talking about PvP, right?
Yes, in PvE i enjoyed all three classes equally.
Mesmer is straightforward in pve. Clones will keep the mobs off of you, so only sacrifice them when said mob is about to die for a finisher. In PvP use clones as a distraction if you get in trouble. Use a stealth ability and break LOS. They will be too busy killing your clones to find you, and if they do realize you are not in the fight anymore, you will be long gone.
Necromancer is used to fill everyone's screen with conditions, use this along with minions and your flexible weapon skills to mould your fighting ability and style as you see fit.
Learn what each elite skill does, and learn when is the proper time to use it.
For survivability, take note of the passive stat bonus each tree gives you, so for example, choose an offensive ability in a tree that gives health/durability for a neat mix, and vice versa.
Can't really help you there because I don't PvP. Ask my anything about PvE, but I'm clueless about PvP! Although I do plan on doing a lot of WvW.
I'm currently applying to join the RAF and I don't know how long the process takes before I'm fully joined.
God help me if it's anywhere near the release of GW2 I'll flip shit.
9 years of no GW2
A common problem I ran into when I built too defensively is that I wouldn't ever die (save for a mesmer, even when I went full out defensive on these guys i'd go down more than the necro and engi combined) but i wouldn't be able to kill anybody either.
Ele fire field combined with thief's elite call in thieves, good?
Hopefully in total that take around 2 months and I can play Guild Wars 2 for a good month.
Survival builds were pretty bad in pvp though Most people rolled mixed builds or glass cannons.
They were a pain because condition damage goes through invulnerability like mist form or endure pain.
How did the tournament teams work on the last BWE? Was it like RBGs in WoW where you had to organize a team first and then go, or were you able to just queue up and get in with a random team? I'd like to be able to queue up with random people just for the hell of it instead of being forced to try to organize a team every time. Of course i'll have a dedicated tournament team but RBGs in WoW can sometime take hours to organize and it's such a pain
The other tournament type, the free one, not too sure what that's about, haven't tried it. Probably the same but unranked and free. :D
How do tournaments work? I don't know anything about them. Don't they require those tickets that you can purchase in the gem store (excluding the apparent free tournament)?
I only got to play for like 3 hours the last BWE but I got like 3 tickets from doing SPvP matches and getting chests or something. I was hoping to do a tournament but never got around to it. All i know is that if you win a tournament you get some badass looking gear which you can mix and match if you win several tournies
Wait there are chests in sPvP?
They award PvP-only gear.
This also allowed me to test out the mystic forge, and i can tell you its shit, you are better off just saving the items for alts. Also don't bother buying glory chests till higher glory rank because the gear looks almost the same as starter pvp armour.
I think they buffed glory you get this BWE i was getting 300-400 glory a match most times.
Tournament people in the first hour got better looking gear than i did doing 20+ hours of Spvp which was kind of annoying seeming i didn't have a team to do tournaments with.
You only get chests when you go up a glory rank or buy them with glory points at the vendors. Bronze 250 silver 500 gold 1000. Bronze seemed to drop weapons and armour far more often gold would give me a better chance at items like glory boosters and special finisher consumables that would last 30 mins i think. i think silver chests often gave 4 slot bags and gold 8 slot bags.
From the chests i got: armour, weapons, glory booster 50% 1 hour, custom finishers, random dyes, bags, tournament tickets.
i guess so , i would like to see maybe a bonus reward for winning a certain amount of matches in a row because i literally won 80% of my matches. Or better stuff from the glory rank chests because they gave the same loot as one bought through glory.The last few hours of Spvp were much more competitive but they all had really cool looking gear where i looked like a noob in regular chain mail.
Im really looking forward to release Spvp now that i know how to join my friend if he is on the opposition, to join someone you have to open the scoreboard in the game by pressing (B) and clicking on the arrow, it wont switch you if it makes the team 2 player difference like 5v7.
Did anyone else have this problem? for all 3 beta's i didn't even know how to open the scoreboard till i tried to check WvW status while in a pvp match by random chance so they definitely need to make things clearer for people new too MMO's.
In a tournament setting being on condition duty was pretty rewarding as a tankier build, as an Engineer i could stack conditions much faster than anyone could condition cleanse with the Pistol, Grenade kit, and Bomb kit. As a Necro I had Corrupt Boons and Plague Signet on top of being able to quickly put out conditions with scepter/dagger/staff.
Mesmer is kind of a different ballgame, that's kind of what keeps attracting me to it.
Also, just wanted to add, nothing beats the feeling of using Corrupt Boons on a Guardian who just used Contemplation of Purity on a whole bunch of conditions.
It's really just a matter of time before people start posting the recipes for things and you'll be able to craft the exact pvp armor you like. If you had taken time to experiment with it, you would have known it's really not shit at all.
Holy shit large patch!
Making a Elementalist build is hard, in my opinion.
A rather attractive norn...
Classy cosplay. Know who it is?
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Do you guys know if retail pre-orders get the early access?
Looking at her Deviantart account name, Adamoluna and her About Me stating that her name is Katerina M. Then looking at her Photobucket with the same account name and a picture of her Guild Wars 1 character with the name of Freyja Fimbulvetr makes me believe that is her IGN.
Also after translating this Norwegian article about her contest. They call her Tzu but if you click on her name it will give you a link to her dA profile, Adamoluna!
Then considering that on the Guild Wars 1 Contest page, they state that she is from Norway.
But who knows I could be wrong.
that tattoo goes on for miles
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I'm.. admiring the lines right now
and the curves