Ranger Pets Showcase (What are some of your thoughts on the Ranger pets?)
How do you guys feel about the pet selection in GW2? I know there are quite a few pets but I was really hoping there would be even more. Here is a showcase that explains all of the ranger pets and their special abilities, are you happy or disappointed with the number of pets and their abilities? I also know that the pets just hang out in certain locations and are all very easy to get. I was really hoping some pets would be super rare and hard to tame... what do you guys think? Maybe I was just hoping that tracking down the pets would be a little more like pokemon :P
Do you guys know if there are any rare pets that are harder to find? I'm a little disappointed that all the pets have generic areas they are going to be, sort of makes tracking them down boring. Would love if there were some travelling animals that were a challenge to find sort of like in WOW
I loved the wide selection of pets. Idk what one I will use yet though!!!! I feel like with my condition builds I will use kitties, and for my LB build I will use a mixture of dogs and spiders. I'm really not sure on the LB though, I want some pets that have really nice damage as well as decent cripples.
Pretty much the best pet system I ever seen. Never had my pet chase off after a target I did not intend, using the pet skills [F2] was fast & responsive, swapping & managing pets was a snap, capturing was a snap [not like GW1 where you had to have 2 skills on our bar... FU], redirecting the pet or calling them out of combat was instant....
The pet system just worked without a lot of direct consideration or babysitting.
I assume they will put in some rare/hard to tame pets in the game. GW1 had this as well (Black Moa, UW spider, Rainbow phoenix, etc.)
Also, in pre-searing (the tutorial area for Prophecies) there were black bears, which had a skill called charm-breaker (iirc). This would interrupt rangers trying to charm them, making them un-charmable.
However, due to a glitch, if another party member aggro'd the bear and ran away, with some good timing, the bear would be too late to use the skill.