below blacksmith where is the river for lm/st. it can save much time to get faster.
between flag/graveyard to help recently ressed ppl to get in range to interrupt flag.
Stable's bridge going to lm. Put it next to the bridge as far away as you can, so if you need help ppl can get much faster to the flag.
Silvershard mines : at the centre of the bg, between middle and lava.These are the carts most of the times your group will try to get, and while in combat it can help you to switch or get faster there than your enemy.
Temple of Kotmogu:
Inside the center of the map at between the 2 stairs, it can be of great help for your team to get certain orbs.
anywhere on the middle of the map where the fight will most propably happen, it can help an ally to get back to safety when he is gripped,
also you can use it to help your healers for further kiting rogues or warriors (place it below your group from left to right)
Other good place is to place it near your enemies berserker buff, ninjaing it can win a game :P)
best place is at the river, it can help both defensively and offensively (pulling back or switching to attack much faster, since the enemy has to swim)
Battle of Gilneas,
Best place is at waterworks, between the edges of the lake, for obvious reasons.
Between any other flag your team is owning at that time is good, since you will need fast travels to help on defence.
Eye of the storm, between the 2 flags your team has or from middle to the back to disengage combat.
In general, in my opinion the best place to put your gate is between the edges of water. It can save a good ammount of time to run faster for defence, and is faster to disengage fights.
Like teleport is a great tool for us and many times make a big difference upon your survival, gate is a great tool for your group too. Ofc the cast is long and easy to be interrupted, but with some planing and some luck , it can be desicive for victories over defeats. Some benefits are : gap closer to objectives ,extra kite tool(only a warrior with flag intervene->heroic leap->charge can catch you,but he just wasted all his mobility ) and disengage from fights. Only cons are the cooldown, and that is not for immediate use.
Obviously for arenas, no matter where, gate is the best thing to have for your team. I would say its about 30% of the utility your class brings to a combo. A gate can be more important that yourself sometimes
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My favorite troll in beta was if you could get the positioning just right you could have one gate go from the entrance of Trade Bank in SW to behind the wall where the bank tellers are. As people walk into the bank they are instantly ported behind the wall after which you could click off the gates and lock the poor guy back there.
I tend to place gateways on most boss fights. I try to find a place that is both not directly in the middle of the fight but also within a second or two of movement for most people, like a few steps away from where a boss is tanked or where ranged people are gathering. Lots of times in circular rooms i will just put my gates roughly along the diameter of the room.
In 5.0, I stopped using gates a lot after getting the spell because tanks kept accidentally running through them and "fading" for 15 seconds, but now they are pretty safe to use. I currently also use the Gateway Control Stone (or whatever it's actually called) so I personally don't have to click to use it.
I generally don't aim to use the whole 80 yards, but just enough space to get out of melee for anything chasing the gate-user and avoid any incoming AoE. I think the 15 second fade is often more useful than the teleporting aspect. I definitely used gateways more on Kanrethad than every other encounter put together. I tried to use them in the Brawler's Guild but they would sometimes screw up the fight, triggering and then dequeueing the next player in line.
My experience in Throne of Thunder (LFR):
On Jin'rokh, I placed portals in the corners of the room so people can use them to quickly get into a water pool or get out before a thunder storm- hopefully nobody accidentally teleports back into an electrified pool.
On Horridon and Troll Council, I just put the gates across from eachother in the middle-ish and use them for repositioning or threat management.
I didn't use gateways yet on Tortos or Megaera, but I could see a use for them on Tortos to allow someone to get away from turtles or aoe the bats without fear of aggro.
on Ji-Kun, if you place a portal near the edge (preferrably on one of the square parts that juts out a bit) and one near the center of the platform, you can help people avoid getting knocked off the platform by downdraft.
I forgot to try portals on Durumu, but I could see them being pretty useful to let people 'jump' across the beam sections or avoid the disintegration. I may accidentally portal into the beam, though, since eyesores make it very disorienting for me and I use the automatic gateway-jump stone.
One Primordious and Dark Animus, the gateways were mainly for jumping across the room quickly and/or dropping aggro temporarily. Like on most fights, it doesn't really accomplish anything super intriguing but can be useful for people once or twice per fight.
Found another use.
You know in Townlong Steppes that cave with the snow sprites?
There is a portion in the cave where it's a bottleneck and filled with snow sprites in snow, you HAVE to walk over them, spawning all those sprites.
But not with a portal baby.
I survived it, but man was that an annoying experience, one which I could have avoided, as it turns out >.<
Tbh, the only fight I've used Demonic Gateway, where I really think it's made a difference, is Kanrethad. The others are only instances where it was a minor change that cost more effort then not using it, for a minor benefit.
My guild uses gateways on Iron Quan to get healers and people w/o sprints out of the tornado phase quickly. Also used on lei shin for getting people across the platforms quickly.
It's great for a lot of things, mostly getting across things, getting somewhere quicker and dropping aggro.
Saving people in LFR on Ji'kun is the most useful use I have found in current content.. :P
Just don't expect to get him on your first few tries, He's a meanie! Great fight for using gateway though.Also I looking forward to Kanrethad. Hope it isn't too hard.
When someone misses the elevator in mogushan palace. Place one down the next hall so they can catch up quicker. :P
I've found the portals very useful in PvE. For Lei Shen, they can be used so that the group going to the far quadrant can get there in time for transition.