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    July 23rd patch - Cutthroat Politics

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-ga.../july-23-2013/


    Info starting to flow in on the patch tomorrow.

    http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/07...utthroat-poli/

    Hunger Royale - YES!
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    http://www.twitch.tv/guildwars2

    Live stream in 15 minutes as I write this.

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    Here's the recording of the livestream, very excited for this patch!

    http://www.twitch.tv/guildwars2/c/2617134
    Who knows more of gods than I? Horse gods and fire gods, gods made of gold with gemstone eyes, gods carved of cedar wood, gods chiseled into mountains, gods of empty air... I know them all.
    ~Euron "Crow's Eye" Greyjoy

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    T3 solo, challenge accepted! I'm happy they finally added multiple difficulties I just hope they made them hard enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meledelion View Post
    T3 solo, challenge accepted! I'm happy they finally added multiple difficulties I just hope they made them hard enough.
    What profession are you going to use to solo it?

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    Not sure yet, usually I like to abuse immortal bear on my ranger but I might just use another toon if I need more dps.

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    Sounds good Mele. Good luck with the challenge, I hope it meets the challenge you're looking for.

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    The patch notes are released...

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/j...release-notes/

    Huge changes to longbow Rangers. They now get a stealth mechanic and a blast finisher. I just started leveling one. Should be interesting to try it out in WvW.

    Hunter’s Shot: This skill no longer applies vulnerability on each hit, but now grantss the ranger stealth for 3 seconds.
    Call of the Wild: This skill is now a blast finisher.


    Also the new Aetherblade weapon skins are coming from the Black Lion chests and are tradeable. I want 5 of the skins so this should make it easier for me just to buy them if I don't get any drops during the Candidate Trials.
    Last edited by carnifex2005; 2013-07-23 at 02:34 PM.

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    Oh good the fixed fear being reduced by -stun duration.

    Null Field: Reduced the recharge to 40 seconds.
    Signet of Domination: Increased the stun duration to 3 seconds.
    Boring

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    The part you're talking about is actually a nerf to LB ranger (burst).

    Rapid Fire: This skill now applies vulnerability on each hit.
    Hunter’s Shot: This skill no longer applies vulnerability on each hit, but now grantss the ranger stealth for 3 seconds.

    Basically what a-net's done is make sure that the combo: Hunter's shot>Barrage>RF no longer has 20+ stacks of vulnerability, which was the main "power" behind LB rangers. It will now be close to impossible to get big bursts off once an enemy gets in melee range since the only "powerful" attack that benefits from the vulnerability you put up is Barrage and it will be impossible to get more than 10stacks of vulnerability for that.

    I'm glad they finally are taking out some of the contradictory stuff in GS though, that was much needed. The WH change is nice to combine with healing spring. And sets us more "on par" with warrior WH although our CD's are a lot longer and IMO a 5sec reduction wouldn't be OP, but I'm given the hand and grabbing the arm now so I won't fuss

    I'm not a fan of stealth mechanics when not playing thief. It's sort of a gimmick in my eyes to give more appeal to 1 MM GM trait which is poor design imo.

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    I think the intention of longbow is to be a sniper. Hence why they are giving you stealth to put some distance between you and whoever.

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    Pistol dagger got torment on shadow strike, but until cloak and dagger -> 6 stack of bleed opening gets nerfed nobody will bother.

    Oh look more warrior buffs.

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    The Black Lion Chest now has a common chance to drop Black Lion Ticket Scraps and a rare chance to drop Black Lion Claim Tickets, which can be redeemed for Aetherblade weapon skins. Players can visit a Black Lion Weapon Specialist to preview Aetherblade weapon skins. Black Lion Chest Keys can be purchased in the Consumable category for 125 gems each or 5 for 450 gems.
    #TeamGnashblade for cheaper keys

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    Did they really fold the previous patch note features in with the new set of patch notes as "feature padding"?

    What in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    I think the intention of longbow is to be a sniper. Hence why they are giving you stealth to put some distance between you and whoever.

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    Pistol dagger got torment on shadow strike, but until cloak and dagger -> 6 stack of bleed opening gets nerfed nobody will bother.

    Oh look more warrior buffs.

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    #TeamGnashblade for cheaper keys
    I was thinking that myself but before the election it only takes 1 ticket to get a skin. After the election it rises to 5 tickets to get a skin, so voting for Gnashblade won't make much of a difference I'm guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    Did they really fold the previous patch note features in with the new set of patch notes as "feature padding"?

    What in...
    ANet pretty much had to. There were so many questions on the forums and other sites if the Zephyr Sanctum achievements and activities were going away today. This is Anet's solution to that.

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    ANet pretty much had to. There were so many questions on the forums and other sites if the Zephyr Sanctum achievements and activities were going away today. This is Anet's solution to that.
    People have a hard time reading that the sanctum stays for a month...

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    You can be a politician zitto, the way you bend the truth:

    After August 5, Aetherblade weapon skins will cost their regular price of 5 Black Lion Claim Tickets. All Aetherblade weapon skins are soulbound on use and can be traded until used.

    Cheaper keys are available after august 5th...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meledelion View Post
    You can be a politician zitto, the way you bend the truth:

    After August 5, Aetherblade weapon skins will cost their regular price of 5 Black Lion Claim Tickets. All Aetherblade weapon skins are soulbound on use and can be traded until used.

    Cheaper keys are available after august 5th...
    Yes but this proves that weapon skins being tied to black lion chests still happens. Save the keys for the next time it happens.

    And I can't be a politician, I'm a horrible in person liar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    Yes but this proves that weapon skins being tied to black lion chests still happens. Save the keys for the next time it happens.

    And I can't be a politician, I'm a horrible in person liar.
    Pfffft, you don't need to lie, you just need to leave out some key details.... Like "Oh don't worry walking through that hallway wont kill you!!" or "I promise that i didn't lay down a bunch of traps here!"

    Rangers are going to be having a fucking Hayday with that stealth.... and Mel, LB is supposed to be a sniper weapon, it's not supposed to be very good in melee and Remorseless will now allow rangers to maintain pretty much perma 20stacks of vuln, and give them a guaranteed crit, that's a buff if i've ever seen one!!
    Quote Originally Posted by draykorinee View Post
    Youre in the mmo forums and you find mmos boring, Im heading on over to the twilight forums to add my unecessary and shallow 2 cents.

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    "Be sure to cast your Support Tokens in the Support baskets in Zephyr Sanctum to earn Representation Buttons. These will allow you to show your support while participating in open world content!"

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/c...ampaign-guide/

    So.. you need the Representation Buttons to finish certain parts of the achievements, and you need to do these things wearing the button for both Evon and Kiel if you want both minis... So that pretty much guarantees a lot of people will be voting pretty equally for both. Unless less people that I think care about the Minis. Just seems like an odd way to set things up.

    I am also quite sad that there isn't an in game vote tracker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arlee View Post
    "Be sure to cast your Support Tokens in the Support baskets in Zephyr Sanctum to earn Representation Buttons. These will allow you to show your support while participating in open world content!"

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/c...ampaign-guide/

    So.. you need the Representation Buttons to finish certain parts of the achievements, and you need to do these things wearing the button for both Evon and Kiel if you want both minis... So that pretty much guarantees a lot of people will be voting pretty equally for both. Unless less people that I think care about the Minis. Just seems like an odd way to set things up.

    I am also quite sad that there isn't an in game vote tracker
    I know what I'll be doing: using as few Kiel buttons as possible to get the 6 achieves, then use as many Evon buttons as possible to skew in his favor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryngo Blackratchet View Post
    Yeah, Rhandric is right, as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhandric View Post
    I know what I'll be doing: using as few Kiel buttons as possible to get the 6 achieves, then use as many Evon buttons as possible to skew in his favor
    This is pretty much how it will go.

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