1. #33381
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    I liked this set http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/PvP_Masquerade_armor
    was supposed to be a pve set too, but they removed it at some point, apparently. Reminds me of Ritualist armor.

  2. #33382
    Quote Originally Posted by zed zebes View Post
    Stripper club warrior isn't.
    But...but...!



    - - - Updated - - -

    New post about changes to matchup variance for WvW: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/w...nce-reduction/

  3. #33383
    Quote Originally Posted by lawow74 View Post
    New post about changes to matchup variance for WvW: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/w...nce-reduction/
    I'm not sure I understand this. Looking at the images I'd still disagree with some of those (potential) matchups. I've read through the post twice, but I still can't tell if this is based on current rankings, previous rankings, or what. The rankings for the past 2+ months are all sorts of skewed thanks to the season.

    I don't have a problem facing the same small(er) pool of opponents, but those images indicate we still have a high (in some cases the highest) % of being matched against servers that have historically "steamrolled" us. I guess we just need to keep losing more before we're where we should be? :P

  4. #33384
    Saw some images for this ascended gear. Gah, so ugly. Pass.

  5. #33385
    Well, on the surface it seems to boil down to tightening who you're matched up against by their rating system and its analyses to date. I don't really follow WvW and how this rating is made and how objective data matches up to actual performance. So what I see is smaller pool of opponents in favor of a more fair range of opponents. Hopefully they'll start adjusting those matchups based on ongoing data, but...time will tell, I suppose.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    Saw some images for this ascended gear. Gah, so ugly. Pass.
    The main thing I took from it is someone has poor taste in helmet design. But since I tend to think any helmet that's not a bandit-style mask or a hood looks horribad on my chars, you can take that with a grain of salt.

  6. #33386
    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    Saw some images for this ascended gear. Gah, so ugly. Pass.
    I don't think they are that bad, very intricate stuff.

    But I probably wouldn't use their look.

  7. #33387
    Quote Originally Posted by Doozerjun View Post
    I don't think they are that bad, very intricate stuff.

    But I probably wouldn't use their look.
    I only wear plate mail. It looks horrible. Like, comical almost.

    The game can't even express the details in the armor Anet chose to go for on it either. What. Bizzaro.

  8. #33388
    The medium armor looks like heavy armor and the helmet looks retarded on male, I think the female version is OK, not great though.
    In most cases, I understand the other side's viewpoint and how they came to it, but cannot tolerate their stubbornness to not see mine (the right one).

  9. #33389
    Sanctum Sprint... what is the deal with the wind? I get hit with it seemingly randomly when no one else is around -- definitely no one within 900 range, which is the maximum for a wind powerup according to the wiki -- and the Grounded ability does nothing against it either. I swear it didn't use to always be that way? O_o

  10. #33390
    The light ascended armor has grown on me, but the grind/cost still hasn't. I got the Light of Dwayna recipe and may just make that instead.

  11. #33391
    Got back into the game lately (terrible timing though with how busy I am...well supposed to be with finals and stuff).

    Wondering if anyone has any tips for WvW? I tried a couple times, but I was all alone and had no idea what I was doing.

  12. #33392
    Read your map chat for where you are and try to help out commanders if they ask for people on tag. In general, follow your commander and look for groups that are moving around together.

  13. #33393
    hey guys, I started farming glory with glory booster and I have a question, is it faster to lvl with hearts and events etc.(pve) in normal world or farm glory to buy tomes of knowledge?

  14. #33394
    If you can chain events, like on a karma train in WvW, that might be faster, I couldn't say as I spent most of my time riding the Queensdale champ train. The fastest remains crafting, but that's a one-time boost and the 1-400's give 7 levels instead of 10 now.

  15. #33395
    Quote Originally Posted by lawow74 View Post
    The fastest remains crafting, but that's a one-time boost and the 1-400's give 7 levels instead of 10 now.
    Not true, the fastest is using tomes of knowledge but it's gonna cost you a lot of money to get enough BLK to open chests and get 78 of those (or 60).

    PvP seems to be a good way to level, you get about 150-350 glory per match so if you add a booster to it you only need to play 3matches (45min) for 1lvl. The thing is at the early levels you are a lot faster just doing it the normal way.
    In most cases, I understand the other side's viewpoint and how they came to it, but cannot tolerate their stubbornness to not see mine (the right one).

  16. #33396
    I thought WvW was ridiculously fast, however, it depends on your server having a karma train and I've never compared it to anything but 'normal' leveling. I don't do sPvP and have never leveled a character via the Queensdale champion circuit.

  17. #33397
    Quote Originally Posted by Meledelion View Post
    Not true, the fastest is using tomes of knowledge but it's gonna cost you a lot of money to get enough BLK to open chests and get 78 of those (or 60).
    Okay, the fastest that's not so ridiculously expensive which no one with more sense than money would use. I suppose if you had enough gold to think little of buying a legendary or three you could make that a viable method, but for the vast majority of players crafting will still be the fastest method that's actually somewhat affordable. At least, relative to trying to get tomes from BLC's. You might get lucky and get some uber-rare item to sell on the TP for 2k gold, buuut...I wouldn't hold my breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergel02 View Post
    Got back into the game lately (terrible timing though with how busy I am...well supposed to be with finals and stuff).

    Wondering if anyone has any tips for WvW? I tried a couple times, but I was all alone and had no idea what I was doing.
    You can find other players by looking for the blue badge icons on the map - those are commanders on your team. Green dots are players on your team as well but they only show up when you are in fairly close proximity.

    Sometimes you might find a large group running without a commander tag, this is likely an organized guild group and they may not want you to run with them since fights can be lost by a single player (referred to as rallybots). Ask them if you can join them before tagging along.

    Orange swords indicate a large fight happening, white swords just show an objective being attacked and can be triggered by a single player.

    Join your server's Teamspeak to get in on the strategy, there's a lot to learn! Also very helpful to learn the names of the different objectives so you can relay enemy movement in map chat (25 JQ heading north from Bay, 5 BG at north camp, etc.)
    Morpheus: Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place? Do you think that's air you're breathing now?

  19. #33399
    Some community and developer discussion about vertical progression. Here is a summary, seems pretty fair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Whiteside


    Hi All,

    Here is the next evolution of the original Vertical Progression proposal based on a summary of our discussions:

    Regarding Ascended Gear we would like to see more ways to earn it and in terms of drop rates, a higher percentage chance of acquiring them through this method.

    A review of current RNG metrics.

    The ability to change gear stats (Note there is still a lot of discussion about whether people want this or not)

    The ability to build up to Ascended Gear through drops rather than just relying on RNG.

    Ascended Gear mats dropping more equally across the game, for example WvW.

    No more new Gear tiers that make the existing tiers obsolete.

    Additional ways to earn Ascended Gear at accelerated for Alts.

    Note this is the formulation of a proposal for discussion. Once the proposal is finalized it will be discussed internally. However there will be no promise of actions or schedule.

    Chris

  20. #33400
    What materials aren't dropping in WvW? I get tons of Bloodstone Dust and Empyreal Fragments, plus Dragonite Ore (though not at the same plentiful rate of acquisition).

    Changing gear stats would be nice. My only reservation about that is their cosmetic system being what it is.

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