1. #34941
    Quote Originally Posted by Arlee View Post


    Is it really a lot better now? I have been playing my necro a lot more lately but it still feels like there is a 5 second delay between when I tell my pet to roar and when he actually does it. Though I will say doing the Queen's gauntlet on my Ranger is much easier than my Necro, though that might just be because my Ranger has MUCH better gear.
    Necro's minions are worse than a rangers pets by far. Only thing I use them for when I play my necro is to blow them up.

  2. #34942
    Don't play my Ranger as much anymore but I feel the pets are pretty terrible for any serious content. They just die too fast and are a chore to control for the relative so-so benefits provided. Ranger pets don't do enough damage or provide boons/conditions with enough regularity to make me take a Ranger to a Fractal or World Boss over a Warrior, Thief, Elementalist, etc.

    The AI has improved somewhat since launch (where Ranger pets were uncontrollable) and the tanking pets are nearly game breaking in solo PVE. For anything else, I usually feel like its a waste of my and my party's time bringing my Ranger to a session.

    I would really like the class design in GW2 to be not as is currently- which is my biggest dismay in the transition of GW1 -> GW2.

    Though I am pretty picky about class based play systems in that I dislike singularity of purpose a lot. So most MMORPGs do not satisfy me in this regard. GW2's classes are perhaps unfairly treated in my view because the first Guild Wars was so open in it's class system. Where as I sorta resent having to drag a pet with me as a Ranger in GW2.

    Also I just really want to play a War/Para or Para/Monk again.
    Last edited by Fencers; 2014-06-10 at 02:41 PM.

  3. #34943
    Quote Originally Posted by Doozerjun View Post
    Necro's minions are worse than a rangers pets by far. Only thing I use them for when I play my necro is to blow them up.
    Really? I mostly just ignore my minions on my Necro they don't require anything of me and I rarely seem to need to sacrifice them. I even use the Asura Golem for an extra one. Whereas on my Ranger I have to actively manage them for their on use abilities and to make sure I swap them before they die consistently. I do like having that much control over my pets (would be awful if I didn't).

  4. #34944
    I actually don't have a whole lot of issues with my rangers pets. Biggest gripe would be their lack of response sometimes as I am pretty active with my pets skills and movement.

  5. #34945
    Responsiveness has gone up a lot, I remember having to spam the f2 and my pet would just not use it. Now 90% of the time the pet uses it's skill, the problem is that many skills just take really long to cast (especially shouts) and have an insane after-cast on top of that (birds/carrions/spiders/...).
    The shout thing is a bit weird since all other shouts are instant.

    DPS-wise the cats do pretty good dps at 3-4k (ranger does 9k on it's own) but as Fencers said it's just not handy to keep pets alive unless you're in certain conditions (PvP/Dungeons where ppl know how to stack).

    That said there still are some issues with pathing and the return command (running around in big arcs or zigzagging). I hate that the pet's standard distance from you is quite far from your toon and seemingly random.

    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).

  6. #34946
    Quote Originally Posted by Meledelion View Post
    I hate that the pet's standard distance from you is quite far from your toon and seemingly random.
    Can't see the images, but that right there is a major annoyance. At some point I tried to figure out how the distance was determined but I gave-up ><

  7. #34947
    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    Though I do like my GW2 Mesmer in PVE. He's a Charr in a pinstripe purple suit. Very dapper. I play it as melee. Lots of fun.
    I saw a charr in the zodiac armor, was quite neat with his clones and such.

  8. #34948
    Yeah, ranger pets >>>> necro minions. Ranger pets attack target rather quickly and stay on target. Minions seem to forget what their job is half of the time.

  9. #34949
    I always knew our big guy in the air was the Shatterer.

    But something caught my eye.
    A claw. And then a tail. Are we looking at Kralkatorrik here?

    [bodyparts]
    [full body]

    I never noticed ._.

    I did see the tail before, but never gave it any attention.

    EDIT: Extra creepy, I suddenly stumbled on this picture hahaha [x] Kotaki drew this in april 2009. Kind of interesting. But it's either possible he never intended to draw the dragon, OR he was already working for Anet but they wanted the Shatterer in it instead. This picture is called 'stormlord', tho...
    Last edited by Silverbleed; 2014-06-11 at 07:57 PM.

  10. #34950
    You have a good eye, Silver.

    Stormlord fits Kralk quite well: http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Kralkatorrik (concept arts included there)

    "When Kralkatorrik flew, a terrible storm of black clouds and lightning was formed around its body." & "It is often referred to as both a hurricane and sandstorm. It has the ability to create and even become the latter."

    However Kralk is supposed to be HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE. So I expect him to be way bigger than Shat.

  11. #34951
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    Nice find Looks like Shatterer photobombed Kralkatorrik ;D

    And yeah he is huge in the other concept art pics . Just compare the ships against the spine spikes
    Last edited by Eidal; 2014-06-12 at 11:36 AM.

  12. #34952
    Quote Originally Posted by Silverbleed View Post
    I always knew our big guy in the air was the Shatterer.

    But something caught my eye.
    A claw. And then a tail. Are we looking at Kralkatorrik here?

    [bodyparts]
    [full body]

    I never noticed ._.

    I did see the tail before, but never gave it any attention.

    EDIT: Extra creepy, I suddenly stumbled on this picture hahaha [x] Kotaki drew this in april 2009. Kind of interesting. But it's either possible he never intended to draw the dragon, OR he was already working for Anet but they wanted the Shatterer in it instead. This picture is called 'stormlord', tho...
    I wish I could see imgur at work so I could look at those pics!

  13. #34953
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arlee View Post
    I wish I could see imgur at work so I could look at those pics!
    Imgur via proxy. These should bypass your work firewall ^^

    http://1.hidemyass.com/ip-1/encoded/...c%3D&f=norefer

    http://1.hidemyass.com/ip-5/encoded/...c%3D&f=norefer

  14. #34954
    Quote Originally Posted by nevermore View Post
    I appreciate the try but "The category "Filter Avoidance" is filtered." Funny though that's one smart internet policy my company has.

  15. #34955
    hidemyass is well known
    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. #34956
    Finally remembered to look at those pics Silver... and that is interesting. I never really thought about it and just always interpreted the background as being swills of fog or something... but yea, especially the tail seem very defined. Though, with how big he's supposed to be that should be the view from VERY far away.

  17. #34957
    You can bet on the in game dragon being a spec in comparison to what you'd expect.
    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).

  18. #34958
    Any idea when there will be new PvP modes introduced?

  19. #34959
    Either shortly before or after hell freezes over.
    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).

  20. #34960
    Quote Originally Posted by Meledelion View Post
    Either shortly before or after hell freezes over.
    Haha, brilliant

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