1. #30501
    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    Well, nearly all the mobs seem to have some form of slow and/or immobilize as well as a poison and/or bleed. The mob density is the worst I've seen anywhere in the game thus far and the respawn rate is absolutely ridiculous.
    That is all you needed to say, sister.

    And we know. Almost any sane person will tell you there is just too many mobs which respawn too quickly in Orr zones.

    I was wearing level 80 greens, but at this point I think I'm just going to buy a new set of blues since I can't go longer than 10 minutes without getting overwhelmed and dying. As for a build, I'm currently running Ranger 20/30/20/0/0 with short bow/axe&torch swap.
    I think I did 30/0/20/20/0 or something. Took everything that got me out of danger quickly or dropped conditions. 3 signets + the vine tangle elite.

    Longbow and Axe+warhorn. Longbow for control/fighting, axe for drive-by DE farming and warhorn to run like hell. Brown bear + polar bear.

    Something like: this. With all my gear being Toughness/Vitality orientated with Power as my 3rd favorite stat. I made literally hundreds and hundreds of health regen food while leveling cooking. So I always had hp regen active on myself as well.

    Just run like crazy.

  2. #30502
    30/25/0/0/15 use sb+axe/wh I've always played with berserker gear and never had issues. Use your pet wisely+signet of stone ftw, if u actuallly do get in combat warhorn 5=> weaponswap sb3 for crazy swiftness durations, if you're in a picle pop ur signet and kill.

    Best pet combo is prolly hyena+wolf.
    What I mean to say is that traits rn't as important as your (utility) skills

    Another trick is to run like mad and once your health starts dropping hit log out, go to char creation and log back in. You'll be out of combat and have full hp.
    Last edited by Meledelion; 2012-11-26 at 05:19 AM.

  3. #30503
    Could someone please explain the logic behind the 'spam' filter?
    There's no LFG tool, so you have to pretty much advertise in /map

    In roughly 10 minutes I wrote "LFG TA story" 3 times, and then I was blocked. I even changed the message a bit every time, but still. WTF?

    I love this game but small things like this just piss me off.

  4. #30504
    Heh yeah. Being blocked for writing "lfg" is annoying. But at least you can play. I'm still waiting for 2nd support response (suspended account ;/)

  5. #30505
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    Well, nearly all the mobs seem to have some form of slow and/or immobilize as well as a poison and/or bleed. The mob density is the worst I've seen anywhere in the game thus far and the respawn rate is absolutely ridiculous. This is not even counting 'cursed' areas where you take continuous DoT damage and/or can't heal or the fact that many areas have near constant events occurring. I've yet to be able to do anything in the Temple of Lyssa because it's perpetually overrun with undead in exactly the areas I need to go. Maybe that's not particularly "difficult", but it's annoying and makes trying to accomplish much without a group both challenging and frustrating.
    Well, it is undead, and there's a lot of them, and there continues to be a lot of them. Watching, playing, and hopefully soon reading (come on Christmas!) The Walking Dead makes me appreciate it somewhat.
    Belief can become reality!

  6. #30506
    Quote Originally Posted by nevermore View Post
    Could someone please explain the logic behind the 'spam' filter?
    There's no LFG tool, so you have to pretty much advertise in /map

    In roughly 10 minutes I wrote "LFG TA story" 3 times, and then I was blocked. I even changed the message a bit every time, but still. WTF?

    I love this game but small things like this just piss me off.
    Yeah this was one of the things that really turned me off the game. Genuine users should not be punished because ANet's script detection isn't adequate. It feels the same as watching those crappy "You wouldn't steal a car" ads on DVD's despite having gone out and bought the fucking thing.

    Despite ANet's assurances/measures, the bot problem hasn't lessened one iota.

  7. #30507
    Well, I followed everyone's advice and finally finished the evil that is Malchor's Leap, yay. Only died once and that was underwater where I hadn't tweaked my survivability skills. We'll see how bad Cursed Shore is in comparison. :P

    N00b question #4: Sigils! Do they not stack? I have +5 power per kill on my shortbow and +5 condition damage per kill on my axe. The condition damage carries over when I swap weapons, but I never get any stacks of power while using short bow.

  8. #30508
    You can only have 1 stack of an "on-kill" effect at once.

    Something you might not know, as you seem new to the Guild Wars franchise-- but the Guild Wars wiki is extremely robust. It's maintained partly by Arena.net.

    At any time if you type /wiki in chat it will bring up the wiki instantly. Can even do things like /wiki sigil, which will open the exact relevant wiki page.


    Observe:





    Opens this page directly: http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sigil

    Can do that from Guild Wars 1 to present. Works for queries such as /wik <thief skill>, /wiki <cooking recipe>, /wiki <area name>, etc. Pretty handy for a new player.

  9. #30509
    Does it open the page inside the game? that'd be pretty cool.

  10. #30510
    Style Hair and Total Makeover Kits now available on Black Lion Trading Post. Finally.

    A "Self-Style Hair Kit" is available for 250 gems, or 5/1000 gems. It allows you to reconfigure your hair/horns etc (basically the whole head area sans skin color).
    Alternatively, there's also "Total Makeover Kits" which are 350 gems or 5/1400. They let you change Everything about your character sans personal story affecting things (so you CAN'T change class/race/background). Both items are in the services tab of the BLTP.

    Here's a video of it in action...


  11. #30511
    Quote Originally Posted by carnifex2005 View Post
    Style Hair and Total Makeover Kits now available on Black Lion Trading Post. Finally.
    Sure took some time. Sad that you can't really exchange gold for gems since it will cost you more than 10 gold to come up to 350 gems.

  12. #30512
    Did they recently add a benefit to being in a party? I used to be able to do DEs in peace, but now I'm frequently besieged with unsolicited party requests as well as people incessantly spamming for groups to join as if they somehow won't get credit for the DE without one. This isn't in the starter areas either, it's level 40+.

  13. #30513
    I think it has to do with something like a 'farming' group. People want to be in party so they can see where you are so you can do events together, since it's pretty hard to solo these Champion events.

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    If you do DE while in a party you receive more loot and have a better chance of getting rares. That's what has been said and from personal experience it works.

  15. #30515
    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    Did they recently add a benefit to being in a party?
    Being in a party has always beeen more beneficial than soloing a DE in terms of drops.

    It is why everyone in Orr shouts "Add to party". Loot is based on how many mobs tagged and how much damage the group collectively dealt. As a solo player you can never compete with the zerg.

    I am pretty sure I advised you specifically on the finer points of 6gold/hour zerging. Pretty certain actually.

    The odd thing is there seems to be an implicit bonus for just being in a party apart from the above as well.

    TLDR: Every activity in the open world is better with the zerg.

  16. #30516
    Is Guild Wars 2 worth getting? cause i play WOW and it cost quite abit to pay for it! is this game better?

  17. #30517
    It depends on what you are looking for in the game.

  18. #30518
    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    Being in a party has always beeen more beneficial than soloing a DE in terms of drops.

    It is why everyone in Orr shouts "Add to party". Loot is based on how many mobs tagged and how much damage the group collectively dealt. As a solo player you can never compete with the zerg.
    I must not have gotten the memo because this is news to me. O_o

    I am pretty sure I advised you specifically on the finer points of 6gold/hour zerging. Pretty certain actually.

    The odd thing is there seems to be an implicit bonus for just being in a party apart from the above as well.

    TLDR: Every activity in the open world is better with the zerg.
    Mayhap you did, but I haven't started farming Orr DEs yet. I got side-tracked leveling an alt.

    However, speaking of event farming, I was wondering if guardian surpasses ranger in terms of tagging efficiency? Staff for guardian really is OP in that regard, it's got huge range, huge spread, and is spammable.

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    I main a Guardian and I gotta say it is amazing for tagging. Staff 1 skill is more than enough for you to tag everything you want, you have lots of AoE spells, and if that is not enough you can even tag with the GS. Ranger has traps which are good also I believe, but I think the Guardian outshines him.

  20. #30520
    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    However, speaking of event farming, I was wondering if guardian surpasses ranger in terms of tagging efficiency?
    Yes. Guardian and Engineer are the best 3WP farmers. Engineers can get AFk credit for all 3 at once.

    If you have a running buddy have them leash an Engineer to Orr for ya. Assuming you don't have one there already or max level. Then just AFk farm/level your way to 80 in Orr.

    Rangers can do okay with traps and axe but its not as passive or lucrative as Guardian, Engineer or Elementalist. Unless you bot Ranger, then Ranger is godly at farming.

    Most of the botters are Rangers for this fact. Of course, botting is bannable. Wouldn't advise botting.

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