(edited by Entaurrus Silver.3820)
We'll Have to Make Do on Our Own
Hm… My vote would be to make an “Engineer here, please be gentle” guild so that enemies can see it in WvW, and then just pray that your attackers will have some sympathy.
In all seriousness, though, the only thing I’ve had any success with is using Tool Kit’s magnet ability to pull enemy players into a group of my allies. Granted, I’m cripplingly obsessed with finding SOME use for those turrets, so I haven’t done much Engineer-exploring.
(edited by Toolbox.9375)
All isn’t so terrible on the PvP side… maybe at the VERY top Engineers aren’t used that much, but you’d have the say the same about Warriors as well, and possibly Rangers… none of those 3 offer anything that another profession can’t provide, technically speaking.
Also, even with our rounded off damage, we offer enough CC options and roaming and bunkering to keep at least most middle-tier teams happy in the current meta I think.
From what I’ve seen, the sense of hopelessness seems to stem more from the PvE side of the game, though I would love to see some base damage increases as well as maybe a better Elite option. I think other than bug fixes, the rest is fine.
I’ve been having success in sPvP with a might stacking/FT/Rifle build. Enough CC that I can keep an enemy off point and cap it, enough damage to be able to 1v1 just about anyone (besides well played mesmers) and my survivability is good enough that I can usually 2v1 people at least for a while. The options are out there, you just need to find them, and the best place to look is often right here in our forums. Ayden’s build that he posted was quite fun for a while for me, and there’s Vöz and Hiba who post builds/advice, as well as Optics on youtube, though you don’t hear as much from him anymore. We’ll do it on our own, like we’ve always done
it’s “make do.”
one is a noun, the other a verb.
Benn E Violence :: 0/20/30/20/0
You kittens don’t even know what the prefix “meta” means.
i honestly get pleasantly surprised when i see a dual pistol tank engineer. and that’s almost never.
As true as Odin’s spear flies,
There is nowhere to hide.