Heroes were one of the reasons why I couldn’t get into GW1 (also, instanced maps, yuck). If I wanted to play with NPCs, I would play single player games. I want to play with real people in MMOs.
It’s bad game design. Ranged classes are viable in other MMOs. In GW2, melee is preferred because of the short range on boons and heals. This is one of the reasons why I only do open world content where I can play whatever I want (I also prefer ranged combat and I’m anti-meta).
Cause these maps will propably be a dessert then…
I recently switched from Necro main to Engi main. Luckily, I had map completion on both but I had to finish story on my Engi (I must have full story completion on my main because I’m a weirdo). Well, I did that 2 weeks ago and now I’m ready for PoF. Currently farming Gold for future items.
People are paying for skins so they can be seen by others, not just for themselves.
The glider is great and it should look even more flashy imo, and should sing war songs too.
So, we should risk real life pain just so those who pay money can look ‘good’? :/ No issue with people paying money for something, but to say it is more important than someone’s health.. Finally logged out of WvW today because I just couldn’t take the headache that had started from seeing them.
The problem with humanity is the lack of empathy. People who don’t suffer from motion sickness just laugh at us and will never understand this problem. I wish I could give motion sickness to these people for one day… They would be shocked.
We need an option to disable glider (and aura) effects. It would be optional, which means people who buy these items can still enjoy them. But this is MY screen and I don’t want to puke when I look at it.
As an Engi main who likes kits and survivability, Holosmith is a 3 for me. I don’t like the suicidal gameplay and stepping away from kits. Some of the skills are fun, though.
As an ex Necro main who likes Shroud, Scourge is a big fat zero because it has no Shroud. The new “barrier” thing feels uncomfortable to use and I’m not a support type of player.
Soulbeast is an 8. This is my favorite so far, I love the idea of using pets’ skills as my own, it has lots of potential and build possibilities but it needs tuning!
Firebrand is a 6. I never liked Guardian but this looks like fun, the cooldowns are way too long for my liking, though.
Weaver was OK but I didn’t spend much time on it, Renegade felt awkward, I don’t care about Deadeye, Mirage and Spellbreaker.
I’m perfectly fine with people bleeding their own eyes out with all the bling.
As long as I get an option to turn it all off on my screen.
Edit: This is also the reason I love to set the graphic settings to as few player models as possible, and lower the quality of them, to the effect they look barely more than stick figures in basic armor. Because I enjoy that more than most “bling looks”.
^ This. There should be an option to turn off these effects. I don’t need more clutter on my screen.
Edit: It’s weird that the Ghostly one can be turned off by setting “animation” to low but the other effects stay. Why is that?
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I only have 45 minutes a day to play and I want to make the most of it and eventually save up for a makeover kit!
(Not really effortless but easy) – You should do a Vinewrath event in Silverwastes, join SW maps over 50%, do events, kill VW, follow people for champs and labyrinth, you can get around 8-10 gold this way (in about 20-30 mins, depends on map percent) + 2 gold from dailies.
Engineer is fun and versatile, I main it & totally recommend it.
but the trinkets from the other maps are the same so that doesn’t make sense at all
The Ruby ones can be reset so you can choose other stats.
Edit: Vindicus ninja’d me. :P
I’m a girl, I only play female characters in MMOs or females that look “genderless” (Asura in GW2). Playing as a guy doesn’t feel comfortable to me. -shrugs- However, I don’t care if males play as females or if someone calls me dude in-game. :P
I love support. I had account issues and they answered my anonymous ticket in less than 24 hours last Saturday. Amazing.
I like darker colors on my Sylvari. Nightshade and Amber are my favorite skin colors. Any darker hair color goes well with them. I suck at working with light colors… My skin pattern and glow color are always turned off. My Ranger has Amber skin and Patina hair.
Personally, I find the human areas of the map the most boring.
^ This. Snowy maps are my favorites in every game and they are awesome in GW2 (I love cold and snow in real life). The jungle is nice and colorful. The Charr maps’ autumny style is refreshing. But the human maps? Meh.
My biggest fail was quitting GW2 a few weeks after release because I “got bored”. However, I didn’t even try most of the content like map completion, WvW and PvP. I was so stupid! Later I came back, tried more content, found a fun guild and I’ve been active since then. I just can’t get into other MMOs anymore.
Even if it were “only” 600g, it would be too much. There are so many cheaper and better looking dyes than this ugly texture-killer one. As a newbie, you should spend your Gold on useful things like Ascended gear or Copper-fed salvage-o-matic. (No offense, just an advice).
I just changed main from Necro to Engi after the Shroud nerf. I don’t ever want to do that again. I must have 100% map completion and 100% finished story on my main so redoing all these things was exhausting… I’ll stick with my P/P kit Engi, no Holo for me.
This way everything will get a little bit harder
No thanks. If I want hard content, I log off and play real life.
get that kitten out of here man, this isn’t Sims.. -_- … guildhall and personal home instance isn’t enough?
I don’t have permission to decorate guild hall. No furniture and other fun stuff for home instance. Housing would be optional for people who are interested. I hope we will get it in the future.
I am not going to buy Bandit Sniper ill just wait for shadow assassin outfit to go back up for sale ,, kinda bummed they did not put it up for sale when they where selling the GS katana but I guess they are trying to push the Bandit Sniper
I almost liked Bandit Sniper but all the knives all over it kinda ruined it for me specially the ones by the achilles tendon – lol good luck walking with out permanently crippling your self ;D
I actually REALLY like Bandit Sniper! BUT for some stupid reason when I wear it on my female Sylvari (the only race I play), the weapons are very far away from my body! Side weapons and back weapons too. The side weapons clip through my arms even though there’s plenty of space for weapons between my body and my arms. I sent a visual bug report months ago but it was never fixed. So I didn’t buy the Outfit. Life is unfair.
Players demanded raids, now we have raids.
Players demanded DPS meters, now we have DPS meters.
Players demanded mounts, now we have mounts.
and so on, and so on.
Players demand no buttcapes… We still get buttcapes…
I agree, I will never understand why they allowed this crap. This is why I only run open world content and solo story, I don’t want to deal with toxic elitists in instances. I play for fun, not for dps.
So true. I only bought ONE Outfit so far. The rest of them either have clipping issues on my female Sylvari or ugly oversized shoulders… Or both.
I’m actually glad new players have the chance to get these items but I find them overpriced. Why does this hurt you so much? At least you got them for free (farming). Why do some people get selfish over some pixels in a video game? : /
This is so unfair. I don’t even like Scourge, I just want my Reaper back with said traits. Having these things wouldn’t hurt Scourge and at least we’d have more build options.
I know we got -25% Life Force decay by “default” but how about a new trait that gives an extra -25% decay and -30% cooldown on Shroud (F1) like the old Speed of Shadows? For people who like Power builds and Shroud! I really miss these things on my Power Reaper. We only have one leap in Reaper’s Shroud which helped catching up to squads and moving around on maps but it got nerfed with Speed of Shadows… Seriously, give these things back, please and thanks.
As a semi-clicker, I agree. I’m a small girl with small hands, I can use WASD and 1-5 skills just fine but I click everything else because they are too far away…
That’s weird, my Knight-Cavalier Necro never dies.
I don’t care what it looks like, I only see it for a few seconds while logging in.
You can do the HoT story without finishing “core” personal story.
Part of the problem is probably that the camera ZOOMS OUT when you mount and ZOOMS IN when you dismount. I don’t have motion sickness but I HATE the zooming in and out. I have to keep zooming back out after dismounting.
This. I tend to get motion sickness in games mostly in first person view and because of weird camera zooms like this one. I’m okay when I’m ON the mount but the mounting/dismounting zooms are annoying. Kinda like those random camera zooms during the Tequatl fight that make me dizzy (unless they fixed that, I haven’t killed Teq in ages because of this problem).
I agree, it would be great if we could earn charges in PvE easier. Right now when I need lots of charges, I farm Rata Sum which can be done in 8-10 mins but it’s boring as hell. I’m also a casual PvP player but there are only 2 charges / reward track so it doesn’t help.
I’m the opposite. I’ve been playing since beta, still excited to play every day and I can’t wait for the expansion. I don’t even care about the elite specs, I just want new content. Also, GW2 graphics look awesome, WoW is like 13-year-old and still running with ugly graphics (I heard they are updating them), so I’m pretty sure GW3 won’t happen anytime soon.
Lower tome cooldowns to 10 sec each. I don’t know what’s up with Anet and their long cooldown obsession on Guardian…
Strange, I count only 26 weapon skills + 5 support skills. Ok, if you pick 4 conjures, then you get 46 skills.
This. Also, a “core” Warrior gets like 17 skills, not 5…
Or get rid of the hero point grind and give elite specs to everyone who buys the expansion(s).
I’m running dual pistols condition build at the moment from core game. I can imagine its outdated now.
No, it isn’t. I have Scrapper unlocked but I don’t like it. Still running P/P core Engi with kits and it works perfectly.
I’ve seen a bunch of people who pre-purchased Path of Fire as soon as possible (even before the first demo started), so I wanted to ask why they already bought it.
That’s exactly what I did. Because I’ve been playing GW2 (on and off) since beta, it’s my main MMO and I love it (despite the Necro nerf). This is the only game that can keep me interested for years, I quit everything else in a few weeks… I’m not happy with the new elite specs but I’m excited about the new maps, story, events and armor skins.
Well, I didn’t do much on the new map on purpose, I want to explore it with my main character for the first time. But the story mission was fun, I enjoyed the raptor and the desert looked great. Unfortunately, I’m not fond of the new elite specializations, they have ruined 2 things I enjoy the most in GW2: Necro Shroud and Engi kits. The only spec I like is Soulbeast, I like the strategy behind merging with pets and using their skills but it still needs lots of tuning.
If you trait in Curses (Parasitic contagion) + Blood magic (Vampiric traits + Unholy Martyr), you get an insane amount of healing coming from all the condi damage you’re spamming. Coupled with Barrier, it’s far tankier than base Shroud.
That sounds good but the problem is that I want to play my Power Reaper, not condi Necro/Scourge. My Shroud got nerfed so Reaper is not fun atm. I understand that Scourge needs new traits but why nerf my Reaper? It would be better to have options for more builds so people could choose what they prefer but Anet forces these new specs on us by ruining old stuff. I find it unfair.
I agree. Even if it’s 100% proc it’s totally useless in solo boss fights if you can’t kill it in time. I’d prefer some kind of damage skill or debuff (AoE weakness or whatever).
Barrier is useless and awkward to use. I want my 2nd health bar back with -50% lf decay.
To be honest, the only thing I like about Holosmith is the mobility. I find this whole heat and suicidal self explosion thing annoying. I always use tanky/survivability builds in games (that’s the reason why I’m not meta) and I will never use skills to damage myself, that’s not my style at all. For gameplay, I still prefer my P/P kit Engi. I will never switch unless we get some kind of “kitmaster” spec in the future.
Only elite spec I like. It needs tuning but I enjoy using pet skills! Time to level my Ranger.
I absolutely dislike Scourge because of the lack of Shroud as a 2nd health bar but this was expected, it’s far from my preferred playstyle. This barrier thing just doesn’t feel comfortable to me. I don’t care what Anet does with Scourge but I want my Power Reaper back with -50% lf decay and 7sec cd on Shroud, please.
ACTUALLY, waypoints can be really useless too. Especially in Cursed Shore. They are contested alllllll the time! The amount of exp and loot I’ve missed because I didn’t get to the events in time thanks to contested waypoints is too kitten high… At least my mount will help me get there faster!
Option to disable idle animations of our characters if we don’t like them.
Option to hide elements of the UI (exp bar, story mission tracker, etc).
Option to hide pet/summon/illusion names.
I only finished the story and tried my mount because I don’t want to spoil the whole map, I want to explore it on my main! But anyway, I liked the story, the map was nice and the raptor mount was fun (I needed some time to get used to its movements, though).
And for Mea, I’m not talking about people who love kits, I’m talking about those who doesn’t so whether you love kits or not is irrelevant to what I said.
I’m just asking for more synergy in that line, Backpack Regenerator could merge with Inversion Enzymes and leave it’s spot for a new trait.
Okay, that sounds good. I misunderstood, thought you wanted to get rid of the kit traits altogether, lol. My bad.
we’ll be able to play without kits meaning we won’t need the 1st and 3rd traits
What if I told you that some of us LOVE kits and won’t play Holosmith? I use Elixir Gun (it’s my 2nd main kit) so either buff the trait or leave it alone, maybe merge it with Backpack Regenerator or something… They already nerfed my Reaper’s shroud because of the lame new elite spec, don’t ruin my Engi too, for kittens sake! Some of us enjoy these old mechanics (kits, shroud) and I’m getting tired of Anet slowly killing them…