I’ll respond as I did on reddit:
If I never saw another game again with the trinity, it would be too soon. Just imagine how much fun Lord of the Rings would have been if all foes only attacked Boromir, while Gandalf stayed back and healed him and the hobbits, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli all dealt damage in relative safety.
You may believe, truly believe, that the trinity makes for a good game. But it’s contrived to the point where it removes everything that makes role-playing games great.
You need mastery points and they’re not available for Central Tyria during betas AFAIK.
I think it’s fine as it is now. Unlock at lvl 80. That’s just one more reason for people to push through that horror that is the NPE. If they got the elite spec before 80, they might not bother reaching 80. By reaching the level cap, it gives players a chance to really get a feel for the profession (assuming they don’t cheat level with tomes and such) so that they can really appreciate the differences the elite specs provide.
I agree, the vertical level map display is essential. I’m assuming it hasn’t been implemented yet only because it’s “polish” before HoT releases, but it can’t hurt to mention it.
Server: Sanctum of Rall
Many people saw on reddit a player based post that you’ll need 175 hero points to unlock elite specs, and skills. And 250 for the special weapon.
The 175 hero points thing HAS to be a joke. Anet knows a strong amount of the playerbase does pvp and wvw only. You pretty much would need map completion to unlock an elite specizalation. A requirement for map completion to unlock one of the biggest things in the expansion would cause a massive drop in the playerbase, to much complaints, to many demands for refunds.
Whoever came up with the 175 does not work for anet, so they have 0 idea how to even unlock the elite specizalation classes. It could even be a special quest you need to do to unlock it. I wouldn’t worry about the 175 points personally. A lot of people do not have map completion and a lot of people never will. They wouldn’t introduce a major selling point for something most people won’t get. So relax. Gw2 is a great game, they wouldn’t kill it on purpose. The elite specizalations will be able to be unlocked by everyone I would imagine fairly easily.
You can’t get Fractal skins without playing fractals… some content needs its own exclusive rewards for incentive to play it… Otherwise raids would become like Triple Trouble, where no one does them except large guilds.
Legendary Armor wont have better stats that ascended armor.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think I heard before that with HoT there will be new runes and sigils in game. Since HoT is less than 2 months away and we only have 2 more beta weekends to test and give our feedback on balance and similar, when are we getting info about those new runes and sigils? Don’t you think they should be tested too or otherwise everything we test can be broken by those once they come in game?
Maybe I misunderstood something or they gave up on that idea, but I was just curious what was happening with those.
Posted by: Stark.1350
…after having bought the game full price after hot was announced (the second time actually cause i didnt have the original account anymore)…right before the sale was announced – didnt profit
right before we knew hout would include the base game
now the game will go free
I have no problem with supporting the devs – but i kinda feel like an idiot for actually paying and supporting the dev – and i feel that a lot of full paying customers might feel a bit the same way – now even more than after the hot-full-game-gate
I understand that anet wants to attract new clients (even if they will be toxic locust) – they just should watch out not to loose the loyal ones they are having…
sure it would eventually go this way – but this kind of very quick succession feels like a cash grab – like something sleazy devs on steam would do…it doesnt feel good to me and with this of deflationary tendency, the only thing your telling your cliens is that they should hold of with buying your stuff cause soon, very soon, they will get much better deals anyway…
What are you even talking about?
how to solve ALL of this: Buy the full game.
It’s a lot more fussy management to handle more than one account, in my opinion. And my stable of 80’s with at least 100 spare Hero Points each? They’re the ones I want to take into the new areas. They’re the ones with years of RP built up.
But then, I don’t really care about maximizing my gold balance.
I’m struggling myself with this question. Given they aren’t stripping away privileges to existing paid accounts and occasionally my wife plays the game, apart for the AP bragging rights I’m seeing more value in purchasing a new account while keeping my current as is.
I can still have my first account bump some mats and gold while i progress in the new account.
(edited by Ariete.6509)
So my question to the rest of the community is basically I am struggling with deciding whether to create a new account for HOT that will give me 5 new character slots and all the bells and whistles or to add it on to my existing account. Now while some will say that they would love everything they have worked for (Legendaries, Ascended, etc…) I think its just an opportunity to have two accounts that have high leveled characters have the potential to make some gold. So what are your thoughts?
This is a simple suggestion to allow us to swap runes and sigils on Ascended and Legendary gear without all the dramatic fuss…
: Relatively expensive to make, but once made you can put it on armor & weapons. The runes and sigils themselves have no stats or effects. HOWEVER, once you add any superior rune or sigil to the Ascended one, and it will absorb it. You can re-use said rune or sigil anytime now.
This way, you can add every superior rune and sigil into this ascended rune & sigil, and you can cycle through it when you need a different effect. It won’t get destroyed when transmuting ascended gear. This makes the Ascended runes and sigils a type of Rune and Sigil library, and you can add upon it if you wish to.
: Very expensive to make. Once made, it contains EVERY superior rune and sigil in-game, and every new one will automatically be added.
If i remember correctly didn’t Anet mention some Elite Specializations may be released as part of updates?
Posted by: cupcakesandcatnomz.3924
Totally lost my kittens when they came up with dragonhunter, its the worst xD, i like chronomancer cause its a word you don’t hear too often and has a cool ring to it, but the rest? Good god whatever where they smoking :’)
Dwayna forbid Anet for trying to do something different and come up with their own names.
I’m not sure I should respond seriously to somebody who is clearly humblebragging.
I don’t think calling himself the 1% and showing off all his rare dyes is a humblebrag. That’s kind of just a regularbrag.
Posted by: glehmann.9586
Or you can create a new spec with the DragonHunter theme of revenge against the dragon, it’s high concept and synergies well with Daredevil.
. . . Lots of Batman nonsense . . .
That’s pretty much the exact opposite of high concept.
Posted by: Ehecatl.9172
Batman would never use a gun. It’s the one weapon he’s sworn he’d never use because it is the instrument that killed his parents.
Posted by: Just a flesh wound.3589
Just think of it as part of the beta testing OP. That part needs to be tested also. Maybe even go in there and actively check for bugs.
ANet may give it to you.
Why skip it? It gives you a hunk of xp towards your mastery training. If the events bug out it becomes your fastest way to get deeper into the mastery tiers.
If you mean just the very start sequence, it’s a cinematic and then a run to Amber with no real requirement to do anything but run. This assumes it’s not different this go-round, since we’re entering VB on the jungle floor this time and dealing with a crashed ship of nobles instead of Laranthir’s situation. So it might all be nice and new anyway.
Will we have the possibility to invest in 3 traitlines and 1 elite traitline or will we have only 3 to choose from?
Only three, also an elite trait line can only be put in the third slot so, in the future, when classes have more than one elite specialisation you’ll still only be able to equip one elite and two core ones.
only 3 specializations
They aren’t deleting the BWE1 alts, all progress is preserved. The revenant one was a special revenant-only test, done spur of the moment, so this actually only the second one. Thus the bank question is a good one. I suggest stocking your bank early with desired items just in case.
I’m going to call it HoTBWE2 though, in screenshot folders etc, because I still have folders from BWE1, 2, and 3 back in 2012.
Content Marketing Manager
The two event chains (itzel and laranthir) are AWESOME and night cycle feels lacking when compared to day cycle.
That’s true. Colin talked about that on Friday’s PoI. This isn’t a fully functional version of night–it’s an early iteration.
I play PVE because I enjoy it. Everyone’s definition of “fun” is different, if you have more fun in pvp/wvw then play there:)
Welcome to Farm Wars 2.
Ranger and Necromancer.
Apparently they removed that animation with stretching your hands above your shoulders for human females.
Too confusing for new players? C’mon Anet that ain’t funny, I really liked that animation on my elementalist :/ (mine is fully clothed and I have no clipping issues)
(edited by CharrGirl.7896)
While I cannot give the name of course, there is a guy constantly going around each map in turn shouting “Only 7g til Bolt!”
Do not give this goldskitten anything out of courtesy or kindness. He pulls this trick constantly. PM me if you need/want his name.