Lol, exactly what wvw needed to be fixed, gliding yeah. Pricelesse Anet, priceless.
On the plus side we have, new zones and a new story and yeah mounts…. what a unique feature for an mmo. On the minus side we have, no new fractals, no new raids, no new pvp maps or game modes, no wvw updates. It feels more or less like they glued together a few of the free content updates and called it expansion. The new elite specs i predict will be horrible, the same people who were in charge for the power creep in HoT are also in charge for this XP. So expect even more power creep, zero balance and the same fotm meta like always. I surely won´t spend money on this until proven otherwise.
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I don’t think simply buffing classes is going to be enough, some classes need completely updated Traits/Skills and even (for example) Profession Abilities such as Necro’s Shroud. That’s a lot more work, I’d assume, than just increasing some numbers. Not just talking about Necro here either, Revenant (for example) is the worst class in my opinion thanks to it being clunky, unfinished and the fact that everything it can do, every other class can do better.
lol why do you as you ignore any other game mode than pve think you qualify for statements regarding class efficiency ? You have no clue about pvp, you have no clue about wvw so please do people a favor and first gain experience, afterwards you can write balancing novels.
This is the Build i use in WvW.
Depending on the situation i switch SoL with Plague Signet, and if i run with a bigger group i switch Suffer to Corrosive Poison Cloud , Corrupt Boon to Well of Corruption and CttB to Plague.
High Condition Dmg
High Boon Corruption / Removal
Can be played in smaller and bigger Groups
Very expensive Gear
No sustained healing
In general i play power necro since the release of GW2, i never liked condis that much and i never found a build that i felt comfortable with. But with this one i feel a good balance between dmg, survivability and support. I do not solo roam, i play only in groups around ~3-~10.
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I just came back and am slowly learning all the new changes, been playing a warrior and I feel the ones that give me the most trouble are necros and druids. I can do damage to them, but once reaper shroud is up it can turn the fight pretty fast.
What would you say is the best way to combat a necro on mesmer/warrior?
That´s easy, don´t play for six month. After that the GW2 “balancing” team nerfed the necro to the ground once again and found some other class to make stupid OP. The FOTM carousel will keep moving……………
And maybe if your a real lucky dude, the “balancing” wizards decide to make the warrior the lucky one, then you can enjoy the following six months.
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Anet must have spent a lot of effort devising and creating the new BL.
Asking them to go back to the old BL is taking a huge step back and wasting all the time and effort they put into designing the new one.
Do you think that’s sensible? Are you asking for something that is impractical?
Lets give them more support and fine-tune the new BL instead of asking them to go back to the old BL.
Problem is that they did not listen what people said in beta tests. As usual Anet used to be deaf dumb and blind and in the end of the day the new BL maps failed horribly. They simply don´t want to see what WvW players want. It´s like with this Esports thing, It seems to be in the head of some Anet suits that WvW is pve or that GW is an Esports game. They totally ignore the fact what WvW players tell them or how viewer counts on matches are. If somebody denies reality on such a scale, discussion is pointless because they don´t want to listen.
If they really wanted to put effort in WvW they should talk to guilds that play WvW competitively, be it for points OR for kills. But of course that would imply that a developer is interested in the opinions of the people playing their game which we all know, won´t happen.
Game balance is a really important topic, perhaps the most important of all. So watch for threads on that subject and we’ll look for your input, feedback, comments, and suggestions.
And because it´s so important if not the most important according to you statement, you do it only twice a year, yes that makes perfect sense.
Gw2 is and will always bea buy to play game, elite specs are ment to be stronger than not normal ones.
Which is true and makes it a perfect description for p2w. If one time builds for every profession without elite specs will be perfectly viable and elite specs will count in for variety and not as a must have, then we can let this term go. Arenanet they betrayed their own principles with hot, it´s a shame tbh.
Necro wise i don´t regret it, i like reaper. PvE and in general WvW they just plain failed. I pause a bit, hoping that Arenanet will get back to sanity. Until then, i enjoyed Black Desert lately.
gw2 has still 10.000 players ?
Today. However Legendary is promised to be the best tier tomorrow, while ascended isn’t.
This is your personal assumption and pure speculation. There are no official statements whatsoever about making legendary armor / weapons better statswise.
WvW got a big hit with HoT. I´am sure you read the forums and yes, the new maps are not that well accepted. Too big, too much pve etc. Since Anet is refusing any communication here it is not sure how long this will gonna last. But if you want to read some official comment from an Anet official, the official forums is the wrong place these days. Head over to reddit, it´s the new source for official news. But to answer your question, it´may be the wrong time for returning and if you are out for wvw it is sure the wrong time for putting any money in this company.
On the good side whole groups of Revenants are much easier to see then packs of Mesmers.
I´am pretty sure that the next masterpiece from the Arenanet balancing team will be something like this for CoR “gets 3 sec. of stealth for every enemy hit”.
To be quite honest with you i would say no, save your money. The PvE maps are deserted more or less with the exception of the last map where you can do an event every two hours. WvW is pretty much broken with the introduction of the new maps. I can´s say anything about the raids.
The good thing is that the grind is optional, you don´t need it to progress your character or gear. But if you want something let´s say some loot from collections this game is grindy as kitten. And the worst thing is that even if you accept that, you can´t even grind if or when you want, because the stupid maps are empty with the exception of dragons stand. And even there you have to be quick at the beginning of the event that you find a populated map, good luck with the broken lfg “tool” or should i say lfg pain in the butt ? So working toward something feels more annoying than anything else, fun is something different.
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If you crash at DS just use 64 bit client. Dev respond more often on reddit because people there are not raging mobs who trying to burn down castle Arena net.
The irony is that Arenanet self created that environment with their refusal to communication. And it seems that they understood that they can´t fool the people here any longer.
Um, you CHOSE to wait for this event so blaming Anet for you deciding to wait is nonsense. If you knew it was going to start in 2 hours, why didn’t you go do something else … oh right, because it would have been a less awesome QQ thread if you did that.
Do you even understand the issue the OP has ? No ? Well then it would be nice at least if you would stop posting nonsense.
Well think positive, you should be happy that the posts did not get silently deleted or that we all didn´t get an infraction for talking about this.
You know what i read here “bla blablabla blabla” Nothing concrete, totally vague and nebulous as every time. So nothing changed until Arenanet comes out of their silent corner and make a real statement, i am sorry but Mr. Johanson is a politician and he talks also like one. And the fact that he posts on reddit instead of the so called “official wvw forum” should tell you the value of his statement.
All the best to Mr. Carver, but regarding WvW he did not have the slightest clue what was going on or what people wanted. Arenanet is so distracted from their own game regarding WvW, it´s hilarious.
“WvW will continue to be an important part of the game.” ?? Yeahh exactly…….., we all see how important WvW is for Arenanet right now, they don´t even care to come here and half of the half baked kitten that the new maps are, is not working.
No i have not burned out prior release, it was quite the opposite to be honest. When i logged on, most of my guild mates where already on the borderlands and i used to be excited to join them. Nowadys nobody does wvw or only for the guild missions and i refuse to play on that stupid kittenmaps Anet introduced.
You can protest as long if you want, Anet doesn´t give a rats kitten about that. As a customer you can only vote with your wallet. Don´t buy gems, don´t buy anything from Arenanet and stay away from the game.
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Dude you can request all day long, nobody will show up here. Anet has a long history of ignoring their player base if it comes to criticism. Of course if you will do a “Thanks Anet for….. whatever” post, you will not have to wait long for a response.
Post on reddit, at least there sometimes somebody official shows up out of nowhere.
I leave here this proposal:
do not attack anyone or anything tonight from 22:00 to 23:00 in the WvW, to protest by terrorist attack in Paris.
If the leaders of the clans see it well, transmit it.
Players of GW2 also condemn this terrorist attack.
(I am spanish, sorry by my poor english)
As much as i respect your good intentions but first i think we should leave politics or conflicts in the real world out of the game and instead make gw2 a place where everybody regardless of colour, country or religion is welcome. And second the best we can do is go / game on, as we should not allow animals like the people responsible for what happened in paris to influence our lives or what we do or don´t do.
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What´s the point in making a post 3 months old sticky ? There is no new information and to be honest WvW has much much greater problems than server population right now.
So i hope the fact thar Mr. Corpening is not coming himself to the forums talking to his crappy customers means that he is busy fixing stuff.
I don’t know how it works in your company, but from my experience when there is so many complains on your product, a company should at least talk with the customers.
Spare your words mate, nobody listens. It has been that way since day 1. Anet don´t gives a rats kitten about communication with the players, at least not about class balance and wvw. The only way as a customer is to vote with your wallet.
I regret it. They introduced things in HoT they said they never will. We have some kind of holy trinity now with professions that can main heal, they introduced the grind to the game with events like in dragon stands where you have 10 minutes after a successful ~1,5 hour event to farm your mats, this is simply obscene. Profession Balance was already bad before but now they made it even worse with clear winners and loosers of the specialications in pvp. And last but not least they destroyed WvW which bothers me the most. The only thing that let´s me play at the moment is my guild, if they weren´t there i would be gone.
My response, as per pretty much everything stated by Mr. Carver.
“Do you even WvW bro?”
Is this guy still in charge of WvW ?? Well no wonder then that things are like they are.
And why is he posting on reddit? Why not on these official WvW forums?
He’s not made a post on any of the officical forums for over a year now!
In the past Mr Carvers ideas for WvW where so awesome that the community could not handle them, i guess he decided to share his awesomeness with a broader audience.
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I have played GW2 since beta, and I’ve been on a single server – through thick and thin – since beta. I’m also 38 which also seems relevant as context for my perspective………
From one old fart to another, you spoke out of my heart.
Dragons Stand is unplayable, either you crash if you have defeated the dragon or you get disconnected or and that´s the newest gag Anet has in it´s bag.. They simply in the middle of the fight against the dragon you get a loading screen and they port you in in an empty map, just because you know they can or whatever. Please Anet FIX YOUR CRAP.
1 hour ago, we killed the dragon and after the cut scene, bang, disconnect. Logged back in, and i even wasn´t in a group anymore, no loot, no xp, no nothing. Thanks Anet, please fix your game-
Maps unattractive to small scale → check
Class balance more out of control than ever → check
Guess you have it
:( Would you like to play with +300ms ping? Its not our fault if you sleep
Have you south american guys internet from the stone age ?
This doesn’t look like a nerf to me. More like a fix. And the increase healing is very welcome!
Lol “doesn’t seem like a nerf*”. Yes removing the only way we could get support from allies as a necro while in shroud isn’t a nerf but a fix instead.
You are highly exaggerating. You are reducing support only to healing which is i am sorry plain wrong. You will of course profit from other boons allies give you.
This is a needed correction as BB was too strong before. Tbh. i expected a nerf already during the beta and i expected it with a lot more consequences than this.
I think it tells a lot about the GW2 community that threads like this are possible. All the best to you Sylv, stay strong bro.
This is why no one takes WvW serious. Y
Pls don´t talk for anybody except yourself. There are a lot of people who are doing wvw exclusively. I take wvw more serious than this boring spvp crap. And if we talk about balance every game mode should be taken into consideration not only one because that would be also unbalanced.
I used that for wvw:
I felt it was an acceptable balance between dmg and survivability. I don´t run in a zerg, just groups of 3-5 people. I am not sure if i will stick wit gs for release, it´s not a bad weapon, dmg is very good i think, it feels just awful slow if you come from a dagger.
In SR i tried also death perception but went back to foot in the grave for the stun break. In Reaper i´m a bit unsure if i take blighters boon which has a nice synergy with signets of suffering or reapers onslaught which gives a nice boost to dmg.
Problem of the build is clearly condi remove but i felt ok with hoelbrak runes and -40% duration food. Tried swapping to plague signet but i don´t like that in wvw when roaming with other people and you get every cripple, immob etc. when you have to escape from your neighborhood zerg ^^.
Pls keep posting Videos, really nice fights and since the PU Mesmer cancer is so overwhelming in WvW nowadays it is really good to see necro roaming is not dead yet.
Interesting Video, that fight against the two thiefes was hillarious. The only problem was i could hardly understand what you were saying. I know you are not a native english speaker but you should do something about your microphone. You really sound as you were recording in a tomb, fits the necromancer perfectly, but is a bit counterproductive for understandability.
I was more often in the OS when it was still part of the EB. Whenever i am there now (normally i don’t have a reason to be) there is noone there, not a single Person. Stealth might be a Problem, but you can bring Rangers and Engineers to reveal them. It is quite a corridor to the Arena IIRC so it is hard to avoid the revealing AoE-Spam from the Engineer.
So you have to bring people for the GvG and you have to organize guards plus you can´t control the trolls of your own server because you can´t do anything about them. Seriously ?
You still have the Option to move to EotM and look for a nice GvG Place, there noone cares about the Points.
GvG´s is something you don´t look for mate, it´s something you organize with your opponents so it does not happen “by accident” which pretty much rules EOTM out.
About your right to play how you want: Sure you GvGers can play how you want, AS LONG as you don’t disturb the flow of the WvW and not handicap your Server.
You can hate GvG´ers all day if you want, they are part of the WvW community as you are whether you accept that or not. And the argument that they handicap the server is a bit flawed to be honest. GvG´s if not perma disturbed by trolls last 1h to 1,5h after that most guilds participate in WvW if not by siegeing then in wiping out enemy zergs.
And by the way, what is more likely? That a Troll disturbs your GvG in Obs into unplayability or that a Zerg comes by your GvG at Stonemist and mows you all down?
To be honest that trolls disturb you GvG in OBS is a gurantee. I am not sure about stonemist because i think nobody is that kittened to do a GvG there. The GvG´s i participated in used to be on the regular borderlands where the windmill is.
This might sound harsh, but it is not meant to insult you: You complain about Trolls in Obs interfering with your GvG. But “trolling” the WvW by not doing anything to help the Server win is fine?
This is not trolling because they don´t intend to disturb WvW it´s just that there is no other way at the moment to organize these kind of fights. That´s a difference in intention. It might disturb you but at least everybody paid for that game the same way and the guilds have the same right to play as they want as you have.
The Troll Problem is easily fixed. Bring a few “Guards” to your GvG. If People come into the Arena to watch, that’s fine and no Problem. If they start trolling your GvG, you mow them down and let the “Guards” prevent them from entering the Arena again.
Well i don´t know if you have been in the OS yet or if you participated in GvG´s. First, Guards don´t help at all. In GW2 there is an insane amount of stealth, so the guards if you bring some don´t see those people coming in early enough.
Second, even if they manage to get one and kill him, it takes 30 seconds to come back because OS is so small.
So the only way to solve that problem for both parties is that Guilds can have an area where they can fight without beeing disturbed and without disturbing WvW in general. I don´t know if Guild Halls in HoT will have this but i have read somewhere that you can build something inside where you can fight.
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not complaining about PU builds but i just hate it that it’s the only way build to go.
It´s human nature, if you can achieve something the easy way you will. Get your ranger buddy who runs “sick em” and take the cancer from them.
The bigger the Blob, the less your personal skill counts towards the victory. If you want to be proud of your PvP Skills (talking about all those GvG Guilds), dont throw 30 man blobs at each other. Go into sPvP and fight 5v5 Customs or if 5v5 is too small for your Guilds taste, go to OS and fight 8v8 GW1 Style or 10v10 or whatever.
In those places you don’t interrupt the flow of the WvW Matchup of your Server with taking 30 Spots of People that care about the score instead of useless killing.
Unfortunately Anet forces GvG interested guilds to do exactly that because until now they denied them a place where they can participate in large organized fights without beeing disturbed by others. SPvP is like we all know a 5vs5 which is not suitable for GvG´s which starts usually around 15vs15. Obisdian Sanctum is also not suitable because OS is full of trolls. So if you go there with your guild you can be 100% sure that some trolls will somehow disturb the fight you have there and because OS is one big Arena you also can´t avoid them.
I see where you coming from and to a distinct you are right GvG´s does not help WvW in terms of points but at the moment there is no other way and that´s not the fault of these Guilds, it´s Anets fault at not implementing something that has demanded by the GvG community for a long time.
From what i´ve seen so far this maps is kind of EOTM 2.0 which highly encourages zerging. I am a bit concerned what small roaming groups will be able to do there with all the crazy buffs objectives gonna get.
Great i was invited, not so great, the client downloaded with 2KB/s so i could not test anything. Please fix your stuff Anet.
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It’s 2 years old, but still…
Dude, i don´t know what you trying to say. Necro is not and never has been an attrition class and Necro is not and never has been a class where you couldn´t get away from. That Arenanet violated their own design philosophies with a lot of the classes in game is not new and that balancing in this game is out of control is also nothing new. But to overtune the necro to make it as imbalanced as for example the mesmer is nowadays would neither be good for the class nor for the game as a whole. I am a great fan of mobility, i play 100% WvW so i suffer a lot from the situation like it is now but there has to be a more intelligent approach.
If give up all of Necromancers high mobility, blocks, evades, invulnerabilities and instant burst skills. Maybe even some of our reflects and excess stability.
If the Necro would be capable of all of these things, it would be as unbalanced as other classes in GW2, not my vision of the road to go.
On the other hand, Necro should be the dude you CANNOT get away from.
The problem is, what would you give up to be this dude. You can´t expect to do crazy damage in melee range, having a second life pool AND being unkiteable.