So started off Sat pretty good, went on a win streak bringing me 2 points shy of Platinum. From there on end I started losing. Alot… To a point I’m just scraping above Silver atm.
What went wrong? I started off the season pretty well, learning s/s, staff condi mes. Placing in Gold T1, casually going up to T3.
Kind of at wits end on how to get out of this. The only time I win these past few days if I get a team that carries me hard.
As a mes, I should always take home at start and work on decap when a thief is not around right? As those are the consistent things I notice on my play style.
1v1’s I’m usually ok with. Unless they’re a cut above me I’ll try to peel off. Team fights are getting tricky. I can’t get any team mates to focus the weakest target or focus a moa. (I noticed quite the decline on map and player awareness from t3 down to t1 gold)
Trying to bring the carry game. But kinda lost when your not sure what to do right anymore.
I’ve been consistently in Gold T2 the past few seasons, so I don’t think I was over placed. But maybe my mesmer level isn’t up to par. Since I’m only about 400 matches playing mes since the start of the season.
Just adding my own experience. About 100 games in this season, nothing our of the ordinary. Go on a win streak earlier today, almost breaking into Platinum.
Lose a few, the matches are pretty close. Then the losses just jump of a cliff and the matches are terribad, you think you are playing with silver vs plat. Suddenly I’m playing with thieves running glass p/p builds as an example, while running into ppl with top 25 titles at the same time.
After 10 losses, finally won a match…
Granted this is the weekend. So I’d might chalk it up to that, as I know weekends are the worst time to play.
I still see him killed regularly if there is a healthy group doing the East Watch chain.
Just come early to the chain, Mentor/Tag up if you can. Taxi in ppl if the current commander isn’t. Hopefully the group will have snowballed by the time VP is up.
Got my Hot from amazon.ca. (with disk included btw)
OP does not have a credit card. Although I guess Amazon you can link your debit card, or buy a gift card at a retail outlet.
Edit – Guess HoT did get retail, just not at launch… (Currently there are no listings for PoF at BB or EBgames)
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Since HoT never got retail in Canada, (at least not around here anyway)
Get a paypal account, link it with your bank account. Buy PoF on the site or in game.
I don’t complain when I’m fighting against legendary players, I look at it as a chance to study and learn from them
Last time that happened, I fought Naru. And I didn’t learn a kitten thing because I couldn’t even put a scratch on him… And all he did was just stand on point and counter every move, didn’t even bother to attack me…
Obviously he’s on a level beyond my comprehension.
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i have the solution: go in pve to farm achievement
I ran out of Doable PVE achievments
Heck, I’m almost done all the PVP achievments aside from spirit watch, ele, and mesmer wins….
There’s not a real matchmaking in unranked.
Yes, a copper that fight another copper is more balanced and be farmed by skilled players is really frustrating.
But it’s Unranked… no one cares about unranked…
maybe they’re good players that want to play with friends and the only place they can do that is in unranked.
If you want to play against players of your level play ranked, there’s a better MM.
Don’t get me wrong, I want to get out of unranked badly. Unfortunately anet only made certain map achievements possible in unranked. So I guess I’m a vocal minority in this situation. Losing 12 in a row kinda burns into you bad about this game mode.
In which I’ll probably never que Unranked again afterwards.
Hang on — Your complaint is that there are skilled players in Unranked?
Oh, I get it. You wanted to farm Unranked, but you got farmed instead.
My complaint is there is no reasoning between the matchups (and more often enough, platinum players show up). Do you think it’s fair for a copper rank to consistently play against platinum? If you do, that’s messed up.
Why is this a thing? I thought unranked was suppose to have a separate mmr system? (or lack thereof)
One plat said they use unranked to warm up. I’m skeptical, that giving the smack down on plebs is any sort of warm up :|
Even if it were a case of warm up there should be a better way then just steam rolling through players. Making the game even less accessible to the general player base.
Given that 80% of games I’ve experienced are 100/200 – 500 blowouts. (Having being on both sides, but mostly the losing end) This goes beyond warm ups, even at twilight hours.
Finally rolled spirit watch after 3 days of trying 4-6 hours a day. We lost horribly 500-60
This is the most soul crushing thing I’ve ever done…
Took me a second to realize there are no gliders in pvp…
no one votes for that map in unranked ?
if only you voted it, at least it has a 10% to be chosen
Well that’s kinda a given. But still, a 10% chance in what, maybe every 10+ games (for me at least) is pretty abysmal. Like what, 1%?
When you run out of PVE achievements, and resort to PVP to get your armour skin chests…
Meanwhile over in unranked… Things are even worse.
But it just could be more of the skilled player base avoiding ranked, and farming unranked more than usual? (just got farmed by a premade, 5 v 4. One intentionally sitting out)
But nobody cares about unranked right.
Can we remove the rated match requirement? It barley pops up on map selection, and when it does nobody has selects it.
On the verge of completing them, But not once in the past 2 days has it been chosen (coinciding with start of ranked season of all things)
Clearly nobody wants to play this map, other than achievements of all things… (Which is a shame because I prefer this over Colosseum)
I just witness this myself a moment ago. Had 2 players on my team take the exact same path (pretty much stacked on top of each other) take mid, then run off mid and back to home taking the same path at the same time.
Kinda sucks when a bot is better than the avg player… as we won that match fairly easy…
Might want to play other classes before you judge.
Ele can cleanse for days, other classes cannot.
If it’s unranked. It will always be a mess. Mostly a losing mess in my case. (Which sucks as I’m doing map achievements)
A combination of new players, trying new builds, and experience players farming other players leaves for lopsided matches.
Yeah I just ignore PVP missions all together. There are some solo do-able ones. But there’s always a minimum requirement of players. Guildies will happily do PVE or WVW, but never touch PVP.
because he instantly re-stacks you with some nice condi’s a second later. Playing a class with low mobility, and no range doesn’t help either. Say goodbye to your cleanses without sacrificing your point.
Also the small window of frames for you to time you attack is so small. Especially with long cast times.
finally I can rest… now off to the Crystal Desert!
Do your Dailies 2g
Daily Ley Anomaly +1g (1 Mystic Coin) (10 min of work)
Daily T4 Fractals (Expert) 10g on avg (up to 20-30g depending on chest drops) (avg 40-50 min)
Farm Any HoT meta map
Since your likely to stick with Rev or Warrior, Go Vipers. Power Rev has been dead in the meta for a while. Power Warrior less so. But not ideal if you are some point getting into organized group content. (But if maining Guard, Zerk is the way to go)
qT just released there dps benchmarks, so take those number if you will, in Idea situations/weapon rotations. (their site also lists builds if you’ve never been there before)
I’m starting to lose my mind at +20 attempts
If this never gets resolved, as a suggestion. Could you change it to have “kill X number of fragments?” at least that way there is some notable progress….
Hope this gets resolved before PoF…
Trying to convince an entire map (or two) to try this, and all I get is backlash is “stacks don’t matter” over and over again.
Thanks for creating this environment…. :\ It’s becoming toxic and depressing all at the same time.
Had a commander map hop after we failed the 1 burn attempt. Pm’d me and said he got it with “No Stacks”
Tried twice with “no stacks” personally, but the zerg won’t listen and burn the anomaly down anyway… Fun…
I wish Anet would drop a hint at least. Nothing like hundreds of players getting frustrated every 2 hours, several times a day, for days for this Achievement.
Tried buying through via In-game and also had the “Unfortunately an error has occurred. Please try again later!” Error.
Decided to buy through the website, no issues there. Go figure.
Update. It’s been relocated to the LA WP. Hiding right under my nose…
I decided to do the Lost llama achievement for the pvp lobby today, and seems like the forth llama (Fancy Llama) is missing?
The guide shows it’s on the ruined wall on the east side of the lobby, but it appears no longer to be accessible, as it teleports me to the LA portal if you get close. Taking a closer look (before it teleports me) there doesn’t seem to be anything there.
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Great how people give up before it even starts.Amazing mentality.
Agreed. I would like to see God of PvP in action live. And against me to see his reactions, movements, rotations.
But in ranked play it can be problem – because I’m not that good and maybe I could be upset too. In unranked – why not.
Btw even Barcelona sometimes loose to 2nd league team ;-)
Yeah I just wish mm is more consistent. (Ever since the Quantity > Quality of mm change)
I knew it was pretty much over. It’s like a skinny guy fighting a pro fighter.
If anything. He would just stand there (perhaps even bored). Anytime I would atempt an attack he would instantly counter. Couldn’t even put a dent in this guy…
It’s unranked. And off-season, so even smaller playerbase. This is not wrong in this time, or he is suposed to wait endlesly for another top players to be joined to unranked?
Yeah I know. The first match of the day and it’s, Oh f’…..
Great how people give up before it even starts.Amazing mentality.
This was 5 minutes into the match. It’s clearly over.
You get farmed by #1 in the Leagues.
Flaunting his full set of Legendary Armour and Weapons.
Mag has resorted to Spawn camping CD already… And this is the first time in ages I’ve seen spawn camping…
Going to be a long week…
Updated the latest nvidia drivers. Seemed to have smooth things out…
Same here. Was doing T4 fracts, and party members also experiencing the same issue.
CPU: i7 4790k
32gb of ram.
I just don’t know…. Just confirming matchmaking is broken, or matchmaking scraping all it can get for early morning matches guess XD (8:30am pst’ish)
(Other players in the match noted they were also in Gold T1)
At least I can say I fought the number 1 player in NA and died trying…
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OK, something seems wrong. How can skills that take more than a second to execute, and do damage measured in 3-4 digits per hit, make it to 5 digits per second?
Can somebody please explain how damage can get that high per second.
Since the golem pings your dps every 20%? it’s your average dps over that time. So take account of stacking other skills that take less than a second, it adds up.
If there are no leaders, become one.
For example for the Ley-Line Anomaly events I always yell in map chat that the event will start, then I yell stuff like Hold CC, CC, Coals, etc.
You don’t even need to command most of them. Just hosting a LFG is enough to get a meta going.
First time I ran Dragon Stand, all I needed to do was just assign one sub-group for the boss lane. And tell the main group to follow the tag.
I find it doesn’t really matter what your build and group is. Unless you are raiding.
Dungeons > Face roll
Fractals 1-50 > Face roll
Fractals 51-75> Some competence
Fractals 76-100 > Should probably run something meta.
Raids > Running a meta (or something close too) will help with a smoother run.
I’m not helping either. Played 400 matches last season. Now it’ just 1 ranked game for Dailies. (Fractals and Raiding has pulled me away from pvp as more engaging content)
The Juicy carrot on the stick, is now a shriveled one. I still enjoy pvp, just less incentive reward wise. I realized the ascended gear will take alot of $$$ in addition now, and there is no rush to get shards.
Somebody mentioned that in these cases your rating is still volatile. So it’ll fast track to where you need to be. (especially just after your placements)
Once you are regularly wining/losing 10-12 points is the division you “should” be.
Possibly low player pool. I was set up with the same warrior that was on the verge of dc’ing every match 4 times in a row. That set me on a bunch of blowouts / losing streak. It took a while for my mmr to stabilize after that and been having even matches so far. (around 100 point or less difference in wins/losses)
Record your match, criticize yourself, get other people to spot mistakes. You are your own worst enemy. (use OBS or Shadowplay for recording)
It’s hard to spot your own mistakes while playing, as you get tunnel vision. Analyzing your playback can help with those issues.
Matchmaking will always be kitten, you can only try to make up for that gap. (probably even worse with the smaller player pool this season)
It’s worth it if you are going for a HoT stat which costs a arm and a leg cough trailblazer cough Minstrel cough
Although you might over look the optimal dps ratings for your class, there are included videos on optimal skill rotations.
VG is hardest for pugs imo. Out of all the starter bosses. (if the whole group has never killed one, and you will start from the beginning of a wing anyway) It would be whether Wing 3 Escort, or Wing 4 Cairn.
Wing 3 Escort is more about clearing the path as fast as possible (as mobs start spawning more and more the slower you go, needing a few dedicated roles. Back Warg control, Baby Sitter, Towers, and main group) Main Boss afterwards is just stacking at the door and Dps’n
Wing 4 Cairn has less individual responsibilities. Mainly needing up to 3 kiters to take on Agony away from the main DPS group. The rest is just boss mechanics.
@Pavlarian. You just need to beat any boss to unlock.
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Thanks for the info guys! I was in the the process long time ago stat swapping my ascended gear, guess I’ll be back on that.
So I’m new to raids and about 12 hours exp in Escort and W4 overall. A recent group pointed out I had too much toughness on a Deimos run.
I was running a PS warrior with around 1400 toughness, and I believe a chrono tank was on flak, and rev on main tank. Things were going smoothly until half the group started to wipe at 50% and I instinctively started rezzing. Long story short, they wanted me to be at least under 1200 toughness or none at all. They sighed/laughed at me while I apologized and was removed.
After digging around I didn’t realize toughness was the main factor for boss aggro, and thought 1400 was pretty measly still. I know the tactics trait line “determined revival” auto improves toughness while rezzing. Does that mean I will start pulling aggro at that point?
TLDR; Is 1400 toughness too much for PS Warrior and will I start pulling aggro if I rez?
Worst boss in the entire game imo. I feel there was little thought that was giving into the design of this spam fest. It’s compounded by the little window to use your special skill contrasting with lag. At time’s it only blinks and it’s already too late.
I feel sorry for SEA players who deal with lag on a constant basis. As there would be almost zero chance to use that special skill to negate getting into a stun lock.
If it weren’t for the small window for that special skill getting you into a heap load of trouble, and unable to tell whats going on your screen. I wouldn’t of minded this boss battle.