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Old 04-04-06, 04:28 PM   #553
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Well, for pvp, the ele class is prettymuch worthless now. They "balanced" gale by doubling the energy cost - if they had just upped the skill req. to 12+ it would have done the job. They "balanced" stoning by upping the energy cost by 5, now 15 energy w/ crap dmg. Basically, they made it so eles can't efficiently interrupt anymore which was probably their best attribute in pvp. Additionally, all the decent ele spells cause exhaustion. This limitation doesn't exist for the other casters - the balance is bull****. Meanwhile the two most blatantly overpowered classes in the game Necro and Mesmer (in that order) are left alone. Put exhaustion on backfire, energy surge, phantasm, echo (including arcane), migrane, and drain, and it might be about even. I won't even bother with Necros.
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Old 04-04-06, 04:30 PM   #554
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what is powerful about necros? i havent used mine in a while.
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Old 04-05-06, 12:13 PM   #555
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what is powerful about necros? i havent used mine in a while.
I do not have a high level Necro yet but I guess Spiteful Spirit is a bit overpowered, in PvE at least.
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Old 04-13-06, 04:42 PM   #556
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Wow now I see why there are so many B/P teams running around in UW2. I joined one with my R/Me. It was fast and effective and it didnt require every single member of the team to be a "good" player, so chances of a couple of bad players screwing the whole team drops significantly. Only loose coordinations required.

Drops were ridiculously low and junk tho, I guess it has been intended to be that way for sometime now.
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Old 04-14-06, 01:45 PM   #557
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IS guild Wars that good? I am thinking about picking it up. I haven't played it since beta.
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Old 04-14-06, 02:41 PM   #558
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IS guild Wars that good? I am thinking about picking it up. I haven't played it since beta.
No, its not worth picking up now IMO. It was fun playing Guild Wars til level 20. After that, the game morphs into Snore Wars.
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Old 04-14-06, 02:46 PM   #559
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The PvP is AMAZING, but the PvE gets very boring very fast IMO. There's no real goals at end game past actually just "beating" the game. No hardcore loot to go for, no end-all be-all hard bosses that are an accomplishment to take down. The only real thing at end game is farming ecto's and shards to try and get FoW (Fissure of Woe) armor, but that would take months of patience and UW(Underworld)/FoW farming. The game is more focused on collecting all the skills rather than items.

If you like competitive PvP, you'll find this game to be amazing. There are 75 unique skills for every single class, and they can be put together in a multitude of ways that allow for all kinds of strategy and team building to come into play. Different builds and styles of play seem to be limitless, and new ones are being innovated seemily daily. Though PvE is a different story, the best/most effective end game PvE builds are pretty much set in stone.

That said, the game is very fun the whole way through, the missions are VERY challenging, especially towards the end, and you'll need a group of guys that know what they're doing well and can cooperate with one another to even hope of beating the last few missions, post beating the game, it isn't too terribly exciting. Doing the high end areas (UW/FoW) is exciting the first few times, and is always a good time in PUG's, it's really a challenge, but once you fall into the loop of it and group with guys that know what they're doing, it just becomes a grind (like 4 man UW trapper groups). Since UW and FoW are the only real two high end area's worth farming in the game, they have been beaten down into a science and you will be expected to play a highly specific role of a common build in the functioning of the group. You'll see people saying "LF 55-monk 2 man UW!" or "GLF echo SS Necro!" or "4 man trapper group UW LF Winnow" or "GLF Barrage Ranger!" etc etc etc.
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I am looking at this as a PVP game. I play WoW all the time and like the battlegrounds in it but they are hard to get into lately. I just want to jump into a PVP match and go. What do you think about that?
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I am looking at this as a PVP game. I play WoW all the time and like the battlegrounds in it but they are hard to get into lately. I just want to jump into a PVP match and go. What do you think about that?
Well... now why didnt you say PVP in the first place.

PVP in Guild Wars is pretty fun. However, there are classes in PVP that are WAY stronger than others. Its not really fair at times. If you pick the right class you should be good to go(hint: Be a Warrior ANYTHING. War/anything and you should be good to go )
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PVP in Guild Wars is some of the best... you can do Random arenas (4 vs. 4, but you can't organize your team), Team Arenas (4 vs. 4, but you get to organize your team), and Heroes' Ascent (8 man team, sometimes against 1 other team, sometimes 4 or 5, I forget)... Heroes' Ascent is where you earn the "favor of the gods", which PVE characters need to get into certain areas like the Underworld and Fissure of Woe... then there is Guild vs. Guild which is basically 8 vs. 8 but you have to do kill the opposing guilds Guild Lord in order to win.

Factions is supposed to expand on some of these and on the last preview I saw they did pretty well... they introduced Factions arenas or something where you fight for either Luxon or Kurzick (sp?) factions and whatnot... but this is 12 vs. 12 and you can only organize like... 4 of the team members... so you can't organize ALL 12 people and it is random who you go in with besides your initial 4 party members (or you can enter alone and just be put in randomly). I hear they are also supposed to have bigger GVG matches of something like 16 vs 16... but I think those are the alliance battles or something where it is 2 guilds vs 2 guilds basically... I could be wrong, though.
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That does it, I am picking this up this evening. Thanks for the info. I might not play it very long but you do have my intrest peaked. As I said I played the second beta weekend and I liked it but I was so busy with WoW that I only played it a half an hour or so.
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That does it, I am picking this up this evening. Thanks for the info. I might not play it very long but you do have my intrest peaked. As I said I played the second beta weekend and I liked it but I was so busy with WoW that I only played it a half an hour or so.
Yeah... it is a fun game... once you get it PM me here or in game (if I am on, sort of busy with my 360 currently heh ) and I will help you out with any questions you may have.
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