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Everything posted by Phantom-EK

  1. This game is nothing like it used to be. You remember how hard it was to enchant.... well now you get to do it 3x in a row on every piece of gear. You have to be equally geared with someone or you do 1/10 of their damage and get smoked. At certain times on certain days you will go to a specific location on the map and fight over a boss or fort and that is what pvp has become. There is no more massive world pvp breaking out all over the place all day where you go out and have fun and enjoy the game. Now it is all about gear and they link the gear everyone gets in chat and everyone is like, "eww look at my pretty gear." This expansion has just been a gear grind fest. In my opinion I wouldn't recommend this game unless you are preparing for the next expansion. But don't take my word for it this game is so casual and underdeveloped that you can play a little bit and see if it is for you.
  2. Crucible Spire not updated for 6.7

    Seems they reverted this back to how it was before just like they did with the enchanting. Everyone was getting to 14 now its back to 11.
  3. So people were clearly told not to enchant for the week. Anyone who did was then reimbursed for being a moron! So from now on I should clearly do the thing I am specifically told not to do and then I will get reimbursed double for it. Sounds about right.
  4. Ranger attack was flat nerfed by 10%.. I lost over 1500 attack. They also took any weapon damage increase off of ours skills. That was another 10% weapon damage. Our base skill damage was increased. It is showing on skills to be higher, but.... I am clearly doing at least 20% less damage. We clearly needed a 20% damage nerf if it happened. If you don't like it I am sure some class got a huge damage buff and will be the clear easy to play winner this patch and if you are one of "those people" you can re roll the easy class.
  5. looking for reasons to renew my prestige pass

    Nothing left to do in this game except farm an obscene amount of spirit fragments. The weekly gives like 40 a week... Don't really think that is worth 15$.
  6. Makes me wonder if they are trying to pull out of the west. They just did total game over hall patches for both Guild Wars 2 and Wildstar and within a year shut down both games. Just like Aion they had a surge in population followed by empty servers. Clearly just trying to make a buck before getting out! What does entertain me is all of these entitled brats telling NC to do this this and this if they want to be successful....
  7. The biggest Ok is the low enchant rates and super low drop rates in dungeons in 6.0. Everyone is crying about them all over the forums. I absolutely love it! People can't just run their 10 alts through dungeons and be full best in slot +15 geared in 2 weeks. All this fail fail fail actually feels like progression for the first time in a veeeerrrry long time. If only we had more content people might actually stick around and play some.
  8. Something needs to be done about PvE

    Well of course no one loves it. It is like people just want to log into video games and be constantly rewarded? I don't get it. There are plenty of those types of games out there though... they bore you stiff after 2 weeks of being given every piece of loot. The only thing that kills the PVE population is giving out gear so easily. Most gamers play as hard as they can until they aquire the "best" gear and leave so if gear is so easily acquired those gamers will leave all the more sooner. Get my facts right? Lets focus on the fact that you don't buy prestige or extra dungeon runs and expect to be given all the free loot with 4 runs a week? haaaa Meanwhile everyone who has been buying prestige and a few extra runs every now and again has had no problems getting loot... hmmmm weird!
  9. Something needs to be done about PvE

    We get literally 1 new dungeon every 9 months. If anything gear is being given out too fast. The whole point is to be geared at the end of the 9 month (or however long) period. Not to be geared in 2 weeks get bored with the game and leave. There are many people who actually want to play THIS game. LOL The OP is over here talking about doing 50 runs. I have done 50 runs in a week and seen less loot than what you linked.... and definitely no loot for my class. and I think this is exactly how loot should be done. There is nothing worse than spending countless hours and money on a game only to have some scrub play for 2 weeks and be equally geared as me. Well guess what? YOU CAN'T DO THAT ANYMORE!!!! You put in WORK and money in the game and you will get every piece of gear your little heart desires in due time. You do the minimum and never spend any money on a game you play 100s of hours and you won't achieve much. Yep sounds about right to me. If anything they need to make progression harder! But don't worry all. The entitled give out gear for free patch is just around the corner. Come 6.5 you will just do a daily quest kill some mobs or something easy and get all kinds of ultimates thrown at you. As a matter of fact why am I putting time and money in this game.. I'll just wait for the game to get easy! But yeah the game is always the same. First the hard progression patch. Then the easy lots of gear patch. If you can't stand all the fail and hard to come by loot. Then just come back next patch when its easier.
  10. The only fail was giving out contribution gear in the matter it was done. I understand giving out contribution gear, but giving out legendary and ultimate on day one of a brand new expansion was the most imbecile thing I have ever seen done in this or any other game! No one should have been given gear beyond ancient. I guess this is what little baby pay to wins are looking for? To run around one shotting others? I personally don't get it. I want balanced game play and to be challenged by other players. Not to run around out gearing them and one shotting others. Had there not been a new server(EK) I would have definitely quit playing this game.
  11. This game always has been and always will be about enchanting. So the answer is get whatever set you can enchant further. If you need proof that enchanting is all that matters in this game just look at what pay to wins buy to make themselves better than you.... Enchantment stones and added runs to get more enchantment stones.
  12. Pity Counter for RNG Related Mechanics

    How about that imaginary pity counter that I know you all think is there. You fail one enchant and think well the next one should be better. Then since you failed two you must be getting a success on the next one... next thing you know you have failed 5 in row and are speechless. When in reality you still have a 48% chance to succeed now matter how many you have previously failed. Don't know if I agree with a pity counter, but it is mentally draining to fail an enchant, then a manastone, then run a dungeon for the umpteenth time and not get your loot, then fail a craft. You pretty much just have to turn the game off. Then eventually just end up turning it off and never come back one day. Instead of a pity counter why not just set proper rates in the first place. 48% chance seems to be the magic number for this expansion which is more failure than success. I think the people who make these games enjoy suffering.
  13. Can't play during Siege? Any help?

    If your ping is high it has nothing to do with your computer and it definitely has nothing to do with the game or NCsoft. Your ISP is really bad! You can connect through another server. Use a ping reducing program like Battleping or WTFast. Although if your internet connection is not good in the first place then you will have a problem staying connected to their gaming servers.
  14. Server Merge

    @OP That's video games for ya! They come. They play 20 hours a day. They get some gear. They leave until the next patch. Unfortunately a merge is disastrous when everyone comes back for 6.5 and you can't kill a quest mob without 20 people standing on top of you. Then everyone fills the forums with posts about how they can't even complete a quest. lol
  15. Asmo lvl 9 Ranger stigma trade

    Hate to sit on these stigmas. If anyone has an offer for stigma stones or some in game trade feel free to make an offer.
  16. Asmo lvl 9 Ranger stigma trade

    I have nearly full level 9 ranger stigmas on KT asmo. Agonizing, Sharpen arrows, Lethal Arrow, Focused Shots, Natures Resolve, Dilation, Skybound, Deluge, Gale arrow, Lightning arrow, all level 9. Explosive, Heart shot, Hunters MIght all level 5ish. I am no longer playing on this server. I am on the new server as well as cross faction. I would be willing to trade all my stigmas on KT for 2 stigmas leveled to 9 on the new server. For anyone who is looking to level their Ranger stigmas to 9 this would be a much more efficient process. Let me know as it would have to be specific stigmas leveled so as to be useful.
  17. Meanwhile they give away free ancient contracts for an event to as many characters as the no lifers can run. The more characters you run through their boring little events the more stuff you gain in the game. There is literally no reason whatsoever to spend money on this game when I can just wait a few weeks for an event and get it for free. This game is so unrewarding to spend money on. I don't understand how it is still going.
  18. Vindicator or Inquisitor (RANGER 6.0)

    If you look at any single piece of gear no matter what state ancient, legenday, or ultimate you will see the evasion is always just a bit higher. Of course it depends on your tune. But generally speaking it will always be higher than accuracy. Now there will most likely not be any player who prefers to stack accuracy thus you can actually have a slight chance to evade equally geared or lower geared players. Add to that skills like dodging and maybe even some evasion manastones and any class for the first time has a chance to make another player completely miss vital spells. The idea of evasion is not to make other players miss every other spell and be in some kind of God mode...It is to take a chance and make them miss 1 or 2 crucial spells. Make them miss a silence or a stun and you could change the outcome of a fight completely. Don't forget that just as evasion was compared to accuracy above that you also need to take into account that Defense needs to be compared to attack. My crappy little ungeared character has almost 10k attack and climbing very quickly. So stacking physical defense across all your gear isn't going to reduce damage by more than a couple hundred damage per spell against equally geared players. Also worth noting is that the extra HP on vindicator is null by the time you reach ultimate enchantment because it then becomes a tuned stat on the inquisitor gear. Except for a few crucial pieces in which you are then comparing crit to HP not evasion to HP. We are going to see that either set is a viable choice. Especially once we all reach ultimate enchantment levels and things balance out once again. The real question is are you a gambler who wants to take a chance on that 1 crucial spell maybe missing or are you a more reasonable person who wants a set that will perform with much more consistency. Either way you are going to want to pick one set and stick with it for every slot. I personally have been a physical defence/HP ranger for the last 2 expansions and am going to try something new... an evasion ranger. Rangers have been talking about evasion for years now and it has never been a viable choice as the stat could not be stacked high enough. It finally is an option and I am looking forward to it. That being said Vindicator is completely viable as a ranger. You are going to see defensive benefits to both. If you are really that torn make another ranger and build both sets.
  19. Ranger 6.2 Stigmas/Manastones

    Ive been running Agonizing Arrow Lethal Arrow Sharpen Arrow Focused Shots Natures Resolve Dilation Arrow Skybound and Deluge Can now cast Lethal while moving and it gives you a second shot that can't miss. Not to mention it is a hard hitting skill. Focused shots has always been a little tedious, but it is the one skill I never take out of my stigma slot no matter what. Plus the defense reduction is pretty much nothing so keeping it up in any situation is invaluable. I don't have much experience with Hunters might. I suppose with the new Daeva skills from rupture you could get some crazy string of crits and some interesting combos. Only thing keeping me from trying it is the long CD. If it were more like 30 seconds I could really put it to use. From what I have heard from EU server crit is going to very beneficial to every class. Don't know if HP/defence is going to be our thing anymore.. Which is so weird because for so long a huge HP pool has been beneficial. Which brings up something I was stuggling to figure out the past couple days... Was wondering which PVP set was more useful the inquisitor or the vindicator. After looking at the gear extensively I could clearly see that vindicator is a tanking set and has things like shield defense and stats that don't apply to us. Seems the ranger is more suited to an evasion/resist class? Although not really 100% on that one as I can't find any conversations on it. Although HP could make a tanky kind of ranger I don't think we are going to see as much benefit as in the past.
  20. About BoS/CoE gear purification

    They will surely have an event in the next few months and give out 10-20 stones per alt making them non soul bound. Pretty much making any effort that anyone has put into the game null and void.