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Author Archive - Gorani

31/5

The Elementalist’s biased, off-hand choice: Focus?

The Focus is one of two weapons available to the Elementalist for his off hand weapon slot. The other weapon is a Dagger. Currently, the Focus weapon has a lot of drawbacks, compared to the Dagger. In the next few paragraphs, I want to point out those disadvantages, analyse the individual skills a little bit […]
16/5

Putting the Spotlight on the Elementalist’s Conjures

Most Elementalist players will agree that the non-elite conjure skills are not exactly the Elementalist’s strongest tools. In this article I will take a closer look at these skills and analyse why that is, and perhaps suggest a way to make them better. The Elementalist is the only Guild Wars 2 profession that has access […]
08/12

Missed Ancient Karka Event Chests – Shipping now!

ArenaNet is shipping the Lost Shore event item – the Ancient Karka Chest – to those that missed it, due to disconnects or “no-reward-occurences”, now. So if you participated in the event and did not get the reward chest, there is a good chance you will find it in an in-game mail during the next […]
25/11

13 skills unlocked, so many to go!

After a few months of beta testing and three months after the release in August, the GWO Elementalist forum has “unlocked” thirteen skills of Guild Wars 2’s attunement swapping profession. What are those “Skills of Interest”, you might ask? On a regular basis, Gorani – the forum’s moderator – takes an in-depth look at a […]
09/8

Conditions against Power & Criticals

This new [Guide] thread in the Elementalist forum was made to help you balance your capabilities at dealing condition based damage, “raw” damage fuelled by your Power attribute, or going for critical strikes against your opponents. It also covers some damage formulas, which at the current state of the game are not all officially confirmed […]
17/6

Your Voice Of Tyria – Do Your Own !

Voice acting is a “hot iron” in video games. Game developers can easily burn the fans of a game with the choice of the voice actors and how the voice acting is actually done. Localization can even do more harm with silly translations and voices that sound very differently than the original English voice actors. […]
10/6

BWE2 – What I Did This Weekend – Gorani

First of all, I decided to create a Thief to find another back-up profession to my main. I chose a Norn and went out to explore the “starter world”. I had done the “heart quests” before, so nothing really new caught my attention in the Foothills. My personal story wrapped around Eir and a weapon […]
16/5

The item color coding of Guild Wars 2

Just a little news item for your information. Guild Wars 2 introduces a new color coding for its items that does not follow the footsteps of the original Guild Wars. It looks like this: Most of the PvE drops we have seen in the beta events so far have been basic whites and fine blues […]
10/5

Look no further, Elementalists!

Curious about the Elementalist in Guild Wars 2? Have you been a fan of this profession since the release of Guild Wars seven years ago, or have you been falling in love with the ability to swap attunements since the Beta Weekend in April? Look no further for information about this class on our profession […]
29/4

Where Will All Your Money Go?

For everybody that played during the beta weekend, it is obvious where all the money from players is supposed to go: To some Arena.Net vault managed by Asura and guarded by little golems. Unlike the first Guild Wars, where you don’t have to spend a lot of money just to play, Guild Wars 2 will […]
28/4

WvW as Level 1? Checking Arena.net’s Claim

This morning, after not being able to log on last evening, I wanted to check out WvWvW, which was not very populated during the March press beta, we at GWO could attend. How much would the lag I experienced every time when meeting more than 10 people affect WvWvW? A lot. I had the impression, […]
21/4

Beta Forums Slowly Shaping

People already having registered their pre-purchase of Guild Wars 2, might have tried to access the official forums. Today, those look a little less “work in progress” than the last few days, although actual forum links are not working yet. You can access the “Account section” (although I did not dare to try to change […]
29/3

Is There a Range For Everyone?

I have played the Elementalist now for a second day (still unlocking skills on weapons, currently the Focus as the final weapon) and I have to say that I am starting to get a favourite range: not too close, not too far. Switching to main hand dagger this morning showed me how limited the range […]