Although I think the addition of dodging was also a big change, I will dodge that discussion for now. But keep in mind that in Guild Wars 2, you can dodge.Read more & comment >>
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Quest types – Made for Diversity
Yes, it’s an MMO, so you will have to kill stuff, help people, collect junk. It’s unavoidable. However, ArenaNet has improved the formula quite a bit by:
(1) Making it feel alive. Stuff happens whether you are there or not, whether you participate or not. This may not seem important, but it makes the world feel alive, and makes the whole combat very fresh and dynamic.Read more & comment >>
Now that’s just not, natural…
Conditions in GW2 don’t just affect combat, they rain upon it; casting a rainbow the many colors of demise.Â Whether or not its natural to take down a target in record time via every affliction under the sun can be left to debate — I confess though,Â it warms my soul.Â I find nothing more deviously entertaining than putting one through a myriad of conditions; watching them limp towards you as poison and bleeding drains their life low; to see their heap finally collapse yards away.Â Yes, Necromancer is my favorite profession, but this is besides the point.Â If your idea of connection with both AI and live player alike generally involves ailments and affliction, then GW2 will not leave you a sad panda — a panda with the sniffles perhaps.Â A cute sniffling yet deadly…Read more & comment >>
Now, one might also want to include mesmers and engineers as summoning classes, and I’ll address why I won’t include them in this head to head first. The engineer’s summons are static. You can carry one, but really, they are not mobile. The mesmer’s summons, on the other hand, are not durable. Clones are easy to kill, phantasms don’t last very long either, and both disappear if their target dies.
The ranger and necro are the only ones that have a viable option for having a pet (or many) follow them around to do their bidding. If having a summon (or many) is important for you, these are probable the two classes that will rank highest in your lineup.
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IGN managed to pin down the ArenaNet dev team to find out exactly what their favourite professions and skills are in the game. It’s Â fun read and there are nine to read through. Here’s a snip:
Read more & comment >>Well of Darkness + Churning Earth = Rockin’ AoE Damage
Professions: Necromancer, Elementalist
“This is a brutal combo. A necro can use Well of Darkness to create a Dark Field, which blinds enemies in the area. Along comes an elementalist attuned to earth, who cast Churning Earth to cripple enemies inside the Well of Darkness. When Churning Earth ends, it combines with the Dark Field to deliver additional AoE damage. Guaranteed to rock your enemies world â€“ in a bad way.”
-Ryan Diederich, Programmer