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31st
Mar 2016
Which, if it turns out that SAB is coming back, I can finally get this one missing achievement from SAB:
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Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 03:51
On a slightly unrelated note, that 32,592 AP number is making me sad; on the positive side, I have more than 50% of the available AP, yay?
Pat Cavit
@tivac
Mar 31 2016 04:23
Since those are old achievements that were already whitelisted I'm not sure there was much we could've done about it
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 04:43
So... what went wrong behind the scenes then? I mean, it was mentioned before that the API pulls its data from a client build, yet... it's not yet visible on our clients.
Pat Cavit
@tivac
Mar 31 2016 04:44
No, it pulls data from the servers.
we can publish a build early w/o advertising it to clients for download
have to get a copy off the office network, it's how we smoke test new releases to try and catch obvious bugs
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 04:45
Oh... that explains it
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Mar 31 2016 04:45
So..I've heard a .dat serializer mentioned, is there just a different version of the .dat on the servers?
Pat Cavit
@tivac
Mar 31 2016 04:46
yes, servers have a different dat file
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 04:46
Then I misinterpreted what Iye mentioned before regarding skills etc
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Mar 31 2016 04:46
Fascinating. Still, hype train is go.
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 04:48
Is that also the reason why there was a "A new build will be available in 10 minutes." a couple of weeks ago, without actually a new build 10 minutes later? Followed by another message later?
Regarding publishing builds etc
Pat Cavit
@tivac
Mar 31 2016 04:48
Unlikely
you have to manually trigger the advertisement of a new build to clients
I don't have any background on that though
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 04:50
Oh... hmm, I see, thanks for information though :)
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Mar 31 2016 04:50
So, more likely someone hit the button and in that ten minutes someone went "shit wait the build's broke we can't push this"
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 04:51
I can also vaguely remember there used to messages like "Please be advised that a new build will be available in an hour or so"
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 05:05
So ehm... probably something no one is allowed to answer, but I can't help but wonder if gliding will be part of SAB... with an SAB themed glider :)
@Eearslya last week that issue happened because the patch didn't dist out to the CDN properly
there's two buttons -- one to announce and one to actually flip the switch
they had to delay the second button
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 31 2016 05:32
I can't get a win on ele for the life of me today :(
i can't get a vg kill
so don't feel bad
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 31 2016 05:49
VG I'll be doing tomorrow ... we'll see how it goes, lol
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 31 2016 06:00
Finally, got that ele win
Now I can go to bed, lol
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Mar 31 2016 06:44
All achievements in /v2/achievements/daily.special are not in the api yet: https://api.guildwars2.com/v2/achievements?ids=2870,2878,2856,2868,2866,2862
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Mar 31 2016 10:35
last week that issue happened because the patch didn't dist out to the CDN properly
well I was close!
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 10:54

i can't get a vg kill

I got three kills this week :>. What was the issue, missing greens or sloppy tanking

Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 12:36
@darthmaim, well... they are not whitelisted yet I suppose
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 31 2016 13:06
We've been doing VG once a week since launch... and are finally in phase 5...
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 13:29
We are mostly missing people to do raids with a full guild group D:
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 31 2016 13:29
yep I had to go grab 2 out of guild people
they're now on our permanent roster
ever since we did that, we've been doing better. no more getting 2 random/different members every week
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 31 2016 13:37
Yeah, we do well when the usual suspects show up. When we have to sub more than one person is when we have problems.
@windwarrior missing greens
half the squad was pugs; a couple of people left and got replaced, then we downed VG in 2 attempts, then killed Gors in 3 attempts :|
I don't mind pugging the extra 4-6 people as long as they join us in TS (if they don't we just kick them)
smiley
@codemasher
Mar 31 2016 17:49
a reason why i prefer instanced gw1 over any other "MMO" any time
idivait
@idivait
Mar 31 2016 18:48
You guys are making me feel better about my group's no-sabetha-kill for the past 3 weeks before last. Raid leader had to have a "Come to Jesus" talk with us for us to finally get the kill this week. Now we're working on Slothy and... Phew, fun fight but tough.
our group hasn't had much luck on sabbetha
we have to pug eles and ... they're usually not too good on keeping cannons dead
(well it's our fault too for missing the green bombs)
idivait
@idivait
Mar 31 2016 19:18
Funny part is that we're solid at cannons (management and tosses), but we were dying to heavy bombs, which is arguably the easier mechanic.
Go figure.
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Mar 31 2016 20:15
@idivait Obviously you're not engi'ing enough. You should be able to solo sloth!
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 22:21
@lye you can permit to take a fifth on circles on VG
or at least have an ele backup with Lightning Flash
dont have a sabetha kill either this week, everything else is dead tho :P
what helps at sabetha, stacking on the side where the cannon will go up
@windwarrior I was playing PS war, so I'm not sure what was going wrong
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 22:24
for both flamewalls and throwing bombs
in fact I pretty much ignore all the mechanics
VG I tank green during split; otherwise DPS
Gors I hold one of the spirits; otherwise DPS
Sab I just eat time bombs and DPS
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 22:25
tend to play chrono
see that's hard
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 22:25
on gors I am mostly tank
we use a chronotank for both gors and vg
seems to work out pretty well when the druid is on-point with the heals
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 22:26
meh don't like a chonotank on VG, too squishy
yeah
if
our druid isn't pugged, so he's got it covered
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 22:26
lately in pugs we tend to use DH and a dedicated chrono
otherwise we can pick the chronotank up pretty quick
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 22:28
well on VG, staying alive and tanking correctly is all that needs to be done
the enrage timer is not much of an issue
I should get eternal on Sab tho
someone always dies :'(
we normally just wipe it if someone dies
it's usually a sign that something has gone horribly awry
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 22:44
not in the last phase right
like, I like eternal, but I am usually there to get a kill
who fully dies in last phase
I don't think we've had that happen yet
would probably keep going though if it looked like a kill
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 22:59
well people do aparantly
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 23:29
so... everyone playing sab now? :D
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 31 2016 23:37
i'm sad that my previous unlocked sab skins apparently don't count for the new collection achievement :( probably bugged
submitted a support ticket and i'll see what happens with it :)
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 31 2016 23:59
didnt do SAB before but OHH w2 is long
and I kinda need that infinite continue coin