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Aug 2017
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Aug 05 2017 15:14
omg what kind of trash design did mdn make this time -_-
ChieftainAlex
@ChieftainAlex
Aug 05 2017 15:37
I feel retarded.. never realised traits and skill icons in the dat are in sequence from left-right top to bottom in the ui
not that that helps when you've got a bunch of icons and no names
JC123
@JC123
Aug 05 2017 17:05
content can tell you their names
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:08
Belated response to the WvW forums comment:
I think a group of consistent WvWers have felt like they've been somewhat the redheaded step-child of the game for a long time, which means they treat every update fairly defensively, even the somewhat minor ones like gliding. Ultimately, it's grown out of a lack of trust in the dev team - McKenna has been much better in terms of communication than past leads, but there are some core trust issues that stem from either being ignored until fairly recently, having cross server communication (trolly or not) being removed from the official forums, and some of experimental mechanics being a huge mess (portable cannons being the go-to).
The biggest issue though is that there are some core problems with WvW that have grown so deep into the fabric on the game mode that they are nigh unfixable without a complete reworking - Which I frankly don't think Anet has the resources to devote to at this point. Unfortunately, even with great changes like the recent rewards system, the addition of legendary armor, and potentially gliding, the core issues with population imbalance and uneven matchups remain, however many manual bandaids get put on them. So people get increasingly bitter or leave the game mode (and generally the game as a whole) outright.
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fairly apt

the core issues with population imbalance and uneven matchups remain

I shouldn't be posting from our internal chat, but yesterday this was posted:

I've read almost every response and there are only 3 "more specific/more desired" features listed by anyone:

  1. Population balance
  2. Class balance
  3. Skill lag
If there was an easy fix to anything life would be too simple, I presume.
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:12
Yep, and those aren't "Do this in a weekend" issues. We have a cross-server guild leader wvw Discord thingy and we can barely agree on those.
I'm not even sure there is a solution to population balance that doesn't completely destroy the communities that we've built
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:14
I'm not certain many of the communities that have been built really remain though. BG does, but many others are kind of hodge-podge at the moment.
I think most of the servers that went a long time without a link fared better.
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:15
And BG had people come out of hibernation post-rewards, so we're a bit overpowered.
One day YB will rise again from the ashes to claim our rightful place in the seat of the pip throne
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:15
these 3 issues were reasons why our wvw guild dissolved back in the day and most of us stopped playing
yeah, ditto
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:16
Hey, YB has been awesome to fight in t1 - But you'll need DK pulling some overnighters to reign in pip wars lol.
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:16
wvw was just pointless most of the time
have a look at wildstar's warplots - that's how i imagine great mass pvp
wvw was always pointless, even back when realm bonuses were in place
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:17
problem with w*: lack of players
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:17
Do those actually q up now, @codemasher ?
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:17
very rare
but there are some guilds doing warplot weekends etc
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:18
I was soooo excited about those, but they were such a mess at launch. And I sat in q for 16 hours once before just giving up entirely.
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:18
yea, the whole queue system is a mess
why not just pop a map like in gw1?
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:25
Well, I mean, all of the game is pointless ultimately. #deepthoughts
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:25
(btw. our proposed fix for wvw back then was "TEAM ARENA")
all of everything is pointless #me_irl
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:25
lmao
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:26
loool
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:26
btw wvw wasn't always pointless because reset night in a full EB was worth the money :D
after a couple thousand hours you should have basically everything maxed out (aside from skins)
the point of wvw ultimately isn't mechanical -- it's just to have fun
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:28
i stopped before my acc had "thousands" of hours
gladly :D
really? huh
what on earth do you do with your time then?
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:28
my wvw ele has 900 something hours played
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:28
... Don't let me check my played time ...
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:28
well, i do useful things :D
fair
codemasher @codemasher plays lego worlds
you might consider giving path of exile a go
new expansion came out yesterday
there's like three new acts
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:30
i installed it once but i don't need another time consuming mmo in my life :D
it's not that bad, actually
you can stop before the endgame grind -- only takes like 40 hours to get to that stopping point
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:31
maybe that's the reasson it keeps my old gw friends from checking out wildstar :D
(which is SO MUCH BETTER!)
heh
you might also try albion online which released two weeks ago
if you liked runescape, albion online might be a lot of fun
i need to find a guild in AO :(
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:32
never played runescape
when?
when?
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:32
i've spent like 10 yrs in gw1 :D
fair
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:34
The scary part is I'm a GW2/WvW dilettante in my guild with 7200 hrs and 2895 wvw rank.
heh, that's a lot of hours
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:35
nothing compared to my gw1 acc :P
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:35
3 months ago a guildy posted 16442h 45m with the Discord bot.
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:35
that's closer
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:36
He had the note: 'If you need me I'll be IN THE GAME.' lol
lol
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@codemasher
Aug 05 2017 20:36
but holy hell... in gw2 XD
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:36
Nope.
at 2700 i'm only at "Higher than 67% of 143,083 accounts"
I should put my back into it
become the new DK
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:38
You might need other types of assistance for that. :/
if not before, certainly after
idivait
@idivait
Aug 05 2017 20:39
lol
Bhagawan69
@Bhagawan69
Aug 05 2017 22:51
Hi Guys! BGDM dev here (the dps meter), would anyone be interested in continuing development of BGDM? I set my date to discontinue support at the expansion (sep 22nd) - if anyone is interested pls contact me on discord Bhagawan#6593
BoyC
@BoyC
Aug 05 2017 23:00
any reason as to why you're stopping development?
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Aug 05 2017 23:01
oh hi :)
Bhagawan69
@Bhagawan69
Aug 05 2017 23:12
Yes, @BoyC im not as dedicated to the game anymore and not even sure if im going to buy the expansion, and even if i do I dont want to invest so much time in this any longer