TheNap

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  1. 4 months ago
    Sun Mar 5 15:08:54 2017
    TheNap posted in Teaching Scrims Sign-up Form.

    The main reason for the "get as many matches as possible" thing was that there were no actual "learners" left, since I believe all the side work like advertising in PvE alliances/Kamadan etc. stopped.

    Is this any different currently? Are there any full-on GvG-newbies attending the event? I don't hink so, and that's why all this theoretical discussion on how the optimal teaching event should be ran is kinda waste imo.

    That was also the reason I wanted to merge your project and this one back then @Curiousity

  2. 5 months ago
    Mon Jan 30 13:55:33 2017

    learning that "mdr" doesn't mean "merde" changed my life, thanks GW!!

  3. 6 months ago
    Mon Dec 26 06:50:24 2016

    @Reed A ritualist doesn't really need to cancel vs a ranger (which is one of the ways alot of ritualists burn their energy and end up doing nothing), just don't wait 5seconds between casts so that he always has savage shot ready.

    With that strat you will have both weapons d-shot within 10 seconds ...

    The main problem I see with rit is that he either brings utility as Rt/E and will run oom vs just a single ranger in no time without help or he runs Spirit Channeling and loses this utility (which I think is the main advantage over a monk, since spirits and weapons, while op, can be shut down really easily on most maps). Addintionally, rits get completely negated by wastrels (spamming wielders does not heal your team) and can even get soloed if they're unlucky with PI ...

    So, as said before, rit is only good if you run on him most of the time. BUT then once again, as pointed out in other threads, there is no real option to play defesively in an effective way in the current meta. Reasons being the disappearance of defensive midline characters because of wastrels and the sheer amount of damage being run in builds (e.g. L-Surge single target dps). So the safest option will always be to run on midline, in which case rit flagger is just inferior to the monk imo.

  4. 7 months ago
    Sun Dec 11 17:44:43 2016

    Well, this once again comes down to what defines "being better". As mentioned before, pure micro is only a minor aspect in this game. Communication, reliability, understanding tactics and game-mechanics have a way more important role imo. And these latter points are very hard to prove in the end, thats why most people will fall back to a player they know (aside from friendship or what not). But if we are talking about a "learner" that is obviously better in all those aspects (well, technically they would'nt be a "learner" anymore in this case), I definitely see them being picked over someone else.

  5. Sun Dec 11 16:38:36 2016

    can we agree to stop using terms like "top guilds" and "top players" in a game with, what, 10? guilds left? I feel so awkward everytime I read that.

    We had that discussion before, no new formed guild has a realistic chance of winning that stupid tournament. But then again, the chances have never been that heigh ...

    What might work tho, is including single players into an existing roster. I disagree that "core" rosters are set in stone, people start and stop playing the game all the time.
    It has happened before and it will happen again, if players prove their worth (mainly through guesting) they will eventually be picked up. So the main issue is getting to a point where people are seen as "good enough" to actually get a chance imo.

  6. Sat Dec 10 20:06:27 2016

    I think a few months ago there was an initiative to record some videos on basics instead of the walls of text we have in the form of guides currently. I volunteered to help out back then, but I guess it actually never happened. Recall it was @ska la and a few others who made the suggestion first (there was a private conv on QQ but I cba to find it right now)? I still like the idea tho ...

    Edit: Okay, found it. It was @Athos actually, who started this (still dunno what has become of it)

  7. Fri Dec 9 17:51:40 2016

    @sam Yeah I've been to a few of these scrims just for nostalgia, and it's just some post '13 gold cape dude using this as an excuse to feel superior by raging at someone that hasn't logged onto Guild Wars for 5 years. Since like you said, "no life outside this game."

    Yeah, because attending "a few times" entitles you to draw general conclusions about this project ...

    On topic: hasn't that exact program been in place since the start of the project anyway (earlier more and lately less official)? But, of course it's nice to have an updated list with mentors. I also like the idea of invite-only discussions, since the RA-cirlce jerk keeps getting outta hand lately ...

  8. Thu Dec 8 01:10:19 2016
    TheNap posted in Frogs can't rupt.

    Priceless.

  9. Mon Dec 5 12:45:57 2016
    TheNap posted in THE QUESTIONS.

    @Max The question should be: Why Smoki always using infuse 1 sec before the spike is even coming?!?

    becuz he's a god ujelly?

  10. Wed Nov 30 14:19:50 2016

    Okay, since this keeps popping up: while it is true that we (okay, me) introduced that ban list, this was just a collection of things that people (learner & or teachers) repetitively complained about and I was tired of saying those things at the start of every scrim (e.g. triple shield guardian). Feel free to change/remove it if everyone agree's on it.

    I have no idea why dual invoke is on that list tho, I would assume it refers to double blind (or "double anti-melee" as I used to say). The reason to ban these was that learner backlines were usually too busy keeping the team alive to be able to remove blinds effectively, which made the games really tough for frontliners...

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