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  DaezAster

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7/13/12 10:20:57 PM#21

Don't just play melee range if you play melee, mix it up with your ranged. Get in, stabby stabby dip out, switch weapon shoot and circle. 

flank your enemy in gw2 they have to turn around they don't magic 180, circle in the direction they are turning to maintain the back position. When they finally do catch up to you dodge switch etc....

  MMOExposed

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7/13/12 10:25:45 PM#22
Guardian in WvW has a good chance to be least played. No ranged attack options or limited ranged options is suicide in WvW. Unless you like being a buff not/ field shield maker.

  evolver1972

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7/13/12 10:32:09 PM#23
Originally posted by Aerowyn

suprised people think necro would be near least played.. i remember gw1 necro was one of most popular classes

And most of the polls I've seen show Necro in the top 3.

 

I think most popular will be Ele.

 

Least may be Engineer, at least until people start to get the hang of it and show what it can do.

 

My top 2 are Necro and Ranger.  Bottom 2 for me are Engineer (very last) and Guardian.

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  Corehaven

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7/13/12 10:35:13 PM#24
Originally posted by Mephster

Most - Elementalist because people are most familar with it from the original.

Least - Thief and  Warrior because they will get tired of getting pummeled in large events because meele doesn't stand a chance at close rage in large events.

 

Errrr.......but cant a warrior just use a bow?  Cant a thief just use their guns? 

 

Are their ranged abilities not enough or something in those kinds of situations?

  tank017

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7/13/12 10:35:50 PM#25

If this thread is any indication...

 

An Engineer I'll be playing then.

  evolver1972

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7/13/12 10:36:25 PM#26
Originally posted by Mephster
Originally posted by pacov
Originally posted by Mephster

Least - Thief and  Warrior because they will get tired of getting pummeled in large events because meele doesn't stand a chance at close rage in large events.

You are very close minded with that statement. I know many people, including myself, that plan on playing rifle/longbow warrior or shortbow/pistol thief and never even touch melee weapons. Guardian would be in the worst case scenario, since they are even more limited than a warrior/thief

Its the fact that it will take players quite awhile to get used to the dodge and roll mechanic. You can't just simply ask players to switch the way they have been playing Guild Wars for the past 5+ years and expect them to learn a new combat system so quickly. Not to mention when large events scale upward meele becomes super squishy. Its a fact, you get hit hard and it only takes a few more hits before you are looking for someone to revive you on a consistent basis. Some will catch on and I bet most will not.

Unless they change it I actually found Thief to be pretty easy to be effective in WvWvW.  Just a matter of, like you said, getting used to the dodge function.  It's also a matter of knowing that you need to use ranged, jump in for some quick but effective melee, dodge back out and hit with ranged again.  Rinse (heal!) and repeat.  Maybe I'm just one of the "some" that will catch on, but it's not that difficult if you take the time to learn what you're doing first.

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  Wolfenbr

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7/13/12 10:37:17 PM#27

Elementalist at the top, no doubt, at least for one or two months.

Guardian among the top 3, people are always talking about them and i always see a bunch of human guardians during beta weekends. Plus, they seem to be getting some buffs for their ranged attacks.

Ranger will become very popular if they fix the pets. Sometimes they just won't attack the enemy.

Engineer at the bottom yes. I really wanted to create an Engineer but they seem to have the worse long range dps (900-1200) in a game where ranged dps is important on a lot of situations. Also, no weapon switch, only a few weapons to choose from and weapon kits just don't seem to make up for it.Still, they can be very effective at defending places, supporting other players and fighting at medium range. I wouldn't be surprised if they became popular after a few months.

  terrant

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7/13/12 10:47:15 PM#28

OK, I want to elaborate on some things.

 

First off, and I realize this is sidetracking the thread a bit, but I HATE the "if you can't go melee you should just go quip a bow and be ranged" argument. Either one of two things is true:

 

  • Melee combat is gimpt to the point of unplayable; in which case we as players should be communicating that to the devs and getting it fixed.
  • Melee combat is fine, in which case discouraging people from trying to learn how to play it properly is a disservice to them.
I STRONGLY feel it is the second. I've played a sword+pistol, melee mesmer since BWE1. Currently in his upper 20s, and can solo or do group content with the best of em. PvE AND PvP. I have melee'd in WvW and been successful. I've seen many others do it as well. It's harder than ranged, yes. But there's great rewards, and what's more there's a need  for it. My only irritation is that, if anything, ranged have it way too easy against heavier content, like say Shadow Behemoth who all but ignores them.
 
 
Second off, a quick breakdown of teh classes and why I chose certain ones as being more or less popular.
 
Ele- first off, it's the ONLY traditional nukey class in the game. Others can nuker, but either not as well, or they're a class we'd never imagine being a rankged nuker (longbow warrior for instance). Also, I swear 99% of the damage on the ground in WvW is meteor spam.
 
Guardian- The, Most. Survivability. Period. And people missing a "true" healer or tank tend to flock here.
 
Ranger- Let's face it, hunters are popular in every game. No different here.
 
Warrior- Quite popular in sPvP right now due to thinks like the 100 blades builds. 
 
Thief- Based mostly on anecdotal dats from BWEs, but I saw a lot of thieves. 
 
Mesmer- I saw a decent number of Mesmers, but the current gimpy state of Illusions and Shatter make the class unappealing to many.
 
Necro- I saw surprisingly few necros in BWE. I think people saw Ele and NEcro side-by-side and decided Ele felt stronger.
 
Engi- weapon skills overall are weak; kits are great but some work strangely, and take time to unlock. Engi starts slower than any other prof and feels unfocused.
  evolver1972

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7/13/12 11:02:58 PM#29
Originally posted by terrant

OK, I want to elaborate on some things.

 

First off, and I realize this is sidetracking the thread a bit, but I HATE the "if you can't go melee you should just go quip a bow and be ranged" argument. Either one of two things is true:

 

  • Melee combat is gimpt to the point of unplayable; in which case we as players should be communicating that to the devs and getting it fixed.
  • Melee combat is fine, in which case discouraging people from trying to learn how to play it properly is a disservice to them.
I STRONGLY feel it is the second. I've played a sword+pistol, melee mesmer since BWE1. Currently in his upper 20s, and can solo or do group content with the best of em. PvE AND PvP. I have melee'd in WvW and been successful. I've seen many others do it as well. It's harder than ranged, yes. But there's great rewards, and what's more there's a need  for it. My only irritation is that, if anything, ranged have it way too easy against heavier content, like say Shadow Behemoth who all but ignores them.
 
 
Second off, a quick breakdown of teh classes and why I chose certain ones as being more or less popular.
 
Ele- first off, it's the ONLY traditional nukey class in the game. Others can nuker, but either not as well, or they're a class we'd never imagine being a rankged nuker (longbow warrior for instance). Also, I swear 99% of the damage on the ground in WvW is meteor spam.
 
Guardian- The, Most. Survivability. Period. And people missing a "true" healer or tank tend to flock here.
 
Ranger- Let's face it, hunters are popular in every game. No different here.
 
Warrior- Quite popular in sPvP right now due to thinks like the 100 blades builds. 
 
Thief- Based mostly on anecdotal dats from BWEs, but I saw a lot of thieves. 
 
Mesmer- I saw a decent number of Mesmers, but the current gimpy state of Illusions and Shatter make the class unappealing to many.
 
Necro- I saw surprisingly few necros in BWE. I think people saw Ele and NEcro side-by-side and decided Ele felt stronger.
 
Engi- weapon skills overall are weak; kits are great but some work strangely, and take time to unlock. Engi starts slower than any other prof and feels unfocused.

I wonder though, how many people are like me and are trying other professions but planning on playing Necro on release?

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  aesperus

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7/13/12 11:13:14 PM#30
Originally posted by InfinityD

Wild guess:

 

Thief > Elementalist > Warrior > Mesmer > Ranger > Guardian > Necro > Engineer

Definitely a pretty close guess.

It's really hard to say. On first look, I would put Engineer & Guardian at the bottom of the list.

However, as people play the game more, I expect this to change. A lot of the flashier classes are also harder to play. Most thieves suck, and don't know how to dance the fine line between getting in & doing damage, and avoiding being hit. My list would probably be something like:

Elementalist -> Warrior -> Ranger -> Thief -> Guardian -> Necro -> Mesmer -> Engineer

I think this because some of the 'cooler' classes (ie mesmer) are also harder to play, and I suspect a lot of people to end up rerolling, because they don't understand the class. When it comes to more traditional playstyles, elementalist, warrior, & ranger are right at the top. They are perhaps the easiest classes to get into, and play fairly decent with.

Thief and guardian take a little bit more skill (though thieves are definitely harder than guardians to play), and mesmer & engineer are perhaps the hardest to figure out, being as they are not only a lot more hybrid than the other classes, but shine in non-conventional roles, and require players to constantly be changing what they are doing to be effective.

  Purutzil

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7/13/12 11:17:17 PM#31

Starting off it will likely be...

Elementalist > Ranger > Thief  > Necro > Warrior > Mesmer > Guardian > Engineer

Though chances are as classes are played, it will shift a bit around.  Typically people will follow a general trend in games and flow with it. Normally I'd put the Elementalist below ranger/thief but I have a feeling it will be up top this game just do to the 'chit chat' sparking more interest in it. Give it some time and I'm sure that will change a lot though, engineer probably staying at the bottom. 

  HellSings

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7/13/12 11:28:16 PM#32

Melee is more then fine, don't know where this "melee UP" mentality is coming from.

  BeansnBread

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7/13/12 11:35:58 PM#33

1. Elementalist

2. Warrior

3. Guardian

4. Thief

5. Ranger

6. Necromancer

7. Mesmer

8. Engineer

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  Puraimaru

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7/13/12 11:38:03 PM#34

Asura Engineer for me! Been playing Engineer all Betas and enjoyed it a lot :D

 

Solo Mobs use Rifle

Group mobs use Pistols/Shield

Party up or D.E I use the kits and turrets.

  AIMonster

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7/13/12 11:39:58 PM#35
Originally posted by GriselBrand

Melee is more then fine, don't know where this "melee UP" mentality is coming from.

I don't get it either, considering 2 of the professions that have the best melee sets (Ranger and Guardian) are considered rather overpowered right now and Warrior using melee is the ultimate pubstomp profession.

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  Aerowyn

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7/13/12 11:51:40 PM#36

interesting my 3 favorite classes necro, mesmer, and engineer are at the bottom of many of these lists:P

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  srps

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7/14/12 12:04:00 AM#37

Based on WoW experience, I'd say:

1 - Warrior

2 - Ranger

3 - Guardian

4 - Thief

5 - Elementalist

6 - Mesmer

7 - Necromancer

8 - Engineer

  megera23

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7/14/12 12:12:09 AM#38

A survey with 3700 people about which class they played as their main during BWE2. While there might be some changes, I blieve the trend will remain pretty much the same at launch.

 

  Wolfenbr

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7/14/12 12:28:32 AM#39
Originally posted by Magnum2103
Originally posted by GriselBrand

Melee is more then fine, don't know where this "melee UP" mentality is coming from.

I don't get it either, considering 2 of the professions that have the best melee sets (Ranger and Guardian) are considered rather overpowered right now and Warrior using melee is the ultimate pubstomp profession.

During bw1 and bw2 i played my ranger using melee weapons most of the time. Why? Kills faster. Melee does more damage (a lot IMHO) but requires more skill, specially on PVP and large events, those mobs can get really strong if there is a lot of people around.

If 2 noobs fight each other 1 on 1, the one using a ranged weapon will win most of the times. If 2 skilled players fight each other, 1 on 1, the one using melee will win if the situation favors melee and loose if the situation favors ranged, environment and other factors can make a lot of difference.

I played a lot of mmo's during release and it's always the same, people favor one class or playstyle over another then developers change stuff or players learn new tricks and the FOTM changes. Wait a few months and people will be complaining ranged dps is too low :).

  Quenchster

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7/14/12 12:34:19 AM#40

Engineers feel really weak right now. Most toolkits have AoE based attacks, so the attacks aren't as strong as the focused attacks that the pistols and rifles offer. The grenades, mines, and timed explosives are pretty weak. Elixir guns are weak. The turrets aren't strong at all. The most viable builds I saw were ones where players just chug elixirs and shoot guns. I'm still reserving a spot in for an engineer character, but I hope they make some changes to them. Without all the gadgets for me to use I don't see a reason to play the class over the others.

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