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Guild Wars 2 Forum » General Discussion » thinking of coming back

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  Donpoohbear

Novice Member

Joined: 3/16/12
Posts: 29

 
OP  7/02/14 3:01:39 AM#1
i really only played during the first month or so the game launched i was very dissapointed that i couldnt be a minion master necromancer like in gw 1 . im wondering if anything has changed for necros or if any other class really feelsl ike a pet class these days .
  DanitaKusor

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Joined: 6/17/09
Posts: 549

7/02/14 3:14:55 AM#2

You can have a necromancer that focuses on minions, but you have limited direct control over your minions compared to some other games but you certainly get a fair few of them to follow you about.

If you are considering a return to the game, make sure you log in sometime in the next two weeks to get the living world story added to your account for free.

The Enlightened take things Lightly

  Donpoohbear

Novice Member

Joined: 3/16/12
Posts: 29

 
OP  7/02/14 3:17:37 AM#3

ok ill log in tonight for a lil but i want to make all new charecters so any suggestions server wise i dont want a dead server

 

  DanitaKusor

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Joined: 6/17/09
Posts: 549

7/02/14 3:32:40 AM#4

There are no dead servers any more since the megaserver went live, you all end up on the one server when you zone into a new zone.

So server choice only really effects your WvW choice. Tarnished Coast / Jade Quarry / Blackgate are the top 3 WvW servers (population and coverage wise). You may not be able to get on to them though as they are very full. Tarnished Coast is also the unofficial RP server as well.

The Enlightened take things Lightly

  BailoPan15

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Joined: 5/26/14
Posts: 296

7/02/14 3:34:03 AM#5
Originally posted by Donpoohbear

ok ill log in tonight for a lil but i want to make all new charecters so any suggestions server wise i dont want a dead server

 

What region are you from? (NA, EU) 

Do you care for WvW? 

Do you care for RP? 

 

P.S: Guild Wars 2 now has fully deployed megaserver. That means that multiple servers play in 1 map. So its quite lively if you are into PvE-only.

  User Deleted
7/02/14 3:58:49 AM#6
Yah, by this time, only thing about picking a server is www preference, if you dont care for www it doesnt really matter.
  BailoPan15

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Joined: 5/26/14
Posts: 296

7/02/14 4:10:33 AM#7
Originally posted by Malabooga
Yah, by this time, only thing about picking a server is www preference, if you dont care for www it doesnt really matter.

Not entirely true but just mostly. There are some guilds that require you to be of a certain server. I currently am in a RP guild cuz my wvw guild kicked me out because of inactivity on the battlefield, among other things, and yeah they recruit only people from my server. It's kind of a guild rule. I can only assume there are plenty more.

  Donpoohbear

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Joined: 3/16/12
Posts: 29

 
OP  7/02/14 5:10:23 AM#8
mostly i was pve but im  down for a lil pvp  bt really wana raid
  Albatroes

Apprentice Member

Joined: 6/29/14
Posts: 405

7/02/14 5:21:59 AM#9
Is Necro MM strong enough to solo champs etc like ranger(or w/e hunter is called in this game, been a while since I played) cause that was the only job I liked played when I did play GW2 a while ago. I got kinda tired playing that job after while, tried other jobs out too before quitting for a bit. But since they changed traits I heard, maybe other jobs have the same champ solo'ing capability?
  User Deleted
7/02/14 5:29:37 AM#10
Originally posted by Donpoohbear
mostly i was pve but im  down for a lil pvp  bt really wana raid

Well unless you have a specific guild in mind, geberal rule is more populated serevr = better (not true in my case)

In EU gw2community organizese raiding, and in US i believe its TTS guild (and its open guild(s) afaik) and they dont require specific servers, just TS and not to screw around.

  Naqaj

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Joined: 7/24/09
Posts: 1681

7/16/14 3:54:18 AM#11
Originally posted by Albatroes
Is Necro MM strong enough to solo champs etc like ranger(or w/e hunter is called in this game, been a while since I played) cause that was the only job I liked played when I did play GW2 a while ago.

Pretty much any class can solo Champs. Some are just a bit easier than others.

  Dakeru

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Joined: 9/21/09
Posts: 976

7/16/14 4:11:25 AM#12

When the game came out I went from level 1 to 80 just with minions.

You can have 6 minions by your side at all times - I think that is enough.

  Kenaoshi

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Joined: 1/21/09
Posts: 1013

7/16/14 11:58:43 AM#13

I would say no, but minions AI is poor and offer very little survial.

but check this condi necro for an idea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWkSkhmWiDU

Waiting for your solo vid :D

now: GW2 (10 80s).
Dark Souls 2.
future: Mount&Blade 2 BannerLord.
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Recommends: Guild Wars 2, Dark Souls, Mount&Blade: Warband, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

  Gaia_Hunter

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7/16/14 12:58:47 PM#14
Originally posted by Albatroes
Is Necro MM strong enough to solo champs etc like ranger(or w/e hunter is called in this game, been a while since I played) cause that was the only job I liked played when I did play GW2 a while ago. I got kinda tired playing that job after while, tried other jobs out too before quitting for a bit. But since they changed traits I heard, maybe other jobs have the same champ solo'ing capability?

Deathshroud is a great tanking skill and if you buff it and life blast you can deal quite a bit of damage. Consume conditions is an awesome healing skill.

Currently playing: GW2
Cooperative (semi cooperative)board games you should check: Pandemic, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Eldritch Horror, Descent 2.0,Level 7 Omega Protocol, Last Night on Earth

  andre369

Elite Member

Joined: 8/06/06
Posts: 795

7/18/14 5:06:12 PM#15
Play it like an RPG, the whole game is so anti social... There is literally no interaction between players other than chat. 
  cptndunsel

Apprentice Member

Joined: 3/26/12
Posts: 120

7/19/14 9:46:51 AM#16
you will get bored quickly. Living Story is a bore and thats all anet feeds the players. That and new schemes to separate you from real $ in their store.
  green13

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Joined: 8/02/06
Posts: 1340

7/21/14 6:02:21 PM#17
Originally posted by Donpoohbear
i really only played during the first month or so the game launched i was very dissapointed that i couldnt be a minion master necromancer like in gw 1 . im wondering if anything has changed for necros or if any other class really feelsl ike a pet class these days .

Not necromancer specifically but one really good general change is now players can respec their traits for free anywhere, anytime out of combat.

I'd played on and off prior to that but never really clicked with it. Being stuck in one spec like that (having to visit a trainer and pay to change) was a downer.

I find it more interesting and varied now.

  TweFoju

Tipster

Joined: 6/27/09
Posts: 965

7/22/14 11:43:52 AM#18

today, i actually updated the game for the 1st time since i stopped playing like 1 year + ?

i stopped after 5 months into the game, and due to the fact that many people start talking about the new season and how good it was, i decided to update the game and tries to login and see what have changed,

4 hours played, and nope, i regretted updating the client, yes the world and all are refreshing to see again after a year, but then i was still in my Guild, and only 2 people that i dont even know was Online, so i tried to ask around and chat, still the same anti social game it was back in 2013.

 

So What Now?

  PioneerStew

Elite Member

Joined: 9/24/11
Posts: 807

7/22/14 12:08:33 PM#19

I started playing again recently.  

I have rolled a new character but have to play in very small doses or I quickly become bored.  

I have said this before, but all the trivial distractions (the jump puzzles, achievements and vistas) are not an adequate substitute for a deep and immersive open world to play in.   

I am also finding the game incredibly anti-social even by the standards of modern mmos despite (or perhaps because of) the instant grouping and assisted kills.  

I will keep going with it for a while longer but I never realistically see myself playing this game for any length of time.  

 

  Gaia_Hunter

Elite Member

Joined: 5/04/12
Posts: 2622

7/22/14 3:25:38 PM#20

So people expect to go out for a year and then come back for a day and everyone throws a party?

Go ahead and miss a year of a heavy raid MMORPG and then hope to join in your old raid guild and tell me how successful you were.

 

Currently playing: GW2
Cooperative (semi cooperative)board games you should check: Pandemic, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Eldritch Horror, Descent 2.0,Level 7 Omega Protocol, Last Night on Earth

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