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We need better utilities and stuff for necromancers to help parties in Guild Wars 2

We need better utilities and stuff for necromancers to help parties. They have garbage helping utilities. Minions that are more of a burden in dungeons than help. No cleave. Other classes can cleave without evening traiting from just their weapons.Guardians has good dps, party aegis, condition removal and reflects.Warriors has banners, good dps with axe auto, and can might stacks with PS(not for speed clears, but they still have this awesome option for pugs). A longbow for might stacking if their party is missing fire fields.

Elementalists has great might stacking and provides conjure weapons that are really powerful (ice bows and fiery greatsword), great dps with staff or Lightning hammer. They can also slightly heal while using conjure weapons without even trying in water atunement.Mesmers has great reflect options, condition removal if necessary, portal and timewarp. These great support makes up for what they lack compared to other professions.Thieves has great stealth to skip mobs in dungeons, make things smoother in runs. Great single target dps to blow up bosses. They even have a spammable blast finisher with their shortbow just because they can.

Rangers has spotter and frost spirit, but their sword dps for some unknown reason jumps around and prevents you from dodging unless you swap weapons when you don’t want to. Nobody wants them using a bow. Their pets are so important that rangers are the only profession that have to worry about their pet dying or not. Dead pet = lost of dps. Other classes don’t have to care about their pet dying.

Engineers can do a bit of everything. Sometimes not so great but at least they can do it.Necromancers don’t help the team. Nobody wants a healing necromancer, because they’re garbage. Just give them a passive boon that allows the party to life leech from mobs when they’re near the necromancer. Like that signet of vampricicicic something but better, because that signet is not so good. Every class has a weapon that can cleave! Why oh why does the necromancer not get a cleave weapon? Give them a scythe, they can be the dervish that people want back. We can give them a bone and also let necromancer cleave with a scythe, it fits their profession too.

 
 

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The Future Of Leveling In Guild Wars 2

We all hate it, we all love it, most importantly, we can all agree, there has to be a better way to do it.Leveling, is boring.
You can still be a die hard leveler who loves to make 80’s on the fly and even you will admit that doing it for the tenth time in a row, gets taxing, tiring, repetitive and downright mind numbing.The biggest problem with Leveling, is not in the leveling itself, grinding is a method, and for some its enjoyable, but for a lot of us it is not.

So whats your alternatives?

World Vs World:
– This is a double edged sword, with a mass population server this works favorably, but if your population is low, it rarely ends well.
– You can use this as a means to get about 20 levels a day if you’re patient enough.
– Its a chore for the hardcore, but not so friendly for casuals.

Dungeons:
– Dependent on being a minimum of level 30+ to start using this method to reach levels.
– Fast per run.
– Dependent strongly on having people willing to run them.
– LFG has created a toxic community of Achievement level specific players that wont take you in unless you get to X achievement level, so you better farm achievements if you want to be apart of it.

Fractals:
– LFG, see Above.
– Good if you’re able to adapt on the fly, but you’ll be farming lower fractals for a while just to get fast levels.
– People rarely want to boost people this way, ever.

SPvP:
– You can buy Level up Tomes with successful PvP Glory oh wait-
– Future PvP methods might have better ways to add leveling to the game.

Crafting:
– Works if you are patient, and have A LOT of money or are willing to buy gems to make a lot of money.
– Not so good if you lack the above two.

Living Story:
– Most LS content will boost you to 80 and allow you to participate in Zergs.
– Effective, but repetitive and boring after a while.
– Depends strongly on grinding for the most part.
– Battle for Lions Arch also awards level up tomes for 100 found belongings acquired per mob roundup.
– Advise having strong AOE heavy class for this.

World Quest/Exploration:
– Grindtastic Heart Quest Farming and reliance on Events.
– Easier to do but slow as hell.
– Will take you quite some time to do solo.

Personal Story:
– Only really works if you have farmed to later levels before hand.
– Not the best way to level quickly as later quests become too hard for you to do alone.

Whats the problem then?

Leveling is a bandwagon, especially in a game like GW2, where the content is end game heavy, and earlier game light.

Before one says, there’s no end game, there is, it lasts 2 weeks an episode before moving on with or without you.

 

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in Guild Wars 2 Tip

 

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