Discussion in 'Guild Wars' started by Aaddron, Dec 3, 2013.
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Nice guide. Solved a lot of my questions about rangers. I'm new to guild wars lvl 46 asura ranger
Indeed, it's great the developers did this.
I didn't completely catch it the first time but due to recent experiences it reminded me about this and now I'm quite pissed.
Thank you Mr Game Designer, you have made my favorite class toxic. Rangers are frowned upon, left out of pugs and some cases even abused ... and for what reason? This genius Game Designer decided Rangers shouldn't use a bow unless they want to be a noob. In what freakin world does it make sense a RANGER can't use RANGE. What in the heck is the point of bows even being in the game if you by DESIGN make sure they aren't "optimal".
Making it even worse... "A lot of players..." SO, what your saying here is a lot of players WANT to use bows with their characters and instead of making that viable you want to FORCE them to use other playstyles.
You want to know what is viable? Melee! Because it totally makes sense that a class called Ranger should be up close and personal! It's not like we already have a class that typically fills this role... O WAIT! Thief commonly is used in this role! Although in this game Thief isn't the best.
I typically play PvE, questing, map completion etc. Using a bow is absolutely fine here aside from the odd random jerk making fun of you for not being optimal. Step into ANY other area of the game and it changes, optimal or get out! You can't play how you want anymore, only how the devs want. If that doesn't match your playstyle then prepare for a rough time or only play with friends.
This is BAD game design and frankly I'm pissed it's not been fixed... honestly it's gotten worse. This seems to happen in a lot of MMOs, even ones with all the choices in the world but only 2 actually work so your forced to use that. When an RPG becomes use this or die then it's no longer an RPG, what's the point of even having builds if none of them but one or two will actually work because the Developers purposely gimped the rest for "balance".
It doesn't help they poured gas on the fire by the dev himself saying it's not optimal...
Rumor next patch will include a longbow buff, wont completely fix it but it's a long needed step in the right direction if it actually happens. I get Ranger represents a number of classes like BeastMaster (which they also need to fix btw) and Druid like stuff... I 100% believe they should also be represented fairly as viable playstyles but Archer need to be represented as well. I can't wait for the next patch.
it's a lil bit overpowered now...
Thank you helped me very much
Thanks for the video...
Nice vid, nice guide
Yup, they did a good job.
Link didn't work so I had to look it up manually on youtube , anyway looks like a great guide, I think my 2nd character is gonna be ranger ( didn't decide yet coz I have limit on 2 chars as f2p).
Ah I forgot about them breaking during the forum move. I'll try to update them all soon.
The guides have been fixed
Great , thx
Very useful guide,thanks Aaddron
Nice video Thumbs up