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The best way to lvl up is do WvW with xp boosters but I feel that if you rush, what will you do after...
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I find conflicting information when i searched, but can anyone tell me if this game supports Sli? I get low usage on my 2nd gpu in this game, even with the latest nvidia beta drivers.
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Playing a thief. My first time in ANY mmo not playing a caster. I have no clue what I'm doing. Anyone want to give me a basics rundown? redface.gif
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I want to play the game, but the computer I'm currently on has a 28" monitor... being powered by an A6-3620.
The graphics are going to be horrible...
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I really think thief is as close to rogue as you are going to get. Did you try all the weapon combos? Shortbow play a heck of a lot different than dagger/dagger and dagger/pistol, etc.
Yeah, the thief is the closest thing to the rogue that you're going to find. I don't like how short the stealth effects are, but I like the outfits. Trenchcoats, masks, etc... it's like the Ranger from GW1.
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I heard that quite a few people used exploits to level. A couple events were bugged into repeating. I actually ran some centaur event (defend bridge, kill 3 centaur bosses, kill the big boss) about 3 times in a row before I realized it was just looping endlessly and decided to move on. I don't think it was supposed to do that. I also heard that cooking could be used to powerlevel to 80 because it was bugged as well, so if you had a guild to funnel mats to you it was easy.
I forget if we discussed this here or not, so forgive me if I am repeating something already posted.
I actually found out that the people "digging" from the post I made earlier were probably using an exploit. Apparently, a veteran monster spawns in that little cubbyhole, and they all kill it instantly.
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Playing a thief. My first time in ANY mmo not playing a caster. I have no clue what I'm doing. Anyone want to give me a basics rundown? redface.gif
Being a thief, you're going to have to get used to dodging and using your endurance to evade quickly. I almost always have some kind of insta-proximity move like shadowstep or Scorpion wire so that I can get up close. Using scorpion wire is also good for trolling people. If they think they're going to kill the enemy first, I pull it away from them and finish it off biggrin.gif

If you need to do AOE damage, I strongly suggest using either a bow or something with a sword. Bow has many neat AOE moves and the autoattack bounces between foes but the damage is iffy, and each strike with a sword hits adjacent enemies.

My personal favorite is Sword/Pistol, since the shadowstep move makes it very easy to get close to an opponent. Furthermore, if you're hurt, you can use it to step away and give yourself a few seconds. The fifth move (which creates a blinding smokescreen) is also very useful, and very good for getting yourself out of trouble when your healing skill is recharging. And Pistol Whip, my personal favorite move, acts not only as an interrupt but also does huge amounts of damage.
Edited by Escatore - 8/28/12 at 3:23pm
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Is anyone on Stormbluff Isle? Getting kinda lonely out here.

Also is it me ( could be tired after work ) but Im having a hard to getting the hang of this game. Kinda overwhelming with all you can do.
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I'm really enjoying the game so far. I got started with cooking last night and have start documenting all of the recipies that I have discovered. Ingredients, Effects and cost etc, all in a big spreadsheet. The variations are huge! I can understand why it is considered (by the game developers) the hardest/most expensive craft.

Am thinking of having some fun in WvW tonight.
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I'm really enjoying the game so far. I got started with cooking last night and have start documenting all of the recipies that I have discovered. Ingredients, Effects and cost etc, all in a big spreadsheet. The variations are huge! I can understand why it is considered (by the game developers) the hardest/most expensive craft.
Am thinking of having some fun in WvW tonight.

Cooking alone accounts for about 70% of my inventory and bank space. I can't even put all my cooking ingredients in my backpack at one time - I have to switch them out from the collections tab.

By the way, my earlier offer still holds, everybody. If you need iron, I'm willing to trade my iron 2:1 for your silver. Or, if you'd rather just buy it, hit me up. My IGN is Rigel Escatore.
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Well GW2 doesn't support 4320x2560... just flickers like crazy and crashes.
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also...

Here is what the character select screen looks like and cutscenes in surround

bah mad.gif



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I find conflicting information when i searched, but can anyone tell me if this game supports Sli? I get low usage on my 2nd gpu in this game, even with the latest nvidia beta drivers.
Yes, SLI is working in GW2. But scaling is horrible. 20~30% GPU utilization across the board. (I'm using the latest 306.02 beta). An interesting thing is CPU utilization is quite low as well in this game. Probably poorly coded/optimized game overall.

I bought GW2 last night and from my couple of hours of experience, neither CPU nor GPUs are being utilized fully. (low utilization and low CPU and GPU temps).
Edited by PowerK - 8/28/12 at 5:47pm
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