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With my 670 FTW I have to set it to native sampling and put reflections to sky and terrain only to not get FPS drops whole turning frown.gif and even then ill get around 70-80 fps with my sig rig.
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Finally hit 80 last night, got to 77 then cooked to 400 for the last three levels. Cooking might be my favorite crafting in any video game I've ever played. I made a loaf of bread, turned that into toast, made that into garlic bread, then used that as bread crumbs in my meatballs, which ended up in my pasta that I had to make, and coated with tomato sauce that I also had to make. I don't expect a level cap increase for my character, but I would really love expansions to up the crafting max levels. And discovery crafting right from bank is fantastic.

Well, time to grab myself a set of travelers gear and start making money. I'm so poorly geared right now.
    
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Is there a GW2 website with a good database for drop% and such like Wowhead? Or is it just the wiki? I started playing a few days ago and crafting got me interrested but i want to know where do i find the ingredients! don't wanna farm a mob that have 0,5% drop when i could farm one that have 3% chance...
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Okay, this post is making me do an emergency WvW mini write-up. Reading this makes me ill.
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I have YET to see anyone using ANY siege equipment. People just stand on castle walls and the grounds in front of it and aoe each other over and over and over and over. This has not changed between my server and any other servers we have played against since release.
not to mention there is no reward from WvW other than some world bonus boosters... woo hoo.. oh and you might get some gear off of players, that is if you can make it to anyone because of the aoe fest. Guess the vendors have some stuff, but far as being directly rewarded, nah.

First of all, let me start off by saying that that the reward from WvW is those badges. You need those for things. There are enough mobs to do your daily achievements. Attack/defend keeps and supply camps and sentries AND towers are all events in WvW that reward just like every other event. Past that, some of those boosts are awesome for leveling new characters. 20% crit crafting chance is a huge chuck of experience. You don't need to loot players directly, if you kill someone the bag spawns at your feet and you pick it up. I don’t know how more direct it needs to get. Not to mention that every other genre on face of the earth is played for fun and doesn’t always give out rewards, but that’s a discussion for another thread and since you clearly aren’t having fun, it doesn’t really apply.
Next up is siege equipment. I cannot stress enough how important siege is. #1, you can’t get into keeps without it. Banging on the door is stupid. Use a ram on doors or a catapult to take down walls. #2, you can use it to counter zergs. #3, when well placed, siege provides huge amounts of pressure in that it can cut off supply lines and prevent the enemy from building siege.

#2 is very important. Everyone is complaining about zergs but nobody does anything about it. Build a single arrow cart on a wall of your keep, and even one person can deter a medium zerg from rushing it. Keep in mind, the map is DESIGNED to be used with siege equipment. Ever notice how there are certain choke points, or mini-towers just in range of a big fortress? How about the cliffs that are placed near capture points but they have nice ledges all the way down that are big enough to build on? All of those places might as well have a huge sign that says, “BUILD SIEGE HERE!” Ballista’s work great on targets in a line, trebuchets are long range heavy hitters, arrow carts are quick/cheap zerg counters, catapults are for walls, and rams are for doors. Now, time for a story:

Two zergs were going back and forth between two towers with a raised area in the middle connected to either side by narrow bridges. I solo-built a treb in our tower to land poison cows in the middle area. We pushed their zerg off the middle and back into their tower. We set up catapults in the middle to destroy their walls, but they had a treb safely in the back of their tower who kept destroying our siege. We tucked a ballista just out of reach to keep the narrow bridge clear. Another guy built us a treb just barely in range of their treb and we ran supply to finish it while the zergs were doing stupid things. I hopped in our new treb, destroyed their treb, then kept people off of their walls with more cows while the zerg set up catapults to destroy the walls. They ran out of supply during the siege from repairing their walls so they couldn’t rebuild the treb or the walls, and we took the tower.

Without supply and siege, the battle above would have been two zergs stuck in a boring stalemate. If you have 0 supply, you are probably losing. Make sure to take supply camps, kill Dolyaks, and BUILD SIEGE. There are too many people for you to be a unique little snowflake pretending to be Rambo. Build for mobility so you can move supply around quickly and your runs back will be shorter if you die. My warrior WvW build is constant speed boosts for everyone around me (horn + banners + shouts) and I think Thieves and Eles can be even quicker. Upgrade your keeps with oil to counter rams, and waypoints are insanely helpful. Cannons are hugely powerful as well.

Bring at least one ranged weapon so you can be part of the zerg when you need too. Immobilize is an instant death sentence, bring something to deal with it or to cause it. Pull spells are useful too if you have one. Pay attention to the chat, people should be talking and letting you know where the enemy zerg is moving. Don’t go where they are, go where they will be next and get that arrow cart built. Don’t fight if you can’t win, especially if you are far from the nearest waypoint. Use that mobility build and book it to the nearest safepoint.
    
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Im oddly getting 47-60 fps on my GTS 250. My GTX580 needs to hurry and get back from evga so I can see what my system can truly do. And all graphics settings are turned up to the max.

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That's really odd.
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Okay, this post is making me do an emergency WvW mini write-up. Reading this makes me ill.
First of all, let me start off by saying that that the reward from WvW is those badges. You need those for things. There are enough mobs to do your daily achievements. Attack/defend keeps and supply camps and sentries AND towers are all events in WvW that reward just like every other event. Past that, some of those boosts are awesome for leveling new characters. 20% crit crafting chance is a huge chuck of experience. You don't need to loot players directly, if you kill someone the bag spawns at your feet and you pick it up. I don’t know how more direct it needs to get. Not to mention that every other genre on face of the earth is played for fun and doesn’t always give out rewards, but that’s a discussion for another thread and since you clearly aren’t having fun, it doesn’t really apply.
Next up is siege equipment. I cannot stress enough how important siege is. #1, you can’t get into keeps without it. Banging on the door is stupid. Use a ram on doors or a catapult to take down walls. #2, you can use it to counter zergs. #3, when well placed, siege provides huge amounts of pressure in that it can cut off supply lines and prevent the enemy from building siege.
#2 is very important. Everyone is complaining about zergs but nobody does anything about it. Build a single arrow cart on a wall of your keep, and even one person can deter a medium zerg from rushing it. Keep in mind, the map is DESIGNED to be used with siege equipment. Ever notice how there are certain choke points, or mini-towers just in range of a big fortress? How about the cliffs that are placed near capture points but they have nice ledges all the way down that are big enough to build on? All of those places might as well have a huge sign that says, “BUILD SIEGE HERE!” Ballista’s work great on targets in a line, trebuchets are long range heavy hitters, arrow carts are quick/cheap zerg counters, catapults are for walls, and rams are for doors. Now, time for a story:
Two zergs were going back and forth between two towers with a raised area in the middle connected to either side by narrow bridges. I solo-built a treb in our tower to land poison cows in the middle area. We pushed their zerg off the middle and back into their tower. We set up catapults in the middle to destroy their walls, but they had a treb safely in the back of their tower who kept destroying our siege. We tucked a ballista just out of reach to keep the narrow bridge clear. Another guy built us a treb just barely in range of their treb and we ran supply to finish it while the zergs were doing stupid things. I hopped in our new treb, destroyed their treb, then kept people off of their walls with more cows while the zerg set up catapults to destroy the walls. They ran out of supply during the siege from repairing their walls so they couldn’t rebuild the treb or the walls, and we took the tower.
Without supply and siege, the battle above would have been two zergs stuck in a boring stalemate. If you have 0 supply, you are probably losing. Make sure to take supply camps, kill Dolyaks, and BUILD SIEGE. There are too many people for you to be a unique little snowflake pretending to be Rambo. Build for mobility so you can move supply around quickly and your runs back will be shorter if you die. My warrior WvW build is constant speed boosts for everyone around me (horn + banners + shouts) and I think Thieves and Eles can be even quicker. Upgrade your keeps with oil to counter rams, and waypoints are insanely helpful. Cannons are hugely powerful as well.
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That was actually one of the most useful explanation of things in WvW that I've seen yet, Something that goes beyond the core basics of running around and trying to capture everything. THis makes me want to step away from PvE more and do more PvP now. Granted I haven't looked for specific guides on GW2 yet so perhaps that's why I ahven't seen many other WvW or PvP guides in general. +REP for the awesome write up, do you mind me adding it to the GW2 Guild OP for others to read?
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That was actually one of the most useful explanation of things in WvW that I've seen yet, Something that goes beyond the core basics of running around and trying to capture everything. THis makes me want to step away from PvE more and do more PvP now. Granted I haven't looked for specific guides on GW2 yet so perhaps that's why I ahven't seen many other WvW or PvP guides in general. +REP for the awesome write up, do you mind me adding it to the GW2 Guild OP for others to read?

it's also arenanet's fault for not having appropriate tutorials to wvw other than some silly 10sec map over view and drawing circles on it.
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do you mind me adding it to the GW2 Guild OP for others to read?

Not at all, go right ahead. thumb.gif
    
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Is there a GW2 website with a good database for drop% and such like Wowhead? Or is it just the wiki? I started playing a few days ago and crafting got me interrested but i want to know where do i find the ingredients! don't wanna farm a mob that have 0,5% drop when i could farm one that have 3% chance...

There is guildhead. And GW2DB.

A lot of ingredient locations in the comments. Which I used for cooking.
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Okay, this post is making me do an emergency WvW mini write-up. Reading this makes me ill.
First of all, let me start off by saying that that the reward from WvW is those badges. You need those for things. There are enough mobs to do your daily achievements. Attack/defend keeps and supply camps and sentries AND towers are all events in WvW that reward just like every other event. Past that, some of those boosts are awesome for leveling new characters. 20% crit crafting chance is a huge chuck of experience. You don't need to loot players directly, if you kill someone the bag spawns at your feet and you pick it up. I don’t know how more direct it needs to get. Not to mention that every other genre on face of the earth is played for fun and doesn’t always give out rewards, but that’s a discussion for another thread and since you clearly aren’t having fun, it doesn’t really apply.
Next up is siege equipment. I cannot stress enough how important siege is. #1, you can’t get into keeps without it. Banging on the door is stupid. Use a ram on doors or a catapult to take down walls. #2, you can use it to counter zergs. #3, when well placed, siege provides huge amounts of pressure in that it can cut off supply lines and prevent the enemy from building siege.
#2 is very important. Everyone is complaining about zergs but nobody does anything about it. Build a single arrow cart on a wall of your keep, and even one person can deter a medium zerg from rushing it. Keep in mind, the map is DESIGNED to be used with siege equipment. Ever notice how there are certain choke points, or mini-towers just in range of a big fortress? How about the cliffs that are placed near capture points but they have nice ledges all the way down that are big enough to build on? All of those places might as well have a huge sign that says, “BUILD SIEGE HERE!” Ballista’s work great on targets in a line, trebuchets are long range heavy hitters, arrow carts are quick/cheap zerg counters, catapults are for walls, and rams are for doors. Now, time for a story:
Two zergs were going back and forth between two towers with a raised area in the middle connected to either side by narrow bridges. I solo-built a treb in our tower to land poison cows in the middle area. We pushed their zerg off the middle and back into their tower. We set up catapults in the middle to destroy their walls, but they had a treb safely in the back of their tower who kept destroying our siege. We tucked a ballista just out of reach to keep the narrow bridge clear. Another guy built us a treb just barely in range of their treb and we ran supply to finish it while the zergs were doing stupid things. I hopped in our new treb, destroyed their treb, then kept people off of their walls with more cows while the zerg set up catapults to destroy the walls. They ran out of supply during the siege from repairing their walls so they couldn’t rebuild the treb or the walls, and we took the tower.
Without supply and siege, the battle above would have been two zergs stuck in a boring stalemate. If you have 0 supply, you are probably losing. Make sure to take supply camps, kill Dolyaks, and BUILD SIEGE. There are too many people for you to be a unique little snowflake pretending to be Rambo. Build for mobility so you can move supply around quickly and your runs back will be shorter if you die. My warrior WvW build is constant speed boosts for everyone around me (horn + banners + shouts) and I think Thieves and Eles can be even quicker. Upgrade your keeps with oil to counter rams, and waypoints are insanely helpful. Cannons are hugely powerful as well.
Bring at least one ranged weapon so you can be part of the zerg when you need too. Immobilize is an instant death sentence, bring something to deal with it or to cause it. Pull spells are useful too if you have one. Pay attention to the chat, people should be talking and letting you know where the enemy zerg is moving. Don’t go where they are, go where they will be next and get that arrow cart built. Don’t fight if you can’t win, especially if you are far from the nearest waypoint. Use that mobility build and book it to the nearest safepoint.
A noob question, but what is my return on investment for purchasing those blueprints? Badges alone aren't enough. It's like you buy a game and torrent it for others. Everyone gets the pie for free, except me sadsmiley.gif

Edit: Good mini-guide for people new to WvW scene nonetheless, repped.
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