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Dec
16
comment How to find enemy health in memory?
I'm very certain it's against the ToS as it can give you an advantage. I'd say forget the notion entirely, or health bars won't matter once your account is terminated.
Nov
14
comment How do I deal with Warrior stuns?
Seconding the "PS" - it's so vital to try out a few classes. I used to be confused by mesmers until I played one. I had no idea engineers had tool belts to just spamspamspam with. Invisible engineers, rangers, high-evade builds, they all become palpable.
Nov
6
comment What does GOAT or 'GOATing' mean?
In my long legacy of online gaming, and extensive time in GW/GW2 PvP, I don't believe I've once heard "goating". I know that "mountain goating" is used often in GW2, it means to scale terrain that the developers do not intend to be walkable.
Nov
5
comment Statistic difference between ascended and legendary?
Your aversion to the wiki is likely unwarranted, it's a very reliable resource. Legendary weapons are pretty important to GW2 and you're not going to find misinformation on the Legendary Weapon page. (at least, it won't be there for long :}) I suppose you got what you wanted in the end with Amos's superior answer, though.
Nov
5
revised Statistic difference between ascended and legendary?
added 27 characters in body
Oct
29
answered Statistic difference between ascended and legendary?
Oct
8
comment Is ascended gear worth the effort?
+1 because many people forget about the armor values on ascended armor. I believe these defense points are equivalent to getting 1 toughness per defense.
Sep
27
comment What's the easiest or cheapest Ascended backpiece?
Consider the path of Mawdrey... I think you'll end up spending close (shy of 50g?) to the cost of others unless you want to farm fractals for quite some time. You'll grow a cool plant that eats bloodstone.
Sep
25
comment How long do I need to wait to re-complete a Jumping Puzzle?
Has ANet ever publicly discouraged this? I would think it's pretty easy to detect someone's account finishing four jumping puzzles in under five minutes. It'd be easy for me to justify logging in for five minutes if I won't be playing that day...
Sep
22
comment How can a roamer make a difference?
Check out this question, especially my comment on the answer. gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/170374/…
Aug
24
awarded  Yearling
Jun
4
comment What Activities can I solo in WvW?
You are wrong about capturing sentries providing no benefit: i.imgur.com/HnyWPyV.jpg Each doly is worth 3, and each sentry is worth 1. Otherwise a good post. Benjamin, note also that if you want to take down a camp, try to do it closer to the 0:00 mark, because if it's flipped before the tick, you don't get the points for it. And if you're wealthy-ish and no one's around, upgrade the camp with dolyak guards before you run off.
Mar
13
comment Is ascended gear worth the effort?
Factor in, as well, that anything that helps you kill faster is usually preferred in MMOs, especially GW2. At the end of the day, we want to complete dungeons as fast as possible and do enough damage on world bosses before their timers run out. There is extra value in that, and much of GW2 is skill-based enough that you can survive as long as you don't stand in red circles and dodge a boss's telegraphs.
Mar
12
answered Is ascended gear worth the effort?
Mar
12
comment Is ascended gear worth the effort?
You could just buy them off the TP, though.
Feb
5
comment How can I maximize my gold earnings for the short amount of time I get to play?
Be aware that at lower levels, you can use your karma to get decent gear via WvW equipment merchants. When you're running around at level 25 with a level 10 glove, you can hop right in and get a free, solid upgrade.
Dec
23
comment Black Lion: upcoming sales and 40% off key bundles?
Meaning I purchase 25 black lion keys for someone, as a whole, and then get 40% off on the same 25-key bundle.
Dec
19
asked Black Lion: upcoming sales and 40% off key bundles?
Aug
24
awarded  Yearling
Jul
15
accepted Sigil of Force + of the Night, and dual-wielding