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  1. What is you most memorable moments in gaming?

    Oh definitely LOADS of friend material in this game and LOADS of potential memorable moments around every corner. Also tanks are good, please, more of those! Let me DPS once in a while ;_;
  2. What is you most memorable moments in gaming?

    Krieg is easy to play without any gear
  3. What is you most memorable moments in gaming?

    Game-centric, it is (they are?) definitely half of Beyond Good & Evil. No writing in any kind of game ever impressed me that much. Accomplishment-wise, when I completed UVHM in Borderlands 2 with Krieg using no gear at all. Cheers!
  4. Forum Ranks

    Shadow out of Time Where is Whisper of Darkness? Cheers!
  5. First Raid Lead duty today. So excited, about to form a triplet state.

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    2. KierDrakeson


      Good luck, knock'em dead.

    3. camazotz


      well? did you win or what? xD

    4. Shivvies


      Couldn't kill but we made it to the third phase getting better each time. We had a time limit - to avoid frustration - so we hit that and said "Tuesday then, Lurker, see your lifeless body on Tuesday..."

  6. DPS Signets and You

    OK. Been looking for an answer to this for a while now. Every single guide I read says "Laceration on head" and either I am missing something or this does not make sense mathematically. I know it is the most expensive so it is better to have one purple on head for flexibility but I am using only blue signets (long story, I will always be broke as I give stuff away) and have 4-5 lacs. Shouldn't it be better to have Abuse on head, Laceration on builder weapon with crit rating on and maybe aggression or another lac on the ef weapon with crit power? Lac has 15 seconds uptime and 15 seconds cooldown. 30 seconds is a looooong time for a fight to last. Am I missing something? Cheers!
  7. DPS Signets and You

    ​For future reference, I always welcome suggestions especially from people with much more experience than me. This is good insight, thanks Cheers!
  8. Spoilers... Spoilers everywhere O.o

    1. KierDrakeson


      totally agree.

    2. camazotz


      There is a solution, but you wont like it......

      We all get turns poking you in the eyes so your cant see spoliers....

      Then we shove cotton buds in your ears and stick you in a dark room xD


    3. Shivvies


      Yeah, don't like it... LOVE IT! Let's!

  9. DPS Signets and You

    Another Q in line with this then. For "tanking" NYR I'm putting together a new set aiming at around (650 hit) 950 penet, some crit power on talis and crit power on hammuh and blade. Can't decide what to put on weapons and head and was thinking Fury on builder (hammer), Agression on blade and Lac on head. Can't find a place for Breaching (the other tank has it but I'm not sure about the uptime). Some insight before I decide to let my diploma become a permanent cat bed rather than temporary?
  10. Newbie question about roles in TSW...

    I love how a lot of things can be done a bit differently in this game as well... I mean, yes, there is a really efficient and optimal way to do most things and it is possible to min/max to obscene DPS levels for instance but since the game is quite forgiving at a certain level of optimisation, it is legitimately possible to do a lot of things differently (I mean, you don't actually need more than 7-8K group DPS in any of the nightmare content; of course more is nice and certainly attainable but not cruical). I think I am in love with the game's vision. May not always translate to practicality but it definitely gives it a good try!
  11. Newbie question about roles in TSW...

    Misdirection can be really good under certain circumstances. Usually not worth the slot but sometimes you kind of have to have some stuff there - like, never seen a tank compliaining about Agitator taking up one slot Also, yeah, in most of the class based mmo's you might not have an aggro active in your rotation but a TANK class will have aggro no matter how much damage they do as it is their "role" Not in this game. Also it is fairly common for people to play any role after a while - even Shivvies McNooberton can do rDPS, mDPS, Tank and to an extent Leech (with healtank coming soonTM and fist heal as necessary using drops). Cheers...
  12. Newbie question about roles in TSW...

    Even though that is a common strat, DPS tend to die at Pol5, especially if they are not yet comfortable with the tank (ie. they don't know them) and a PDZ is impaired fırther into the cast. I have seen perfectly executed rotas and impairs with very good leeches/healers still resulting in imagined "oh shit" moments for the DPS ending in deep calling Re the OP, names are the same but sometimes the way they work are different than a lot of other mmos out there. Even vanilla, tanky tank needs to do some damage to keep doing their job for instance and there are varied ways to do one or several jobs, mostly made possible with improving gear and stat budget later in the game. Leech tanking, for instance, very gear dependent and a "oh wow, good thinking" kind of tanking. These usually happen with groups who know each other though, with maybe 2-3 core members. With PUGs (Pick Up Groups) you usually expect a traditional tanky tank, a healer or a leecher and three pure DPS. Fights in this game are usually knowledge games (with some requiring good skill, sometimes from the tank, sometimes the other roles) so very different from other MMOs, if a DPS dies to deep calling without any missed impairs, they only have themselves to blame - similarly, tank killing themselves to a demolish by the Machine Tyrant would be considered to just have done that, ie. kill themselves There are certain "common strategies" which usually need to be cleared before each combat especially in PUGs - so rather than blaming each other, people usually know their part in the strategy and if they fail doing their part, there is (usually) no question about whose fault who died. I even tell people to "stack on my builder aoe or expect to be brutally murdered by demonic Mayans" in DW1 - as really, a lot of groups do things differently and they become a part of your muscle memory. Usually, communication sorts out the blame game in this game and a usually more mature player base makes it much, much easier Cheers...
  13. DPS Signets and You

    Yeah, of course. If money is not your concern though, Abuse on head and Lac on weapons? Anyways, I shall keep using Lac on head for now, when I have 200-300 mil to spare I'll experiment with it at around 9 quid (3 signet extractors) a combination Cheers...
  14. DPS Signets and You

    Then again, Laceration on both weapons with Abuse on head as you WILL crit every 8 seconds - meh, I should stop thinking when I'm under the influence of pain medication I suppose. Don't mind me.
  15. DPS Signets and You

    Ah! So I WAS missing something Cheers Ciritty!
  16. Grand Slam Tank build

    I rarely have problems holding aggro unless I mess up my pull. That said, with insane DPS, as a tank, I do have problems holding aggro if I don't change anything and try to go as is. That said, again with insane DPS, I don't think it is feasible to look for a more DPS route to cover aggro under normal circumstances. I do drop one health piece in favour of an AR piece when I need more hold but combining this with Stoicism is the best choice in those cases unless you have that nifty 500% hate Curio from Tokyo containers or you can do 2K+ DPS as tank. Cheers...
  17. Pink forum Fashion Event!

    All of their ingame names are Shivvies Grats guys
  18. Oh man. During a drunk 18s I actually started a rant-gag and ended up with calling Machine Tyrant a Pink Machine Pony.

    I am becoming Ciritty! Halp!

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    2. Ciritty


      It is inevitable. 

    3. kuro


      I think something pink was added to that drink xD 

    4. Liseran


      Be calm. Everything is going according to plan ;)

  19. If somehow the exact formulas for combat were published by Funcom and we were also given the stats of major bosses, it would be easier to micro manage your stats. However, as it is, with cookie cutter builds with only one criterion and one fuse, I faceroll any content at the moment. When people say "this much hit, that much pen, this much this and that" the numbers are actually not "to be able to play these dungeons" but to basically make you versatile enough to take on any content with maybe a hit rating potion there or a health pure anime here... Cheers...
  20. What music are you listening to?

    Bonnie Tyler <3 Well, Auroris, my favourites from Tim Minchin are not that tame Here though, an amazing work all the same...
  21. Share your EffectsUI Exports!

    ​I don't use most of the stuff EffectUI provides (you can change almost anything there) but for the stuff I use, it is indispendible. I would give it a couple of hours of fiddling, will make your life easier for a lot of situations
  22. What music are you listening to?

    Not sure if it would be OK to post the song here... Let's just say I'm (again) obsessed with Tim Minchin these days
  23. DPS builds being cookie cutter in what they use as passives and moving to more complicated and involved rotations (including ambrosia in there and going for 30 different buton pushes or such) is because (1) the good passives are not plentiful and thus (2) gear and more complicated rota are what makes it possible to have more numbers with one DPS. I personally see only one use for this once you are past burn requirements though - taking low geared people through dungeons easily. It is sad that the work involved in getting a non ele force DPS build to perform is often not worth the effort compared to just putting ele force in there, at least for me (love meta but can't be really arsed with it) - but that's how it works, in my admittedly limited experience. Cheers...
  24. Why dabs+sf and not bssf+da

    It's been a long time since I ran low DPS groups except for 18s maybe (I run them with starting people or Cabal mostly) - I usually end up with mid DPS groups. Again, it's been a long time since we had SF consistently. DABS is much more important, in my experience, than SF. In a nutshell, (1) DABS pistol shottie is an easy rota so hard to mess up (2) thus providing consistent DPS to the group (3) with only one DPS bringing them letting the other two do whatever they like. I never cared much about my personal DPS as long as it is not bringing the group down and I usually bring other utility as well (Crack, WW, CU, Bombardment for both damage and miti, flack jacket, bombs, greater good, backup drone, etc.) and both pistol and shottie are strong support weapons while still providing decent DPS. So, I would say they DO have synergy in the sense that they can provide stuff that makes the group's life way easier - just not in the moar numbers sense which is fine. That said, in a coordinated group no reason to not have support and/or buffs distributed so long as DA and BS are provided by someone. Cheers...