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Jacaranda and Iboga make me cry.....

Arheundel.6451Arheundel.6451 Member ✭✭✭✭

.....Because they remind me of Smokescale and Bristleback when HoT got released , we all know what happened..we all know the Jacaranda and Iboga will follow the same path. An undeniable truth, an inevitable future...those numbers...those beautiful stats :'(

-A wise man once said- "Fight cheese with cheese or be cheesed in return, mind not those who will accuse you of being a cheese as they like cheese themselves"

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  • Aomine.5012Aomine.5012 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 17, 2017

    True, but Bristleback , despite countless nerf, still remains the 2nd dps spot in terms of pet dps.

    All I can say is aside from Cat and Eagle, the vanilla pets are just darn right terrible.

  • Iboga is such a godsend for condi ranger. It's doing more damage on each unique condi on the target and it also cleaves. F2 is good CC.

    Jacaranda will be the most used pet, because it gives the ranger another POWER PULSING AoE (still small radius, they must not give too much AoE to ranger, /s) and also 2 heals ! One that removes 2 condis and the other one gives Resistance. F2 is another CC. Most rounded pet for merging and also un-merged.

    They will probably get nerfed.

  • @Szymaa.6745 said:

    @Krispera.5087 said:
    Iboga is such a godsend for condi ranger. It's doing more damage on each unique condi on the target and it also cleaves. F2 is good CC.

    Jacaranda will be the most used pet, because it gives the ranger another POWER PULSING AoE (still small radius, they must not give too much AoE to ranger, /s) and also 2 heals ! One that removes 2 condis and the other one gives Resistance. F2 is another CC. Most rounded pet for merging and also un-merged.

    They will probably get nerfed.

    Meanwhile, at ANet Headquarters

    Dev #1: Guys, I've got a great idea for a pet that Rangers will actually be excited about!
    Dev #2: Nerf it.

    Sad but true

  • I think the rock gazelle will be the first to be nerfed or "bug fixed" on its charge attack.

    I had loads of fun using this pet during the beta weekend. Pretty hilarious to see it hit for 20-30K dmg.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Warlyx.6732 said:

    @Szymaa.6745 said:

    @Krispera.5087 said:
    Iboga is such a godsend for condi ranger. It's doing more damage on each unique condi on the target and it also cleaves. F2 is good CC.

    Jacaranda will be the most used pet, because it gives the ranger another POWER PULSING AoE (still small radius, they must not give too much AoE to ranger, /s) and also 2 heals ! One that removes 2 condis and the other one gives Resistance. F2 is another CC. Most rounded pet for merging and also un-merged.

    They will probably get nerfed.

    Meanwhile, at ANet Headquarters

    Dev #1: Guys, I've got a great idea for a pet that Rangers will actually be excited about!
    Dev #2: Nerf it.

    Sad but true

    Makes me wonder if they even play ranger...and how makes me wonder how the player population for ranger is doing at all.

    Amana Silentchild; My Main
    Ember Wandertooth; The Kingslayer, Kianda Redpaw; The Blazing Light
    Why GW is Called Guildwars

  • Henry.5713Henry.5713 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 18, 2017

    Was having some fun with the Iboga pull. Fun way to set up condi bursts in PvP.

    New utility skills and powerful burst that is easy to hit has been the theme with the new pet addition ever since they have introduced the combination of Bristleback and Smokescale. Shows that they aren't completely oblivious to what we need and makes you wonder why they haven't changed some of the old underused pets.
    Pretty sure you are right in any case. The community always ended up utilizing their shiny new toys in ways they haven't even thought possible which then always led to nerfs in the end. Still, can't really blame them. Makes more sense to go with "OP" rather than "UP" when you introduce something new and shiny.
    People are also quite quick to complain about pets being too powerful when they have to pay attention to the pets for a change.

    Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. ~ Robert Heinlein

  • dont worrie when people realize how bad soulbeast is , ranger ill be good just for healing so pet dose not metter
    i want to add to all those petless ranger people , if you are so eger to play pet less with bow why didnt you play warrior or dragon hunter , ranger is all about the pet ..

  • New pets will have to be good in order to compete with HOT pets, Even with POF new pets I don't see Smokescale going away for most builds.

  • What annoys me with these two pets (Iboga + jakarandra) the most is that they are not even pets, but plants!!! I want PETS, ANIMALS for pets.... not my potted plants following me around

  • Rap Tiger.1257Rap Tiger.1257 Member ✭✭
    edited September 19, 2017

    I will stay playing with my wyverns fire and lightning.

  • I'm sure Bandito Jr. and Bitey will stay in pretty regular rotation for me for a good while, but I can't wait to try out the new ones

  • Substance E.4852Substance E.4852 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @LughLongArm.5460 said:
    New pets will have to be good in order to compete with HOT pets, Even with POF new pets I don't see Smokescale going away for most builds.

    The auto on Iboga will make it the best pve pet in the game for instanced content. It will hit for more than a GS maul against a target with 5 conditions.

    Smokescale staying dominant in pvp will probably depend a lot on how hard they nerf the Gazelle charge.

  • @BadSanta.6527 said:
    dont worrie when people realize how bad soulbeast is , ranger ill be good just for healing so pet dose not metter
    i want to add to all those petless ranger people , if you are so eger to play pet less with bow why didnt you play warrior or dragon hunter , ranger is all about the pet ..

    Ah of course, I should have thought about the Dragon Hunter in 2012 when I first rolled my Ranger ;)

    I will disclose that I am not insistent upon not having a pet, I liked the pet, even when it was broken as all hell and died to AoE and also had to be manually revived. Pets have come a long way since launch and most of the time I appreciate the unique things you can do with them. On the flip-side I am also looking forward to fighting without my pet as an option for those situations where I need that bit of extra personal control over when and where certain skills are going to land.

    I would like to see some of the underused pets given a bit of a buff to make them a viable choice. E.g. Black Moa is still objectively worse than the Pink Moa, which it used to be a reskin of before the latter got a buff to the F2 skill.

    Exploring Tyria since before the fall of Ascalon.

  • @Frostfang.5109 said:
    What annoys me with these two pets (Iboga + jakarandra) the most is that they are not even pets, but plants!!! I want PETS, ANIMALS for pets.... not my potted plants following me around

    I'd advice you to stay away from Grove if potted plants moving around upsets you.

    Froudo // Judge Legends [JDGE] // Seafarer's Rest

  • @Frostfang.5109 said:
    What annoys me with these two pets (Iboga + jakarandra) the most is that they are not even pets, but plants!!! I want PETS, ANIMALS for pets.... not my potted plants following me around

    I'd buy gems for a Potted Plant pet skin. :D

  • Annnnd Iboga got nerfed before release.

  • @Lévis.5489 said:
    Annnnd Iboga got nerfed before release.

    To be fair soul beast got nerfed, as it only applies to when you are in soulbeast mode. If you just have Iboga without sould beast it is still the same. But still so sad. :cry:

  • Smokescale? That thing is still OP af. Which other canine has that much tankyness while sporting so much damage, cc and utility (smoke field)?

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ZeftheWicked.3076 said:
    Smokescale? That thing is still OP af. Which other canine has that much tankyness while sporting so much damage, cc and utility (smoke field)?

    Its one of the pets we have thats decent, and i hate that i cant take really any other pet besides the tiger and it.

    Amana Silentchild; My Main
    Ember Wandertooth; The Kingslayer, Kianda Redpaw; The Blazing Light
    Why GW is Called Guildwars

  • @Aomine.5012 said:
    True, but Bristleback , despite countless nerf, still remains the 2nd dps spot in terms of pet dps.

    All I can say is aside from Cat and Eagle, the vanilla pets are just darn right terrible.

    Excuse me but Hyenas are still a very valid vanilla pet

  • @LughLongArm.5460 said:
    New pets will have to be good in order to compete with HOT pets, Even with POF new pets I don't see Smokescale going away for most builds.

    The rock gazelle actually had some brutal dps during beta.

  • Hyper Cutter.9376Hyper Cutter.9376 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2017

    @ZeftheWicked.3076 said:
    Smokescale? That thing is still OP af. Which other canine has that much tankyness while sporting so much damage, cc and utility (smoke field)?

    It's literally a bear with less vitality, stats-wise, also the smokescale and bristleback are performing on the level all pets should be.

    Also I think it was the beastmode iboga skills that got nerfed, not the version used by the actual pet.

  • I like the idea of Iboga pulling in enemy and then going axe/axe , and then longbowing #4 them away, then rapidfire. Then again I was doing the same thing with Axe#4 to pull people in and doing the same thing. So much stability and near perma-stability that doing ANY CC against an enemy is nearly impossible.

  • @Frostfang.5109 said:
    What annoys me with these two pets (Iboga + jakarandra) the most is that they are not even pets, but plants!!! I want PETS, ANIMALS for pets.... not my potted plants following me around

    They were mobs in GW1.

  • Actually I thought it would have been awesome to have Bug pets. Have a mosquito that drained your health. A giant flea that caused poison/bleed. A grasshopper that could literally kick someone back like a ranger longbow#4

    Bugs are the future pets!

  • Sedlina.1097Sedlina.1097 Member ✭✭✭

    now we have to hope they focus on iboga and jacaranda and ignore the still unchanged gazelle dmg. that thing just charged for 32k on steam - lol

  • ZhouX.8742ZhouX.8742 Member ✭✭✭

    Nobody cares about one trick ponies with the gazelle, it will be nerfed and do you REALLY want to have your class defined by a 32k bugged gazelle rush:?

    The important and hardest thing it has always been was for them to focus their attention on actually balancing this class properly.