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No Balance Patch

... again a slap? Looking foward to a boring Tournament?

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  • DanAlcedo.3281DanAlcedo.3281 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Next week is Gemstore, so much we know already.
    Balance Patch should then be in 2 weeks.

  • I expect the balance patch to be on the 12th there’s no way they would do it the week of monthly tournament.

    helio 3x God of PvP 15x mAT winner

  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Marxx.5021 said:
    Who needs balance when you can have a flying boar. :3

    I know 😝

    Though Anet made a big deal about today’s patch. I was like why did tell us it there is an incremental weather and the patch will be late. I thought it is a balance patch or maybe content. It did not have... anything.

  • why would anyone look forward to a balance patch when the balance team has repeatedly proven that they cannot balance anything for kitten

  • DanAlcedo.3281DanAlcedo.3281 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @LazySummer.2568 said:
    why would anyone look forward to a balance patch when the balance team has repeatedly proven that they cannot balance anything for kitten

    Like we germans say:

    „The Hope dies last“

  • @bluri.2653 said:

    @Xtrverz.4069 said:
    I expect the balance patch to be on the 12th there’s no way they would do it the week of monthly tournament.

    Which is sad in itself, why on earth would they stress out TOL with this terrible balance and without swiss.. Like you think the community would mind one extra month of waiting for TOL if a balance patch was released the 12th or if Swiss is nearly out? Nothing but a joke

    Fully agree ... it is so disappointing ...

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @otto.5684 said:

    @Marxx.5021 said:
    Who needs balance when you can have a flying boar. :3

    I know 😝

    Though Anet made a big deal about today’s patch. I was like why did tell us it there is an incremental weather and the patch will be late. I thought it is a balance patch or maybe content. It did not have... anything.

    telling ppl that a patch will be late because of the weather isn't a big deal, it's actually pretty mundane. ppl over-hyped it because that's what ppl do these days.

    I Have No friends, so I Must pug

  • Spartacus.3192Spartacus.3192 Member ✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Due to inclement weather that has impacted access to the office, we will not be doing a game update this morning. We anticipate we will be doing a build later today, at a time yet to be determined. Thank you for your patience.

    In hindsight i dunno why i was eager for the patch. wooohooo flying boar. SMH.

  • Didn't they balance patch before esl or major tournies back in the day all the time or am I mistaken?

  • Zero.3871Zero.3871 Member ✭✭✭

    @DanAlcedo.3281 said:

    @LazySummer.2568 said:
    why would anyone look forward to a balance patch when the balance team has repeatedly proven that they cannot balance anything for kitten

    Like we germans say:

    „The Hope dies last“

    "but finally it still dies..."

  • @Boggs.6482 said:
    Didn't they balance patch before esl or major tournies back in the day all the time or am I mistaken?

    No they didn't even though they definitely should have and thats why around here we don't talk about ESL. That was a dark time for GW2 PVP... and by extension the game as a whole. Anet put everything into esports during that season, despite the community at large being against it. It was a massive failure that damaged the public perception of game and POed the concurrent playerbase because the meta of pvp at the time was the most boring bunker play style the game has ever had and Anet was still trying to push the game out in front of the esports crowd. The perfect moment that shows just how bad it was is when the team Zero Counterplay quit a $10,000 match less than 2 min in after losing 1 capture point because in the bunker meta that meant defeat.

    If you don't believe this tale, here's the video footage of the proleague surrender, pay close attention to the score and time left on the clock:

  • Ehm again no balance patch ? ... disappointed

    I really cant understand the 0 investment into this game mode. You will maybe say " anet dont get money out off it" I would say PvP would be a long time investment. Pve as it is, is so ez mode and casual, if there would be (in future there will be) just one option to gw2 the majory of pve would leave. PvP instead is much harder in a mmo to bring it to a high level content and if it is fun and competitive u could/would stay with it a long long time. We know it is possible we know about gw1.

    Still luv this game even if it drives me crazy sometimes ;)

  • @Raiden The Beast.3016 said:
    Ehm again no balance patch ? ... disappointed

    I really cant understand the 0 investment into this game mode. You will maybe say " anet dont get money out off it" I would say PvP would be a long time investment. Pve as it is, is so ez mode and casual, if there would be (in future there will be) just one option to gw2 the majory of pve would leave. PvP instead is much harder in a mmo to bring it to a high level content and if it is fun and competitive u could/would stay with it a long long time. We know it is possible we know about gw1.

    Still luv this game even if it drives me crazy sometimes ;)

    They won't send a patch each week. We jad a patch last week, even though it was not PvP related. The next patch is next week, like their usual s heduled time seems to be (each 2 weeks). Even though we can only hope they will have a balance patch during that time.

  • vote for me for balance president
    I have all the answers people

    The horror...…….the horror...…….the horror...…….

  • @DigiQWill.6378 said:

    @Raiden The Beast.3016 said:
    Ehm again no balance patch ? ... disappointed

    I really cant understand the 0 investment into this game mode. You will maybe say " anet dont get money out off it" I would say PvP would be a long time investment. Pve as it is, is so ez mode and casual, if there would be (in future there will be) just one option to gw2 the majory of pve would leave. PvP instead is much harder in a mmo to bring it to a high level content and if it is fun and competitive u could/would stay with it a long long time. We know it is possible we know about gw1.

    Still luv this game even if it drives me crazy sometimes ;)

    They won't send a patch each week. We jad a patch last week, even though it was not PvP related. The next patch is next week, like their usual s heduled time seems to be (each 2 weeks). Even though we can only hope they will have a balance patch during that time.

    Every week?! Lol it would be "fine" if they were at least once per month

  • @Safandula.8723 said:

    @DigiQWill.6378 said:

    @Raiden The Beast.3016 said:
    Ehm again no balance patch ? ... disappointed

    I really cant understand the 0 investment into this game mode. You will maybe say " anet dont get money out off it" I would say PvP would be a long time investment. Pve as it is, is so ez mode and casual, if there would be (in future there will be) just one option to gw2 the majory of pve would leave. PvP instead is much harder in a mmo to bring it to a high level content and if it is fun and competitive u could/would stay with it a long long time. We know it is possible we know about gw1.

    Still luv this game even if it drives me crazy sometimes ;)

    They won't send a patch each week. We jad a patch last week, even though it was not PvP related. The next patch is next week, like their usual s heduled time seems to be (each 2 weeks). Even though we can only hope they will have a balance patch during that time.

    Every week?! Lol it would be "fine" if they were at least once per month

    I think I was unclear. I meant that they hosted a patch each 2 weeks. Hope it makes more sense.

  • @DigiQWill.6378 said:

    @Safandula.8723 said:

    @DigiQWill.6378 said:

    @Raiden The Beast.3016 said:
    Ehm again no balance patch ? ... disappointed

    I really cant understand the 0 investment into this game mode. You will maybe say " anet dont get money out off it" I would say PvP would be a long time investment. Pve as it is, is so ez mode and casual, if there would be (in future there will be) just one option to gw2 the majory of pve would leave. PvP instead is much harder in a mmo to bring it to a high level content and if it is fun and competitive u could/would stay with it a long long time. We know it is possible we know about gw1.

    Still luv this game even if it drives me crazy sometimes ;)

    They won't send a patch each week. We jad a patch last week, even though it was not PvP related. The next patch is next week, like their usual s heduled time seems to be (each 2 weeks). Even though we can only hope they will have a balance patch during that time.

    Every week?! Lol it would be "fine" if they were at least once per month

    I think I was unclear. I meant that they hosted a patch each 2 weeks. Hope it makes more sense.

    Yea, but patch doesn't equal to balance patch sadly :( that's the problem :/

  • Master Ketsu.4569Master Ketsu.4569 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019

    I wouldn't expect a patch until next week, as they probably wanted to look at data from the ToL before making final decisions.

    Honestly, I'm hoping it's a small patch. Outside of Soulbeast and Mirage the game is very close to balanced. Dartboard changes where they buff/nerf 8-15 random skills and traits for every class often cause more problems than they fix. Balance team has proven that time and time again.

  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Stand The Wall.6987 said:
    vote for me for balance president
    I have all the answers people

    Can we get a balance wall and WOW pays for it 😉

    Seriously though, last patch was in early Dec. We were supposed to get frequent but smaller patches. I think it will just be smaller going forward...

  • Zenix.6198Zenix.6198 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2019

    @Master Ketsu.4569 said:
    I wouldn't expect a patch until next week, as they probably wanted to look at data from the ToL before making final decisions.

    Honestly, I'm hoping it's a small patch. Outside of Soulbeast and Mirage the game is very close to balanced. Dartboard changes where they buff/nerf 8-15 random skills and traits for every class often cause more problems than they fix. Balance team has proven that time and time again.

    Its kinda hard to disagree. When everything is powercrept to hell and each spec is broken in its own regard, you technically can say its "close to balanced".
    Personally I just want to see everything toned down a notch, so Im hoping for a rather big patch...bring the hammer to all those bloated PoF specs.

    But then again, the balance team always feels the need to compensate nerfs with some sort of buffs, that end up making certain specs even more broken.
    I just hope that when they nerf the main offenders this patch, they dont give them other broken tools, that leave the game as unenjoyable as it is now for the next 3 months.

  • @Jasper Defthand.3018 said:

    @Boggs.6482 said:
    Didn't they balance patch before esl or major tournies back in the day all the time or am I mistaken?

    No they didn't even though they definitely should have and thats why around here we don't talk about ESL. That was a dark time for GW2 PVP... and by extension the game as a whole. Anet put everything into esports during that season, despite the community at large being against it. It was a massive failure that damaged the public perception of game and POed the concurrent playerbase because the meta of pvp at the time was the most boring bunker play style the game has ever had and Anet was still trying to push the game out in front of the esports crowd. The perfect moment that shows just how bad it was is when the team Zero Counterplay quit a $10,000 match less than 2 min in after losing 1 capture point because in the bunker meta that meant defeat.

    If you don't believe this tale, here's the video footage of the proleague surrender, pay close attention to the score and time left on the clock:

    Just a side note, imagine how difficult it is if they're explaining to audience about the skills in this current high damage meta.

    As much as balance plays a part in ESL downfall, I felt like GW2 in general is just not a very spectator friendly game.

    [RED] Crimson Sunspears...your small family guild since 2015.

  • As much as balance plays a part in ESL downfall, I felt like GW2 in general is just not a very spectator friendly game.

    Very true

  • Ruufio.1496Ruufio.1496 Member ✭✭✭

    All they had to do is keep the game normal. (Bulls charge, quickness, hundred blades) like in 2012 and it would have been fine. Not even the players know what is happening anymore. We just have a general idea... "wells bad, stay out of wells" "clones bad" "scourge bad, kill, from range"

  • @Ruufio.1496 said:
    All they had to do is keep the game normal. (Bulls charge, quickness, hundred blades) like in 2012 and it would have been fine. Not even the players know what is happening anymore. We just have a general idea... "wells bad, stay out of wells" "clones bad" "scourge bad, kill, from range"

    This is actually so true. In PvP I find myself just looking at the ground if there are any red circles and just dodge the hell out of them. There is so much stuff that everyone uses the whole kit once they enter combat and it's a total mess.

    I just loved to 2012-2014 PvPs so much. It felt so clean and transparent. I miss it.

  • yanniell.1236yanniell.1236 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ruufio.1496 said:
    All they had to do is keep the game normal. (Bulls charge, quickness, hundred blades) like in 2012 and it would have been fine. Not even the players know what is happening anymore. We just have a general idea... "wells bad, stay out of wells" "clones bad" "scourge bad, kill, from range"

    Pretty much. The sPVP is basic a clusterkitten nowadays.

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