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Couple questions about Equipment Templates

So I had a couple thoughts about equipment templates...

1

Let's say I have an equipment template that has reserved my focus. What do I do if I want to quickly swap to focus (but not change build)? Do I have to build yet another ascended focus to have as a spare in my inventory? (That would really suck if I have legendaries I wanna quick-swap with but also use in equipment templates.)

2

Let's say I've maxed out my equipment templates and I want to experiment with builds using weapons that are locked in the equipment templates? Am I going to have to mess up all of my existing equipment templates to get the weapon out to experiment with?

YouTube | [WS] Mesmer Mag [Fort Aspenwood]

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  • vyncius.6105vyncius.6105 Member ✭✭✭

    you will be able to use same item on multiple gear tabs.

    Answered to both questions

  • Magolith.9412Magolith.9412 Member ✭✭✭

    But I don't want (and may not be able to have if I've already maxed out) another gear tab just to swap to a focus.... sorry if I didn't make that clear.

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  • vyncius.6105vyncius.6105 Member ✭✭✭

    ive understood what u have said.

    basicaly, by equiping anything new it will "update" your equipment template.

    If you had sword/shield on your template, but you wanted to equip focus that is already reserved to the other template, you will automaticaly update your current sword/shield template to sword/focus template. You will end up having 2 templates with same set of weapons

  • Magolith.9412Magolith.9412 Member ✭✭✭

    Hmm.. so if I want to experiment with a new build that uses reserved weapons and I don't have a free equipment slot, I'll just have to mess up an existing template?

    YouTube | [WS] Mesmer Mag [Fort Aspenwood]

  • vyncius.6105vyncius.6105 Member ✭✭✭

    @Magolith.9412 said:
    Hmm.. so if I want to experiment with a new build that uses reserved weapons and I don't have a free equipment slot, I'll just have to mess up an existing template?

    I dont really get it what are you asking, I thought ive explained that you can use same item on multiple templates without messing your templates, you will be able to experiment as much as you want.

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 1, 2019

    Nvm, i messed up and confused build and gear templates. This system is way too complicated for its own good.

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • Magolith.9412Magolith.9412 Member ✭✭✭

    @vyncius.6105 said:
    I dont really get it what are you asking, I thought ive explained that you can use same item on multiple templates without messing your templates, you will be able to experiment as much as you want.

    What I mean is, if all my equipment template slots are taken by my actual build setups, how can I mess with stats or other weapons without screwing up my existing templates?

    YouTube | [WS] Mesmer Mag [Fort Aspenwood]

  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 1, 2019

    @Magolith.9412 said:

    @vyncius.6105 said:
    I dont really get it what are you asking, I thought ive explained that you can use same item on multiple templates without messing your templates, you will be able to experiment as much as you want.

    What I mean is, if all my equipment template slots are taken by my actual build setups, how can I mess with stats or other weapons without screwing up my existing templates?

    You can't. you have to remove them from the template or sacrifice one template, by changing it.

  • Magolith.9412Magolith.9412 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 1, 2019

    @Astralporing.1957 said:
    Nvm, i messed up and confused build and gear templates. This system is way too complicated for its own good.

    From what I've seen, I feel like it's on the edge of convenient and potentially irritating. Time will tell.

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  • Magolith.9412Magolith.9412 Member ✭✭✭

    @Taygus.4571 said:>
    You can't. you have to remove them from the template or sacrifice one template, by changing it.

    I hope not. With only 6 available equipment slots, that's gonna be annoying.

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  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Magolith.9412 said:

    @Taygus.4571 said:>
    You can't. you have to remove them from the template or sacrifice one template, by changing it.

    I hope not. With only 6 available equipment slots, that's gonna be annoying.

    well, you're not going to have more thsn 6 for the time being...do there's no hoping about it.

    Whichever template you're currently using, can be changed just as it is now... so you're using warhorn atm, but want focus, than choose focus... want to go back, you'll have to choose warhorn.

  • Magolith.9412Magolith.9412 Member ✭✭✭

    @Taygus.4571 said:
    well, you're not going to have more thsn 6 for the time being...do there's no hoping about it.

    shrug. There's still a month. And I was referring to build experimentation when I said it's gonna be annoying. I'll easily use up 6 equipment templates for various builds and I'm gonna have to kitten one of them up if I wanna try out different combinations. It's a pretty kitten limitation imo.

    YouTube | [WS] Mesmer Mag [Fort Aspenwood]

  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They said there's technical limitations why there only 6, but may be looked at in the future.

  • ButcherofMalakir.4067ButcherofMalakir.4067 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 1, 2019

    I hope that If I buy all tabs, I will be able to use addon for templates because this is just sooooo bad.....
    Not only I have to pay, not only are there only 6 slots maximum but all templates are updated everytime I make a change.......

  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ButcherofMalakir.4067 said:
    I hope that If I buy all tabs, I will be able to use addon for templates because this is just sooooo bad.....
    Not only I have to pay, not only are there only 6 slots maximum but all templates are updated everytime I make a change.......

    You misunderstand. The active template is saved on that character when you change it. The saved templates are separate data banks.

    If we want ANet to step up their game, then we must step up ours.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @vyncius.6105 said:
    Answered to both questions

    Doesn't answer no. 2. I believe you have to take it out of the equipment storage to do that, which automatically disconnects it from existing templates, if I understood this correctly from the video.

  • perilisk.1874perilisk.1874 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Magolith.9412 said:

    @vyncius.6105 said:
    I dont really get it what are you asking, I thought ive explained that you can use same item on multiple templates without messing your templates, you will be able to experiment as much as you want.

    What I mean is, if all my equipment template slots are taken by my actual build setups, how can I mess with stats or other weapons without screwing up my existing templates?

    The same way you mess with weapons and stats without screwing your current one equipment template, i.e., you can't.

    Maybe the issue is calling it a "template"? It's not something you can save and share like build templates, it's just an equipment set, kind of like weapon swapping, except it works better with sharing equipment between sets. You have one right now, you will get a second one free, and you can buy 4 more on a character by character basis.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ButcherofMalakir.4067 said:
    I hope that If I buy all tabs, I will be able to use addon for templates because this is just sooooo bad.....
    Not only I have to pay, not only are there only 6 slots maximum but all templates are updated everytime I make a change.......

    From my understanding only your active template will update not all of them.

  • @Linken.6345 said:

    @ButcherofMalakir.4067 said:
    I hope that If I buy all tabs, I will be able to use addon for templates because this is just sooooo bad.....
    Not only I have to pay, not only are there only 6 slots maximum but all templates are updated everytime I make a change.......

    From my understanding only your active template will update not all of them.

    Yes but I would be more happy if i could save a checkpoint to return to

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 3, 2019

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @ButcherofMalakir.4067 said:
    I hope that If I buy all tabs, I will be able to use addon for templates because this is just sooooo bad.....
    Not only I have to pay, not only are there only 6 slots maximum but all templates are updated everytime I make a change.......

    From my understanding only your active template will update not all of them.

    Active template, and any ther template that had that same piece of gear you've changed linked (except for others just the link get removes, it doesn;t get replaced with anything)

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

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