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EVENT IDEA: Random Class Week

Anyone else tired of the pew pew about this or that class needing nerfed or buffed? Hey Anet, how about forcing everyone to play the same, unloved specialty for a week in WVW. At reset, when you enter the Mists, you find that you, and everyone else, are all Chrono's, or Rangers, or Spell Breakers. Everyone gets a preassigned weapons and armor set...no changes allowed...maybe allow changes in builds to allow for a "better" appreciation of what that class can/can't do. We'll get to see what commanders know how to lead, what players know how to work the game mechanics, who can learn fast, and who is just spoiled with their own builds to the point they sit the week out. Will this stop/reduce the pew pew about OP classes? I doubt it, but it should give everyone who plays somewhat of an appreciation for what the other classes can/can't do. Oh, and don't announce the when or what...just let us enter the Mists and be shocked. From a coding aspect this has to be easier than Alliances or new maps, right?

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  • MUDse.7623MUDse.7623 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2019

    sounds to me like you are unhappy with the powerlevel of your preferred class. you can choose and play whatever class you want as an alternative every day, multiple classes a day even. the chances anet provides an event as proposed by you is very low. forcing people to play something specific doesnt really work, if you do not force them to play at all.

  • Solitude.2097Solitude.2097 Member ✭✭
    edited November 24, 2019

    @Sobx.1758 said:
    Forcing people to play what they don't enjoy is a great way to make people stop playing the game/mode, so if that's the point then sure, lets do this!

    If ppl dont like getting ganked , but enjoy the snooz vs snooz (zerg vs zerg) ?
    Its a weekends event , it doesnt hurt anyone !

    Need some things to sort out , till the start of March
    In Semptember ... i am sorry.... but it will be my last chance to get in Coellege , at my age

  • Sobx.1758Sobx.1758 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2019

    @Solitude.2097 said:

    @Sobx.1758 said:
    Forcing people to play what they don't enjoy is a great way to make people stop playing the game/mode, so if that's the point then sure, lets do this!

    If ppl dont like getting ganked , but enjoy the snooz vs snooz (zerg vs zerg) ?

    I don't understand what point you're making here?
    If they enjoy zerging, they're zerging, not sure how forcing a class on someone is needed for that.

  • Solitude.2097Solitude.2097 Member ✭✭
    edited November 24, 2019

    @Sobx.1758 said:

    @Solitude.2097 said:

    @Sobx.1758 said:
    Forcing people to play what they don't enjoy is a great way to make people stop playing the game/mode, so if that's the point then sure, lets do this!

    If ppl dont like getting ganked , but enjoy the snooz vs snooz (zerg vs zerg) ?

    I don't understand what point you're making here?
    If they enjoy zerging, they're zerging, not sure how forcing a class on someone is needed for that.

    Immagine ... forcing roamers to play Elementalist + Necro
    And for the Zerg vs Zerg , ful of thiefs (150vs150) doing Naruto Wars !
    /dub /dub

    Need some things to sort out , till the start of March
    In Semptember ... i am sorry.... but it will be my last chance to get in Coellege , at my age

  • Id rather have a core class week. Some people might actually come back to try it.

  • Balthazzarr.1349Balthazzarr.1349 Member ✭✭✭✭

    lol. Op, simply put... NO. That would definitely be the time I don’t play at all period.

    Just another WvW lifer who'll never say die... while dying again and again!

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Its an excellent idea! As this thread has explained however, random actually means you get to choose between your favorites. So yes, a random class week where I get to be my favorite roamer will be just dandy.

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  • XenesisII.1540XenesisII.1540 Member ✭✭✭✭

    How do you force people when they have the option to just log off?

    ^ Another derailing post - Anet
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  • Chaba.5410Chaba.5410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    All mesmer all moa all day.

  • @MUDse.7623 said:
    sounds to me like you are unhappy with the powerlevel of your preferred class. you can choose and play whatever class you want as an alternative every day, multiple classes a day even. the chances anet provides an event as proposed by you is very low. forcing people to play something specific doesnt really work, if you do not force them to play at all.

    LOL...I play many classes as you brilliantly point out, and all equally poorly. No one is forced. If you don’t want to participate then go play Pokémon for a week. As others have said, not much chance of this happening but, assuming the power/condi kings could put their 10,000 lb egos aside, I still think it would be fun to watch people struggle to survive with a class they may criticize/call to nerf so easily. Glad this stirred some small amount of comments and fun (love the Moa thought Chaba).

  • DeadlySynz.3471DeadlySynz.3471 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Sobx.1758 said:
    Forcing people to play what they don't enjoy is a great way to make people stop playing the game/mode, so if that's the point then sure, lets do this!

    That's true, but playing the devils advocate here.. forcing all the firebrands out of WvW may actually bring a lot more people in. End result, a bigger population. Why you ask? Well if a noob enters WvW and hears "anyone just coming in or no que, please jump on FB", then followed by (when they lose) "people we need more firebrands".

    Trust me, it gets old very very fast.

  • i would vote for 1 month all classes are replaced with one single class everybody has to play then.
    so all players have same weapons skills and utilities.
    same build for all, just go and fight.

  • Mokk.2397Mokk.2397 Member ✭✭✭

    @Sobx.1758 said:
    Forcing people to play what they don't enjoy is a great way to make people stop playing the game/mode, so if that's the point then sure, lets do this!

    We're already forced to play what we don't want .Look at the current Meta and how commanders treat other people that refuse to comply to that Meta. Forcing is forcing no matter which way it's dished out.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Regardless of what anyone thinks of the idea, I agree with OP's underlying premise that many, many players would be distraught at 'discovering' how much of their 'skill' is actually a product of their build . . .

    But I think deep down inside the darkest recesses of our cold black hearts, we've all known it all along :p

  • Jugglemonkey.8741Jugglemonkey.8741 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Solitude.2097 said:

    @Sobx.1758 said:

    @Solitude.2097 said:

    @Sobx.1758 said:
    Forcing people to play what they don't enjoy is a great way to make people stop playing the game/mode, so if that's the point then sure, lets do this!

    If ppl dont like getting ganked , but enjoy the snooz vs snooz (zerg vs zerg) ?

    I don't understand what point you're making here?
    If they enjoy zerging, they're zerging, not sure how forcing a class on someone is needed for that.

    Immagine ... forcing roamers to play Elementalist + Necro
    And for the Zerg vs Zerg , ful of thiefs (150vs150) doing Naruto Wars !
    /dub /dub

    Some roamers do play ele, unfortunately half of them roam with a pocket firebrand and if I see that coming at me I'm not even going to bother trying. If I wanted to be bored to death I'd watch TV.

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  • Farout.8207Farout.8207 Member ✭✭✭

    @Chaba.5410 said:
    All mesmer all moa all day.

    Better yet we could all be forced to play as a moa. Just a bunch of birds running around pecking each other...

    ~Cleetus

  • L A T I O N.8923L A T I O N.8923 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Farout.8207 said:

    @Chaba.5410 said:
    All mesmer all moa all day.

    Better yet we could all be forced to play as a moa. Just a bunch of birds running around pecking each other...

    kitten
    I wanna be yellow moa

  • Mini Crinny.6190Mini Crinny.6190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Anet have already said they won't do events that force people to do something they don't like

  • MUDse.7623MUDse.7623 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 25, 2019

    @krmatth.3904 said:

    @MUDse.7623 said:
    sounds to me like you are unhappy with the powerlevel of your preferred class. you can choose and play whatever class you want as an alternative every day, multiple classes a day even. the chances anet provides an event as proposed by you is very low. forcing people to play something specific doesnt really work, if you do not force them to play at all.

    LOL...I play many classes as you brilliantly point out, and all equally poorly. No one is forced. If you don’t want to participate then go play Pokémon for a week. As others have said, not much chance of this happening but, assuming the power/condi kings could put their 10,000 lb egos aside, I still think it would be fun to watch people struggle to survive with a class they may criticize/call to nerf so easily. Glad this stirred some small amount of comments and fun (love the Moa thought Chaba).

    good to see you amused by my reply as i merly point out that your idea is unlikely, wich you then repeat. afterwards you paint a picture of kings that feel like peasants calling for a revolution, to be put in a peasants life. and you being neither king nor peasant and both, would watch from the sideline and laugh at their miserable attempts. i wonder what reaction you intend to get from that.