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Simple Tricks for ranked

Hey guys lets start collecting tricks that help out at ranked!

  1. If you cant beat them, join them! Just play the profession you have trouble against, so you play something new and at best learn the weaknesses of him
  2. Optimize your Buttons. thats important cause you buy yourself time. Lets say you need 1 second to push one of your skills cause you klick on it or have to stretch your fingers. If you optimize it, you need less time and can react faster or overwelm others.
  3. its allways your fault! you won´t get better by blaming others. Fokus on your gameplay
  4. ranked is gambling not compeditive! So its not needed to tryhard or to force others to do so.
  5. Be nice. We are all role models, even if we dont want to! If you think it´s ok to flame, others will follow, same to the opposite ;)

You have more? then go on! try to stay short.

Comments

  • MyPuppy.8970MyPuppy.8970 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Be a team. You may be a solo hero, but if your team can't follow, you won't win the game by yourself.

  • I actually don’t suggest blocking team chat or a player. Even if they are mad and flaming, that still might be providing information that you might need in order to win the game.

    If a player yells “Stop kittening zerging noobs” then you should pay attention to how your players are moving across the map...if you find yourself with the other 3 players on a node fighting a warrior then what this flaming player is saying is true and you should change your strategy to stop zerging.

  • Poledra Val.1490Poledra Val.1490 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 6, 2019

    You can just play Holo, maybe condie thief and then holo again how about some more condie thief?!

    Nah in all seriousness some decent advice from the above people.

  • Zagerus.8675Zagerus.8675 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 6, 2019

    Some great tips here! I'll add a few.

    1. In 1v1's, try to bait out dodges any way that you can. Psychology plays a big role in 1v1s. Simply getting close to your opponent like you're going to use a skill but then instead jumping can make them panic and blow a dodge. Works best when you have them pressured with only a few cd's left.

    2. If ever you are in a situation where you aren't able to win the fight, just kite and sustain as long as you possibly can and waste their time. Have to make sure that you have it in your kit to do so before the match starts. If you do it on a muted node even better. Make them earn that +5 from you.

    3. Public network routes are a nightmare for any MMO player in my experience and they are worse for PvP. They are laced with unpredictable lag spikes/packet loss, among other things. I would recommend trying a VPN service like BattlePing to make sure that your play experience is crisp and responsive.

  • shippage.1983shippage.1983 Member ✭✭✭

    Exploit the match making!

    The system usually matches you against a class that you're queueing as. Did you have a Ele that fed home the whole time last game? Simply queue up as Ele, then you'll most likely get matched against them. Then just go to character select and pick an actual good class and proceed to farm them.

    I hope more people do this. Character swapping in ranked shouldn't be a thing, and more people who do it will make it get fixed faster.

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    I mostly PvP and open world PvE.

  • Bigpapasmurf.5623Bigpapasmurf.5623 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @xp eke xp.6724 said:
    Hey guys lets start collecting tricks that help out at ranked!

    1. If you cant beat them, join them! Just play the profession you have trouble against, so you play something new and at best learn the weaknesses of him

    Dont people usually QQ/rage against people that play something new in ranked? (saying something like they should play something new in unranked only)?

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  • Are you Wing/Gornit/Sinid/Mijo?

    • Yes: play necro
    • No: dont play necro
  • @shippage.1983 said:
    Exploit the match making!

    The system usually matches you against a class that you're queueing as. Did you have a Ele that fed home the whole time last game? Simply queue up as Ele, then you'll most likely get matched against them. Then just go to character select and pick an actual good class and proceed to farm them.

    I hope more people do this. Character swapping in ranked shouldn't be a thing, and more people who do it will make it get fixed faster.

    This is the best one.

  • @Bigpapasmurf.5623 said:

    @xp eke xp.6724 said:
    Hey guys lets start collecting tricks that help out at ranked!

    1. If you cant beat them, join them! Just play the profession you have trouble against, so you play something new and at best learn the weaknesses of him

    Dont people usually QQ/rage against people that play something new in ranked? (saying something like they should play something new in unranked only)?

    Got to farm Ascension somehow :smile:

  • Omnicron.2467Omnicron.2467 Member ✭✭✭

    @xp eke xp.6724 said:
    Hey guys lets start collecting tricks that help out at ranked!

    1. If you cant beat them, join them! Just play the profession you have trouble against, so you play something new and at best learn the weaknesses of him
    2. Optimize your Buttons. thats important cause you buy yourself time. Lets say you need 1 second to push one of your skills cause you klick on it or have to stretch your fingers. If you optimize it, you need less time and can react faster or overwelm others.
    3. its allways your fault! you won´t get better by blaming others. Fokus on your gameplay
    4. ranked is gambling not compeditive! So its not needed to tryhard or to force others to do so.
    5. Be nice. We are all role models, even if we dont want to! If you think it´s ok to flame, others will follow, same to the opposite ;)

    You have more? then go on! try to stay short.

    Number 4 helped me when I realised it, but it also makes me care a lot less which is not good for the game mode

  • @Omnicron.2467

    Number 4 helped me when I realised it, but it also makes me care a lot less which is not good for the game mode

    it is, cause:

    • you have for compeditive the tournaments (or also activities^-^)
    • and less pressure on ranked games
  • Duo double holo or condi thief-holo enjoy ez wins

  • don't get med it only gaem ~

  • Highlie.7641Highlie.7641 Member ✭✭✭

    There has never been a meta change. The Most effective tactic has always been to abuse the downed / rally mechanics. which leads to a snowball. in the beginning it was with tanky comps, then with rally utilities. and now it's burst / damage. but there all trying to accomplish the same thing.

    As such you should of never taken the Spvp in Gw2 seriously. and now that they have added a ridiculous amount of power creep, even winning fight's means absolutely nothing. (as it's more then likely you or them are being carried by bad design)

    so you want a trick? Stop caring, it means nothing if you win, and nothing if you lose.

  • Serenity.6304Serenity.6304 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 16, 2019

    I have some more tricks as well.

    • Know your role. Duelists like mesmers or warriors should go on side nodes, supports like scourges should be in the team fight, or roamers like thieves should focus on (de-) capping nodes since they have such a high mobility.
      If you are a scourge, you should support your team, which means, rotate to wherever is the biggest teamfight. Always be moving, never afk alone on a node, just look out where you can help right now. Exceptions: If no one is capping anything, just fighting off-point without any need and your team is losing, nothing seems to work out: Then I sometimes go far just to distract enemy players. It requires knowledge of good positioning and strategic uses of spectral walk or flesh worm. Sometimes I have 2-3 players on far for 2-3 minutes. This gives our team time to cap the other two nodes. It works well as a scourge, because that strategy is well known for weavers (so players leave the node, they know it is hard to kill), but as a scourge you are expected to die easily, so they just won't seem to give up chasing you. Also know that as a scourge you'll get instantly focused, so try out different strategies to survive in the beginning of the game.

    • Don't waste too much time on a node that is not yours. Weavers, Firebrand, Scrappers... These classes are often trying to waste your time on a node. The points are ticking for them. You could be much useful elsewhere. If you can't kill him and no one is coming to help you, just leave it. It is the same with the bell on Capricorn, for instance. If YOUR team has most nodes, yeah, you can waste time on bell while the points are ticking in your favor. But if the enemy team has them capped, don't waste too much time on the bell. Especially not when it is the first one. (= only 15 points) At least decap. Same with skyhammer etc.

    • Never give up. I won so many games even with like 20 - 150 just because the enemy team got too greedy, went far, we regrouped and killed everyone. We snowballed our way back in the game. Even more so on the maps with special mechanics like the Capricorn.

    • Know when to leave. If you are on low health OR you have every skill on cool-down, just leave. As I was still in gold few seasons ago people liked to tell "stay in point", even if that means dying. This is just not right. If dead, you are 15 seconds just gone from the game, and you even need a few seconds more to get on a node again, so dying is the worst that can happen to you. You should always kite if it means surviving While kiting, there's a good chance someone will help you out and you can fight together.

    • Scourge-only tip: if you play blood scourge and use the F4, use clever positioning. In Khylo for instance, you can position yourself under the clocktower, use F4 above you where the teamfight is going on and any of your players will get teleported down to you. This gives you some time to rez. If you don't position yourself well, be aware of ppl just waiting for you to rez in order to just dump every fricking skill on you and mash every button just to kill you too. It is like a trap. It still happens to me. I have a player almost revived...just a little bit...a little bit...and I am dead as well. Being to greedy. So train your situational awareness and really think about if a rez is possible or not.

    • Communicate with your team. If you think things are not going well, let them know what is happening on the map. Maybe they are not good enough yet to have the rotational knowledge or everything at the same time (skills, kiting, rotating...) is too much for them. Just let them now if players are incoming mid, let them know if there are players camping close or draw the numbers of current enemies on the nodes on the map. Don't ever be toxic, it just encourages players to play even WORSE, so if you really want a chance to WIN the game, give polite and friendly advice. If you still lose, at least you have done everything you could AND maybe in the next games, the players profit from your advice resulting in better match quality overall.
      PLEASE don't spam the pinging. Yes, if it is important, you can ping a few times, like for the 8.30 buffs on Temple of the Silent Storm, but don't ping like for 20 seconds! It really distract players from fighting to hear this sound and everyone should have seen / heard it by pinging 3-4 times.

    • Learn animations. If you have problems with certain classes, play them yourself and learn their animations. Holo is still op and the cc-chain ridiculous, but at least I know the exact animations and know when to dodge or corrupt their stability. Same with the downed abilities. Necros downed ability 2 is really easy to dodge, for instance

    • Only let downed players bleed out when you don't forget about them. In this meta we have scourges with F4 rez and fbs with the rez signet. So just leaving someone downed unattended is not recommended.

    ~ Miyu Chan / Tanky Miyu / Fyora ♥

  • @Happy Yes.1453 said:
    Are you Wing/Gornit/Sinid/Mijo?

    • Yes: play necro
    • No: dont play necro

    *** Update ***
    dont play necro

  • Crab Fear.1624Crab Fear.1624 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Happy Yes.1453 said:

    @Happy Yes.1453 said:
    Are you Wing/Gornit/Sinid/Mijo?

    • Yes: play necro
    • No: dont play necro

    *** Update ***
    dont play necro

    If you cant win in 2 button presses, the class is not viable.

    Soon™ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Thief is my obsession.

  • Shao.7236Shao.7236 Member ✭✭✭

    @Highlie.7641 said:
    There has never been a meta change. The Most effective tactic has always been to abuse the downed / rally mechanics. which leads to a snowball. in the beginning it was with tanky comps, then with rally utilities. and now it's burst / damage. but there all trying to accomplish the same thing.

    As such you should of never taken the Spvp in Gw2 seriously. and now that they have added a ridiculous amount of power creep, even winning fight's means absolutely nothing. (as it's more then likely you or them are being carried by bad design)

    so you want a trick? Stop caring, it means nothing if you win, and nothing if you lose.

    Bringing forth some grand scheme argument without justifying it is a meaningless argument.