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What kind of WvW player are you?

TheBravery.9615TheBravery.9615 Member ✭✭✭
edited September 20, 2018 in WvW
  1. Control Freak: Typically a commander, running with a guild. Voice chat required at all times, you tell pugs to get lost and guild kick anyone that dies in your raids. Generally has a ridiculous group sustain and it takes a zerg twice the size to kill you. Guild builds mandatory. Constantly asks if anyone wants to gvg
  2. Eat my huge burst and give me your delicious salty whisper: Typically a troll or sadist that relishes in the fact that you can dish out an ungodly amount of damage from nowhere and likely out of stealth, patiently waits for salty whispers and even provokes anger by throwing siege on your enemy corpses after you delete them off the face of tyria.
  3. Filthy Casual: Plays on the weekends, generally a bronze or lower rank player. Runs with friends, and plays non-competitively to have a good time. Nothing rustles your jimbos.
  4. I'm just here for the reward track tbh: PPTS and K-Trains only. Hates W, vW probably most likely for the "Eat my huge burst and give me your delicious salty whisper" kind of player, likely mainly plays PvE and uses a PvE build in WvW.
  5. The person that just got a commander tag and takes the server to negative PPK territory: After all those years of criticizing commanders, you finally get enough currency to afford a commander tag. Now you can show those noobs how it's really done, Despite being only a bronze rank. Has good intentions, but probably doesn't know the bad calls and poor positioning is causing the server's ppk to go to hell. Eventually gives up and capture camps and paper towers with a squad of 20 pugs or tailgate another more experienced commander to doubleteam.
  6. /bow /bow /bow: Typically on the sides of SMC dueling people. Ganks anyone that's disrespectful to others dueling and is somehow elusive to zergs running them over. Doesn't help the server, defend objectives, or resurrect allies.
  7. I have no idea what I'm doing: Has a .0000001 k/d ratio, never has supplies, and likely squirrels off to kill a harpy if running in a zerg. likely uninstalls after playing for 10 minutes. Never on voice chat.
  8. Hold 1 and W zerg bot: Self explanatory. Equivalent is the guy playing a healbot ele saying "water" every 2 seconds in voice chat.
  9. Siege humping intensifies: Has a bottomless pit of superior and guild siege collected and donated over time. Has a secret "War Chest", and will even buy out guilds from other servers. Arrow carts block out the sun. Will take out a paper gate with 15 guild rams and a trebuchet

What kind of WvW player are you? 100 votes

Control freak
7% 7 votes
Eat my huge burst and give me your delicious salty whisper
25% 25 votes
Filthy Casual
41% 41 votes
I'm just here for the reward track tbh
7% 7 votes
The person that just got a commander tag and takes the server to negative ppk territory
0% 0 votes
/bow /bow /bow
7% 7 votes
I have no idea what I'm doing
7% 7 votes
Hold 1 and W zerg bot
6% 6 votes
Siege humping intensifies
0% 0 votes
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Comments

  • Would a roamer count as a casual? I roam a hour or so a day, or join a small tag to do a few towers and keeps. Don't take it too seriously, just trying to have fun

  • I have no idea what I am doing most of the time. I just search for a huge group and follow them. BUT! I always try to get supplies, at least I know about that? And sometimes I am even able to kill enemy players! Proud moments for me, even though it's more luck than talent. but psst xD

  • @Omnicron.2467 said:
    Would a roamer count as a casual? I roam a hour or so a day, or join a small tag to do a few towers and keeps. Don't take it too seriously, just trying to have fun

    that sounds about right

  • +1 to casul

    I play more than just weekends though, but I refuse to sacrifice even a single bit of fun in my build for efficiency.. X)

  • SpellOfIniquity.1780SpellOfIniquity.1780 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 20, 2018

    None, actually.

    I consider myself a "floater." Although I used to do a lot of roaming, and obviously given my rank a lot of zerging as well, I've always had a habit of wandering off. Some time late last year I became a full time floater. Which is what I consider to be a player who doesn't quite roam but doesn't quite zerg. And I recognize a lot of players other than myself who do the same.

    I run towards contested objectives or red dots, sometimes getting caught up with zergs that pass by before I wander off again. I sometimes attempt to solo towers or hang around high traffic areas looking for fights but usually end up getting ganked. If it happens frequently enough, instead I'll retreat to safer ground and play defense looking for fights on my own side of the map.

    I don't ever have any real objectives other than to find action. I'll call out anything I see if it's important, I'll help anyone who looks like they need it and if there's a tagless group that seems lost I'll give them some direction by taking pseudo-command.

    If there's one thing I'm not however, it's a salt farmer. I realize I can be a frustrating player to fight since at times, I'm prone to being stubborn and abusing shelter or random pugs to get my wins, but I never intend to make people angry. Nor do I like to when it happens. The last thing I want to do is to upset someone but unfortunately a lot of people have fragile egos or misinterpret the context of combat. Either way, I try my best to calm people down if they get angry with me but that doesn't mean I'm innocent either.

    I just want fights that feel good whether I win or lose and occasionally to swim in loot and zerg surf. Unfortunately, all of those things are harder and harder to come by as roam groups inflate and start to play proper comps and zergs avoid hard pushing at all costs.

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  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    delicious salt

    I Have No friends, so I Must pug

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

    Some of those choices are oddly specific.

  • Yeah, the choices are not really good choices. I'm gonna decline choosing one as none of them really relate to me. Maybe change your descriptions to a more broader general description instead of these specific ones you've chosen.

  • CLosest I could see is a casual. I stream 2 nights a week and sometimes 1 or 2 times during the day. Most of the time all I do is solo/duo roam.

    Red = Dead...or someone runs away. Either way it's gone.
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  • LetoII.3782LetoII.3782 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Terb is lief

    [HUNT] the predatory instinct

  • Norbe.7630Norbe.7630 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 20, 2018

    Where is the YOLO mode option?

    Why So Serious?

  • I'm currently a zerg bot. I started out as a roamer, but now I only roam to complete dailies or roam on a zerg build while I'm waiting on a queue.

    Server: Sorrow's Furnace
    Guilds: [DOA] Descendants Of Ascalon, [LOOT] Legendary Order Of Thieves
    Characters: Black Hooded S\D Thief, Celestial Herald & Power Reaper

  • BadMed.3846BadMed.3846 Member ✭✭✭

    Where's the "I AFK in SMC option"?

  • SkyShroud.2865SkyShroud.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I think you missing out the fundamental "I want to win" and "I wan to boost ego" kind.

    Founder & Leader of Equinox Solstice [TIME], a Singapore-Based International PvX Guild
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  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't play much WvW lately but I either play in guild raids or 99% afk and only farming pips. No in between

    Smugly chuckling forever.
    My sentence doesn't make sense? Well, I probably forgot to write half of it before posting.

  • should add an option like other for those that can't find a choice that reflects how they choose to play the game mode

  • Dayra.7405Dayra.7405 Member ✭✭✭

    i am
    10. a former WvW-player with outdated builds that looks from time to time if there are still people in WvW

  • So where's the all of the above option?

  • Ronin.4501Ronin.4501 Member ✭✭
    edited September 21, 2018

    None of the above.
    I typically roam solo (or more recently will group with 1-2 other roamers if they send me an invite) and will raid with my guild on our designated nights. I find the one-shot builds and perma-invuln/perma-evade builds to be somewhat boring (reminds me of the kids who used cheat codes in the older console games so they could never die), so I'm always trying different classes/builds in an attempt to find something that is at least somewhat effective against all classes (ranged & melee; condi & burst) and at the same time can be effective enough to solo a tower. I like a challenge.
    I do have a tag and used to tag up in the past, but honestly I think more people followed me because of my voice rather than my leadership abilities. I have a lot of strategies and tactics (uncommon siege placement specifically), but I'm not so good at sharing those strategies/tactics with my followers in a timely fashion, so it tended to blow up in my face more often than not...if you followed me into an open-field fight you had a 2% chance of survival!!

    Ronin V/Skhaar/Vicious Blacktongue/etc.
    Questionable Integrity [Sin]
    Stormbluff Isle
    Mithril Invader

  • I'm sort of... spastic and unfocused. The population on Stormbluff/Dragonband isn't that high, so for most things it is hard to find a group. There are long stretches of time without any commanders. So, I alternate between solo roaming, small group roaming, and zerging whenever the options present themselves. For some low maintenance participation I'll build a treb in a tower and slowly chip away at keep walls.

    As far as combat styles go, I'm pretty high aggro. I don't have any dedicated WvW sets, so I just import my full glass PVE sets over. This type of playstyle leaves me relatively glass, but the DPS is unreal sometimes. I will occasionally one-shot people with Deathstrike. So, whenever it comes to combat, I go right for the throat unless the situation demands otherwise. I don't have the stones to tag up in WvW, because I have tunnel vision and generally don't understand what good tactics are and why I should use them.

    "Self awareness is knowing when you're sitting at the throne of ignorance." --Leo G.

  • Where's the option for "Whatever gives me lulz for the moment?"

    REDUCE NA TO 3 TIERS

  • As a zerg-healscrapper I like to swim in a sea of green, blue and white numbers and texts. ;)

  • Tails.9372Tails.9372 Member ✭✭✭✭

    None of the above.

  • When I saw the poll title I thought for a second that this could possibly be a well thought out and descriptive poll about the different types of people in WvW. But sadly it actually casts a negative tone on every "type" listed here. None of these types describe what I do in WvW, which is, part fights, part havoc, with NONE of the negative overtones the op listed above.

    It would have been so cool if this had actually been a list of real WvW types/styles that people could identify with and select. Ah well...

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

  • Crazy.6029Crazy.6029 Member ✭✭✭

    For some reason the o post makes me want to log in and play my DE. I have no idea why.. :)

  • Filthy casual roamer for now.

    When the game came out my guild was much more serious about it. We were hoping for the second coming of DAoC. But that bubble burst quickly. Most of the guild moved on to better games. I still play GW2 casually when not with them.

  • Turk.5460Turk.5460 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 21, 2018

    @Grim West.3194 said:
    When the game came out my guild was much more serious about it. We were hoping for the second coming of DAoC. But that bubble burst quickly.

    So you were hoping for more AoE, much much much much more CC (for 10 times the duration as GW2), even longer structure defense and less solo balance? (less balance in general).

    I also like my rose tinted glasses, they are very pretty.

    Fort Aspenwood
    Jekkies

  • 1, upgrading camps, upgrading cities, stationed in camp,Protecting old cows
    2, killing small groups or large-scale wars.

  • @Turk.5460 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:
    When the game came out my guild was much more serious about it. We were hoping for the second coming of DAoC. But that bubble burst quickly.

    So you were hoping for more AoE, much much much much more CC (for 10 times the duration as GW2), even longer structure defense and less solo balance? (less balance in general).

    I also like my rose tinted glasses, they are very pretty.

    Not necessarily. But GW2's version of RvR was (and still is) a huge disappointment for us. DAoC, Warhammer, Aion, etc. weren't perfect but they engaged us for a much longer time.

  • Turk.5460Turk.5460 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Grim West.3194 said:

    @Turk.5460 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:
    When the game came out my guild was much more serious about it. We were hoping for the second coming of DAoC. But that bubble burst quickly.

    So you were hoping for more AoE, much much much much more CC (for 10 times the duration as GW2), even longer structure defense and less solo balance? (less balance in general).

    I also like my rose tinted glasses, they are very pretty.

    Not necessarily. But GW2's version of RvR was (and still is) a huge disappointment for us. DAoC, Warhammer, Aion, etc. weren't perfect but they engaged us for a much longer time.

    Why aren't you playing DAoC or Aion then? If WvW is a huge disappointment to you, I don't understand why you would continue to play.

    Fort Aspenwood
    Jekkies

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 21, 2018

    One who couldn't give a 4x what people think if i'm on my ranger who just does their business and leaves.
    Ah Aion. Being ganked by lvl50 rifters in +15 AP gear, while trying to level your lvl30. Those were the days.

  • Grim West.3194Grim West.3194 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 21, 2018

    @Turk.5460 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:

    @Turk.5460 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:
    When the game came out my guild was much more serious about it. We were hoping for the second coming of DAoC. But that bubble burst quickly.

    So you were hoping for more AoE, much much much much more CC (for 10 times the duration as GW2), even longer structure defense and less solo balance? (less balance in general).

    I also like my rose tinted glasses, they are very pretty.

    Not necessarily. But GW2's version of RvR was (and still is) a huge disappointment for us. DAoC, Warhammer, Aion, etc. weren't perfect but they engaged us for a much longer time.

    Why aren't you playing DAoC or Aion then? If WvW is a huge disappointment to you, I don't understand why you would continue to play.

    My point was that we lasted much, much longer in those games than in GW2. No game is perfect and tech changes. Old games are old.

    You may think that WvW is perfect. But most serious RvR players gave up on it soon after launch and for good reason.

    Alliances may finally fix some of the main issues with WvW. Might even get some of those players back. I hope so, but won't be holding my breath.

  • Turk.5460Turk.5460 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Grim West.3194 said:

    @Turk.5460 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:

    @Turk.5460 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:
    When the game came out my guild was much more serious about it. We were hoping for the second coming of DAoC. But that bubble burst quickly.

    So you were hoping for more AoE, much much much much more CC (for 10 times the duration as GW2), even longer structure defense and less solo balance? (less balance in general).

    I also like my rose tinted glasses, they are very pretty.

    Not necessarily. But GW2's version of RvR was (and still is) a huge disappointment for us. DAoC, Warhammer, Aion, etc. weren't perfect but they engaged us for a much longer time.

    Why aren't you playing DAoC or Aion then? If WvW is a huge disappointment to you, I don't understand why you would continue to play.

    My point was that we lasted much, much longer in those games than in GW2. No game is perfect and tech changes. Old games are old.

    You may think that WvW is perfect. But most serious RvR players gave up on it soon after launch and for good reason.

    I don't think WvW is perfect at all, but it's far more balanced and skill-based than DAoC RvR ever was. Though that's to be expected in an Action MMO where reflex and reaction are much more important. Each of those other games had terrible balance in both areas - abilities and gear. GW2 will never be perfect, no MMO will, but at least it doesn't have a "World of Gearcraft" sense to it as DAoC did - where you could easily defeat a far better player just by having the better gear.

    Fort Aspenwood
    Jekkies

  • Israel.7056Israel.7056 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Grim West.3194 said:
    Not necessarily. But GW2's version of RvR was (and still is) a huge disappointment for us. DAoC, Warhammer, Aion, etc. weren't perfect but they engaged us for a much longer time.

    Lol Aion really?

  • Artaz.3819Artaz.3819 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 21, 2018

    Also forget the option for trollz. You know those people that consistently spam /team /map chat about anything and everything. Blame the tags when things go badly. Refuse to work with objective attacks or defense. Either to just sit there and watch mostly or are easily distracted outside of the social text box or even even troll seige/tactic pull just for the lols that may occur later. (characteristic, will often share some real-life thing not important to the game experience of others or being inebriated..typically finding their own behavior amusing) Note, heavily-related to PIP farming/auto-treb/balista SMC or towers/outer wall repairing SMC.

  • Artaz.3819Artaz.3819 Member ✭✭✭

    @Grim West.3194 said:

    @Turk.5460 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:

    @Turk.5460 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:
    When the game came out my guild was much more serious about it. We were hoping for the second coming of DAoC. But that bubble burst quickly.

    So you were hoping for more AoE, much much much much more CC (for 10 times the duration as GW2), even longer structure defense and less solo balance? (less balance in general).

    I also like my rose tinted glasses, they are very pretty.

    Not necessarily. But GW2's version of RvR was (and still is) a huge disappointment for us. DAoC, Warhammer, Aion, etc. weren't perfect but they engaged us for a much longer time.

    Why aren't you playing DAoC or Aion then? If WvW is a huge disappointment to you, I don't understand why you would continue to play.

    My point was that we lasted much, much longer in those games than in GW2. No game is perfect and tech changes. Old games are old.

    You may think that WvW is perfect. But most serious RvR players gave up on it soon after launch and for good reason.

    Alliances may finally fix some of the main issues with WvW. Might even get some of those players back. I hope so, but won't be holding my breath.

    Crowfall

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Artaz.3819 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:

    @Turk.5460 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:

    @Turk.5460 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:
    When the game came out my guild was much more serious about it. We were hoping for the second coming of DAoC. But that bubble burst quickly.

    So you were hoping for more AoE, much much much much more CC (for 10 times the duration as GW2), even longer structure defense and less solo balance? (less balance in general).

    I also like my rose tinted glasses, they are very pretty.

    Not necessarily. But GW2's version of RvR was (and still is) a huge disappointment for us. DAoC, Warhammer, Aion, etc. weren't perfect but they engaged us for a much longer time.

    Why aren't you playing DAoC or Aion then? If WvW is a huge disappointment to you, I don't understand why you would continue to play.

    My point was that we lasted much, much longer in those games than in GW2. No game is perfect and tech changes. Old games are old.

    You may think that WvW is perfect. But most serious RvR players gave up on it soon after launch and for good reason.

    Alliances may finally fix some of the main issues with WvW. Might even get some of those players back. I hope so, but won't be holding my breath.

    Crowfall

    Which, like the other purported MMO that begins with 'C' might be out this century.

  • LetoII.3782LetoII.3782 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Grim West.3194 said:
    Not necessarily. But GW2's version of RvR was (and still is) a huge disappointment for us. DAoC, Warhammer, Aion, etc. weren't perfect but they engaged us for a much longer time.

    Lol Aion really?

    Ikr
    I consider the year I went hard into Aion a huge waste of my life -_-

    [HUNT] the predatory instinct

  • you forgot daily gatherer
    I call baloney poll

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

  • @Artaz.3819 said:
    Also forget the option for trollz. You know those people that consistently spam /team /map chat about anything and everything. Blame the tags when things go badly. Refuse to work with objective attacks or defense. Either to just sit there and watch mostly or are easily distracted outside of the social text box or even even troll seige/tactic pull just for the lols that may occur later. (characteristic, will often share some real-life thing not important to the game experience of others or being inebriated..typically finding their own behavior amusing) Note, heavily-related to PIP farming/auto-treb/balista SMC or towers/outer wall repairing SMC.

    kitten I forgot this one

    the keyboard warriors

  • atheria.2837atheria.2837 Member ✭✭✭

    @Omnicron.2467 said:
    Would a roamer count as a casual? I roam a hour or so a day, or join a small tag to do a few towers and keeps. Don't take it too seriously, just trying to have fun

    You are not a casual.

  • Leo Schrodingers Cat.2497Leo Schrodingers Cat.2497 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 25, 2018

    Thief... So I guess the Genyu Force emergency response team.

    Always there when you need em. There when you dont want em. And will ruin everyones day.

  • Mazreal Blackknight.1564Mazreal Blackknight.1564 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 25, 2018

    I am none of the listed types of WvW player. I run WvW meta builds, I own a tag but I never use it in WvW. I run with a zerg doing zerg things but I also run with a friend doing duo things. I am on voice chat if I am in WvW. I am rank 1,800+ so you pick for me.

  • X

    as in ex-WvW player, who remembers the good times of culling, portal bombs, churn, hammer trains, server pride. Running with Quenta and setting up ambushes. Running with Zoel and answering every call for help. Using my low level Ele to stop treb shots. The furor over GvG and fight guilds. Unfortunately I also remember the bad times. tournaments, buying guilds to overstack T1, glicko hell, sweeping for mesmers, pirate ship, HoT, tactivators, banners, Desert Borderland and how GvG broke the guild apart.

  • All of the above needs to be an option. Casual Siege Humping Control Freak who has no idea what they are doing. \o/

    [KiS] is a hostage situation. Pls send help.

  • Do the siege/tower huggers not use the forums or are they deceiving us?

    Idaeus [Eo]

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Casual is closest, but "plays non-competitively to have a good time. Nothing rustles your jimbos" is far from the truth. Casual in time spent doesn't mean one doesn't a) aim to play to a high level, b) aim to win and c) get flustered if failing at both a and b particularly if an encounter in b is "equal" or in one's favour.

    IH hybrid | My ears, how are you! | Kourna Jackrabbit for default Springer

  • I'm a mix of few of them.

  • @TheBravery.9615 said:
    1. Control Freak: Typically a commander, running with a guild. Voice chat required at all times, you tell pugs to get lost and guild kick anyone that dies in your raids. Generally has a ridiculous group sustain and it takes a zerg twice the size to kill you. Guild builds mandatory. Constantly asks if anyone wants to gvg
    2. Eat my huge burst and give me your delicious salty whisper: Typically a troll or sadist that relishes in the fact that you can dish out an ungodly amount of damage from nowhere and likely out of stealth, patiently waits for salty whispers and even provokes anger by throwing siege on your enemy corpses after you delete them off the face of tyria.
    3. Filthy Casual: Plays on the weekends, generally a bronze or lower rank player. Runs with friends, and plays non-competitively to have a good time. Nothing rustles your jimbos.
    4. I'm just here for the reward track tbh: PPTS and K-Trains only. Hates W, vW probably most likely for the "Eat my huge burst and give me your delicious salty whisper" kind of player, likely mainly plays PvE and uses a PvE build in WvW.
    5. The person that just got a commander tag and takes the server to negative PPK territory: After all those years of criticizing commanders, you finally get enough currency to afford a commander tag. Now you can show those noobs how it's really done, Despite being only a bronze rank. Has good intentions, but probably doesn't know the bad calls and poor positioning is causing the server's ppk to go to hell. Eventually gives up and capture camps and paper towers with a squad of 20 pugs or tailgate another more experienced commander to doubleteam.
    6. /bow /bow /bow: Typically on the sides of SMC dueling people. Ganks anyone that's disrespectful to others dueling and is somehow elusive to zergs running them over. Doesn't help the server, defend objectives, or resurrect allies.
    7. I have no idea what I'm doing: Has a .0000001 k/d ratio, never has supplies, and likely squirrels off to kill a harpy if running in a zerg. likely uninstalls after playing for 10 minutes. Never on voice chat.
    8. Hold 1 and W zerg bot: Self explanatory. Equivalent is the guy playing a healbot ele saying "water" every 2 seconds in voice chat.
    9. Siege humping intensifies: Has a bottomless pit of superior and guild siege collected and donated over time. Has a secret "War Chest", and will even buy out guilds from other servers. Arrow carts block out the sun. Will take out a paper gate with 15 guild rams and a trebuchet

    none love wvw, but getting tired of reading in wvw chat hate from people who seem to think politics,personal attacks belong there and anti american comments are ok this is getting as toxic as wow's community hell even starting up in open world about to shut this down and uninstall game and that could be today, i have better things to do then support this type of community and bs.

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