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No downed WvW... Permanently

anduriell.6280anduriell.6280 Member ✭✭✭

The no downed weekend made the game mode so much better . I could even see a shy comeback of the zerg busters guilds having fun while destroying full map blob of pugs.
For me it was a fun weekend.

And for you?

No downed WvW... Permanently 178 votes

Yes! Why is this not a thing already?
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Um... Please remove "F to ress" to downed players and after 7 secs downed players are ded if not rallied or other skills.
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No please, me likey to be ressed continuously by me bloba of 60
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Other so much better idea (please explain)
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  • Israel.7056Israel.7056 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

  • Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    YES of course but...I don't really think it matters. It's a bit too late.

  • Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @godofcows.2451 said:
    YES of course but...I don't really think it matters. It's a bit too late.

    vote the poll or your opinion won't be seen!

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

    Erm that is kind of what I'm saying. However, it could easily go DBL Poll and leave a large chunk of the community upset. Removal of downed state, no matter how attractive, will just polarize the community more with bunkers and glass cannons and little in between. Nothing good can really come from this type of poll, anet official or not.

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • Israel.7056Israel.7056 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @Justine.6351 said:

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

    Erm that is kind of what I'm saying. However, it could easily go DBL Poll and leave a large chunk of the community upset. Removal of downed state, no matter how attractive, will just polarize the community more with bunkers and glass cannons and little in between. Nothing good can really come from this type of poll, anet official or not.

    The vets are always disappointed with this game and its community nothing new there. Game coddles bad players it is what it is.

  • Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @Justine.6351 said:

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

    Erm that is kind of what I'm saying. However, it could easily go DBL Poll and leave a large chunk of the community upset. Removal of downed state, no matter how attractive, will just polarize the community more with bunkers and glass cannons and little in between. Nothing good can really come from this type of poll, anet official or not.

    Right now the gamemode is bunkers and glasscanons, you can see that simply for the amount of threads talking about one shot builds. Bunkers firebrands and spellbreakers and glass canons weavers and scourges.
    Removing downed state would be good because full glass canons scourges and eles would shift to put some armor on it. You see there are only good things coming from no downstate in wvw.

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    The server i'm in has a healthy amount of newcomers and a decent amount of pugmanders. I don't know what you complain about Justine.

  • No down state is idiotic, full stop. Go back to 1999 when games were like that.

  • Chaba.5410Chaba.5410 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No please, me likey to be ressed continuously by me bloba of 60

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

    Polls are trash.

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @anduriell.6280 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

    Erm that is kind of what I'm saying. However, it could easily go DBL Poll and leave a large chunk of the community upset. Removal of downed state, no matter how attractive, will just polarize the community more with bunkers and glass cannons and little in between. Nothing good can really come from this type of poll, anet official or not.

    Right now the gamemode is bunkers and glasscanons, you can see that simply for the amount of threads talking about one shot builds. Bunkers firebrands and spellbreakers and glass canons weavers and scourges.
    Removing downed state would be good because full glass canons scourges and eles would shift to put some armor on it. You see there are only good things coming from no downstate in wvw.

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    The server i'm in has a healthy amount of newcomers and a decent amount of pugmanders. I don't know what you complain about Justine.

    Lol? So yes those "full glass cannons scourges" would bunker up,

    And yes those new players would bunker up, go super stealth glass cannons or quit completely.

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Lol? So yes those "full glass cannons scourges" would bunker up,

    And yes those new players would bunker up, go super stealth glass cannons or quit completely.

    yes pleaze tell me more about you can see the future and what every single player will decide...

    I say they'll go with their guild and follow their guild lead orgo to metabattle and use the op build of the season. Either way i foresee they will have a blast. Prove me wrong.

  • coro.3176coro.3176 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No please, me likey to be ressed continuously by me bloba of 60

    No.

    Scrapper's ENTIRE kitten CLASS MECHANIC is reviving and stomping. That is already useless in PvE, and situational in PvP/WvW. If down state was removed, it would have to be reworked.

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Let me explain my position on protecting new players,

    The other night myself and a power reaper were loling as we kept wiping 4 super low rank players. After a couple hours someone from the enemy side whsipered me and said "congrats you just drove those new players into quiting". We weren't even BMing them.

    It is too important for this game modes survivability to protect it's newcomers at a basic level. Get them hooked and then maybe think about removing the training wheels, aka downed state, with a rank based taper trim of downed state.

    Still though, I don't want to see WvW become more bunker/glass cannons polarized than it is already.

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Let me explain my position on protecting new players,

    The other night myself and a power reaper were loling as we kept wiping 4 super low rank players. After a couple hours someone from the enemy side whsipered me and said "congrats you just drove those new players into quiting". We weren't even BMing them.

    It is too important for this game modes survivability to protect it's newcomers at a basic level. Get them hooked and then maybe think about removing the training wheels, aka downed state, with a rank based taper trim of downed state.

    Still though, I don't want to see WvW become more bunker/glass cannons polarized than it is already.

    ok so you are telling me you were bulling some newcomers. That's entirely on your character and not in the game mechanics whatever those are.

    Now please explain to me how no having downed state would have changed that outcome. But maybe the agony of being downed watching your teammates being harassed by a rev and reaper with +6k wvw rank wihout the possibility of doing anything was the limit. And also watching the trollish finishers

    I think no downed in the picture you draw would have been better for them. Maybe they wouldn't have quit but moved on instead if they would have to respawn as soon as defeated.

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 26, 2018

    @anduriell.6280 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Lol? So yes those "full glass cannons scourges" would bunker up,

    And yes those new players would bunker up, go super stealth glass cannons or quit completely.

    yes pleaze tell me more about you can see the future and what every single player will decide...

    I say they'll go with their guild and follow their guild lead orgo to metabattle and use the op build of the season. Either way i foresee they will have a blast. Prove me wrong.

    I've been roaming for 6 years. Learning people and how they respond to my presence on the map gives me the foresight to see many things.

    Generally people play what they find fun and generally what people find fun in gaming is living or killing. Polarizing their choices polarizes their choice of build.

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • Israel.7056Israel.7056 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @Chaba.5410 said:

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

    Polls are trash.

    Depends on how they're structured this one seems pretty simple to me.

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @anduriell.6280 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Let me explain my position on protecting new players,

    The other night myself and a power reaper were loling as we kept wiping 4 super low rank players. After a couple hours someone from the enemy side whsipered me and said "congrats you just drove those new players into quiting". We weren't even BMing them.

    It is too important for this game modes survivability to protect it's newcomers at a basic level. Get them hooked and then maybe think about removing the training wheels, aka downed state, with a rank based taper trim of downed state.

    Still though, I don't want to see WvW become more bunker/glass cannons polarized than it is already.

    ok so you are telling me you were bulling some newcomers. That's entirely on your character and not in the game mechanics whatever those are.

    Now please explain to me how no having downed state would have changed that outcome. But maybe the agony of being downed watching your teammates being harassed by a rev and reaper with +6k wvw rank wihout the possibility of doing anything was the limit. And also watching the trollish finishers

    I think no downed in the picture you draw would have been better for them. Maybe they wouldn't have quit but moved on instead if they would have to respawn as soon as defeated.

    Yes killing players 2v4 is bullying them... Idk why I try to explain anything to YOU for like the past 4 years on these forums.

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • Sylosi.6503Sylosi.6503 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 26, 2018

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

    Erm that is kind of what I'm saying. However, it could easily go DBL Poll and leave a large chunk of the community upset. Removal of downed state, no matter how attractive, will just polarize the community more with bunkers and glass cannons and little in between. Nothing good can really come from this type of poll, anet official or not.

    The vets are always disappointed with this game and its community nothing new there. Game coddles bad players it is what it is.

    Of course it coddles bad players (though given it is a casual themepark MMORPG I am not sure why anyone would expect different), which is exactly why the vet players that remain, are still playing the excuse for "PvP" that is WvW , because they are bad.

  • GDchiaScrub.3241GDchiaScrub.3241 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Weren't there some polls already? Also...why did you have to insert opinions into the answer? I would prefer no-rally, so at least new players don't have a jarring experience when they suddenly die.

    D:

    RISE guild best guild super RPers trash blob guild [RISE] always dies on inc masters of the Die On Inc technique where Prince Jarvan just died.

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  • Israel.7056Israel.7056 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @Sylosi.6503 said:

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

    Erm that is kind of what I'm saying. However, it could easily go DBL Poll and leave a large chunk of the community upset. Removal of downed state, no matter how attractive, will just polarize the community more with bunkers and glass cannons and little in between. Nothing good can really come from this type of poll, anet official or not.

    The vets are always disappointed with this game and its community nothing new there. Game coddles bad players it is what it is.

    Of course it coddles bad players (though given it is a casual themepark MMORPG I am not sure why anyone would expect different), which is exactly why the vet players that remain, are still playing the excuse for "PvP" that is WvW , because they are bad.

    Well it's either eso bdo or this game for rvr so....

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Other so much better idea (please explain)

    Player goes down once and gets ressed/rallies => gains 10 minute debuff.

    Debuff = the next time the player goes down within the timer, they bypass down state and die fully. Debuff cannot be removed or changed.

    2 strike system, allows fun stomping and prevents endless res loops.

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  • Israel.7056Israel.7056 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @Chaba.5410 said:

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Chaba.5410 said:

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

    Polls are trash.

    Depends on how they're structured this one seems pretty simple to me.

    This one is also trash. It is a typical non-randomized poll with loaded answers that reflect the author's base assumptions. The author isn't doing "research", he's just looking for people who agree with him. I never take these polls seriously. Anet should do away with the polling function on this forum all together, to be honest, because they are a form of petitioning.

    Yeah the questions are definitely loaded youre right about that. I don't see the problem with petitioning they don't seem to care either way.

  • Loosmaster.8263Loosmaster.8263 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Other so much better idea (please explain)

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Exactly. The cheese builds that down you so fast you're DD before your down skills even become available. So down state is really pointless...

    Fàther - Create a mount then kill it until it's more useless than PvE. "Smart"
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  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Loosmaster.8263 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Exactly. The cheese builds that down you so fast you're DD before your down skills even become available. So down state is really pointless...

    I find a lot of the times just watching your allies will present you with a couple options to protect them,

    Who is repeatedly the target of one shot?
    What do I have in my skill set to help them?
    If they drop what type of stomp is the enemy going for and what can I do to counter it?
    Is there something that I can do beyond ressing my Ally to rally them?

    For just about every downed state scenario there is a way to counter it,
    Rez faster, simply be on that Ally as they drop an immdiately start to Rez
    Stealth Ally
    Cc
    Ally using movement downed state skill
    Counter cleave
    Combination of above

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • Arlette.9684Arlette.9684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As much as I would LOVE having no downed state in WvW, it would make the game less inclusive. ANet won’t do it!

    Vae Victus!
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  • Crazy.6029Crazy.6029 Member ✭✭✭
    No please, me likey to be ressed continuously by me bloba of 60

    No thank you. It was ok for a week running around and bursting players down from stealth and but mainly I played soul beast which was king imo and that was fun too. But seriously, after a while its just like fps shooter game and just wasn't fun with the lack of counter play. IF you don't like downstate it is ok, but the game is balanced around it and it is core part of game play. Also, could we just stop with these NO DOWNSTATE..threads. Please. Really scared Anet will think these threads actually reflect the majority of the player base. :)

  • Aside from annoying the people with zillions of finishers that they like to use...just leave it as it is... and I didn't answer the poll because frankly it's obviously geared toward staining people who want to keep the downstate... If we had a poll that actually had responses you could select that were clearly non-bias then that would be different.

    Regardless... downstate hopefully will stay as it is since it's a pretty neat feature when it's YOU that needs rezzing without having to port now isn't it??.

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

  • No please, me likey to be ressed continuously by me bloba of 60

    @Dawdler.8521 said:
    Biased poll options are biased. This isnt a poll, its just trying to make fun of people voting no.

    No one should vote for anything.

    Actually, everybody should vote exactly opposite of what he wants. That way we turn it around on him. lol.

  • Downed state is a mechanic that just adds more flavor to the game IMO and should not be removed ever.

    I can see why people find it annoying to have someone you just downed get rezzed up (near) instantly by ~5 people in a blob, or even by just a lone revive trait + mercy runes firebrand which is included in a lot of 3-5 man "roaming" parties these days. On the other hand it's also very satisfying to narrowly save somebody from a stomp with a clutch CC or stealth etc. And as other posters have mentioned there is just too much burst in the game, a deadeye or other high burst class could just solo an entire party without downstate for example. Then you could say they deserve it for losing 5v1, but that's just making it too easy for roamers if you ask me.

    So i'd be opposed to removal of downed state, but i wouldn't be against adding some limitations/risk increasing factors. After reading this thread, a few come to mind;

    • Slower base revive speed to give players a larger chance at pulling off a stomp or to outdamage the revive speed.
    • Lower cap on the amount of people who can revive you (1,2 or 3 players max depending on revive speed balance etc.)
    • I like the idea by Curunen earlier in this thread to introduce a debuff that makes you instantly defeated when downed for a second time.
    • A bit more extreme would be the removal of the rally system, so if you want to be revived your allies will have to take a larger risk and potentially enter AoE/player groups etc.

    Thus, rather than removing a mechanic that sets the game apart from others in the genre and in my opinion adds more flavor to the game, i'd rather downed state gets a balance check.

    Just my two cents.

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  • anduriell.6280anduriell.6280 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 27, 2018
    Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @oOStaticOo.9467 said:

    @Dawdler.8521 said:
    Biased poll options are biased. This isnt a poll, its just trying to make fun of people voting no.
    No one should vote for anything.

    Actually, everybody should vote exactly opposite of what he wants. That way we turn it around on him. lol.

    Whoa the toxicty is escalating quickly there...

    @WraithOfStealth.1624 said:

    • Slower base revive speed to give players a larger chance at pulling off a stomp or to outdamage the revive speed.
    • Lower cap on the amount of people who can revive you (1,2 or 3 players max depending on revive speed balance etc.)
    • I like the idea by Curunen earlier in this thread to introduce a debuff that makes you instantly defeated when downed for a second time.
    • A bit more extreme would be the removal of the rally system, so if you want to be revived your allies will have to take a larger risk and potentially enter AoE/player groups etc.

    Um... I don't think it would help. If you get downed once you will die again pretty soon if the enemy kept you targeted. Which leads to the directly defeated state.

    IMO the worst offender in wvw is the power ress. It was a problem when you could get power ressed from defeated state (Anet solved that) and is still a problem now, it only helps bigger comps.
    A compromised solution would be the one nobody vote for (funny enough) : You get downed state but just for 5 seconds. During that time you can rally or benefit from self or allied skills to revive downed players but not from the "F to ress" (remove the action ress while in combat) . Thus downed players can still be ressed but at a cost. 5 seconds is enough time to stomp, rally or skill ress. And we avoid the "because we are 3 to 1 we click 1 to win"

    IMO removing downstate would be perfect but i admit a middle ground solution would be also acceptable.

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 27, 2018

    @anduriell.6280 said:
    IMO the worst offender in wvw is the power ress. It was a problem when you could get power ressed from defeated state (Anet solved that) and is still a problem now, it only helps bigger comps.
    A compromised solution would be the one nobody vote for (funny enough) : You get downed state but just for 5 seconds. During that time you can rally or benefit from self or allied skills to revive downed players but not from the "F to ress" (remove the action ress while in combat) . Thus downed players can still be ressed but at a cost. 5 seconds is enough time to stomp, rally or skill ress. And we avoid the "because we are 3 to 1 we click 1 to win"

    That would have a serious impact when fighting outnumbered where you need to choose whether to res or wait until you've distracted/ccd enemies or time cooldowns on their bomb.

    People in favor of removing downstate only seem to consider black and white zerg ressing - which in practice usually only leads to more downed unless the enemy zerg consist of fools - instead of moments where ressing can be the difference between win or loss and has a major impact on the flow of GW2 combat. Lacking the skill to control downed isnt something to blaim downed state for.

    Its unique among MMOs because Anet wanted us to cooporate. To feel like we can help each other. To play together. Thats why we've played it for 6 years now. Not because lol instakill is all there is but because you can say grab my hand and we go kitten up that enemy.

    Anet already fixed downed state via 1:1 rally. Any changes would only hurt smallscale and wont matter for large scale.

  • reddie.5861reddie.5861 Member ✭✭✭
    Other so much better idea (please explain)

    prefer to see rally removed from WvW.
    either res or bleed to dead no self res either. so if your teamm8s let you bleed ur dead.

  • I can add lots of examples why downstate must stay,

    • Mesmers will kill something and run.
    • thieves will kill something and run.
    • Rangers will kill something and run.
    • Engineers will kill something and run.
    • Warriors will try to do the same.
      And if they made it, I will prepare the traps DH or something group and just place traps or anything that I have hope that it can kill someone while I am being safe in tower or near tower or something.

    Also I am not fond of being killed by one hit from stealth etc.
    There are so many things that are broken, and trust me if it happens and they made it, many people will quit or stop bothering with wvw, I am someone who benefited from this event but had zero interest to play it, because most of the time I know that I can kill something and run ( and kill the rest after reset if possible) or just simply kill and go away. Could also avoid things that I didn't want to fight if I felt like it.

  • LetoII.3782LetoII.3782 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @Crazy.6029 said:
    No thank you. It was ok for a week running around and bursting players down from stealth and but mainly I played soul beast which was king imo and that was fun too. But seriously, after a while its just like fps shooter game and just wasn't fun with the lack of counter play. IF you don't like downstate it is ok, but the game is balanced around it and it is core part of game play. Also, could we just stop with these NO DOWNSTATE..threads. Please. Really scared Anet will think these threads actually reflect the majority of the player base. :)

    Maybe they do
    Not like it's the same person bringing it up over and over

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  • Zawn.9647Zawn.9647 Member ✭✭✭

    @Heartpains.7312 said:
    I can add lots of examples why downstate must stay,

    • Mesmers will kill something and run.
    • thieves will kill something and run.
    • Rangers will kill something and run.
    • Engineers will kill something and run.
    • Warriors will try to do the same.
      And if they made it, I will prepare the traps DH or something group and just place traps or anything that I have hope that it can kill someone while I am being safe in tower or near tower or something.

    Also I am not fond of being killed by one hit from stealth etc.
    There are so many things that are broken, and trust me if it happens and they made it, many people will quit or stop bothering with wvw, I am someone who benefited from this event but had zero interest to play it, because most of the time I know that I can kill something and run ( and kill the rest after reset if possible) or just simply kill and go away. Could also avoid things that I didn't want to fight if I felt like it.

    100% agree with you.

    However I think downstate could see some changes in wvw such as:

    • Slower rez or faster bleed
    • No rally from kills, only through skill 4 and friendly rezzes
    • Maybe a 20-40% damage increase to downed enemies so its easier to finish them but not "insta killed"

    maybe some of these ideas would be a good fit

  • @Heartpains.7312 said:
    I can add lots of examples why downstate must stay,

    • Mesmers will kill something and run.
    • thieves will kill something and run.
    • Rangers will kill something and run.
    • Engineers will kill something and run.
    • Warriors will try to do the same.
      And if they made it, I will prepare the traps DH or something group and just place traps or anything that I have hope that it can kill someone while I am being safe in tower or near tower or something.

    Also I am not fond of being killed by one hit from stealth etc.
    There are so many things that are broken, and trust me if it happens and they made it, many people will quit or stop bothering with wvw, I am someone who benefited from this event but had zero interest to play it, because most of the time I know that I can kill something and run ( and kill the rest after reset if possible) or just simply kill and go away. Could also avoid things that I didn't want to fight if I felt like it.

    So in these statements of x will kill something and run where do you figure you'll find the x on your side? Are they incapable of doing anything about it?

  • Israel.7056Israel.7056 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    I don't think I lost more than 2 or 3 fights 100-0 the entire no downed state weekend and I would've lost those fights just the same with downed state. The big difference was I won several outnumbered fights that probably would've been unwinnable normally. I even won a couple 1v4s because I got the jump on people. All in all id say it was well worth the trade off at least for someone like me.

  • SoV.5139SoV.5139 Member ✭✭✭

    Blobs being able to raise downed and steam roll one shot builds seems to be the only consequence the one shot troll builds have to face in WvW. Keep downed state the way it is.

  • No please, me likey to be ressed continuously by me bloba of 60

    No, it's fine the way it is.

    No one cares that the person you downed rallied and helped kill you. It undermines a key scrapper mechanic and would invariably increase the prevalence of annoying oneshot gank builds.

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  • Brutal Augus.5917Brutal Augus.5917 Member ✭✭
    edited September 28, 2018

    I would love it for my own biased reasons but it will probably never happen. I think it ultimately drives off more people than it helps to retain in the long run.

    Also they sell finishers on the gem store so they'd have to reimburse everyone that bought one. It's doable but just further decreases the likelihood of it ever happening imo.

    Edit: unless they keep finishers in another game mode or something, which even then would suck for the people that bought finishers specifically for WvW

  • Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    @Brutal Augus.5917 said:
    I would love it for my own biased reasons but it will probably never happen. I think it ultimately drives off more people than it helps to retain in the long run.

    Also they sell finishers on the gem store so they'd have to reimburse everyone that bought one. It's doable but just further decreases the likelihood of it ever happening imo.

    Edit: unless they keep finishers in another game mode or something, which even then would suck for the people that bought finishers specifically for WvW

    Whoever gets the final blow on the player should have their finisher automatically applied to that kill. :D That would make fights quite entertaining when people die.

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  • Turk.5460Turk.5460 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes! Why is this not a thing already?

    I loved no-downstate and I think it should be a recurring weeklong event. I feel as though we should have 1 week a month have some sort of twist.

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  • @anduriell.6280 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:

    @Israel.7056 said:

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    Way more trash than treasure on this forum no downed isn't ever going to win a straw poll here be serious.

    Erm that is kind of what I'm saying. However, it could easily go DBL Poll and leave a large chunk of the community upset. Removal of downed state, no matter how attractive, will just polarize the community more with bunkers and glass cannons and little in between. Nothing good can really come from this type of poll, anet official or not.

    Right now the gamemode is bunkers and glasscanons, you can see that simply for the amount of threads talking about one shot builds. Bunkers firebrands and spellbreakers and glass canons weavers and scourges.
    Removing downed state would be good because full glass canons scourges and eles would shift to put some armor on it. You see there are only good things coming from no downstate in wvw.

    @Justine.6351 said:
    Please don't make these kinds of polls. They are just going to be skewed. Beyond the fact that one shot is a rampant thing and wvw is dependent on incomming new players to stay afloat.

    The server i'm in has a healthy amount of newcomers and a decent amount of pugmanders. I don't know what you complain about Justine.

    But what about glass soulbeasts? Separate topic but I'm having lots of fun on mine with triple bloodlust so far :blush:

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