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Which of these best describes the state of PvP in your eyes?

Zexanima.7851Zexanima.7851 Member ✭✭✭

I just want to try to get an idea of how people feel about PvP, at least from the perspective of forum goers.

No longer playing the game due to PvP being abandon.

Which of these best describes the state of PvP in your eyes? 131 votes

This game has the best PvP!
6%
ArthurDent.9538Samnang.1879TAIKA.1903Shyfty.9502Xcution.4768Sampson.2403bbop.9706Gamble.4580 8 votes
I needs improvement but great over all.
12%
Cerioth.7062Kovu.7560Duncanmix.5238Falan.1839dtox.8397Taygus.4571Cayenne.5341Dano.2408dDuff.3860Les.4872verskore.4312montecristo.1324Kaozkrayken.9570Largo Cifer.3495BarnacleBoy.6918Clique.3809 16 votes
I find it very lacking but tolerable.
6%
saerni.2584shippage.1983Ivantreil.3092NaiveBayes.2587Lumpy Forehead.2193cyberzombie.7348Zexanima.7851Pandabot.8752 8 votes
Too toxic for me.
3%
Burnfall.9573Dami.5046VDAC.2137Regh.8649javascript.7924 5 votes
It feels dead to me, like its running in maintenance mode
16%
Fleabite.7528Crypto.7609Nimrod.9240Marxx.5021Crab Fear.1624rwolf.9571bluri.2653Ryan.9387Swing.6439Widmo.3186ZeteCommander.4937Fanta.8049PervMonk.4891Paradoxoglanis.1904Flying.6509Fearless.3569LolLookAtMyAP.8394Kurama.7365Happy Yes.1453Adamixos.6785 22 votes
The balance ruins it for me.
32%
Solori.6025BinaerHamsteraer.7396Stand The Wall.6987darthag.1320Rettan.9603Gigalmesh.8513Xstein.2187Pterikdactyl.7630Radiobiology.6185Ara.4569Vagrant.7206Exedore.6320choovanski.5462Elmo Benchwarmer.3025Bazooka.3590Qori.9671otto.5684TOM.9712JTGuevara.9018Vague Memory.2817 42 votes
I like the combat but not much else.
19%
Grimjack.8130Curunen.8729Talek.6795Reikou.7068Daishi.6027NecroSummonsMors.7816Kumouta.4985Silinsar.6298Crystal Black.8190Raiden The Beast.3016bigo.9037The one to Rule.2593Snapz.4702RedShark.9548AngelLovesFredrik.6741Multicolorhipster.9751Serenity.6304Prince Rawrrik.6935King Nutella.4570Flandre.2870 26 votes
They make the openings of Pringles cans way to small (other)
3%
Trevor Boyer.6524sephiroth.4217EremiteAngel.9765Chilli.2976 4 votes

Comments

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    on a downwards cycle because the lack off support causes players to abandon the game mode which cause anet to support it less which etc. etc.

    I Have No friends, so I Must pug

  • I like the combat but not much else.

    I like the combat system a lot but yeah game mode has zero support from devs.

  • rwolf.9571rwolf.9571 Member ✭✭✭
    It feels dead to me, like its running in maintenance mode

    Zero communication on bots and hackers, haven't fixed matchmaking. Pvp is basically a computer left "on" in a corner gathering dust.

  • Zinzon.4081Zinzon.4081 Member ✭✭

    Down state ;)

  • Sampson.2403Sampson.2403 Member ✭✭✭
    This game has the best PvP!

    Show me another mmo style pvp game mode with combat mechanics better than gw2 where I also don't need to grind for XP or Gear to compete.

  • Zexanima.7851Zexanima.7851 Member ✭✭✭
    I find it very lacking but tolerable.

    @Sampson.2403 said:
    Show me another mmo style pvp game mode with combat mechanics better than gw2 where I also don't need to grind for XP or Gear to compete.

    These are the things that draw me to sPvP and actually keep me playing however it feels like Anet does not invest much into the mode. They don't experiment with new game types, they have very few and far between balance changes (which leads to stale metas), it's not all that rewarding, there is a lot of cheating/botting/wintrading going unchecked, ect. I would enjoy the mode way more if they invested even half the time and effort they put into PvE.

    No longer playing the game due to PvP being abandon.

  • I like the combat but not much else.

    Combat can be fun w/ a couple outliers (i.e Double Rev comp), but overall the lack of support from Devs kinda sucks. Population is super low so rank means literally nothing.

  • Burnfall.9573Burnfall.9573 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 21, 2019
    Too toxic for me.

    Toxicity completes the list

  • Vague Memory.2817Vague Memory.2817 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 24, 2019
    The balance ruins it for me.

    There are a few boxes I would have ticked if that were an option. There are quite a few things wrong with PvP, some of them have been there from the start, others more recent.

    Some old stuff:

    The camera has always sucked. You have to constantly manually reposition the camera during fights to see what's going on. It actually very irritating. Also camera height means you frequently get killed by someone off screen because of the poor FoV. Some conditions and CC are just way better than others, but these are distributed asymmetrical among classes adding to imbalance. Burning and Chill outstrip other conditions. Launch, immobilise, and knockdown are the best cc, with launch just being ridiculous compared to the others. Oversized aoe condi/cc fields. There are much more examples of these.

    Relatively new stuff:

    Massive class spec imbalance. Most of the Maps are outdated. Maps were made during the power meta where you actually had to target your opponent, so small raised caps fights were actually fun. However they really don't work well in the massive aoe condi/cc field and multi target meta. These maps offer baked-in advantage to aoe orentiated classes, specs and teams. ANet's insistence on introducing Zero counterplay skills was the beginning of the end. Introducing low skill high reward elite specs creates toxicity in the game. Fighting isn't really about skill any more, it's about skill spamming 1 or 2 skills. On the latest elite specs I'm not even sure how I killed my opponent(s) most of the time. Some skills have 2 or 3 effects built into them now on short cds. I could go on and on, but why.

  • Flandre.2870Flandre.2870 Member ✭✭✭
    I like the combat but not much else.

    I like the combat but not much else.

  • Holgarf.6581Holgarf.6581 Member ✭✭
    edited June 26, 2019
    The balance ruins it for me.

    @torben.1532 said:
    It has the best combat but lack of support by anet and meh balance (every class has too much of everything) kinda very much annoy me

    I think the problem is a lack of definition between classes. This is the issue when ANet wants GW2 to be a any-class-is-viable approach and then tries to achieve things traditional MMOs do well

    That reminds me, yesterday I was thinking to myself, why does Necro have so much health and shroud, plus crazy damage, while Guardian has the lowest healthpool and half of it's skills are damage mitigation which really serves itself for the sake of keeping itself alive, when outside of fractals and raids it is less useful? Wouldn't it make more sense to have the crazy DPS Necro have slightly less health (because shroud and barrier and life siphon) and guardian have more base health as it does less damage and helps others? Firebrand has great DPS however, as we all know, but that low health borders on ridiculous. It's perfectly playable, but in terms of a team oriented works, that 12K health kinda sucks. I switched from FB to Reapert and was just steamrolling over everything. With FB I'm rallying often. I'm actually pretty good at the whole dodge and damage mitigation thing, but kitten it's constant work. I still enjoy it though, but after years of Guardian choosing Necro as my secondary was such a relief.

    Edit: apparently in the mornings I cannot string a sentence together without a ton of mistakes. Also, when I say less Necro health and more Guardian health, I'm talking about a small reduction of about 2K HP from Necro (down from 20-21k to 18) and Guardian base health up from 11.6 to 13-14k. It's a minor difference that will make Necro not such a stupidly easy class to play without hindering Reaper and Scourge and allow Guardian to use damage mitigation less frequently to actually be useful to itself and others.

  • RedShark.9548RedShark.9548 Member ✭✭✭✭
    I like the combat but not much else.

    @torben.1532 said:
    It has the best combat but lack of support by anet and meh balance (every class has too much of everything) kinda very much annoy me

    Highly agreed

  • Ganathar.4956Ganathar.4956 Member ✭✭✭

    @Holgarf.6581 said:

    @torben.1532 said:
    It has the best combat but lack of support by anet and meh balance (every class has too much of everything) kinda very much annoy me

    I think the problem is a lack of definition between classes. This is the issue when ANet wants GW2 to be a any-class-is-viable approach and then tries to achieve things traditional MMOs have.

    That reminds me, yesterday I was thinking to myself, why does Necro have so much health and shroud, plus crazy damage, while Guardian has the lowest healthpool and half of it's skills are damage mitigation which really serves itself for the sake of keeping itself alive, when outside of fractals and raids it is less useful? Wouldn't it make more sense to have the crazy DPS Necro have slightly less health (because shroud and barrier and life siphon) and guardian have more base health as it does less damage and helps others? Firebrand has great DPS however, as we all know, but that low health borders on ridiculous. It's perfectly playable, but in terms of a team oriented works, that 12K health kinda sucks. I switched from FB to Reaper and was just steamrolling overing everything. With FB I'm rallying often. I'm actually pretty good at the hold dodge and damage mitigation thing, but kitten it's constant work. I still enjoy it though, but after years of Guardian choosing Necro as my secondary was such a relief.

    Just replace guardian with elementalist and it gets even more unbelievable.

  • Chilli.2976Chilli.2976 Member ✭✭✭✭
    They make the openings of Pringles cans way to small (other)

    But on a serious note.. The population is slowly declining and something needs to be done about that..

  • The balance ruins it for me.

    definitely needs some more balance adjustments more often

  • Fanta.8049Fanta.8049 Member ✭✭
    It feels dead to me, like its running in maintenance mode

    Im just jump in for a quick daily then leave, its ruin my gaming experience and will give me cancer if playing pvp for too long due to anet god tier balancing devs

  • bluri.2653bluri.2653 Member ✭✭✭
    It feels dead to me, like its running in maintenance mode

    Low skill ceiling with terrible balance patches due to the meta being stale without shaking up the meta significantly since pof launch

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