OutOfOrder.3719 Posted September 23, 2021 Share Posted September 23, 2021 (edited) Elite specs should push a class into a niche that it normally could not perform. Right now the majority of EoD elites are so uninspired that no one will pick to play them once the novelty wears off. Only alchemist and Vindicator are actually new professions, where the game mechanics and game play has actually changed. The 4 other professions don’t do anything new and have intentionally been over-Nerfed in PvP to the point of being unviable. I’m one of those players that spends 90% of my time in WvW and PvP only. How these elite specs perform in WvW and PvP is 100% relevant to whether I will pre-purchase the expansion. Now don’t get me wrong, I will be trying fishing out. However, I will only be fishing while I am in que waiting for a Ranked match to find a game. But I hate to say this, if no innovation comes to PvP and WvW, I will probably be leaving this game to try other competitive games. For example with WvW beta going on, ANET has still not giving WvW players a reason to win matches as a team. Although the match making system of linking guilds together might improve some fights, until you create a WvW ladder system (guild / alliance focused) with individual player stats (kills made/deaths) the game mode is still not going to matter. There needs to be unique awards to being the best for each alliance. The game play in Guild wars 2 has kept me entertained for years, and I’m looking forward to playing new specs in PvP and WvW. Unfortunately, I am not hyped at all with most of these elite specs in their current condition during the Beta. Some of these elites have horrible trade offs that make the professions unplayable from a competitive standpoint. Catalyst, bladesworn and will-bender should be meta defining classes, but deal virtually no damage to moving targets. Please don’t over Nerf the damage of these new elites as we need it to end the bunker meta that we have at the moment. When I hear the ANET interviews that state the “new elites will be balanced for PvP” right now that means they are Over Nerfed to the point that very little damage can be done even on Berserker amulet and scholar runes. One last thing, why do none of the professions have new mechanics like Alacrity or Barrier ? Surely, one of these classes has something new to offer ? Am I missing something ? Only Alchemist and Vindicator seem like exceptions to these new generic EOD specs that can’t do anything well because they don’t specialize in certain roles. Edited September 23, 2021 by OutOfOrder.3719 6 1 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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