Zhaid Zhem.6508 Posted September 12, 2021 Share Posted September 12, 2021 (edited) 1 hour ago, Bomboed.5697 said: This. And solution is simple: if you want variety - make it by yourself. Never ever look and guides. Make builds by yourself, use your brain and imagination, experiment. Guides are an easy and lazy way. Ignore them. And avoid people who try to force you to play "optimal" way. Yeah, the famous "use your brain". Because why read guides, threads, patchnotes and search for cooperation, optimisation when you can just put random gear and traits ? What if actually ... you use your brain the wrong way ? But if you do it right anyway, if you have knowledge and skill of your class, you'll just find the same build than the "guide" at a sigil/runes or trait close ... That why reading guides and thread helps, because 1) you don't waste time actually 2) you can ponder or debate about the best tweak for different situations, for example sigil of accuracy or sigil of impact, Bolt to the Heart or Fresh Air, Chemical Rounds or High Caliber, etc. That is how you use your brain. With builds confrontation, build you didn't think about, theorycraft and benchmarks people did before you ... Not from nothing, expecting you'll do everything better than others. If you want an analogy; it's a bit like people that want to you "think by yourself" rather than quote authors, scientists, authority figures ... How am I supposed to use my brain without any opening, any sustenance ? Why should I think from zero rather than debate with authors, read arguments, counter-arguments, consensus from experts ... ? If you "think by yourself" about the moral, the one guy who have read Kant will just destroy because he already have the arguments; but then the one who have read Nietzsche will also have the arguments to destroy you, and your virtue, etc. The point is not to adopt the point of view of some one else, but to extend your ideas with knowledge people already have. It's okai if you think differently, but at least you know why, you know opinions from others. Don't get me wrong, and don't take it personnaly neither. I don't want to force people play classes or builds they don't like; or even copy/paste the exact same gear. And there are also players who take guides like the Bible, "OMG we need the exact same team composition otherwise it's blasphemy we won't succed". I don't want neither to prevent people to experiment, change traits or team compo ... ... But we're playing a MMO with other players; with a fragile confidence; somewhat yeah, you want to look for the optimal solution, you want to share experience with all; so that everyone can participate and succeed in good conditions. Not to do things by yourself, selfishly and with no consideration for others' "work". It's your own build ? Well okai, it doesn't mean you're smarter or skilfull ...there is no correlation. It doesn't mean either you have more fun than me !? Plus may be your teammates expected you to be more effective, more "optimal", and that carry a player with personnal build isn't fun for them. For example if you use the rune of elementalist rather than lich on scourge ... no one cares, for real. It's just that players have demonstrated one is better than the other against most of encounters ... May be they are wrong, but then prove it. Don't keep the secret for you. Same for celestial renegade, celestial scourge ... !? May be!? FB+Ren was "mocked" at the pof release. Blablabla druid chrono better. Then people (qT to quote only one) showed actually it was more effective, with a stronger tool box to easily adapt to all situations. There is still room for experimentation, but you need confrontation to prove you're right, you need to use same tools, same standards to prove you're right. About the will of variety ; I see it more like different builds for differents situations : Bosses with more or less armor (power / condi), with frequent defiance bar, moving, with trashmobs etc, one trait or one kit could be better for a specigic encounter because it gives more cleave, more range, more CC ... But Engie doesn't really have this in pve. You're DPS ? Your traits are always the same, same for your skills, for your gear ... you use same specs, even some traits, for both condi and power ... I think it's a bit sad. Edited September 12, 2021 by Zhaid Zhem.6508 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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