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Monday, January 29, 2007

Guild Wars: GvG Team Positioning

Here's an excellent series of 3 articles by Xanthar over at GWGuru.
  1. Map categorization and schematics.
  2. Positional play and nomenclature.
  3. Basic movement and tactical play.
There's a lot of information out there on skill usage and general play, but very little high-level strategy stuff. This helps to fill that gap. Recommended.


Blogger Sausaletus Rex said...

Good series. Almost makes me want to dig out my old password and login to say so in person.


/proud papa moment

1/29/2007 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous omgkillmonkfirst said...

I'm such a newb when it comes to proper positioning, although I think another big thing I have to work on when dialing up that Mo/A build is properly selecting a "Return" target and not just "V, 8".

But maybe it's just me or my mouse breaking down but clicking/selecting targets is such a lost cause in Guild Wars.

Now when it comes to positioning (read: kiting) and actively keeping an eye on the Party window, your own Effects monitor (read: Diversion, Dazed, SV hex stacks, etc.), and the state of the game (read: LoS on enemy rangers, tell-tale spikes, tell-tale shadow-steps, and in general, not being body-blocked into oblivion)--I really have to ask; how does the averagely-good monk macro all of that? Or does he? I try to do a bit of everything, but of course kiting melees, watching for nasty effects and the Party window are where my eyes wander first.
Then it all goes to crap when I smack down on "3" and wonder why my ZB isn't casting.

Note to self: You can't blame a tank for overextending if you yourself is the one who's kiting away from the action...

So really, such a level of battlefield awareness to me is, at least, trying to play God, and failing =(

P.S. I have read the article on monking, by... well I forget but it was posted here and referred to Guru's forums. Or maybe iQ's. Gosh that Red Bars is such a leet monk. They all are! /resign

1/31/2007 08:03:00 PM  

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