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Friday, January 19, 2007

Guild Wars: Temporary tweaking

Well, the testing weekend is underway, with a phenomenal list of skill tweaks and major changes to Heroes' Ascent. It's going to take a while just to read the skill changes in detail, never mind figure out the implications. Note that the changes are only in effect for this weekend.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sausaletus Rex said...

The change removing "evade" from the game is permanent. That's a pretty big one, if you ask me. Although probably long overdue.

Um, what am I doing reading your blog when I could be playing in the new new Tombs?

1/19/2007 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous omgkillmonkfirst said...

Shield of Absorption's nerf has got me rather upset.
1-sec cast is quite a shock.

Seems the Rit is facing yet another major buffing--but will this make people want to dabble with it any more? AB still says they're quite unpopular.

ANet hit it right on the nail with B.Surge though--10 nrg seems reasonable.

But hey, why fix a good thing? I thought the metagame was fine as it was (speaking from a pro-AB-monk perspective--I haven't dabbled in much else so far).

And yeah, after all this commotion settles down, everyone will only really remember the bye to SoH.
Not as many surgical ganks--I like that.
And oh, almost had this one slip me by--Beguiling Haze now Shadow Steps to foe, is interrupted and Dazed for 5...10 seconds.
Will it replace Shadow Prison? Oooh, interesting times. Just giving more reasons to hate my job :D

1/19/2007 09:53:00 PM  
Blogger Clamatius said...

SoA was due for a nerf - it was a must-have skill on every monk bar.

The only ritualists you were seeing in serious PvP outside of gimmick Soul Reaping builds were Rt/E ganker support characters. The profession definitely needed a buff and post-tweak it's looking pretty hot.

The BSurge change was right on the money. It's pretty pricy to run on a secondary (e.g. a lot of mesmers had it) but it's fine on an ele with air attunement.

Shadow of Haste was basically removed from the game - I think Izzy figured that people were sick of playing against teleway.

Beguiling Haze is clearly too good, bordering on ridiculous, as listed on the weekend and I expect it will be nerfed a little from the proposed listing.

1/23/2007 10:45:00 AM  

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