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Posted by: nldixon.8514

nldixon.8514

Patch notes are here. The specific Ranger changes are listed below.

Ranger

  • Improved the effect chance on ranger spirits to 35% base and 50% when traited.
  • Beastmastery minor traits now use the correct icon.
  • Splinter Shot: This skill’s damage is increased by 150%, and its bleeding duration is increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • Counterattack: The blocking portion of this skill can now be used while moving. Ranged attacks will not trigger the second half of the skill.
  • Protecting Screech: This skill now states the correct duration of 4 seconds.
  • Call of the Wild: The Wilderness Survival trait Off-Hand Training now applies to this skill.
  • Throw Torch: The speed of the projectile has been increased.
  • Maul: This skill’s damage has been increased by 40%.
  • Sun Spirit: The tooltip for this skill now displays the proper burning time of 3 seconds.
  • Whirling Defense: This skill was updated so that it interacts better with combo fields.
  • Splinter Shot: This skill is now a small projectile combo finisher.
  • Coral Shot: This skill is now a projectile combo finisher.
  • Feeding Frenzy: This skill is now a projectile combo finisher.
  • Mercy Shot: This skill is now a projectile combo finisher.

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Posted by: nldixon.8514

nldixon.8514

Even though I’m happy with my Ranger as is, I will admit I was kind of looking forward to the fixes that were hinted at.

I’m not gonna lie… This list is pretty disappointing.

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Posted by: promurphy.2761

promurphy.2761

I’m disgusted. This is a huge let down.

< Stormbluff Isle >
Pro Murphy: 44 Guardian
Coneybear: 80 Ranger [RETIRED 11/15/2012]

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Posted by: Sleepy.2647

Sleepy.2647

I don’t see anything about signets in there or traits, the buff to spirits it’s quite nice…the rest…i don’t know, seems like not much but oh well.

Probably the best thing is the 50% proc on spirits.

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Posted by: Anders.6425

Anders.6425

I don’t see myself playing GW2 anymore. This is a gigantic let down.

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Posted by: hoops.4208

hoops.4208

Theres the final nail in the coffin… Warriors my new main.

butts

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Posted by: Task.3918

Task.3918

wow mainly just under water crap….?

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Posted by: swiftpaw.6397

swiftpaw.6397

Trolled again, guess my lvl 80 ranger will never get played on.. back to the guardian it is.. wish I hadn’t wasted my time.

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Posted by: Psisah.9140

Psisah.9140

Back to the warrior…

What a kittening disappointment. All this time and this is the best they could come up with?

None of the core faults (for PvP) of our class were even addressed:

1. Pets
2. Longbow
3. Missile speed
4. Spirits will still instant die
5. Obstructed shots
6. kitten weapons

Jesus christ..

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Posted by: J J.7902

J J.7902

So after Devs openly say the Ranger abilites are unimaginative, we get 4 more combo finishers.. GG Anet

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Posted by: Drexciyian.9453

Drexciyian.9453

What a joke, they couldn’t fix rangers in GW1 and it seems the class will be useless in GW2 forever too

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Posted by: Agadar.4931

Agadar.4931

I am utterly disgusted. Shouts are unchanged. Signets are unchanced. Spirits, even with the proc boost, still suck. Sword still roots you in place. Traits are still a total mess. Shortbow and longbow still have pathetic damage.

Where are our fixes, Jon? You lied to us.

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Posted by: leman.7682

leman.7682

Peters strikes back.

Hell this is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen.

Disgusting.

Disgusting…

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Posted by: DarkWasp.7291

DarkWasp.7291

These were high risk updates?

Leader of Knights of Eminence and video game design visionary

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Posted by: nldixon.8514

nldixon.8514

Let’s not let this thread get out of hand.

Feel free to share your thoughts and concerns, but constructive criticism and feedback will get us a lot further than whines and threats!

You catch more flies with honey and all that jazz…

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Posted by: Soba.3041

Soba.3041

Oh crap! Now I think they’ve gone too far. Splinter Shot got buffed. Prepare for the other professions to whine about the new terrors of the deep. (Note: emphasis on sarcasm)

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Posted by: Anders.6425

Anders.6425

14 bullet points and many are non gameplay fixes as in text corrections…

WHY did you lead us on Anet?

I could have spent all this time lvlving a different class.

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Posted by: Division.9618

Division.9618

At least greatsword got a decent boost. A short CD block that stops ranged attacks entirely and a 40% damage boost to maul is good.

On the other hand traits still blow chunks, and pets probably don’t work. dissapointed.

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Posted by: Variant.5129

Variant.5129

Wow its kittening nothing

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Posted by: Anders.6425

Anders.6425

These were high risk updates?

exactly wtf! remember ppl we were the only class that didnt get any fixes last major update because of quality of life bs concerns… We were lied to!

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Posted by: nldixon.8514

nldixon.8514

At least greatsword got a decent boost. A short CD block that stops ranged attacks entirely and a 40% damage boost to maul is good.

On the other hand traits still blow chunks, and pets probably don’t work. dissapointed.

Are you sure? I’m at work and can’t get into the game to play, but it reads like ranged attacks BYPASS the block.

Counterattack: The blocking portion of this skill can now be used while moving. Ranged attacks will not trigger the second half of the skill.

Maybe I’m just reading it incorrectly.

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Posted by: Bladeth.8620

Bladeth.8620

I am utterly disgusted. Shouts are unchanged. Signets are unchanced. Spirits, even with the proc boost, still suck. Sword still roots you in place. Traits are still a total mess. Shortbow and longbow still have pathetic damage.

Where are our fixes, Jon? You lied to us.

BUT they got their “new” content out. Their priorities are bassackwards.

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Posted by: KinkyWarrior.1879

KinkyWarrior.1879

My rangers fine. Jus saying.

Dius Vanguard [DiVa]

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Posted by: Supreme.4051

Supreme.4051

Rangers in GW1 were good in PvP at least.

I’ve always been a fan of ranger in GW1 and GW2.
Today I hoped that we’d get more useful skills/balances.
Right now your only chance of winning is 1. shooting someone off a cliff with point blank shot 2. hoping the enemy makes a dumb mistake and you play perfectly (especially vs imba professions like thief and mesmer).

If this is it and no more updates will come in the next few days, I’ll just play another profession because I’m tired of playing top notch ranger and getting facerolled by a mediocre stealth spam thief.

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Posted by: junglewolf.3957

junglewolf.3957

Well, this very disappointing. I have a strange feeling this a prank or joke and i really hope it is, i know it is….

grunt with me if you are a yak.

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Posted by: JonasV.4209

JonasV.4209

Wow, that is really disappointing. I haven’t played in a couple weeks and had really been looking forward to the fixes hinted at for both my classes (necro and ranger). Both got minor fixes and none of the glaring issues even addressed at all. Guess I shouldn’t have gotten my hopes up seeing as both classes have been in various states of broken since beta.

This makes me a sad bunny…

~ Tarnished Coast ~ Sylvari Necromancer ~

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Posted by: Blude.6812

Blude.6812

What a let down—content over fixes again.

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Posted by: Pandemic.3516

Pandemic.3516

Patch notes are here. The specific Ranger changes are listed below.

Ranger

  • Improved the effect chance on ranger spirits to 35% base and 50% when traited.
    .

useless, spirits procs have a cooldown of like 10seconds.. so it doesn’t matter there was an increase.

wow, I defended anet a lot but this is nuts.

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Posted by: Spaceman.1063

Spaceman.1063

For the first time in my life, I’m 100% positive that I _do_ want the drugs they get distributed in Anet.

Won’t have to deal with reality ever again.

Where do I sign?

Also, a good time to trash my Ranger for good.

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Posted by: BlusterWolf.2103

BlusterWolf.2103

lol Just reroll a warrior really…

WTF are these fixes?! high risks upadtes are these?! wow really…Anet if you give up on rangers plz just speak out clear.

On the other hand making spirits buff rate from 35to50 doesnt really doesnt make a big difference, you will still get all the buffs from secs of attacking and after that a long you receive a long time without buff or very rarely get a buff, then you get 3 buffs again…so really dont change a thing.

Now I think we will see rangers in PvP only in water.

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Posted by: Xuro.5861

Xuro.5861

Oh ofcourse, warrior received another buff!

After the patch downloaded, I’m salvaging everything on ranger to use on thief and never looking back at her, this is the last straw for me. For months we get BS fed to us only to get some useless crap like this.

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Posted by: Petrol.9086

Petrol.9086

I read these and couldn’t help but laugh.
The worst part i wasn’t even surprised
Atleast some GS buffs, that’s nice.

@Nldixon
The second half is the kick/knockback, what it’s saying is that you will just block normaly and keep moving instead of stopping and kicking the air when you block a ranged attack

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Posted by: supeg.1295

supeg.1295

What… In… the… hell??? Is this a joke? I had to look up what some of these skills were buffed were even for, splinter shot? Underwater skill? Lol.

I am not rerolling, I think I am done with this game. Wow. Nothing done to pets and just terrible fixes, wow…..

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Posted by: Parvati.5780

Parvati.5780

Irony!

A promised substantial update for ranger is a minor one. Also a bunch of them are under water fixes, under water combat was not a priority for ranger. Well, it looks like the ranger is going to be in a bad state for long, longggggggggg while.

Engineer and Necromancer get substantial changes. Not that I’m complaining about the Engineer changes, as I made myself level 80 engineer a couple of week ago. They made some good changes to it (note: I don’t PVP, I only play the PVE side.)

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Posted by: Silent.4378

Silent.4378

wow speechless…..

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Posted by: Soba.3041

Soba.3041

Oh crap! Now I think they’ve gone too far. Splinter Shot got buffed. Prepare for the other professions to whine about the new terrors of the deep. (Note: emphasis on sarcasm)

Thats just hilarious! But be quiet they might nerf it!

Actually thinking of starting my Ranger over and calling him Scuba Steve. Just hang out in the lake in WvW.

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Posted by: Jay.3284

Jay.3284

I can’t even say i’m suprised

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Posted by: Anders.6425

Anders.6425

Anet wants us to reroll probably due to class population imbalances but jokes on them. People will just stop playing.

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Posted by: AIMonster.8236

AIMonster.8236

We got less changes than many professions did, wasn’t this patch suppose to have significant changes to the Ranger?

Our overall damage – Still lower than any other profession.
Spirits – Still useless.
Longbow – Still has a horrible autoattack, still does less damage than most of our weapons.
Shortbow – No buff, after a severe nerf.
Greatsword – A bit better now, but still low damage.
Sword – No changes, still not very usable do to the leap on autoattack.
Call of the Wild – Still does less DPS than axe/warhorn autoattack when you take into account it’s cast time.
Torch/Dagger – Still never going to be used over Axe Offhand/Warhorn.

Overall I’m just going to stick to my Engineer who does 5X the damage of my Ranger, at 1500 range, and AoEs with more utility.

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Posted by: Pendleton.6385

Pendleton.6385

Hi all,

I read these forums a lot. This is the first time posting though. I am really perplexed by the ranger updates. They are totally off base from what the Ranger Update thread even hinted at …

It’s really more than a let down. I’ve never played any other Anet games so I don’t have a frame of reference with them. The utter lack of customer understanding shocks me. They either don’t care about the ranger prof or just don’t care in general because they’ve made their initial sales… maybe both.

These current updates almost seem like a slap in the face. This doesn’t improve anything. These aren’t even “quality of life” updates. This might have been the last nail in the coffin for me.

On a side note … I enjoy a lot of the funny posts you all write in the ranger forum.

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Posted by: nldixon.8514

nldixon.8514

@Nldixon
The second half is the kick/knockback, what it’s saying is that you will just block normaly and keep moving instead of stopping and kicking the air when you block a ranged attack

Oh, duh. That makes sense. The way the worded it was a little obtuse.

Well, that’s a pretty nice change.

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Posted by: Pvp.2758

Pvp.2758

That was a weak update in my opinion.

We have a ranger thread dedicated to fixes we need and none of them were touched.

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Posted by: Psisah.9140

Psisah.9140

Just looked at Dev Tracker and JonPeters just posted in another forum.

Let’s hope he has the guts to come over here and defend this patch.

or

Maybe we will have to wait for “someone to call him” and “poof” in.

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Posted by: Arekai.5698

Arekai.5698

This is seriously comedy gold.

To lie so much, you should get straight out kicked of a company.

“Fix traits and stuff” they said, now what do we get, more warrior buffs and ranger changes that would change nothing if they were left out completely.

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Posted by: Joey.3928

Joey.3928

Maybe there was not enough time to fix/balance/test the changes.

Estel Wolfheart
Norn Ranger
Hardcorepwnograhpy [HARD] | Isle of Janthir

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Posted by: Sco.9615

Sco.9615

Just looked at Dev Tracker and JonPeters just posted in another forum.

Let’s hope he has the guts to come over here and defend this patch.

or

Maybe we will have to wait for “someone to call him” and “poof” in.

+1 my friend. +1.

Communication is the greatest gift the world of today can offer us.
So why do we choose to ignore it?

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Posted by: No Walking.6349

No Walking.6349

Yeah…what the hell happened to the huge update we were promised??? WEAK ANET!!! Way to lie to rangers….. Back to my Guardian I guess…

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Posted by: Azel.4786

Azel.4786

Disappointed by the lies too, we deserved at least some honesty from ANET and not just “animation fixes” which in truth were significant nerfs and “major overhaul” that includes mostly text corrections or insignificant changes.

My biggest problem right now is the lack of honesty from ANET. Hard to believe in them again and hard to motivate myself to play or even say good things about this game / ANET after being led on twice.

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Posted by: CHunterX.4083

CHunterX.4083

Well I guess that’s it for me, back to other MMOs I go.

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Posted by: Pvp.2758

Pvp.2758

What? How? They made zero changes last update, which means they had plenty of time to fix/balance/test changes. Besides, they didn’t even fix any bugs, those don’t need testing.