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Posted by: Habib Loew.6239

Habib Loew.6239

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Hey there Wuvers,

It’s my pleasure to introduce to you Devon Carver, the new coordinator of the WvW team. Devon is an excellent designer and is passionate about WvW so I know that both the team and WvW are in good hands. As I step away to focus on other projects you’ll be seeing more of Devon here in the WvW forums so please give him a warm WvW welcome!

I’ll see you on the battlefield!
:habib


ArenaNet Gameplay Programmer

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Posted by: Teel.9036

Teel.9036

Always happy to see more people in the WvW group! Really hope you stay here as well tho Habib as you’ve been a great communicator with the WvW-community!

Welcome Devon!

Teelie l VoTF

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Posted by: Azelroth.6801

Azelroth.6801

Interesting. Welcome aboard Devon

Habib will you still be apart of the WvW team or are you shifting to a different department?

Also, the latest WvW update was pretty good overall. I just wish it would reward defensive play a little bit more (as in for people that do the smaller but equally important jobs like Sentry work, Dolyak escorting etc. etc.)

Azelroth [MoM] – Methods Of Mayhem
Commander @ Tarnished Coast

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Posted by: Perphection.8209

Perphection.8209

Hi Devon. First order of Business please allow us to hide players titles. I do not need to see “Dungeon Master” in WvW. It’s obstructing views in larger group fights and is completely unnecessary, especially since no one will ever kill 1,000,000 yaks.

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Posted by: Rising Dusk.2408

Rising Dusk.2408

Now that culling is fixed, Habib is no longer a part of WvW!

We will miss you! Hopefully Devon will be as communicative as you were!

Commander Bonwor Fierceblade – [VZ] Valor Zeal – Stormbluff Isle

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Is he stepping down or was he poisoned by the cookies sent by tier 8? Who can know for sure? I’ll try and be as visible a presence as Habib, although his shoes are impossible to fill. I can guarantee an increase in the number of charr related puns, so get your punning dictionary out and let the fur fly!

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Posted by: Vodka.3958

Vodka.3958

Are you leaving A-Net Habib?! Hope Devon’s prepared to tackle all of the want’s and needs of the Guild Wars community!

Commander [ICoa] Hollywood Fiend
Primal Emperor of Imperial Coalition
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Posted by: Vodka.3958

Vodka.3958

Is he stepping down or was he poisoned by the cookies sent by tier 8? Who can know for sure? I’ll try and be as visible a presence as Habib, although his shoes are impossible to fill. I can guarantee an increase in the number of charr related puns, so get your punning dictionary out and let the fur fly!

I like him already :P

Commander [ICoa] Hollywood Fiend
Primal Emperor of Imperial Coalition
imperialcoalition.enjin.com

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Posted by: SHAKA ZULU.3128

SHAKA ZULU.3128

Hope you brought some serious booze to deal with this forum, new sir. You’ll need it.

love,

a guardian from k[Ai]neng

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Posted by: Teel.9036

Teel.9036

Is he stepping down or was he poisoned by the cookies sent by tier 8?

I like you already!

Teelie l VoTF

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Posted by: Rackhir Tanelorn.9123

Rackhir Tanelorn.9123

Thank you Habib for the awesome job you did on removing Culling!

Welcome Devon, we look forward to hearing more from you!
(although you should be warned these forums can be a bit of a hairball)

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Posted by: Nikked.7365

Nikked.7365

Glad to have you here, Devon! And best of luck to Habib in his next steps.

Jacked Jackal :: Norn Mesmer :: Giant and Fabulous
Dragonbrand

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Posted by: Baelnorn.5710

Baelnorn.5710

Since we already started with the questions/requests (we don’t want to give Mr. Carver any impression of this forum being nice or anything ^^)…

Why was WXP implemented as a character bound grind that fails to reward very important meta-game tasks within WvW, only reinforces the allmighty zerg and further punishes (like the FotM progression) people that play several alts?

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Posted by: Rackhir Tanelorn.9123

Rackhir Tanelorn.9123

Since we already started with the questions/requests (we don’t want to give Mr. Carver any impression of this forum being nice or anything ^^)…

Why was WXP implemented as a character bound grind that fails to reward very important meta-game tasks within WvW, only reinforces the allmighty zerg and further punishes (like the FotM progression) people that play several alts?

Well Devon, you did want the “fur to fly” and now it looks like some people have their “claws out”

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Posted by: crystalpink.2487

crystalpink.2487

Welcome, new WvW GM.
Enjoy your stay here.

IGNs: Euphemia Hime (Elementalist), Pinky Pearl (Mesmer), Avicenia (Ranger)
Vanille Morgana (Necromancer), Chibi Asura San (Engineer)
The Bunnies [Bun]

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Posted by: Thrumdi.9216

Thrumdi.9216

Welcome to the snakepit of entitlement Devon

First order of business: tell management to give us bigger maps!

Thrumdi, Captain of the Tarnished Coastguard

The ultimate GW2 troll.

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Posted by: Terrahero.9358

Terrahero.9358

Is he stepping down or was he poisoned by the cookies sent by tier 8? Who can know for sure? I’ll try and be as visible a presence as Habib, although his shoes are impossible to fill. I can guarantee an increase in the number of charr related puns, so get your punning dictionary out and let the fur fly!

Quick. What is your personal vision for WvW? And what appeals most to you about gameplay like WvW?

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Posted by: pixieish.9627

pixieish.9627

A new person at the helm? Let’s scowl in unison at him! ):<

Reiseiji, Guardian, Fabulous Spec
Kaschen, Engi, Nerfed Spec
Devona’s Refugee, recently arrived to F.Aspenwood

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Posted by: Convenant.7092

Convenant.7092

Makes perfect sense, Habib took care of the technical difficulties the game was having. Now we just need content. Welcome!

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Posted by: gassy.8975

gassy.8975

Welcome!! It’s always nice to have more WvW resources. As I’m sure you are busy, I will keep my request list short:

1. Please allow us to disable the really annoying titles below people’s names.
2. Please give me permanent invulnerability in all WvW maps. But just me, nobody else.

Thanks!

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Posted by: Draygo.9473

Draygo.9473

Hey Devon, welcome, can we have a little forum AMA?

Lets start with something simple:
What color is the shirt you are currently wearing?
Are quaggans adorable or are they adorable?
What is you /deaths on your primary or most played character?
Have you taken part in a quaggan drinking game?
If you had a choice between a strawberry or mint shake, which would you pick?

Delarme
Apathy Inc [Ai]

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Posted by: jabberjabber.6804

jabberjabber.6804

Sorry to see you go Habib. And welcome Devon!

Devon: I sincerely wish you the best of luck! I’d also like to cordially invite you to cruise in to EU Tier 9 (come to Fissure of Woe; because I’m biased!) and take a tour around / gather some data & first hand info when you get a few spare moments Our cookies are tasty as well…

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Posted by: Ynot.8397

Ynot.8397

Is he stepping down or was he poisoned by the cookies sent by tier 8? Who can know for sure? I’ll try and be as visible a presence as Habib, although his shoes are impossible to fill. I can guarantee an increase in the number of charr related puns, so get your punning dictionary out and let the fur fly!

It was only a little bit of rat poison…

Ferguson’s Crossing

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Posted by: silkysoft.6749

silkysoft.6749

Is he stepping down or was he poisoned by the cookies sent by tier 8? Who can know for sure? I’ll try and be as visible a presence as Habib, although his shoes are impossible to fill. I can guarantee an increase in the number of charr related puns, so get your punning dictionary out and let the fur fly!

Can you also guarantee that you will be giving us an actual ‘Guild Wars’ only patch and not ‘NPC Wars’?
New maps, wvw only achievable weapons and armor to bring us inline with Dungeon armor and weapons from pve.

All we ask for is equality.

Recruitment Officer
NOCTURNAL- PvX OCEANIC COMMUNITY – BLACKGATE
www.nocturnalguild.com.au

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Posted by: Darek.1836

Darek.1836

Is he stepping down or was he poisoned by the cookies sent by tier 8? Who can know for sure? I’ll try and be as visible a presence as Habib, although his shoes are impossible to fill. I can guarantee an increase in the number of charr related puns, so get your punning dictionary out and let the fur fly!

I promise they weren’t poisoned! ..hehe.

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Posted by: Victory.2879

Victory.2879

Quote: Thank you Habib for the awesome job you did on removing Culling!

Yep, great job, only 7 months to fix this!

I hope Habib is moving across to jump puzzle design and fractals.

Good luck new guy, I hope you listen to the community and sort out all the various issues that exist in wvw- I’m sure there was a list here somewhere, it ran to a few hundred pages.

First order of business: disable being able to stomp from stealth- bad enough being hit for 6k by cluster bomb (checks all ranger single skills, nothing comes close in one hit for the ‘masters of range’) then 6k /8k/6k/6k macro attack then stealth while he decides which side to stomp you from whilst you can’t see him.

Victory, Beings Lost On Borderlands (BLOB), SFR & Gandara (inactive)

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Posted by: kuora.5402

kuora.5402

Welcome, new WvW GM.
Enjoy your stay here.

Not a GM :]

Welcome to the party, devon.

¸ . ø ¤ º ° º ¤ ø . ¸ ¸ . ø ¤ º ° º ¤ ø . ¸
[Aia] Amoria- The guild of pleasant love
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Posted by: Kay.5416

Kay.5416

Is he stepping down or was he poisoned by the cookies sent by tier 8?

I was about to ask if this was cookies related. I suspect the cookies were such a huge hit he had to step down as he was no longer fair and unbiased. Admit it!

Habib come baaaaack we’ll send you more!

Ferguson’s Crossing: Heliolite & handful of others

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Posted by: Scumbag Mawile.6384

Scumbag Mawile.6384

Oh hey, Dev the dev.

pssst

Mistah Carvah, i got a requeeest

it’d be a real kicker if WvW players (and PvP, but that’s up to someone else) could earn ascended items from their chosen gameplay mode instead of the current monopoly PvE has on them

gotta have everyone on the same level so players can all “play their way”, right?

Disciple of Quag

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Posted by: Aneu.1748

Aneu.1748

Good luck Habib, keep in touch!

Aneu | [VoTF]
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Posted by: Quenta.2978

Quenta.2978

So how soon will it take to implement vendors to buy ascended gear in WvW?

We don’t need any more pie charts… ;-p

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Posted by: Samhayn.2385

Samhayn.2385

I know there where some lay offs at ncsoft west. Some restructuring is bound to happen. So are you staying with the Anet team?

And welcome to are new guy. Hope you have thick skin this can be a rough forum.

Guardian 80, Thief 80,
Necro 80, RotV-SoR.
It was 2 vs 20 but its ok we got’em both!

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Posted by: Anatolian Turk.4057

Anatolian Turk.4057

welcome Devon and hope to see you around Habib. You have been great! Now back to bussiness. There are few things that most of us wvers want to see changes to wvw:
1) new, better and unique skins for wvw via badges of honour only
2) getting ascended gear using badges
3) having the option to turn on/off titles. no problme in pve but this can get really annoying in zerg vs zerg fights.
4) reducing or removing skill lags
5 ) adding new contents to wvw maps to bring back more light.

GL and HF

Peacemaker Ele (80 Elementalist) | Anatolian Turk (80 Mesmer)
Charge Ftw (80 Warrior) | Shadow Walker Thief (80 Thief)
Good to Go (GTG) | Proud to be Desolationian – Desolation

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Posted by: misterdevious.6482

misterdevious.6482

New guy test:

There’s a leaflet in the mailbox.
There’s a thief in the cellar.
What kind of egg is in the tree?

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Posted by: Nikked.7365

Nikked.7365

As others have noted, there is a lack of a sense of decorum around this forum. Alas, in WvW, everyone is out for blood/WXP.

I’ve played alongside some amazing characters in WvW. Please know that chivalry is not dead, and the greedy greetings should be read as excitement for what you have in store for us, Devon.

Jacked Jackal :: Norn Mesmer :: Giant and Fabulous
Dragonbrand

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Posted by: azizul.8469

azizul.8469

warm welcome to the new WvW GM.

now can we have WvW server rating reset pls…….

Cutie Phantasmer/Farinas [HAX]

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Posted by: muylaetrix.2096

muylaetrix.2096

did Habib get fired, got promoted, moved to another department, told Anet to xxx, or found a job somewhere else ? (did i forget any options?)

Muylaetrex, going bananas with [TDA] on Gandara
Camping a keep near you since 2001 !

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Posted by: MarMaster.6241

MarMaster.6241

Welcome Devon.
Please be advised we are all passionate about this game form. And we all want our favorite things rewarded with developer attention.

Mine in the game wide category: Yellow text NPC’s in tab-target rotation. Why on Tyria should we need or want that?

In the WvWvW category: The owner of all created siege equipment. Since you already track the creator, show it to the world. (Related note: show the guild name on claimed strongpoints.)

Thanks

Dragonbrand (JQ) [FIRE]bats ~ Trusted member of the Universe
Mar Steadfast G, Silent Intrigue T, Mar Fidget Engi, Mar Fierce W, Silent Awe M
In GW2 since BWE1 ~ ~ ~ Guild leader of Legio Romana [LR], too

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Posted by: Mif.3471

Mif.3471

Thank you Habib for your months of hard work, and congratulations on achieving your long term goals within WvW. I hope you find as much success on your next project.

It’s good to see that ArenaNet has changed WvW lead from a programmer to a content designer, as it shows they’re finally comfortable with performance and are now ready to expand and refine the game mode. I look forward to seeing what Devon came come up with

Tarnished Coast | Best cookies in all of Tyria

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Posted by: Isaac.6041

Isaac.6041

Thanks Habib for getting culling fixed, sad to see you go. Welcome Devon. Hope you can fix skill lag and other problems for us.

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Posted by: Dastion.3106

Dastion.3106

You just used the term “Wuvers”….

…I need a moment.

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I’m already feeling the Wuv. I’ll try and reply to some individual questions, but I’m not going to respond to all of them.

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Quick. What is your personal vision for WvW? And what appeals most to you about gameplay like WvW?

My personal vision… it’s hard to say. I find that the thing about WvW that gets me excited to play it every time is that the challenge is different each time. I’d like for us to continue to add new ways to play WvW and new wrinkles that make it what it should be. That means we will continue to add new abilities and expand the existing ones. It means we’ll continue to work towards quality of life improvements like removing culling and the nameplate visibility. To be honest, while WvW is an amazing game type, there is always something I think we can improve and I hope to keep up the work towards the goal of making GW2 WvW the most amazing MMO experience around.

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Posted by: MrHaze.3690

MrHaze.3690

I’m already feeling the Wuv. I’ll try and reply to some individual questions, but I’m not going to respond to all of them.

Lovely.

If WEXP and World Ranks are supposed to be a representation of how much you have done to contribute to your server’s war effort, why is it awarded for killing the Veteran Ice Wurm, Harpy, Warg, Champion Spider, and I presume the Eternal Battlegrounds bosses, none of which actually aid your server in any way?

Similarly, why do vital logistical tasks such as upgrading, repairing, and escorting dolyaks go unrewarded?

Godhead Priest Endexa
Necromancer
Anvil’s Last Stand [ALS]

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1. Please allow us to disable the really annoying titles below people’s names.
2. Please give me permanent invulnerability in all WvW maps. But just me, nobody else.

Thanks!

1. Our goal is to make the WvW gameplay experience as good as it can be. To that end we are always taking feedback about changes and deciding how best to turn that into action.
2. I just checked in a change to give this to you. But it won’t activate until you run into the next group of 5+ enemies you see and /dance. If it doesn’t work the first time you do that, it’s probably because the group wasn’t large enough, so try with another group until you are invulnerable.

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Sarrs.4831

2. I just checked in a change to give this to you. But it won’t activate until you run into the next group of 5+ enemies you see and /dance. If it doesn’t work the first time you do that, it’s probably because the group wasn’t large enough, so try with another group until you are invulnerable.

Works in SWTOR, should work here? /cheapshot

Likely to see any more siege weapons/building upgrades at all, or any time soon?

Participating isn’t really my thing. I’d rather complain about the process afterwards.
Nalhadia – Tarnished Coast

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Hey Devon, welcome, can we have a little forum AMA?

Lets start with something simple:
What color is the shirt you are currently wearing?
Are quaggans adorable or are they adorable?
What is you /deaths on your primary or most played character?
Have you taken part in a quaggan drinking game?
If you had a choice between a strawberry or mint shake, which would you pick?

Red arenanet soccer jersey.
I’ll take the chicken then.
156, which seems low to me, but what do I know?
Can’t say that I have.
Strawberry. Definitely strawberry.

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Posted by: Sovereign.1093

Sovereign.1093

WVW is GW2 for me. So, I will be expecting a lot from you.

Good luck and congratulations.

The Art of WVW
Anet Please Fix The Bugs.

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In the WvWvW category: The owner of all created siege equipment. Since you already track the creator, show it to the world. (Related note: show the guild name on claimed strongpoints.)

Thanks

Improvements to guild claiming are something I expect us to look very strongly into. What that will mean in terms of final product I couldn’t say, but I can say for certain that we want guilds to have even more to show for claiming an objective.

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Posted by: Aneu.1748

Aneu.1748

Can you give a little insight behind the veil at Anet regarding the whole siege turtling on keeps/towers vs open field fights. Which do you try to promote, which do you think is more fun to the community and do you think there will be a realisation soon that allowing these “blobs” to sit inside towers/keeps holding bottlenecks really does add quite a large sum of frustration to the game and as such a decrease in HP on reinforced/fortified doors/walls might help in this regard as it will promote offensive defence as opposed to the current turtle strat.

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