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    That expansion thang - Hurt of Thongs

    Since it's official now that there's an expansion coming I figured one could cumulate all available info in one spot. So that's here. Feel free to share all HoT things in here (concerning RL material, I'll be the final judge of the overall HoTness), be it official info, feelings of hype/angst/rage/confusion/etc., or miscellaneous thoughts.

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    Trait unlocking is being changed again in HoT it seems.

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    Hopefully the first of many minor improvements we'll find out about in the coming months to go along with the major features.
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    So I was thinking about this one specialisation per class thing and I'm not sure I understand it completely. They say it changes the way you play the class, does that mean every weapon will have new abilities? Or is it like an upgrade, you'll get a new weapon and some additional skills?

    Basically what I'm asking is, is there a downside for specialising? Can you lose some of your old skills? It might be a bit too early for this question but I'm asking anyway, for some discussion.

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    From what I understood, the only thing you could consider a loss is that your class-specific mechanic changes. Otherwise it's just a new weapon and new skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurish View Post
    So I was thinking about this one specialisation per class thing and I'm not sure I understand it completely. They say it changes the way you play the class, does that mean every weapon will have new abilities? Or is it like an upgrade, you'll get a new weapon and some additional skills?
    It's Anet here, so I guess it's something like one new weapon for you to use. Other options would require way too much effort on their part.
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    So, thoughts on new weapons/ specialisations.
    Im assuming no spears from reading reports of after pax party comments.

    we know ranger (Druid) staff and necro (?) GS.

    Warrior already has all the martial weapons, so you're left with staff/scepter/focus which I can't see really, or shortbow, a possibility for a more ranged condition weapon? More likely I think is dagger or pistol for some scoundrel archetype .

    Guard has really crap ranged options, so a bow would flesh them out a bit.

    Thief. Offhand sword would be great,shield for a more defensive spec? Or mace for a mugging thug sort?
    Ele. Got to be either sword or GS. Battlemage! I think 2h is unlikely (would need 20 new skills) so I'm hoping sword.
    Engi. Did we see hammer in the vid? A melee option like this makes sense.
    Mes. Shield maybe? Or dagger.


    I'd like to see the less used weapons (mace, hammer, shield, axe, bows, pistol) get more love over the swords, staves and GS that are used by half the classes already.
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    I have hopes this expansion will be the romantic comedy plot point that will liven the boring and broken marriage between GW2 and I. We've fallen into the daily routine trap...

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    Beautiful and at the same time sad.
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    there's a mes with a shield in the trailer and we think it was an engi with a hammer. Guardian should get a rifle a la western preachers, I like the idea of mace on the thief too.

    disappointed that they haven't announced spear/polearm type thing; but maybe they will.

    and yes at least the new maps will give us something to explore Zanchito.
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    Guess from the sizzle reel that engineer hammer will be a specialization one
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    I think Colin confirmed in the post-show party that there won't be polearms (or aboveground spears?), as Xanadu alluded to above.

    There's no way that wasn't an engineer with a hammer - stake your house on it. (Don't.)
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    I imagine elementalist will likely end up with some kind of 'warrior' specialisation, most likely a new melee weapon. But I would jump out of my chair if they gave us elemental archers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwie View Post
    I imagine elementalist will likely end up with some kind of 'warrior' specialisation, most likely a new melee weapon. But I would jump out of my chair if they gave us elemental archers!
    oooh, longbow ele.... stuff Revenant.
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    I`m just hoping that Necro might become interesting again. The reason why I stopped playing is that it`s just so indescribably boring to be a Necro, by far the dullest class to play. Other things are hoping for are more options for ranged Warriors and a way to share map data (or at least waypoints) between characters. Every time I consider making a new character I just remember that I have to explore the whole map again and that makes me sad.
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    Apparently someone saw an OH pistol on the war, and there's noise about rifle thieves, but the only confirmed things are staff ranger, shield mesmer with time powers, and hammer engi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taverius View Post
    Apparently someone saw an OH pistol on the war, and there's noise about rifle thieves, but the only confirmed things are staff ranger, shield mesmer with time powers, and hammer engi.
    Because what Mesmers really needed is more time warp nonsense. Still, I might just get to build a More Dakka Warrior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EPICTHEFAIL View Post
    Because what Mesmers really needed is more time warp nonsense. Still, I might just get to build a More Dakka Warrior.
    So long as it gets me a 25% move speed trait or signet i'm happy.

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    A bit rich on the basis of some vague clock art to assume it will be 'more time warp nonsense'
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    The way I've understood specialisation, it's not meant to be an upgrade so to speak, it's just something different. What if it changes your play style completely and it's not why you chose that class in the first place? Has anyone considered not specialising at all? Our rangers at the moment. Do you want to become a druid?

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