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  1. 9 points
    Rei

    With Much Love

    I should have written this months ago. I am very sorry for my unannounced departure from not only leadership but the game as a whole. This is nothing to do with my love for the community or the game itself. For a while, I have been struggling with mental and physical issues that came to a head during the break when I was admitted to the hospital for high blood pressure and signs of a stroke. I had been trying to get healthy by walking and eating better. However, I realized it was not enough and started to look at my life and the way I spent my time. I didn't want to give up you guys so I tried so many times to log on. But after starting a new workout routine I simply did not have the energy. Once I reach my goal, I would love to try and come back to play again with you guys. I apologize greatly if I have upset anyone. I truly loved helping everyone that I could. Many blessings, Rei of Hope Nicole
  2. 5 points
    Trindine

    Serpent's Ire Guide

    Serpent's Ire Written by Trindine Images by Trindine, Mealla Fallas, and Phil Hunter In the far east of Vabbi, Forgotten zealots lurk in the Brand... It is up to you to draw them out and end their threat. The Serpent's Ire meta spawns every 90 minutes in the eastern section of the Domain of Vabbi. There are three phases to this event, with the second phase being most demanding on the group for defiance bar management and DPS. Phase 1 takes place across the Brand and consists of luring out and defeating five zealots. The remaining two phases are centred around the Ruins of the Mirror of Lyss Point of Interest. The zealots will attempt to channel an explosion, and killing them leads to the final Forgotten boss with his pet hydra. - Table of Contents - Setting up Phase 1: Zealot hunt Phase 2: The great CC test Phase 3: Boss and his pet Tips and Recommendations Setting up Event area and waypoint. The waypoint for this event is Market Ruins Waypoint, in the centre of the Brand. Players will require a skimmer mount to survive in the open due to the lightning effect of the area. Going down in this area without the protection of a djinn barrier or cover from above will cause instant death. New characters can most easily access the event using the teleport on the Spearmarshal's Plea item, or entering from the Windswept Haven guild hall. The event can be done comfortably with approximately one squad of 50. Players are split into 5 roughly balanced groups before the event starts, and have the five spawns of the zealots marked for Phase 2. One will be found at each corner of the court, and one at the Point of Interest. Area for phases 2 and 3 with zealot spawns marked. Phase 1: Zealot hunt To start, players must spread out and kill veteran or higher ranked Branded creatures in order to fill the orange bar. For each 20% that the bar is filled, one zealot will spawn somewhere in the Brand. The zealots' locations will not be revealed until someone has attacked it to start its event, which will place it on the map for all players in the area. Zealots are identified by their champion rank and bright magenta glow, and once engaged will have two random ley energy effects like the bounty targets found in Path of Fire. Often, a djinn will be near the zealot spawn and will move its protective shield close to the zealot to help with the fight. There is an 8 minute limit to defeat a zealot after it is revealed, and a 30 minute timer on the overall phase. Players should try to spread out between hunting Branded, finding zealots, and fighting revealed zealots, until all five have been defeated. Example of an unrevealed zealot, and one in combat displaying bounty-style abilities. Once the zealots have been dealt with, a timer will count down to the next phase. Players should use this time to move to their assigned spots and prepare their builds for CC and damage. Phase 2: The great CC test From this point onward, the djinn will protect all players in the courtyard from Branded lightning, so it is safe to walk around. The five zealots will spawn in their fixed locations and begin channelling an explosion, which has an orange bar on the side ticking down as they progress. If this bar is depleted, all players in the area are instantly downed, and the event ends. For each zealot that is channelling the spell, all zealots that are alive will gain one stack of Defensive Veil, which reduces their damage taken by 33%. This can only be removed by breaking their defiance bars, which interrupts their casting and allows some damage for a brief period, after which the bar returns and must be broken again. As there are 5 zealots to start, at least 3 of them must be broken simultaneously in order for any significant damage to be done. The common strategy is for each group to use a combination of soft CCs (which do damage over time to the defiance bar) and hard CCs (which do direct defiance bar damage) to break all zealots as quickly and frequently as possible. CC coordination is both extremely difficult and unnecessary - when every group is doing similar things, DPS can be focused when the zealot is stunned and interrupted. When the first zealot is killed, that group should prioritize the one with the next lowest HP, as each zealot killed slows the progress of the explosion permanently, and frees up more people to help the slower groups. All 5 zealots must be finished off before the bar empties out to proceed to Phase 3. Phase 3: Boss and his pet In the final fight, there is a timer of 20 minutes to defeat the Forgotten Ysshi Hessani and the hydra Pet Rakt Grag. Damage should be always be focused on Ysshi rather than Grag, as when the hydra is killed, as long as Ysshi is alive, it will be revived with 50% health. Ideally, a few players can lure the hydra away from the main group to reduce damage to both sides. However, if the bosses become stacked, it is not worth trying to hold off on Grag, because it is likely to die first from cleave and AoE damage in combination with Ysshi's mechanics. Every minute, Ysshi will switch between immunity to melee and immunity to ranged, indicated by a blue icon. Note that this is determined by the type of attack used, not the distance you attack from (so range type attacks at melee range will still be blocked). Ysshi has a defiance bar which can be broken throughout the fight for a short stun and damage bonus, although immunities still apply. The fight can be difficult to see due to the large number of players and effects in the area, and many of the enemy attacks will knock players down and away. Branded crystals send out patterns of fire, but are easily destroyed. Midway through the fight, some new attacks are added. Players standing in front of the hydra are at risk of the crystal breath, which gains the effect of miniaturizing anyone hit. This effect lasts for one minute but cannot be removed. It prevents reviving and mounting, and greatly reduces damage dealt. A bright beam connecting a player to Ysshi will warn players of a fear attack, which is avoided by turning the character's model away from the boss. Ysshi during his invulnerable "sparks" phase. Starting at 25%, Ysshi will go invulnerable for about a minute and begin spawning Branded Sparks from the far south of the courtyard. Players should break off from the main group and kill the sparks while others attempt to distract the hydra. For each spark that manages to reach Ysshi, he will gain a 2% damage boost. (Some sparks appear to spawn directly by the boss and are extremely hard to stop.) When Ysshi's Determined buff reaches 50 seconds left, he will quickly wind up and do an explosion strong enough to down players. This can be avoided by being mounted when it happens, or simply dodging. After the explosion, there is approximately a 50 second window to attack Ysshi before the next invulnerability phase. Breaking the defiance bar is helpful to increase damage and minimize the number of phases before the kill. Once Ysshi is dead, just attack Grag from behind until it's dead, and the rewards are yours! Be careful about the lightning that will begin striking again almost immediately. Tips and Recommendations Zealots can spawn very close to the edges of the Branded area, or on top of the cliff next to the northern vista. For more information on how defiance bars work, see this guide. Despite this being a Path of Fire event, many of the builds that use PoF specializations have relatively little CC. Alacrity is very useful to have in every group as it makes everyone's CCs recharge faster! The main sources of this are chronomancers and revenants. Mesmers: Signet of Humility is the strongest defiance bar CC in the game. If used with Continuum Split, the cooldown is reduced to that of Continuum Split, instead of several minutes. Thieves: Basilisk Venom is highly effective when cast on top of the group. Elementalists: Ice bow 3 and lightning hammer 3+5 are good CC, especially if another person picks them up and doubles the effect. Rangers: The lightning wyvern (from HoT) is good for CC both by itself and when in beastmode. Ranger also has easy access to immobilize through shortbow 4 and the elite skill Entangle. Warriors: Headbutt and Wild Blow (berserker skill) are strong CCs on a short cooldown. Guardians: The hammer is a good CC weapon, and many Dragonhunter abilities are helpful too. Revenants: Most weapons and legends come with at least one hard CC. Necromancers: Don't underestimate soft CC - this class is good for keeping them ticking. For hard CC, flesh golem and reaper shroud 5 work well. Engineers: Big Ol' Bomb and rifle 4 are some of the strongest CC, with the class in general having access to a wide variety.
  3. 4 points
    Crystalliser

    Crys's Cubs

    Introduction Hello all. I'm looking to make a new progressive group which will be known as Crys's Cubs. This will mostly likely be an OCE/SEA static, though we might run NA/PAC on the weekends but the timings are tentative. I am currently looking at Thurs 9 AM UTC and Sat 1 AM UTC. Sessions will likely be 2 hours or more. This post is mostly to gauge interest in a new progressive group. TTS currently has a few static groups but most are usually apprehensive about taking new/inexperienced players to fill or teach. What I am looking to do I currently have several veterans who can help out on certain days and I hope to be able to get some newbies to join for the other spots. I will be pushing for certain veterans to branch out and practice other roles than their mains so that they can be more proficient on more classes. With the other veterans, I also hope that we will be able to provide an environment for the newbies to grow and gain more experience on bosses. I will most likely be prioritising allowing newbies to gain experience on various bosses over veterans training up different roles. Doing both at once could be very disastrous from experience though I will be looking to coerce people to play out of their comfort roles down the road depending on our progression. Ultimately I wish to cultivate players that will be able to play at least 2 different roles and be able to do most bosses proficiently. Requirements No Legendary Insight(LI) requirements. However, I do expect newbies to have gone to training raids, watched videos(if you think so much about the bosses you started dreaming about them, let me know) etc. If you are eager to learn and wish to improve, I highly desire you. If you have multiple characters geared or different sets for a certain class(e.g heal druid, condi druid/ranger) then you will make it much easier for me when we're sorting out comps. Ground rules 1. Ability to take feedback and act on it. I will be giving constructive criticism or at least attempt to and I expect other veterans to do the same. I may be harsh at times, but I do wish you know that I want to help you get better and hope you do not get offended. Flame me behind my back all you want. I will also be taking people to the training golem to brush up rotations or try to get some other veterans to help out if I'm not too familiar with the rotations. At the end of the day, if you do not wish to learn, then I cannot help you. 2. Be humble. I do not care if you have 300 LI or have killed every boss twice. There will always be someone better than you and it is entirely possible for someone to be carried through so many kills. 3. Communicate and concentrate. If I am willing to give you 100% attention, I expect you to do the same. It is incredibly frustrating if I am getting someone to do something in raids and they still do not do it after I have repeated 3 times. Also, if you are facing certain difficulties with the raid, make sure to let me know. If I do not know how to help you, I can't. Help me help you. Note that this group may not even get off the ground if we are not able to get enough people. In case of this, I may be looking to do other things that will hopefully help out new players outside of training raids. I will be attempting to run this Saturday 1 AM UTC for 2 hours. In the event that we do not have enough people, I will be taking newbies to the golem and see how I can help with rotations etc. If you are interested, please put down your Account name, your classes and your raid experience, e.g how many kills etc. You may also send a mail to Crystalliser.3679
  4. 3 points
    Merforga

    PoF Expansion Plans and Schedule

    Hello wonderful TTS members, With PoF just around the corner, please note the below amended schedule. Calendar will be updated accordingly soon. From RESET (00:01 UTC) on Saturday 16th of September to RESET (00:01 UTC) on Saturday 7th of October, all current events will be unscheduled. PoF things will be happening so make sure you hop on teamspeak and stuff and check out the new content with us \o/ From 7th of October to 21st of October: Schedules will be starting to be bedded down, meta events will be organised and much much more. Join us and help shape the PoF schedule moving forward! MUCH HYPPEEEEE Merf
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    Carrie

    Crys's Cubs

    As a veteran raider who is not on the meme squad, I am here to put an actual response because I am a party pooper. Acc name: eloqen.8297 (or something like that) Raid exp: regular clears almost solely as dps Classes: here to learn how to chrono/tank, heal druid, and improve ps if somehow we have a surplus of my other options. Do not let me be a pussy and dps.
  7. 3 points
    From tonight's training raids at Samarog: I called for CC at 90%... @Heitkeri heard GG. Keri GGd. Yeah...
  8. 3 points
  9. 3 points
    Aeseld

    New(ish) Open World Probie - Esk

    Esk has applied and been accepted as the second EU revival probie! Kinda. Sorta. Commander-Probie?choose files... Click to choose files
  10. 3 points
    Inari

    How Did You Pick Your Name?

    And then you became Master Of Conceiving Children :D 88.5 kids last I counted.
  11. 3 points
    Inari

    Leader and TTS members derp page!

    I still find myself typing in "Nexflix" when I'm trying to log onto Netflix. XD
  12. 3 points
    Drecake

    How Did You Pick Your Name?

    I always had random names I thought of (ex: my character names Kiahll, Csayn, Anrol, Emnys, Sildun, Plassa, Orcean, Galia, Crykten) but decided to stick with one after a few years. I decided shortly after the release of portal, so guess what I chose. Dre comes from my name. Im starting to think in future games I'll have to switch to poopcake though...
  13. 3 points
    Inari

    Leader and TTS members derp page!

    @Merforga buying the wrong inventory expansion. He got an extra bag slot when he was going for a shared inventory space. https://clips.twitch.tv/merforga1/LivelyCrabSuperVinlin lul
  14. 2 points
    Addy

    Guide Master Post (WIP)

    Hey all, Having trouble trying to find a particular guide you are looking for? Whether it be KotJ, Triple Trouble, or the raid intro guide, here is the master list for you, all in one place. It is (hopefully) going to be continuously updated with new things we create, as well as some of the current guides being updated with new information (such as the raid guides). Enjoy. Core -Tequatl (Builds need updating - super old) -Shatterer -Triple Trouble -Reflect Guide -Condi -Reflect Calling Heart of Thorns -King of the Jungle (Gerent) -Dargon Stand coming soon! Raids -Introducing the TTS Raid Guild (Ranks need updating) -Getting Started With Raids Miscellaneous -Legendary Weapon Crafting Guide -Break Bar Guide @Erik I fixed it don't mind me... *gives cookie to pretend Addy Fail didn't happen*
  15. 2 points
    Dwaffy

    PoF Expansion Plans and Schedule

    I realize you said you were kidding, but there was a vote. Spear's vote was counted but his choice lost.
  16. 2 points
    Taki

    Craft Guide: Legendary Weapons

    This is a link to a google spreadsheet that contains all Tyria and HoT Legendary weapons released. It gives a breakdown of what Gifts and Materials needed. Some are somewhat condensed to conserve space (because no one likes scrolling for days) and for ambiguous material needs, such as Mystic Clovers (forging is not an absolute guarantee), some side research on GW2 Wikipedia is highly encouraged. Legendary Weapon Master List Each entry for a particular Legendary is contained in a tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet for navigation. Some Pro-Tips on making Legendaries: Unwritten Clover Rule: Always forge for Mystic Clovers first before completing your Gift of Might and Magic. Forging Mystic Clovers gives probably 8/10 times T6 materials required for Might/Magic. It's a less expensive way to acquire while getting your Mystic Clovers. My very first Legendary, was actually Twilight and Sunrise together, and I did Clovers last. It was kind of painful, because I was relegated to unending days in Silverwastes hunting for Obsidian Shards. I would not recommend spending your 30 Day Log-In Reward on Clovers, and instead, keep getting Laurels. -Click HERE for Mystic Clover Single and Bulk Recipe Obsidian Shards: To get these at a faster rate, take advantage of the Karma Vendor located at Temple of Balthazar in Straights of Devastation. For 21k Karma, you can buy 10 Obsidian Shards at a time. The Waypoint Link: [&BPoCAAA=]. Additionally, if you have the Karmic Converter and the Ley-Energy Matter Converter, once a day you can for certain purchase Obsidian Shards from the Karmic, and occasionally from the Ley-Energy. The Ley-Energy Converter ALSO sells Crafting Bags of various tiers occasionally as well. The Heavy Crafting Bag will contain extra T6 materials. Your Guild Hall Commendation Trader will also let you buy Obsidian Shards for Commendations. You can generally acquire 15 a day from the Trader, and upwards 30 a day if they offer the Heavy Obsidian Shard bag. -Click HERE for Karmic Converter particulars -Click HERE for Ley-Energy Matter Converter particulars -Click HERE for Tactician Deathstrider Karma Vendor particulars; He is only available when Temple of Balthazar has been reclaimed. T6 Materials: If you have more lower tier materials of the higher tier you need, you can upgrade in Forge or via crafting for some specific ones you need. Gemstones for example, need Jeweler to transmogrify into higher tiers. This is especially useful for Legendaries requiring 100 Opal Orbs, or for Amalgamated Gemstones. -Click HERE for Amalgamated Gemstone crafting recipes. These can also be acquired through crafting or through daily HoT meta of Verdant Brink, Auric Basin, Tangled Depths and Dragon Stand. Max 4 free a day. -Click HERE for Transmogrification table. It is collapsible by tier and most gemstones are available to upgrade. Precursor/HOT+ Legendary Crafting For the extended spreadsheet on precursor crafting, as well as some additional notes and material requirements, see the list provided below for the google spreadsheet. Feel free to import to your own spreadsheet so you can edit as you wish or simply refer to the ones here. Along the bottom of the spreadsheet are tabs indicating which tier of the precursor you are working on. The last page will contain material requirements. Astralaria - The Mechanism The Bifrost - The Legend Bolt - Zap The Shining Blade (Precursor & Legendary Pages) Juggernaut Precursor: In Volume I, you must Ponder and Kneel before several POI/Statues and such. Gekk Exl, fabulous she, has made a few notes on the subject. -Click HERE for her notes and where to do what action.
  17. 2 points
    JellyLovinScoot

    Canada Day and Independence Day

    I heard someone say destroy stuff. Gotcha.
  18. 2 points
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    Tami Moon

    Wheee

    Hi all! I'm Tami, and I've been a member of TTS for a little while now. I joined up when I first started playing GW2, and left several months in, but now I'm back. I've been playing since late 2015, but took a break late 2016 to start my military career. Went to bootcamp, had an awful time, started specialty training, got kicked out for a number of health issues, started a different training, and I'll be graduating soon (finally). My schedule is a little erratic, but I'm on most weekends and afternoons. If you'd like to add me in game, I'm TamiyoMoon.8423. My main is Tami Moon (sylvari DH), along with Kiora Blue Waves (human Tempest), Xitaa Strionic (asura mesmer), and Skyshroud Felidar (charr ranger). I'm pretty active in the general GW community- I command Triple Trouble at almost every slot and have done so for about a year now. (Trindine-approved TT guides coming soon). I do most HoT metas, Teq, anything provided that I'm awake enough and not being lazy >.> When I'm not gaming or in class, I'm usually swimming, sleeping, or going to the beach. Pensacola beaches are pretty nice, but there's sooo many people there ;-;
  20. 2 points
    MasterOfSwordsmen

    I...I can't....

    So my old roommate joined us for a few runs back when I was a leader and apparently loved my spiel for training as well as the memes. Fast forward a lot to today where he started making some characters in XCOM. Someone please send help. Aliens are scary unlike undead dragon minions
  21. 2 points
    Inari

    I...I can't....

    I'm actually screaming about the bit with the 99.75 children, omg. So the real question is, when did the initial 11.25 happen?
  22. 2 points
    rw_santos

    GW2 "Screenies" :D

    Tiger Dab
  23. 2 points
    Shot NZ

    Crys's Cubs

  24. 2 points
    MooNtHeStaR

    Crys's Cubs

    U sure? I've heard things about this guy called Ray that says he will turn up on tuesdays but disappeared for 4 months. Not sure it's the same guy.. But better safe than sorry. rooDerp
  25. 2 points
    Erik

    Who is Lazarus Poll

    i changed my vote and now i regret it. feelsbadman
  26. 2 points
    Erik

    Celebrities Roaming Tyria

    I play guild wars 2 everyday :^)
  27. 2 points
    merforga [7:47 PM] hmm? [7:47] no didnt forget =p [7:47] @readycheck "@readycheck" doesn't notify the channel. Rip.
  28. 2 points
    Erik

    Forum Update

    The forums have received multiple updates across the board today, all aimed at improving performance for users on slower connections. Overtime, as we've added features - the forums became bloated for mobile users, and in general quite unresponsive. Changes implemented today should hopefully relieve some of that slow load, while maintaining the sleek look we've all come to love (hopefully).
  29. 2 points
    Erik

    Leader and TTS members derp page!

    its (hover over for code) it's massive tho :x
  30. 2 points
    Inari

    I Dare You Not to Smile

    Fearless leader @Merforga and @Carrie singing "Barbie Girl" live on stream for all to see.
  31. 2 points
    Merforga

    New OCE CO!

    Greetings everyone! It's been a while since a last major announcement. OCE has typically only operated with a singular Commander Officer. However, due to recent growth, in both members and number of Commanders, it has become evident that a second CO would be beneficial to ensure sustainability with the growth of this time zone. As such, it is my pleasure to introduce @Meggly into the new role of Commanding Officer for OCE! Please join me in congratulating her!
  32. 2 points
    Srouc

    GW2 "Screenies" :D

    Being carried through Jade Maw..
  33. 2 points
    Addy

    Throwback Thursday

    Want to learn Teq? Here's the best explanation ever.
  34. 2 points
  35. 2 points
    Inari

    Throwback Thursday

    That glorious 'stache.
  36. 2 points
    NexForce

    Shout out to you awesome people

    This thread hasn't been used in a while, but here's one for @Epi. I will keep the person sending it anonymous unless they want to reveal themselves.
  37. 2 points
    Inari

    I Dare You Not to Smile

    One of my raiders, @Shebani, had a birthday recently: Happy Belated Shebirthday!
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    Inari

    How Did You Pick Your Name?

    Wompounding Interest!
  40. 2 points
    Xangxa

    How Did You Pick Your Name?

    When I lived among the cannibals of Papua New Guinea they named me Xangxa (the X is pronounced as a harsh KH sound) because I was so tall -- Xangxa means "The Big One." Although I jokingly tell people it would now mean "feeds family of 8" since I'm no longer the beanpole of my youth. I've always gone by Xangxa when it's anything adventurous, including exploring worlds like GW2. Because people mispronounce Xangxa, I substitute Khangga for my characters' in-game first names.
  41. 2 points
    Lim

    How Did You Pick Your Name?

    I've only gone by Lim since Black Desert was released, in which I needed a name for my ranger elf; and my original name made absolutely no sense so i went with Limyrith. Liked the name, and made a Mesmer with the same name,. It's been my main character/play style since. Before Lim, I was known by a few LoL names, 3 of which were high elo and 1 low elo to drag my friends out of silver with. I've since quit LoL and had way less headaches. Before that even, I've cycled through over a dozen names starting with Audion over 13 years ago.
  42. 2 points
    Meggly

    How Did You Pick Your Name?

    I've been Meggly for a long time, just one of a number of possible nicknames when your name is Meg. I struggle to name characters which is why you will often find me on meggly or megglie or Meg Gly or megglybyte or a range of other Meg based names. I'm creative in many things but naming characters during character creation not so much. Want me to write a story and come up with names, no problemo, but at character creation in game apparently I just freeze.
  43. 2 points
    Erik

    How Did You Pick Your Name?

    I am the most creative human being alive. ArenaNet even named a Sylvari after me. He's the heart, but he's spelled "Alarin" you tell me.
  44. 2 points
    Crystalliser

    How Did You Pick Your Name?

    I was trying to make a new name for Sudden Attack when I was 11 and wanted it to be something strong, thought of diamond at first but Diamondizer didn't sound cool so I went for something that would be similar and shiny like crystals :^)
  45. 2 points
    Naga Phalanges

    How Did You Pick Your Name?

    True story: this character was already made & named when I started to really play and she wasn't my favorite (*le gasp*). The person who created her had gotten 2 GW2 licenses so he could play many, many different characters. I have no idea why he named her this way. Ask Cpt von Fouffypants (and THAT name is a whole story in itself hahaha!)
  46. 2 points
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  48. 2 points
    /hug =p Welcome to our family ^^
  49. 2 points
    Welcome. And preemptive Qaezie /hug
  50. 2 points
    Erik

    EU Revival

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