Posts by Marty Silverblade

    A crude shield would best go with a core/proph skin - for a sword I'd say a Falchion/Scimitar, Flamberge, or Gladius, and for an axe I'd say a Hand Axe, Sephis Axe, or Spiked Axe.

    Also, how big will this be when printed? Life size would be awesome, but I imagine it'd be smaller.

    Pets are generally identical in terms of effectiveness. The exceptions:


    The Black Bear deals less damage per second than all other pets, because it routinely stops to activate its Brutal Mauling attack skill, though this allows it to benefit from some Paragon skills.
    The Hound of Balthazar is the only pet that deals fire damage and does not deal physical damage.
    The Racing Beetle attacks faster than all other pets.


    So the racing beetle is stronger than the others, but I'd favour picking whichever one you like most. I pick different ones for different characters, though bears are my favourite.

    You can also navigate through that page to find out how to acquire them, etc.

    Anet support isn't the way to go here. They don't permit the transfer of accounts. The account belongs to whoever registered it and that's the end of it, as far as they're concerned. Unless you lie to them about the whole situation I don't see them doing anything other than ignoring you. What you should do is either get a refund (if possible) or talk to the seller and get the log in details and the registration details (eg, home address) for the account (then obviously update them to your own).

    Also, I don't have any personal experience with, but it is a grey market so while you might pay less you run the risk of things like this happening. Some quick googling indicates to me that it's a website I would definitely avoid.

    Also also, the place to go for cd keys nowadays is gameliebe. I haven't used it either but everybody I've ever seen use it rates it highly.

    Are you having an issue with it? The only problems I have with it is it showing up in the wrong language and/or showing prices in foreign currencies. These resolve themselves after clicking on a product. It tends to work better for me in Chrome than Firefox, but neither is consistent. Last time I bought something was around the start of last year.

    There's no reason to believe that it isn't. Someone (Bill, probably) mentioned on reddit that they had to rework some other systems to get it to work - something about limits on saving data - so there's more to it than just creating inventory expansion items, making the window resizable, etc.

    It's certainly 24 hours. The only other thing I've seen as a potential requirement is having to have posted elsewhere first, which you've done. Maybe there's some kind of delay on the backend.. Remember to read the Market rules first.

    If you can't remember a character name (and can't recover one by means such as looking at old screenshots) then you'll need to contact support. If you can prove that the account is yours by providing the cd keys and/or registration details they'll give you the login details you need. It'll likely take a couple of weeks to get back to you though.

    team build challenge!

    Just remembered that. Not only is it NF only, but there are a bunch of extra limitations as well. It's only one area, but it does show what good execution can do.

    Also, how do you feel about mercenary heroes? They don't technically violate the NF only theme but are against the spirit of the challenge. It would also be dumb for someone to spend on mercenaries before having all the content.

    I'll refrain from looking at your builds too closely until I've had a chance to put something together myself. It also doesn't help that you're listing individual builds rather than a team - this makes a particularly big difference here.

    I don't think Anet necessarily ought to have a ton of sympathy for those players. If we're talking HM then they have to accept there won't be a ton of leeway. That's the whole point. You say what you've come up with is a "struggle at best" but that's what it was meant to be. Seriously, once you set up a modern meta build HM becomes easier than NM used to be. Anyway, I certainly wouldn't label it impossible. I'll see what I can come up with.

    Remember that H/H was, although never impossible, always meant to be a handicap. It didn't used to be like now where putting together teams is a matter of figuring out how much gamebreakingly overpowered stuff you can cram in. There was also a three hero cap. Working together with other players was key to getting through harder content. Through a combination of (theoretically) smarter play, (theoretically) better builds, and the ability to cover each others weaknesses (your lack of skill diversity, in this case), completing the HM titles + DoA should not be an issue for NF only players. If you're not doing that for whatever reason, i.e, doubling up on handicaps, then it's no surprise the content feels disproportionately difficult.

    What content have you tried so far? I'd start by doing some easy (relatively speaking) stuff and then working my way up.

    What builds have you tried?