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Forum: Spells, Abilities, and General Class Discussion 11-29-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 209
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up,...

<p>Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it's <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">bobsled</span> blue AoE time!</p>
Forum: Troubador 11-26-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>[email protected]

<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>In response to the DKTM, I find that having the 12.5% extra means I can focus on more crit bonus/pot etc gear instead. This goes for me and my...
Forum: Items and Equipment 11-24-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 415
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>[email protected]

<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>i don't see the problem with having to farm another item if you want it on another toon (assuming you already used it on one). Being able to...
Forum: Troubador 11-23-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Yep, what Kiki said is pretty much the rule...

<p>Yep, what Kiki said is pretty much the rule for AA building - there's no set-in-stone defined path, and it often comes down to what works best for you and what your particular guild requires of...
Forum: Troubador 11-08-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 60
Posted By Aaramis
<p>The simple response, coming from an ex-EQ1...

<p>The simple response, coming from an ex-EQ1 Bard, is that EQ2 Bards are completely different.</p><p>Some people like that difference;  some hate it;  others are indifferent.  Time will tell which...
Forum: General Gameplay Discussion 10-22-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 261
Posted By Aaramis
<p>^^ Ok, so your crit mitigation *should* be...

<p>^^ Ok, so your crit mitigation *should* be good.  But what level are you?  And what level gear is that?  You mentioned you have some shard gear - which is level 80, but trust me, you're going to...
Forum: General Gameplay Discussion 10-22-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 261
Posted By Aaramis
<p>To be honest, here are my suggestions for a...

<p>To be honest, here are my suggestions for a casual gamer:</p><p>Get to 90 if you're not there already.  Get a good chunk of AA - at 90, you should hopefully have your end-line TSO abilities...
Forum: Scout's Den 10-22-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>Ocello...

<p><cite>Ocello wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Excuses.  Seriously, in a fight such as this, a ranger SHOULD do more damage than an assassin.  I don't play either class but for some reason Assassins...
Forum: Ranger 10-18-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 92
Posted By Aaramis
<p>So, just out of curiosity (and no, I'm not...

<p>So, just out of curiosity (and no, I'm not pot-stirring, I'm actually curious), if Rangers were to be changed, how would you guys on the whole want the changes to be?</p><p>There seems to be a...
Forum: Ranger 10-15-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 112
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>[email protected]

<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Raids, not gonna happen, best we can ever do is maybe some quick dungeons. Will definitely check out the bows you...
Forum: Ranger 10-13-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 112
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Also keep in mind that if an enemy gets to you...

<p>Also keep in mind that if an enemy gets to you at 20-30% life, you should be able to finish it off in melee without too much trouble.</p><p>Cheap shot -> Sneak Attack (+stealth) -> Emberstrike or...
Forum: Troubador 10-12-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Well, you're in good shape at this...

<p>Well, you're in good shape at this point.</p><p>If memory serves, my AA spending went something like this:</p><p>Bard tree: 4-10-10-1 in agility for DKTM;  4-4-10 in STA for fortissimo;  and then...
Forum: Troubador 10-08-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Aaramis
<p>/shrug.</p><p>Shame it has to be altered...

<p>/shrug.</p><p>Shame it has to be altered (nerfed), but the way I look at it, I'm still doing a ton more damage than I was the previous expansion...</p>
Forum: Ranger 09-28-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 110
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>-=Hoss=-...

<p><cite>-=Hoss=- wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Everytime I hear that phrase, I think of that movie "A mighty Wind"  did anyone else see that?</p></blockquote><p>Wha' happen?!</p>
Forum: General Gameplay Discussion 09-10-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 231
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Regarding CC in Velious and the complaints,...

<p>Regarding CC in Velious and the complaints, think of it this way guys:</p><p>The devs have a finite amount of time, energy, and possibly even budget, to work with.  As Velious is being produced...
Forum: Scout's Den 09-08-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>gatrm wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I...

<p><cite>gatrm wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I haven't played troub though so can't give you much more details than that.  Once you  get to max level you probably won't have a problem getting a...
Forum: Assassin 09-07-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By Aaramis
<p>You need to change your poisons, definitely. ...

<p>You need to change your poisons, definitely.  You're still in a Ranger frame of mind, where snares and DoT was your friend.</p><p>For Assassins, you need to do damage quickly and/or debuff the...
Forum: Assassin 09-03-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 124
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>Lethe5683...

<p><cite>Lethe5683 wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Gaige wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Potency > Crit Bonus</p></blockquote><p><span style="color: #993366;">Why?</span></p></blockquote><p>I...
Forum: Assassin 09-02-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>Xarloec...

<p><cite>Xarloec wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Anyone?</p></blockquote><p>I think your post has caused confusion.  Have you been away from the game for 4 years?  If so, how do you have a 90...
Forum: Troubador 08-25-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By Aaramis
<p>If he gets the jump on you... yeah, you're...

<p>If he gets the jump on you... yeah, you're dead.  Pretty much the case for a lot of classes in BG, but especially true of a class that can chain CAs and put out 3 times your total health in damage...
Forum: General Gameplay Discussion 08-24-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>TheSpin wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>If...

<p><cite>TheSpin wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>If fae actually ran over the ground instead of hovered I would buy the physics argument. Since it's a magical world and fae are magical creatures, and...
Forum: General Gameplay Discussion 08-24-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>TheSpin...

<p><cite>TheSpin wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>There was a thread a week or two ago about fae in regards to the next expansion. The next expansion will feature flying mounts, so it was brought up...
Forum: Troubador 08-23-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Fyfe covered most of the basics, so I'll just...

<p>Fyfe covered most of the basics, so I'll just add a few things.</p><p>1 - Just to clarify why we aim for 4.0 speed weapons, they are ideal so that you can time your auto-attacks and use your...
Forum: General Gameplay Discussion 08-19-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 645
Posted By Aaramis
<p>No mention of this in the hotfix notes for...

<p>No mention of this in the hotfix notes for today - can anyone confirm if this was fixed?</p>
Forum: Troubador 08-19-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 61
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Only looked at the new effects very briefly...

<p>Only looked at the new effects very briefly last night (was online for about 30min), so I didn't catch the floating spell notes being removed (if they were).  I did, however, re-cast all of my...
Forum: General Gameplay Discussion 08-18-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 645
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Would really like to hear from the devs on...

<p>Would really like to hear from the devs on whether or not this is intended.</p><p>I have no interest in playing EQ2 if it is going to emulate Aion's levelling curve.</p>
Forum: Scout's Den 08-10-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By Aaramis
<p>On the Assassin chart you included a tab for...

<p>On the Assassin chart you included a tab for "W/Exacting", but the Ranger equivalent is "W/Extra".  What ability (or abilities) are being accounted for here?</p><p>Also take note on those cast...
Forum: Troubador 08-10-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 291
Posted By Aaramis
<p>/necrobumping this to hopefully generate some...

<p>/necrobumping this to hopefully generate some thoughts and/or dev feedback.</p><p>Given that Destiny of Velious was just announced, and flying mounts are the key feature (at this point), I don't...
Forum: General Gameplay Discussion 08-06-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 233
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>t.j. wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I...

<p><cite>t.j. wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I know lets just have one class, "Toon" and 24 diffrent AA lines that players can put AA points into. Hmmm a healing, ranged, dpser, that can mez...
Forum: General Gameplay Discussion 08-06-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 233
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Keep in mind that for every person on here who...

<p>Keep in mind that for every person on here who posts and says "Zomg, I'll rage quit if they merge classes!", I know 1-2 people who would re-sub to EQ2.  Previous complaints about EQ2 from quitters...
Forum: Troubador 07-29-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 327
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>Kazzo...

<p><cite>Kazzo wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Just people raging because they can't play their class right... Troub is an amazing class to play if you know how to kite and everyone loves you in...
Forum: Troubador 07-28-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 327
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>Woetohice...

<p><cite>Woetohice wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>My experience was opposite of most of the posters. Soloing was a piece of cake, and up until T9 I was always 2nd on instance parses. Granted, I kept...
Forum: Troubador 07-27-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 638
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Interesting about those proposed changes from...

<p>Interesting about those proposed changes from beta.  It sounds as though they were trying for something akin to the EQ1 Bard buffs - have them in a specific radius around the bard.  You could then...
Forum: Troubador 07-22-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 638
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Just out of curiosity, does anyone have a link...

<p>Just out of curiosity, does anyone have a link to the dev post (or article or interview) where it was stated that Bards would be getting a look at / overhaul?</p><p>We all keep referencing it, but...
Forum: Troubador 07-20-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 327
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Well, both Troubs and Dirges have slightly...

<p>Well, both Troubs and Dirges have slightly weak dps from a parsing perspective compared to other scouts, although with SF they've certainly narrowed the gap somewhat.  And some Troubs and Dirges...
Forum: Troubador 02-24-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Well, I can see why they did it - they very...

<p>Well, I can see why they did it - they very clearly want us to become the "caster buffer", and have been pushing that since release.  INT and WIS buff the priests and mages.  What they didn't...
Forum: Troubador 02-23-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 73
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>Divakitten...

<p><cite>Divakitten wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>It probably should work that way, but it doesn't appear to. I've examined parses against orange con mobs at level 90 and my spells/cas are hitting...
Forum: Troubador 02-22-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Pretty sure this is a known issue.  It's been...

<p>Pretty sure this is a known issue.  It's been pointed out enough by beta testers, at the very least, let alone those on live servers now.</p><p>For what it's worth, it seems to be working properly...
Forum: Items and Equipment 02-19-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 87
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Xalmat has covered 99% of your "woe is...

<p>Xalmat has covered 99% of your "woe is summoners" argument in the sticky in the Conjuror forums about current bugs/issues, FYI.</p><p>Besides, given that summoners are some of the best soloers in...
Forum: Troubador 02-19-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 139
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>Lethe5683...

<p><cite>Lethe5683 wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><span style="color: #993366;">I don't have any experiance playing a troub but are the power drains even usefull? As a dirge even when using...
Forum: Items and Equipment 02-18-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Looks like class-specific rewards for various...

<p>Looks like class-specific rewards for various quests from NPCs in the Overrealm.  Did the first set of quests in Tenebrous Tangle (quest mob is right at zone in near the frog - tag is "L.O.S.T....
Forum: Conjuror 02-18-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 317
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>Xalmat...

<p><cite>Xalmat wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Expert Earthen Avatar is smaller (like an order of magnitude smaller) than the Master, and also does not have the glow effect around...
Forum: Troubador 02-18-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>[email protected]

<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I'll have to experiment tonight. Maybe /bug it in the meantime? Surely it's not intentional if it works that way.</p></blockquote><p>No,...
Forum: Conjuror 02-18-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 317
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Given that previous earth pet appearances have...

<p>Given that previous earth pet appearances have included a snake and a rock, as well as a noisy salamander, I'd imagine that the stalactite with arms is probably a set thing.  Pretty sad, though,...
Forum: Tips, Tricks, and New Player Questions 02-18-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 37
Posted By Aaramis
<p>^^ The basket quests (repeatable) are...

<p>^^ The basket quests (repeatable) are reasonable xp back at level 55 when they first open up, but by the time you hit 58/59 it starts to get a bit slow for xp.  Worth a few runs perhaps, but...
Forum: Troubador 02-17-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 139
Posted By Aaramis
<p>To be honest, I almost expect the new stuff to...

<p>To be honest, I almost expect the new stuff to be broken.  It's the track record for MANY expansion starts, and not just in EQ2 - in almost all MMOs there's always bugs/issues to work out.  The...
Forum: Troubador 02-17-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By Aaramis
<p>I suspect it's a bug with regards to 1000+...

<p>I suspect it's a bug with regards to 1000+ AGI, but perhaps a beta tester could chime in here if it's a known issue.</p><p>For what it's worth, on my non-capped Troub who's AGI is nowhere near...
Forum: Ranger 02-16-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 121
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite>[email protected]

<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Actually on EQ1 rangers get a lot of ranged skills 80-85, way more than melee stuff for sure aside from other EQ1 ranger stuff like buffs...
Forum: Scout's Den 02-10-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 265
Posted By Aaramis
<p>Star, keep in mind that your char is in T3/T4...

<p>Star, keep in mind that your char is in T3/T4 TSO gear with mythical epic.  Not every Troub out there has that kind of gear.  Most are in T1/2 TSO gear with fabled epic.</p><p>So if you're...
Forum: Troubador 02-09-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By Aaramis
<p><cite><a...

<p><cite><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>No talk on the Troub board about the upcoming changes with the expansion now that the NDA has been...
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