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  1. LeWaffles added a post in a topic I made some educational PvP videos to help out my fellow rangers who might be struggling on how to use our moves defensively.   

    Very well put together video, and SUPER helpful.
    Now ima need you to hold my hand and do one for every single class, especially ninja and DK.
    Ill pay you in artisan memories =D
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  2. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Ranger need a buff   

    Also replace cold blade with Protected Area.
    Do these things, and ranger will be balanced.
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  3. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Zodiac Sign and RNG (and more)   

    Without making possibly hundreds of thousands of enhancing attempts on a set item at a set enhancement level with a set amount of failstacks with a set amount of luck at a set time of the day ingame with a set amount of people all typing "Ameno" at precisely the moment you press the enhance button, and make sure that each of these variables are precisely the same each of those hundreds of thousands of times, it is impossible to determine if a set pattern repeats. Too many variables to change/limit to prove it myself, id rather just read up on Wikipedia how RNG in crypto devices work and see how it pertains to here and realize that TRUE RNG does not exist in this game. Is it good enough to fit the needs of this game? yeah, I think so =)
    I get whatcha mean though. I Just wanted to talk too.
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  4. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Complete Evasive Explosion Shot question   

    It doesn't happen super often, and youre right its probably due to the lag or desync, but generally if they cc me while im supposedly in the middle of the animation it looks like im laying on the ground but the ground is a foot above everybody's heads.
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  5. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Ranger is broken, in a bad way.   

    Ranger isn't that bad. Ill compile a list of popular complaints against ranger, and what I think about it. Some might have a different opinion, but obviously my opinion is the only important one.
    1) With the awakening weapon released, bow is no longer used, ruining what we thought was going to be a primarily ranged class... This is partly true. PvE is done 99% with awakening weapon, and PvP is usually mostly done with awakening weapon. However, youll notice that the ones saying they cant use Bow in PvP are average-slightly better than average rangers, and the excellent ones still use it a decent amount of the time.
    2) Mana pot usage and durability consumption... This is 100% a problem. Mana pot chugging even with double extraction crystals in mainhand, I don't think another class is as mana-pot heavy as us. Durability is also horrible, youll run out incredibly quickly grinding. It basically requires you to brand your awakening weapon and offhand if you want to grind for more than half an hour without going back to town.
    3) Lack of super armor/ I-frames compared to other classes... Im not 100% sure how I feel about this. Lately as I fight DKs more often, I find that I-frame on pretty much every movement a class makes is VERY good, and VERY difficult to beat. I wish ranger's frontal block was a little bit better, or I-frames on certain actions were either added or extended, but keep in mind we have excellent mobility and arguably the best grab in the game (besides probably zerker). Not every class can have everything good. I think ranger would be OP if we got a spammable I-frame or a very very good super-armor.
    4) Nothing is as good as wiz/witch/DK... In group PvP, which is what matters, this is pretty much at least halfway accurate. In a game where cc and aoe burst are the most important factors, rangers are mid tier. Many node wars revolve around a zerk or valk or 2 or 4 going in, CCing people, and wizards and witches blowing stuff up and casting protected area. THIS IS THE MOST DOMINANT TACTIC. And rangers don't really fit in it. We can dart around and assassinate high value enemies, but almost any top tier guild will tell you that they would rather have a wiz/wit/war/zerk over ranger assuming equal gear and equal skill. Are we useless? Nah. Are we da bestest in the game? Na.
    Overall rangers have better than decent farming, at the cost of convenience WHILE farming (mana and durability), and their PvP is good in small groups and very situationally good in large groups.
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  6. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Complete Evasive Explosion Shot question   

    Mmmm. Maybe youre talking about Descending current?
    You stand in one spot and shoot a bunch of arrows into the air and they come down on the mobs?
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  7. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Complete Evasive Explosion Shot question   

    I think youre talking about Will of the wind. Hold D+F or A+F.
    Highly recommend double extraction crystal to spam this move, otherwise youre gonna want to just shotgun everything.
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  8. LeWaffles added a post in a topic fix Valencia drop rates or...   

    I think that's just wrong. Even without M2 trading for the coins, pirates is better I think. Not trying to be rude, maybe im just missing something, but the only places I can think of in Valencia that compare to pirates would be gahaz if you can steamroll the shadows, or jail that I haven't been to but heard it isn't as good.
    If you guys know something I don't (which is possible) then ok, but afaik pirates is still considered best exp/money per hour, even with the PvP that will inevitably happen.
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  9. LeWaffles added a topic in Ranger   

    Ranger VS DK
    Im curious what you guys find the 1v1 matchup favorability to be?
    Ive gone against a large amount of various DKs by now. Some of them are geared better than me, some of them are just plain better than me at the game. But even the ones that are a good 30 GS lower than me and/or a level below, or not quite optimal with their moveset are able to beat me more often than I would like. It seems to me that ranger just might have a bad MU against them, or maybe I just don't know how to play the MU yet.
    Any get good tips or ideas you guys have for beating them? I mainly struggle against their I-frames, and if I miss a grab I generally lose. Upon landing a grab successfully I can win, its getting to the point where they are KD that I struggle with. DK ranged KD> Ranger ranged KD imo, and the large amount of I-frames make it difficult to grab them.
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  10. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Complete Evasive Explosion Shot question   

    I agree. EES I-frame is the most consistent imo, even if its like the least spammable.
    Is anybody noticing CFtS I-frame is kinda unreliable though?
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  11. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Complete Evasive Explosion Shot question   

    While I don't know the answer, perhaps I can comfort you with the knowledge that after level 50 or so, you will pretty much rarely use EES. Its bread and butter up to that point, but after that primary farming from 51-56 is WotW--> Shotgun spam. But I think melenium is right, not sure, but I think so.
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  12. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Ranger need a buff   

    Perhaps my definition of super-armor is different than yours, but what skills exactly give us super armor? I cant think of any. I thought they were all frontal block only.
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  13. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Fail stacks a fail since last update   

    I have personally noticed nothing bad/bugged about the system. My reblath is just as RNG-ey as before, I can still get to 18-20 FS about 50% of the time.
    Green gear seems slightly better than before. Slightly.
    This is over roughly 220mil spent on enhancing, obviously not all of it was spent on reblath, and green gear, maybe 40mil was spent on mem frags, the rest spent on blackstones and a few concentrated when my supply ran out.
    Now that I think about it, my sample size info is useless, just wanted to show that while I don't have specific numbers, it is a large pool of data and I didn't notice any negative trends.
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  14. LeWaffles added a post in a topic No Mother's Day Event RAGE!   

    I actually do want a new event every week though =/
    Aaaand I want each of them to last 4 weeks and give me boss gear.
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  15. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Workers not "working"   

    I resolve this by going to character selection screen and coming back in, but the real question is does the worker keep working and it just SHOWS 0s or do they in fact stop working and you lose out on that income until you catch it?
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  16. LeWaffles added a post in a topic New Ranger PvE Method   

    A lot of it is preference. I have W+F returning mana on hit, that combined with extraction crystals makes grinding with mana consumption bearable,
    the rest I go with either PvP stuff or DoT effects. Someone else may be more helpful
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  17. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Tips on Crystals.   

    Since I still cant see what gear you have cause work computer, ill just give a basic overview and hope it applies to you.
    For mainhand, I would go with a PvP bow like tri kzarka and put Precision gems in it, then I have a tri liverto I use for farming that has double extraction in it.
    Boots have movement speed crystal, I have a PvE tri grunil helm with 2 experience kydicts crystals in it, but for PvP I would do giath with evasion crystals.
    Armor is a tough call, most people prefer BMC Cobelinus, theyre a great crystal, but I personally prefer 2 10% evasion crystals in armor.
    Gloves I don't remember, I think I have attack speed crystals in it but depending on what your gear is you may not need them to reach 5 attck speed.
    Im not sure if what I do is considered outdated, ill wait for someone else to comment.
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  18. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Why are there suddenly so many kzarka kriegsmesser in MP?   

    Oh good. I always lose to DK's, even when theyre undergeared compared to me. I just cant figure out how to beat em.
    Less of them=Waffle winning more.
    Whatever the cause, I approve.
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  19. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Tips on Crystals.   

    Actually, for PvE I prefer double extraction crystal =P
    If I wasn't gonna use extractions, I would use the RBC-Power I think.
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  20. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Is it possible to only buy gear?   

    You can either go full grunil or the roaring magical armor and heve, or a combination of the bunch. Generally the first piece of boss gear youre gonna want is bhegs, but...
    Don't worry about boss gear until youre ready to get into PvP, which is when you hit lvl 58 and have like 440+GS.
    And workers are an EXCELLENT source of afk income, the sooner you start it, the sooner your gains begin. If you can dedicate an hour a day to cooking beer actively, or every night cook 500 beers, youll get an excellent CP network in no time. If you spend 5 hours a day cooking for a week (which will be horribly boring but will make your income start that much sooner) youll be set.
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  21. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Is it possible to only buy gear?   

    If youre interested in the guide, contact <serenity> in game or on the recruitment forums, but generally they will ask you to join the guild. The gist of it is what I said in the post above, the guide itself has the specific nodes, but a little bit of asking around in game and playtime will get you most of the info you need if you aren't looking to change guilds.
    AP should be your first goal, work towards getting a pri, duo, or tri liverto longbow off the market. Your 2 piece heve 2 piece grunil is perfectly fine, just get it upgraded (plenty of failstacking/enhancing guides) or buy upgraded versions from the market as this is what your original post is about =). Jarretes accessories will serve you fine up until youre lvl 56, if not those then mark of shadow, witch earrings, and a tri bares necklace (that you can get off the MP for like 11-12mil Preorder, its 10 AP).
    Real money definitely helps out, but the farthest I would recommend is buying 4 tier 1 pets, a single premium outfit, branding stones for long term weapons(liverto, or steel dagger) as ranger suffers greatly when it comes to durability, and if you still have some spending money, weight increases. you CAN buy pearl shop items and sell on the MP for silver, but it is HORRIBLY inefficient and I would not recommend as 34 USD for 25Mil in game is a pretty bad trade-off.
    Any other questions, feel free to PM me. Im a 59 470GS ranger on NA and I can answer most ranger-specific questions you have. Good luck brother!
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  22. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Lucky GM boxes   

    Can I like this about 8 more times?
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  23. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Is it possible to only buy gear?   

    Definitely start cooking beer or essence of liquor to raise CP. That will be your main source of income is having a 250CP worker empire gathering logs, ore, grains, etc which you will process and sell on MP or you can grind to master 2 trading and make them into crates.
    It is completely possible to do what you are asking. My old guild had a guide to 450 GS starting from nothing in 2 months. I used that guide and can confirm its possible, the only bottleneck will be the waiting game on trying to win items from MP.
    Obviously you aren't gonna get tri witches or RCE or MoS or Crescents that early in the game, but you can get duo of them and also Shultz necks and belts. You can definitely gear up to be relevant through MarketPlace only, being endgame competitive however will require at least a little enchanting on your part or a year of lucky MP bidding.
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  24. LeWaffles added a topic in Ranger   

    Nouver VS Kutum
    This question is geared specifically towards PvP.
    At first glance it seems that Nouver>Kutum as the difference is 14 ap and that's quite a bit. However after talking to a few people they are starting to wonder if Kutum would be better, as it helps with accuracy in an increasingly evasion-leaning meta, and the ignore resist seems to be better than resist itself.
    Im starting to think that perhaps kutum would be similar to rosar in that its better than nouver IF youre able to effectively keep 225+ AP with kutum equipped, but I don't have TRI of each to try to compare them in any kind of testing. I was hoping one of you would either already have done some testing OR at least be able to help provide helpful insight as to which is better for PvP.
    Thanks for your time gents!
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  25. LeWaffles added a post in a topic Tips on Crystals.   

    I cant see the pic you posted on this poopy work computer, so the only thing ill say is Rosar is really good if youre able to stay at 220+ AP with rosar equipped. If you cant, a different dagger is in order until you can.
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