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      Welcome to the Elitist Jerks forums, a WoW discussion forum targeted towards topics regarding high-end raiding and analysis of game mechanics. We ask you to take a few minutes to read the following before making use of these forums.   First, a point of clarification. The name of these forums is not intended ironically; we have high standards for the discussion that occurs herein, and we're quite unapologetic about it. If you feel our rules are stupid or arbitrary, we don't really care. If you don't wish to follow them, you're welcome to return to the official Blizzard forums.   Following is a brief listing of our forum rules; note that it is by no means exhaustive, as in our experience people are quite innovative in finding new ways to be stupid. These are simply a set of guidelines to get you started in the right direction. 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      Site has been updated to IPS as of 12 November Known Issues So Far: Old wowhead "item" tags are depricated. They may be re-added to fix some issues with older guides, but for most part it's better to just use the modern wowhead.js which auto parses actual wowhead links automatically into tooltips/names. Just post wowhead links in guides and the js will do the rest. You don't need a special BB code for items. Old article links will be broken do to IPS 4 changing url path to remove some pointless "/_/" directory. The articles are still there and can be found in guides menu. You just may not be able to click links from any threads linking to them without editing out the "/_/" part of url. I'll fix most of this little by little when more important stuff is taken care of. External links/google search results may run into same problem. That will just rely on waiting for google to reindex new paths. After you login, you may be thrown to an error page saying page cannot be found if you logged in from the forum index. Harmless though. Just click "forums" and you'll get forum index since redirect after login is busted. The benefactors bar seems to hang/timeout sometimes.


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  1. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    WildStar has been released for 2 months and we are here today to review some hot topic in WS, and we have found you a great video from Youtube about his feelings in WildStar, enjoy it first before our discussions today.     WildStar Housing It is actually a quite satisfactory design in WildStar. We can craft our furniture, find a place, and decorate it. We have already witness many great house deign in WS, some of them are floating in the air, some of them are hiding in the woods, and some of them look like something odd you may never imagine that can be a house. But indeed, we players enjoy it.   WildStar PVP PVP maps are no that satisfactory before the update Sabotage as the various balance and gear problems. But it seems that a situation has become better now since the 15 vs 15 players comes out. Actually, we used to have a high expectation to WS PVP as there are many choices and rewards there.   WildStar PVE WildStar PVE turns to be amazing and it is actually beyond our expectations. The view, quests and map in PVE are beautiful and interesting. We can farm WildStar gold and craft our items along the way or during our quests. And the rewards in PVE is also charming. If you love to explore WildStar in your own path, you will love it.   WildStar Raids The 40 men raids has been a hot topic since its open beta, but in fact, it seems that nobody has complete this raid ever all over the word. And the 20 men raids seems to be more popular among players. The reasons behind it may be that it is not easy to summon 40 men in a raid or the 40 men raid is too difficult to conquer. Anyhow, we are looking forward to witness the achievement in 40 men raid.   Others WildStar Dungeons are also favored by most of the players but still there are some players don’t like it and the popular dungeons are limited. Some difficult dungeons such as Sanctuary of the Swordmaiden are not that popular among players, but it is still a good way to fast leveling up. As for the way to farm gold in WS, you can always create your own path.   Wish you the best.     MOD EDIT: This is an opinion/news post that doesn't really fit with our type of discussion board which is on game theory and strategy. News reporting or opinion posting is not stuff we're interested in at this time.
  2. Source From: http://www.wildstarplatinum.us/news/   There are four paths in WildStar, Exploeer, Scientist, Settler and Soldier. We need to choose one among them before creating our character. It is really pity that we can only choose one.   Explorer Skills     Explorer  Skills are all personal skills, we can say that these are prepared for the players who want to explore WildStar alone. These skills will enable you to the places where others can’t access to, to admire the views that not every players can see. Also, the quests for explorer are quite challenging. They need you various jumping to complete, but yes, the fun is bigger as well. and the skill Air Brakes can make you show your ability in field PvP and PvE, for example, when you are chasing  by  a player, you can jump over the wall before you while the other player can’t, you can also use it to resolve the fall damage, if your enemy jump as you do, he or she will be died.   Scientist Skills     Holographic Distraction, when you are chased by others, use this skill to run into group of monsters and let the monsters behind you to fight with your energy, remember it is not run away, it is a kind of strategy.   Create Portal, this skill can help you back to the Capital City fast. We can say that this is really a convenient skill as in WildStar, players can’t return to the original place when using the returning skill back to Capital City. But if you own the skill, you will make others jealous.   Summon Group, another rather cool skill, if you are in the same big map with your teammates, you can summon your mates using this skill. When you meet a hard boss in the field and you can’t solo it, you can summon your friends up easily to defeat it.   Settler Skills     Settler is the only path with four skills, do you feel fair now? Settler skills make us believe that the world is his home. With these skills, you can easily sell your WildStar Items in the field and in the dungeons, you also want to farm the items and craft your items with rare materials? No problem! You can summon a table to use. You can even build a bank and other buff increased in some certain field. But notice that if you build a bank in the filed, it will affect the back industry of the Capital City, thus you maybe in the wanted list of the city because you don’t have the needed license.   Soldier Skills     Soldier, it seems to be born for the fight, isn’t it? And it is also the truth. So sorry we can’t use the skills in PvP, but they are really wonderful in PvE model.   Back into the Fray. This skill will give you a second life no matter you are a tank or a dps with in time use. I can’t help thinking, what if this skill can be cast automatically, which would be really amazing.   Bail Out, it is an insane skill to sneak in the battlefield. You can sneak into the back of your enemy’s field, and call your teammates around; you can call 40 ones in one time, but feel happy, please, 40 people will change the whole fight indeed.   Combat Supply Drop, this skill is also born for fight. We can various choices in the weapon bags, including damage and dizzy. The only pity is that these skills have time restrict when the items are used for long time, just as buff. But if don’t, then these skills can be invincible.   Ok, we now have introduced all the path skills in WildStar. We feel so hard to make a choice among them as every one of them has its own characteristics. Which one is your choice then?
  3. Source From: http://www.wildstarplatinum.us/news/17--wildstar-pvp-map-analysis-capture-the-flag-in-walatiki-temple   WildStar PVP is quite outstanding among various MMORPG games, we are here today to discuss the Battleground PVP, Capture the Flag in Walatiki Temple. Wish our analysis today can help you enjoy the game much better.   Goal: first to reach 5 captured masks wins. Walatiki Temple is a map based on strategy. No matter how high your DPS is, you should have a plan to guarantee the success of your team. Notice the goal is to find the masks, if you can’t achieve it, you will be defeated even if you have the DPS as high as 300k. it is quite common to see the powerful part to lose.     Locations of masks There are all four places, one is under the bridge, and the remaining three places are in the square under the bright. They will be shown up with time, and the locations are random as well. Notice that we need to spend a few seconds to pick up the mask, and if you are attacked during the attack. When you are holding the mask, your movement speed will be decreased and you can’t use rolling over. If you use the displacement skills when you are holding the mask, it will dropped on the ground immediately. When you take the mask home, the number of the masks in your part will be increased by one, and if you get five in advance, you are the winner.     Steal the mask: If you think it is too boring to find the mask in the map, you can choose to steal them from your opponent. If you succeed in stealing the mask and carry it to your home, you can reduce one mask of your opponent and add one mask of your team as well. So, it is also important to defence your home in the fight. Each team will have a mask hanger, come near to it and touch the mask, it can be stolen. But make sure you are touching the right hanger; there are some new players touch their own mask and wonder why it is still there. Really cute. The rules in stealing the mask are similar as finding the mask. Notice that you need time to steal the mask and you will be interrupt when attacked. You need to wear the mask home if you steal it successfully. You can just steal one mask in one time. if you are killed in your way home, the mask will be dropped on the ground, and if the mask is still on the ground for a few second without picking up, it will be send to the original home.      Map details. When you steal the mask, you can choose to enter in the gate or in the sideway. So when you receive the message that the mask is stolen, you should check out the gate first and then check the sideway if you don’t see any opponent at the gate. Also, when your team is stealing the mask, you should know where to support your teammate. There will be accelerate buff in the sideway, you can run the yellow imaginary line in the map quickly when you get it, and it will help you take the mask home. So when you see someone steal the mask and want to back in the sideway, you should eat the buff first. Also, when you support your teammate to steal the mask, you should leave the buff to the one who is carrying the mask.     And these are all our analysis today, it is said that there will be new map in level 16. This map will be still available, but your teammates will be started in level 16. So, are you ready to capture the flag in Map Walatiki Temple?