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      We have moved to Discord   08/04/2016

      There has been a strong desire among the community to migrate to Discord for quite some time. As of today, our community will be using Discord and as a result, we will no longer be actively using our TeamSpeak Server.  The TeamSpeak server will temporarily stay active to help inform all of our move to Discord. Within the next couple of months, it will be shut down completely.  For a quick invite to our new Discord server, you can click here.  
      For a full detailed guide visit http://www.vVv-Gaming.com/Discord
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      Supersonic Series Season 4!   09/24/2016

      Supersonic Series Season 4 starts on Monday, October 10th, 2016   vVv Gaming is proud to present the return of the Supersonic Series!  Unique game nights each week will allow teams and individual Rocketeers to bring their A game and level up their gaming skills!  Whether the goal is to improve teamwork, find suitable opponents, or just acquire valuable feedback on how to improve one’s gameplay, these events will accomplish just that!   Quick Facts: Supersonic Draft is every Monday at 7:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown is every Thursday at 7:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown will be factored into the RLC Power Rankings! Supersonic Showdown will be streamed, Supersonic Draft will not (unless we find more casters - interested? click here) Supersonic Series Rules & Regulations can be found by clicking here. To register for the tournaments visit www.vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament If you are late to check-ins via our Discord Server, you will not get to play.  Don't be late. To stay up to date with Supersonic Series, follow us on Twitter @vVv_Gaming Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn more about becoming a vVv Gaming Community member or how you can join our staff Season 4 will last 8 Weeks, which will be followed by a Season Finale which will be the 9th Week of the Series Supersonic Draft Season Finale will feature top 24 players based on the Solo Leaderboard from Season 4 Supersonic Showdown Season Finale will feature top 8 teams based on the Team Leaderboard from Season 4   Supersonic Draft When: Mondays at 8PM EST (5PM PST)  Check-in starts at 7:30PM EST and close at 7:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Gaming Discord Server: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite  (Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/guide)
      Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Style: Captain's Draft - Captains are chosen at random (see Registration section for more details) and each captain picks their team-mates. Captains will take turns picking their teammates in a “snake-style” (A, B, C, C, B, A) draft until all teams have 3 players each. Participating with friends is encouraged, however, there is no guarantee that you will be on the same team. The captain’s name will be entered into the Challonge bracket and will be used to represent their team.  Voice channels will be created for each of the teams on our Discord server. Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament to register.  While signing up you will be able to volunteer to be a captain.  If there are more volunteer captains than the total number of teams, the captains will be picked at random from the pool of volunteers.  If there are not enough volunteer captains, then the remaining number of captains needed will be chosen at random from the remainder of players.  


      Supersonic Showdown When: Thursdays at 8PM EST (5PM PST)  Check-in starts at 7:30PM EST and close at 7:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Gaming Discord Server: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite  (Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/guide)
      Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Teams are pre-made by the players. Style: Pre-made Teams Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament to register.
       
      Participating as an individual: After filling out the signup form you will be in a free-agent pool. To ensure your participation in the event, you should be seeking out other free agents to form a team.  Another alternative is to seek a team that only has two players and join their team for the evening. If you do not have a team by the end of check-in period, you may not be able to participate.  If this is the case, contact an admin and seek help with finding a team, please only seek help after attempting to form a team on your own.
       
      Participating as a team: After filling out the signup form above, your team is all set. All you need to do is show up in the discord server during the check-in time.  If you are seeking a third player for the evening, you can view the list of free agent players signed up at http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register and contact them to be part of your team for the evening. If you are unable to acquire a third team member on you own, then please show up on the Discord server at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting and seek help from a Supersonic Staff Member. Reminder:  Solo participants do not earn points towards the season finale tournament.  We strongly suggest putting a team together to sign up with!  Feel free to use our discord chat to find teammates.    Point System
      You will receive points for your participation in each tournament.  These points will determine the top 8 teams from Showdown  and the top 24 players from the Draft. The first tournament finale will be hosted for the top 24 players based on the individual scores from Supersonic Draft event.  The second tournament finale will be hosted for the top 8 teams based on points earned during Supersonic Showdown nights. Keep in mind that participating in Supersonic Showdown event will earn Team Points, participating alone earns you no points.
       
      Breakdown: 2 points for participating 2 points for every match won in the Winner's Bracket 1 point for every match won in the Loser's Bracket 2 additional points for placing 4th 4 additional points for placing 3rd 6 additional points for placing 2nd 10 additional points for placing 1st   Join vVv Gaming
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      Supersonic Series Stacks Up to Support the Troops   11/07/2016

      vVv Gaming Joins Forces With Stack-Up To Support The Troops     We believe that all gamers, regardless of skill, have a place in competitive gaming. We also believe that great things can come from competitive gaming and the communities that support it. As such, starting today, we are joining forces with Stack-Up in their missions and dedicating the Supersonic Series to the troops. Our goal is to help Stack-Up raise money to fund their missions. Each dollar that is donated goes directly to Stack-Up to support their cause. We invite you to join us in our mission by watching our stream, playing in our tournaments, and donating towards a greater cause: supporting the troops through gaming.  
      Stack-Up's Mission   "Founded in 2015, Stack-Up (TAX ID: 47-5424265) brings both veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. With the motto: 'Veterans are our Mission. Gaming is our Passion', Stack-Up serves US, NATO and ANZAC veterans through three primary programs: The Stacks, Stack-Up Supply Crates, and Air Assaults." With one of their programs, Stack-Up assembles "Supply Crates" filled with video games and nerdy goodies which are sent out to veterans in combat zones, on humanitarian missions, in recovery hospitals, and sometimes even bases located stateside.  They strive to help improve experiences of service members while they are deployed; instead of focusing on how many days of deployment they have left, Stack-Up encourages them to be participating in video game activities with their battle buddies.  It isn't just about having fun either!  Scientific studies have shown that video gaming can help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, stress, and even pain relief!  
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  1. I really dislike this build since it lacks a significant amount of survivability for only a mild increase in damage. It has overall too low of toughness and no life force to fall back onto in death shroud. I would recommend you try PZ Powerr's build: http://en.gw2skills.net/editor/?fQAQNAW7YjMat7haab87JAJFPfd0DiVOZKFwzOA;TsAAzCroay0koJbTumkNtqY8xuCA
  2. I do not think Anvil Rock is very strong for WvW.
  3. Just talked to Jon Peters today, and he said they definitely are NOT doing a MOBA. They said they "tried it and didn't work out".
  4. A lot of members of the guild who are focused on sPvP have moved to Anvil Rock server. This is because Anvil Rock is home to the vast majority of top sPvP teams and has a much richer community of competitive players. This change has no effects on the PvE or WvW community within the guild as the members who have transferred have no interest in said activities.
  5. Also, for you power build, why would you run Pistol/Shield with 0 condition damage?
  6. Hair trigger would be a better option. More blinds, more conditions.
  7. I feel Infused Precision is a complete waste of a trait when you have Kit Refinement.
  8. You mean you will "refer to" this. That is an incorrect use of "referencing".
  9. There aren't really random zergs in 5v5's atm, but it will increase the quality of teams (hopefully).
  10. And more importantly, new gear from Paid Tournament Tokens!
  11. Just updated the builds. Some older builds that have been nerfed or are no longer used have been removed and have been replaced with stronger builds from the current metagame.
  12. https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/info/news/Update-Notes-October-7th-2012 General Fixed a bug in targeting that was causing left-dragging to deselect/select targets incorrectly. Fixed a bug in targeting that was allowing users to deselect all targets using the select next target functionality. Fixed a bug with human female sword and pistol animations. Fixed a bug that was causing quickness to get stuck on players and enemies indefinitely. Fixed the Mystic Forge recipe for Melandru’s Gaze that was rewarding the Mystic Staff instead. Fixed a potential bug with skill challenge conversations not closing for all parties speaking with the NPC. Fixed a bug in weaponsmith Destroyer recipes being swapped for Valkyrie and Berserker weapons. Fixed the Mystic Forge recipes for platinum and mithril ingot conversion taking cloth bolts instead of the appropriate ingots. This also fixes the issue with linen and silk bolt conversion recipes sometimes rewarding ingots. Fixed the Mystic Forge recipe for Immobulus requiring a defunct item. It now requires giant eyes instead. Fixed a bug with Rune of Divinity that was causing it to do 50% more critical damage than listed. Removed laughing audio from crafting stations in Divinity’s Reach. Raised the maximum karma limit. Superior Rune of the Adventurer is now set to give 50% of endurance on heal. The character select screen now reflects hidden armor choices. Updated Rune of Earth and Rune of the Grove to have a 25% chance to grant 4 seconds of protection and 30-second recharge for superior runes, with 45-second recharge for major runes. We’ve relaxed our anti-exploiting system for loot and events. Camera We’ve updated the camera to reduce the amount of camera smoothing currently in the game in order to lower the frequency of related bugs. We’re still looking into other camera issues, but we decided to make this quick change because it greatly improves the gameplay experience. Events Fixed a bug that could block “Escort Order of Whispers agents to Jormabakke Stead” in Snowden Drifts from restarting. Fixed a bug that could cause duplicate versions of Agent Briathell to spawn in Snowden Drifts. Fixed a bug that could prevent the repair event for “Cascade Bridge” in Lornar’s Pass from triggering. Dungeons Caudecus’s Manor Closed map exploits. Updated the reward vendor for Caudecus’s Manor to include the missing exotic light helmet. Citadel of Flame Closed map exploits. Twilight Arbor Upper Spider Path: Increased the attack range of the Nightmare Tree. The area attack and its effect now take place at the same location. Nightmare Tree Spider Path: The area attack now correctly does damage at the point of the effect. Forward Upper Husk Path: Added damage to the Nightmare Tree’s immobilize skill. Also added damage to the Nightmare Tree egg launch skill. Story Reduced the health of the final boss in “The Source of Orr.” Forging the Pact: Implemented changes to ensure that the cave section completes reliably. Pets and Walls Make Stronger Kraals: Fix for possible stall during the taming step. Battle of Fort Trinity: You cannot pick up the water orb until you defeat all of the saboteurs. It’s no longer possible to trap players by closing the fortress doors on them. Fixed a stall during “Retake the docks” objective. Fixed a stall if players did not choose a greatest fear earlier in Chapter 7. [*]Lines of Communication: Batanga will now help you fight the Arcane Eye. [*]Fixing Blame: Warmaster Gurnn should now kick off his cutscene correctly. [*]Fixed a rare bug in “Shards of Orr” where Herboza would not become visible. World versus World The northernmost keep in all homelands has had its collision adjusted on the inner western gate. Numerous items have been disabled for use in World versus World to prevent exploits and imbalances. This includes the Experimental Teleportation Gun, ettin gunk, drake eggs, seed turrets, and more. Fixed WvW Orb of Power duplication on player disconnect. Profession Attributes gained from traits now apply to the downed state. Elementalist Glyph of Renewal: This skill will now revive downed allies only, not dead ones. Signets of Earth, Fire, and Water: These signest have been updated to not fire at targets behind the player. Signet of Fire: This skill is now able to hit targets at its indicated range. Signet of Air: This skill now displays a hovering signet effect over the user when activated. Whirlpool: This skill’s damage has been decreased by 33%. Engineer Grenade Kit: Grenade skills now have the same cast time underwater as they do on land. Explosives Trait Grenadier: This trait now gives a bonus to underwater grenade skills. Big Ol’ Bomb: This skill has been updated to be a blast finisher. Guardian We are moving towards retaliation being more of a counter to taking many hits rather than a general boon to keep up all the time. We also wanted to improve the combo finisher of the guardian, so we reorganized guardian greatsword skills to the following: Skill 2: Whirling Wrath (10 second recharge) Skill 3: Leap of Faith (15 second recharge) Skill 4: Symbol of Wrath (20 second recharge) [*]Updated Bane Signet and Signet of Wrath so they can’t be fired at targets behind the player. [*]Signet of Spite can now be cast while on the move. [*]Updated Signet of Judgment to apply three seconds of retaliation upon activation with or without traits. [*]Decreased the activation time of Signet of Judgment. Mesmer Signet of Domination can no longer be cast on targets behind the mesmer. Added a much faster breakout for mesmer underwater mantras. Phantasmal Warlock: Increased recharge to 20 seconds. Chaos Armor: Decreased recharge to 35 seconds. Chaos Storm: Increased recharge to 35 seconds. Phantasmal Duelist: Increased recharge to 20 seconds. Phantasmal Swordsman: Increased recharge to 18 seconds. Necromancer Updated Chillblains to properly function with the Greater Marks trait. Ranger Crossfire: Increased casting time by 40 milliseconds. This was done to fix some glitches in the animation that caused problems with this skill. Removed the broken audio that played with Natural Healing whenever pets were in combat. Thief Pistol Whip: Reduced damage by 15%. Basilisk Venom: Increased stun duration to 1.5 seconds. Stun breakers now wor
  13. Mirror Images is standard for shatter build. It's for the stun break as well as a fast 4 hit Mind Wrack to start or end the fight. It doesn't have anything to do with surviving, it's purely for burst damage. I don't know what "Xee's" build is, but the mesmer in the video is running a standard shatter build.
  14. I would agree with putting the points into Death Magic. I feel Death Shroud should be used more as burst damage avoidance and a free fear more than just a second health pool. Death Magic overall just has better traits in it, and you get a bit of bonus toughness to make up for the loss of the Death Shroud health.
  15. You may want to include runes, sigils, and amulet in your build because right now I can't tell what stats you're going for. From the looks of it, you seem to be doing a hybrid well-minion build with some conditions but with no condition damage. Idk the build doesn't make sense to me, perhaps it would if you added in gear. For a point hold Necro, typically you use heavy condition damage and get as much toughness as you can possibly get. Here is a good example of a tank necromancer: http://www.gw2build.com/builds/simulator.php#1.5.2.7.13.0.1.33.1.0.106.126.125.118.128.6.6.29.0.0.0.317.322.326.332.335.338.348.0.0.0.0.0.0.30.30.10.0