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    [–] I always wanted to be Shrek EscapistIcewarden 9 points ago in PewdiepieSubmissions

    I absolutely agree that Reddit comments are also very often a circlejerk. Even me bashing 9gag on Reddit is in some way part of a circlejerk. It's just not as common (at least on some subs), and not as low tier.

    [–] I always wanted to be Shrek EscapistIcewarden 32 points ago in PewdiepieSubmissions

    I really don't want to be mean, but 9gag comments are an insufferable non-stop circlejerk of 16-19 year olds discovering "le adult internet" for the very first time.

    [–] Elemental Arrowhead EscapistIcewarden 6 points ago in DivinityOriginalSin

    You use it on an element surface (poison,fire,oil,water) on the ground next to the character. The character's arrow attacks are then infused with that element for the next few turns.

    Think of it as the character dipping his arrows in the poison at his feet or lighting them on fire with the fire next to him.

    [–] Στην Κοινοβουλευτική Ομάδα της Χρυσής Αυγής ξανά ο Μπαρμπαρούσης EscapistIcewarden 3 points ago in greece

    Η δικαιοσύνη είναι τυφλή όταν λειτουργεί σωστά ( α λα αρχαια θεά θεμιδα/justitia που ήταν τυφλή, ζύγιζε τα κρίματα των δικαζόμενων στη ζυγαριά της χωρίς να κοιτάει ποιοι είναι, και αν ήταν ένοχοι τους κατακεφάλιζε με το σπαθί της)

    Κατά τα άλλα συμφώνω. Καμια φορά είναι εξοργιστικό να βλεπεις σχεδόν τους πάντες να τη γλυτώνουν. Ο μπαρμπαρουσης βέβαια δε τη γλιτωσε ακόμα και λογικά έχει δικές μπροστά του, όπως και η υπόλοιπη ΧΑ, με τα γνωστά βέβαια χρονοδιαγράμματα των πολλών πολλών χρόνων.

    [–] Relevant to AoE2 DE: Why Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Failed EscapistIcewarden 6 points ago in aoe2

    Right there with you. Especially when that OS upgrade is a downgrade on so many levels. With the direction Microsoft seems to be taking Windows, I'll probably keep my Windows 7 until it's almost literally taken from me.

    [–] Why is everyone but me able to manage without Swiftness and/or a Stun Break? (Please help a struggling casual veteran). EscapistIcewarden 2 points ago in Guildwars2

    I also really like sword/shield for pretty much everything :) . Just wanted to make something that would fit with Rifle. It's ok though, with the copious amounts of advice I've gotten in this thread I'm already doing much better. Thanks!

    [–] Why is everyone but me able to manage without Swiftness and/or a Stun Break? (Please help a struggling casual veteran). EscapistIcewarden 1 points ago in Guildwars2

    It is indeed on MetaBattle. Currently at work so I can't link it but it should be the most popular Fractal Rifle build on there.

    I hadn't considered that. I'll try it out since I have no shortage of superior sigils. Thanks!

    [–] Why is everyone but me able to manage without Swiftness and/or a Stun Break? (Please help a struggling casual veteran). EscapistIcewarden 2 points ago in Guildwars2

    I've heard of it, but I've never actually used it. I am a veteran but I am, after all, a casual noob. I didn't know it had a build manager and that sounds like something I dearly need, so I'll check that out. Thanks!

    [–] Why is everyone but me able to manage without Swiftness and/or a Stun Break? (Please help a struggling casual veteran). EscapistIcewarden 2 points ago in Guildwars2

    Metabattle is where I was looking up stuff and ended up making this post.

    I've run something very similar to this build before, it's great. Only problem is right now I want to use my new Predator so I was looking for something with Rifle. Thanks anyway!

    [–] Why is everyone but me able to manage without Swiftness and/or a Stun Break? (Please help a struggling casual veteran). EscapistIcewarden 1 points ago in Guildwars2

    Thanks for the detailed response!

    Specific examples? Hmm. I think I struggle with just about everything on late T3 and T4. But for example in the Twilight Oasis or even Volcanic or even Snowblind (I could probably go on but these come to mind right now) bosses there just seems to be too much going on for me to be able to dodge everything without added mobility, let alone stay in melee range and conduct a proper rotation. I suppose asking to beat that kind of content with lazy PUGing at my skill level is maybe just too much.

    [–] Why is everyone but me able to manage without Swiftness and/or a Stun Break? (Please help a struggling casual veteran). EscapistIcewarden 16 points ago in Guildwars2

    I suppose me being too lazy to swap between combat and non-combat situations is definitely a big part of the problem. I'll try do that more often, thanks.

    [–] Should I buy an expansion? EscapistIcewarden 2 points ago in Guildwars2

    If you are done with the core Tyria content and feel like you want more, why not? There definitely is a ton of solo stuff in them.

    They don't add much to wvw or fractals other than the possibility of new builds though.

    [–] Πελοποννησιακός Πόλεμος EscapistIcewarden 6 points ago in greece

    TIL ότι σε περίπου 4000 χιλιάδες χρόνια δεν θα υπάρχει Ποσείδι. Αν και με το λιώσιμο των πάγων ίσως γίνει το αντίθετο και ξαναφτάσουμε στην Πέλλα.

    [–] Bunch of Hate Subreddits getting banned, /r/theredpill and /r/braincels are on the list. EscapistIcewarden 64 points ago in TheBluePill

    Am I missing something? Isn't this a bit ridiculous? How can a random tiny sub with 1500 subscribers claim credit for banning all those subs? The hate subs just happened to be banned and now they are taking credit, and they will continue to take credit if one of their "in progress" subs happens to go as well.

    I don't disagree with the cause but this is kinda dumb. Or maybe it's satire and I'm dumb.

    [–] I fucking did it boys! EscapistIcewarden 3 points ago in Grimdawn

    What is this a picture of? (my cracked phone screen doesn't help). I see from your description this must have been more intense than anything I've faced in this game (just now starting AoM on ultimate, this is gonna be a wild ride).

    [–] Ending Factions EscapistIcewarden 1 points ago in elex

    A good way to quickly get all endings is to have a very low cold value and a ton of natural elex or elex drinks in inventory.

    Save before finishing the game to get the warm ending, load, drink a ton of elex, finish to get the neutral ending, load, drink even more elex, finish to get the cold ending.

    [–] Probably going to be posting a lot so sorry in advance. EscapistIcewarden 6 points ago in elex

    I think the most important one that you absolutely have to do is the one where Ragnar asks you to report on the status of two of the three other major citadels (hort, fort, domed city), and then some favors here and there. But yes, doing every Goliet quest you have will certainly do it.

    [–] XP farm EscapistIcewarden 1 points ago in elex

    There really isn't much of a possibility for xp farming in the traditional sense in a game where monsters don't respawn.

    Immediately after you get Cultivator ask Ragnar about getting Warrior, the 3 Warlord quests for Warrior are non-combat and can get you some decent xp.

    If you are having trouble with combat try doing some non-combat quests before trying the combat ones. If you are done in Goliet, try some of the ones in Abessa. Also keep in mind many quests can be completed by just running past enemies.

    Since you are using a bow make sure to take advantage of high ground. Even monsters with ranged attacks can't hit you if you attack them at a right angle. You can also get a hard hitting ranged companion to save you ammo (Arx or Caja).

    You still will have to try your hand at certain quests and die before realising it's not yet time though. There really is no avoiding it in this game until you are a veteran. Just keep going at it and remember that you never go backwards. As long as you keep doing small things here and there you'll eventually be strong enough to beat the game, especially with a bow build.