Dourin's forum posts

#1 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

For late-level monks (probably 40's and above), you actually don't want to take runes that reduce spirit costs of abilities. Instead, having the passive that heals you for spirit used, and runing/gearing for increased spirit regen, you get some crazy self healing, and turn things like Wave of Light into amazing healing abilities, which are very helpful for the later difficulties. Also, One With Everything appears to be the most useful passive in the entire Monk passive arsenal, especially when combined with the Time of Need rune for Mantra of Healing.

Oh, and Exploding Palm with Essence Burn is pretty much the best thing ever.

#2 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

Yeah, to be honest, the pvp podcast may not have been the best introduction for me to the show, as I only spent a few hours in WvWvWvWvWvW(vW) and maybe 2 rounds in structured pvp. I spent most of the weekend taking in all of the glorious events, though! I agree with

#3 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

Processor: Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz

Mobo: ASUSTek P6T Deluxe V2 LGA1366

RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560ti 2GB (stock clock)

Primary Display: LG (I forget the model) 1690x1080 LED monitor

Secondary Display: LG (Also forget the model) 1600x900 LCD monitor

Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow (Standard) Wired Keyboard

Mouse: Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse

Headset: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Alpha USB Gaming Headset

Game Controllers: Xbox 360 Wired Controller/ Razer Nostromo Gaming Keypad

HDD: Western Digital Green 1.5TB HDD

External HDD: Western Digital Elements 1.5 TB USB 2.0 External HDD

Case: Something by RAIDMAX I found on Amazon that fit my need

Microphone: Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Oh, and external speakers are some shitty 2.1 setup I bought back in 2005 when I worked at Radioshack :P

As is probably apparent given the items listed above, this PC has seen multiple upgrades over the years, and is set to be replaced come 2013. That 1st gen i7 has served me well, but I think it's getting to be the right time to look at something a bit newer before too much longer.

#4 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

I tend to talk about/write about them more than I play them, but that's mostly due to having a new child, so my actual play time has diminished considerably as of late. That, and I really like talking about video games.

#5 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

@justinsimonin said:

I think this looks bad enough to be the ugliest box art:
The Party Game for people who really like the colors white and orange!!!
What is this party! Someone's weird dad wants to quiz you!

It actually looks like a terrible caricature of Colin Mochrie. That would be a much better game.

#6 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

For what it's worth, I play(ed) on the same server as the Reddit guys in swtor, and they all were pretty cool dudes. Then again, that could've had something to do with my being in the Penny Arcade guild, but they all seemed pretty ok to me.

#7 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

I would also be into this idea. I plan to hopefully do lots of live streaming as well, so if we're playing and talking at the same time at all, people could go there to check it out live! Definitely add me to the list though. I have no real life friends that are interested in the game, and thus, no one to discuss my experiences with. Well, I am on a podcast, but they didn't seem too thrilled last time I went on about WoW, so I imagine a GW2 information explosion probably wouldn't go over so well either.

Also, thanks for the link!

#8 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

Well, I used to get it in the past for their livestreams of the conferences during E3, but now those can be found in many places on the internet for free, so aside from no ads, I don't really see much of a reason for it if you're not a frequent reader of GS.

#9 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

Oh, so I guess I should say something to fill in next to my name in the OP. This will be my first Guild Wars experience, but far from my first MMO. The following is a list of all the MMO's I have played (in no particular order): FFXI, WoW, CoX (pre-F2P), Champions Online (pre-F2P), SWToR, LotRO (pre-F2P), STO (Took the Gerstmann plunge), FFXIV, and probably a couple of others that are escaping me right now. Typically, I play a healer, but with healers and tanks not really being things in this game, I'll be interested to see which direction I decide to go. I literally have no idea at this point which class interests me the most.

#10 Posted by Dourin (232 posts) -

So how does one go about joining the guild? I signed up for the site, but found no application or anything there, nor in this thread. In the past, I've always joined up with the Penny Arcade community, but they've been so flaky with the more recent MMO's, so I'd love to give a different community a shot this time around.