Guild Wars 2 Profession Repsonse : The Commando. Why not?

ArenaNET threw us for a loop today when they surprised everybody with a full blown profession reveal of the Commando for Guild Wars 2. With the goal to make GW2 a genre-breaking redefinition of what it means to MMO, the Commando aims to seduce the FPS crowd, a notoriously hard to please demographic. Despite the challenge, Anet is confident that fans of games like Mass Effect, Call of Duty, Angry Birds, and Counter Strike will  find a home in this one profession alone.

The SkillZ:

The commando, as one would expect, is well versed in technological warfare of the highest degree. With his finely honed skills, he can use advanced weaponry that the other professions can barely comprehend (and one might worry about the prowess of an Asuran commando). His cache includes a vast collection of varied hand grenades that can do everything from blind, blow stuff up, and explode into an army of kittens. His night vision goggles enhance his already super-human perception into hi-def, useful for night-time fighting, deep subterranean redstone farming, and other unsavory uses. Lastly, his impressive arsenal of vehicles ensures that the commando and his allies will be able to traverse any terrain the world can throw at him. Unnatural blizzards? Creepy forests of crystallized vegetation? Unforgiving whirlpools of impending demise? No problem, officer.

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Guild Wars: Fashion Police

From a self proclaimed Gaming Fashionista comes an epic and catty debunking of in game style.
Beware. It can get ugly.


Jera’s Vote: Nay (severe nay)

At first I thought, this is, simply put, classic case of PvP experimentation gone wrong. Then I thought about it and oh man, did I want to stab my eyes. The top is PvE. So someone spent the money on this combination? Albiet, it’s 1k but still. Here we have standard Sunspear top and arms Shing-Jei skirt and Starter/Ascalon shoes. So comes another failed attempt to make the skankiest ele armor combo possible. There’s a difference between classy skanky and just out right wrong, and you, ma’am, fall into the latter. Suggestion: start over.


Jera’s Vote: Yay

Ignoring my initial distaste for some of the more revealing costumes in GW, I have to say this combo definitely caught my eye. 15k Druid arms, feet, and top with the 15k Studded Leather legs. They work well together and are died a natural color (green?) to keep with a general scheme. There’s nothing I can think of to change this for the better. Kudos for the creative put together!


Jera’s Vote: Nay

Elite Sunspear top and legs with Istani hands and feet. What bothers me about this combo isn’t the mixed armor (istani gloves/boots can go with just about anything, which is wonderful). But the bright white dye-job on the arms and feet takes away from the entire thing and makes the mixed-part extremely noticable. And while I do say Istani can go with anything, the money was spent on the 15k Sunspear Armor. I’d suggest to at least synergy the gloves and boots with the standard Sunspear. Less harsh a color, as well, like a gold/orange/brown if red wouldn’t match right. A noble try falling just a bit too short.


Jera’s Vote: Yay

But just barely. Here we have Ancient top and feet and Elite Woven skirt and handwraps. I think the general style and design for the two armors work well, though the skirt is just a WEE bit off, imo. Intentional or not, the arms and skirt being dyed similar colors kinda helps bring it together pretty well. My suggestion would be a less harsh dye color; white/silver should be replaced with a dulled down yellow/brown/orange mix to match the rest of the clothes better. For something a bit more daring, kurzick handwraps would look pretty nifty.


Jera’s Vote: Yay

You may be asking yourself “how does this piece of garbage get a yay?” And so I say to you… the pure humor of it. It’s actually kinda hard to wear holiday masks in a way that’s not ridiculously painful. Most people don’t care, being that’s kind of the point of holiday masks. However, every now and then you come across something like this that’s so absolutely perfect. The only other hat/armor combo I can think of that’s remotely equal would be santa hat with furlined armor. Candycane weapons a plus.

Suggested Mix Armor of the Issue:

This combo makes for a pretty awesome bad-ass look for Fem Necros. The key to the outfit is the Canthan top and 15k Luxon Skirt. The styles work awesomely together, and they dye pretty much the same. What I have here includes Canthan gloves and 15k Luxon boots. For a cheaper alternative, regular luxon look just as great, as do standard canthan. Gloves can also be luxon. For less fiersomeness, Kurzick gloves and boots, or Krytan Gloves and boots. Outside of Canthan/Luxon combos, gloves and boots should be from the same set.

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That’s it for this issue. I’ll be stalking around for more disasters / fabulousness. Feel free to submit your own screens be it your own char or something you see for review! Def let me know what you think~