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New player interested in PvP and Raiding!

DescretiaDescretia Posts: 12Member
Hey all, very excited to jump into this game and was curious if anyone had any advice for starting Serpents(if this is even a good class to try starting as in Achaea). The PvP in this game appears deep and rich and the Serpent class sounds like it has a wealth of skills to manipulate, deceive, and control other players with as well as some presence in raiding. Mhaldor, as the city of Evil, sounds like a good place to live as one imagines they would have many enemies to choose from.

Are my assumptions correct? Many of the posts here appear outdated. Just want to make sure my fangs will be fighting for an active group and that the proper skills will be employed in battle. Thank you. 

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  • YselaYsela Posts: 80Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Mhaldor is a good choice. (With that said, all cities except Cyrene (?) are regularly involved with PVP.)

    To learn the ins and outs of serpent combat, try talking to @Kythra in game.
    Kythra
  • SolnirSolnir Posts: 362Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent

    As Ysela said, every city except Cyrene is actively involved in combat. Mhaldor and Targossas, being the two militant city-states, are more involved than the rest by my estimation, but you can find combat in any city you go to if you look for it.

    As for serpent, it is not an easy class as it's all about affliction momentum, but with dedication and a good teacher you can be a decent combatant within a month or two.

    Going off memory, good serpents include Kythra (tagged above), @Micaelis, @Antidas, and @Dunn. My list is from a Targossian perspective, so if I missed anyone, my bad. :D

  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,375Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I just taught 2-3 serpents from the ground up within the last month so I'm fairly fresh at the lectern if you're interested! Hit me up in game.


  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 31Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Morthif said:
    Ashtan's younger kids are pretty impressive lately. Pretty good environment to grow in since we are the underdogs lately.
    We still manage to severely disappoint Dunn and maybe to a lesser extent Seragorn, though. I could feel the 'WTF GUYS' and head shaking when we stood in breathrain last night.
    Amanda
  • NazihkNazihk Posts: 740Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    It's a learning experience. Carry some butterfly bombs around and pop one when you see the warning message.
    Morthif
  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,375Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited July 28
    I'm a big proponent of "get your ass beat and get up". Is why I test all of my strategies on Jhui cause I know he's the hardest test case for most things so if I can get it to work on him then I know I can on pretty much anyone else (for the most part). 

    That raid was unfortunate cause I had my laptop on my counter while I was cooking dinner and trying to defend. It was spam breathstream that got us and I couldn't keep a wall up. 


    AtalkezBann
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,045Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Chubbs said:
    Morthif said:
    Ashtan's younger kids are pretty impressive lately. Pretty good environment to grow in since we are the underdogs lately.
    We still manage to severely disappoint Dunn and maybe to a lesser extent Seragorn, though. I could feel the 'WTF GUYS' and head shaking when we stood in breathrain last night.
    Don't worry, @Dunn shook his head at me at least 3 times a week. Keep pushing!


    You hug Aurora compassionately.
    DunnMorthifTysandr
  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,375Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    And look at him now! Only twice per week!


    MorthifTysandrBannKyrra
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,045Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Dunn said:
    And look at him now! Only twice per week!
    Remember that pro Xer snap follow puppet summon for relics?

    Glory.


    You hug Aurora compassionately.
  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,375Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Please. I have to walk to the parking garage soon. 


    AtalkezMorthifAnkhareoutefBann
  • VallieVallie Posts: 245Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Dunn said:
    I'm a big proponent of "get your ass beat and get up". Is why I test all of my strategies on Jhui cause I know he's the hardest test case for most things so if I can get it to work on him then I know I can on pretty much anyone else (for the most part). 

    That raid was unfortunate cause I had my laptop on my counter while I was cooking dinner and trying to defend. It was spam breathstream that got us and I couldn't keep a wall up. 
    I guess you could say that you got cooked for dinner instead oh ho ho ho chortle chortle

    More on-topic-ly, would 100% suggest talking shop with your city mates and even non-city mates (maybe OOCly for this part). People in this game are super friendly if you're wanting to learn combat, and they give out so much help (@Dunn and @Aerek gave me a lot of good info when I started!). Every city has people who can help you go through your ideas and strategies and pick them apart for you. I think I must have put @Calira/@Armali palms through their foreheads by now with my zany ideas, but it's one of the things that keeps the game fun :)
    TysandrShirszae
  • DochithaDochitha Posts: 1,061Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    And when you think you are good enough, come practice with Cyrenians. We are a tier by ourselves. 
    Tysandr
  • ReysonReyson Posts: 276Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    They're a tear by themselves.*

    Ftfy.

    (I'm only kidding, Dochi's cool)
    Bann
  • NazihkNazihk Posts: 740Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    It just happens to be a low tier.
    Bann
  • JadysJadys Posts: 189Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Atalkez said:
    Chubbs said:
    Morthif said:
    Ashtan's younger kids are pretty impressive lately. Pretty good environment to grow in since we are the underdogs lately.
    We still manage to severely disappoint Dunn and maybe to a lesser extent Seragorn, though. I could feel the 'WTF GUYS' and head shaking when we stood in breathrain last night.
    Don't worry, @Dunn shook his head at me at least 3 times a week. Keep pushing!
    wait. that's what those head shakes mean?  :o
    Bann
  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,375Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It means I like you and I think you're worth my attention.


    ShirszaeJadysBann
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