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Please remove ability delay.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with ability delay, I will explain. It is when there is a .3-.7 second gap between when you press the button for an ability, and when that ability goes off. It is programmed into the game and is not the result of lag, fps, or computer performance. The reason this is so toxic to a game like Guild Wars 2, is because it kills competitive PvP. No experienced MMO player will ever accept the clunkiness and annoyance of programmed ability lag. If you’ve ever played WoW you know how fluid and RESPONSIVE the combat is. You press a button and the ability goes off right when you press the button, and the animation is short and quick.
The developers at Anet claim they want to have GW2 be an esport. If you’ve never heard of the ToRtanic, or you haven’t played the game I will update you. The reason SWTOR was such a lackluster game was because of ability delay. You would press a button in pvp and by the time the animation was done the person you were trying to hit was out of your range so the ability wouldn’t go off. Guild Wars 2 allows you to use abilities whether or not you are in range of your target. So what ends up happening is instead of the ability not going off, you just don’t hit anything. So the strategy in SWTOR just became to run in and out of other people’s range so you could get off an ability and someone else couldn’t.
This will cause huge imbalance issues, but most importantly it makes combat feel clunky and unresponsive. Ability Delay is just a horrible design, and it makes PvP horrible.
Please ArenaNet, remove ability delay from the game.
we should all make sockpuppets and go around saying random games have ability delay in them.