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#1 Hypo

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:02 AM

So I haven't played GW1 and I want to get 30 HoM points for GW2. Could you kind gurus please tell me which chapters of GW1 I need to buy and how to get 30 points with the least effort? And also how much time should I expect to spend doing this?

Thanks :)

P.S. It'd be awesome if someone can help me out a little in game.

#2 Milennin

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:05 AM

If you want to get 30 points, it helps if you buy all Guild Wars 1 chapters. You can do with less, but you'll be much more limited and I would say it's not really worth doing unless you're really low on cash (but then I would advice not to buy GW1 just to get 30 points anyway...)
There's a guide on the Guild Wars 1 Guru forums or one on the Guild Wars 1 Wiki that tells you how to get points fast and easy. If you want I can team up ingame some time.

Edited by Milennin, 29 June 2012 - 11:08 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:18 AM

It is a serious pain in the ass. You will eat, breathe and sleep GW. Which gets very frustrating at times. Like migraine inducing when you fail retarded master missions over and over. Unless you have someone handing you millions of gold or hundreds of ecto, I wouldn't bother.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:21 AM

Naww, getting 30 points isn't that hard. My friend who plays pretty casually got it over the course of several months. Not using a guide. I helped him with some things here and there, and gave him some advice, but most of it he did on its own.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:24 AM

View Postgurunade, on 29 June 2012 - 11:18 AM, said:

It is a serious pain in the ass. You will eat, breathe and sleep GW. Which gets very frustrating at times. Like migraine inducing when you fail retarded master missions over and over. Unless you have someone handing you millions of gold or hundreds of ecto, I wouldn't bother.

I can second that. If you are just starting out and are on your own you won't get far without herculean effort. I bought all three GW1 campaigns + EotN spring last year to prepare for GW2. I had read the guides and thought i could reach 30 points easily ... I am at 6 points now.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:24 AM

Still have my new gw1 account wasting away in the dust..
Although I've given up on the hom points due to the grind I still might pick gw1 up with a social group of active hom point hunters(alone it is a extremely boring)
My altoholic nature has been a curse as I started every campaign with different characters but am not as good with every single profession(and my heroes their gear is pathetic)
I had a priest for prophecies(which i finished) a hunter for nightfall (unfinished and kinda terrible with it) elementalist has completed factions and also played a thief,necro and ritualist half way through factions

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:25 AM

Well I guess on the bright side you can continue working on HoM even after GW2 releases. So you don't need to burn yourself out on 30 points in 2 months.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:32 AM

I would have to agree with the above posters. We are two months away from launch. If you buy GW1 now and try to grind your way to 30 you will be miserable and not actually enjoy GW1, which is the point of playing. You will also not reach 30.

My sincere suggestion is to just forego GW1 (unless you just want to see the world 250 years prior). The HOM rewards will NOT be worth the grind you will have to put yourself through.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:32 AM

It is even hard at this point returning to gw1 if you had a taste of gw2..I try to see it at the positive side;at least I had a chance to experience some of the nice campaigns of gw1,what of hom points I've gathered is a nice extra..but I don't care much about titles and achievements..more about the cosmetic stuff you get till 25hom points

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:33 AM

To get 30 is not that hard as some have said .you can buy the trilogy/complete collection very cheaply now from the web/retailers.

You can hop back and forth to GW1 to get up to your 30 then the things get released in GW2 for you.

if you buying armours as an example get the cheapest ones that go in HOM  dont add a headpiece go to HOM and see if it adds without it.

Sweetooth drunkard ect may be a little hard to aquire but play this weekend on the dragon festival for some items.

there are plenty of advice given on GW1 guru with regard how to obtain the points more quickly so have a read on the forum there

http://www.guildwars...-t10454341.html

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:54 AM

View Postgurunade, on 29 June 2012 - 11:18 AM, said:

It is a serious pain in the ass. You will eat, breathe and sleep GW. Which gets very frustrating at times. Like migraine inducing when you fail retarded master missions over and over. Unless you have someone handing you millions of gold or hundreds of ecto, I wouldn't bother.

D'oh!

All 4 chapers of GW cost $100 and I read someone saying he got 30 HoM with 200 hours played. It's not very inspirational to spend this money and effort for some items in a game I paid $80.

I'd rather ArenaNet just take my $100 and give me the stuff. I simply can't do 200 hours in 60 days.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:58 AM

If you haven't bought it yet - don't bother.
Save the money and just buy some stuff in the cash shop instead if you feel the tingling sensation to feel like a special snowflake.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:00 PM

It will be difficult, it's meant for it to be for players that have played for years and accumulate over time. Doing it in 2 months is doable, and will be time consuming.

But you have to ask yourself, is the money you'll spend worth what you'll get because of it?

View PostHypo, on 29 June 2012 - 11:54 AM, said:


I'd rather ArenaNet just take my $100 and give me the stuff. I simply can't do 200 hours in 60 days.

That's because you're not supposed to do it in 60 days...

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:01 PM

yea I think at this point it is perhaps better to just buy cosmetics in the cash shop when gw2 releases,rather than grinding your ass off in agony

Edit:but the trilogy is worth it if you just want to catch up on some of the lore

Edited by Tipsy, 29 June 2012 - 12:05 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

It's not really worth it just for the Hall of Monuments points, but if you enjoy the Guild Wars 1 style of gameplay, I don't see why not to buy the game and play it until release and see how far you can get.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:10 PM

I'd say right now is probably the cut off point for a new starter to get 30/50 before GW2 launches. I was already a GW player but I mostly did GvG so I didn't have much in the way of HoM points. I managed to get from 6/50 to 30/50 in about a month so 0 to 30 should be doable in 2 months.

That being said; the HoM rewards are just superficial and won't give you anything really useful. If you actually want to try out GW then do it but if you just want the rewards in GW2 you probably won't feel motivated enough to do it.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

View PostHypo, on 29 June 2012 - 11:54 AM, said:

D'oh!

All 4 chapers of GW cost $100 and I read someone saying he got 30 HoM with 200 hours played. It's not very inspirational to spend this money and effort for some items in a game I paid $80.

I'd rather ArenaNet just take my $100 and give me the stuff. I simply can't do 200 hours in 60 days.

Who said anything about 200h? I did my 30 HoM points in about 30-40h... Easiest way is to make plan for what u do and buy/sell stuff effectively.. For example, buy tonic for 20k and sell it 25-30k etc. And farm Z-Keys...30 HoM is actually quite easy, getting 50 is really pain in the ass.

If someone needs help in GW to get full HoM ill be more than happy to help, just hit PM.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:25 PM

The worst part will be farming to get gold. The easiest points to get are armor sets, hero armors, and mini pets. I was stuck at 20 something points until I learned how to farm, raised 200k or so and spent all but 200 gold on HoM stuff and got my 30 points.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

Is there any way to get to 25 hom points without the grind? I don't like to play games with a guide next to it either

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:33 PM

how many points can i get with only the first GW (Prophecies)?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

I've personally played around 200 hours I think, and I currently have 20 points. I really wanted to have at least 30, but at this point, I really don't think it's worth the grind. The ones saying it's incredibly super easy are - usually - the ones in big guilds that are ready to help them a bit. Or they're just loving a good grind. Either way, if you're casual and dislike grinding then I'd advise you not to. If I had to get just those 20 points again I'd probably not do it again.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:39 PM

they should do happy hom point hour :lol:

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:41 PM

View Postburpyierz, on 29 June 2012 - 12:33 PM, said:

how many points can i get with only the first GW (Prophecies)?

you have to have eye of the north installed

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

View PostPolitoed, on 29 June 2012 - 11:58 AM, said:

If you haven't bought it yet - don't bother.
Save the money and just buy some stuff in the cash shop instead if you feel the tingling sensation to feel like a special snowflake.

It's got armors and weapons and pets!

I really like the bow with the vine for a Sylvari ranger or that staff for an elementalist.

The sword and aegis look awesome too but I'm afraid I won't play melee coz of the likely higher pings for players in AU/NZ.

View PostMilennin, on 29 June 2012 - 12:05 PM, said:

It's not really worth it just for the Hall of Monuments points, but if you enjoy the Guild Wars 1 style of gameplay, I don't see why not to buy the game and play it until release and see how far you can get.

I think I'll just start the 30 day trial and see how I like it. Right now, I've put the 30 points thingy to the back of my head. Will just try to get as many points as I can in the 2 months period.

Even 10 or 15 points would be nice!

View PostHedge, on 29 June 2012 - 12:36 PM, said:

I've personally played around 200 hours I think, and I currently have 20 points. I really wanted to have at least 30, but at this point, I really don't think it's worth the grind. The ones saying it's incredibly super easy are - usually - the ones in big guilds that are ready to help them a bit. Or they're just loving a good grind. Either way, if you're casual and dislike grinding then I'd advise you not to. If I had to get just those 20 points again I'd probably not do it again.

How would I easily get say 10 or 15 points? How many chapters are required?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

Most of the points can be obtained by just playing the game.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

View PostHypo, on 29 June 2012 - 12:44 PM, said:

It's got armors and weapons and pets!

I really like the bow with the vine for a Sylvari ranger or that staff for an elementalist.

The sword and aegis look awesome too but I'm afraid I won't play melee coz of the likely higher pings for players in AU/NZ.

Yes, and the GW2 gear is most likely going to be even more fantastic.
Seriously, the HoM stuff might look special, but after A.Net throws some stuff into the cash shop/expansions nobody will even care for it.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

I could easily gain few more points as my nightfall ranger is at realm of torment,it is the only campaign I haven't finished yet except for eotn..Think hunting for hom points at this point is pretty pointless without a good group to help.For the lore it is always worth the buy..best stories I've seen in any mmo really..
But as politode said the chance is high gw2 will offer way nicer gear..So if you only care for the cosmetic part of the hom rewards like me it might be pointless to do at this point.
I might meet with nice people who would want to collect hom points until gw2 comes out,after the stresstests and beta's I cant seem to enjoy other pc games anywayz
But you can only count me in for this if lots of people gather for this purpose

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

View PostHypo, on 29 June 2012 - 11:54 AM, said:

D'oh!

All 4 chapers of GW cost $100 and I read someone saying he got 30 HoM with 200 hours played. It's not very inspirational to spend this money and effort for some items in a game I paid $80.

I'd rather ArenaNet just take my $100 and give me the stuff. I simply can't do 200 hours in 60 days.

$100? From where? Steam trilogy $30 + EotN $20.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:51 PM

View PostSinte, on 29 June 2012 - 01:30 PM, said:



$100? From where? Steam trilogy $30 + EotN $20.

Official website

Steam $30? Really?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:13 PM

View PostHypo, on 29 June 2012 - 01:51 PM, said:

Official website

Steam $30? Really?

Yup :lol:  Steam for the win.


*** Trilogy of course doesn't include EoTN so the total is $50. But still, much cheaper. They also have them separately for sale at $30 each, but when you can buy 3 for 30, why would you buy each for 30

Edited by Sinte, 29 June 2012 - 02:14 PM.






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