You know you have too much time on your hands and/or are anxiously awaiting a game's release when...you come up with threads like this!
I found the metrica jumping puzzle to be fun. If a person can shortcut/cheat/whatever you wanna call it, who cares...they'd just be ruining the fun of doing the puzzle for themselves. The loot sucked. The whole point was the puzzle itself. Tamper with that, you cheat yourself. The whole point of the puzzles IS the puzzles...there is no point in shortcutting.
As a side note, I was able to use the mesmer portal to rescue some people. We were doing an event where you had to destroy buildings and when a building colapsed, it somehow pinned several people inside (so to speak, they couldn't leave the area of the former building). They could've waypointed, I'm sure, but the event was still going, and one of the people was my brother. So, I had extra skill points and tier 3 unlocked, it was just beta, so I figured, wtf, I'll get the portal skill and see if they can port out, and they could. It was kind of neato, except the part where some of them didn't figure out what I was doing and I had to wait a minute to recast, and even with telling them what to do one of them still didn't freaking take the portal.
Edited by Zhahz, 25 July 2012 - 09:41 PM.