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#1 Ddarkprince

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:03 PM

hi, guys i just bought gw2 and its my first mmo, i just wanted to know if there is anybody else there like me, and maybe we can meet up in the game and have jokes on voice chat, any of you guys got any tips for people completely new to mmo and gw2.

So far love the gw2 community everybody is helpful and look forward to seeing some of you guys in game

#2 Lumm

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

I wish you the best of adventures :)

I believe most people around this forum has been decently active across the BWEs so you might need to hook up in-game with other new players. One of the strengths with GW2 is that there is ZERO competition in the PvE environment - you cannot kill steal mobs or steal resource nodes from another player. The differences are subtle compared to other MMOs but the game really fosters collaborative play since you are never penalized for playing together with others (and once you have seen how easy it is to get the incentives right you really start to wonder why not other games have gotten this right before...).

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:30 PM

View PostLumm, on 04 August 2012 - 03:23 PM, said:

I believe most people around this forum has been decently active across the BWEs so you might need to hook up in-game with other new players. One of the strengths with GW2 is that there is ZERO competition in the PvE environment - you cannot kill steal mobs or steal resource nodes from another player. The differences are subtle compared to other MMOs but the game really fosters collaborative play since you are never penalized for playing together with others (and once you have seen how easy it is to get the incentives right you really start to wonder why not other games have gotten this right before...).

That's because it fosters very boring PvE play, with little drama or infighting.  You can literally waltz through GW2 PvE and not even have to recognize that another player is in the immediate vicinity.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:34 PM

View PostReikou, on 04 August 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

That's because it fosters very boring PvE play, with little drama or infighting.  You can literally waltz through GW2 PvE and not even have to recognize that another player is in the immediate vicinity.

How is that boring? It might boil down to preferences ofc but I have never seen the fun in resource node stealing, quest mob 'first hit' chasing or less exp/rep/inf etc when killing a mob together with friends.

The only interesting part in the competitive part is open world raid boss chasing imo. The rest is just annoyances.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:34 PM

View PostReikou, on 04 August 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

That's because it fosters very boring PvE play, with little drama or infighting.  You can literally waltz through GW2 PvE and not even have to recognize that another player is in the immediate vicinity.

Not true, you can't waltz through DE, Hearts maybe, but DE you need the help of others, you will notice that when there is hardly anyone around you.

#6 two_step

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:34 PM

the game isnt out yet, everyone is new.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

for tip if u are new to mmo go download a free mmorpg (any) and pratic your camera its gona be very hard to control the camera if you are new

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

View PostReikou, on 04 August 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

That's because it fosters very boring PvE play, with little drama or infighting.  You can literally waltz through GW2 PvE and not even have to recognize that another player is in the immediate vicinity.

I had a very different experience with PvE.  I definitely bought the game for the PvP and was surprised at how much fun the PvE content is in GW2.

I posted this in a thread on a different forum, and I am reposting part of it here because there are links to videos which explain how the Dynamic Events work in PvE and they clear up some common misconceptions:

"There are two good videos on the dynamic events, one of which explains why there are "hearts" in GW2 in the first place (by Enigmus1, the other by CaraEmm)
Leveling Too Slow? - Enigmius Talks Guild Wars 2 (beta)

We discussed the dynamic events explained very aptly by CaraEmm in an old thread on these forums:   http://forum.gamebre...pic.php?id=5294

You may want to check them out, they are very well done and helpful in understanding dynamic events.  I had a great time discovering some of them and am looking forward to discovering more on Aug. 25th."


The game is going to be a different experience when it goes live- so far we have only played when there has been a mob of beta players running around.   :P   Fighting cave trolls with 4 other players is a very different experience than fighting it with twenty other players.

I wish you the best Ddarkprince and good luck on your adventures.  Hopefully, you won't become as addicted to MMO's as the rest of us.  :)


Edit:  here is the direct link to the youtube video by CaraEmm (Emmanuel Carabott)  

Edited by Mahaedros, 04 August 2012 - 03:45 PM.


#9 Herr Roy Raven

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

Welcome.  If you have the time, pick up Guild Wars 1 and rush through it for lore.  It's nothing like GW2 as far as gameplay, but if GW2 is your first MMO, it might be worth it to learn all you can about it.  Also spend some times on the wikis (just type in Guild Wars Wki into Google) to learn of the game.  MMOs are generally games that require a lot of learning before getting the jist of it.

Also, just a hint for MMOs especially.... trolls are everywhere, and everyone is a troll.  Don't take what people say to heart, unless it's someone that's being nice.  Never give out your personal info (like account info) because people always try to scam in MMOs, and most of all, if someone gets into an argument with you, try to avoid it, because people never accept losing a debate online, and it will lead to further trolling.

As for being new to GW2... no.  Bought GW1 on launch, been here for over 2 years (I spent some lurking) and have been very active in participating in GW2 stuff.  If you need any help, it's best to listen to people that were here (these forums) before 2012.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

View PostReikou, on 04 August 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

That's because it fosters very boring PvE play, with little drama or infighting.  You can literally waltz through GW2 PvE and not even have to recognize that another player is in the immediate vicinity.

Lots of things you can do if you crave "drama and infighting". You might as well add frustration.  I had no idea those were in such high demand.  I could open a shop, the customer comes up and says, "yes, I'd like a scoop of drama, a scoop of infighting, and could you drizzle some frustration on that.......to go please"

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:54 PM

View PostIlesyt, on 04 August 2012 - 03:34 PM, said:

Not true, you can't waltz through DE, Hearts maybe, but DE you need the help of others, you will notice that when there is hardly anyone around you.

Actually, if there's nobody around you, you can solo most DEs. At least I could solo all the DEs that I found by myself given that it took quite a bit more time than it would have with others helping around.

Either way, I don't think that gw2 pve is boring. I've always hated kill stealing and the such as you usually can't even PK these annoying people as otherwise you'll become the target for all the über geared for the next 24 hours or so. PKing in the old MMOs is a form of fun for the rich people only, not for the low leveled or low geared people.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

View PostArdeni, on 04 August 2012 - 03:54 PM, said:

Actually, if there's nobody around you, you can solo most DEs. At least I could solo all the DEs that I found by myself given that it took quite a bit more time than it would have with others helping around.

Either way, I don't think that gw2 pve is boring. I've always hated kill stealing and the such as you usually can't even PK these annoying people as otherwise you'll become the target for all the über geared for the next 24 hours or so. PKing in the old MMOs is a form of fun for the rich people only, not for the low leveled or low geared people.

Yeah, thus not waltzing through them :P
I didn't say you can't solo them ;)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:16 PM

I am completely new to GW series, but i have had experience with MMOs in the past. I've only played the last stress test for 4hrs... and This game still confusing me though.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:30 PM

I think we are all new to gw 2, the game isn´t out yet :P

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:36 PM

I would consider myself almost new to the game having only bought it before BWE3.  Maybe someone can setup a guild for "noobs" and I would wear that title proudly even after level 80.  :D

You can PM me if you want to meet up in the game.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

While a good chunk of us have been around these forums for a very very long time and even longer, while playing the beloved Guild Wars 1 we may have an advantage with the lore, history and cultures of the GW universe. But we open our arms out you the newcomers and hope you enjoy yourselves like we did many years ago as the the mysteries and wonders of the GW universe unfolded around us. Same will be for you in a more powerful impact that only GW2 can provide. Enjoy and welcome!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

It's totally worth it to buy GW1 and go through it, best MMO ever only second to GW2.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:42 PM

Best advice for OP, find out what you enjoy doing and do it.  Sometimes the most unusual activities can provide lasting entertainment for certain people.

Example.  In WoW, when my char was in his 30s--back in the days when mounts came at 40--I decided to go collect all the flight points (waypoints in GW2 jargon) in the Eastern Kingdoms.  Sure I needed a brief assist from a helpful soul to get the last one in an area twice my level, but for me it was a lot of fun, and a satisfying accomplishment.  Of course most people generally prefer the more traditional gaming aspects to keep them entertained, but I'm an explorer.  LOVE the addition of vistas.  And I think I may have lead a few adventurers to a rather tricky one in Rata Sum, as 2 or 3 people suddenly showed up shortly after I found it. :)

But I digress.  Figure out what you enjoy doing in gaming and do that in GW2.  The beauty of MMOs as they are more open to doing many things.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:57 PM

View PostAeroWRX, on 04 August 2012 - 04:16 PM, said:

I am completely new to GW series, but i have had experience with MMOs in the past. I've only played the last stress test for 4hrs... and This game still confusing me though.

Consider checking out videos on Youtube that cover some of the basics. Maybe someone did a stick somewhere with those vids, or at least a basics of the game... wait...wait... I have one that's a massive info link if you're interested. This isn't my work product, but the guy who made it and compiled it is just awesome. Anyhow, just read the FIRST POST... after that, if you have any questions, I'm sure folks here would be more than willing to answer.

http://www.mmo-champ...tiated.-READ-ME

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:19 PM

OP:

Do you mean "Anybody else completely new to MMO's"????


We are all new to GW2...it is a new game.  Many of us here, however, are not new to Guild Wars as a whole.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

I'm new to GW2 and actually MMOs too. The last time I played the games were text based.

Do I count as 'completely new' because I played the last Beta event? I feel quite new certainly. I had a great deal of fun playing and I foresee that continuing. I have no intention on getting competitive with anyone except myself though. I want to learn the game, get better at, honestly, about everything and stop to 'smell the flowers' if they look interesting.

I found the people during BWE3 helpful and polite, but a bit distant. This, I suspect, was because it was so temporary. I wasn't looking to make friends then either just to be separated to different servers at launch.

The game itself was easy to get involved in and very interesting. I loved having the dialogue both in sound and text, because sometimes I get distracted and don't hear all I should. The only thing I worry is spending too much time playing...

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:36 PM

View PostGarambola, on 04 August 2012 - 06:59 PM, said:



I found the people during BWE3 helpful and polite, but a bit distant. This, I suspect, was because it was so temporary. I wasn't looking to make friends then either just to be separated to different servers at launch.



I must admit I was pretty much ignoring all other players during the betas and stress tests. In chat and just generally. With the beta time being so short I wanted to focus on other stuff. Once the game officially launches though I'll be more keen on paying attention to folks. :)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:48 PM

View PostDdarkprince, on 04 August 2012 - 03:03 PM, said:

hi, guys i just bought gw2 and its my first mmo, i just wanted to know if there is anybody else there like me, and maybe we can meet up in the game and have jokes on voice chat, any of you guys got any tips for people completely new to mmo and gw2.

So far love the gw2 community everybody is helpful and look forward to seeing some of you guys in game

I'm not new to mmo's, but I guess I'm new to the Guild Wars scene if you don't count the beta tests. But yeah, everyone that I had met while playing were nice, and I know that there are other people around who are new to mmo's as well, so I'm sure your experience will be good. :>

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:42 PM

I'm not new to MMOs but GW2 will be my first interaction with something Guild Wars :) and I must say I'm looking forward to it!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:55 PM

I'm not new but here's a tip:

If you feel you're lost, confused, weak, bad at the game or anything of the sort. A little time reading up on game mechanics and how people use them is worth the time spent. 10 minutes bored at work I spent looking at a keybinding guide and now I can't imagine clicking anything.

Good Luck,

I hope the game is worth every penny you paid and more =]

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:01 PM

View PostGarambola, on 04 August 2012 - 06:59 PM, said:


I found the people during BWE3 helpful and polite, but a bit distant. This, I suspect, was because it was so temporary. I wasn't looking to make friends then either just to be separated to different servers at launch.

It'll get better when folks aren't playing under a time limit, a lot of social folks weren't talking much just because the more they talked, the less they got to do in two and a half days/four hours.

The RP servers seemed a little more chatty, but that's to be expected. When people are more settled into their communities and have all the time they want (don't expect much in the first few days, though), they'll start rambling in chat. :3

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:59 PM

thanks for everyone who replied, i just meant people who are new to guild wars in general, anyway so how do i meet up with you guys in game? i guess i will post my in game name once i make it, or maybe add you guys to my friend list on this profile,





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