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#31 JadeSky


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

Just the beauty of it all?
I suppose arriving in Queensdale, when it was dark and stormy. So awesome.

Also, I swear I saw a giant bird mob kill another mob (as if they were havin a fight or it wanted something to eat). It was just really cool, because, well, that's what carnivores/omnivores do. Instead of just sticking to a tiny little area and walking back and forth. They gather, they hunt, etc.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

Having a dance off with martin kerstein and Regina B in metrica

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

The best moments for me were when unexpected things happened. For instance, I expected towns to be a safe place to log out. It turned out that they can be invaded while you're gone, and when you log back in, you can get swarmed by monsters. Another thing I enjoyed was fighting big event bosses.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

My favorite moment was when I died for the 1st time when I was near other players.  Before I could hit the respawn key, I saw a zerg of my fellow players all rushing over to revive me.  I have to admit that I was kind of in awe.  Up until now, I've never seen that kind of mass dedication towards a total stranger in a MMO.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:49 PM

1.Finding out I was in the first three beta tests illegally, and that I got to play some more on account of that (despite the fact I couldn't play anymore after the third one, they solved the issue that was letting normal betakeys get past along with pre-purchasers);
2.Selling all my junk at the end of BWE3 in order to buy catapults for our comrades in WvW;
3.After realizing I could play on the following stress tests, going on an epic search for pants on Heart Karma Vendors  (seriously, there's really few Karma vendors that sell that shiaaaat);
4.Fighting the Green Jungle Worm along with my cousin. Specially because we were not expecting it.

Oh, also, in BWE2 realizing that the community, albeit not entirely, is very tight together. I remember people asking for revives on the map chat, and people from the other side of the map would literally come over to revive said person. I was both on the receiving and giving end in such affairs. Dead people tend to be around hard events, so I guess there was some sort of calling to it.

Edited by Insanius_Maximus, 23 August 2012 - 01:52 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

The Siege of Greenbriar in WvW during BWE3. I was part of a group that held the tower, (I was on Jade Quarry) against both Stormbluff Isle and Sea of Sorrows camped outside the walls with massive siege weapons, for about 8 hours. I wasn't there for the final 2 hours, but fellow JQ'ers tell me the tower was never taken. This was despite 2 walls and the gate falling, and the keep lord being killed. We managed to hold the circle and push the invaders into each other and back out. The teamwork involved to keep up supply and sortie out to destroy enemy siege was amazing, despite it just being a PUG for me (I think some of the people were organised guilds). I'll never forget.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:19 PM

My favourite moment was when I jumped. I was very high. Very very high. And shortly before I reached the ground, I thought "open your wings, god damn! OPEN OMFG!!" (Aion ..............). And BAM, I was dead and laughed. In general, I like the jumping, if you jump from too high it feels like your char is breaking its legs :D

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:26 PM



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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:26 PM

View PostTrei, on 23 August 2012 - 02:26 PM, said:



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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:04 PM

I've only played in the last 2 4 hour stress tests and with 3 different characters to try it all, and I can say this was beyond just enjoyable:
- Running around in Divinity's Reach, trying to get to vistas.
- The first boss battle of each area.
- Fighting the Wasp queen of the first Human area.
- The humor in the Asuran area.
- The huge event with the Shaman in the first Norn area
I didn't want to go too far in any area, seeing as I'd really just like to get a chance to see them for myself without spoiling anything, but I think it's safe to say I will be smiling widely while playing this game.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:08 PM

Oh, another thing, a tiny little thing that just impressed the hell out of me the first time I saw it.

Playing a ranger in Queensdale, I shoot an arrow at a bandit, and the jerk just dodges, not sidesteps, a legit dodge roll, out of the way!

I'm so used to enemies either running like decapitated poultry, or more commonly just swapping blows with them, even in so called "Action" games like Vindictus, nothing at level 4 ever responded to my attacks in a way that actually would appear like the NPC in question was fighting for it's survival, instead of just giving me a slight beating before it dies.

Needless to say, I was quite impressed.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

well, it's either the first time fighting the Charr Shaman DE that slaughtered everyone and thinking "this game is going to be awesome"

or getting to Kasha Blackblood in the Ascalon Catacombs.  Of the 5 of us there was only one person level 30.  I was level 21 >_<.  It took us over an hour to get to her, and we were so excited to fight her.  Then we were completely caught off guard and slaughtered.  It was amazing.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

Bear stampede. Just bear stampede. That DE has me cracking up every time it happens. Though this was during like the first BWE, it was just amazing.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:07 PM

Defiently fighting the Charr Shaman DE for the first time, Just the massive pile of corpes that kept growing as more and more people came over to help with the event.

It just showed the community for what it was and also the fact that the game would be epic piled on epic

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:09 PM

Wvw > Siege Fights. I have had the feeling i am playing Dark Age of Camelot 2..and i still have it :))

Then somewhere in the Norn starting area i felt like i am in Midgard :)

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

1st; Entering the Black Citadel for the first time, and moving through it's levels into the ruins of Rin where incredible.

2nd; The diving board and then diving down to see the remains of old Lions Arch. Brilliant; shows a real care for the world.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:28 PM

the best time for me was to start playing without knowing anything and suddenly ... "New event nearby"

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:50 PM

Single most memory? Well I would have to say a more overall impression. The quest system. When I first created my Norn guardian,  I've seen the tutorial (Great Hunt) many times already so I knew what to expect. After that I was just blown away by the 'event System' I wouldn't necessarily think it was dynamic it's just tat everywhere I went something seemed to happen. I was so impressed how engaging it really was.

The best moment I had when I made another Norn. (I planned on sticking with 1 race for the stress tests so not to see too much of the other race's stories) in one Area I expected to clear  a minotaur stampede and that never happened I ran around the area and it never triggered. I still wonder what triggers it. That's amazing and even though my second and 3rd Norn did most of the same events and heart areas, the game never felt stale. Each experience was different and never the same. Plus there were 3 different personal story options which was amazing and to top that off each of those stories had 2 branches. That's what blew me away

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:08 PM

Lots of great moments, for sure! My favorite would probably be in WvW, we're running from a Zerg across the bridges near Greenbriar. 3 little Asuran allies get snagged by a crippling AOE and are about to get squished by enemy warriors. I turn around, drop frozen ground on the warriors, run up and windborn-speed the Asurans, follow it up with an unsteady ground on a couple bad-guys who blinked over my frozen ground, and we all get away!

The epic feeling of turning back toward a mob of 40 baddies and just in the nick of time saving my 3 tiny, hobbling allies from big Norn warriors sold me on the game :)

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:15 PM

The first time I logged into the game :D

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:39 PM

Oh god. So many.

Entering the game for the first time. Just...<3 Waiting for years and finally getting a taste of it was amazing.

Spawning in Queensdale right at the start of BWE1 and Peter Fries was waiting there to greet us...he then proceeded to throw a bucket of water at me.

Rampaging across Wayfarer Foothills during the BWE1 finale and this happening:

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Fighting and defeating the Shadow Behemoth and Krait Blood Witch in BWE2.

Becoming a Branded during the BWE2 finale.


Being led to my death at the fire elemental by Matthew Medina - party up with devs at your own risk, people :P

Winding up on opposing teams from my boyfriend during the Hunger Royale and sending him flying when he got close to me :3

And then last night a few of us in my guild started up several naked dance parties:

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We kept dancing even as the bandit attack started around us. I so wish that fraps hadn't crashed on me because I wasn't able to record it...

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We were sync-dancing on the diving board and then decided it was time for a swim.

So much fun. Can't wait for tomorrow night.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:40 PM

The first time I killed a mob without getting hit once.

When, in the Norn Area this meta event with the ice elements started and I called for help: I got about 15 - 20 whispers telling me they're coming to help.

When I completed the first part of Morgan's Leap - and fell through the next piece of floating rock because of a bug.

It's hard to decide between these :D

Edited by Danael, 23 August 2012 - 05:42 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:41 PM

Using the emote /sit,/sleep and then /jump

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:11 PM

One moment I'll remember is completing that spiral tree jumping puzzle in the sylvari area and then moving on to that hidden area that people thought was another jumping puzzle. About 10 of us were jumping around in there falling down and constantly rezzing each other. It was cool because there more than anywhere else it felt like people had our backs. We were all eager to get to the top....of course there was no real top in the end.

At one time all of us died and there we were about 10 of us lying dead in a heap....it took about 5 minutes before someone else came along and started rezzing us.

Another moment was in last Tuesdays stress test, I was exploring Lions Arch and I came across this pier with a bunch of npcs complaining at the captain about losing their belongings in the water. So I thought maybe I could find their belongings. So I dove into the water but I was instantly distracted by a tunnel, swimming through it lead me to an underground tunnel (like a sewer) with Hylek and Skritt wandering about. There was this really creepy/mysterious music playing the background too (it made me think davinci code or knights templar for some reason) Eventually the tunnel lead to a cave filled with order of whispers members and one of them even threatened to kill me if I stayed around too long because I knew too much.

It just really stood out because the order of whispers are kind of a big deal as the most mysterious group and to find what seems like their HQ was really great.

Playing Keg Brawl was another major highlight, I had so much more fun with that than I thought I would.

Edited by Dizzard, 23 August 2012 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:39 PM

I came across a mound of dead players, not sure what caused the deaths, but they were fairly recent and there was like 20 or more.

I started rezing ppl left and right and got thank you's and friend requests for what felt like the next hour. lol.

I relly love the comunity bonding design they've put in this game

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:40 PM

Winning an honest 3v1 as thief in hot join spvp last night. Thief is really the only profession you can win 2v1/3v1s because of stealth stomping...

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:48 PM

The best moment was in BW1 I think.  My daughter and I are veteran MMOers but my wife is playing GW2 for her first true MMO experience.  All three of our characters were running through Queensland on the way to a DE when I suddenly noticed that my wife's character was not following us (being new to MMOs she has issues with character movement).  As she was sitting at the desk next to mine, I asked "Honey, what's up? We need to get to that DE over there or we are gonna miss it." Her replied stunned me: "Look at this view!  How can you guys just keep running past this awesome view without stopping?!"  I smiled, knowing we now had another addict.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:56 PM

Hard to say. Most of my time has been spent in character customization...maybe in the first BWE, running around the Black Citadel on my charr elementalist, breathing fire at passersby. That was fun....so fun I spent rather a long time doing just that...

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:15 PM

There's so many to name:

1. I was in the Queen's forest reviving a bunch of lumber jacks when I saw the Giant Queen Wasp DESTROYING Queen's Forest, I mean Literally taking down each tree one at a time. I engaged it on my Thief and a few others came in, and I was able to tank/kite it by timing my dodges, evasion skills and tossing my dagger to cripple it while others handled the adds.

2. I was on my way to the trading post south of Shaermoor Garrison when I was downed by a bunch of skales on my mesmer. I was inches away from dying when my health started going up and the skales died. A NPC had killed them and rezzed me, then offered me an Escort DE. A-FLIPPIN-MAZING.

3. HUNGER ROYALE. Right before I started I had popped a PS reward chest and got a health Regen, which totally offset the Hunger. I was so OP, but the event itself was priceless.

4. Being able to proc 4 Skill combos on my Guardian solo with a single weapon set.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

My best moment was reaching a skill point that was located on a wall in the 15-25 charr zone. I spent at least an hour trying to figure out how to get to it when I found some stairs going up all the way on the opposite side. Then came across some notes while fighting mobs along the way. I so love some of the skill challenges in this game :D

Too bad wiki page is down now else I would have used the zone name and area name.

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