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#1 tatsuo

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

So I started playing GW2 from headstart, but didn't even reached max lvl yet. It's just got very boring to grind same mobs, same events. Now I mostly do sPvP.

How about others, is there anyone else who started from headstart, but still didn't reach 80 lvl for some reason?

#2 madmaxII

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

You can make your daily very fast and it gives a decent amount of XP. If you don't want to spend much time leveling your character, just do the daily achievement and the personal story when you have the required level and you should reach level 80 in a reasonable amount of time.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:55 AM

I've been playing since headstart, but I have no character over level 40 yet. Not because I got bored, or reached the "grind" stage yet. But because I'm in it for the long haul and I'm pacing myself as such.

A-net said you're in the end-game from the start, and I set my expectations accordingly. Far from getting bored, I am overwhelmed by how much there is to do in the game. I play  casually - only a few hours on a few days each week. A bit of this, a bit of that, different characters and professions. I try to avoid looking stuff up on wikis or forums. I haven't been in a dungeon yet, I haven't done any PvP yet.

I plan to get years of enjoyment out this game, and so far so good. Kind of backfired a little though, with Halloween. It seems there are places I can't go with my characters,  to even finish Act 2 :-P

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#4 Lhim

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

Yes, I started at headstart and haven't gotten to lvl 80. I think my main is just below lvl 50; I'm not sure, because I quit about a month ago.
There are too many things that I simply don't enjoy and can be improved in my opinion. I just check the forums now and then and hope that improvements will be made in the future.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:49 AM

I've played from the start but have no level 80 character, but that's because I don't invest the hardcore time of other GW gamers (I used to in the old GW, but I'm older and free time not so common) - not because the game bores me. At the start however, I did make over ten different characters and leveled each to level 10-30, then restarted with another, so that probably held me back in level advancing. I've settled on one now and have been playing it for weeks and I'm still only in the 60's.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

The furthest I got was 36. Maybe my warrior, who is 30 now, will manage to go further.

As I said before, I am having the biggest issues coming across DEs and that means my game is basically just full of wildlife creatures and there's absolutely no fun in killing the same deer over and over and over again. There's absolutely no connection with the world and the game basically fails to give purpose to my character - I am just there, killing deer.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:09 PM

You have issues if you're just killing deer.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

I've been playing since the start, but my highest character of the 2 I've actually spent any time on is around lvl 70. That's not because I dislike the game, though. Just a lack of RL time to play, combined with me quite happily taking my time and exploring.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:50 PM

I've been playing since the 3 day head-start... but my highest level char is 39 :D I like GW2, but just don't have the time to play due to RL things that take priority over playing games.I'll get there eventually, although it did take me 7+ years to finish GW1. lolz. Hopefully it won't take me the same time to get through GW2.. heheh

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:15 PM

Posting in a thinly veiled "I don't like Guild Wars 2" thread. Are they cheaper by the dozen?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

View PostProtoss, on 28 October 2012 - 12:07 PM, said:

The furthest I got was 36. Maybe my warrior, who is 30 now, will manage to go further.

As I said before, I am having the biggest issues coming across DEs and that means my game is basically just full of wildlife creatures and there's absolutely no fun in killing the same deer over and over and over again. There's absolutely no connection with the world and the game basically fails to give purpose to my character - I am just there, killing deer.
you are doing everything wrong..killing deers..
It takes me less than an hour to complete the daily including the 5/5 events..
Stop spreading lies and seriously if you ever managed to only get to 36..your opinion is as invalid as it can get.
That just for the people that might take you seriously in the future

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:59 PM

View PostRighteous, on 28 October 2012 - 10:55 AM, said:

I've been playing since headstart, but I have no character over level 40 yet. Not because I got bored, or reached the "grind" stage yet. But because I'm in it for the long haul and I'm pacing myself as such.

A-net said you're in the end-game from the start, and I set my expectations accordingly. Far from getting bored, I am overwhelmed by how much there is to do in the game. I play  casually - only a few hours on a few days each week. A bit of this, a bit of that, different characters and professions. I try to avoid looking stuff up on wikis or forums. I haven't been in a dungeon yet, I haven't done any PvP yet.

I plan to get years of enjoyment out this game, and so far so good. Kind of backfired a little though, with Halloween. It seems there are places I can't go with my characters,  to even finish Act 2 :-P

this here is how everyone should've geared themselves mentally for this game.  GW2 is not a traditional mmorpg, its not really an rpg since there are no roles.  soooo many people did not do this, they wanted it to be another wow with the carrot to follow (yet they wont play Rift for some stupid reason) but its not! this is a no sub casual game.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

Headstarter here, still not level 80...

I only have one character, and elementalist, and I think he's level 49... But like you sPvP has sucked me in and I just can't get into the PvE side of the game. I think it was because I felt let down by it. I followed the games development for about a year or so and DE's were pitched to be major world changing things with no more quest hubs etc...

Then we got the hearts which feel like quest hubs to me, especially if you want the story (Like I do) you end up talking to an NPC to get the info and background before you start doing the tasks they want you to do... DE's were fun, but they weren't world changing. They said a single decision could change an area, and it does for about 5 minutes...until it resets again... I actually prefer WoW's phasing system, that to me feels like you have more of a wordly impact.

I'm told it improves at 80, but I just cant motivate myself... instead I sPvP daily, which I absolutely adore! <3

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

View Postblindude, on 28 October 2012 - 03:27 PM, said:

you are doing everything wrong..killing deers..
It takes me less than an hour to complete the daily including the 5/5 events..
Stop spreading lies and seriously if you ever managed to only get to 36..your opinion is as invalid as it can get.
That just for the people that might take you seriously in the future
See, the problem is that DEs aren't on-demand content. If my server just took down the krait witch, I'll need to wait for it to become available again. I can't miss the event by a minute and then immediately start it again.
This can lead to some areas being pretty empty - if the DEs are on cooldown, then there's not much to do in that specific area, outside of killing deer, of course.

So, with that in mind, it is you who is spreading lies here - the fact that you can complete all 5 DEs in less than an hour just means you got lucky to be in the right areas when DEs loaded. If a person isn't that lucky, then it can easily take longer than an hour for a person to complete the daily.


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:32 PM

View PostProtoss, on 28 October 2012 - 04:25 PM, said:

See, the problem is that DEs aren't on-demand content. If my server just took down the krait witch, I'll need to wait for it to become available again. I can't miss the event by a minute and then immediately start it again.
This can lead to some areas being pretty empty - if the DEs are on cooldown, then there's not much to do in that specific area, outside of killing deer, of course.

So, with that in mind, it is you who is spreading lies here - the fact that you can complete all 5 DEs in less than an hour just means you got lucky to be in the right areas when DEs loaded. If a person isn't that lucky, then it can easily take longer than an hour for a person to complete the daily.


Having said that, * you, you *ing * and welcome to my ignore list.
lol then i must have been very very lucky..
Of course they are not on demand content and thats why events are great imo.But there are many todo  epsecially  meta events so your complains seem invalid.Just take a look here and see how many of the complaints are about difficulties and not enough lelvelling content..
right..None
And yes it can take more than an hour if your stuck in an area with not much content but in no way is it sensible to start killing random mobs in gw2..You are just losing your time.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

View PostmadmaxII, on 28 October 2012 - 10:35 AM, said:

You can make your daily very fast and it gives a decent amount of XP. If you don't want to spend much time leveling your character, just do the daily achievement and the personal story when you have the required level and you should reach level 80 in a reasonable amount of time.

Well I can't even do dailies, because these are all the same. And I hate to do the same stuff everytime. If dailies at least had some different stuff to do everyday, maybe that won't be so boring. I just don't have fun in GW2 PvE anymore. Its just mindless killings of mobs, but personal story is the most boring for me (one day in PvE was quite fun and it wasn't that boring, till I thought about continuing my personal story. I just completed one quest and wanted to just exit the game - its almost the same as doing any event, just with very boring story attached). For me its better to just go sPvP, its way more fun.

Also I don't really see a purpose to get max lvl, because at max lvl there is nothing new compared to other lvls, just stronger mobs.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

My max is level 58. I've been enjoying the scenery, leveling alts, and otherwise enjoying the game. All my level 80 clan mates are burned out and frequently complain about lack of rewards. Inside I'm smiling because the game is rewarding, if you actually play it.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

I have been playing from Headstart too, and I just got my main to 40.  Then again...I have 16 total characters...But I am not in a rush, I am loving the game so far and I see myself playing it for a long time.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:35 PM

My ranger is level 72 and I started from pre-release but I also went through several alts trying to decide on a main.  My ranger is my main but now I also have a necromancer, an elementalist and a guardian that I'm leveling.  I only think parts of the game are a grind and those parts I find totally awesome on my necro and elementalists,  They make everything interesting again, especially the elementalist.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:39 PM

To the OP and others who would like to get out of the rut of not being max level (again if you don't have an issue with that, great, enjoy playing at your chosen pace!), here is the secret:

Stop messing with Alts.  Seriously.  First it hinders your progress through the game.  Second, you become numb to fighting the same mobs on the same maps with the several alts you are trying to play.  I eventually had it and stuck to one, only to get it to 60 and get a tad burned out on that professions and skill set, so I jumped on another and rode that pony to 80.  I farmed a little and got on another alt and got her to 80.  I jumped on another alt and got her to 80.  In less time than I had spent floundering in Alt Hell, I managed to level 3 to 80 by concentrating on individual characters and learning where to go and what to do so each new character made it even faster than the previous.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:44 PM

View PostRighteous, on 28 October 2012 - 10:55 AM, said:

Kind of backfired a little though, with Halloween. It seems there are places I can't go with my characters,  to even finish Act 2 :-P
Hogwash.
I have the complete edition on my level 29 guardian.  Running around Bloodtide Coast and Sparkfly Fens wasn't easy, but I got it.

#22 Eliirae

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

Headstarter here, still not 80.

I suppose only being able to play on the weekends has something to do with it, but I see no real reason to rush, even this far out.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

I only turned lvl 80 this week.
Been doing map completions and maxed in Blazeridge Steppes.
Personal story is still before picking an order to join.
Map exploration 59% and haven't done a single dungeon.

Edited by Karuro, 28 October 2012 - 08:53 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

Headstart here, but not lvl 80... I am an altaholic, have 3 characters leveled about halfway
It really  depends on how many days you play rather than hours.

I don't play that many days and when I do it's no more than 2-3 hours. I didn't play the whole month of September I think.

I just hit 138 hours and some of those are afk.

Edited by Life_Infusion, 28 October 2012 - 09:30 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:55 AM

My recommendation for those who need their daily DEs is to look up one with a fairly extensive chain and then just ride them.

Meta-events are great for this because they tend to cycle fairly quickly and you get much more notice of when they're available. You can get pretty close to 80 by simply cyclically spanking centaurs.

#26 Soylent

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:23 AM

Headstarter with no 80 here. I'm an altoholic and my highest is around 44. Still playing the game just not very often, probably a couple hours a week.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:36 AM

View PostTGIFrisbie, on 28 October 2012 - 08:39 PM, said:

To the OP and others who would like to get out of the rut of not being max level (again if you don't have an issue with that, great, enjoy playing at your chosen pace!), here is the secret:

Stop messing with Alts.  Seriously.  First it hinders your progress through the game.  Second, you become numb to fighting the same mobs on the same maps with the several alts you are trying to play.  I eventually had it and stuck to one, only to get it to 60 and get a tad burned out on that professions and skill set, so I jumped on another and rode that pony to 80.  I farmed a little and got on another alt and got her to 80.  I jumped on another alt and got her to 80.  In less time than I had spent floundering in Alt Hell, I managed to level 3 to 80 by concentrating on individual characters and learning where to go and what to do so each new character made it even faster than the previous.

So your solution is instead of playing new characters, play new characters! and this will stop u getting burned out on ur characters til u get burned out on ur characters so u can play ur other characters to the end and get burned out on ur characters and then make more characters!

im mostly playing my main character but i sometimes play other characters but i haven't played my characters to 80 yet cos im having fun with my characters.

but i also do other things like not play with my characters when im playing another game's characters... now ill stop saying characters cos characters are are repetitive as well as other characters...

right im off to my other responsibilities...



EDIT: seriously though, do it the way you like doing it...

Edited by caballo_oscuro, 16 November 2012 - 01:50 AM.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

Started from the very beginning, highest level is 74 - asura engineer, follow by 28 - norn ranger and 18 - human elementalist.

Simply do not have enough time now-a-days to play game, but every available moment, I will be lost in the game. yesterday i found "whack the mole" near a mine Bloodcliff Quarry.... got lost again whacking away! so funny IKKY, IKKY!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

Grinding the same mobs and events is not how you level, that's why.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

View PostProtoss, on 28 October 2012 - 12:07 PM, said:

my game is basically just full of wildlife creatures and there's absolutely no fun in killing the same deer over and over and over again. There's absolutely no connection with the world and the game basically fails to give purpose to my character - I am just there, killing deer.

View PostKetingo Ketango, on 28 October 2012 - 12:09 PM, said:

You have issues if you're just killing deer.

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Killing game in this game pays off, considering that it counts towards your daily. So once the timer resents I load up my shotgun and get me some wildlife!





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