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#31 Knuckledust13

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

View PostRickter, on 28 October 2012 - 03:59 PM, said:

this here is how everyone should've geared themselves mentally for this game

You paid 60 dollars for your game, you play it however you like. Other players have other routines and more free time they would like to fill playing the game, you know, they paid for. If the game cannot deliver to people who have more time to play, then it is the game's lack of content fault and not players fault. GW2 is a traditional MMORPG which features grind for fluff instead of gear, that's it. RPG isn't defined by a game having roles lmfao, I cant believe I read this....

Edited by Ethereal, 18 November 2012 - 01:41 PM.
Last part was unnecessary.


#32 Trei

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:47 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.
Every other day I'll tag along different friends doing something new and bring me to places I never been before.
My personal story similarly leads me to do the same thing.

I don't camp or hunt for DEs; they just happen around me as I stroll along to where I would be meeting my friends.
I don't set out to force myself to explore every inch of a map; it happens as I... yup.
I don't root myself to a crafting station an entire day; I go in, consume all my just-gathered materials for the day and scoot off to... yeah meet my friends.



Have you no friends at all... ?


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#33 Butr0sButr0s

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:12 PM

I just hit 80 last week - I haven't done a single story quest, crafted, or explored any of the zones at Orr (nor do I plan to), but I have had a great time and never had a lack of things to do.  I took my time, exploring areas, revisiting nice looking places, helping in dynamic events and trying a few of them multiple times to see different outcomes, worked on getting interesting screenshots to show off, etc.

I haven't seen the grind yet and don't plan to repeat content to get legendaries or uniques (everything I have is orange, which has been more than enough for the dungeons and open world events), and probably because of it have had a fun time from 1-80.  I am pretty interested in the new dungeon (although I'll skip it if the infusion system is required to progress) and feel like the mesmer fits my playstyle well, so I see myself still logging on months down the road.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

View PostButr0sButr0s, on 16 November 2012 - 05:12 PM, said:

I just hit 80 last week - I haven't done a single story quest, crafted, or explored any of the zones at Orr (nor do I plan to), but I have had a great time and never had a lack of things to do.  I took my time, exploring areas, revisiting nice looking places, helping in dynamic events and trying a few of them multiple times to see different outcomes, worked on getting interesting screenshots to show off, etc.

I haven't seen the grind yet and don't plan to repeat content to get legendaries or uniques (everything I have is orange, which has been more than enough for the dungeons and open world events), and probably because of it have had a fun time from 1-80.  I am pretty interested in the new dungeon (although I'll skip it if the infusion system is required to progress) and feel like the mesmer fits my playstyle well, so I see myself still logging on months down the road.

Was that me posting under a different username? That sounds exactly like my GW2 experience thus far!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

I was in headstart and don't have an 80 yet.  Mostly that is because although the game is beautiful I do not play for long at a time and a lot of days I don't feel like logging in or do so just to be with my guildies.  I have an indefinable tinge of disappointment everytime I play.  I simply don't have the 'I love this game' feel that I had with GW.

I want to love GW2 and I am still working on it, but so far there is no joy in it for me.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

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.

I suppose if you just wander around in the game it can get like that, for me the pve part of the game is the part with a story.
If you create a real character not a toon as some call them then you have a reason and a focus for your gaming.

I am involved in that story from lvl 1 both my personal story missing parents dead sister or whatever, so there is a mystery to solve.
Then there is the story of my race and people they are under threat so I have that line to follow and try to save them.
Thirdly the world storyline where the dragons will destroy everything.

Map one I just did all the hearts and gained a few things after that I alternate between persoanal storyline and world exploration.
Eventually I will rally my people unite with the others and defeat the dragons.

Dynamic events happen when they happen and to go to the area of a DE and then just wait for it to start will frustrate you.
Play the game and let the events happen as and when they do that way they appear more realistically spontanious.

To that extent its a role playing game if you cannot role play your character in your head then this is just a combat game with no direction.

Edited by Gremlin, 18 November 2012 - 10:32 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

View PostAero, on 18 November 2012 - 09:58 AM, said:

I was in headstart and don't have an 80 yet.  Mostly that is because although the game is beautiful I do not play for long at a time and a lot of days I don't feel like logging in or do so just to be with my guildies.  I have an indefinable tinge of disappointment everytime I play.  I simply don't have the 'I love this game' feel that I had with GW.

I want to love GW2 and I am still working on it, but so far there is no joy in it for me.
What's this? A Gw2 guru staff member that isn't a white-blind fan boy?
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#38 Psikerlord

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

View PostMidnight_Tea, on 29 October 2012 - 06:55 AM, said:

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.
thanks for that tip. yeah i only got to 18 and found the PvE a bit boring. love the pvp though

#39 Yski

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

Well, I reach level 80 just a little while ago on my necromancer, mostly due to having leveled 3 characters to level 40 and two to level 20 first. Hopefully the joy of being absolutely overpowered in wvw will keep me on my necromancer for a while..

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

View PostKetingo Ketango, on 16 November 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:

Was that me posting under a different username? That sounds exactly like my GW2 experience thus far!

Well, if you're on Tarnished Coast feel free to add me (Hiemdal), it's always good to find others with similar playstyles.  I've found the game to be pretty casual friendly, and for what I do, stats and equipment has made a minimal difference overall.  I was still using green level 60-65 items at level 79, and didn't feel that much of an upgrade when getting rares at level 80.  I'd rather play the game to relax and have fun rather than working a second job for the sole purpose of getting marginally better stats on my armor.





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