This reminds me of the Caverns of Time from WoW. It's a really neat idea and considering they're designed to be randomized short shards of reality from the Mists it's wide open to add new fractals as the game continues. I really like this dungeon so far...and the level scaling means you can go at any time (although you may need a guild group if you're lower than 80 after a while).
Omedon, on 14 November 2012 - 06:29 PM, said:
Sometimes I don't think ArenaNet understand gamers:
"Unlike the other dungeons, your party can be any level. We’ve employed World vs. World-style sidekicking to make this dungeon accessible to all players. But keep in mind, our aim was to challenge level 80 players. Going in at low levels is not for the faint of heart!"
Translation (to every gamer ever): "OFFICIAL STATEMENT! This is level 80 content, you must be level 80 to enter in my group, anything less will hurt my progress."
I personally would field a group of five guildies regardless of level to take a crack at these... but we're kinda weird like that. I can't see PUGs (not that GW2 dungeons were intended for true PUGs) accepting people pre-80 with this statement out there.
All that being said, this sounds really cool! Caverns of time for GW2!
Well, I think this is mitigated by the fact that from the get-go they told us this dungeon was more designed for things to do at level 80. Even on the wiki page we state that it's designed for level 80s. The scaling will likely be used more by guild groups and the initial experiences who just want something interesting to do.
Elan, on 14 November 2012 - 06:28 PM, said:
Indeed, from a dungeon standpoint, this sounds incredible. This looks incredible. It also looks like a type of dungeon that can be expanded on infinitely. Could drop in a new module whenever they want to add variety. And that fact that it remembers your progress is really nice, since it means you don't need to lock yourself in your room for a 10 hour marathon just to get to the good loot, and can approach it an hour here, and hour there.
As a Charr, however, I see the awkwardness that will be fighting on that Battle of Ascalon map.If that is indeed the battle of Ascalon city.
It depends on what the purpose of us being there is, to be honest.