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#1 Dulu

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

Played to 80, started farming for my legendary... and was bored to death.

#2 KryTiKaL

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

The game was never bad, it is just a matter of preference. If you're used to the WoW method of a gear treadmill then this is likely not for you since a lot of the drive behind getting gear is for cosmetic purposes. There is however exploration to do, dungeons to complete, achievements to fill out, WvW or sPvP, or RP if you're into it.

Its a social game so if you're playing -alone- then you're doing it wrong xD

#3 Endlessly

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

No, the game hasn't changed much yet. I wouldn't bother with others' opinions on where the game has gone lately. You'll get those who defend the game until death who will tell you nothing's wrong and those who enjoy complaining as much as possible who will tell you it will never get better and can only die from here. Just look at recent patch notes and see what additions have been made. Or log in? It's not as if you're paying extra money to jump back into the game.

#4 Xetrov

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

Most likely you will check out the new map, do some more farming for the legendary...and be bored to death again. Of course, checking things out won't harm you.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

This has something to do about you and not the game, Its probably just not your kind of game.

#6 Dulu

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

View PostKryTiKaL, on 18 November 2012 - 06:31 PM, said:

The game was never bad, it is just a matter of preference. If you're used to the WoW method of a gear treadmill then this is likely not for you since a lot of the drive behind getting gear is for cosmetic purposes. There is however exploration to do, dungeons to complete, achievements to fill out, WvW or sPvP, or RP if you're into it.

Its a social game so if you're playing -alone- then you're doing it wrong xD

What "social" is there to do?

I had about 70% map completion just from hitting 80 - so I don't know how much exploring is really left.

I'm more of a PvP player, I don't care about PVE treadmills. The PvP in GW2 was just so boring, I'd rather play DAoC, WoW, GW1, or MOBA's like LoL and SMITE. Heck, even Allods is more enjoyable PVP than GW2.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

Coming back? Mate, you can play when whenever you feel like playing. There's no monthly fee stopping you from playing.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

View PostKryTiKaL, on 18 November 2012 - 06:31 PM, said:

If you're used to the WoW method of a gear treadmill then this is likely not for you since a lot of the drive behind getting gear is for cosmetic purposes.

Then the Lost Shores patch dropped.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

more farming needed. prolly youll get bored again.

#10 Nabuko Darayon

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

I feel this topic pointless... You ain't paying any money to play it. Log in, try it, if you're bored - leave. Simple as that. 0.o or do you need society's approval to click on the Login button.
Some cheers maybe?
...like I said, pointless topic.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

View PostDulu, on 18 November 2012 - 06:27 PM, said:

Played to 80, started farming for my legendary... and was bored to death.

Stick to WoW.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

They added gear grind so maybe that will interest you?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

Try WvW with a WvW organized guild. It's like raiding... but against other people.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

View PostBloodSF, on 18 November 2012 - 07:15 PM, said:

Try WvW with a WvW organized guild. It's like raiding... but against other people.

Tried it, a lot.

It's a worse version of what DAoC offers.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

There is nothing I could tell you that would change your mindset. You could have 200 people trying to persuade you to come back, one person tell you it's not worth it and you'll believe that one person. If you're truly open-minded, try the Fractals and see what you think for yourself.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

To answer your question. The game is still "bad" and "boring," it's mostly a grind fest to acquire the best gear. Come back in a year, and maybe then the game will be worth playing. Right now, I'm only playing because I want to waste time, I really don't find any entertainment value in this game yet.

To those that are knocking WoW(not that I play the game): GW2 is more of a 24/7 grindfest than an actual game, WoW's PvE was about the thrill of adventures and the dangers of alliance vs horde ambushes and towns. GW2 does not offer anything, besides grind.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

View PostDirk Hardpeck, on 18 November 2012 - 06:39 PM, said:

Then the Lost Shores patch dropped.

Stop trying to de-rail threads.

OT: You sound to me like the PvP type guy, and since this game has no monthly fee, I'd encourage you to check back ever 2 months or so.  Last month PvP got a big kick under its rump with paid tournaments and a better browser, but it still sounds like it's not your preference.  This month features a new map, and rumor has it new gamemodes are in the making.  I'd encourage you to check it out once, and if not, hold off until mid-December.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

If you didn't like it before, you won't like it now.  I've been having fun since release, but if you found it boring and gave various aspects of the game a shot, nothing has happened that will change your opinion.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

View PostDulu, on 18 November 2012 - 07:16 PM, said:

Tried it, a lot.

It's a worse version of what DAoC offers.

Voice-comms with cool ppl who're making coordinated attacks like portal bombs, flanks, golem rushes to deter an overpowered zerg's numbers from one place, etc... I don't think the voice comm element was around in the DaOC days to the extent it is now... nor would it have made as much of a difference in real time given how sensitive the game mechanics are to different combat situations.

It's an MMO, so... its all about who you play with, right? WvW has the most dedicated end-gamers. FInd the right guild--- with the right players, and you can do amazing things with game mechanics as well as have a hilarious time creating a rapport with them... having spent hours fighting uneven odds together.

If you're interested in giving it a whirl, PM me and I can set you up. I say this because I know where you're coming from... if I hadn't found my particular guild... I would've shut off GW2 as well. I've no love for much of the PvE elements.

It's the little things that can change the game for you. I could go on and on about this point but, if you've made up your mind then, well.. GL to ya

Edited by BloodSF, 18 November 2012 - 07:37 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

View PostKhlaw, on 18 November 2012 - 07:25 PM, said:

If you didn't like it before, you won't like it now.  I've been having fun since release, but if you found it boring and gave various aspects of the game a shot, nothing has happened that will change your opinion.
You make a good point also I would add:

No need to come back to GW2 until they stop banning innocent player calling them bots (this happen to me the past week) . They have 48 pages of banned accounts problems https://forum-en.gui...omments/page/48

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

View PostEndlessly, on 18 November 2012 - 06:33 PM, said:

No, the game hasn't changed much yet. I wouldn't bother with others' opinions on where the game has gone lately. You'll get those who defend the game until death who will tell you nothing's wrong and those who enjoy complaining as much as possible who will tell you it will never get better and can only die from here. Just look at recent patch notes and see what additions have been made. Or log in? It's not as if you're paying extra money to jump back into the game.

I think that I can offer a balanced opinion that is neither all complaint nor all praise.  The things that were fun about the game at launch are still fun.  If you enjoy exploring, dungoneering, or PvP, then there's still a game here for you to play even if you ignore the new content.  The game still has many of the problems that it had before, though, and if you were not previously entertained, then nothing that's been added recently will likely improve the game for you.

As always, GW2 is a game better played with one or more like-minded partners, same as GW1.  I had quit playing GW1 for a long while and then picked it back up again to play together with my wife.  We continue to enjoy playing GW2 together.  If you feel inclined to get back into it, finding a partner or a guild would help.  Otherwise, I'd say there's nothing special to draw you back.

#22 DuskWolf

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

It's still bad.

There's still a heavy tax on everything you do (getting heavier by the day). The AI is still as dumb as bricks (oh for AI like in Mass Effect 3's multi-player). The combat is still as slow as treacle. The armour still clips. The professions are still broken. The movement speed is still equally as painfully slow. The events still feel copy-pasted. And worse, they're now adding a treadmill to make the game feel more fun (for the poor, weak-minded sods who actually fall for operant conditioning).

This is from someone who bought into the ideals of GW2 and was disappointed. If you're wondering about my tastes: I like GW1, ME3's MP, and I dislike WoW. I'm not a fan of grind, or things that are pedantic and painfully sloth-like just for the sake of it. I like fun. Right now, GW2 isn't fun. In fact, it's so depressingly unfun that I can't even be hyped about the charr any more. I actually feel kind of shitty, as I'm having to sit here and watch ArenaNet run this game into the ground.

It's not a pleasant thing to watch. I'm wondering what ill-advised decision they'll make next.

#23 Vihsk

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

If there's one thing I wouldn't call this game it's "social".

#24 Fernling306

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

It is still bad. I went a couple weeks without logging in. Tried logging in yesterday, needless to say I logged out after about 15 minutes.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

View PostDulu, on 18 November 2012 - 07:16 PM, said:

Tried it, a lot.

It's a worse version of what DAoC offers.

Well people have brought up a few points and you've shot them both down. So I guess you should just stay gone then, huh?

#26 Red_Falcon

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

If you didn't like GW2 before you're not going to like it before, or ever.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

its worse than before

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

The game was never bad. You need to do other things then just grinding

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:04 PM

Yeah, you should definitely re-sub!




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