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#61 dd790

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

The bag was about the only thing worth the hassle. Been thinking for a while I need to update my bags from 8 slot but 20 slot ones are expensive

I wonder if people who opened multiple chests got multiple bags?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:23 PM

View PostOriginalSinX, on 18 November 2012 - 11:18 PM, said:

That being said, i hear the lag was really bad, but for how long? a couple hours?  buck up and realize there are actual bad things happening in the "real world" and quit cryin about a game.

That's terrible logic and it's always the rich and pampered that go on about how big and bad the real world is.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:24 PM

Quite enjoyable finale to the event that started so badly.

Pretty tough long drawn out fight across the island with enough variation to keep me interested.
Problems came about because of my low spec graphics card as once the reinforcements arrived I had trouble using skills.
Spamming bow skills 1 was buggy though the other skills worked most of the time.

Final fight sequence was good and I got what I consider reasonable loot.

Zeds boots exotic
The Colossus Hammer exotic precurser to the Juggernaut
A Kaka Chest with more goodies 20 slot bag and an exotic piece of jewelery
plus a few yellow weapons and armour.

#64 Atticus

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:29 PM

Missed the whole thing by about 15 min, I love it, especially the mail sent from ANet telling me to go enjoy the epic finale then giving me the middle finger, that was cool too

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:30 PM

View PostCraywulf, on 18 November 2012 - 11:14 PM, said:

Responding to rage and crying is futile. There's nothing constructive responding to people who aren't being rational.

Actually responding to rage is not futile, it's what responsible professionals do. In fact, the proper communication could save a lot of rage, and speculation. There is nothing rational, about immediately writing off complaints as irrational, and hiding from them. There is nothing constructive, about ignoring criticism, and continuing to look apathetic. In fact, you're only going to drive more people away.

You call people irrational, but there is nothing rational about defending those who refuse to even try to defend themselves.There is nothing rational about ignoring your fanbase, your beta testers, and all feedback and continuing to make bad decisions.
There nothing rational about holding an event in the exact same place, that caused unbearable lag less than a month ago, and then doing the same thing only worse, and compounding that with added server stress from trial accounts.

You only get to judge others for irrationality when you, yourself, are completely rational.

A weak excuse, as you've also condemned your "rational" clientele to the same judgement. So everyone suffers. and why? Because you were too cowardly to deal with customers you willfully angered.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

Just the 20 slot box was so worth it.


Edited by Sans, 18 November 2012 - 11:34 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

Seriously, I didn't think anything could put me off this game, even with all its faults, but a 1 time event where you can get the most amazing loot in the game, is just wrong.

I had to get my son to bed so he couldn't take part. I am sure there must be hundreds of thousands of people who couldn't take part at this specific time. My friends I play with couldn't do anything because of crippling lag, so I chose not to abandon them, thinking maybe there would be a chance to repeat it when it wasn't absolutely mental.

They need to limit it to once per account for the chest and run it again at a couple of different times, so that those who couldn't take part actually have a chance to do it. Even back in the days of GW1 they had the sense to run special events every 3 hours, this is the stupidest move I have ever seen them make. A cut scene or a big lagfest in LA is 1 thing, but something of this magnitude should not be so player exclusive.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

View PostOriginalSinX, on 18 November 2012 - 11:18 PM, said:

I missed the event, but in my experience, those that got great rewards wont post anything, and those that did not get something great will post here raging and crying.  Its a game, and if ya dun like it, im not sure why ur playing it. That being said, i hear the lag was really bad, but for how long? a couple hours?  buck up and realize there are actual bad things happening in the "real world" and quit cryin about a game.

I love posts like this for the hypocrisy.
If you there are bigger issues going on in the world, and crying about a game pales in comparison (and it does), then why are you here, complaining about people complaining about a game? YOU are complaining about something frivilous! Why don't you, instead of complaining about people posting complaints, go picket Wall Street, or volunteer for aid in Darfur, or a soup kitchen, etc.

You don't get to log in, and tell others to stop complaining, WHILE complaining.

Do you really think a person can not complain about anything, as long as someone in the world suffers more? That's a game which has no winner.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

I opted out, after two evenings of useless, faulty events. I didn't feel like wasting more of my time. I guess it's a shame I missed out on some good loot, but I spent this evening without experiencing a single moment of irritation, and that's worth something too.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

I played the extremely boring event for about 2.5 hours till the very end then got the woo, woo, woo sound bug and the game crashed so no chest.  Haven't been able to log in since.

What a great event.  Wonder how they'll top it in the next one?

Edited by ExplosivePinata, 18 November 2012 - 11:39 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

The loot wasn't that awesome, chill out. You get a bag and an earring which were nice. The rest was random rares and exotics being worth like 1G total, unless you got really lucky and got a precursor.

So with the bag and earring you get about 3g in loot. This justifies the 3hr long event, but missing it isn't the end of the world.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

The last phase of the event was the least enjoyable experience I have had in the game to date.

o The lag was horrendous and I was on overflow. Players dying constantly due to invisible mobs that render right on top of you.   My most vivid memories from this event will be laying there dead with dozens of other dead players all waiting to rez (because the run back was incredibly annoying and the zone horribly designed to prevent people from getting back to what they wanted to do  but more on that later)

Regarding the lag, the number of people allowed into each shard could have been reduced and the difficulty of the event scaled.

o The waves of mobs simply became tedious.   By the end it was no longer remotely fun and I'm not sure this would have been any different without the lag. The trash mobs could have been in half, making the event an hour or hour and a half, which would have been far more tolerable.   Not fun perhaps, but tolerable.  

o Running back and forth over that zone. First we have to run to the south end of the island, then back up, then back, then forth, etc.   This was fine when you were in the event zerg but when you were solo trying to run through mobs who use Cripple and various other effects meant to inhibit your travel.   If you waypointed after dying you wasted more time traveling rather than doing anything fun (or you simply died again trying to get back to the event).

I am thankful this is one-time only event.   I never want to see anything like this ever again.   After the Halloween event which was so well done and so much fun, this was a glaring contrast, a bug-filled and thorroghly un-enjoyable experience.

On the positive side, I did enjoy the build-up to the event.  The whales and the story were intriguing.   And ArenaNet fixed the bugged scavenger hunt mission quickly enough. It's too bad that the final event left such a bad taste in my mouth.  
I am glad that I'm not one of the unfortunate people who had to suffer through this event without even getting any reward.   I hope ArenaNet will take steps to do something about that.

Overall, this was a disappointment.  If ArenaNet meant for this to be a way to attract new players with the Invite a Friend, I worry that it did not leave a very good impression.

Edited by Doctor Overlord, 18 November 2012 - 11:40 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

The final reward was great but the event itself was plain boring. You spend hours killing the same tanky mobs over and over again.

On top of that, they have proven once more that their engine isn't capable of supporting the hordes of people they force into the same map. I wonder if they will ever realize that they have to bring some serious updates or forget about zerg concept. First halloween, now this.

Fotm is amazing, though. Hopefully we will get more instanced levels in the future and no more lagfests.

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View PostAthletic, on 18 November 2012 - 11:39 PM, said:

The loot wasn't that awesome, chill out. You get a bag and an earring which were nice. The rest was random rares and exotics being worth like 1G total, unless you got really lucky and got a precursor.

So with the bag and earring you get about 3g in loot. This justifies the 3hr long event, but missing it isn't the end of the world.

Wasn't this the best chance of actually finding a precursor we ever had? Not counting exploits and bugs, of course.

Edited by madmaxII, 18 November 2012 - 11:45 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

View PostmadmaxII, on 18 November 2012 - 11:41 PM, said:

Fotm is amazing, though. Hopefully we will get more instanced levels in the future and no more lagfests.
I want to say that I agree, Fractals of the Mists is a very fun dungeon.   I am looking forward to playing it more.

In a way I suppose FotM made the jarring, un-fun of today's event stand out all the more. FotM is such an challenging and enjoyable experience, it made the Lost Shore event seem that much more unpleasant.

Edited by Doctor Overlord, 18 November 2012 - 11:45 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

View PostAthletic, on 18 November 2012 - 11:39 PM, said:

The loot wasn't that awesome, chill out. You get a bag and an earring which were nice. The rest was random rares and exotics being worth like 1G total, unless you got really lucky and got a precursor.

So with the bag and earring you get about 3g in loot. This justifies the 3hr long event, but missing it isn't the end of the world.

Even without the precursor that's better than any loot I've ever gotten in this game.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:55 PM

So I'm guessing there's to be no sort of compensation for those of us who were affected by the log in servers right at the end of the event?  :(

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:57 PM

2+ hours of doing this event not much but enough to notice and then for the game to boot me out, no error code nothing trying to log back in and can't finally get in to find the mega event had finished. What do I get but a slap in the face jack all is what I got. ANET really dropped the ball on this; well done ANET at the moment you are acting like Blizzard not like the ANET we once loved in guild wars 1.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

So. Bombing the hive. Annoying, unplayable, Champion/Veteran Karkas spawning in packs under culling problems wiping entire crowds, got disconnected during this first part because of a 'Wrong password' (??!), I'm back in, but since it's crowded to overflows I'm into another shard, the first part was barely touched. After many tries I miraculously got back to the right shard, second part, long as hell, unplayable, people randomly dying either because they're sheeps or having performance / culling problems, caught a headache, quitted the game. Oh, and I can't get back in now for some reason. Now seeing what it drops, I'm not entirely sure if this is a good thing or not.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

View PostWinterSnowblind, on 18 November 2012 - 11:55 PM, said:

So I'm guessing there's to be no sort of compensation for those of us who were affected by the log in servers right at the end of the event?  :(

Anet will respond...eventually.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:02 AM

I usually defend Anet and have a lot of patience with all the bugs. But this weekend was a disappointment. The scavenger hunt quests were bugged to the point they could'nt even fix Miyani ones and lot of people could'nt finish the Levvi ones. The first event in LA was utter crap and the last event was garbage. Loot was great, but not enough to justify the crap it was this weekend.

Bad impression to the players that used free trial, unless they didn't join any of these events and just played normally.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

Had to leave in the middle of the event. I hate life. :D

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:06 AM

View PostAthletic, on 18 November 2012 - 11:39 PM, said:


So with the bag and earring you get about 3g in loot. This justifies the 3hr long event, but missing it isn't the end of the world.

Wait what? It costs 10 gold just to buy the rune to make a 20 slot bag. This is a huge kick in the teeth for those who couldn't do it and dream of having extra bag space or even 10 gold.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

Event was lagtastic but I stuck it out and got some awesome loot.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

View PostWinterSnowblind, on 18 November 2012 - 11:55 PM, said:

So I'm guessing there's to be no sort of compensation for those of us who were affected by the log in servers right at the end of the event?  :(

or the 90% of Australian players who had the event between 3am-6am on a Monday morning and didn't get to play at all...

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

i found it tedious and boring.  2+ hours just mashing buttons.  there mobs were static aside from the ones that rolled.  another example of Anet thinking tons of HP makes something challenging.  the ai in this game is atrocious.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

View PostMcSumo, on 18 November 2012 - 11:34 PM, said:

Even back in the days of GW1 they had the sense to run special events every 3 hours

Can't get my head around why they wouldn't do that. It worked really well in the past.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

The event obviously had intent behind it to be epic.  Just...whoever designed it apparently never actually saw what happens with new content in MMOs.  To top that off, the people responsible for the "reinforcements" events need to be taken out and shot.  20+ minutes of autoattacking because nothing else could be done is like Zhaitan all over again.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:11 AM

Haha this event certainly sounds ummm...  interesting!

Fight uber lag for upwards of 2 hours for a slim chance of receiving a precursor?

Yeah I'll pass.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:16 AM

How was the event besides the lag? Was it as good as the bwe finales? I have been overseas all week and missed out. Looks like people got precursors?!

View PostChibii, on 19 November 2012 - 12:07 AM, said:



or the 90% of Australian players who had the event between 3am-6am on a Monday morning and didn't get to play at all...

This. They make a global game, they should cater for a global audience. They must have for their calcs and put us on the minority in terms if their revenue earnings. Or they assume we are so addicted we will get over it and play non the less.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

View PostSonzai_Moto, on 18 November 2012 - 11:52 PM, said:

Even without the precursor that's better than any loot I've ever gotten in this game.
Which you'd also have if not more after farming for 3hrs.




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