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#1 songsnchaos

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

I'm a casual player (obviously). I started with a Necro, got him to 42, then switched to a Ranger (30-something) and an Elementalist (28). Now I'm playing a Guardian (54). With all that time, one of them could be an 80. The point is, I haven't made it there yet.

So I wondered who else hasn't made it? I see everyone talking about Orr and 80s and I've never been there. If you don't have a maxed character, where the heck are you hanging out? Because like others have mentioned, a lot of areas are so dead I jump for joy when I see another character (and not a bot).

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

Been hardcore spvping/tpvping since pre-launch.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

I would imagine most people who are still not 80 after all this time, are SPvP/TPvP'ers.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

Or playing alts.  I have 3 80's, a couple of 50's, and a few in their teens or 20's.  I still see people when I work on an alt, but nothing like during the initial rush at launch.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

300 hours in, my warrior at 43 is my highest character with the guardian trailing behind at 40.
I really wish killing shit would give more XP in this game.

Also, I wish killing shit didn't take forever.

Edited by Protoss, 25 November 2012 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

Level 80 main but never been to Orr, level <20 alts I play sometimes.

I just don't see much reason to go forward further with my main, solo play just getting annoying with OP mobs that insta-respawn when you get towards Orr and most of the time I just spend what little time I have online chatting or meeting with friends rather than trying to 'finish' the game

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

I just hit 80 on a char last night. I have four others that are various levels. I'm nowhere near Orr, as I'm working on map completion and personal storyline.

I've seen some really weird respans in Timberline Falls, so whenever I see another player, I cheer inside and follow them. lol Except for the jerks that wiped a bunch of drakes off on me and left me to die.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

Level 74 on my guardian atm.  No alts.  I don't suck (I think?), I just am really casual about this game.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

I'm only 43 (I think).  I hit 20 and then PvP'd heavily until I got bored of facing off against hordes of thieves and mesmers.

Now I'm back to PvE but still not rushing to 80...working on map completion.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

That makes me feel better! :)  I'm PVE all the way. I do feel like I can't participate as much in events at lower levels, but maybe that's from reading and not checking things out on my own. I like taking my own time.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

View Postsongsnchaos, on 25 November 2012 - 07:25 PM, said:

Because like others have mentioned, a lot of areas are so dead I jump for joy when I see another character (and not a bot).

This is precisely one of the things about the game that saddens me a lot...wasted effort on space and environment that is hardly ever seen or enjoyed by anybody. And the people we do see in these areas are usually just passing through, for world completion I guess.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:45 PM

View PostXekk, on 25 November 2012 - 10:38 PM, said:

This is precisely one of the things about the game that saddens me a lot...wasted effort on space and environment that is hardly ever seen or enjoyed by anybody. And the people we do see in these areas are usually just passing through, for world completion I guess.

it isn't wasted on me. I JUST turned 80, and i've only cleared 7 zones, 3 dungeons, and the cities. i'm having a fine time taking in the unofficial views.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

View PostProtoss, on 25 November 2012 - 07:53 PM, said:

300 hours in, my warrior at 43 is my highest character with the guardian trailing behind at 40.
I really wish killing shit would give more XP in this game.

Also, I wish killing shit didn't take forever.

I understand where you are coming from with the XP thing when killing mobs, I came from FF11, and that's all it was as far as leveling went.
After you adjust to moving around a lot, and trying to jump from event to event, and do some hearts/explore, it gets very easy to level. You just have to pay attention to your map, and figure out where the events happen, escorts, and defend etc.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:55 PM

View Postrunemima, on 25 November 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

it isn't wasted on me. I JUST turned 80, and i've only cleared 7 zones, 3 dungeons, and the cities. i'm having a fine time taking in the unofficial views.

OK, the use of 'anybody' in my original post was admittedly extreme. What I actually meant was that these areas are missed by the vast majority of people, some of whom later complain about 'lack of content' in the game.

Geez...I know everybody has opinions that are valid to a certain extent, but 'lack of content'? I still have 6 professions to level to 80 and want to master all 8 of them. Plus the huge number of areas I have yet to see. Don't get me wrong, I do *want* to see all areas, participate in and complete all events. But sometimes the huge number of dead areas is such a turnoff for exploration. Why do we want to spend ages trying to clear entire areas by ourselves when we could join a group of friends for a dungeon run?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:55 PM

I haven't hit 80 on my 8 characters yet :(

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

View PostXekk, on 25 November 2012 - 10:55 PM, said:

Why do we want to spend ages trying to clear entire areas by ourselves when we could join a group of friends for a dungeon run?
Why do it by yourself? I duo with my husband or another friend for map completion all the time. Even when I have no one to play with, I've had really good success with posting "Anyone want to team up for map completion/events?" in /map. Map completion flies by when I'm with a group. Mobs drop quickly, and fighting champs is actually fun.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

View PostScorpioSpork, on 25 November 2012 - 11:22 PM, said:

Why do it by yourself? I duo with my husband or another friend for map completion all the time. Even when I have no one to play with, I've had really good success with posting "Anyone want to team up for map completion/events?" in /map. Map completion flies by when I'm with a group. Mobs drop quickly, and fighting champs is actually fun.

Eventually I'll be doing that with my bro. Currently we're both busy with a few other friends with other in-game things. My bro is after a legendary so the map completion is a given necessity, whereas I am not really fussed with it. But when he goes for map completion, so will I.

Quite a few others are not so blessed however, with a close relative/ friend to run with. It's rather unfortunate that over half of my in-game friends haven't logged in for ages and I'm really left wondering why. My guess is that a lot of people do play the game alone.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

View PostProtoss, on 25 November 2012 - 07:53 PM, said:

300 hours in, my warrior at 43 is my highest character with the guardian trailing behind at 40.
I really wish killing shit would give more XP in this game.

Also, I wish killing shit didn't take forever.

Yeah, it slows down and gets real grindy during the middle levels.  That's why it took me almost three months to finally get to 80.  The game is just more fun at lower levels with that snappy paced gameplay.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

I really don't get what people are saying when they are having trouble leveling up. I've had a tough time not gaining levels. Everything you do in the game practically gives you experience. People must be finding the most obtuse way possible to level.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:43 AM

Find a "0-400" crafting guide, crafting exp helps alot in leveling.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:57 AM

My main is 80, with one alt at 23 and the other 3 at lvl 10... really just taking my time but lvling is fast in this game.. usually only takes an hour or 2 to knock out a lvl out.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:52 AM

I have just reached 80 tonight after...like first BWE since i'm playing. Made like 4 chars ~70, but one thing i have to say after i have reached 80. The difference between 70 and 80 is so big i advise you to cap a.s.a.p, there is so many things to do after 80.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

I am also a casual player & I just got to lvl 80 last night on my main. Super Stoked about it too, as the new Armor/Weapon options are much nicer. :D


Mine you I have invested a lot more time in the TP & I prob would have maxed sooned if I had my "Eye on the lvl 80 prize".

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IMO anyone with more than 3 lvl 80 Chars at this point obviously has wayyy too much time on their hands. I have 3 young boys to look after & wonder how may other parents out there have more than 1 or 2 lvl 80 characters?

Edited by Enchanted Krystal, 26 November 2012 - 07:38 AM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

View PostFreeBooteR, on 26 November 2012 - 12:05 AM, said:

I really don't get what people are saying when they are having trouble leveling up. I've had a tough time not gaining levels. Everything you do in the game practically gives you experience. People must be finding the most obtuse way possible to level.

Sounds like they're using the Southpark method of leveling. That would  probably be why they think opponents should give more experience as well, because they don't do anything but kill random NPCs.

I have 4 level 80 characters, one at 62, 37, 21, and 15. Don't forget crafting, though, that allowed me to skip from level 40 to the more interesting 60 on my ranger, guardian, and thief.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:31 AM

View PostNexdeus, on 25 November 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:

I understand where you are coming from with the XP thing when killing mobs, I came from FF11, and that's all it was as far as leveling went.
After you adjust to moving around a lot, and trying to jump from event to event, and do some hearts/explore, it gets very easy to level. You just have to pay attention to your map, and figure out where the events happen, escorts, and defend etc.

Yeah, I never jump around the map. The waypoint fee signals that walking around is what you SHOULD be doing, so if there's a chance to avoid it - I do exactly that. And this clearly results in having a poor gaming experience, but if that's how A.net wants the game to be - then so be it.
Of course, then my levelling experience is made even longer because I get bored of the poor experience and I move to a different character.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:32 AM

In my experience obtaining 100% map completion, some of the mid-level maps have a dearth of DEs. I'd have to log onto an alt to get the daily done in a reasonable amount of time (< 2 hours). So I guess some people are just staying in the maps with fewer DEs so they get lower exp, or something.

Edited by Ghostwing, 26 November 2012 - 07:35 AM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

Errr ME :D
I Pre purchased the game... Started playing a little after launch. Never played THAT much.
Played a necro to 17.. Decided the class wasnt good enough.. and now playing a warrior at 21.. I feel sad for myself.
I dont even sPvP.. Ive only done PvE

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

View Postsongsnchaos, on 25 November 2012 - 07:25 PM, said:

So I wondered who else hasn't made it? I see everyone talking about Orr and 80s and I've never been there. If you don't have a maxed character, where the heck are you hanging out? Because like others have mentioned, a lot of areas are so dead I jump for joy when I see another character (and not a bot).

I do have a lvl80 but haven't been to Orr yet.   And where I hang out?  Wherever I feel like going.  My favourite area for now is Frostgorge Sound.  But I think I'll go take a trip back to Ascalon and finish Plains and start that area where Ebonhawke is.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

Level 65 on my only Character - Sylvari Ranger.

Feels like ive literally played the game for a lifetime, had the game since launch, its hard to believe there is so much more to go. I Literally havn't even scratched the surface considering theres still post Lv 80 with Gearing/Dungeons ect

Been taking my sweet time thats for sure (absolutely loving in doing so) Exploring every map zone i visit peice by peice making sure im not missing anything, ensuring i complete ever heart and skill point even in the zone (given they are not glitched). Only recently started to play PVP, never realised how fun and time you can spend playing countless matches. Done every Personal story event (up to my level) and done every Story mode dungeon that is availible.

Id definatly say im a Casual player, only because of work and other things that stop me from playing too much though :P

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:45 AM

Hit 80 after about 100 hours of Personal Story/WvW and barely any PvE hearts. Have a few alts in mid levels and I can see why people that "kill mobs" have trouble: most exp is from the dynamic events and some aren't balanced for solo. The only events I did pretty much were WvW ones. The problem is map completion: vistas, hearts are incredibly boring...

Edited by Life_Infusion, 28 November 2012 - 02:47 AM.





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