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#1 iLag

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:42 AM

Any tips?

and yes i suck

#2 Uhhsam

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:12 AM

Should fix your lag problem, first.

#3 iLag

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:36 AM

Not really lag. None at all. Just that Im a sylvari and I'm constnatly falling due to massive amounts of people, TL;DR  Norns have too much of a *ing advantage in timed jumping puzzles.

Edited by iLag, 15 December 2012 - 06:37 AM.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

I'm a sylvari, don't have amazing skills, failed the Mad King's Clocktower for about 2 hours before quitting.

With that said, this is much easier, and only took me about 5 tries to complete the first time.

Turn off doubletap to evade, that's just a general jumping puzzle tip.

With regards to other players, this jumping puzzle is a bit more forgiving with the timing, I had about 2500 health out of 21000 total health left when I finished the first time. With that note, let the people who are going to get in your way go first. Snowflakes will degenerate behind you, but you've got ample time to let big bodied norn and portly charr get out of your way. Other than that, just be aware of your character; you're the best judge of where your character will land, don't second guess yourself if you're about to jump and a norn gets in your line of sight.

For the snowflakes/peppermints, just make sure you're jumping when you're at the very end (or seemingly off the end of) the platform, and if you can time it correctly, you'll never have to let go of forward, except for the various candycanes poking out of the towers. You'll want to jump until you're above those then let go of movement keys.

For the Presents, they usually shake a tiny bit before actually falling down, so make sure to watch carefully before jumping.

There's an air vent right at the end of that (you'll have space to stand after completing the presents, so don't worry about being stuck on a present). Wait for it to stop and run forward onto the candycane walkway.

This one's reverse Indiana Jones, you'll be using peppermints as a means to sidestep the rolling snowballs. If the snowball hits you, you'll likely get knocked off, and if not, you'll almost surely die from the effect, given that it takes another chunk of your health when you're hit. You can acutally jump right behind the snowball as it passes by to save some time. There are small windows of opportunity where you can skip the first and last peppermint side-paths, but unless you're low on health or good at timing, I would recommend just using all of them.

Finally the last path upwards. Incredibly straightforward, just climb. Make sure you watch your step, once or twice I got halfway up and slipped off a candycane, they don't have great footing.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

I'm a sylvari and I did it first try.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

For me the presents explode as soon as I jump towards them... all the row... and they dont respawn...

never mind they worked this time

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

Turn your graphics on best performance to lower your lag.

Rotate your camera with your mouse while jumping. Up your mouse sensitivity a little bit if it is too laggy. I hold down run straight and let the camera hand do a lot of the work. On slight left right jumps I use Strafe Left and Strafe Right instead of turning.

After the snowflakes, the balloons will explode if you are too slow in time. I start at the middle of them and work diagonally to the left, then jump up them horizontally like stairs. For me usually a few will explode at this point but the rest will stay for at least another 5-10 seconds.

Good luck!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

Sylvari here, done it in about 15 minutes.. half the tries when I have fallen down was that I didn't load in early enough and the first platform already melted. (thus about 3-4 where it was actually me screwing it up)

You should practice to be able to rotate the camera while you are jumping, that way you can easily zig-zag through it without losing time with the jump, stop, turn, jump, etc.. for presents.. just look for the effects that which will explode. Snowball part is too easy to need any advice.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

If you have longer loadtimes you're bummed. I don't know who had the idea to start the event as soon as the game starts to load, but I bet it was someone at ArenaNet who got a work machine with 8 GB memory and a SSD.

The first three tries the first steps were already gone when I was finally able to move.

Edited by justOneWord, 15 December 2012 - 02:43 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

I did it on my second try.  Just take it easy, the timer will not run out fast, you have twice as much as you need.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

Turn off your UI to get a little more fps and more space to see. :)

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

I had to turn down my graphics as well since the first few platforms had already vanished before my loading screen had finished loading... was fairly easy after that though on both a medium size human and a max Norn... darn airvent knocked me off a few times though :)

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

View PostjustOneWord, on 15 December 2012 - 01:21 PM, said:

If you have longer loadtimes you're bummed. I don't know who had the idea to start the event as soon as the game starts to load, but I bet it was someone at ArenaNet who got a work machine with 8 GB memory and a SSD.

This.
Mad King Tower was fine with loading times. But this one is a pain.


View PostPariah, on 15 December 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

I had to turn down my graphics as well since the first few platforms had already vanished before my loading screen had finished loading...

Did the same , even graphic sux, worked.

View PostFittleluck, on 15 December 2012 - 01:59 PM, said:

Turn off your UI to get a little more fps and more space to see. :)

Oh well, it was a good idea :)

Edited by dorin, 15 December 2012 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

i have absolutly no problem with loading times in this one and i dont have a ssd or some special speed HD, i can do this one non stop, jump ->chest->getback fast->repeat, im doing this all day long nonstop with 2 sec loading screens and zero wait time :)
Oh and no lag weither, best working event so far for me.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

37 tries and still counting.

It definitely doesn't help that there's 6 people jumping along so they completely cover your character (esp. Norn). -.-

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

View PostArquenya, on 15 December 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:

37 tries and still counting.

It definitely doesn't help that there's 6 people jumping along so they completely cover your character (esp. Norn). -.-


keep at it, you will get it in time, i was falling all over the place when i started now i can do this crap 10 times in a row non stop until i get bored and fall down somewhere from to much boredom XD

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

Did it on my first attempt....
Was hoping they would make a hard one :/

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

I hoped they would make another hard one like for Halloween..
But they decided to give in to all the whiners.. :(

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

The puzzle is terrible and arenanet should be ashamed.

The game just isn't designed for jumping puzzles. They should stick to making an mmo and not gimpy mario.

Edited by Bloodtau, 15 December 2012 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:10 PM

I really enjoyed this one :) not as pumping as the Mk's Clocktower, but still very fun :D

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

This jumping puzzle was an improvement, and a step back from the clocktower. Hopefully they can get it right the next time they make one of these.

Having the puzzle split up the starting locations was a great idea. It solved the issue with the clocktower being so cluttered at the start. The tower itself wasn't really hard, you just couldn't see where you were going in the beginning.

The puzzle itself was a bit of a let down though. The design was nice visually, but the puzzle didn't have any particularly interesting challenge. The jumps were very strait forward with nothing that really seemed like you might not make it or that it would be hard to aim. There was no "hidden" jump as the puzzle never doubles back, drops below itself, or "evolve" (think the explosions for clocktower). The puzzle was mostly "Hold W and hit space repeatedly."

Splitting up the start was great. Removing the tricky jumps... not so great.


Edit: Oh and I so thought there was going to be another hidden chest at the top of the second jumping puzzle at the top.

Edited by Feathermoore, 15 December 2012 - 07:51 PM.

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#22 Bottoms_Up

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

View PostGilles VI, on 15 December 2012 - 06:00 PM, said:

I hoped they would make another hard one like for Halloween..
But they decided to give in to all the whiners.. :(

And a happy Wintersday to you too, in this season of good will :)

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:49 PM

Took me three hours to get it right. And it was NOT worth it. It bothers me to no end that they insist on designing timed based puzzles.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

View PostBottoms_Up, on 15 December 2012 - 09:41 PM, said:

And a happy Wintersday to you too, in this season of good will :)

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I just hoped for a real challenge for once in GW2, like they did with Halloween, but my wish was in vain.. :(

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

View PostGilles VI, on 15 December 2012 - 10:07 PM, said:

?
I just hoped for a real challenge for once in GW2, like they did with Halloween, but my wish was in vain.. :(

Now everyone else that isn't at leet as you and wants to actually be able to complete the holiday content are whiners? Way to go community!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:29 PM

View PostFernling306, on 15 December 2012 - 10:23 PM, said:

Now everyone else that isn't at leet as you and wants to actually be able to complete the holiday content are whiners? Way to go community!

Wut?

First, already threads are popping up from people complaining the jumping puzzle drops nothing special.
So we can say the rewards are not worth it. Which makes it entirely optional.

Is it wrong then to hope for something even moderately challenging??

People just want things to fast.. People are complaining they fail to complete something within a couple of minutes.
Clocktower took me 2 hours for my first try, but god it was amazing to finally complete it.

In the beginning the jumping puzzles in GW2 were fun, now they're just boring, even if it's my first time they're so incredibly easy..

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

View PostGilles VI, on 15 December 2012 - 10:29 PM, said:

Wut?

First, already threads are popping up from people complaining the jumping puzzle drops nothing special.
So we can say the rewards are not worth it. Which makes it entirely optional.

Is it wrong then to hope for something even moderately challenging??

People just want things to fast.. People are complaining they fail to complete something within a couple of minutes.
Clocktower took me 2 hours for my first try, but god it was amazing to finally complete it.

In the beginning the jumping puzzles in GW2 were fun, now they're just boring, even if it's my first time they're so incredibly easy..
No this is challenging for players that expect to play a  MMORPG not a Jumping Simulation. You are just a elitist mate, you are probably one of those hipsters that belong on reddit every day posting about how hard it was in the old days. Shut the * up and if you don't like it don't play it.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

Perfect mouse turning. The timed jumping puzzles are really a lot easier with mouse turning.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

I prefer this over Halloween Clock Tower, this puzzle is similar to another JP in Caledon Forest with the disappearing platforms. Anyways completed it many times and most of the people I'm running against over jump the candy cane part. After that it's smooth sailing.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

I've been getting further every time main problem being candy canes. But I've found a lot of bugs. Sometimes I get knocked down at starting zones no reason or spawn as dead, or instantly tele back to waiting zone when I spawn. Also moments where it auto zooms.

Edited by iLag, 15 December 2012 - 11:09 PM.





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