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#91 I'm Squirrel

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:48 AM

Are these events/quests similar to 1-day events? Or can I go through the whole thing later on? ( ex. a month from now )

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And FFS, does anyone else think 1800 gems is too high for server transfer? I mean seriously, if this game is B2P, it shouldn't cost $20-$35(2800 gems) for a god damn single server transfer. I could buy two GW2 accounts with that money. serious.

Edited by I'm Squirrel, 29 January 2013 - 01:11 AM.


#92 Lordkrall

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:53 AM

[quote name='Shroomhead Fred' timestamp='1359420353' post='2152923']
Link plz?

For some reason I thought this patch was the big one, but I guess not.
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They have stated quite clearly rather many times that this would be a small patch with two bigger patches coming in February and March

[quote name='I'm Squirrel' timestamp='1359420531' post='2152925']
Are these events/quests similar to 1-day events? Or can I go through the whole thing later on? ( ex. a month from now )
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They are not 1-day events, but they won't hang around for ever either. In a month I would assume the next part of the storyline is here.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:10 AM

[quote name='Khalija' timestamp='1359420184' post='2152921']
Quote from Colin: "The combo killer has been removed from the weekly rotation, clearly not working as intended."  [url="http://www.guildwars2guru.com/arenanet-tracker/topic/252159-combo-killer/"]Source[/url].
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Thanks for that, glad to see they've seen sense.

#94 AKGeo

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:20 AM

I disconnected twice writing a support ticket about not getting the extra experience from renown hearts that others are getting from their old messages. Yeah, if you don't delete your messages, check them. Lots of skill points dumped into the system from this update, if you're a  mail hoarder. I delete mine because I wanted to save the exploration messages instead.

#95 AKGeo

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

Another thing...is there anyone who completed the monthly achievements after this update? If so, did you get any laurels from it?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

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It should be called Flame and Frost: Disconnect not Prelude.
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^ this, for sure.

Is this instability caused by the patch or high server load due to it being a pretty decent release? I've lost loads of explorey progress due to DC's. Not that it's a really huge thing to replay some stuff, but it's annoying.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:36 AM

[url="http://www.gw2db.com/"]GW2DB[/url] has been updated. Here are a list of the new and updated items: [url="http://www.gw2db.com/items?filter-item-date-added=1%2f28%2f2013"]http://www.gw2db.com...added=1/28/2013[/url]

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#98 Siomai

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:01 AM

[quote name='Lordkrall' timestamp='1359418338' post='2152900']
300 for the Quaggan, and yes you can put it on any back-item.
250 for the Broom and it counts as a weapon but have no stats or damage.
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Oh good to know they aren't outrageous in price! Thank you :D

#99 Athena SoF

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:55 AM

Updated info on the Lost Orrian Jewelry Boxes for anyone who cares about numbers.  Couldn't find the appropriate thread for this but this seemed as good a place as any.

I opened 787 Lost Orrian Jewelry Boxes and these were the drops:
117 Ob Shards
6 Risen Priests of Balth (note: my first 500 uses I only got one near the very end--then I kept getting lots in a row in my last 50 of the 787)
10stacks and 43 Unidentified Objects
Lodestones:
5 Glacial
4 Onyx
4 Corrupt
3 Crystal
1 Molten
1 Destroyer

Potions:
1 cold
1 hard
1 charged

Its hard to tell you how many boxes I got at one time since I rinsed the karma it gave me and turned it back into boxes. I wrote down the numbers of boxes I got in waves, though:

290
196
146
95
60
Total: 787

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:59 AM

[quote name='Denny Haynes' timestamp='1359419405' post='2152913']
Great patch BUT OH THAT GOD DAMN DAILY COMBO ACHIEVEMENT! oO. Total nightmare, couldn't get the game to register a combo kill at all for the first hour. Really shouldn't be on the daily tab imo, suited more to the monthly. I also thought there was a choice of 4 from 6 to pick from?
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I thought they said that you'll be able to choose 4/6 to complete your daily achievement too. Seems like it's not working that way. You have to complete all 6. That's just not nice. I now have to find dead people aroudn to revive them or I feel like I'm being forced into finding very large events (like the Grenth one) where people die a lot.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:06 AM

[quote name='escada_assassin' timestamp='1359439159' post='2153087']
I now have to find dead people aroudn to revive them or I feel like I'm being forced into finding very large events (like the Grenth one) where people die a lot.
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Reviving NPC counts as well.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:08 AM

Seems like its a huge patch! Huray to arenanet for not nerfing cof p1 farming!

#103 Lordkrall

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

View PostAKGeo, on 29 January 2013 - 01:28 AM, said:

Another thing...is there anyone who completed the monthly achievements after this update? If so, did you get any laurels from it?

They have stated repeatedly that Laurels will be rewarded for monthlies starting with the February monthly.



View Postescada_assassin, on 29 January 2013 - 05:59 AM, said:

I thought they said that you'll be able to choose 4/6 to complete your daily achievement too. Seems like it's not working that way. You have to complete all 6. That's just not nice. I now have to find dead people aroudn to revive them or I feel like I'm being forced into finding very large events (like the Grenth one) where people die a lot.


They have also said repeatedly that they will make it possible to choose IN TIME, not with this update.

#104 escada_assassin

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

Oki doki. Right now I'm just looking for mobs to chase me and try killing me so I can dodge them. :)

#105 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

I appreciate:
- bug fixes & polish
- new content (hopefully it's not time-limited)

Disappointed by:
- guesting (two servers and no cross-data centre guesting is a start, but if this is their final solution, it's definitely not sufficient)
- new dailies (I already had issues completing the daily each day and the new requirements aren't making the daily more casual-friendly)
- expanded grind (ascended gear should have been considered a mistake, rather than a blueprint for all new content)
- dungeon changes (removing the ability to rez while other party members are in combat would demand a much more massive rework of the dungeons than the bread crumbs changes we got)


Given how I mostly logged in to do the daily, and with the daily being made less appealing to do, I don't see this patch making me want to log in more. Or at all.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Seriously I just ran through CoE and all I'm gonna say is, F*** not being able to WP back they need put it back the way it was OR ditch the regen shit all together.

Edited by Inraged Twitch, 29 January 2013 - 09:46 AM.


#107 Lordkrall

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

View PostInraged Twitch, on 29 January 2013 - 09:46 AM, said:

Seriously I just ran through CoE and all I'm gonna say is, F*** not being able to WP back they need put it back the way it was OR ditch the regen shit all together.

Or maybe people need to learn to play?

#108 Coren2

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Yay engis get some indirect love with stats kept with bundle items. Karma has a use other than skins and we get bug fixes. Starting an asura warrior with a quaggan backpack right now :D

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

View PostLordkrall, on 29 January 2013 - 09:51 AM, said:

Or maybe people need to learn to play?

Hell no, COE already  gave me a head ache to play through WITH wp's

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

View PostKhalija, on 29 January 2013 - 12:43 AM, said:

Quote from Colin: "The combo killer has been removed from the weekly rotation, clearly not working as intended."  Source.

thx god, i managed to achieve 2 kills before the reset... upon 100+ monsters slayed only inside combo fields with combo finishers... the fun fact is that NONE who scored the kills understood how they did it lol

#111 Perm Shadow Form

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Can't say I'm really exited. A small update and that's it.
Any idea when they will release next expansion?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

View PostPerm Shadow Form, on 29 January 2013 - 10:32 AM, said:

Can't say I'm really exited. A small update and that's it.
Any idea when they will release next expansion?

A small update? Seriously?

Next expansion? They have not released the first one yet.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

View PostLordkrall, on 29 January 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:

A small update? Seriously?

Next expansion? They have not released the first one yet.
I mean Cantha/Elona.
I'm already tired of Tyria.
Update added just a new ways of earning old rewards, some "game polish" and small extra features.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

View PostPerm Shadow Form, on 29 January 2013 - 10:44 AM, said:

I mean Cantha/Elona.
I'm already tired of Tyria.
Update added just a new ways of earning old rewards, some "game polish" and small extra features.

Who said we will get to Cantha or Elona at all? They have never really confirmed that we will get there. And based on the current story of the game I find it highly unlikely we will get there within the next 2 years.

Old rewards?
I see a rather big amount of completely new rewards.

But then again, some people will always complain. I bet you would complain about Cantha or Elona aswell because "it would not be the same as GW1" or something like that.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

View PostLordkrall, on 29 January 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:

A small update? Seriously?

Next expansion? They have not released the first one yet.

That was a very small update. Half the shit shouldn't have been considered an "update", it was just fixing things they broke in previous patches or stuff that shouldn't have been broken when the game was released. Hell, it seemed half the stuff that was listed was either tooltip corrections or fluff that nobody will ever even notice.
I think one of their biggest issues is not having a PTR. A lot less work for Anet to go back and fix things and players expectations would be closer to met when content is released in working order. I personally experienced 10+ rollback/server crashes today, for what reason? There wasn't any major content released/altered to an issue like this.

Just wanted to point out that I am happy they are fixing some broken things and trying to get everything up to speed, but I refuse to give them much credit considering their "we will only release the game when it's ready" attitude.

Edited by Fernling306, 29 January 2013 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

This is a great start on optimizing the game but where's my free WP to LA from anywhere in the world! :(

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

View PostLordkrall, on 29 January 2013 - 07:53 AM, said:

They have stated repeatedly that Laurels will be rewarded for monthlies starting with the February monthly.


Thanks..that clarifies it. I haven't seen that part anywhere.

View PostPerm Shadow Form, on 29 January 2013 - 10:44 AM, said:

I mean Cantha/Elona.
I'm already tired of Tyria.
Update added just a new ways of earning old rewards, some "game polish" and small extra features.

Better get your big boy pants on...everything thus far points to Tyria being the only thing you're going to get, just with some expanded regions. We currently only have access to half the available map area, not including blue water. My guess is they're going to push that to at least 75% with small content releases (similar to GW1 War in Kryta as far as scale and stuff to do) and the first true "expansion". After that the most logical direction would be Elona, considering it's actually attached to Tyria.

View Postmoomooo1, on 29 January 2013 - 11:18 AM, said:

This is a great start on optimizing the game but where's my free WP to LA from anywhere in the world! :(

It's at the top of your screen, Heart of the Mists.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

View PostFenice_86, on 29 January 2013 - 10:30 AM, said:

thx god, i managed to achieve 2 kills before the reset... upon 100+ monsters slayed only inside combo fields with combo finishers... the fun fact is that NONE who scored the kills understood how they did it lol

Do you remember the dailies for today?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

View PostDanael, on 29 January 2013 - 11:39 AM, said:

Do you remember the dailies for today?
I already asked on three different forums and nobody wants to list them!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

View PostDanael, on 29 January 2013 - 11:39 AM, said:

Do you remember the dailies for today?

Here you go m8: http://wiki.guildwar...ily_achievement

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