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#1 clipbord

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:13 AM

I'm a big fan of Guild Wars, I have been playing the first one for 6+ years, and I got GW2 release day and I played for a good 2-3 months. It was really fun, got my character to 80 I did tons of dungeons deck my character out in exotic armor. Then it stop, I just lost interest in playing the game, I stopped for a few months.

Now I'm trying to get back, but I can't find myself to enjoy the game, and I'm really trying to spark an interest for the game again. How do you guys keep yourself playing?

Just to clarify things, GW2 is a great game, I stop enjoying it not because its not fun, I just grew tired of it, and I'm trying to get back into playing it.

Edited by clipbord, 25 February 2013 - 10:58 PM.


#2 Norseman

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:21 AM

View Postclipbord, on 24 February 2013 - 02:13 AM, said:

How do you guys keep yourself playing?

Many folks here don't. They prefer to come on here and complain. The rest of us, we still enjoy it. Life is funny...if you don't enjoy something you don't have to do it. Maybe there is a game out there better suited to your style?

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:51 AM

The people who still enjoy the game are going to spend more of their 'free' time in game rather than on these forums. Personally, I spend the most time at these forums on weekdays during my lunch break while at work. Because I can't play the game at work (obviously), so I come here and write. On weekends like now, I'd rather be playing the game, though it's good of course to take a break from that and do other things.

IMHO a big part of what keeps some people playing in a game like this is actually companionship. If people can get together with a bunch of their friends, or even one other person to do a common task, the level of enjoyment is increased. I have a brother who plays regularly, so that helps. Apart from that I still go to my friends list if there's anything I'd like to do in a group and my friends are keen. But I still enjoy the game even when solo.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:36 AM

View Postclipbord, on 24 February 2013 - 02:13 AM, said:

How do you guys keep yourself playing?

Did you try WvW?

That's all I play these days with the occasional dungeon.  Depending on your server WvW can be great and it's never the same fight the next day, I guess that's why i keep coming back.  There's supposed to be a patch addressing WvW in March I'm hanging for too, I just hope it's not a bunch of fluff.

Edited by Shroomhead Fred, 24 February 2013 - 06:36 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

I feel like A lot of people thought this game was going to be more than it is. It's a good game, but the hype was way too much.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:23 AM

People who thought it would be more were people who had 3 years of GW with three campaigns and an expansion already attached, thinking GW2 would be the same size just NEWER with a z-axis and swimming. Sorry but that's just short-sighted and a ridiculous expectation. GW2 is larger, has more options of gameplay and more variety of shinies than GW1 prophecies even after Sorrow's Furnace and greens were introduced. With the improved graphics, z-axis and swimming that one was expecting.

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#7 Reaper3354

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

Dunno about yall but LA in Ehmry Bay has been in overflow for a week now, since I've been back. Mind you, yes, it's LA, but if enough people are in LA to overflow it, I'd say the game isn't dead yet. When LA empties, then we can worry.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

Yes I have seen those threads and there are a lot of them here. Individuals are the building blocks of society. In the same manner, individual gamers form a part of the gaming experience. It's like us IRL, walking into a shop selling supplies related to our hobby. There could be 10 customers in there, most of them likely to have the same interest (with the exception of some who may be buying a present for their friends/ family but don't necessarily share the hobby) but none of them are going to talk to each other even if they're standing side by side, unless one of them breaks the ice and initiates a conversation. So as individual gamers, we must open up, if we're expecting some sort of social interaction.

Furthermore, consider that most people playing this game have limited time. Myself as an example, each day after work I barely have time to complete some dailies and map a bit before logging off. I could swear that recently while completing an event with one other person, that gamer was trying to RP with me and I just acted dumb and didn't respond in kind because I had no time. So people may be unintentionally quiet because they just have enough on their plate at that time and more than enough stuff to do, let alone chat with someone.

Anyway, taking a step back for a moment and thinking about it, playing a video game is itself pretty antisocial behavior. If I wanted real social interaction, I'll call a friend and head out to the city for a drink. That's not my cup of tea but I'm sure you get my drift.

Bottomline is, if people want social interaction, do something about it and go out and look for it. Map chat to say an event is up and you're looking for help on it. Post not only once. Post it twice. Three times if you want. At least on the server where I currently reside, if any event is ever dead, I know where to find people. Pop by Divinity's Reach and you'll find individuals or little groups scattered around the place, doing chit-chat and RP. If it's social interaction you want (as far as a game is concerned), there's a big dose of it right there.

At the end of the day, people love things that are brand spanking new, and when the interest wears out they always move on to something else. It doesn't happen only with games. I've seen it happen with fashion, music and even eating places. In each of these instances, the product being discussed did not get worse. The music did not become 'less nice'. The eating place did not start serving up bad food. People simply got tired of it. The issue is with the individual, not the product.

Eventually when I quit GW2, which I will of course, it's because I grew tired of it. It's not that the game was bad.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

View Postclipbord, on 24 February 2013 - 02:13 AM, said:

I'm a big fan of Guild Wars, I have been playing the first one for 6+ years, and I got GW2 release day and I played for a good 2-3 months. It was really fun, got my character to 80 I did tons of dungeons deck my character out in exotic armor. Then it stop, I just lost interest in laying the game, I stopped for a few months.

Now I'm trying to get back, but I can't find myself to enjoy the game, and I'm really trying to spark an interest for the game again. How do you guys keep yourself playing?

I am playing since launch. With top gear and ONE maxed character I do:
1.jumping puzzles - my goad is to do them all, they are fun and challenging
2. sPVP (only casual, buts I am having fun so far.) While its not as good as some games that are orientated around it, it's pretty good.
3.Going to WvsW with friends from time to time. Soloing all the content is boring, don't do that. Find someone to play with.
4. Working towards ascended gear. I am in no rush and feel no weaker than other players. There is no urge to HAVE THAT, it's still nice to have some minor progression.
5. Helping friend with legendary weapon crafting and doing dailies.
6. Exploration: While i did 100% there are still a lot of things that I missed and checking achievement window I start finding them all one by one.
7. A RL friend started playing with us few days ago and we started new characters just for that. I wanted to experience Charr storyline and now I have a chance to do that. :)

This is generally what I have been doing ingame for the last month. There is little new things at the end of every month, that further keeps me playing. If you Find nothing interesting in the thing I wrote above - sorry :\.
The game does not require subscription, so don't worry you can just play something else until you feel like playing again.

For all the people coming to forums and stating that this game is dead and garbage and it's the worst thing that game industry have created in the last century - you are all *s.
When i bought the game i knew exactly what i was buying! I watched gameplay, I played the beta, i was reading reviews and comments all around the web and i knew that this is  what i wanted to play.
Riding the hype wave and buying it just because it had the Guild Wars name is irresponsible and simply stupid.

Lucas Ashrock, I can clearly see that you are actively raiding forums turning people against the game and then state "Nooo, there is no such thing, i only hope that one day it will become better." No, you don't. I am not sure if you are fooling yourself or just a troll, but , please, reflect on it.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

I felt the same as you OP.

When I first felt this way I tried...

Map completion - Completed all the PvE parts but don't like PvP so that ended there.

Jump puzzles - Some are fun, some are pull your hair out infuriating (have something to punch nearby if you try them).

Level alt's and try other professions - I bought character slots shortly before the infamous Nov. 15th patch.  This ultimately killed any desire to play for me.  My drops plummeted so badly that I can't even level up the alt's I bought slots for effectively.  Unrewarding game.

Hopefuly your account isn't one of the cursed ones that get pitiful drops.

GL.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

View Postclipbord, on 24 February 2013 - 02:13 AM, said:

How do you guys keep yourself playing?
I dont't get this "oh I reach max level and don't know what to do and lost interest in playing" kind of threads. I mean does it only happen with GW2 or don't you think that's something that happens with every MMO? I lost interest in WOW or SWTOR for example, not because the games are bad or there isn't things to do, I may even argue that there are too many things to do (dailies, gear grinds, etc), I just lost interest in playing, been there done that, I'm ready for a different kind of MMO and GW2 is that, I still go back to the other MMO's from time to time though but I'm playing GW2 more.

You said you played GW for 6+ years, what were doing in game during that time? Whatever it was I'm sure you can do it in GW2 as well right? I'm asking this out of curiosity too because I've only played GW for a month last summer and you're not the first person to say that they prefer GW over GW2 which is baffling to me but you know to each it's own.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

I know where the op is coming from. I often find myself bored in the game but can't find anything that interests me. They've made a lot of mistakes with pve IMO, particularly with the story, events, servers, drops, etc.

Luckily I enjoy wvw so that is the only thing I play for. I just wish it was a bigger part of the game. Ie: bigger maps/different maps, rewards and recognition.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

More than 6 months so far. Arena net hasn't announced any major new content. (Im sorry these small updates doesn't count.)
Meanwhile back when GW1 launched, we already had Faction after less than a first year.
Of course GW2 is much bigger and *cough*complex*cough* game, but still.

If you did enjoy GW1, and you sound similar to me, then, well, pretty much the old GW is dead and it's being replaced by a generic wow clone game with a GW1 lore.
You could try WvW, but if you enjoyed GW1's PvP, you'll probably end up hating it too.

Edited by Perm Shadow Form, 24 February 2013 - 11:55 AM.


#14 Arfuriz

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

View PostPerm Shadow Form, on 24 February 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:

More than 6 months so far. Arena net hasn't announced any major new content. (Im sorry these small updates doesn't count.)
Meanwhile back when GW1 launched, we already had Faction after less than a first year.
Of course GW2 is much bigger and *cough*complex*cough* game, but still.

Between 2005 and 2007 they released Factions, Nightfall and Eye of the North expansion in 2007 and that's it, did you stopped playing after that? So I guess we can rule out the old "not enough content" argument as reason for not enjoying the game.

Honestly, the reason why people stop playing games is either they never really enjoyed it or they have changed, it's you not it's the game, and the quicker people understand this the quicker they shrug it off and move on and don't leach around a forum complaining or carrying on with their pathetic vendetta against a game.

Edited by Arfuriz, 24 February 2013 - 12:15 PM.


#15 Perm Shadow Form

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

After enjoying, supporting an being a GW1 fan for around 6 years... Yes, I'm quite disappointed.
I'm still waiting for the next expansion though, maybe it will radically change things. Maybe.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

View Postclipbord, on 24 February 2013 - 02:13 AM, said:

I'm a big fan of Guild Wars, I have been playing the first one for 6+ years, and I got GW2 release day and I played for a good 2-3 months. It was really fun, got my character to 80 I did tons of dungeons deck my character out in exotic armor. Then it stop, I just lost interest in laying the game, I stopped for a few months.

Now I'm trying to get back, but I can't find myself to enjoy the game, and I'm really trying to spark an interest for the game again. How do you guys keep yourself playing?
i just feel the urge to login and play my character..no mystic secret or something i get about the game and you didnt.
I just feel the need to log in to my ele roam in wvw do a few spvp tourn /complete the daily or do a dungeon if im really into it.
To think of it what more do you want from a game other than spent some time with your friends.I also dont feel something is missing just cause my stats are capped but thats just me ..
The game is free for you now.If you can see yourself completely stop playing without any feel of regrets then maybe its better to not try and push yourself.Its not worth it.Games are subjective as most forms of entertaining.

Edited by blindude, 24 February 2013 - 12:25 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

I set a specific goal after BWE3...100% map completion.... I was completely solo..except for my ranger pets...and went forth into Tyria with wanderlust.  It waned especially in Orr....but I was very close to lvl 80....

this took me approximately 2 month... I'm casual.....just exploring at my pace and not rushing into a guild or farming maniacally for legendaries.

Now that I reached 80 and got my World map completion..... I finished Personal story...but found a great guild to help me....

I spend most of my time chatting with some great folks....and farming manically (just kidding)...but for gold to make to gems...

I've not completed only AC dungeon.....reached only fractals 5.............though I did go on a WvW binge when I realized I needed poi for world map completion.

Am i still enjoying the game...Yes.... I like the casual friendliness of the game.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

View PostPerm Shadow Form, on 24 February 2013 - 12:18 PM, said:

After enjoying, supporting an being a GW1 fan for around 6 years... Yes, I'm quite disappointed.
I'm still waiting for the next expansion though, maybe it will radically change things. Maybe.

Ok you're disappointed, you mentioned the combat which I get because it's action combat and rather different from GW1, other than that I don't know what else is different and worth mentioning as a big contrast between GW 1 and 2. But if you think your opinion will change with an expansion you're fooling yourself.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

There's people that have playstyles GW2 can cater to, and there's people with playstyles GW2 can't or doesn't want to cater to. Figure out what your general playstyle is, then look at what GW2 has that could tickle those fancies.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

I sometimes find myself trying to hard to like the game, and even harder to hate it. Even to just bother logging in, I keep myself reminded that even a realistic goal (like crafting in the long run a Foefire, or heaven's forbid, a Legendary) is going to be an excruciatingly slow task. More so if I feel demotivated by not making serious progress on every daily session.

The game has too many unrealistic expectations on how you accrue wealth and how you spend it. Loot anywhere worth something is quite rare, and is a commodity needed to do pretty much everything that is above cosmetic. Last Exotic I had dropped me two weeks ago, and every odd rare I come by has to be sent to the TP, even though salvaging would give me the ectos I need, the possibility of salvaging and get nothing exists and is all too painful. Those 350 Lodestones for that hammer skin will not come easy on my plate. Even getting 100 is excruciating, as I have to buy each one sperately for a whooping 3g. 3g just happens to by sometimes a notch bellow the average of what I make daily. Getting them manually is out of the question.

Sure the sword I have is in the pinnacle of the power plateau (for now) but I have to cut corners and go with lesser skins for it so I can work eventually the money for the skin I want. I see friends packed with great skins, armor and cosmetic items, either because they are even more hard working than me, or got a lucky break and managed to score themselves a Precussor, and sold it for a bucket load.

Got my Dungeon Master title and can do Fractals 32 with as little as 10 AR, but where's the glory in that? Nothing I manage to achieve in GW2 has given me the satisfaction I had when I did much harder things in WoW. The Insane title, one of the hardest of its kind and completely cosmetic. Two Legendary, the classics, which even with an insane "Precussor" item had going for them a much cooler quest with more lore than tossing items to a Mystic Toilet. GW2 has nothing of this kind in terms of satisfaction of achieving. To me at least.

Little things like this keep adding up and form a vitrol inside me. A hate that I cannot explain. A revolt for things that should have changed already but remain the same.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

I've been playing a bit this last month after taking a break.

Leveled up a Guardian, clearing zones on that while doing the Dragon events when they spawn. The nice thing about the dragon events is you can pretty much just leave it to run while you watch a movie or read the forums lol.

I'll probably do Fractals and Dungeons on my Guardian, found them kind of boring on my Thief so we'll see.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

View PostResolve, on 24 February 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

I've been playing a bit this last month after taking a break.

Leveled up a Guardian, clearing zones on that while doing the Dragon events when they spawn. The nice thing about the dragon events is you can pretty much just leave it to run while you watch a movie or read the forums lol.

I'll probably do Fractals and Dungeons on my Guardian, found them kind of boring on my Thief so we'll see.

the Shatterer and the swamp one (can never recall how to spell it) yeah you can practically afk those. Jormag's claw is a bit different though

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:19 AM

Give your self a goal.

1)Do you have any ascended items yet?

2)Have you started putting together materials for a Legendary?  Even if you don't want any of the current legendaries, you can still put together the gifts of fortune and mastery and buy yourself some icy runestones for when they inevitably release more legendary items.

3)You could work on putting together another set of armor for a different build on your main character.

4)Have you completed all the explorer/jumping puzzle/special boss achievements?

5)If you haven't tried WvW, you should.  It really does give you a feeling of purpose in the game.

Edit: Adjustments to spacing so that my different thoughts aren't all crammed into one block o' text.

Edited by Meridya, 25 February 2013 - 02:22 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:45 AM

I wish it was like GW1 where I could be max level and just do WvW because I really don't care about anything else other then WvW in this game and the leveling in this game is very boring and very dull to me so thats why I still only have one level 80 and thats a warrior which is completely useless in WvW. I just wish they would add it at some point in time but really I doubt they will add it in the game.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:52 AM

I, rather enjoy logging on and playing the game. I love dungeons, and I like GW2's dungeons.  I also really enjoy fractals, I love doing things like silly events (jumping puzzle races come to mind) with my guild.  In fact when my guild is making up silly events for us to do in game is when i have the most fun. =) Hours slip by without me even realizing it sometimes.  Long story is.. I love my guild. The game is great, but my guild is what makes me look forward to logging in everyday.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:19 AM

I really don't know. I just do the dailies.

Try rerolling and doing the daily everyday, you end up getting lost in the game due to the multiple events you encounter.

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View PostRukioish, on 24 February 2013 - 06:59 AM, said:

I feel like A lot of people thought this game was going to be more than it is. It's a good game, but the hype was way too much.

The game could've been much better, given the success of GW1 and the experiences and lessons learnt through 3 mothership titles with memorable campaigns, characters, and dungeons; including EOTN, the first expansion/add-on i've ever loved out of every video game out there.

Edited by I'm Squirrel, 25 February 2013 - 03:24 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:49 AM

After I finished the story and played some WvW and sPvP I started doing the explorer achievements and jumping puzzles. Now, I login wherever I feel bored and I want to be able to do things without having to think. Seriously, if you're trying hard to like this game you should just accept that this game's time has passed and move on.

I also login when they add a big update to try out the new content.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:04 AM

View PostMeridya, on 25 February 2013 - 02:19 AM, said:

Give your self a goal.

1)Do you have any ascended items yet?

2)Have you started putting together materials for a Legendary?  Even if you don't want any of the current legendaries, you can still put together the gifts of fortune and mastery and buy yourself some icy runestones for when they inevitably release more legendary items.

3)You could work on putting together another set of armor for a different build on your main character.


I'd say that until we know how levels/gear will work new content (will we see better gear that will completely replace our current one), one should really be only getting sufficient gear rather than the best one. It's a waste of everyone's time to be grinding for crap that you'll replace in a few months.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:11 AM

View Postclipbord, on 24 February 2013 - 02:13 AM, said:

Now I'm trying to get back, but I can't find myself to enjoy the game, and I'm really trying to spark an interest for the game again. How do you guys keep yourself playing?

Why?

What motivates you to try to spark interest and play again?

Answer that and you will have reason to play.

Other than that, i suggest you stop playing, immediatelly, and just read up guru/reddit/game updates/whatever blogs untill something you have to try or see comes up - then login and see/try for yourself.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

View PostJuanele, on 24 February 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

the Shatterer and the swamp one (can never recall how to spell it) yeah you can practically afk those. Jormag's claw is a bit different though

You don't have to spend that long tagging things tho. But it's good to help out in that one to speed things up.




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