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#1 Sylvain Ashar

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:05 AM

Lately I've been bored with GW2. I play a level 80 Ranger and I want to play the game but I can never find something to do to keep me playing for a long time. What do you guys do to keep from getting bored with your session or the game in general?

#2 Leyana

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:24 AM

I go play another game.

To me GW2 is enjoyed in short bursts. At most, play just to finish whatever objective you have in mind that day and not spend the entire day plugging away at it. Recently I only ever log in whenever there is an interesting event or my guild is doing Bounty Hunts.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:34 AM

Yup, play another game. I do the daily then some random things then play something else. The Super Adventure Box has given me something to do. It lasts longer when you can do dungeons and other stuff with people, but that also has a limit.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:35 AM

I can't find myself playing for a long time, I just log on and do COF on each of my 3 character until DR hits me and get off haha

#5 BEN_SIN

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:40 AM

Make a legendary goal. I used to only play like most people and do the dailies then get off, but after recently choosing to make a legendary it's such a long term goal I have way more fun and incentive to go back and play more.

#6 Sylvain Ashar

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:07 AM

View PostBEN_SIN, on 08 April 2013 - 06:40 AM, said:

Make a legendary goal. I used to only play like most people and do the dailies then get off, but after recently choosing to make a legendary it's such a long term goal I have way more fun and incentive to go back and play more.
Something I've been thinking of doing. That and starting a new character. I only play my Ranger which is why I may get bored often.

This thread isn't an answer to me, but for everyone that may or may not have times where they get bored. Just throw your suggestions, thoughts, etc. out on what keeps you from getting bored whether it be PvP, PvE, or both.

Edited by Sylvain Ashar, 08 April 2013 - 07:08 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

Make a new character, typically completely different from the one you play currently.

But seeing as you have a ranger, IMO making any new character of any other profession would be a nice breath of fresh air. Ranger is sooooo dull.

I don't suggest going for mesmer right away. It'll sour your experiences with other professions. I have a guardian main, a thief co-main, a warrior  and mesmer all 80s, and I also have a low level ranger and necro. I've been playing my mesmer more and more lately because it's such a blast. Before I was simply trying to keep phantasms up as long as possible but that got boring...so I swapped to a shatter build and it's much nicer. So much more to do, how to keep illusions up and shatter them at the proper moments. Takes practice, and I'll get it eventually.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

Seven day plan:

1) Make new character of class you did not play
2) Play it a bit (say, up to level 5)
3) Stop playing and do other things.
4) Continue not playing and read up on skills of your class/traits
5) Still do not play game.
6) At this point, you should be arching to try out some of skills, but resist it and still do not log in.
7) Log in, magic will happen.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

Im a GW1 vet, so im unsuspicious to say this:

- This game needs raid-like content. not gear grind though. some tough dungeon with big groups that require some coordination. they can even make it so that some part of the environment works as a form of agro holding mechanic. something that forces the players to coordinate their effort to mantain agro or wipe the party. And msot important: a fitting reward, not in the form of blues or golds, but in the form of unique skins, hard to drop and desirable.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:01 PM

join a guild, make friends in game, and probably level a new character.  Ranger is the 2nd most boring class in the game imo after warrior, but I'd rather play warrior because ranger is in a really sad state for group content right now.

setting a goal for a mystic forge exotic or a legendary is also a good idea.

#11 MindlessBrute

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:16 PM

I play GW2 always with a friend, and never get bored, i can go on for hours and it feels like there is not enough time to do all the content in the game.(exploration, wvwvw, tournaments, farm for better looks, daily/monthly, dungeons again for better looks, run around zones and gather what you need for cooking and so forth)

But when i login on my own i get bored quick, the only content i like solo is wvwvw ganking.

So yeah, i think the trick for me is having a good friend to play with, because Guild wars 2 very much feels like an adventure to me and  that alone feels just wrong : p

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

I think it has more to do with personality and preferences, than not having enough to do. I'm still leveling a couple toons, gearing my 80's with exotics, and working on map completions. I run an occasional dungeon and WvW. I'm not even close to a legendary and I only have a few pieces of ascended jewelry stretched across 8 toons. But, I'm still having fun. Whats my secret....

I don't have a goal, and I do whatever I feel like. When I get bored I take a few days or weeks off. Play an old game and see whats changed or for nostalgia. Play a new game. Watch a Dr. Who Marathon on Netflix, whatever. I come back and its fun again.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:33 PM

Yep the best answer is to make some friend in-game or bring friend in the game. When I'm alone i feel bored pretty quick, but when i'm with other people i don't have enough time to do all what we want.

Also a good thing is to set you a goal. Make a new character, bring it to level 80, experiment with it to find the best build for you, go get the gear stats wise and then go get the armor look you like for this character. We have 5 free character slot so use them.

You can also get a goal to get some unique weapons (legendary or mystic forge). They cost a lot and can have a awesome look. Having several character at this point is gonna help you. Run of Orichalcum, Ancient Wood and Omnomberry gonna give you some of the material most needed for this kind of weapons and selling omnomberry always give you a big of money. CoF path 1 farming is the best for gold while you can get a high amount of ectos by doing the path 1 and 2 with multiple character.

The best way to find a MMO, any MMO, entertaining is having friend to play and ALWAYS having a goal. You start with leveling your first character, completing your story, finishing world completion, completing all dungeons, leveling alt, getting cool skins, etc.

#14 Gecko

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

Create an enigneer or an elementalist. That should keep you entertained for a month.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

Among other ways, I alternate between my alts 10-20 levels at a time, playing different zones of the world.

Play with other people.
They don't always have to be your friends, just tag along the first person you come across and banter.

Rushing for map completion is the absolute last thing I will ever recommend as a goal of any kind for anyone, unless you are on your last leg of your quest towards a legendary.




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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

Don't resign yourself to only playing one area. PvE has Story line, world exploration, living story, dungeons (more than just CoF money farm), fractals, jp's etc. WvW has solo roaming, small team capping, jp's, Zerg, point defense etc. PvP has hot join and team (kinda light in this area hint hint Anet).

So get out and do somethings different when you play. And I strongly recommend the friend/buddy play too especially if you can be in same room or voice chat.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

Q. How to not get bored?

A. Don't over-do it. Mix things up. < Applies both to real and virtual lives>

If you continue to do the same thing over and over again, you'll get bored. If you complete a goal and don't have another goal already defined, you'll be in a vacuum and get bored.

Ideally, you should make a goal and by the time you are almost ready to complete the goal, you should already have planned another goal to achieve. This is where mixing things matter the most. You probably don't want a goal to achieve 1 legendary after another. You probably don't want to make 100g and then plan for another 100g back to back. May be take a break, play something else or just level up a different toon or do something that you'd never done before in the game. Hopefully, this will help.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:46 PM

Unfortunately, once you've ridden all the rides, a themepark gets boring. That, unfortunately, is the downfall of the themepark MMO.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

View PostEl Duderino, on 08 April 2013 - 03:46 PM, said:

Unfortunately, once you've ridden all the rides, a themepark gets boring. That, unfortunately, is the downfall of the themepark MMO.

Although I get your point, that's very dependent on personality.

Some people can visit Disneyland most weekends for years on end and enjoy it.

You could say the same thing about a lot of things.  Eat too much bacon(!) in a given frame of time, and even bacon(!) will lose its splendor.

Yes, a game with more flexibility to allow for emergent gameplay (there are so many recipes you could use for bacon(!) besides just frying it up and eating it) has the potential to stave off boredom for longer, provided players are willing to put the effort into it.  Depending on personality, though, the increased effort can bore someone more than being able to just get on and ride the ride again.

Metaphor juggling.  It should be a sport. :D

Edited by Kymeric, 09 April 2013 - 02:20 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

View PostKymeric, on 09 April 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:

Although I get your point, that's very dependent on personality.

Some people can visit Disneyland most weekends for years on end and enjoy it.

You could say the same thing about a lot of things.  Eat too much bacon(!) in a given frame of time, and even bacon(!) will lose its splendor.

Yes, a game with more flexibility to allow for emergent gameplay (there are so many recipes you could use for bacon(!) besides just frying it up and eating it) has the potential to stave off boredom for longer, provided players are willing to put the effort into it.  Depending on personality, though, the increased effort can bore someone more than being able to just get on and ride the ride again.

Metaphor juggling.  It should be a sport. :D

Lol, yes about the metaphor juggling, haha.

And, I agree. Given enough time in between rides, it is better. Going away and coming back will make it less boring.

Basically, I think you need to have enough "rides" to fulfill the time spent in game. As a casual game, this does this very well, because most casual players don't have a lot of time to play. However, the "hardcore" player is going to get bored much more quickly.

So far, we have seen two more rides added to the game: FoTM and SAB. The rest has been grind-related things such as Ascended Gear, WvW levels, etc. This is just a personal thing, but adding that stuff doesn't make repeating things less boring.

I have about 2 hours a day of free time to do what I want. I only have one level 80 character. Personally, I think that I don't play all that much, but I still find myself bored. Really, I'm just waiting for something new to take my attention away from the game. It will most likely happen soon. Then, everyone that is sick of my posting can be happy again. ^_^

EDIT: I forgot about this: bacon will never ever ever ever get boring. It's too damn good.

Edited by El Duderino, 09 April 2013 - 02:40 PM.


#21 Nam Otatop

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

When i get bored with GW2, i log out, press delete character and time how fast i can type the characters name and confirm the delete. 0.9 seconds is my record.

#22 Kymeric

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

View PostEl Duderino, on 09 April 2013 - 02:39 PM, said:

I have about 2 hours a day of free time to do what I want. I only have one level 80 character. Personally, I think that I don't play all that much, but I still find myself bored. Really, I'm just waiting for something new to take my attention away from the game. It will most likely happen soon. Then, everyone that is sick of my posting can be happy again. ^_^


I expect MMORPG history is also a big factor.  People who have been playing them for years are more likely to get bored even only playing them for a couple hours a day, and while GW2 does have some twists here and there, it still feels like what we expect from an MMORPG.

I'm pretty much a newcomer to MMORPGs, and my couple hours a day still provides moments of delight and wonder.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

View PostKymeric, on 09 April 2013 - 05:05 PM, said:

I'm pretty much a newcomer to MMORPGs, and my couple hours a day still provides moments of delight and wonder.

That's all that matters then. :)



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

Ask yourself the following question: "Am I bored playing this game?"

If your answer was [Yes], go do something else, preferably not more video games, lest you burn yourself out.




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