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Markus

Member Since 13 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 02 2013 03:50 AM

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In Topic: AMA Post-Mortem Discussion, What You Got Out of It

26 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

Now that I can finally see the direction this game heading toward, I suppose I made the right choice. Paying 60 bucks for close to three months of fun isn't so bad. Anyway I just don't see how they, in the long run, can satisfy both sides of the spectrum, especially when they're in direct opposition to each other (one prefers perpetual stats progression, while the other prefers an equal playing field with emphasis on incomparables).

The man who chases two rabbits, catches neither.

In Topic: Where has everyone gone?

25 November 2012 - 03:34 AM

I lost all motivation to continue playing after I read the announcement that Arenanet will implement a new tier of gear with content gating mechanics, something they once looked down upon. I was pretty turned off by the ongoing rendering issue and the copious amounts of bugs in the game already, but the Ascended gear was the last straw. Honestly I just don't want to grind anymore, as I've done that enough to cover my character entirely in Exotics, and acquiring each Ascended piece seems like a pretty grindy process.

Now, I'm sure most of us knew Fractals of the Mist will turn much of Tyria into a barren wasteland as well as poison and divide the community, and I wondered whether Arenanet had these in mind as well before they implement the dungeon (and if they did, then they totally deserve to lose even more customers). Seeing that Arenanet didn't even bother to acknowledge the Ascended gear fiasco in their recent blog, I've lost all my faith in them, and thus I don't think I'll ever come back to the game or purchase their future expansions.

In Topic: Post a Picture of Your Warrior.

16 September 2012 - 01:14 AM

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I'll stick to the Heritage set for now, as none of the available armor skins are really that appealing to me at the moment. Though, I might get the Primeval set in the future. I miss the Obsidian Armor..

In Topic: Downed State: A bad Mechanic in PvP?

15 August 2012 - 01:31 PM

If A.Net´╗┐ are still holding on to their philosophy that skill matters more, then they should remove the downed state (at least from PvP). When a very good player managed to knock out two or more good players in a single fight (with him now very low on health due to fighting multiple players alone), they shouldn't be able to rely on some easy, "second chance" mechanic to knock him out as well and turn the tide in their favor. If they're not good enough to survive in a fight against a highly skilled player, then they shouldn't survive. Call it "extra health" or "extra gear/armor", the downed state basically rewards the less skillful player and punishes the more skillful one. And honestly, using the abilities of the downed state effectively isn't really that difficult. All in all, such mechanic seems to go against what the game is claimed to value, and that is skillful gameplay.

In Topic: European Football Championship

01 July 2012 - 09:09 PM

YEAH SPAIIIINNNNNN!!!!!!! That has to be the best performance I've ever seen coming from them.