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#2262740 GW2 Meme Thread

Posted Sacred Gee on 22 November 2013 - 09:13 PM

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#2260574 GW2 Meme Thread

Posted Junkie on 18 November 2013 - 10:52 PM

I was thinking to add this an motivational topic but I didn't there while latest update was from year -12 so I hope ya don't mind this little... thing :P

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#2231148 Negativity

Posted HawkofStorms on 04 September 2013 - 09:26 PM

I agree.  I've been a member of this forum community for 9 years, dating back to Guild Wars (1) Guru. I'm one of the top 10 most active posters of all time.  I've basically stopped posting because I feel like my opinions have been drowned out.

There was just a huge patch and there are basically no threads discussing it.  There is not a single thread actually discussing the new levels of SAB.  Just a thread bitching about the rewards for it.  The forum has turned into a group of about 10 people who complain about everything and like each others posts.  There is no more logical discussion or even discussion about the game at all.  There is just paranoia and conspiracy theories.  So, what's the point of me even bothering to discuss things anymore.  The negativity is actually so bad it has discouraged people like me from even bothering to post anymore.  That is why this forum is suffering a slow death.

#2219079 Sanctum Sprint and why the GW2 community is truly awesome

Posted Nuclear_Herring on 12 July 2013 - 11:05 PM

Something happened to me last night that I thought was sufficiently great to tell everyone about here on GW2Guru.

I was playing Sanctum Sprint, and due to a combination of truly awful lag (I'm in New Zealand, and my ping is horrendous) and my own inherent lack of skill I was solidly bringing up the rear of the group. My personal best was 7th and I'm not entirely sure how I even did that well.

Then the awesome thing happened. The group I was playing with had been reasonably consistent and so a couple of other sprinters started asking who hadn't got the achievement yet. As a result of this, those who had the achievement would wait at the finish line and /dance or /sit until a first-time winner came on through.

Eventually, I think I was the last person in the group without the achievement and the whole group followed along behind me. While I must admit I felt like the special kid who needs a crash helmet to play in the sandpit it was really cool for everyone to put their own needs aside so that someone else could get something out of the race.

I eventually finished in first place and got the achievement and title (which I'll be too embarrassed to ever wear) and to make the evening even better I got a windcatcher skin from the end chest.

To those who were there: You guys rock and I hope precursors drop for you in the near future.

tl;dr An entire group of players followed me through Sanctum Sprint to allow me to get the achievement despite me being rubbish. It made me feel all warm and fluffy inside.

#2215265 So What Does Your Engineer Look Like?

Posted Pariah on 29 June 2013 - 11:28 AM

Jolly good chaps! My Engineer preparing for his latest hunting expedition:

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I just had to update my Engie when I saw the latest 'staches that were added :lol: Monocle, Noble's armor pieces, Aureate Musket.

#2199404 The Secret of Southsun Update

Posted Elder III on 07 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

Sounds like a good update and the removal of culling in PvE is MUCH desired on my part.  As long as they give the same options for it in the F11 menu that they have for WvW culling there's no reason for anyone to complain about it.  The other WvW changes sound pretty good too.  As for the Living Story content - I think it's cool - so what if you probably don't ever do it again, it's still fun and telling a story.  Pretty darned nice for not having to pay anything for the gameplay (hundreds of hours) since release.  *if you buy gems, fine, but they don't have much to do with actual gameplay do they? :P

#2187366 Why so much hate?

Posted Captain Bulldozer on 04 April 2013 - 01:48 AM

There's obviously a lot of back-story here that's easy to miss.  Its easy to over-simplify and say, "eh, GW1 fans are just jaded and hateful because this isn't exactly like GW1."  However, that misses the mark, and to see how you have to go back to the founding of Anet and their original design philosophy.  The company was originally founded by three guys who had previously worked for Blizzard and helped design WoW.  They saw a lot of promise in the game, but thought there was a lot of trash in there too... Seemingly, they had fundamental disagreements with a time > skill philosophy, vertical progression, subscriptions fees, gear grind and treadmill as well as cartoonishly lacking graphics.  They set out to create something better, and after some trial and error and a good amount of ironing, they succeeded massively.  Guild Wars 1 was a revolution in so many ways its impact is still unclear... but due to the fact that WoW hit the scene first, it never got the attention it deserved, despite being extremely highly reviewed, having a fanatical fan-base and even winning game of the year status for the original.  

As time went on, 2 of the three founders of anet moved on, (or were forced out ... its not 100% clear) and NCSoft slowly exerted more control.  After all, they continues to pay for the operating costs of a game that accounted for a tiny amount of their sales while eventually funding a fairly large scale sequel as well.  When publishers get too involved, and the original design philosophy loses two thirds of its original vision, it CAN occur the other considerations, like profit and universal appeal, take center stage while quality and uniqueness get pushed back.  This, I believe, is the case of what happened to GW2.  Its not a new story, really... we see it all over American society (think about television programs for example... Firefly gets tossed out after 17 episodes, and how many seasons has "Dancing with the stars" been on?).

Where GW2 could have fixed the problems with GW1 and kept to the same core philosophy, we increasingly see evidence that the sole remaining founder now disgarees with that philosophy more and more.  We see the introduction of all the things that were originally considered to be bad design: time > skill, gear treadmills, meaningless grind; we see story take a back seat and systems which both built and required skill reduced to mostly random button mashing.  

When Lucas announced there would be a new Star Wars trilogy, (Episodes 1-3) people were incredibly excited.  But when it became clear sometime later that those movies were compromised financially motivated rubbish (more or less) how did that affect your feelings?  While Episode one really isn't completely horrible, doesn't anyone remember the Jar Jar Binks controversies?  What you see here is people who feel let down and even betrayed by designers who couldn't follow the most basic idea: if it anit broke, don't "fix" it.  GW1 was just a tiny little bit broke, (in ways that were largely fixable if given the time/resources) so they threw it out completely, build a fairly generic MMO with newish exciting combat and slapped the lore of GW1 on it to insures good starting sales.  Once they had sold the game to as many GW1 fans/vets as seemed likely, they slowly started to visibly go against the GW1 design philosophies.  You can't blame people feeling negative for what they feel is a classic bait-and-switch.

#2155640 Mandatory Password Change is Coming

Posted Dosearius on 01 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

View PostBohya, on 31 January 2013 - 11:51 PM, said:

I like to have a constant password for everything

Wait...wut?  Are you basically saying that you would use the same password you use for your guild wars account with say, your email account and your guru account??

If so then THAT is exactly why Anet feels the need to do this.

#2083273 New Chest - The Consortium Chest

Posted Jairyn on 16 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

I would drop more money than sounds sane on *pretty* gear, that I'm guaranteed to get. I will spend $0 on things that are ugly and RNG. I wish their cash shop "expert" understood this.

#2042058 Why do you all still play this game?

Posted GrandmaFunk on 25 October 2012 - 01:36 PM

A better question would be: "Why do all these people that quit the game weeks ago continue to post on a fansite's forums?"

#2041435 Why do you all still play this game?

Posted Juanele on 25 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

Because I still have fun, nothing more, nothing less.

#2036511 Shadow of the Mad King scavenger hunt guide

Posted dulfy on 23 October 2012 - 05:56 AM

Hey everyone, I wrote up a pictorial guide of the shadow of the mad king scavenger hunt guide for those who are having issue finding the ghosts, This guide currently covers part I and I will update it soon with the rest :D





#2010583 Seriously, how are people making money?

Posted XgreatArtist on 11 October 2012 - 09:10 AM

If you are close to 80, hit frostgorge sound/malchor/cursed shore and grab the 12 daily orichalcon ore nodes, as well as several onoms and orrian sapling. It will only take about 30min and i earned average 1.6g per day just from this.

Farming: Cursed shore is an excellent place. Dont join a zerg though. Instead, form a party of 5 and just go around killing stuff and doing events. Events like grenth, plint etc give a lot of loot! In fact, i was dying to hope that Grenth fails everytime so that i get all the pretty pretty loot. But eventually DR will hit...

Save money by walking instead of using the WP. If you want to go to lions arch from cursed shore, just go to PVP or wvw, then transfer to LA. It can save some silvers.

I dislike the idea of flipping. it might work, but not worth it.

Savage whites, and sell the mats, or if u craft, keep it if you want. You may also want to salvage blues for mats, but i will just npc both blue and greens. Sell yellows to the TP and exotics, either keep them(lv 80) or sell them to the TP.

Dye gambling? If lets say, you get 100 unidentified dyes just by hunting. You can sell them for 4g total atm, or you may want to risk it and hope for a rare dye. I would prefer to just sell the unidentified dyes. If you are buying the dyes however, and hoping you get a rare dye, not worth it. The chances of getting one is extremely slim.

#1923114 Hunting 'Bots: taking back our Tyria

Posted Trife on 12 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

View Posta kawaii weedlord, on 12 September 2012 - 04:31 PM, said:

What is the problem with botting? If anything, it's helpful for you since they help you complete events.

They can't kill steal from you, they can't take your drops, what's the problem here?

Bots have no place in games. If you can't be there to play the game, you should be logged out, period...

#1902623 ArenaNet lied. It's NOT going to be easy to reach the "Power Plateau...

Posted TheGizzy on 08 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

View PostThe Prestige, on 08 September 2012 - 03:31 PM, said:

Fact: You will have to settle for sub-optimal gear and grind for weeks/months to get the best gear and hit the power plateau. Yes, sadly ArenaNet lied to us. It was all pipe-dreams.

Fact:  If you skip massive amounts of content in a rush to reach level 80, you will have to settle for sub-optimal gear...etc. etc. etc.

Fixed that for you.

I'm currently level 41.  I've just now finally started exploring the Kessex Hills, a 15-25 area.  I got to level 41 by exploring the cities and exploring the 5 starter zones.  I don't just mean getting 100% on the maps - but also doing events and talking to NPCs to see what neat little stuff they had to say... and by finding a really cool & rewarding little cave maze thing in Queensdale (in addition to two in LA).  I still have to do the one in Metrica Province and poke around further in the other starter areas to see if I missed any more of those puzzles.

It's a good bet I'll be level 80 by the time I finish with the 15-25 areas.  Even the cheapest, crappiest level 80 armor & weapons is going to put me miles above the content I'm doing... thus making it quite easy to rack up karma & gold & mats so that I can actually buy the best armor & weapons by the time I reach the level 80 content.

You may count that as grind... I call it actually playing the game I paid for.

I don't feel lied to one bit.