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Little Bird

Member Since 01 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 19 2014 09:13 PM

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In Topic: First Time, New Build: Thoughts?

18 June 2014 - 09:28 PM

Just wanted to update you all and thank you.
I've got the machine all built, I get over 100fps in gw2 in places like fractals, and 40-60 fps in really busy zones like areas in Lion's Arch and this is with graphic settings and resolution on high. I am very happy. I haven't tested everything in it yet like programs I want to use, I still have to get used to the new OS but I am very excited and optimistic.

In Topic: What GW2 does right

02 April 2014 - 12:08 AM

I can't possibly name everything I love about this game without it turning in to a wall of text so I will just put down what stands out most to me when I think about what it does right for me.

The art is unquestionably lovely and it flows through in to the jumping puzzles and dungeons. Even if I don't like the dungeon mechanics I can still just be blown away by the scale, color and composition of what I am looking at.

I may not always like their armor design choices (I mean, it would be nice to see more revealing armor for men tbqh), but I can't deny that the game presents a large number of ways to combine the armor and color it to make a unique look for yourself. My friend calls the game Fashion Wars 2 - and a lot of our enjoyment comes from trying to get a look or combination no one has seen before.

Guild Wars 2 while not perfect, does seem to be blazing a trail in the mmorpg genre in it's attempt to be LGBTA friendly as well as more welcoming to gamers who would like to see some representation on the equality front. The story boasts a cast of mostly leading women and even gay and lesbian characters. I know some of you might be rolling your eyes at all that but for someone who has felt largely unwelcome due to lack of representation in the things I enjoyed, this has been refreshing and it makes me stay.

Don't get me wrong, there are definitely aspects of the game that disappoint me, that I think could be better, things which frustrated me bad enough that I stepped away for a short time. The truth is I haven't been able to find any multiplayer game that was comparable when it came to the things I do love about Guild Wars 2.

In Topic: Zealot's Armor, When, Where, Who, and Why?

28 January 2014 - 12:18 AM

I am pretty tempted to try it on Engineer too - m...maybe Guardian?

In Topic: Twisted Marionette - A step in the right direction?

25 January 2014 - 01:14 AM

I was on the fence for a long time about the naked clockwork woman in heels - torn between "is this T&A to keep the game visually appealing to a male audience" and "is this art?". Maybe it's both. In the end I have to admit that while I don't like the sexual overtones, the steampunkish appeal and the scale of it is beautiful and impressive.

The game play for the event is easy to understand and that makes it easier to organize people. I have been through a lot of fails, but also a few wins spread across the main server and overflows equally. My favorite part of it though is that we are rewarded for our hard work even if we fail. It never feels like I wasted my time.

In Topic: Anet sending out... metronomes to gaming sites?

08 January 2014 - 11:19 PM

I am really hoping they aren't going to conclude this Living Story arch with "it was all a dream" and that the alliances and Scarlet never happened at all and has no lasting effect on the game lore.