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#2134140 So it seems a lot of naughty boys and girls got one last gift from Santa this...

Posted turbo234 on 03 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Seriously? If it breaks the game don't do it. It's really not that hard of a concept to grasp people.

#2129442 End of year GOTY Awards...agree or disagree....

Posted CalmLittleBuddy on 27 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

Dislike on forums does not mean dislike with players. People who are upset and want to complain head to forums. People happy with the game don't, unless they are 'forum people'. Every game I play or have played, I usually have to answer questions for players that are spelled out on the forums. And when I ask if they read the forums, they say "No. What forums?"

The game is great. You can say you don't like it, or it's not what you expected, or it's not your things... but get real people. The game itself if damn near perfect by MMO standards.

And no I will not be responding to any trolling or flaming for saying this. You have a right to your opinion, but saying GW2 is NOT well done is just unfair.

#2129376 End of year GOTY Awards...agree or disagree....

Posted Gilles VI on 27 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

That's what a vocal minority accomplishes.

People think the game is very bad, but in reality it's just a couple of people whining about a small part of the game.
Result is everybody forgets the good parts of the game.

But people that can remain objective and keep a distance from forums like this can give their opinion, and apparently some of these people think GW2 is GOTY. :)

#2095973 GW2 and the Trinity

Posted Omedon on 25 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

The trinity concept is nothing but a series of disclaimers that "that's not my responsibility," which inevitably leads to "that's your fault!"  I'm glad GW2 has kept this out in their personal empowerment game design.  You are responsible for your own survival, and that's how it should be, because you paid ArenaNet for your entertainment, not the other people in your group, and so they (the other players) aren't responsible to validate your investment in Guild Wars 2, that transaction is directly between the player and the game.

#2077156 Ascended Items

Posted Sieghildr on 13 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

View PostMidnight_Tea, on 13 November 2012 - 05:36 PM, said:

If you want to constructively help address the issue "Ascended" items bring, I highly suggest some of you help come up with ways progression can continue without necessarily going for Legendaries. If anything, you should be reading this whole Ascended thing as a sign they do care about your opinions so please make responsible use of your voice.

That's easy. Make Ascended items really cool cosmetically, but no better than Exotics statistically. Which is what the philosophy behind character progression was supposed to be about in this game.

#2075803 Linsey Murdock Unveils New High End Ascended Gear

Posted Shayne Hawke on 13 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

Linsey Murdock said:

This is just the beginning. In November, we’re only adding the first level of Infusions and Ascended Rings and Back slots, so that leaves us a lot of room to build upon these levels of Item progression in future content.

As we release more new end game content in the future, you’ll see more Infusions and Ascended item types being added to the game.  Eventually, you’ll be able to kit yourself out with a full set of Ascended gear and high end Infusions to help give you the edge in end game content.

You’ll also see more Legendary items in the future and an update to our existing Legendary weapons. Legendary items were always intended to be on par with other “best-in-slot” items. So fear not, all existing Legendary weapons, which are currently on par with Exotics, will be upgraded to be on par with Ascended weapons at the same time that we add Ascended weapons to the game. Thus Legendaries will remain “best-in-slot” items. All Legendary items going forward will be of Ascended power. We also have plans to add more fun ways to acquire Legendary precursor items with a more “scavenger hunt” feel than they are acquired currently.

The new additions in November are just the start of our item progression initiative. We’re going to add tons of new high-level content to Guild Wars 2 in the future. As we introduce the new high-level content, we’ll also roll out complimentary Ascended and Legendary items (to say nothing of the other rewards you can earn by playing the content).

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As we watch Guild Wars 2 mature in its Live environment, we have found that our most dedicated players were achieving their set of Exotic gear and hitting “the Legendary wall.” We designed the process of getting Legendary gear to be a long term goal, but players were ready to start on that path much sooner than we expected and were becoming frustrated with a lack of personal progression.

Was this not the original idea?  Didn't you always intend for players to reach a power plateau on their gear?  Sure, all you've done here is raised the bar a little so that people need to spend more time getting the new and powerful stuff, but what happens then?  You introduce even more gear that's stronger than the norm?  What happens when you release a full set of ascended gear?  Are you going to make the same assessment and come out with yet another tier of gear?  Do you see releasing higher performance gear as the way forward for expansion content in your game?

What about these infusions and Agony?  Should I be ready to face a different kind of pushing mechanic in every single new dungeon you release?  Will I now need to acquire several sets of armor just so that I can try each dungeon and not feel closed off?

If ascended weapons have upgrades built into them and have infusion slots instead of upgrade slots, how am I supposed to duplicate the effects of certain sigils on ascended weapons?  Are there also going to be weapon infusions that are all more powerful variants of all of the weapon upgrades currently in the game?  If not and I can't get the sigil I want, do I now have to sacrifice stats and transmute an exotic's stats and upgrades onto a legendary in order to get the combination I want?

Have you made adjustments to structured PvP and WvW according to these changes?  With ascended gear now being the new best-in-slot, are you raising the stats on all of the PvP gear as well?

The introduction of this gear serves only as a slight delay to some players before they hit this "legendary wall" again.  I'm sure some players don't even bother with reaching best-in-slot gear before they start looking ahead to what they need for their legendary, in which case these new items have done nothing at all about the wall.  Meanwhile, you've thrown a curveball at everyone who has just been pining to get exotic gear for it being best-in-slot, and some who've gotten it already might not look forward to having to go for this new gear once it's released.  Personally, having not yet chosen to acquire a full exotic set of armor yet, I may not even bother anymore and instead just wait until the new ascended gear arrives.  After all, what's the point of getting the best gear when I know it's going to be trumped some time down the line?


We have always worked hard to create a sense of satisfying progression rather than gear grind and this new item progression initiative is no exception. By adding challenging new combat mechanics to end-game content and ways to mitigate those mechanics through gear progression for high-end players, we can add personal progression without making the game feel like an endless treadmill of gear that is just out of your reach.

You're trying to create progression without gear grind and you're doing it by adding combat mechanics that are mitigated by new gear...



Original Guild Wars fans may recognize that we took a familiar approach to our new progression.

I don't remember a single instance in which the fundamental plateau on gear stats in GW was ever raised.  The system is not like infusion in Guild Wars, because that simply involved performing a task for an NPC to upgrade existing armor.  This is the introduction of an entirely new line of gear to accomplish that purpose.  Was there a good reason why this mechanic had to be exclusive to this near gear and not also tacked onto existing gear?

Perhaps you're actually trying to draw a similarity between GW2 infusion and GW title bonuses?  It sounds like with this new content, players will be challenged with new monsters that are hard because they've been given new skills and a new dangerous condition to use, which players can counter by getting better gear and improving their defense against it.  With the Eye of the North expansion, you created progression by designing harder enemies with higher levels and new abilities and allowed players to counter that by buffing themselves with different bonuses depending on where they were and how much title progression they had.  They could also use new skills tied to these titles that got stronger when the titles had more progression.  Original Guild Wars designers may recognize that players weren't particularly thrilled with grinding out these titles on every character they wanted to take through this content for the sake of performing at their best.  What made you think that it would have been a good idea to repeat the same system here?


I hope you are all as excited about these new items as I am!

Excited about taking a turn down a path that I hoped to specifically avoid by purchasing this game?  No, I think you've pulled the wrong type of excitement out of me.

#2075750 Ascended gear...a big F you to WvWers

Posted Soulstitchmmo on 13 November 2012 - 05:57 AM

View PostJackiepro, on 13 November 2012 - 05:52 AM, said:

Possibly, it may also possibly be the case that in the future they allow ascended gear to be purchasable with Badges of Honor. Its a bit early to tell and they are clearly trying to be cautious which is why they are only releasing accessories and a back piece currently. To be really honest, if each piece gave 10 stat bonus, a total of 10 pieces is only going to give 100 power. 100 power can be obtained from simply using food, yet people dont do that on average. Similarly sigils of bloodlust can provide up to 250 power. In the end it will be giving an advantage but it will be marginal, perhaps an increase in 4-5% damage, but I dont think its the end of the world, and as I said, maybe they give us an option to acquire it through WvW, its too early to make any calls about it.

It does a little more than that. You're assuming linear stat increases. What it does, is free up stats for other buffs to a build. So say giving all those Berserkers 100 stats to put into being a little more tanky. Or giving the bunker builds an increase in damage. Which over several people ends up being a lot of an increase.

The most powerful gear in the game can not and must not be pve only. If they are going to incorporate this system, then they need to make the gear craftable, and cost karma or badges, basically make it aquireable through WvW as well.

They don't force PVE'ers to go grind out WvW gear, the reverse can't be true.

Arenanet has GOT to stop forcing WvW to go into pve. It's already becoming too much and WvW will suffer and die because of it.

[T] Where is everyone?
[T] Oh they're all off grinding for this months new gear in whatever new content dungeon just got release.

Too many reasons to not wvw... this is going to just keep on destroying WvW.

#1933362 kind of getting bored already.

Posted Rukioish on 15 September 2012 - 04:18 AM

Am I the only one who likes to just wander around helping people out at 80? There is so much to do.

#1999726 what ever happened to horizontal progression?

Posted Sheepski on 07 October 2012 - 02:41 PM

View Postkerafrrym, on 07 October 2012 - 02:31 PM, said:

The problem isn't how long the grind is, its how boring it is.

Karma farming is boring as hell. Sitting in orr, farming the same 3 events because the other two are broken? How is that fun. Oh right, it is fun because I need 200k Karma for a set, or else I won't be able to play in the top tier. Dungeons, you say? Well why would I even bother to do dungeons when it is just for tokens. You don't get exotics from boss drops, etc. so what is the point? The Dungeons are boring, there is no incentive to go further other than "I've got nothing else to do."

I won't dwell on the fact that the endgame of GW2 goes completely against Arenanet's philosphy and the entire time from 1-79.

It's not the game's fault that you only do 3 events out of the thousands available. It's not the game's fault that you need an imaginary carrot to motivate you to have fun. It's not the game's fault you can't mix your activities to stop from getting bored, and that you invent grind and then moan about it.

#1990124 Did Guild Wars 2 live up to your expectations?

Posted ak1287 on 03 October 2012 - 08:44 PM

Yeah, but that's not why you posted this. You don't care if it lives up to anyone else's standards; you just want validation on your opinion.

#1979183 Social Failure?

Posted Omedon on 29 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

View PostlittleXuro, on 29 September 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

I've had my fair share of complaints about the game so far but since those can be mostly fixed, I'm waiting to see what will happen but there is one thing that made me not play for nearly two days now and once again I logged out nearly instantly today.

The social aspect. In short, it's a joke in Guild Wars 2.

Every map I enter I always try to start a chat in map chat or with anyone close to me which usually has no response whatsoever as a result. So then I try to join a guild, been in 12 so far, nobody talks even though I try to get any conversation going (sadly most of these guilds advertise themselves as social guilds on this forum too).

I love to do Jumping Puzzles in WvW as it gives free treb/golem blueprints which can contribute quite good towards our war against the other servers, been shouting in map chat on every borderland for 8 days now, never did anyone even want to respond except a few annoying trolls who feel it's neccesary to point out it's a warzone and not a PvE enviroment.

Same story for any other activity I try to do in the game.

I can deal with flawed mechanics which can be tuned but as far as I can tell, this is a flaw in the core of the entire design around Guild Wars 2. Since there is no difference between grouping and non-grouping, people avoid the social aspect entirely appareantly.

I never felt so lonely in a MMORPG. If this is the next generation of MMO's, I will be done with this genre.

Edit, I should note I have been on 4 servers now, all give me the same result.

Ok, look...

Guild wars 2 is not responsible for taking gamers at large in their community and making them something they not all are: overtly social creatures.  This doesn't mean we're basement dwelling manchildren, but it does mean that it takes all kinds to populate an MMO community.  There are overtly sociable people playing this game, but you're going to have to go find them, specifically, because logging into the same area as a bunch of people doesn't entitle you to social inclusion.

Straight up, my guild is pretty sociable, but the vibes you're putting out would tell me that you, respectfully, wouldn't fit among us, because you're radiating high maintenance "pay attention to me" with this thread.  We  aren't here to pay attention to you.  We're here to play a game that DOES provide some of the greatest opportunities and tools to seek the gameplay and group experience we want.  Put your name out, tell folks what you want out of the game.  If you happen to line your seemingly high social maintenance needs up with a big hearted guild that will tolerate that, I wish you all the happiness you can handle, seriously, I'm not being sarcastic.

The only experience you can consider yourself guaranteed and entitled to is the mechanical world, because with so many self-motivated, personally empowered ways to enjoy GW2, the ONLY people that are going to be overtly social are those that WANT to, since, unlike other games, and thank goodness for this, there is no NEED to do so.

I don't need you, you don't need me, because of this, the only communication you will receive from me is that which I WANT to provide.  From person to person, this will vary, and unlike other games, that won't cripple anyone.  Thank goodness for that.

Look for the support group you seemingly desire.  If it's that important to you, you'll be up front, proactive, and maybe you'll find it.  It sounds to me like you need to look in the mirror before you look outward, though.

If you want forced, false smiling co-dependence ("be nice to the healer or we won't down the boss!"), there are many other games for that.  I'll enjoy my freedom here, and those that appear worthy of my interaction will receive it.

Good luck.

#1967890 HoD vs SBI vs ET (Tier of Tears)

Posted Scrimps on 25 September 2012 - 06:16 PM

Just about everyone SBI is gone to play MOP. The server is empty. Looks like even more people from ET vanished. Giving all their points up to HOD.

Grats on the comeback HOD. Looks like ET and SBI had a bunch of part time WoW players.

The Win was in the bag to, looks like the power of World of Warcraft is just to much.

#1962841 So... The bugs are getting ridiculous.

Posted Domynic on 24 September 2012 - 07:38 AM

Scumbag ANet. I can't believe their MMO has bugs a month after launch. I can do their job better than them!

#1958945 HoD vs SBI vs ET (Tier of Tears)

Posted Stovokor X on 22 September 2012 - 06:13 PM

So Sbi lost Keep and orb ion SBi borderland and was down to a supply camp.  < 2 hours later we have most of North part of map. What guilds retook the Keep ?

#1948859 Why are we playing GW2?

Posted Obsituus on 19 September 2012 - 06:29 PM

I play because it is fun.

I play because at no time do I feel like I am held back from "cool content".

I play because I can WvW from level 1-80 if I choose.

I play because it is relatively easy to get max stat gear and the rest of the time is for purely cosmetic items.

I play because the esport style sPvP is pretty much a seperate game that requires 0 PvE/Raid/WvW playtime to do.

I play because I am tired of the endless gear grind for better (NOT cosmetic) items that make me more powerful while getting facerolled by those with more time that already have these items.

Why does the game at "endgame" need to be different? Why can't it all just be "the game"? If it isn't for you, that is absolutely fine, there are plenty of games already out that give you exactly what you are looking for.

Regarding your comments on sPvP, it is new. More maps will come, more game types, and yes, they have talked about adding GvG and stuff in the future.