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McSumo

Member Since 21 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 14 2013 12:34 PM

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In Topic: Considering coming back

20 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

Lucas Ashrock. You overstate so many things. You speak as though you are all knowing and everyone else is an idiot. May I suggest, that the reason you are encountering so much kicking from groups is you? I have never encountered any problems and have met 99% nice people in anything I do.

OP it depends what you want from the game. I am having fun with fractals and wintersday content right now. I will continue on with story + explorable dungeons and WvW/sPvP at some point no doubt. I can log on and just do what I fancy whenever which is great.

Fractals do have agony starting at level 10 yes, but only on bosses and all agony attacks are avoidable. Check out the videos of people doing 49+ fractals (where any agony resist you can get is worthless by that stage), to see how good play is more important. I would say that once you get past level 10 fractal, you really see the difference between good and bad players. You need communication and co-ordination. It is good.

In Topic: Anyone else annoyed by short duration events?

20 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

The annoying thing is they had set a precedent themselves for what a one time event was. Mad King's cinematic destruction of the lion statue, followed by a repeatable mini dungeon, for a whole day.

When they set it at a time that my son couldn't play and my friends were faced with a total unplayable mess, I honestly thought it was no biggie. I figured we would instead catch it on a repeat run, when it was less rammed and sleep, school, or work weren't an issue and watch the cinematic on youtube.

Really I thought this because the alternative of a special one time event with major rewards only for those who could spare 3 hours at that one specific time, was so ridiculously stupid, it was laughable.

Unfortunately they went with the ridiculously stupid option. So my son my friends and I will be playing another game when we find one to settle on. They have turned us from guaranteed further gem and expansion purchases, to no longer supporting their game, because they have shown they don't care about us.

In Topic: Ancient karka REPEAT EVENT ON NOW

19 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 19 November 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

I would say that doing the event at the time of highest concurrency (which means the time when the highest amount of people are logged in) was a rather good way to include as many as possible.

I know what concurrency is. The last I remember hearing was a peak 300K plus concurrent users, from 2 million plus accounts sold. I won't insult you, I am sure you can work out that this is a pretty small proportion. For a worldwide company, it is not good enough.

In Topic: Ancient karka REPEAT EVENT ON NOW

19 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

View PostMordachai1977, on 19 November 2012 - 11:49 AM, said:

I logged out neat the end of the event where we lured the ancient karka back to its lair. I couldve finished the event, but unfortunately i didnt sleep well the night before and i was unable to keep my eyes open for much longer, the event was nearing 2 hours straight by then.

However, am i now outraged that i didnt get a few exotics and a 20 slot bag?  Am i going to bitch and moan because of this?  No, its still just a game and im too old to care about stuff like this. That said, you as a parent should be too, in my opinion. In fact, you stated you chose not to do the event, did you not? That implies that you technically could have been there... Why didnt you just log into your son's account and do the event for him, wake him in the morning and say: "look at what daddy got you.." ? ... that way he wouldnt have had to miss out on "all the cool stuff the kids in the US got"

As for the lag, i didnt really have any. There were just issues with rendering which caused the mobs to be invisible untill they steamrolled you.

This is something I did in fact try when I realised what he was missing out on. But after several relogs and only getting overflows where it was too late, I figured the chance was gone. Only after I had to get to bed myself, did it become apparent that some overflows were still getting it. If I had realised, just how good the rewards were, I probably would have tried to leave both accounts afk auto attacking in the hope of getting the reward. (It really was unplayable for us.) Unfortunately I had no way to know that they would offer rewards of a magnitude never before seen. In fact I was astonished by them, considering how many players were excluded from the content. We had no reason to suspect anything other than another laggy unplayable mess with mediocre to no reward.

None of this however, has any bearing on the real issue. Which is Anet not including as many as possible in content from their worldwide playerbase.

In Topic: Ancient karka REPEAT EVENT ON NOW

19 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

View PostLordkrall, on 19 November 2012 - 11:06 AM, said:

In different "servers". It did not repeat, it just started on new overflow-servers.

Which is exactly what they did when the started the event at the time with highest concurrency.

Yes and overflows are instances of the same content on different servers. We also know from demos at conventions that they can make a worldwide announcement of major events, such as Shatterer and Tequatl, then teleport you to an 'instance' where it is actually happening. Their systems allow all sorts of options, that could have been as player inclusive as reasonably possible. They chose not to use them because they just didn't care about the players. None of your arguments are actually making any sense.