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#2231538 GW2 caters more to the hardcore players than GW1 did

Posted Syl on 05 September 2013 - 10:50 PM

Did people argue like that when they saw what they needed to make a legendary?
Now I see some people with more than 2 legendaries, running around...

I don't really care about legendaries or even ascended, it isn't game breaking.
Some people will go for it, I'm not really interested, even if I have the gold and the mats.

ANet added Ascended gears because a part of the community wanted some kind of grind.
Ascended gears are only good for high level fractal.


#2231188 Negativity

Posted Lordkrall on 04 September 2013 - 10:28 PM

I think the main issue is that most people that actually like the game don't even bother reading these forums anymore due to the fact that more or less every single thread is filled with bashing the game or ArenaNet.


#2231172 Negativity

Posted Arewn on 04 September 2013 - 10:03 PM

View PostEon Lilu, on 04 September 2013 - 09:55 PM, said:

Maybe the increase in negative posts is in line with the increase in unhappiness from more and more plays in GW2? Maybe more players are unhappy with the direction in which Arena Net are taking the game they wanted to love and enjoy? Maybe more players are waking up? I mean some of you like to make out it's always the same few people posting, but if you take a look you will see it's actually more new people speaking up about the negative aspects of GW2, not just the same usual people as you try to make out...

Just a thought.
It's not "an increase" in negative posts though.
Guru has a decent size user base, but is small enough that you can recognize the regulars if you frequent the forums enough. Unfortunately, there's a number of those regulars who have made it their daily 'habit' or 'ritual' to come make a slew of negative posts on what ever they can find. Some of these users, by the sounds of it, actually play GW2 regularly and I think just do it out of habit at this point (discussion is discussion after all, what ever gets ya going).
This has been going on for months upon months, it's not a new phenomena and has been discussed and brought up a number of times. The op is just the next person to get fed up and leave, as the guru community slowly bleeds out.


#2231147 Negativity

Posted Lordkrall on 04 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

View PostMordakai, on 04 September 2013 - 09:22 PM, said:

Most of us are GW1 vets who fell in love with a grind-free game that was easy to learn, but hard to master.

If you are a fan of something, you tend to want it improved.  There is no louder Star Wars critic than a Star Wars fan.


If I did not see the potential of GW2 or lament it's failings, I would not be here.  I still play a hour a day, usually on alts.

But then again "most of us" that actually are GW1 vets are fully aware about the fact that GW1 had massive grind and was very far from grind-free that some people keep talking about when comparing to GW2.

If you are a fan of something, you are usually also blind to many of its faults, which can be seen when people talk about how everything was awesome and perfect in GW1.


#2231141 Negativity

Posted OriginalSinX on 04 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

The more i read all these topics, the more i realize the vast majority of people on these forums are hugely negative.  I question why the people here still play if they are so unhappy.  I have been playing this game since beta and i and for the first time ready to stop going to this website, as its is just a bunch of unhappy men ages 30-40 who seem to only be happy when they are unhappy.  GW2GURU, i'm sorry but i cannot see any reason to keep checking in with you and i will either just use gw2 forums, or try and find any group of people that are happier then this sad sack of potatoes here.  GL with all the unhappiness all :).


#2231174 is Arena Net losing it?

Posted Lordkrall on 04 September 2013 - 10:11 PM

View PostChuyDog08, on 04 September 2013 - 09:35 PM, said:

To me the Living World experiment is a failure.  Cut the cord now!  I think it is time for them to give up on the Living World and concentrate on an old fashion "Boxed Expansion".  I would pay for one if I get all the content at once and it remains permanant. Add weapon, armor, and level progression at that point.

And if they did that people would complain about the lack of stuff to do if they didn't like grinding.
They can't really win.

Personally I like the fact that there is always fresh content in the game, rather than having the same old content for 1 year and then get new content that you burn through in a month or two and then have to wait another year and so on.


#2229860 Lost as an 80

Posted Mordakai on 29 August 2013 - 06:48 PM

Not sure why you would need to make an alt to "learn" to play.

Just take your level 80 warrior into low levels of the game.... much easier than playing a low level character.

Keep going into higher level areas as you get more comfortable.  That's what I would do anyway...

Mostly, have fun!


#2226843 [x-post] The Death of Alts

Posted Calypso589 on 16 August 2013 - 12:03 AM

View PostMinion, on 15 August 2013 - 11:48 PM, said:

All this daily account-wide gating is making playing with others even more difficult.

I have done CoF p1/2 already today. My friends invite me to do it with them, "why would I do that when I won't get any tokens or gold?" "oh, good point, ggwp"

The way they've got dungeons locked down means the players who leveled other characters for variety are penalised since they can't play more than one profession per dungeon. It enforces a strict team-optimsation if anything where the best professions for the job will be favoured and there will be no variety. Dungeons and champ farming is a machine not to be enjoyed anymore.

Cuz playing it for fun to help your friends out is obviously out of the question....


#2226842 [x-post] The Death of Alts

Posted Azure Skye on 16 August 2013 - 12:01 AM

View PostMinion, on 15 August 2013 - 11:48 PM, said:

All this daily account-wide gating is making playing with others even more difficult.

I have done CoF p1/2 already today. My friends invite me to do it with them, "why would I do that when I won't get any tokens or gold?" "oh, good point, ggwp"

The way they've got dungeons locked down means the players who leveled other characters for variety are penalised since they can't play more than one profession per dungeon. It enforces a strict team-optimsation if anything where the best professions for the job will be favoured and there will be no variety. Dungeons and champ farming is a machine not to be enjoyed anymore.
To help them? What people dont help unless its money or token involved. Just WoW.


#2226505 Guild Wars 2 is Just Like Every Other Failed MMO

Posted Archaes on 14 August 2013 - 05:43 PM

Well, now that I've found the scorpion in the apple barrel, I think it's safe to say that this thread serves no real constructive purpose. Please refrain from spreading malcontent in the future. Thanks. :cool:

/Locked


#2217765 Now that achievement points have rewards, how many points do you have?

Posted Rod Adams on 08 July 2013 - 08:59 PM

If you go look at the leaderboards, then everyone about around 3300 is in the 90th percentile, meaning 10% of the population has 3300 pts or more.

The fact that over half the people polled thus far are at 6000+ shows how skewed the population of any of these forum polls are vs the entire game population.


#2218355 So now that's it's out, what are people's opinions of Bazaar of t...

Posted cyclopsje on 10 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

View PostStormDragonZ, on 10 July 2013 - 07:20 AM, said:

I didn't think it would be so difficult to come in first place ONCE in Sanctum Spirit.

I thought people would be nice enough to let everyone get first once just for the achievements, then let the people who intend to grind endlessly for whatever rewards from it can do that.

I was wrong. I was very, very wrong.

I said to myself I didn't want to do it, but when I got into it and had fun, I realized I had no hope of ever coming in first.

Dont be so negative about yourself, plenty off days to get practice you will get the hang of it and get first :)


#2218411 Permanent account bonuses - Treadmill?

Posted Culture Shock on 10 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

The word "grind" is also over worked in this thread, especially since you get xp for just playing the game rather than killing a particular animal over and over.  In fact there is nothing in this game that forces you to grind anything unless you count "playing the game" as grinding.  People mistake "their own" desire to get something done fast as grind, which ignores the meaning of grind.  Grind :  "forcing one to perform a monotonous task repeatedly to progress".  Keeping up with the Jones's is fulfilling your own desires and not necessary to enjoy GW2.


#2178958 Too Many Waypoints

Posted Al Shamari on 14 March 2013 - 12:36 AM

All the comments in this thread about adding more waypoints, it's obvious that people are just begging for "Easy Mode" which is quite a shame. They want loot and they want to be able to get it in the easiest, quickest way possible. This is obvious from the replies in this thread, as well as the formation of Warrior/Guardian/Mesmer only "speed clear" groups. That's probably the direction this game will go, whether we like it or not.


#2179036 Taking the R out of RPG

Posted pumpkin pie on 14 March 2013 - 05:31 AM

View PostEl Duderino, on 13 March 2013 - 04:35 PM, said:

Except they can't. You are bound by ArenaNet's developers into whatever they predetermined your class could do. Which, ultimately comes down to how you like to dish our your DPS.

If I could have a character that could honestly be a healer, or provide utility or be a warrior and change it based on the needs of the content - then that would be awesome. Instead, you have characters that can provide much  less utility and healing than in GW1. Instead of giving you more options, they gave you very limited options.

I really hate to say this, your playing the game wrong.

There is no dedicated healer in this game, they have told you this. You need to learn to play this game and forget about guild wars 1. You might find it enjoyable, start doing dmg, spread condition and heal at the same time. You watch my back and I'll watch yours.