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#2111585 Dark Souls II

Posted Faer on 08 December 2012 - 03:06 AM

OH GOD.

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#2104184 Fractals, Again?

Posted Craywulf on 02 December 2012 - 01:25 AM

View PostHumfly, on 01 December 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:

So what happened to the "play the game the way you want to play" idea.
You're confusing this with "gaining rewards because I demand/expect them".

There's NOTHING stopping you from playing how you wish, ArenaNet isn't obligated to reward you for how you choose to play, as oppose to their idea of involvement.


#2097190 2012-11-26 Reddit AMA Discussion Thread

Posted Steadfast Gao Shun on 26 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

Asking for community feedback was a smart move. My favorite, however, is this question.

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No one likes Trahearne. He's a spotlight stealing salad-head and when do we get to kill him?



#2094925 Hey Ascended Haters, What's Your First Ascended Item?

Posted Echou on 24 November 2012 - 11:46 PM

The vial of condensed mists essence. Haven't played so much Fractals, got some other stuff to do.

View PostGileas898, on 24 November 2012 - 11:21 PM, said:

FotM boring after one week, the obvious P2W with back braces has stripped me of any motivation to continue past 30.
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It's cute that you hate capitalism but please, try to make sense.


#2091858 The Problem with Alts

Posted liinniejj on 22 November 2012 - 01:30 AM

No, still findign lot of unexplored easter eggs on alts. choosing different main story paths. Learning different classes. Going to different area's. I just make sure i swap alot as to what i do (dungeon/wvw/explore/spvp/main story/etc) this way nothing gets boring as ye keep doing different things.


#2088859 So Andrew Macleod Threw His Jughead Crown In On Ascended and Gear Score / Checks

Posted Var on 20 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

View Postbcbully1, on 20 November 2012 - 06:14 AM, said:

I saw this.

They talk to the community like we are dumb. What he spoke of prior were artificial barriers. What is in the game now is a real barrier. He knows this, yet still keeps typing out rhetoric.

Uhm, no. There is no "real" barrier. The only barrier on the content is human made: pugs being picky and unhelpful (imagine that). Want to see the content? Its not blocked in any, way shape or form until after level 10 which is (surprise surprise) the only level you need to reach to get every available piece of new gear and by which point you will have seen every fractal multiple times.

Yes, yes, we all know they are demons for adding a new tier of gear but let's keep the facts straight. They could have made the leveling system a bit better but in no way is any content "blocked" by arbitrary gear checks ie. treadmills.


#2059704 Is it possible to melee in dungeons as a guardian?

Posted SirGamesalot on 03 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

Can you do anything not in melee as a gurdian...? (scepter suuuuux!)

TBH, all bosses except giganticus are meleeable.


#2056179 Why the puny Hammers? Why not this!

Posted Knuckledust13 on 01 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

View PostPirralla, on 01 November 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:

Am I the only one who prefers realistic, medieval influenced aesthetics for weapons and armour?

Yes, those look like shit. This is a fantasy themed game, therefore we want fantasy themed weapons.


#2050542 Anyone have a link of all the weapon appearances?

Posted Waar Kijk Je Naar on 29 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

View PostArquenya, on 29 October 2012 - 03:16 PM, said:

.. but
Definitely not the most user friendly one as you have to click every single item to see how it actually looks. A list of pictures would be far better.
Plus gw2db.com previews don't have effects and are often plain wrong.

I wish they updated it, as 3d models give the best preview.


#2047410 GW2 longevity?

Posted Chava Blue on 28 October 2012 - 02:56 AM

View PostKnuckledust13, on 28 October 2012 - 02:23 AM, said:

But in GW2 doesn't matter what you did up to level 35, your quests will then converge and be the same than for everyone else. If anything, the maximum replayability you will get is doing 5 different races and level each of them up to 35, which takes a day and by then you will be on the same path than everyone else.

This is just factually untrue, sorry. Choices you make later in the game also determine your later path.

For example:

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It's fine for you to dislike aspects of the game, but the criticisms have to be factually accurate rather than just assumptions or they carry no real weight.

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I wanted people would just assume once and for all that GW2 is a step back from GW1 in every aspect except graphics.

Not going to happen, because too much of that sort of determination is based on opinion.

In my opinion, GW2 is a step back in some ways and a step forward in others. There are some things I think each game does better than the other, and there are some differences that I don't have a preference about.

So no, there's never going to be a time when everyone agrees with your opinion - that's just life. :P

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I wish people would just accept the fact that GW1 lasted over 7 years for some players, whereas GW2 lasted a couple weeks.

There are plenty of people who quit GW1 after a couple of weeks, too.

More? Fewer? Who knows, it's all just speculation without knowing the actual log in numbers.


#2045179 Make Mad King Clock tower INSTANCED PLZ!

Posted Eon Lilu on 26 October 2012 - 08:27 PM

Omg please Anet make this jumping puzzle instanced so I dont have to do it 100 times because some big norn or charr is stopping me seeing where im actually jumping....

PLEASE.


#2038223 ANet's handling of Halloween has been nothing but disappointment

Posted RivenVII on 23 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

Reposted from the R and D thread on Black Lion Chests since it wasn't 100% on topic so I brought it here.

This thread is to discuss the way that ANet has handled this installment of Halloween, most notably what they have done with Black Lion Chests. These are my thoughts.

So I had a bit of a flame battle in /map last night in LA over Halloween skins costing ridiculous amounts. Essentially the argument that: "If you don't want it, don't grind for it." is being used rampantly.

This is fundamentally wrong. Legendaries are a legitimate grind. This is HALLOWEEN. It is supposed to be a fun community oriented event. No one, save those people who do nothing but PvE and farm 8 hours a day can reliably afford these skins.

In case you missed it, what ANet did was inflate the economy so that gems trade for more gold. This combats gold sellers with a more competitive price from Dollars --> Gold but it makes the exchange for Gold --> Gems completely absurd. The problem with this is that it blew the economy up overnight. Any player who is not spending money on the game post-purchase is negatively impacted by this event because you can no longer buy gems with gold for any semblance of a reasonable amount.

If they really wanted these skins to be difficult to obtain, in a community event, mind you, they should have made it so you had to complete a certain amount of events or get "Halloween Tokens" which are awarded based on your participation in the actual event.

The real problem with them being in Black Lion Chests is that in 330 hours on my character, I have gotten 3 keys, ever. This is including the personal story. I've gotten one from a drop maybe one time. The amount of keys that you get in this game is probably a ratio of 1 key to 100 chests. The idea that not only are keys almost impossible to get in a drop, but because they are in the trading post, gem prices exploded because they make an insanely rare item put in a chest that is insanely hard to open. It's exponential, if you didn't realize.

These skins aren't account bound like EVERYTHING else you get from a chest. So people who are lucky enough to make it out of the flawed system, turn around and make the economy explode even more charging 40g for a skin driving 99% of the population who can't afford the skins to try and buy just enough gems to open a couple chests and pray that the astronomical odds work in their favor.

If anyone is going to argue that you can "Just roll a new character and get the key from the story quest." There is a serious problem. There should not be people having to grind outside of the Halloween event to get anything involved within the Halloween event. The ANet marketing team and their e-conomists seriously dropped the ball on this.

We, as a community, cannot let them think that this is ok. If the only argument that can be brought up is that if you want it, grind for it just like a legendary, or to take advantage of story quests by re-rolling characters in order to get keys that -never- drop otherwise, this is fundamentally wrong.

This is a community every reward/item should be available within the parameters of the event just like the legacy left by GW1's holiday events has established. I am incredibly disappointed by the way this marketing ploy was designed.

*This is a marketing issue, not a content issue, to be clear. I have thoroughly enjoyed the other content in this event. I have not tried to open chests and I do not plan on it. I also have not bought gems or bought a skin with in-game gold. This is outrage based on principle and what has happened to others. I have not been cheated in any way, but ANet needs to know that this is wrong.

EDIT: I have received a lot of hateful comments on account of my opinion. I have even received private messages from individuals (who obviously made fake accounts just to cuss me out [wow]) insulting me in any number of ways. I made this post to take a public stand against something ANet has done. I played the original Guild Wars and the debacle with the chests is just horrendous compared to the legacy GW1 has left.

Let everyone remember that this is a forum for shared ideas, not insults. If you are toxic to the conversation, you will be reported. Do not think that you are so pretentious that you are allowed to insult other posters. If you feel that you need to insult others, go play Xbox Live or League. I have a lot of respect for members of this community, but if individuals continue to insult, berate, and degrade, I will begin to feel sorry that I ever stood up for this community to begin with.

EDIT #2: ANet has provided a solution to the issue.

#275 is my response to the semantics behind the word chance and SEVERAL possible solutions that ANet could use in the future or could have used now. (substitute "Wintersday" where appropriate)


#2037095 Why I'm underwhelmed with GW2's Halloween event so far.

Posted Butcher on 23 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

Honestly, I like the event a lot. Compared to the holloween event in WoW, this is much bigger and better. Actually, it's much better than most MMO holiday events.

I love holloween a lot IRL, I don't send out x-mas cards, i send out holloween cards. So I think that this is a nice addition to my regular celebratory rituals. Otherwise *raises glass* here's to another thread full of spoiled whiners.


#2021933 PETITION: Boycott WvW 10/19 - 10/26 To End Free Transfers

Posted Eclipses on 16 October 2012 - 01:50 AM

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PETITION: Boycott WvW 10/19 - 10/26 To End Free Transfers

Enough is enough. For almost 2 months Arenanet has allowed free server transfers to seriously harm and degrade the WvW community. We've seen egregious abuses of their free server transfer system and how it has negatively affected WvW:

- Numerous servers and server communities gutted or drowned due to the free transfer system; this forms a vicious circle

- Outrageously lopsided fights that aren't fun for any of the servers in the matchup being decided in the first 2 or so days of a weeklong matchup

- Insane bloat of queue times on servers that previously had instant access to every WvW map

- Documented cases of guilds/players transferring to enemy servers to use up their supply and build unnecessary siege in order to weaken their efforts to defend critical objectives

- Degredation/corruption of the comeptitive mentality in the WvW community. Instead of building communities to be competitive, we can simply transfer to an already competitive community and coattail ride. Once servers start seeing their numbers being gutted, they want even less to go into WvW. Moreso, these mega servers own everything until they get bored and quit the game or start mass transferring leading to the very first point

I'm in a competitive WvW guild. We were a guild in the Titan Alliance on Henge of Denravi. All we really play GW2 for past 80 is WvW. If we do dungeons, it's to get gear to look good in WvW. If we do sPvP, it's to make our fighting squads better in WvW. For many weeks the guilds in TA and HoD were penalized for their success: 5+ hour long queues for WvW maps, plenty of coattail riders, enemies giving up by Monday and massive boredom as a result. Recently we transferred to the IoJ server (to get away from the queues and to focus on fun) which had a great community, instant queues and competitive, but not total blowout, matchups. Just 2 weeks later EB now takes hours and hours to get into, we own 95% of the map, it's monday and there is massive boredom once again.

If free server transfers don't end, this is going to be indicative of every server that gains any traction in WvW. Here is a list of the current WvW matchup. Notice how none are remotely competitive:

http://mos.millenium.org/matchups#NA

I'm asking you, the GW2 and WvW community to stand beside me and boycott WvW for the 10/19 - 10/26 matchup to send a firm message to ANet that this needs to end. If you'd like to stand and help send a message, please add your character name and server and I'll add your name to this list.

Here are a few solutions I think they could implement to attempt to remedy this issue:


- Allow guilds to transfer to any server with their earned guild benefits. Implement a cooldown of one month.

- Remove free transfers for accounts more than a week old (allowing new accounts a week window of transfers), implement paid server transfers with an increased gem price and a WvW lockout

- Stop arbitrarily playing with server statuses. Last week about 8 servers were listed as FULL and then suddenly all 8 went to HIGH for about 2 or 3 days allowing everyone to transfer to T1 servers and stuff them beyond capacity


#2013460 "Play for fun" unviable

Posted Nephele on 12 October 2012 - 02:53 PM

1-2g, seriously? At 3s per waypoint use average that's about 30-60 waypoint uses per day. I call BS, I can't see why anyone would waypoint that much. Especially considering going back to LA is free via the mists.