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In Topic: Crafting/Recipe: How to find/make crafting recipes?

Yesterday, 12:55 PM

View Postmetalninja, on 29 September 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

Thanks so much for ur in-depth answer. I have nothing but respect for u.  You have opened my eyes and possibly a pathway for me to earn some GW2 Gold :). I'll look through the gw2tp site and try to find some better items to sell.

Mid-level crafting materials (particularly iron, darksteel, and cloth from wool through silk) tend to sell for relatively inflated prices due to level 80 Ascended armor requiring vast quantities of them. That might be a good source of income for you, if you're often doing things in zones of that level.

In Topic: I3 2100 3.10GHz (Sandy Bridge) VS. I5 3550 3.3GHz (Ivy Bridge)

27 September 2014 - 01:56 PM

I'd say its worthwhile. Going from a low-end Sandy Bridge Core i3 to a mid-range Ivy Bridge Core i5 is going to be a meaningful upgrade. Having four physical cores (rather than the i3's four "logical" cores) is going to make a further difference in many applications.

This is benchmark data between an i3-2100 and a (very similar) i5-3570. Naturally GW2 isn't on that list, but that may give you some idea what to expect in terms of performance metrics. I would actually expect GW2 to often show a greater difference than the games in that chart show, since it is so brutally reliant on a powerful processor.

As a side note, while the Ivy Bridge processors are compatible with socket LGA-1155 and 7-series chipsets in general, you may want to make sure your motherboard actually lists Ivy Bridge product support. It may require a BIOS update, so it would be wise to make sure that's available for your particular motherboard.

In Topic: Gone For 6 Months..

26 September 2014 - 02:14 PM

View PostMiragee, on 26 September 2014 - 07:23 AM, said:

Go check out the PoE forums then. There are usually some people complaining and I myself also speak out if something isn't in line. But generally the tone is mostly positive about most featuress/content added to the game. I know it's not an MMO but it is an online game with a community so for this case it's the same. The reason for this is simple: The shit storm doesn't directly come from the announcement/features but from the general satisfaction of the community. If the community feels that the devs care, that the state of the game is rather solid and in general deliver good features/content that help the state of the game then they are more likely to forgive mistakes and bad additions (GGG in this case also fixed/reverted a lot of bad changes immediately if the community didn't like it). If however a game has a poor state and the devs deliver next to nothing and when they do it's usually crap together with a terrible attitude towards their playerbase then it shouldn't surprise if the community cracks at every single mistake the dev's make: Because they are generally unstatisfied with the devs and the situation.

To be fair, I can't really comment on the general "tone" on the forum for a game I know nothing about. that's something you can really only know for sure if you're an active, long-term member of that community. Additionally I know nothing about the patch history of that game. If its developers have introduced few major changes, I wouldn't be surprised to see a very docile community.

Even so, I have to wonder if the "generally satisfied" attitude of the PoE community today will bias said community to hostility toward a sequel, if such a thing ever happens. I'd be a lot more interested to see a future PoE 2 forum, since we're actually talking about Guild Wars 2, here.

In Topic: Gone For 6 Months..

24 September 2014 - 01:35 PM

View PostAlexei Hart, on 24 September 2014 - 11:35 AM, said:

Um, the April patch? We embraced that one, as it actually improved the game and revitalized PvP. This one just seems to have taken all the wind out of the game's sails.

Even Dry Top and Cursed Shore seem much emptier than they were a few weeks ago, and I'm loading into the same instances each time, which means there are no overflows running. Middle of the day on a Sunday, there should be overflows running.

OP, basically you just picked the wrong time to jump back in. I have a feeling they'll fix this at some point, hopefully soon. I just hope the way they fix it actually fixes it.

I don't think I can sum it up better than MCBiohazard just did. In particular, while I personally love the Megaserver system it has been a huge lightning rod for criticism.

Speaking of which, when you load into a Megaserver instance its supposed to preferentially match you to an instance where other players from your friends list/guild/server are. Assuming the system is working, you're actually very likely to end up in the same instance each time you leave and return. If many of the same key players are still in the instance, its likely to still be the best match for you. That doesn't necessarily mean its the only instance active.

In Topic: Gone For 6 Months..

24 September 2014 - 06:03 AM

View PostSenatic, on 22 September 2014 - 04:08 PM, said:

Disagree or agree with the changes and the new player experience there are still a shitstorm of people complaining for weeks after the patch as evident of this very thread.

I've never seen a patch to any MMO in my years of gaming—and that goes double for a Feature Pack-sized patch—that didn't unleash a shitstorm of forum complaints. And for that matter, I've never seen one that didn't get accused of being "dumbed-down" at some point.

Let's be honest, this community would generally be complaining about anything Arenanet did, justified or not, just as pretty much every MMO community would. It really muddies the waters if we try to discuss whether this patch is particularly controversial.