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#2181017 I'm trying really hard to like this game

Posted Coren on 19 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

View PostRitualist, on 18 March 2013 - 09:14 AM, said:

GW2 feels like a chocolate with the best nuts around. Too bad that the chocolate itself isn't as good as the nuts.
They thought of the genre and implemented some amazing solutions, but they implemented them into a fairly bland game. I really hope the devs of the next big thing in the MMO genre look at GW2 and simply copy those solutions and put them into a game worthy of said solutions. The game is its worst enemy - you can see how amazingly good it can be and then you also see how other parts just aren't measuring up to that.

Well I'm a LOTRO player too, and already they have implemented stuff from GW2. Mob tagging, dailys, mithril coins used like gems.

Strangely I keep going back to LOTRO, because the PvE there is really good, and the story itself has so much more than what others think.

GW2 is fun, but no way as good as GW1, too diluted in new ideas it lost it's focus.

It's like making squash with the most delicious fruit you can think of. But once.you drink it you realize it's diluted and all you get is the hint of greatness.

View PostJarzy, on 19 March 2013 - 10:39 AM, said:

Try playing less time a day. I only got around 2,5h max for GW2 a  day and I never get bored. Made 4 chars (ranger, war, engineer and mesmer) and it's quite fine :) Try gettin a legendary and it will give something to do.

Why give yourself something to.do if you don't enjoy it? And 2 and a half hours is still a good amount for many.

#2166246 Update on Loot/Drops Investigation

Posted Eon Lilu on 18 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

View Postsambombe, on 18 February 2013 - 09:46 PM, said:

Loot reward based in damage imput??? WTF Anet, what an epic fail. What about the support professions/build, that keep spamming boons for the party and does not sufficient damage??

Exactly, just silly and lazy they made it that way, only damage counts meaning warrior = best chance of the best loot and every other profession has a lower chance because of less damage...

Completely stupid system.

Also, im sure others will disagree and I do admit I have zero proof and is completely speculation on my part, I think these "accidental restrictions" stories are complete and utter bullshit. Personally and again its just my opinion, I believe they put the "accidental loot restrictions" into the game intentionally but after seeing how noticable it was, with the rage coming from the community, Anet did what they seem to do best, back peddle and cover it up while making up some story to save face...

Im guessing they did not expect the restrictions to be as obvious as they were, also all the players who kept saying "your just getting bad rng" well that kind of shows that was utter rubbish in most cases.

Just a thought but I find it extremely hard to believe with Anets track history of diminishing returns, past restrictions and the ability they have of saying one thing but later going back on it....I find it extremely hard to believe they just "accidentily caused restrictions" that just accidentily effected the way loot / rewards were working and that just happend to be less than it was before....

Anet you are becoming masters at the new sport of back peddling bad design decisions while trying to make yourselves smell of roses.

Sorry if this sounds harsh but as said, I find it extremely hard to believe considering recent events from devolepment to launch to 6 months later...to say this was an accident or mistake made to the game build....sorry I do not buy it.

View PostAlex Dimitri, on 18 February 2013 - 10:15 PM, said:

Even rare items lately salvaged with Black Lion Salvage Kit don`t yield Ecto anymore (every 3rd does) like 1 max 2 !
I mean there is so much wrong with loot in this game that is hard to list all problems, saying that loot is bad is just such a HUGE understatement !!!!

Thats another thing, some say it's all in people's heads but honestly, there seems to be a change in ecto rates when salvaging, its alot less of a chance then it used to be, how did "accidental restrictions" cause that? Have they investigated that by any chance?

Whole story just seems like a PR department trying to spin a bad business / design choice.

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#2041054 When did Guild Wars players turn in to such whiners?

Posted Shayne Hawke on 24 October 2012 - 11:23 PM

I got you a present, OP.  Try it sometime.

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#2010283 Beta Feature: Mobile Two-Factor Authentication

Posted Lordkrall on 11 October 2012 - 05:54 AM

ArenaNet does not have extra authentication - People complain
ArenaNet does enables extra authentication - People complain about them adding the "wrong" kind of autentication.

How come this is more or less what always happens to everything ArenaNet does?

They are not patching enough!

I remember a time when people were actually happy when a company did something good.

#1983506 Fresh 80 looking for methods of good income

Posted Robsy128 on 01 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

Complete level 60+ maps and sell the rewards you get on the trading post. Easiest money you'll ever make, in my opinion.

Then, do dungeons. Do about 3 dungeons a day. That's another gold right there excluding drops.

Maximise your crafting skill and then craft the best weapons/armours/whatever you can and sell them on the trading post.

Don't forget that the trading post takes a 15% cut when you sell stuff (this includes the listing fee which is 5% of the 15%).

When crafting, always use buy orders on the trading post rather than buying the materials from sellers.

Don't travel everywhere by using waypoints. If you can spend an extra 2 minutes walking to a place - do it.

Travel to major towns via the Mists. Do not use waypoints. Just press 'H', go to the PvP section, go to the mists, and then go to Lion's Arch. You can then travel to the major cities that way, rather than spending 3+ silver.

Gather everything. If you don't use it - sell it on the trading post. Each gathering node you pass is money just waiting to be picked up. When selling materials, do not fill in buy orders. Sell at the lowest price that they are currently being sold for.

The best way to make money is to save money. Reduce your expenditure immediately and you'll find that your money will go straight up. Honestly, I had about 6 silver on my main character when I finished the personal story and I was completely stuck. After doing some research, I did everything which I listed above and now I have about 9 gold just from playing the game and saving my money when I can.

#1981116 Things you miss about Guild Wars...

Posted NickOfTroy on 30 September 2012 - 08:00 AM

Pre-searing Ascalon, and the Charr Homelands.
Free quick-travel
Heroes and Henchmen

#1922014 Guild Wars 2 doesn't feel right

Posted Baron von Scrufflebutt on 12 September 2012 - 11:53 AM

View Postshortref, on 12 September 2012 - 11:47 AM, said:

Coming up with builds was the most exciting thing. The actual combat wasn't very exciting, it didn't require much brains.

If we define GW1 combat as something that "didn't require much brains", I'd be inclined to say that GW2's combat requires even less brains.

#1910878 Gold sellers are now sending mails

Posted Finder on 10 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

And gold sellers LOVE a game where gold is hard to come by.

#1885357 Teleporting costs?

Posted ogrejd on 05 September 2012 - 04:45 PM

View PostMastruq, on 05 September 2012 - 04:29 PM, said:

And if that's too much to ask, I have to wonder if the people asking for free ports (not you, but they are out there) wont ask for free direct ports to any destination next. Instead having to pick the closest waypoint, just click on any spot on the map and there you are. The waypoint system is very unfair and costs extra time. The last paragraph might not be serious btw but it illustrates the "moar moar" attitude that tends to develop on mmo forums.

Nice strawmanning. No, those asking for free fast travel just want it like the game that this is the sequel of.

#1885085 Teleporting costs?

Posted Mightylink on 05 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

I'm afraid arenanet is starting to take the diablo 3 approach, making everything cost so much and giving you so little income that your forced to use the gem store just to survive, starting to lose my faith in this game, I thought they would be different from blizzard v_v

#1821983 The great big "Oh dear I got banned" thread

Posted dansamy on 26 August 2012 - 09:11 AM

View PostUssjTrunks, on 26 August 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

What's with the barrage of people reporting names? None of these users would be banned if people didn't report them.

And this is the first time I've ever seen something like this happen in a video game. Most developers don't care what names their users use.

GW1 would suspend you for an inappropriate name also. This is not new to GW1 vets.

As for people reporting names, I would guess that folks like parents who have youngsters playing are reporting names and/or offensive behavior. While my children do have an account to share, I have reported only one player for graphic sex talk in /m. I haven't seen any names yet that were in dire need of reporting. (I'm sure there are blatantly offensive, "I'm-so-cool-I-can-avoid-the-naming-filter" names out there. I just haven't run into them ... yet.)

#1821143 The great big "Oh dear I got banned" thread

Posted Chalky on 26 August 2012 - 01:40 AM

Looks like Anet have penalised a whole bunch of accounts for various EULA violations so here's a thread to use to discuss this rather than the 4 or 5 of them that are running at the moment.  Please don't start any more!

If you're looking for information on what you might have done to warrant a ban, first of all check Anet's info page about this sort of thing:



The Rules cover such basic expectations as:
  • Don’t swear or spam or break any laws.
  • Don’t use a name or guild acronym that would offend someone.
  • Don’t harass other players.
  • Don’t link to pornography or advertise in the game.
  • Buy and sell items or services only through legitimate means authorized by Guild Wars 2 and us.
  • Report hacks and exploits and do not use them yourself.



Exploits - If you discover an exploit in the game, do not exploit it or publicize it, but instead notify us immediately at this new email address: exploits (at) arena (dot) net.
This morning there was a widely-publicized, newly-introduced exploit in which specific cultural weapons were selling for one-thousandth of their normal price. We fixed it with an emergency build this morning. We want to thank the vast majority of players who became aware of the issue, responsibly reported it, and did not exploit it. However, a smaller group of players did significantly exploit it, each purchasing hundreds or thousands of these weapons. We permanently banned 3,000 accounts of players who substantially exploited it, and applied 72-hours bans to another 1,000 accounts of players who mildly exploited it.

The rules about exploits seem pretty clear, if you exploit then you risk being banned.  Apparently some people didn't think there was anything wrong with massively exploiting something like this and Anet, being the nice guys that they are are offering a one time only amnesty for people who got permbanned:


Today we banned a number of players for exploiting Guild Wars 2. We take our community and the integrity of the game very seriously, and want to be clear that intentionally exploiting the game is unacceptable. The players we banned were certainly intentionally and repeatedly exploiting a bug in the game. We intended to send a very clear message that exploiting the game in this way will not be tolerated, and we believe this message now has been well understood.

We also believe and respect that people make mistakes. This is in fact the first example of a widespread exploit in the game. With this in mind, we are offering the members of our community who exploited the game a second chance to repair the damage that has been done.

Thus, just this once, we will offer to convert permanent bans to 72-hour suspensions. Should those involved want to accept this offer of reinstatement, contact us on our support website--support.guildwars2.com—and submit a ticket through the "Ask a Question" tab. Please use the subject heading of "Karma Weapons Exploit Appeal", then confirm in the body of your ticket that you will delete any items/currency that you gained from the exploit. You should submit only one ticket. Once you have done so, we will lower your ban to 72 hours, and following your re-activation we will check your account to make sure that you have honored your commitment. If that commitment is not honored, we will re-terminate the account.

This is a first and final warning. Moving forward, please make sure you that when you see an exploitable part of the game, you report it and do not attempt to benefit from it.
We look forward to seeing you in game,

Yours Sincerely,
Chris Whiteside- Lead Producer ArenaNet

So, if you are one of the minority of astonishingly silly people who got permbanned for exploiting this, you can contact Anet support and have your permban reduced to 72 hours as long as you erase everything you gained from the exploit and never exploit anything again.

Looking forward to see who is dumb enough to exploit the next thing and get a non-reversible permban!

#1804610 Unique names are stupid

Posted Chalky on 24 August 2012 - 09:34 AM

I'm sure the main reason for unique names is because otherwise whispering/guild invites/party invites/trade would be massively confusing and also scamming would be a big problem if people could duplicate names.

The only real "con" with forcing unique names is the fact that you have to think of a unique name.  You've just rephrased this same issue 3 times in your post.

#1804571 Unique names are stupid

Posted HederaHelix on 24 August 2012 - 09:28 AM

I find you over reacting quite a bit.  Its not hard to come up with a name that no one else will use/take.  All it takes is a little creativity.  Those that don't have or want that, there are umpteen amounts of random name generators for that very thing!

#1804527 Unique names are stupid

Posted Zhahz on 24 August 2012 - 09:22 AM

All MMORPGs require unique names at some level, usually the server level, so there's always a chance you won't get a name you want.  At least in GW2 since you can uses spaces and multiple words you can augment a name you want to make it unique and still yours if necessary.  In most other MMORPGs if you can't get that single word name you want you have to stick extra characters on it or use accents that look silly (when used out of normal context).

Have backups ready, be ready to be creative...whatever.  It's a name on an avatar in a video game - it's not that big of a deal.

I don't see a problem.