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#2207323 Expansion?

Posted Saul Spotter on 28 May 2013 - 07:32 PM

I really hope they don't do one dragon per expansion.  That'll take forever and the lore will never expand beyond the dragons.

Preferably, the living story will lead us to fighting Jormag, or another nearby dragon Bubbles maybe, and the first expansion will close out the others.

They really haven't made the dragons very engaging story-wise.

#2143394 Should a wipe kick your party from a Dungeon?

Posted Bloggi on 16 January 2013 - 02:10 AM

A number of us would by now, probably have experienced certain dungeon paths that are more challenging than others. They are not 'farmable' by any stretch and it is difficult to find people for a group. People do it for the sake of completion (ie. for the title) or the challenge. I do them for the challenge, but I could definitely do without the 'severe punishment'. While I like a game to be mentally stimulating, I don't want it to give me an aneurysm.

That's assuming the aneurysm doesn't occur while waiting forever to get a group together to run the path.

#2104600 Do MMO players demand too much?

Posted Draehl on 02 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

MMO players do demand a lot, but as a genre a lot is expected. While I wouldn't go so far as to say it's "a lifestyle" there is definitely a level of dedication there on a level above other games/genres.

#2099832 Most/least wanted FotM profession

Posted AMIX_GW2 on 28 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

View PostNox_Aeterna, on 28 November 2012 - 06:41 AM, said:

I got a guardian so my opinion is totally biased, but i do think guardians help a lot in groups. Hell seems like this the reason they exist.

guardian here, i can confirm we are amazing

#2119596 Is the personal story too optional?

Posted Arquenya on 16 December 2012 - 02:36 AM

Yes I almost  forgot about it, the "personal storyline" .. ^_^

There's a few things that make it a bit sub-par:
  • You do it all alone;
  • You need to travel around a lot, which can be quite a chore (and expensive);
  • It consists out of many dozens of very short "mini-quests";
  • It's not neccessary for anything at all (perhaps Order armour);
  • It hasn't got any implications (you can do all storyline dungeons without it);
  • Thahearne.
If you think about how much time and resources are spent on all those 100s of mini-quests (yes, there's really that many), I think it's been a bit of a waste.

I did the storyline up to Arah with 1 character but have no intention of doing anything with my other characters. There's no meaningful reward, reason or incentive to do them beyond the Order part.

#2119004 Is the personal story too optional?

Posted Elcee on 15 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

The personal story ends around 50 anyway. Then you start Traherne's.:P

I agree with the sentiment of the OP about feeling no connection to the world. The voice acting, the writing, the "cutscenes", everything about it was abysmal. guild Wars 1 's story wasn't great, but it was a significant step above this. Maybe other devlopers will take note and realize you can't mask that kind of thing with a bunch of bells and whistles and shiny things. Botching the story was a huge turnoff for a lot of people, including me.

#2098150 the mistakes Anet admitted

Posted Sinful01 on 27 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

So it turns out to be one of those stop-gap bandage deals.

"Oh noes, gear grinders are leaving! Quick, throw in really grindy super-needing-high-demand-materials recipes/items to stop them!"

This keeps those people semi-happy for a while.  They get to push and grind and score new, better gear and flex epeen.

"Oh noes, non-gear grinders are leaving! Quick, lower requirements for the stuff we just put in!"

Now they'll tinker with the recipes and made Ascended available elsewhere and easier to get.  That will quell some of the anger from the people that hate grind.  Sure, you have to grind ... but less! Hurray!

"Oh noes, those original gear grinders, who have the gear, are done ... and others are 'catching up' to them!  Their epeens are shrinking!  Quick, throw in more gear with insane requirements for them!"

I did this dance back in the Everquest days. I hated it.  New content too grindy for anyone but a fraction of people that like it (or just have the hours to throw at it), that gets a welfare-nerf to make it easier to get for everyone else ... rinse, repeat.

Sure, there is a slim chance this is a case of one design or coding team not talking to another.  Maybe team A added the gear and team B added the recipes ... and team B is just ignorant and hasn't played the actual game enough to know 50 ectos and 250 t6 mats not only is out of reach of most players but it'll spiral the prices of pretty much all the higher level goods upwards.

Still, I find it hard to believe ANet just stumbled onto the standard grindfest MMO playbook by accident.

#2098096 the mistakes Anet admitted

Posted BrettM on 27 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

View Postjirayasan, on 27 November 2012 - 01:22 PM, said:

As he said, there won't be any better gear than ascended and legendaries, ascended will only work as a time consumer until you get your legendary and was supposed to be in the game from the start.
He did not say there wouldn't be any further gear progression. In fact, he said the exact opposite. There won't be any new rarity tiers introduced, but the existing tiers will "evolve" and there will be further progression. To me that's a distinction without a difference. What does it matter if we're chasing Exotic - Ascended - Exalted - Immaculate - Etc. with different colors or if we're chasing "evolved" versions of Fine, Masterwork, Exotic, and Ascended?

#2086153 Worth coming back, or is the game still bad?

Posted Endlessly on 18 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

No, the game hasn't changed much yet. I wouldn't bother with others' opinions on where the game has gone lately. You'll get those who defend the game until death who will tell you nothing's wrong and those who enjoy complaining as much as possible who will tell you it will never get better and can only die from here. Just look at recent patch notes and see what additions have been made. Or log in? It's not as if you're paying extra money to jump back into the game.

#2086426 Lost shore event, 2 hours of uberlag

Posted Encre on 18 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

Well i was quite disapointed with the lag, but i insisted and got to the end of the event, then THIS happened :


So.. yeah, worth it !

#2058403 The new endgame dungeon on 15th Nov.

Posted Asudementio on 02 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

Mad King's Clock Tower dungeon mode engage.

#2045300 Mad King's Clock Tower

Posted Leger on 26 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

If you're a norn or a charr, I hate you.

#2014691 You know botting is a serious problem when...

Posted Khlaw on 12 October 2012 - 11:12 PM

You see 3 people dressed the same way and doing the same thing, and reflexively start to report them...

...before realizing it's a single mesmer.  With clones.

I swear, I have two 80's and am working on another (currently 60), and it seems like I am seriously outnumbered by bots this time around in zones I've rarely seen them.

I make allowances for this being a young game, but wow...  It's getting crowded.

#2014660 Halloween! "Shadow of the Mad King!"

Posted Flaming on 12 October 2012 - 11:01 PM

View PostAlShamari, on 12 October 2012 - 10:38 PM, said:

One thing I am skeptical about:

Never one to miss out on an opportunity, Evon Gnashblade has stocked all new items at the Black Lion Trading Company, including Halloween costumes and new transforms that will allow you to play Costume Brawl with fellow costumed players.

Does this mean we're going to see more "pay to play" features that get in the way of fun events such as costume brawl?

I think some clarification is needed on the costume brawl. I think that it will work in a similer way to how GW1 does it where you are taken to the mists and made to look like a NPC from the game with no costume needed.
I also can't see any good reason why ArenaNet would want to exclude non paying customers from a small part of the game.

#2013699 Scamming

Posted Zorian51 on 12 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

Its a risk you have not using the trading post. They did put it in place for a reason. It's not really anyones fault but your own. Trust with mail at your own risk.

I really only use it to mail items to friends.