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In Topic: Ascended Items

13 November 2012 - 04:31 AM

So you need resistance gear to progress in a dungeon. Just like 2006 WoW. How original.

In Topic: Ascended Items

12 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

View PostXPhiler, on 12 November 2012 - 03:08 PM, said:

This to me sounds like these new ascended armors might be limited to the dungeon and the dungeon continues to get progressively harder perhaps requriing the upgrading of the armor itself to tackle the harder levels of the dungeon as it continues to grow.
Would be even worse. It would be like getting fire resistance before even thinking about going into Molten Core / BWL back in 2005/2006.
Once you hit 80 you should be able to get max stat gear instantly - and should be able to use that for the next few years if you wanted to.
If they introduce a gear treadmill I'm not going to play the game anymore because it would make me feel bad. It would ruin the fun I have right now.

In Topic: Ascended Items

12 November 2012 - 11:16 PM

Very disappointed in Anets design choice with this patch. Gear treadmill? Dont tell me these stats are just "slightly" better or whatever. It sucks big time. -_-

In Topic: Gender-Bending - playing as the opposite gender

05 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

Not going to allow javascript on the survey site so I'm going to answer your questions in here:

1. I prefer the looks of a female Necro, the casting animations, the walking animations and the overall feel - males have a very stiff walking animation
2. As I already said, I think the female human animations are better than the male animations - but it doesn't change the way I play the game
3. I don't identify with game characters but I do wish my character the best. That's how I feel about all characters I ever played. I don't identify with them but I feel for them and hope for a happy ending. Empathy is not the same as identifying.
4. Yes. Guild Wars 1 and World Of Warcraft. And I'm already excited about the new Tomb Raider - does that count?
5. Yes. The Guild Wars franchise in general. Because of the armor skins and animations.
6. The only single player games I played recently that would let me choose to play a female are Mass Effect 1-3 and I played with the standard male model because I think it looks amazing. And I play the Soldier class in ME, which is more fitting to males.
7. Yes. And it's very rare that people think I'm a female in the first place.
8. Haha, no, I wouldn't. I'm male and the character I play in GW2 is female - which still means I'm male - end of story.

In Topic: Rate GW2!

05 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

I rated it a 7 and think I'm being very fair with that rating.

What's great about the game:
- Graphics and world design
- Overall polish
- No questmob stealing
- No monthly costs
- playstyle including casting while walking, fluid combat and all that technical stuff, "feeling" your character
- regular events (October/November/December as of know - pretty exciting)

What's 'ok' about the game:
- Performance is in most cases good (a few issues like character loading)
- Relatively fast leveling
- Dungeon variety (pretty decent considering the game was just released)
- Interface (most of it is amazing, but some windows like the Trading Post are severely lacking)
- sPvP and tPvP (as long as there is no ladder with truly unique titles and items to gain it is not motivating enough, but the PvP system itself is pretty great)
- Camera, even though turning around with your mouse is still a little bit too choppy (it needs to be rock-solid to feel amazing)

What's crappy about the game:
- Personal story and storyline
- Dialogue windows / no cutscenes
- Boring leveling/questing, even though leveling areas LOOK beautiful
- Setting the mood through ingame music (I srsly don't get this - they have such an amazing composer, but while actually playing the game, the soundtrack is extremely boring)

In my opinion it already is one of the best MMOs out there and it has a lot of potential. I really hope a new AddOn will add a truly exciting storyline with cutscenes, emotions, true heroes and a great soundtrack. This + an oriental setting would make the game pretty much perfect for me.