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beadnbutter32

Member Since 27 May 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 22 2014 12:28 PM

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In Topic: GW2 Comes to MLG

01 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

I tried watching a number of these tournaments.

GW2's GUI is simply not up to the task.

As a spectator, trying to watch this from a stream, it is just ridiculous.

It is impossible to identify the players by name, number, or team most of the time.

The casters are to the man, so intent on proving how cool they are by spouting non-stop jargon that they make no attempt to describe the action in a way that anyone who is not a full time spvp competitor can understand it.

Judging from the viewership numbers, for every tournament to date, this is a stillborn enterprise.

In Topic: ANET employee trolling GvG

28 September 2013 - 12:50 PM

Anet has painted themselves into an untenable position with WvW, and they are using the GVG 'issue' to divide the WvW player base and weaken the ongoing WvW customer faction that is not satisfied with the current direction of WvW.

Anet would much rather player's argue between themselves about GVG than face a unified WvW player base that disagrees with the direction Anet is taking WvW.

In Topic: What is everyone's thoughts on Traveler runes?

28 September 2013 - 12:26 PM

As a guardian running a 'Healaway' WvW build, the 15% boon duration for just 2 runes, means I don't have to stress myself running dungeon pugs to get a pair of monks runes.  I am a casual player, I don't put in the hours that all the hammerheads here do in the game.  The few percentage points difference between a Major Water and a Superior Monks is not worth the aggravation that is trying to grind dungeon tokens when so much of the player base is out chasing the flavor of the week achievement points.

2 Superior Water, 2 Major Water, and 2 Superior Traveler and you have 40% boon duration, add some saffron mango ice cream and then you have 60%.  What's not to like.

Just look at the TP prices, Travelers are popular and the high price shows players value them.

In Topic: Do you still play GW2, and why?

26 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

I wanted to update my experience.  I wrote back in July how I was burned out on the PVE side of things, and had switched to WvW.

After a solid 2 months of WvW, and the match up changes, coming league and the bloodlust patches, I am not so enamored.  WvW is still fun, but I am on a low tier world and week after week of getting steam rolled by higher tier worlds is pretty boring, so I am cutting back.  I am not about to spend cash to transfer to a crowded server packed with bandwagon opportunists and trust fund kids.

I have played enough 'pay to win' type MMOs, I am not falling for that scam any more.

I used to play every day for at a least 2-4 hours, but it's more like every other day now.  I have been playing MMO's and online FPS for over 7 years, I have seen games come and go, and along with them all the virtual gear and achievements I spent so much of my life on.

There is not much to show for that huge portion of my life other than the fact that I was entertained and at least it was not as bad as passively staring at the TV like so many do.

Despite Arenanet's efforts to turn WvW into sPVP on a bigger map, WvW has yet to be completely ruined, so I expect I will continue to pop in 3 to 4 days a week for a couple of hours, when I feel like it, but my days of grinding are over, unless something really new and original comes along.  Everquest Next looks interesting, but it's specs are beyond my current gear, so there is a significant cost factor will delay my entry.

In Topic: What's the one feature you'd like to see GW2 import from another MMO?

23 September 2013 - 11:52 AM

I wish they would make changes to counter the bandwagoning of players to the top tier worlds in WvW.
I have seen a constant stream of the best players, commanders and guilds transfering to higher tier worlds.
The longer it goes on, the worse the matchups get.