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Looks Like This Game is Dead

16 February 2015 - 01:13 PM

Logged in for the first time in over a year, on a Sunday evening at prime time.

Cities deserted.  No chat.

Went to the human starter area.  

There used to be a steady stream of noobs there, deserted now.

Man this game really bit the dust.

See you in another year if it's still online.

eSport, Ready or Not vDubbers!

18 September 2013 - 10:56 PM

Given the direction and the tone of Arenanet towards esport, sPVP and WvW along with their latest effort to shoehorn spvp style play sections into the borderlands, here is my prediction of what we may see not long from now in patch notes:

"Beginning with the start of the next league competition, spvp players will have the option to team exclusively with players from the same world and initiate instant spvp challenges against an opposing world in that weeks WvW match-up.  The matches will use existing mists spvp maps.

The challenged world has 2 minutes to assemble players and join the challenge spvp map.  At the 2 minute mark the fight will commence as long as at least one player from the challenged world is present.

The winning team will receive glory points, ranking points, and their world will have WvW points added to the current WvW match score.

Should no players from the challenged world enter the spvp map for this challenge, their world forfeits, and the challenger (and their world) are declared the victor and are awarded glory points, ranking points, and their world will have WvW points added to the current WvW match score.

The next league period might then be prefaced with these patch notes:

"In order to encourage spvp, all player rewards in WvW will be factored by a percentage based on each players spvp glory points.  Each world's WvW match points will be factored based on a percentage of the combined glory points of the all players on that world."

Normal non-sarcastic transmission will resume in 5,4,3,2,1...

How to Transfer to a T1 World?

17 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

Arenanet has clearly stated, 'WvW is not meant to be fair'.

If your a person who expects sports to be fair and involve equal sized teams, you may want to know the best way to get off a low tier world and transfer to a T1 world in order to play on a full team.

For a while, players on low tier worlds may have resisted transferring up the ladder due to having social ties within WvW guilds but these are rapidly dissolving due to the best players and commanders, and even guild leaders springing for transfers up the ladder.

Thanks to what seems to be a stampede out of low tier worlds, there is really no reason to stick around unless you like constantly being outnumbered and poorly led.

Basics of transferring:

1.  You have to either pay the required amount or delete all of your characters and start over from square one.

2.  You will have to camp getting into a T1 world during off peak times.

Is there anything else?  Any tips on how to get into a T1 world?

If your goal is to play on a world that on average has full participation or very close to it, what tier level is the cut off for that?

Does Retaliation Count as Tagging Foes?

18 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

Here is a WvW related question:

If your have the boon retaliation active, and a enemy player attacks you and takes retaliation damage from you, does that count as 'tagging' them, so you get credit later if they are killed, even if you never actually attack them?

How Do You Deal With Jormag?

14 June 2013 - 12:05 PM

I am just curious, the one world boss that is not a simple auto-attack fest is Jormag.

I often just skip the whole deal due to the time it takes, but when I do stick around I have given up on trying to directly attack the dragon.

Once the event gets to the point where he has been shot down, it gets pretty suicidal to try and attack him directly.

I usually just grab a flamthrower and concentrate on burning down ice crystals and minions in the back or in the path of the bomb carrying bots, but even then I don't go any closer to Jormag than about a quarter of the way.

What do you do in the end phase of the Jormag event?

Do you have other strategies or methods?