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#2094669 The Problem with Alts

Posted pumpkin pie on 24 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

My problem with alt is that I have
1) not enough time
2) not enough character slots

my main is an Asura Engineer, my alt is Norn Ranger (lvl 25) as I have originally plan to be my main, another alt, a human Elementalist (lvl 18)  and i really really want to play an Asura Thief, and Asura Guardian, Asura seem fit for the thief profession very well, and Asura Guardian would be so cute! but i really don't want to start out from the same place again so soon because with the little time i have i want to play as many different story lines as possible, it is also not so good when the character slots is limited, because I want to have a Charr Engineer, Charr Thief, etc. Basically i want to have all profession for every race .... which is impossible ... with the time allow to me ... I don't know, my problem is not that i don't want to play the game, is that i simply do not have time to do all that . and not being able to solo the game is a hindrance too, since it means i have to spend time waiting for other players and vice versa ...  anyway .... i hate one time event too :P

#2091591 My Love Hate GW2 Relationship, whats yours?

Posted Khlaw on 21 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

My relationship: love/wait.

There are some thing that need to evolve or change, but so far nothing has kept this from being my current favorite MMO.

#2091608 My Love Hate GW2 Relationship, whats yours?

Posted Dasryn on 21 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

i love it, dont hate it.  what can i say?

ive played a lot of mmos: WoW, Aion, Swtor, LotRO, Tabula Rasa, Vanguard, Perfect World, Warhammer, FFXI, Rift and The Secret World.

GW2 is better than every single one of those on that list, can anyone argue that?

#2045412 GW2 longevity?

Posted Mikhel129 on 26 October 2012 - 11:04 PM

I have always been an MMO fan and I feel that with GW2 I have finally found the ideal middle ground. After playing casually for two months I got my character max statted and I feel like I am done. I mean 'done' in a good way. To top that, it was a rewarding expierence as well. Didn't feel like a grind. Now I can log in for a few hours a day, do some WvW, some sPvP or some exploration. There are still alot of classes for me too explore as well. In other MMO's I always felt like fighting an uphill battle into trying to balance playing casually and still be able to compete, which always resulted in giving up at some point.

I defenitely get that for hardcore players 'skins' aren't enough of an incentive to keep playing, and I agree that some hard-pve content would be very nice. People want to be the first at 'x' or have the strongest 'x'. However, you guys must also understand that for some people, a more 'casual' MMO is really nice for a change.

I am really looking forward to GvG type of content and have direct competition between guilds.

#1875828 120 DE for 1 Exotic armor acceptable?

Posted RedStar on 04 September 2012 - 05:12 AM

Some players are rather cute when they remember GW1. They seem to forget some funny details, like I don't know, the fact that for the first few months a Superior Vigor Rune cost 100k...And let's not talk about monk runes because those were used in farming and finding one was so exceptional because some players would camp the trader, thus he was always out of stock.

Or the way they talk, it's like they were instantly rich and already knew every farming spot and how to do it. For some people it wasn't exactly a walk in the park to gather the cash and the necessary materials. Then you had to get the runes and now you have to also get the insignias.

#1945544 "Outmanned" needs a massive fix.

Posted RabidusIncendia on 18 September 2012 - 10:30 PM

Outmanned, for those who don't know, is a buff that triggers when you are extremely outnumbered in WvWvW.  You get some mild PvE buffs (20% Magic find, 33% karma, 33% exp) .  The reward is so poor it does not even cover the loss in event wins fro being so outmanned.  It even does the opposite: when people see outmanned, they log out because they just don't see a point.

I play on Sorrow's Furnace, and people are stopping upgrades on towers and keeps because it is becoming accepted fact that once we go to bed, when we wake up, everything will be "green" (owned by Fort Aspenwood).  Literally.  On borderlands, during the early morning, we're outnumbered 30 to about 4, and even the most intelligent, experienced, players in a heavily fortified keep cannot hold anything, and cannot even take a camp.

People don't go to WvWvW for in game monetary rewards, because even with +100% magic find, +100% karma, + 100% exp, you're still better off doing dynamic events, more so if you're the one footing the bill for siege weapons.


Outmanned should ideally be balanced such that numbers will always be more advantageous, but that players who are outmanned should at least have a decent chance of playing defense.  So I suggest outmanned give some effects to that end, and be tiered to be more accurate.

Tier 1:  Server has 80% of the population of the most populous server on this map.
Buffs:  Just another 5% max health, like an orb of power

Tier 2:  Server has 60% of the population of the most populous server on this map.
Buffs: +10% max health, + 5% damage, Camp/Tower/keep upgrades -50% cost (in gold, same supply)

Tier 3: Server has 40% of the population of the most populous server on this map.
Buffs: +15% max health, +10% Damage, Camp/Tower/keep upgrades -75% cost, +50% damage vs NPCs, no damaged armor on death

Tier 4: Server has 25% of the population of the most populous server on this map.
Buffs: +20% max health, +25% Damage, Camp/Tower/keep upgrades free, +100% damage vs NPCs, no damaged armor on death

With this suggestion, even in the aforementioned scenario of 30 to 4, the 4 would still lose, but maybe in something a little less skewed they would have a fighting chance.

And while WvWvW is a gold sink, I think you'll find people will spend more with the upgrade cost reductions simply because they have a chance of holding.

A proper outmanned will solve some of the current mismatches, as well as some of the horribly skewed stuff going on like unofficial oceanic servers getting screwed.

#1948962 I guess that's why it doesn't have a subscription.

Posted eAzydaman on 19 September 2012 - 07:01 PM

Them carrots...mmm.. tasty. What happend to gaming.

#1916345 Your doing it wrong...

Posted ShadeMoon on 11 September 2012 - 09:52 AM

All of you are playing GW2 wrong. I am here to tell you how you are playing it wrong so you can stop. Here goes:

-If you are running around doing the Hearts and geting 100% map completion instead of sitting in one spot doing DEs then you are doing it wrong...
-If you are staying in one spot grinding DEs instead of exploring the beautiful game world then you are doing it wrong...
-If you are playing for 10+ hours per day and trying to complete all the content as fast as possible then you are a no-lifer who should get a job and you are doing it wrong...
-If you are only playing for a limited amount of time due to real life then you aren't a real gamer and a noob and you are doing it wrong...
-If you are grinding crafting xp and sitting in a city instead of exploring the map and doing events then you are doing it wrong...
-If you are not leveling your crafting, crafting your own gear, and taking advantage of the xp from crafting then you are doing it wrong...
-If you are fighting in the big zerg and spamming aoe in WvWvW instead of showing your skill in small fights then you are doing it wrong...
-If you are trying to 1v1 people in WvWvW to boost your e-peen instead of helping capture the main objective with your team then you are doing it wrong...
-If you are spending money in the Cash Shop on gems then you are lazy and silly for wasting IRL money for in-game money and you are doing it wrong...
-If you are grinding in-game gold to buy CS gems then you should get another IRL job and stop being a poor no-lifer because you are doing it wrong...
If you are solo-queueing for sPVP and trying to win small 1v1 and 1v2 fights instead of having a dedicated premade team then you are doing it wrong...
If you are playing sPVP with a group that you worked hard to put together to make sure you had good synergy and strategy instead of solo-queueing then you are getting carried because you can't play 1v1 and you are doing it wrong...
If you are a solo player and don't belong to a guild but complain about lack of social interaction and group content in game then you are doing it wrong...
If you spend all your time playing with your guild and friends while excluding players from your elitist clique and complain about there being too much solo-oriented content in an MMO then you are doing it wrong...

My way is the only correct way to play the game because I know everything about MMOs and anyone who disagrees is a fanboy hater elitist noob troll.

So anyone who disagrees with me is wrong.

#1910436 Could it be that B2P have saved Anet?

Posted Milennin on 10 September 2012 - 11:03 AM

The only thing that has saved ArenaNet is the awesome game they made.

#1710851 Life after 80?

Posted FuzzyGreenBunnies on 11 August 2012 - 06:42 AM

lol honestly, why is there yet another thread dedicated to folks freaking about lvl 80 and what to do once there.. GW1 only went to lvl 20 and people played it quite happily for 5+ years.. I'm quite sure GW2 will do just fine.. so chillax people

#1673373 Remind me again why not gear based?

Posted Kichwas on 03 August 2012 - 06:05 PM

Gear treadmill: Everyone has to get better gear, and pretty much the same exact gear - because min-maxing will end up with "The sword that has +1 to Omph but +0 to OhnoyouDidnt is better than the one with +1 to OhnoyouDidnt and +0 to Omph...

- This means with every patch and Xpac, old content becomes OOOOLLLLLDDDD and useless. Granted you can still play it due to the 'sidekicking' feature leveling you down. But the loot is junk.

Fashion treadmill: Everyone has a different opinion of what looks cool, or this guy would not have happened:
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So its a more varied experience... and tastes can change because lets all admit it now, at least those of us who were alive at the time: we all used to think that look was cool...

On a fashion treadmill, everybody gets to have their own personal grind. Its not about who's gear is best, but looking the way you want your hero to look, eve if you look like him:
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Another great thing about no gear grind: PvP matters more on the E-peen scale.

If you dish out the smackdown on me, I will know -YOU- beat me. Not your gear. I will have no excuse, other than to blame my ISP or pretend a cat ran over my keyboard... In a game with a gear grind, who is best at PvP has no meaning, at all... anyone can be, if they just grind enough points to out buy everyone else...

#1660100 It's Official: SWTOR going F2P

Posted Reason on Cooldown on 31 July 2012 - 09:48 PM

I hear they've added explosion rings to all attacks, made sure all enemy targets fire first, digitally enhanced all missions, and added 5 more min of never before seen cut scenes. ;)

#1656392 Downside to one-handed weapons

Posted DrunkenMadKing on 31 July 2012 - 12:56 AM

Fist meet Sword... Fist meet ground... bloody stump meet end of discussion on empty offhand weapon skills.

#1550813 Anyone else regretting preordering, still not knowing the release date?

Posted eviator on 26 June 2012 - 07:49 PM

Nope, but for me money isn't an issue. I'm old enough to understand the value of patience. I want the game, but I want it to release in a good state, and so I'm willing to wait for that.

#1550807 Anyone else regretting preordering, still not knowing the release date?

Posted Lethality on 26 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

View PostLightingbird, on 26 June 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

I fully paid for this game and Im really starting to regret that I did.   I've pretty much lost all of my excitement for the game and the lack of still no release date just makes it worse.  Its clearly a mistake I made.  

So with that said, anyone else feel the same way?

Would you buy it when it comes out anyway? If so, then there's nothing to worry about. If not, then call up ArenaNet and get your refund, which they gladly will do.