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Kaukomieli

Member Since 18 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 18 2013 12:11 PM

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

11 June 2013 - 10:05 AM

Yep, still playing, and more actively than ever. Well, at least as actively as I did during the first month or so. I tend to log in and play a couple of hours almost every day, and also keep a GW2 Tumblr-blog, which also keeps me invested in the world and the characters. I have not stopped playing because I'm still having fun and I still have plenty and plenty of meaningful things to do - finishing the storyline up to the point I'll be able to (no Arah, I'm going to pretend it's not a part of it), exploring all the PvE maps, finishing as many jumping puzzles as possible, getting human cultural tier 2 armor for both of my human characters, trying out all orders (I'm completely missing Vigil atm, and am not done with Order of Whispers either), trying out different professions and different races, just generally doing whatever I feel like doing in-game.

It has flaws - I'm more than aware of that. But I enjoy it anyway, because for me those flaws are not game-breaking. :)

In Topic: One Long Term Goal vs. Multiple Short Term Goals: What keeps you attached to...

02 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

I was just reading about Hofstede's cultural dimensions and Long term vs. Short term orientation in particular so I nearly laughed when I saw this thread - wonderful break from theory... or not. ^^

Personally I work on an incredibly short term orientation, meaning "do whatever the kitten you want to do atm" - mainly meaning that I do whatever is in front of my nose and/or on my mind. I have a couple of longer term goals such as world completion (25% on highest level character, so definitely taking my time), acquiring certain armor skins, and hopefully, at some point, getting at least one character to lvl 80, but those are all optional things and I don't work actively and systematically towards them at all. These things probably end up happening almost by accident while I'm paying attention to something else. :)

I guess my biggest motivation for playing Guild Wars 2 is that I enjoy the world and the lore and the view. I'm 22 and a university student/circus teacher, and treat the game as a way of escaping deadline stress, adult stuff, and so on, and not something I need to "beat" or complete, so to speak. I think that's partly why I usually get motivated more by short-term goals such as 'completing this event' or 'getting to that vista' instead of long-term goals - creating those bigger goals and actively pursuing them would bring the stress and the pressure into the game, which would be counter-productive to the reason I play in the first place.

In Topic: Legendary Weapon - I can't decide if I really want one. Do you?

27 March 2013 - 04:12 PM

Should there be a time when I magically have in-game money to spend, and happen to have the materials without even trying, I could see myself making one. But the reality is that I'm always piss-poor, play irregularly, more interested in armor skins than weapons, and getting to a point where I have run out of expensive armor skins to even try buying is probably about ten years from now, I'm not considering it something that will happen. :D

In short, no it's not something I actively want. If I happen to have one at some point, I will of course be happy.

In Topic: Wintersday is coming!

27 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

Oh, yay! :D I like how the event is actually pretty long, because my computer couldn't handle GW2 on Halloween. Because Wintersday spans over a longer time, I'll probably find less crowded times to play and enjoy the holiday content. :)

In Topic: What's Your Goal?

25 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

My goal is to have fun, get 100% world completion, and... I dunno, have more fun. :D? I like progressing lowly, and my highest level character at the moment is 35-ish, so this game is going to keep giving for a long time for me, haha! One of my goals is also getting the human cultural tier 2 for a light armor character. Which is funny because as I speak, I don't have a light armor wearing human character, ha! I guess making one and sticking to her is going to be the first goal! And I guess the biggest goal for me is to complete the main storyline at least once. *shrug* At this point the end doesn't seem important! The journey does. <3