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#2159912 Map Completion in WvW

Posted Xukaiwen on 07 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

View PostImpmon, on 06 February 2013 - 02:35 PM, said:

For the people who can't do their wvw map completion I see most of you mention not being able to do it alone.  As I suggested previously you CAN ask for help from other people.  While you stand there raging about not being able to get that vista theres probably 5 other people doing the same.  Combine your rage & use the dark side of the force to get that vista and then you can run back to your completionist ideals.

Hahah!  What, isn't working together part of the light side of the Force?

Anyway, there's some things a happy-go-lucky little PUG can't do.  For example, I'm a player in T2 and a very skilled and organized server is in first place in T2.  There's no way in... Kentucket... that even with the whole might of my entire server that I will be able to map some of their keeps.  This has been the case for several weeks as there are currently four top-tier servers with a serious drop off to the fifth and sixth place servers.  (Guess which server I'm on?)

Not a big deal.  I'll wait patiently.  But I still think that the 500 Badges of Honor requirement is enough to encourage people to join WvW and enough hard work to earn part of a Legendary.  Mapping WvW is unnecessary and counter-productive.


#2092114 Black Lion Trading Company Black Friday Weekend Sales

Posted caveslug on 22 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

View PostCoren, on 22 November 2012 - 06:29 AM, said:

Ummm care to explain what black Friday is to us non Americans please? I take it it's about selling things waaaayyyy below normal price, but is there a history there? Like approaching Christmas they get rid of their old stock?

Its the day after thanksgiving, stores have really nice sales.

In reality the times have changed, Its gone from a couple of hours to an all weekend thing. The Items they advertise for super cheap are limited 5-10 per store, You have to sit in line 12 hours+ to even have a chance at the laptop for $200 or the 50inch plasma TV for $200.

Now they do have other good deals, but nothing like those teaser ones that con people into camping out in front of a store in freezing weather. Its also morphed over the years from mainly retailers, into everyone and there brother having black Friday sales. Be it a car dealership or a restaurant.

I think the "history" behind the name is also the time of year, retail stores went from red to black in profits.

Forgot to add you will see 1-5 cases of people fighting or even killing people over this crap on national news.


#1990055 Well played Anet.

Posted Kichwas on 03 October 2012 - 08:29 PM

View PostValkaire, on 03 October 2012 - 07:26 PM, said:

Wow... I guess maybe the referencing real life people thing might have like 0.01% of legal repercussions but that's pretty harsh =/ Sorry man. Some guy must've been super jelly.

When it first launched, the MMO "City of Heroes" was almost shut down from legal action by comic book companies because players started making costumes and names that were from copyrighted comics. They then adopted a very severe ToS on this issue - forcing name changes and costume changes - with bannings on repeat offenses.

http://www.gamespot....-heroes-6113055
http://www.joystiq.c...awsuit-settled/
(in the specific case, Marvel was losing many of its claims, but using names was one area they had a pretty strong argument for.)

Ever since, gaming companies have learned not to mess around on this issue. Especially NCSoft, as they're the ones who got sued last time... and they own this game...

Its not you that risks getting sued by naming your character something you have no legal right to use...

I'd rather see you wake up and be forced to name change, than ALL of us wake up and find the servers say "taken down by court injunction."


#1990123 Did Guild Wars 2 live up to your expectations?

Posted kook on 03 October 2012 - 08:44 PM

Yep, I didn't let myself go in with impossible expectations like so many people seem to think is required.

My expectation is to be entertained. When I play Guild Wars 2 I am entertained. So yea, it meets my expectations.


#1988971 Is GW2 dead?

Posted Nex on 03 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

When someone says that in their opinion the Earth is flat, you don't nod along and tell them that they are entitled to their opinion. You call them an idiot. Coincidentally, that's also what you do with the posts about how GW2 is dead.


#1981673 Social Failure?

Posted Omedon on 30 September 2012 - 03:21 PM

View PostMFGrady, on 30 September 2012 - 03:12 PM, said:

Guild Wars 2 promotes interaction between people who WANT to interact, unlike Trinity games where it is forced interaction for mutual goal. If people could solo all end game content in WoW, they would. You'd probably see a few guilds of friends or mass gaming communities doing it, but your average joe wouldn't bother.

Very very true.

The way I set my goals in WoW (played for 6 years or so, likely never again) was to ask "will I need to bug other people to do this?", seeing as I was someone that disliked being bugged by other people to finish their ill-chosen goals, it was important to my personal sense of consistency that I not become "that guy" to my respected friends.  I didn't run dungeons until the dungeon finder (but I still DO NOT want to see one in GW2, even if it means I NEVER complete a dungeon), I didn't run raids until the raid finder, and had I stayed, I would have practically lived in these new scenarios they have implemented.

As it turned out, I migrated to RIFT and then to GW2, where not only was I generally freed from "needing people," I was freed from the cookie cutter build paradigm through public content that the community wasn't empowered to exclude me from.  This is a glorious freedom that forthcoming games are going to have a hard time getting off the ground if they do not include it in their structure.

The community must be taken out of the seat of power, when it comes to majority content inclusion, and GW2 does an amazing job of that.


#1979614 Social Failure?

Posted ogrejd on 29 September 2012 - 05:30 PM

View PostGhostwing, on 29 September 2012 - 03:03 PM, said:

I'm not sure how some people can come to the conclusion that it's the game's fault though.

It is the game's fault. Due to the nature of the combat system (requirement to keep moving at all times - or else) and the extremely fast respawn times (seriously, you should *NOT* be able to kill a centaur to get at a resource node and have it respawn on you during the second swing at the node - happened to me *twice* yesterday in Kessex, one at a gummo, one at an iron. Even when it's not being insane like that, which I admit is out of the ordinary, it is FAR faster than any other open world MMORPG I've played), typing while in the field is excessively dangerous (as is doing silly things like switching weapons, checking your loot/salvaging stuff, or selecting new skills/traits or placing levelup points), so you can't chat while actually *doing* stuff, only when you're sitting in a "safe" area or are defeated.


#1976081 Misconception: GW2 Loot

Posted Bennyandthejets on 28 September 2012 - 08:16 AM

View PostTellia, on 28 September 2012 - 08:13 AM, said:

i would like them to do anything to get more people in low lvl zones. its pretty annoying trying to lvl up this way now that 90% of the low lvl zones are completely dead. i mean you can hardly do any of the events with just 1 or 2 people, and some things in maps cant be done solo, and it makes getting 100% pretty much impossible. you can tell me to l2p but also consider any new players...if its frustrating for me as an experienced player it must be really off-putting for new players cause pretty much anything they attempt cant be done by them.

if loot scaled better...maybe high lvl players would "farm" low lvl zones. the entire game world becomes endgame. and low lvl people or people lvling alts wont be playing in such a lonely, frustrating world.

This is the point I was trying to make.  Players should not be limited to 3-4 zones.  Everything should be a viable alternative.


#1976074 Misconception: GW2 Loot

Posted Tellia on 28 September 2012 - 08:13 AM

i would like them to do anything to get more people in low lvl zones. its pretty annoying trying to lvl up this way now that 90% of the low lvl zones are completely dead. i mean you can hardly do any of the events with just 1 or 2 people, and some things in maps cant be done solo, and it makes getting 100% pretty much impossible. you can tell me to l2p but also consider any new players...if its frustrating for me as an experienced player it must be really off-putting for new players cause pretty much anything they attempt cant be done by them.

if loot scaled better...maybe high lvl players would "farm" low lvl zones. the entire game world becomes endgame. and low lvl people or people lvling alts wont be playing in such a lonely, frustrating world.


#1954623 Fun stealers grrr

Posted Alidia on 21 September 2012 - 07:59 AM

I'm a squishy, old fashioned and kind hearted elementalist - I mean no harm in helping, it's just what I do. I'd feel bad if I ran past someone who'd just pulled a bunch of nasty mobs or a couple of ranged veterans and didn't at least make sure they'd be okay before getting on with my quest for shiny ore!

This feels a bit like offering your seat to an elderly lady on the bus. 19 out of 20 will be thankful and see it as common courtesy, but there will always be that one who just assumes you meant it as an insult - because she's definitely not -that- old! ;)


#1926936 Interesting opinions and reaction to the new GW2 advertisement from Non-MMO p...

Posted Chaos on 13 September 2012 - 03:15 PM

IMO the add is pointless. The whole focus on the urban-type scene and then switching over to the game in the last few seconds just left me with a feeling of anti-climax. There's no build-up for the game itself.

It's like and add where they go "Mmmm chocolate. See this chocolate? This is a yummy chocolate. We sell coffee."


#1916970 Does healing affect regen?

Posted Perval on 11 September 2012 - 01:17 PM

From what I've been able to understand, Regeneration counts as a self-buff.  As per the standard self-buff rules, Regeneration uses your own +Healing for yourself.  It doesn't matter who else granted you the Regeneration buff or what their +Healing score might have been.  So while +Healing will always help you, it's not the best choice if you're trying to make an AoE "healer" character since your Regeneration buffs on other people will be based on their own stats.


#1917854 Game is more "Diablo" than GW or WoW..

Posted BloatedGuppy on 11 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

View PostDulu, on 11 September 2012 - 03:55 PM, said:

It is grindy.

No, it isn't. This is a nonsense word. It used to mean something, like 12, 14 years ago. Now it's a completely nonsense word. It means absolutely nothing at all.

Today I woke up and ground my way out of bed after grinding sleep for 8 hours. I ground through breakfast and then ground my way into work. I'll grind through my day here, maybe taking some time outs to grind on the internet and grind through lunch. Then I'll grind home, grind through dinner, maybe grind through a book, and then grind out some love makin' with the GF. What a grind!

The word "grind" now supposes the ONLY REASON ANYONE DOES ANYTHING is progression. The only thing we exist for is the little stat bumps. Everything else is a grind. Crafting? Grind? Exploring? Grind. PvP? Grind. PvE? Grind. Events? Grind. Dungeons? Grind. This is not sarcasm, I have quite literally heard all of these things described as a grind. Some of them by players UNDER LEVEL 10.

Get to level 80? Get some bloody perspective. Go play Classic Everquest. Go sit on a hill for 24 hours, killing Tumps. Nothing but Tumps. Tumps, Tumps, Tumps. Kill a Tump, sit down for 20 minutes and LOOK AT YOUR SPELLBOOK while getting mana back. Then kill more Tumps. No events. No quests. No exploring. Just Tumps. You're in a hell level, by the way, you'll be doing this for several weeks.

Then come back here and tell me the event you did was a "grind" because you had to do it a few times. Oh noes, what a grind. WHAT A LOATHSOME GRIND.

I had to click the mouse button to shoot this guy, I'm grinding!
I had to turn the wheel to go around the track, I'm grinding!
I had to tap the button to jump over this turtle, I'm grinding!

Grinding, grinding, grinding, oh the grind! Oh, who will save us from this terrible grind!


#1908395 Dancing Through Tyria

Posted nyctrimly123 on 10 September 2012 - 12:07 AM

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, if it isn't I'm sorry.

Here is my first GW2 video, where is shows my Asura dancing through Tyria.






#1904412 My Apologies topic regarding Grind. There is no true Grind.

Posted Knuckledust13 on 09 September 2012 - 01:23 AM

Hello guys.

So I've been complaining alot lately about the grind on endgame etc, and I have been receiving lots of messages regarding Grind being optional and the easily accessible crafted Exotics.

Turns out all of this was true and I'm here to apologize to the community as a whole and to ask people to stop complaining about grind. I took the time to spend 4-5 hours today doing DEs around Orr with some CHEAP (2s each piece) magic find gear. Turns out I raised about 6 gold and could be even more if I had magic find food. I also raised about 30k karma, which almost buys one piece of fugly Orr exotic.

I am now, 12 hours after I started my intensive play test, decked in full level 80 Exotics in Dolyak Runes, and sporting also a level 80 exotic Greatsword with Accuracy Sigil. All of those were my desided stats and my just true complaint is the fugly skins. But I transmuted my HoM skins into that and solved this for now.

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I only need the Trinkets set now but that is a non issue, since the +% magic find greens are still good to make some quick buck.

The grind IS THERE, I do not back off on my statement, but I do agree now that it is entirely optional. Dungeon gear is not needed, but since Dungeons are great to make Gold as well, I think the grind is lessened.

So, there it is my conclusion:

There is grind? YES.
Is it obligatory? NO.
The game kicks ass? YES
Was I stupid for complaining more than actually playing? DEFINITELY.

There, you can all bash on me now.

Have fun and regards,
Knuckledust