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#2206090 Don't ban us for farming....

Posted Reikou on 25 May 2013 - 01:50 PM

GW2's ban policy is the absolute worst I've seen in an MMO.

They literally ban players for shits and giggles, without even any breach of the EULA.


#2175697 Anyone else slightly disappointed with the story in GW2?

Posted Lunacy Polish on 06 March 2013 - 07:02 PM

View PostNuclearDonut, on 05 March 2013 - 08:55 PM, said:

Oh please, I don't mean to sound rude but the hate for Trahearne is so unnecessary.

Trahearne, Oh Trahearne,
It is you I spurn
And I hope you burn
Upon you I would not pee.

Hey this is fun
Look what I've done
Victory won
In my locality

Choices were made
Decisions grave
Did it my way
This story about me

Then look who's this
With spindly stick wrists
Who almosts lisps
Up alongside me?

First he follows
Through plains and hollows
Then a vision throws
Emphasis off me!

The weird plant chick
moves like a dick
and puts that prick
In charge for eternity.

The rest is a coda
I fetch him his soda
Fresca, not cola
And his bitch I must be.

The Pact sayeth
He can maketh
Me smuggle meth
This is his story.

The plot goes bare
I walk everywhere
He's not even there
For Zhaitan's expiry.

Arenanet, who
wrote a Mary Sue
does laugh at you
and counts money.

There is no arc
or any real spark
Creepy eyes so dark
No hero's journey

What I'm to do?
He can go to
Hell and screw you
That's enough for me.

But all the same
It's but a lame
Part of the game
There's more to see.

You say "Good Act!"
Like it's a fact
and I overreact
but I must be

Contrary and
take up the stand
your head's in sand
Wake up buddy

The little green twat
is a vile rat
Better than that
This stupid poem be!

Trahearne, Oh Trahearne,
It is you I spurn
And I hope you burn
Upon you I would not pee.

As for how to solve the "paradox", it's not hard at all.  If the story is about Trahearne doing things to accomplish this end, then just tell that story.

1.  Give Trahearne a character arc.  They gave Tybalt a great character arc with far less resources invested.

2.  Make Trahearne likeable or sympathetic and not a Mary Sue.

3.  Make the plot in such a way that the biggest middle finger we can give the dragon is to ensure Trahearne wins.

Use the Hero's Journey where Trahearne is the hero, easiest story in the world, already written for you.  Make the PC be the Hans Solo to Trahearne's Skywalker.  It wouldn't solve all the problems but it'd be easily done and so much better.


#2175018 Anyone else slightly disappointed with the story in GW2?

Posted Lunacy Polish on 05 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

Basically it is like this.  Meet Dave.  Dave is an expert bartender who can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about any *tail imaginable or any beer wine or spirit.   But he hasn't worked in six years and lives in his mom's driveway in a 1974 Ford van.

You are moving a couch one day when Dave says oh hey let me help you with that all I do is live in a van and I know a lot about booze but I don't actually do anything.  And he says it with a really nasal lisp.

Then suddenly the heavens open up and a beam of light shines down on Dave and gives him the power to shoot lightning bolts out of his ass.  He uses this amazing new power exactly once to save a kitten from being baked into a pie.  The three largest governments on earth are so taken with Dave they dissolve their laws and pledge allegiance to him.

And Dave decides he likes you so now every soldier in the world is told you are Dave's personal slave.  Dave makes you clip his toenails and pick up his dry cleaning but h also makes you solve world hunger, cure AIDS, end racism and regulate the temperature of the planet.

With each assignment completed everyone talks more about how great Dave is and he becomes king of earth.


#2185754 Anyone else slightly disappointed with the story in GW2?

Posted Kaaboose on 30 March 2013 - 10:35 AM

Hey guys, I just covered this in my video "The Top 10 Things Guild Wars 2 Needs to Improve" and it goes over a crucial point that Anet COULD have implimented to make the personal story 10 times better.
That point is that it IS possible for the Personal Story to effect the the open world! There is video footage of this happening in GW2 Here.
Why ins't this implimented all throughout the game! This actually makes Anets claims of you having a permenent effect on the world true! And as mentioned in the video the possibilites for improve both the personal Story AND the open world as a whole are endless!


#2134806 So it seems a lot of naughty boys and girls got one last gift from Santa this...

Posted draxynnic on 04 January 2013 - 01:32 AM

View PostJONO51, on 03 January 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:

that was posted after the exploit was patched.
Pretty much my thought. ArenaNet really should have posted in the thread as soon as they were aware of it saying explicitly "This is an exploit, we're working to fix it, anyone who uses it risks a ban or rollback". Then anyone who made heavy use of it after a suitable grace time following the post could be perfectly justifiably permabanned.

For the rest... the intent of the permaban seems to be to remove the gains from the economy, so account rollbacks would have achieved that benefit and provided a suitable warning, deterrent and punishment for the future.


#2134703 So it seems a lot of naughty boys and girls got one last gift from Santa this...

Posted d_fens on 03 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

Proper thinking during software production = no exploits such as this one. Simple as that.


#2134576 So it seems a lot of naughty boys and girls got one last gift from Santa this...

Posted Millimidget on 03 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

View PostGilles VI, on 03 January 2013 - 07:45 PM, said:

And you would not be talking about Gaile like that if you knew her..
She is the friendliest dev I've ever met, she was active on the GW1W, she was often to be found online in GW1 in the capital city,...
If you say so.

"That's what has to happen to make it right for all of us."

Are you kidding me? Make it right for your bottom line by continuing to nickle and dime players into using your cash shop is more like it. They didn't even make the cash shop an attractive option by filling it with attractive items. And they're clearly more interested in chasing down a few whales than in fostering a larger playerbase which purchases fewer gems per capita.

The whole thing stinks; she could have been Mother Teressa in GW1, but this isn't GW1, and the attitude I saw displayed in her statement is beyond sad.

View PostGilles VI, on 03 January 2013 - 07:45 PM, said:

In what way is the economy miserable for the average player?
Every casual player I know have no problem getting their max armor, paying WP, repairs,...
WP and repair costs are a constant complaint from many players, and level 80 exotics are no longer so cheap that you can just hit 80 and buy them, so yeah, there's starting to be a growing problem with getting max armor (incidentally, it was never really grind free, so don't act like it was).

Meanwhile, what were the consequences of this? Higher prices for two T5 mats? I don't know about you, but the most common mat I'm collecting is mithril, so increased mithril prices are a win for me. Lower ecto prices? I've already watched my stack of 250 ectos lose 20% of the value I bought it at even before Wintersday released, but that doesn't bother me much because I need yet more, so reduced ecto prices are also a win for me.

On the other hand, it's still not worthwhile for me to go out and farm anything, not even for 20-30m. Better off just running a dungeon and buying everything off the TP. Totally underwhelming experience, but 30+ hours just to farm one stack of mats is insane.

Oh, and I don't see Gaile talking about how they're increasing precursor drop rate and drop locations, so whatever the hell she's in charge with, she certainly didn't make things right for players.


#2125410 Senseless Boring

Posted I'm Squirrel on 21 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

You could always try the shooting range in Divinity's Reach or play a super exciting survival game of Hunger Royale! They even have bar fights and other fun activities like such in GW2!...

...or so they said.              

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#2125007 Senseless Boring

Posted Dintra on 21 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

I was in a similar situation, though i didnt have full gear or legendaries, i was bored sensless just like you. Only viable idea for me was to stop playing.....so i did


#2098130 Dye drop rate now way too low

Posted TGIFrisbie on 27 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

Did you really think the spike in dye drops were just some random bug involving dyes?  No...I contend they were setting the dye drop rates lower and unintentionally increased them.  Then in order to patch that they announced they needed to "fix" them, and thus lowered them below where they had been set since release.

At first I thought the "fix", decrease, was draconically obvious.  After a while I decided it wasn't so bad, but still I agree it is MUCH lower than from release.  So now, was the spike unintentional or intentional, covering a brief period, so they could announce a "fix" that would actually reduce the rates to lower than original?

After the "no gear tread mill" "we got gear tread mill" bait and switch, I have no faith in this company's honesty about anything.


#2106750 Patch Notes for December 3rd, 2012.

Posted Mouse1981 on 04 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

View PostI, on 04 December 2012 - 04:21 AM, said:

"Guild leaders are able to demote other players of the same rank."

I wonder why it took them three months for this one.

The beauty of it all is that they released a game bugged beyond belief, and their half-incompetent "fixes" are interpreted as -working hard for the game and community- by the hardcore GW2 fans.

They also released the game in 2012 with barely any features and game modes, even without those BASIC, standard ones, and their POTENTIAL, vague plans in that department manage to incite excitement in the previously mentioned group of people. Sad, or funny?

- Car manufacturer: "We are happy to announce that we released the latest model of our car in 2012 with no tires, no steering wheel and no seats. But we are looking into it and MIGHT add them later down the road. Also, the wipers, the central locking system and fuel injection aren't working but we are working hard on fixing that"

- The masses: "Wow, this is the best car manufacturer EVER! What a car! We might even get all of the standard -equipment- Yugo has and which is essential for a car to serve it's basic purpose. This looks really promising." <orgasm>


#2094907 Hey Ascended Haters, What's Your First Ascended Item?

Posted TGIFrisbie on 24 November 2012 - 11:30 PM

Torchlight 2.


#2045739 what if....

Posted hobbes on 27 October 2012 - 02:17 AM

It would probably shout "Help us"


#2058984 Post your least favourite non-boss mob

Posted Nephele on 03 November 2012 - 01:02 AM

RISEN PUTRIFIER


#2058635 Time for a vacation!

Posted johnnyutah21 on 02 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

Hopefully pirates with hooks that they throw at you and pull you to them as you run by.