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EphraimGlass

Member Since 09 Jul 2012
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In Topic: GW2 has a content, not a feature problem.

16 July 2014 - 03:57 PM

View PostI post stuff, on 16 July 2014 - 03:38 PM, said:

Exotics are the power plateu, Ascended is just a little oomph. Besides, it's cheap. Ascended weapons cost less than many "cool" skins, and armor only costs about 300-400g to craft. That's nothing.

I'm waiting for something to go up in price on TP, then I'll buy an Ascended set for all my toons that don't have it. Could do it sooner, but I messed up really badly.

As I sometimes do, I'd like to interject the ultra-casual perspective.  You say 400g is nothing?  I'm not sure that I've made that much across all my characters, since Day 1.  I currently have about 110g banked.  I'm sure I've spent a decent amount getting six characters to level 80, outfitted in exotic gear, and all the crafting professions to 400+.  Probably not 300g, though.  I don't really have enough time to play to fit into many guilds.  With just my wife and me playing as a duo, making money isn't easy.  I can show up for world events but grinding dungeons with just two people is a nonstarter.

In Topic: Event Chains

15 July 2014 - 03:11 PM

I like to play through entire event chains but it's not always clear that a new event will shortly follow.

In Topic: What can I do that's fun?

08 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

View PostPhineas Poe, on 08 July 2014 - 04:37 PM, said:

Lupi is an organization check, not an individual dodge skill check. It's one of the better designed fights in the game. Of course, like most fights, it also demands having a good guardian and mesmer for support.

Sort of responding to the whole post and your previous one.  Didn't want to spam copypasta.

As a very casual player, I find the mindset that you're professing somewhat frustrating.  I don't dispute the facts of what you're saying.  It's obvious to suppose that any subset of content will have an optimal way to approach it.  What I find frustrating is how quickly in the minds of many players that "optimal" becomes "right" and "right" becomes "singular."  Furthermore, there is the assumption that less experienced players will nonethless know what they're supposed to do or will simply follow orders, for their own good.

I must confess that I don't know how to fight Lupi and the odds are good that at this point I never will.  The majority of people who even glance at that content are, like yourself, intent on completing it quickly.  They have little interest in teaching a casual how to play with the big boys.  I'm not begging for help.  I'm trying, however, to highlight a divide among the player base.

"So what?" might be a sincere expression that the person truly isn't concerned with earning rewards quickly.  Alternately, it might be a psychological defense.  After all, if there is a correct way to play a character or to approach a dungeon, then those of us playing differently must be wrong.  I'll admit that I don't appreciate that thought.  If the choice is between having to study and work to enjoy what is supposed to be my pastime or rejecting the high-end content and its rewards, I can hardly blame some people for choosing the latter.

In Topic: Entanglement Begins July 15!

08 July 2014 - 05:39 PM

I've watched the trailer twice and I can't see a hint of a corrupted Sylvari.  There are plants everywhere but I didn't see any that looked humanoid.  What am I failing to notice?

In Topic: Scarlet Is Dead - Haiku Giveaway

04 July 2014 - 02:10 PM

Trembling Tyria
Stood witness to her madness
Blood coloured terror