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In Topic: Will I enjoy this game as a casual player who can only play in short spurts?

22 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

I'm going to say I both agree and disagree with Dusk Wolf.

Yes, only playing 20-30 minutes can cause being in the same zone for a long time. However, whether or not that bothers you is a personal preference. It apparently bothers Dusk Wolf. It does not bother me.

A lot of how long it will take is related to skill, profession, and how you luck into where the populous is at the time. A warrior might get through the content faster than an elementalist simply do to not dying as frequently. The more skilled you are the less you die generally which will increase the completion rate.

And it depends on what you consider to be an accomplishment.

I typically only spend 20-30 minutes in game most days and sometimes I feel more accomplished on those days than I do on the days I manage to play for a while before quitting.

In Topic: Poll: Your most-played or "main" character

22 January 2013 - 01:31 AM

My current main is an Asuran Elementalist.

I'll eventually do Human Warrior and Sylvari Ranger, but those will get started once my Asuran Elementalist hits level 80. Figure I can level the alts after I get tired of hunting for legendary items.

Then hopefully at some point I'll feel brave enough to enter PvP or WvW to finish getting map completion and the PvP banner and WvW banners for the log in screen maxed out. But those are long term goals and I might try the old run as fast as I can to get the WvW places for her before then.

In Topic: Lost shore event, 2 hours of uberlag

18 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

View PostLucas Ashrock, on 18 November 2012 - 10:28 PM, said:

Lol do you believe me i cannot log even now the event is completed? I'll open a ticket per day if needed, i want my reward now, seems everyone got a precursor.

I didn't get a precursor. But I got some useful stuff as opposed my usual grabs of mostly things I can't use.

And I'd imagine it's done on some servers, but not on all servers.

But yes, reward was definitely worth my time. Of course since I'll be keeping most of it, my repair bill will set me back some since I kept dying.

In Topic: Ascended Items

14 November 2012 - 03:04 AM

View PostDidYouSeeThat, on 14 November 2012 - 02:44 AM, said:

Its a slope they need to slide down because as of right now people can be the best geared possible within a month and are left to do WvW, sPvP and making more alts. Now these things are great and all but there's no progress in these to really aim for and I wouldn't say aiming for 1 of every class is a good goal that sounds just plain boring. They need something for people to strive for and work at other than a money sink legendary that is only a skin with zero benefit besides grabbing some chicks from lions arch.

They do not need to slide down that slope. Actually, they better NOT slide down that slope. I bought this game because of the LACK of gear treadmill. I don't want to have to spend ages to get geared up to do the material. I am the casual gamer. I do not want to have to spend getting gear just to progress in the game at all.

If this game goes the way of a gear treadmill and gear gated material, I will stop playing GW2, not buy the expansion packs, and devote more time to playing Sims 2 and Sims 3. Where while I know EA's greedy and does everything for money, at least when they go against their philosophy, it's in my best interest.

In Topic: Ascended Items

14 November 2012 - 02:33 AM

View PostDidYouSeeThat, on 14 November 2012 - 02:26 AM, said:

People should really stop crying about this stuff. You can get a fully geared character in full exotics, runes, sigils, weapons everything in 1 month. Unless you like to afk more than you play or if you work 16 hours a day. If you are like most people and work 8 hours and play maybe 6+ hours this is achieved very very easily. So since a large majority of players are from WoW (speculated of course) we are looking for something more to do that challenges us and this new dungeon which drops these ascended items is just that. You could argue "just work on a legendary" well dropping 700g for a SKIN doesn't appeal to everyone. Until they make legendarys that actually give more stats than my 4g Exotic ill stick with what I have.

These new items are also barely any better than exotics. If you feel as if your going to lose a fight because the enemy has 100 more stats than you then im sorry to say but go learn to play your class because you are asking to be carried by gear instead of your skill. Having 100 stats over someone else doesn't mean you automatically beat them by any means. A great example of stats not meaning everything is when you jump into WvW on an alt and beat people up when your level 40 or 50. Having true 80 gear vs just being boosted to 80 makes a huge difference.

The problem isn't the one new tier. It's the slippery slope that put them on and they're not so great PR lately. One new tier now. What's going to be added in another several months? Another tier? It's the fear that a gear treadmill will come up that's got people up in arms. Not that ArenaNet added in the new tier of armor.

Now a dev has said that there isn't going to be another tier of armor added in a few months for people to chase and that there isn't going to be a gear treadmill. Due to past PR, no one's really comfortable just taking his word for it. And it might be a bit too late to really calm things down until several months down the line.