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#2088886 So Andrew Macleod Threw His Jughead Crown In On Ascended and Gear Score / Checks

Posted Alleji on 20 November 2012 - 07:16 AM

Ascended gear would've been perfect without additional stats except for the agony resistance.

#2041435 Why do you all still play this game?

Posted Juanele on 25 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

Because I still have fun, nothing more, nothing less.

#2000269 What does Anet's behavior say to you

Posted Al Shamari on 07 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

Why do people continue to say "lack of updates"? Do you expect a new major patch fixing every broken dynamic of the game every week, or? It has been a little over one month since release. They have released a major patch that fixed many of the common bugs in-game that numerous people were complaining about, balanced some professions and changed some schemes that were not meant to be part of the game. They're going to be releasing an in-game Halloween event towards the end of the month (a big thing in Guild Wars) which will release loads of temporary new content, give a boost to the economy (think of events as stimulus packages), etc. If you're expecting more common patches, sorry you're going to be disappointed. Areanet is smarter than that. Common patches have flaws, they fix minuscule amounts of content that leave people complaining, balances will not be done correctly and have to be fixed the next week. They can not make calculated decisions that fast. There would be more problems in the updates than in the content already in place of the game, leaving them with more work to fix for the next week. It has been a month for crying out loud, I will continue to say this! The PvP balance is better than it ever was, the issues with botting and other related things is far less prominent than the first month of almost any other MMO on the market and you're still complaining about issues. Give them 3 months, 5 months. Let things run their course.

I really hate to get all "fanboy" in threads like this and act like the little boy sitting on Arenanet's lap, but these demands are often time downright unintelligent and reflect upon the fact that most players know very little about game maintenance and have unreal expectations as to how it should be handled.

As far as the "gem store" issue. I agree, and you can thank some staff changes within Arenanet for that. They're going to continue to push it, but as of right now Guild Wars 2 is not 'play to win' and we can cross our fingers that it will never become that way. I think the whole of Arenanet as a studio has the integrity to never let the game cross that line. Until then, they can push the gem store as much as they want as long as it really doesn't affect gameplay. I will continue to ignore it, and those who use it can continue to use it.

#1939449 Anyone else feeling a little burnt out from this game?

Posted Woohaa on 17 September 2012 - 07:56 AM

sigh, i posted this in another thread but i'm going to say it again.  Why do you guys get upset when people say this game isn't for you?  They're not trying to be mean.  this game isn't like other mmos and it's not for everyone.  But when they say that people get mad.  People aren't flaming you because you have a difference of opinion.  They're flaming you because you don't understand why you don't enjoy the game and instead of just moving on to a game you do enjoy.  You want Anet to change it so you do enjoy it.

many of you are burnt out because you expected some endgame content that never existed.  You rushed to 80 and never bothered to enjoy the game while you were doing it.  Now your 80 and don't really know what to do with yourselves because there's no carrot being dangled infront of you other then a legendary that will take months to craft.  Take the game for what it is, take a step back and see if you enjoy the game.  Not everyone will like this game and if you don't then try something else, or wait for MoP to come out.

#1939083 Anyone else feeling a little burnt out from this game?

Posted Oddwin on 17 September 2012 - 04:46 AM

listen. i think the issue here is that everyone is still thinking that because this game comes with the title of "MMO" It shuold also follow the same formula as past mmo's have.

This is 100% false.

MMO means "Massive Multiplayer Online". And that in turn translates to "A lot of people play this at the same time, over the internet".

And that is ALL it means.

I give mad props to Arenanet for giving us something new and creative and completely outside of the box. I for one am having a blast.. but I have also already stated to everyone else I know that I KNOW this will NOT be the game I spend hours and hours on end playing.

But you have to keep in mind that is exactly what Arenanet has offered us. They have never once said anything in regards to being the new end-all-be-all game. In fact .. they have been nothing but humble about the fact that they wanted to give us something really, really, really good.. for cheap, and keep it completely casual.

I'm not saying this is exactly what I am after .. but It's the same reason I play League of Legends.... I can put it down.. and not feel bad.

When I played Wow (For 6 years DAILY) *Shudder* .. I loved EVERY minute of it.. and I would LOVE for someone to give me that feeling again.. and I am sure someone will eventually do it. In fact.. I have really been having to reconsider Rift due to how awesome Storm Legion is shaping up to be. And I hated Rift.. and I mean Hated. But it't starting to grow into a really interesting game, and might be worth a second look.

All I am saying is if your bored, load up steam and play something else. Or go play LOL. Shit even a few round of Angry birds might make you feel better.. this is the beauty of GW2 .. it's not going anywhere, and you don't have to feel like your wasting your money .. AND .. it's only going to get better.

And if you need to end game.. there are PLENTY of games that offer that .. not saying any of them are good.. but they are there for you .. and your $15.00/month.

Oddwin out.

#1927728 Post Your Mesmer!

Posted Evans on 13 September 2012 - 06:35 PM

Here's my mesmer (only lv. 8): Byron Shimmerclaw

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Charr mesmers (well Charr period) seem to be pretty rare, probably because they can't dress up as easy as Humans/Norn/Sylvari. I wanted to take the challenge.

First of all, my Charr was not going to be some ferocious beast. You can't really see from the picture, but he has the round, gentle, 'old' face. Combined with the small horns and huge ears that sort of form a beard he looks very gentle and wise. Flavourwise I made his dignity and charm equal so he's got a diplomatic personality.

Secondly I chose Ash legion for him. Compared to the Blood legion which I played earlier, they seem much more friendly and caring. There was genuine sympathy for me losing most of my warband, and even though I only did the first lv 4 quest so far, my Charr seems to care about other and has a 'No one gets left behind' mentality, which I find very fitting for him.

Lastly he's wearing the Feathered pants, because they have a very convenient gap in the back which perfectly fits his tail, so no clipping (yay!). I have to say that I love the way he handles a greatsword, even though I probably won't be using it that much.

#1936772 Bought costume can only be used once!

Posted SpiralCee on 16 September 2012 - 08:14 AM

It clearly states in the description that it's one-time use.

Also, ANet is not greedy. They are running a business and must have a way to make ongoing income in order to pay for the ongoing servers they have to keep running for everyone. That stuff's not free! Yes, they got a nice influx of cash from selling the game at $60 a pop or whatever, but in order to maintain the servers, the staff and the updates, they need to have a continuous source of income. They have chosen to forgoe a subscription fee and allow the players to decide if they want to pay real money for cosmetic items only.
Anet is doing it right. High fives and head butts to them!

#1934130 kind of getting bored already.

Posted Red_Falcon on 15 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

I don't get all these WoW kids coming to GW2 and expecting to be catered to.
GW2 was made for people who hate traditional MMOs.
If you enjoy WoW then you didn't belong to GW2 in the first place.

#1902631 ArenaNet lied. It's NOT going to be easy to reach the "Power Plateau...

Posted Lord_Demosthene on 08 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

I'd be really happy if GW2GURU mods started to lock such threads, because I'm honestly tired of self-entitled "prophets", "professional game reviewers" and "fans voicing their concerns" making every time a new thread, that ultimately serves only to highlight their "great experience" with the game and "wisdom" to enlighten the masses.

OP, there are many more threads just like yours, post there. As with the "OMG I GOT BANNED" thread, we don't need a new thread every single time someone is frustrated with the game and is looking for a ring of supporters to champion his cause.

Post where it's relevant and stop flooding the general discussion with your personal remarks - if you want to do that, write a BLOG - that's the right place for your personal opinions. Alternatively, drop your crown of "I'm important, hey, look at me!" and make POSTS in relevant threads, not new THREADS for the sake of making them in general discussion just to draw attention.

#1866522 Whats the point of progressing in this game?

Posted volcanicstrad37 on 02 September 2012 - 02:16 PM

View Postmuniek, on 01 September 2012 - 11:01 PM, said:

The carrot on a stick is a time&effort investment / reward system. If you take away this "carrot", hence also reward from a game you leave only time consumer with no point. If you think mmorpgs were insulting players then i ask you how come gw2 dont insult you that you are bound to do exactly same things as in other mmorpgs but WITHOUT having the joy reward the "carrot" was offering? How come struggling around with no point is less insulting for you as a player?

Um, video games for a long time as a reward for finishing the game were credits.......credits!!! You play a game for hours and hours to see.....credits. Gaming is about having fun.  If you only have fun by acquiring things and not just gaming, go work another job and buy real things. Gaming is about relaxing and enjoying a new world. Not about "what do I get for this"

#1866397 Whats the point of progressing in this game?

Posted sty0pa on 02 September 2012 - 01:38 PM

View Postmuniek, on 01 September 2012 - 11:01 PM, said:

The carrot on a stick is a time&effort investment / reward system. If you take away this "carrot", hence also reward from a game you leave only time consumer with no point.

Then you're probably right - for you there is no point.  I understand, and I'm not being patronizing at all.
For you, if I understand correctly, you want to get to "the destination".  You're absolutely right that there's not a significant step up in enjoyability or anything at the end, at least not yet.  If that's your yardstick for "fun", the game is not fun.

I think it's ironic that you say you're "too old" for this sort of game; what I've found at 46 is that I'm enjoying 'the ride' more than the ever-receding "destination" designed into previous MMO designs.

When I was a young pup, I couldn't comprehend why my parents could enjoy things like beautiful views or driving not to go anywhere but look at the fall colors.  Now I 'get it', and my kids totally don't understand.

#1865521 Whats the point of progressing in this game?

Posted Robsy128 on 02 September 2012 - 08:32 AM

Erm... I have no idea what game the OP is playing. I mean, no character progression? Really? Let me tell you something: I went to Blazebridge Steppes at level 40 and wanted to face the Shatterer (who's level 50). I evaded all level 50 attacks that could one-hit me. I was running along a valley when, all of a sudden - BOOM. I was downed! And I could see the Shatterer at the end of the valley, breathing fire over people, smacking his claws into the ground, etc. I was so close and yet so far. I missed the event. So, I decided to level up more - get better gear. I finally managed to get to him at level 43. I sat inside a turret and kept firing at him because I knew that if I stepped outside or anywhere near him, I would be downed instantly once again, and there was no way that I was going to miss one of the most epic bosses I have seen in an MMO. I've now fought the Shatterer about 4 times, and I'm now level 60. I still go back to him, but each time I try different tactics. I can now survive a lot of his attacks and the attacks of his minions as well. I have progressed.

The same thing happened in Sparkfly Swamp. I raced to Tequatl (if that's how you spell his name) and kept being instantly downed. I'm level 60 at the moment, like I said before, and have only fought him once at level 56. I look forward to trying him out again, to see how long I can last and what different tactics I can use. I'm progressing with my character.

I also have to keep upgrading my gear. I'm also working through the personal storyline. I'm doing crafting. I'm exploring every inch of the world. All of these things are progression. If you don't want to do them, then that's fine. You can play the game however you want to play. I'm taking my time to hit level 80, because once I do, I'll recognise it as an achievement and be able to say: 'woohoo - 80! :D' If you don't take joy from the progression in Guild Wars 2, then perhaps this game isn't for you. There are also daily achievements to complete, as well as dungeons in both explorable mode and story mode. There's also PvP, which is basically a whole other game all by itself.

The point of the downscaling system is that you can see other parts of the world and still enjoy the content without one-hitting everything and ruining the game for other players. You're more powerful when down-scaled, yes, but you're not uber-powerful. The whole point of Guild Wars 2 is to have fun. If you're not having fun, then perhaps this game isn't for you.

#1864228 Whats the point of progressing in this game?

Posted Xyniin on 02 September 2012 - 01:46 AM

Im not surprised to see this post and others on this board saying "Im bored" , "what now" , etc.....a large number of gamers have never truly played an rpg , just mmos that have been created with the rpg tag at the end....

This is whats making gw2 a truly polarizing mmoRPG (rpg being the key word since so many people have forgotten or never truly know what it means to play an rpg).......so many people have been brainwashed by the past years of clones believing its all about winning, grinding,end game,bosses....people need to start opening their mind to what an rpg really is that gw2 is trying to bring back......stop and smell the roses, its the journey,etc.....this world has become so compulsive not just in games, overeating, overdrinking,overworking,etc......its all about the end not how you got there.....gw2 is more like a novel that you have to sit down and really immerse yourself in , not a comic book like so many mmos have been the past decade or so....

so my only advice to the OP is if you dont like this story, then go find another book/mmo that suits you because gw2 like any other mmo game will not be for everyone, especially those not willing to get off the iwin/grind/gear treadmill and just let themselves "experience" a game for the first time instead of just try to win it........

#1854354 Kinda bored of the game already

Posted Vayra86 on 31 August 2012 - 11:53 AM

I kind of felt the same way as OP in the past week of playing GW2. But then I realised that the only reason this feeling comes up is because previous games 'forced' you into a certain task (ie. get capped, get geared, meet min requirements for Quest A to progress to B etc.).

Now that I have gotten used to a different game, I also came to realise that a game is actually way more entertaining, more fun without goals that are set for you - I now set my OWN goals for the playtime I have available. One day I'm hunting down skill points in random zones, the other I try to grab some vista's and get 100% completion elsewhere, and when something gets tedious I switch to some sPVP.

I have never been so relaxed playing an MMO as with GW2. Truly a great change. But you only notice this when you realise that in every other MMO you're actually a slave of the system. GW2 does not have that.

#1821877 PvE Kind of Boring?

Posted pumpkin pie on 26 August 2012 - 08:11 AM

there are so many things to do in one game , i am overwhelmed .... haven't a clue what or where to start, i often find myself heading to point A after an hour, finding myself ending up at point Z , totally carried away doing something other than what i headed out to do.... its the opposite of boring in my humble opinion, but i think that is thanks to my inability to concentrate on one task at hand, must do many things  :P. anyway, i am taking a break from the game to do some cycling, otherwise i think my skin is starting to graph together with the chair's leather.