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In Topic: Should the cap have been level 20?

20 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

How is the leveling a grind in GW2?

I've hit 80 with two characters in 5 days max. It isn't hard at all.

In Topic: Ascended Items

27 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

Trust me, I am chill. I'm not heated about this at all, despite my term usage.

Though I did not say there was no gear progression, because there is. However what I did state was that it isn't a treadmill like WoW is, and has been, for many years. Also we have yet to know what this shallow power curve is and it could simply be following the same design as how agony resistance works with infusions and thus creates a power curve versus the new debuff.

It has yet to be seen.

In Topic: Ascended Items

27 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

Uhh I'm not glossing over that, actually what was stated was that there will be gear released with -different- stats than what was available. They never said -higher- stats (or better as you put it). Misinterpretations are why he is going about saying "However we also do not intend to make promises that can be misinterpreted moving forward."

Because of people making assumptions based off of uninformed interpretations and theories. We know nothing for certain until they release such -legitimate- information. Until then all people can do is whine about "speculation" and not legitimate facts. Its fine to speculate, don't get me wrong, but don't let that be some sort of "end all argument" like you want it to be.

Chill out, people.

Edit: I'd also like to cite this for those of you arguing against my position here, you know in case none of you did the damn leg work and found this stuff out yourselves.

"1: I would prefer that we never say never but our intention is that in terms of 'Named Tier (Rarity) of Loot' Ascended will be with us for a long time and we will not introduce a higher tier of loot for the foreseeable future. There will be loot with different stats and new infusions within the current tier that will be spread over long periods of time (for example Ascended gear will be deployed over the whole of next year)."

You also need to understand that just because he mentions a power curve it doesn't necessarily mean that stats will be going the WoW route and just get more and more ridiculous, however what I do -speculate- is that with how the game mechanics function, and with how the current meta is, that "power curve" may change depending on what new stats might become available on ascended gear. That doesn't necessarily mean they will get higher, just that the meta may likely change and make, for instance, crit damage set ups more consistent with DPS than condition set ups.

We don't know for certain and making assumptions and taking them as fact only makes you look like a whining little child.

In Topic: Ascended Items

27 November 2012 - 12:53 AM

View Postdraxynnic, on 25 November 2012 - 11:46 PM, said:

I'd have to say that it does set a worrying precedent. Guild Wars 1 managed just fine with no upgrades to item levels throughout its run - once you got the best items you were done (unless you wanted to shoot for fancier skins) and could just concentrate on overcoming challenges. And now Guild Wars 2 couldn't even get past the first quarter without escalating gear an additional tier - something that's inevitably going to downvalue the exotic dungeon armours that had previously appeared to be intended to be the equivalent of Guild Wats 1's 15K armours?

One of the big draws about the franchise - especially if they're going to claim "if you hate MMOs, you really need to check out Guild War 2" - is that it didn't have the "progression" treadmill that's the traditional carrot-on-a-stick treatment offered to MMO players. However, this precedent being set so early in GW2's run raises the spectre of the gear grind proving to be worse than WoW's ever was - if they can't make a quarter without upgrading the gear levels, how far is it going to be upgraded in two years? And how high is the barrier for entry for new players going to become as a result?

"I will try to be as clear as possible:

We do not intend to deploy another tier/rarity of loot such as Rare>Exotic. However we also do not intend to make promises that can be misinterpreted moving forward."

That is directly from Chris Whiteside at Anet.

Now thank god we can put the "WELL NOW THE GAME IS GOING TO BE A GEAR TREADMILL" whining to rest.

In Topic: Moar PR bullkitten by Anet

23 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

View PostNuclearDonut, on 22 November 2012 - 01:25 PM, said:

Every 3 months does not count as forever my friend. I specifically remember seeing an interview with Mike O'Brian after this whole shitstorm went down where the interviewer asked him, "Will we be seeing better tiers of gear in the future?" and he responded something like, "I'm not going to say no because I don't want people to think I'm some kind of liar like what happened this time if we do introduce a new tier." It wasn't exactly that, but I'm going to try to find the source and exact quotes of that interview.

Yeah you keep trying to find that.

In the meantime even if he did say that do you not understand the context behind that? People called him a liar because they -assumed- that the introduction of the Ascended gear was the beginning of a gear treadmill which, as people stated during their main argument to the matter, goes against their manifesto. He said that because he doesn't want people to pull such an assumption again and be thrown insults like being called a liar like that again. He is staying away from specifics because there are those within the community that misunderstood what was going on and thus it lead to any and all of these threads appearing. He is not going to reveal anything specific for the future, mechanics wise, because apparently people -will- go off on those kinds of tangents due to not fully understanding how it all works or what its purpose is. Just like what happened here.

Saddening. Not the first time a company has had to dumb something down for the inept masses. Look at WoW. The game has become a facerolling barrel of ineptitude, thats exactly why I -quit- the game back in WOTLK because I just saw it coming and that is exactly where it started.