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Living World S2 returns November 4th

11 September 2014 - 12:08 PM


Just a heads up.

Seriously though, what are they planning in-between?


Patch schedule so far:

September 23rd - ???
October 7th - ???
October 21st - Blood and Madness returns (Halloween)
November 4th - Living World Season 2 returns

2nd Birthday gifts

25 August 2014 - 06:13 AM

.. are as follows:

1x Experience Scroll - Boosts character to level 20
1x Birthday Booster - 24-hour 100% boost to karma, magic find, WvW rank, experience and gold from kills
1x Skill point scroll - grants 5 skill points
1x Birthday Blaster - toy weapon with skills to fire 1(skill #1) or 3 (skill #2) cakes (unlimited ammount apparently) that grant
  • +40 to all attributes
  • +10% Karma
  • +15% Magic Find
  • +15% experience from kills
  • for 10 minutes
They can be picked up by anybody, just like Engineer's Med Kit drops.

You also get title "Veteran".

It's okay I guess, but honestly, how many level 20's does ANet think we want...

RNG vs fixed numbers in MMOs

19 August 2014 - 06:09 PM

Just curious, which one of the following scenarios would you guys prefer?

Scenario A (RNG)
Boss has a 5% chance to drop an item.

Scenario B (fixed numbers)
Boss has a 100% chance to drop 5 tokens. The same item as in Scenario A can be bought from a vendor for 100 tokens.

All the other aspects of the situation, such as boss difficulty, remain the same.

(How) Would you recommend GW2?

14 August 2014 - 01:55 PM

I noticed GW2 is on 50% sale and I was like "maybe it's a good time to convince some friends to get it". That was moslty a hypothetical thought, since my friends who're into MMOs are already deeply invested into their respective games and it would be nigh impossible to lure them into GW2. Nontheless, the idea got me pondering on what I would actually say.

After two years of GW2, I feel like I take the good in this game for granted and it has me seeing the problems probably greater than they actually are, or at least would be to a newcomer. To sum the game right now in a few words, I'd probably say "It's good, but...". It's handling typical MMO questing with creativity, but once the initial awe leaves you, you realize it's not such a breakthrough. It's got pretty cool personal story questline, but it could've been handled much better in certain aspects. The journey to max level is fun, but once you've been max level for a few weeks/months, you'll find there's not much more there for you to do. It adds new content every two weeks, but that might turn out to be the only thing keeping you from uninstalling the game. Any class can be anything, but every class ends up being DPS, because that's the most effective way of doing things.

I'd probably conclude the talk with "It's a great game for the price you pay, but it won't replace your main MMO unless you're extremely short on time you can spend on gaming."

So, my question to you guys - if your friend asked you for your honest opinion on whether he/she should get GW2, what would you say?

How do you clean "trash" quickly?

12 August 2014 - 11:32 AM

This has been bugging me about my Mesmer for quite a while so I thought I might as well ask. When it comes to veterans or enemies with a lot of HP, everything's OK. But with regular level 80 enemies, sword auto-attacks take too long, yet by the time I set up my phantasms, the enemy is almost dead. Should I just accept that my "trash" cleaning potential will never be even close to that of my Warrior (who can just Axe #1 everything below veterans and stuff dies in 3-4 hits) or is there something I'm missing?