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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?

Recommend me MMOs

11 August 2014 - 05:06 PM

Prelude (tl;dr: Got nothing to do in GW2)

When I play a game, I need a goal to aim for and it should have some significance in game as well. In GW2, I can't seem to come across one. My characters are full exotic with Ascended trinkets, the upgrade from Exotic to Ascended armor & weapons feels too unimportant in the current PvE scene, I'm not planning on doing FotM so I don't need the infusion slots or AR either. I'm also satisfied with the looks of my characters, so no vanity progression either. I've got the map fully covered across alts, despite not having 100% completion on a single character. Furthermore, I'm too indecisive on what Legendary weapon I'd like, so that's another potential goal off the list, alongside the need to have 100% MC on one char. As for alts, I have 4 characters at 80 fully geared and can't be bothered to level any more. Soo... now to the actual thread.

What I'm looking for:

- B2P or F2P; if I had money to spend each month, I'd be playing WoW and not creating this thread
- official servers; if I was willing to play on private servers, I'd be playing WoW and not creating this thread
- not too much pay2win; cash stores are obviously the means of surviving for MMOs, but I want to be able to reach "capable" status of my character without spending cash for in-game currencies, or having to grind for all eternity if I'm unwilling to pay
- not a ghost-town;  many good MMOs have been released in the past decade, but in most of them (or the ones I liked anyway) the playerbase has all but disappeared
- good ping on EU servers; I tried Neverwinter, which seemed really cool but the ping wouldn't go below 150ms and if I recall correctly, Aion EU servers had a similar problem. I used to be able to play at anything around 400-800ms like 8 years ago, when EU servers weren't a thing but once I've experienced sub 50ms pings, I can't go back
- PvP; although I like open-world PvP (WoW/Aion/whatever-style), I'm willing to settle for separated arenas or whatever, as long as there's some tangible progression to be made, not like in GW2, where you PvP for the sake of PvP-ing and being able to stab dying foes with a flag that summons a ghastly bear or whatever
- balanced progression; I want to be able to become "capable" at a reasonable speed, but I want it to take some time and effort to get the high-tier equipment. Say in open-world PvP at the level-cap I want to be able to take on like 50-60% of level-capped players but still fear the remaining percent who can most likely easily annihilate me due to our stat difference
- out now; I know that ArcheAge, EQ Next, Blade&Soul are coming, but I want to jump into the game right now (or very soon), not wait for months/years

Or simply just name MMOs you're currently playing and I'll look into them...