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#2224422 Announcing the Winner of the Captain’s Council Election

Posted Darkobra on 05 August 2013 - 08:03 PM

I saw this coming the very second it was announced. "Cheaper waypoints" hammered it home.

How poor are people that 2 silver is a concern?

#2217894 Why I'm probably quitting the game after only a few weeks

Posted Subdue on 09 July 2013 - 08:17 AM

Whenever I read a post like this I have to wonder, are we even playing the same game?

1.  Reaching the level cap in GW2 is faster and easier than it is in just about any MMORPG I can think of.

2.  There are MANY ways to level, including:  killing enemies, completing hearts, completing dynamic events, completing your personal story, completing achievements, gathering items, crafting items, PVPing in WvWvW, dungeons, completing guild events, and even just wandering around!

3.  While yes, some dynamic events have fast respawn times, others, especially the very large group events, have very long respawn times.  I mean honestly, what is the alternative here?  Low impact dynamic events have very long cooldowns, and if you happen to miss it you're out of luck and will be at a massive disadvantage compared to someone who didn't?  

Yes, there's a fair bit of monster killing in GW2.  Guess what, it's an MMORPG.

#2217874 Why I'm probably quitting the game after only a few weeks

Posted Cures on 09 July 2013 - 06:46 AM

gw1 traditionalists start getting on my nerves. There are as many (far more even) people that are happy gw2 is nothing like gw1.

#2208585 Perception of "Grind"

Posted Dark on 02 June 2013 - 06:32 AM

GW2 really doesnt have a lot of grind.. IDK why people say it does.

#2208579 Perception of "Grind"

Posted Jazebel on 02 June 2013 - 05:43 AM

All these thread I see about grind this and grind that.... it's simple GW2 doesn't have a grind. It's real simple as that. When I maxed my first level 80 he was full exotic armor, trinkets and weapons with superior runes and sigils. Just through leveling and doing events, and crafting my weapons and armor.

At that point I had the best stats I wanted for my build, the best gear you could get. BUT there was one problem. I looked exactly the same as another player who did the same thing as me.

Now on the other hand YES there is a grind in GW2 if you want to look different than the player with the same class as you. BUT does that grind for looks give you better stats....NO. It just makes you stand out.

GW2 doesn't have a grind unless you go for looks. It's the same for the gem shop, it's just looks. It doesn't make you better if you waste money on gems, it just makes you look better...

And on a sidenote, I have been in parties with players who multilple legendaries, and to be honest they died just as much if not even more...

If you want to look good, go ahead and grind,.. but don't complain on the forums afterwards saying there is a grind. Cause it's not A-net's fault you loose to someone in full crafted draconic gear, when you have 6 legendaries....

#2208529 Perception of "Grind"

Posted Tranquility on 01 June 2013 - 11:39 PM

I've come to the conclusion that people only drop the "grind" bomb when the content itself is not intrinsically fun. When people aren't enjoying doing X content for Y item, they complain about "grind", whereas if they were doing Z content for the same Y item, even if it took longer, they wouldn't complain about the grind if they were having fun doing that content.

I'm not going to repost that Extra Credits episode that has been overly used, but it is kind of the  same vein. People will pursue extrinsic rewards even if there's no intrinsic satisfaction. The people complaining about grind just can't see through it. When something is intrinsically entertaining, then you don't even need extrinsic rewards. Thousands of people have played Team Fortress 2 for hundreds or even thousands of hours, and there is literally no "reward" for doing so. They do it because the game is actually fun to play.

I'll not continue ranting, but I'll just sum it up as, grind only exists because you let it. You're playing a game that you don't like to get "rewards" that don't matter. Once you learn to see through that you'll have a lot more fun in your games, and avoid games that simply replace fun with a skinnerbox loot treadmill.

#2206137 Why Not Buy Gold From Gold Sellers?

Posted Lordkrall on 25 May 2013 - 05:08 PM

As have already been stated it is more of a moral issue.
Are you fine with the fact that the gold you are buying have been gained by stolen accounts? Do you find it okay to encourage the sellers to keep destroying the game for others (those that loses their accounts) just because you are too cheap to buy it the legit way?

#2206131 Why Not Buy Gold From Gold Sellers?

Posted Darkobra on 25 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

You have to keep in mind where this gold came from. This isn't coming from people wanting to make a bit of money by farming gold and deciding to treat themselves to a nice dinner this weekend. The main source is from Chinese gold farmers who hack accounts, use them to farm and sell the gold and let legitimate players get banned. By buying from them, you encourage their business to prosper and more accounts may be lost.

Bots can also destroy an economy in a game and even an environment as they fix themselves to the best spot in the game, leaving legitimate players finding it harder to get the mobs. Either for their quests, experience or just plain loot.

#2206130 Why Not Buy Gold From Gold Sellers?

Posted Khrushchev on 25 May 2013 - 04:49 PM

The argument is typically this:
To fulfill the amount of gold people order, gold sellers typically resort to botting and stealing legitimate player's accounts.

Both of these obviously hurt the game, and its players.

#2158350 Strangest Reason for Guild Kick

Posted Gerroh on 05 February 2013 - 08:26 AM

I'm guild leader and have been guild leader in either GW game for probably 95% of the time I've been playing(100% for GW2), so I never got kicked.
But one guy did get kicked from my guild for not knowing who Pink Floyd was. It's strange, but fair.

(It wasn't a "serious" kick, and he was back in the guild by the next day or so)

#2158171 Strangest Reason for Guild Kick

Posted Karuro on 05 February 2013 - 12:27 AM


Whats the strangest reason you have been kicked from a guild ?
An officer mis-clicked somehow. Was re-invited shortly after.

#2174886 I like GW2!

Posted Sword Hammer Axe on 05 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

I like to log onto my favorite toon
To set it up right with skill trait and boon
I like to make it amazingly strong
With many a weapon, what could go wrong?

I like to see the world as it is
From great wide open to puzzle and quiz
I like it when I can just lean back in awe
At sceneries only an artist could draw

I like to fight with many a foe
With dodging and jumping and critical blow
I like to see many a player united
To fight off the horrible monsters we've sighted

I like to customize weapon and armor
To figure out if I'm a brawler or charmer
I like how applying each dye is a bliss
Red, blue and green, wait how much is abyss!?

But generally I just like to have fun
This game has intrigued me since I first begun
Though I'm a veteran of this series of lore
I still find myself screaming "I want even more!"

#2174722 I like GW2!

Posted ChuyDog08 on 04 March 2013 - 11:28 PM

Hi, my name is ChuyDog.  I like GW2.  I play the game at least three hours a day and have logged almost 1000 hours.  I still enjoy playing the game every day.  I will not make excuses for my behavior.  I owe no apologies.  I will admit there are times the game can be challenging, but that is part of playing a good game.  Anet may periodically make changes that effect my play style, but I feel that learning to adapt is part of a good game design.

What are things YOU like about the game?

Let me start first.  I like the ability to pick what I want to play, when I want to play it.  If I do not like something about my current in-game situation or feel that it is becoming a grind, I just go do something else.

#2171366 World Boss Event Chests - Bad idea?

Posted Inraged Twitch on 26 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

I would venture to say most people only fight them 1 time a day anyways and I would take the chance of getting better drops from a 1 time fight rather than fighting teq or jormag 2 or 3 times a day and only get 1-2 rares.... and bunch of junk blue items.

#2171334 World Boss Event Chests - Bad idea?

Posted Jetjordan on 26 February 2013 - 09:37 PM

jormag once a day with a better chance for my drops.....this is a good thing