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#2239121 I can't keep up

Posted Kurr on 02 October 2013 - 05:23 AM

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First of all, I love Guild Wars 2. I've been with the series since the beta of Guild Wars 1, which I also played way too much. It has some flaws, but overall I love it.

What I don't like is something outside of the gameplay : there's just too much coming out all of the time. Before I even have time to really get into the new content they release, it's gone and something else is there. I'm mostly just rushing to get achievements whenever new ones come out and trying to keep on top of things, although I've missed a few achievements already that I can never do again (some of the more annoying ones like Crabtacular, Southsun Survivor 2500 points, Liadri 8 orbs and World 2 tribulation mode because I didn't have time for it).

Now, content itself isn't a bad thing. It keeps the game interesting. They add new items to collect, it's fun overall.

But at some point you just have to be able to take a step back and actually enjoy the game. I'm at a point where I'm not enjoying the game or content anymore because I'm not given the opportunity to do so. I'm just rushing through it.

Since they started the 2 week schedule in June, I haven't done any progress on mapping on my characters. One of my goals is to get 8 characters with 100% map completion, all story dungeons done and the story done. I'm at 4/8 and was proceeding along smoothly, doing mapping and such in between events when I was done the new content in the past. These days, if I don't put every single second into new content I miss it permanently.

Not all of the new content is easy to access either. I'm only 3/10 on Teq achievements, since I always get thrown into disorganized overflow because I don't want to spend 3 hours waiting for a boss (where are our districts so we can at least organize guild groups?!). At least it's permanent this time...

I've given up on collecting event minis because spending not only 500 gems, but 1000 gems so I can put minis into the damn mystic forge to get even more mnis every 2 weeks is more gold than I make playing (and as you can see, I play a ton). I'll never forget Wintersday, where I only got 2 of the 4 BLChest minis despite buying over 50 chests. Awesome stuff, especially when they are account bound.

Ascended crafting? Haven't even been able to touch it, and likely won't for years to come.

I want to be able to gear my characters as well, make them interesting (I personally can't enjoy a character if it doesn't look just right for me, one of the biggest factors in RPGs in my opinion and something that's great in Guild Wars 2 when I can actually pay attention to it). I want to play old content with friends that aren't up to date on everything. I don't just want to rush through new content every 2 weeks in the hope that I'll get everything done before next update. Some weeks I'm busier than others and just can't afford to spend 5 hours a day playing Guild Wars 2.

I had even planned my next goal of focusing on WvW and sPvP a lot when I was done every PvE achievement, because progress was going great in the past. I felt I could probably get everything done in another year or two of playing at my rate and then just be left with legendary collector which I could get through WvW eventually anyway. Then they added 10,000 ranks to WvW and so much PvE content that I don't even bother touching WvW or sPvP anymore because I don't want to fall too far behind on that side at least. So much for that.

This whole thing leads to one huge mess and steals the most important thing from me, the feeling of completion / achievement. It's great to know that you've done everything you can for a bit and just relax and enjoy the game in an easy going fashion once in a while. Guild Wars 1 succeeded greatly at this, first with each expansion in it's own right (Prophecies didn't have titles so it did lack a little bit there I'll admit), where you could finish the campaign then bring your alts through. By that time, the next expansion was on the way or out. Then, when Eye of the North was the last one, you would reach a point with your character where you have every character-bound title, all the quests done, every skill, etc. Done all that stuff and still want more? Alts or account-wide titles were enough to keep you busy for eternity, yet the game never needed to resort to cheap content every 2 weeks to achieve that. It's an awesome feeling you get after putting a ton of time into something and reaching the end.I don't care for a meta reward besides maybe a title (GWAMM is the only title I wear in Guild Wars 2, because nothing else comes close to showing the level of dedication needed to reach it, maybe eventually the AP titles), I just want to get that feeling that Guild Wars 2 seems so keen on not letting me reach.

Unfortunately, Guild Wars 2 is built in a way that I will never be able to keep up with it, at least not on that level. This is in huge contrast to the system in Guild Wars 1 that allowed me to get that feeling of completion multiple times over the years before it added new content (expansions, bonus mission pack, guild wars beyond).

I'm sorry for such a long rant, but it's just frustrating to see such a great game be ruined by such a stupid decision as adding too much content too quickly. Never thought I would see the day, but I'm thinking about just quitting Guild Wars 2 while I'm ahead because I know eventually I won't be able to play for an extended period of time and I just won't want to keep playing a game where I can't do everything, knowing I permanently missed a bunch of stuff.

I felt infinitely more rewarded putting in ~3500 hours into Guild Wars 1 over 8 years than I did putting 1700 hours in Guild Wars 2 so far.

#2238113 Have you paid more for gems than a sub fee in the past year?

Posted Nabuko Darayon on 30 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

Yes I have. A lot more! I don't regret it. I do regret wasted money on their RNG (read gambling) but that's the lesson I had to learn. And the gem store is optional after all so I'm glad to have done so.

#2234678 What New Achievements Sets would you like to see added?

Posted Gerroh on 19 September 2013 - 08:16 PM

They should make an achievement for not checking the achievement page for X amount of active play time.
It would drive people F'ing nuts.

#2229591 Ascended Weapons.. will you craft one?

Posted DarkGhostGizmoXx on 28 August 2013 - 07:38 PM

No, but I'll sit jealously at the side and hate everyone who was committed enough to make one.
And preview them a million times and imagine I have one.
Then cry.

#2223833 Cleric Ranger - Zerg Breaking

Posted Umie on 03 August 2013 - 12:26 AM

yes it's still viable, but what im running now is a lot more powerful. in fact, im using my current ranger build to command. it is good enough for gvg's. all i can say right now is that no one (that ive seen or heard of) is running anything like it and theyre missing out on so much.

ive been on vacation recently and will be compiling some footage in a week or two for a new vid and guide.

#2222682 pet dmg bug

Posted Chicago Jack on 29 July 2013 - 12:54 AM

No I've seen this bug too. The condition damage from pets does eat away at targets, it just doesn't show up on screen. The same can be said for any regeneration applied by the pets.

#2222333 Election Standings - July 26 2013

Posted Cereal on 27 July 2013 - 03:43 AM

View PostFrogKnight87, on 27 July 2013 - 03:40 AM, said:

What about I don't want fall of abaddon ? :)

To each their own. I can see reduced waypoint costs as a possible culprit of such results, but for all we know it could be reduced by something like.......... 5 copper.

#2220010 Cutthroat Politics Coming July 23, 2013

Posted Azure Skye on 17 July 2013 - 08:39 AM

Pictures of the Desert Rose and The  Zephyr Rucksack.  

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#2218190 Well Played, Anet

Posted Ship Soo on 09 July 2013 - 07:40 PM

What ??!!

A positive game post ?

Where's my infraction button....

#2213563 Did you buy gems and still haven't received minis? Wait no longer, cause...

Posted Darkobra on 24 June 2013 - 08:33 AM

View PostBloggi, on 24 June 2013 - 04:15 AM, said:

Wow, did you report it as a bug?

They know about the character slots thing. They said as a sign of good faith, they'd let them keep any bugged character slots. I bought mine at the same time and wasn't so lucky.

#2202883 I just miss Guild Wars

Posted dimiguel on 17 May 2013 - 05:22 AM

I've tried so hard to like Guild Wars 2... I really have. But I've just come to terms with the fact it's not the game for me.

Am I the only one who misses Guild Wars and feels that Guild Wars 2 could have been something much bigger than what it is now?

#1920642 Guild Wars 2 doesn't feel right

Posted dylanmaster1 on 12 September 2012 - 02:32 AM

The new implementaions to Guild Wars 2 are indeed good to the general gameplay, and I am not going against it, but does anyone feel like Guild Wars 1 was much more nostalgic to play than Guild Wars 2. I think its just me, but I am definitely not going to miss Guild Wars 2 if I ever do leave it behind.

#2047880 Not 80 yet, but started playing from the start?

Posted Righteous on 28 October 2012 - 10:55 AM

I've been playing since headstart, but I have no character over level 40 yet. Not because I got bored, or reached the "grind" stage yet. But because I'm in it for the long haul and I'm pacing myself as such.

A-net said you're in the end-game from the start, and I set my expectations accordingly. Far from getting bored, I am overwhelmed by how much there is to do in the game. I play  casually - only a few hours on a few days each week. A bit of this, a bit of that, different characters and professions. I try to avoid looking stuff up on wikis or forums. I haven't been in a dungeon yet, I haven't done any PvP yet.

I plan to get years of enjoyment out this game, and so far so good. Kind of backfired a little though, with Halloween. It seems there are places I can't go with my characters,  to even finish Act 2 :-P

#2043222 GW2 Pumpkin!

Posted Bjohrno on 25 October 2012 - 10:53 PM

Hey all,
First post on this forum. My wife suggested that I do the GW2 logo on my pumpkin, and it's been a while since I carved one, but I thought it turned out nice. I just wanted to share!! Enjoy!
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#1981096 Things you miss about Guild Wars...

Posted Edge on 30 September 2012 - 07:43 AM

In the instance at Fort Trinity after defeating Zhaitan I was expecting an exotic armor merchant.