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In Topic: So, what's the next best thing?

27 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

View PostKorlic, on 27 November 2012 - 06:35 PM, said:

Seriously.... grind for ascended items? Do a FotM run once or twice a day... get ascended items. If you did 2 runs a day starting at lvl 1 in 2 weeks without 'grinding' and taking a little over an hour a day you will probably get atleast 1 ascended ring.
That's kinda grinding for me.. doing the same thing, multiple times, everyday, plus LFG. I've done my share of grinding for the past 15 years, no thanks, I'm not grinding for lvl80 ascended or lvl100 ascended 6-12 months down the road. In wvw/rvr/gvg, it's different everyday, and I kinda like it (especially when you know gear is not a factor).

View PostKhlaw, on 27 November 2012 - 06:44 PM, said:

Assuming there are no other reasons you want to leave GW2 and the effort of getting ascended gear is not worth your while, is "wondering if the other side has better gear than I do" really enough to make you leave?  I could see leaving if you come to an absolute certainty that you can no longer be competitive because if a gear deficiency, but it seems over-reactive to quit because you think there is a chance that the guy who just beat you might possibly have been able to do so because maybe he has better gear.

Edit: oh, and ANET has already said they plan to add other ways of obtaining ascended gear, including wvwvw.
I'm afraid you assumed wrong. I'm not saying I won't touch gw2 again as of today. It's just the last straw that made me wanna move on. I'll probably continue to do wvw, at least until I can find the next best thing.
There are dozens of things that led up to this point. Back then, when people farm dolyak escorts, what did they do to fix it? remove exp/karma indefinitely. Now people run supplies out of goodwill. When people hack orbs, what did they do? remove orbs until further notice. Not saying they did nothing, they did, here and there, like moving lord's room in stonemist to 1st floor, limiting group heal to 5, etc. But they were tiny compare to new contents they were pushing. And then, came wrong nerfs, wrong buffs, in-game bugs not fixed/bugged events (while offering a free trial, I might add), free transfer, communications, etc. which others have discussed in other threads. You don't want me to sound like ranting, do you?

yeah, I want to see how they'll implement ascends in wvw. But probably won't make a difference, new comers still won't stand a chance against vets. Meaning, population is all downhill from here.

In Topic: So, what's the next best thing?

27 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

View Postraspberry jam, on 27 November 2012 - 05:18 PM, said:

Dark Souls has been released for PC.

According to wiki, it's a 1v1 game when in online mode, yes?

In Topic: So, what's the next best thing?

27 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

View PostSephirox507, on 27 November 2012 - 05:27 PM, said:

So you are leaving the game because of a feature that is not out or wont be coming anytime soon and you are conceptualizing how it will be acquire?

For someone who does WvW 90% of the Time , I find it amazing you still think is about gear...Even if you had the best gea,r legendary gear at some point, you will be kill in seconds.

I don't always run with big zerg, sometimes it's 3v3 sometimes it's 1v1 (mostly with a thief). And I think about gear because there are  times that both opponent and I were in downed state and we were throwing rocks at each other, so that tiny percentage counts at that point. There's already a big gap between upscaled 80 and full-exo 80, I can't imagine upscaled 80 vs full-ascended 80. Anyway, not here to complain, not here to predict the future. Just looking for the best possible option to spend my time.

In Topic: So, what's the next best thing?

27 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

View PostDuskWolf, on 27 November 2012 - 05:26 PM, said:

It's not a PvP game, but it's one I love: Champions Online.

Unlike Guild Wars 2, it has a true power plateau which has never shifted. It does have some cash store stuff, but it's purely cosmetic stuff that you can ignore. It's just a really fun game to play, and there's a lot of content to fool around with too once you hit the level cap. One of my favourite things about the game is that you can customise your own nemesis, you can customise them as you want. And there's one 5-man dungeon at the end of the game where you and four other people can confront a super-group of their nemeses combined.

Also coming up? Marvel Heroes looks quite nice. It's more of a Guild Wars 1-style of game, but also focusing around silly, superheroic shenanigans. So there's that. I'm also very, very fond of Mass Effect 3's multi-player, which is something you can play a few matches of, either with a group of three friends, a group of random folk, or on your own if you're really good. That's not too time consuming.

Either way, I hope you find what you're looking for. And I do empathise. I figured out that GW2 isn't for me, either.

Thanks. is it the same as Marvel Super Hero Squad Online? the web-based one?

In Topic: So, what's the next best thing?

27 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

View PostZhahz, on 27 November 2012 - 05:07 PM, said:

It's unlikely you'll find such a thing in an MMORPG.  Maybe in MMO lite like PS2.  MMORPGs are usually about progression with a heavy emphasis on gear (and I guess for good reason since it's what hooks most of us and is a staple of RPGs before there were cRPGs and MMORPGs).  MMORPGs continually evolve, they don't sit still waiting for latecomers to join an even field.

ANet claimed they would be different and sold a lot of us on that idea then they shifted gears scant months after release (not exactly sure when they added stats to legendaries after saying they would differ in appearances only but that was the start).

Plus, if you are mostly into PvP why would you play an MMORPG to begin with?  MMORPGs are always going to be mostly about PvE with PvP being an activity within the whole.  I never have really understood why competitive PvPers want to force the issue of PvPing within PvE-centric games like RPGs.

If you are are purely PvP player why not play games that are PvP-centric, like LoL, PS2, BF2, online FPS.  It makes no sense to me.  It's like you want all the loot and RPG elements for reasons I can't possibly fathom to PvP with when PvP is PvP with or without that and is much more pure and competitive when there's the more level playing field you can find in more PvP-centric games.  MMORPG PvP is so unlikely to ever be balanced or fair due to class imbalances that must exist in class-based systems, gear, bugs, builds, fotm balance, etc.

I guess going back to WoW I have felt that some wannabe PvPers actually do not want a level playing field.  They want some gear, build, class advantage that makes winning easier.  They don't actually want competition.  They want ez-mode PvP-style.  Seems odd but I guess that's the appeal of MMORPG PvP - the potential to easily own people via gear and stuff.

It looked like PvP in GW2 was going to be less about gear, with an easily reached gear cap, and more about how you PvPed...but that's already getting tossed aside as ANet flounders.

I can't speak for others, but personally, I like this theme. I played AD&D, UO, EQ, etc. and usually ranged/bow type char. And I like playing with other players because it's more unpredictable than AI.

View PostZhahz, on 27 November 2012 - 05:08 PM, said:

Quality of graphics is more important than quality of PvP for someone who PvP's 90% of their time?

Not more important, but I like cool effects and nice looking armor?

View PostCondasEgera, on 27 November 2012 - 05:11 PM, said:

Ascended gear will not impact your gameplay in really any way in its current state. Yes you get more stats, but they are way too few to make an impact. Especially in WvW. Also I am starting to see quotes that ascended gear will be acquirable through other means than FotM. Check for the other thread in Tyrian Assembly with the quotes (title says something like "anet admits mistakes" or something), sounds like they will be available through many aspects of the game. I expect WvW to be one of them at some point, so don't be too hasty to run somewhere else until we get more information.

Sure, yeah I'll keep my options opened. Hopefully it's not 500k for one piece.

View Postraspberry jam, on 27 November 2012 - 05:18 PM, said:

Dark Souls has been released for PC.

Thank you, I'll dig into that =]

View PostMastruq, on 27 November 2012 - 05:25 PM, said:

I played alot of Planetside 2 during the last week, I'd recommend trying that out of you like fps shooters in general. Not so much if you come from the rpg side of things. The scope of the game beyond shooting the other side was very confusing early on but once you get a grip of what is going on around you and why, it's a great game. I havent quit GW2 but it certainly reduced my playtime (not because of ascendeds, I'D actually like a well planned out vertical progression. I just question how well planned out Arenanet is, they seem to be shooting from the hip so to speak).

Edit: PS2 isnt "mmo lite" at all, you'll be hard pressed to find something that is more "mmo" besides maybe EVE Online... I think you mean "rpg lite" which it isnt at all obviously, its a fps shooter. Speaking of EVE Online, that'd be another recommendation but it has a sub.

How big of a grind is PS2? I heard it's minimal, but what's "minimal"? like exotic minimal or ascended minimal?