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#2327606 The Off Topic Thread Part iki

Posted Stargate on 11 June 2014 - 03:02 AM

View Postpumpkin pie, on 10 June 2014 - 01:15 PM, said:

who think Edge of Tomorrow is a si-fi version of Groundhog days , raise their hand.

Hello

What are foods/cuisine in Norway like?
Hands down. I don't like comedys in general but Groundhog Days is actually a fairly good movie.

No I am afraid Edge of Tomorrow is like the SCIFI Action movie Looper(2012). I don't give a crap about the general IMDB taste and Looper(2012) was a huge disppointment for me an average 5/10 movie.

Honestly repeating same day would better fit a comedy. Edge of Tomorrow might be more to my liking then Looper(2012) though difficult to tell without seeing it first, but I like the thought of cool Alien War.

Cube is the expert on Norway food she is born in Norway. I have lived in both Finland and Sweden those are near to Norway but if you want to know Norway food in detail I think Cube is one of the best Norway experts.


#2327612 The Off Topic Thread Part iki

Posted I pwnd U on 11 June 2014 - 03:14 AM

My first reaction to Edge of Tomorrow was the same thing pumpkin. I haven't seen Edge of Tomorrow, so as Stargate put it, it could be more like Looper, though with Looper the day doesn't continually start over. From what I gather the guy went back in time. But I haven't seen the movie, so it is possible that he kept going back to change what happens to him. Guess I'll have to watch it sometime to confirm.


#2327624 The Off Topic Thread Part iki

Posted Cube on 11 June 2014 - 10:28 AM

View Postpumpkin pie, on 10 June 2014 - 01:15 PM, said:

who think Edge of Tomorrow is a si-fi version of Groundhog days , raise their hand.

Hello

What are foods/cuisine in Norway like?

If you mean what the average person is having daily I'd say bread. We have a culture made of bread. Bread's everything. Bread and meats that you can put on your bread. We have for the most part a big selection of dried soups, stews, etc as well. Less comes in tins or glass here but there's some very small selections usually all done by the same company. Same with the soups and stews, the market is dominated by Norwegian companies and we have little to chose from. You can find some other kinds of foods if you go to Menu, which is a bit more expensive supermarket, they do more prepared foods, and cut the meat and fish for you. There's a tiny Japanese/Chinese/Indian section in most stores, selling the basics for more tasty stuff, but it's few options to be honest.

If by restaurants there's not too much to chose from but I wont say too much because I do not eat out in Norway as it's terrifyingly expensive! But there's only a few good restaurants, otherwise there's a lot of fast food kind of restaurants, like chinese, kebab(really big in some places) and the worst of them all: Old people's food. Potatoes, brown sauce, kjøttboller or other kinds of super dry meat.


#1869976 The Battle of Claw island - Trebuchet

Posted M1k3l on 03 September 2012 - 05:15 AM

View PostSpelignErrir, on 02 September 2012 - 06:53 PM, said:

~snip
Once I had it lined up, I only let the bar fill to about 3/4 when firing. Only takes one shot.
Also, the projectile it shoots arch very high in the air and take several seconds to hit ground, if you angle your camera so your looking upwards you can track the projectile and see it land, if it comes up short of the boat.
Hopefully you progressed past this by now but if not, I hope this helps.
Good Luck!


#2326754 Introducing the Story Journal

Posted davadude on 06 June 2014 - 05:13 PM

View Postpumpkin pie, on 06 June 2014 - 02:09 PM, said:

I don't understand the 200 gems, if i log in during the 2 weeks period of the living story, i don't have to purchased it in the future right?

Yep.  My previous quotes were wrong.  You don't even need to play it, just log-in and it's yours for free, forever.

View Postkonsta_hoptrop, on 06 June 2014 - 03:59 PM, said:

i think we didn't get it right. They mean that it's your choice to pay 200 gems or not. If you want to play exactly that missed chapter you could pay 200 gems but if you want to skip it you can skip it without paying a single gem. I think  it's optional . When i reread it i got it that way, they won't force us to pay 200 gems for every missed chapter to contunie to the next future chapters. I hope so ofc. We ll see after 3 weeks

Yep, you could simply buy the episodes (read: episodes, not individual instances) you wanted, and if you skip any, the NPCs assume you completed the previous ones with the top or default answer.


#2326670 Introducing the Story Journal

Posted Lordkrall on 06 June 2014 - 02:12 PM

View Postpumpkin pie, on 06 June 2014 - 02:09 PM, said:

I don't understand the 200 gems, if i log in during the 2 weeks period of the living story, i don't have to purchased it in the future right?

Yep.
If you login during the time (2 weeks) that the event is taking place, you will get access for it for free forever.
If you do not, you can chose to buy it for 200 gems and get access for it forever.


#2318782 Megaservers or not Megaservers?

Posted Desild on 20 April 2014 - 07:46 PM

Seriously? No one is going to get that? Okay.

To Megaserver or not to Megaserver. That is the question!

Anything that leaves my beloved Rata Sum filled to the brim with random people, eating at my already limited FPS, is inherently bad. I didn't asked for this!


#2316973 Feature Patch Update Notes

Posted Neo Nugget on 16 April 2014 - 03:07 AM

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The patch is unsurprisingly quite hefty, so the notes will be hidden in spoiler tags for the most part.

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New Features and Content
Wardrobe
World Boss Synchronization
Guild World Events
Balance, Bug Fixing, and Polish
Runes
Profession Updates
Balance and Bug Fixing

Structured Player vs. Player
World vs. World
BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE



#2314034 Bags, Banks, and More

Posted Neo Nugget on 04 April 2014 - 10:25 AM

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After a surprising absence from last month's sale selection, bags and bank slots have gotten a small price cut of 20%. To add to this, the Heroic Edition update is also discounted, and a single repair canister and gathering booster can be obtained for free. It seems like the sale momentum hasn't quite slowed down yet, so it wouldn't be such a bad idea to hold out a little longer to see what else gets slashed.

Yes, I'm talking about character slots.


#2316142 Pay-to-win

Posted Kattar on 11 April 2014 - 11:49 PM

Okay, I think we've hit the end of any possible productive discussion. I'll point out again that if all you're going to post is "This is why you're wrong and I'm right and I don't care what you say" then you need to reevaluate your posting style.

Although even bothering to say that is a waste of time since everyone is going to think it just applies to the other people in this thread and not them.

It applies to you.


#2313234 What GW2 does right

Posted Epitaph_Blade on 01 April 2014 - 11:44 PM

Said that, GW2 does a lot of things right, and has the potential to correct many of their wrongs.
I consider this game to be the most important MMO since WoW, in terms of setting a path for the genre.

- The pay to play model, with the no pay to win cash shop, with no paid expansion, and only cosmetic or QoL items for cash.
It just shows how it should be. The amount of games on the market increases every year, you can't be bound to a single one, and you shouldn't, being able to buy the "right" to play is a good model, that allows players to come back (or leave).

- The world is huge, consistent, very artistically made, and very CPU friendly.
Allows the addition of new zones without much hassle, allows the intervention of zones for events, and (here I disagree with some) allows a huge sense of exploration. Jumping Puzzles, treasure chests, and even some PoI or Vistas, require you to look around, and find a way to reach them.

- Classes, traits, weapons. Simplicity is appreciated, you shouldn't need to get an expensive piece of hardware to play a game more easily, using few buttons is always better. (Some say only having to press one button is "bad design", which is false, it doesn't depends on the amount of buttons you have to press, but what you can do with a single button. Look at Portal 1/2, very simple game, great design, very few buttons and actions).
It allows to add more classes, traits, skills and weapons. But they lack expertise in balancing (its already hard to do, but I wish they had a better system for finding the right balance, changing the way characters work every 4 months is not good, when you have to invest on permanent gear for them).

- Large scale combat. It being only a zerg fest is a myth. I play WvW regularly, and it does allow more complex systems of gameplay, and also, rewards coordination. A zerg is not an army, a zerg is just an unit, yet the army is what a server can have when they organize various guilds. The system allows to, as a player, have an impact on the outcome of a fight, if played right. Sadly, most people don't get what WvW is about, and forget is a game of resource management.
It can be improved, but it's certainly very good comparatively, and with a lot of new elements of design, at least for MMOs, that will, without doubt, influence the future of design in the genre.

- Tons of quality of life improvements over other MMOs, just tons of them, with more comming. If I had to define GW2 for one of its features, I'd say the most remarkable is the focus on QoL features.

- The Art. Just the fact that a lot of people working on Anet came from WotC, is a plus. I can see the resemblance. Divinity Reach looks very similar to the world of Ravnica on Magic The Gathering.
Very innovative, and at the same time, not just plain "weird" or different for the sake of different. I can see this being carried from its predecessor.

- The shift on players mentality towards content. You have to cooperate with others. You have to be social. And the game allows you to. Jerks exist everywhere, but the majority of the game is populated with normal people, that reacted well to the coop meta. The whole level system allows you to participate with new players.


#2314973 Pay-to-win

Posted Tevesh on 08 April 2014 - 12:55 PM

Pay to win? With the amounts of RNG in the game, more like pray to win.


#2313112 What GW2 does right

Posted Feathermoore on 01 April 2014 - 01:10 PM

OK guys. I have removed a couple of posts that did nothing but contradict what others liked about the game. Nothing wrong with posting in reply to someone's comment if you don't feel that it is correct, but don't go on a tirade about what is wrong with the game. The goal is to go into what people think is well done, not to argue about what isn't. And let's not do this backhanded "I will say something negative about the game in a way that sarcastically makes it seem like a positive at first glance" game. It is petty and doesn't contribute.

Personally, the dialogue of NPCs around the world is my favorite part of the game. Sure, some of the conversations seem forced, and I really feel there should be more of them in certain areas (more of a hubbub where you can't pick out conversations easily) but it adds a touch to the game I enjoy.

Many of the quality of life additions (the wallet and auto send to bank of crafting materials) are nice additions to the game. Map travel is tossed in here as well even though I think there is a bit too much of it. Traveling in the MMO is part of the system. Later zones should have less waypoints in more out of the way places. This also discourages zerging.

Being able to use leap skills out of combat to travel is something I think is overlooked but is a great addition to the game. It makes sense, is fun, decreases the amount of jumping people do, and increases travel speed.

I actually feel that the rewarding everyone that hits a mob with loot is a bad thing. Sure it sounds great at first, but it encourages zerging instead of grouping and is toxic to gameplay because of this. Making it so everyone in your party is rewarded is a much better system (and makes more sense) excluding some of the larger bosses. XP for everyone makes sense, items... it actually hurts the game more than it helps.

As an explorer I actually hate the POI/Vista system. It ruins my experience and is a sour note every time I feel one. Remove the icons, keep the notification of the name of the area (like walking into inner regions in a zone) and you get a nice combination of the two. There are some cool things hidden around for explorers without POIs or Vistas, but the vistas aren't there for explorers. We get nothing out of them. They are a system for achievers which is the group that is most pandered to in MMOs. It irks me that something that should be encouraged and rewarded for explorers has been taken from us and given to the play style that has the most to do. I am actually tempted to avoid vistas as an explorer (and there are some that I just don't bother to do) as they just don't give me any sense of accomplishment in the slightest. The strawberry garden, the secret house for the Order in the Shiverpeaks, the cave behind the gong gate, the tunnel in Malchor's Leap, the might buff in CM, getting on top of DR, secret room in the tomb, the organ in Ebonhawke. These are all great and for explorers. POIs/Vistas aren't.


#2313096 What GW2 does right

Posted Minion on 01 April 2014 - 12:18 PM

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I guess they do April Fools.... Nah. This isn't a valid April Fools.


#2314784 How rare will dye drops be after the big patch?

Posted Phineas Poe on 07 April 2014 - 07:10 PM

I was under the assumption that they won't be dropping at all.