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In Topic: Question about Waypoints

28 April 2016 - 07:01 PM

View PostLadyGwen, on 27 April 2016 - 03:45 AM, said:

How do I use waypoints and is it possible to use waypoints as a free to play user?

I clicked the waypoint and stood in it, but it didn't really do anything.

I think I see your problem. Waypoints are "travel to" locations, not "travel from." What that means is you don't have to physically go to a waypoint to use it, instead you just open the world map and click any waypoint you've already been relatively close to. This will instantly take you to that waypoint. You don't need to physically go to any waypoint (outside of just unlocking it) to travel between them.

In Topic: How is Guild Wars 2?

19 April 2016 - 12:01 AM

You can access the entire "core game" absolutely free. That's eight classes, all the way to max level (the expansion doesn't raise the level cap), and you'll have unrestricted access to all of the dungeons, locations, gear, and whatever else up to and including the introductory set of legendary weapons. The only issue is you won't be able to access the new elite specializations (new post level 80 build options to provide "horizontal progression" without breaking the game's established balance), you'll have limited chat ability for spam reasons, and you can't get into the new expansion zones. Oh, and the revenant class will be locked out too.

But I'd say go ahead and download the free version; won't cost you anything but time. Dive in and see what you like. I don't PvP myself but I understand it is still doing well.

Now all that said....GW2 does make a few drastic changes from the "WoW formula" that can be a bit jarring to new players. Raids don't come until the expansion, for one, and the game is really designed for you to take your time and enjoy exploring the world and the story as you level up, rather than rushing to "endgame." Take it slow; if you rush you'll only hurt the overall experience. And there is no gear treadmill so you don't have to worry about falling behind; max stat gear today is the same as it was three years ago, only they've added more stat distribution options, rather than bigger numbers (high level gear boosts combinations of three stats, and new gear added to the game just adds new combinations, not better versions of old combinations).

Another big one is a kind of "soft trinity." I could go really in depth about the specifics of it, but in a nut shell; don't worry about trying to be a tank or a healer in the core game. You technically can...sort of...but roles like that aren't really "required" until you get into raiding, so don't worry about it unless you get the expansion and instead just play whatever seems fun to you. Don't worry about having to "respec" your character later either; you'll get enough "hero points" by max level to unlock all the skills and perks, and craft whatever build you want by slotting options. Reslotting is free, and your core stats are more based on your gear so respecing that is as simple as changing your clothes.

In Topic: SAB is back!

01 April 2016 - 03:31 AM

[quote name='Kattar' timestamp='1459476833' post='2363882']
Um, it doesn't say anywhere that they did that. Mo said he pulled people off Legendarys to work LW and the expac.

My point stands; they pulled devs off major release PAID FOR content to work on limited release free content not everyone cares about. They specifically said that gen 2 legendary weapons would REQUIRE the expansion, meaning they were a feature of said expansion and not a free release for everyone; a feature we PAID FOR specifically. And they are yanking people off that for other things.

Maybe I'm just being cynical, but at this point I have zero faith left in Arena Net. Too many features half finished, too many changed plans, too many broken promises. I'm a big fan of ranger classes, and have been waiting literally since the initial release for a legendary longbow that didn't look like shit, and yes the promise of one is part of the reason I bought Heart of Thorns. But now....**** me, right?

In Topic: SAB is back!

31 March 2016 - 07:58 PM

Maybe now people will stop bitching about this.

But now I'm going to start. They discontinued gen 2 legendary weapons for THIS? That is bull****! Yeah, discontinue one of the big selling points of the expansion and something most everyone was looking forward to in order to appease an overly vocal minority of players who can't get their heads around the fact that GW2 isn't a Mario game. Just.....ugh....

In Topic: New legendary shortbow to be released, no more legendary weapons thereafter a...

27 March 2016 - 08:06 PM

One correction Shayne, since you love to misrepresent Arena Net (a shame considering you and I are actually in agreement that this is a shit move).

Legendary weapons are NOT just "unique model + flair + effects that many unique shop weapons were like." It is easy to say that, but it is objectively not true. Gen 1 legendary weapons were like that, and  people complained to no end. That is why they were reworked to have several tiers of precursor crafting as well as extended quest lines for each. And with gen 2 legendary weapons not having precursor drops at all, and instead mandating this development each and every legendary is in reality about half a dozen different unique skins, crafting, achievements, and quests all rolled into one. Practically an entire living world patch PER WEAPON. That is why it was acceptable, though obviously not ideal, for their release to be staggered out this way.

Again it sucks that they are being discontinued, and I absolutely hate that decision, but that is no reason for you to pile on the misinformation. This is bad enough as it is without you overtly lying to make it seem worse. For once Arena Net doesn't need your help to look like crap.