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In Topic: Newbie this summer

16 April 2014 - 11:58 PM

View Postjohnduca, on 16 April 2014 - 07:21 PM, said:

Hello everyone! After I have had enough of those f2p games that are actually pay to win or lack a lot of features I just wandered on mmohut and searching b2p games..of course i knew that all of them have sub fees so meh..BUT..then i saw GW2 , I regret i didnt heard of it earlier . I saw a lot of reviews and it seems very cool but I have a few questions:

1. The community is still active? I will have newcomers like me to do dungeons with?
2. The company , are they getting new content oftenly?
3. What's your favourite race/class and which is the most populated server (EU)?

I couldnt post this on the main forum because i didnt yet buy the game (this summer, June maybe)  so i hope i'm on the right forum now. :)

Well sadly I don’t think anyone can honestly and accurate answer your questions. There are some rather extreme opinions out there and most of them are based on speculation rather than the way things actually are. That said, some of these questions have been to a degree rendered moot. Either way if you do decide to join the community welcome, and I hope you have some fun here. Our community can be a bit….disgruntled, at times, but we’re ultimately good people. At least more helpful than in most of the games I’ve personally played.

1; I like to think the community is still active, I’ve certainly rarely had any trouble getting a group together. But some will say the game isn’t doing too well. Fact is nobody knows the actual numbers but Arena Net, and they’re not talking.

2; we’re actually just coming off the inaugural season of the so-called “living world.” At its height we were seeing new story content updates literally every two weeks. No MMO on the market can match it. That said most of that content was temporary, and if you missed it you couldn’t go back and replay it (something the developers said they wanted to correct with future updates). Likewise there are some strong opinions as to the quality and worth of that content. That said I like to think they were improving as the season headed to its close, and am hopeful about season two. As to when season two will start….nobody knows at this point. Arena Net seems to be taking a break to work on the core game right now.

3; I’ll just divide this up into two questions. I personally favor the ranger as my class of choice, and even though my main is a human, I just love the norn race. That said according to the last official numbers it seemed that warrior was the most popular class. Although that was long ago.

4; I can’t help you with the server issue. I like Tarnished Coast as it is the unofficial RP server, and I’ve heard good things about Blackgate. Either way Arena Net has just introduced a new “mega server” system that is intended to drastically shake things up and, if it works, will make the whole world feel populated regardless of the server you pick. A similar system was used in the original Guild Wars and it worked wonderfully, can’t say how the new system will stack up until it is fully rolled out a few updates from now. I suggest you revisit that question just before you decide to get the game in June, as any answer you get to it now will inevitably be vastly different by then.

In Topic: Where the hell are all my hats?

16 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

View PostNeo Nugget, on 16 April 2014 - 08:41 PM, said:

Did you go to the new NPC? There's one in each of the main cities that can update your old stuff into tonics and such. In Rata Sum there's one near the trading post and banking area.

There is a new NPC? You'd think they would put that information in a system mail or something. But then it seems like it isn't Guild Wars 2 if something isn't forgotten or half-assed.

In Topic: When is this patch dropping?

15 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

View PostMordakai, on 15 April 2014 - 09:09 PM, said:

And, yes, Blizzard and WoW set the standard for MMOs (not that I like it, but it's what you either deliberately copy or move away from in modern MMOs.   Hell, ArenaNet was founded by ex-Blizzard people, so it certainly influenced them!)

Indeed. Ever see the pre-alpha built of the original Guild Wars? Graphically speaking the term "WoW clone" doesn't even begin to cover it. More like "unofficial expansion pack." Glad the finished product ended up so different though; WoW just never really clicked with me.

On topic, I too an getting a bit annoyed by the lack of update. I've been having internet issues for weeks now, and the establishment I'm sitting in right now closes in fifty minutes, so if they don't get that update out soon I won't be able to see it until Friday. A minor "first world problem" to be sure, but still irritating.

In Topic: Black Lion Tickets

13 April 2014 - 08:58 PM

View PostMazingerZ, on 13 April 2014 - 03:12 PM, said:

It's almost as if ArenaNet were trying to place a higher value on things you can get through the RMT rather than things available exclusively through game-play.

I think you're half right, just pointing the finger at the wrong people. Lets not forget that Arena Net is the developer and not the publisher, and as such they don't get to decide where the money comes from and what goes into the cash shop. Now obviously they have to be aware of where those skins are going, I'm not that naive, but that doesn't mean it was their decision.

I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and feel the same about blame. Arena Net might be going along with the plan, for whatever reason (assuming they even have a say in the matter), but it isn't their plan. Blame Arena Net for the poorly done re-skins and lazy and/or just plain bad designs, but NC Soft is the one behind the gem store and the RNG boxes.

View PostCube, on 13 April 2014 - 11:26 AM, said:

How about they actually made those weapons actual rewards for actual content? Oh, I don't know. Maybe instead of dumping everything into fractals and the gemstore they could actually make a 3 dungeon path, for example the molten one(that's now in fractals) and have the dungeon reward the weapon skins? I mean you don't even need to have it just 390 tokens for a skin, you could even make it 1,000 or 2,000 or even more. Make it a hard and challenging dungeon so that players want to get those rewards and replay that content because they will show other players they are "elite" or for fun, whatever you wanna call it. It's better to keep players rather than just milking them then throwing them away.

That's the only solution that is acceptable to me. Get rid of the BLC, the RNG, make players want to play the game, nobody minds the occasional skin in the gemstore but it's making the game suffer, because were we could have content we now just have a skin with a price in the gemstore or chest...

Of course that would be the best case, but as I said in the OP the odds of that are so low it isn't even worth bringing up. Our time is better served thinking of things vaguely within the realm of possibility.

In Topic: Black Lion Tickets

12 April 2014 - 08:51 PM

View PostAndemius, on 12 April 2014 - 08:05 PM, said:

You are joking.

Those are perhaps the easiest skins to get. Dungeons are simple even without an optimal team, karma is moreorless useless so you don't need to work for that armor, and ascended can almost be bought straight off the TP - if you have enough asc mats - dragonite ore being the only one I've ever had trouble with.

Yet you have to earn those dungeon tokens youself. You have to farm that karma yourself. And you have to actually craft up to 500 yourself and spend over a month actually crafting the armor. Yourself. Being able to just buy the mats or not you can't have someone else do it for you no matter how much gold or real cash you throw at the game; unlike literally every single other armor set there is.

I never said those sets got much prestige. But they are still the only ones that get any at all.