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#2364751 Reviving Allies & Using Orbs to be revived

Posted typographie on 19 May 2016 - 07:12 PM

View PostAnonymousViking, on 17 May 2016 - 06:52 PM, said:

Yes I know it's only about 10 to 15 seconds but it still too slow again in my opinion.

I'm honestly confused by the complaint. Speeding up the time it takes to revive a defeated player in combat would lessen or remove one of the few incentives this game has for good play.

Reviving from death while still in combat is not supposed to be easy or quick, in fact the game actively discourages it. That's why the downed state exists, that's why rallying exists, that's why enemies telegraph their biggest attacks. If you're defeated (as in "fully dead"), the game is forcing your allies to make an interesting on-the-fly decision between stopping their DPS and sitting stationary for 10–15 seconds to bring you back, or to focus their efforts on finishing the encounter.

#2364293 How is Guild Wars 2?

Posted Andemius on 09 May 2016 - 07:00 PM

As Ark said, I'd definitely try it for free first. I don't know if you can get it cheaper elsewhere, but Gw2 Base and HoT is currently £34.99. My own measure of if a game is worth it's price tends towards 50p-£1 per hour of enjoyment out of it. So on that basis I'd say it's good.

I play both pve and pvp, but I'll go for the pvp angle since Ark covered pve.

PvP is currently doing alright. It's still populated and the Leagues are doing a good job of attracting players that might normally avoid pvp. The reward system can be very good, you earn items and currencies that are attainable outside of PvP (there's a tiny amount of pvp exclusives) and in some cases you get the rewards faster.

Balance-wise, I'd say it's okay. It could be a lot better, however I think the core issue is the power of the Elite Passives (specializations) from HoT. At the moment these seem a lot stronger than the base passives - but anet has said there will be more elite lines and they are intended to be on a level with each other. We just don't have one yet. I would say if you're good enough you can still play comfortably in pvp without HoT.

View PostOleron, on 18 April 2016 - 02:03 AM, said:

Also do I need to buy the expansion to obtain the full experience?

Just a quick one for this bit. In my opinion, no. The expansion is what it says it is - an expansion. You will be better off with it, but it is by no means necessary for I would say 99% of the game, the spare 1% being the top end of pvp.

If you've not yet paid for anything and aren't in a rush, it could be an idea to wait and see if a sale comes around. I recall Gw2 Base Campaign was on sale for less than half it's price just short of 2 years after release.

#2363894 SAB is back!

Posted typographie on 01 April 2016 - 01:20 PM

View PostArkham Creed, on 31 March 2016 - 07:58 PM, said:

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 general terms I'm pleased they've put SAB back in, but I do feel like this is something of a "let them eat cake!" moment. They've been pushing April as a major month for GW2 to get caught up again, and I don't think SAB is the 'huge surprise' I wanted right now. If April is going to be a re-release of old SAB content + the spring balance patch, I'm likely going to continue to feel extremely underwhelmed with the progress Arenanet is making.

View PostKattar, on 01 April 2016 - 02:13 AM, said:

Um, it doesn't say anywhere that they did that. Mo said he pulled people off Legendarys to work LW and the expac.

If I remember correctly Mo specifically said the six people working on legendaries were being moved to living world. Then in answering a question about whether this meant season 3 might come sooner, he elaborated by saying that he felt living world was more than the seasons. In light of that statement I think it's reasonable to assume Arenanet considers a SAB release to be part of the more general living world, or at least that it falls under the purview of the living world team to do it.

I don't recall hearing anything about those employees working on expansion content. They've already got a team of 70 dedicated to "future expansions" last I heard.

#2363660 The isolation makes it very hard

Posted shortncurly on 16 March 2016 - 03:24 PM

I agree with the above, try changing servers as this makes a huge difference.
The server I play on is NA Dragonbrand and its always busy, once you get to level 35 and get to the Lion's Arch city your whole game play / life will change, it's always PACKED.
Human are a popular race and their starting area is good fun too, stick with that if you like it.
Having jot played on the European servers I don't know your experience, however the Americans are very friendly and open.
I'm an Australian, playing from China and almost always feel included and welcome. I do have a high ping and some latency issues but what game doesn't have them right? My ping Ave is 300 and it's only problems for dungeons and some WvW.
If you do change to an NA server (anyone) let me know here and I would be more than willing to hang out, do some events, jumping puzzles, shoot and slash stuff anytime.

#2363639 The isolation makes it very hard

Posted Mystika on 15 March 2016 - 08:29 PM

If I were you I would switch servers. You can switch for free by just deleting the characters on your account. Since you are only level 16, it is no biggie. Make sure you sell or put everything you want to keep in the bank first and try to find an English speaking server. I agree with the previous poster. If you do not like the personal story, try a different race or/and creation choices. There are plenty of active, friendly players in this game. You just need to find a good server.

#2363189 Reminiscing on GW2

Posted typographie on 17 February 2016 - 07:04 PM

I've personally been taking a bit of a break from GW2, but that has more to do with a large number of games coming out recently that I am highly interested in, plus a huge backlog that I still need to play. It's a free MMO, so it has always filled the role of a come-and-go time sink in my gaming habits. At the moment I'm mostly logging in to collect some daily rewards and checking Dulfy once in awhile, waiting for news of Living World season 3 and second-gen legendaries.

In my very personal opinion, GW2 is still highly imperfect but I think the core of the game is in better shape overall than it's been before. Granted I don't do much WvW, and I was never a big dungeon farmer—two areas that are far less healthy than the rest of the game. The population still seems good, though obviously the megaserver system makes that hard to judge.

My main complaint is very subjective: the only major updates to the game since HoT have come in the form of the usual festivals, and a PvP tournament that was of no interest to me. So for me, it has felt like kind of a long time since we've had a meaningful content update. I know that every patch cannot possibly satisfy every playstyle, but for now I'm just waiting.

#2363171 Reminiscing on GW2

Posted El Duderino on 16 February 2016 - 11:24 PM

Been a long time since I visited/posted these forums. How is the game going? Looks like an expansion hit. Is it any good? Forums seem dead compared to the good old days of endless banter back and forth.

Question: do you think GW2 will be the last great attempt at an MMO in the traditional style? Do you think it was a stepping stone to more micro transactions like we see taking over all over games?

Anyways, I'm not here to bash the game. Haven't played in years and have no idea what is happening, just thought I would check back in and see who is still around.

#2363108 New to GW2 :)

Posted Atroxity on 08 February 2016 - 09:33 PM

Thanks for the advice :) I broke down and bought HoT so I could make a revenant and I'm going more towards the dps side of things right now because I didn't realize you had to be lv 80 to use a shield as a revenant xD.

#2361080 ArenaNet doesn't want my business

Posted Corsair on 30 October 2015 - 06:43 PM

My innitial thought is that perhaps they did this to prevent having to deal with spam accounts posting in the forum. They have a large audience, some of which you know what you can sell them. This makes them a very tasty target for spam accounts.

#2360528 Playing with wife and rl friends?

Posted Prince Zorkian on 19 October 2015 - 04:45 AM

There are two answers to this question, both are fairly easy, but the exact answer depends on what kind of account you both have.

If you have a new free to play account, once you both get through the intial tuturial (which takes about 10 mins to play), you can then map travel (press M for map, and choose a waypoint) to any other starter map

If you both have paid accounts, then you simply,
1) go through the tutorial,
2) Get to your capital city (usually just a few feet away from where you start after the tuturial, its usual the first portal you encounter)
3) find the asuran waypoint to Lion's Arch and go through it
4) choose what city you want to meet at and go through that waypoint

In other words, you could join any other person no matter what race you play vrs they play within an hour, and that is being very generous with time.

#2360234 How viable is a thief+ranger duo?

Posted Happyshinobi on 11 October 2015 - 12:22 AM

Me and my lady started playing Gw2 this afternoon, and so far we have enjoyed the game. We have only done PvE so far, and neither of us are over level 10.

She loves the archer class, so I want to know if thief is a viable option to duo the game with? I'd like to be able to PvE, Pvp, and WvW with her.

#2360198 Boxes of armor

Posted typographie on 09 October 2015 - 07:14 PM

You'll need to get the recipe out of the Mystic Forge, and then use the recipe to craft the set.

Note that since you're burning a Celestial Draconic Coat to get the recipe, this is going to cost about the same as crafting seven pieces, instead of six. And that's disregarding the Mystic Coins, wine, etc. It may be more convenient/efficient to just collect all of the mats for the set, and then wait until you have a level 80 revenant to actually craft it.

#2359700 Seeking new class, please help.

Posted Satenia on 28 September 2015 - 12:03 AM

I have re-read your post a couple of times and I'm afraid there is no suggestion I can give you that would meet your criteria. As such, the only advise I have is to let go of whatever ideas of a class you have based on your GW1 experience. You won't find a match in GW2 as far as I can tell.

However, based on your post, you don't seem to rule out necromancer or guardian straight away. As such, I would like to offer the following input:

The necromancer - while completely underrated at this point - has managed to get the attention of Anet: There are quite a few boosts incoming (see the upcoming balance patch) and there have been plenty of hints that they are trying hard to incorporate it into the more challenging aspects (group content) of HoT. Should the necromancer get past the current barrier of being a rather selfish class, I see a lot of potential, especially for the reaper. From a purely subjective point of view, I find the necromancer incredibly fun to play at this point already. Add efficiency to that and I don't see where you could go wrong.

Secondly, there is the guardian. I am completely biased on this as I'm a guardian main with a couple k hours and so on and so forth. To put it simple, when it comes to group content, this is the kind of class where you really can make a difference. It is the one class where I find myself constantly swapping skills because there are just so many good choices. Maybe that is the kind of flexibility you are looking for. It's also the closest to a "battle-mage" I could think of.

#2353498 Whats Your Magic In Guild Wars 2

Posted Haggus on 20 March 2015 - 09:36 AM

View PostZhaitan, on 19 March 2015 - 05:13 PM, said:

Many people will say GW2 is extremely casual and lacks "hardcore" content. However, definition of the term hardcore is quite varied and changes dramatically depending on who you ask. I think, GW2 design primarily caters to a crowd base that is past 25 and can rent their own cars.

People forget that most people playing the game may log in 2-3 times during the week, or one or two days on the weekend; and they won't be spending more than maybe 2-3 hours at a time in the game.  For them, the game has plenty to offer.  Sorry, but if you work and are good at your job, have a family, have other social events, and/or other games, even, chances are you won't be one of those crying, "This game has nothing to do anymore!  They need more content!"  Even for those playing the game hard core, most in a good, friendly, casual guild won't be having many issues, either.  This game was made for THESE people.  

For me, this is the magic of the game.  I don't feel the desire to need to log in and play 5 hours a pop like a crack head.  I can treat it casually, and my character can look the way I want them, without having to spend a lot of cash or grind for days.  It's a beautiful game, the animation is great, and breaking with the trinity is the best thing that ever happened.  The LS can be Scooby Doo at times, but that has its own charm.  

You'll always have those of a small, vocal minority who think they, but for lack of money/backing, could do better.  If they could, they would.  It's good just to take them with a grain of salt, and enjoy the game with open eyes.

#2359340 Welcome Play-for-Free players!

Posted Kattar on 16 September 2015 - 04:02 PM

View PostShayne Hawke, on 16 September 2015 - 05:09 AM, said:


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