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#2350435 Can we talk seriously about the Lunar New Year event?

Posted Phineas Poe on 11 February 2015 - 07:13 PM

View PostHobbesqt, on 11 February 2015 - 05:29 PM, said:



It is almost like now with the expac revealed, they are putting every resource into they can so they can release it asap, eh? Don't expect a Dry Top or Silverwastes. That would mean development time taken from HoT.

Don't expect much in the way of content until the expac is released in the second half of this year. I'd personally throw my guess at an August release date.

You will see one more content drop between now and then I believe, sans holidays. Can't remember if I read that or am pulling that out of my ass though.

You're missing my point. I'm talking about reward structure and how that feeds into the content played. Silverwastes was good because it offered new skins to unlock that weren't attached to the gem store. It gave players something new to do.

I'm not asking for a new zone. I just think it is silly that they bring back Dragonball and end up dropping all the cosmetic stuff in the gem store rather than give players incentive to play it. When stuff is dropped in the gem store you either have to farm dungeons or drop the cash.

That's kind of low when they just announced an expansion (and an additional revenue source for them).


#2350399 Can we talk seriously about the Lunar New Year event?

Posted Phineas Poe on 11 February 2015 - 05:18 PM

So yesterday dropped a new content patch that seemed to be a second rendition of Dragon Bash with substantially less fanfare. It's good to see Dragonball back into the game (and honestly should be a regular activity), but something feels particularly off about this content drop.

There is literally nothing to it but Dragonball, and rather than connect all of the new skins to it, including the new outfit, they instead lock all content behind the gem store. There isn't even a title involved with the achievement tracks.

I totally understand ArenaNet's need to turn a profit, but the whole thing feels very flat when the only thing Dragonball awards is a mediocre back piece. The new weapon skins and outfit are all on the cash shop, leaving you with nothing to work on or work toward after getting the rare back piece and upgrading it.

Dropping Dragonball on its own is not really an issue of mine; it's a small update that helps break the dungeon grind. But when the game is so sorely lacking on things to do until HoT launches, it really is in their best interest to provide alternative, in game methods to acquiring new skins that involve event content for those of us that want something else to do.

With the Silverwastes and Dry Top maps it felt like they turned a new leaf ... And now it feels like we are back to square one, where cosmetic content is locked behind a paywall and the only alternative is grinding the same content we were already doing like dungeons.


#2350699 Whats Your Magic In Guild Wars 2

Posted Alexei Hart on 13 February 2015 - 04:23 PM

View PostI post stuff, on 13 February 2015 - 02:33 PM, said:

So far GW2 was overall a more pleasant experience for me than GW mostly thanks to a friendlier and more chill community as well as the lack of grind.

GW was way too elitist, with massive barriers to entry in place for all end game content created by the playerbase rather than the company. I could never really connect with any guild either because they raged too much or acted in an odd, passive-aggressive way toward each other which was apparently considered "mature".
It's interesting, this is pretty much the inverse of the experience that I had with the two communities over the course of playing the game.

I got started around the time that EOTN came out, when the meta was already in place but still open to new theories as new skills were discovered or rebalanced. Everyone was excited about the game and about finding the best ways to play and succeed, and this was necessary because the content was difficult and you couldn't win with just any strategy, or lack there of.

Because of good replayability, the winning strategies became commonplace and cemented for each location. But I didn't have the experience of gtfo if you don't know what you're doing. People were helpful and instructive.

In GW2, it is a foregone conclusion that Zerker wins all, and there is neither the diversity nor difficulty needed to break people away from that. There is no discussion about strategy or anything related to talent in the game, except in few-and-far apart cases like Teq and the old marionette. That said, when something goes wrong, chat does go in the direction of gtfo, probably because we're spoiled by constant success and easiness in this game.

On a related note, you're very right about the lack of sandbox. This game is desperately in need of more skills to play around with.


#2350648 Whats Your Magic In Guild Wars 2

Posted Alexei Hart on 13 February 2015 - 01:03 PM

I think a lot of us are still trying to find that after two and a half years. At least, those of us who have been patient enough to stick with the game with the notion that they have to get it right sooner or later.

Right now the hook is that there really aren't any good alternatives out there in f2p.


#2300496 Brazil's DPS Necromancer Guide

Posted thewindwaker on 25 February 2014 - 01:28 PM

View Postaspi, on 25 February 2014 - 11:49 AM, said:

Oh this is one of your "use all berserker" guides again? Saved yourself some time and just made one guide.
because there's so much use for the other stat combinations in PvE... oh wait, there isn't :P :P


#2349625 Will you play again?

Posted Arkham Creed on 04 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

-sighs-
See? This is the shit I was talking about.

https://www.guildwar...eart-of-thorns/

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Adventures and outposts lay the foundation for exploration and confrontation in the open world of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns.

Foundation, foundation, foundation. Enough with the damned foundations already; build the God damned house Arena Net!


#2349547 Will you play again?

Posted Veji on 04 February 2015 - 03:10 AM

Been playing all along.  I had a brief, yet sweet stint in FFXIV, but i just missed GW2 too much, super retarded faults and all.  ANet still pisses me off to no end, but meh.


#2343395 Necromancer Screenshots

Posted MSchiffer on 25 November 2014 - 10:58 PM

Joel, my new boy. Just love!!

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#2347619 The new allies. In the new expansion

Posted xarallei on 25 January 2015 - 04:30 PM

Given all the in-game hints I would bet on them being Mursaat.


#2347562 The new allies. In the new expansion

Posted I post stuff on 25 January 2015 - 01:27 PM

Mursaat most likely.


#2347586 The new allies. In the new expansion

Posted Crimsonknith on 25 January 2015 - 03:23 PM

Yep Mursaat and I  highly doubt they will be allies since we basically destroyed them in Guild Wars 1.

http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Mursaat


#2347331 What will need to be announced on Saturday...

Posted Krazzar on 23 January 2015 - 08:05 PM

My money is on their announcement being the next living story will actually have "as much content as an expansion pack" and will take four years to deploy, then they'll spend five pages talking about how hard it is to develop a game and how they can't do anything about glaring issues in round-about terms. Oh, and they might talk about resetting all our characters to level 2 or adding a new leveling process to make sure we go through the skill and trait collection process to highlight existing content we might have missed over the years instead of adding new content.

Since they can't even release small content patches without adding new currencies, psedo-experience bars, and annoyances every time I don't really think a full-blown expansion pack would be good.  They're also bound to their nickel-and-dime process so I don't think we'll get anything substantial.  They'll promise substantial things, though.


#2346923 PAX South Pass Opportunity

Posted davadude on 19 January 2015 - 09:38 PM

View PostNeo Nugget, on 19 January 2015 - 09:12 PM, said:

And since we love you all so much, we're giving them to you guys.

Two other fansites told me this, too.  Takes away from the message, Nugget.

Seriously though, get these passes, people!  I'm about 7000 Kilometers away, so keep us posted.


#2346802 The Off Topic Thread Part iki

Posted I pwnd U on 18 January 2015 - 03:36 PM

Generally the economy talk leads to political talk which is frowned up here. I think that is why most people avoid talking about it.


#2346778 The Off Topic Thread Part iki

Posted I pwnd U on 17 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

We may talk about our personal lives but we also make sure we are staying with the flow of conversation. Not sitting their always talking about how we own properties and what not. You come in and just kinda post big long posts that probably few people read that is all about you and not at all with the flow of the thread.