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  Aelious

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World > Quest Progression

7/26/12 5:28:55 AM#21

 If you have a lot of time to play and are a completionist the backwards level balancing of GW2 may make the 60.00 worth it for you and your wife.  At level 80 you'll have missed a lot of content you can go back to with "at level" difficulty anywhere in the game.  Each zone also has */* points as a sort of a map achievement system, separate from it's normal system, of how much you've explored each area:

 

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Map#Map_icons

 

 As far as you only going duo with the Mrs. you may or may not like how content is shared with everyone.  You can be in a group with your wife but the things you do out in the world can be done with others without the fear of kill/update stealing.  This also means you can't stop someone from joining in your fun if you're looking for exclusivity.

 

 I think GW2 can be a good side game or a main one but only if you like the style of play.  For an entertaining look at the different professions I would recommend these "spotlight" videos.  Either way enjoy and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit jealous.

 

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gw2+spotlight&oq=gw2+spotlight&gs_l=youtube.3..0.2929.5675.0.5805.13.7.0.6.6.0.76.372.7.7.0...0.0...1ac.RujGynGLi6M

 

  fiontar

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7/26/12 7:04:08 AM#22

I logged 125 hours of playtesting time, almost entirely PvE, between the three Beta Weekend Events and the Stress Tests. In those 125 hours, I did a lot of exploration and played the game in only a slightly more rushed fashion than I intend to play the game at launch. During that ime, I feel that I only have scratched the surface of the PvE content that the game has to offer.

This game offers a massive, immersive game world that due to Dynamic Events being the primary form of content feels very organic and alive. The game provides one of the largest world spaces of any AAA fantasy MMO since WoW. The PvE content is very plentiful and there is a large level of redundancy of content, which will provide people who play alts many paths to level 80 that will feature variety of content vs. what they have experienced previously. This is as is, with out even considering the commitment to add thousands of more Dynamic Events across all game zones, as part of free, ongoing live updates.

Once you reach level 7, any sense of linearity starts to fall completely away and you have a lot of freedom to explore and encounter fun, engaging and challenging content. I won't get into detailed explainations of the game's design, but just know that the game has been built from the ground up to foster cooperation, with out forcing grouping. Some content requires a number of players, but these events all make sense with in the context of the game world and the events themselves.

The game features a leveling curve that is shallow from level 1-20, then going flat with a design goal for each level from level 20-80 taking about 1 1/2 hours of active play time. They anticipate that most players will reach the cap after about 110 hours of game play, which is a healthy progression by modern MMO standards. However, realize that the game is designed so that there is a lot to do with a character after reaching the leveling cap, with out relying on Raids and Gear Grinds to provide something for players to do at "end game".

Some players will play a character to the level cap, continue to play some of the level 80 content from time to time, (3 of 8 Dungeons, 13 Dungeon "wings" total, are level 80 and there is an entire level 80 game zone that will require large cooperative efforts to conquer a complex web of events, in order to open a path for access to the penultimate Dungeon shipping with the game), while also creating an alt, or alts, in order to experience the world from a different perspective and chart a new path to level 80. Rinse, repeat.

Others will pursue the very viable option of continuing to play a single character well beyond reaching the level cap. GW2 has a Level Scaling mechanic, which can scale characters down in level for lower level content, while still providing them with rewards and XP based on their true level. When you reach level 80 in GW2, the entire game's worth of content is viable for you. (This is especially nice for allowing characters of different levels, among friends and guildmates, to always be able to find content worth playing together).

Based on my extensive testing experience, I can easily see the game providing me with over 1,000 hours of game play enjoyment over the course of the first year, not even considering new, free content additions and sPvP and World vs. World.

While being a game designed to make playing with others around you beneficial and fun, it's also a dream game for solo/duo players.

Add in the lack of a subscription fee and to me, it's a no brainer. There is no better value for the money and this would be one of the best subscription based games if they had decided to launch the same game under the traditional business model. :)

Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated

  Teh_Axi

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Joined: 9/21/08
Posts: 405

7/26/12 7:12:57 AM#23

You can't AFK and leave the game to mine rocks for you while you watch TV, so no you probably won't like it. The game also requires you to be pretty active while playing it too, its pretty much the complete opposite of EVE.

  calranthe

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Joined: 1/29/05
Posts: 361

 
OP  7/26/12 8:17:12 AM#24
Originally posted by Teh_Axi

You can't AFK and leave the game to mine rocks for you while you watch TV, so no you probably won't like it. The game also requires you to be pretty active while playing it too, its pretty much the complete opposite of EVE.

A couple of points

1)Yes I am bitter about swtor, I had high hopes for it but after reaching end game in two characters and finding the daily grind and lack of personal content my love of the game died I do not mind so called themeparks mmo but my own fault was expecting much more from bioware.

2)I do not know of your experience in eve Teh_Axi but I have never afk played that game, I spend most of my time in 0.0 hunting idiots and enjoying pushing the games limits, having played for 6+ years and experienced most of the large and small wars including the fall of BoB the fall of IT and NC both good and bad, if I ever did not pay attention then I lost a ship, I actually loose about 1-2 ships a month shit happens.

3)This thread has had some excellent feedback and information, apart from the few "go look for yourself yes me too yes me too too" posts it sounds like the pve side of the game has some real innovation, love the idea of playing a ranger and probably a necro too.

  Delvie

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Posts: 463

7/26/12 10:55:39 AM#25
Originally posted by calranthe
Originally posted by Teh_Axi

You can't AFK and leave the game to mine rocks for you while you watch TV, so no you probably won't like it. The game also requires you to be pretty active while playing it too, its pretty much the complete opposite of EVE.

A couple of points

1)Yes I am bitter about swtor, I had high hopes for it but after reaching end game in two characters and finding the daily grind and lack of personal content my love of the game died I do not mind so called themeparks mmo but my own fault was expecting much more from bioware.

2)I do not know of your experience in eve Teh_Axi but I have never afk played that game, I spend most of my time in 0.0 hunting idiots and enjoying pushing the games limits, having played for 6+ years and experienced most of the large and small wars including the fall of BoB the fall of IT and NC both good and bad, if I ever did not pay attention then I lost a ship, I actually loose about 1-2 ships a month shit happens.

3)This thread has had some excellent feedback and information, apart from the few "go look for yourself yes me too yes me too too" posts it sounds like the pve side of the game has some real innovation, love the idea of playing a ranger and probably a necro too.

My hubby and I duo almost all the time.  He adores Necro and I adore Ranger - we have had a ball figuring out cross profession combos.  Be aware that Ranger always has a pet (no way to play them without it) but Necro can spec very well without them.  Necro is currently per Jon Peters at A-Net due for some love.

In comparison to SWTOR (actually to any MMO I've ever played at launch) the variety and amount of content is astounding.  The feel of each of the starter areas is very different.  The cities are amazing.  There's hidden static content like jumping puzzles.  Dynamic events can happen anywhere in a zone.  Most importantly there is just a lot of content.

Crafting isn't at the EVE or SWG level but it also has more to it than WoW/LOTRO.  Crafting completionists will go insane over Cooking.  Casual crafters looking to make their own gear will have no problem gearing up every 10 levels or so with just casual gathering.  The best part is that crafted gear isn't better or worse than good drops/karma rewards - it's just the best way to get the exact stats/boosts you want for your particular build.  Finally, if you really wanted to only craft and not leave yoru starter city's crafting area you can level entirely on crafting alone.  It would take quite a bit of money though - because without gathering you'd have to buy all your materials.

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  Raekon

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7/27/12 3:19:45 AM#26

Hi! :)

First of all I would like to welcome you in the community.

Secondly and since many people offered a lot of information I would like to point you to this thread that will probably seed even more light to any questions you might have: http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/287180/A-short-guide-to-everything-we-know-about-GW2-.html

There is also the "Mass Info for the uninitiated" linked aswell.

As about the pet system almost every profession has some pets.

What the others didn't mentioned was that the Elementalist class has also a pet for each element they can summon for a minute or two.

The main pet system belongs to the Ranger like the others said aswell.

The Ranger class has 4 slots that are split in two sections:

- 2 slots for terrestrial pets

- 2 slots for amphibic/underwater pets

Additionaly to these active slots you are having a big list in which every pet you are taming goes in.

While outside a battle you can select a new pet from this list at any time and no matter where you are.

There is also a switch option you unlock at a certain level that lets you switch between the active pets in battle.

This gives you more variety since every pet comes with its own skills (they learn more overtime aswell).

You have pets that are good for damage, others for buff/debuffing, others for tanking and so on.

Lots of variety between melee and ranged pets.

Some pets are well hiddend in the world (like the shark that resides under a krait base deep down in the water or the armored fish in the kanalization of the old lions arch), while others are more approachable and spread around in areas.

What I noticed is that many people are letting their pets in the aggresive mode at all times and that's why the pets are constantly defeated quite fast.

The best approach to use them is dependant on the type of pet you are using and its skills.

Also the combination of pets you are using through switching mixed with your own skills.

If you let your pet on follow or passive mode and turn it into aggressive mode only when needed, your pet will mostly survive all encounters and give you the best assistance you can get from it.

Anyway, I would suggest you to buy a copy of the game at first for testing and see if it suits your needs.

Just make sure to take in the freedom of choice the game provides you with instead of "missing" the hand holding we all were used to through other mmos before.

Don't limit yourself on the heart quests either cause they are only repeatable content that provides you with a small part of the old type of quests we all know (even it has also chains for 2-3 quests that need you to do different things).

If you notice a dynamic event go and do it, after its done, check what the npc is doing or says so you won't miss the next chain (some leading to world events that really changing the world of GW2).

Feel free to join the Jade Quarry server and check for Dumeka Shoren if you would like any additional in game help or have questions and I will try to help you as much as I can.

  freston

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Joined: 8/20/07
Posts: 530

7/27/12 3:26:06 AM#27

Youtube is your best friend. I know this is not the kind of answer you are looking for, but trust me, is the best advice you are going to get. The videos you see about GW2 manage to convey an extremely accurate view of wht the game really is. Wht you see is wht you get. I stress this because it hasnt always been the case with others mmos (dark and light , "shudders")

  Kanubis

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7/27/12 3:27:48 AM#28

Honestly, if I was able to commit the time you could to MMOs, I'd probably be running with TSW and GW2 as well.  GW2 is very easy to play all night, but also nicely suited to logging in for a couple of hours only. 

I've played all three BWEs duoing with my girlfriend and it suits duoing well. 

If the BWEs have taught me anything, then no matter what you tell us about your tastes in MMOs, there's a chance you'll hate it and a chance you'll love it (I've seen the BWEs turns haters in to fanbois and vice versa, and PvE addicts in to PvPers and vice versa.)

Assuming you and your wife aren't fighting to pay the rent/mortgage and bills every month, I reckon it's a sound purchase for you and will give you more than enough value for your dollar/pound/euro/whatever...

  DaezAster

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7/27/12 3:40:57 AM#29

If you like tsw combat wise than gw2 is a step up imo. I am playing tsw as well and find gw2 to be a better more polished game in everyway short of the dialogs and maybe crafting. It is def worth the price and has a ton of content already. If you haven't played it yet maybe get one copy to try it out first an see how you like it. The worst part of gw2 has to be the dialogs which are very pg13/disney compared to tsw's. I woouldn't recommend mmo's to people who aren't playing them already but gw2 I would recommend to anyone who likes gaming in general. 

  User Deleted
7/27/12 3:42:37 AM#30
Originally posted by calranthe

I would like some help deciding if I should buy this game, if people who have tried the beta think it will suit me, I will be making my own decision but basically looking for thoughts and advice.

Being retired and married to a woman who loves games as much as me we have a lot of spare time to play games.

I doubt that I will join in on the pvp side of GW2 simply because EVE is our pvp game and unless GW2 has proper pvp with loss and character looting, destruction of property and true consequences I doubt it will draw us in.

On the other hand we quite enjoyed the pve side of Guildwars and we do enjoy good storylines and quests (not grind like tera) , we are currently really enjoying TSW but because GW2 is a one off payment it may be the title to play inbetween TSW sessions. (yes we usually have 3 mmo games on the go at the same time and unsub'd to swtor after finding out it was a wow clone).

Please just tell us your pve experiences and what you think.

Also we enjoyed the companion system in GW is that still around is there any pet class ?

Forgot to mention in games like GW we are strictly solo/duo players casual time etc, our big group game is eve.

I look forward to reading any replies.

 

ask this question when the game has released for about 3 months . in the past i asked these same question before launch and it was just bullshit .every fanboy at the moment will tell you this game is the best thing that happened to them .aoc , swtor .war the list goes on . everyone told me during beta that they were awesome and they will blow your mind .blah blah blah . so my advice MR . OP i will repeat it again . wait for 3 months after launch of this game and dont jump into the wagon right now .we dont know what they will do with the cash shop that they are introducing .so better wait than wasting your money .

  calranthe

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OP  7/28/12 3:37:03 AM#31

A lot of interesting information, I think GW2 may be a very good counterpart to EVE and TSW, we both have no problem with cash shops in TSW we have bought outfits and pets.

The ranger is looking more and more interesting to me :)

 

  Lord.Bachus

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7/28/12 3:48:53 AM#32
Originally posted by Magnum2103

Well, Guild Wars 2 isn't for everyone and from the sound of it you might be more interested in PvE game centered around story like TSW (which you mentioned you are enjoying) than GW2 as in my opinion the personal story stuff is fairly mediocre.  You might still enjoy GW2 for the dynamic events and it's personal story, but I'm not sure if I can recommend it on rhat alone I would suggest maybe watching videos of how dynamic events work to get a better idea of how much you would like it or not.  It's a shame you didn't try to get in the beta and give it a shot to see if you liked it or not.

As for your questions:

There are pet classes.  The Ranger can tame and command specific land, water, and amphibian pets found throughout Tyria and name and use whichever is their preference.  Necromancers control lots of minions, but they are mostly nameless and much more temporary in usage.  Other professions can summon temporary pets that provide damage, control, and support for their team, but only last a certain amount of time such as Guardian's enchanted weapons, Ranger's spirits, Elementalists's elementals, etc.  Some racial elites also summon similar temporary pets.

There is no companion system.  Though you might encounter some NPCs that help you along during dungeon runs, you can't select and control companions like in GW or SW:TOR.

Keep in mind that Guild Wars 2 is completely different from the original Guild Wars in just about every aspect except lore and the world (even that's different as Guild Wars 2 takes place 300 years after Guild Wars and a lot has happened since then), so it's really difficult to make a judgement about the game based on the original.

Guildwars 2 is for everyone, everyone can get enough AAA+ gameplay experience wther in PvE or PvP, to warrant buying a $50 box.  Even if GW2 is not for the long run, it will give various forms of entertainment on the short run.

 

There absolutely is no reason why an MMO player/fan should not try it to find out if it suits them in the long run.

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  Whyhate

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7/28/12 3:51:17 AM#33
Originally posted by Nefera

 

At first I was concerned when you said that you have a lot of spare time to play games. However, since you also said that you've got two other MMOs, it should be no problem. As with most games, you would fairly certainly burn through most of game content in GW2 very fast if you played "full time", and end game is mostly what you've been doing up till max level - dynamic events, and dungeons for weapon skins.

 

Consequences for character death on PvP are minimal, so by what you said it would most likely NOT draw you in. Though, I'd recommend just having a go at WvW, who knows, you might like it.

 

Firstly, GW2 is very different to GW1. World is persistent, and you no longer need to be in a (near)full party to be able to complete quests and missions. There is a personal story that you can follow, that actually does change based on what options you choose at character creation, and what you decide to do along the road. I also found the world to be very immersive, with lots of cool things hidden away, and fun NPC convos, scenarios, and all that. I had a great time in PvE, and would definitely recommend it. All that content for the box price is a steal. You can do most content solo/duo, and won't need to invest huge amounts of time to stay competitive.

 

There is a pet class - ranger. Though the AI seems to be less than it could be currently...hopefully they'll be able to improve it though. To me it seems to be based off GW1's hero (especially melee hero) AI, at least the pet seems to behave in a similar manner. Necromancers also get minions, mesmers get clones and illusions, and engineers get turrets - not the traditional kind of pets though.

 

I would definitely recommend checking out the game. If you have the cash, go for it - you'll most likely enjoy it. You can easily shelve it after you've gone through the content, and come back at no additional cost when they add new stuff - except for paid expansions of course. If you end up liking the game, the amount of content you get for just the box price is amazing.

 

What a great response, no fanboy sugar coating, an honest opinion of someone who isn't blinded by hype or defends a game like if it was a sports team.

 

OP, watch some PVE videos, if you think that the PVE is different enough to hold your attention, buy it.

 

And see if you find any way to get into a BWE.

  jpnz

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7/28/12 3:54:39 AM#34
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
Originally posted by Magnum2103

Well, Guild Wars 2 isn't for everyone and from the sound of it you might be more interested in PvE game centered around story like TSW (which you mentioned you are enjoying) than GW2 as in my opinion the personal story stuff is fairly mediocre.  You might still enjoy GW2 for the dynamic events and it's personal story, but I'm not sure if I can recommend it on rhat alone I would suggest maybe watching videos of how dynamic events work to get a better idea of how much you would like it or not.  It's a shame you didn't try to get in the beta and give it a shot to see if you liked it or not.

As for your questions:

There are pet classes.  The Ranger can tame and command specific land, water, and amphibian pets found throughout Tyria and name and use whichever is their preference.  Necromancers control lots of minions, but they are mostly nameless and much more temporary in usage.  Other professions can summon temporary pets that provide damage, control, and support for their team, but only last a certain amount of time such as Guardian's enchanted weapons, Ranger's spirits, Elementalists's elementals, etc.  Some racial elites also summon similar temporary pets.

There is no companion system.  Though you might encounter some NPCs that help you along during dungeon runs, you can't select and control companions like in GW or SW:TOR.

Keep in mind that Guild Wars 2 is completely different from the original Guild Wars in just about every aspect except lore and the world (even that's different as Guild Wars 2 takes place 300 years after Guild Wars and a lot has happened since then), so it's really difficult to make a judgement about the game based on the original.

Guildwars 2 is for everyone, everyone can get enough AAA+ gameplay experience wther in PvE or PvP, to warrant buying a $50 box.  Even if GW2 is not for the long run, it will give various forms of entertainment on the short run.

 

There absolutely is no reason why an MMO player/fan should not try it to find out if it suits them in the long run.

Not really.

If someone is fed up with the whole 'hotkey style' MMOs then GW2 is not for them.

Also, this game isn't for me . I personally had this pre-ordered and cancelled it after finding out more about the cash-shop and items in there.

I don't tolerate 'selling XP potions in a $60 game'.

Gdemami -
Informing people about your thoughts and impressions is not a review, it's a blog.

  Nefera

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7/28/12 4:00:01 AM#35
Originally posted by Whyhate
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And see if you find any way to get into a BWE.

There are no more BWEs. Next up is launch.

  fiontar

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Joined: 4/07/04
Posts: 3713

7/28/12 4:35:46 AM#36
Originally posted by jpnz
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
Originally posted by Magnum2103

Well, Guild Wars 2 isn't for everyone and from the sound of it you might be more interested in PvE game centered around story like TSW (which you mentioned you are enjoying) than GW2 as in my opinion the personal story stuff is fairly mediocre.  You might still enjoy GW2 for the dynamic events and it's personal story, but I'm not sure if I can recommend it on rhat alone I would suggest maybe watching videos of how dynamic events work to get a better idea of how much you would like it or not.  It's a shame you didn't try to get in the beta and give it a shot to see if you liked it or not.

As for your questions:

There are pet classes.  The Ranger can tame and command specific land, water, and amphibian pets found throughout Tyria and name and use whichever is their preference.  Necromancers control lots of minions, but they are mostly nameless and much more temporary in usage.  Other professions can summon temporary pets that provide damage, control, and support for their team, but only last a certain amount of time such as Guardian's enchanted weapons, Ranger's spirits, Elementalists's elementals, etc.  Some racial elites also summon similar temporary pets.

There is no companion system.  Though you might encounter some NPCs that help you along during dungeon runs, you can't select and control companions like in GW or SW:TOR.

Keep in mind that Guild Wars 2 is completely different from the original Guild Wars in just about every aspect except lore and the world (even that's different as Guild Wars 2 takes place 300 years after Guild Wars and a lot has happened since then), so it's really difficult to make a judgement about the game based on the original.

Guildwars 2 is for everyone, everyone can get enough AAA+ gameplay experience wther in PvE or PvP, to warrant buying a $50 box.  Even if GW2 is not for the long run, it will give various forms of entertainment on the short run.

 

There absolutely is no reason why an MMO player/fan should not try it to find out if it suits them in the long run.

Not really.

If someone is fed up with the whole 'hotkey style' MMOs then GW2 is not for them.

Also, this game isn't for me . I personally had this pre-ordered and cancelled it after finding out more about the cash-shop and items in there.

I don't tolerate 'selling XP potions in a $60 game'.

You might want to reconsider. Kills are a very small portion of XP earned. The 50% kill XP boosters may seem like a major advantage, but I'd be surprised if kills account for more than 10% of the XP you earn. That's a lot of expense to level 5% faster in a game where rushing to the level cap is pretty pointless. There is also a large over-abundance of content, so it's not like you need boosts to avoid grind due to a lack of content!

Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated

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