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  Bladestrom

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6/03/13 2:38:31 AM#61
So, what is the difference between repeatable content and grind (my take is grind = forced through pressure to 'progress')

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  aesperus

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6/03/13 2:49:02 AM#62
Originally posted by Bladestrom
So, what is the difference between repeatable content and grind (my take is grind = forced through pressure to 'progress')

Well... the term grind used to be 'being forced to do some trivial, repetative task in order to progress'.

The term now means 'anything repetative' (aka all games ever)

  Scalpless

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6/03/13 2:49:17 AM#63

Wildstar should be a like-WoW-but-different-enough game, if that's what you want. It looks good.

As for GW2, ask yourself if you're willing to play a game that has:

1) Relatively fast leveling

2) Almost no gear grind at endgame

3) No raiding

4) No dedicated tanks or healers

5) A limited (~20-40) number of abilities you can use at once.

It has great game IMO, but not a WoW replacement.

  Yaevindusk

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Logic, reason and fact do not supersede human nature. Ignorance reigns without justice.

6/03/13 3:12:39 AM#64

 

It's good for a getting a couple classes to max level, at least.  The main thing that turned me off is that there's no real reliable way to make money, and so the community has "devolved" into finding the "best way" and keeping it within a tight circle until it leaks on youtube and is inevitable nerfed by Anet since all the economies are linked together and one server ruins it for the rests.

 

They even made it so you could only get one rare per account on dragon fights, as opposed to character.  So many who had max characters for this point were irritated by this and either quit or bought five accounts to make up for it.  Though that borders of people using money to get advantages for me, even if it's a player choice and only partially influenced by the design choices of ANet.

 

Well made game with a lot of polish.  Good for just roaming about the lands after a few weeks off just to feel like an adventurer and take a break from your "main" MMO if you don't treat GW2 as your main.

 

With me -- and I admit it's a personal problem whereby I just have to suck it up and accept it -- I get depressed when I log in because I want to buy cultural armor and don't have the gold for it.  Do the dragons once per day, and run about the favored farming spot for events (which has been nerfed and buffed and nerfed and buffed again throughout the months) for an hour or two a night when I have the time.  But it's an economy based entirely on RNG and even massive hardwork of trying to get a precursor for six plus months before giving up has yielded no results.  Kind've made me appreciate dailies in WoW, even if MoP went over board with it.  At the very least I could make 20,000 gold in a week and get what I want in game.  Hard work should be rewarded in a game, and should not be subject to RNG (at least when it comes to in game gold as things such as raids it's inevitable to keep the appeal for some) as we get enough of that in the real world and the troubles with economy thereof.

 

But again, that's all my opinion and just not how the game is made.  Have to accept it and work at it or just hate it and only play when you get bored of something else like myself.

When faced with strife or discontent, the true nature of a man is brought forth. It is then when we see the character of the individual. It is then we are able to tell if he is mature enough to grin and bare it, or subject his fellow man to his complaints and woes.

  Master.Ryu

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6/03/13 3:20:22 AM#65
Originally posted by Grailer
I heard its fun till you get to max level .  according to Krip  , and he doesn't play it anymore so It must be bad .

Yeah, because we must all follow in the path of a mediocre player and not play anything that he doesn't like.

 

Really though, it's up to you. Depends what you're in to. I've played it since launch, with a few breaks here and there. I've tried playing other games here lately to mix it up when I can, but it feels odd not having the option to dodge my opponents in combat after playing Guild Wars 2.

  Muke

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6/03/13 3:25:26 AM#66
Originally posted by Master.Ryu
Originally posted by Grailer
I heard its fun till you get to max level .  according to Krip  , and he doesn't play it anymore so It must be bad .

Yeah, because we must all follow in the path of a mediocre player and not play anything that he doesn't like.

 

Really though, it's up to you. Depends what you're in to. I've played it since launch, with a few breaks here and there. I've tried playing other games here lately to mix it up when I can, but it feels odd not having the option to dodge my opponents in combat after playing Guild Wars 2.

I play GW2 casually, I play a couple of hourse for 2-3w every day -and not 10-20hrs/day like some addicts do-, then I might not touch the game in a 2-3w or longer, I love the game, if you play it 10hrs/day and you live+sleep GW2 I can understand that some people might say the game is lacking endgame content and boring, because the devs can never keep up with those players.

 

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  ForgottenKnight

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Joined: 7/17/03
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6/03/13 3:30:28 AM#67
I've taken my mesmer to max lvl and some other classes. It's a pretty fun game if you don't plan to invest to much time into it. You can pretty much see all PVE content on 1 character which makes rerolling new classes pretty boring and just a grinding XP fest. It's pretty quick though. The WvW is nice and they're constantly changing it, mostly for the better and just recently added new rewards for WvW pvp. The arena PVP is fun if you find a proper team to play with. Overall the experience is OK, and prepare for alot of grinding different pay tokens/xp and whatever. GW2 got so many different pay tokens it's insane and you have to grind them all to get something nice. So to claim that GW2 isn't a grind would be to tell a white lie.
  Yaevindusk

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Logic, reason and fact do not supersede human nature. Ignorance reigns without justice.

6/03/13 3:42:17 AM#68
Originally posted by Master.Ryu
Originally posted by Grailer
I heard its fun till you get to max level .  according to Krip  , and he doesn't play it anymore so It must be bad .

Yeah, because we must all follow in the path of a mediocre player and not play anything that he doesn't like.

 

Really though, it's up to you. Depends what you're in to. I've played it since launch, with a few breaks here and there. I've tried playing other games here lately to mix it up when I can, but it feels odd not having the option to dodge my opponents in combat after playing Guild Wars 2.

 

I don't think it's fair to call him a mediocre player.  I've seen a few of his streams, and he's quite boring to me.  But the main reason he has fans is because he had the balls / skill / luck to be the first to complete Diablo III Hardcore Inferno mode before the nerf occurred.  It does not make him a great all round gamer, but many wouldn't even touch permanent death modes within games -- especially in games were the difficulty was grueling at the start -- to begin with.

 

Most personalities get fans because of their personalities.  Though it just seems he has them because he accomplished something no one else in the world did prior to the nerf of the infamous Inferno difficulty in hardcore mode.  His personality is somewhat lacking in my opinion (when it comes to speaking in terms of entertainment personalities) and thus it's unfair to just refer to him as "average" when talking about player skill.

 

But I realize that people will follow others as part of human nature and your point was probably to say that one should decide things on their own.  This is true, but as a whole humans do need leadership.  We're dumb in large groups without focused direction or dictation.  We naturally gravitate towards leadership and follow their choices and as such become less incompetent as a whole (as hard as it is to believe).  Isolationists are typically very smart, but also lack that certain leadership charm.  The lonewolves of humanity as it were.  But in large groups people think and act stupidly to try and be recognized by their peer group.  We all might act stupid at times to try and make our friends laugh when hanging out "with the guys" from time to time.

 

In a sense we're the opposite of those rats in Guild Wars 2; we're smart on our own and when we have to think things through by ourselves.  But together we get lazy and prone to stupidy such as the example given above (hellooooo internet!).  Until the voice of reason tells us we're being stupid (in my opinion every group needs one of these).  This is why even intelligent people rely on other intelligent people; why scholars accept peer reviewed thesis without question.  We trust in them and their research and abilities.  This is even true with internet sensations that have the allure of being smart or bringing fair logic to the table.

When faced with strife or discontent, the true nature of a man is brought forth. It is then when we see the character of the individual. It is then we are able to tell if he is mature enough to grin and bare it, or subject his fellow man to his complaints and woes.

  Master.Ryu

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Joined: 12/13/12
Posts: 55

6/03/13 4:04:54 AM#69
Originally posted by Yaevindusk
Originally posted by Master.Ryu
Originally posted by Grailer
I heard its fun till you get to max level .  according to Krip  , and he doesn't play it anymore so It must be bad .

Yeah, because we must all follow in the path of a mediocre player and not play anything that he doesn't like.

 

Really though, it's up to you. Depends what you're in to. I've played it since launch, with a few breaks here and there. I've tried playing other games here lately to mix it up when I can, but it feels odd not having the option to dodge my opponents in combat after playing Guild Wars 2.

 

I don't think it's fair to call him a mediocre player.  I've seen a few of his streams, and he's quite boring to me.  But the main reason he has fans is because he had the balls / skill / luck to be the first to complete Diablo III Hardcore Inferno mode before the nerf occurred.  It does not make him a great all round gamer, but many wouldn't even touch permanent death modes within games -- especially in games were the difficulty was grueling at the start -- to begin with.

 

Most personalities get fans because of their personalities.  Though it just seems he has them because he accomplished something no one else in the world did prior to the nerf of the infamous Inferno difficulty in hardcore mode.  His personality is somewhat lacking in my opinion (when it comes to speaking in terms of entertainment personalities) and thus it's unfair to just refer to him as "average" when talking about player skill.

 

But I realize that people will follow others as part of human nature and your point was probably to say that one should decide things on their own.  This is true, but as a whole humans do need leadership.  We're dumb in large groups without focused direction or dictation.  We naturally gravitate towards leadership and follow their choices and as such become less incompetent as a whole (as hard as it is to believe).  Isolationists are typically very smart, but also lack that certain leadership charm.  The lonewolves of humanity as it were.  But in large groups people think and act stupidly to try and be recognized by their peer group.  We all might act stupid at times to try and make our friends laugh when hanging out "with the guys" from time to time.

 

In a sense we're the opposite of those rats in Guild Wars 2; we're smart on our own and when we have to think things through by ourselves.  But together we get lazy and prone to stupidy such as the example given above (hellooooo internet!).  Until the voice of reason tells us we're being stupid (in my opinion every group needs one of these).  This is why even intelligent people rely on other intelligent people; why scholars accept peer reviewed thesis without question.  We trust in them and their research and abilities.  This is even true with internet sensations that have the allure of being smart or bringing fair logic to the table.

I was mainly trying to let him know that, that's not the way to choose whether or not you should purchase a game and play it for yourself. To solely judge whether or not someone should buy a game based on someone elses opinions, whether they claim they're the greatest or not, is just plain silly.

  Vorch

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Joined: 9/18/11
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6/03/13 8:20:50 AM#70

It's a great game. Great place to have fun.

It is NOT a time-sink. If you want a game to force you to play every day to do the top content, it's not for you.

 

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  Volkon

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6/03/13 8:53:14 AM#71

For what it's worth, I got in pre-Beta and have been playing ever since. The game is phenomenal in my opinion at least. The combat flows better than any others I've played, but only once you realize that you're not locked into a "tank/healer/dps" role. You actually have to learn the skills - learn as in know the secondary effects, often tertiary effects, some skills while active are replaced with "follow up" skills, etc. You can not get away with any form of rotation based combat. 

WvW to me and many others is highly addictive and an absolute blast. There's still so much I haven't done in the game because of the lure of WvW. I easily spend 90% of my time there. 

Is it worth it? Hell ya. No subscription fee, ever. No pay to win. Buy it, play forever. For a game of this quality, that's amazing. Hope to see you in game! 

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  Ice-Queen

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6/03/13 8:56:25 AM#72
Originally posted by LordShockTitan

Well, reason why I am asking this is because I do not want to pay the money and end up hating it just half a hour into the game. I really have not played a MMO since quitting WoW back in 2011, and the only "MMO" I play now is Planetside 2. 

I heard that GW2 is really only for people who like PvP and lore. Is this true? Because I really only like games kind of like Neverwinter and PS2 or even WoW like. 

A MMO with awesome combat is really what I have been looking for, and was wondering if GW2 is a kind of game I will like.

Anyways, if there is any other MMO with amazing combat, raids, PvP, quests and dungeons that is either B2P or F2P, then list them as well as if GW2 is a game I will like. I would only play a P2P game if there is no other option.

Thanks for your help. and sorry if it takes me a while to respond to your questions.

 

I wouldn't consider GW2 a pvp game. It's all instanced pvp, no open world pvp at all. You're also basically doing the kill quest grind like other games except they hide it a little bit with calling it dynamic events. There's no way of knowing if you will like it though unless you try it out. I got bored with it after 2 weeks and hitting max level. It's an extremely casual friendly, hand holding game.

What happens when you log off your characters????.....
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  Soki123

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6/03/13 9:05:08 AM#73

I remember playing the game in beta. I thought it s not bad, no sub, so no big deal. Played it at release and after 2-3 weeks was bored silly. Ok well theres WvW.  Terrible wannabe DAOC attempt. My wife and I played strictly WvW after we realized the pve was one of the worst we played in a long while. Needless to say, it s just not fun at all. Our guild of 200+ had 2-3 on at a time after a month. Logged in the other day and no one was on every time I checked throughout the day.  

Take that for what it s worth, but for me and my wife and many many many many people that were in our guild obviously thought it wasn t worth the purchase price.

  Karelia

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6/03/13 9:07:09 AM#74
Originally posted by The1ceQueen
Originally posted by LordShockTitan

Well, reason why I am asking this is because I do not want to pay the money and end up hating it just half a hour into the game. I really have not played a MMO since quitting WoW back in 2011, and the only "MMO" I play now is Planetside 2. 

I heard that GW2 is really only for people who like PvP and lore. Is this true? Because I really only like games kind of like Neverwinter and PS2 or even WoW like. 

A MMO with awesome combat is really what I have been looking for, and was wondering if GW2 is a kind of game I will like.

Anyways, if there is any other MMO with amazing combat, raids, PvP, quests and dungeons that is either B2P or F2P, then list them as well as if GW2 is a game I will like. I would only play a P2P game if there is no other option.

Thanks for your help. and sorry if it takes me a while to respond to your questions.

 

I wouldn't consider GW2 a pvp game. It's all instanced pvp, no open world pvp at all. You're also basically doing the kill quest grind like other games except they hide it a little bit with calling it dynamic events. There's no way of knowing if you will like it though unless you try it out. I got bored with it after 2 weeks and hitting max level. It's an extremely casual friendly, hand holding game.

 

agree 100%

i got bores after about 3 weeks

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6/03/13 9:09:06 AM#75

Systematically the game is an interesting attempt to reverse the old themepark philosophy.

I feel the biggest problem for many that have quit is that the, 'meta', game is lacking. 

The lack of meta game could be defined by many things. It could the lack of endgame. It could be the lack of free market economics and the obvious grindiness of a game that claims otherwise. It could be the lack of social interaction to progress. It could be the instanced WvWvW zergfest. It could be the poorly told main story etc,etc

There are more, but what you have here is a decent looking, combat orientated, game that your better off playing with real life friends. It's clearly been put together by developers as a labor of love, but for me it's not a great MMO because it's lacking a reason to commit to it longterm, probably because of some of the reasons above.

Worth a try? I'd say so. Your lucky as well because if you resisted most of the fanbois attempt to predict the second coming before the game launched, then you won't be disappointed, as some were on here.

Good game, just not enough going for it longterm for me.

 

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6/03/13 9:09:35 AM#76
Originally posted by The1ceQueen

It's all instanced pvp, no open world pvp at all.

This is a common misconception. World vs World is NOT instanced. It's in a separate zone, granted, but there are no instances, every player of the same server ends in the same WvW area. And it is open world PvP, even though limited to the 4 WvW area, just like e.g. WoW limits PvP to areas higher than level 20 and outside of cities, or EvE has different security levels, or UO has "insta-kill" guards protection you in some areas. It's area restricted open world PvP, nothing new, and it's definitely not instanced.

You're also basically doing the kill quest grind like other games except they hide it a little bit with calling it dynamic events.

This is also not true. Unlike the WoW clones, you aren't on rails here. Events happen as you explore the world, and the world opens up to you the more you progress without any place ever becoming totally obsolete like in the WoW clone games. The only people who think this is just the same old quest grind are those who try to play GW2 like a WoW clone, and they all fail and quit of course, since GW2 is not one of those.

Originally posted by The1ceQueen

It's an extremely casual friendly, hand holding game.

If you enjoy being on rails, the game telling you everything you MUST do, and earning shiny virtual trinkets all other group/raid members will try to cheat you out by winning a roll is all what interests you in MMORPGs, then don't play GW2. But if you enjoy freedom, being able to decide yourself instead of being forced into areas and activities by the game, not enjoying being forced into a gear grind to access the content, and if you are able to open your mind and forget all what WoW and its clones have brainwashed into players since 2004, then yes, you may enjoy GW2.

Casual friendly? Yes, since you can stop playing a couple of months and you won't end being totally gimped by the continuous gear grind that exists in most other MMORPGs. But hand holding? Definitely not. You are not on rails, it's up to YOU to decide what to do and how to do it, you aren't on a linear quest line telling you where you are forced to go next, you aren't in a game that will force you into dungeons at max level, YOU have to decide what YOU want to do, and not the game. That's what confuses many WoW clone fans, they can't understand the concept, most likely because they never knew anything different.

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6/03/13 9:11:07 AM#77
Originally posted by The1ceQueen
Originally posted by LordShockTitan

Well, reason why I am asking this is because I do not want to pay the money and end up hating it just half a hour into the game. I really have not played a MMO since quitting WoW back in 2011, and the only "MMO" I play now is Planetside 2. 

I heard that GW2 is really only for people who like PvP and lore. Is this true? Because I really only like games kind of like Neverwinter and PS2 or even WoW like. 

A MMO with awesome combat is really what I have been looking for, and was wondering if GW2 is a kind of game I will like.

Anyways, if there is any other MMO with amazing combat, raids, PvP, quests and dungeons that is either B2P or F2P, then list them as well as if GW2 is a game I will like. I would only play a P2P game if there is no other option.

Thanks for your help. and sorry if it takes me a while to respond to your questions.

 

I wouldn't consider GW2 a pvp game. It's all instanced pvp, no open world pvp at all. You're also basically doing the kill quest grind like other games except they hide it a little bit with calling it dynamic events. There's no way of knowing if you will like it though unless you try it out. I got bored with it after 2 weeks and hitting max level. It's an extremely casual friendly, hand holding game.

 

You must have missed WvW then... nothing instanced about that. Four massive persistent zones, about as open as it gets without being able to kill your own team. Now, the structured PvP, that's definitely instanced by design, your classic "arena" style match ups. 

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6/03/13 9:18:52 AM#78
Op:
It's worth playing for the pve for a few months, as its decidedly not wow style glorified lobby game pve.

But I think you will find WvW disappointing if you are currently playing ps2.


Volk:
It's not persistent, they have a gamey reset with a leader board every 2 weeks.

"about as open as it gets" - nope... daoc, planetside, planetside 2 and even war and aion have much bigger pvp areas THAT ARE A PART OF THE WORLD, or the entire world in the case if planetside. Gw2 has 4 medium sized boxes you teleport in and out of, where you cant even walk from one into the 3 others but have to teleport back to the lobby area first.
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6/03/13 9:22:02 AM#79

The WvW areas are as much part of the world as any DAoC, PS1/2, WAR or AION areas.

Just like DAoC, WAR and AION, you indeed have to teleport in, but everybody is in the same areas, it's no instance, it's part of the world.

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6/03/13 9:22:17 AM#80
Originally posted by The1ceQueen
Originally posted by LordShockTitan

Well, reason why I am asking this is because I do not want to pay the money and end up hating it just half a hour into the game. I really have not played a MMO since quitting WoW back in 2011, and the only "MMO" I play now is Planetside 2. 

I heard that GW2 is really only for people who like PvP and lore. Is this true? Because I really only like games kind of like Neverwinter and PS2 or even WoW like. 

A MMO with awesome combat is really what I have been looking for, and was wondering if GW2 is a kind of game I will like.

Anyways, if there is any other MMO with amazing combat, raids, PvP, quests and dungeons that is either B2P or F2P, then list them as well as if GW2 is a game I will like. I would only play a P2P game if there is no other option.

Thanks for your help. and sorry if it takes me a while to respond to your questions.

 

I wouldn't consider GW2 a pvp game. It's all instanced pvp, (NO, only sPVP is) no open world pvp at all. You're also basically doing the kill quest grind like other games except they hide it a little bit with calling it dynamic events. There's no way of knowing if you will like it though unless you try it out (Yes, that's all you had to say). I got bored with it after 2 weeks and hitting max level. It's an extremely casual friendly (YES), hand holding game (NO).

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