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  jdizzle2k13

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2/26/14 8:57:03 PM#21
Originally posted by flizzer
Originally posted by reeereee
The one game that didn't just copy and paste WoW's stale linear quest grind leveling and people complain... /sigh

As much as people complain about WoW, at least those on here, it does seem there are many players who love the WoW style quests and complain whenever their is a deviation from that formula.

Because people don't know what they really want.  I myself can play both styles, but I know neither is perfect.



  jdizzle2k13

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2/26/14 9:01:55 PM#22
From what I had read about the game before I played, it never seemed to me like the PvE was the main thing to be "pushed" onto you when you played.  In fact, I don't think they wanted to push anything on you.  It was more like, "Here, we give you the world to PvE in, dungeons at 30+, Structured PvP to test your skills against other players, and World V. World in a kind of PvE/PvP siege mix where you can earn bonuses for your server and lvl at the same time."  And with their focus on combat, I think their PvE did suffer, especially the dungeons, but the point is you don't have to do one thing all the time to lvl, you have options.



  csthao

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2/26/14 9:05:49 PM#23

All I did was, followed my brother's level 80 guy and he ran me to ORR. Once I was there, just follow the zerg. I went from level 35 to 80 in about a week. Let them tag the mobs and then just do damage even if you're hitting for 1 damage you'll get exp. But this was way back around the time GW2 just released. So I dont know if they made changes.

So if you can get someone to take you to ORR or the other high level areas where there are many zerg groups you'll be set. Also...I pretty much just ran around the world with my brother clearing out the maps for exp gains. So if you're tired of just questing and killing stuff that's an alternative. But it doesnt take you very high, it just gives you an alternative to leveling up. But if you do it that way just expect to die a lot.

  jircris

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2/26/14 9:09:06 PM#24
on tarnished coast server queensdale is packed with high lvls running events. troll>bandit>oak>spider>boar>wasp if up is the order they go in. I got to 80 in about 3 months running in queens alone and loved it. i have a lvl 80 thief/ele/mes/war/necro and tbh its not bad it DOES seem bad if you stare at the xp bar. but since XP and loot scale with you it is not an issue lvling in queens all the time lol. Once your 80 you can gear your self and then join a train that is running other maps. i see a few in the other low level maps as well
  Dragim

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2/26/14 9:20:17 PM#25

The only way to level to 80 in GW2 is through WvW.

Leveled my engineer to 80 when the game released only through WvW.

Same with alts.

PvE?? meh.

I am entitled to my opinions, misspellings, and grammatical errors.

  eGumball

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2/27/14 7:21:06 PM#26
Many people already explained what should be explained. At the end of the day, if you don't enjoy lvling up in Gw2 after all being said, you probably won't enjoy it in any other MMO and please, no ''I ENJOYED MY TIME ALOT IN XXX MMO'' cause you either have played it differently with friends or it couldn't have happen, leveling in MMOs is pretty generic. Gw2 have improved alot on it, so I doubt you will find anything better, anytime soon.
  spizz

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OP  2/28/14 7:52:06 AM#27

Does the copy & paste type of PvE questing i.e. escort quests and so on will stay the same up to lvl 80 ?

 

I wonder why nobody can answer my qeustion. Well I did it ingame and people told me that the copy & paste questing stays up to lvl 80 except you get additional pve content in form of dungeons.

I played a bit more and tested aswell pvp again which I played almost only for some months after release.

The spvp seems to be a bit better since after the release the pvp was just terrible balanced.

 

Altogether I have mixed feeling about this game again and dont enjoy much the pve questing so far, its just incredible DULL

 

At the moment in WvW not a lot is going on, seems like the new pve content is the reason for it and thats fine and will hopefully change back to some exciting fights.

 

My aim in game is not to level up a character as fast as possible like some suggested with certain grind techniques, I enjoy quests a story and exploring.

On the other hand Iam thinking about to invest Glory points to lvl up a character instant to lvl 80 to see endgame pve dungeons. I will see...Iam not really that much impressed so far with PvE after I did give the game a 2nd chance.

 

  Gaia_Hunter

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2/28/14 12:54:27 PM#28
Originally posted by spizz

Does the copy & paste type of PvE questing i.e. escort quests and so on will stay the same up to lvl 80 ?

 

I wonder why nobody can answer my qeustion. Well I did it ingame and people told me that the copy & paste questing stays up to lvl 80 except you get additional pve content in form of dungeons.

I played a bit more and tested aswell pvp again which I played almost only for some months after release.

The spvp seems to be a bit better since after the release the pvp was just terrible balanced.

 

Altogether I have mixed feeling about this game again and dont enjoy much the pve questing so far, its just incredible DULL

 

At the moment in WvW not a lot is going on, seems like the new pve content is the reason for it and thats fine and will hopefully change back to some exciting fights.

 

My aim in game is not to level up a character as fast as possible like some suggested with certain grind techniques, I enjoy quests a story and exploring.

On the other hand Iam thinking about to invest Glory points to lvl up a character instant to lvl 80 to see endgame pve dungeons. I will see...Iam not really that much impressed so far with PvE after I did give the game a 2nd chance.

 

No one answered because the copy & paste is seen as trolling or flame bait, unless GW2 is your first MMORPG.

And if GW2 is not your first MMOPG which game doesn't repeat the escort, collect, kill, etc. You have TSW investigation quests, but those are only a few.

If you like exploring there are jumping puzzles, mini dungeons, hidden Dynamic Events around and a few puzzle type of quests hearts.

You can also disable the map markers.

 

GW2 open world questing is hearts and Dynamic events (some higher level maps have no hearts). There are some Dynamic Events that require different strategies like Tequatl, the TriWurm or the no longer available Marionette.

You only need to be 30 to see a dungeon.

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  fiontar

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3/04/14 12:39:08 AM#29
Originally posted by Loke666
Originally posted by Squeak69
the reason you see no one is because most people are on their high levels this is why i was worried about all those large group required events at low level cause i knew after a few months low level areas would be a ghost town they always are in all MMOs without some kinda incentive to go bck and visit those areas.

Agreed, but also people tend to play certain maps more. Zones like Brisbane wildlands are rather rarely played while it is easier to find players in Kessex peaks for example. For lvl 30 I would play Gendarran fields since there usually are a bunch of players there (And I play on Seafarers as well, OP).

I do recommend OP to find a nice guild which helps alot, there usually are others who don't mind playing through lower level maps, if nothing else for 100% completion. Another thing is that when you see a few other players join them and follow them around, grouped or not. Most players welcome some help.

The living story also tends to make many zones ghost towns for a time, right now most of Seafarers are in Lions arch rescuing citizens and beating on Scarletts minions and that kinda empties out  many zones pretty badly, but the rewards are really nice so we just can't help ourselves.

The problem with any MMO past the first few months is that people tend to be more in high level zones making it tough for noobs.

One good thing is that OP almost is ready to start with dungeons and getting groups for that is generally rather easy and that makes leveling faster. 

Joining a nice guild is the best way to enjoy a MMO for most players. :)

If Anet hadn't gone the route of Living Story and had done what they originally teased, which was boatloads of new world Dynamic Event content each month, things would be very different. If they had stuck with the prelaunch commitment to making content you scale down for only slightly less rewarding, that, combined with a continual influx of new content in each zone, would have greatly combated the problem of a maturing playerbase leaving lower level zones behind.

Frost and Flame, the first Living Story events, was right in using the Living Story to bring players into the game world. The event spanned four zones and gave players new content to discover along side the old. The lack of scope and the slow pace hamstrung the event and deciding to require a five man dungeon to cap off what had been a solo/group friendly open world event further ruined the potential of the concept. It was the closest ANet came to taking Living Story and making it work to support the game and enhance the game world.

The quality and enjoyability of the content has varied since then, but the trend has been downwards. It has also made the issue of high level characters leaving the greater game world exponentially worse. Now, it's not just high level players who congregate away from the greater game world, but everyone of every level who has bought into the "Adventure by Checklist" to "earn another carrot" mode of game play also has become occupied with play apart from the broader game world.

The game was designed to keep the entire game relevant to characters as they leveled up, but Anet has spent the last year and a half destroying that advantage.

ANet has committed to content that focuses players in small areas, leaving most of the game world feeling abandoned and neglected. Some players may like that and be loyal to the new model of jumping through hoops for limited time rewards, but most players who enjoy MMOs for their large, immersive game worlds, which was one of GW2 biggest assets at launch, can't help but be disappointed that ANets ongoing development efforts are focused on getting people to abandon the greater game world for something much more limited and linear.

GW2's problem isn't the predictable increase of the median character level on their servers. It's not a lack of foresight on the part of the game's core design either. They had a plan to alleviate most of the issues related to the advancement of the game's population. The problem is post-launch ANet and the systematic destruction of original design doctrine.

Why even bother creating this vast game world if the strategy post launch was to be to funnel people into concentrated locations and linear, adventure by checklist game play? The answer, of course, is that when they designed the game, they never envisioned that those running the game post launch would seek to undo the greatest strengths of the game they meticulously designed.

The person or people who invented, pushed and implemented the Living Story strategy have killed much of the original potential associated with this game. This is all the more frustrating because what ANet achieved with the game, at launch, was pretty unique in the history of the genre and the game's potential once seemed nearly limitless.

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

  Gaia_Hunter

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3/04/14 4:35:31 AM#30

So basically it was to be expected for Arenanet, that is barely able to release a dozen Dynamic Events every two weeks, to release hundreds of events every month (which would mean around 5-10 events per zone) that would be so drastically different from all the existing hundreds of events that would make the population play these areas again.

Right.

Because the 30 or so events and mini dungeons that were released around the first Halloween made such an impression and a difference.

Even if GW2 population had remained the same as it was at release (which it didn't) the number of areas being played increased from 5 to 26 +dungeons+fractals. That alone would have reduced the population density from 100 players per zone to less than 20 players per zone. And it is so easy to have 100 players in a small area in every GW2 zone.

Also, the first Living Story was released in January 2013.

The game lowest level of activity was around November-December 2012.

People churned the full game content (or part of it) in a 2-3 months but somehow 5-10 new events per zone per month would change that - events that you would do in a single day.

The Living Story is simple the Zaishen Quests 2.0 that try to combat the player dispersion that makes huge games seem empty by creating focus of activity.

 

Interestingly enough all the Events that require tons of players still attract them. The ones that are hard to mass players for are the ones that require a full map cap on top of organization, like Tequatl and TriWurm

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  fivoroth

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3/08/14 4:11:32 AM#31

The problem I had with GW2's questing was that they took out the story element of quests. In WoW you would get a lot of background information around each quest, in GW2 those hearts feel like regular quests (kill x, collect x etc.) but don't even offer you any story or continuity as they are no heart chains lol. The unrewarding items which drop don't make it any better too. I was never fascinated by a new item drop in GW2.

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  Fdzzaigl

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3/08/14 4:20:22 AM#32

Stop looking at the XP bar and just go somewhere, anywhere.

Find a zone story that you can get into and do that (for example, if you're interested in helping the Charr against the rebel legions etc.). Spice it up by going pvp now and then, or try your hand at some crafting.

Just wander off in any direction and try to find secrets and stuff to do. You'll be level 80 in no time anyhow.

  StarS0ft

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3/08/14 4:32:45 AM#33
Originally posted by fivoroth

The problem I had with GW2's questing was that they took out the story element of quests. In WoW you would get a lot of background information around each quest, in GW2 those hearts feel like regular quests (kill x, collect x etc.) but don't even offer you any story or continuity as they are no heart chains lol. The unrewarding items which drop don't make it any better too. I was never fascinated by a new item drop in GW2.

Hearts are static more-less. Try dynamic events instead, they mostly have few in a row, like small branching story. Do not  ruch away if you just complete one event. Look what will happened after that.

  xeniar

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3/08/14 4:43:31 AM#34

Welcome to the epithome of wich is MMORPG's today.

questing questing questing.

f...ing abomonation if you ask me.

  Raekon

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3/08/14 4:46:56 AM#35
Originally posted by spizz

After almost a year away from GW2 I thought lets try it again. I did mostly spvp before and did level a thief up to lvl 35.

Some days ago i started again playing, changed the realm and started with a different class from scratch.

I am almost lvl 30 and quiete bored already with PvE questing.

 

* on every map the quests are copy & paste

* same escort quests, similar area defence/attack quests, same group boss quests....copy & paste

 

I did finish around 7 maps altogether so far, I did also do maps from other races with a similar lvl range.

 

Iam playing currently on one of the biggest EU servers called "Seafarers Rest".

The population on the pve maps in my lvl range from 1-~30 are almost none existent, only sometimes you see a handful people playing. That means most of the time you dont do group events.

 

Question: 

Does the copy & paste type of PvE questing i.e. escort quests and so on will stay the same up to lvl 80 ????

 

Did you do your personal Story?

Did you do some WvsW in between?

Jumping puzzles? sPvP? Crafting? Gathering? Other Races low leve Areas for completion and different Events?

When you say "Quests" do you mean the heart quests only or the events too?

The good thing about GW 2 (unlike other mmos) is that even Level 80 People can return to low Level Areas (your Level Drops to the maps highest Level so things are still challenging), do quests, dynamic Events and other while getting rewards based on their actually Level.

Also for map completion, find hidden Areas and more.

  Jimmydean

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3/08/14 5:00:29 AM#36
1-80 was pretty terrible. But if you stick with it, and push through the pain, you'll get to 80... which is surprisingly even worse.
  someforumguy

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3/08/14 5:44:20 AM#37

Arenanet came up with this mechanic where you downscale in lvl if you visit lower lvl areas. To keep low lvl content interesting they said. And this is something that could also help to keep all areas better populated. But they just forgot to give you an actual incentive (next to map completion) to visit those lower lvl areas as high lvl.

During seasonal events (Halloween stuff etc) this effect is even worse. It just means that you suddenly see lots of high lvl players, but they are busy ignoring you while doing those holiday events :p

Tip for OP : What works in most MMOs is joining a guild that likes to help new players. With friendly people that accompany you it will be a lot more fun to do anything in the game. That is if you like to group anyway. For GW2, this also makes the dynamic events a lot better. Imo dynamic events are best with just a handfull of people so there is no zerging.

  someforumguy

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3/08/14 5:55:19 AM#38
Originally posted by Raekon
Originally posted by spizz

After almost a year away from GW2 I thought lets try it again. I did mostly spvp before and did level a thief up to lvl 35.

Some days ago i started again playing, changed the realm and started with a different class from scratch.

I am almost lvl 30 and quiete bored already with PvE questing.

 

* on every map the quests are copy & paste

* same escort quests, similar area defence/attack quests, same group boss quests....copy & paste

 

I did finish around 7 maps altogether so far, I did also do maps from other races with a similar lvl range.

 

Iam playing currently on one of the biggest EU servers called "Seafarers Rest".

The population on the pve maps in my lvl range from 1-~30 are almost none existent, only sometimes you see a handful people playing. That means most of the time you dont do group events.

 

Question: 

Does the copy & paste type of PvE questing i.e. escort quests and so on will stay the same up to lvl 80 ????

 

Did you do your personal Story?

I tried to on my first toon, my Asura. But it made me go back to the city too often. I just started playing and those travel costs were hurting. So I just let it go and never bothered with them again.

Did you do some WvsW in between?

I did, but this is hardly required to lvl up a toon. And also not intended by the devs. You are supposed to be able to lvl a toon just through PVE content.

Jumping puzzles? sPvP? Crafting? Gathering? Other Races low leve Areas for completion and different Events?

I am an explorer and did find a few. But if you don't look up guides and are not a player that has to check every corner of a map, I doubt you will find many jumping puzzles. I did a few low lvl areas myself, but again, this should not be required. Same goes for sPvP or crafting.

When you say "Quests" do you mean the heart quests only or the events too?

With some areas if they get abandoned only a few dynamic events will trigger. And if they do, good luck because some are quite hard on your own. Downscaling to just one person doesn't always work that good.

The good thing about GW 2 (unlike other mmos) is that even Level 80 People can return to low Level Areas (your Level Drops to the maps highest Level so things are still challenging), do quests, dynamic Events and other while getting rewards based on their actually Level.

But like the OP mentioned, he barely met anyone in the low lvls. So apparently Arenanet needs to give high lvl players more incentives to visit the lower lvl areas. Apart from the map completion gimmick.

 

Also for map completion, find hidden Areas and more.

 

  Madimorga

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3/13/14 7:52:37 AM#39
Originally posted by jircris
on tarnished coast server queensdale is packed with high lvls running events. troll>bandit>oak>spider>boar>wasp if up is the order they go in. I got to 80 in about 3 months running in queens alone and loved it. i have a lvl 80 thief/ele/mes/war/necro and tbh its not bad it DOES seem bad if you stare at the xp bar. but since XP and loot scale with you it is not an issue lvling in queens all the time lol. Once your 80 you can gear your self and then join a train that is running other maps. i see a few in the other low level maps as well

This is how I got my alts to 80.  I enjoyed it far more than questing.  

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  Gaia_Hunter

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3/13/14 10:54:55 AM#40
Originally posted by someforumguy

Arenanet came up with this mechanic where you downscale in lvl if you visit lower lvl areas. To keep low lvl content interesting they said. And this is something that could also help to keep all areas better populated. But they just forgot to give you an actual incentive (next to map completion) to visit those lower lvl areas as high lvl.

During seasonal events (Halloween stuff etc) this effect is even worse. It just means that you suddenly see lots of high lvl players, but they are busy ignoring you while doing those holiday events :p

Tip for OP : What works in most MMOs is joining a guild that likes to help new players. With friendly people that accompany you it will be a lot more fun to do anything in the game. That is if you like to group anyway. For GW2, this also makes the dynamic events a lot better. Imo dynamic events are best with just a handfull of people so there is no zerging.

Actually there are reasons to visit low level areas.

You have the World Boss Events.

You have living story bringing players to different low level regions.

Low level crafting materials are worth decent money with the inclusion of some of them in things like Ascended items crafting.

There are chests and champions that are easy to obtain/kill that give high level rewards.

Completing dailies is quite easy in starter areas.

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