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I AM
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reply to TheThing

Re: Official Guild Wars 2 Thread

Oh.............I need to come back.


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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just get your sub-renewed and come back... oh that's right... no need!

just hop on! your guardian awaits!

i would play even more, but after work, commute, making dinner, house work... spending real time with wife... I'm F-in beat... and get on very little during week... try to complete daily at minimum


I AM
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I was ranger'ing before I left. I think almost up to 50? I think I left my guardian at 65.


Mcrobrewer
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said by I AM:

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Wars 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to ArenaNet’s flagship title. Due to launch sometime in 2012, GW2 aims to fix a lot of what’s “wrong” in the MMO world. With reworked combat mechanics, a focus on Dynamic Events, voiced quest dialog, several new professions, fan-favorite races, and the massive open world of Tyria, Guild Wars 2 is on track to be far more epic in scope than the original… while still retaining the F2P business model. The reliance on a holy trinity of class-roles is gone too, with every profession in GW2 being able to take on several roles, including that of a healer. On top of it all, there will also be several unique forms of PVP for the competitive gamer: from match-made contests that any gamer will be familiar with to massive World vs. World vs. World wars that pitch entire servers against one another. ArenaNet hopes there will be something for everyone in Guild Wars 2.

FEATURES

Dynamic Events | Aimed at making questing more interesting than killing ten rats, Dynamic Events are area-wide quests that scale based on the amount of people participating and can set in motion a chain reaction that spans an entire zone. Players will always have something new and exciting to do when they log in, from stopping a band of invading centaurs, to hunting down a massive ice wyrm with the Nords.

Unique Combat Mechanics | Each profession has both weapons and spells to use, and each weapon has its own skills as well. Players will be able to blend their skills to create powerful interactions (fire arrows throw a wall of fire to create flaming arrows), and every class is capable of being a healer, ensuring that you’re never waiting around for a “priest” to complete content.

Personal Story | At character creation, players will set up their personal biography for their hero, which will inform their entire story throughout the scope of GW2, maximizing replay value and ensuring that your character feels like a character, and not just an avatar with shiny armor.

WvWvW PVP | A part of the Endgame, we don’t know much about WvWvW PVP yet, other than the fact that it will allow hundreds of players from three different servers to compete against one another in a massive battle with siege weapons and destructible environments for some pretty extreme server-wide bonuses that are bestowed upon the winner.

Free to Play | Guild Wars 2 will continue the tradition of its forebear by being completely free beyond the retail purchase of the game. There will be an Item Shop in the game, but ArenaNet insists that it will only be for cosmetic and convenience items, never for anything that would give one player a competitive edge.

PROFESSIONS

Warrior | Your sword and board master, the Warrior prefers to be in the thick of battle.

Ranger | The ranged specialist capable of splitting an ant in two from three hundred yards away.

Necromancer | Master of the undead and dark arts, you do not want to tick the Necromancer off.

Elementalist | The magical architect of fire, air, earth, and water. Basically, a raging pyro with a few other tricks as well. But come on… fire.

Guardian | This profession is hell-bent on protecting his mates, and he does it through causing pain to his enemies as well as warding his allies.

Thief | Fancy yourself a spry little pickpocket? Or do you just want to get all stabby on someone? This may be the class for you.

Engineer | Guns, traps, bombs… more guns. The engineer is all about the mechanics (literally) of battle.

Mesmer | A fan favorite, the Mesmer’s skills involve the manipulation and destruction of its enemies’ minds. He will make you think you’re on fire while you fight mirror images of him and watch him teleport across the battlefield in the blink of an eye.

RACES

Asura | Little, genius, and damned cute, the Asura are technological marvels with an passion for technology.

Charr | Primal, tribal, and obsessed with warring as a part of their main existence, the Charr are new allies to the people of Tyria… but ferocious ones at that.

Norn - These massive 9-foot tall Northerners value the spirits of nature more than anything else.

Sylvari | The Sylvari are a young botanical plant-like race, whose inquisitive nature has brought them to the forefront of the conflict in Tyria.

Human | The most widespread and influential race in Tyria, the Humans must work with all of the other races to ensure the safety and survival of Tyria.
»www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game ··· s-2.html

I got the same thing... sadly I could not use any of the exotics as they were not for my class
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puppy

join:2010-01-28
reply to I AM
Over the weekend I got my warrior to 80 as well (leveled to 73, finished to rest by maxing her weaponsmithing). Decked in her MF gear and ran her to Pentient path, but my heart is not in it to do endless zergfests.

I'm a little lost to what to do now. I don't PvP, I don't feel like zergfest MFing, and 100% map completion seems like so much work :P I picked up my engineer and necro again, but I seem to have burned out a little.

Before Vincetuous jumps in, I have no real interest in going back to WOW either, even bigger grindfest...


bionicRod
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That's a strength of this game. If you get bored, you're not paying a monthly fee so you're not obligated to play a certain amount. I'd say playing a game for almost five months for a flat fee of $60 is pretty great. Put it down, play something else, then when they release new content or the GW2 itch hits again, pick it pack up.


Ghastlyone
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Las Vegas, NV
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reply to puppy
said by puppy:

Before Vincetuous jumps in, I have no real interest in going back to WOW either, even bigger grindfest...

Go back to WoW like I did this last week. You'll be itching to log back into GW2 as soon as possible.


puppy

join:2010-01-28
reply to bionicRod
Yar I totally got my $100+ (bought a bunch of gems for upgraded bank, slots, etc, hehe) out of the game, a great buy no matter what!

I need a new game until the new expansion!

I think I'll do some zone completions (no orr zones, ugh hate risen and the zones look so nasty) on my mesmer, love her a lot!

Or I will level my engineer. I like dual pistols more, but rifle goes better with power, which goes better with grenade/bombs. I think I need to be higher level (maybe 60 when I can get the juggernaunt trait?) before flamethrower will be more effective soloing.


Ghastlyone
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I leveled my Mesmer some more over the weekend, quested, did some more story line. After I needed to take a break, I logged back into my level 80 Necro and completed Frostgorge.

After that, I queued up for WvW. Next thing I knew, I had been in WvW for nearly 3 hours.

I don't know why, but yesterday I had a blast in WvW.


bionicRod
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I had a busy weekend and didn't get to so much as log in. Hate it when that happens.


facepalm

join:2012-08-20
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I had a good weekend. I completed a 2nd set of exotic gear for my Engineer. This is power/cond/vitality gear to go along with the power/cond/mf gear set I had been using a lot in Orr. It took me two weekends to complete the Orr zones and farm up the Ancient Bones and Ectos needed. The events are a non-stop zergfest out there. I either got lucky on the Ectos or they buffed the chance for them.

Elementalist Runes are stupid expensive. I got my Necro back out and spent some time at the crafting table to level tailoring. Got it to over 300. I hope to have it maxed out this weekend.

I stumbled across a couple of jumping puzzles and a few chests this weekend as well. I just love it when I find stuff like this.
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TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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reply to puppy
At a minimum do dailies on an alt you are leveling. get the easy karma, and easy XP... then log (don't waste dailies on a level 80 toon!)

Take a break from brute force leveling until Dec 14 when the new events comes into town.

As far as being burnt, I don't think playing just one game is ever healthy. right now I bounce back and forth between LoL + GW2... and soon it will be a trifecta with LoL + GW2 + Firefall... and I itch... but I don't itch for WoW, I itch for EVE

one of the biggest parts of GW2 endgame is making your toon pretty, which is totally optional. You can grind dungeons like Citadel of Flame or Fractals... the dungeons actually give a pretty cool experience, and looking cool afterwards is always a bonus

other ideas, expand bank slots to max, expand toon slots to max, store up on fine transmutation stone for future use, max out professions


puppy

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So my plan was to get 252k karma (42k per piece x 6) and buy a whole set of karma armor. I'm mostly there (maybe already is, have a bunch more jars of karma in the bank).

The problem now is that it seems like all the temples are always under Risen or contention. How do people get to actually buy the armor? Transfer to another server for a day?


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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/map and ask where the zerg is

help them complete whatever they are doing, then start spamming /map for support to do whatever temple you need

don't they reset everything daily?

i usually just find the zerg, help them complete it sooner, then start forming a group to get done what I want

i forget the names of the temples, but 2 of the 3 get support very easily... melandur's temple or whatever it's called, is a bitch to complete and that one is the hardest to get support to do


facepalm

join:2012-08-20
Lumberton, TX
Agreed. You have to check back from time to time and see what's not contested/lost. Weekend zergfest will usually free them up.

I'm assuming you know exactly what Karma pieces you want, but if not I found a website that listed them this weekend. Each temple offered stuff with different stats.

I prefer to craft my junk, so I'm not Karma focused, except for recipes. I can't seem to stay focused on the dailies, because there is just too much other shiny stuff around.

Oh! Look, a jumping puzzle...
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Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not. ~ Thomas Jefferson


puppy

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So, if the waypoint does not have the crossed sword icon, that means I can port to it and buy from vendor?


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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if waypoint and temple do not have crossswords, you can buy the karma gear and port there


TheThing

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at night I'm so tired, that I usually plop on couch with laptop to pseudo spend time with wife while playing

jumping puzzles are impossible with touchpad!

when I get serious I go on desktop, and I'm amazed at how awesome this games graphics are

3am! wtf happened!


TheThing

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can anyone explain fractals progression and what it gives? and what going deeper gives?

is it all for ascended gear grinding that you buy with fractal tokens? and deeper gives more?


Ghastlyone
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said by TheThing:

what going deeper gives?

Pleasure and satisfaction.

said by TheThing:

and deeper gives more?

Going deeper, gives more pleasure.


TheThing

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does Anet sell epeen booster for gems?


facepalm

join:2012-08-20
Lumberton, TX
said by TheThing:

does Anet sell epeen booster for gems?

They must. Walmart was out of Gem cards when I checked today...
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Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not. ~ Thomas Jefferson


TheThing

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Disclaimer: "Please seek GM help immediately if your ePeen is boosted more than 4 hours..."

on a side note... Gamestop had GW2 gemcards


Ghastlyone
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If the fuckin gem exchange rate for gold wasn't so shitty, I'd convert of whole lot of them.

1g = 53gems currently.

LOL


puppy

join:2010-01-28
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If you press O, top left corner you can buy or sell gems. Buying gems buy directly from ArenaNet.

Warning - both times I bought gems my CC company blocked it for fraud, and I had to call them to authorize the purchase.

I guess/think a lot of stolen credit cards got used to buy bot accounts with ANet.

Edit: I think when I first started the game, 800 gems = 2.5g. Now it's like 15g.


Ghastlyone
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said by puppy:

If you press O, top left corner you can buy or sell gems. Buying gems buy directly from ArenaNet.

I know :P I've already purchased probably 40 dollars worth.

said by puppy:

I guess/think a lot of stolen credit cards got used to buy bot accounts with ANet.

Just think of all the accounts that got hacked and people had bought gems and saved their CC info on their character?

That's why when I buy gems, I unclick the save CC box.


Mcrobrewer
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I just recently started a thief... wanted something different than my guardian and engineer....

What weapons do you use most often as a thief? What traits? etc?
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bionicRod
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said by Ghastlyone:

said by puppy:

If you press O, top left corner you can buy or sell gems. Buying gems buy directly from ArenaNet.

I know :P I've already purchased probably 40 dollars worth.

said by puppy:

I guess/think a lot of stolen credit cards got used to buy bot accounts with ANet.

Just think of all the accounts that got hacked and people had bought gems and saved their CC info on their character?

That's why when I buy gems, I unclick the save CC box.

I don't always buy gems, but when I do, I use Paypal.


facepalm

join:2012-08-20
Lumberton, TX
^ This!


puppy

join:2010-01-28
reply to Mcrobrewer
said by Mcrobrewer:

I just recently started a thief... wanted something different than my guardian and engineer....

What weapons do you use most often as a thief? What traits? etc?

My thief is only like level 35ish but I leveled using double daggers and double pistols. I usually just run in and round up a few mobs, death blossom a few times, drop caltrops (skill), then run away as the mobs bleed to death. Signet of malice heals on each hit.

sword/pistol with pistol whip is pretty OP as well, AOE hit in a cone, as well as short bow is pretty awesome too. Looking at thief's traits makes me cry a bit, as it has much better synergy and functionality than most of other classes I play.