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TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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Re: Official Guild Wars 2 Thread

Optimal Way to get Ascended Gear:

Back Piece(x1): via Fractals(fractal tier-1 dungeon tokens) OR via Mystic Forge(gold and mats)
Rings(x2): via Fractals (fractal tier-2 dungeon tokens or drops)
Amulet(x1): via Dailies (laurels)
Accessorcies(x2): via Group Missions (commendations)

Pretty much everthing can be purchased with laurels, however, it will take you MONTHS!

This game is NOT alt friendly if you do not take the optimal route above. Even then, it will take 2 months to get 2 toons maxed out at earliest.


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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Ascended gear is great, because it cannot be obtained with gold! Woohoo, you actually have to play the game.

We are up to 103 guild members, and about 80k influence.

We have Art of War 4 building. Then we will build Art of War 5. Then we will start building Guild Bounty missions.

Overall the changes are great, but it will take 1-2 weeks to try out guild missions. I am disapointed that achievement points were nerfed for dailies. Now once your daily is done, there is no motivation to do the extra available daily items.


TheThing

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It's basically a different game now. And a better game.

Chain group events, that end in a chest are now 100% worthwhile to do. I opened the Grenth chain grand-chest and got FIVE rares, and one rare mat. These chest can only be done once daily each.

Certain ORR events now scale, and in addition spawn more challenging CHAMPION and VETERAN mobs once the zerg gets too big. This is excellent!

If you are bored or run out of things to do, run to the ORR or frostgorge zones, and get done the big chain events for chests. You can get like 25 rares a day just from completing all the big boss event chains. Getting people out of dungeons and into the open world.

Mob tagging is also improved!


monchis
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New game huh?

Guess I have something to do this weekend.

Wait so you're saying now it's not good to be going between chars now? :/ I'm digging my mesmer a lot but I think mostly cause I would be wanted in a group lol
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TheThing

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I'm just saying. If you are trying to get best in slot gear for multiple toons, you are going to find it difficult and time consuming.

My warrior is my focus. And my guardian gets all ascended hand-me-downs at this point.

my next laurel purchase will be +20% MF infusion, which I will put into my ascended amulet

you can be an open world grand chest seeker:
ORR - Grenth
ORR - Dwayna
ORR - Melandru
ORR - Balthazar
ORR - Lyssa
ORR - forget the last one
Frostgorge Sound - Claw of Jormag
Blazeridge Steppes - Shatterer

you can get up to 40 rares a day just from doing grand chest event chains


Mcrobrewer
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I really need to run fractals... only done them once.... or twice.


pr1mo
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For some reason, I didn't have motivation to stay in-game last night and I missed out even finishing the daily (no time today, school straight from work). I should be on tonight though. Definitely looking forward to trying out the events.
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TheThing

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I'll be getting my daily done first tonight.

After that guildies are welcome to join me as I complete grand chest events in the open world! This will get us nyce loot and bonus guild influence

After that, if I'm not asleep, maybe 1 run of fractals.

(guiild missions are coming... and building... slowly!)


Mcrobrewer
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I will try to get on tonight.


monchis
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count me in too! texting eru now to start up the client to download the patch
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facepalm

join:2012-08-20
Lumberton, TX
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Got in for about 30 mins this morning before work to try the Conditionmancer spec. Loot tagging and drops are much improved. I had several mats drop in Orr. TP prices may fall for some of these mats. Too damned tired to play any tonight. Can't wait to run the chain events this weekend.
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TheThing

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Last night did my daily, then after that I did:

Grenth in Cursed Shore
Melandru in Cursed Shore
Dwyana in Malchor's Leap
Lyssa in Malchor's Leap
Shatterer Dragon in Blazeridge Steppes

From those 5 grand chests I got: 12-13 rares, 1 exotic ring, 1 onyx lodestone, 2-3 charged cores, some blues and greens

2 days ago I did grenth, and got 5 rares from one chest. This is very lucky, and NOT the norm. But in the end 1 onyx lodestone is worth about 6 rares, and a charged core is worth about 2 rares.

hopefully this changes the dynamic of the game.

dungeons = skins
open world = gold
dailies/fractals/guild missions = ascended gear

from my understanding, but I may be wrong, you can do grand chests once a day per toon, so if you have the time, you can repeat them on all your toons


monchis
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silent hill 2 sucked!!

eru got on and did the 5v5 thing, he said it was awesome. can't wait to try that
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TheThing

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is that sPvP? what is 5v5?


pr1mo
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Was doing plinx in CS last night solo and wasn't noticing much tagging change until I noticed a guildie doing the event as well. Holy shit like every mob tagged. I know it's always better in a group but this was as if we had a full party of 5. Didn't get a chance to run any chest events though.
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monchis
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What's spvp?

Not sure he just said the 5v5 pvp is cool.

lolz
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TheThing

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sPvP = structured PvP

it's basically an entirely separate world in GW2

none of your PvE gear, runes, etc. are usable there

it is self contained, and you start off with everything automatically

....

vs. WvW, where everything you have from PvE is usable

....

I assume it's sPvP, and I have no clue how progression in sPvP works... the fact that its detached from the rest of the game experience turns me off to it


monchis
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Oh not sure if it was that but i hate spvp.
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facepalm

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

Can't wait to run the chain events this weekend.

Well damn. Mustang came in. Events will just have to wait. lol
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Mcrobrewer
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said by facepalm:

said by facepalm:

Can't wait to run the chain events this weekend.

Well damn. Mustang came in. Events will just have to wait. lol

Pics... please

I used to own a 1966 mustang convertible... loved that car!
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facepalm

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Lumberton, TX
Will do. Supposed to pick it up tomorrow morning.


Mcrobrewer
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said by facepalm:

Will do. Supposed to pick it up tomorrow morning.

Awesome!
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facepalm

join:2012-08-20
Lumberton, TX

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said by Mcrobrewer:

said by facepalm:

Will do. Supposed to pick it up tomorrow morning.

Awesome!

Here it is. I may add racing stripes later. Already ordered Ford Racing GT500 exhaust and some cosmetic stuff.



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TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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pretty car!

pretty neighborhood

here's an equivalent picture done here in new england... because living in new england is the best!


TheThing

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Art of War 5 is building.

Guild Bounty missions will start building this weekend.

March monthly includes crafting 40 masterwork piece.
March monthy also includes doing at least 4 dailies.

Fractals 20+ seems to be better than low levels, everyone seems to know what they are doing by then.

Want fractal GS on warrior and guardian.


monchis
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I've been on and haven't seen you guys
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TheThing

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you went from 14 hours a day to 1hour!

no wonder you dont see us anymore!


monchis
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It's weird seeing random people on and don't know who the hell they are o.o
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facepalm

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

here's an equivalent picture done here in new england... because living in new england is the best!

Thanks. I would love to have trees in my neighborhood like you have. Developers and hurricanes have taken their toll on this area. No disrespect, but I don't know how anyone deals with that much snow. I would be unable to function.
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TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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we want to move to texas

the thrill of spending an entire weekend shoveling has worn off

are Texans friendly to Yankees? there is nothing to brag about with my state, i need a new adoptive state