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#1021 crystalklear64

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:45 PM

thats one of those things where you have to suspect if they are doing it on purpose

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#1022 woodcan

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:40 PM

Geez, hadn't played this game in a couple weeks and logged in today and boy does it seem to have dropped off hard. Last time I played there were what seemed like 100's of people in the world and today I ran across 1 person, not a single word in general chat, and not a single overflow. I checked and my particular server showed "Full". Could just be most people are high level in the corresponding areas or PvP but damn it felt like a ghost-town.
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#1023 Jodou

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:39 PM

Anet has been pissing people off with some bad patches, nerfs, and lack of endgame content in general. Most people are 80 and doing pvp or instances so finding people to help with events in the world can be extremely difficult. Just sampling what people are playing in our vent, there's BL2, TL2, LoL, pandas, and. . .nobody playing GW2. So yeah, there you go.

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#1024 crystalklear64

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:17 AM

Geez, hadn't played this game in a couple weeks and logged in today and boy does it seem to have dropped off hard. Last time I played there were what seemed like 100's of people in the world and today I ran across 1 person, not a single word in general chat, and not a single overflow. I checked and my particular server showed "Full". Could just be most people are high level in the corresponding areas or PvP but damn it felt like a ghost-town.

You got left behind.

But check out Kessex Hills. I'm sure you'll find tons of people. :lol:

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#1025 option.iv

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:42 PM

Yeah, the game really feels empty compared to the first couple of weeks. I'm still coming back to it to level up my second character, but I'm starting to feel ronery. I really didn't mind the presence of other players, especially with how there really is no KSing in this game.

All the people on my friend's list have remained gray for a while now.

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#1026 JasonTerminator

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:58 PM

Yeah, the game really feels empty compared to the first couple of weeks. I'm still coming back to it to level up my second character, but I'm starting to feel ronery. I really didn't mind the presence of other players, especially with how there really is no KSing in this game.

All the people on my friend's list have remained gray for a while now.


I stopped playing this a few weeks ago. This game has one of the biggest communites of assholes I've ever seen in an MMO. Anytime I'd ask a question the only response I'd get is "Go back to WoW" (Which is pretty funny since I haven't played that since early Cata. But I'd play WoW over this. At least people are nice enough to answer my goddamn questions there.). I'd like to say that is the reason why GW2 is dying, but League of Legends proves that a game can thrive despite a toxic community.
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#1027 Genocidal

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:35 PM

That has not been my experience at all. When questions are asked in map chat on my server there's usually half a dozen helpful answers. Maybe it's your server.
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#1028 crystalklear64

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:36 PM

I've been making bank.
Got myself a fully decked out exotic zerker set and finally some 15 slot bags.

Currently doing dungeon runs to get the desired look and then it'll be off to WvW till new PvE stuff comes out.

I'm almost ready!

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#1029 Jodou

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:50 PM

I've been making bank.
Got myself a fully decked out exotic zerker set and finally some 15 slot bags.

Currently doing dungeon runs to get the desired look and then it'll be off to WvW till new PvE stuff comes out.

I'm almost ready!

Did you get your guild backpack yet and socket it with an exquisite ruby? Costs 5g, but it's BiS!

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#1030 crystalklear64

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:14 AM

Did you get your guild backpack yet and socket it with an exquisite ruby? Costs 5g, but it's BiS!

aw yea.
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#1031 option.iv

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:16 AM

That has not been my experience at all. When questions are asked in map chat on my server there's usually half a dozen helpful answers. Maybe it's your server.

Same here. I did see occasional "Get a better computer" or arguments about how GW2 is better than WoW in the first couple weeks, but now, not so much. It's mostly people chatting together and calling out waypoints for events. If I can't complete an event by myself, I ask nearby people and most of the time they're like "Sure" and we get stuff done. This is all on Eredon Terrace.

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#1032 Thekrakrabbit

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

Same here. I did see occasional "Get a better computer" or arguments about how GW2 is better than WoW in the first couple weeks, but now, not so much. It's mostly people chatting together and calling out waypoints for events. If I can't complete an event by myself, I ask nearby people and most of the time they're like "Sure" and we get stuff done. This is all on Eredon Terrace.


Isn't that an EU server? Perhaps that is why you're getting so much help, because you're playing with European people.

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#1033 crystalklear64

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:08 PM

I've had pretty much the same experience on Darkhaven. Only time I see someone being an asshole is when they ask a stupid question like how do I jump, and then I'm the one calling them an idiot.

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#1034 option.iv

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:20 PM

Isn't that an EU server? Perhaps that is why you're getting so much help, because you're playing with European people.

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Last I checked, everyone typed in english and it was an America server.

I've had pretty much the same experience on Darkhaven. Only time I see someone being an asshole is when they ask a stupid question like how do I jump, and then I'm the one calling them an idiot.


Just don't. You're feeding the trolls and instigating at the same time... Best thing to do is ignore...

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#1035 Thekrakrabbit

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:29 PM

So apparently there is a little known bug where a friend will be "blocked", but nobody blocked him. No option to unblock either, which is very odd.

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#1036 Spyder187

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

I stopped playing this a few weeks ago. This game has one of the biggest communites of assholes I've ever seen in an MMO. Anytime I'd ask a question the only response I'd get is "Go back to WoW" (Which is pretty funny since I haven't played that since early Cata. But I'd play WoW over this. At least people are nice enough to answer my goddamn questions there.). I'd like to say that is the reason why GW2 is dying, but League of Legends proves that a game can thrive despite a toxic community.


Not sure whether you are trolling or what. The server I am on <Sorrows Furnace> is full of helpful and good people. Yeah there is the occasional trolling in Map Chat, but 99% of the time it is done in good fun by people that are doing the same events together. In all honesty, most of the real "bullshit" i have seen occurs in overflow, but even then it is mostly done in jest. Yes, every now and then some jackass pops their head up to try and stir up some kind of crap, but 99 times out of 100 it is quickly diffused by showing them what a dumbass they are being by deflecting their crap back on them.
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#1037 JasonTerminator

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:59 PM

Not sure whether you are trolling or what. The server I am on <Sorrows Furnace> is full of helpful and good people. Yeah there is the occasional trolling in Map Chat, but 99% of the time it is done in good fun by people that are doing the same events together. In all honesty, most of the real "bullshit" i have seen occurs in overflow, but even then it is mostly done in jest. Yes, every now and then some jackass pops their head up to try and stir up some kind of crap, but 99 times out of 100 it is quickly diffused by showing them what a dumbass they are being by deflecting their crap back on them.


Nope, I'm not trolling, and Sorrow's Furnace was the server I played on, and there were tons of assholes. So yeah.

Been playing The Secret World after getting it on sale this week, and that game seems way better in terms of community.
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#1038 crystalklear64

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:06 AM

The Secret World better do amazing. I do NOT want Dreamfall to get cancelled because they went full retard with a MMO out when WoW and GW2 are around. I've waited too long for this!

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#1039 Jodou

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

So I decided to check out just how badly they nerfed dungeons today after taking a break since tokens were all buggy. Big mistake. Ran CM story on an alt, which took two hours because they added so much trash and people were mostly res zerging EVERY PACK, not just the bosses. We weren't awful either, because people were dodging and doing their best, it was just every pull was filled with silvers that would hit hard and knock you down. Keep in mind this is STORY mode, not even explorer so this to me is extremely overtuned for people just leveling. It went from extremely enjoyable with great rewards to complete fucking garbage in one patch. I'll never go there again.

Then I had trouble even finding a group for CoF (fewer people out there plus most already have their gear I guess) since I was going to grind out a few tokens for an alt. When I did, nothing much had really changed except we had to do the defend magg event legit after they removed a rock you used to be able to use as a 'jumping puzzle' exploit lol. We tried and tried so many different tactics of kiting and dropping all sorts of CC, but never could get past 75% with magg alive. Leader finally gave up, dropped group, which kicked us all out of the dungeon and I got a rage tell from him telling me my guild was blacklisted on gw2guru ROFL (w/e the Fuck that means, but it made a great SS for the lulz later). So after an hour or so, I had a 20s repair bill and zero reward thanks to Anet's infinite wisdom of making tokens at the end of the run only now.

I logged in disgust, the first time I've EVER just straight up logged out of the game because I wasn't having fun. The idiot devs are absolutely killing this game and the PvP has already lost its charm for me. I was pleasantly surprised by this game, but the zero testing of these balance changes completely turn me off.

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#1040 Thekrakrabbit

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

A lot of people are unsatisfied with dungeons now, but I can't help but wonder if that is simply because it was too great before. People who used to be able to speed run/jumping puzzle/run through a dungeon with ease were spoiled by that and can't take doing a dungeon with lesser rewards that is more difficult. That's fair, but to people who haven't experienced dungeons pre-patch, the "new" dungeons shouldn't be bad to them because they won't know what to expect.

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#1041 Kaspanova

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:00 PM

Nope, I'm not trolling, and Sorrow's Furnace was the server I played on, and there were tons of assholes. So yeah.

Been playing The Secret World after getting it on sale this week, and that game seems way better in terms of community.


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#1042 Jodou

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

A lot of people are unsatisfied with dungeons now, but I can't help but wonder if that is simply because it was too great before. People who used to be able to speed run/jumping puzzle/run through a dungeon with ease were spoiled by that and can't take doing a dungeon with lesser rewards that is more difficult. That's fair, but to people who haven't experienced dungeons pre-patch, the "new" dungeons shouldn't be bad to them because they won't know what to expect.

The problem is Anet has done a horrible job communicating exactly what you should expect. Explorer mode says to me: revisit a dungeon to explore/experience it in a new way. Nowhere does it say this is meant to be hard mode and in fact many of the bugs have become the way to proceed.

For example, when I first started doing CoF and the Magg path, I was taught to rush across the lava pit to get Magg to follow quickly. I had no idea it was designed to be an encounter where you cleared the path and killed everything in the way. In fact, doing that would be near impossible since the fire still ticks you while it's spawning, regardless if the person extinguishing the flames was on top of it. The very fact you're exploiting the AI pathing to warp to you at the end never crossed my mind until I was reading a forum post.

Anet leads me to believe that they want players to take raiding seriously, but the joke that is their dungeons are so horribly balanced and buggy leaves the impression they're simply trolling us. I'm all for challenging content when it comes down to player skill, but they need to be consistent with design. If they want us to bring certain classes for the benefits they provide, then respect us as raiders and give us proper threat tables, healing, tanking, and interrupt abilities; not just what looks cool on paper. Binding abilities to your weapon really hampers this a lot because I feel I shouldn't be pigeonholed into using a certain weapon just for a specific fight. In a game that pushes you to customize yourself however you want, this is a pretty derp idea.

The bottomline here is they're ripping the funfactor out of their endgame content and it shows. Less people are playing just from personal experience and it is becoming increasingly hard to get a group. Our server is/was one of the more populated out there from all I've heard, so it's not a ghost town by any means. What people are doing, however, keeps shifting to what is fun and right now it's not dungeons.

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#1043 crystalklear64

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:14 AM

I've only done a few dungeons but they've all been great so far. Except Arah. Fuck Arah. Every single fight in Arah is one giant pain in the ass, at least on the Mursaat path. I've never done speed runs so I'm not "spoiled" its just being disabled for entire fights while you watch everyone else kill things is not fun.

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#1044 Thekrakrabbit

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

So almost every professional gets nerfed, but the Warrior remains the same. They can hit over 100k with Hundred Blades and obviously they wear heavy armor as well as having a solid base health and defense. It feels like the guy in charge of balancing (who plays a main Warrior) is purposely leaving out his favorite class for the benefits of Warriors.

You can't tell me that Warriors, who are the most common class, have a tough time making strong builds that are tough to battle. They excel at hitting stationary targets, sure, but even with movement they can chase you down and use Longbows as well.

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#1045 Jodou

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

They can hit over 100k with Hundred Blades

I think you've got an extra 0 in there. Unless there's some major exploit I don't know about, there's no way HB can get that high. I think my personal best if every hit crit was ~15k. I should really FRAPS what they're capable of in PvP though, because if you crit and proc sigil of rage off your first swing (ideally bull charge) they will die in under a second before they even get up from the knockdown. That to me is extreme cheese and totally broken. Luckily, hardly anyone has figured it out yet.

What's hilarious is I was giving advice the other day and people were saying the proc rate on sigil of rage is garbage, get earth or some other nonsense. So many droolcups in this game don't even have a clue lol. No wonder I never die unless zerged by nonfactors.

So how was every class nerfed again? Thief had pistol whip damage nerfed, but I've never used sword anyway.

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#1046 Bios Element

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:01 PM

So not to troll, But am I totally crazy for thinking of getting WoW upgraded to Pandaria and playing that as well as GW2? >.> It's not like I have a shortage of games, but It'd be a decent time sink anyway.
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#1047 option.iv

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

So not to troll, But am I totally crazy for thinking of getting WoW upgraded to Pandaria and playing that as well as GW2? >.> It's not like I have a shortage of games, but It'd be a decent time sink anyway.

That's a lot of gaming time. So yeah, I'd think you to be crazy.

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#1048 Thekrakrabbit

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

I think you've got an extra 0 in there. Unless there's some major exploit I don't know about, there's no way HB can get that high. I think my personal best if every hit crit was ~15k. I should really FRAPS what they're capable of in PvP though, because if you crit and proc sigil of rage off your first swing (ideally bull charge) they will die in under a second before they even get up from the knockdown. That to me is extreme cheese and totally broken. Luckily, hardly anyone has figured it out yet.

What's hilarious is I was giving advice the other day and people were saying the proc rate on sigil of rage is garbage, get earth or some other nonsense. So many droolcups in this game don't even have a clue lol. No wonder I never die unless zerged by nonfactors.

So how was every class nerfed again? Thief had pistol whip damage nerfed, but I've never used sword anyway.


A lot of recharge rates for the other classes were upped, particularly Guardians and Mesmers. Rangers also had their Crossfire speed reduced and while it isn't making a huge difference, it is truly slightly slower. In addition to the Pistol Whip damage reduction.


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#1049 Jodou

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:33 PM

Lol, whoever that is cleaved a rat on the ground. The number in the background shows exactly what I'd expect: 10k after finishing HB.

So not to troll, But am I totally crazy for thinking of getting WoW upgraded to Pandaria and playing that as well as GW2? >.> It's not like I have a shortage of games, but It'd be a decent time sink anyway.

You're not crazy. GW2 is one of those games you play for a few hours and log. It has no staying power unless you're leveling or grinding for a certain aesthetic on gear. WvW is a failure in my eyes because zergs win, not skill.

WoW on the other hand provides that carrot on a stick; there's always something to do/grind. If you're into raiding, you really can't beat the content WoW offers purely from a polish perspective. It does get old after a while, but as far as things to do at endgame are concerned, WoW has 8 years of experience behind it. And it shows.

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#1050 crystalklear64

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:23 AM

So not to troll

Fuck off.

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