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#1201 HydroX

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

A serial for $35 sounds pretty good. I'd be a little nervous buying a serial number off of eBay, though.


You can always go to the Amazon PCDD thread and beg Tony for another Guild Wars 2 sale. I know I'd buy another copy for my friend who has also been waiting for a price drop.
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#1202 Jesse_Dylan

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Not a bad idea!

#1203 crystalklear64

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

Anyone interested in a mainly WvW oriented guild (we have the numbers but working at becoming more organized), check out one of the guilds in the NEO Alliance. It's based on the Kaineng server.

In Rethesis specifically, WvW is not mandatory but many of the players are in the guild just for it. We host a fight club in WvW as well (people gather for 1v1 duels on part of the map while members from the servers look on and cheer/jeer.) Rethesis' WvW start time is 4pm PST, its when everyone kinda meets to go zerging together, though you are welcome to play anytime and, again, its not mandatory. Most people in the guild do fractals and dungeons before 4pm and then into the night as they drop off of WvW.

We're at about 350 active members so we've got room for quite a few more people. So if you enjoy WvW to any degree and my guild spam sounded interesting to you let me know your in game name and I can talk to you a little more about it and potentially hook you up with an invite.

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#1204 FrankySox

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

Being a newb to not only this game (1 lvl 33 char.) but the genre in general (this is my first MMO) are there any people here that would want to group to do dungeons? Or what is the best way to get a group together? I have a buddy that plays but we don't know anyone else that plays and we wanted to try a couple of the dungeons out. Thanks.
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#1205 HydroX

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

Being a newb to not only this game (1 lvl 33 char.) but the genre in general (this is my first MMO) are there any people here that would want to group to do dungeons? Or what is the best way to get a group together? I have a buddy that plays but we don't know anyone else that plays and we wanted to try a couple of the dungeons out. Thanks.


I'm game, but my highest level is 10 at the moment. lol
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#1206 crystalklear64

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

www.gw2lfg.com

its a great tool/site.

though i do warn you, people may not be so receptive to a level 33 since the lowest dungeon is level 35, and even then most people want fully geared 80s.

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#1207 Genocidal

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

AC Story is 30 but unfortunately one of the harder dungeons.
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#1208 FrankySox

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

www.gw2lfg.com

its a great tool/site.

though i do warn you, people may not be so receptive to a level 33 since the lowest dungeon is level 35, and even then most people want fully geared 80s.


Thanks for the info. I knew I was pretty low, but this is good information going forward!
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#1209 Jodou

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:20 AM

AC Story is 30 but unfortunately one of the harder dungeons.

Which is stupid because the place was fine until they fucked with the design. I remember going from 30-40 in about 9-10 runs of that place and it was just a fun, light grind. Then the designer got all pissy because people were clearing it too easily (read: fast) and decided to add silver mobs all over the place just to slow players down. Do you think he bothered to test his rubbish? Nope, and I bet almost nobody bothers now unless they have an 80 holding their hand.

#1210 Genocidal

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:35 AM

AC has always been considered one of the hardest dungeons, since launch.
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#1211 Jodou

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

AC has always been considered one of the hardest dungeons, since launch.

Yeah, I was thinking of CM, not AC. My bad.

#1212 GogetaSS4

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:14 AM

A serial for $35 sounds pretty good. I'd be a little nervous buying a serial number off of eBay, though.

Do not buy a serial off ebay, I made that mistake a few months ago and then about a week after I started playing they banned my account stating that I bought the key with a stolen credit card which I did not do. They said I would have to provide another key to prove I was legit. Oh I just now got around to buying a brand new hard copy of the game so they can't go and say I bought it with a stolen credit card.

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#1213 crystalklear64

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

AC Story is 30 but unfortunately one of the harder dungeons.

You will very rarely see any group from gw2lfg actually form a group for a story mode of any dungeon except Arah.

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#1214 Jesse_Dylan

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:51 AM

So my girlfriend wants to play with me! Yay. It's $30 on amazon download Wednesday, so we're gonna grab a copy and get busy.

My issue. I'm on a full server (forget the name, but it's the unofficial RP server). I believe if I were to switch, it now costs money, right? But meanwhile, I don't know if she'll ever be able to get onto my server. I don't want to bother with the guesting crap tho. I want us to be on the same server.

Also, she's British. We're buying an American version since she's here in the US. When she returns to England, will she still be able to sign on to our US server?

Sorry, lots of questions.

#1215 Jodou

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

So my girlfriend wants to play with me! . . .so we're gonna grab a copy and get busy.

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. . .:lol:

#1216 xycury

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

So my girlfriend wants to play with me! Yay. It's $30 on amazon download Wednesday, so we're gonna grab a copy and get busy.

My issue. I'm on a full server (forget the name, but it's the unofficial RP server). I believe if I were to switch, it now costs money, right? But meanwhile, I don't know if she'll ever be able to get onto my server. I don't want to bother with the guesting crap tho. I want us to be on the same server.

Also, she's British. We're buying an American version since she's here in the US. When she returns to England, will she still be able to sign on to our US server?

Sorry, lots of questions.


yes, but you'll be logging in to the US, so lag.

#1217 Lokki

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

I may pick it up from that sale. Thanks for the heads up. Missed that it included GW2. I'm kind of burned out on WoW again. I've been catching up on my backlog, but I may pick this up.
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#1218 tcrash247

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Two of my friends and I just bought this game because of the recent sales. We quit WoW fully after a very long time and we were looking for a new MMO to keep us occupied and this looked like a good bet. We haven't played it all that much so far, we created some characters and only did the intro quest to get familiarized with the races, classes, controls, etc.

We're now ready to roll fresh characters and level together. My question is, is it even possible to do this easily? I found out how to get to a different race's starting zone, but it seems as if questing in this isn't like a traditional MMO. You have your main class quests and then some random event quests around the world? I know you can do the class quests with people of other classes but you don't get rewards for it. Do we have to constantly port back and forth between all of our class quests just so we can all get quest rewards? If that's true, it doesn't seem very party friendly and they want you to level solo. I'm hoping I'm just missing something in all this.

#1219 Spyder187

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

Here is the thing about AC that people seem to miss constantly: It is the first dungeon instance, and for 30 levels most people have not been in a group like what is required for this instance. This dungeon was designed to make you realize the strengths and weaknesses of each class, and how to better work around them with a party structure.

I myself didn't think it was to hard, hell I feel the way about the lvl 50 dungeon story that people seem to feel about AC. I avoided that one with a passion after finally completing it.
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#1220 Genocidal

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

Two of my friends and I just bought this game because of the recent sales. We quit WoW fully after a very long time and we were looking for a new MMO to keep us occupied and this looked like a good bet. We haven't played it all that much so far, we created some characters and only did the intro quest to get familiarized with the races, classes, controls, etc.

We're now ready to roll fresh characters and level together. My question is, is it even possible to do this easily? I found out how to get to a different race's starting zone, but it seems as if questing in this isn't like a traditional MMO. You have your main class quests and then some random event quests around the world? I know you can do the class quests with people of other classes but you don't get rewards for it. Do we have to constantly port back and forth between all of our class quests just so we can all get quest rewards? If that's true, it doesn't seem very party friendly and they want you to level solo. I'm hoping I'm just missing something in all this.


It's extremely easy. The personal story quests start to converge around level 30 depending on your choices, but they aren't the only way to level, and in fact it's not possible to level to 80 strictly doing them. Otherwise, wander through the zones looking for hearts, dynamic events, and zone-wide group events for experience. If you stay in level appropriate zones you'll level at a nice pace and still have plenty of content for any other characters you want to make.
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#1221 tcrash247

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

It's extremely easy. The personal story quests start to converge around level 30 depending on your choices, but they aren't the only way to level, and in fact it's not possible to level to 80 strictly doing them. Otherwise, wander through the zones looking for hearts, dynamic events, and zone-wide group events for experience. If you stay in level appropriate zones you'll level at a nice pace and still have plenty of content for any other characters you want to make.


Thanks for the response. So there's not really a semi-linear questing track to follow? I just didn't know if wandering around looking for the hearts and such would grant enough xp to keep us going. But I guess it'll be fine as long as we do our personal quests every now and then.

#1222 Genocidal

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

The only real questing track is the personal story, which as I mentioned can converge as soon as level 30, depending on which Order each of you choose. Otherwise yea, you can level up just fine going from zone to zone and doing hearts and getting zone completions. You can also level up via crafting or world vs world -- the fact that you can do just about anything you want to level up is one of the big strengths of Guild Wars 2, imo.
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#1223 tcrash247

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

The only real questing track is the personal story, which as I mentioned can converge as soon as level 30, depending on which Order each of you choose. Otherwise yea, you can level up just fine going from zone to zone and doing hearts and getting zone completions. You can also level up via crafting or world vs world -- the fact that you can do just about anything you want to level up is one of the big strengths of Guild Wars 2, imo.


Oh cool, I didn't know you got experience for crafting and wvw, we'll have to do that stuff too.

#1224 Jodou

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

You're probably better off just grinding heart quests with friends while they're on and going back to your personal quest when they're not. I would certainly recommend either Human or Norn areas to do this though. Human in particular seems to have the best balance of time vs reward without some of the more horrendous heart quests. Their maps are the least impeding in terms of travel as well, with few mountains or gorges to stop you. WvW might be a welcome break if you guys are into PvP, but the exp there is pretty abysmal compared to what you get just grinding heart quests.

I also wouldn't recommend any of the dungeons unless they've gone through proper tuning since I quit months ago. Perhaps others here can speak on that, but the last time I tried them they were a colossal waste of time with no gear to show for it and crap exp. Oh and as others have said, if you find yourself falling behind in levels compared to the zone you're at, just craft something like cooking for a few levels. Mats are usually cheap and mostly purchased at heart vendors for very little karma.

#1225 tcrash247

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

You're probably better off just grinding heart quests with friends while they're on and going back to your personal quest when they're not. I would certainly recommend either Human or Norn areas to do this though. Human in particular seems to have the best balance of time vs reward without some of the more horrendous heart quests. Their maps are the least impeding in terms of travel as well, with few mountains or gorges to stop you. WvW might be a welcome break if you guys are into PvP, but the exp there is pretty abysmal compared to what you get just grinding heart quests.

I also wouldn't recommend any of the dungeons unless they've gone through proper tuning since I quit months ago. Perhaps others here can speak on that, but the last time I tried them they were a colossal waste of time with no gear to show for it and crap exp. Oh and as others have said, if you find yourself falling behind in levels compared to the zone you're at, just craft something like cooking for a few levels. Mats are usually cheap and mostly purchased at heart vendors for very little karma.


Cool, thanks for all the recommendations. My one friend definitely wants to roll a human so we'll go to his zone. I'm indifferent to PvP but my friends really like it, but if the exp is shit then we'll just do it as a distraction if we get bored questing.

That's unfortunate about the dungeons, I loved taking a break from questing to do a dungeon in WoW. We'll probably still try one, hopefully it's better than what you remember.

#1226 Jodou

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

That's unfortunate about the dungeons, I loved taking a break from questing to do a dungeon in WoW. We'll probably still try one, hopefully it's better than what you remember.

Yeah, they were/are completely frustrating when you don't have a proper threat table (tank/healer setup) because mobs will just bounce aggro and do a ton of damage. What ends up happening is a zergfest of trying to run back and kill the silver/gold mobs before they reset. And it's not like the group was bad, because I ran quite a few of them many times and it was always the same problem. Some dungeons are so bad it's smarter to just strip all your gear and do this so that you don't end up losing money over the whole ordeal in repair costs.

#1227 tcrash247

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

Yeah, they were/are completely frustrating when you don't have a proper threat table (tank/healer setup) because mobs will just bounce aggro and do a ton of damage. What ends up happening is a zergfest of trying to run back and kill the silver/gold mobs before they reset. And it's not like the group was bad, because I ran quite a few of them many times and it was always the same problem. Some dungeons are so bad it's smarter to just strip all your gear and do this so that you don't end up losing money over the whole ordeal in repair costs.


Fucking shit, that sounds horrible. I'll still keep faith that they nerfed the dungeons since you've played to make them more doable.

#1228 xycury

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:17 AM

Yeah, they were/are completely frustrating when you don't have a proper threat table (tank/healer setup) because mobs will just bounce aggro and do a ton of damage. What ends up happening is a zergfest of trying to run back and kill the silver/gold mobs before they reset. And it's not like the group was bad, because I ran quite a few of them many times and it was always the same problem. Some dungeons are so bad it's smarter to just strip all your gear and do this so that you don't end up losing money over the whole ordeal in repair costs.


Fucking shit, that sounds horrible. I'll still keep faith that they nerfed the dungeons since you've played to make them more doable.



^^^ you can't play like that now. They revamped dungeons so you can't play bad to win. You won't rez at waypoint till your whole team is out of combat.

All dungeons got an overhaul.

I don't know why you're getting advice from a ex-player from months ago. so much has changed it's a different game now.

#1229 Jodou

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:20 AM

so much has changed it's a different game now.

Interesting. I never see any news about GW2 anymore from media outlets, so it's not surprising really. It's just too bad the game has no endgame because I did like a lot of the ideas, even if it was plagued with some bad design choices.

#1230 xycury

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:32 AM

Interesting. I never see any news about GW2 anymore from media outlets, so it's not surprising really. It's just too bad the game has no endgame because I did like a lot of the ideas, even if it was plagued with some bad design choices.



endgame has been supplemented with FOTM, Monthly updates to the Living Story, and Massive Guild events.

More will come.

If you want news, Guildwars2.com has a lot of it there.

WvW is changing for March, so massive shift there which will change everything all over again.

This MMO changes faster than any other, with a dynamic dev team, willing to make things better than waiting for the next expansion.

It's a breath of fresh air really.