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GeodGeod swim, swim, hungryRegistered User regular
edited January 10 in MMO Extravaganza
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Welcome to the Penny Arcade Guild Wars 2 Community Thread!

Path of Fire Expansion - Releases September 22, 2017
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What A Nice Guild [NICE]
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The Penny Arcade Community guild in Guild Wars 2 is called What A Nice Guild [NICE]. We play on the Fort Aspenwood server, although guilds are cross-server and we have members who play on other servers. It is easiest to participate in guild activities if FA is your home server, but you can join in most activities (with the exception of World vs World pvp). To permanently switch servers, you have to pay for a transfer or delete all your characters. Fort Aspenwood is a North American server, but we have plenty of people from other regions including Australia and Europe playing with us on FA, so don’t let that dissuade you if you’re located in another region.

Commanders:
@Leandriell (kalzana.3192, Leandriell)
@Ky13 (kyonethree.9814, Teldra)

Officers:
@CorriganX (CorriganX.9685, Corrigan)
@Draygo (Draygo.9473, Delarme)
@Enig (Ansatz.6498, Ansatz Coppertooth)
@Kylindra (Kylindra.1794, Sage Persephone)
@mojojoeo (MojoGroove.8253, Mojojoeo)
@ShadowApple (ShadowApple.6480)

Rear Admirals:
@Geod (Geod.5024, Geod)

To join the guild:
You can ask for an invite by posting your account name (<name>.####) in this thread, and one of the officers will invite you. Alternately, you’re welcome to whisper in game one of the leaders or officers above. Anyone from the PA community may join the guild, along with any friends and family. Being active on the forums is encouraged but not required. Guild policies are loosely based on the PA forum rules – don’t be a dick. If you have any issues with anyone, please contact a guild officer.

Guilds are limited to 500 members, so occasionally we have to cull inactive members. If you find yourself removed, just ask for an invite again.

Teamspeak 3 Server

The guild has a Teamspeak 3 server, thanks to Draygo. Download TS at http://www.teamspeak.com. Hop on for guild events or just to hang out! Even if you don’t have a mic, just listening will help greatly for coordination.
Server IP: 66.135.55.177:9999
Password: pa
Admins: Draygo, Enig, Geod, Teldra, Sage Persephone, Mojojoeo, Leandriell, Lagnar, Corrigan

The below spoiler contains the Penny Arcade Guild Wars 2 Teamspeak FAQ, written by Draygo for everyone's convenience. Please refer to it for any queries regarding the GW2 PA TS3 setup. Server seats 100+ people and everything you want to know about it can be found below or by asking Draygo, as he put it together and has been hosting these servers for years.
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Q) Where do I get it:

Download teamspeak here: http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads
You can get teamspeak for windows, mac, and linux. As well as your Ithing and your android, if you so prefer.


Q) Cool, I installed it, now what?

Now you must connect to our totally awesome server. In order to do that you must first run teamspeak. Then hit Connections at the top. Select Connect.

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Now you must enter the server details:

Server Address: 66.135.59.185:9999
Nickname: Your forum or In Game Name
Password: pa


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Q) What does the banner in the top right do?

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The community thread banner when clicked on will open the most recent guild wars 2 thread on penny arcade.

Q) How do I add a class or race icon next to my name?

You do this by right clicking yourself, put your mouse over server group, then left click any of the categories named with the race or class you want to choose. You can uncheck them at any time to remove the icon.


Q) So is there a skin/theme for this?

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Yes and you can download it from our lobby. Right click the lobby, and select open file browser. You will see the installer file at the top. Download and run that file to skin your client.

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In order to activate the theme/skin you need to go to settings->options, and click design on the left.

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Then select Theme and change it to PA Guild Wars 2.

Q) Who made the theme?

Draygo did.

Q) How do I change my name?

Right click yourself and select change nickname. You can do this at any time. Do not change your name to impersonate an admin.

Q) What rules can I expect?

Don't be a dick. No personal attacks except 'silly goose', forum rules apply. If it is not appropriate on the forums, it is also not appropriate in teamspeak.

Q) Someone is breaking the rules, or is being disruptive, but no server admins are online. How do I complain.

First, I hope you can all be nice and resolve disputes by yourselves. If someone is being a dick, you can fill out a complaint. Right click someone and click make a complaint. Do not abuse this feature. If 5 people complain about one person in a short amount time, that person will be temp banned from the server. Do not abuse this. Admins will see the complaints that lead to the temp banning and will be unhappy to fix it.

Q) Can I make my own channels?

Yes!
Teamspeak is setup that you can make your own channels in any of the major channels (Except Admin HQ, Lobby, and Afk, for obvious reasons) First enter the channel you want to make the sub-channel in. Right click the parent channel and select, create sub channel. You can enter a name, even a password, as well as set any description you want. After you create the channel, make sure the Audio Codec selected is high enough audio quality.


Right click the channel you created and click edit channel. Click the audio tab and increase the Quality slider. Also decrease the latency slider to reduce lag time. Quality 7, latency 1 are the recommended settings.
These channels are temp only, when the last person leaves them they are automatically cleaned up.


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The person who created the channel is the op of the channel and can kick people from the channel (not server). So if you created your own channel and want to remove someone, you can password protect it and remove the troublesome individual.


Q) Is there an overlay plugin?

Yes. There is a built in overlay plugin. To enable it, select tools and then Install Overwolf. inimal mode only displays the one person who is talking, the other mode displays everyone in your channel even those that are talking.

Q) Does teamspeak work with my G15 keyboard.

Yes. There is a plugin for that. Pretty easy to configure again settings->plugins, and enable the G15 keyboard.

Q) I’m seeing graphical glitches when I use the overlay. How do I fix that?

Here's how to get the overlay working without graphical glitches:

1. Go to Settings->Plugins in TS3.
2. Select GW2.exe in the Profile dropdown.
3. Uncheck all the Direct3D options, except for Direct3D 9 (which is what GW2 uses).
4. Switch to Input tab
5. Check "Enable Mouse Poll" and "Use in-game" cursor
6. Switch to extended, and check "Used ID3DDevice:Present hook..." (This is what fixes the animations not showing in GW2)

Guild Schedule
Guild Google Calendar
The guild runs various activities together on a regular basis. A schedule can be seen below, and is also in the Guild Message of the Day (MOTD). All times are Pacific.

Guild Missions
Sunday 19:00 Server, 20:00 UK, Noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern
Guild Wars 2 has activities designed for large groups called Guild Missions. PvE Missions include Bounty, Trek, Puzzle, Challenge, and Race. There are also WvW Missions such as capturing objective and PvP Missions such as winning matches or points. Rewards for participation include commendations, rares, gold and chances at a precursor or other exotic items.

At Sunday Missions, we’ll attempt at each PvE mission possible with the with the number of people who attend that week. If there’s an easy WvW mission, we’ll follow with that for those on Fort Aspenwood. We’ll explain what’s going on as we go along, so please hop on Teamspeak! You can also earn the dubious honour of the pungeon master rank and to choose a piece of music to challenge Lea to play in game the next week.

PvP missions require a coordinated group of 5, so if you have one let an officer know and we’ll kick one off for you.

You can earn personal credit (rewards) for each mission once a week. Credit resets every week on Sunday night, so Monday starts a new week for guild missions.

Guild Competition Events
Occasionally, the guild will also host a guild competition for prizes. These events are scheduled by officers at various times, and have included jumping puzzle races, or scavenger hunts.

Guild Hall
[NICE] has a Guild Hall! You can get there by opening your guild interface and hitting the Guild Hall button in the upper right corner. You do not need to own HoT or be a certain level to go there. Our current home is in the Gilded Hollows, one of the two Guild Hall areas available in HoT.

Guild Hall amenities include:
  • Tavern Buffs - Free 24 hour buffs you can get from the bartender
  • Guild Portal - Free travel to Lion’s Arch and any of this week’s guild mission waypoints
  • Guild Arena - Battle your friends!
  • Guild Bank Access - by the central waypoint
  • Personal Bank Access - via the Scribing Station
  • Harvesting Nodes - Once a day gathering nodes that can sometimes drop rare materials needed to craft guild armor

How Can I Help Build the Guild Hall?
The Guild Hall requires a lot of resources. Building and upgrading the guild hall is meant to be a massive, guild-wide effort and everyone’s contributions are both needed and appreciated. Every time we upgrade something or earn a new buff, it costs both guild currency (that we earn from guild missions and over time) and various crafting materials.

To see what we need right now, go to the Guild Hall and talk to the NPC by the waypoint to see the Guild Treasury. The Guild Treasury is NOT the same as the Guild Bank! It is a deposit-only store of materials that we have collectively contributed to the upgrades we’re working on for the guild. You can mouse over each item listed to see how many we need, how many we have, and what upgrades the materials are for. Materials needed range from potatoes to spiritwood planks, so anyone’s contributions can be useful. Especially hard to get items include: Potions of PvP Reward from PvP dailies, Ley-Line Infused Tools, and mystic coins.

[NICE] Guild Resources

Guild Tumblr Blog
We use this thread for most of our coordination, but we also have a Tumblr site that Vivixenne created to post guild information, builds, and other guides. http://gw2nice.tumblr.com/

Guild Bank
Sage manages the guild bank, and has the following rules for using it. Check them out below!
- What the Guild Bank Is -

The guild bank is storagefor useful items that people have generously donated to the Guild Bank instead of selling them. It’s also the place to donate things to the guild itself, like scribing materials and siege blueprints.

What the Guild Bank Isn’t
The guild bank is not a trash can, please don’t dump stuff there just because you don’t want it!

We will cull stuff that is not meant to be there, keep the Bank tidy, and generally keep an eye on things. If you are abusing the guild bank you will probably get a sternly-worded letter from Sage. Sage knows a lot of very large, very stern words, so probably just use your common sense before you take out a massive pile of stuff or dump a massive pile of stuff. In general, please take what you’ll use and deposit what other people might like to use. If you’re too much of a butt then you will probably lose your bank privileges, so don’t be a butt.

- What to Deposit -

Useful items like the following:
  • crafting materials
  • superior runes and sigils
  • high quality buff items
  • dyes
  • stuff that’s needed for a collection/event that you have extras of (let people know you did this)

- Withdrawing -

You are free to withdraw from the bottom two sections of the Guild Bank (Deep Cave, Treasure Trove). The top section of the guild bank is accessible only by officers and Veteran Novices. It contains a communal pile of siege blueprints, scribing materials, and prizes for guild missions. Feel free to donate items to this category, they are appreciated!

Also note that in order to prevent compromised accounts from raiding the guild bank, anyone who has been gone from the game for an extended period will have their status set to “Inactive”. If you find yourself set to Inactive and you would like to be set back to Comrade, just ask an officer.

Scribing
Scribing is a different from other crafting disciplines because it is intertwined with the guild hall and guild resources. It is also fairly expensive, and not really intended for personal use. If you want to be a scribe so you can help decorate the guild or make group WvW consumables, you’ll need special permissions.

There are two special ranks in the guild for scribes: Scribe, and Veteran Novice. Scribe is the basic rank you’ll need to do decorations. Veteran Novice adds the additional privilege of being able to access the top portion of the guild bank (where we keep the expensive stuff and also scribing materials). If you want one of these ranks, you’ll need to talk to an officer, who will let you know all the various rules and complications involved in scribing. If you want the bank access in addition to the decoration permission, you’ll need to have two-factor authentication on your account for security reasons.

Guild Wars 2 Resources

General
Guild Wars 2 Official Site
Guild Wars 2 Wiki
Patch Notes
Dulfy Guides
GW2 Subreddit

NICE Guild Links
NICE Tumblr
Guild Bounty Spreadsheet

Guides
Guild Mission Guide by Vivixenne
WvW Guide by Yougottawanna
Combo Field and Finishers by Vivixenne
Primer on Leveling Up by Vivixenne

Other Resources
GW2Efficiency (Search your account, find best ways of crafting things, TP info and more)
Event timers and more!
Gw2spidy (Trading Post Data)
Dynamic Crafting Guide
Dungeon Guide
WvW Matchups
MetaBattle (Builds)
Armor Gallery

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  • GeodGeod swim, swim, hungryRegistered User regular
    edited September 2017
    FAQ

    What should I salvage and what should I sell?
    Salvage most white, blues, and greens. Blues and greens give you luck, which can be consumed to increase your account magic find. Salvage any rares above lvl 68 for ecto with a master/mystic salvage kit, except for high-value weapons like greatswords and staves. Sell exotics on the TP, unless the sigil/rune on them is worth a lot of money, in which case you’d use a black lion salvage kit to remove the upgrade and sell it.

    What is the Living Story?
    The Living Story is the primary way in which GW2 does content updates between expansions. Season 1 was introduced prior to the advent of the Story Journal and is not currently playable, but Season 2 can be played via the Story Journal if you missed it. Season 2 was available for free if you logged in during each chapter’s introductory weeks, but if you missed it you can buy it in the gem store, and the cost will be prorated depending on how many chapters you are missing. They sometimes have sales, so be on the lookout for those. You can experience Season 2 Story for free if a friend who owns it takes you through, but you can’t get any of the achievements and rewards from the Story unless you purchase the content. However, the open world zones and events introduced alongside the Story are available to everyone for free!

    In the future, you can make sure to get each new story chapter for free by logging in during the weeks following its introduction.

    What should I do after I get to level 80?
    • Earn Masteries
    • Participate in Raids, Fractals, and Dungeons
    • Get World Completion
    • Collect Wardrobe looks
    • Work on Collections that earn unique rewards
    • Earn Achievements
    • Do World Bosses and Map Meta Events
    • Craft a Legendary Weapon
    • Craft Ascended Equipment
    • Complete the Personal Story and Living Story
    • Compete in sPvP
    • Join WvW
    • Do Jumping Puzzles and other exploration
    • Make up your own goals - ie, get all dyes, get all minis
    • Create an alt
    • Have fun!

    I see a lot of people in the guild with "Von Kraken" or "Copper" in their names. What's up with that?
    We decided near launch of the game for some of our characters to be in the same "family." So Human Nobles will have their names with a von Kraken tag, like '<player name> Von Kraken.' Similarly, with Charr characters we've decided to form the Copper warband (cause copper, like in a penny. Get it?). Your Charr character can be named with Copper as the prefix or suffix of your name. For instance, 'Geod Copperstone' or 'Rysk Coppercrusher' or whatever you like. Feel free to join in with the naming fun if you'd like!

    Geod on
    XBL/PSN: Qamel NNI: Quamel 3DS Code: 0774 4249 8305
    PAX East 2014 Omeganaut
    Basil
  • GeodGeod swim, swim, hungryRegistered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Kylindra wrote: »
    How to Guild Hall!

    Do you have questions about the Guild Hall? Wondering what to do with Tenebrous Crystals, or how you get Guild Armor, or where the bank access is? All that and more inside this handy guide!


    How to Get to the Guild Hall
    Our guild hall is the Gilded Hollows. If you wanted to access it from the world, you'd need to go to Tarir in Auric Basin. Luckily, there's a faster way: hit G to open your guild panel, and look for the button! You can use this button to get the guild hall from anywhere that isn't an instance. Inside the hall, you can hit this button again to go back to where you were!
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    Map and Overview
    The Guild Hall has the following areas of interest: Main Entrance, Workshop, Arena, Tavern, Market, War Room, Stargate (Portal), Mine, and Exit. The map below shows where each one is located:
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    Main Entrance: Treasury, Repair, Vendor, Guild Bank Access
    The Main Entrance of the Guild Hall features access to the Treasury. The Treasury is different from the Guild Vault (commonly known as the Guild Bank). The Guild Bank is a common inventory we can all access, and we use it as a place to give useful items to each other. The Treasury, on the other hand, is deposit-only: anyone can deposit, but there is no way to withdraw. The items are used ONLY for guild hall upgrades. No one can take them back out, not even officers. Only items we currently need can be deposited, and anyone can deposit them. They are consumed when upgrades occur.

    You can make deposits in the Treasury at the Treasury NPC by the waypoint, or at any NPC who is a proprietor of a major area (like the Workshop or Tavern). There are two NPCs in the Main Entrance who you can use for this:
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    To see what we need, just look in the Treasury interface. Each item has a bar, green when full and red when not full. Mouse over the number underneath each item to get a tooltip that shows what each item is for and how many we need for each upgrade:
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    To deposit into the Treasury, just have the items in your inventory when you talk to either the Treasury NPC or an NPC who is in charge of a major area (Tavern, Workshop, Mine, etc). Drag the items to the "+" button. You can contribute multiple items at once:
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    In addition to easy Treasury access, the Main Entrance also has a Repair Anvil:
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    And a vendor:
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    Next to the vendor is also an NPC who will let you access the Guild Bank (not the Treasury).

    Workshop: Gathering Nodes (Tenebrous Crystals!), Scribing Stations (Bank Access!), Shard of Crystallized Resonance Turn-in
    The Workshop is probably the part of the guild hall you will visit the most often. It has the gathering nodes, scribing station (which provide bank access like all crafting stations do), and is also the place to turn in the Shards of Crystallized Resonance that you'll occasionally get from guild missions instead of slivers.

    First off, Gathering Nodes! You can gather from these once and day and you almost certainly want to. They are the ONLY source of Tenebrous Crystals (would be Shimmering Crystals if we had the other Guild Hall, the Lost Precipice). You need these crystals to craft the Guild Armor and the Tenebrous Weapons. Tenebrous Weapons can ONLY be made with Tenebrous Crystals, and Shimmering Weapons can only be made with Shimmering Crystals, while Guild Armor can be made with either. You will need 160 crystals of each type for a full weapon set and 66 of either crystal to unlock every armor skin, so remember to hit these up! :)

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    Another important feature of the Workshop is the Scribing Station, which lets you access your bank!
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    You can also access a vendor by talking to the Scribing Trainer.
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    Tavern: Free Buffs and Custom Jumping Puzzle!
    Now to the Tavern for free buffs and a custom jumping puzzle, made for you by your very own guild leader, Teldra!
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    Talk to the Bartender to get a free buff that last for 24 hours of in-game time:
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    Want to get up REALLY high in the guild hall and then glide to all sorts of places? Try the custom-made jumping puzzle! It starts here:
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    And keeps going....
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    Market: Guild Trader, Guild Armorer (Guild Armor Recipes!), Guild Weaponsmith (Tenebrous Weapon Recipes!), Guild Miniatures Merchant
    The Market has all kinds of useful vendors, including the Guild Trader (who you can buy a limited number of items each day from for Guild Commendations, the Guild Armorer (who will sell you recipes for Guild Armor) and the Guild Weaponsmith (who will sell you Guild Weapon Recipes). It's also where you can buy Guild Miniatures and decorations for the guild hall.

    The Guild Trader is on the side of the Market closest to the waypoint, and her inventory changes every day. There's multiple tabs, so check them all!
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    Further down are the Guild Weaponsmith and the Guild Armorer:
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    Finally, the Guild Miniatures Merchant:
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    Arena
    The Arena:
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    Head inside and go up the stairs behind you. There's a waypoint and several NPCs:
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    Talk to one to join a team and be put into the arena:
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    You can leave the arena from here:
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    War Room
    The War Room:
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    Talk to this guy to buy Badges of Tribute, which we sometimes need for upgrades. It can be an easy way to get a daily done if it's WvW Big Spender day!
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    Stargate (Guild Portal)
    Finally, the Guild Hall is home to our very own Stargate! It's a shiny portal that will take you to Lion's Arch or any of the Guild Puzzle or Race destinations for free!
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    Geod on
    XBL/PSN: Qamel NNI: Quamel 3DS Code: 0774 4249 8305
    PAX East 2014 Omeganaut
    BasilJimbo
  • GeodGeod swim, swim, hungryRegistered User regular
    And a repost from last thread.
    ***Standard Release Spoiler Reminder***
    • Do not discuss story spoilers in guild chat.
    • If you don't want the story spoiled then it is highly recommended to turn off all chats except guild and party (assuming you don't group up with silly geese).
    • I would also recommend disabling any "open community" guild chats such as TTS as I've seen living story spoilers dropped in those hours after release.
    • Please use spoiler tags [ spoiler ] [ /spoiler ] when discussing story developments here on the forums.

    XBL/PSN: Qamel NNI: Quamel 3DS Code: 0774 4249 8305
    PAX East 2014 Omeganaut
    BasilLeandriell
  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    I'll get a bit of play time tonight, but largely my weekend is already booked up so I'm looking more towards monday to play. Hopefully by then we'll have server stability :)

    I wonder if I should finish up LS3 on my rev, or just skip it and jump to PoF

    Leandriell
  • TulabelleTulabelle Registered User regular
    Told my staff I was taking a half-day for... reasons. Should get home about 3 hours after launch. HYPE!

    DarkMecha
  • LeandriellLeandriell Registered User regular
    Goldy and I won't be about til Sunday (foiled by pre-existing plans!)... See you then :)

  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    I am stuck at work for another 5 hours. To those "sick at home," enjoy yourselves.

    Also, the jealous side of me is curious how the servers handled the HoT release. Was it smooth or a hot mess?

    Future Employee of Planetary Acquisitions, Inc.
    Pax Arcadia(PC) Division Agent
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  • CorriganXCorriganX Registered User regular
    GONG-00 wrote: »
    I am stuck at work for another 5 hours. To those "sick at home," enjoy yourselves.

    Also, the jealous side of me is curious how the servers handled the HoT release. Was it smooth or a hot mess?

    pretty smooth, there was server crashes but no downtime that I can remember?

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    CorriganX on Steam and just about everywhere else.
  • The Deranged HermitThe Deranged Hermit Inside the walls Merry Old EnglandRegistered User regular
    Steam: the_deranged_hermit
    GW2: Tavalisk.9463
  • GeodGeod swim, swim, hungryRegistered User regular
    I have to be an adult and work today. But I will take off a bit early in 3-4 hours to play :)

    XBL/PSN: Qamel NNI: Quamel 3DS Code: 0774 4249 8305
    PAX East 2014 Omeganaut
    DarkMecha
  • CorriganXCorriganX Registered User regular
    WE LIVE BOYS AND GIRLS WOO

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    CorriganX on Steam and just about everywhere else.
  • LeandriellLeandriell Registered User regular

    OOO
    Favourite non-PoF bits:
    • Right-clicking a bouncy chest will automatically take the contents if there is no selectable item for some reward types.
    • All the Shattered Observatory fixes (100cm anyone?)
    • The Shining Blade Secrets instance for Season 3 Episode 6 has been adjusted to allow for better gameplay with parties.
    • Ele: Gale: This skill will no longer queue; if able, it will interrupt other skills in order to cast.
    • Ele: Gust: This skill will no longer queue; if able, it will interrupt other skills in order to cast.
    • Three additional shared inventory slots may now be purchased
    • The Guaranteed Wardrobe Unlock, available inside the Black Lion Chest, has been updated with around 175 new items.

  • ringswraithringswraith Registered User regular
    Won't be on until late tonight.

    Reading the patch notes- didn't realize there's a new guild hall as well.

  • CorriganXCorriganX Registered User regular
    Reminder courtesy of @adellios be sure to log in to all your classes and unlock the first part of the specs. If the weapons are anything like the collections for HoT, you'll need that first part to unlock the start of the collection so you can get drops from random mobs.

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    CorriganX on Steam and just about everywhere else.
    LeandriellringswraithThe Deranged HermitTulabelle
  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Looks like somebody made an oopsie in the patch notes and the swear filter on their forums caught it.
    Scourge—Scourges channel their life force into the desert sands to summon biddable kitten that damage enemies and create barriers for their allies. They use punishment skills to torment enemies while wielding torches that light the path to their destruction.

    Perrsun on
    TOGSolid
  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2017
    I got EXTREMELY burned out making my legendary, so I'll be taking a break from this game until PoF goes on sale. Let me know if the story is actually any good, or if it's still LS3 "we're taking writing tips from Joss Wheadon"

    *edit* I might still log in just to do daily gathering so I can slowly build up a stock of Mystic Coins, though.

    Lucid_Seraph on
    The Escape Goat: If there's anywhere that Occam's Razor fails to apply it's Elder Scrolls lore.
    Delduwath: Yeah, gotta use Mehrunes' Razor.
    Perrsun
  • ringswraithringswraith Registered User regular
    Waiting on sites to put up more info on the new stuff in the Gem Store...

  • KyanilisKyanilis Registered User regular
    I guess I'm gonna play a bit now that I skipped HoT, probably plenty to catch up on. If I can get an invite back into NICE that'd be great! Kyanilis.8760

  • LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    Perrsun wrote: »
    Looks like somebody made an oopsie in the patch notes and the swear filter on their forums caught it.
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    Kitten is the new meta

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  • M-VickersM-Vickers Registered User regular
    Play, play, play !

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  • The Deranged HermitThe Deranged Hermit Inside the walls Merry Old EnglandRegistered User regular
    CorriganX wrote: »
    Reminder courtesy of @adellios be sure to log in to all your classes and unlock the first part of the specs. If the weapons are anything like the collections for HoT, you'll need that first part to unlock the start of the collection so you can get drops from random mobs.

    Good call! I hadn't thought of doing that. The new spec weapons are super purdy.

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  • M-VickersM-Vickers Registered User regular
    M-Vickers wrote: »
    Play, play, play !

    And my key doesn't work, dammit ! Email sent to the support on the site I bought it from...

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  • TulabelleTulabelle Registered User regular
    I got some time to look through patch notes:

    Left-clicking on achievements and similar notifications will take you to the appropriate page in the Hero panel. Right-clicking will dismiss the notification without opening it. YAY!!!!

    Entire stacks of consumable containers can be opened with the right-click context menu. Opening will stop if the stack is exhausted, the inventory fills up, or the inventory screen is closed. DOUBLE YAY!!!!!

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  • SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    I so very want to get into this game but I haven't yet been able to.

    First, I'm so used to the holy trinity in MMOs that GW2 not having them throws me off completely. It's probably my biggest hurdle, with having to dodge stuff to stay alive a close second. I can't figure out how to train myself to cope with either.

    Second, this game is complex, what with the buffing, debuffing, and monstrous amounts of button presses, weapon swapping and combo effects. I feel like it's too much and I quickly get overwhelmed.

    Lastly, my stepdad played this game and introduced me to it. I think the idea was that he thought I'd like it and play with him. He was a truck driver so our schedules almost never coincided, unfortunately. When he died last December, I felt like I needed to keep playing as a tribute to him. Every so often when I'm at my mom's house, I'll log into his account (thank goodness for the save password option -- we don't have access to his gmail account to recover the password) and look at all the cool stuff he acquired on a billion different characters. He was definitely dedicated to this game.

    I still have the game installed, and every once in awhile I'll log in and collect whatever the daily reward is, but I can't bring myself to actually play. This game is so pretty, and I finally have a computer powerful enough to play it at max settings (I've actually had the computer for awhile now, but still...) and I just can't get into it.

    I know GW2 isn't for everyone, of course, and there's a good chance I fit into that category. Perhaps it's just not my type of game. But god damn if I can't bring myself to either just play it or uninstall the game for good. Hell, I even bought some gems for the unlimited gathering tools thinking it would make me play more -- and it did, but it didn't last.

    I find myself playing for a chunk of time, getting a decently-leveled character and then stopping. When I return, I have forgotten how to play the character(s) and find it's easier to just delete them and learn it all over again from level 1. I actually enjoy doing that, anyway. I'm the type of player that likes the grind rather than the game at max level. I'd rather level a bunch of alts and craft (which is another thing I take issue with -- availability of crafting materials) than max out a character and do endgame stuff. I have a ton of tomes in my bank that I just don't use and my free level 80 token will probably remain unused forever.

    I guess I just wish I could figure out how to like this game.

    Sorry for the long post. :smile:

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  • StorkStork Registered User regular
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    When I return, I have forgotten how to play the character(s) and find it's easier to just delete them and learn it all over again from level 1.
    This is why I re-rolled with a Ranger, simple(r) button pressing.

  • M-VickersM-Vickers Registered User regular
    Stork wrote: »
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    When I return, I have forgotten how to play the character(s) and find it's easier to just delete them and learn it all over again from level 1.
    This is why I re-rolled with a Ranger, simple(r) button pressing.

    Guardians make a good started class, too.

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  • DarkMechaDarkMecha The Outer SpaceRegistered User regular
    The combat is a large part of why I play GW2 and no other mmos. I hate combat in most mmos, it's just super boring to me. However I think most mmo players don't want the things I want, so it makes sense that most would not like GW2's combat.

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  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    Tulabelle wrote: »
    I got some time to look through patch notes:

    Left-clicking on achievements and similar notifications will take you to the appropriate page in the Hero panel. Right-clicking will dismiss the notification without opening it. YAY!!!!

    Entire stacks of consumable containers can be opened with the right-click context menu. Opening will stop if the stack is exhausted, the inventory fills up, or the inventory screen is closed. DOUBLE YAY!!!!!

    I would have thought they'd have reversed the achievement thing. I've grown used to left clicking them when they appear to make them go away, so now I find myself opening windows when I don't want to. I think it should be left click to dismiss, right click to open the details.

  • GeodGeod swim, swim, hungryRegistered User regular
    Kyanilis wrote: »
    I guess I'm gonna play a bit now that I skipped HoT, probably plenty to catch up on. If I can get an invite back into NICE that'd be great! Kyanilis.8760

    Invite sent :) Enjoy!

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  • SneakmanSneakman Registered User regular
    The best part of the expansion for me is using mounts in the core Tyria zones. Now I can speed through without using a movement speed signet or speed boost skill. I hated using Warhorn 4 on my Warrior but it was necessary to explore at a reasonable pace. Now I can just Raptor it up and use sword-and-board like I originally wanted.

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  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    Might have to wait for a patch or two to resolve the crashing :(

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  • EidolonOrpheusEidolonOrpheus Registered User regular
    Sneakman wrote: »
    The best part of the expansion for me is using mounts in the core Tyria zones. Now I can speed through without using a movement speed signet or speed boost skill. I hated using Warhorn 4 on my Warrior but it was necessary to explore at a reasonable pace. Now I can just Raptor it up and use sword-and-board like I originally wanted.

    I sword and board my way across the zones already. 2 and 4, signet of rage active, zoom zoom.

  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Sneakman wrote: »
    The best part of the expansion for me is using mounts in the core Tyria zones. Now I can speed through without using a movement speed signet or speed boost skill. I hated using Warhorn 4 on my Warrior but it was necessary to explore at a reasonable pace. Now I can just Raptor it up and use sword-and-board like I originally wanted.

    I'm hoping this means I can swap out my Centaur armor.

  • SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    Is there anything to be gained by buying the expansion if I don't have a char through HoT yet?

  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    Is there anything to be gained by buying the expansion if I don't have a char through HoT yet?

    The PoF expansion is completely separate from the HoT stuff, so it won't matter if you've completed HoT. You'll gain mounts, the new zones, and the new specializations.

  • StorkStork Registered User regular
    Perrsun wrote: »
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    Is there anything to be gained by buying the expansion if I don't have a char through HoT yet?

    The PoF expansion is completely separate from the HoT stuff, so it won't matter if you've completed HoT. You'll gain mounts, the new zones, and the new specializations.
    You can't glide without HoF, it's pretty sweet.

    Owning Heart of Thorns isn’t required to access Path of Fire content. However, some content is exclusive to Heart of Thorns.

    You must purchase Heart of Thorns to unlock and use the gliding mastery, as well as all other masteries introduced in and exclusive to that expansion. You will be able to complete all of the content in Path of Fire without the use of any Heart of Thorns-exclusive masteries.

  • SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    I have HoT. I'm considering getting PoF if it benefits me any with my low level characters.

    If mounts are for 80+, then I probably won't get it. If I get mounts on my lowbie characters for increased movement and such, then I might consider picking it up.

  • DizzenDizzen Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    Is there anything to be gained by buying the expansion if I don't have a char through HoT yet?

    If you're trying to put off touching the story of PoF until you get through HoT's story and Living Story 3, then the expansion mostly just gets you the new class specializations. I don't think you can unlock mounts until you do the first PoF story mission, same with getting to the new zones (unless you use a teleport to friend, I guess). And I have no idea how the new guild hall would work for a member with PoF, but I doubt they'd be completely barred access after it's claimed.

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  • SneakmanSneakman Registered User regular
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    I have HoT. I'm considering getting PoF if it benefits me any with my low level characters.

    If mounts are for 80+, then I probably won't get it. If I get mounts on my lowbie characters for increased movement and such, then I might consider picking it up.

    Mounts are account bound and unlocked for all characters. My 31 warrior is riding her raptor through Kessex Hills. It's pretty sweet. :)

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  • DizzenDizzen Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    I have HoT. I'm considering getting PoF if it benefits me any with my low level characters.

    If mounts are for 80+, then I probably won't get it. If I get mounts on my lowbie characters for increased movement and such, then I might consider picking it up.

    I think you can use mounts on any of your characters, so long as you unlock the mastery for it with one of your characters first. It should work the same as gliding in that respect. If you don't care about story spoilers, then it's fairly quick to jump into the PoF story stuff and unlock that mastery.

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    Dichotomy wrote: »
    it'd be like Jurassic Park, but with bananas
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