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[GW2] Living Story Season 4 Episode 5 is live! Praise Joko!

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  • StraygatsbyStraygatsby Registered User regular
    Yeesh, it's hard to read the reaction on various sites to the S5 announcement.

  • Cobalt60Cobalt60 Registered User regular
    Well, reddit is a cesspool as usual.

    E.CoyoteLucid_Seraph
  • reVersereVerse Registered User regular
    So, I haven't played GW2 in forever, but got a little curious when I heard they've got some kind of announcement event coming up.

    And they announced... a patch? Do they usually do that?

  • rahkeesh2000rahkeesh2000 Registered User regular
    reVerse wrote: »
    So, I haven't played GW2 in forever, but got a little curious when I heard they've got some kind of announcement event coming up.

    And they announced... a patch? Do they usually do that?

    Just about, yeah. This is why certain cesspools are reacting in certain ways. They expected the stage presence signaled something more than status quo, and got status quo instead.

  • LeandriellLeandriell Registered User regular
    So.. it's looking like we WILL be changing guild hall! But there's time for that to change. Vote here! https://www.strawpoll.me/18522502

    Provided the vote doesn't massively change.. we'll be chanign halls on 8th September at Missions o clock!


    What's all this then?

    We're switching guild halls, which means we need to capture the other hall. See here for details: http://dulfy.net/2015/10/23/gw2-guild-hall-claiming-and-upgrade-guide/

    Guild halls? What?
    How to Guild Hall

    Are there any requirements to partcipate?
    Be level 80, own Path Of Fire (and HoT), be in [NICE] on NA servers, have TS (listen only is fine), and show up!

    Once it's ours, some of our officers and veteran novices will be on hand to decorate, you can direct us!

    MortifiedPenguinRisenPhoenix
  • naengwennaengwen Registered User regular
    edited September 1
    reVerse wrote: »
    So, I haven't played GW2 in forever, but got a little curious when I heard they've got some kind of announcement event coming up.

    And they announced... a patch? Do they usually do that?

    There's a few things going on with it. This is their first big new content that they've worked on since the layoffs. Most of what they had for the first half of the year was already in the pipe and going through QA before that, so there was a lot of worry what that would mean. After all, there's a long history documented on these forums of when NCSoft actually starts messing with their western teams - it's often a death sentence for the game. This event was important for them because they wanted to convey that they're still capable of keeping their existing promises and then some.

    Additionally they're changing up how they deliver content. They've split the teams up again and are rebranding their story delivery. In the process they've also reaffirmed their commitment to getting the WvW alliance restructuring done, sounding like they'll have something later this year. Also they finally showed off build templates and it sounds like they're building it out in a similar manner as GW1 where it adjusts traits, skills and gear templates while simultaneously allowing people to share all of those via hash dump. Also they're working on swiss tournaments and 2v2 queueing for PvP.

    Finally they announced a bridge between open world content and raiding, known as strike missions. What they demonstrated sounded similar to the Wintersday raid they added in last year, or the dungeons they put into Eye of the North in GW1 where they weren't particularly difficult but required a certain level of coordination to succeed. Also easier to release regularly with content updates throughout the year, if it accomplishes what they're hoping for.

    But see it's not raids and fractals so clearly ANet did nothing ded game

    Well that's disingenuine, people are mad on the forums and they have every right to be. But this overreaction is a pretty good demonstration as to why ANet has been keeping a wall between their devs and fans. New fractals or raids might be thrown in with a general content announcement a month or two from now - but probably not. Strike missions are being added because neither mode has resonated well with most of the people regularly playing the game, so maybe that will help balancing things out a bit.

    naengwen on
  • naengwennaengwen Registered User regular
    edited September 1
    Also I didn't comment on ascended cooking. It's not quite as dire of an entry gate as I was expecting - the heat stones are a bit annoying right now (28g aaaaaaaghh) so definitely would recommend taking it easy and crafting the stones if you have an armorsmith, tailor or leatherworker leveled up. Stones are up or if you want to use my daily cooldown I'm happy to donate one if you send me the mats via mail.

    The recipes themselves seem daunting at first, but they've included some significant loopholes with regards to home instance farming here - what you wanna do is find someone with 2 other garden plots, have them fill their plots with the cultivated seeds, and farm their home instance. It's only doable once a day still but you can continue hitting their instances, and all of your friends can hit that instance too. As a result, the prices for ascended cooking mats have plummeted and at this point are currently cheaper to make than the prior price points used for sweet and spicy butternut squash soup. That's still not great pricing, but it is a lot more worthwhile when you factor in general usage in open world, raids, fractals and WvW, which is exactly what they were made for :)

    Would definitely recommend giving it a shot if you're doing any of those modes for more than an hour at a time.

    naengwen on
  • JoiryJoiry Registered User regular
    Well, bought PoF friday. Unlocked some mastery stuff and now have a lizard to ride.

    Tried some wuv today, since it was one of the big reasons I played originally. That was a frustrating few hours. Pretty sure I'm never gonna get the keep capture for the warclaw. Every other part of the collection is somewhat grind out-able, because you can do them relatively close to your naturally held areas. But since the main core of wuv players have warclaws, you can't keep up with the zerg, and enemy players are basically hunting the back of the zerg for non-warclaw players like me. Capping a keep is hard enough, but even being around for it looks to be near impossible. Need warclaw to get warclaw.

  • E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    I nabbed the warclaw a little over a week ago, eventually you'll get it. I derped through it on my pve geared mesmer.

  • rahkeesh2000rahkeesh2000 Registered User regular
    edited September 3
    I think Anet's been hiding that they have upgraded from a live seasonal-only game to a live seasonal-only plus game since the layoffs. Real expansions were never in the cards and we just have to move forward with that knowledge even though it will never be admitted to.

    rahkeesh2000 on
  • naengwennaengwen Registered User regular
    naengwen wrote: »
    Also I didn't comment on ascended cooking. It's not quite as dire of an entry gate as I was expecting - the heat stones are a bit annoying right now (28g aaaaaaaghh) so definitely would recommend taking it easy and crafting the stones if you have an armorsmith, tailor or leatherworker leveled up. Stones are up or if you want to use my daily cooldown I'm happy to donate one if you send me the mats via mail.

    The recipes themselves seem daunting at first, but they've included some significant loopholes with regards to home instance farming here - what you wanna do is find someone with 2 other garden plots, have them fill their plots with the cultivated seeds, and farm their home instance. It's only doable once a day still but you can continue hitting their instances, and all of your friends can hit that instance too. As a result, the prices for ascended cooking mats have plummeted and at this point are currently cheaper to make than the prior price points used for sweet and spicy butternut squash soup. That's still not great pricing, but it is a lot more worthwhile when you factor in general usage in open world, raids, fractals and WvW, which is exactly what they were made for :)

    Would definitely recommend giving it a shot if you're doing any of those modes for more than an hour at a time.

    Nevermind ._. they just nerfed the ascended plant farm so you can't gather from a friend's home instance anymore. Unless they increase the drop rate for varietal seeds, the price is prolly gonna climb up until it's only worthwhile to make the food for raids or WvW. Shucks, we were so close to having a grandmaster crafting thing that was both awesome and accessible. RIP.

    Lucid_Seraph
  • LeandriellLeandriell Registered User regular
    I said I'd give it til the 5th... and it's almost gone this side of the pond... So it's time to go north, to Vabbi!
    Leandriell wrote: »

    Provided the vote doesn't massively change.. We'll be changing halls on 8th September at Missions o clock!


    What's all this then?

    We're switching guild halls, which means we need to capture the other hall. See here for details: http://dulfy.net/2015/10/23/gw2-guild-hall-claiming-and-upgrade-guide/

    Guild halls? What?
    How to Guild Hall

    Are there any requirements to partcipate?
    Be level 80, own Path Of Fire (and HoT), be in [NICE] on NA servers, have TS (listen only is fine), and show up!

    Once it's ours, some of our officers and veteran novices will be on hand to decorate, you can direct us!

  • naengwennaengwen Registered User regular
    Leandriell wrote: »
    I said I'd give it til the 5th... and it's almost gone this side of the pond... So it's time to go north, to Vabbi!
    Leandriell wrote: »

    Provided the vote doesn't massively change.. We'll be changing halls on 8th September at Missions o clock!


    What's all this then?

    We're switching guild halls, which means we need to capture the other hall. See here for details: http://dulfy.net/2015/10/23/gw2-guild-hall-claiming-and-upgrade-guide/

    Guild halls? What?
    How to Guild Hall

    Are there any requirements to partcipate?
    Be level 80, own Path Of Fire (and HoT), be in [NICE] on NA servers, have TS (listen only is fine), and show up!

    Once it's ours, some of our officers and veteran novices will be on hand to decorate, you can direct us!

    Sweet :) will set my alarm to be there!

  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    Awww man, I wanted to go back to the other Maguuma one, there's no nice place to build a library in the PoF one :(

    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.
  • LeandriellLeandriell Registered User regular
    edited September 8
    It is doooone! Thanks all for joining us!

    I've added ribbon scraps leading from spawn to the important areas. I'll remove these in a few weeks.

    Sharkey's suggested an area for your library lucid ;) it's got one bookshelf to mark it. Feel free to use "A Day in Kryta" portrait I've bought in there as well :)

    The ballons are marking where my stage will be, but otherwise.. scribes.. go nuts! Just be careful not to remove/move anyone else's stuff!

    Leandriell on
    Lucid_SeraphPoketpixieRisenPhoenix
  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    Leandriell wrote: »
    It is doooone! Thanks all for joining us!

    I've added ribbon scraps leading from spawn to the important areas. I'll remove these in a few weeks.

    Sharkey's suggested an area for your library lucid ;) it's got one bookshelf to mark it. Feel free to use "A Day in Kryta" portrait I've bought in there as well :)

    The ballons are marking where my stage will be, but otherwise.. scribes.. go nuts! Just be careful not to remove/move anyone else's stuff!

    I'll try to log in today to check it out :D

    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.
  • LeandriellLeandriell Registered User regular
    edited September 10
    So... after announcing project go big or go home 2: time to accessorize, update 1 in the spoiler tag.
    For those who missed it, I'm crazy enough to repeat my 2017 chaos of making multiple legendaries at the same time. This time, 2 accessories, Coalescence and Vision.

    Vision - Specific
    41 Kralkite

    Coalesence - Specific
    70 Elegy Mosaics
    Qadim 2
    W7

    Common/Misc
    Plenty of T3-6
    249 Amalgamated Gemstones
    Gift of Battle

    Leandriell on
    E.CoyoteLucid_Seraph
  • E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    I finished map completion and gift of battle for twilight, just need to grind out mats now. =)

  • vamenvamen Registered User regular
    Aww man, I missed the guild house move. I need to check forums more often.

    So I thought to myself the other day, "maybe I'll finally look into making a legendary. I've been stockpiling materials for 7 years, after all."
    NOPE.
    Apparently a legendary isn't something you passively make =p.

    Also: https://www.pcgamesn.com/guild-wars-2/difficulty
    This makes me curious what 'hardcore players' do that is different since the stats sort of cap. Are they just that good at combat? If so, what are their techniques?
    I imagine there are players who won't swap between weapon sets, that could account for a lot of it, but I'm still curious about the specifics.

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  • BethrynBethryn Registered User regular
    Spec matters, rotation matters, but most importantly, for raids etc. group composition matters.

    90+% uptime on things like Alacrity, Might, Fury, and stat buffs increase group dps by a couple of hundred percent.

  • BloodycowBloodycow Registered User regular
    Can someone do me a favor? I did the 2 authentication a while back. Havent played in forever and the other night I downloaded this so I can put some more hours in.

    But its asking for my key from my phone, but i changed numbers. Put in a ticket on friday,but havent heard back. I'm pretty sure my guys are still in Nice.

    Can you see my number after my account name? So it should be bloodycow#**** that was one of the things the ticket asked for but I couldn't provide.

    " I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet.”
    ― John Quincy Adams
  • RisenPhoenixRisenPhoenix SUPER HOTRegistered User regular
    I finally gave in to all the Bound By Blood advertising that somehow kept finding its way to me, I'm downloading all the overdue updates and will be back. I'll check if I'm still in [NICE] and if so I will check for your account, BC.

  • RisenPhoenixRisenPhoenix SUPER HOTRegistered User regular
    Bloodycow wrote: »
    Can someone do me a favor? I did the 2 authentication a while back. Havent played in forever and the other night I downloaded this so I can put some more hours in.

    But its asking for my key from my phone, but i changed numbers. Put in a ticket on friday,but havent heard back. I'm pretty sure my guys are still in Nice.

    Can you see my number after my account name? So it should be bloodycow#**** that was one of the things the ticket asked for but I couldn't provide.

    Bloodycow.2369 is your account as listed in the Guild Roster.

    Bloodycow
  • BloodycowBloodycow Registered User regular
    Thank you sir!

    " I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet.”
    ― John Quincy Adams
  • JoiryJoiry Registered User regular
    I don't really recall the original reaction to HoT, I was on the path of checking out of GW2 at the time, but man I feel like Verdant Brink is just the devs trolling the players. One place I ran/glided around like three times before saying screw this and "cheat" with the Springer. Part of it is just me and Anet don't agree on what should be climbable. This was even true back with release, when for jumping puzzles what I thought should be a real ledge wasn't, and that sketchy knob in the corner actually had the 3d mesh underneath it to stand on...

    And while the few PoF maps I've really been in much have some small annoyances, they are so much less head against a brick wall than VB. Hopefully the new Saga map is more like those, and the other old Shiverpeaks maps, which were probably my favorites of the original release.


  • E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    Joiry wrote: »
    I don't really recall the original reaction to HoT, I was on the path of checking out of GW2 at the time, but man I feel like Verdant Brink is just the devs trolling the players. One place I ran/glided around like three times before saying screw this and "cheat" with the Springer. Part of it is just me and Anet don't agree on what should be climbable. This was even true back with release, when for jumping puzzles what I thought should be a real ledge wasn't, and that sketchy knob in the corner actually had the 3d mesh underneath it to stand on...

    And while the few PoF maps I've really been in much have some small annoyances, they are so much less head against a brick wall than VB. Hopefully the new Saga map is more like those, and the other old Shiverpeaks maps, which were probably my favorites of the original release.


    Navigating HoT with a skyscale feels ~really~ good after slogging through on foot though.

  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    Guys

    There's only one thing you need to know about the new update

    And it's that there's an event that's a Charr heavy metal concert.

    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.
    MrVyngaardPoketpixie
  • BloodycowBloodycow Registered User regular
    How long is the normal wait for arena net to respond to a ticket? I put one in Friday morning for the two factor authentication and havent heard anything back yet.

    " I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet.”
    ― John Quincy Adams
  • FeldornFeldorn Mediocre Registered User regular
    Bloodycow wrote: »
    How long is the normal wait for arena net to respond to a ticket? I put one in Friday morning for the two factor authentication and havent heard anything back yet.

    I’ve heard back in 1-2 days for mine.

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