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Jumping Puzzle Assistance

Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭
edited March 14, 2019 in Players Helping Players

So I'm not so much asking for assistance but rather which puzzles people generally need assistance with. I currently have 12 mesmers all parked at various jumping puzzles for the sole purpose of ports. It was originally to help out some guildmates but after seeing how many people needed them I started leaving them there and have been porting ever since. Currently I have mesmers at the following puzzles:
Chalice of Tears in Ember Bay
Skipping Stones in Southsun Cove
Morgan's Spiral/Dreamdark Enclave in Caledon Forest
Spekk's Labe in Caledon Forest
Not So Secret in Gendaren Fields (Goggles and chest)

I currently still have 2 more mesmers that I can station at another puzzle or two, depending on the need, so I'm looking for good recommendations. What puzzles/places would be good to park a mesmer at that could help people out the most? Thanks for your time and thoughts. ^^

(On NA by the way in case anyone is looking to contact me for a port.)

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  • brahh I would be happy to let you port me to those jumping puzzles, ready when you are

  • One that I'd suggest (to help people without Springers) is Loreclaw Expanse in the Plains of Ashford. You usually see lots of downed/defeated in among the fire traps, and when I sat round the back offering ports in /map, a fair number of people showed up.

    Might be a good idea to say if you're on EU or NA.

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @necromaniac.7629 said:
    brahh I would be happy to let you port me to those jumping puzzles, ready when you are

    Sure, feel free to add me and message me anytime I'm on an I can happily give you a lift to the top of any of them. ^^

    @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:
    One that I'd suggest (to help people without Springers) is Loreclaw Expanse in the Plains of Ashford. You usually see lots of downed/defeated in among the fire traps, and when I sat round the back offering ports in /map, a fair number of people showed up.

    Might be a good idea to say if you're on EU or NA.

    Hm I don't think I've been to that one before so I'll be sure to look it up, thanks. =)

    Also good point, I'll edit the main post to reflect that.

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 15, 2018
    • Many players I heard of already gave up on the Chalice of Tears JP and the linked Aurora Legendary item. Some help would be very welcome to these players, but with the checkpoints it is a bit harder to help players or even newbies then your average JP. And if you also want to collect the hidden tokens you will have to leave the volcano and do it all over again, unless you get help of a mesmer laying down portals back to the main route.
      I gave up on it for a long time and also on Aurora as it makes no sense to work on Aurora when you consider the JP to be beyond your skill. But I ultimately was able to complete it by exactly following AyinMaiden's guide. Aurora is now on it's way.

      <3 Ayin, you're my personal GW2 hero! <3

    • Another difficult JP is the Searing Ascent in Draconis Mons. Fortunately, you do not need to have the checkpoints active to get the chest and achievement here. I found it very helpful to see some players here who advertised their location (at the end chest) to allow any player to use their Teleport to Friend items on them.

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  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @TheQuickFox.3826 said:

    • Many players I heard of already gave up on the Chalice of Tears JP and the linked Aurora Legendary item. Some help would be very welcome to these players, but with the checkpoints it is a bit harder to help players or even newbies then your average JP. And if you also want to collect the hidden tokens you will have to leave the volcano and do it all over again, unless you get help of a mesmer laying down portals back to the main route.
      I gave up on it for a long time and also on Aurora as it makes no sense to work on Aurora when you consider the JP to be beyond your skill. But I ultimately was able to complete it by exactly following AyinMaiden's guide. Aurora is now on it's way.

      <3 Ayin, you're my personal GW2 hero! <3

    • Another difficult JP is the Searing Ascent in Draconis Mons. Fortunately, you do not need to have the checkpoints active to get the chest and achievement here. I found it very helpful to see some players here who advertised their location (at the end chest) to allow any player to use their Teleport to Friend items on them.

    I have 6 Mesmers parked at the chalice of tears JP for each checkpoint there and started porting ppl through it right before Aurora came out so I've made a considerable amount of ports through there lol. I had originally debated between posting a large group of mesmers there or at the draconis mons one like you mentioned but the chalice of tears seemed more straightforward when porting and with the checkpoints I decided to go that route instead.

    Also congrats on getting a step closer to Aurora, maybe you'll have it soon. =)

  • Blude.6812Blude.6812 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Nice, I did Chalice once and swore--NEVER NEVER NEVER AGAIN-- Then I found out I needed it for Aurora, and decided I wasn't going to go it for. This gives me a chance to reconsider.

  • Reverielle.3972Reverielle.3972 Member ✭✭✭

    @Blude.6812 said:
    Nice, I did Chalice once and swore--NEVER NEVER NEVER AGAIN-- Then I found out I needed it for Aurora, and decided I wasn't going to go it for. This gives me a chance to reconsider.

    Laughs That was my thought exactly! The last tokens I require are from in that vile volcano. Long have I been looking for others via LFG and in-game that are attempting to get them, but to no avail. I've largely given up at this point too, though never say never.

    Still that place has nothing on the Not So Secret nightmare in Gendarran Fields. @Moonlit.6421 you are a spirit-send helping others like you are!

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @Reverielle.3972 said:

    @Blude.6812 said:
    Nice, I did Chalice once and swore--NEVER NEVER NEVER AGAIN-- Then I found out I needed it for Aurora, and decided I wasn't going to go it for. This gives me a chance to reconsider.

    Laughs That was my thought exactly! The last tokens I require are from in that vile volcano. Long have I been looking for others via LFG and in-game that are attempting to get them, but to no avail. I've largely given up at this point too, though never say never.

    Still that place has nothing on the Not So Secret nightmare in Gendarran Fields. @Moonlit.6421 you are a spirit-send helping others like you are!

    Ah that brings up a good point. Typically when I stop in at the Chalice of Tears JP I hop onto my Mesmer parked at the 3rd checkpoint and look around, offering assistance to people I see struggling below. I used to tag up and advertise more but dont as much either due to time or no one showing up but if there really are ppl still checking LFG for it I guess I can start advertising again. The character I always use for advertising in that puzzle is Talesin the Twisted since he's my Mesmer for the start so if you ever see him in ember bay I'm probably gettin rdy to do a port run. Feel free to hit me up if you see me on though and I can do a quick port run for you~

  • perilisk.1874perilisk.1874 Member ✭✭✭✭

    While Chalice of Tears is annoying, the couple of times I did it recently (for tokens and then Aurora) I found I didn't have to wait long for Mesmers to port. Just make sure to tip them well, so they have reason show up! They definitely earned it for that one.

  • The JP I needed assistance with the most was Spekks's Lab in Caledon Forest. Disappearing platforms with a tight time limit. After watching a youtube video of it and trying it once or twice, I knew it was simply not in the realm of possibility for my slow fingers and keyboard controls, so I shouted out in Mistlock and hired a mesmer for that one. (For HOPE.) Not as evil as the other ones you've listed, and probably easy for quick-fingered platformer veterans, but not for us slowpokes.

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:
    The JP I needed assistance with the most was Spekks's Lab in Caledon Forest. Disappearing platforms with a tight time limit. After watching a youtube video of it and trying it once or twice, I knew it was simply not in the realm of possibility for my slow fingers and keyboard controls, so I shouted out in Mistlock and hired a mesmer for that one. (For HOPE.) Not as evil as the other ones you've listed, and probably easy for quick-fingered platformer veterans, but not for us slowpokes.

    That's the one with all the lava and the golem guards at the end correct? I've done it a few times. Also what is HOPE? A legendary? Is there something in that puzzle needed for a collection I was unaware of?

  • @Moonlit.6421 said:

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:
    The JP I needed assistance with the most was Spekks's Lab in Caledon Forest. Disappearing platforms with a tight time limit. After watching a youtube video of it and trying it once or twice, I knew it was simply not in the realm of possibility for my slow fingers and keyboard controls, so I shouted out in Mistlock and hired a mesmer for that one. (For HOPE.) Not as evil as the other ones you've listed, and probably easy for quick-fingered platformer veterans, but not for us slowpokes.

    That's the one with all the lava and the golem guards at the end correct? I've done it a few times. Also what is HOPE? A legendary? Is there something in that puzzle needed for a collection I was unaware of?

    HOPE is a legendary pistol. The final collection achievement requires you to open the chest at the end of Spekks's lab to get Crystallized Magic.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/HOPE_IV:_The_Catalyst

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:

    @Moonlit.6421 said:

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:
    The JP I needed assistance with the most was Spekks's Lab in Caledon Forest. Disappearing platforms with a tight time limit. After watching a youtube video of it and trying it once or twice, I knew it was simply not in the realm of possibility for my slow fingers and keyboard controls, so I shouted out in Mistlock and hired a mesmer for that one. (For HOPE.) Not as evil as the other ones you've listed, and probably easy for quick-fingered platformer veterans, but not for us slowpokes.

    That's the one with all the lava and the golem guards at the end correct? I've done it a few times. Also what is HOPE? A legendary? Is there something in that puzzle needed for a collection I was unaware of?

    HOPE is a legendary pistol. The final collection achievement requires you to open the chest at the end of Spekks's lab to get Crystallized Magic.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/HOPE_IV:_The_Catalyst

    Huh did not know that. Alright i'll add that one to the potential list. In the meantime before I settle them anywhere if you msg me in game I can hop over and help you get through the puzzle. =)

  • Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 18, 2018

    @Moonlit.6421 said:

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:

    @Moonlit.6421 said:

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:
    The JP I needed assistance with the most was Spekks's Lab in Caledon Forest. Disappearing platforms with a tight time limit. After watching a youtube video of it and trying it once or twice, I knew it was simply not in the realm of possibility for my slow fingers and keyboard controls, so I shouted out in Mistlock and hired a mesmer for that one. (For HOPE.) Not as evil as the other ones you've listed, and probably easy for quick-fingered platformer veterans, but not for us slowpokes.

    That's the one with all the lava and the golem guards at the end correct? I've done it a few times. Also what is HOPE? A legendary? Is there something in that puzzle needed for a collection I was unaware of?

    HOPE is a legendary pistol. The final collection achievement requires you to open the chest at the end of Spekks's lab to get Crystallized Magic.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/HOPE_IV:_The_Catalyst

    Huh did not know that. Alright i'll add that one to the potential list. In the meantime before I settle them anywhere if you msg me in game I can hop over and help you get through the puzzle. =)

    Thanks, but I hired someone and have had my nifty laser gun for a couple of weeks, now. ^^

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:

    Thanks, but I hired someone and have had my nifty laser gun for a couple of weeks, now. ^^

    Oh kitten I even read where you said that, my bad. X3

  • Blude.6812Blude.6812 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:
    The JP I needed assistance with the most was Spekks's Lab in Caledon Forest. Disappearing platforms with a tight time limit. After watching a youtube video of it and trying it once or twice, I knew it was simply not in the realm of possibility for my slow fingers and keyboard controls, so I shouted out in Mistlock and hired a mesmer for that one. (For HOPE.) Not as evil as the other ones you've listed, and probably easy for quick-fingered platformer veterans, but not for us slowpokes.

    There are always mes portals there when the JP is a daily. It shows up in the daily rotation frequently.

  • Cobrakon.3108Cobrakon.3108 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 18, 2018

    You could also take my ports for Chalice or whatever JP. I do a special RP Theatrical/Joking type of run. If you ever have time or want the tokens or chest, you should check it out. I'm NA server btw.

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    Still open for other suggestions. Doesn't have to just be jumping portals, hard to get mastery points or achievement related items are also on the table if a portal could be of assistance~

  • Any chance you still have someone at the googles for Not So Secret? I need to get to the platform two below to charge a quartz for Bolt and trying to jump it has made me cry at this point.

  • Steve The Cynic.3217Steve The Cynic.3217 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2018

    @Citalin.3961 said:
    Any chance you still have someone at the googles for Not So Secret? I need to get to the platform two below to charge a quartz for Bolt and trying to jump it has made me cry at this point.

    Most of the horizontal jumps in NSS are trivially simple on staff Daredevil because it has Vault (skill 5), which gives fine-grained (and low-cooldown) control over where you go. Don't use the thrower-cogs to jump, since all of them have a spot on the side that you can jump to using Vault, especially the series after the two paths split, just before you start to go up for the final approach to the goggle platform.

    EDIT: obviously, if you don't have HoT, this isn't useful advice, although there are base-class skills that can take the place of Vault provided you can put up with the much longer cooldowns.

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • I have HoT but no Daredevil... I've been jumping with S/D Weaver who is my main.

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @Citalin.3961 said:
    Any chance you still have someone at the googles for Not So Secret? I need to get to the platform two below to charge a quartz for Bolt and trying to jump it has made me cry at this point.

    I do indeed my friend, my characters stay permanently parked at their spots (assuming I don't screw up and get myself killed lol). Your more than welcome to send me a mail or msg if you see me on and I'll see if we can't get you up there~

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    Just gonna bump this for now because i've recently had a number of people contact me about jumping puzzle help on some that I cover after posting on another thread so if anyone needs assistance with any of the puzzles mentioned in the original post feel free to hit me up~

  • porting me through Charlice was worth a whole stack of ectos. It was so annoying.

    Griffonrook run is another one that I personally find undoable. The rest is.. annoying, time consuming or just dumb, but do-able. The easiest is Morgan's Spiral. I can sleepwalk that one. The one in Siren's looks a lot harder than it actually is.

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618 said:
    porting me through Charlice was worth a whole stack of ectos. It was so annoying.

    Griffonrook run is another one that I personally find undoable. The rest is.. annoying, time consuming or just dumb, but do-able. The easiest is Morgan's Spiral. I can sleepwalk that one. The one in Siren's looks a lot harder than it actually is.

    Yah Morgans Spiral probably is the easiest puzzle. The main reason I keep a mesmer there is because its also one I see a lot of new players on and they aren't used to it yet so I hang around to give them a helping hand and chat with em. It was my first ever JP in the game and I died countless times attempting it and the 2nd part of it so now I just enjoy seeing other players learn and move up and help out where needed. ^^

  • sometimes I just do the jp with some newbies. Jump here, aim there, turn off dodge on double tab, stow your pet, it gets in the way of the camera etc pp. When they are done, they are usually quite happy. The hard part is to keep them out of the cave...

  • Skipping stone is such a pain. If you can tp me there I will reward you with 50 gold. I know it not much but I'm poor lol. Contact me at [email protected] or WhatsApp 1 868 332 7394

  • Blude.6812Blude.6812 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kaylon.9347 said:
    Skipping stone is such a pain. If you can tp me there I will reward you with 50 gold. I know it not much but I'm poor lol. Contact me at [email protected] or WhatsApp 1 868 332 7394

    Or wait for skipping stones to included as part of the dailies. Usually there will be multiple people offering ports, tipping optional or not required, some will even return your tip.

  • i know for me. having people . port me up a puzzle are some wear.. is so pleasing. and i appreciate it much. i tip porters one gold for daily mini jp''s. its that about right.

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @kaylon.9347 said:
    Skipping stone is such a pain. If you can tp me there I will reward you with 50 gold. I know it not much but I'm poor lol. Contact me at [email protected] or WhatsApp 1 868 332 7394

    Ah I'm so late. Apologies mate, I've been so busy with schoolwork as of late I unfortunately haven't been able to login as much as I would like. If you still need the puzzle I would be more than happy to port you and should be on tomorrow night around 9:30EST and for a few hours after.

  • @Moonlit.6421 said:
    So I'm not so much asking for assistance but rather which puzzles people generally need assistance with. I currently have 12 mesmers all parked at various jumping puzzles for the sole purpose of ports. It was originally to help out some guildmates but after seeing how many people needed them I started leaving them there and have been porting ever since. Currently I have mesmers at the following puzzles:
    Chalice of Tears in Ember Bay
    Skipping Stones in Southsun Cove
    Morgan's Spiral/Dreamdark Enclave in Caledon Forest
    Spekk's Labe in Caledon Forest
    Not So Secret in Gendaren Fields (Goggles and chest)

    I currently still have 2 more mesmers that I can station at another puzzle or two, depending on the need, so I'm looking for good recommendations. What puzzles/places would be good to park a mesmer at that could help people out the most? Thanks for your time and thoughts. ^^

    (On NA by the way in case anyone is looking to contact me for a port.)

    If you can "assign" one of your mesmers to the Goemm's Lab JP in Metrica Province you will make a lot of players happy. Although I can do it (around 15 min after a long pause), I'm always happy to see a mesmer porting when this is on daily.

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @Cristalyan.5728 said:

    If you can "assign" one of your mesmers to the Goemm's Lab JP in Metrica Province you will make a lot of players happy. Although I can do it (around 15 min after a long pause), I'm always happy to see a mesmer porting when this is on daily.

    Hm I feel like I've heard of that one before so I've probably done it at some point. I actually do have a free mesmer right now so I'll try to look into that one next time I'm on and see if its something I can get set up.

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