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Your Unpopular Opinions about something in GW2

There was an interesting thread on reddit about a week ago.
It asked you to state an opinion you have about something in GW2 that the community at large tends to disagree with.
I have opinions but am not on Reddit for..well..reasons.. so I thought I would start one here.

Too many people copypasta(tm) builds off snowcrows without understanding the assumptions they make. They assume you have tons of buffs & healer with you. They then they try to use these glass cannon setups solo in open world then have tons of trouble in areas like Tangled Depths & Lake Doric. Here's a tip buy a couple of extra ascended trinkets in either Solider(Pow) or Dire(Condi) & carry them in your bags. Swap to them in areas you keep getting one-shoted by mobs.
Your millage will vary based on profession & build but as a general rule of thumb Snowcrows Undervalue Precision (because of crit cap) & Overvalue Ferocity & Expertise.

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  • Done ranting.
    A more fun opinion I Prefer Season 3 maps to Hot ones but PoF maps over Season 4 ones. In fact the only S4 map I like is Sand swept Isles.

  • Gulbasaur.1865Gulbasaur.1865 Member ✭✭✭

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    quests are million times better then any heart or achievement in GW2

    I'd like both, but the nearest you get is meta events that tell a story. Heart quests where you help a group by doing something repetitive, then buying some tat, then never thinking about them ever again are full.

    It feels like you're just walzing through a story. SWTOR has great storytelling quests where follow a narrative through instead of just anonymously helping people because you happened to be nearby.

  • Einsof.1457Einsof.1457 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 3, 2019

    Oh I have lots not limited to.... I raid and do 100cm and 99cm almost every day. Way too easy. The game is way too easy, and adding another race is a huge waste of resources and I hope never happens.

  • FrizzFreston.5290FrizzFreston.5290 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 3, 2019

    Temporary content, and changing environments/maps are superior content to new maps and permanent content.

    Living World Season 1 style content > anything that came after.

  • I only play WvW and when I can't transfer to busy servers (servers that are actually fun with tons of action), the whole game just isn't as fun to me. Being stuck on servers that are only active for 2 hours during NA is dead boring, it actually makes me play the game less.

  • Jeknar.6184Jeknar.6184 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @lombomon.7268 said:
    Tybalt isn't the clear "best" mentor in the Personal Story. Sieran is amazing too and does not get the hype she deserves!

    Forgal > Sieran >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tybalt

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  • Athel.2076Athel.2076 Member ✭✭

    No class/spec really feels unique. They are all so.... Bland. Therefore, it is impossible to find a build/spec/class that is satisfying to play.

  • Zeivu.3615Zeivu.3615 Member ✭✭✭

    @lombomon.7268 said:
    Tybalt isn't the clear "best" mentor in the Personal Story. Sieran is amazing too and does not get the hype she deserves!

    I want to punch Sieran in her cherries....

  • Ithilwen.1529Ithilwen.1529 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @JTGuevara.9018 said:
    Ohohoho! I'm going to have fun with this! Here goes:

    1. This game needs the Holy Trinity. Yeah I said it. There's a reason other MMORPGs, or RPGs in general, have it: because it works. Most of GW2's community, including their developers, will reject this in favor of the desire to differentiate themselves from WoW and attempt to reinvent the wheel. The thing is, you didn't have to. GW1 got it right, I think. To not make the trinity so strict, have the dual-class system, but don't take the trinity away. Without the trinity, combat although more active, becomes spammish. There's not much thought or strategy involved. That people reflexively reject it is a mistake. It's not WoW's fault that they stuck with a system that works, it's a system that has worked since Dungeons and Dragons!

    2. The game needs to reign in the powercreep. This continues from number 1, if you don't have a combat system like the holy trinity, you're going to have powercreep overtime. This has happened with the trait system change, HoT and PoF. Although the base game was ok and it wasn't as big of a issue then, looking back, the powercreep was bound to happen. The new trait system took away any tradeoffs that builds might have. All of a sudden, instead of having access to two trait lines under the trait-point system you have three under the specialization system. Also, HoT and PoF elite specs pretty much give people everything in one build: damage, support, sustain. There's no tradeoff. With this in place, spammy and disorganized combat is bound to happen.

    3. GW2 should've never went free-to-play. Yup! Going there. Free-to-play games tend to suffer in quality over time. This game is no exception! Without a reliable source of revenue, there's not much developers can do really to improve things. GW1 and 2 had it right with buy-to-play.

    I agree whole heartedly.

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  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My unpopular opinion on GW2 is that I am the smartest and most knowledgable person about this game and everybody should personally beg for my opinion on something before unleashing their uneducated and unwashed opinion to the Internet.

    Did I go too far?

    It can't get much more unpopular than that, ergo I win this thread and I shall be crowned King.

    Logging out forever.

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭

    The music. It's a shame Jeremy Soule went.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭

    @lombomon.7268 said:
    Tybalt isn't the clear "best" mentor in the Personal Story. Sieran is amazing too and does not get the hype she deserves!

    Sieran is def my fave but I never play priory bc I hate that klaxon sound that plays throughout the priory episode right before Claw Island. I also never play whispers bc I hate the drinking minigame in the pirate episode of that story. I'm pretty much neutral towards the vigil dude, so I always play that one, every week . . .

    My unpopular opinion: Dying in this game is seriously just not a big deal, like, at all, ever. And fighting from downstate is fun . . .

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 4, 2019

    @Grimmtooth.4163 said:
    Too many people copypasta(tm) builds off snowcrows without understanding the assumptions they make. They assume you have tons of buffs & healer with you. They then they try to use these glass cannon setups solo in open world then have tons of trouble in areas like Tangled Depths & Lake Doric. Here's a tip buy a couple of extra ascended trinkets in either Solider(Pow) or Dire(Condi) & carry them in your bags. Swap to them in areas you keep getting one-shoted by mobs.

    Actually, I recommend using MetaBattle.com, where you will find most efficient builds for all game modes, including open world PvE.

    @Dami.5046 said:
    The music. It's a shame Jeremy Soule went.

    :+1: I agree, but I do not consider the current musical additions "bad" by any means. They're different, just not the same tenor.


    My GW2 content charts: (1) LWS 4, (2) PoF , (3) Personal story (pre-Claw Island/Orr) , (4) LWS 2 , (5) HoT, (6) Orr campaign , (7) LWS 3

  • phokus.8934phokus.8934 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This thread seems to have a mix of unpopular opinions and what people actually want/believe.

    The lines are blurred.

  • SkyShroud.2865SkyShroud.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @phokus.8934 said:
    This thread seems to have a mix of unpopular opinions and what people actually want/believe.

    The lines are blurred.

    That can be applied to popular opinions as well.

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