What do you find to be the hardest thing to achieve in GW2? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

What do you find to be the hardest thing to achieve in GW2?

Let me explain the title:

What kind of goals you have had or currently are working on that have been the hardest to reach? It can be anything - raid boss kills, certain items, achievements, titles, completing a JP, completing a personal challenge of yours etc.

Keep in mind I want to hear about things that personally mean something to YOU, not just a "legendaries are too hard to get" or "raids are inaccessible". I want to hear about things you have worked on/are currently working on/are going to work on! :D

For me, the Fractal God title seems like a big, and a long term goal.

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  • Kunzaito.8169Kunzaito.8169 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm currently finishing up solo upgrading my personal guild to have every single improvement. Only one I have left is the last aetherium rate for the mine. Most people would find it useless/crazy but it was a challenge I set for myself when HoT launched. Just wish I would have thought about how slow making ley line tools is a looong time ago!

  • Squirrel.6318Squirrel.6318 Member ✭✭✭

    Griffon mount, i've given up long ago

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    any of the HoT masteries, i have almost maxed all of the rest (i just lack the points to fill them) but HoT masteries are leveling so frikin slow.
    i dunno if they require more XP or if the monsters in HoT territories simply give less XP but it's so frustrating.

  • Dahkeus.8243Dahkeus.8243 Member ✭✭✭

    The use of the word "hard" is way to ambiguous for you to get a good response because people use that same word to describe a simple, but tedious task that simply requires a ton of free time as they do for a complex and unforgiving challenge that may only take a few minutes to complete if performed well enough.

    Without that distinction, the hardest thing to achieve is technically achieving the maximum amount of achievement points possible.

  • @sorudo.9054 said:
    any of the HoT masteries, i have almost maxed all of the rest (i just lack the points to fill them) but HoT masteries are leveling so frikin slow.
    i dunno if they require more XP or if the monsters in HoT territories simply give less XP but it's so frustrating.

    If I remember right HoT Masteries require significantly more XP to level.

  • Loosmaster.8263Loosmaster.8263 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    any of the HoT masteries, i have almost maxed all of the rest (i just lack the points to fill them) but HoT masteries are leveling so frikin slow.
    i dunno if they require more XP or if the monsters in HoT territories simply give less XP but it's so frustrating.

    Doing the meta events in those maps give a lot of XP. I use https://gw2timer.com to track them. Also it would be wise to be on the map 20-30 minutes early so you get a spot and look in the LFG for the particular map you're in to see if groups are forming.

    Fàther - Create a mount then kill it until it's more useless than PvE. "Smart"
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  • Cerioth.7062Cerioth.7062 Member ✭✭✭

    @Kunzaito.8169 said:
    I'm currently finishing up solo upgrading my personal guild to have every single improvement. Only one I have left is the last aetherium rate for the mine. Most people would find it useless/crazy but it was a challenge I set for myself when HoT launched. Just wish I would have thought about how slow making ley line tools is a looong time ago!

    Oh wow that is a big one! Now I feel inspired.

  • Tyncale.1629Tyncale.1629 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2019

    Skipping up the Volcano. I felt really, really accomplished when I finally got that last Mursaat token. The second time I had to do it (for mastery of the LW Episode) I cheesed it with a friendly Mesmer. :) But that first time I did myself. I am not good at JP's! And it was a long time goal, I had tried (and failed) it before numerous times and then just let it go for months on end.

  • Skotlex.7580Skotlex.7580 Member ✭✭✭

    I think my hardest challenge was to complete all masteries to get back my shards XP bar. :P

    fortunately for me, ANet made the raid mastery bar optional right as I was starting to get ready to go suffer that (I don't like group content where specialized builds are better than hybrids or all-rounders, since my characters are all built to be self reliant and provide bonuses to others in group events). :D

    I am pretty sure doing the chalice of tears to get the LS3 anomaly eater could had been a lot worse if I hadn't bumped right on time on a friendly mesmer that was helping people with it for free. :D

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

    GWAMM is the toughest I know of. That's what I'm shooting for.

    Mesmerizing Girl

  • Tyncale.1629Tyncale.1629 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2019

    I made it to Closer to the Stars. I think the Mini collections were the real blocker for me to get any further. But it sure was fun to work your appetite up for GW2. I sometimes feel like going back to GW1 for a while, but relearning how to Build a good Heroteam is too much of a hurdle right now, even though that was actually the funnest part.

  • I enjoy working on legendary weapons. When the game first came out, I thought I'd never have one. But as the years went by and I worked at it bit by bit, I actually have crafted multiple legendary weapons. It's been fun.

  • Cerioth.7062Cerioth.7062 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ithilwen.1529 said:
    GWAMM is the toughest I know of. That's what I'm shooting for.

    That's one of my future goals!

    @Tyncale.1629 said:
    Skipping up the Volcano. I felt really, really accomplished when I finally got that last Mursaat token. The second time I had to do it (for mastery of the LW Episode) I cheesed it with a friendly Mesmer. :) But that first time I did myself. I am not good at JP's! And it was a long time goal, I had tried (and failed) it before numerous times and then just let it go for months on end.

    Getting that one done felt GOOD! I am good at JPs but those tokens were a pain.

  • Squirrel.6318Squirrel.6318 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2019

    @Meestercat.2748 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:
    Griffon mount, i've given up long ago

    It’s honestly not that bad. I put it off for aaaages but once I started I had it done over a weekend of pretty casual play.

    As for the OPs question: for me it’s finding a class to stick with long enough to get properly proficient with. I tend to flit between my characters so they’re all reasonably geared, but none are top notch.

    Could you give me some tips on how to get it? I only have 40g right now.

    I've tried following that dulfy or whatever but there's still the 250g I need. And i'm no farmer.

  • Malediktus.9250Malediktus.9250 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Rank 1 pvp title or winning a montly automated tournament

  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2019

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    Could you give me some tips on how to get it? I only have 40g right now.

    I've tried following that dulfy or whatever but there's still the 250g I need. And i'm no farmer.

    The main thing to note is that the 250g is not a one-time cost. It's the total of a series of much smaller purchases. So you can start working on your griffon without having all the money to finish it. Along the way you'll make some gold just doing the things you need to progress, but it may take a while if you aren't actively trying to make gold (I didn't do it until I had more than enough stored away, so I was able to complete quickly, but you don't have to rush). Also note that there's a couple of group events you'll need to complete, and you may as well get those over with whenever you get a chance rather than waiting until they become the thing stopping you from progressing. In other words get out of the way everything you can do now, and then as you get the money complete the parts that require a purchase.

  • Squirrel.6318Squirrel.6318 Member ✭✭✭

    @Biff.5312 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    Could you give me some tips on how to get it? I only have 40g right now.

    I've tried following that dulfy or whatever but there's still the 250g I need. And i'm no farmer.

    The main thing to note is that the 250g is not a one-time cost. It's the total of a series of much smaller purchases. So you can start working on your griffon without having all the money to finish it. Along the way you'll make some gold just doing the things you need to progress, but it may take a while if you aren't actively trying to make gold (I didn't do it until I had more than enough stored away, so I was able to complete quickly, but you don't have to rush). Also note that there's a couple of group events you'll need to complete, and you may as well get those over with whenever you get a chance rather than waiting until they become the thing stopping you from progressing. In other words get out of the way everything you can do now, and then as you get the money complete the parts that require a purchase.

    Is the griffon unlocked on all characters after unlocked?

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Biff.5312 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    Could you give me some tips on how to get it? I only have 40g right now.

    I've tried following that dulfy or whatever but there's still the 250g I need. And i'm no farmer.

    The main thing to note is that the 250g is not a one-time cost. It's the total of a series of much smaller purchases. So you can start working on your griffon without having all the money to finish it. Along the way you'll make some gold just doing the things you need to progress, but it may take a while if you aren't actively trying to make gold (I didn't do it until I had more than enough stored away, so I was able to complete quickly, but you don't have to rush). Also note that there's a couple of group events you'll need to complete, and you may as well get those over with whenever you get a chance rather than waiting until they become the thing stopping you from progressing. In other words get out of the way everything you can do now, and then as you get the money complete the parts that require a purchase.

    Is the griffon unlocked on all characters after unlocked?

    Yes.

    Including diwnleveled (new toons) toons.

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Strider Pj.2193 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Biff.5312 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    Could you give me some tips on how to get it? I only have 40g right now.

    I've tried following that dulfy or whatever but there's still the 250g I need. And i'm no farmer.

    The main thing to note is that the 250g is not a one-time cost. It's the total of a series of much smaller purchases. So you can start working on your griffon without having all the money to finish it. Along the way you'll make some gold just doing the things you need to progress, but it may take a while if you aren't actively trying to make gold (I didn't do it until I had more than enough stored away, so I was able to complete quickly, but you don't have to rush). Also note that there's a couple of group events you'll need to complete, and you may as well get those over with whenever you get a chance rather than waiting until they become the thing stopping you from progressing. In other words get out of the way everything you can do now, and then as you get the money complete the parts that require a purchase.

    Is the griffon unlocked on all characters after unlocked?

    Yes.

    Including diwnleveled (new toons) toons.

    Which is helpful for leveling AND for the bane of my existence: map completion.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I would say the hardest things for me that I was willing to give up on were the Clocktower and Wintersday JPs. Finally got the Wintersday one achievable once I learned that the snowflakes don't vanish on the quaggan path. Haven't even touched Clocktower in years, my physical method of steering and jumping does not work on a constant right turn with no time to spare to reposition my mouse.

    The hardest thing that I still am dreaming over is getting a Permanent Hair Stylist Contract. At one point I got very close to having over 2K gold, which is my threshold to put down a bid, but as I am more RL cash frugal these days I converted gold to gems to supplement getting lesser cost items I wanted and am well shy of that amount once more. I'm not sure why I hold onto the dream, the days of my constantly altering character appearances are behind me and I only RP in game once a week at most, but I wanted it so much for years that I'm still keeping it as something to push for. Maybe it'll drop from a chest one day and save me thousands of gold -- I certainly won't sell it if it does! If I got invisible shoes or a chak infusion, I'd definitely sell those and pick up the hair stylist.

  • Shard.4791Shard.4791 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2019

    Getting into a guild that fits my needs. Most are too casual/hardcore or just not focused on the things I am. There's also the problem of not seeing many guild advertisements. I'm keeping my eyes open.

  • Rhyse.8179Rhyse.8179 Member ✭✭✭

    Continuing to play the game after bone headed balance patches.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mini_Lavish_Gold_Llama

    If my maths is right you need 27 gold llamas. To get 1 gold llama you need to place 1st in a monthly PvP tournament, then you need to either do it another 26 times or complete the PvP season reward track 26 times (or a mix of both).

    Which is probably easy for some people, but for me it's virtually impossible.

    "Hard knocks, bad luck, been knocked down,
    You got back up, rise up, shine on, keep on fighting, the war is almost done...But then I hear you're gone.
    I feel, when the lights go down, you are still here, all you hold dear remains.
    Your star never fades."

  • Tails.9372Tails.9372 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2019

    Getting A-Net to realise that good weapon design is more than just the 3D model. Why is this important? Because if they do I might find a reason to use some of the non legendary weapon skins. I really like Lyssa's Gaze but without the Mesmer themed SFX there's really no pont in using it over HOPE and the same can be said about several other skins.

  • Aetherblade diving point for the diving achievement. They have never fixed the terrain bug so it's a blind jump with a lean, twist and wiggle with your eyes closed.

  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I play since beta, so over the years, I have done several things that were really - really - hard to me. Nowadays, the hardest for me is to learn, improve and become better at raids. For me personally, slow learner, fighting a raid boss is the most difficult thing in the game because it needs to know boss mechanics, area mechanics, own class and rotation, manage all that together while maintaining DPS and working as a team with guildies. That's my biggest challenge for now. :3

    I'm out of my mind, feel free to leave a message...

  • Completing CM100 the first time around. Keep in mind that the fractal has been nerfed several times since launch, bugfixed several times, and there were no guides at launch. Worst yet, all of the l33t players were sequestered away in their own groups, so I was stuck doing it with under-equipped pugs who had no idea what they were getting in to. I swear, one of the players was drunk, and the fact that he always died within 5 seconds did not discourage him in any way.

    Just to beat Arkk, it took 8 hours of continuous gameplay. Think about it: 8 hours just to beat the guy. By sheer time investment alone, this makes CM Arkk at launch the hardest boss that I've ever managed to beat.

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  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The hardest thing is always trying to find the time to do all the things. Nothing in the game is really that difficult, there's just so much of it to do and I know I'll never catch up . . .

    As for things I've 'put off' -- i.e. given up on -- I can only think of two off the top of my head . . .

    The first is the Not So Secret diving goggles. I encountered the jp for the first time very early on while I was doing personal story/map completion on one of my first characters. I loved it but spent a few hours that afternoon just finishing the jp and when I saw the diving goggles even higher up I didn't want to be distracted from the story any longer. Then I just never went back. I'm guessing that if I did go back now after playing all these years and doing all the other jps, getting that diving cheeve would be fairly trivial, I've just never done it . . .

    The second was the gauntlet cheeve where you had to hit that shadow lady like eight times before you killed her, or something like that. I'd done all the other cheeves and I was just sort of burnt out on them and I felt like that one was going to take a while for me to get, so I put it off. Maybe this year, but probably not tbh . . .

  • Shikaru.7618Shikaru.7618 Member ✭✭✭

    Trying to command an open world guild to kill VG. They quit because there were too many circle colors to keep track of...

  • Slowly trying to get the last few core tyria mastery points to finish off the legendary crafting mastery so that I can craft the gen 2 great sword when it comes out.

    But since we don't know how it's gonna look like, I have zero motivation to work towards this goal.

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

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Meestercat.2748 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:
    Griffon mount, i've given up long ago

    It’s honestly not that bad. I put it off for aaaages but once I started I had it done over a weekend of pretty casual play.

    As for the OPs question: for me it’s finding a class to stick with long enough to get properly proficient with. I tend to flit between my characters so they’re all reasonably geared, but none are top notch.

    Could you give me some tips on how to get it? I only have 40g right now.

    I've tried following that dulfy or whatever but there's still the 250g I need. And i'm no farmer.

    That's why you don't have to pay 250g, but 25g 10 times. Just advance by one each time you have gold to spare and you will eventually get it if you tried. Right now you can literally "print money" by buying the daily 16 envelopes and selling them on the trading post, netting you around 4 to 5g easily every day for the Lunar event.

    Smugly chuckling forever.
    My sentence doesn't make sense? Well, I probably forgot to write half of it before posting.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm an achievement hunter (minus competitive) and the hardest obstacle to get over is the specific tasks that rely on a massive group effort on a dead map. Honorary Crew Member comes to mind.

    Realm-Portal Spiker being the biggest offender. You need Desolation meta to get to the realm portal spiking part. You need to perform the task 100 times but it usually doesn't last long enough to do it more than once or twice yourself. Worse yet its tied to Shadow of a Shadow that claims its nearly completed, but having sub achievements that take dozens if not a hundred successful metas to do. So it sits on the top of my not-so-nearly "Nearly Completed" list.

    Its one thing that such a collection is on the top if you can do the tasks solo overtime. This however is just short-sighted development that frustrates specific players.

  • Mea.5491Mea.5491 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Maxing Masteries. I gave up on it a long ago. :D I am absolutely miserable at these silly HoT mini games, I'm forever stuck at Bronze so they are just a waste of time for me. I'm not interested in Raids so those points are lost too. I've been playing MMOs since 2002 but I've never been an achievement hunter (most boring part of any MMO for my tastes) so those core Tyria points that need story achievements are lost too.

    I actually don't really care because I managed to get the important Masteries that really matter, I just don't like the whole Mastery system. But I'm glad Anet made Mastery point acquision easier with PoF/living world, it's appreciated. :)

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2019

    @Boysenberry.1869 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    any of the HoT masteries, i have almost maxed all of the rest (i just lack the points to fill them) but HoT masteries are leveling so frikin slow.
    i dunno if they require more XP or if the monsters in HoT territories simply give less XP but it's so frustrating.

    If I remember right HoT Masteries require significantly more XP to level.

    You can easily max them these days buy using an XP Booster and go to Bloodstone Fen to collect the Unbound Magic globes. Do that on several characters in a row and you are done in no time. :)

    OT: I just did Gold yesterday on all Griffon adventures. Didn't think it would be doable, then discovered what had been flawed in my technique previously, and after that it was not that hard to achieve. So I guess the "hardest" thing for me will be finally filling all the blanks in Fractal tiers 3-4 for the achievements - I find Fractals tedious and can't get myself to finish said achievements, so it is more of a motivational problem than a technical. ;)

  • Legendary Armor, maybe not the hardest.. but the raid factor is what keeps me from trying to get it.. to much stress and drama.
    After 3 years I am bored with ascended, more upgrade options besides sigil and runes would be a good thing.

    Maybe time to take it to the next level .. Exotic, Ascended, Legendary, (ancient/Cosmic? ) lets go, do it.. we want to upgrade! :p

  • GWMO.4785GWMO.4785 Member ✭✭✭

    Keeping a guild running, by far. There is so much that comes with it. As a founder/leader, keeping people happy and interested can be challenging at times. I mean i enjoy doing it. But keeping a guild healthy requires quite a bit of time and energy.

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

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Boysenberry.1869 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    any of the HoT masteries, i have almost maxed all of the rest (i just lack the points to fill them) but HoT masteries are leveling so frikin slow.
    i dunno if they require more XP or if the monsters in HoT territories simply give less XP but it's so frustrating.

    If I remember right HoT Masteries require significantly more XP to level.

    You can easily max them these days buy using an XP Booster and go to Bloodstone Fen to collect the Unbound Magic globes. Do that on several characters in a row and you are done in no time. :)

    OT: I just did Gold yesterday on all Griffon adventures. Didn't think it would be doable, then discovered what had been flawed in my technique previously, and after that it was not that hard to achieve. So I guess the "hardest" thing for me will be finally filling all the blanks in Fractal tiers 3-4 for the achievements - I find Fractals tedious and can't get myself to finish said achievements, so it is more of a motivational problem than a technical. ;)

    Fractal Goddess title when? ;)

    Smugly chuckling forever.
    My sentence doesn't make sense? Well, I probably forgot to write half of it before posting.

  • Voltekka.2375Voltekka.2375 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Get all legendary weapons and armors. And skins. SO MANY SKINS

  • Blueberry.8095Blueberry.8095 Member ✭✭
    edited February 9, 2019

    For me.......Memorising rotation and to adapt to changes after a build balance patch (I.e.: need to re-learn rotation):

    When playing other MMO, I'm always a character hoarder and ended up making more new characters to try different roles; however, since playing GW2, I'm still a character hoarder, but I now only make new characters just to store things.

    This game gave me the feel that learning a new character like taking a university degree. The amount of research required, the amount of time and dedication needed to practice a new build until you have all the muscle memory on the perfect rotation, is just so much effort that, I'm more hesitant to play a new character anymore. Not only that you have to learn rotation, but you have to be really good at it and make sure you fulfil your role in different situation: which is why I only have one character for non-open world game mode now.

    I'm actually been trying to learn a new character so I can provide variety when need be, but currently I'm struggling to memorise the 2nd half of the rotation -> that 48 lines of Dragon hunter rotation on snowcrow yo! I've spent some days reading and watching videos about the build, and about a few hours split in 2 days to practice the rotation but couldn't keep up on the 3rd day due to life, therefore I will have to start over again some other time. I know for many people it's easy, I also know that after learning the "concept" of the rotation, it'll become easier, but to start with it's always good to just try to practice the posted rotation first (what works for me anyway), it's just so unfortunate that I'm one of those who was born with a gold fish memory..... I'm only good at using build with minimal rotation and will only cast skills that is required for that moment, for eg: druid.

    I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to express how hard is it for me to learn a different character due to my gold fish memory brain, I'm not as smart as the average players in this game, but I won't give up! My goal for this year is to master a 2nd character and be able to use it well in fractal -> Dragon hunter. I have the gears ready, just need to keep practising, I CAN DO IT!

  • alcopaul.2156alcopaul.2156 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2019

    currently, im fond of getting gold incrementally and buying black lion keys with them. not the hardest but you get the feeling that you need the keys asap but you need to max the pips in WvW, wait for the right timing to get laurels and Coins and harvest the mats from the towers/keeps before you get them keys. sometimes my mood wants me to have the keys asap, and that's the hard part.

    200 gold earned and burned for ~7 days.

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  • HnRkLnXqZ.1870HnRkLnXqZ.1870 Member ✭✭✭
    • A guild without drama.
    • Getting the crack in the ice achievements solo for Aurora. (Not possible for me at the moment)
    • Mordremoth migraine.
    • Unlocking my last Arah path. I am missing Jotun for 6 years now. Every guild I have been in promised me "We will do it one day."
    • Finding an apprentice, who does not quit after a few weeks or turns against me.
    • The Yolo Challenge* in Sorrows Embrace Story.
    • Finishing any fractal solo. I often get pretty far until I meet a certain boss which has patterns and skills beyond my personal skill level. I like doing fractals alone or with two people, by far the best place to test and optimize builds. But I never managed to complete any solo yet :S.
    • Creating a design/cosplay character that I actively play. Once in a while I have the idea for a new character, looks, class, everything suits well. Build optimized, tested and adjusted. Gear collected, runes & sigils collected, optimized, tested and adjusted. And when the character is finally ready ... I return to my main-character and leave the new one as a mule/gatherer :S.

    *Yolo Challenge: You basically do Sorrows Embrace Story with an overpowered group. You can use whatever you want, no restrictions. In the Large room, you ignore everything, rush down the ramps and engage the army of dredge. Survive the onslaught without a full wipe.

  • Odinens.5920Odinens.5920 Member ✭✭✭

    Hardest thing? Maxing core Tyria mastery points.

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2019

    Playing for more than a week every 3-4 months...

  • Map completion. I've been playing for 5 years, and not a single map completion on any of my 14 toons. I hate hate hate grinding hearts.

  • Finding a static group or guild to run CM99, CM100, and T4 fractals. Was considering going for Fractal God title, but I'm finding the frustration of running high level fractals in PUGs not worth the effort so I've put this on hold.

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