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[Suggestion] New lounges

hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited June 1, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

What new lounge pass would you like to see and where in Tyria? The global look, ambient dialogues, features..... ?
I was simply thinking why not adding one customizable instance within those lounges like a place where you can have your nodes but also have access to decorations?
Accessing it simply by using an asuran gate within the lounge?

Imo, I would like to have an Underground Asuran Lab Lounge, like mistlock but underground so more like CoE. Also a labyrinthine cliffs themed one , at the south-west maybe between the cliffs and Mount maelstrom on the coast. A paradisaical archipelago at the south-east of Domain of Istan... A charr one under plains of Ashford...
Can even be a special release of 4 of them simultaneously , and allowing players to purchase 1 at 50% so for 500 gems. Mwelp maybe 700 dunno.

What's about yours? -(EDIT) see the lounge I want in my third comment within that topic.

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

    For me the location is only important in that it offers a free teleport to that area of the world, that's one reason I like the Lily of the Elon pass - it acts as a free, instant way to get any character into the Crystal Desert. I'm not too worried about what it looks like because GW2 has lots of beautiful environments. Although I did find the Captain's Airship a bit too cramped, I was glad I only had a 2 week pass for that one.

    It would be nice if they had a bit more ambient dialogue and maybe a unique activity in each one. Nothing that anyone needs of course, just something fun like the battles in the WvW lounge or flying around the Fractals one.

    "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."

  • Jura.2170Jura.2170 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd like one that looks exactly like the inner chamber of Tarir

    and one like the lowest floor of the Grove. but this one, you can go into Caithe's home and the small swimming pools behind it, and into the player home too

    please make a Taimi voice mail pack
    my QoL wishes

  • Adul.1520Adul.1520 Member ✭✭
    edited March 10, 2019

    They could just add teleport items to the gem store that would let you mark and return to any spot on Tyria (with some exceptions due to jumping puzzles, etc.) with several teleport slots to switch between. That way you could set your own lounge spot to any city/service hub you like and even return to your last location after you're done.

  • Palador.2170Palador.2170 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Personally, I'd love to see a "RP Lounge", though it's only a lounge in mechanics terms only. Just a remote/removed zone accessed by a click item, with several different areas in it and a few NPCs for atmosphere.

    Armistice Bastion actually comes close to what I would want for this, and convinces me that they could do it and get it right. Copy that zone, remove all the crafting and WvW stuff (including the fighting, yes). Add a few small structures around in the snowy area, such as a gazebo and maybe a couple of small cabins/homes you can enter, and some NPCs that own/run the area so people don't argue over who "owns" the area. You'd have an incredible RP space that's removed enough from everywhere else that random bystanders don't have to worry about getting hit by a ton of emotes out of nowhere.

    I'll also add to what Jake said. We need a "Book" for our lounge items.

    Lip synching is just mime karaoke.

  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 10, 2019

    I, for one, miss the Black Lion Trading Company from old new new old new old... from Lion's Arch. The fancy chairs, the auction stage, the luxurious velour accouterments... the perfect "fancy lounge" (if you ignore the rotting, hole-ridden hull that formed its outer shell).

    Oh you meant the premium convenience-store areas? Hm... Actually, a gateway to earlier Lion's Arch has been highly requested, though I suspect there are better options. I'd like a personal ship. Boat, airship, tunnelboat... whatever. It's all good.

    If we want ANet to step up their game, then we must step up ours.

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 10, 2019

    A lounge pass book, to make me marginally interested in any ever since getting the Airship Captain's Pass years ago.

    Without that, the only lounge pass I might buy is an Old Lion's Arch pass.

    Armistice Bastion sounds nice, but honestly, I'd have preferred it to be like Hearts of the Mists - a lobby for everyone to access, with a small VIP area with all the widespread merchants and crafting tables, which has a permanent pass in gemstore and a temporary one available to some new reward system in WvW.

  • Adul.1520Adul.1520 Member ✭✭
    edited March 10, 2019

    I'd also like a lounge pass book. Or maybe even a lounge "wardrobe" system akin to the novelty system we got recently, where you could unlock lounge passes for your account and then set a favorite for each character that you could then access through a hotkey.

    I think it would be a really good idea for Anet to do as well, since people would likely be more interested in buying multiple lounge passes if their storage would be more convenient. I know I'd be.

  • Emprer.7256Emprer.7256 Member ✭✭✭

    Agree with the book for multiple passes. Make it happen anet!

  • Reanne.5462Reanne.5462 Member ✭✭

    personally, I don't understand the point of a lounge. When I log in, i am playing the game. There are merchent/TP NPCs all over the place.

  • Etria.3642Etria.3642 Member ✭✭✭

    I rarely use the Lily one so was with your thinking, but I got the Mists one for Christmas and LOVE the fact I can zip right back to where I was. Everything is close.

    Since that meant I stuck the Lily back in my bank I also agree. A book for passes would get me to try some of the other ones! Otherwise I'm just sticking with my Mists.

  • Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 12, 2019

    The Mistlock Sanctuary is kind of my 'real' home instance, since it allows you to go back where you came from, has many more services than the home instance, and if I log out there, I am still there when I come back (as opposed to the actual home instance.) Apart from that, more lounge passes would be no more to me than free teleports to certain regions, which is what I use my Lily of Elon pass for.

    That being said, there is no HoT lounge or shortcut item. (Apart from the guild halls, if you haven't changed over to a PoF location. Okay, and that stone that takes you to an instance to play fetch with Aurene.) (refuted) A Tarir-themed and Tarir-located lounge might be worth having.

    I agree, if we are going to be encouraged to collect more than one or two lounge passes, a passbook would be ideal. Not gonna buy ten shared slots for semi-redundant passes.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 11, 2019

    In fact, for HoT you have noble's folly (Verdant Brink) as lounge. But agree, not that helpful.

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  • Some more lounge suggestions.

    Existing lounge changes

    A. Unmoor the Captain's Airship from Gendarran Fields and set it in its own instance, flying above the clouds with day/night cycles. If you fall off the ship you get teleported back to the ship.

    B. Put a portal in Crystal Oasis to access Lily of Elon and put Lily of Elon in its own instance. As it stands, when you use this lounge the loading times are unbearable due to map size and Casino Blitz event.

    C. Noble's Folly is ugly, take out the dull wooden structures and just use natural rock formations as landings for the various NPCs and services. Be nice if you could throw in a nice little waterfall with a pool as well.
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    New lounge ideas

    D. Unending Ocean Lounge: Use Asuran architecture and set it as it's own instance. The lounge is encased by glass where you can view outside sea life, feel free to throw in a nearby Quaggan city with the occasional quaggan swimming around the lounge. Don't make the roof of the lounge too low, it will look better with a high roof.

    E. New Kodash Bazaar: Yes yes, the old Kodash Bazaar is a Branded cesspool. I remember GW1 Kodash Bazaar as my favorite city in all of GW, a bustling town with beautiful architecture and vibrant colors (especially the bright blues!). Surely Elonians would be eager to resurrect the magic of such a great city, let this new lounge be their attempt to reclaim a former glory, a beautiful place unburdened by the depressing taint of Joko and the Awakened or the Branded. Elona needs a place that foreshadows a happier future! Note: Those floating gardens + waterfalls must make a comeback in New Kodash Bazaar.
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    Finally, as was already mentioned by previous posters, make a passbook / portal tome to store all your lounges. It is sorely needed.

  • Naxos.2503Naxos.2503 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 11, 2019

    I'd like an instanced lounge, that I can take a party to, setup like a dinning hall, or a classic mansion interior room with bookshelves and a fireplace, kind of looking like caudecus' manor. It would have sittable chairs like the club chairs and benches in a similar look. Services would be handled by maids and buttlers. The bar would dispense drinks with short time buffs (10 mins maybe, or less if the impact on gameplay would be too strong). A bard would play different type of songs (not background musics, but actual music, kind of the music groups in Amnoon's casino, or the Itzel scout playing the lute). All services would obviously call the player "Sir" or "Madam" when using their features. They'd also all bow when you approach them when you enter the lounge. Comes with a hound pet that can play fetch, and a cat pet you can pet.

    I'd call it "The Gentleman's Repose".

    So in a way, not a conventional lounge, since it would be instanced (it's not too realistic if 40 people you dont know are in with you). But I think that would be pretty neat to have.

  • Most important to me is to add a tome to collect lounge passes into one item, but give it a right-click menu option to select a lounge to go to, and an option to select a lounge as your "default" lounge that reacts to double-clicking the pass. That way we can still quickly double-click to get to our default lounge, but right-click to get to any of them. (Don't make it a pop-up menu like the living world tomes.)

    As for a new lounge, things I'd like to see include:

    • Instanced so we can return to previous location
    • A movement mechanic like Mistlock Sanctuary and Armistice Bastion have to get quickly around the area
    • Ability to access world map to waypoint out as needed
    • Add home instance, Amnoon, and Tarir to the list of quick access cities
  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 16, 2019

    Here is the lounge I would like to see I mean come directly from my dreams: A flying fortress mixing Asuran and Charr arcitectures/ technologies, kinda like the pact airships!

    The main theme of that lounge would be ACCESSIBILITY/ DUNGEONS, 8 gates leading each to one dungeon, and the fortress captain offering to you the possibility to launch you in a main city/ where you was before (boat icon). Any service accessible, even a cultural vendor (golem) not caring of your race and selling them at the regular prices of main cities. (btw if it easier to code, you can set the lounge within the mists, with a mist culutal armor vendor). Everything is concentrated as the middle, including mystic forge. If possible under it a giant blurred projection (kinda like when you see when looking through some asuran gates) but horizontally, with a changing picture swapping between several map. (again if too complicated, simple layers of clouds/ fogs are okay).

    (The huge blue cube at upper floor is simply a shield generator, to protect the whole fortress. 4 fort-trinity like mega cannons near it too, whereas only 3 mega-lasers under the fortress protecting the reactors, the two blue arcs at lower level are staircases)

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

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:

    That being said, there is no HoT lounge or shortcut item. (Apart from the guild halls, if you haven't changed over to a PoF location. Okay, and that stone that takes you to an instance to play fetch with Aurene.) A Tarir-themed and Tarir-located lounge might be worth having.

    I'm pretty sure there is one on the south side of Verdant Brink and you can walk out its portal to be in VB. I never bought it because of budget reasons and not really wanting to clog up my inventory with another pass. The DR pass is all I need for actual lounges except for not having an Activity npc -- it's got room for my camera, everything is nice and close together without the claustrophobia of the airship, and it's open world so I'm not cut off from stuff going on.

    If there were a passbook for lounges, I might buy some more, but right now I don't want to spend my money on things I don't vitally need that waste my bag space.

  • Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 11, 2019

    @Donari.5237 said:

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:

    That being said, there is no HoT lounge or shortcut item. (Apart from the guild halls, if you haven't changed over to a PoF location. Okay, and that stone that takes you to an instance to play fetch with Aurene.) A Tarir-themed and Tarir-located lounge might be worth having.

    I'm pretty sure there is one on the south side of Verdant Brink and you can walk out its portal to be in VB. I never bought it because of budget reasons and not really wanting to clog up my inventory with another pass. The DR pass is all I need for actual lounges except for not having an Activity npc -- it's got room for my camera, everything is nice and close together without the claustrophobia of the airship, and it's open world so I'm not cut off from stuff going on.

    Yeah, @hugo.4705 said so above, but thanks to both of you--I was not aware of that one. ^^

  • Gonna be pretty hard to top misty lock sanctuary as it is in game, it is the top lounge in game hands down hands up.

    Only thing I don't like is how there are so many idle characters parked there doing nothing.
    Maybe mist lock should have more locations to portal to.

    I wish they'd nerf me.

  • mercury ranique.2170mercury ranique.2170 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 12, 2019

    I think any new area should offer something for players that makes it unique. We now have 8 lounges.
    2 are tied to the original game
    2 are tied to the two expansions
    1 is tied to the living world
    1 is tied to Fractals
    1 is tied to sPvP
    1 is tied to WvW

    One could argue that a good next is a lounge for raids, but most related services are in the aerodrome and as it is not my format I leave it to raiders to comment if it would be welcomed.

    I would like to see two lounges.
    1: A dresserroom. The mirror of Lyss. This lounge is themed around the goddess Lyssa. It has themes from different environments in corners, as well as an underwater environment (e.g. like a fishtank). There are several statues and murals of the godess. It has a special wardrobe NPC, it functions as a normal wardrobe, but changes appear directly on your character without using a transmution charge. Once you leave the lounge (while having changed anything), a pop-up window will show asking you if you want to make the change permanent (and spent x charges) or want to discard them.

    2: Kormir's library. This lounge is designed like the instance from the PoF story. It has all base functions, but also all books. tablets, inscriptions, etc, that are in game, ready to read in a convinient place.

  • Adul.1520Adul.1520 Member ✭✭
    edited March 12, 2019

    A different thread gave me an idea:

    The Super Adventure Lounge!

    • It should have all the usual merchants and services, along with SAB merchants.
    • Naturally, it should have a jumping puzzle players could do for fun, with some quirky temporary effect as a reward at the end (like the ball puzzle in Mistlock Sanctuary).
    • It should also have a train of SAB characters waltzing through periodically, like the one in the SAB lobby.
    • I'd also really like it to give access to play SAB all-year-round. Of course, the dailies and the achievements would only be available during the festival, but at least us SAB enthusiasts would have the option to play it whenever we like (if we're willing to pay the gems for it). If necessary, they could even disable the bauble rewards in the off-time too, as I only want it to be available to play for fun, not necessarily for any rewards.
  • Here is my vote for a Book to put all our lounge passes in. Each Lounge has its own personality which is why I have them all.

  • Tekoneiric.6817Tekoneiric.6817 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    For me the location is only important in that it offers a free teleport to that area of the world, that's one reason I like the Lily of the Elon pass - it acts as a free, instant way to get any character into the Crystal Desert. I'm not too worried about what it looks like because GW2 has lots of beautiful environments. Although I did find the Captain's Airship a bit too cramped, I was glad I only had a 2 week pass for that one.

    It would be nice if they had a bit more ambient dialogue and maybe a unique activity in each one. Nothing that anyone needs of course, just something fun like the battles in the WvW lounge or flying around the Fractals one.

    I use the Captain's Airship the most. It's right above the gate to take you to Fort Trinity. Free travel to Orr, Sparkfly Fen and Mount Maelstrom.

  • Tekoneiric.6817Tekoneiric.6817 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 13, 2019

    I suggested awhile back that they expand the Festive of the Four Winds map to allow access to Mount Maelstrom and the Desert Highlands (via dwarven tunnel at that end), make a off-festival version and place a lounge high up on the cliffs on the east end on both versions of the map. Gates would be unlocked going to/from the map from either end during the off-season for lounge pass holders which would also be a direct portal to the lounge. The gates would be unlocked for everyone during the festival. Of course the Desert Highlands one would only be usable by PoF players.

    Red would be new map boundary, yellow would be passages and cyan would be lounge.

  • Adul.1520Adul.1520 Member ✭✭

    @Tekoneiric.6817 said:
    I suggested awhile back that they expand the Festive of the Four Winds map to allow access to Mount Maelstrom and the Desert Highlands (via dwarven tunnel at that end), make a off-festival version and place a lounge high up on the cliffs on the east end on both versions of the map. Gates would be unlocked going to/from the map from either end during the off-season for lounge pass holders which would also be a direct portal to the lounge. The gates would be unlocked for everyone during the festival. Of course the Desert Highlands one would only be usable by PoF players.

    Yeah, I too think maps should connect to other maps whenever possible in order to make the game world feel like a cohesive whole. The devs should specifically review LW maps like Bloodstone Fen, Southsun cove, Siren's Landing, and Thunderhead Peaks, which all are isolated despite being near other maps they could have exits to. Labyrinthine Cliffs could also have an exit to Thunderhead Peaks.

  • Tekoneiric.6817Tekoneiric.6817 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Adul.1520 said:

    Yeah, I too think maps should connect to other maps whenever possible in order to make the game world feel like a cohesive whole. The devs should specifically review LW maps like Bloodstone Fen, Southsun cove, Siren's Landing, and Thunderhead Peaks, which all are isolated despite being near other maps they could have exits to. Labyrinthine Cliffs could also have an exit to Thunderhead Peaks.

    Yea that would be a good one. I updated my comment with an image just as you posted.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 13, 2019

    Great, with that link to mount maelstrom, you can pass from core maps to PoF ones. Cool idea.

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