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Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited March 25, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

If you haven't played in the Super Adventure Box yet, give it a shot when the festival begins on Thursday. Those who like it... they can't get enough. You never know if you're among that group until you spend a little time there. (Full disclosure: I'm in the 'other' group, that gets dragged in kicking and screaming by friends who are in the first.)

If you've SAB'd already, you'll probably have forgotten the things most of us forget every year:

  • Achievements are, as always, Account Bound.
  • Buffs and unlocks, however, are character bound, so you'll likely want to take your "most experienced" character in, unless you want to start over.
  • Consider bringing some (but not too many) baubles, so you can spend at the shops. (Experienced players can collect enough early on.)
  • Also bring your continue coins.
  • Inside the SAB, you don't have access to any gizmos, which means: no bank access until you exit.

Other Tips (added)
For first timers: profession and race are irrelevant; all characters are resized inside the box and use identical skills.

  • Master the "dodge jump" (FYI ANet has explicitly allowed this to be done via macro, for those who have trouble managing the timing)
  • The "infinite continue coin" is a big relief for some. Since it's 600 gems, many veterans recommended holding off until you're ready for Tribulation Mode or pursuing achievements.
  • Favorite "upgrades" include the Bauble Purse (250 baubles from shops in World 1's third zone) and later the [Bauble Tote Bag](https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Bauble Tote Bag) (500 baubles, in a secret shop in W2Z3). These upgrade your 'wallet' to hold 500 baubles and 750 baubles respectively, well worth the costs.

Useful Links
Remind yourself which character has unlocked what at GW2 Efficiency or at GW2 Timer

Edits

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  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 25, 2019

    One more tip, it's not neccessary, but does come in handy, is mastering how to Jump-Dodge.
    On first play-though of both worlds, I'd also first recommend buying the Bauble Purse, found in shops in w1z3 (costs 250 Baubles, increases maximum bauble carry from 250 to 500) and as soon as possible the Bauble Tote Bag, found in secret shop in w2z3 (costs 500 Baubles, increases maximum bauble carry from 500 to 750 baubles). This makes accumulating baubles for other things much easier.

    Better get a wriggle on.

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

    You only need one thing: infinite coin. Makes the "i wanna punch the screen" moments are a bit more bearable.

  • Rasimir.6239Rasimir.6239 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    • Make sure to bring some (but not too many) baubles, so you can spend at the shops.

    Most upgrades can be bought from shops at the start of zones (the wallet upgrades are the notable exception), so bringing baubles with you into the box often isn't necessary or can even hinder you if you fill your allowed stack of baubles early. Instead of bringing baubles into the box, I'd suggest storing them in your bank (or converting them to bauble bubbles if you have full stacks) and only bring them into the box if you know what upgrade you want to buy and where to get it. My experience is that it's easier figuring out where the shop is and how much the upgrade costs, then grab the necessary amount of baubles from the bank and head straight for the shop.

    It's even easier if you are in a party (normal or infantile mode) as you wil automatically zone into the last unlocked checkpoint as long as one person stays inside the box. You can also use this in case you cap your stack(s) of baubles while inside the box and don't want to lose progress: ask a friend to come in and hold the checkpoint for you while you leave the box to convert baubles or store them in your bank (again normal and infantile mode only, as you can't rejoin a tribulation run).

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

    @Voltekka.2375 said:
    You only need one thing: infinite coin. Makes the "i wanna punch the screen" moments are a bit more bearable.

    I love having the infinite continue coin, but I'd recommend anyone new to SAB holds off on buying it until they know how much they like playing SAB and how they feel using normal continue coins. If you only want to complete each world in normal mode (and especially if you're happy doing it in infantile mode) the infinite continue coin isn't really needed. And of course if you don't like SAB and don't play it then it's completely pointless.

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    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings"

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @Voltekka.2375 said:
    You only need one thing: infinite coin. Makes the "i wanna punch the screen" moments are a bit more bearable.

    I love having the infinite continue coin, but I'd recommend anyone new to SAB holds off on buying it until they know how much they like playing SAB and how they feel using normal continue coins. If you only want to complete each world in normal mode (and especially if you're happy doing it in infantile mode) the infinite continue coin isn't really needed. And of course if you don't like SAB and don't play it then it's completely pointless.

    I'd also add that the infinte coin is beyond priceless if you ever plan on doing tribulation mode without guides/add-ons.

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

    @TexZero.7910 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @Voltekka.2375 said:
    You only need one thing: infinite coin. Makes the "i wanna punch the screen" moments are a bit more bearable.

    I love having the infinite continue coin, but I'd recommend anyone new to SAB holds off on buying it until they know how much they like playing SAB and how they feel using normal continue coins. If you only want to complete each world in normal mode (and especially if you're happy doing it in infantile mode) the infinite continue coin isn't really needed. And of course if you don't like SAB and don't play it then it's completely pointless.

    I'd also add that the infinte coin is beyond priceless if you ever plan on doing tribulation mode without guides/add-ons.

    Oh yeah definitely. When I finally started doing tribulation mode I was very glad I had it and I think for me it's been well worth the money. But I also know people who bought it as soon as it was available and then lost interest in SAB and now regret having it because they could do everything they want in the box without it.

    Danielle Aurorel, Desolation EU. Mini Collector

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings"

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    And dont forget it launches Thursday, not tomorrow..

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  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    First time SAB came around for me I was still leveling my main character, so didn't bother, but this year I think ill give it a go. Any recommendations or professions / elites that have advantages in the zone?

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    First time SAB came around for me I was still leveling my main character, so didn't bother, but this year I think ill give it a go. Any recommendations or professions / elites that have advantages in the zone?

    Your profession is irrelevant since you wont utilise anything from your class at all. The only difference maker potentially is race due to character size

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rasimir.6239 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    First time SAB came around for me I was still leveling my main character, so didn't bother, but this year I think ill give it a go. Any recommendations or professions / elites that have advantages in the zone?

    Your profession is irrelevant since you wont utilise anything from your class at all. The only difference maker potentially is race due to character size

    Actually not even character size is a problem, as characters are all resized to roughly the same height. Just take the character you are most comfortable with when trying for precision jumping.

    Huh, I hadn't noticed that.

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Three things I would suggest to players like me...

    1) Play with friends who are memers, not players. Misery loves company, and sometimes there comes a certain joy when everyone is lost or can't make a jump.

    2) Don't use taco. You're a yolo trailblazer who don't need no walkthrough.

    3) Don't give up. Sure, a few ragequits are expected... but that's half of the experience!

    4) Infinite continue coins could be initially useful, but after doing the zones a few times you'll be running Trib mode in 5 minutes no death speedruns. Just having 50 continue coins on hand is good enough (and you can refund them later).

  • @Westenev.5289 said:
    Three things I would suggest to players like me...

    1) Play with friends who are memers, not players. Misery loves company, and sometimes there comes a certain joy when everyone is lost or can't make a jump.

    2) Don't use taco. You're a yolo trailblazer who don't need no walkthrough.

    3) Don't give up. Sure, a few ragequits are expected... but that's half of the experience!

    4) Infinite continue coins could be initially useful, but after doing the zones a few times you'll be running Trib mode in 5 minutes no death speedruns. Just having 50 continue coins on hand is good enough (and you can refund them later).

    That sums up exactly why some people love, love, love SAB... and others hate it with extreme prejudice.

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I have no idea what you are saying but ill give it a go for sure. Im going to bumble my way through it i dont like new content spoilers and prefer to be surprised. And im doing it on my asura because she makes me happy.

  • @Tiviana.2650 said:
    I have no idea what you are saying but ill give it a go for sure.

    As a new player, you can pretty much just show up and see what's up.
    This is one of the few occasions in which veterans can be at an accidental disadvantage (since SAB works like old platform games, and not so much like the rest of GW2).

    Im going to bumble my way through it

    Perfect approach. Go with a friend, if possible (more fun, I think). Or even with a stranger who is equally new (I spent most of my first SAB 'festival' doing that.)

    And im doing it on my asura because she makes me happy.

    Sure. For a change, you will be 6' tall. (Well, at least, all the characters are identical heights, so you're in the same boat with Norn.)

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Tiviana.2650 said:
    I have no idea what you are saying but ill give it a go for sure.

    As a new player, you can pretty much just show up and see what's up.
    This is one of the few occasions in which veterans can be at an accidental disadvantage (since SAB works like old platform games, and not so much like the rest of GW2).

    Im going to bumble my way through it

    Perfect approach. Go with a friend, if possible (more fun, I think). Or even with a stranger who is equally new (I spent most of my first SAB 'festival' doing that.)

    And im doing it on my asura because she makes me happy.

    Sure. For a change, you will be 6' tall. (Well, at least, all the characters are identical heights, so you're in the same boat with Norn.)

    Good because im hoping an asura has the same jumping ability as a norn lol

  • @Tiviana.2650 said:
    Good because im hoping an asura has the same jumping ability as a norn lol

    Identical, in the Super Adventure Box.
    (Technically identical in the rest of the game, too, except that in practice, sometimes it's easier when you can see where you're going... which makes asura better in caves, norn better on cliffsides.)

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Crise.9401Crise.9401 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 25, 2019

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    except that in practice, sometimes it's easier when you can see where you're going...

    There is also the fact that when your characters collision doesn't match the visuals your eyes tell you to jump sooner/later than is optimal (which is also addressed by the scaling in SAB). Though inside SAB the terrain collision is also very different from the open world (my favorite example are the crocodiles inside SAB, their actual collision box is gigantic compared to the model, same for most ledges though it is less pronounced and harder to tell since you can use the whip to check the croc's actual size but doing it for ledges is much harder since you don't have a tool/change in state to help).

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Would love to get my multi key function for Dodge Jump to actually work in game... apparently GW2 just wont see it.
    Logitech G213 Prodigy , using latest Logitech gaming software, multi-key set on F9 for dodge/jump.. key profile tested to work but GW2 just wont play ball so I am destined to eternally fail some SAB trickeries :(

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  • @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    Would love to get my multi key function for Dodge Jump to actually work in game... apparently GW2 just wont see it.
    Logitech G213 Prodigy , using latest Logitech gaming software, multi-key set on F9 for dodge/jump.. key profile tested to work but GW2 just wont play ball so I am destined to eternally fail some SAB trickeries :(

    What is the precise order you have it programmed to? Macros are finicky.

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  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 25, 2019

    The dodge-jump thingy is very annoying in tribulation especially with those giant jumping rocks (thwomp..? to avoid spoiling too much)
    I can only recommend to jump forward on the trap, and then very fast turn your camera 180° to jump a second time aiming your original position. Maybe easier than the dodge jump in lava forest world (tribulation) (jumping on a small rock then on a big trap rock).

    Also second tip, essentially for newbies: Firstly, do world in Infantile mode: That way you have cloud and arrows showing you the way to take.
    Once you memorized the path, do it in normal mode. Tribulation if you are courageous (surely many many frustrating deaths since traps are hidden everywhere)

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  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    Would love to get my multi key function for Dodge Jump to actually work in game... apparently GW2 just wont see it.
    Logitech G213 Prodigy , using latest Logitech gaming software, multi-key set on F9 for dodge/jump.. key profile tested to work but GW2 just wont play ball so I am destined to eternally fail some SAB trickeries :(

    What is the precise order you have it programmed to? Macros are finicky.

    I use C for Dodge .. and Space for Jump
    So multi key for F9... C (PRESS), C (RELEASE), SPACE (PRESS), SPACE (RELEASE) nothing overly complicated. Though not being a macro user for games I may indeed be doing something ultimately wrong.

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  • @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    So multi key for F9... C (PRESS), C (RELEASE), SPACE (PRESS), SPACE (RELEASE) nothing overly complicated. Though not being a macro user for games I may indeed be doing something ultimately wrong.

    Try instead:
    C-down
    Space-down
    Space-release
    C-release

    "Dodge Jump" is a misnomer as it's more domp or jodge, a portmanteau, not a compound word.

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  • Ok I Did It.2854Ok I Did It.2854 Member ✭✭✭

    Did Anet not say that keybinding dodge jump was ok, if this is the case, why dont they put it into the user control options, instead of forcing us to keybind it, trying to do this jump without a keybind is horrible, and it sometimes just does not register, and Trib mode without it is near impossible.

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  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    So multi key for F9... C (PRESS), C (RELEASE), SPACE (PRESS), SPACE (RELEASE) nothing overly complicated. Though not being a macro user for games I may indeed be doing something ultimately wrong.

    Try instead:
    C-down
    Space-down
    Space-release
    C-release

    "Dodge Jump" is a misnomer as it's more domp or jodge, a portmanteau, not a compound word.

    Yeah I 've tried every conceivable combination to no avail.. GW2 just wont see the key assignment. I even tried making F9 just Dodge but it wont even recognise that.. it's as if GW2 just blocks or ignores macro key assignments.
    Never mind, thanks for the help Ilc.

    I agree with @Ok I Did It.2854 tbh.. if it is an allowed use of a multi key bind, why not place it into our control settings arather than open the door to a third party piece of software.

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  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm a huge SAB fan so I'd like to point out that whatever anyone is planning to do to enjoy the festival is absolutely the right answer :)

    That said, I do have a couple of exceptions to the advice given . . :
    1) The infinite continue coin isn't really that helpful. It doesn't hurt, but if you like SAB you'll have a ton of baubles and you'll never run out of regularly purchased continue coins. This is my third or fourth year with SAB and I've never bought the infinite coin, yet I still have 1k bubbles with nothing to spend them on . . .
    2) You don't have to dodge jump. It does help, but it is not necessary to keybind it. I think there was one cheeve or something I needed it for in 2-3trib, other than that it was always optional. And you don't have to keybind it to make it work. I'd say don't worry about it, just play, it will work itself out . . .

  • @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    Yeah I 've tried every conceivable combination to no avail.. GW2 just wont see the key assignment. I even tried making F9 just Dodge but it wont even recognise that.. it's as if GW2 just blocks or ignores macro key assignments.
    Never mind, thanks for the help Ilc.

    It is still sounding more like a keyboard issue rather than a GW2 issue.

    • Some keyboards (not sure if G213p is one) can have multiple settings, especially for the Fx keys. I had to explicitly remap mine so that e.g. F5 was always F5, instead (by default) either F5 or UNDO.
    • Logitech offers several styles of profiles, some that automatically recognizes the active program and some don't. The first sort usually requires using profiles stored on the computer (and those can sometimes get corrupted). In other words: double check that the logitech software is actually recognizing that GW2 is running (and using the relevant profile).

    if it is an allowed use of a multi key bind, why not place it into our control settings

    They just recently changed the policy to explicitly allow this key combination. In the past, the wording was somewhere between ambiguous and implicitly disallowing it. Rephrasing the rules is easy.

    In contrast, it takes extra work on their part to place it in control settings. Nothing crazy, probably, except... there's only so much time in the day, it's not an urgent issue, some of the work requires translation and UI people and they are always in short supply, etc.

    rather than open the door to a third party piece of software.

    This doesn't seem like an issue, since anyone with a US$40 has macro software; it's not opening up any new doors.

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Westenev.5289 said:
    Three things I would suggest to players like me...

    1) Play with friends who are memers, not players. Misery loves company, and sometimes there comes a certain joy when everyone is lost or can't make a jump.

    2) Don't use taco. You're a yolo trailblazer who don't need no walkthrough.

    3) Don't give up. Sure, a few ragequits are expected... but that's half of the experience!

    4) Infinite continue coins could be initially useful, but after doing the zones a few times you'll be running Trib mode in 5 minutes no death speedruns. Just having 50 continue coins on hand is good enough (and you can refund them later).

    That sums up exactly why some people love, love, love SAB... and others hate it with extreme prejudice.

    Extreme is putting it very mildly :)

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  • HazyDaisy.4107HazyDaisy.4107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Another useful note, food and boosters you're running either will get wiped, or in the case of primers possibly rendered null (don't know as I've not experimented with primers in SAB yet).

    In summary, just be weary of bringing in toons with boosters running you don't want to lose.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @HazyDaisy.4107 said:
    Another useful note, food and boosters you're running either will get wiped, or in the case of primers possibly rendered null (don't know as I've not experimented with primers in SAB yet).

    In summary, just be weary of bringing in toons with boosters running you don't want to lose.

    Oh good point. I've got a few wvw xp/track boosters running into many hours atm.

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 26, 2019

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    Yeah I 've tried every conceivable combination to no avail.. GW2 just wont see the key assignment. I even tried making F9 just Dodge but it wont even recognise that.. it's as if GW2 just blocks or ignores macro key assignments.
    Never mind, thanks for the help Ilc.

    It is still sounding more like a keyboard issue rather than a GW2 issue.

    • Some keyboards (not sure if G213p is one) can have multiple settings, especially for the Fx keys. I had to explicitly remap mine so that e.g. F5 was always F5, instead (by default) either F5 or UNDO.
    • Logitech offers several styles of profiles, some that automatically recognizes the active program and some don't. The first sort usually requires using profiles stored on the computer (and those can sometimes get corrupted). In other words: double check that the logitech software is actually recognizing that GW2 is running (and using the relevant profile).

    if it is an allowed use of a multi key bind, why not place it into our control settings

    They just recently changed the policy to explicitly allow this key combination. In the past, the wording was somewhere between ambiguous and implicitly disallowing it. Rephrasing the rules is easy.

    In contrast, it takes extra work on their part to place it in control settings. Nothing crazy, probably, except... there's only so much time in the day, it's not an urgent issue, some of the work requires translation and UI people and they are always in short supply, etc.

    rather than open the door to a third party piece of software.

    This doesn't seem like an issue, since anyone with a US$40 has macro software; it's not opening up any new doors.

    Yep the 213P does have function controls on them, perhaps email direct key etc.. so you unassigned the key first then assign its new multi key, making sure your working within the GW2 keyboard profile, then save the profile.
    One thing I did forget .. the standard GW2 keyboard profile uses V for dodge, which I changed locally within GW2 controls to C.. therefore as a final attempt changed the GW2 profile to ensure Dodge was correctly set to C.. as otherwise C was doing nothing.... but of course Space should of still been mapped for jump.
    So reset GW2 .. and nada, no dice. GW2 simply wont recognise the multi key.
    Regard to the 213P Logitech profiles... yes it looks for the specific keyb profiles for the game (as I said the standard keyb profiles... so if you have mapped other keys to do other things in GW2 you then ensure it matches the standard Logitech GW2 profile... or create a new one and import the GW2 profile into it - I have tried both ways.
    Good point though re whether LGS knows when GW2 is running in order to utilise the profile.. not sure how to check that other than when setting the key binds it highlights GW2 profile rather than default .. anyhow maybe someone in support can throw some light on this.. was the Logitech gaming software perhaps blocked after the last ban wave.. or perhaps your right its a something either I am doing wrong or the keyb/software/me are doing wrong :)

    If this does get some form of resolvement, at least I would of learned something today :)

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  • @Bloodstealer.5978 I also use LGS, albeit with a different keyboard and mouse; neither have any trouble working with GW2.
    I'm still inclined to believe that it's Logitech Gaming Software not using the correct profile.

    One way you can test if it's recognizing GW2 generally is to create a duplicate profile that works for say notepad. Program maybe the Y key to type "this is Notepad." If the software is doing its auto-swapping, then Y (a) would still open the Friends list in GW2, (b) would type "this is Notepad" in notepad, and (c) will just be a Y in any other program.

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  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 26, 2019

    Just created a new profile for working in WORD.. set F9 to create a text block
    Strangely enough nothing happens.. so yip I am either not setting this up properly (entirely possible) or the software is simply not recognising the programs running (even tried reinstalling the latest gaming software.. oh well back to Trib Mode suicide running.

    EDIT - Also went into the default profile and assigned F9 to be V SPACE multi Key.. again nothing happens so whether LGS is recognising the GW2 profile or not something isn't working even when using the default profile...

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  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 26, 2019

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    Just created a new profile for working in WORD.. set F9 to create a text block
    Strangely enough nothing happens.. so yip I am either not setting this up properly (entirely possible) or the software is simply not recognising the programs running (even tried reinstalling the latest gaming software.. oh well back to Trib Mode suicide running

    Sorry to hear that.
    At least, you've narrowed down the problem into something your niece-the-computer-whiz can solve for you (or maybe even Logitech support site?)

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  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    Just created a new profile for working in WORD.. set F9 to create a text block
    Strangely enough nothing happens.. so yip I am either not setting this up properly (entirely possible) or the software is simply not recognising the programs running (even tried reinstalling the latest gaming software.. oh well back to Trib Mode suicide running

    Sorry to hear that.
    At least, you've narrowed down the problem into something you're niece-the-computer-whiz can solve for you (or maybe even Logitech support site?)

    Yeah no bother, its only SAB trib mode.. I doubt DJ'ing will help me to get much further than 1 or 2 zones like last year anyways :)
    Appreciate the help though Ilc.

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  • Hesione.9412Hesione.9412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I really want the beedog to get the cat in my home instance. I have watched a couple of videos and shudder at the pylon/pole jumps. I was wondering about the infinite continue coin as I only have 10 continue coins on my account, plus about 600 baubles and 4 bauble bubbles. I'm going to do this on infantile, but there don't appear to be any clouds in that area so I think I'm going to fall and die a lot.

  • @Hesione.9412 said:
    I really want the beedog to get the cat in my home instance. I have watched a couple of videos and shudder at the pylon/pole jumps. I was wondering about the infinite continue coin as I only have 10 continue coins on my account, plus about 600 baubles and 4 bauble bubbles. I'm going to do this on infantile, but there don't appear to be any clouds in that area so I think I'm going to fall and die a lot.

    It's helpful to do this with a partner. The mechanics of carrying the piranha allow your partner to 'spell' you while you're making a tricky climb (and of course, it helps for clearing the route). In the extreme, you can wait at the 'not cat' and your associate can bring the fish to you and drop it; you can pick it up to offer it to the cat for credit.

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Hesione.9412Hesione.9412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    It's helpful to do this with a partner. The mechanics of carrying the piranha allow your partner to 'spell' you while you're making a tricky climb (and of course, it helps for clearing the route). In the extreme, you can wait at the 'not cat' and your associate can bring the fish to you and drop it; you can pick it up to offer it to the cat for credit.

    Thank you, I was wondering if anyone could pick up the piranha once dropped.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 29, 2019

    I am in dire need of help. TacO does not display those yellow lines I see in YT videos that are supposed to mark your path. Instead, all I see are green stars (like the ones used to indicate story objectives in the open world) at whose location there is nothing to interact with, so I assume they are path markers. I also see chest icons in the far distance, but that's all I see with TacO.

    Furthermore, I cannot collect any of the bubbles - I stand in their location, but the character does not pick them up, not even upon using the Use key. (Edit: Okay, the collection is delayed 5 secs or more. Everything else feels delayed as well... why?)

    What am I missing? Everything SAB related in the TacO settings is enabled (to my knowledge).

  • @Ashantara.8731 said:
    I am in dire need of help. TacO does not display those yellow lines I see in YT videos that are supposed to mark your path. Instead, all I see are green stars (like the ones use to indicate story objectives in the open world) at whose location there is nothing to interact with. I also see chest icons in the far distance, but that's all.

    Furthermore, I cannot collect any of the bubbles - I stand in their location, but the character does not pick them up, not even upon using the Use key. (Edit: Okay, the collection is delayed 5 secs or more. Everything else feels delayed as well... why?)

    What am I missing? Everything SAB related in the TacO settings is enabled (to my knowledge).

    Sounds as if not everything is enabled.

    With TACO on, click on the TACO icon (to the right of the crossed swords for PvP, top left in the game window)
    Filter Displayed Tactical Markers → Tekkit's Guides [x] → Super Adventure Box [x] →

    • Toggle Normal Mode Pack [x] → recommend either checking all except the last or just the first one (normal route)
    • Toggle Tribulation Mode Pack [] (not recommended for first timers)
    • Toggle Hub Pack [] (optional, if you want to do the race or flags in the lobby)

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  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 29, 2019

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    Filter Displayed Tactical Markers → Tekkit's Guides [x] → Super Adventure Box [x] →

    Okay, I don't have that one, although I downloaded and unpacked it into my GW2 TacO installation folder. Let me delete everything and reinstall... will check back in a bit.

    Edit: Ahhh, figured out what went wrong. Apparently, I did extract Tekkit's archive, even though it explicitly says to not do so but to just move the ZIP file to said location. Oops!

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 29, 2019

    Hmm, I am still experiencing a very bad delay in loading and actions with TacO activated. :/ Or is it the server today?

  • @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    Filter Displayed Tactical Markers → Tekkit's Guides [x] → Super Adventure Box [x] →

    Okay, I don't have that one, although I downloaded and unpacked it into my GW2 TacO installation folder. Let me delete everything and reinstall... will check back in a bit.

    Edit: Ahhh, figured out what went wrong. Apparently, I did extract Tekkit's archive, even though it explicitly says to not do so but to just move the ZIP file to said location. Oops!

    Easy to overlook that. (It's possible to get it to work even after unpacking and it's much, much, much easier to do what you did: delete & start from scratch.)
    Well done troubleshooting; I wouldn't have thought to ask about the packing/unpacking. (I'll know for the next time someone has trouble.)

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • @Ashantara.8731 said:
    Hmm, I am still experiencing a very bad delay in loading and actions with TacO activated. :/ Or is it the server today?

    It sometimes hiccups when you first get started and occasionally when first loading. Your machine has to display a lot more on screen.
    That's why I usually turn as many options off as possible, so that I'm only seeing what I need for the current task. Kind of a pain to micromanage, only preferable than the visual noise (and loading delays) that comes without doing so.

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 29, 2019

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    Easy to overlook that.

    Not really, if you read the instructions properly. =) I didn't, obviously, as I thought it would work like with any other archive (once I checked its contents).

    It even says so in red text, if you follow the instructions. Ahem... well, it happens. ;)

    Well done troubleshooting;

    30 years of working with operating systems makes it routine. :#

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 29, 2019