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[Roleplayers] Dear A-Net, pls bring back some beautiful rp-spots!

skeygeta.5241skeygeta.5241 Member
edited July 7, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Hi there, people!

Guild Wars 2 is a great game with a beautiful world and a great lore - no surprise that there are many roleplayers out there in the game. Yeah, I'm totally aware of the fact that gw2 is primary a MMO for PvE, PvP and stuff, so roleplayers might not be an important player target audience for a-net and maybe they won't prioritize their needs very high... but there are still some things a-net could do for us roleplayers without much effort:

Since gw2 has no housing system and guild halls cost a lot of gold to capture and decorate, roleplayers depend on finding their own spots on the maps to play (and hope that they won't be disturbed by aggressive mobs or players that don't understand roleplay). But there ARE so many spots that roleplayers would love to use and it won't hurt or disturb anyone or give them any other advantage than just have a beautiful place for their kind of enjoying the game. In former times, many of that places could be reached by using some map glitches and stuff. But since mounts came to tyria (and for sure, mounts are great, I love them) many of that spots have been closed.

So here, we come to the core of this thread:
Dear a-net, please re-open und bring back some of that beautiful spots for us to do our roleplaying thing.

Some of them could be made accessible so easy and roleplayers could make use of them, since you've already put so much effort in designing them, sometimes just for one little story part and nothing more. For some examples, see the bottom of this post.

And for all the other roleplayers:
Please feel free to collect and post any spot you'd like to become more accessible for roleplay again (maybe with a suggestion how it could be done as easily as possible for the devs), or - if you like the idea of this thread - simply support it ;)

So here some examples for spots I'd like to become accessible again:

The secret Asura Lab in Wizard's Fief
A small secret asurian laboratory, located underneath an open house in town. It is used in a part of the personal story.
In former times you could get there by using the log in / logg off glitch near the cliff. Since that doesn't work anymore, I can't post a screen of the lab itself.

gw419.jpg

Suggestion to make it accessible:
Maybe make that door leading to the lab in the personal story an interactable object that can be opened / closed or ports character behind the door by using it. If one want it more secretly, you could hide an interactable button to open / close the door for example on one of the asura consoles in the top level of the house.

Home of the Herbalist - Shaemoor
A small house in Shaemoor, fully furnitured on the inside. It is used in a part of the human personal story.
Before the mounts came, you could get there by glitching trough the roof.

gw420.jpg

Suggestion to make it accessible:
Just open the door or make it openable / interactable.

...
... and many more!


p.s. sorry for my bad english and love to you all ;)

Comments

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

    I wish they would put a time crystal in LA that takes you back to old LA. I only seen it in videos but wow it had an atmosphere to it that the new town just dont.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tiviana.2650 said:
    I wish they would put a time crystal in LA that takes you back to old LA. I only seen it in videos but wow it had an atmosphere to it that the new town just dont.

    You can visit it in the Personal Story. https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Setting_the_Stage

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 7, 2019

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    @Tiviana.2650 said:
    I wish they would put a time crystal in LA that takes you back to old LA. I only seen it in videos but wow it had an atmosphere to it that the new town just dont.

    You can visit it in the Personal Story. https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Setting_the_Stage

    Yes all you get is a short cgi on the event. Nice but still would like to be able to interact with old LA. I widsh they wouldnt remove huge chunks of the lore and story from the game. It feels really disjointed for new players not being able to play through the events that got us to this point.

    And i agree with the op to some extent, would like to see areas from the game you cant get to now, opened up.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It's not a CGI and you stated you'd only seen it in videos.
    Of course, there's no merchants and bank, trading post, etc. Still, part is explorable and different from a video.

    Regardless, it's up to you.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I wasn't suggesting any such thing. Only replying to the person that said they had never seen 'Old LA' in person. For pete's sake.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 7, 2019

    You know what? I always wondered why story instances aren't available to revisit as empty instances for exploration or RP goals. Many of those instances are an one time and after that it's "forget about them". Story can't be replayed compared to ls. You need to recreate a toon, but why when no more slots/not wanting to delete one? I guess the first simple solution to add is making personnal story steps replayable, even if already 80.

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  • Raseus.2543Raseus.2543 Member ✭✭

    I want the https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Lion's_Shadow_Bed_and_Breakfast be always accessible, not only during nights, I never understood this change ore the reason behind it :/

  • Whats wrong with any of the cities such as Divinity's Reach, Black Citadel, Hoelbrack, Rata Sum, The Grove, Lion's Arch Vigil Keep, Durmond Priory(yes I know that's probably a reach but still, its peaceful) the many little outposts scattered throughout that has vendors, sometimes walls, and/or quests as well as plenty of beautiful yet isolated spots? That village in The Last Exile northwest from Hoelbrack, certain spots of forest in the Charr lands, and I am sure there are many more spots, but probably just not named or have a Waypoint to.

    I would be interested in seeing more RP action by the players and the world seems full of little hidey holes and spots perfect for it, even if you must stretch the imagination a little more. Killing monsters all over gets boring after awhile!

  • Endless Soul.5178Endless Soul.5178 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My RP friends and I RP in the Open World sometimes. Sure, we attract mobs, and the occasional anti-RP troll, but we do it all the same. I like to think that it gives some immersive flavor to passers by.

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  • @Endless Soul.5178 said:
    My RP friends and I RP in the Open World sometimes. Sure, we attract mobs, and the occasional anti-RP troll, but we do it all the same. I like to think that it gives some immersive flavor to passers by.

    Which server are you on? Maybe we could start a RP guild and see if we could get something big started?

  • Heck yea! Open world rp always seems far more enticing.
    -cave SE immediately outside of fort trinity
    -any outpost with walls or a CAMPFIRE (like the one in kessex near ettin heart task)
    -the many lodges among the shiver peaks
    -priory hq
    -anywhere you can buy booze!!!

  • Mil.3562Mil.3562 Member ✭✭✭

    What exactly do you do as a roleplayer in a MMO? A roleplaying guild? Aren't we all roleplaying now? o.o

  • The short of it is a lot of text chat.

  • Knighthonor.4061Knighthonor.4061 Member ✭✭✭✭

    where do the roleplayers hang out at? I been looking for them

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 10, 2019

    Dont forget about the hidden cerebro dungeon in celadon forest!

    lovely place honestly, and some interesting scenery you really dont see anywhere else.

    @Knighthonor.4061 said:
    where do the roleplayers hang out at? I been looking for them

    we hide with the exception of the ones in DR, and BC, due to trolls.

    Most RPRS have started doing stuff in private squads from what ive seen.

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