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How many of you WvW mains are from 6 years ago?

EremiteAngel.9765EremiteAngel.9765 Member ✭✭✭✭

Just wondering how many old timers we got floating around the forums. Or is the majority of players now mostly newcomers?

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How many of you WvW mains are from 6 years ago? 286 votes

1 year WvW newbie
3%
Dawdler.8521nomak.8693Vlad Filen.8049nthmetal.9652seoseo.3489LucasC.4016Engal.6359Ulumdir.3795Fenadel.6954 9 votes
2 years
4%
aedisixgod.9785SWI.4127catalyst.1358EmperorMoth.2709steki.1478Ultramex.1506KTBNshot.5084Rockal.5468BarnacleBoy.6918Cuks.8241TheDodger.9357knomslayer.9457Ralimisu.2946 13 votes
3 years
3%
TwiceDead.1963luizplayer.1250Rafeno.9673rfisher.9681LePapaBoby.2457Etria.3642Ged Kealmen.7210NoPoTaTo.7305c space cowboy.2764 9 votes
4 years
2%
Bellatrixa.3546Sviel.7493bobbles.5940Battlebug.8279Carbi.6357Bezerker.2379Huli.9740LeonieAlexia.3750 8 votes
5 years
7%
TheGrimm.5624Panicbutton.9426santenal.1054SpellOfIniquity.1780Threather.9354EremiteAngel.9765Eros.6801Vova.2640hotcatz.6834kajoken.1630volpenvieh.3201Oshi.9324Joshhh.2076Josh.4132Calisanna.8732AlexVv.3965rng.1024Dilligaf Wyt.1867Megs.2986L A T I O N.8923 22 votes
6 years old timer
78%
WhatLiesBeneath.9018aandiarie.7195Rhiannon.1726gebrechen.5643Miasmus.2364TyPin.9860Jethro.9376Sciva.4865khorren.3702SkyShroud.2865Mogrey.3891Marauder.3891Helly.2597Ubi.4136LINKAZZATORE.8135Hexalot.8194Brat.4315joneirikb.7506XenesisII.1540kash.9213 225 votes
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  • SloRules.3560SloRules.3560 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    As old as we get

  • Diku.2546Diku.2546 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 29, 2019
    6 years old timer

    Not wishing to pop your bubble, but this doesn't even accurately measure who participates here...if you account for variables that could skew your results.

    Interestingly...this poll might measure the number of Long-Term WvW crowd of players...that return here...in the desperate hopes that WvW can be changed into something that really encourages Match-Ups that are Mentally Healthy for the players & Competitive in nature. However, it's up to ANet to make this change.

    But, don't let me stop you from enjoying the novelty of this poll. =)

    Yours truly,
    Diku

    Credibility requires critical insight & time.

  • sephiroth.4217sephiroth.4217 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Its been fun too besides a few changes.

    Not to brag, but I put together a puzzle in 4 days and the box said 2-4 years.
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  • JayAction.9056JayAction.9056 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 29, 2019
    6 years old timer

    Stopped playing WvW solely after first PvP Season.

    WvW is meme because the people that only play WvW are memes... No competition

  • Bigpapasmurf.5623Bigpapasmurf.5623 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 29, 2019

    I started in WvW 6 years ago, then lost interest and picked it back up before HoT so no idea what I would classify that as. I remember I used to hold training for certain classes for specific strats.

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  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    =) its a good past time.

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • dagger dave.5201dagger dave.5201 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Rarely play as the balance, classes and servers makes the game dull

  • Fish.2769Fish.2769 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Every other type of mode is very rinse & repeat, at least WvW changes day to day even if most days it's horrific...

  • Kovu.7560Kovu.7560 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 29, 2019
    6 years old timer

    o/
    Played lots more back in the day. Back in the day when not running at least Marauders would see you getting one-shot by backstabs.
    How times have changed.

    ~ Kovu

    Ranger main before it was viable.
    Fort Aspenwood.

  • iKeostuKen.2738iKeostuKen.2738 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Dont play anymore though.

  • L A T I O N.8923L A T I O N.8923 Member ✭✭✭
    5 years

    Blast waters
    Let's run supplies guys

  • Taobella.6597Taobella.6597 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    as fast as a centaur :).

  • Eros.6801Eros.6801 Member ✭✭✭
    5 years

    I miss the old day when EoTM is still a thing and training ground, zergling there sometimes can be pretty fun. Only if Anet consider fixing EoTM, gives it some sort of unique reward i think it would become an old style WvW without mounts, glider(?).

    MEH !!!

  • Zikory.6871Zikory.6871 Member ✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Bring back the orbs!

    /s it would just get hacked out of the game again :(

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  • Whiteout.1975Whiteout.1975 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Same like other's... I'm no longer really active. I would love to be, but I feel like I'm given plenty reason not to. I mostly hang around to see how one of my once most favorite gaming experience's is doing from time to time. I plan to play again when alliances hit and maybe build template's as well at least. Never cared about having a fat cat mount or any mount really. Just wanted actual core issue's with WvW to be addressed here: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/73195/what-are-your-top-5-problems-with-wvw. Hopefully all that will happen well before I'm lvl 80 IRL... If I'm lucky.

    Apart from that I gotta agree with @Diku.2546 & @DeceiverX.8361 here.

  • X T D.6458X T D.6458 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Oh the memories....

    Somewhere chasing bags....

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Escorting the swc dolyak to bay with a zerg, for hours, to level up during headstart rofl. Bought my first rare axe for warrior at one of the vendors there with that karma and destroyed everything for the next 10 levels.

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • HazyDaisy.4107HazyDaisy.4107 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Me and the SO were talking about this the other day "remember the old days when me, you and like 3 other people were the night crew and we used to spend all our time in here"

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  • Whiteout.1975Whiteout.1975 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    You know, as a mesmer main. I wonder what it would be like returning the ability to confusion on glamours at this day and age. With everything also being more heal'y 🤔It's just been such a long time now lol.

  • TheBravery.9615TheBravery.9615 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    On and off tbh.

    Played for about a year, stopped for 2 years, played again, stopped etc.

  • SloRules.3560SloRules.3560 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    @Whiteout.1975 said:
    You know, as a mesmer main. I wonder what it would be like returning the ability to confusion on glamours at this day and age. With everything also being more heal'y 🤔It's just been such a long time now lol.

    It would probably be better than any other mesmer wvw build atm, but still be sucky, cus of a lot of cleanse and it being only 1 condition, it's not necro with 10.

  • Trajan.4953Trajan.4953 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Right there from the beginning, my how times have changed. I don't really play anymore for all the reasons mentioned above.

  • Jethro.9376Jethro.9376 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 30, 2019
    6 years old timer

    I miss calling out "Ring" and "Hammerstun". Shouting "Bubble" doesn't have the same tone to make it fun.

  • bluberblasen.9684bluberblasen.9684 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 30, 2019
    6 years old timer

    started september '12 with wvw ( cele ele old boon stack build )
    6 years and 9 month later < core cele ele with durability runes >
    win ratio still over 90 %

  • joneirikb.7506joneirikb.7506 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Well, I did barely manage to hit the 6 year mark (2013 may 31st), but didn't really get to experience the start in the same way. Played a lot until HoT release, and since then slowly declined playing less and less. Nowadays I'm technically considered a casual PvE'er that sometimes dares his beard into wvw and see if he can't ninja a daily without getting ganked.

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  • Ubi.4136Ubi.4136 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    I think you need a 7 though, since the anniversary is next month. I think a lot of us have been here since beta, and still play.

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  • Dhemize.8649Dhemize.8649 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    The earlier days were the best. Now you have a bunch of peasants playing in the muck and fighting over scraps while the rest of us royalty make bank.

  • Ben K.6238Ben K.6238 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Wow. I figured that most players would have been here for a longer time, but I didn't expect it to be quite this one-dimensional.

  • 6 years old timer

    It would be interesting to know how many of us came from other RvR games that died

  • kash.9213kash.9213 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    The tiers are too scrambled to have a long lasting string of fights as much as there used to be but this is still the best large scale combat and combat mechanics that couples with a good general game. Plus I can play some new stuff when I come back from being out of town and not forever be behind in stats.

    We still need an open world pvp mirror of the mega server though but this is still mostly good enough.

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  • XenesisII.1540XenesisII.1540 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    @Brutal Augus.5917 said:
    It would be interesting to know how many of us came from other RvR games that died

    I missed the Daoc train as I was still invested in other games at the time, namely EQ and WoW. I did play a lot of Planetside, another pure rvr game I loved, no pveing was required. Played some Warhammer online as well, but it was too laggy for me, there's a private server running these days, which I gave a shot for a few months a couple years ago but the rvr wasn't complete back then. Couldn't get past mining in Eve online, which was funny as hell as I was following that game closely a couple years before release.

    Planetside 2 didn't feel as good as the first one for me, but I honestly didn't give that a full try as I was heavily invested in WvW at the time. ESO has pve to slug through, I can do pve when I need to, as long as it's not annoying or tedious which it felt like in that game. I did get a taste of low level rvr, which was not entirely enjoyable without a full speed mount since the map is huge, but it was like playing with an uplevel, had a lot more leveling and gearing up to do, also stealth is a turn off. One thing I like about GW2 is the ability to skip leveling with the birthday boost to levels 20, 30, 40, 50, and the tomes.

    Will probably fire up Planetside 2 or ESO to give them another shot soon, Crowfall sounds interesting in the future, Camelot unchained is sub and I'm done with paying for subs with more than a decade of it with EQ, WoW, Warhammer, Rift, and Planetside. So I'll wait the usual 2-6 months before subs are dropped and try it then lol.

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  • X T D.6458X T D.6458 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    Hambow....

    Somewhere chasing bags....

  • mbL.5962mbL.5962 Member ✭✭
    6 years old timer

    played wvw ever since, altho I went inactive in '16 and just came back

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 1, 2019
    1 year WvW newbie

    To fully comply with the most elegant of counterarguments on this forum I am a newbie and no one can state otherwise because polls speak the truth.

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  • 6 years old timer

    Dang so many memories from this lol
    Just had a flashback to old reset days where we'd apply swiftness to the workers to upgrade Keep/Garri walls faster. There'd be lines of people applying swiftness to T3.
    Then there's the myriad of fights throughout these years through all the timezones.

    Good times xD

  • Whiteout.1975Whiteout.1975 Member ✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    @Dawdler.8521 said:
    To fully comply with the most elegant of counterarguments on this forum I am a newbie and no one can state otherwise because polls speak the truth.

    Well I believe ya :3

  • 6 years old timer

    @LetoII.3782 said:
    How do you tell a society is in decline?
    A: no young

    Very good point...

  • Morlhach.4521Morlhach.4521 Member ✭✭
    edited August 3, 2019
    6 years old timer

    Doesn't this poll expose a problem ? 4/5 players are playing McM from the beginning. We now that this player base decreased also from the beginning. Isn't the logical deduction that WvW is NOT attracting new players ? (Or not enough ones)

  • EremiteAngel.9765EremiteAngel.9765 Member ✭✭✭✭
    5 years

    @Morlhach.4521 said:
    Doesn't this poll expose a problem ? 4/5 players are playing McM from the beginning. We now that this player base decreased also from the beginning. Isn't the logical deduction that WvW is NOT attracting new players ? (Or not enough ones)

    If the small pool of forum voters is a fair reflection of the mode as a whole then yes, more needs to be done to attract new blood.
    As players, we can help too by creating more player-made content.
    More player-made advertising, more promoting, more WvW Roaming videos, More WvW Guild fights, Tournaments etc.

    And more WvW trailers to attract young talent!

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  • SkyShroud.2865SkyShroud.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 4, 2019
    6 years old timer

    The sample data is small but it also can tell us that there isn't much new players. Then again, how can there be much new players?
    Great majority of the wvw guilds recruit players from wvw itself, it is understandable, you don't get much from pve just like that anyway. The bandwagoners themselves are a good example of this.
    It is mainly guilds that have both pve and wvw activities aka pvx will have a higher chance of getting new players all because of their nature of the guild. I hope people still remember many pvx guilds back then doing wvw. Such guilds are now tiny in numbers and also very fragile. Many of such guilds already disappear over the years due to how difficult it is to maintain such a guild in the first place.

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  • Teleoceras.1298Teleoceras.1298 Member ✭✭
    edited August 4, 2019
    6 years old timer

    6 years old and counting. I still remember the quaggans in the center lake before they got replaced with the ruins.

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  • Jugglemonkey.8741Jugglemonkey.8741 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    My thief was originally called Tienran before the nickname Kit stuck (punny engi names will follow you for years, consider yourselves warned). Made the char in April 2013, joined my first guild while leveling it trying to shoot people at sentries. Not much has changed really, I'm still shooting people at sentries, the gun is bigger and the targets are faster, that's all.

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  • X T D.6458X T D.6458 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    @Teleoceras.1298 said:
    6 years old and counting. I still remember the quaggans in the center lake before they got replaced with the ruins.

    The golem bankers would say good morning...a second later hostile Quaggans standing outside the keep would oneshot that golem with a lightning strike :).

    Somewhere chasing bags....

  • 6 years old timer

    Still chilling in WvW all these years later

    I wish another game would make an RvR game as good as ANet, but until then...

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭
    6 years old timer

    the poll reflects those invested in wvw as a hobby. the rest dont even go here. :/

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

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