Why is such a mundane event blocked behind a map meta? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Why is such a mundane event blocked behind a map meta?

https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Catch_as_many_fish_as_you_can!

Why?

This map meta is dead. Been trying for a week almost, and no one does it.

Fix it so this isn't locked behind an entire map meta please?

Comments

  • There are many parts of the game locked behind content that is busy for a year or two, but are kitten near impossible after a new expansion or LS module come out.

    Anything that is part of a collection should be in the Dailies rotation to entice people into past events.

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  • Is zohaqan a daily ever?

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

    Have you tried jumping into a more populated map via lfg or starting your own group and advertising in lfg?

    On EU I usually see zohaqan regularly done, but I utilise lfg a lot when I want to do group map events

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  • Every day.

    You know what I learned?

    People who post in lfg looking for map meta groups end up being teleport to friend taxis for people moving alt characters to that map.

  • Ill eat my foot someone is actually commanding the event O.o

  • Azraeil.7013Azraeil.7013 Member ✭✭
    edited September 12, 2019

    @C Cspace Cowboy.5903 said:
    Ill eat my foot someone is actually commanding the event O.o

    If I used mentor tag it acceptable

    I did this event 2 times, one for backpiece and for vision.
    My suggestion is to check on wiki the meta timer and do the event since there at plenty of people during evening time for you to finish it

  • Eventually a commander tag pays for itself.

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

    @Blood Red Arachnid.2493 said:
    Eventually a commander tag pays for itself.

    You don't even need a commander tag for this meta, since it's a relatively small map so the event markers are visible to anyone on the north island (and possibly further away) and you don't really need to keep everyone together. Also the rampaging elementals and stormcaller echoes can be beaten by a single player if they have good defence or healing, but it's very slow. (Slow enough that I've never done more than 1 solo, because other people always show up.)

    If you enter a map where the meta is up but no one seems to be doing it I recommend putting an advert in LFG to attract people who want to do it, switch on a commander/mentor tag if you have one to make it clear to other people in the map someone is doing it, and then make a start yourself and updating the LFG as the meta progresses (some people might want to skip the pre-events and others might decide to jump in because it will be finishing soon and they'll miss it otherwise).

    Although a commander or mentor tag can help attract people on the same map - a tag moving around in the area of the event is a pretty clear sign that people are there joining in, even if you're not able to make any actual progress.

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  • Dayra.7405Dayra.7405 Member ✭✭✭

    The wiki says it quite well: Its a reward quest for doing the meta ;)

  • I get both those metas done daily, usually dont have to swap maps either unless its a low populated overflow.

  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    I agree that this one is particularly annoying. I did eventually catch as many fish as i could.

  • Mewcifer.5198Mewcifer.5198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I did that meta not too long ago. I wasn't there to do it, I can't even remember why I was on the map. But I saw that it was up, threw up my tag, yelled in map chat for people to come help out, and the meta got done. As far as metas go it doesn't really take a whole lot of people or organization. It can pretty much just be zerged with 10-15 people.

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  • God forbid Sandswept Isles actually became a profitable map thanks to in part Cooking getting to 500. The meta does com and go regularly, its usually just one of those every other hour things. You can easily miss it if you don't wait in the map.

    Achievements aren't designed to be convenient, but to actually take up your time in a lot of cases.

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