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Should I continue playing this game?

I'm not sure why I'm posting this, but...

I need some advice to why and if I should continue play this game after 4089 hours across all characters. My issue is that I'm not at good at this game. I don't participate in raids, and high level fractals because I'm not good at the game. It is not my goal to be top a tier GW2 player but I really enjoy the story and the world of Tyria. Playing Path of fire, make me feel so weak and vulnerable as a weaver (berserker + soldier trinkets) that I wonder why anyone still calls me the commander. Do anyone else feel the same or is it just me that is not capable of enjoying the northern parts of Elona?

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  • ArchonWing.9480ArchonWing.9480 Member ✭✭✭✭

    After 6k hours, I defintely think the intrests have waned.

    But this isn't a subscription game so just play as much as you want. No need to make it a binary option.

  • Makai.3429Makai.3429 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2017

    @AstronomyD.8235 said:
    I'm not sure why I'm posting this, but...

    I need some advice to why and if I should continue play this game after 4089 hours across all characters. My issue is that I'm not at good at this game. I don't participate in raids, and high level fractals because I'm not good at the game. It is not my goal to be top a tier GW2 player but I really enjoy the story and the world of Tyria. Playing Path of fire, make me feel so weak and vulnerable as a weaver (berserker + soldier trinkets) that I wonder why anyone still calls me the commander. Do anyone else feel the same or is it just me that is not capable of enjoying the northern parts of Elona?

    I'm in the same boat, Astronomy, and can't do a lot of high end content either because the reflexive requirements are too high. But we both enjoy the world of Tyria and the story, so I'd encourage you to stick with it regardless of any upper echelon expectations of how you should play. Also keep in mind Weaver is a new spec - have you tried swapping to Tempest? If you have trouble avoiding damage, I can recommend a good build.

    Off to play games that reward strategy and thought. Farewell, Watch the Floor Simulator.

  • The best thing about Guild Wars 2 is that you can always take a break and come back. I always recommend people to do this whenever they become bored or aren't sure about what they want to do. It's a nice refresh.

    By the same token, one of the general problems with MMO's, in my opinion, is I always feel I get left behind, what with all the items in my inventory/bank that I've now forgotten the purpose of, being behind in builds, etc.

    Another problem to consider is one I'm currently facing now: I know very little about raids and fractals, and finding people that have a desire to teach/walk you through/play along with you is very difficult. Sure, the go-to response is "Go look it up!", which is indeed valid, but I want to learn by actually playing the game like day 1. Spending time studying the game outside of playing it kind of defeats the purpose of gaming. Eh, my rant ends here. :sweat_smile:

  • Tsakhi.8124Tsakhi.8124 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2017

    I feel that if you're not having fun, the game will start feeling like a chore or a job opposed to a pass time. There are a few options:

    1) This has been stated a few times, but I agree that perhaps taking a break from the game and regrouping is a good idea. Not only does it allow you to come back with fresh eyes and new vigor, it also gives you time to prioritize as to what you may want to do.

    2) Just randomly make missions for yourself in an area you're comfortable in. Although, if truth be told, that may seem like redundant advice. For instance, when I start getting bored, I go to Queensdale and kill a bunch of stupid bandits. Or sometimes I help out others that need assistance.

    3) Perhaps getting assistance with your build may help you survive those tougher enemies. I know the feeling of being like paper to scissors, after awhile, I just took a break, did a little research, but ultimately decided to experiment with builds and weapons. It helped out a lot and actually made me to appreciate the classes I play and get better at them, which I need, because I have poor reflexes, sometimes, so, yep, I'll survive by the skin of my teeth (sometimes, when i'm not dead or being knocked into oblivion, or falling to my death.) but I learned what to do and what not to do.

    4)Take your time and experience different things. I'm sure you will do great in Elona soon enough! Practice makes perfect, blah, blah, blah. XD

    That being said: You're not weak, it's just a new map you have to adjust to. I'm sure with time and experience you'll be slaying left and right! Take care of yourself, blessed be.

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  • I get burned out and take frequent breaks from any one game. The most important thing to ask is: are you still having fun?

    I would love to raid, but I don't have the time needed to commit to learning them. I hate having to hold back a raid team because an irl emergency interferes. Piano man, I totally get where you are coming from.

  • @AstronomyD.8235 said:
    I'm not sure why I'm posting this, but...

    I need some advice to why and if I should continue play this game after 4089 hours across all characters. My issue is that I'm not at good at this game. I don't participate in raids, and high level fractals because I'm not good at the game. It is not my goal to be top a tier GW2 player but I really enjoy the story and the world of Tyria. Playing Path of fire, make me feel so weak and vulnerable as a weaver (berserker + soldier trinkets) that I wonder why anyone still calls me the commander. Do anyone else feel the same or is it just me that is not capable of enjoying the northern parts of Elona?

    Don't jump to conclusions. The way you're feeling is exactly how it always feels to jump into new content. When HoT came out, I was getting 2-shotted by trash mobs everywhere I went. When I broke imto T2 fractals, I felt overwhelmed and thought I wasn't good enough. Then, when I made T3, I felt the same way. And all over gain, when I made it into T4. Then PoF came out, and I was getting nuked to death by the hydras.

    It's just a small hill to get over. Stop being so glum and existential lol.

  • @AstronomyD.8235 said:
    I'm not sure why I'm posting this, but...

    I need some advice to why and if I should continue play this game after 4089 hours across all characters. My issue is that I'm not at good at this game. I don't participate in raids, and high level fractals because I'm not good at the game. It is not my goal to be top a tier GW2 player but I really enjoy the story and the world of Tyria. Playing Path of fire, make me feel so weak and vulnerable as a weaver (berserker + soldier trinkets) that I wonder why anyone still calls me the commander. Do anyone else feel the same or is it just me that is not capable of enjoying the northern parts of Elona?

    Elementalist is, IMO, the most challenging profession of the nine. Weaver, with its dual attunements, puts even more of a burden on remembering what does what. That increases the chance that a player might react with the wrong choice, or take too long to make a choice. If you're also running sword/X, then you're in close combat, which further cuts down on reaction time. Enemy attacks take less time to get to you, and chances are you have a harder time picking up the cues when in close.

    So, questions. Are you a one-profession player? If so, is your headset, "Melee mage or nothing!"? Are you married to your gear choices? If the answer to any of the questions is, "no." then maybe switching something up would allow you a better experience. Rangers and Necromancers are a lot more forgiving than Elementalists.

    More questions. Are you a solo-only player? If not, are you in a guild? You might find playing with someone to be a better experience.

    During times when I don't feel like I'm enjoying a game, I find it useful to examine my choices. Sometimes, I find that my choices limit my options. Thinking outside the box I may have put myself in allows me to come at a problem with a different approach. Thinking this way has saved several games for me. If that advice seems good to you, perhaps consider changing something up.

    Good luck, and I hope you have fun.

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -- Santayana

  • Perhaps you can look at your profession and trait/stat set. If you don't feel powerful then maybe something else will give you that feeling. Maybe you need to switch your stuff to provide more HP, Toughness and Healing -- that way if you don't have the reflexes to dodge and adjust to attacks you have the stats to weather and overcome the attacks you can't dodge. It'll take longer to kill things but who knows -- maybe that'll make the fights feel more epic?

  • MrRay.3027MrRay.3027 Member ✭✭✭

    Felt like rerolling to a different main class today while playing power weaver with sw/d. Switched to tempest a bit for some ease of play and then I rememberd the staff. So I switched to staff weaver and the elite feels powerful now and decided that I'll use other weapons for weaver after I'll gather some gold for a condi build (blew all my gold buying the new weapons cause they look so cool :( ). As other have said before, this game is all about setting goals.

  • Personally, I think as long as you are having fun, that's all that matters. It's a game that's meant to be for enjoyment. Don't put pressure on yourself to be this amazing player. Just play, have fun and don't worry about all that.

    This is coming from someone who was a hardcore raider in another game years ago. I had a blast and was a great raid healer but the game started to feel like a second job. Needless to say I quit the game for almost two years and when I returned, I changed my mindset. I no longer worried about being the best healer, best PvP player or playing the best spec. I returned as a casual player and just played the spec or class that was fun for me and did the content that was fun for me. My gaming became so much more enjoyable.

    On a side note: Don't be so hard on yourself if you are struggling with the Weaver. It's new for you and the first day of release. It might take some time to adjust or you might decide a different spec, specialization or class is more enjoyable. A guild member who has played for a long time is having a hard time with the Weaver at the moment right now too. Its different and a learning process.

    Maybe you may decide a break is good. But really, as long as you are having fun, that's all that matters.

  • Yea, what others have said, I took over a year off once because I became bored of it but when I came back I enjoyed it more than ever. No subscription means you don't feel forced to play to get your moneys worth. If your not having fun playing, don't.

  • You know.... I am terrible at the game, I won't burden a party with my badness on a raid.....but still there is tons for me to do, I have met people I actually consider friends and I'm always stumbling on something new and I don't get left out of the story like I did in wow because I don't raid.

    Only you can answer your question but personally I'm not going anywhere until the shut down the servers

  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 23, 2017

    This is my Advice; "Never Play a game past the point of being fun"

    When the game is no longer fun, it's time to stop playing it, even if just for a little while. Take a break, play something else.

    I'd suggest Trove as a great game and very casual friendly, however it's Voxel, so it looks simplistic on the surface. But, it's a great time-fill game with a ton of directionless things to do, to get away from GW2.

    There are two kinds of Gamers, Salty, and Extra Salty.
    Ego is the Anesthesia that dullens the pain of Stupidity.

  • I'm not sure why so many people are recommending a break, OP isn't burned out, OP's issue is the content difficulty is higher than his skill level, that's not gonna change with a break.

    If you enjoy elementalist and don't want to start with a new class I suggest switching out of weaver, back to tempest, and play a bit more defensively. Tempest also has problems with making you go to close range for overloads but for the most part you can stay ranged if your weapon is ranged, whereas with a sword you'll always stay melee and won't be able to react quickly without being used to all the new skills, traits and abilities. Glyph of Storms on Earth will give you a lot of breathing room since it continuously blinds the target and it cannot hit you, elementals and lesser elementals can take aggro off you, specially the earth ones. You can swap out berserker armor for marauder if you want to trade some damage for extra vitality

  • Rennie.6750Rennie.6750 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 23, 2017

    The thing is, it's not going to get better. The devs keep pushing harder and harder content, even in open world. The new bounties are like mini raid bosses with tons of mechanics, so many that you can't dodge everything, and of course, nobody wants to support/heal, so it's kind of tricky. A break, as other people suggested, won't help with that, you're not going to get better after some time away from the game, quite the opposite

    It's now two expansions with significantly more challenging solo and open world content, which means they're not going back to the core game design philosophy, so ultimately, it's up to you to decide if you really enjoy that or not and if you really want to spend time to try to learn how every single monster works, but then again there are thousands and imo way too many do not share animations or timers, so you have to learn then one by one, which makes the game exponentially less accessible with every patch/expac. Even for someome with quite a good memory, it can get overwhelming rather quickly. Too much variety and not enough clear and unique ways to communicate big incoming hits are core design elements this game will likely carry forever. Whether that's your thing or not is the key question here.

  • @AstronomyD.8235 said:
    I'm not sure why I'm posting this, but...

    I need some advice to why and if I should continue play this game after 4089 hours across all characters. My issue is that I'm not at good at this game. I don't participate in raids, and high level fractals because I'm not good at the game. It is not my goal to be top a tier GW2 player but I really enjoy the story and the world of Tyria. Playing Path of fire, make me feel so weak and vulnerable as a weaver (berserker + soldier trinkets) that I wonder why anyone still calls me the commander. Do anyone else feel the same or is it just me that is not capable of enjoying the northern parts of Elona?

    Also, sometimes finding the right people to play with can be a major help.
    I am no where near high level content skills, but I still try raids because I have a group of friends who don't care if we fail, don't care if we aren't quite meta and never give up just from a couple losses, because I mean you still get the currency anyway ;) but seriously, it's all about finding people who can make things fun and allow you to look at the high level content in a more amusing way without fear of failure and causing anger to people.

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  • I couldn't make in two yards into the first hot zone without dying. I had to change builds, change techniques, etc. It's not all that unusual with ANet major updates to feel lost. Try asking for specific help/advice and see how it goes.

    Then, if it's still not fun, as others have said, take a break. The game ain't going nowhere; you can come back whenever you like.

    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!"

  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rennie.6750 said:
    The thing is, it's not going to get better. The devs keep pushing harder and harder content, even in open world. The new bounties are like mini raid bosses with tons of mechanics, so many that you can't dodge everything, and of course, nobody wants to support/heal, so it's kind of tricky. A break, as other people suggested, won't help with that, you're not going to get better after some time away from the game, quite the opposite

    I am going to disagree, sometimes, playing other games can in fact improve your overall ability to play any game.

    There are two kinds of Gamers, Salty, and Extra Salty.
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  • Thanks for all of the great feedback. GW2 community is another reason to continue playing :)

    I'll try going back to staff tempest and full soldiers armor set for more survivability (this is what ArenaNet give you after using the level 80 booster). Alternatively I'll give other classes a shot to see if learning the content make things easier as some of you have suggested.

  • maddoctor.2738maddoctor.2738 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AstronomyD.8235 said:
    I'm not sure why I'm posting this, but...

    I need some advice to why and if I should continue play this game after 4089 hours across all characters. My issue is that I'm not at good at this game. I don't participate in raids, and high level fractals because I'm not good at the game. It is not my goal to be top a tier GW2 player but I really enjoy the story and the world of Tyria. Playing Path of fire, make me feel so weak and vulnerable as a weaver (berserker + soldier trinkets) that I wonder why anyone still calls me the commander. Do anyone else feel the same or is it just me that is not capable of enjoying the northern parts of Elona?

    Did you try Path of Fire with a build you are more used to, rather than jump to the new shinny elite spec immediately?
    I remember when I first tried Tempest i didn't like it at all. It grew slowly with me and I got better at it. That's why I didn't jump directly to Weaver to try the new content.
    Sometimes change makes things much harder, until you are used to it.

    Basically two choices:
    Try Path of Fire with your Tempest so you learn the mechanics of the enemies first, then move to fight them on Weaver OR
    Try Weaver on old content that you already have experience with and once you are comfortable with Weaver, move to the new content.
    Having both a new spec to learn, while fighting new enemies over-complicates things.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ArchonWing.9480 said:
    After 6k hours, I defintely think the intrests have waned.

    I beg to differ. Have you tried the new expansion? :)

  • AstronomyD.8235AstronomyD.8235 Member ✭✭
    edited September 26, 2017

    Just a quick follow up. I completed the story last night using my trusted tempest build and Soldiers gear. Going ranged with staff helped a lot, and I believe sword on weaver is a bit weak currently.

    Another thing I thought of on Saturday when struggling during missions was that my ping varied greatly. I usually have ping about 60ms in Europe, but on Saturday (and probably Friday night also) I had ping around 60ms at times but also 200-400ms and sometimes over 1 sec. Playing on Sunday morning with low and stable ping helped a lot avoiding damage.

  • Tasida.4085Tasida.4085 Member ✭✭✭

    It's just you.....take a long break like the rest of us do and come back.....

    (NOBL) rocking GW's since 2005, still rocking Sorrow's Furnace :P

  • @AstronomyD.8235 said:
    I'm not sure why I'm posting this, but...

    I need some advice to why and if I should continue play this game after 4089 hours across all characters. My issue is that I'm not at good at this game. I don't participate in raids, and high level fractals because I'm not good at the game. It is not my goal to be top a tier GW2 player but I really enjoy the story and the world of Tyria. Playing Path of fire, make me feel so weak and vulnerable as a weaver (berserker + soldier trinkets) that I wonder why anyone still calls me the commander. Do anyone else feel the same or is it just me that is not capable of enjoying the northern parts of Elona?

    You've only been playing PoF for a few days. You're learning a new specialization and weapon set and going up against enemies you've never seen before. You're almost certainly making errors that you won't make once you're comfortable with the spec, tweak your build, and familiarize yourself with the new moves each enemy brings to the fight and how to counter them.

    It's also ANet's first look at PoF live. You can bet there will be some tuning and tweaking in the weeks and months to come.

  • I feel like this game was designed to be played in P/T/V gear because when I try to solo outside of a P/T/V build on my guardian, I'm constantly downed and the game becomes very un-fun. I think the combat would have much more depth if there were actual healing roles in the combat so that players could feel more effective in specializing while playing solo. As it stands now, if you're soloing in anything but P/V/T gear, you're probably gonna have a bad time.

  • Zaltys.7649Zaltys.7649 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 26, 2017

    @AliamRationem.5172 said:
    You've only been playing PoF for a few days. You're learning a new specialization and weapon set and going up against enemies you've never seen before.

    And yet, the forum seems to be full of players who easily got the griffon on day one and are doing the bounties blindfolded and in their sleep.

    Dunno why I never see such players in-game, though. I've ran across plenty of failing bounties, and very few successful ones. Been watching as some players keep trying the legendary wyrm bounty (for the last four hours), and it's never been under 35% by the time it despawns. And there were only a couple of players who bothered to try to hit the blitz bonus pinata, everyone else has realized by now that it's not gonna die.

    Just one failed event after an another everywhere, so you're probably not the only one who ends up feeling weak.

  • I'd say if you feel like you're not very good at the game, especially in endgame PvE zones like PoF, you probably need a tankier build and/or class. Elementalists are inherently squishier than most classes, and berserker gear doesn't help that. Try something a bit more survivable, you might have more fun. :)

  • Cuddy.6247Cuddy.6247 Member ✭✭✭

    Dunno about you, but PoF marked the end of my guardian for me. I'd definitely urge you to think about using a scourge instead. I use full trailblazer on my scourge and it's really effective at staying alive but also duking out condi damage in high numbers. Viper's unnecessary on scourge like it was on reaper because you have neither the greatsword or the reaper shroud to really benefit from it, and the scepter doesn't benefit at all.

  • Sylvyn.4750Sylvyn.4750 Member ✭✭✭

    Huh...that's weird...Firebrand is probably going to get nerfed for its over-achieving DPS and defensive abilities. Our guild requires Firebrand in WvW now...it's that good.

    Back on topic, I hear you OP...there were a lot of times in going through the HoT story that I'm thinking "this feels like a boss raid and I don't have backup!" Seriously...the amount of dodging, healing, and tankiness needed out of my characters made it so that I could only finish the story with either a core guardian or auramancer elementalist, and without much DPS, it took over an hour to do any of the chapters that featured boss fights. Just keep plugging away at it to figure out which class/spec works to get through the story. I do enjoy the stories, too, I just wish they didn't make the fights so gimmicky to get through, but I guess it's the only way they could come up with to stretch out the story so that people didn't burn through it and go play a different game so soon.

  • Korval.3751Korval.3751 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 26, 2017

    @AstronomyD.8235 said:
    I'm not sure why I'm posting this, but...

    I need some advice to why and if I should continue play this game after 4089 hours across all characters. My issue is that I'm not at good at this game. I don't participate in raids, and high level fractals because I'm not good at the game. It is not my goal to be top a tier GW2 player but I really enjoy the story and the world of Tyria. Playing Path of fire, make me feel so weak and vulnerable as a weaver (berserker + soldier trinkets) that I wonder why anyone still calls me the commander. Do anyone else feel the same or is it just me that is not capable of enjoying the northern parts of Elona?

    I totally understand how you feel. Back in 2012 my first class was a Thief. I leveled up to 80 and liked the class, but always felt so weak compared to other more beefier classes. Then one day I saw a Guardian plowing through mobs and I said "Wow! That class looks powerful and fun to play." So I created a Guardian and started the process again from level 1. I have to say switching to Guardian was the best decision I've made. It aligns with my play style. After 4 years here's what Guardian means to me:

    • Power DPS to take on many mobs including Veterans
    • Healing to stay in the fight longer and helps others when the need arises
    • The ability to solo most content without being too reliant on others
    • I'm not a raider
    • I'm in a guild, but I don't really participate in guild events

    I'm not an expert in all classes but I would say Guardian is great for solo play and self-reliance. With Firebrand, my character is noticeably more powerful. I can take on 2-3 veterans and random mobs with health to spare. I don't know if Arenanet intended this, so I'm enjoying it while it lasts! I hope they don't change Firebrand Guardians as they feel right in PVE.

    I can't tell what your class is but the TL;DR is to try Guardian and see if this class makes you love GW2 again.

  • If you're having fun, keep playing.

    Might help to maybe play a class that's less complex mechanically or something that's tankier, I mean I feel really weak when I play as a mesmer, because I suck balls at that class.

  • blambidy.3216blambidy.3216 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 26, 2017

    That is up to you. If your having fun. Then play. If not then don't. But advice for you. The reason many people know how to not die is because we usually look up builds of our class. And ideas what to do. However the build should be based on how we like to play. The way your build is designed is so you get the best performance without being killed all the time. Check those out on your classes. Or find friends to play with Which makes the game plenty easier.

  • Neural.1824Neural.1824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @OP After around 6000 hours, I've asked similar questions. It's difficult to stay interested. In the long run, I spend most of my time working on legendary weapons, ascended gear, and map completion.
    Path of Fire looks great, but I haven't purchased it yet, which stems from this sort of boredom. I am looking forward to mounts and new zones to explore, but if you aren't into raids, WvW, PvP and such, open world content gets stale after a while. Best way I've found to break up the boredom is help other people with getting achievements etc. Even if it's just helping with Hero Points, or having a mesmer to port people around when they need it.

    Soul-binding needs to be allowed to die gracefully. It has expired. It is long past it's time to become a footnote in the history of gaming.

  • The thing I like most about gw2 is the fact I can go at my own pace. The game is gorgeous and very distracting. This is a good thing. I'll log on with a goal in mind. Do dailies, work on achieves, work on world completion on an alt whatever it is it never fails that I get sidetracked and end up not doin what I had intended to do when I first logged on. I do not raid. I've never done a fractal. I just like to immerse myself in the world and whatever happens happens and to me that is super fun.

  • Paraphrasing you...
    "I'm not sure why I'm posting this, but..."

    I have 297840 hours in Life, on my single character and I'm still not good ad this game. I haven't reached any of the end zones, have almost zero achievements and don't feel like I can handle most things. Unlike Tyria, I don't like Life's story too much; even less the plot, but I really love some characters and I really want to see the end of it so that's enough for me to keep pushing it forward. It wouldn't be any fun if I didn't have any challenges, I guess; even though they seem too much at times.

    Analogies aside, I don't think this is a reason to quit a game. If you plan to be competitive, you go to training, you read, you theorycraft, you watch and you push yourself harder. If not, you talk to people, you sit on beautiful location, you travel, you enjoy, you learn. There's room for everything. As @Gaile Gray.6029 said, GW2 is the kind of game that welcomes you in open arms with you take a break from it occasionally. In other MMOs if you quit for a while when you come back you find yourself useless and not welcome in the majority of new content, because the games are 'gear-based/button-smashing' and if you do not have the best gear or have grinded for tons of hours no one wants you. GW2 is skill-based so it only takes a little practice for you to fell home again without the need of any grind or massive rejection.

    I know ppl like different games and there are those that love gear-based sitting-ducks MMOs where you can sit in front of a mob and auto-attack him to death if you have enough gear but GW2 is more than that. Those MMOs feels to me like teenage passions that you think is love but they don't last cause if you don't offer 100% of your life and soul to it, you're out. GW feels like true love: it enables you to live your life, it doesn't restrain you or consume you. You can be with it and take your time when needed, than when you come back all it wants of you is that you understand it, look into it and take a moment to feel it back again.

    PoF just launched and you're playing THE MOST difficult spec to play atm so you can take a break or play another easier spec for a while, until you get the hang of it. Watch some videos, hear feedback, read the description of your skills and then practice.

    GW2 is a great game and IMHO it's THE BEST MMORPG out there. Of course, regarding competitive gameplay it has a truckload of problems and ANet is just making it worse time and time again by turning it into a P2W scheme with overpowered Elite Specs on xpacs. We even got a kick in the bu*t from the ESL but ANet doesn't seem to give a F about that and it seems we're diving into the whole of oblivion for the competitive path, which is a shame. That aside and since competitive is not your style, I would say you have a jewel in your hands; you just need to turn your light on so you can see it shine again.

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    ten characters

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Couple of suggestions: 1. Drop the soldier's trinkets for something that gives you more vitality. Soldiers gives you toughness which mitigates direct damage, does nothing for condi damage, and insures everything and it's brother aggro's on you and ignores everyone else that has even 1 point less toughness. I've even gone to marauder's trinkets on my power berserker (and I like marauder's even more on my power reaper).
    2. Ele - whether power or condi, whether core ele, tempest, or weaver, is tough to play (especially full glass...which I did for a while). You have 5 character slots. Use them. Try out different professions. It's a game, it's supposed to be fun. If you're not having fun when you're playing it, change something up!
    3. Corollary to #2: Engineer is probably not the best selection to make for a second character - I personally think it is even more difficult than Ele.

  • Wearing full berserkers complaining about dying, yea maybe next time dont follow a incorrect meta, bersekers is awful for weaver

  • @Greyraven.4258 said:

    I don't get left out of the story like I did in wow because I don't raid.

    +1

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:

    Edit to add:

    I'm would not call myself a super player, either. I fail pretty regularly at jumping puzzles, high-end fractals make me antsy, and I haven't taken on a raid yet. But I love --
    truly love -- the game, the world, the community, the festivals, my character...

    But but you have gamemaster mode so u can fly trough the jumping puzzles.....hehe

    @AstronomyD.8235
    Take a break. Guild Wars 2 is the only MMO i know where u can take breaks so many u want and never lost ur connection to the other players. I play since GW 1 & Gw 2 Headstart and i took many breaks because there are also many other great games out there (Witcher 3, Divinity Original Sin 2 says hello to me) or the RL Nature. You loosing only some AP Points nothing more. That is one of the great Aspects of this game hey i even say many times it is a feature of Guild Wars 2.

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    I also went into the maps as a Weaver.... Not all that fun. Watching everyone else slaughter everything with ease while I'm still trying to do attunement rotations is just meh....

    AND THOSE kitten BABY MOAS!!!!!

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  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AstronomyD.8235 said:
    Thanks for all of the great feedback. GW2 community is another reason to continue playing :)

    I'll try going back to staff tempest and full soldiers armor set for more survivability (this is what ArenaNet give you after using the level 80 booster). Alternatively I'll give other classes a shot to see if learning the content make things easier as some of you have suggested.

    This. Definately try some of the other classes. Elementalist can be quite challenging. Try the ranger with pet, or necromancer with minions.

    If you really feel like taking a break: take a break. The game has no subscription and since gear does not deappreciate, once you come back you'll be able to go on without having lost any progress or power.

  • I'm right there with you. Been 'playing' for 5 years but I feel like I'm horrible. PoF just isn't fun for me at all. My Eng/Holo is just not my style anymore and getting owned left and right (Scrapper runed at that). Tried my guardian tonight, not much better. I think it's time to take a break, for me. Wife has told me several times since PoF came out to find a new game. She can tell it ruins my mood nowadays.

  • Thanks again for all of the positive feedback. GW2 Community is the best :)
    After finishing story on staff tempest and full Soldiers gear, I'm now running a Scourge like suggested above, and I'm quite comfortable running a combination of Vipers and Trailblazer.

    As I mentioned earlier, having a steady average ping of about 60ms helps a lot to avoid damage in most of the story instances (except one that I had to look up on the forum and use the recommended "Brave Sir Robin" tactics to beat).

  • Even if you do take a break from actually gaming, log in to collect your daily freebies; have a character camped outside a home instance if you have any nodes inside.

    "That's what" -- She

  • @AstronomyD.8235 said:
    I'm not sure why I'm posting this, but...

    I need some advice to why and if I should continue play this game after 4089 hours across all characters. My issue is that I'm not at good at this game. I don't participate in raids, and high level fractals because I'm not good at the game. It is not my goal to be top a tier GW2 player but I really enjoy the story and the world of Tyria. Playing Path of fire, make me feel so weak and vulnerable as a weaver (berserker + soldier trinkets) that I wonder why anyone still calls me the commander. Do anyone else feel the same or is it just me that is not capable of enjoying the northern parts of Elona?

    So I definitely came here with the intent of saying, "No, stop and give me your stuff." You know, like you do. But this isn't the appropriate place for snark, cause this seems like a legitimate call for help.

    I've been playing this game since Early Access. I reached T2 fractals this year. It wasn't something I cared about. I still haven't played every path of all the dungeons. I've not been in any raids. I've never PvPed in any matches. I've only been in WvW long enough to get the JPs and the world completes because I did that before they made WvW unnecessary. Not playing hard core doesn't make you a bad player. You've put a bunch of time into the game, I assume because you enjoy it. If you enjoy it, then continue playing. Don't stop unless you don't enjoy it anymore. You don't seem to need high level play to enjoy it, so don't let it bring you down.

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