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  • Kheldorn.5123Kheldorn.5123 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Zaltys.7649 said:

    @Thefarside.2178 said:
    While this is a great list and I agree with it; none of it has any long-game repeatability. All off these can be done in a week or two (if fast player) or a month or two if taking your time. What comes after?

    With a single character, maybe. There's plenty of us altaholics who'll be busy with those for years to come. I still have some alts who aren't even done with core Tyria, let alone HoT.

    Hardly meaningful. It's like replaying baldur's gate 5 times in a row. It doesn't mean the content has anything new to offer.

  • Theocraft.6053Theocraft.6053 Member ✭✭✭

    they said they will look closer to metas, so we can wait with adding more of such topics. We've been talking about replayability of PoF so many times already.

    I have a few missing achievements I hunt down sometimes, but otherwise I finished PoF and went back to older maps. I really hope they revitalize it with better rewards for metas and bounties - I would gladly jump back since I love those new maps.

  • Makai.3429Makai.3429 Member ✭✭✭

    Currently working on funerary armor, which seems to be going at a snail's pace. I've harvested every flax node in Elon Riverlands five times and only have four collection lilies to show for it; and I'm worried access to some portions of the collection will be difficult to acquire once everyone finishes it.

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

  • sigur.9453sigur.9453 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 10, 2017

    @Makai.3429 said:
    Currently working on funerary armor, which seems to be going at a snail's pace. I've harvested every flax node in Elon Riverlands five times and only have four collection lilies to show for it; and I'm worried access to some portions of the collection will be difficult to acquire once everyone finishes it.

    There is a "secret" cave in the east of the map, where you can harvest 1 100% lili with every charakter/day
    Same goes for the wine in vabbi, there is one that gives you one/char/day in the vinefields in the east.

  • Kheldorn.5123Kheldorn.5123 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Theocraft.6053 said:
    they said they will look closer to metas, so we can wait with adding more of such topics. We've been talking about replayability of PoF so many times already.

    If players keep bringing it back, it must be important issue for them. A message to the devs I would say.

    Also, devs said they are monitoring metas but in the same comment they said they have no actions planned at this point. Hardly satisfying answer.

  • Completed all maps and sotry on my main. Did all bounties in Crsytal Oasis. Working on the griffon collections and accumulationg gold. Started map completion of POF maps for my alts to get the new specs. Doing a map a day with my Revenant/Renegade. Not very happy yet with the skills and the bow. Sword/Sword and Hammer are better. Only one skill on the utility from the new spec so still no clue what I am doing. Also did a HP train with my ele to get the new spec. Still no idea how to play it properly. Die a lot more often with ele and revenant in the desert.

  • Yes, well, if meta's (like in HoT) interfere in anyway with what i wanna do in a PoF maps, i will never return.
    Then it will be a player numbers game, how many players want and do not want (map) meta's in PoF maps.
    Unless Anet figures out a way that pleases both sides.

    As for what i am doing in PoF.
    I just got my Jackal do lvl3.
    Am going slow with the story, still in act 1
    Did most i could do in map 1, Crystal Oasis.
    Now i continue with doing the most i can do in Desert Highlands.

  • Thefarside.2178Thefarside.2178 Member ✭✭
    edited October 10, 2017

    @Zaltys.7649 said:

    @Thefarside.2178 said:
    While this is a great list and I agree with it; none of it has any long-game repeatability. All off these can be done in a week or two (if fast player) or a month or two if taking your time. What comes after?

    With a single character, maybe. There's plenty of us altaholics who'll be busy with those for years to come. I still have some alts who aren't even done with core Tyria, let alone HoT.

    Years? I have have completed the elite and weapon specialty on all of my alts ( I have every profession except ele btw) . What else is there? Most of these achievements are account wide. Map completion (the POF maps rewards are junk). I get what you are saying but I am looking for long-term not a short-sided view due to love affair with current expac.

  • JVJD.4912JVJD.4912 Member ✭✭✭

    I actually stopped playing and i back to my usual login, do the daily and log off

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

    Late reply, but I'm still exploring maps, getting achievement points, talking to NPCs, absorbing the lore, finding safe spots and enjoying the views. I've only map completed Crystal Oasis, Desert Highlands, and Elon Riverlands on my main (only 15 more characters to go!). However I'm still doing my general gathering routines in Central Tyria and Deep Maguuma. I'm taking my time, and I'm certain I'll be working on this expansion for a long time to come.

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  • I have been bouncing around, collecting mounts, story, completing maps. That being said, I need to focus and get the Griffon Mount before the Mad King events start :grin:

  • Erulogos.2591Erulogos.2591 Member ✭✭✭

    @Thefarside.2178 said:
    While this is a great list and I agree with it; none of it has any long-game repeatability. All off these can be done in a week or two (if fast player) or a month or two if taking your time. What comes after?

    Isn't the plan for the next LS season to start 2-3 months after PoF dropped? So if a casual, stop-and-smell-the-roses player can get the major checklist items done in that time frame that seems to be working as intended. Sadly, content locusts will always outstrip the devs' ability to make said content, unless it is artificially gated (i.e. you need 100 tokens, and can only get 1 token a day) and people almost universally hate things like that.

    Personally, I've blitzed the story on one toon, gotten my griffon and unlocked most, though not all, mount masteries. So at this point, I'm working on side collections (side-eye at the funerary stuff) and some generic things (daily cheev, daily Teq, bouncing around maps on mounts, etc.)

  • TheGrimm.5624TheGrimm.5624 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @dagrdagaz.4913 said:
    Yes, well, if meta's (like in HoT) interfere in anyway with what i wanna do in a PoF maps, i will never return.
    Then it will be a player numbers game, how many players want and do not want (map) meta's in PoF maps.
    Unless Anet figures out a way that pleases both sides.

    As for what i am doing in PoF.
    I just got my Jackal do lvl3.
    Am going slow with the story, still in act 1
    Did most i could do in map 1, Crystal Oasis.
    Now i continue with doing the most i can do in Desert Highlands.

    I don't see where adding meta's to the map would impact players completing things already in place in PoF. I don't think anyone asking for more meta events are indicating that portions of the map should be walled behind events. Its more looking for events that draw people together to do. Meta events are like coming across a pick up game that is rewarding or in helping people to achieve things together as a public group challenge. The better you do as a mass the more rewarding it is for everyone. Hey, x event is up, let's go!

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  • thehipone.6812thehipone.6812 Member ✭✭✭

    Discovering the good farm spots, figuring out what each mob type drops and how often, farming to get familiar with the new elite specs, and just exploring overall.

  • Joxer.6024Joxer.6024 Member ✭✭✭

    Keep in mind folks raid are coming soon so that might be a nice extra for us all!? ;)

  • MrMouser.6583MrMouser.6583 Member ✭✭
    edited October 10, 2017

    I don't do any POF, finished doing all of it besides some achievements and collections, and now I find no reason to play the maps, besides casino.

    The lack of large scale meta events that need coordination ruins the expansion for me and its annoying cause I love everything else, I love my new class the maps and for the first time since the beginning I feel connected to the story. I understand some people feel the no map wide meta topic to be kitten but personally I don't play MMO's for the single player experience, I play them to interact with others and do content that involves more than clicking a WP link for the next bounty, plus the "dynamic" static events they have now feel like the game is moving away from what it wanted to be.

    What happened to "The world doesn't wait for you!" line that ANet kept trowing at us before the game came out?

    Anyway, I enjoy other areas of the game like HoT, LWS maps and started doing a bit of WvW now and then.

  • Genesis.5169Genesis.5169 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 10, 2017

    Nothing I did about 80% of the PoF story and got bored of the area lack of good events loot, i goto PoF for HP's mainly i have Mirage/Weaver/Holosmith Maxed currently happy with Holosmith/Weaver pve/pvp mirage is ok. Ill prolly return mainly for hp's for my necro and gaurdian then never return unless something is added.

    Get safe spaces out of spvp, demand real post game stats!
    Gw2 already the easiest MMO on the market if you believe content is too hard its time for some self reflection.
    Stop asking to nerf classes if you PvE exclusively it makes no sense.

  • @Genesis.5169 said:
    Nothing I did about 80% of the PoF story and got bored of the area lack of good events loot, i goto PoF for HP's mainly i have Mirage/Weaver/Holosmith Maxed currently happy with Holosmith/Weaver pve/pvp mirage is ok. Ill prolly return mainly for hp's for my necro and gaurdian then never return unless something is added.

    That is a good thing. The HP's are super easy and once you have done them a few times, you know their locations so with a new character you can speed unlock your elite spec in Oasis, Highlands, Riverlands and Desolation

  • Samnang.1879Samnang.1879 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 11, 2017

    I really liked Pof so... I played it 24/7 and finished everything in 1 week, which includes map comp for 1 toon, getting griffon and specs for 9 classes.
    At the moment, I'm getting HP's for my 2nd set of 9 classes.
    Will work on the minor achievements next.

    Anet: give us in-game customizable human NPC companion please
    Please, no more balance changes, or at least reset our gears so we don't have to waste gold changing gears every time.
    Please have option to not receive bloodstone dusts, empyreal fragments, dragonite etc

  • Puma.3645Puma.3645 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 22, 2019

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  • I've gone back to central tyria for the time being. I don't find "deep and meaningful exploration, and reconnecting with the pure sense of discovery" enjoyable when I have to stop every 15 seconds or so to dispatch a mob of mobs. I think the maps are beautiful, but for me they are not conducive to exploration. I'm sure after a break I'll find interest in it again. I do enjoy the story, but I don't want to rush through it.

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  • Matt Cole.2680Matt Cole.2680 Member ✭✭
    edited October 12, 2017

    For me personally I think PoF was a great value, but I understand where people are coming from with going back to HoT metas, however I kinda look at that as a positive, I was somewhat worried they'd become obsolete. It also gives reason to play different areas. I've been doing bounty trains and stuff cuz they're fun but overall I don't see a huge reason to spend a lot of time in the desert.

    I am looking forward to lws4. I'm also curious if the people struggling with hps played HoT or only have Core+PoF, I'm not sure I've met anyone without HoT and I can't imagine the game without HoT really.

    I first played the story alone and got my mounts maxed quickly and elite specs on my main toons and at least started on my alts, that's just a matter of laziness/lack of interest on those toons. Then my friend visited from another state for a week so we could play together(bday present) and we had a blast. Slowly worked our way through story, she completed all five maps(she can't rly play much at her house but she's def an explorer) and she maxed her mounts, we also went back and did the end of her personal story on one alt and finished HoT on her other alt and did some metas and HoT MPs. Overall my experience was good.

    From my perspective, whereas HoT might've gone overboard on meta maps, I'm a little disappointed PoF went so meta-less. Still, overall happy with the experience, think it's worth the value, I'll go back for collections and bounties and achievs but it's def lacking in certain areas so I understand people's gripes.

    To sum things up though, gw2 as a whole is my fav game, idk what will draw me back to the desert in the far future aside from possible lws4 additions, in the meantime just slowly working on achievs and doing bounties.

  • Miss Lana.5276Miss Lana.5276 Member ✭✭✭

    I completed the story on my main, mapping as I went. I didn't think I'd have enough to save up for the griffon, but I got it and just finished the xp needed for it. Now I'm just mapping and doing more stories on alts there. I might try to complete some of the collections in the future, but that novelty is wearing thin with me.

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

    @Parlance.9584 said:
    What is taking up your time in the expansion?

    I am still not done with some of the achievements (mainly the bounties). Also, a daily visit of the dwarven ruins' gold bowl gamble is a must-do on my checklist. :)

    I simply love the maps, so I hope they will add more content eventually. Playing through the story gets a bit tedious after a while, mainly because of uncovering the maps is pretty annoying after the third playthrough with all the mobs.

  • Ojimaru.8970Ojimaru.8970 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just took the guild through one and a half mini dungeons in the new zones earlier this week. What a blast!

    For my own, I still have story achievements, Casino coins to collect, map achievements to complete, mini-dungeons to re-explore for future guild events, farming for Warbeast recipes...

    And now we're going to be distracted by Mad King Thorn.

    Great!

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  • Tachenon.5270Tachenon.5270 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 12, 2017

    I've been through the story on a mount with no name. It felt good but some parts were a strain. Completed PoF mapping on my hohosmith. Got the Cutting Edge, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. Unlocked firebrand. Pondering what to unlock next. It's looking like spellbreaker. Maybe. Actually scored some HoT achievements going back for some of the less strenuous to acquire hero points, and managing to be (or not to be) in the right places at the right times. Have ridden a few champ trains -- choo choo! -- in Crystal Oasis and the Desolation. Also, other stuff. All in all, fun is mostly being had. Mostly.

  • Pimpology.6234Pimpology.6234 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 12, 2017

    Sold them green raptors at launch made tons of gold. Cleared all maps first 3 days. Farmed the dwarf area for recipes made some easy gold. Sat around in guild hall for 35hours building stuff. Rolled onto all of my toons to test out Pof elites. Found out alot of them are just pvp specs. :( Chipping away at chieves, but alot of them seem pointless. Ugly human minis from griffon gifts really? Why not Tengu minis :D hehe. dumped 250g on griffon, wasn't expecting that :( my goooooooooooooold! i'll miss you. Bought all the minis i wanted with trade contracts. Farmed a bit more contracts and bought sunspear weapon recipes. Found out killing legendaries awarded currency to buy funerary gear n weapons. Found a merchant that wanders around you can buy “secret” items from. Not that secret cause cheeves make you find her. After all that finally went and did horrible poop story. h8 story, needs a FFWD button. quit talking and let me do the combat stuff!

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  • Ahlen.7591Ahlen.7591 Member ✭✭✭

    I just went back to SW/HoT maps.

    They're still full with tons of people and metas/events running.

  • jonG.8369jonG.8369 Member ✭✭

    Nothing at the moment. Went back to HoT, silverwastes and cursed shore to do events, make gold and run around with other players since the new maps are lacking in that regard.

    Would love to revisit the new maps if there's some drastic improvements to the rewards. They look great in design but after the initial exploration is completed and you've done the achievements, there really isn't much to keep players invested. Shame, because you can tell the designers put a lot of effort and probably worked long hours to bring us this.

  • Neutra.6857Neutra.6857 Member ✭✭✭

    Hmm, I am still doing exploring and achievements. I haven't done the griffon stuff at all. I have finished achieves in Crystal Oasis, am missing 2 in Desert Highland, and have a lot in Elon Riverlands. I have basically done none in the other two maps, though I have most of Desolation mapped. Once I am done with those I plan to move on to finishing story achieves, since I am missing a few there and then go on to griffon stuff.

  • @JVJD.4912 said:
    I actually stopped playing and i back to my usual login, do the daily and log off

    What he said.

  • Ellisande.5218Ellisande.5218 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 14, 2017

    Playing Stellaris and Saints Row 3 again.

    I'm not really a grinder. The most I play of GW2 is the yearly Halloween event. That's really why I came back to GW2. It just happened this coincided with the PoF release.

    I like immersion, a good story, a big world with interesting and worthwhile things to explore, with interesting and worthwhile ways of interacting with the map and making the map yours, controlling a large army and lots of territory, building up a strong economy by min/maxing my cities/towns/villages/planets/whatever. You know, all the things that aren't in Guild Wars 2.

  • jwaz.1908jwaz.1908 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 15, 2017

    Got all the mounts to full mastery level, now I'm replaying Heart of Thorns and core Tyria for collections and achievements.

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  • Exploring getting things done but taking my time at it. I can tell i rush or try to hardcore it, ita be burnt out city baby.
    I hardcore played HoT like 12+ hrs a day content didn't last long at all for me, I learnt from that mistake, so I'm taking my sweet slow turtle time with PoF.

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

    Less than a month later, I have to admit that the AP system for PoF is extremely disappointing. This extension is the best content by far, but it needs more/better rewards and some larger scale meta content.

  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭

    Still slow boating alt PoF completion and loving it.

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I first focused on the storyline missions, then mastery points, followed by map completion and yesterday I finished mastery experience.

    It has been a great experience so far and I'll continue to play with the achievement system as guideline.

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