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Story content and Repeatable Hearts

I'm curious as to the decisions in past installments to force players to do all of the renown hearts to continue the story (I forget is LWS4 ep. 1 did this, but a good portion of LWS3 did). I understand if it was to show people the map and get them excited to be playing on it and to find little secrets, but I would rather finish the story and then go on to explore the new map at my own pace, however I dread every LWS episode now because it's Story -> New Map-> Renown Hearts -> Story. I just get stuck at a new map and decided to eventually force myself through it to get to the rest of the story.

I guess my question is: Is there plans in the future to shake up the pattern we're stuck in with LW Episodes (as shown above) to allow us to just go and do the story, and then allow us to explore the map and hearts and events at our own pace?

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  • I am no fan of having hearts as requirement for story. It's a sort of incentive to go out and explore further, and in the case with recent release, having hearts to be ample to achievements, then that's nice. I do however, think that more waypoints on map would be a good asset to aid in exploring and enjoying the map for what it is rather than being discouraged from wanting to travel near large mobs.

  • lynspottery.6529lynspottery.6529 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 15, 2018

    @Blude.6812 said:
    I really don't mind having repeatable hearts and if a player wishes to replay them (for an award) but please do not tie access to the vendor to replaying a heart. Please end that.

    Definitely a good point. I sometimes am looking for a particular heart vendor but with the repeatable hearts, it makes it harder to just pop in to purchase what I want so I can move on to what I really want to do. I definitely am not in the mood to repeat the heart just to access the vendor....this is annoying.

    However, I do sometimes repeat some hearts because I enjoyed it.

  • @Donari.5237 said:
    I will say that if we get more pure-fun hearts like the Mag Hammers I will be much happier at having reasons to repeat. The other hearts in the map are fairly standard, and can feel sluggish to complete (and I'm not a heart hater, btw, I like most of them throughout Tyria), but that one rocks.

    As someone who has not figured out the hammers yet, let me say Thank You for almost always having a failsafe alternative and a variety of ways to complete hearts. (I go into the mag lab, mess with hammers, get nowhere, and take out my frustrations--and complete the heart--by slaughtering Inquest golems.)

  • sweetrules.8359sweetrules.8359 Member ✭✭✭

    I had to explain how to use the hammers properly to a guildmate before she started to really enjoy that heart. She hated it before I explained and showed her how.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:

    @Donari.5237 said:
    I will say that if we get more pure-fun hearts like the Mag Hammers I will be much happier at having reasons to repeat. The other hearts in the map are fairly standard, and can feel sluggish to complete (and I'm not a heart hater, btw, I like most of them throughout Tyria), but that one rocks.

    As someone who has not figured out the hammers yet, let me say Thank You for almost always having a failsafe alternative and a variety of ways to complete hearts. (I go into the mag lab, mess with hammers, get nowhere, and take out my frustrations--and complete the heart--by slaughtering Inquest golems.)

    If you want to figure it out yourself I shall remain silent but if you want it explained I can PM you with the information (took me a while to figure it out too). It'll be a while before I'm at my computer again, though, it's very late at night now and I have just finished watching Critical Role and need to get -some- sleep.

  • @Donari.5237 said:

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:

    @Donari.5237 said:
    I will say that if we get more pure-fun hearts like the Mag Hammers I will be much happier at having reasons to repeat. The other hearts in the map are fairly standard, and can feel sluggish to complete (and I'm not a heart hater, btw, I like most of them throughout Tyria), but that one rocks.

    As someone who has not figured out the hammers yet, let me say Thank You for almost always having a failsafe alternative and a variety of ways to complete hearts. (I go into the mag lab, mess with hammers, get nowhere, and take out my frustrations--and complete the heart--by slaughtering Inquest golems.)

    If you want to figure it out yourself I shall remain silent but if you want it explained I can PM you with the information (took me a while to figure it out too). It'll be a while before I'm at my computer again, though, it's very late at night now and I have just finished watching Critical Role and need to get -some- sleep.

    No, thanks, I have t figured out now. ^^

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