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  • Lévis.5489Lévis.5489 Member ✭✭

    @Leablo.2651 said:
    Any interesting reasons for the influx? Or just marketing doing its job?

    A certain hyped MMO was released this week. And it was a total disaster.

  • DarcShriek.5829DarcShriek.5829 Member ✭✭✭

    Buy the expansions. Heavily farm the Auric Basin Meta.

  • Cerioth.7062Cerioth.7062 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to all newbs!! Take yur time and EXPLORE ALL OF TYRIA! So much to see and experience.

  • PyrateSilly.4710PyrateSilly.4710 Member ✭✭✭

    All great advice but one piece that some miss until their one year birthday comes up:
    The yearly birthday presents are PER CHAR, which means that if you delete that char you will not get the birthday gift(s). Just a heads up that if you waiting on gifts.
    Be sure you are ok with deleting a char before doing so. I will usually make a throw away char to do some stuff and then be ready to delete very soon after making it so that I don't get attached to them, lol. Any that I still have I will be keeping and will just get new char slots instead of deleting them.

  • Aeolus.3615Aeolus.3615 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 31, 2018

    @Lévis.5489 said:

    @Leablo.2651 said:
    Any interesting reasons for the influx? Or just marketing doing its job?

    A certain hyped MMO was released this week. And it was a total disaster.

    I am still trying to figure out what made it so hyped... :\ but each own to its own.
    OFC it has very good stuff like u dont get real life blinded by the skill casting... like that game called gw2 :)

  • Arden.7480Arden.7480 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 31, 2018

    How much did it increase?
    How much do GW2 have players now?
    Why did it increase like out of sudden?

    Tips?

    The exploration is really good in this game, when I started playing GW2 doing tasks, vistas etc was something so stunning, and I really mean it.
    Enjoy leveling, because it will help you learn the proffesions to the depths.

    If you like the magic and peace of the Forest: play Sylvari
    If you want to learn about the technology and the very secrets of the Eternal Alchemy: play Asura
    If you like the sound of guns and roar of war: play Charr
    If you seek the glory and want to connect with the Spirits of the Wild: play Norn
    If the honor is your thing and you want to destroy all the roots of treason: play Human

    Welcome to the Game and enjoy every single view and if you like the music, you will hear such music that will give you goosebumps. (If you will walk into Ascalon and you will hear one of the tracks in this location, the name of it is A Land Restored")

    Welcome!

    The wound is the place where the Light enters you ~Stephane Lo Presti

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

    Adding a few things I've not seen mentioned which I think a lot of us tend to forget because once you've been playing a while you don't think about them any more:

    Don't worry about which server to choose - your server only matters for World vs. World and even that is changing soon(tm). For everything else you can play with anyone in your region (North America or Europe).

    Open-world PvE maps can have several copies. This means there's never a queue to get into the map but it also means even if you go to the same location as your friend you might not see them because they might be in a different copy of the map. You can join up with them by forming a party and then one person right clicking the other person's portrait in the party window and selecting the 'Join in [map name]' option. That will move you to their copy of the map.

    The Looking for Group tool is another way to move between map copies. In this game it's not just for dungeons, you can use it to find a group for anything and it's very commonly used for large open-world events which need a lot of players. Also unlike a lot of games it won't dump you into a group automatically. Someone starting a group chooses which type of activity it's for and then can fill in a free text box with more detail. Other people can see all the groups listed and choose which one to join. If you don't see a group which suits you feel free to start your own. (Also be aware it doesn't teleport you into the map from anywhere in the world. For open-world stuff you need to get to the right map as normal and for dungeons/raids you need to go to the map where the entrance is and then you'll get a prompt to join your group once someone goes in.)

    PvE in this game is completely cooperative. There is no kill-stealing or loot-stealing or any other type of stealing. Even the Thieves Steal skill doesn't actually take anything from other players! If you see someone killing an enemy or doing a heart or event feel free to join in - everyone will get the same XP as if they did it on their own. Any items you see on the ground or in chests are yours to take - everyone else gets their own drops. (Oh and there's an option to loot everything in the area in one click and later on the option to do it automatically.) Crafting material nodes can be harvested by everyone - if someone beats you to the node it doesn't matter because you can harvest it after them (or at the same time) so don't worry about leaving anything for anyone else.

    Oh also everyone can ressurect everyone else and not only does it not cost you anything, you actually get XP for it! Dead players have a black and blue icon (NPCs have black and white) and it's a good idea to ressurect anyone you can so that when you need it someone will do the same for you.

    You'll probably notice early on that this game has no quests. Instead there's Renown Hearts and Dynamic Events. You'll probably come across hearts first - these are NPCs who need help with an area of the map. You don't need to speak to them to start, you'll get instruction on the right side of the screen as soon as you come in range, but they can provide some extra background, lore and instructions. Speak to the NPC afterwards though - they become a merchant and have some unique items for sale for karma points.

    The activities in Dynamic Events are like traditional quests - kill this, protect that, collect 10 rats etc. They are unlike traditional quests in that they'll start, proceed and end regardless of whether you or anyone else is joining in. If an NPC says they need help because ogres are attacking the camp they mean now. So if you see an event and you want to join in go ahead and do it. When it ends you'll receive credit for your participation even if you didn't play it all the way through. Also stick around after one ends because many events chain together so another one may be just about to start. (But if you don't want to do it right now don't worry, they always repeat.)

    Finally don't worry. There's almost nothing you can do to mess up completely in this game. There are infinite sources of XP, and you can get more than enough Hero Points to unlock all your skills and traits (and once they're unlocked you can change them any time you're out of combat) and everything can be repeated, at least until you get it right.

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    "In this town, we call home, everyone hail to the pumpkin song! In this town, don't we love it now? Everyone's waiting for the next surprise!"

  • GW2 is easily the most newbie-friendly MMO I've ever played. Players are helpful in chat. And the wiki is full of detailed info. Also bookmark Dulfy.net and WoodenPotatoes on YouTube. They will come in handy later on.

    Some buttons and icons are locked away and hidden until you get a character to a specific level. So if someone mentions something and you cannot find it (ex: Hero Points on a map), don't worry. Possible you just need to level up. (you can see the list here: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Level_rewards )

    Pick whichever race most interests you. It has little effect on your character's capabilities. All races run the same speed, swing a sword with same strength, and have the same health pool. Except for a handful of weak racial skills, there is no difference. (Related note: gender has no mechanical difference either)

    If an NPC runs up to you and starts waving, talk to that NPC. It will tell you about an event nearby.

    Don't worry too much about kill-stealing. As long as everyone got some hits in, everyone gets equal credit for the kill. (at least in PvE)

    You will see players gliding around and riding on mounts. Gliders require the Heart of Thorns (HoT) expansion. Mounts require the Path of Fire (PoF) expansion. I would highly recommend ignoring these features for now. But if you REALLY want either, then you will need to purchase the expansion, boost a character to Level 80 (max level), and start the corresponding campaign. A couple of missions in and you will unlock the ability.

  • Jackk.8104Jackk.8104 Member ✭✭

    To all refugees from Bless Online
    Welcome to Guild Wars 2, enjoy your fully free2play not pay2win experience

    @Gaile Gray.6029
    Nice link
    The Guild Recruitment Subforum -> https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Main_Page

  • Donutdude.9582Donutdude.9582 Member ✭✭✭

    My advice: take your time.

    This is a vast, beautiful world with a lot going on. Take your time and absorb everything you see and hear. Guild Wars 2 is unlike anything else on the market at the moment. That is a rare thing and should be enjoyed.

    Good luck to all of the new players out there!

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  • @Jackk.8104 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029
    Nice link
    The Guild Recruitment Subforum -> https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Main_Page

    Thank you! Changed. :)

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    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
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  • so I jst played for an hour and tried the lvl80 boost..and I was teleported to lvl 80 area..i run around there for an hour dnt know what to do lol. I wanted to play warrior with spellbreaker but I don't know where to start..

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

    @BeerXerker.3951 said:
    so I jst played for an hour and tried the lvl80 boost..and I was teleported to lvl 80 area..i run around there for an hour dnt know what to do lol. I wanted to play warrior with spellbreaker but I don't know where to start..

    That's one of the reasons many of us have advised against using it. Lots of new players have this issue because the 80 boost doesn't properly intro you to the game, it just skips all the levels, gives you some gear and pops you in a map halfway through the 3rd story arc. I would bench that toon for now and start from scratch just to learn the game, then return to your current one later. The spellbreaker is an extension of the warrior so learning about core warrior, skills and traits is going to be a lot more helpful and due to the way the game works with down scaling, you will still find other in the early maps as well - new and veteran.

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • SlippyCheeze.5483SlippyCheeze.5483 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @BeerXerker.3951 said:
    so I jst played for an hour and tried the lvl80 boost..and I was teleported to lvl 80 area..i run around there for an hour dnt know what to do lol. I wanted to play warrior with spellbreaker but I don't know where to start..

    You were is The SilverWastes, which is part of the "Living Story" episode 2, which itself is the prequel to the Heart of Thorns expansion. Being completely disconnected from what the heck you are doing there is pretty expected.

    I'd strongly suggest you level a character from the start, because it gives you a pile more guidance, but: go to the options, find "Content Guide", and set it to "Disable Personal Story".

    You will then get an orange pointer in the top right towards the nearest event which is happening; when you are close enough you will see a (brief) description of what you need to do in order to complete it on the right hand side. Do that, and collect your rewards.

    Some events are part of a bigger chain of events that culminate in something; in the SilverWastes that is fighting a big boss at the end.

    The other thing you should do, if you elect to stick with the boosted character, is ... go back to your starting zone, and play through the map there. Complete hearts, do events on the map, fight world bosses, and generally just do, like, whatever the heck you want. Explore.

    GW2 will scale you down to match the zone, so you won't be bored, you will be fighting a relatively fair fight with whatever is there.

    (GW2 originally didn't have the hearts at all. They were added to behave like the "quest hubs" in other MMOs because people demanded them. So, literally just running around doing stuff is the originally intended way to level up.)

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

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @BeerXerker.3951 said:
    so I jst played for an hour and tried the lvl80 boost..and I was teleported to lvl 80 area..i run around there for an hour dnt know what to do lol. I wanted to play warrior with spellbreaker but I don't know where to start..

    That's one of the reasons many of us have advised against using it. Lots of new players have this issue because the 80 boost doesn't properly intro you to the game, it just skips all the levels, gives you some gear and pops you in a map halfway through the 3rd story arc. I would bench that toon for now and start from scratch just to learn the game, then return to your current one later. The spellbreaker is an extension of the warrior so learning about core warrior, skills and traits is going to be a lot more helpful and due to the way the game works with down scaling, you will still find other in the early maps as well - new and veteran.

    If you didn't finalize the boost, you haven't actually used it up. You can test-run on any of your alts using the same boost. Once you confirm using it, then that alt is 80 and has the soulbound defensive stats gear.

    To eventually get spellbreaker, you will need to get a warrior to 80, own Path of Fire, and get enough hero points to train up the elite (unlike mastery points, hp are not zone specific -- you can slowly accumulate enough points in the core maps, each hp there grants 1 points, or more quickly in HoT and PoF, as each one there grants 10 points. As a rule hp are gained either by communing with a shaft of light or fighting a creature; a few instead have you gain an object and then use it from inventory). Then you need to slot the elite line into the third traits position, the one with a gold outline.

    But as others in the thread have said, take your time. Explore, test out all the weapons and traits, practice combat, bind your dodge skill to an easily hit key, and get it all in muscle memory. You may only have 5 weapon skills and 1 heal, 3 utilities, and 1 elite skill at a time, but you can mix those up quite a bit and some of them work better together than others. Find what works for you, then expand on it with the elite specs. (Note: elite skill and elite spec are separate concepts that share the same name).

    Look for what's fun, do what's fun, don't worry about what others say you should be doing, and you should enjoy this game for a long time. Welcome!

  • I second the idea of setting aside the boosted character and playing through from Level 1. Level 80 boosts are terrific, but I think you'll miss a lot of awesomeness if that's your first character.

    Totally up to you, of course. We're here to help with question if you have them!

    Gaile Gray
    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

  • DeceiverX.8361DeceiverX.8361 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 31, 2018

    @Aeolus.3615 said:

    @Lévis.5489 said:

    @Leablo.2651 said:
    Any interesting reasons for the influx? Or just marketing doing its job?

    A certain hyped MMO was released this week. And it was a total disaster.

    I am still trying to figure out what made it so hyped... :\ but each own to its own.
    OFC it has very good stuff like u dont get real life blinded by the skill casting... like that game called gw2 :)

    A good PvP experience in an MMO. It was a big part of their gameplay ideology. My guild was looking to move there from here. For now, we're in limbo just tooling around other games casually.

    People are seriously willing to hype virtually anything at this point if it looks like it may be able to deliver on that front. I think people vastly underestimate the size of the audience; you don't see them here because they've all already quit with how uncompetitive the PvP in most major titles has gotten, GW2 included.

    Don't get me wrong - GW2 is head-and-shoulders the best MMO out there currently. It's just PvP-centric players are quickly demoralized once they start getting competitive with its pretty embarrassing class balance and anti-fun mechanics.

    You sure that Sniper idea is as good as you thought it was gonna be?
    Because I think my original idea is better.
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  • FrizzFreston.5290FrizzFreston.5290 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Leveling
    Gotta say, the leveling can feel pretty slow when going just after heart tasks and overly focusing on trying to farm out to level 80. In fact, the biggest thing to remember when leveling is, everything gives Experience. EVERYTHING.

    • Just running through a city for the first time with your character can give you alot of experience.
    • Harvesting, gives experience,
    • crafting, gives experience.
    • Skill points,
    • events,
    • heart tasks,
    • killing mobs all give experience,
    • daily achievements gives alot of experience daily. (Check out the achievements definitely, daily tasks are very profitable since they give you 2 gold a day + experience on top of that.

    The one thing that GW2 wants to tell you with this is, don't focus on farming experience, focus on exploring the next new thing, talk to an NPC, check out a landmark.
    I wouldn't immediately say turn off the content guide (the thing that guides you to the closest undiscovered thing) But I felt that there is a sandbox feel to it when you're not restricted by some arrow that you are in fact totally not obligated to follow. Run off to the horizon and touch and interact with everything you see.

    Once you start honing in on the leveling experience, making it quite possibly dreadfully boring, you need to put it aside and focus on something you do find fun. Exploring, Harvesting, personal story (although that only comes up every 10 levels.) Check out the crafting system. In fact the best way to enjoy crafting is to craft alongside leveling up, AND it does give you , again, lot's of experience.

    There's not much in GW2 that you can't start right from the beginning. (if you're not free to play at least)

  • It's important to know that XP comes from a lot of things. Thanks for sharing that info, Frizz!

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    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    Rainbow Cake is Account Bound. Don't even think about sharing it.

  • xCeifer.6159xCeifer.6159 Member ✭✭

    Old player here that left before the first expanse, coming back as always to have a great time, wonder if Anet addressed the situation of insanely grind you need to get some weapons. Anyway, glad to be back!

  • Grampybone.3716Grampybone.3716 Member ✭✭
    edited June 1, 2018

    This is great news!
    Welcome to Guild Wars 2!!!

    My first advice would be:
    - Have fun & take your time, there's no need to rush through the game. Each zone has it's own hidden (group) events, explore and keep an eye on chatwindow for events.
    This game is not only about reaching max level & supergear, the road to getting there is just as fun as well! The game is full of things to do and most of it gives experience as well :)
    - Revive other players whenever you can! Others do the same for you.
    - You don't like to join a group? Me too! No worries, participating in a event is enough to give you the rewards, no one is excluded because of not being in a group.
    - If you plan on discover the world/map 100% (some nice rewards for doing so), explore from the moment you enter a new zone. And meanwhile enjoy those events I mentioned. Discovering all those maps afterwards could become a huge (dreadfull) task + the completion bonus might be far below your true character level at that time.

    • GW2 is a huge playground, like a huge candystore and you don't know what to choose first. No worries, there's no need to have a goal, opportunities to participate in an event will come to you, it's up to you to join or not. Relax and enjoy.
      Purchasing the expansions will expand the playground, more things to do, more story and specializations. Get a glider/new skills (1st expansion) or mount/new skills (2nd expansion). So far every expansion only makes the game bigger (and better :) )

    Expansions are recommended. GW2 goodies store is optional to support the devs. My favourites are the outfits, it's a full reskin for a decent price, that you can apply/change whenever you want. But most important there's no P2W, all purchases are optional.

    E N J O Y !

  • Brother.1504Brother.1504 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Welcome. Shop around for a good guild. The people in your guilds will effect your experience a great deal.

  • Oldirtbeard.9834Oldirtbeard.9834 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Solidaris.5423 said:

    @Leablo.2651 said:
    Any interesting reasons for the influx? Or just marketing doing its job?

    Bless Online came out yesterday which was hyped pretty much for a looooooong time now.
    But it had a catastrophic launch which made some youtubers (like Lazy Peon) to say that he does not recommend Bless but people should come to GW2 because they now enjoy it.

    The dudes got a cult following, the comments section was loaded with people saying they were coming for the ride; I tried pointing that out in a thread where I suggested ANet make him a partner.

    “The only watchmaker is the blind forces of physics.”
    ― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • cptaylor.2670cptaylor.2670 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Not sure if anyone has said this already, but to the new players don't feel overwhelmed. You have plenty of time to learn and plenty of things to do. I think one person mentioned focusing on dynamic events instead of hearts and that's good advice. If you focus on hearts you will find leveling a lot slower and perhaps more tedious than it really is. (Though always make sure to talk to npc's with hearts over their head after you complete them because they sometimes offer neat stuff for sale. In some cases unique devices you can use like teleporter guns and things that aren't really weapons so much as silly unique ways to enjoy the game.)

    Most importantly, ask for help if you don't know where to find something or what to do, whether that's equipping a certain piece of gear, knowing how a skill works, or where to go, because unlike many games you will almost always get a straight answer from people excited to help.

    Also, look for commander tags on your minimap. They're colorful icons that look like... pentagons? Or cat faces. It can lead you to a fun event like a world boss, guild missions to help you find a guild that will make the game that much more enjoyable, or even something like a 30 person squad marching through several zones in a day to make a semi-roleplaying voyage across the continent completing events and just exploring the open world.

    Admittedly, check the guild wars 2 reddit forums for a better preview of player-hosted events that are upcoming.

    My last word of advice, remember to dodge, and remember that in another game when you see something bad coming your way you probably won't have the ability to dodge and will immediately realize that you miss the combat system in this game. :-P

  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @aspirine.6852 said:
    Is Vayne already in this topic? If so the rest of us do not need to do anything any more 😊

    Nah I'm trying to keep a low profile. ;)

    But as long as I'm here, welcome to all the new players. If anyone needs help and you're on a US server, feel free to message me in game.

  • Hello again!
    I ditto everything said above, but there is one thing i would like to touch base on, and that is this wacky thing called "meta"
    In guild wars 2 "meta" can mean a couple of things.
    for starters... on the maps you are exploring, there are these nifty things called dynamic events. you will notice them when you see a yellowish-orange starburst icon on your minimap, or if an NPC has that same icon over their head.
    Now... when an event is triggered, sometimes, this event will lead to another event immediately afterwards. that is called an event chain.
    when there are several event chains taking place in a small area, you will notice something change on the upper right hand corner of your screen... for example, "the battle for Beetletun" in queensdale. that particular series of events is collectively known as a map meta. there are several in the game, and participation in these events can give you pretty good experience, karma, and rewards. some, like the Temple of Balthazar Meta in the Straits of Devastation, can take up the entire map, and ultimately end up in a huge boss fight against either a champion or a legendary boss.
    speaking of which...
    the mobs in this game are set as follows: ambient(white) non aggressive(yellow) agressive regular(red) Veteran(gold circle around their face when targeted) elite(silver circle around their face) champion (circle with an X) and Legendary(purple spike-like image around their face), as well as world bosses (these have an image all their own). each mob will take from 1 to several to a Massive amount of players to fight against. if you don't think you can handle it on your own, ask in the map for help or use the LFG system by typing Y.
    digressing.
    the other form of use of the word "meta" is relating to the build of a character. a build is a combination of a player's gear, skills, and traits as well as a "rotation" or series of skills used in a row.
    now, as a new player, I would seriously recommend you do not use the "meta" builds right away. why? i might get heat for this... but when you start out using the "meta" for a class, there is a chance that a player can get tunnel vision and only stick to the "meta" build. what this eventually leads is a lack of use or knowledge of what the class you are playing truly can be capable of, and a lot of skills become unused. as a way of learning your class... try to play around with the various skills and traits that you acquire over time. try different gearsets... try all of the weapons in your class, experience and get used to underwater combat... heck, try everything. as a good scientist friend of mine once said... "unless you examine and test all the variables, the results will always be inconclusive". don't be afraid to use a skill because it isn't "meta". the key is to try to set up skills and traits that work for YOU. what makes YOU comfortable. variate at will, and when something doesn't work in one area, it might work in another. as a thief main, sometimes i have to use all stealth skills and come in and sneak attack. sometimes i have to use my conditions and cc. and sometimes i have to use all power no defense. if i were to play guardian, sometimes i will have to focus on dealing damage and sometimes i will fill the role of healing and supporting my team. with so many variations out there, the possibilities are seemingly endless. so... While i will never discourage someone from trying the meta builds, especially if they are in an organized raid group or working on their pvp... i will absolutely encourage you to experiment and explore. remember the repeated saying here... it is about the journey, not the destination.
    also... as this came up tonight while i was mentoring...
    there is literally NO best class in this game. despite what people will tell you... every single solitary class in this game is capable of being amazing to play. when i hear someone asking me that question... i ask them "what is your favorite style of play?" from that question alone, you can kind of figure out which class would be stronger for YOU, not what everyone is telling you to play. in fact... play them all. at least once. examine all the variables, yanno? once you find the one class(or two or nine) that you feel the most comfortable playing... consider that your "main" but don't make that your only character. try others. try them all.
    above all else... have fun and make sure you are having fun. if your game becomes a job instead of a game... step back a bit... remember what made you come to Guild wars 2, and get back in there!
    Blessed be,
    Sin of Anubis

  • X T D.6458X T D.6458 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @chopchop.1623 said:
    No support in this game ,none what so ever ,here take my money but dont say nothing ,refund and wont be back .

    I've played a lot of games and dealt with a lot of support staff. Anet has some of the best, most friendly and helpful support staff that I have ever seen. You may not always get the response or solution you want but they are always reliable and I never had to wait long to hear back from them, sometimes multiple times in a single day.

    If you want terrible and useless support go to Microsoft, they are absolute garbage.

    Somewhere chasing bags....

  • X T D.6458X T D.6458 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Also welcome to all the new players, been a fan of the Guild Wars franchise for almost 9 years now and can honestly say that GW 1 and 2 are hands down the best games I have ever played.

    And a word of advice, Wiki is your friend...

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Main_Page

    Somewhere chasing bags....

  • There are those players who want xp boosts & those who want to take their time & really learn the game.
    So? The solution is simplicity itself.
    Make XP Boosts auctionable.
    ;)

  • Theros.1390Theros.1390 Member ✭✭✭

    I guess that all those new players are not coming only from US. So imo it would have been great to share the word on others forums too. ;)

    Anyway, welcome to all of them o/

  • Skynet.7201Skynet.7201 Member ✭✭✭

    Welcome to all the new players. Hope you enjoy the game!

  • ReaverKane.7598ReaverKane.7598 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My best bit of advices:
    (I've said this to a lot of people this week)

    • Boost ahead, don't worry about it, use it to unlock Raptor or whatever, but then create a new character (i advise Warrior or Ranger) and play from 0 to 80. That way you'll truly learn to play.
    • People are friendly, ask around and you'll get helped.
    • type /wiki followed by whatever you want to learn more about and the game will open the relevant wiki page for you
    • Don't worry too much about builds until you're going for ascended gear.
  • Rysdude.3824Rysdude.3824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Hi there,
    And welcome to GW2! The non competitive side of the game is extremely fun! If you do decide to do WvW or PvP, the overpowered profession that has a blind-eye turned to it is Mirage, and its great for new people as it takes no skill, near unbeatable and is very forgiving if you do make a mistake. So if you're interested in giving PvP/WvW, join the Mirage bandwagon today!

  • Louro.2810Louro.2810 Member ✭✭
    edited July 24, 2018

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    Don't use the level 80 boost, save it for after you leveled your first toon. It'll just confuse you if you do.

    So true!
    By going from Zero (lvl 0) to Hero (lvl 80) for the first time;
    Out of 9 characters, picking up one to find whats owe favorite, each of those 9 are totally different from the other!
    Suppose we created a Elementalist...play with it until reach lvl 80, by completing as many achievements as possible, getting a good feel of the Elementalist and a good feel of the game play.
    With the first character, its always plenty of mistakes to make with it, so many, some are not possible to turn back. So we use it and abuse it.
    The more mistakes, the more to learn.
    Its like driving the road for the first time with an old car, when we get to know the road and the car, we trash the old car and get a brand new clean turbo one!
    When we feel ready, we create a new Elementalist and use the level 80 boost in it, now we can delete the first one after transferring all its inventory to the account bank to recycle some profit from it.
    We got to try each one of the 9 characters before waste a level 80 boost with one that we never used to know before ;)

  • SlippyCheeze.5483SlippyCheeze.5483 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Oldirtbeard.9834 said:

    @Solidaris.5423 said:

    @Leablo.2651 said:
    Any interesting reasons for the influx? Or just marketing doing its job?

    Bless Online came out yesterday which was hyped pretty much for a looooooong time now.
    But it had a catastrophic launch which made some youtubers (like Lazy Peon) to say that he does not recommend Bless but people should come to GW2 because they now enjoy it.

    The dudes got a cult following, the comments section was loaded with people saying they were coming for the ride; I tried pointing that out in a thread where I suggested ANet make him a partner.

    You should definitely hit up the forum feedback thread and pass that on. I have not yet tried a long response from my iPhone, but ... it'd be nice if this was fixed before I do. :)

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Hello and Welcome to Guildwars, I have been a fan of Tyria since 2005 :)
    MY first tip is once they appear to do your dailies, complete 3 and you get 2 gold. As you get the levels. you can also do WvW and SPvP which also has dailies that can be mixed and matched with the PvE ones to get your 3 (although you can do as many as you like!) Don't be scared of WvW and sPvP. As a rule the GW community are quite a friendly bunch ;)
    Another tip which will help your leveling too, is too explore the world and get Your 'way points' -These will look like grey 'diamonds' to start and will change colour once you have reached it. It is super helpful if there's an event running and you can get there super quick rather having to run - I even suggest joining in all the events you bang into as they will give you money and items.
    At the top of the screen is a 'lions head' among other icons - you can sell things you have collected on your travels anywhere in the open world without having to find a
    merchant and freeing precious inventory space. As you get money try to buy bigger bags you won't regret it!
    Don't get too bogged down with builds and gear at level 80. You can buy quite cheap exotics (orange) gear on the trading post. This will see you though most things until you decide on a build or start crafting gear.
    Above all enjoy yourself!
    happy hunting.

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

    Side hint on the "everything gives xp" -- just killing mobs is about the slowest method to gain xp there is. It's great to kill them for xp as part of doing other things and to seek out mobs that haven't been killed by anyone recently so you get even more bonus xp, but if you grind mobs only for xp you're most likely going to get frustrated and bored. Diversify your efforts!

  • @Theros.1390 said:
    I guess that all those new players are not coming only from US. So imo it would have been great to share the word on others forums too. ;)

    Anyway, welcome to all of them o/

    Rest assured that was my intention from the start. I needed to wait to get my words localized, but that's now done for two or three languages, with the third coming on Monday (due to staff outages today). Posted in German and Spanish, with French on Monday. :+1:

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  • Louro.2810Louro.2810 Member ✭✭

    i can´t help from sending out this beautiful message as a big welcome for anyone new to the game because despite not being about tips and tricks or better advice in game playing options or styles, its about all of us truly...its the spirit and soul in the entire community of players with a brilliant and healthy approach to it. We can´t forget but celebrate Poz and Bria´s amazing Story and get inspired by it, please take a look:

    Another beautiful experience its the Nicole & Tyler's Story:

    Welcome, enjoy, have lots and lots of fun <3

  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Do what's in front of you: hearts, events, nodes, whatever, instead of running off to 'endgame'.
    Don't. Rush. Have fun!

  • neven.3785neven.3785 Member ✭✭✭

    Is it a coincidence that Maguuma is locked when theres an influx of new players? I can only imagine the reception they would get on reset night...

  • SlippyCheeze.5483SlippyCheeze.5483 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @neven.3785 said:
    Is it a coincidence that Maguuma is locked when theres an influx of new players? I can only imagine the reception they would get on reset night...

    Yes. HTH, HAND.

  • Eekasqueak.7850Eekasqueak.7850 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'll just echo what others are saying about saving the boosts. I leveled up ~3-4 characters to max before using a single boost. Really good to get a grounding in the mechanics over time and learn as you go first.

  • Birdack.6714Birdack.6714 Member ✭✭

    #GW2projectAidAN #WelcomeToGW2
    It's almost a goodbye for Queensdale people (for this week at least) ! What do you suggest to be the next stop in Aid.A.N. 's quest to help newcomers?

  • Sojourner.4621Sojourner.4621 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kam.4092 said:
    Don't let the Meta deter you from playing a certain Profession or viable build. Play the game the way you want to.

    This is a good point. While I will always tell people it's a good idea to at least LOOK at the metas for any given class/elite spec in order to understand what is used and the reasons why, don't ever feel like it's the only way to do things. The meta just doesn't work for everyone's play style. It's a good tool to help learn more about your class and its synergies, but that's all it is; it's a tool for you to look at, learn from, and then branch out to do what works best and feels the most natural for you.

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