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Couples story

Wife and I are getting ready to do a full story run as a couple.
The last time we did this we were both human (up until lvl 80 when I switched to my charr because I hate playing humans and It turned out I hated thief too).
So this run up we are pondering if we should do separate races and do story together but not complete on each others unless we both have would have the same story instancing. That would mostly occur after our starting areas.
So thoughts or suggestion for the best way to do this?

“You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could.”
― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

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  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    You can join each other’s personal story instances up to the point that all the racial arcs merge or so them separately. So long as you both choose the same Order, you both should be able to progress simultaneously after that point.

  • Svennis.3852Svennis.3852 Member ✭✭✭

    It’d be easiest to pick the same race. If you want to make the “couple” angle part of your canon, I imagine some Sylvari are born alongside their lover. You could say your characters fell in love in the dream and were born together, and thus they stick close to each other and make decisions together.

    Otherwise just pick the races you enjoy, but the story may take a little longer to get through. Doesn’t matter as long as you’re having fun.

  • Opopanax.1803Opopanax.1803 Member ✭✭✭

    I would go same race if you can.

    The question is, are you the more limiting factor since you don't like humans? Is there some other race that you could get behind playing and not hate?

    If you can find a race you are both interested in, I'd say that is a win to keep it interesting and experience a different char(r)!

  • Calvsie.3675Calvsie.3675 Member ✭✭✭

    She seems set on norn as she still needs story achievements for them. Norn would be doable.

    “You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could.”
    ― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

  • Calvsie.3675Calvsie.3675 Member ✭✭✭

    So as an update...
    We have royally messed up our story some how...
    Our level 70 story consisted of:
    Forging the Pact
    The Battle for Fort Trinity
    Liberating Apatia

    So... we basically "liberated" Apatia without ever having actually met her or doing her story.
    Anyone know why this might have happened?

    “You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could.”
    ― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

  • Happens to me and my wife all the time. Support was unable to help ( and seemed not to understand the problem). We figured out that you need to AT LEAST do the mission in the grove, where you choose your greatest fear, seperately. To be on the safe side you should do the same with Forging the pact.

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

    Oh wow, that's a weird bug. I definitely recommend submitting a bug report, they may not be able to fix it (I've heard trying to change your personal story can permanently break a character - which is one of the reasons we can't have race change) but they should at least be able to investigate and try to prevent it happening in the future.

    For reference the step where you choose your greatest fear is A Light in the Darkness, which is part of the level 60 story (in between The Battle of Claw Island, where the island is lost, and Retribution, where it's retaken). The correct order after that is:

    • The Priory Assailed (Priory) / Critical Blow Back (Whispers) / Under Siege (Vigil)
    • Retribution
    • Forging the Pact
    • Striking Off the Chains
    • Wet Work
    • Willing Captives / Intercepting the Orb
    • The Battle of Fort Trinity
    • Liberating Apatia
      (That's if you picked "forcing someone to suffer" as your greatest fear of course, if you pick something else then the 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th steps will be different.)

    I wonder if this is related to the time they took the Greatest Fear storyline out completely (apparently because someone thought the story was too long) and messed up the order of the whole Orr campaign. It was reverted years ago, but maybe some of the code is still hanging around.

    I also wonder how many people have done the broken version of the story and never noticed because they didn't know how it's supposed to go.

    "Hard knocks, bad luck, been knocked down,
    You got back up, rise up, shine on, keep on fighting, the war is almost done...But then I hear you're gone.
    I feel, when the lights go down, you are still here, all you hold dear remains.
    Your star never fades."

  • Calvsie.3675Calvsie.3675 Member ✭✭✭

    And we have hit level 80!

    “You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could.”
    ― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

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