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  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    From the first day i wanted to make a destroyer themed character.
    But the lack of good skins is making it a challenge.
    Right now I'm wearing full Hellfire, with the flame citadel chestplate. And the primordus weapon set.

    I'm also still missing a proper back piece.
    Anet made the destroyer wings green, and i have not yet forgiven them for that transgression

    To defeat the dragons, see the good in them.
    Zhaitan reunites lost ones, primordus creates fertile land, mordremoth spreads the green, and jormag..
    ..jormag? Who's that?

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

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:
    From the first day i wanted to make a destroyer themed character.
    But the lack of good skins is making it a challenge.
    Right now I'm wearing full Hellfire, with the flame citadel chestplate. And the primordus weapon set.

    I'm also still missing a proper back piece.
    Anet made the destroyer wings green, and i have not yet forgiven them for that transgression

    I can sympathize with this. I'd love a destroer kind of character - in fact I have made a charr resembling each of the dragon corruptions, and some of them are rather hard to come off with.

  • Thelgar.7214Thelgar.7214 Member ✭✭✭

    Map completion. After three times, it's just painful. I have three legendaries ready to build with everything but map completion.

  • Shivvies.3921Shivvies.3921 Member ✭✭✭

    Keeping people in my core group interested in the game.

  • @Muusic.2967 said:
    Aetherblade diving point for the diving achievement. They have never fixed the terrain bug so it's a blind jump with a lean, twist and wiggle with your eyes closed.

    The Not So Secret dive?
    After I died repeatedly on the way down, a friendly Norn took pity on me, helped me position myself exactly (facing away from the dive point instead of into the dive), then said "Now dodge backwards and don't touch a thing on the way down."
    YouTube link showing the point you need to stand and dodge from.

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

    @rotheche.2964 said:

    @Muusic.2967 said:
    Aetherblade diving point for the diving achievement. They have never fixed the terrain bug so it's a blind jump with a lean, twist and wiggle with your eyes closed.

    The Not So Secret dive?
    After I died repeatedly on the way down, a friendly Norn took pity on me, helped me position myself exactly (facing away from the dive point instead of into the dive), then said "Now dodge backwards and don't touch a thing on the way down."
    YouTube link showing the point you need to stand and dodge from.

    I wish I had known that when I died like 7 times doing that dive.

  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    Getting my temperamental computer to run GW2 at slightly above the blazing speed of a snail glued to a glacier.
    Success = minimal. Large meta events are murder, even at the lowest possible settings. (I recently saw a video of someone doing the Dragon's Stand meta on high settings... I am so jealous, it looks gorgeous.)

    Ahem.
    In general, what's difficult for me is doing things outside my comfort zone. My friend had to drag me kicking and screaming into PVP (then she started laughing hysterically when I found I enjoyed it). I'm hesitantly curious about things like WvW or even raids, but I'm also wary of the time and effort that need to be put into them - not to mention the interaction with people. I'm a very shy, reserved, reclusive person in real life, and that translates to in-game behaviour, as well. Being more outgoing in this incredibly friendly, welcoming game is surprisingly hard for me... buuuut I'm getting better at it, thanks in no small part to this wonderful community. :)

    yes, I am American, but I spell behaviour with an -our. I don't know why.

    fear not this night
    you will not go astray

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

    Gold.
    Everything that I really care to achieve in game requires gold.
    Want a home instance node from the Living Story? Fork over 50g for each one.
    Want a black lion weapon skin? Fork over gold (or pay absurd amounts of real cash to get tickets)
    Want to craft a legendary weapon? Fork over more gold (icy runestones at the minimum, more if you are a casual player who wants to get the weapon before GW17 comes out)
    The Time Sink to Gold Required ratio is way out of balance.

    About the only thing I want in game that doesn't require gold, is to unlock the WvW and Raid related longbow skins. All I need for the Raid ones is...oh yeah, more gold for a new armor/weapon set, exotic food and utilities, etc. For the Mistforged Hero weapons though, it is simply unattainable. My mind is just not wired for PvP type environments. Have played since 2012, and the only result from trying to "dedicate" time to WvW has been the desire for extreme self harm, and whee go me, I'm rank 137. Unless they've added more longbow skins since I last looked, I need 700skirmish claim tickets for the two skins I want. I have just over 230. Meanwhile, half the "scrubs" I talk to are rank 5000 or so and swimming in them.

    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.

  • Completion.

    When I think I'm getting closer to having done everything, they go and add more things to do.

  • Puma.3645Puma.3645 Member ✭✭✭

    making friends/ lasting relationships has been very hard for me since launch of the game. too many seem to come and go

  • DanAlcedo.3281DanAlcedo.3281 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Long term enjoyment.

  • @Squirrel.6318 said:
    Griffon mount, i've given up long ago

    Why? (If you don't mind answering.)

    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!"

  • mauried.5608mauried.5608 Member ✭✭✭

    Making 10K gold , and Im getting really close.

  • Ol Nik.2518Ol Nik.2518 Member ✭✭✭

    I have two big goals:

    • explore all available content (in all modes) and collect all available achievements
    • become one of the 0.1% of richest people in the game (and 200 000 g cash on top of it :) )
  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Currently, interest in the LS story. Havent been able to muster any interest in the most recent chapter. Just seeing, "meet Caithe," pretty much kills it for me.

  • A good night's sleep.

  • Iris Ng.9845Iris Ng.9845 Member ✭✭✭

    Keeping up an active 500-man guild after 5 years. I'm always amazed at the administration of my own guild. Very effective.

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    making friends

    I Have No friends, so I Must pug

  • Shep.4026Shep.4026 Member ✭✭✭

    @Meestercat.2748 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:
    Griffon mount, i've given up long ago

    It’s honestly not that bad. I put it off for aaaages but once I started I had it done over a weekend of pretty casual play.

    As for the OPs question: for me it’s finding a class to stick with long enough to get properly proficient with. I tend to flit between my characters so they’re all reasonably geared, but none are top notch.

    I have the exact same problem and it's starting to bug me. I can't even put my finger on what exactly is the issue. Sometimes it's weeks, sometimes days, sometimes it's out of the blue that I feel the urge to switch to a different class and end up not playing the former for quite some time. This is the first game I've played, where I couldn't answer the question: what's your main?

  • Timo.1065Timo.1065 Member ✭✭✭

    The hardes thing is to join and do raid with 10 LI on account, when LFG leader looking 250 LI + KP

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kunzaito.8169 said:
    I'm currently finishing up solo upgrading my personal guild to have every single improvement. Only one I have left is the last aetherium rate for the mine. Most people would find it useless/crazy but it was a challenge I set for myself when HoT launched. Just wish I would have thought about how slow making ley line tools is a looong time ago!

    That's just one of the silly time gates put out there.. though Wintersday and Labby cliffs definitely helped a lot with those pesky tools

    Life is what YOU make it... NOT what others tell you!

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @derd.6413 said:
    making friends

    we can shake hand on this but then again, with ppl who simply can't be trusted it develops trust issues.

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

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:
    Griffon mount, i've given up long ago

    Why? (If you don't mind answering.)

    I don't see any particular reason they should indulge you with a response when the consensus on this forum is that people who can't grind out the gold and get the required achievements in a couple hours are somehow "doing it wrong" or need to "get gud".
    The majority of the time that I've seen someone bring up this issue in the past year the responses have all been veiled shades of condescension and people touting that it was "easy" for them, while offering solutions involve no personal investment.

    "I can't find people for (name of group event required for token)" is met with a hail of "use LFG" and a plethora of anecdotes on how "it was easy for me". Sure, there might be one person saying "pm in game, and I'll help you", but it probably gets lost in the sea of responses that regardless of form and verbiage serve only to make the person complaining/wanting help feel small, inadequate, and of no value.

    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.

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2019

    I attained a goal about a year ago to play through a character on all of the storyline missions (including the alternate ones when a choice comes up). This required 30 characters and some bookkeeping, but it was well worth it. I discovered a whole raft of connections between the races that I never would have noticed had I not done this. For example, the Floating Grizwhirl that appears in the tier one Human story was entered into the Asuran Snaff Prize as the Inquest's submission.

    I also formerly had a goal to get the whole radiant armor set (the one that comes when you hit 39,000 achievement points). But, I've recently learned that this will be impossible for me to attain, so I've given up on it.

    My goals for the future are threefold. This list is not prioritized:

    First, outfit all 27 of my mains with all-ascended gear, with optimized stats where possible. I'm about half done.

    Second, is to have one character of each professions/race combination. I need to buy another 18 character slots to be able to pull that off. But, I'm unemployed right now, so this one is on hold. On the positive side, it has allowed me to proceed further on the ascended gear goals.

    My last goal is to outfit all main characters with a full compliment of 9 20-slot bags, plus at least one 32-slot bag for each character. An ancillary part of this goal is to have at least one of each type of bag on each character (normal, craftsman, oiled, etc.) Exceptions are:

    • Olmakhan bags (not very useful)
    • Pact Equipment bags (soulbound at all levels 20 and above)
    • All "safe" bags count as the just safe; I do not not separate them into cloth, leather and boxes.
  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Impossible to survive big events and world bosses for me. Im used to games that i can visually see whats happening, and you get a little time to move. This games fight mechanics frustrate the kitten out of me. Solo on mobs i can see and react, but if more than a few people are there i cant see the bosses abilities activating, and some bosses/mobs have one shot insta kill abilities that dont give you anytime at all. To me this is the most frustrating thing about this game, its not fun dying to things you dont even see that one shot you, or stun you constantly. And games are supposed to be fun.

  • @Neural.1824 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:
    Griffon mount, i've given up long ago

    Why? (If you don't mind answering.)

    I don't see any particular reason they should indulge you with a response when the consensus on this forum is that people who can't grind out the gold and get the required achievements in a couple hours are somehow "doing it wrong" or need to "get gud".
    The majority of the time that I've seen someone bring up this issue in the past year the responses have all been veiled shades of condescension and people touting that it was "easy" for them, while offering solutions involve no personal investment.

    "I can't find people for (name of group event required for token)" is met with a hail of "use LFG" and a plethora of anecdotes on how "it was easy for me". Sure, there might be one person saying "pm in game, and I'll help you", but it probably gets lost in the sea of responses that regardless of form and verbiage serve only to make the person complaining/wanting help feel small, inadequate, and of no value.

    Maybe because they are doing it wrong? That there is a deeper, unstated issue underlying the problem with why somebody can't make the money? It doesn't take long to earn gold in this game, especially considering the myriad of ways that Anet has given us. We have so many daily things that you can't do them all in a single day:

    Verdant Brink Meta Event
    Auric Basin Meta Event
    Tangled Depths Meta Event
    The Entirety of Dragon Stand
    Hero points across both HoT and PoF
    Domain of Istan Meta
    Thunderhead Peaks Meta.
    Bitterfrost Frontier Meta (not once per day)
    Tequatl + Leyline Anomaly at daily reset
    Fractals and CMs
    World Bosses
    Rich Gathering Nodes
    Raids
    Supply Network Agents.
    Treasure Mushrooms
    Drytop Treasure Hunts
    Bounties
    Silverwastes

    And that is all the stuff you can do with a single character. This is far from an expansive list. So, when somebody says they'll never get the money, it makes us wonder what this player is doing in the game.

    "Self awareness is knowing when you're sitting at the throne of ignorance." --Leo G.

  • MetalGirl.2370MetalGirl.2370 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2019

    Devs that will listen.

    Mike O'Transactions

  • full radiant or hellfire armor
    the perfect outfit (waaaaggghhhh)
    first map completion sounds hard (been at 83% on one toon for about 4 years now)
    making 1 legendary, coincidentally
    breaking from the meta builds
    good looking medium armor outfit for male

    Te lazla otstra.

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

    Recapturing that old MMO home base feeling. It comes somewhat close, but those were halcyon days.

  • Abelisk.4527Abelisk.4527 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The hardest thing to achieve? Owning every skin, miniature, and achievement in the game.

  • Finding an armor skin or outfit that I actually like. I've pretty much given up hope that they'll ever add styles I like in this game.

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  • samo.1054samo.1054 Member ✭✭✭

    Stable 60+ fps on highest settings in big wvw fights.

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

    Raids. Too much complexity, strategy in too little time.

    I'm still hoping for a, more forgiving, "normal difficulty mode" for raids. (With a difficulty similar to fractals and dungeons.)

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  • Kahlan.7249Kahlan.7249 Member ✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019

    fractal god
    getting rly good at spvp
    also maybe getting a bunch of expensive kitten infusions (w/o converting gems to gold), bc F A S H I O N

    mai trin farm 2k19, the place to be--- sparky skell alex radomir ghastly lisa frank qante mercy bacon cat aj nay ++ and yours truly, me :')

  • 1) Aurora, because never did anything when it came out and just finished the collection about 6 months. Painful but worth it!

    2) Legendaries, the ones that required a full collection like astralaria or nevermore, main reason because when I do a leggy my motivation is the solo journey even for fractals and some of them could be a kitten without group, by hey I got them at the end by myself :)

  • AnClar.1304AnClar.1304 Member ✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019

    I have to agree with the ppl who've said that maxing all the masteries was the hardest thing they did. I'm currently at 263, and am 11 points shy of the last non-raid mastery...Nuhoch Alchemy. Add the 8 points for the Raid masteries and I'm 19 points short. Problem for me is, I'm pretty much down to the adventure silver and gold points. My ping levels are high, and my skills in these adventures are low. Other than that it's probably going to have to be the rest of the Dragon's Stand achievements, and those, by themselves won't be enough. Also, I haven't done any raids as of yet. So I'm not at all sure I'll be able to get all 19 needed points at any time...now or in the future.

  • @Tyncale.1629 said:
    Skipping up the Volcano. I felt really, really accomplished when I finally got that last Mursaat token. The second time I had to do it (for mastery of the LW Episode) I cheesed it with a friendly Mesmer. :) But that first time I did myself. I am not good at JP's! And it was a long time goal, I had tried (and failed) it before numerous times and then just let it go for months on end.

    Yeah...I personally call that one either "Crying Up The Volcano" or "Screaming Up The Volcano". Depended on how frustrated I got on any particular attempt. Was greatly satisfying when I made it to the final chest the first time.

  • Soloing the lord in SM before Blackgate responded.

  • Glider.5792Glider.5792 Member ✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mini_Lavish_Gold_Llama

    If my maths is right you need 27 gold llamas. To get 1 gold llama you need to place 1st in a monthly PvP tournament, then you need to either do it another 26 times or complete the PvP season reward track 26 times (or a mix of both).

    Which is probably easy for some people, but for me it's virtually impossible.

    Once you get 1 Mini Gold Llama, you can buy more for 10 tickets each. Soo... 260 tickets and there ya go.

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    Fractal speed kills, raids, Black Lion Chest Openings, random.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cerioth.7062 said:
    Let me explain the title:

    What kind of goals you have had or currently are working on that have been the hardest to reach? It can be anything - raid boss kills, certain items, achievements, titles, completing a JP, completing a personal challenge of yours etc.

    Keep in mind I want to hear about things that personally mean something to YOU, not just a "legendaries are too hard to get" or "raids are inaccessible". I want to hear about things you have worked on/are currently working on/are going to work on! :D

    For me, the Fractal God title seems like a big, and a long term goal.

    Fractal God, it not hard but rather time consuming, there's a difference

    something that's hard should be skill related, not to be defined by hours accumulated

    I would say all the ranking related PvP titles God of PvP, Legendary Demigod, Immortal Legend, Unyielding Legend, Best of the Best, etc is the true definition of hard, you need not only to continue to practice, but also need to be gifted personal abilities like reaction time, quick decision making, etc

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

    @crepuscular.9047 said:

    @Cerioth.7062 said:
    Let me explain the title:

    What kind of goals you have had or currently are working on that have been the hardest to reach? It can be anything - raid boss kills, certain items, achievements, titles, completing a JP, completing a personal challenge of yours etc.

    Keep in mind I want to hear about things that personally mean something to YOU, not just a "legendaries are too hard to get" or "raids are inaccessible". I want to hear about things you have worked on/are currently working on/are going to work on! :D

    For me, the Fractal God title seems like a big, and a long term goal.

    Fractal God, it not hard but rather time consuming, there's a difference

    something that's hard should be skill related, not to be defined by hours accumulated

    I would say all the ranking related PvP titles God of PvP, Legendary Demigod, Immortal Legend, Unyielding Legend, Best of the Best, etc is the true definition of hard, you need not only to continue to practice, but also need to be gifted personal abilities like reaction time, quick decision making, etc

    hard[hahrd]
    adjective, hard·er, hard·est.
    difficult to do or accomplish; fatiguing; troublesome:
    a hard task.
    difficult or troublesome with respect to an action, situation, person, etc.:
    hard to please; a hard time.
    difficult to deal with, manage, control, overcome, or understand:
    a hard problem.
    involving a great deal of effort, energy, or persistence:
    hard labor; hard study.

    By these definitions, Fractal God definitely falls under hard. This thread is not asking about the most challenging or most time-consuming goal in the game, it is asking about the hardest personal goal - subjectively.

  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Two things are real hard to me:

    • Story instances where I am forced to use another weapon than my (me slow learner, if thrown in water, I don't swim, I sink), or forced to be solo.
    • The twirling/slaloming visual effects causing me motion sickness, for some as bad as making it impossible to me to do the stuff (ex: meta in Sandswept Isles).

    I'm out of my mind, feel free to leave a message...

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Obtaining the last Shadows Provision in Desolation (part of the shadow sprinter achievement chain).. no one does the ghost juundu worm event to drop the green shield down from, the fort where the provisions are.. another well thought through event chain with poor scaling so that short man /solo grps cant do the escort and so continuously fails.

    Life is what YOU make it... NOT what others tell you!

  • Smoosh.2718Smoosh.2718 Member ✭✭✭

    @Medvedovka.8523 said:
    Invisible boots. I know sounds stupid, but after one year daily killing mushroom i finaly get them

    That is cute, 2-3 years no drops, had to buy them for 2.8k gold

  • Deepcuts.9740Deepcuts.9740 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 15, 2019

    Finding the strength to login daily and convincing myself I have a reason to.

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 15, 2019

    @samo.1054 said:
    Stable 60+ fps on highest settings in big wvw fights.

    wont happen the engine is old and cant be optimized much more

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