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WvW content that can be soloed

GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

I want to get started in WvW but I don't have much time to devote to it ATM. As you well know, many of the activities in GW2 are on timers and I always try to do all the ones that I like....world bosses, treasure hunts in the Crystal Desert, etc.. That, plus the fact that I have to spend many hours farming mats each day, means that I have little time left over for other things. What are some good activities that I can do on my own that will help me to get exp toward my reward track? I need to be able to pop in, do the activity and pop back out again...throughout the day I usually have between 3-4 periods of 20 mins to one hour that I could do these activities. Thanks in advance, guy's!

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  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just cap camps, find a commander and leech, whatever... theres no way to tell if its going to go well or not since WvW kind of has enemies trying to stop you.

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  • MUDse.7623MUDse.7623 Member ✭✭✭✭

    participation no longer decays outside of WvW and that is the only thing that matters to your reward track. however the first tick after entering you wont get anything from it. therefor it is better to stay longer in one go than just short mutiple times.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/WvW_Reward_Track#Increasing_Participation
    in that table you can see under participation period how long your participation will not decay after completing a task.
    you can do anything in WvW solo as long as you dont have any opponent. with opponents some tasks might take longer.
    the easier things you might do solo are disrupting the supply lines in taking camps and killing dolyaks aswell as flipping sentries.
    i wouldnt bother with solo siege until you have some WvW abilities to speed things up.

  • Straegen.2938Straegen.2938 Member ✭✭✭

    Repairing anything that is contested. Use as little supply as possible on each repair. SMC is particularly good for this. Just tap a repair on a wall come back in a few minutes and repeat.

    Killing guards on pretty much anything. They give you WxP, keeps your ticks going and if someone from your side flips it later while you are on the map you will get credit.

    Follow a tag... by far the most efficient WxP is zerging when your side has a full map.

  • EremiteAngel.9765EremiteAngel.9765 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Supply camp flipping is the best thing you can do solo.

    You can use any class and build but for optimal performance, you should use a highly mobile class and build that is full glass Dps with cleave or aoe skills. This will allow you to move fast from camp to camp and flip fast. Also helps you to disengage from enemy roamers if you run into any and prefer not to fight.

    Good wxp especially during off hours on outnumbered maps. And keeps your participation filled.

    Supply camp flipping video here for your reference.

    If you prefer more variety though, here is a video on the things you can do solo.

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  • LaGranse.8652LaGranse.8652 Member ✭✭✭

    @Skotlex.7580 said:
    Well, if all you care about is the reward track and not actually engaging that much in WvW, then you can take advantage that your participation does not decay while not in WvW, and just do the dailies that are soloable for those juicy reward track potions.

    The dailies which are soloable (and it's preferable to do them in the most deserted map... desert borderland :P) are:

    • guard slayer
    • monument capper
    • veteran creature slayer
    • camp capture
    • insignia spending (buy an honor insignia from your guild Hall and sell it back on the tp to make some small profit out of it)

    If you actually like WvW, I'd suggest to just follow a tag for whatever amount of time you have and contribute to the zerg. Or if that's not to your liking but still want to contribute, then look at what roamers do.

    Personally, the steady, no hassle, way of filling a reward track without caring to be part of WvW is by doing the easy dailies each day.

    I would add tower capturer to the soloable list. Find a T0, T1 tower, get a nearby camp, build cata and kill an NPC lord.

    Also the daily to kill a few enemy players is not too bad either.

  • Bigpapasmurf.5623Bigpapasmurf.5623 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Towers are easily solo'd when you know how to do it. Heck even keeps can be solo'd with a similar strat. If new, stick to camps/yaks (both escort and the killing of), Sentries and once you feel comfortable...players

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  • Etterwyn.5263Etterwyn.5263 Member ✭✭✭

    Before I ever got brave enough to go into Borderlands I would do Land Claimer, Big Spender, and Guard Killer on EotM. If the whole map isn't your color and you really want quick and easy you can always do those. Very low chance of running into other people since the map is ded ded ded.

    Assuming you have Heart of Thorns, be sure to get the Permanent Portable Provisioner . You can do Big Spender from the comfort of your own inventory.

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  • GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

    @Dawdler.8521 @Skotlex.7580 @MUDse.7623 @Straegen.2938 @EremiteAngel.9765 @LaGranse.8652 @Bigpapasmurf.5623 @Etterwyn.5263 A ton of good information here, guy's...thank you! I've been doing camps and guards for about an hour, or so, and already have 2,835/20,000 toward my goal! I have a couple of questions, though; First: why are the camp supervisors invulnerable? And second: where are the veteran creatures located...are they a random spawn (I was doing the desert map)?

  • Tiny Doom.4380Tiny Doom.4380 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    First: why are the camp supervisors invulnerable? And second: where are the veteran creatures located...are they a random spawn (I was doing the desert map)?

    The new Supervisors and Lords get a buff called "Righteous Indignation" when the camp, tower or keep changes color. It lasts five minutes and makes them invulnerable. It was added to stop back-to-back flipping. Look for the blue icon under the NPCs name and mouseover it for the remaining duration, or mouse over the structure icon on the map.

    On Desert BL the Vet Wurm is up on a plateau not far from Fire Keep, a little to the South. You can see the other wurms below it. The Warg is near the central, southern camp and the Harpy is on a very high plateau above Air Keep. The Veterans are actually easier to find and get to on Alpine, where the Wurm is just NW of Dreadfall Bay, the Harpy close to SE Camp along the zone wall by the water and the Warg just after the drop-down from the SW spawn point, on the way towards South Camp, very close to the vista on the rock.

    All Veteran creatures have a ten minute spawn timer.

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tiny Doom.4380 said:

    First: why are the camp supervisors invulnerable? And second: where are the veteran creatures located...are they a random spawn (I was doing the desert map)?

    The new Supervisors and Lords get a buff called "Righteous Indignation" when the camp, tower or keep changes color. It lasts five minutes and makes them invulnerable. It was added to stop back-to-back flipping. Look for the blue icon under the NPCs name and mouseover it for the remaining duration, or mouse over the structure icon on the map.

    On Desert BL the Vet Wurm is up on a plateau not far from Fire Keep, a little to the South. You can see the other wurms below it. The Warg is near the central, southern camp and the Harpy is on a very high plateau above Air Keep. The Veterans are actually easier to find and get to on Alpine, where the Wurm is just NW of Dreadfall Bay, the Harpy close to SE Camp along the zone wall by the water and the Warg just after the drop-down from the SW spawn point, on the way towards South Camp, very close to the vista on the rock.

    All Veteran creatures have a ten minute spawn timer.

    There are other veteran creatures but the ones listed by Tiny are the only ones that count.

    Good luck @GW Noob.6038

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  • Straegen.2938Straegen.2938 Member ✭✭✭

    @LaGranse.8652 said:
    I would add tower capturer to the soloable list. Find a T0, T1 tower, get a nearby camp, build cata and kill an NPC lord.

    Takes too long without a cache of supply IMO. Tag towers and move on.

  • sarkysek.1085sarkysek.1085 Member ✭✭✭

    @GW Noob.6038 said:
    I want to get started in WvW but I don't have much time to devote to it ATM. As you well know, many of the activities in GW2 are on timers and I always try to do all the ones that I like....world bosses, treasure hunts in the Crystal Desert, etc.. That, plus the fact that I have to spend many hours farming mats each day, means that I have little time left over for other things. What are some good activities that I can do on my own that will help me to get exp toward my reward track? I need to be able to pop in, do the activity and pop back out again...throughout the day I usually have between 3-4 periods of 20 mins to one hour that I could do these activities. Thanks in advance, guy's!

    I'd say stay away from our gamemode if you don't want to actively participate in it :) We don't want PvE leechers in WvW :P

  • GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

    @sarkysek.1085 said:
    I'd say stay away from our gamemode if you don't want to actively participate in it :) We don't want PvE leechers in WvW :P

    HA! How is killing guards and taking control of camps "not participating"? Furthermore, how is soloing WvW content considered "leaching"? https://www.amazon.com/Homework-Building-Reading-Comprehension-Fluency/dp/0439616565/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=1AJV064S36LK8&keywords=reading+comprehension+grade+1&qid=1550518258&s=books&sprefix=reading,stripbooks,160&sr=1-2-spons&psc=1

  • MUDse.7623MUDse.7623 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @sarkysek.1085 said:
    I'd say stay away from our gamemode if you don't want to actively participate in it :) We don't want PvE leechers in WvW :P

    HA! How is killing guards and taking control of camps "not participating"? Furthermore, how is soloing WvW content considered "leaching"? https://www.amazon.com/Homework-Building-Reading-Comprehension-Fluency/dp/0439616565/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=1AJV064S36LK8&keywords=reading+comprehension+grade+1&qid=1550518258&s=books&sprefix=reading,stripbooks,160&sr=1-2-spons&psc=1

    people who play to perform as good as they can for the match goal are very few as the mode is very unbalanced by population and doesnt reward winning. so most people in WvW do not participate efficiently towards the match goal, instead many have their own goals.
    now there is 2 things that might upset a selfproclaimed WvW player about a 'PvE player' , occupying slots on a full map that could be used by a 'better' player (mostly one that supports their own individual goal more) and if they feel like they have to carry you through a fight (wich only is an issue if you engage into close fights, wich you wouldnt do anyway if you would try to perform optimal for the match goal). so overall the 'PvE player' is leeching/not participating, if he is not supporting the individual goal of the 'WvW Player'. however he could doing so contribute much more to the match goal.

  • GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

    @MUDse.7623 said:
    so most people in WvW do not participate efficiently towards the match goal, instead many have their own goals.

    This is the truth, in my case, at this particular point in time; I'm trying to get a Greatsword skin and the only reliable way to get it is by doing the 'Crystal Desert' reward track (I'm about half way there now and should have it latter on tomorrow). At any rate, this is something y'all need to take up with Anet...tell them to stop locking items that people want/need behind WvW/PvP content. Problem solved! :D

  • sarkysek.1085sarkysek.1085 Member ✭✭✭

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @MUDse.7623 said:
    so most people in WvW do not participate efficiently towards the match goal, instead many have their own goals.

    This is the truth, in my case, at this particular point in time; I'm trying to get a Greatsword skin and the only reliable way to get it is by doing the 'Crystal Desert' reward track (I'm about half way there now and should have it latter on tomorrow). At any rate, this is something y'all need to take up with Anet...tell them to stop locking items that people want/need behind WvW/PvP content. Problem solved! :D

    You can get all the Crystal Desert skins from PvE.

  • GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

    @sarkysek.1085 said:
    You can get all the Crystal Desert skins from PvE.

    Drops in PvE are random and entirely unreliable...in the Crystal Desert, for example, I fought every type of mob there is and only have about 40% of the Awakened skins. By doing the 'Crystal Desert' reward track I will have that particular skin by tomorrow afternoon.

  • idolin.2831idolin.2831 Member ✭✭✭

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @sarkysek.1085 said:
    You can get all the Crystal Desert skins from PvE.

    Drops in PvE are random and entirely unreliable...in the Crystal Desert, for example, I fought every type of mob there is and only have about 40% of the Awakened skins. By doing the 'Crystal Desert' reward track I will have that particular skin by tomorrow afternoon.

    What skin is it? I can only think of the Elonian and Awakened Greatsword skins in the CD reward track, and I think both of those can be bought off the TP.

  • GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

    @idolin.2831 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @sarkysek.1085 said:
    You can get all the Crystal Desert skins from PvE.

    Drops in PvE are random and entirely unreliable...in the Crystal Desert, for example, I fought every type of mob there is and only have about 40% of the Awakened skins. By doing the 'Crystal Desert' reward track I will have that particular skin by tomorrow afternoon.

    What skin is it? I can only think of the Elonian and Awakened Greatsword skins in the CD reward track, and I think both of those can be bought off the TP.

    The one I'm working on is the Awakened Greatsword...I bought the Awakened staff on the TP, but I've never seen the Greatsword there.

  • idolin.2831idolin.2831 Member ✭✭✭

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @idolin.2831 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @sarkysek.1085 said:
    You can get all the Crystal Desert skins from PvE.

    Drops in PvE are random and entirely unreliable...in the Crystal Desert, for example, I fought every type of mob there is and only have about 40% of the Awakened skins. By doing the 'Crystal Desert' reward track I will have that particular skin by tomorrow afternoon.

    What skin is it? I can only think of the Elonian and Awakened Greatsword skins in the CD reward track, and I think both of those can be bought off the TP.

    The one I'm working on is the Awakened Greatsword...I bought the Awakened staff on the TP, but I've never seen the Greatsword there.

    You mean this?

  • StrawHat.2639StrawHat.2639 Member ✭✭✭

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @MUDse.7623 said:
    so most people in WvW do not participate efficiently towards the match goal, instead many have their own goals.

    This is the truth, in my case, at this particular point in time; I'm trying to get a Greatsword skin and the only reliable way to get it is by doing the 'Crystal Desert' reward track (I'm about half way there now and should have it latter on tomorrow). At any rate, this is something y'all need to take up with Anet...tell them to stop locking items that people want/need behind WvW/PvP content. Problem solved! :D

    Ugg tell Anet to stop locking items that people want/need behind PvE content. Problem solved times 2!
    Ty!

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  • StrawHat.2639StrawHat.2639 Member ✭✭✭

    @StrawHat.2639 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @MUDse.7623 said:
    so most people in WvW do not participate efficiently towards the match goal, instead many have their own goals.

    This is the truth, in my case, at this particular point in time; I'm trying to get a Greatsword skin and the only reliable way to get it is by doing the 'Crystal Desert' reward track (I'm about half way there now and should have it latter on tomorrow). At any rate, this is something y'all need to take up with Anet...tell them to stop locking items that people want/need behind WvW/PvP content. Problem solved! :D

    Ugg tell Anet to stop locking items that people want/need behind PvE content. Problem solved times 2!
    Ty! (Sorry found this one post to hilarious, gl on your skin hunt...)

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  • GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

    @idolin.2831 That doesn't come up in my search results. What search terms are you using? When I type in "aw" a list of 6 Awakened weapons appears....why would the others be hidden from view (Anet?)? When I type in "Awakened greatsword" I get the same 6 weapons as before, but no greatsword.

  • GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

    @StrawHat.2639 said:
    Ugg tell Anet to stop locking items that people want/need behind PvE content. Problem solved times 2!
    Ty!

    All MMO's are first, and foremost, PvE games with PvP content added on to attract as many people as possible...the PvP community is only a very small subgroup within the much larger whole. In other words: the majority of MMO players don't do PvP content.

  • MUDse.7623MUDse.7623 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2019

    @GW Noob.6038 said:
    @idolin.2831 That doesn't come up in my search results. What search terms are you using? When I type in "aw" a list of 6 Awakened weapons appears....why would the others be hidden from view (Anet?)? When I type in "Awakened greatsword" I get the same 6 weapons as before, but no greatsword.

    uhm just a little quesiton: do you select 'weapons' category before you type it in?
    because then it will also activate the filter for your profession and this filter is for core profession. so if your core profession cannot use it , you wont see it. you can remove the filter above the searchresults. or type in 'aw' without selecting any category at all.

  • GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

    @MUDse.7623 said:
    uhm just a little quesiton: do you select 'weapons' category before you type it in?

    I did a general search in the weapons category...which produced the aforementioned results.

    because then it will also activate the filter for your profession and this filter is for core profession. so if your core profession cannot use it , you wont see it. you can remove the filter above the searchresults. or type in 'aw' without selecting any category at all.

    All of my searches were carried out by either my Soulbeast main, or by my Reaper.

  • Well, that's odd. I just did an unfiltered search on my Ele. All I did was type "Awakened Greatsword" into the main search box and the top result was that weapon, over 8000 available starting at 40 silver.

    As for the wider question of whether you should be PvEing in WvW, you should do as you darn well please! If the game mode was so popular you were taking up a place a dedicated world vs worlder could use then i suppose it might be an issue but it's been many years since we've had that kind of population. I would say any warm body out there retaking camps and sentry points should be welcome, whatever their motivation. It all helps the greater cause for those of us who still care about the match result and even for those who don't, it's handy to have supply and scouts that mark the enemy.

  • zinkz.7045zinkz.7045 Member ✭✭✭

    @MUDse.7623 said:
    now there is 2 things that might upset a selfproclaimed WvW player about a 'PvE player'...

    Most self-proclaimed WvW players are just PvE heroes too clueless to realise what they really are.

  • tom.4051tom.4051 Member ✭✭

    Seen a memser solo SM. So really it just depends on how good you are, and how bad the enemy scouting is.

  • Etterwyn.5263Etterwyn.5263 Member ✭✭✭

    @Tiny Doom.4380 said:
    Well, that's odd. I just did an unfiltered search on my Ele. All I did was type "Awakened Greatsword" into the main search box and the top result was that weapon, over 8000 available starting at 40 silver.

    As for the wider question of whether you should be PvEing in WvW, you should do as you darn well please! If the game mode was so popular you were taking up a place a dedicated world vs worlder could use then i suppose it might be an issue but it's been many years since we've had that kind of population. I would say any warm body out there retaking camps and sentry points should be welcome, whatever their motivation. It all helps the greater cause for those of us who still care about the match result and even for those who don't, it's handy to have supply and scouts that mark the enemy.

    The only time I ever see queues on more than one map is Friday (NA EST) night shortly after weekly reset. Any other time there might be an EBG queue, or most likely none at all.

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  • GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

    @Tiny Doom.4380 said:
    Well, that's odd. I just did an unfiltered search on my Ele. All I did was type "Awakened Greatsword" into the main search box and the top result was that weapon, over 8000 available starting at 40 silver.

    Very odd indeed. I was finally able to get to it by typing "aw" in the search box under the 'Greatsword' subcategory.

    As for the wider question of whether you should be PvEing in WvW, you should do as you darn well please! If the game mode was so popular you were taking up a place a dedicated world vs worlder could use then i suppose it might be an issue but it's been many years since we've had that kind of population. I would say any warm body out there retaking camps and sentry points should be welcome, whatever their motivation. It all helps the greater cause for those of us who still care about the match result and even for those who don't, it's handy to have supply and scouts that mark the enemy.

    That's precisely my attitude. I am helping the greater cause by retaking camps, shrines, and sentry points, and by disrupting enemy supply lines. That's the best I can do for now. I do have plans for future forays into WvW game mode, however...I'm developing my Deadeye Thief as a dedicated WvW character and I'm perfecting her build to that end.

  • @GW Noob.6038 said:
    I want to get started in WvW but I don't have much time to devote to it ATM. As you well know, many of the activities in GW2 are on timers and I always try to do all the ones that I like....world bosses, treasure hunts in the Crystal Desert, etc.. That, plus the fact that I have to spend many hours farming mats each day, means that I have little time left over for other things. What are some good activities that I can do on my own that will help me to get exp toward my reward track? I need to be able to pop in, do the activity and pop back out again...throughout the day I usually have between 3-4 periods of 20 mins to one hour that I could do these activities. Thanks in advance, guy's!

    If you can only spend 20mins to an hour in WvW and want to play more solo, you should snipe dolyaks carrying supplies to enemy structures, and cap camps, it boggles my mind sometimes that people on chat will be shouting x is nearly T3 yet they wont decap the 2 camps feeding that structure, slowing down that upgrading of a tower/keep can be the difference in capping it, or fighting hours to try and cap it, as when something hits T3, and gets sieged up it becomes a pain,

    When im not on tag or me and a few guildies are playing, we usually spend time capping the camps and sniping the dolyaks to slow down enemy progression.

    I would recommend though if you can to follow a tag for the first few times so you can see maybe the best way to get around a map, and or to get the participation up to T6, this will allow you to gain max rewards per tick, once you get to T6 you can maintain it with sniping camps etc.

    Don't say what you mean, it will get you in trouble.

  • @sarkysek.1085 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:
    I want to get started in WvW but I don't have much time to devote to it ATM. As you well know, many of the activities in GW2 are on timers and I always try to do all the ones that I like....world bosses, treasure hunts in the Crystal Desert, etc.. That, plus the fact that I have to spend many hours farming mats each day, means that I have little time left over for other things. What are some good activities that I can do on my own that will help me to get exp toward my reward track? I need to be able to pop in, do the activity and pop back out again...throughout the day I usually have between 3-4 periods of 20 mins to one hour that I could do these activities. Thanks in advance, guy's!

    I'd say stay away from our gamemode if you don't want to actively participate in it :) We don't want PvE leechers in WvW :P

    Lol, most players in WvW now days are "PvE Leechers". Or were before they found out they actually liked WvW. Your attitude is very short sighted.

  • Honestly almost all wvw content can be soloed with the right build. Hard part is finding the right timing.

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