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Everything posted by mindcircus.1506

  1. Thanks so much. Glad you have been enjoying. Got something new going up today
  2. Sweet... Intermission... I was getting overwhelmed by all the old content.
  3. There was a time when this was true in MMOs. This game's current audience, however. won't stand more than two wipes before saying "not worth it", going to farm Drizzlewood and putting up a post on the forums that equates challenge with bad design justified with the misuse of the word "casual". You can see this attitude in this very thread. The issue is not, as you maintain, creating some kind of safe space. The issue is about making a spoiled and entitled playerbase happy, when they argue 40g an hour for spamming autoattacks and laying full dead at meta events is "how the gam
  4. Running this mix of Dire, Trailblazers and Carrion gear is a big part of your problem. The Carrion is specifically a suboptimal choice. The Sigil of Corruption provides negligible value against a boss without constant adds. In this encounter the proc off the sigil won't last long enough to be of constant value during the Boss Phases. Plaguelands is an objectively better elite in PvE than Ghastly Breech. Replacing Dessicate and Well of Darkness with at least Epidemic, to trivialize the Portal Groups would be much better quality of life. Signet of Undeath would get you the Life Force
  5. The fact they are being this quiet about it should be the big tipoff that there's something pretty big in this System that we will not like.
  6. This is false narrative. Go back and watch the old hype pieces on explorable dungeons and how challenging they were supposed to be. Consider that the difficulty level that HoT shipped with was a direct response to a community that was continually asking for something harder than Orr. This idea that Guild Wars 2's core design choices were made to enforce some kind of mandate of "casual" play is one that a small group of self serving low-effort players continually make to win arguments on forums/reddit. The design choices that do appeal to casual players, things like the lack
  7. If someone were to put up a poll that said "Why don't you raid?" And the options were: 1. Gear/Build Requirement 2. Insta-kill/One Shot Mechanics 3. Toxic Community/Team Mates 4, Time Requirement 5. Enrage Timers How many "people" do you realistically think would vote Option 5?
  8. As long as you are playing with people who will accept an off-meta healer in raids/t4 fractals Scrapper, Tempest and Scourge are all very viable. I prefer tempest for raw carry as it's heals are significantly more powerful thanks to overload water and warhorn, but I've been very successful with Scourge in Strikes, Scrapper is fun and "good" but it lags behind the other two in PvE (even with the quickness added). Do keep in mind though that to really maximize support you should really leverage your Build Templates and Equipment loadouts and create a separate support and dps build/equ
  9. Updates to my Channel Since the last post: Open World/Solo/Story Builds: Condi Soulbeast Condi Scourge Condi Mirage Celestial Tempest New Player Guides: Stat Selectable Armour Mail Carriers Other Games Impressions: The Secret World Legends
  10. Just a word to those proposing solutions. For everything one thing you think is "easy" for a game developer to do there are 12 reasons you never thought about that makes it difficult. If it were as easy as you think and the company could put a price tag on it, it would have been done.
  11. That wasnt what the OP was asking for at all.
  12. The reaction from others to your post is largely a function of the tone you have used in your OP and in your other responses in this thread. You started with an aggressive tone ("remember how totally WRONG you all were?... you are WRONG about this too!") and used the same faulty logic that people have used to justify requests for other niche content like Player Housing, or Underwater combat reworks. If you wanted factual discussion you may have tried a different approach in your OP. As it stands you started your argument without facts and got zero in return. No surprise there.
  13. Implementing Duels in Open World on PvE maps would force the engine to apply the existing PvE ruleset/gearing to the Duel. This cannot be changed according to the developers. This is why WvW guilds do not often practice in Guild Halls, as they apply the PvE ruleset and not the WvW or sPvP ones. The PvE ruleset is poorly balanced for competitive activity by design. The fact you would ignore this fact and say "because mounts" says more about your lack of understanding of this game than it does about any form of prejudice or "fear". Rewriting the engine to accommodate a
  14. GW2 Players: "GW2 has the best community EVER!!!!!" Also GW2 Players: "I don't like your clothes so you shouldn't be allowed to play the game"
  15. And yet you are the only one who chose to virtue signal over it by calling me out and publicly proclaiming your "understanding". I wonder why that is...
  16. If you are happy with the old missions repackaged with a Legendary amulet as a form of jingling the keys to distract you from the lack of content, I am truly happy for you. I am not. If you are satisfied that the repackaging contains pretty significant inconvenient bugs, then again I am happy for you. I am not. Threads like these are an appropriate avenue for me to express that dissatisfaction. They are not an appropriate place for you to lecture me about the effects of the pandemic.
  17. Ticked off about this one. We're looking at what... 4 months worth of old content repackaged with "fresh achievements" and a Legendary Amulet to distract us from what is one of the bigger content droughts in this game? And the Achievements are bugged? pretty uncool.
  18. What is "the best" is going to depend largely on your individual skill level,play style and ability with the class. While a full damage set like Viper's(-ine) might be preferred overall for a condi build, if your skill level with the class/build is such that you find yourself struggling to stay alive, then Trailblazer's would be preferred. You don't do damage while you are running around, resetting and re-sustaining. It comes down to the basic question "am I running around trying to stay alive?". or "is this stupidly easy and I wish I was doing more damage?". No one can answer
  19. Verdant Brink was a much more engaging experience before mounts. Change my mind.
  20. The verticality you claim is causing players "agony" was one of the things that truly made me fall in love with this game. The design of Verdant Brink made the open world feel dangerous in a way that no other MMO had managed to do before for me. The layered approach of Tangled Depths represents, to me at least, some of the greatest open world map design in any MMO, which usually contain flat-ish maps with static collections of mobs. Hard disagree with your OP.
  21. Catering exclusively to a low effort playstyle is what this company did through the bulk of 2019. The results were the worst financial quarter this game has ever seen. The results were so bad, the game director responsible for this course was sent packing and a large statement was made that included a capitulation that the more engaged players were not being well served as an audience. Since then we've been delivered a much wider variety of content and the game is in a much better financial place. The game has actually offered a much better variety of content that appeals
  22. Gold will not solve this problem. You re unable to swap an account from NA to EU servers. You will need to either start a fresh account or become an Arenanet partner.
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