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I can't put into words how much I loathe this scenario. Everything I hate about GW2. I am seething over this garbage. And can't proceed until finishing this. UGH. Makes me want to shelve the game. 

 

(Like to say I feel better after venting, but no.) 

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19 hours ago, Baroquen.2748 said:

I can't put into words how much I loathe this scenario. Everything I hate about GW2. I am seething over this garbage. And can't proceed until finishing this. UGH. Makes me want to shelve the game. 

 

(Like to say I feel better after venting, but no.) 

Helps if you actually talked about what part of it you don't like. Your post as is basically offers nothing.

 

For me (and this is true for much of Season 2), had to do with how tedious it was to get back to certain story areas for achievements. Hidden Arcana was certainly one of those areas.

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20 hours ago, Baroquen.2748 said:

I can't put into words how much I loathe this scenario. Everything I hate about GW2. I am seething over this garbage. And can't proceed until finishing this. UGH. Makes me want to shelve the game. 

 

(Like to say I feel better after venting, but no.) 


The trick is that the sections before the bosses teach you the mechanics. 

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On 9/6/2021 at 11:37 PM, Baroquen.2748 said:

I can't put into words how much I loathe this scenario. Everything I hate about GW2. I am seething over this garbage. And can't proceed until finishing this. UGH. Makes me want to shelve the game. 

 

(Like to say I feel better after venting, but no.) 

 

This is one of the most beloved story missions for a reason (lore-wise). I can't relate to your outrage and have no idea what about the mission might be causing it.

 

Are you having trouble with the mechanics? They are pretty simple once you understand them. The Wiki entry might be of help: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hidden_Arcana#Domain_of_Strength

 

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Yep, hated this ... it's so drawn out and just boring. Most of the time you wait for him to spawn stuff that you can kill him with.

But you just need to do this one time~. Just read the Boss-buffs and watch out. You don't need lots of dmg, just keep an eye on your surroundings.

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The amount of people in this thread being obnoxiously obtuse when they know fine well why people will dislike this story is pretty pathetic.

 

The fight for newer players is absolutely dreadful, the fights are extremely vague to learn the mechanics on your own and could have been substantially better explained, then for the main boss : the fragile effect being constantly planted on aoe patches, the random knockback effects that can knock you onto the patches, the instant phase changes where the purple field can instantly spawn on top of you and immediately kill you, the fact that you don't really actually fight the boss other than repeat these mechanics over and over again.

 

If you're acting like you cant understand why some people would be frustrated by that then you're only making yourself look stupid rather than succeeding to belittle those who are being frustrated by it.

 

Not to mention the frequent cinematic bug which causes you to have to redo the entire story again because you got disconnected, forcing you to sit through a rather long and boring slog of the same story rp and busy work you've already done just to get back to the same point you were at before and hope it doesn't bug out this time, before reaching the aforementioned annoying boss.

 

People on this forum can be so pathetic sometimes, put yourselves in the shoes of a new player trying this stuff out with little to no knowledge. This story, and season 2 in general is pretty bad for newer players it's actually made someone i brought to the game almost outright quit from frustration thinking the rest of the game is as frustrating and tedious to navigate around. 

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...I didn't have problems the first time I, as a new player, went through LWS2. I was also playing on a class I still didn't get the hang of (thief, at the time), and wouldn't for a while. I still got through it with minimal difficulty.

That and it's been a long while since I played it, so my memories of the actual fights (mechanics, etc.) are slightly fuzzy; I just remember that I didn't have problems getting through it. Hence why asking what specifically OP is having problems with.

No, not all of us long-time "veteran" players are just deliberately being obtuse and condescending with no idea what sort of struggles new players go through. We do genuinely want to help, but we can't if people just complain and don't tell us what they're dealing with.

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Giant spaces between paragraphs. When did that start happening?
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9 hours ago, Healy.9537 said:

The fight for newer players is absolutely dreadful, [...]

"Absolutely dreadful"? Well, we all used to be new to the game and all had to face that challenge - and guess what, it wasn't dreadful, it was challenging.

To some, a good challenge is fun, believe it or not. :classic_rolleyes: Having everything served on a silver plate is pretty boring. I miss the good old challenges in story missions (like the Balthazar fight in PoF, which was also "absolutely dreadful" the first time around).

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