Bronze Centipede.5230 Posted July 26, 2022 Share Posted July 26, 2022 This is a rant, but it isn't a complaint. It isn't a complaint because ArenaNet doesn't owe me anything they haven't given me. Besides, I gotten a lot of pleasure out of GW2 and it's easily been worth the money I spent on it. If I've stuck with the game to the point of frustration, that's just me chasing the good times I once had. What I loved about GW2 is that it gave me unprecedented freedom to do my own thing. I could advance through open world PvE, story modes, gathering, crafting, exploring, running dungeons, completing puzzles, and doing team-based or world PvP. I loved roaming from place to place, finding new areas, gathering, completing hearts and participating in PvE events. While there was a lot on offer that didn't interest me, the great thing was, I didn't have to do it. It didn't matter that I, for instance, hated jumping puzzles with a burning passion. I could run right on past and go fight the next monster! I raised eight characters to level 80 and enjoyed making gold to equip them. When there were no more levels to get, there were Mastery Points and Hero Points to chase, to give me a reason to keep racking up experience. But the problem was, a lot of these were locked behind jumping puzzles. I've always been very, very bad at judging distances. I never could hit a ball as a kid, and as for playing precision puzzle games, forget about it! Chasing the points became frustrating. I adored the springer mount, which helped some. I was delighted when I learned that GW2 had added a griffon and a scyscale mount. At last, I thought, with the power of flight, I could bypass jumping-puzzles! But they were both gated behind jumping puzzles. Lots of jumping puzzles. I spent a lot of time working on this, an exercise in sheer frustration. I eventually got the griffon, but without the power to lift, there was only so much it could do. Only by being helped by strangers willing to teleport me was I able to get as far as the Skyscale Lost set of quests, the hardest set of jumping puzzles yet. And, while I haven't yet quite given up, I'm increasingly thinking that they are just not steps I can complete. My experience might be unusual. GW2 is an extremely successful game with many players, so maybe ArenaNet has it set up just right for the majority. But I wanted to share some feedback and I think this is the only venue for that. 9 1 12 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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