BlueJin.4127 Posted November 22, 2018 Share Posted November 22, 2018 I think PoF maps look amazingly beautiful. Anet's artists have done a wonderful job. Every time I fly around my griffon, it just takes my breath away how beautiful PoF maps are. Gameplay wise, they're also really good. While I personally prefer HoT maps in terms of gameplay, PoF is much more solo friendly and relaxing for exploration. Between HoT maps and PoF maps, there are two very different but amazing styles of maps that players can really get hooked into. However, despite the amazing job Anet has done, there are some issues that really push players away from PoF maps, which is a real shame.1) Ridiculous aggro range of enemies - I was just talking in map chat earlier today and this is why I decided to post here. Despite the amazing job Anet has done on PoF maps, the ridiculous aggro range of enemies single handedly turns PoF maps into complete garbage (IMO). I'd start getting immersed exploring the beautiful design of PoF maps, then all of a sudden, a whole bunch of enemies from outside my screen constantly aggro and are like, "No, you're not gonna explore, because we're going to spam you with forced fights after forced fights after forced fights! Oh, are you done dispatching the initial enemies and are waiting for the game to let you mount? Here are more aggroed enemies!" This really kills any kind of fun I was having. It is very disruptive and is the main reason I just stay away from exploring PoF maps like the plague. This really should be addressed to make exploring PoF more FUN.2) Poor event rewards - Since I don't spend much time in PoF maps, I don't know much about this. However, I read this a lot in the forums and I'm sure other players can explain in more detail.Anet, please do not abandon PoF maps. Go back and address these issues. Personally, I'm afraid of purchasing the missing LWS4 maps or any future expansions because I just feel like Anet just abandons things at the drop of a hat and I would simply be wasting money if there's something I really dislike.EDIT - One thing I forgot to mention, is that the aggro range can drive new players away. One of the players in chat appeared to be a fairly new player. He wasn't good at combat and couldn't handle the swarm of enemies that aggro from such long range and sounded very frustrated.Enemies outside PoF have aggro range of about 600. PoF enemies have aggro range of about 900. Some specific enemies appear to have different values (such as that ice elemental enemy in Bitterfrost). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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