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#832300 - 09/01/12 11:22 AM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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#832465 - 09/01/12 10:32 PM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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I don't know if I mentioned it but I actually did get most of this week off work after all. I worked a full day today and I work all but 2 days this coming week.

And I did get that message to check my email in order to authenticate my access to the game. It was quick and easy.

Looks like there will be daily status updates for awhile. September 1st update - some things on these updates are repeated, like account safety tips.


Edited by GuybrushThreepwood (09/01/12 10:40 PM)
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#832538 - 09/02/12 11:16 AM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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What are your impressions of the game so far, Guybrush?
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#832669 - 09/02/12 11:53 PM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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I've enjoyed it for the most part. Every explorable area and every city Waypoints, Undiscovered Vista and Undiscovered Points of Interest, which give you experience for discovering. Explorable also have Skill Point Challenges to complete to gain a skill point to spend on skills. If you can complete every one of these in an area you'll get a chest to open that will contain some rare item. Some of the vistas require a lot of jumping to get get to and I can't do most of those. That's one expect of the game that I don't like.

After playing some of sylvari, norn, human and asura areas I find the charr area very frustrating. First off, all the five races cities have multiple levels and all but the charr's city shows you on the map what level you are on and lets you look at other levels. The charr's Black Citadel map treats the city as if it were all on one level which it isn't. So finding those locations I listed above are extremely frustrating. On the map it looks you like you're standing on say a waypoint but actually its either above you or below you.

Then outside in the explorable areas there are hearts on the map which tell you what level the general area is. There will be things you'll be asked to do to fill in the hearts and gain experience, money and karma. In the other races starting area there are more than one heart per level in the charr area there is only one of each. So you have to hang around each heart even after you've finished it and just kill random monsters until you level up. Also things happen that don't actually match the level the heart. I was standing by a level 3 heart when a mob of level 5 foes attacked me. I was level 2. I could expect to handle level 3 foes but not level 5 in a bunch. If other players hadn't showed up I'd have been overwhelmed.

One of the sylvari personal storyline quests was a lot harder than it should be. I had to ask other people to help me out. The personal stories are supposed to something you can do alone.

I sent Arenanet feedback about all these problems.

These things notwithstanding I've enjoyed the game. They've sped up the unlocking of weapon skills since the betas which surprised me. So you don't have to kill as many monsters to get all your weapon skills as you did before.



Edited by GuybrushThreepwood (09/02/12 11:57 PM)
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#832764 - 09/03/12 11:10 AM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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Do you have a favorite profession?
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#832865 - 09/03/12 07:38 PM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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Rifle warrior just barely over elementalist.
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#833506 - 09/06/12 02:56 PM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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#833508 - 09/06/12 03:34 PM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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She's looking deadly!

Son made a charr yesterday. Now I might just have to go make one but I'm not sure what profession I would want.
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#833629 - 09/07/12 02:55 AM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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#833695 - 09/07/12 11:17 AM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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#833727 - 09/07/12 01:56 PM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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You reach a point in personal story where you join one of the three orders. I was going to go with Durmand Priory because I thought the lore behind it fit an elementalist, but I found out it has a jumping puzzle so I went with the Vigil.
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#834064 - 09/08/12 08:37 PM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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Update notes (actual in game changes)

Trivia:
The offspring of a human will be seen as "Child". Charr as "Cub". Asura as "Progeny". Sylvari do not have children, they spring from the Pale Tree full grown.


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#834111 - 09/09/12 06:43 AM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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Thanks Guybrush, I think my ranger is nearing that point. I noticed last night I was getting Cinnamon sticks when I harvested trees. wave
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#834171 - 09/09/12 01:29 PM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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Tengu going to be a playable race in expansion? Many fans hope so. There is some evidence to support the conjecture.

1. They have their own city, Dominion of Winds, which surrounded by a great wall to keep everyone else out. You can see on the map that this city is has a fairly large area.
2. In Hanto Trading Post in Caledon Forest its possible to hear two tengu talk about an asura gate linked to their city being built in Lion's Arch. If you look at the map of Lion's Arch it looks like there is room for 3 more gates where the gates leading to racial cities are located. Kaineng City (Cantha), Kamadan (Elona) and Dominion of Winds?
3. There's a gate leading to Dominion of Winds in Caledon Forest but its locked and guarded by tengu.
4. There's a gate leading to Dominion of Winds in Lion's Arch (so an asura gate isn't realy neccesary) but its locked and guarded by tengu.
5. Tengu will mention that destroyers, minions of the elder dragon Primordus, have dug under the wall in an attempt to invade the Dominion of Winds.
6. Tengu will tell you that they are watching the other races to see which if any they should form alliances with in the future.
7. If as a sylvari you ask a tengu why the distrust of other races, they will say now is not the time or place to discus their history but they may be willing to talk to the sylvari about it at some future time.
8. In their city the tengu are said to be divided into four "houses" named after the four winds, North, South, East, West. Sounds like character creation choices similar to human social rank, charr legion, norn quality of a hero, asura college, sylvari vision. If this is the case one of those Houses will probably turn out to be rebels similar to charr Flame Legion, norn Sons of Svanir, asura Inquest, sylvari Nightmare Court and human White Mantle.

In Rata Sum there is a locked asura gate with no destination listed. Some people think this will eventually lead to Dominion of Winds. I don't because the only city you can get to directly from Rata Sum is Lion's Arch. It doesn't seem likely they'd add a gate way to Dominion of Winds when there are no gates to the other four racial cities. It's Lion's Arch that has the asura gates leading to the five races cities (also gates to the Mists for World vs World and one leading to Ebonhawke, the last stronghold of Ascalonian humans). I just don't know what that locked gate is for, I'm guessing some future event in the asura personal story.

There are also five still underconstruction asura gates in Lion's Arch. Where they will eventually lead is unknown but as they are being financed by the Krytan queen I doubt they go to Cantha or Elona, probably more currently unaccesable areas on the continent of Tyria.



Edited by GuybrushThreepwood (09/09/12 02:26 PM)
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#834262 - 09/09/12 07:44 PM Re: Guild Wars 2, part three [Re: looney4labs]
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