Discussion in 'MMOs' started by Warpy, Aug 22, 2009.
im reading ghosts of ascalon.
its quite good.
GW2 boss fight. Awesome.
Gamespot have some excellent game play vids from gamescom ranging from the character creation through to above boss battle. Good quality clips to!
I'm excited but skeptical - both WAR and Aion promised to break the standard conventions and ended up falling straight back into them.
WAR replaced PvE grinding with PVP grinding, and Aion's improved battle system didn't make up for the fact that it was an EPIC grind fest that got so boring, so quickly, that it was almost shocking how quickly people deserted it.
WAR's public quests were a great idea though, good to see GW2's picked up on the idea.
I really hope GW2 are not just full of group-only instances. I cant complete Nightfall, GWEN or Factions because most of the PVE areas are really difficult to solo with heroes/henchmen - particularly the maps that require you to split in to two or more teams to distract/divert/divide the attention of mobs.
I'm stuck in the Heart of Shiveapeaks because heroes and henchment are far too fucking stupid and just get in the way (or die). Then when you complete the objective, there's nobody left to kill the fucking boss.
Shit fucking annoying. Too difficult to get a PUG going for PVE missions especially with US/AUS time zones.
Really? I *Just* completed factions today, and I'm faffing around in Heart of the Shiverpeaks as we speak. I've been playing for 5 years on and off.
I've mentioned it on the GW1 thread, but I've completed Prophecies and now Factions and most of GWEN completely solo. (as in, without people to help, but using Heroes and Henchmen from time to time)
If you're REALLY stuck, get a discordway team going, you'll faceroll through all the content in no time. You'll need to do a little of nightfalls missions to get Master of Whispers Necro Hero though.
I never found Nightfall or GWEN missions to be enjoyable solo. Now that there is not even one group doing the missions, i've got even less chance of bothering to do it.
The only reason i tried to do it this week was because of the Hall of Monuments... but now that i realise that doing them solo would be akin to watching paint dry, i cant be bothered.
What does the hall of monuments give you? I just revived my GW account the other day. HAd my password stolen a couple of times. I think it was because of the random login thing that was happening with ncsoft when aion came out.
NCsoft have yet to release the benefits of having a full Hall of Monuments (apart from having character names reserved)
But they anticipate releasing that info within 8 weeks, so stay tuned.
Guild Wars 2 Loot & new Dye system links
I am liking a lot of what I'm seeing here. Very nice.
About the only thing I find a bit disappointing is that it looks like you need to buy stuff from their store to customise your own look. LOTRO does this a bit better by allowing you to have 2 sets of costume slots you can switch to (besides the equipped gear) for visuals.
With LOTRO recently switching to incorporating a store, I'm finding the whole "commercialisation" aspect some what distasteful - I want to play my way thru a game, not shop my way.
Still, just the idea of not having to be concerned about node ninjas and other MMO low lives - that's good to hear. It's on my list to watch...
Microtransactions will be a minor part of GW2 as they have never been part of ArenaNets gaming manifesto. The thought of someone buying their way into a leet toon is abhorent to them.
Most items in general will always be avail only as drops.
Maybe this is worth mentioning:
I got 35/50 stuff unlocked apparently, still cbf playing GW tho haha
Damn. 8/50. I have some work to do before GW2
41/50 but damm, i'll have to get obsidian armor. The price of ecto starts to climb again...
it doesnt seem to work for me, i have 5 years worth of mini pets on my chars and it comes up as if i have none.
You may have them on you, but have you dedicated them?
Hmm "dedicated" them? what does that mean? used them?
Taken them into your HoM and on an unlocked 'devotion' shrine, put them on display
Level 1 boss fight [tutorial event (7:49-9:48)]
The followup (I think) to the explosion from the end of that (has some neat stuff in it)
And GW2 better be done soon. Look how much they already have done haha