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Old 2012-09-04, 18:50   Link #601
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Question: How far have you gotten in a human storyline?
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Old 2012-09-04, 19:39   Link #602
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Level 22 Elementalist now, and from both my experience and what I've read online, it seems A-net made the same mistakes in GW2 as they did in GW1.

The damage is just not where it should be for a mage class, and I feel like even though we have 4 attunements, some of the abilities just feel filler-ish and since there's 1 auto attack per element and overall long cooldowns, the versatility that we're supposed to gain for losing weapon switch really isn't there. The traits in general are pretty lame too compared to the other classes.
Have to agree with you there, ele skills and traits def lack that something, just like they did in the 1st game altho they did do a revamp of the ele skills awhile back after I stopped playing(might jump on for old time sake to see how they are)
With ele being so fragile, you expect to make up for that by hitting really hard but they don't so much.
I only ever really used fire in the first game cause it's what killed things the best and sadly it's the same here, I like using air and even water but they don't kill nearly as well as fire does.

And thing about attunements is I'm unlikely to swap during fights which means having that ability is abit useless, I do swap but thats after and before fights.
Too concentrated on killing stuff to give a damn about changing.

However there is one good thing about ele's and that is Summon Fiery Greatsword, now that kicks arse, the one skill that's pretty much got a permanent place on my bar.
But I hear Hounds of Blath are good for soloing so will be using them as well.
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Old 2012-09-04, 20:02   Link #603
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Does the human story get any tougher later on? Or are we full-blown paragon all the way to 80?
My lvl 50 human noble Vigil warmaster warrior with a "dead" sister is definitely a goody-two-shoes. There are some branches along the way (at one point you can pick between one of three Vigil missions, and that one has two branches also), but I suspect that the other branches (I chose to help the Skritt) are also about saving everyone. But if you chose one of the other factions and not the Vigil, I suspect you'll get less of a "save-the-world" storyline. Haven't been there with other characters yet though, so can't confirm it. But the non-faction human-racial stories have all been "paragon" so far.
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Old 2012-09-04, 22:45   Link #604
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An old photo of my norn necro with guildies.



Yes, this is the nudist guild where we save Tyria from certain doom, without pants.

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I'm planning a 5-man tournament team with some of my IRL friends. It's 5 Asura Mesmers, with the character names:
Illusionary Warlock
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And they are going to all look identical.

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Old 2012-09-04, 23:26   Link #605
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My lvl 50 human noble Vigil warmaster warrior with a "dead" sister is definitely a goody-two-shoes. There are some branches along the way (at one point you can pick between one of three Vigil missions, and that one has two branches also), but I suspect that the other branches (I chose to help the Skritt) are also about saving everyone. But if you chose one of the other factions and not the Vigil, I suspect you'll get less of a "save-the-world" storyline. Haven't been there with other characters yet though, so can't confirm it. But the non-faction human-racial stories have all been "paragon" so far.
Vigil missions and the Skritt story arc not race specific, racial story ends at 30 and the Skritt storyline is available to Charr and Sylvari players as well.
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Old 2012-09-05, 02:07   Link #606
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Question: How far have you gotten in a human storyline?
7-to-10-ish, went through all three starting options.
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Old 2012-09-05, 06:47   Link #607
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Is the Vigil storyline between 30 and 40 where you protect the peace delegation played by every race that joins them? I didn't really feel like a goody-two-shoes during any of that. The peace agreement was something deemed necessary by all sides and the first mission where you burn down the tents of sleeping renegades and kill them as they wake up feels much more "pragmatic" than "paragon" to me. Maybe it's just the way each race approaches the dialogue? My charr character always comes off as a neutral, efficient, military-focused "doing what needs to be done to fix the current situation at hand" type, exactly as intended.
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Old 2012-09-05, 06:49   Link #608
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Is the Vigil storyline between 30 and 40 where you protect the peace delegation played by every race that joins them?
Yep. Played by every race that joins them.
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Old 2012-09-05, 10:29   Link #609
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All these people reaching such high levels in a matter of days is making me think i'm doing something wrong

Is anyone else making sure they get 100% completion on every map they go through? Some of those vista's are even more annoying than maple story jump quests
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Old 2012-09-05, 10:44   Link #610
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All these people reaching such high levels in a matter of days is making me think i'm doing something wrong

Is anyone else making sure they get 100% completion on every map they go through? Some of those vista's are even more annoying than maple story jump quests
I actually feel the same way. I spend most of my free time playing and I'm "only" level 42, which might be considered high to some, but I see so many 80s running around already it's hard to believe. I've heard some people did it by hoarding crafting materials and just leveling that way. Not something I would actually want to do though, I enjoy the journey more than the destination in mmos and this game provides a better one than any other I've played.

I also go for 100% on every map. I feel like I cheated when I youtube vistas I can't find but after spending an hour on one and failing, only to discover it was an extremely obvious solution, I sometimes still do it.
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Old 2012-09-05, 10:58   Link #611
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Getting to 80
1: You don't work or go to school or have any obligations and play 14+ hours a day. Then since pre-release, 80 is easy from any method.

2: You have a group of friends who are feeding you materials to do crafting to lv400 for more than just 2 specialties. You can't buy it because trading post was down for the majority of the time yet people still got to 80.

3: You got access to exp pots (EXP booster from black lion chest, cash shop, or from player-made food) and optimized your questing. This means: Hearts/events involving killing things. Killing bosses/escorting = bad use of time and slow levelling.

The best is those events where you defend a location from several waves of mobs. You stay for only ONE wave, drop all your aoe-skills and walk away. In 10~20 minutes, you'll get gold for very little contribution.

4. Group story quest. Power through storyline quest with a few friends.

#3 is what I do as I only play 2 hours a day on weekdays and 8 hours on weekends.
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I don't suggest rushing to lv80, it doesn't work well for everyone. A lot of people already became inactive/dropped GW2 after hitting level 80 in 3~5 days. That's pretty sad and shallow if you ask me. They have the asian-mmorpg mindset of grinding to max level and that's the end of that game.

Another problem of rushing to 80 is lack of everything, everything's in bits and pieces. People are whining that they cannot afford things. Well that's because they rushed to 80 and didn't go through it normally.

My goals were in dungeons, PvP and WvW, not leveling. So hitting a fast 80 meant nothing for me. I have OCD so I have only 14 maps visited with 100% completion, most power-levelers have something like 30+ maps visited with 10% completed on each map. Because they skip things that waste time.

I can't even do my dailies because I'm online for such a short time Q__Q
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Old 2012-09-05, 12:06   Link #612
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One thing :

STOP MAINTAINING THE AUCTION HOUSE SO FREQUENTLY. I am trying to get Precision Gear for my thief and Power gear for Mami!
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Old 2012-09-05, 12:27   Link #613
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I don't really think you need to spend money on trading post gear for Mami while leveling, engineer is extremely easy to solo with and I regularly kill veteran enemies and enemies 4-5 levels above me while wearing gear that's 5-20 levels below me. The renown heart vendors also tend to have good stuff and it's really cheap at low level.
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Old 2012-09-05, 13:13   Link #614
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One thing :

STOP MAINTAINING THE AUCTION HOUSE SO FREQUENTLY. I am trying to get Precision Gear for my thief and Power gear for Mami!

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I don't really think you need to spend money on trading post gear for Mami while leveling, engineer is extremely easy to solo with and I regularly kill veteran enemies and enemies 4-5 levels above me while wearing gear that's 5-20 levels below me. The renown heart vendors also tend to have good stuff and it's really cheap at low level.
I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment. Since I've been leveling so fast, I don't find it worth it at all to care about gear too much since I get better ones on the field through renown hearts, drops, or even the storyline. I really only use the TP for selling greens/golds and buying w/e I'm short on for crafting.

Unless...you've already reached 80, or are purchasing for the future?
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Old 2012-09-05, 13:56   Link #615
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Any level 80 gear worth anything won't be purchasable. They are account-bound upon buying them with extremely rare materials (skill points, badges)

The only thing I bought from TP was materials to level crafting. The kind of material that can be only obtained by salvaging equipments and not npc-bought or harvested.
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Old 2012-09-05, 14:03   Link #616
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Any level 80 gear worth anything won't be purchasable. They are account-bound upon buying them with extremely rare materials (skill points, badges)

The only thing I bought from TP was materials to level crafting. The kind of material that can be only obtained by salvaging equipments and not npc-bought or harvested.
Since you seem to be really knowledgeable, are the weapon/armor crafting professions like Huntsman and Leatherworker generally worth it at max level? Those tended to be very hit or miss in other games and I want to know if I should actually put in more than the minimum effort I already have to level them.
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Old 2012-09-05, 14:32   Link #617
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Now that this thread has some decent activity and some time has passed, what server is everyone on?

I'm on Fort Aspenwood, though I pretty much stay in Overflow unless I'm WvWing. Met so many people from a bunch of different servers. I love this game.
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Old 2012-09-05, 14:42   Link #618
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Now that this thread has some decent activity and some time has passed, what server is everyone on?

I'm on Fort Aspenwood, though I pretty much stay in Overflow unless I'm WvWing. Met so many people from a bunch of different servers. I love this game.
Sea of Sorrows, though I may end up transferring elsewhere at some point. I don't actually know anyone on the server besides my RL friend who I don't actually play with and I'm 100% convinced will quit the second he dings level 80. That and, I may want to WvW eventually and this server seems to get stomped into the ground on a regular basis, though that could change with time. It's also apparently an unofficial oceanic server which I didn't realize when picking it, which makes a decent % of the playerbase incompatible with my time zone.
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Old 2012-09-05, 21:13   Link #619
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So far i have gottten 100% map up for the zones i went through. Only 9 more to go.

Tried to use the trading post to buy some mats before went down for maintainance but the buy button just wouldn't work. Probably why it went down.
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Old 2012-09-05, 22:12   Link #620
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Since you seem to be really knowledgeable, are the weapon/armor crafting professions like Huntsman and Leatherworker generally worth it at max level? Those tended to be very hit or miss in other games and I want to know if I should actually put in more than the minimum effort I already have to level them.
Honestly, there's no bad choice. If you have a group of friends or a guild, it's a waste to do the same thing someone else is doing. Otherwise, you should probably do every crafting. You do have to pay a hefty fee to change your mastery though. I don't know what it is anymore. I think in beta it was 10 silver.

I'd say Leatherworker > Huntsman because Leatherworking covers making purses or w/e they're called that increases your inventory size.

Cooking is actually the most reliable (not the right word, but it isn't 'best') trait. You can buy all the mats from an NPC and the exp gained from levelling cooking from 0 to 400 is enough to turn your lv70 character into lv80. Not to mention you can make all sorts of food that gives you performance boosts and EXP boost. Don't forget level 80 isn't the end. Leveling past level 80 gives you additional skill points which can be used to purchase legendary gear. So having cooking to make EXP pots is important in that sense.

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I'm in Tarnished Coast. I do just about everything from PvE, dungeon, RP, WvW, sPvP, tPvP. While I picked TC out of a hat, I really like how TERRIBLE this server is in WvW. It makes the presence of my guild, friends and I feel so much more significant. It's probably the most RP-oriented server of NA servers. I don't know if it was good luck or bad luck to chose this server =/ But no major complaints.

Anyone love the stereotypical rich kid who bought himself commander status (100 gold) and always spams in map chat in all-caps lock? XD I'm sure every server has one or more of those.
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