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Guild Wars 2 Enjoyment Guide.

MaelzraelMaelzrael Las Cruces, NMPosts: 354Member Uncommon

My recommendations for enjoying guild wars 2 as i have.(600 hours played)

1. Join an active guild with friendly and helpful players to show you the depth of things as well as have something to do stuff with, from beginning to endgame.

2. If you can, start playing the game with a friend, or make some right away. Try to level a set of characters together. Learning how your combo fields/finishers work with another class and owning content/pvp/wvw or w/e you like together can make a huge difference in how much you enjoy the game and how much you want to log in.

3. Try everything. That means exploring, De's, Hearts, Crafting, Spvp, WvW, dungeons, exp modes, Tournaments, Mini games, etc. If you do this I'm 95% sure you'll find more enjoyment then a person who jumps in, tried on or two things of the above and then says "oh this sucks /ragequit"

4. Remember that the purchase of 60$ grants you unlimited access to a AAA mmorpg that is, in most ways, different from the others, and most definatly not a WoW clone like the genre has been full of.

5. Remember that this is NOT WoW. Do not expect to play it like WoW. Gw2 really does require a different mindset then other theme-park mmo's. For example. No kill stealing/node stealing means you can safely play with other people you encounter without raining on their parade. Therefore, you start to feel less threatened by other players and actually welcome them. Note that in alot of cases people Want to play by themeselves and you may be one of them initially, however after the "newness" passes, you'll find there are plenty of people who want to group up for zone clearing, champion mobs, jumping puzzles, and a myriad of other activities that are just more fun with other people around.

6. Finally, just try it, theres no better value for your money on the MMO market today. Yes the forums around different websites may be littered with trolls and the like. However once in the game, at least on my server (Darkhaven), I find it very difficult to find people who arent helpful or fun. Let me give an example to close: In WoW, out of 10 players, 6 of them will be trolls whom would rather troll you then help you. 2 of them will be friendly, and 2 of them will be silent. In Gw2, 6 of them will be friendly, 2 of them will be Trolls, and 2 of them will be silent. At least that is my experience in Darkhaven as i've leveled up and even at Endgame.

Hope this helps would be Gw2 players and/or existing players.

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  • FearumFearum Cinnaminson, NJPosts: 1,166Member Uncommon

    This ^

    I put in almost 800 hours and just got burt out of the game. I think if they change WvW I would go back but until then I got my moneys worth.

  • MaelzraelMaelzrael Las Cruces, NMPosts: 354Member Uncommon
    Think you posted in the wrong thread Fearum. You comments dont seem to be related to this thread at all. >.>

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  • FearumFearum Cinnaminson, NJPosts: 1,166Member Uncommon

    Doh, your right. Was reading DF thread guess I switched threads without knowing it. lol

     

  • eddieg50eddieg50 Tolland, CTPosts: 1,614Member Uncommon
    GW2 is not a bad game , I just found it to be a little dull.  It really is an exploring game, so if you are into that than you will prob like the game. I do find it interesting that the first 2 things on the op's list are join a guild and play with friends and that is prob true, although you can play this game solo, it becomes dull really fast to do so. To me it did not have anything which stood out-in games like TOR and TSW  that would be the story, In games like Tera and AOC that would be the combat, in Firefall you get a jet pack right away which is fun, in FE you get a horse qickly, and the crafting is fun and usefull right away--etc---but in GW2 everything is just kind of------bland- I really liked GW1 more
  • SerenesSerenes johnson city, TNPosts: 352Member

    I love GW2 other then the gimpy troll Necromancer pet AI.

     

    But, to say its community is good is a long shot, it has just as many trolls as WoW if not more. It is full of the people who are just burned out on WoW so they find the need anytime WoW is mentioned to completely turn into a raging douche.

     

    It is also very similair to WoW in the way combat plays out except instead of strafing from side to side you roll/leap/jump.

     

    The game is one of the first to make me fall in love with the flow of the UI, it is amazing.

     

    I just hate when GW2 people act high and mighty on its better then WoW because its not, its just newer.

  • fatboy21007fatboy21007 triadelphia, WVPosts: 409Member
    Fix the bugs then maybe it will be fun. i played since launch, and now i severly hate this game due to the fact theres so many bugs and everytime i went to have fun, some new bullshit bug apperad, like the last one time event crap. and got 0 outta it .
  • JakdstripperJakdstripper logan lake, BCPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon

    i hardly think you will teach people how to enjoy a game. it's either fun, or not. i never need a "fun guide" playing WoW, or AoC, or Mortal, or CoD. they were just...fun.

    GW2 is boring. no guide needed.

     

     

  • BanquettoBanquetto CityPosts: 1,037Member Uncommon
    In my experience, given 10 GW2 players, 9.999 of them will be silent, but apart from that, excellent post!!!
  • ironhelixironhelix fairfield, OHPosts: 448Member
    I'm not playing a game the requires a "guide" to have fun. Guild Wars 2 is the ultimate expression of the "on-rails" type of game  taken to the extreme. There is NO freedom of any kind in this game, you do what is scripted for you, or you don't play. It's that simple. Dead, lifeless world, with no point whatsoever but to go from A to B and collect your reward. I feel bad for the countless man-hours that were put into such a hollow experience.
  • InFlamestwoInFlamestwo HindPosts: 662Member
    Originally posted by ironhelix
    I'm not playing a game the requires a "guide" to have fun. Guild Wars 2 is the ultimate expression of the "on-rails" type of game  taken to the extreme. There is NO freedom of any kind in this game, you do what is scripted for you, or you don't play. It's that simple. Dead, lifeless world, with no point whatsoever but to go from A to B and collect your reward. I feel bad for the countless man-hours that were put into such a hollow experience.

    I feel bad for you. I can easily go in the world and just explore every corner of a zone, listen to NPCs, talk to NPCs and enjoy a good event chain and do some hearts. 

     

    The only problem i have with GW2 is the story. I want to be able to do it without having to do anything else, just do story and that's it. ArenaNet really failed at this part...atleast they could scale you for the personal story mission and that would be possible. Also, the story is to soft, it need to be a bit more serious, kill some important characters or put them into trouble (kidnapped etc) and make good use of cliffhangers.

     

    Sorry not only story, WvWvW also. It need some updates.

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  • the420kidthe420kid Hamilton, ONPosts: 440Member Uncommon

    As a long time hardcore competative gamer I think the combat in gw2 is fantastic.

    The pace of the combat is good fights arent to fast or impossibly slow, everything is smooth as silk especialy wep swaps gw2 probably has the cleanist wep swap around.  It really is skill based not rng based / gear based the better player can consitantly win fights vs a lesser player.  Overall I think gw2 might have the best pvp combat on the market however....

    With that said gw2 is so freaking shallow, I had a ton of fun in SPvP had lots of fun in the tourneys (which btw is a great system including random teams in free tournies).  Got full set of tourney token gear that looks badass after winning a few tournies, made it to rank 28 almost to 30 for yet another set of boxes with new looking gear I never got to see but its all pointless.

    Where is the ladder?  I dont mind having no gear to grind although Id prefer there was gear to grind and say what you will about wow arena being gear based but realistcly its not gear based you just have to get the gear once you have the gear you are just on equal footing to others in arena so basicaly its gw2 gear but it takes time to get even if you arent a high end player but you will get it.  The fact there is no ladder to work for no gear to get nothing even different in the different spvp maps made me get bored of this game far to quick.

    I am still happy with my time for money ratio as I did enjoy the game but it was far to shallow which is a shame because I honestly feel it has some of the best pvp out there in terms of balance / combat / skill

  • xAPOCxxAPOCx Vineland, NJPosts: 869Member

    Another player made guide on how to enjoy GW2?

     

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  • UndeadlyUndeadly SouthamptonPosts: 52Member
    Originally posted by ironhelix
    I'm not playing a game the requires a "guide" to have fun. Guild Wars 2 is the ultimate expression of the "on-rails" type of game  taken to the extreme. There is NO freedom of any kind in this game, you do what is scripted for you, or you don't play. It's that simple. Dead, lifeless world, with no point whatsoever but to go from A to B and collect your reward. I feel bad for the countless man-hours that were put into such a hollow experience.

    I Have to disagree with your comments here.  I have been playing GW2 for three months and it is anything but an "on-rails" Game.  It is completely the opposite.  In my honest opinion.  After playing WOW and WOW Clones for the last ten years GW2 is a breath of fresh air in a stagnating genre of game.

    It is great having a "world" to explore without having umpteen fetch quests and go speak to this NPC who wants five bear arses.  The D.E 's seem generally interesting and the PVP in WvWvW and Spvp are great.

    If you have any interest in exploration, crafting and trying new skillsets on weapons then GW2 is definately worth the price.

    However, it isnt a perfect game. It has some issues and there is skill involved unlike button mashing. I miss the trinity of DPS/Tank/Healer.  

    It is a different beast to WOW and its ilk and to me that is a good thing.

    Thanks.

     

  • dimnikardimnikar ZanistanvillePosts: 271Member
    The fact that you need an "enjoyment guide" pretty much sums up GW2.
  • UndeadlyUndeadly SouthamptonPosts: 52Member

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Undeadly
    Originally posted by ironhelix
    I'm not playing a game the requires a "guide" to have fun. Guild Wars 2 is the ultimate expression of the "on-rails" type of game  taken to the extreme. There is NO freedom of any kind in this game, you do what is scripted for you, or you don't play. It's that simple. Dead, lifeless world, with no point whatsoever but to go from A to B and collect your reward. I feel bad for the countless man-hours that were put into such a hollow experience.

    I Have to disagree with your comments here.  I have been playing GW2 for three months and it is anything but an "on-rails" Game.  It is completely the opposite.  In my honest opinion.  After playing WOW and WOW Clones for the last ten years GW2 is a breath of fresh air in a stagnating genre of game.

    It is great having a "world" to explore without having umpteen fetch quests and go speak to this NPC who wants five bear arses.  The D.E 's seem generally interesting and the PVP in WvWvW and Spvp are great.

    If you have any interest in exploration, crafting and trying new skillsets on weapons then GW2 is definately worth the price.

    However, it isnt a perfect game. It has some issues and there is skill involved unlike button mashing. I miss the trinity of DPS/Tank/Healer.  

    It is a different beast to WOW and its ilk and to me that is a good thing.

    Thanks.

     

    I see this come up a lot.  If you are someone who is burnt on WoW, you will find GW2 to be the MMO for you.

  • MaelzraelMaelzrael Las Cruces, NMPosts: 354Member Uncommon
    This guide was made for those asking what type of beast Guild Wars 2 is, see the forum post just under this one entitled "The Truth". Do you need a guide? No. But some people find it difficult to understand the game, and so I made one for them. The fact that the game is so original in its systems that it requires a different way of thinking then any other MMORPG on the market does speak volumes for the game. Maybe if some of you spent less time hating it and more time actually giving it a chance, you wouldnt be so bitter. :P

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  • ezpz77ezpz77 Beale, CAPosts: 227Member
    My reccomendation is that if you need a guide to tell you how to enjoy something, then you should probably just stop doing that thing.
  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member

    It was a great game until most recently. I dunno if Nexon took over or what but something definitely happened.

    The thing I'm waiting on is bug fixes. there are bugs right now that make my class impossible to play. Engineer.

    The other thing I'm holding reservations about is their new bug/loot policy. Whichever it is they need a big fix to what drops. Can't progress even with the mystic forge items if you don't have the means to craft what you need for great end game play.

  • klerkenklerken AarhusPosts: 52Member
    at least all the people who gets told they play it "wrong" can learn how to do it right with the guide, good thing the "smart" people can enlighten us on on how to have fun the right way
  • Cod_EyeCod_Eye jarrowPosts: 1,016Member
    It would be more enjoyable if Anet didnt keep nerfing drop rates into oblivion, and forcing peoples hand into doing specific dungeons to get specific items.  When I have the need to gamble, i go to the bookies or play at the casino.
  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by biggarfoot
    It would be more enjoyable if Anet didnt keep nerfing drop rates into oblivion.

    They were actually raised.

     http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Game_updates/November_2012

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  • RandaynRandayn Sellersville, PAPosts: 883Member Uncommon

    lol...a fun guide...like so many others have said....when you need to post this for a game, it tells you everything about it.  I've tried countless times to like this game and "have fun' but it just doesnt work.  

    This is most certainly not an explorer's game though...I still have yet to find anything worth exploring...

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  • Cod_EyeCod_Eye jarrowPosts: 1,016Member
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by biggarfoot
    It would be more enjoyable if Anet didnt keep nerfing drop rates into oblivion.

    They were actually raised.

     http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Game_updates/November_2012

    Drop rates have been diabolical since the post lost shores event, salvaging rares has also been hampered since lost shores, why the globs and dyes have more than doubled in price.  No announcement since lost shores that they reverted the drop rates back to how they were before then.

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by biggarfoot
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by biggarfoot
    It would be more enjoyable if Anet didnt keep nerfing drop rates into oblivion.

    They were actually raised.

     http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Game_updates/November_2012

    Drop rates have been diabolical since the post lost shores event, salvaging rares has also been hampered since lost shores, why the globs and dyes have more than doubled in price.  No announcement since lost shores that they reverted the drop rates back to how they were before then.

    I have received more dyes, etc since the November patch.

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