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So I'm confused, does GW2 have "dungeons"?

EmerwynEmerwyn MadridPosts: 70Member

I'm considering to buy GW2, but for me it is crucial that the game has instanced group PvE challenging content. That means dungeons for 5-6 man parties (not necessarely raids) that I can do with like-minded people.

 

No, I don't mean open world mass-zergfests where everyone chimes in to randomly throw a fireball at a huge dragon and everyone keeps corpserunning back to the place, I don't like those at all. I mean exactly what I said above. Does Guild Wars 2 have that kind of content?

 

 

 

PS: Also, anyone knows a good info/fan site for GW2? Google only leads me to the wiki, which is quite lacking.

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  • GamerUntouchGamerUntouch smithville ON, ONPosts: 488Member
    Yes it does, look up on the wiki when it's back and working.
  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,968Member Uncommon
    Yes, it does. With various routes through each dungeon.. a different route is a different version of the dungeon instance.
  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,073Member Uncommon
    there's no auto grouping LFG type interface is there?  I can't find it if so.  How do you know where to find the dungeons at, no one talks about them.  Are there any around level 10?
  • IllyssiaIllyssia LondonPosts: 1,524Member
    The dungeons kick in later on in the game. Early on it is story quest, exploring, crafting, PVP, and PvE public quests. There isn't any end-game raiding.
  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,968Member Uncommon
    First one is level 30. I think they appear as a door icon on the world map or there are NPCs outside them with a door icon over their head, or both.
  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,073Member Uncommon
    well that's kind of sad.  Maybe I should be level 30 by now and am just slow, but I was hoping this was going to be more a group based game than a solo fest.
  • EmerwynEmerwyn MadridPosts: 70Member

    Anyone has / knows a site with a list of dungeons, around which level they're accessible and in which areas?

     

    I seem to be unable to find anything on GW2wiki (besides the fast it seems to be down all the time >_<)

  • DamzillaDamzilla MostarPosts: 175Member
    Originally posted by Emerwyn

    Anyone has / knows a site with a list of dungeons, around which level they're accessible and in which areas?

     

    I seem to be unable to find anything on GW2wiki (besides the fast it seems to be down all the time >_<)

    lv.35 dungeon: Ascalonian Catacombs
    "The Ascalonian Catacombs are located on the Planes of Ashford. That cursed place is home to angry spirits of Ascalonians who were transformed by the Foefire."
    lv.45 dungeon: Caudecus's Estate
    It's a Krytan mansion located in Beetletun, home of the powerful and wise Minister Caudecus. I've never been there but I've heard it's a great sight. 
    lv.55 dungeon: Twilight Arbor
    "Twilight Arbor is a cavern in Caledon Forest and home to the Nightmare Court. It reflects their twisted and sadistic view of the world. If you head there, be careful!"
    lv.65 dungeon: Sorrows Embrace
    "It's more of a fortification than a series of caves in Dredgehaunt Cliffs. The place is thick of Dredge, of course, and the Inquest are in there doing who knows what." 
    lv.75 dungeon: Citadel of Flame
    "The Flame Legion's main base, tucked away in the northeast of Fireheart Rise. It's full of crazed Charr, and they're lead by one who thinks he can become a god." 


    lv.80 dungeon: Crucible of Eternity
    "The Crucible of Eternity is the Inquest's most powerful lab, located near Mount Maelstrom. It's host to nefarious researchers conducting myriad dangerous experiments." 
    lv.80 dungeon: Honor of the Waves

    "The Honor of the Waves is a Kodan Sanctuary, a massive floating city of ice in Frostgorge Sound. I heard it's actually sinking, but I hear so many stories these days."
    lv.80 dungeon: Arah
    "It was the first city built in Tyria, but it's majesty was twisted and corrupted when Zhaitan awoke. It's now a dangerous place, it's history lost to foul beasts and the undead.

     

    Found this, hope it helps...

  • TibernicusTibernicus Fall River, MAPosts: 433Member
    Originally posted by Emerwyn

    I'm considering to buy GW2, but for me it is crucial that the game has instanced group PvE challenging content. That means dungeons for 5-6 man parties (not necessarely raids) that I can do with like-minded people.

     

    Why does it have to be instanced? The best dungeons are noninstanced.

     

    It sounds like you want Diablo.

  • jadedyjadedy MünchenPosts: 33Member
    Originally posted by Damzilla
    Originally posted by Emerwyn

    Anyone has / knows a site with a list of dungeons, around which level they're accessible and in which areas?

     

    I seem to be unable to find anything on GW2wiki (besides the fast it seems to be down all the time >_<)

    lv.35 dungeon: Ascalonian Catacombs
    "The Ascalonian Catacombs are located on the Planes of Ashford. That cursed place is home to angry spirits of Ascalonians who were transformed by the Foefire."
    lv.45 dungeon: Caudecus's Estate
    It's a Krytan mansion located in Beetletun, home of the powerful and wise Minister Caudecus. I've never been there but I've heard it's a great sight. 
    lv.55 dungeon: Twilight Arbor
    "Twilight Arbor is a cavern in Caledon Forest and home to the Nightmare Court. It reflects their twisted and sadistic view of the world. If you head there, be careful!"
    lv.65 dungeon: Sorrows Embrace
    "It's more of a fortification than a series of caves in Dredgehaunt Cliffs. The place is thick of Dredge, of course, and the Inquest are in there doing who knows what." 
    lv.75 dungeon: Citadel of Flame
    "The Flame Legion's main base, tucked away in the northeast of Fireheart Rise. It's full of crazed Charr, and they're lead by one who thinks he can become a god." 


    lv.80 dungeon: Crucible of Eternity
    "The Crucible of Eternity is the Inquest's most powerful lab, located near Mount Maelstrom. It's host to nefarious researchers conducting myriad dangerous experiments." 
    lv.80 dungeon: Honor of the Waves

    "The Honor of the Waves is a Kodan Sanctuary, a massive floating city of ice in Frostgorge Sound. I heard it's actually sinking, but I hear so many stories these days."
    lv.80 dungeon: Arah
    "It was the first city built in Tyria, but it's majesty was twisted and corrupted when Zhaitan awoke. It's now a dangerous place, it's history lost to foul beasts and the undead.

     

    Found this, hope it helps...

    story mode actually beginns at 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 for the dungeons listed above

     

    if you want other group content, you could do story quest with up to 4 more people and they can do their own storyquest later on themself or take the progress of  yours.

  • GhavriggGhavrigg Halifax, NSPosts: 774Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Emerwyn

    I'm considering to buy GW2, but for me it is crucial that the game has instanced group PvE challenging content. That means dungeons for 5-6 man parties (not necessarely raids) that I can do with like-minded people.

     

    No, I don't mean open world mass-zergfests where everyone chimes in to randomly throw a fireball at a huge dragon and everyone keeps corpserunning back to the place, I don't like those at all. I mean exactly what I said above. Does Guild Wars 2 have that kind of content?

     

     

     

    PS: Also, anyone knows a good info/fan site for GW2? Google only leads me to the wiki, which is quite lacking.

    Have you never used Google or any other search engine before? What did you type in?

    Type in "GW2 Dungeons" and everything is answered for you.

  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by adam_nox
    well that's kind of sad.  Maybe I should be level 30 by now and am just slow, but I was hoping this was going to be more a group based game than a solo fest.

    In before dynamic events are group events arguments.

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  • MMOwandererMMOwanderer LisbonPosts: 415Member

    Yes, there are 5 man instanced dungeons. It starts at level 30 and then it's 1 every 10 levels, with the last 3 being endgame dungeons, if i remember correctly, so 8 dungeons in total.

    The dungeons are similar to other mmorpgs, but, after you complete them on normal mode, called story mode because it focuses on part which included Divnity's Edge, you can choose to enter 3 other "paths" which is basically 3 different dungeons in hard mode that the group chooses which too take, called explorable mode.

    There's no LFG or dungeon finder tool that i know, but please correct me if i'm wrong about this since i'm not playing at this moment.

  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn belleville, ILPosts: 1,701Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tibernicus
    Originally posted by Emerwyn

    I'm considering to buy GW2, but for me it is crucial that the game has instanced group PvE challenging content. That means dungeons for 5-6 man parties (not necessarely raids) that I can do with like-minded people.

     

    Why does it have to be instanced? The best dungeons are noninstanced.

     

    It sounds like you want Diablo.

    I'm not sure I agree abou the best dungeons being noninstanced.  I've seen good and bad with both.  The problem with noninstanced dungeons is usually the competition for the dungeon objectives.  Can be a pain if there are a lot of ppl playing it. 

    Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,073Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nitth

     


    Originally posted by adam_nox
    well that's kind of sad.  Maybe I should be level 30 by now and am just slow, but I was hoping this was going to be more a group based game than a solo fest.

     

    In before dynamic events are group events arguments.

    I don't mind dynamic events, but yeah they obviously aren't the same kind of experience.  Way too short, very little real cooperation needed at low levels.  It would be much better if it would show a scoreboard at the end like in WAR so I could see where I ranked in dps, or healing, or tanking, or completing objective of the event.

  • GhavriggGhavrigg Halifax, NSPosts: 774Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    Originally posted by Nitth

     


    Originally posted by adam_nox
    well that's kind of sad.  Maybe I should be level 30 by now and am just slow, but I was hoping this was going to be more a group based game than a solo fest.

     

    In before dynamic events are group events arguments.

    I don't mind dynamic events, but yeah they obviously aren't the same kind of experience.  Way too short, very little real cooperation needed at low levels.  It would be much better if it would show a scoreboard at the end like in WAR so I could see where I ranked in dps, or healing, or tanking, or completing objective of the event.

    Why would you expect them to force tons of cooperation so early in the experience? At low levels, it should be about learning the skills and going crazy, with some revives here and there, maybe some healing and tanking if needed, then get into the more strategic part of things later on. If it doesn't happen later on, though, I can see it growing stale a tad quickly.

    Also, they're doing everything they can to make players only work together and not compete in PvE, so I doubt they'll ever add a system like WAR where it shows contribution so the players that are doing crappy don't feel sad. 

  • EmerwynEmerwyn MadridPosts: 70Member
    Originally posted by Tibernicus
    Originally posted by Emerwyn

    I'm considering to buy GW2, but for me it is crucial that the game has instanced group PvE challenging content. That means dungeons for 5-6 man parties (not necessarely raids) that I can do with like-minded people.

     

    Why does it have to be instanced? The best dungeons are noninstanced.

     

    It sounds like you want Diablo.

     

    I don't remind asking what you think is best. I stated what is best for me for reasons that don't concern anyone but myself, and asked if it exists in GW2.

     

    Thanks to those that answered the question, it helped a lot. I think I'm going to buy the game and give it a try.

  • HorrorScopeHorrorScope Norcal, CAPosts: 612Member
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    well that's kind of sad.  Maybe I should be level 30 by now and am just slow, but I was hoping this was going to be more a group based game than a solo fest.

    Yeah this was one of the things that dispointed me. Someday there will be a great MMO where it has ample outdoor community goals and private team dungeons. Turbine I stil feel simply needs to marry DDO and LOTRO together. I hope when the dungeons in GW2 kick in they are challenging and become somewhat plentiful. I do hope future expansions focus on more team dungeons.

  • ellobo29ellobo29 warren, MIPosts: 406Member Uncommon

    "Thanks to those that answered the question, it helped a lot. I think I'm going to buy the game and give it a try."

    WHO ISNT!?

    Everyone and there mother is playing this game right now!!!.........in fact shes on her laptop playing right now next to me!

    MA !! GO GIT ME SOME MEATLOAF! MEATLOAF!!!

  • IllyssiaIllyssia LondonPosts: 1,524Member
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    Originally posted by Nitth

     


    Originally posted by adam_nox
    well that's kind of sad.  Maybe I should be level 30 by now and am just slow, but I was hoping this was going to be more a group based game than a solo fest.

     

    In before dynamic events are group events arguments.

    I don't mind dynamic events, but yeah they obviously aren't the same kind of experience.  Way too short, very little real cooperation needed at low levels.  It would be much better if it would show a scoreboard at the end like in WAR so I could see where I ranked in dps, or healing, or tanking, or completing objective of the event.

    The problem with public questing/dynamic events is there isn't much to them. Just go to x and kill mobs y with as many as can fit into the instance. It's alright at first, but it gets a bit dull after a while.

  • DarkmothDarkmoth Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 174Member
    Originally posted by mgilbrtsn
    Originally posted by Tibernicus

    Why does it have to be instanced? The best dungeons are noninstanced.

     

    It sounds like you want Diablo.

    I'm not sure I agree abou the best dungeons being noninstanced.  I've seen good and bad with both.  The problem with noninstanced dungeons is usually the competition for the dungeon objectives.  Can be a pain if there are a lot of ppl playing it. 

    And trains. Remember those?

    I did non-instanced dungeons for years, never really understood why people found them better than an instance.

  • ClocksimusClocksimus Barrie, ONPosts: 354Member
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    Originally posted by Nitth

     


    Originally posted by adam_nox
    well that's kind of sad.  Maybe I should be level 30 by now and am just slow, but I was hoping this was going to be more a group based game than a solo fest.

     

    In before dynamic events are group events arguments.

    I don't mind dynamic events, but yeah they obviously aren't the same kind of experience.  Way too short, very little real cooperation needed at low levels.  It would be much better if it would show a scoreboard at the end like in WAR so I could see where I ranked in dps, or healing, or tanking, or completing objective of the event.

    You know you just made PQs seem somewhat superior to the all mighty DE.... Even though they are busy playing GW2 you might want to watch what you say. They still bite.

    Anyways You get a gold, silver, or bronze rating at least though its pretty much always gold.... unles you show up as the event is 3/4 finished.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tibernicus
    Originally posted by Emerwyn

    I'm considering to buy GW2, but for me it is crucial that the game has instanced group PvE challenging content. That means dungeons for 5-6 man parties (not necessarely raids) that I can do with like-minded people.

     

    Why does it have to be instanced? The best dungeons are noninstanced.

     

    It sounds like you want Diablo.

    +1

     

    I miss the days of non-instanced dungeons...

  • HorrorScopeHorrorScope Norcal, CAPosts: 612Member
    Originally posted by Tibernicus
    Originally posted by Emerwyn

    I'm considering to buy GW2, but for me it is crucial that the game has instanced group PvE challenging content. That means dungeons for 5-6 man parties (not necessarely raids) that I can do with like-minded people.

     

    Why does it have to be instanced? The best dungeons are noninstanced.

     

    It sounds like you want Diablo.

    Sounds like they want variety. When a game is a MMO everything has to be done by a mob? The world we live in is a MMO, we don't all get together and do things now do we? A nice mixture to me always made sense. An open world to get to instances, with stories and quests on the way, always made sense to me.

  • MeowheadMeowhead New Carlisle, INPosts: 3,716Member

    At level 30 or so, I believe you actually get a mail pointing you out to the first dungeon.  If you're not aware of dungeons, it's mostly because you're not high enoug hlevel to do them yet.  Though I did find the level 50 dungeon yesterday.  That was pretty cool. :)  They are out and about in the world.

    Also, some of the harder jumping puzzles basically work like non-instanced dungeons.

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