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Anyone else annoyed by the story quests ?

thunderCthunderC miami flPosts: 473Member Uncommon

 And what I mean by annoyed is I feel like every time i am in my "Instanced personel story quest " I am thinking about being out in the game world and what potential DE i could be missing or what valuable "exploring time " I am wasting . I know people will respond "Well you don't have to do them" but as a somewhat completionist I feel compelled to finish my story quests , Plus the rewards are very good.

 

  I guess A-net is to blame for making their game world so alive and awesome that I feel like the instancing of story quests kinds of breaks my immersion in game. Anyone feel this way ?

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  • nolic1nolic1 Kingman, AZPosts: 687Member Uncommon
    Well I can say that I do feel the need to go into the world and explore but the further I get in the story the more I like it.

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    To me I enjoy gaming I dont play to be uber I play to have fun. If a game is not fun to me guess what I move on and play something else till I find one that is. When I find that great game and not sure if in my life time there will be one I hope it has everything I want in an mmo.

  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 803Member
    No need to feel that way, plenty of time to explore and get to those de's afterwards. It's not like your paying a sub ;)
  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,045Member Uncommon

    Lol, I am 10 levels behind on my personal story...

    But the point of the game is to have fun so just enjoy yourself, you can always do it later.

  • TorgrimTorgrim GothenburgPosts: 2,088Member
    No not really beacuse story quests gives really great loot.

    If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,648Member Uncommon

    Playing as an asura I am finding them engaging and fun.

    But then asura are just pure entertainment right through. So much comedy :)

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,783Member Uncommon
    You are annoyed at content? Sorry I just don't understand the problem.

    Death is nothing to us, since when we are, Death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.

  • NikkitaNikkita ParisPosts: 790Member

    Played only PVP..lvl 25 now. ;)

    I could care less about stories and PVE.

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  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,906Member Uncommon
    Well I go as far as to say, SWTOR had the way better personal story; but then, that WAS their thing. Some personal stories are better than others. It sure is not kicking me out of my shoes, but it does serve me to give my character depth and background.

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  • KrytycalKrytycal Miami, FLPosts: 520Member
    I tried, or rather cringed my way through the human storyline in the starting area during the first few BWEs. They felt like something a prebuscent teen on ecstasy would write. Needless to say I stuck to DEs/Hearts/PvP from that point forward. They made SWTOR's storylines feel like literary masterpieces, which is sad because SWTOR wasn't even good to begin with.
  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,648Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Elikal
    Well I go as far as to say, SWTOR had the way better personal story; but then, that WAS their thing. Some personal stories are better than others. It sure is not kicking me out of my shoes, but it does serve me to give my character depth and background.

     

    I honestly didn't get the fuss about SWTOR's personal story myself... it didn't impress me any more or less then GW2s.

    Speaking as an asura, the scripting and voice acting in mine has been first class, often laugh out loud.

     

  • ictownictown iowa city, IAPosts: 123Member
    i find the storyline quite good, trouble deciding which course should i take action, dormund, vigil or order of whispers.
  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Vesavius
    Originally posted by Elikal
    Well I go as far as to say, SWTOR had the way better personal story; but then, that WAS their thing. Some personal stories are better than others. It sure is not kicking me out of my shoes, but it does serve me to give my character depth and background.

     

    I honestly didn't get the fuss about SWTOR's personal story myself... it didn't impress me any more or less then GW2s.

    Speaking as an asura, the scripting and voice acting in mine has been first class, often laugh out loud.

     

    i agree asura are hillarious.. actually only voice acting and story that starts to get annoying to me is norn in some places and some of the sylvari but aside from that i'm enjoying them all.. i also like my choices in the CC actually effecting parts of my story.

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member
    So far I'm loving the Asura personal story line. 
  • I don't force myself to do the story quests, and some times I just want to roam around or do something mroe story based.  Works out fine.

    Right now i am about to choose one of the three orders and I am fairl ycurious hwo that plays out.  The carnival bit with the grizwhorls was pretty good too.  Best human story so far.

  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBPosts: 2,030Member

    My only problem with the Story Quests is that they oftne send you with NPC companions and thus increase the amount sof mobs you face.Problem is they ignore the friendly NPCs and go straight for you necessitatign a lot of dodging,evading and ranged kiting just to stay alive.

    Not a huge issue but annoyign none the less.

  • heartlessheartless Brooklyn, NYPosts: 4,993Member
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    So far I'm loving the Asura personal story line. 

    Ditto, I think it's one of the best in the game and really captures the feel of race perfectly. The voice acting is actually pretty decent in the Asura story as well.

    Edit: as far as missing out on the DE's since they happen somewhat randomly, there is really no way to tell if you're missing out on anything or not. Besides, you can always revisit the zones later on. So just play the game and enjoy.

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  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member

    I enjoy the stories. I don't feel like I'm missing out of "other stuff" when I'm still doing things I like.

     

    It'd be like saying "anyone feel annoyed by DEs because I'm thinking about how much WvWvW I could be doing?"

  • ChristoooChristooo BrisbanePosts: 86Member
    Nop, because you don't need to do the Personal Story if you want to explore, do DEs then do them. But I am enjoying the story so far up to where I am (level 22) 
  • ScarlyngScarlyng Pleasant Hill, CAPosts: 159Member
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    You are annoyed at content? Sorry I just don't understand the problem.

    Really.  After so many posters in other games beaching about lack of content, someone complaining about content is a touch on the wild side.

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,223Member Uncommon
    My only gripe is that I wish we could partner up for them.  Some parts are pretty campy and corny, but in a very GW1 sort of fashion.  The story and missions in GW1 were my favorite part of the game.
  • TwoThreeFourTwoThreeFour Virginia, VAPosts: 2,131Member
    Originally posted by Scarlyng
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    You are annoyed at content? Sorry I just don't understand the problem.

    Really.  After so many posters in other games beaching about lack of content, someone complaining about content is a touch on the wild side.

    I was under the impression that when people talk about "lack of content", they automatically imply "lack of enjoyable content", but perhaps I am wrong there.

  • voxnorvoxnor os , CAPosts: 121Member
    Originally posted by Drakynn

    My only problem with the Story Quests is that they oftne send you with NPC companions and thus increase the amount sof mobs you face.Problem is they ignore the friendly NPCs and go straight for you necessitatign a lot of dodging,evading and ranged kiting just to stay alive.

    Not a huge issue but annoyign none the less.

     

    I absolutely agree. I consider myself a very skilled gamer - and on my theif at level 20 - doing personl story quests has proved EXTREMELY difficult - that is, until I switch to my pistols and run circles for 3-4 minutes. Necessitating kiting can get a bit old, I suppose is my fear.

     

    As you said - not a huge issue, but annoying.

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  • darkhalf357xdarkhalf357x Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,164Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thunderC

     And what I mean by annoyed is I feel like every time i am in my "Instanced personel story quest " I am thinking about being out in the game world and what potential DE i could be missing or what valuable "exploring time " I am wasting . I know people will respond "Well you don't have to do them" but as a somewhat completionist I feel compelled to finish my story quests , Plus the rewards are very good.

     

      I guess A-net is to blame for making their game world so alive and awesome that I feel like the instancing of story quests kinds of breaks my immersion in game. Anyone feel this way ?

    I actually find the story quests interesting, which I couldnt say for the slew of MMORPGs I have played prior.  But completely agree with your delimma of wanting to go out explore and find other cool things.  I am an Asura Engineer and find the technology-induced story surpringly compelling.  

    In BWE I played a Norn and did not like that story as much, so I think finding the right one is important too.

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  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,906Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by voxnor
    Originally posted by Drakynn

    My only problem with the Story Quests is that they oftne send you with NPC companions and thus increase the amount sof mobs you face.Problem is they ignore the friendly NPCs and go straight for you necessitatign a lot of dodging,evading and ranged kiting just to stay alive.

    Not a huge issue but annoyign none the less.

     

    I absolutely agree. I consider myself a very skilled gamer - and on my theif at level 20 - doing personl story quests has proved EXTREMELY difficult - that is, until I switch to my pistols and run circles for 3-4 minutes. Necessitating kiting can get a bit old, I suppose is my fear.

     

    As you said - not a huge issue, but annoying.

    Agreed, the story instances are a tad too difficult.

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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,648Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    My only gripe is that I wish we could partner up for them. 

     

     

    You can..?

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