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So I'm starting this thread to try to genuinely help folks who may not be having fun with GW2 have more fun. Now before you think I believe that everyone has to like GW2...this is not the case. I completely understand that some folks will just not like the game and never will...that's fine.
But for myself, when I played TERA I was having a horrible experience with the questing, so I posted on the boards about it, and some posters recommended that I just ignore the questing and go out and kill mobs. I did this, and I found that I was having MUCH more fun with the game. So I'm hoping to do the same for some folks here that may not be enjoying GW2.
Anyway, the first thing you have to realize is that GW2 really lets you decide how to play it. If you want to be lead around the game in a fairly linear fashion just going from heart to heart and doing your personal story, then you can do this. But YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO THIS.
There are so many different ways you can play this game, and I just want to list a few here. If you aren't having fun, maybe just try switching the focus of your play, or mix and matching a few of these.
1. WvW focused. Not only just do WvW, but put your whole focus of play on WvW. Want to do jumping puzzles? Do the WvW ones for the blue prints and badges. Want to do PvE? Do it to get better abilities and gold to spend in WvW. Sometimes different motivation can make things more fun, and when your trebuchet is the instrumental siege engine in taking out a huge keep...that's a good feeling.
2. Crafting focused. This is typically what I do. I love increasing my crafting skills, and most of my exploration is focused on getting new ingredients for them. I rarely even realize when I level, it's just auxiliary to my mission to become the best chef in Tyria lol .
3. Exploration focused. GW2 has a LOT of stuff to explore. And if you enjoy the jumping puzzles, you can have an amazing time. Just go out and see things, don't restrain yourself to one or two zones, look for weird nooks and crannies...sometimes you'll find what you never expected! GW2 is the only game since probably UO that I felt really excited to explore.
4. PvP focused. Try to come up with the ultimate PvP build for your class...experiment with new skills and traits and then crush your opponents on the battlefield. PvP in GW2 is almost like a whole other game...separate advancement system, separate rewards. Ironically, GW2 PvP is actually a decent break from regular GW2 if you get bored of it .
Are you team Azeroth, team Tyria, or team Jacob?