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I was doing heart events the whole time, still took forever with all the running around I had to do. Honestly, im not having much fun already, the game seems to really emphasize a lot of complex weapon changes and different spell casting sequences to be effect and all I wanna do is just blast the living crap out of something while standing in one spot letting the melee people do the running around.

Rift was a lot easier to understand and get into in comparison. Guild wars 2 apparently wanted to be different all around, but its "too" different for my tastes from what i've seen so far

 

Then this may not be a game for you. 

 

This MMO requires a lot of action and movements. You do not stand and attack. That is outright boring.


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Whoa whoa whoa, where's all this attack coming from? All it takes is a simple explanation that GW2 is more oriented to proper positioning and timing your dodges/attacks properly.

For me the real essence of Guild Wars 2 can be seen in the management of your skills as they're given. Remapping your skills to buttons you prefer helps a lot for this. Next off is understanding that most of the damage mitigation comes from dodging the attacks you know are going to hit you the most.

In the macro point of view, the game discourages the typical event farming. From your description of "running around all the time" I'd say you're not completely finishing the hearts all the way and that you're actively seeking out the hearts rather then letting yourself stumble upon them as you travel; that's where I really found enjoyment while levelling and made it a lot less tedious and in the end turned out to feel quicker than other methods
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I generally hate RPG and MMORPG games and I love Guild Wars 2. Thank god for the ability to swap weapon sets on the fly. Thank god for the ability to dodge attacks. Thank god the game takes a little skill and isn't just a stationary mouse masher. Guild Wars 2 is the cure for the common MMO.
 
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post #8724 of 10385
Iunno, I feel like GW2 requires more "action" but a lot less thinking. Like yeah, you press a lot of buttons, but smashing buttons doesn't make a game hard. It feels really spammy and carrot-on-a-stick.
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Iunno, I feel like GW2 requires more "action" but a lot less thinking. Like yeah, you press a lot of buttons, but smashing buttons doesn't make a game hard. It feels really spammy and carrot-on-a-stick.

The only "carrot on a stick" is the freaking legendary weapons. They dangle those suckers as close as they can get to you but just out of reach.

As far as mindless goes, I tend to disagree. If you do PvP or WvW (minus the huge zergs) then you see that timing and choosing weapons/skills is crucial to winning. I have noticed that I can't just run into fights with my huge greatsword hoping to pop off hundred blades because it will never happen. I have to stun lock, cripple, weaken, etc THEN I can bring the pain. I also have to watch out for what conditions I am getting hit with. Bleeds and most other condition dmg isnt too bad for me while confusion destroys my warrior due to me killing myself.

I would agree with you that in PvE the game can see very spammy. There isn't a TON of battles that require coordination so they turn into big 2222 3333333 111111 4444 type of battles. I would say that Arah is one of the only places that you have to have a good strategy for the bosses because otherwise you get rolled.
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The only "carrot on a stick" is the freaking legendary weapons. They dangle those suckers as close as they can get to you but just out of reach.

As far as mindless goes, I tend to disagree. If you do PvP or WvW (minus the huge zergs) then you see that timing and choosing weapons/skills is crucial to winning. I have noticed that I can't just run into fights with my huge greatsword hoping to pop off hundred blades because it will never happen. I have to stun lock, cripple, weaken, etc THEN I can bring the pain. I also have to watch out for what conditions I am getting hit with. Bleeds and most other condition dmg isnt too bad for me while confusion destroys my warrior due to me killing myself.

I would agree with you that in PvE the game can see very spammy. There isn't a TON of battles that require coordination so they turn into big 2222 3333333 111111 4444 type of battles. I would say that Arah is one of the only places that you have to have a good strategy for the bosses because otherwise you get rolled.

The only thing I do is WvW with a fairly small (20-25 at most) group. If your group has any semblance of coordination or teamwork you can roll zergs 4-5x your size easily. There's only a couple skills that really require timing (getting your stability up on time, time warps, etc.), after that you just use your combo(s) until you retreat or everything's dead.

I wouldn't know if PvE is spammy. It was up until level ~50, but I crafted from there to level 80 and haven't touched PvE since.
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as always, you make an unquantified and borderline outlandish statement and when pressed your followup post disagrees with the original statement.

claim you do nothing but wvw, then complain about them fleshing out wvw(qq about spending exp on skills). you explain that they would give a huge advantage to people who play more(not only is this something you shouldn't be worried about it's also false).

so now you "press a bunch of buttons" when its the mmo with the least buttons to press, the vast majority being situational. then it requires no thinking, but you describe situations where through smart skill usage and timing your coordinated group can beat far superior numbers...
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I wish they had more end game and that the pve part was more challenging. Kind of boring when there's no need to upgrade your gear except for looks because everything is so easy.

Besides that, I enjoyed leveling and the stories.
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as always, you make an unquantified and borderline outlandish statement and when pressed your followup post disagrees with the original statement.

claim you do nothing but wvw, then complain about them fleshing out wvw(qq about spending exp on skills). you explain that they would give a huge advantage to people who play more(not only is this something you shouldn't be worried about it's also false).

so now you "press a bunch of buttons" when its the mmo with the least buttons to press, the vast majority being situational. then it requires no thinking, but you describe situations where through smart skill usage and timing your coordinated group can beat far superior numbers...

When did my followup disagree?

I can do nothing but WvW and still not like the changes they make to it. kookoo.gif

I did not "expain that they would give a huge advantage". I said it sounds like they might, from the small notes they gave in the preview, before the patch was even released.

I was not referring to how many different buttons you press.

I described a situation where other than two skills requiring timing, the rest of it is pretty much mindless ability spam.

You should work on your reading comprehension.
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When did my followup disagree?

I can do nothing but WvW and still not like the changes they make to it. kookoo.gif

I did not "expain that they would give a huge advantage". I said it sounds like they might, from the small notes they gave in the preview, before the patch was even released.

I was not referring to how many different buttons you press.

I described a situation where other than two skills requiring timing, the rest of it is pretty much mindless ability spam.

You should work on your reading comprehension.

No, after reading your posts on this forum. I'd be inclined to say that your ability to communicate effectively is severely lacking. The points you attempt to make don't come across very well and when they do, you provide half baked arguments for your cause but don't end up fleshing them out with full details nor do you provide any solid reasoning behind your words.
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