New Segment! When was the last time THAT happened!? Celeste and Allona welcome Ultra and his new segment Surviving the Mists; where, this week, we learn all about the basics of WvW! GW2 news may also have been discussed to some extent.
What We Did This Week
Dungeons - helped my brother get mad moon!
WvW - been a good week for FC
PvP - played a bit of guardian and engi
Got my 7th level 80
New armor skinz!!!!
Mostly just toodling around
No fungeons for me this week … I miss them!
Hunter, Inks and I ran M and Cal through the Silverwastes JP. Hunter and I were on our mesmers and Hunter had to portal me more than any other person. Also I think I was the only one to fall to my death … repeatedly.
Got the diving achievement at the end of the JP and GOT IT THE FIRST TIME! EIOFUCM8R.TYG;G G;N RHTPRIH;IRJ!!!!!!!! M jumped off without knowing what she was doing and got it … which was kind of amazing.
Guild missions with Maven.
Rinse, Repeat: World Boss, Dailies, Laurels and Money to T6 mats
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Report from Lion’s Arch
Condi stacking changes incoming (eventually)
Jon Peters: “we know that the current stack cap creates problems for condition players who want to work together. What you saw today was the first test in solving some of these problems.”
Advancing condi stacks
playing beta on the live client
leads to the advancement of technology to create zones within the live client that play by different rules
also opens it up to be a lot more accessible if you don’t have to download a beta client
No concurrent testing of the new borderlands or pvp map
Bass Guitar, Mad Scientist Mining Tool
Bass Guitar - 800
Mad Scientist Mining Tool - 1000
50% off the salvager’s supplies - this ends up being a pretty good deal for all that’s in it - copper-fed salvage, silver-fed salvage, 3 upgrade extractors, 3 claim ticket scraps, 25 salvageable hides, 25 valuable metal scraps, 25 discarded garments, 25 equipment bags - 1360 gems
A: I’ve had a sticky note on my monitor for going on near a month to talk about the recentish dailies change and how they’ve been received after some time has passed. Hunter beat me to it!
I think one of the main objectives with these changes was to get people moving into areas of the game people have forgotten about or avoided in the past. Specific tasks in specific areas instead of a la carte options that allow a lot of choice. There were a lot of varied opinions however, some people outright hating the change, many pleased by the streamlining, and me, I thought it was a waste of effort and that Arenanet could better spend their time on other projects that need work.
But there’s no use crying over spilt dolyak milk, we’ve got new dailies. Have I been enjoying them?
Actually, yes, I suppose so. Arenanet has moved the goal posts, reorganized my objectives, I’ve got busy work to do! But not just any busy work, this busy work is different busy work than the busy work I was doing before! It’s “new content” without any actual new content and they’ve bribed us with rewards to accept it.
You get more achievement points, more laurels than previously, and certainly a wider variety of goods. Daily rewards are much better too.