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    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra View Post
    I just got a reminder to register my account - which I already have. Did anyone else get this?
    Yeah I did a few hours ago.

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    So for anyone else that watched tonights Guildcast, the "open world dungeons" that Elizabeth was talking about, is that basically just like a cave with a dynamic event in it, or is it something we haven't seen before?

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    Looks like I've missed some ratings.

    Games:
    Gameplay = Story > Aesthetics > Graphical quality

    It's important to make a distinction between aesthetics and graphical quality. A game can look great in aesthetics even though it's not Crysis 2-realism. I could never play a game without story, and I value story and gameplay equally.

    People:
    Face > head > decorations (jewelry, tattoos, so on) > torso > extremities (legs and arms) > clothing.
    I wear shoes. It keeps my socks from getting dirty. That, and them being comfortable, is all I care about in shoes (apart from specific situations, like using rubber boots in marshlands), so I'll wear pretty much whatever.

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    Dynamic events/puzzles in a cave is what I thought of as well when I watched that, rather than something new/ANet forgot to mention. Probably as close as it will get with it being in the open world. With multiple groups in a single dungeon it would turn into raiding(I seem to recall reading somewhere that ANet wanted to avoid large numbers in a dungeon due to profession stacking for X skill, and that personal effort would have less impact), maybe if there was a limit of 3 groups per Explorable dungeon with each one being restricted to one of the pathways.

    But what would be the point of going in with multiple groups if you are separated? If it is to race the other groups for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd(with useful/shiny items awarded) it will be abused by 1-5 players bribing the other group(s), which would diminish the value of the rewards as anyone with enough gems/gold can buy it when that was not necessarily intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpab View Post
    So for anyone else that watched tonights Guildcast, the "open world dungeons" that Elizabeth was talking about, is that basically just like a cave with a dynamic event in it, or is it something we haven't seen before?
    That was the underwater area that Totalbiscuit had shown where his group got crushed by that boss at the end and there were flamethrowers on the walls. The Font of Rhaand is no cave, it really is an open world dungeon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omlech View Post
    That was the underwater area that Totalbiscuit had shown where his group got crushed by that boss at the end and there were flamethrowers on the walls. The Font of Rhaand is no cave, it really is an open world dungeon.
    Here is the Yogscast video of that. Spoiler warning for those who want to find/complete it on their own. http://youtu.be/EZSn_jKA1pE?t=6m28s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigain View Post
    Looks like I've missed some ratings.

    People:
    Face > head > torso > extremities (legs and arms) > clothing > decorations (jewelry, tattoos, so on).
    fixed it for ya :P
    i value the body as a whole more important then clothing etc :P
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    But do they have data showing how much fun players are having? Because surely that's what counts. You could have a game where only 1% of players can do the top raid but still everybody's having fun, and you could have a game where 100% of the players see everything but they're all bored and whining and quitting. Fun can't be quantified with straight-up data, and trying to use statistics to measure fun is a dangerous logical minefield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrno View Post
    fixed it for ya :P
    i value the body as a whole more important then clothing etc :P
    That may be, but personally I find the choice of one's ornaments speaks volumes about the person. Particularly tattoos. I find that more important than how someone's chest, arms, legs and clothes look like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigain View Post
    That may be, but personally I find the choice of one's ornaments speaks volumes about the person. Particularly tattoos. I find that more important than how someone's chest, arms, legs and clothes look like.
    fair enough
    Tatoo's do speak volumes ^^


    kiddin aside: i like good tatoo's Don't have any myself tho
    Quote Originally Posted by laserguns View Post
    But do they have data showing how much fun players are having? Because surely that's what counts. You could have a game where only 1% of players can do the top raid but still everybody's having fun, and you could have a game where 100% of the players see everything but they're all bored and whining and quitting. Fun can't be quantified with straight-up data, and trying to use statistics to measure fun is a dangerous logical minefield.
    "The Perfect Raid Design Drawn by me .

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    Still want one on my left/right shoulder/upper arm/chest. But I have no idea for a design :<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrno View Post
    fair enough
    Tatoo's do speak volumes ^^
    -snip-

    kiddin aside: i like good tatoo's Don't have any myself tho
    Bad tattoos probably say more about a person than good ones... but that aside as we might be straying a bit too far, I wonder how much customization will be available for player housing. It would be nice to make your home look a bit more personal than a canned setup.

    Also, I wonder if humans of different backgrounds will have different housings. And if a "street rat" background will give you a cardboard box in an alley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigain View Post
    Bad tattoos probably say more about a person than good ones... but that aside as we might be straying a bit too far, I wonder how much customization will be available for player housing. It would be nice to make your home look a bit more personal than a canned setup.

    Also, I wonder if humans of different backgrounds will have different housings. And if a "street rat" background will give you a cardboard box in an alley.
    Absolutely, I'm hoping mobs have rare loot which you can display in your personal house. So I can decorate my entire house with Asura corpses..



    No?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodhunter View Post
    Absolutely, I'm hoping mobs have rare loot which you can display in your personal house. So I can decorate my entire house with Asura corpses..



    No?
    Heresy!

    On a serious note though, I hope to be able to decorate with things like pieces of elite DE bosses. Not over-the-top things like heads, but wouldn't it be great to have a mounted scale of a dragon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigain View Post
    Heresy!

    On a serious note though, I hope to be able to decorate with things like pieces of elite DE bosses. Not over-the-top things like heads, but wouldn't it be great to have a mounted scale of a dragon?
    Very much my thinking. I'd love trophies. Nothing grotesque ofc. I think it was in Oblivion, with the castle addon I believe, that you could get trophies or certain monsters. That was pretty awesome.
    Ofc...as an asura I rly rly want golem butlers.

    And I'm not rising to ur bait Blood

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    I've gotta left shoulder piece...almost down to elbow, and down on to the shoulder blade...designed and made for me...had it for years now, it's me...I'm it... etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggerty View Post
    I've gotta left shoulder piece...almost down to elbow, and down on to the shoulder blade...designed and made for me...had it for years now, it's me...I'm it... etc...
    Celtic arm esque?

    That does look pretty nice...big, investment, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrelbanes View Post
    Very much my thinking. I'd love trophies. Nothing grotesque ofc. I think it was in Oblivion, with the castle addon I believe, that you could get trophies or certain monsters. That was pretty awesome.
    Ofc...as an asura I rly rly want golem butlers.

    And I'm not rising to ur bait Blood
    Darn,

    But really.. I'm thinking something like this.

    Minotaurs; Small chance of being able to loot their horns or pelt to use as a drinking horn or carpet.

    Jotun; Display of a Jotun Sword

    Grawl; Grawl Mask

    Any big dragon; Tooth/Scale or miniature scale of the dragon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodhunter View Post
    Charr; Small chance of being able to loot their horns or pelt to use as a drinking horn or carpet.
    Other than that minor detail (which I'm sure was just a mistype on your part), I agree fully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodhunter View Post
    Darn,

    But really.. I'm thinking something like this.

    Minotaurs; Small chance of being able to loot their horns or pelt to use as a drinking horn or carpet.

    Jotun; Display of a Jotun Sword

    Grawl; Grawl Mask

    Any big dragon; Tooth/Scale or miniature scale of the dragon.
    U forgot charr skulls

    But yh...that's what I'm thinking.
    Also, the way the crafting system works i'd love to see some truly unique crafted pieces from mobs and bosses. Think red dragon armor in Baldur's gate 2 for the modern age...but more intricate and from many different places requiring lots of unique materials. Very old skool rpg. If there's something like that for the top end crafting...I will have such a nerdasm.

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    Toaster; Small chance of having a toaster in your living room making fresh toast to start mornings with a smile.

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