Heh, I have yet to even do a fractal.
Yeah, I just have a strong aversion to pugs and I have yet to find a guild (I'm pretty picky about guilds) after the mmoc guild sort of vanished about a month after release.
decent groups should be able to clear most fractals in about 10-15 minutes (sometimes less when you get the swamp, which can be cleared in like 5minutes), with a full run (accounting daily) taking about 40-50 minutes.
I have done them, but with other toons and not progressed high enough to get bothered with rings. My thief with guild on maw.
Without any buffs I have now roughly:
- 16k HP
- 2800 attack dmg
- 1400 toughness
- 40% crit change
- 80% crit dmg
I am still testing how much is enough and what would be the best combination. My current build is this. Iam not sure should I swap to this and get a bit more toughness on gear.
My GW2 screenshot albums: http://defora.imgur.com/
I'll respond to you in the mes thread. I'll just quote what you said here and post there
Fractals is fun if your team isn't retarded. Fire shaman is easy as hell if everyone stays alive but the moment 1-2 are getting downed a lot its pointless
Sadly Aurora Glade is a European server (I'm from the US). Thanks for the offer though.
We have 3 maybe 4 on time to jump ship seeing as it's just a random guild anyway.
I love guesting. Not only does it allow me to bypass broken event chains on my home server, but whenever I'm up at crazy hours I can play with the oceanids (yes from Greek mythology :P) during their prime time. Yay!
Meh, I disagree about traditional quests but I do agree about the vacant areas.
ooh, tradepost previews, finally
Now maybe they can add some more functionality to the tradepost as well.
It's pretty clearly stated WP is talking about traditional RPG quests such as in Ultima, Baldur's Gate and Final Fantasy where local quests are used to add flavor, personality or backdrop to area/subject.
Guild Wars 1 had that all over the place. Little "side quests" that just were there for the sake of adventure and world building. It was both context and narrative to the game world.
Think it wouldn't have hurt GW2 to follow it's predecessor. I often did feel that a lot of the world while pretty, was "hallow". With the only areas that stirred personal curiosity mostly being tied to GW1-- Yak's Bend, the searing caldron, Master Ranger Nente, etc.
Kind of a cheat. Because the game relies on familiarity and nostalgia for those call backs. And there isn't really anything added on for the most part to those areas.
Right, I suppose my fear would be what happened in Rift.
But something along the lines of scavenger hunts and exploration quests would be pretty neat. Stuff that isn't in your face with ! or the globes they currently have in the game. Quests that involve investigation and exploration such as in TSW (but without the quest markers). Heck they already have had similar "quests" such as the Halloween scavenger hunt. That stuff? I'm all for it.