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How to make 1 glob of ectoplasm, into stacks!

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Blighton.6425

From my blog post:
" It isn’t worth the risk to the player or the game."

you talking about the risk if they do it over 50 times ?

there is no risk, they exploit for personal gain and know your not going to do crap about it as long as they don’t go buckwild with it.

you have a record of how often they did it, you have already proved that, so you know exactly how much they have gained.

SO TAKE AWAY THE GAIN THEY GOT BY EXPLOITING

Invis Guardian ?

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Was standing on the bluff and noticed mobs dying with no attacker, including a group of about 6 at once with a Vetran in the mix ( 3 Ice Trolls and the Veteran Arcducas w/ cubs but that was before and the reason i started recording) the player came out of Invis briefly then went back into it, looks like a guardian, but they dont have Invis as far as i know
after i stopped the video i dropped down into the " Pit " and the player didn’t attack anything for a while. while i was there

i doubt it was the Culling or whatever it is where players aren’t drawn due to lag or the server, mainly because i can see players WAY beyond the level of the cliff to the bottom, at the same time this was happening

(Edit) i have no idea why that large blank space is there after the link

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pop drop

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id like an invite to an Overflow where the Event is active please. would be helpfull as haven’t been able to do the events until now

Why Do People Dislike Their Rangers?

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Sdric.8526 – only thing i can tell is that that is just 1 hit from your shortbow. and crit is just a straight %, not a stacking % ( as in your % doesnt increase with each hit )

im in full CoF gear with 80 exotic bezerker long and short and can hit way better then that normally. the shortbow makes up for it in speed where the theif is using a gun, (that has diffrent timers, and ratings compared to a bow as well as totally diffrent skills from what i understand )

Why Do People Dislike Their Rangers?

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i think the ranger class is awesome, no complaints here. other then i think they should do more damage
and i agree about the rarely die part, especially with one or 2 of the Bears.

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What weapons does your Ranger carry?

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personally i use a LongBow and shortbow combo, both Ebon Bow’s looks. as the Short Bow and Long Bow share the same Model, so visually there is no change between the 2 bows

Permanent Pet Stow Option

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Step #1 get a small pet, like a raven, eagle, or Snow Owl
Step #2 Set pet to Passive
Step #3 Ignore Pet

there is your Pet Stow workaround

Awesome event, terrible rewards

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boring fight solo, especially as a Ranger with Longbow / Shortbow combo

and rewards we not worth the 20+ minute fight ( which compared to the rest of the Acts seems normal to be worthless rewards ) ( was rewarded 2 greens and a 10 slot bag, good thing i have all 15’s equipped )

Mad king solo

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i just finished soloing him, Ranger 80 full CoF gear /w Bezerker Longbow / Shortbow

didnt have trouble with fear, Capt America Shield, or anything, was rather boring and ueventfull

had more trouble getting to bottom level then i did with boss

More Halloween Goodies

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my only question is will these chests be unlocked or locked requiring even more keys to be bought

Will there be free items for Halloween?

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-edit2: honestly, I should have read their promo more thoroughly myself… maybe I won’t be opening the BL chests… only 6 weapon skins? I only wield daggers… how much you want to bet that there won’t be a skin for daggers… and I bet you one skin will 100% for sure be for the Great Sword… so unfair to other weapon users end rant

Not to mention daggers in game are fairly small, unlike some games where daggers are the size of a certain brown cow’s leg

Will there be free items for Halloween?

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EndlessDreamer.6780
Thanks Blighton.
I wasn’t saying you were lying, I just wanted to see what they actually said to judge for myself. Thanks for posting your sources!
October 19, 2012 20:08
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NP, still cant find the profitable without RMT store quote, they did so many interviews during launch there is a flood of them, hard to track down an individual comment.

And for the reddit source, they answered alot of stuff and the notification for ANet posts is just a little grey icon next to the name that is close to same color as reddit background, so alot of stuff they answer is easy to miss

Will there be free items for Halloween?

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Blighton.6425

If the content is tied to the RMT store in any way, its not actually free content.

Will there be free items for Halloween?

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I’d LOVE to see the actual ANet posts behind yout quotes Blighton.

You won’t need to use the cash shop to enjoy the event. It’s not that big of a deal to me.

The server info was from the AMA on reddit

Your first three questions are all related so I’m just going to give you a brief overview and hope that answers them. Our custom server solution really is a cloud-computing system. We have many physical servers running simultaneous, sharing the load as it’s needed. The special maps (sPvP, WvW, instances, etc.) all fit neatly into this model and are just spun up as needed on hardware that has the capacity as determined by our load-balancing algorithms.

Thats part of it, there were other answeres regarding servers.

The thing is Servers are not 1 machine 1 task, a physical Server runs multiple VM,s ( virtual machines ) making 1 server act like 5 or 20 depending on hardware. The majority if the time if not all the time anymore you will see 1 server no VM is for a POS box somebody decided to make out of spare parts.

Im still looking for the profitable quote, it was from an interview where a higher up Anet was asked how they can be profitable being no subscription. They responded by server architecture, not needing alot of physical servers, servers not costing as much as people think they do, and the paid expansions making up more the the cost of keeping it live / profitable.

Also the GW1 store was not live the full length of Gw1 and was still profitable

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Will there be free items for Halloween?

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Mondy of War.8964:
Awww you couldn’t win could you.
It is a testament to how much entitlement there is in the Western World now that people expect everything for free otherwise there is something wrong with the game and its managers, which pretty much gave you the ultimate leg up in dropping Subscriptions for a MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE GAME.
Do you people have ANY idea how much it costs to maintain an MMO? You 60 dollars is only going to go so far before ArenaNet, once again, need your help in maintaining the entertainment experience that you are enjoying for what is, quite frankly, a measely asking price. Guess what, sometimes having fun costs money, and ANet don’t need your armchair criticism when the bills start rolling in, and they can’t find the dough to pay them because you couldn’t be bothered spending 30 bucks every 4-5 months. Even then, they’ve given you a chance to not spend a dime simply by learning to play the game better, and yet you’re still so indignant and lazy to even do that.
Stop being so bloody selfish and learn to look outside the box. ANet don’t need your ignorance, they need your support, and I would love to know which of you are giving your support year after year to companies like Activision, who fart out a piece of kitten like COD which is essentially the same thing over and over, and yet you have a massive problem helping ANet who actually give a kitten about not only their product, but YOUR enjoyment of it.

You have no idea what your talking about

ArenaNet has already came out and stated they made Profit BEFORE the cash shop in GW1., and it was free to play also and not including the paid expansions.

And they have already stated they they don’t have alot of physical servers, just alot of VM’s running on a minimal amount of servers.

Has Guild Wars 2 been worth your $60.00?

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I would consider it worth it if i wasn’t nickel and dimed with the gem store with events and future updates ( to those who believe wont, just wait, majority of content on previous NCSoft games ( and NCSoft Owns Arenanet since 2002 no mater how much you deny it ) was minimal compared to Store Content

as far as comparison how much Free Content compared to Store Content came out for GW1 After the RMT store was pushed?

*Edit – heck even with event, the only free thing is the horn hat , everything else is black lion chest that you need gems to unlock or flat out gem store items, even the special events will give chests as rewards

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CoF Path 2 Magg Bomb Event no Kiting

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I have only been in 1 group that has managed to do that event WITHOUT kiteing the mobs and actually killing them.

Everybody else it was a Deathcamp run with a Queue line outside the door waiting for those in to die so they could run in and die

Feedback: Mobile Two-Factor Authentication

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will the google authentication over write the IP/location based filtering? or is in addition to

Beta Feature: Mobile Two-Factor Authentication

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will the google authentication over write the IP/location based filtering? or is in addition to

Would this be considered botting?

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Would using a program that auto

yes, as that part is what is considered Botting

"We’ve relaxed our anti-exploiting system for loot and events."

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Teulux.6732
Yes tell us the exact mechanics in public so the I can start scripting my bot to avoid it and ruin the econ more. Don’t worry these guys wont cry about bots I promise!

how do bots ruin the economy ? especially since almost everything in the TP is selling for Vendor Cost already and has been since Pre-Launch Day1

Network Lag [Merged]

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started getting bad lag to point where the client looses connection couple days ago

Speed tests to multiple random locations go average 25-30Mbps

What GW2 needs for WvWvW Siege Warfare

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Vuvuzelas

(13char)

Apathetic and unfriendly players on Cursed Shore

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@MrLee there is a difference between community and being to cheap/lazy to rez expecting somebody else to rez you

I will rez people i come across help out others when i can. But i will not rez somebody because they expect somebody to so they can save a few coins

Apathetic and unfriendly players on Cursed Shore

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He didn’t want to spend a silver.

So what happens when the person is broke ? perma Death ?

And the coast of rezing if anything is about the same as killing a mob and selling the vendor trash on it

Apathetic and unfriendly players on Cursed Shore

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I was right next to a waypoint with no enemies around.

Why didnt you rez?

Leveling Advice ?

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I do DE when i find them, but if they are out if the way i usually dont bother, as far as PvP i sometimes do but because the queue is hours long, i mostly cant get in before i get bored and log, but i find it fun when im in the WvWvW, didnt care for the small scale pvp to much

Leveling Advice ?

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I am level 66, and seem to be leveling kinda slow then what i used to, im starting to wonder if i am getting hit with the DR.

ATM due to dungeons being worthless for XP/Gold i am just going around map to map doing the 100% completion vistas, hearts, explore stuff like that.

other then Dungeons is that all there is to leveling, or am i doing something wrong and getting hit with the DR from clearing a zone before moving on?

Dynamic Event Design Fail Promotes Botting

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@pyronix

Not in the least, i payed $60 to play a game, im playing it, they are not

I will hit max level slogging my way through stuff, ill know whats where and the like

When they hit max level they will quickly grow bored and quit. Drops are dynamic. By the time they hit max level they will also have 80 gear, there will be 0 reason for them to do lower level stuff, again they will grow bored and leave.

It will take me longer to grow bored with the game non camp farming, then they will camp farming. So it doesnt bother me in the least

*edit – yesterday i b.ou.gh.t .tkitten o.n longbow, i was happy as i liked the design and i actually earned it, a design i will keep for a long while ( with exception of if i can buy the Norn Wolf head weapons but im human so i doubt it. )

I have no idea why it edited the. ebon

Tkittenon longbow

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Dynamic Event Design Fail Promotes Botting

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for the record i dont bot or agree with it,
but back when kill stealing and mob locked due to tagging was prevalent i could see this was an issue.

now, i get kill credit regardless, can loot regardless. i don’t really see how person A botting is having any effect on my game play other then being an issue of Person A has no idea how to play his class during a dungeon run, unfortunately the skills are tied to weapons that i ended up learning all of before i hit level 3.

so i could care less if there are bots on that bridge, they were there when i started, guess what, i did the event and i moved on.

unless you can explain exactly how the botting is ruining your gameplay i will still hold to the opinion of WGAF about in in GW2, other games that DO have kill steal credit / loot rights i do care about

Afraid to play the game!

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Carebear

Back in the day, Carebear referred to a person or a game mechanic which eliminated or reduced all risk and challenge and realism from the game.
.

i think i may go back farther then you, because the term carebear was for people that didnt want to PvP and made a mission to avoid it.

you know like the Cartoon show, Carebears, all hug and love and crap. oposite of killing the person running across the field…..
we had Alliances CareBears Vs Anti Carebears, and even the Anti-Anti-Carebear alliances down the road. and it was about 1 thing only, PvP, the ACBA would hunt down the carebears as a form of greafing, and the AACBA would protect the CBA

i have no idea where out of your a** you pulled the make game easier reason, never heard of that

Rollback. Really?

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And to the op, its a 30 min rollback. Live with it like a man.

yea sorry i had a 5+ hour roll back, not 30 min. i played for multiple hours last night, and i was put back to the exact same thing i was when i logged in yesterday evening. it was no 30 min rollback

Rollback. Really?

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@Blighton
You can’t compare home devices to something of the magnitude of a 2-million player MMORPG server.

yea your right, its expected multi thousand / million dollar server setup would work better then a $500 laptop

Character was rolled back

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I also lost about 3 hours of play last night. Set back a level 60 back down to 59 and the zone unlocks. Is the staff going to do anything to resolve the problem or am i just out of luck?

this was linked to me from a user ( couldnt find a link actually BY ANet to this "
https://twitter.com/GuildWars2/status/249391711002955777

so yea, your your out of luck, and it will probably happen again

Due to the nature of the outage, we will be unable to restore any progression or items. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience .” ^MK

Character was rolled back

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ANet is run by 5 year olds, and they need the power plug to play borderlands

Rollback. Really?

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unfortunately home laptops have the ability to constantly backup changes and AT LEAST hourly backups

ANet’s servers apparently back up every 24 hours, cause thats the amount of time i lost

Go to Walmart, pick up a $50 verson of the Crap Norton and it will do a better job of backing up the Character Databases then whatever they got going

Lost everything in the last hour since login servers crashed

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Name : Blighton Greywhite
Server: Dragonbrand

Lost everything i did last night, lost my upgrades, Zone Explore, EVERYTHING i gained and did last night, and logged in today where i logged in yesterday, rolling me back to where i was 9/21/12 8PM

i would say i have never played a more POS game, congratulations you make the whole team of Star Wars TOR look like Pro’s and an A+ Studio

you can bet your a** that im not buying crap from your store, wouldn’t want to loose it from your crapa** stability and " Fix’s "

polar bear race

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i would, you can pretty much expect it in an Xpack, same with the Asian Bird people

Lost Vast Majority of Last Night progression ( my char rolled back )

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i logged in to discover i no longer had the Plains of Ashford fully discovered, was missing the gear / upgrades i got last night while in AC / completing the Zone Discovery. i literally rolled back to the spot i logged in at last night, loosing pretty much everything i did last night.

What The $#%^#$^#

Dungeon Updates

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If these changes aren’t undone or fixed, I too will uninstall and quit this game. And my entire guild of 25 have the same sentiments.**

and you think they care HOW , they have your money already, if you are not purchasing Gems from Day 1, at LEAST every week. you are technically a LOSS Customer, they don’t care about you, they are loosing money due to you. they already have your Box $

Dungeons don't feel rewarding - Q

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Nothing in there says mature, non trolling, or anything of the sort.

Just if feel the same way, and I do, dungeons are not rewarding, but Anet sure as crap isn’t going to hurt their bottom line doing it.

If they give moe rewards for dungeons, people will be less likely to gem store for Gems/Gold, let alone Gem Conversion to gold, and they Kinda lose money on Gold to gems.

Please, leave feedback if you feel the same way.

Dungeons don't feel rewarding - Q

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the rewards are in the Black Lion shop.

but its the other direction, the rewards are for them, not you

Dungeon Updates

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your starting to make me want my money back

All you enjoyed in Guild Wars 2 was chain running CoF, pretending it was like a WoW heroic? /facepalm

no actually i haven’t ran CoF yet, although i want the armor set from there.

this game is becoming a far cry from what they advertised. as a Class doesnt matter Grind less game.

its becoming nothing more then a " Buy gems to get out of your starter gear "

its entirely plausible that the Gem/Gold exchange is company manipulated to bring the conversion down to the point where its not worth converting to Gems at all.

Dungeon Updates

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your starting to make me want my money back

Why are so many willing to sell things on the TP at a loss?

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I couldn’t wait for the Trading Post to come back online because, in beta at least, I was able to sell unneeded drops at a decent profit from wherever I happened to be standing. “Oh the money I’ll have when it goes live,” I’d naively think to myself.

I know this isn’t beta, so you can’t base any real judgements about the live economy on that, but I really do not understand why SO MANY people are selling these drops on the TP one copper above vendor price. I get that they probably don’t realize there’s a 10% selling fee, but do they REALLY not see the 5 copper listing fee? They’re actively LOSING money and sinking the in-game economy at the same time. The thing is, it’s not just “6 available from 4 sellers” – it’s “598 available from 486 sellers”.

Sure, the game is new and there are a ton of players at the same level, but why do people do this? Even if the stuff was under-valued, wouldn’t you at least want to make 1 copper MORE than the vendor price? Oy…

cause like IRL im not greedy

i also give stuff away if people are nearby and want it
i pay 0 coin for weapons and armor drops
i pay 0 coins for any of my crafting materials.

*Edit- i will always sell items i get from drops @ vendor or whatever the default is. why?
i got the item from drop which cost me 0, if i sell it at 10 or less, that’s a more then i had before i got the item in the first place, still a profit. items i craft are the same as i get the crafting materials from drops, which again, cost 0

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died out in a higher level and no copper to goto waypoint

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never noticed any cost when going to a way point because of death

now if your ALIVE, then yes there is a cost outside of a major city

[Solution] How to solve the dead Trading Post?

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Except, Blighton, you’re not selling them for vendor price if you’re listing them for vendor price +1c. You’re losing money because of the 10% sales tax.

I agree 100% with the OP. As it stands, the TP is almost useless.

dont care, it waste more time hunting for a vendor, and frankly i dont care enough. like i said if somebody else can use an item i got for FREE, by killing a mob or doing something i was going to do anyway, so be it.

im more disgusted with the AH by people putting crazy prices on crap, 3-5G for a dye, come on.

the prices for gear and armor in some cases is just stupid, IMO its just a pathetic attempt to gain riches and hold it over people ingame because your cant accomplish squat IRL, and you need to make up for it in a video game

or

your just so greedy you cant turn it off

[Solution] How to solve the dead Trading Post?

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Blighton.6425

average price will alow for a really screwed up market. putting items in for 9999g just to inflate the average price

even better solution:

stop being a Greedy SOB over pretend money and deal with the fact that i sell my items for vendor price, i cant use them, hopefully somebody else will.

you payed nothing to get those drops

Ranger Update - I feel it's bad

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do what i do, 2 Bears. Polar and Brown

AH item sorting

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when looking for trades via the Black Lion trader it would be nice to sort Armor / Weapons / Items by usability.

either Med Armor, Light Armor, Heavy. or " Only Show Usable "

have to wade through allot of stuff and mouse over each one just to see " Not Usable By Your Profession "