IMO every1 should pay for lws1,2 and3. More money to anet, More content faster ^^
The idea is that people come back to play the episode. They want to keep people active because that’s where they make most of their money, through the gem store. Season 3 started too late to catch the launch wave, so season 4 will be a retry. If numbers don’t improve, I wouldn’t be surprised if do make it paid content, by packaging it as an expansion.
And why are there more mastery-points available than needed to max out all masteries?
If mastery points were only available from insights and playing through the story, there wouldn’t be any excess. Having excess allows them to put points where they otherwise shouldn’t, which acts as a bonus for players that do everything.
HPs would make sense in leaving as one pool so that the “play as you want” mentality can be left in place and players can gather HPs from any existing source.
The true “play how you want” design was abandoned with HoT. The problem was, people would simply grind, then complain about the lack of content. That’s why they’ve switched to requiring you to play specific content.
If they wanted to bring it back, they’re going to need to use a new type of hero point that is unique to each expansion. That would allow them to feature more challenges than required and to bring back points for leveling, just as the original core game did it. The original idea was that you could do hero challenges to unlock your skills faster, or simply play and earn them by leveling.
EasyRedirect64.dll is causing the crash. Uninstall its owning program and reboot.
If uninstalling it doesn’t properly remove it however, open a command prompt (cmd.exe) as an administrator and enter the following and reboot:
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
Would you believe than i can still buy WoW base game, expac and time cards for physical money in 21 century? And the most stupid thing is that i can still buy GW2 base game in stores lol, but HoT is no longer available. Who would want to buy GW2 base game?
Availability is based on demand. If people stopped buying WoW cards in your area, they’d also stop carrying those. If they still have the core game, which has sat there for years, and knowing HoT sold very poorly, why would they restock it? HoT boxes are still available in other areas, but are no longer produced. There’ll probably be PoF boxes at launch though.
Support will probably just tell you to enter a fake number. Try 0.
From this I can conclude that when GW2 runs, the system suddenly doesn’t have enough power anymore.
It’s not telling you that you don’t have enough power. The event simply means that the computer was unexpectedly turned off.
Run a memory and CPU stress test. Test the PSU by running a CPU, GPU and disk test at the same time while creating some network traffic. Update your BIOS.
So how can I upgrade to Ultimate PoF edition?
You can’t. You’ll need to request a refund for PoF, then buy the ultimate.
For HoT, they tried to balance it so players with all hero challenges would be roughly 50% into their elite from the start. If they try that again, PoF will need to be around 800 points. By the looks of it however, they’re going with 25 challenges, so they’re likely sticking with 250 points, though they could easily make them worth more than 10 points each. Although some will be able to unlock it immediately at only 250, it will be the better experience for the majority. They’d probably be better off reverting to the original implementation however, with expansion-specific hero points and 1 for leveling, which could then be traded for spirit shards or mastery points, which goes back to the play your way style.
Windows 10? GW2 may default to a screen size your system doesn’t support, which will have varying results. Force windowed mode using -windowed (Gw2.exe -windowed).
As a simple test, rename Gw2-64.exe to Gw2.exe.
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This type of black screen, where only GW2 is black but the menus are still accessible, is a bug that is caused when GW2 doesn’t receive a certain packet. Anything involving your connection could be the cause, or it could simply be due to a poor connection resulting in packet loss. You can try running the game on port 80 or 443 (Gw2.exe -clientport 80), or use a VPN.
The most important thing for an MMO is active players, especially for one that relies on an in-game shop. It’s why they give the episodes away for simply logging in, regardless of if you’re eligible to play it. Oddly, they didn’t increase the price of the episodes with season 3, which could easily be double.
I wonder how’d they fair if the episodes were only free for those that purchased the expansion and the login requirement was replaced with simply that. It would encourage buying early on, since the price would effectively increase after each episode, so they’d be trading for higher box sales.
“The majority of players wont have world completion”
Even on 1 character? Thats a bold statement.
Just as most people aren’t going to bother doing achievements, which is why masteries were designed to force what was once optional. Regardless, most characters don’t have world completion (specifically hero challenges), so it isn’t going to matter if most people did have world completion on 1 character.
“The average hot player will have close to none” Why( Dont they own the base game?
Most people are going to take their 40-100 from simply leveling through the core game and skip the group challenges in HoT to unlock their elite.
“core players prob 40-100 what have core olayers be doing if not making a leggie here and there?
Most people don’t care about legendaries. What are they doing? Playing casually doing whatever they want.
ArenaNet will likely do nothing. They’ll simply stick to 250 hero points required, PoF will only have 25 challenges and any excess will simply remain. The majority of players aren’t going to have 100% completion. The average HoT player will likely have close to none, which will be the worst experience, whereas core players will likely have 40-100.
ArenaNet would probably be better off going back to their original vision. Drop the experience from masteries and go with the original leveling that granted a hero point, but unique to the expansion. These points could additionally be used to buy spirit shards, or whatever, or several could be traded for a mastery point.
Sure, there will be some people who are too embarrassed to admit they’re having trouble. However, you are VASTly underestimating the fact that people are very likely to squawk if they think a product is cheating them. Ask anyone who works in retail.
The people finding the game too difficult are far more likely to be casual players, most of which are simply going to play the game without ever visiting the forums or other outside resources. You won’t see many of them complaining, since they’ll simply stop playing.
Most people do likely have trouble with the story, as in dying several times. ArenaNet would know. The amount incapable of finishing however is likely miniscule, otherwise ArenaNet would have done something, like how PoF is looking to be easier.
Making the boss fights even easier to accommodate “bad” players will ruin the experience for “good” players.
Making the story easier would have no impact on the normal difficulty and it would take minimal effort to implement. They already let groups trivialize it, so it shouldn’t even matter. Simply give players a stacking damage reduction after a few deaths.
Actually, making an easy mode could potentially make it more challenging. Some people call the game easy even though they regularly die, because they simply death rush the boss. Stop allowing that and give an achievement for completing the story normally while solo. Easy mode could be as simple as an option at the start for a 90% damage reduction.
also if you buy from game stop you will not get the pre purchase stuff that comes with it as anet seams the only one to be offering these if you buy from anets store.
The pre-purchase bonuses were only available from ArenaNet simply because they were the only ones actually selling it. Recently however, ArenaNet has started selling PoF through other retailers. DLGamer for example has the pre-purchase bonuses listed and although GameStop doesn’t directly say it, it must be since you get it now. Amazon should also, but they had the pre-order listed before they were allowed to sell it, so they’ve either been skipped or simply haven’t updated their page.
If you’re 32-bit, you’re likely crashing due to running out of memory. You want to be on the lowest settings and close any other programs wasting memory. After entering the map, restart your client to start fresh. Ideally, you don’t want to be hopping maps either. Since DS is a longer event however, there’s not much you can do except AFK in a quiet corner, since the more objects you load, the more your memory becomes fragmented and increases the chances of crashing. If you have Windows 7 or up and hardware that supports 64-bit, you can probably upgrade for free by downloading the 64-bit version of Windows with your existing key or by still getting Windows 10 for free.
Unless you want a female body along with the outfit, you can’t simply put the female version on a male character. Each armor has to be fitted to the body type.
To start doing this, they’d no longer be designing male and female sets, but rather one or the other. If they wanted to make a dress for example, it’d be for both male and females, while what would have been the male equivalent would now be a different set. Asian MMOs have been doing this for a while.
If you only get disconnected in the story, try running the game on port 80 or 443, or use a VPN:
Gw2.exe -clientport 80
(I know this is not a problem with my router because it has happened the exact same way 3 times at different times as well).
It’s probably not a problem with your router, but that doesn’t mean it’s not. Your router could be killing connections that match a certain packet sequence for example, which is going to cause you to disconnect every time something specific happens. This is far more likely to be caused by your ISP however, since they may be trying to throttle certain types of traffic and something in GW2 just happens to match. This is where port 80 or 443 may help, or using a VPN to encrypt the connection.
I have beaten every single story instance on every single class, solo.
Then you should know just how much easier some professions are. I’ve gone through HoT close to 30 times now with random professions and builds, wearing only what the story provides (empty zerker rares), as they’re all throwaway characters I delete after. The two extremes imo are elementalist and necromancer, where what will 1 shot a zerker ele, the necro won’t even notice.
There’s a bug where Gw2Setup will show the login prompt while the rest of the launcher’s features are mostly invisible (progress bar, play button). If this is the case, you can’t actually login when it’s like this since it’s not functional, so it’ll spin forever. You need to rename Gw2Setup.exe to Gw2.exe, which will cause it to install to its current location.
Just the trading post, or also the gem store? The BLTC is a web page rendered in-game and on some systems it may render slowly, causing very low FPS (choppy animations) where everything is going to be delayed. This can be caused by an integrated GPU taking over, vertical sync and Windows 10. Try windowed mode and exclusive full screen as a test.
If it’s just the trading post, the core web page is loaded up front, while transactions are handled through the client itself. It may be a problem with the account itself; the simplest way to find out is to test a different account or computer.
HoT/LS maps I generally focus more on killing the boss as opposed to tagging things.
This problem is much bigger than simple tagging. The game doesn’t reward you for your effort at all. I can hit that boss once and get the same rewards as you. I can hardcore solo one of the lanes in the meta, but will ultimately fail because it’s a dead map and get nothing, vs I can taxi into a full one, AFK and get the max rewards.
This will never change because requiring actual contribution is too complex, can be unfair and discourages helping. As is however, it heavily rewards leeching, which increases the burden on others.
Repairing is simply to let you know you’re doing something wrong and to take a break to go and repair. A stacking death penalty would actually be the more casual approach, since it’d probably only last 15 minutes or could be repaired away, whereas repairing alone is permanent until done. All penalties are pointless in the open world however, since you’re only burdening everyone else.
They should remove the WP cost to revive within the SAME zone, and then add back the cost to repair.
Double was dumb, but letting people camp and wait for a rez is worse.
People don’t bother reviving because there’s no consequence and they’re lazy. They could make dying cost 1g, but it’s not going to matter because people will just learn how to tag and run. If you want to stop people from AFKing events, they need an actual contribution meter. If you simply want to stop people from staying dead, forcibly waypoint people.
Clicking login on the forums goes to account.arena.net, which goes to itself when you login and is when the referrer is required to be itself. You shouldn’t have a problem if you’re only blocking cross-site referrers.
They’re probably only requiring the referrer to block phishing sites from automatically transitioning to the real one, which is the simplest way to do it.
This also makes me avoid forums as much as possible because I have to change my usual configuration for one specific website.
Odd choice considering you’ve mentioned programming and the addons that let you fake the referrer. Why not just fake the referrer for account.arena.net pages or make a simple script to automatically login?
I have no freedom to adjust the difficulty or therefore scale the rewards accordingly.
Reroll necro for a much easier experience or you can bring a group into the story instances to trivialize it.
Making story chapters or instanced experiences unfairly hard means locking out casual gamers.
ArenaNet has never been for the casual majority like other MMOs. GW2 was meant to be casual, but only in the sense that they weren’t wasting your time. ArenaNet’s mistake was giving you false hope; a bait and switch. The difficulty of the core game was originally much higher, but it was heavily nerfed during beta because it was bad for business. Obviously the higher they go, the more they’ll lose, but it seems they’ve lost too much considering PoF is looking to be easier.
The people who are saying it’s diffcult or not soloable are speaking as if they’re in some kind of majority.
Considering that, in general, the majority plays MMOs like single player games and that most MMOs are balanced similar to Queensdale, the majority probably didn’t like HoT. It would be simple to tell if most people did, since expansions are supposed to bring people back and increase profits.
The real issue has always been that the core game never taught people how to play it.
The core game can be much more challenging than HoT. The problem is that you’re not actually forced forwards, as you would traditionally be required to level in appropriate areas.
They didn’t say they would never have mounts, only that they would not have mounts. They also said they would increase the level cap, but then turned around with HoT and said they would never do it. Mounts have been a thing since the beginning of GW1, but only NPCs had access to them, skeletal horses and dolyaks for example. Mounts were added to GW2 years ago, the broom for example, but they’re only cosmetic.
Why are they finally adding mounts now? Mounts are one of the most popular items in MMOs and are easy to sell. Just look at how many people have store gliders. Mounts will be far more commonly used and there are multiple types. They’re just trying to appeal to more people and raise profits after they took a hit with HoT.
Use the following options to enable logging and use ArenaNet’s primary asset server:
Gw2-64.exe -log -assetsrv 188.8.131.52
If it’s still stuck, let it sit for a minute, then open the folder %appdata%/Guild Wars 2/ (paste into a folder’s address bar and press enter) and open Gw2.log in notepad. It’ll likely say something about a patch failing. Post that file as an attachment.
Something is likely interfering with your network traffic, whether it be your ISP or software running on your computer. You can rule out most software by rebooting into safe mode with networking enabled by using msconfig (WindowsKey+R > msconfig > boot). If software wasn’t your problem however, then using a VPN is required to prevent your traffic from being manipulated.
Repairing can take hours and become unresponsive as it has to decompress and check over 300k files. Let it sit there and it should eventually continue. You can watch the process and disk activity to verify it’s actually doing something (ctrl+shift+esc to bring up the task manager).
Repairing probably isn’t going to help if you’re simply getting disconnected. If this only happens with TT and you have no problem doing other high pop events, try running the game on port 80 or 443 (Gw2.exe -clientport 80), or use a VPN. If you don’t do other high pop events or also get disconnected during them, it could simply be your connection not being able to handle it, in which case you can try setting the model limit and quality to lowest. If you simply get disconnected regularly, use PingPlotter to constantly ping the server (get a IP by using the chat command /ip in-game) while you’re playing in an attempt to catch where the failure is, though knowing won’t really help you.
The snowy place is the top left corner of the Crystal Desert on the world map. The Deldrimor Front is right above it, and will probably be involved in Season 4.
Probably not until this: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/
If you’ve already ran through Gw2Setup, simply move the Guild Wars 2 folder from Program Files to wherever you want.
If you haven’t, simply rename Gw2Setup.exe to Gw2.exe, then it will install to its current location.
Is this intended behavior or will the ip continue to differ in these cases ?
Is showing Amazon’s internal IP intended? Probably not, but it doesn’t really matter unless you were planning to ping it.
They started to use Amazon’s cloud computing a few months ago in NA, originally for some of the HoT maps, and now in various areas. It could be just a pass-through or it could actually be hosting the instances, which is kind of a big deal. This is likely an experiment, so something so trivial may not be fixed unless they plan on transitioning over.
Hmm.. but are you still on the same instance
Aka same people. I sometimes use commanders as a landmark
From the average player’s perspective, you don’t need to care about this. When a LFG listing lists what IP they’re on, they’re going to use what’s shown in /ip. It doesn’t matter that the real IP is different. Just note that whenever you see the 10.* IP address, you’re playing through Amazon’s servers.
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I’m talking about unlocking the available instances, not rewards from completing those instances.
The only purpose in showing it as if the episode was completed, and thus allowing you to start from any step, would be to try achievements on different characters. Your actual progress would still be character based and thus skipping would result in no rewards with it stating that it wasn’t your current step and progress wouldn’t be saved. This can already be done by joining someone else.
I would imagine the rewards would still be character based, but the progress in terms of what’s marked as completed and available would be account based. I think they’re going to be forced to make this change sooner or later as the story continues to grow larger and larger.
Why? You don’t actually have to play through the story on every character and it doesn’t matter if you don’t. The story assumes that your character has played through it regardless of if you actually did, since the events are meant to play out in real time. If you’re not playing it as it’s released, you’re essentially reliving past events.
There’s only so many Episodes (6-8 or so) per ‘story’ that must be done sequentially for access.
Only the personal story (original and HoT) needs to be played in order. Since the living world episodes are sold individually, you can play through it in any order, which has caused problems such as missing the tutorials and masteries in earlier episodes.
It means it can’t connect to the patch server. Enable logging and try to use ArenaNet’s primary server:
Gw2.exe -log -assetsrv 184.108.40.206
If that fails, open the log in notepad to see what it’s doing (%appdata%/Guild Wars 2/Gw2.log), though this won’t show much if you’re simply failing to connect. Open a command prompt (cmd.exe) and enter the following command to ensure that you can actually reach the server:
If the ping fails however, you probably wouldn’t be reading this, as it’s all hosted in the same location.
To rule out other software causing the problem, reboot into safe mode with networking enabled by using msconfig, boot tab.
You can run the following commands (open cmd.exe as an administrator) to reset the network protocols, which other software may hook into and break:
netsh winsock reset
netch int ip reset
Pre-purchasing was exclusively available through ArenaNet, since PoF could only be purchased through buy.guildwars2.com. But now DLGamer for example has the pre-purchase listed, so ArenaNet must have finally opened it. GameStop should also be a pre-purchase, considering they’re not listing it as a pre-order and says it’s available now, so they must give you a key.
But that doesn’t install the game properly into programs it just makes the game sit in another drive but not in the system
Does it matter? That’s the only difference – having it located under add/remove programs.
If you must install it properly, simply let it install to Program Files. Once the launcher begins downloading files, close it and move the Guild Wars 2 folder to a new location. You can then either use regedit to update the path or simply make a virtual link to the new location.
To create a link, open cmd.exe as an administrator and enter the following, substituting your own paths:
mklink /J "C:\Program Files\Guild Wars 2" "D:\Games\Guild Wars 2"
… where C:\… is the original location and D:\… is where you moved it to.
I wouldn’t count on ArenaNet fixing this anytime soon. This used to be a bug in the old launcher, and that was never fixed.
Gemstore change race item 800 gems
More like 2000, and it would include a name change and total makeover.
nope, both NA
To clarify, it doesn’t matter which region or world you’ve chosen to play on, it’s entirely based on the original serial key you used. An account created with a NA key must login through the NA servers, while EU goes through EU. You can check your region under account management.
If both accounts were created using a NA key and thus both go through the NA servers, then there probably is something wrong with the account itself and you’ll need to contact support, assuming you haven’t changed anything else (logging in through the same Gw2.exe, manually entering login info).
You can try a different login server using the -authsrv option. To find IPs, open a command prompt (cmd.exe) and enter the following, where 1 is NA and 2 is EU:
nslookup auth1.101.arenanetworks.com 220.127.116.11
nslookup auth2.101.arenanetworks.com 18.104.22.168
For example, for NA you’d use:
Gw2.exe -authsrv 22.214.171.124
In HoT you could max out your elite spec after a few of the new HP’s if you already unlocked all the Tyria ones.
After it was nerfed. It was originally 400 points for the elite and they were planning to require another 65 for core.
Right, but that would make no narrative sense. The char wouldn’t even be a commander at this point. Unless PoF is happening in a separate timeline, which it is obviously not.
The story is meant to play out as it’s released. Everything up to PoF is now in the past and your character is considered to have done it all regardless of if you’ve personally done it yourself. Playing old content is simply reliving past events.
Wait, so those NPCs were not in the desert? Or weren’t required to learn the spec? I am confused as well, haha. Sorry.
The NPCs were simply to give some lore about the elite specs. Judging from the beta, it looks like they’re keeping hero challenges at 10 points each, though back to being regular events, with 5 per map for a 250 total (same as HoT). This means people will be able to unlock it instantly however, which they specifically didn’t want people to do with HoT, so they may add another gate to it to require something in PoF.
“If my elite spec was supposed to help me with the content, why is it a reward for after the content?” Or something like that.
They need to go back to the original implementation and let you pick exactly what you want to unlock. Balance it so you can unlock your build within the first map or two, then everything else by the end.
GW2’s difficulty is fairly unrealistic… when compared to other MMOs.
Most MMOs balance their solo content for the majority, making the difficulty similar to Queensdale. Any difficulty is usually faked using vertical progression, where you simply need to obtain better gear to go back to trivializing the content. GW2 however was always intended to be more challenging, as ArenaNet has always been for the gamers, but the problem with continuously increasing the difficulty without an alternative is that they’ll lose players because of it. GW2 does offer an alternative however, which is grouping, but the problem with that is that most people want to play solo.
Because ArenaNet already allows groups to trivialize the content, there’s no reason not to make it easier for everyone. The simple solution is to make it easier depending on how many times you’ve died, such as giving you a 10% damage reduction every 3 deaths. Then they could do achievements for not dying solo.
Your ad-blocker is likely the cause. They have embedded social media links in the articles, which some filters simply hide, causing the page to look like that.
i even tried window mode. didnt help but when i press f12 u can still the dialog of it but the screen still stays black
This type of black screen can be caused by your network connection. If you simply swapped in a new PC, it’s probably not caused by your router or ISP, but rather by software or your network adapter. Try changing adapters if possible, updating the drivers and configuring it to disable non-essential features like power saving (control panel > network connections > right click the adapter > properties > configure). For software problems, it’d be faster to clean install Windows if it came pre-installed.
You can also try running the game over port 80 or 443 (Gw2.exe -clientport 80).
Try running the game on port 80 or 443 (Gw2.exe -clientport 80). Alternatively, use a VPN.
Mastery points were ArenaNet’s response to players playing however they wanted to. The problem with giving players freedom is that they’ll abuse it, such as those leveling to 80 in Queensdale then complaining about it. Forcing specific content however, especially what was previously optional achievements, is not the solution. ArenaNet’s justification however was likely that masteries weren’t actually required and the ones that were could easily be obtained. ArenaNet’s mistake was trying to sell it as the new level cap, when it’s really nothing more than achievement points.
What would it have been like if ArenaNet stuck to their original design goals? Imagine if masteries no longer required experience and instead leveling provided you with an expansion-specific hero point which could be used to buy mastery points or spirit shards. Play however you want, though actually playing the content would be much faster.
They fly in the face of what Anet said they would never do in GW2: raise the level cap." they never actually said that. Unless you have a link to prove me wrong.
Prior to the original launch, Colin talked about raising the level cap one day:
With HoT however, he said they’d never do it:
They changed the personal story back in 2014, converting into the episode format. At the time, they left out the chapter involving your greatest fear, which was added back a year later. Depending on what you had completed, your progress was reset. If you remember finishing the story in 2014-2015, that’s probably why.