History VideoGame / GuildWars2

11th Dec '17 4:43:04 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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* LethalJokeCharacter: The asura as a race were designed to be funny, but an asura character is just as effective as any other race. If sillier looking.
9th Dec '17 2:49:32 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* PlayerBasedEconomics: The Trading Post is controlled almost exclusively by the player base. Prices must be a certain percentage more than the vendor price, but otherwise have no development interference. Some players complain about certain prices on the Trading Post, but the developers adamantly maintain that it is up to players to decide the prices.
* PowerupLetdown: Some of the high-tier Masteries can be this, due to only being useful in a limited number of maps. The highest tier upgrade the Glider can let you follow special lei-lines that only appear late in the Heart of Thorns content. The mounts typically get a buffing, AOE version of their normal attack at their highest rank, but the Sand Jackals take the cake in that their special movement upgrade simply lets them traverse sand portals that appear in key locations of Path of Fire.

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* PlayerBasedEconomics: PlayerGeneratedEconomy: The Trading Post is controlled almost exclusively by the player base. Prices must be a certain percentage more than the vendor price, but otherwise have no development interference. Some players complain about certain prices on the Trading Post, but the developers adamantly maintain that it is up to players to decide the prices.
* PowerupLetdown: Some of the high-tier Masteries can be this, due to only being useful in a limited number of maps. The highest tier upgrade the Glider can let you follow special lei-lines ley-lines that only appear late in the Heart of Thorns content. The mounts typically get a buffing, AOE version of their normal attack at their highest rank, but the Sand Jackals take the cake in that their special movement upgrade simply lets them traverse sand portals that appear in key locations of Path of Fire.
8th Dec '17 11:24:13 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[ThePaladin Guardian]] - A soldier profession that can use Virtues (Courage, Justice, and Resolve) to aid allies in combat or to power up the Guardian's own passive abilities. Many skills carry an offensive and a defensive component, which makes their use a double edged sword. While mostly found in melee range and bringing easily placable effects into a fight, while lacking strong ranged moves.

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* [[ThePaladin Guardian]] - A soldier profession that can use Virtues (Courage, Justice, and Resolve) to aid allies in combat or to power up the Guardian's own passive abilities. Many skills carry an offensive and a defensive component, which makes their use a double edged sword. While They're mostly found in melee range and bringing easily placable effects into a fight, range, while lacking strong ranged moves.



** '''Firebrand'''s, meanwhile, trade their virtues for Tomes, which allow them to summon ancient books. They also learned Mantras, which each have 3 charges, with the last being more powerful than the previous two. They wield an axe in their main hand.

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** '''Firebrand'''s, The '''Firebrand''', meanwhile, trade trades their virtues for Tomes, which allow them to summon ancient books. They also learned learn Mantras, which each have 3 charges, with the last being more powerful than the previous two. They wield an axe in their main hand.



* AchievementMockey: A few of the achievements fall into this category.

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* AchievementMockey: AchievementMockery: A few of the achievements fall into this category.
8th Dec '17 10:28:50 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** The '''Daredevil''' takes the concept of the duellist further, granting a third endurance bar for more dodges and an array of physical utility skills that interrupt and disable enemies. Their trademark weapon is a staff, but used as a melee striking weapon rather than a magical implement.

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** The '''Daredevil''' takes the concept of the duellist further, granting a third endurance bar for more dodges and an array of physical utility skills that interrupt and disable enemies. Their trademark weapon is a staff, but used as a [[SimpleStaff melee striking weapon weapon]] rather than a [[MagicStaff magical implement.implement]].



** The '''Scrapper''' uses drones to manipulate the battlefield and provide various forms of utility autonomously. They wield a gigantic hammer in battle, specializing in area of effect damage, crowd control and some defensive capability.

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** The '''Scrapper''' uses drones [[AttackDrone drones]] to manipulate the battlefield and provide various forms of utility autonomously. They wield a gigantic hammer in battle, specializing in area of effect damage, crowd control and some defensive capability.
7th Dec '17 3:32:19 AM AzuraJae
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* BonusBoss: The Legendary Bandit Executioner, who ''may'' show up if a player has a certain item when a unique bandit leader is killed. Proportional to the level of the characters fighting them, they're absolutely brutal -- and completely optional.

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* BlamingTheRailroadedPlayerCharacter: Although in the Personal Story has branching storytelling, the story after that is relatively linear, no matter what type of character you are playing as. They only get to make small minor changes to the story as they progress. Braham, one of the later characters, starts blaming the player character, for [[IrrationalHatred absurd things]], even though they've really only had one railroaded storyline to progress.
* BonusBoss: The Legendary Bandit Executioner, who ''may'' show up if a player has a certain item when a unique bandit leader is killed. Proportional to the level of the characters fighting them, they're absolutely brutal -- and completely optional.
6th Dec '17 6:04:49 PM Rognik
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On October 29th, 2015, [=ArenaNet=] released their first expansion, "Heart of Thorns". This expanded the game by adding explorable areas to the west, adding a new class, and giving each class ways to expand. Unlike many modern [=MMOs=], the level cap has not be raised, and there is no new gear tier. November 17th added in other elements promised in the expansions, such as raiding, the new squad interface allowing for a party of 10 players, and new legendary weapons that can be unlocked. After a major leak of information, Anet officially confirmed that they were working on a second expansion intended for release some time in the second half of 2017. On September 23, 2017, the second expansion, "Path of Fire" was released, taking place in the Crystal Desert and onward into northern Elona.

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On October 29th, 2015, [=ArenaNet=] released their first expansion, ExpansionPack, "Heart of Thorns". This expanded the game by adding explorable areas to the west, adding a new class, and giving each class ways to expand. Unlike many modern [=MMOs=], the level cap has not be raised, and there is no new gear tier. November 17th added in other elements promised in the expansions, such as raiding, the new squad interface allowing for a party of 10 players, and new legendary weapons that can be unlocked. After a major leak of information, Anet officially confirmed that they were working on a second expansion intended for release some time in the second half of 2017. On September 23, 2017, the second expansion, "Path of Fire" was released, taking place in the Crystal Desert and onward into northern Elona.



** Eir went into the Ascalonian Catacombs to retrieve [[FlamingSword Magdaer]], reforge it and give it to Logan in an attempt to remake Destiny's Edge. This is never seen happening and Logan doesn't show up wielding it. [[FridgeBrilliance However, Rytlock's angry reaction to her plan to give it to Logan might have convinced her that giving it to Logan right away may not be such a good idea.]]

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** Eir went into the Ascalonian Catacombs to retrieve [[FlamingSword Magdaer]], reforge it and give it to Logan in an attempt to remake Destiny's Edge. This is never seen happening and Logan doesn't show up wielding it. [[FridgeBrilliance However, Rytlock's angry reaction to her plan to give it to Logan might have convinced her that giving it to Logan right away may not be such a good idea.]]]] The main reason this story is probably abandoned is because [[spoiler:Eir died during Heart of Thorns]].


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* AchievementMockey: A few of the achievements fall into this category.
* AchievementSystem: The Achievement tab of the Hero Panel keeps track of most achievements available in the game. For every 500 achievement points, an achievement chest is awarded to the account.


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* AltItis: The game almost encourages this, as some rewards are equipment that are better stats for a lower character, or a Daily PVP achievement being to win a match as a specific class.


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* CheckpointStarvation: While core Tyria has plenty of waypoints on every map, any map added from Dry Top onward tend to have the waypoints fewer and farther between.
** Averted as of Path of Fire in the various instances. While some of the newer instances are pretty long, they added in a checkpoint system so that reentering the instance will restart as of that point.


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* DigitalDistribution: After the initial release, the game is almost exclusively available on-line. The expansions especially are only available through on-line shops.


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* EffortlessAchievement: Within minutes of the starting "Sparking the Flames", an achievement called "No Deductable" is earned for merely not crashing the airship. This mocks the fact that most of the times the PC has been on an airship, it ends up crashed.


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* PlayerBasedEconomics: The Trading Post is controlled almost exclusively by the player base. Prices must be a certain percentage more than the vendor price, but otherwise have no development interference. Some players complain about certain prices on the Trading Post, but the developers adamantly maintain that it is up to players to decide the prices.


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* QuicksandBox: Early testers of the game reported feeling lost in the game without traditional quests to guide players, even with the Personal Story. Renown Hearts and the compass were added to help guide the players.
** During Path of Fire, one of the hearts is to help the choya. Unlike other hearts, the description for the heart gives almost no indication of how to actually help them.


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* TemporaryOnlineContent: Living World Season 1 was an experiment in continued content release, making each chapter available for about one month before being removed permanently. Don't log in during that time? Too bad, even if it affects the world at large. Complaints about this revised later seasons to be entirely replayable and locking each map in time as far as story is concerned.
1st Dec '17 8:56:48 AM Neverwhere
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* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: Yep, the harpies are back.

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* HappyEndingOverride: The past few centuries have NOT been kind to Elona, making it this for the Nightfall campaign. [[spoiler:Palawa Joko conquered Elona and set up an authoritarian regime with him as the figurehead and remains in power through a combination of brainwashing, history revision and brutal crackdowns. Some Nightfall characters, like Koss and Tohlkora, have met a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: Yep, the harpies are back.
29th Nov '17 5:52:58 AM Eldrake
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Halloween 2017 added Awakened mobs to various locations in Central Tyria for Halloween specific achievements that require killing Awakened mobs. At first, it seems like it was done just so players who don't own Path of Fire could still earn these achievements. [[spoiler:However, Daybreak reveals that Palawa Joko has access to Asura gates, giving him the ability to drop Awakened minions anywhere through portals in Tyria. Could it have been a test all along?]]
22nd Nov '17 10:18:45 AM Eldrake
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** The names of the Berserker specialization's traits are references to fighting games such as VideoGame/PrimalRage, VideoGame/KillerInstinct, VideoGame/DeadOrAlive and VideoGame/EternalChampions. The icon of the trait [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Brawler]] even features Ridley from the VideoGame/{{Metroid}} series.

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** The names of the Berserker specialization's traits are references to fighting games such as VideoGame/PrimalRage, VideoGame/KillerInstinct, VideoGame/DeadOrAlive and VideoGame/EternalChampions. The In addition, the icon of the trait [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Brawler]] even features is a reference to Ridley from the VideoGame/{{Metroid}} series.
22nd Nov '17 5:33:37 AM Eldrake
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** The names of the Berserker specialization's traits are inspired by fighting games such as VideoGame/PrimalRage, VideoGame/KillerInstinct, VideoGame/DeadOrAlive and VideoGame/EternalChampions. The icon of the trait [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Brawler]] even features Ridley from the VideoGame/{{Metroid}} series.

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** The names of the Berserker specialization's traits are inspired by references to fighting games such as VideoGame/PrimalRage, VideoGame/KillerInstinct, VideoGame/DeadOrAlive and VideoGame/EternalChampions. The icon of the trait [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Brawler]] even features Ridley from the VideoGame/{{Metroid}} series.
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