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Personal Story to be fully solo...finally

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Valin
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Posted On: 03/31/2015 at 03:25 PM
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Caomhnoir de na Ulchabhan Buí
LordMelchom
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Replied On: 03/31/2015 at 05:48 PM PDT
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I am not sure about this... The whole point i thought of going to ARAH is to fight Zhentian with a group. He is always a pushover for many.. now making him solo makes no sense at all. When I did ARAH story i knew that it was going to be a group effort to kill him. but now to make the dungeon and the bosses solo ?. Its already making the boss fight with the " Elder Dragon Zhentian even easier than it is already. And that is a problem.. They still have not changed that fight like they said they would and to make it solo ?.

I am just honestly wondering how Lore wise that would make sense ?. A Elder dragon can be soloed ?.. That be like fighting the Shatterer or Teq solo.. its impossible and I would think a elder dragon would be the same. The problem with ARAH story is that is too easy in my opinion.. And to make the end of the personal story a solo dungeon in my eyes makes no sense.. The end boss is suppose to be hard and a group effort.. not to be soloed . and I also fear the next dragon will be solable too and that worries me. 

Maybe i am the minority.. but everything that leads up to the final battle with Zhentian..Yes its solable..but it was meant for you to grow as a character.. So when you fought the elder dragon you and your friends would know why you are doing it and have the skills to do it :) 

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Lugubelinus
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Replied On: 03/31/2015 at 07:18 PM PDT
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No, this is a good move. The group that is supposed to fight Zhaitan is Destiny's Edge and the Pact, assisted by the player character. That's how all the NPCs talk about the battle. The fight is "easy" because it is substantially not up to you - as Pact Commander you are on the general staff as it were, rather than a one (or five) man army. I absolutely agree that an Elder Dragon cannot be soloed, but you can't beat it with five people either. That's why you brought the Pact fleet.

One of the things I really appreciate about the GW2 story is that it (to an extent) avoids many of the Chosen One tropes common to single-player RPGs and certain MMOs (won't mention any names). Hopefully they continue to do a good job with that in Heart of Thorns.

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Ridire de na Capall
Valin
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Replied On: 03/31/2015 at 11:02 PM PDT

Well to be fair it is called the "Personal Story".  I agree, the Zhaitan fight by all accounts is underwhelming.   Maybe ANET dropped the ball there and should have had him banished or made killing him a separate event and let the solo story quest end at the cleansing of Orr to try and add some epic-ness to it.

What I do know, however, is that I fill finally be able to get rid of that darn quest tracker - for some strange reason that makes me giddy.

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Lakshmi
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Replied On: 04/01/2015 at 06:10 AM PDT
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From what I understand, you can do it solo OR with a group (any size 1 - 5 players).  I've enjoyed doing the Arah Story with a group but it's *long*.... great to have the option of doing it solo with some breaks for RL.  Best of both worlds.

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Replied On: 04/01/2015 at 07:23 AM PDT
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The "Personal Story" was very personal and you can do it solo until that point. I think it's a very smart move to make it possible to finish with just one player.

Some people like to do solo content in an mmo. Not for me to judge, more power to them! <3

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Ridire de na Capall
Valin
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Replied On: 04/01/2015 at 08:28 AM PDT

Sometimes it's nice to just putz around doing your own thing and explore.

Sometimes there are real life challenges that makes setting aside blocks of time to do long involved content problematic - especially if you want to be respectful of your fellow players time and not have to go afk randomly.

That is the wonderful thing about GW2, something for everyone. :)

 

Edit: Clarification



» Edited on: 2015-04-01 10:22:37

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Garyc
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Replied On: 04/16/2015 at 08:38 PM PDT
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I think its a good thing.  While I do enjoy the company of a group, I've never managed to do the last step.   It seems the good groups disband before we can finish, or the group isn't strong enough to handle it.

If I remember correctly, you can't just form a group and start the last step.  You have to wait for the event to trigger... and jump through another hoop.. and if the sun and moon are in proper alignment... and if it's the 2nd Tuesday of winter solstice.. then maybe.. just maybe you can get into the instance to START the last step.    While I've started the last step numerous times, never seemed to have a group stay together long enough to finish it.

So, yes, I'm kind of glad for this announcement.    Was also glad about the 100% explorer achievement not requiring PVP.   I logged in last month, and Cha-Ching! :)  Success.

 

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Garyc
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Replied On: 04/22/2015 at 02:33 PM PDT
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With a very average group, I finally defeated Zhaitan!  First time for me.  Probably old news for everyone else :)   Was nice to get all the points of interests.   Loved the fight with the mouth of Zhaitan.   The end rewards for defeating the dragon was nice too.  I think it was 5 tomb of knowledge... which allowed me to level up all my alts.

I would have done this sooner, If I had known about this change.  Thanks again for starting this thread.

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Isha
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Replied On: 04/23/2015 at 04:11 AM PDT
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Has this gone into effect yet?

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Valin
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Replied On: 04/23/2015 at 08:20 AM PDT

Not to my knowledge, at least not the full solo/scaling.

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Garyc
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Replied On: 04/23/2015 at 04:54 PM PDT
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I think it went into effect the end of last year.  At least that's what I read in the link.

Also, when I entered the dungeon, I entered solo as exploration mode.

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