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I’d like to play some forest or junkyard maps, I don’t get to play them very often.
I'm retired now because Guild Wars doesn't fit my lifestyle.
I could only play the game for about 1-2
hours a day, so I had to spend a lot of gold to complete 18 missions.
I was responsible for a map with a
difficulty level of 38-42.
Up until now I've been really active in Guild Wars. I have my guild organised and I do planning for both teams then orchestrate the fight for the team of 10 I play on. Since we are an international guild, and player's schedules within my team mean playing on consecutive days, directing play effectively requires me to be in the game for 44 hours with a 2 hour break.
I did write a plea to the Devs via "Help" to suggest ways that the game could be made fairer for international teams who want to have a coordinator. My main suggestion is that all sectors are open for play from the start but that the completion VP and RP points are not gained by the team until a sector is linked back to row 1 or to a shortcut sector. In this way teams could play exactly as now or could risk doing sectors they may not be able to link, introducing a whole new level of strategy. The reason I suggest this is that, with a mixed ability team, there is currently a massive issue with getting sectors open when the time zones that people live in don't tally with the difficulty level order of sectors. These timing problems are ones which regional teams or consistent ability teams will not experience or understand. I've had US based 10s complain when their game lasts 5 or 6 hours! Oh how I wish ours could be like that.
I'd say timing issues during play constitute the single biggest issue that's turning me away from the game. I'm sure if you turn up, play your 18 attacks then go about your day, the 2 weeks on, weeks off schedule is fine. Unfortunately, with the intensity of play that the timing issues cause, two straight weeks of Guild Wars is way too much for this international coordinator with the current format.
Although I think it's the most interesting part of the game (and it's the only thing that ever caused me to spend any money) I don't feel I can devote the ridiculous amount of time to Guild Wars that it requires anymore. Frustration with this format has me considering giving up on NML completely.
can say i am arrogant crazy bastard, coming here just to tease you
I'm already trying way harder than you are Karajoca. That's the whole point. You can't push me further by provoking me with uneducated guesses. Especially after saying you can all be online at same time. I wish it would be possible for my guild, but my guild mates are less dedicated than yours and have real life restrictions that I've had to compensate for.
I certainly respect WW's results and skills of individual players like you, but I don't respect the opinions of a person who so easily diminish the efforts of everyone who play in guilds where peoples's real life restrictions gets in the way of being one of the top guilds. There are family providers/business owners/students who can't leave work/school early, making others stay up half the night or wake up early to keep the plan together. You can try to diminish our personal sacrifices all you like, but that doesn't make us or them go away. This is sure to happen in your guild family too.
Since Guild Wars began, we've lost 8 players
so far. They have retired or moved to more casual guilds due to burnout. I love
the concept of Guild Wars but the current format is killing the game.
We worked hard on Guild Wars just for our
guild's honor, but we were tired. I respect the strength of spirit of the
guild members at the global top.
@Karajoca. Wow, you make a lot of assumptions based on a little post don't you? I thought I was putting forward a possible solution to a problem within my own (actually very geniune) experience. A solution which wouldn't affect your stated style of play at all but would help with issues which, I feel, are the result of life/game balance in mixed ability, international guilds which are not 'Hardcore'. From that, inspite of the fact that others are clearly having similar experiences, you surmise that I'm a thick, lazy, doesn't want to try, male liar with bad planning skills and a penchant for the left side of the board. I'm so sorry that my post insulted you so much Sweetie, I just didn't realise when I was writing it that it was all about you.
It's great that hardcore guilds exist and that you're so fantastic at the game but do you think you might possibly be the exception rather than the rule? If you reach those halcyon days where all us pesky 'Active' and 'Casual' no hopers have been hounded out I have to wonder what the ultimate fate of your NML game will be.