The Tixx dungeons so far seem a tad repetitive, but they are fast to complete so it's not a big deal. Wouldn't do repeated runs though.
JP seems fine even for people not that adept at jumping (like me).
In some areas, toy's popping out of the parcels seem to be on steroids and need to be toned down a little.
With most (all?) rewards available through the gem store / TP, this feels less of a lottery than Halloween was, I'm glad Anet did this kind of improvement. Only downside is that you can only obtain two mini's per year without using the gem store.
Haven't tried the bells yet and likely won't :grin:
All in all it's a fun update.
Originally Posted by CMEPTb
Definitely missing a farm -- Toy apocalypse is up soon though, and I plan to group farm that thing with a few friends like the dickens. Having fun though, ANet is "refining" matching up the Gem Store with events. Not giving a whole lot of rewards for activities, just enough to have fun. The gold divide is getting bigger XD.
I love Soule's Wintersday music this time around. I'd write some pretty nice music if given the chance -- composing for games is a nice gig as I've heard. Anyways, I am glad they kept the Carol of the Bells arrangement from GW1 -- love that one.
The Jumping Puzzle. I'd love to be able to finish it. The waiting time kills it for me though. I just cannot repeat it over and over without tearing my hair out. It's simply not fun if you fail at the start and then have to wait ages again before you can start again. I don't like snowball fights in real life and I don't like snowball fights in this game.
The bell choir. I am terrible at this. I did read up how it works, but I still don't get it. I'm probably too stupid.
The final title. There are 16 achievements to get, you need 12 for the title. If you cannot do the jumping puzzle, you must do a PvP one. And I tried, but I'm also too stupid to figure out how that works. So, no title for me. Thankfully, that means I can ignore the bell choir as well.
I like the presents in the world. Even those princess dolls. They give a nice challenge: how to get to the present and out again without getting killed :tongue: The others are fine.
I love the skins! Too bad not all weapons are included, I'd love to have a torch and axe skin. But my guardian now has a wooden sword :grin:
But what I love most: Tixx's dungeon. This is exactly how I wanted the event dungeons to be. Fun to do, and achievable by everybody.
The King of Dust
Originally Posted by nkuvu
And infinite hair stylist contract? The huh?
Assuming this should be interpreted as "What are those things? I haven't heard of them" :
Basically, it's a very rare drop from Wintersday Mystery Boxes.
I'd actually be willing to pay real money for something like that. Just not the 70$ I'd have to pay to get one right now (they go for around 140 gold in the TP last time I checked). Maybe something like 8$. Buying mystery boxes is out of the question, it's a lottery item, a complete waste of money.
Oh well, guess I'll keep saving gold and hope the price doesn't rise too much. Maybe I'll get lucky, get a really good drop somewhere that I'll be able to sell for a mountain of gold.
Originally Posted by Alaris
Here goes Sorudo with wild claims again, totally different from my experience.
If you server is elitist, change server. Join SBI, never had that happen to me there.
so i have to do everything all over again, guild bank, guild armor, all the upgrades, etc.?
no frikin way, i am not gonna change server just because the event sucks.
btw, my "claims" as you put it is what i think of it, what you think of it is something i don't give a f*** about.
I was hoping for some kind of quest chain, something at least similar to what we had in GW1 or for Halloween. That might still show up I guess.
with all this speed racing talk.....
I posted my thoughts in the other Wintersday thread, but will summarize here: I like it, but I think Mad King was better.
I like it, but I'm kind of missing something to farm.
Jumping Puzzle is nice and easier than Mad King Clocktower, though you need the same skills to complete it. Snowflake part is admittedly the hardest part, the rest relies more on knowing the right course of action and some timing. It's still very much doable.
Bell Choir is fun too once you figure out how it's done. They should fix the rewards though, accidentally hitting 0 between songs is enough to reduce your end reward.
Looking forward to the next dungeon and Toypocalypse. I find it weird that no finale event has been announced though. Also missing Dwayna vs Grenth theme.
The snowflakes were all right, could be a little frustrating. But the exploding presents annoyed me more than anything. Also, when I would get slowed and miss a jump OR when I died just as I had to jump into the present.