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Posted by: rnalsation.5187

rnalsation.5187

I was looking forward to getting on TS and doing the Toypocalypse with some friends, but it turns out you can not join as a party. I’m fairly disappointed by this.

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Posted by: Ari Kagura.9182

Ari Kagura.9182

The event itself looks interesting, but when we all entered, we were tossed into different parties with complete strangers in them.

Also, I was in my sPvP gear instead of my regular gear, which I do find somewhat odd. Is there any way we could queue up as a party instead of individually? If not, then that should be a suggestion to put in! I would appreciate that!

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Posted by: Malcheior Sveth.8162

Malcheior Sveth.8162

Yeah this is really annoying. They’ve taken one step forward (Auto grouping tools for people not in groups) and two steps back (no parties).

How did anyone think that was a good idea?

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Posted by: PurebladeProductions.4875

PurebladeProductions.4875

I’m disappointed as well. I was looking forward to playing Toypocalypse with my friends instead of with complete strangers

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Posted by: BUTTERBLUME.3217

BUTTERBLUME.3217

Wanted to join with my party, did not work. Time to log off.

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Posted by: Cruzyo.7304

Cruzyo.7304

Indeed, really bad design here… was looking forward to play with my friends aswell, but even all joining at the same time ended up with everyone in completely different groups

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Posted by: Carzor Stelatis.9435

Carzor Stelatis.9435

You can’t – it’s random. But in all honesty you aren’t missing much. The event’s been great so far, but Toypocalypse really is terrible. Enemy numbers clearly designed for 8-player parties but it’s a 5-player instance, and the whole thing is as if someone at Anet looked at pre-balance Eternal Grove and thought “That, made 4x longer, would be a great event instance!”

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Posted by: Moon.7310

Moon.7310

Also dissappointed by this, why can’t we do this as party… I wanted to play it with my guild mates and not with random people… :-(

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Posted by: patasde.6087

patasde.6087

ported inside after my group realized that we can go inside together, and completely angry logged out of game…

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Posted by: Rejam.3946

Rejam.3946

Really poor design decision. Make you play with random strangers instead of your friends.
Excellent.

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Posted by: Mook.7312

Mook.7312

Very dissapointing, we joined as a party and all got putup with random people who didnt speak a word.

Nvm this event i guess

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Posted by: Monkus.7453

Monkus.7453

They put an event that needs serious teamwork and you cant join with premade parties. Brilliant.

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Posted by: BUTTERBLUME.3217

BUTTERBLUME.3217

I was actually really looking forward to the challenge, and then..

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Posted by: Blinkroot.3215

Blinkroot.3215

I don’t usually like to complain but this was not a good idea at all. I was looking forward to doing this with friends.

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Posted by: RoRo.8270

RoRo.8270

1 round took us like 5mins I think it’s way too long can’t really say until i’ve done more tyohugh

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Posted by: Einsof.1457

Einsof.1457

Sorry, anet has decided to keep the game more and more anti-social. Do stuff alone. By design.

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Posted by: iTB.1428

iTB.1428

difficulty is ok but problem is I always end up in pt with some * who can’t even walk
not to mention completing the achievement (no dolyak killed) with randoms will be pain in the a*s

pls make it possible to join with partyes

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Posted by: Latorn.4209

Latorn.4209

Did the event once solo, won’t be going back since I can’t join in with my friends :/

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Posted by: Oglaf.1074

Oglaf.1074

Where/How do you even enter it?

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Posted by: Jayshua.5068

Jayshua.5068

They put an event that needs serious teamwork and you cant join with premade parties. Brilliant.

This is lame! What in the world Anet were you thinking? I have been a HUGE fan of all you do FOREVER but this is crazy.

Let us play together with people we know and choose… Helps communication A LOT!

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Posted by: Adam.4103

Adam.4103

It was the nail in the coffin for me, not only do I find it boring and repetitive but I also can’t play with friends…?

IMO all of this Tixx content has been nothing but a major flop…

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Posted by: Lordphantomhive.1256

Lordphantomhive.1256

Ugh why is it in PvP mode. That greatly disappoints me, especially since you can’t seem to be with your group.

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Posted by: Miflett.3472

Miflett.3472

Is it just me, or is this event really freaking hard to defend dolyaks with no health regen whatsoever.

Also, I want to use my weapons! The things you give me are really really slow to fire.

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Posted by: Reihert.1509

Reihert.1509

Thank you.

We need more group oriented things, this would be another great oportunity to let our guild work together….

However we can’t.

Failed event.

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Posted by: Might.3104

Might.3104

Indeed. It’s a very nice Defense event, but it’s totaly failed because we can’t be in 1 party. Thinking, taking strategy, distrubutioning roles and… in party with noobs….

C’mon, fix it

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Posted by: Nikku.3562

Nikku.3562

I’m a fan of the Wintersday content, but I am getting really tired of being forced to play Random Wars 2 instead of Guild Wars 2. I have a large and enthusiastic guild, but it feels like we’re getting pointless barriers thrown at us when we want to play together. Do you not want us to play together?

Aside from that issue, Toypocalypse feels a bit half arsed. Only one of the weapons (the hammer) can be used to smash trees and buildings for bundles, the pistol is useless aside from shutting down one or two mobs for a few seconds, and there isn’t enough time between waves or rounds to actually go around building fortifications. The idea is great – the implementation, not so much.

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Posted by: Rainu.6871

Rainu.6871

I can only hope the not-entering-with-your-party is a bug, otherwise it just screams of a rush job. The event itself is… less than what I’d hoped but ok. It gets repetitive very quickly with PUGs.

If we could get in as a group though it could be great since I think there is good potential. Having a group and coordinating through voice would lead to a good strategic game where you organize your “turrets” as well as can have roles for people with different weapons. As it stands now though, it was interesting the first time but going in again lacks any appeal.

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Posted by: Blaeys.3102

Blaeys.3102

This would be fun to do as a guild or with one or two other friends in a larger random group.

As far as the event itself – its just silly fun, exactly as it should be. Love it.

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Posted by: Miflett.3472

Miflett.3472

I’m sitting here thinking how unbelievable this toypocalypse canceled achievement is going to be.

I’m hoping building these defensive structures helps out a LOT.

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Posted by: Latorn.4209

Latorn.4209

I’m also bummed that the other activities didn’t have a group join option (even the Halloween ones), bleh, I don’t like talking to my friends about the game while we’re in different instances of the same activity, I’d rather play with them!

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Posted by: Ryuuza.9258

Ryuuza.9258

Yea this is just impossible to do with PuGs and the explanation disappear really fast before I can completely read it.

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Posted by: Orichi.9285

Orichi.9285

Can’t join as a party in an event that takes a lot of teamwork and coordination. Plus, they don’t give you time in between rounds to coordinate within chat anyways… who signed off on this?

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Posted by: Nikku.3562

Nikku.3562

Yea this is just impossible to do with PuGs and the explanation disappear really fast before I can completely read it.

You can press ‘n’ to bring it up again.

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Posted by: Renny.6571

Renny.6571

List of worst things I’ve ever experienced:
- Toypocalypse.

This was really a step back from all the great content they’ve included in this Wintersday patch. :\

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Posted by: Khunvyel.3972

Khunvyel.3972

I just hope this is a bug, and will be fixed in the upcoming hours. I have not seen any group bigger than 5 yet, so the so called “pvp” mode is kinda useless. Please fix it so you can also come in with a premade team, even if it is not full, so it can be filled up with other people.
Please stick to your advertisement of making a game that is made to play with your friends and not rip them apart. This is the same issue that plagues Kegbrawl, etc.

The difficulty is quite okay, one just has to get used to it, learn the mechanics, learn the weapons, thats okay. But currently? Guildmates who want to play together are ripped apart. Huge decrease in fun.

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Posted by: Murdayne.3981

Murdayne.3981

Agreed. This is supposed to be an MMO that I can play with friends. Every single new event I end up having to play with complete strangers. Good luck getting to rank 10 with losing a Yak, with no voice comms.

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Posted by: Winther.7108

Winther.7108

Epic failure, Anet …..

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Posted by: Kojiden.8405

Kojiden.8405

I was hoping to do it as a party as well.

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Posted by: Metafrank.9017

Metafrank.9017

~40 Minutes of Tower Defense with some friends? Oh boy, count me in!

~40 Minutes of Tower Defense with random strangers? I’d prefer to ram a screwdriver into my knee.

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Posted by: Crzwaco.2398

Crzwaco.2398

I went trough 8 random people since most kept leaving so here we are with someone that has not been from the start there and have no idea what to do.

Feel so sad atm wanted to swear at you on twitter but then again its to dam sad to do that.

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Posted by: zopney.3982

zopney.3982

~40 Minutes of Tower Defense with some friends? Oh boy, count me in!

~40 Minutes of Tower Defense with random strangers? I’d prefer to ram a screwdriver into my knee.

This.

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Posted by: Fikfain.5849

Fikfain.5849

Um, they know their own game is called “Guild” Wars, right? Why is it that pretty much every mini-game ignores guild/group preferences?

Also, most of the people are PvErs who have no runes or anything setup on their sPvP gear…so they’re going into this thing completely blank and sucking at DPS because of it. The whole thing is a DPS race (the hay heals…but if nothing attacks them, you don’t need it) and I’m being forced to play with 4 others who have no damage build because they never went to the mists.

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Posted by: Firebaall.5127

Firebaall.5127

This needs to be fixed ASAP.

Huge oversight not having a party option for this. It’s lame a heck being forced to pug this. Looks like a fun event, ruined by being forced to run with a random group.

This is not worth my time as it stands.

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Posted by: Shayne Hawke.9160

Shayne Hawke.9160

I’m really disappointed by not being able to do this mission as a pre-formed party. I don’t trust random players to coordinate well enough to save all of the dolyaks.

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Posted by: xerca.6135

xerca.6135

Um, they know their own game is called “Guild” Wars, right? Why is it that pretty much every mini-game ignores guild/group preferences?

Not to drag it up again, but it irks me everytime I see this… “Guild Wars” the name has nothing to do with guilds of players. It is from the lore, about the war between the three guilds Acalon, Kryta and Orr.

Apart from that, I was disappointed to see that we cannot join with our friends.

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Posted by: neon.4863

neon.4863

Just tried it a couple of times. Really hard to coordinate with random strangers. We couldn’t even get past round 6, let alone survive 10 rounds of this with all the yaks intact.

This requires really intense coordination that you can really only have with a group of people you know (who will take “orders” from a leader) and that is able to develop a strategy for coordination. Frustrating with random PUGs. Will probably not attempt the achievements, doing it solely for the giant gifts.

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Posted by: Liraz.8062

Liraz.8062

~40 Minutes of Tower Defense with some friends? Oh boy, count me in!

~40 Minutes of Tower Defense with random strangers? I’d prefer to ram a screwdriver into my knee.

Could not have said this any better myself.

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Posted by: Crazylegsmurphy.6430

Crazylegsmurphy.6430

What a horrible choice by ANet. My girlfriend and I planned to take the day and play through the stuff we missed, and then try this event. If we can’t play it together it really doesn’t appeal to us.

I guess we will just take the day and go hiking or something. See you all in the new year.

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Posted by: Einsof.1457

Einsof.1457

I may have got lucky but got both toypoc achievs in one run…built a lot of walls and stuff.

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Posted by: Bunnehboo.6025

Bunnehboo.6025

agreed this is a fun mini game and i love it but i want to play with my guildmates and friends not complete strangers :/ they should make it like sPvP multiple rooms that you can join and randoms can follow you if you have space

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