Sword and Bored: Jumping puzzle

My opinion of jumping puzzles is likely opposite of most people who have played games like Guild Wars 2 or Star Wars: The Old Republic: I actually kind of like them. Sure, some of them are extremely frustrating, and I admit that I really am not very good at them. But they are fun, and they make MMOs more interesting than a straight combat simulator.

With the expansion that Mo’s MMO just recently had, there are, of course, going to be new jumping puzzles for Mo and his friends to complete. So let’s see what happens in this week’s comic…

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mosselyn
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Sums up the GW2 JP’s pretty well. I find people either love ’em or hate ’em. 
I came into the game hating platforming with a passion, esp. after datacron hunting in SWTOR. However, GW2 is more responsive, so with a little practice, I’ve come to adore them, even the timed ones.

ToyFuzion
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ToyFuzion

I go out of my way to avoid jumping puzzles because them make me like… #O$&@)#$&#@FUEOIRUE!!!!. haha

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

Darthbawl Siphaed cromahr Ryuen No, I don’t have to get all the achievements.  Shinies, however, are another story!

mbbrazen
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mbbrazen

paragonlostinspace mbbrazen It’s wonderful, beyond anything I could have wished for…. but all things come in the right time…so just be patient :)

libertylion7
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libertylion7

Jumping puzzles are a content filter for me.  If I see one, I filter out that content and go do something else.

paragonlostinspace
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mbbrazen paragonlostinspace   I can’t wait to be a grandparent. I tell the kids of course that I want them to wait until they’re done with college and are at a place in their lives where they’re in a solid relationship and are financially sound, but the wannabe grandparent in me really can’t wait! heh.

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

This muslim woman appeared in “comic” almost more frequently then main hero and we dont even know who is this beatch

Radfist
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Radfist

I quite enjoy platforming games, but all the jumping puzzles I have seen in MMOs err on the side of frustration, because the movement animations and precision are lacking for that kind of thing.  I can do them, I just don’t find them particularly enjoyable.  I would rather exploration style puzzles unless the game has amazing parkour style responsive movement.

Ryuen
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Ryuen

fakepants Ryuen I do all those too ;)

It’s not the fact that there are basic cross gameplay elements in MMO’s that bother me, it’s the execution of said elements that often feels lacking.

Now maybe GW2 has some good ones that are fun but generally speaking in the MMO genre they are lacking in execution in my opinion and badly executed platform gameplay can be an exercise in frustration.

Now if I wanted an exercise in frustration I’ll dig out my old price of persia floppy, not play an MMO :p

mysecretid
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plynky12 
Oh, we thought the level was really cool to look at, and an unique idea, it was just frustrating because my friend and I jump like Mo. 
And, as above, it was hard enough (and took long enough) just getting two players through the sequence — I can’t imagine what it would be like trying to shepherd four. :-)

Cheers,