Speaking of alt-friendliness… Waypoints are annoying.
I like that world exploration is character-bound, because it just fits, at least in my mind: My character has been to that corner of the world and helped the local farmers defend their fields and cows against mean harpies, and so on. However, when it comes to guild missions, I’m always frustrated. I wanted to do tonight’s guild missions with my engineer, when I realized he only has 216 waypoints.
Thankfully, the guild puzzle was in Snowden Drifts right next to the waypoint I had unlocked with him. But in general, I don’t want to be a nuisance for the guild and let them wait, just so I can walk to the meeting point. On the other hand, having to run all over the world simply to unlock those 516 waypoints – or most of them, at least – is quite annoying as well.
So, how could this be changed without taking away the “explorer” part from your alts?I think ArenaNet could add a teleport function either for guilds in general or attach it to the guild missions. You know, the pole that appears next to the guild puzzle entrance, for example. Why not have that be a summon for guild members as well?
Or do it the simple way: Unlocking waypoints is account-bound, but nothing else is (like the vistas, etc.). Although I think I would prefer being able to summon your guild members to the guild mission points.