@Milk said in Please say it isn't so. New Genesis:
I hate jumping puzzles more than anything. It’s why it took me four years to get my legendary in gw2. I once fell into the sky for hours doing one jumping puzzle! Please for the love of god, anything but those.
You don't even need to S Rank to get your skillpoints. I don't even know what the requirements were, I got 3 stars on some of them and just didn't bother going back to optimize some of them because I forgot, though I did go back for most of them once I realized what I was doing wrong.
The Cocoon's are mostly just tutorials, which is a good thing. One of them is kinda hard to get 5 star on until you have gear though, which is the one I didn't bother going back to. It literally just teaches you about the infection cores needing to be broken and then you kill the enemy with normal damage but you have to do it in 1 minute to get an S, and I didn't have my potential unlocked lol.
Thankfully, the Battle Power system will help prevent that sort of stuff causing a rough time in Urgent Quests. Unlocking Potential is a very large portion of your power, and for good reason. 17% Damage is a lot.
Basically, just look at the Cocoon quest skill points as basically a way to force players to interact with the tutorial. The rank you get is for the people that care about trying to optimize and get that S Rank (or 5 star, whatever you wanna call it), but you don't need to do that. Currently, though, there's no reward other than a sense of pride and accomplishment for getting a high rank, you just need to complete it by what I've seen and experienced (but I never got below a 3 star, and never saw a 4 star for some reason either)