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#-29 Sapho

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:22 AM

Team Legacy interview with Braeden Shosa

This would be confirmation of 5 character slots + more in the shop.

Personally, I'm ok with only 5 - we can see every start zone and story. The key thing for me is that Anet is so honest. We know what we're buying and what isn't included.

Stéphane Lo Presti said:

A quick clarification:

We have not yet finalized the number of character slots that will be available on release of Gw2. This is something we'll reveal when we get closer to the final release of the game after our BETA process has been completed.

Edited by KQ, 13 January 2012 - 04:14 PM.


#-28 Andlát

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:27 AM

I was wishing for 6 slots so that I can make two Norn.. oh, well xD

#-27 Naut

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:28 AM

Ah well, not a problem buying more. Would love to know the price though :P

#-26 Doki20

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:33 AM

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Will there be a dedicated website like WoW armory to view your character and guild stats?
Most likely, but that will be sometime after launch. We will reveal those details as we work on them.

I hope we will have an option to hide our characters if we want to.

#-25 Turambar

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:34 AM

lol, sounds like bargain of the century. 5 PvE + PvP chars. And the alts sound like they are really interesting:

Different story, different profs combinations.

#-24 Thalador

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:35 AM

I was hoping for 8, you know, to try ot all the professions. Ah well, by that time I'll have acquired some money, so I shouldn't worry that much.

#-23 Waar Kijk Je Naar

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:36 AM

Was kinda hoping for 8 (1 for each profession), but I guess this'll do (especially if char slots aren't expensive).

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:38 AM

Turambar said:

lol, sounds like bargain of the century. 5 PvE + PvP chars. And the alts sound like they are really interesting:

Different story, different profs combinations.

You can go PvE and PvP with the same character, you will be sidekicked up.

Personally, I'm fine with the 5 slots, I can try out all the races. Just hope that they will add more slots with expansions and the slots in the store will not be too expensive.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:38 AM

5 sounds good to me, I don't think I will ever go over 3 but I'd be happy to pay for a few extra slots if needed

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:39 AM

So, is it 5 per world or 5 per account? Because it seems really stupid not to be able to try all the professions (even though on different worlds) without paying additional money. Makes me wish more and more that it had a subscription instead of having to pay extra for core features-being able to test all the 8 professions without deleting characters.

#-19 Sapho

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:42 AM

Assuming similar pricing to GW1, we will be able to buy 3 more slots for less than 3-months of WoW sub. Personally I like this option better (I don't like DLCs though - so not being a blind fan here, just think paid-fo char slots is reasonable as long as there are a fair few to start with)

Edit: @Draugadan - death knight? Or just coincidence?

#-18 Draugadan

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:48 AM

Sapho said:

Assuming similar pricing to GW1, we will be able to buy 3 more slots for less than 3-months of WoW sub. Personally I like this option better (I don't like DLCs though - so not being a blind fan here, just think paid-fo char slots is reasonable as long as there are a fair few to start with)

Edit: @Draugadan - death knight? Or just coincidence?

Yep, Draugadan was the name of my DK on Argent Dawn, back when I still played wow.
On topic though: I don't believe 5 is a fair number as a start. It's actually forcing us into paying for more slots. I still stand for at least 8 slots, with the ability to purchase more for those who are willing to have 2 of a certain profession or want them for whatever other reason.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:54 AM

Nathriel said:

You can go PvE and PvP with the same character, you will be sidekicked up.

Hence why Turambar said '5 PvE + PvP'.

Edited by Naoroji, 21 August 2011 - 11:05 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:58 AM

Draugadan said:

So, is it 5 per world or 5 per account? Because it seems really stupid not to be able to try all the professions (even though on different worlds) without paying additional money. Makes me wish more and more that it had a subscription instead of having to pay extra for core features-being able to test all the 8 professions without deleting characters.

You can try out all the professions with 5 character slots. It's another matter that you need to delete maximum 3 of them to achieve that.

Also, I can't see why you want to pay monthly for years, if said slots would cost only like 1 max 2 month's of sub cost as Sapho already mentioned.

Seriously, if A-net offers a hand, there are always people out there who want to get the whole arm...

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:03 AM

Draugadan said:

It's actually forcing us into paying for more slots.

Not really. If you want to have one character of each profession, that's your problem. If someone wants to have one character of each race, they don't have to buy any more slots. If someone wants to have one character for each race and profession combination, it's his problem that he is going to want 40 character slots.

ArenaNet isn't "forcing" you into doing anything. It's just a matter of what you want, versus what are you willing to pay for it.

#-14 Draugadan

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:13 AM

Doki20 said:

You can try out all the professions with 5 character slots. It's another matter that you need to delete maximum 3 of them to achieve that.

Also, I can't see why you want to pay monthly for years, if said slots would cost only like 1 max 2 month's of sub cost as Sapho already mentioned.

Seriously, if A-net offers a hand, there are always people out there who want to get the whole arm...

It's not necessarily that I want multiple character slots. They keep telling us how other companies lie to us when we pay subscriptions, and that server maintenance and all the other costs are far less than said companies claim them to be. However, they force us into kinds of microtransactions that those other companies don't do, because you already pay monthly. If they just had said: "Look, we're going to have extra character slots in the store, DLC packs and transmutation stones" - and whatever else they mean to sell -"because that's how we plan on making profit", it would've been cool. Instead they're telling us that the store is optional, while denying us core game features without using it.

But nevermind character slots and other cosmetics. The fact that the game has no subscription could turn the store into an evil thing. And before you go and tell me that they themselves have said they won't let it get evil, think about the Mercenary Hero Slots in Guild Wars 1. Hell, it might be a 6 year-old game, and the only future it has is being milked for money, but how do they expect people to believe that they won't offer in-game advantages for money in Guild Wars 2, when they already have Guild Wars.

PS: I'm not a doomsayer, and I'm sorry if I sounded like one. It's just that I was thinking that as the game nears completion it'll get me hyped even more, but the more I hear, the more disappointed I get - this being one disappointment, the other being some of the changes for gamescom.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:17 AM

5 slots is quite generous

#-12 Doki20

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:19 AM

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Well, the GW1 store didn't turn evil either, so based on that I can assume that they are keeping that habit.

Also, I can't see the problem with the Mercenary Hero Slots, as the only differences between mercenary and standard heroes are that players have full control over their names and appearances. , thus they are a must have only if you want to adventure with all your characters together..

#-11 Joost

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:22 AM

5 slots, thats good news. Not to few, and ArenaNet will still make some money from diehards :)

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:22 AM

Doki20 said:

Well, the GW1 store didn't turn evil either, so based on that I can assume that they are keeping that habit.

Also, I can't see the problem with the Mercenary Hero Slots, as the only differences between mercenary and standard heroes are that players have full control over their names and appearances. , thus they are a must have only if you want to adventure with all your characters together..

Not really, since you can use PvP characters as well, and you can equip those with runes and weapons that you have unlocked without having to pay gold-unlike heroes

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:25 AM

Teste said:

Not really. If you want to have one character of each profession, that's your problem. If someone wants to have one character of each race, they don't have to buy any more slots. If someone wants to have one character for each race and profession combination, it's his problem that he is going to want 40 character slots.

ArenaNet isn't "forcing" you into doing anything. It's just a matter of what you want, versus what are you willing to pay for it.

And what if you got no way to pay for those slots?

I hope this isn't the final count....

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:27 AM

Buying 3 extra character slots is still far less expensive than paying for a subscription full time. And they are being honest and telling us this stuff up front.

Having no subscription helps them sell the game & it helps all of the players that are more casual and like to come and go. Win-win.


Nabbis said:

And what if you got no way to pay for those slots?

I hope this isn't the final count....

There are literally over 1000 hours of gameplay video floating around the Internet. If you can't pick your 3 least favorite classes then it's time to look for a better job.

Edited by Glyph, 21 August 2011 - 11:30 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:28 AM

Draugadan said:

Not really, since you can use PvP characters as well, and you can equip those with runes and weapons that you have unlocked without having to pay gold-unlike heroes

They start clean, like regular heroes




Nabbis said:

And what if you got no way to pay for those slots?

I hope this isn't the final count....

Then you wouldnt even be able to play the game at all, if there was a sub

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:29 AM

Nabbis said:

And what if you got no way to pay for those slots?

I hope this isn't the final count....

This! Until half an year ago my father wouldn't pay for anything I wanted online with his debit card and the only MMO I could play was WoW - because I could pay for it with pre-paids. I even had to ask a friend of mine to buy the 2 Guild Wars novels for me - because you can't find them in bookshops where I live.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:29 AM

5 slots sounds perfectly fair. It's enough to see all the races storylines and should they add new classes or races they would probably give us additional slots just as with the original.

GW gave everyone 4 slots and featured 6 classes. GW2 is 5 and 8. That's not much different, and if GW1 is any indication most people will only truly use 2-3 slots. I don't know many people who used the majority of their slots for anything but mule characters.

I'm a tad more concerned about storage in the cash shop since GW1 gave you an account wide bank that was quite small. When they added storage panes it became more efficient to just buy character slots and use them as mules since each pane was 10$ freakin' dollars anyway. Even worse was that it was MORE efficient to just buy a whole brand new copy of the game from Amazon/Steam sales. I feel sorry for anyone that actually bought storage panes.

Edited by Rednova88, 21 August 2011 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:30 AM

Draugadan said:

Not really, since you can use PvP characters as well, and you can equip those with runes and weapons that you have unlocked without having to pay gold-unlike heroes

Your mercenary hero doesn't get the runes of pvp chars.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:31 AM

Draugadan said:

Not really, since you can use PvP characters as well, and you can equip those with runes and weapons that you have unlocked without having to pay gold-unlike heroes

edit.: Others summed it up that they start as regular heroes so I can't see your point.

Nabbis:
Then you play with your 5 characters only. Basic as that. ;)

Draugadan:
It's clearly not ArenaNet's fault that you had noone in your whole family who were kind enough to help you out. (also, you could have just set up a Paypal account and asked them to send money there, so you could have done whatever you want with the money)

Edited by Doki20, 21 August 2011 - 11:35 AM.


#-2 Glyph

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:35 AM

When you bring your character to WvWvW it has whatever you earned on it.

The second you map into structured PvP everything is unlocked temporarily for you (skills, weapons, gear, etc).

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:36 AM

The 5 character limit is comparable to GW1's limit. If you had all 3 campaigns there were 10 professions, you only got 8 slots to start. Now I surely wanted to try all professions but there were quite a few I started and then never really touched.

I started a Mesmer. Got to level 8 or something and never played him again. Later I deleted him to try out the paragon, which I got to level 10 or so and then never played again. While some people do love having one of every profession I don't think the vast majority need to have at least one of each. Many people play 1 - 3 characters. If they gave everyone 8, they'd never make a dime on character slots. 99% of people won't have 2 of the same profession type so they wouldn't need more than 8 ever.  Only those who want to try every race/profession combo or have other reasons for rerolling the same profession would buy it. That's a small portion imo.

Also as others have said if they gave us 8 surely someone would complain that wasn't enough since they couldn't make every race and profession combo available.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:38 AM

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They start clean, like regular heroes






Then you wouldnt even be able to play the game at all, if there was a sub

what sub fee has  to do with this?

it does not have any sub fees -.- I can buy the game from store but i can't buy more char slots if ncsoft dosen't do these pre paid cards.....

I love psn cause you can buy those cards from store and then buy with the same ammount of money something from the psn store.
Gw or gw2 I do not have this option cause ncsoft dosen't have cards or any means to buy stuff from their store without some kind credit card...