Politoed, on 19 June 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:
I am having SO MUCH fun paying for my waypoint travels/trait re-specs! Almost as much fun as I have with character-bound dyes or having to explore an area almost fully so that I am not under-levelled for the next one!
It's odd how sometimes you have to actually PLAY the game instead of just log in to instant gratification. Earning things makes you appreciate them more, just like overcoming challenges does. Why complain about any of the stuff you're complaining about?
Yeah, you pay trivial amounts to waypoint travel BUT the waypoint travel is instant from anywhere and gets you to easy walking distance of anywhere you want to be. It lets you get to having fun now instead of wasting time travelling. It's probably the most fast and efficient form of quick travel ever in an MMORPG. The fact that GW2 has so much fun stuff to do, and that they want you to be able to get to having fun quickly instead of wasting time, is a good thing. And you complain?
Most games that have dye systems give you what? 5, 10, maybe 20 dyes to choose from? You get that by default in GW2. You get drops for extra dyes. Is it REALLY that big of a deal the way they're doing dye when you already have more color customization for your entire kit than you get in most other games? I actually can't think of any MMORPG where you have as much color control from level 1 onward, and default palette is pretty decent - it's not like you're deprived of all types of basic colors - if the game ONLY had the basic dye palette it would still crush most systems. You can change your color scheme anywhere, anytime, at no cost, no consumable crap to lug around. And you complain?
Paying to respec traits is equally trivial. All games that have some kind of respec attach some kind of cost. Basic RPG design. Players need money sinks, and no matter how many trivial little ones they put in, you still end up with way more money than you need eventually, unless you spend like an idiot - in which case *I* have all your money since you're feeding it to me thru player economy, and I thank you.
GW2 is not about a race to level cap then stare around wondering what to do. IMO, if you are not exploring, doing different things (that usually give xp), and aren't taking your time and enjoying doing whatever you want to do (that isn't speed leveling like a typical formula MMO zombie) then you are playing the game incorrectly. Relax. Chill. Take a moment, take 20 moments, to look around - find something to do that's fun, not something to fill the xp bar.
I really think that maximum enjoyment of GW2 will come for those who can free themselves from the bonds of the typical formula MMORPGs and accept that...yes, things can be different. You can focus on having fun instead of constantly striving to make every game activity efficient and like a job.