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#1 ScoutMATH

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

Yes. I said that "A.NET has no word of honor.". I attack A.NET for the gear treadmill that they implemented. But I realized that I might be attacking the wrong people.

Because

A.NET is a subsidiary. Meaning they have their Overlords. When It was purely NCsoft, Guild Wars 1 was ok. Updates and expansions. No gear treadmill. Level stuck at 20. Just more content.

Now, We have the taint of Nexon the premier gaming company that loves grind and pay to win model, overlording A.NET. I know A.NET's rep coz i've been playing Guild Wars 1 since 2005. They have word of honor. When they say it, they do it.

It's just now that A.NET beginning breaking promises. It seems like they threw away their word of honor to the bin...... Now that Nexon is the biggest owner of NCSoft stock.

Coincidence?

It's not tinfoil. It's commonsense. It's not A.NET's fault. It's their overlords fault. They are bound by law to be slaves to the dictates of their overlords.

Guild Wars 2 is becoming the first Korean MMO that I played, Mu Online. Items dropped at crazy rng. Mystic Forge is the Chaos Machine. Guild Wars 2 is getting *ed up by old ideas. It was supposed to be fresh and radical.

So guys, if you're disgruntled, throw the stones of being pissed to Nexon/NCsoft.

Edited by ScoutMATH, 18 November 2012 - 10:12 PM.


#2 Corvindi

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

I'm extremely unlikely at this point to ever open my wallet to any of these three companies again.

Well, to be fair, as far as I know, Nexon has never gotten a dime of my money anyway, unless you count whatever profit they made off my GW2 purchases.

Edited by Corvindi, 18 November 2012 - 08:19 PM.


#3 Red_Falcon

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:38 PM

We can't say if it was Anet's decision or what not.

Honestly I don't give a damn about the Ascended thing, because realistically it doesn't affect the game much.
Those items are not required for anything beside lvl 10+ fract.
I was comfortably pwning exotic people with rares on all my classes without feeling any inferior, items don't have any relevant effect in this game, and Ascended is a lot less than difference between Rare>Exotic.

Also, I like to get my items by doing some very entertaining and challenging dungeon a lot more than farming some faceroll boring events like Plinx and whatnot.
How boring it was to farm those DEs. No challenge whatsoever, just tag stuff before it gets obliterated. No variety, same shit over and over.
In GW1, I did Furnace thousands of times, on different quests, and it was never boring because it was challenging; it was about time we got challenging content.

It wasn't any different back then, you wouldn't get more stats from greens or golds you looted but I still did dungeons a plethora of times because I enjoyed them.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

You guys all alt-tabbed out of the event as well? You are right though, it might not be Anet but something really strange is going on over there.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

http://wiki.answers...._parent_company

No answer so far.

but i will support the new gaming company that mike o brien, et al. make if ever they resign from a.net coz of *ing ridiculous and stupid pressures from above.

Edited by ScoutMATH, 18 November 2012 - 08:49 PM.


#6 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

How dare NCSoft throw money at A.Net and then demand that they get something for it!
What are they, a business?!

#7 Loumy

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

When I saw the old manifests and developer's videos on YouTube, I'm pretty sure they're being honest.
It was never their intention to deceive the community, I think.


Manifesto: http://www.arena.net...esign-manifesto

I'm thinking like you - that other people in the company are involved, and I'm suspecting that there is some tension internally between different groups of people.

Edited by Loumy, 18 November 2012 - 09:43 PM.


#8 Kyris

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

I alt tabbed out of the event to read this :D

I'm just waiting for that huge karka to die

#9 Westwater

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

View PostKyris, on 18 November 2012 - 09:44 PM, said:

I alt tabbed out of the event to read this :D

I'm just waiting for that huge karka to die

Same here...this is the most boring event I've ever seen.

#10 ScoutMATH

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:04 PM

View PostProtoss, on 18 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

How dare NCSoft throw money at A.Net and then demand that they get something for it!
What are they, a business?!

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A.NET is a subsidiary. Meaning they have their Overlords. When It was purely NCsoft, Guild Wars 1 was ok. Updates and expansions. No gear treadmill. Level stuck at 20. Just more content.

Now, We have the taint of Nexon the premier gaming company that loves grind and pay to win model, overlording A.NET. I know A.NET's rep coz i've been playing Guild Wars 1 since 2005. They have word of honor. When they say it, they do it.

Edited by ScoutMATH, 18 November 2012 - 10:05 PM.


#11 T J

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

Ever since Patrick Wyatt and Jeff Strain have left ArenaNet in 2008 and left NCSoft in 2009 it's been going downhill for Guild Wars.
The only original developer that was involved with the development of GW2 is Mike O'Brien. Not sure if it's coincidence, but I definitely prefer 2000-2007 ArenaNet over who-ever is behind the wheels now.

Edited by T J, 18 November 2012 - 10:31 PM.


#12 Knuckledust13

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

Want to support Arena Net? Buy gems so they can keep developing this game I refuse to call Guid Wars any longer. They made it clear already that your or my opinion doesn't mean anything to them, as long as it is not tied to money.

#13 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

View PostScoutMATH, on 18 November 2012 - 10:04 PM, said:

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So it was acceptable that A.Net's owners sold their company, but it's not acceptable for NCSoft's owners to sell part of their company?

#14 DUNKMASTER

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

View PostScoutMATH, on 18 November 2012 - 08:17 PM, said:

racism

Sounds like you are racist against Korean video game developers, and you need an invisible hand to blame for the failure of ArenaNet.

Koreans have nothing to do with this. Nexon has nothing to do with this. ArenaNet just realized the perfection of the Korean MMORPG model, and Guild Wars 2 is what happens when clueless American MMORPG developers try to emulate superior Korean MMORPG games. It ends badly.

#15 ScoutMATH

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

View PostProtoss, on 18 November 2012 - 10:26 PM, said:

So it was acceptable that A.Net's owners sold their company, but it's not acceptable for NCSoft's owners to sell part of their company?

The 2005-2012 NCsoft/ANET rapport was very good. i suspect that NCSoft let A.NET to majorly decide on its own, thus GW1 franchise becoming a great game. So since 2007, A.NET had this philosophy about GW2 and they keep on updating us about its awesomeness

Come June 2012, Nexon shit came over to take the majority stocks. Then 2 months after the game is release, we get this gear treadmill that made A.NET like a bunch of flipfloppers and liars.

Thus 1 thing I can conclude. The creative freedom that A.NET had under pre-Nexon NCSoft era is not there anymore.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

We don't need finger-pointing threads (i.e. it's not Arenanet's fault, it's so-and-so's fault!).




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