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The Mother of all Bad Patches

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#1 Amon


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:21 AM

With the November 15 patch I've never seen such a turn around in design philosophy by a developer. Top gear is no longer cosmetic, the new dungeon is gated and it practically depopulated the rest of the PVE content; there's now an incredible amount of grind with FOTM and, to top it all, it comes with RNG (random number generator). There's no amount of rationalization that can spin around these facts.

I went from expecting to play GW2 for years to not wanting to play at all after this patch. I'm shocked and saddened that this happened. I've played with Anet since 2005. I spent exactly 509.98USD in GW2 from buying two DDEs for me and my wife and gems in support of a company I loved. To see their grand non-grindy no gear treadmill vision to perish in one patch is disheartening. I feel rather stupid and cheated from spending that amount of money on a broken premise. :(

This can be seen as a small addition to a variety of other things that can be done in the game but it's surely a huge leap in design philosophy that goes against their original vision.

They seem to be ignoring the issue completely. From the manifesto to the latest patch it's like we're dealing with a dysfunctional company. I don't trust them anymore and they lost me as a costumer. I also don't understand how a company expects to survive by changing so radically and in such a short amount of time.
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#2 TenderFoot


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:27 AM

yes we already well aware of this and thread on it already http://www.guildwars...about-anything/
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#3 Daesu


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:12 AM

Say whatever you like about that patch, but ever since the release of that patch, the gem->gold exchange rate has shot up in favor of gems which I interpret to mean a higher demand for gems.


This is good news for ArenaNet revenue, so is that patch a success or not? Or perhaps we are just not the right kind of customers for them.
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#4 Leyana


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:12 AM

This has already been discussed multiple times over. Please use any of the existing threads discussing ascended items or the thread in News about the November 15 patch in general.
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