Guild Wars, NCSoft, ArenaNet and the future...
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:50 PM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:07 AM
But more importantly, that line of thinking implies that it's okay to do, well, pretty much anything, in the name of a "strategic decision", regardless of how it affects tens or even hundreds of thousands of others in the process. Will you feel the same when GW1 shuts down, and is ensured to stay shut down in a year or two as a result of a strategic decision? What about GW2, once its time to be replaced comes? I hope not.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:22 AM
The drops, my alt's are pointless to play because they have up to 15 levels since the last relevant drop. Anet need to tell the people making decisions atm to shove it and they know better. Current decision makers should not get any Christmas pudding.
Events, I used to hang around like a bad smell for almost the entire duration of the events like Halloween and Wintersday in GW1. currently my only reason to login to GW2 is to chat with Guildies.
I get that Anet probably owe a lot of cash used in development to NCSoft and Nexon but they really need to tell them that they know more about what the GW fans want than them and to back off (providing that Anet still have the same employees that they did for GW1).
Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:45 AM
What we have now is just a commercial product with the 2 near a old great name, not sharing even the lore with it.
Just a net for dumb fish and make some money on their foolinesh until all of them leave, then abandon it to someone or shutdown. Fraud, scam, call it whatever you like
Edited by Lucas Ashrock, 27 December 2012 - 04:46 AM.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:23 AM
A $12M profitable business is not chump change. If the resources were only committed to that business and it was turning a profit without detracting from other areas of the business, then it should have been left alone. But it wasn't.
Secondly, a 43% drop in stock price (eroding almost half of the company's value) because investors saw it as a very poor decision is definitely not chump change.
FYI, GW1 was only doing $3M per year in the last few years before GW2 release. Fact is, GW2 is going to be under a ton of pressure to produce massive amounts of revenue, which means massive monetization. Watch, the Maple Story changes will be coming. This year is a bit of a leeway because the game released, so the box sales contribute. Next year will be telling.
Also, you may want to read employee comments on glassdoor.com. Appears NCSoft isn't too fond of ANY of their North American or European companies or audiences.
Edited by Wayshuba, 27 December 2012 - 11:24 AM.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:30 PM
Built a beautiful game but beneath the veil was grind and envy, little skill and mostly luck.
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