Guild Wars 2 was something to look forward to. Something even some of us wanted to play even though never playing GW1 or even an MMO before. When it was released it was the bees knees. But it became stale very quick for those with experience in the genre. A lot of us lost guilds, alliances and more & most importantly friends. The saddest part about it all is due to frustration the friends we lost were so disgusted that they disappeared off the face of the Earth.
Given the average age group of my guild, it seems like GW2 was the last chance for a lot of us older gamers to relieve past adventures and try re-kindle the childhood spirit of kicking ass and chewing bubble gum....while living under mums roof? lol
Games will never DiE. It is a fact. My very first game was Starcraft. I can still log on to bnet and get a game if I am patient. Warcraft 3 is still kicking. It took me 2 minutes to find a 1v1 match on USWEST and about 30 minutes to find a 4v4 after I got my ass handed to me in the 1v1 that lasted for 9 minutes rofl!
So what is the future of WvW? Where do we stand as players? Where does the game stand overall?
The answer is simple. It is going to continue to progress. Everyone is going to continue to make the most of it until making the most becomes boring. Trolls will continue to troll and make themselves taste some sort of achievement - The closest they will ever get! So what really happens to WvW after all the updates and things that people seem to want, and once they get it they complain about it.
Simple. The show goes on!
Anet will never ever be able to please everyone. It is impossible. Some people vote white, some vote black. It is a fact of life.
As a hardcore WvW player I have recently taken a major absence due to competition being stale. It is not because I moved to Sea of Sorrows. It happened a long time before that. [CND] left the game because it was stale! I have no problem with saying that [CND] can kiss my tanned Australian heiny, and if I ever see you in a game again you will be the guild/clan I target first. But for now, WvW is still going and GW2 is ALIVE!
So with the incoming paid transfers (about time...seriously) people are regrouping with old friends.....old enemies....in most cases to attempt to keep the game FUN. So as a player who still values the game, and someone who doesnt want to win 24/7, or wake up to see a 600PPT lead and my servers map all green, or blue, or red......have an evaluation of where you are. Evaluate where you want to be. Even have a look at the guild you are in.
There is no reason why the competition in the top 2 tiers for NA cant be as solid as each other! There should be a massive amount of respect for guilds like WM who jumped down to Kaneing. There should be a little less respect for guilds who have followed. There should be massive respect for individuals who have stayed on servers they started on at release. BUT.....there comes a time, no matter how loyal you are, that you need to start making the correct decisions. As an individual you can do this! As a guild you can do it together and more than likely better!
If you want to keep playing the game, and play it to have a good time....FUN being a key word. Then look at a WvW server that is going to suit your guild. If you are in a small guild, it might be time to stop being high and mighty and release your guild to join with a better guild (not bigger, better!). It might be time for the 400+ member guilds to realise that having 20 people on whilst being a PvX guild doesnt give you the right to spam map chat in WvW telling everyone you have 400 members.....200 of which are on 4 different servers.
Work together! In a time line, GW2 is just a baby. WvW is the second best open field PvP I have had since Ultima Online.
Continue to troll, continue to whinge, continue to server hop and be a nuisance.......and the game will quickly DiE for you. The game wont have anything left for you. And you will carry that same personality on to your next gaming experience.
So get jiggy with it. Play hard, or dont play. Start picking your servers NOW....and dont pick the tier 1's (unless its Blackgate) and start to enjoy WvW a little more.....
Edited by BarronofDiE, 19 January 2013 - 09:55 AM.