Yes, remember it was the initial idea that the entire world would be the endgame?
Let's pretend that tomorrow a new patch blasts GW2 with something like this.
Once you are lvl 80, a number of special, "hardmode" events/JPs would spawn in old maps and gives you a token (once a day per map of course), that work like current dungeon tokens; you accumulate a bunch and then throw them in the mystic forge along with some gold sinking items and get an ascended item.
The result would be that you'd see people all over Tyria hunting for events, doing champions and jumping puzzles.
Not sure about you, but to me the world of Tyria is the best endgame one could ever dream of.
It's big, it's varied (goes from snow to grass to autumn environments to lava) and it's fun..
If it was just as rewarding and endgame-worthy at lvl 80 I'd feel like a kid in a chocolate factory.
Seeing as downscaling has been made more realistic I can see this happening.
A swarm of veteran Centaurs in Kessex hills with a Champ leading them, burning down the land for instance - for leveling players they would give exp, to us they would give some tokens we can use for gear.
What is your stance, would you love this, or would you prefer GW2 to continue toward instanced content?
Edited by unraveled, 04 February 2013 - 10:51 AM.
Moved from TA.