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#61 Evans

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

The problem with something like 'New Year' is that it's celebrated each year. If they add it next year, how will they justify not having it this year then?

"Oh right!! We forgot about that with Zhaitan and all!"

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

View PostEvans, on 13 February 2013 - 12:22 PM, said:

The problem with something like 'New Year' is that it's celebrated each year. If they add it next year, how will they justify not having it this year then?

"Oh right!! We forgot about that with Zhaitan and all!"
They're all quietly celebrating inside their refugee tents/homes.
Once the hole gets filled, we'll get our festival.
We just need a lot of elementalists to do the job..

Edited by Karuro, 13 February 2013 - 12:26 PM.


#63 Evans

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

Haha, well it's resourceful at the least :lol:

#64 BrettM

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

View PostArshay Duskbrow, on 13 February 2013 - 10:36 AM, said:

More importantly, how will they do the Tengu and Dominion of Winds without asian elements? I don't mind losing Cantha, but I have to have my playable Tengu.
The Dominion of Winds culture was forged from both Canthan and non-Canthan tengu cultures. I have noticed some Caromi tengu around, and I expect the Avicara and Quetzel are also part of the mix. So any Asian elements may well be mutated beyond recognition.

If you look at the Canthan tengu in GW1, they did not exactly mimic the architecture, dress, names, and other cultural elements of the Dragon Empire human civilization. Why would they suddenly decide to replicate such things after leaving Cantha? The Wall looks to me more like something you would see in India rather than China, Japan, or Korea. What's behind it is probably even further divorced from East Asian themes. I don't think the tengu are going to be a problem for ANet.

#65 Kymeric

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

What if they wrote some sort of fracturing of Cantha into the lore?  They have a good chunk of time to play with since GW1.  If Cantha had split into several groups (families? districts?), they could design distinctively different looks, modeling after Korean, Chinese, Japanese, or other Asian cultures in turn, so that NCSoft could rest easy about mingling the different styles.

Or just make Cantha distinctly Korean inspired as a nod to NCSoft.

I'm not aware of the cultural issues here.  Would picking just one to model the GW2 Cantha after be a problem with selling the game in other countries?   Korean-made games are popular throughout Asia, right?

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

View PostMrIllusion, on 09 February 2013 - 05:54 PM, said:

Not sure about the reason for this.

If I had to wager a guess, it's that NCSoft didn't want to cannibalise Blade & Soul with two MMOs having overlapping themes.

That, or it's to reduce interference during the Chinese launch.

it's probably a little of both, but definitely this.

Tapping Asia comes with 1000 shards of glass that NCsoft will make Anet walk over making sure everything is ... 'Kosher'.

I'm positive we'll see Cantha, but it won't be till GW2 is being played in the Orient.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

View PostWinterSnowblind, on 13 February 2013 - 12:15 PM, said:

Not sure I buy into this whole "they can't do Cantha" thing, nothing by the staff member in that forum posts indicates anything, except that they aren't currently working on it.

Except for the simple fact that there was a known canthan district in Divinity's Reach which is currently a hole. a big bottomless pit with no story around it. hardly a single mention of Cantha or the people who lived there...just "The Collapse" in-game. Not a single character in the game with even remotely an oriental style, name or demeanor besides the very sparse Tengu.

Why completely remove something that already existed if not for pressure from those cultures?

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

where is the source of this beside players posting on the official forum, any words from ArenaNet/Ncsoft?

#69 Lordkrall

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

Indeed, there have actually never been any sources stating that Cantha (or canthan holidays) will not be in GW2.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

can't be done until we travel to the continent of cantha ;)

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

View PostEragon Zarroc, on 13 March 2013 - 02:46 PM, said:

can't be done until we travel to the continent of cantha ;)

true, if you look at the map as it is now, there's no cantha. you have tarnished coast, maguuma falls, maguuma waste, etc ... nothing close resembling cantha

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:28 PM

same goes for the map of tyria in gw1 though.

with Cantha being a completely different continent, i would expect it would end up on a completely different screen.

but, with so many areas of tyria still not being explorable yet (the desert? ring of fire? northern northern shiverpeaks? etc.), I doubt we will be seeing Cantha anytime soon, if at all...

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

View Postpumpkin pie, on 13 March 2013 - 03:20 PM, said:



true, if you look at the map as it is now, there's no cantha. you have tarnished coast, maguuma falls, maguuma waste, etc ... nothing close resembling cantha

Or Elona, doesn't mean they won't put it in. (ok you see a little bit in the Crystal desert, but barely a fraction).




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