Totally disagree. I like lots of way points. It makes me more likely to go out and do stuff. If you don't like way points don't use them. The rest of us like them. Only thing I would complain about is the cost, but other than that it's great.
Ok, I'm sincerely not trying to be snarky; but, I really want to know if you would really stop "doing stuff" if there were fewer waypoints?
It makes me think that you think this game is too dull to play outside of the fact that it is easy to waypoint around and do stuff. If the content isn't worth getting to, then isn't the content the problem and not the means of travel?
Also, I figured someone would say if you don't like waypoints, don't use them. It's not that I don't like waypoints - I just think the game would be better for everyone without as many of them.
The zones in GW2 are so much larger than the ones in GW1, and there's significantly more to do in them.
Really, because I feel the exact opposite. I would honestly like to know the truth about this. The areas seem about the same size in GW2, if not a little smaller. Also, I feel there is still the same amount of stuff to do, if not slightly less.
Why should it be more difficult to get to places? Why should I "adventure" back to a place I already explored? It's marvelous people can jump over to the event you're doing and then go back to what they were doing. If people have to waste time running to your location to help because there isn't a nearby waypoint, they aren't going to be inclined to help. You are probably referring to boss events and people jumping in for the quick reward, but I don't see why that's bad. People use waypoints to jump into any event going on and help, not just to farm events for themselves.
You would be able to adventure to places you have already been - just not as many of them concentrated in one area.
Also, there is definitely something broken about being able to get gold chests (which can drop exotics and precursors I think) in a matter of minutes with no downside.
The only time I see people "helping" with quests is when they need it to finish their daily or are in the area and join in to level or get the easy karma.
I guess it would give the events a more "grassroots" feel instead of the current "what's the waypoint for the next event" spam in map chat we have now. But yes, it would definitely make it harder to get to events which would be intended.
Edited by El Duderino, 13 March 2013 - 11:12 PM.