Billiard and Ensign
Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:06 AM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:23 AM
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:27 AM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:46 AM
The growing up part is almost certainly true. GW1 was over 7 years ago. If you played it at college at 20 you'd be 28 by now, probably in a full time job, maybe with kids and a mortgage and very little time for those 20 hour a day playing marathons you used to do. Also, tastes change. 8 years ago I loved FPS's. Now they are just boring,
Changing tastes IMHO accounts for a fair bit if the GW1 was better feelings and that's ok too. It's just the passage of time
I forget the real demographic figures Anet released ages ago, but I do remember being surprised at how high the average age of the GW1 player was. Add 7 years on to that and and the reason why so many GW1 players aren't around is pretty clear.
Things have moved on, and for me that's entirely fine
Edited by shanaeri rynale, 22 March 2013 - 07:48 AM.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:47 AM
But yeah, I suspect if they don't like the game (the PvP in GW2 is very different from GW1) they probably just moved on. There are plenty of other games that offer polished, fun and competitive PvP, no point sticking around for something inferior when LoL is free.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:40 AM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:49 AM
Ah c'mon without a little conflict things get boring, eh?
They were also ambassadors between GW players and ANet. Has anyone really filled that role yet?
Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:07 PM
ArenaNet have an alpha testing team. There was a leaked audio recording of a PvP balance discussion they were having that was made public a while back. They also have the official forums - where your suggestions and idea belong to ArenaNet. Why do they need ambassadors when they have direct contact with the players through their own forums? I personally never spoke to Ensign, I've had developers post in the same threads I post in and even directly respond to things I've said. We all fill that role now.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:06 PM
I think there is quite a difference between having a forum where chances are unlikely that you will get a response from a developer versus opposed to an ambassador who speaks and asks questions on behalf of the players and can expect an answer to their question.
If the developers answered all the questions, or even more than half, of the question on the forums, then it would be a different story. However, that is really impractical. So, doesn't it also seem important to have a few select people who can speak for the community and expect to get a response?
Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:18 PM
People like Ensign were never elected to represent the community (that's not what they did), ArenaNet talked to them because they understood the PvP meta and they understood how to give feedback. They didn't provide journalistic value to the community. I'm sure ArenaNet is more than happy to talk with sPvP players who they think might be able to help them with balance.
I personally don't believe there is anyone out there who represents my interests. I don't post on the official forums hoping or expecting to get a developer response, but I do post there knowing they read it and the discussing it's a part of. I don't think an "ambassador" will fill a role that's any different from what we already have. I believe the developers are already answering the questions they want to answer and sharing the information they want to share.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:26 PM
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:20 PM
Billiard is still teaching, I'm sure.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:06 AM
Billiard is still teaching, I'm sure.
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