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#1 skooterodin

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

So they are adding another zone. kinda cool but probly will face same demise as lost shores.
Also other fluff ;(
Maybe its just me but instead of new zones How bout making current ones worthy. Heck the MF Gold buff was cool for lost shores till ya removed it. Karma jugs are cool if ya ever see a open temple in Or.
How bout more focus on classes and a real point to WvW like a dungeon like Daoc's darkness falls to get skins that add effects or new sigils. Armor spot specific runes like a +15% run speed.

How bout adding a new weapon like 2 handed axe to add more build diversity, crossbow, off hand orb for casters or something.
I dunno just think anets focus is in wrong direction.

#2 Gilles VI

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:17 PM

I think most of the stuff you mentioned will be added in another expansion, to add incentive to buy it.

And LOL at adding a dungeon in WvW for skins, sigils,... people will only whine about how they are "forced" to do WvW (look at EB jumping puzzle debacle) xD

#3 davadude

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

For starters, they need to add it to the world completion.  Then, do this checklist:
  • Ensure it has some unique landscapes or memorial points of interest.
  • Add some good rewards and new enemies.
  • Add one meta event with a cool or new world boss.
  • Ensure that the meta event crosses the map and repeats at a time that is different from the existing ones.

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#4 Alex Dimitri

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

Where did you hear they are opening new zone ???

If true that`s the best news i heard i awhile ! I`m sick and tired of Orr i can do that with blindfold on !

#5 Mhenlo

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

View Postdavadude, on 03 July 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

For starters, they need to add it to the world completion.  Then, do this checklist:
  • Ensure it has some unique landscapes or memorial points of interest.
  • Add some good rewards and new enemies.
  • Add one meta event with a cool or new world boss.
  • Ensure that the meta event crosses the map and repeats at a time that is different from the existing ones.


Doing this would be really nice. My favorite part of the game is open world exploration. Adding a new zone would be awesome.

#6 skooterodin

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:06 PM

called like bazzar of four winds.
And I dont think the would whine about having to do wvw it just that having the most keeps unlocks it and your whole server gains access. So the people that don't want to wvw can let those that do; do the work. All they would have to do enter a portal that would open in one of the main cities. one besides lion arch.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

View PostMhenlo, on 03 July 2013 - 02:59 PM, said:

Doing this would be really nice. My favorite part of the game is open world exploration. Adding a new zone would be awesome.

If every map had a meta event that did not conflict with another (or, once 24 major metas are made, 2 at the same time or less), it will result in a more active game, and makes exploration more enjoyable.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:32 AM

:::crosses fingers for Dominion of Winds:::

I'll even settle for a cleaned up Orr. They can put a sticker on your personal story that says you are currently experiencing past events, and make it its own instance, instead of using the current map. Take out the Risen, and add in pirates and bandits looking for treasure, or new invasive wildlife. Or rogue factions like the inquest or nightmare court, looking for a new place to operate. New and improved event chains. Just add some color! Now something like that would make it feel like a living world.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:40 AM

View PostAlex Dimitri, on 03 July 2013 - 02:51 PM, said:

Where did you hear they are opening new zone ???

If true that`s the best news i heard i awhile ! I`m sick and tired of Orr i can do that with blindfold on !
i think they are talking about this.

http://www.reddit.co...the_four_winds/

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:42 AM

View PostNerfHerder, on 05 July 2013 - 01:32 AM, said:

:::crosses fingers for Dominion of Winds:::

I'll even settle for a cleaned up Orr. They can put a sticker on your personal story that says you are currently experiencing past events, and make it its own instance, instead of using the current map. Take out the Risen, and add in pirates and bandits looking for treasure, or new invasive wildlife. Or rogue factions like the inquest or nightmare court, looking for a new place to operate. New and improved event chains. Just add some color! Now something like that would make it feel like a living world.

Now these are some ideas I can get into.  It leads down a nice pathway.  However when they say there will be no expansions, it worries me a bit.  Does that mean we will never see Cantha or Elona?  That wouldn't makes sense because we already know they exist on the map, and there are lots of areas that haven't been opened up right in the middle of the current Tyrian map, not to mention the ones in the north and south east where we know the crystal desert sits.  

Whoever the new developer is that is making decisions about this, he should realize that us GW1 players have already been in those areas in GW1 and it would be kinda superficial to simply say that these areas are not accessible "indefinitely".  After all, even the current storyline says that Jormag is further north than the areas on the current map.  So exactly what does "no expansions" mean?

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:57 AM

To the best of my knowledge, no one has stated that there will never be an expansion. They have said something like , we are not working on one right now. Which could also mean, we have not begun development yet.

I'm totally pulling this part out of my rear. But, I theorize that they secretly had plans for several expansions from the beginning. But now, living story will be intertwined. I expect to see something closer to EotN, than Factions or Nightfall. In other words, we may go to several continents, instead of focusing on one. That way they can expand the maps at their leisure with living story.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:00 AM

View PostNerfHerder, on 05 July 2013 - 06:57 AM, said:

To the best of my knowledge, no one has stated that there will never be an expansion. They have said something like , we are not working on one right now. Which could also mean, we have not begun development yet.

They have also said that there MIGHT not be expansions at all if the living story works out the way they want it to.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:05 AM

View PostLordkrall, on 05 July 2013 - 07:00 AM, said:

They have also said that there MIGHT not be expansions at all if the living story works out the way they want it to.

So true.  As long as people keep pumping in real money for the LS stuff they have no need to put out an expansion.  So until then I will not come back.  Tired of this temp content.  Give me more permanent stuff, more perm zones, dungeons, etc, etc, etc.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:43 AM

View Postdavadude, on 03 July 2013 - 04:17 PM, said:

If every map had a meta event that did not conflict with another (or, once 24 major metas are made, 2 at the same time or less), it will result in a more active game, and makes exploration more enjoyable.

I think having the metas overlap makes for a more active game.  Then you have to decide where to go next, potentially spreading the population.  If they don't conflict, it's going to be one mass movement of the server population from one event to the next.  Which will result in endless complaints about overflow servers, and not ever being able to do meta events because the map always fills up before you can get there.

I do like the idea of each map having at least one chest-worthy meta.  When was the last time you were in Brisban Wildlands?  Exactly.




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