Arewn, on 10 July 2013 - 07:44 AM, said:
Two patches ago was a festival, last patch there was a new dungeon, this patch was jumping puzzle focused and has a new spvp map, perhaps next patch we'll see WvW alongside something else(pve), and then the patch after that another new dungeon or something.
With content patches of this size and frequency, not every one of them is going to contain things everyone likes, but with a rotation such as what I mentioned above, there should be something within that 1&1/2 to 2 month period of patches.
For those who dislike jumping puzzles, I can see why it would be painful to get 2 JP-centric patches in a row though.
I have to say, I'm really enjoying the race, it's the first mini game I've really gotten into thus far.
The Halloween patch had a JP, Lost Shores introduced two new JPs, Wintersday had a JP, Southsun had something which you needed to do (or be ported through) a JP for...
...and, most importantly of all, the Sky Pirates patch introduced a new JP and half of the related achievements were collecting things on top of JPs... just like this one that has followed immediately afterwards
. At least one of the JPs involved is even the exact same puzzle
as one of the Aetherblade caches!
Now, I fully support JP fans getting stuff, but it's not like they've been neglected and now it's their turn. What infuriates me is that we've had two JP-heavy updates on the trot (even Aetherblade Retreat was fairly JPish, between jumping on crates to avoid the laser walls and getting the door open) and this time it's offering practically nothing but
Rather than rotating through patches that leave people out, they should
be trying to include everyone in one patch. This one is just... overly specialised. If someone only likes one or two aspects of the game, it's fair enough for them to miss out occasionally... but it's a bit rude for someone who doesn't like one aspect of the game (or who does like it but only as an occasional thing) - which was originally put in as a purely optional thing just for the funsies - is now 95% of the content of a patch with a potentially very valuable reward.