Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:53 AM
I will probably provide no new opinions here, so I can only reinforce already-made sentiments. I am not a jumping puzzle fan. I don't hate them, I just don't care to play that much platforming in what's supposed to be an MMO. I give them a lot of kudos for their creativity, especially in this update, toward giving the idea a try and willing to experiment, but it's never going to be my cup of tea. I will do something like that once or twice, mainly for rewards and achievements, but I don't find my fun drawn there. I want more permanent content, aside from the Living Story. I would like to many of the long-standing issues to be addressed. New is good, but making the old even better can make it new again. (That is probably a whole other thread's-worth of topic there.) In truth, the only part of the recent updates and added content is the achievement rewards. Finally, they are giving some bigger pats on the back for the loyal, long-term players. I have no solution on how to please everyone, but if the achievement reward system is a step in a direction they are going further with, good. I hope they can do both things. I hope Anet gets the money and resources for building a better game that people already love. I think the harshest critics are those that love this game and want it to flourish. It's a love bordering on hatred. Anyway, my rant is nearly over. I don't mind the casual things, the temporary goodies, the progress of a story arch, but I feel like even my laid-back and loyal nature is only increasingly being tested. I've spent money on this, and quite possibly more than I may have if it was a subscription game. I just wish it didn't always seem that Anet was ignoring things that are being said pretty loudly. I am often mystified at some of the stuff they decide to focus on. Are they afraid to put a timestamp on anything?
As I said, I have no ready solution, of course. I just care a little more than some about this game, so I feel they only deserve to be told somehow. It will start at places like this, if everyone cares and carries that idea and give it momentum.