This type of mindset clash has occurred before on other events, although this one seems to be on a larger scale as it involves just about everyone on the entire map. Since a server can only hold so many people before it reaches its limit, those with different goals can directly conflict and hinder each other compared to an event where everyone works together.
I'm curious as to what others think about this. I personally don't have anything against either camp, although the biggest question I have is whether ArenaNet saw conflict occurring due to this event. Considering that people have done similar types of things in the past (everyone group up, cause massive amounts of mobs to spawn and farm them regardless of how it effects event completion, which in fairness I personally didn't mind either), I would think they would see this a mile away. So with that in mind, could this be intentional? Whether it is or isn't, is it a good or bad thing for the game to have events so greatly dependent on random players who may have contrasting goals? Is it a bad thing for intentionally farming event mobs to arguably be more rewarding than the event itself, or does that simply invite player choice into the mix?
Let's try to keep this one civil please.
Edited by Feathermoore, 22 August 2013 - 09:54 PM.
shortened the title of the thread a bit