We are now moving to the discussion phase of this initiative. The topic with the most votes in this area of the game was Living World (Note: The topic tally was aggregated across all Community Forums per supported languages). The Coordinators for this thread will be myself and Colin if he has anytime (-:.
As discussed here: https://forum-en.gui...ve-Development/
First I would to lay down some rules for as we move forward regarding how we collaborate with one another:
1: This initiative is all about discussion.
2: We will not be disclosing information pertaining to what is currently in development.
3: Anger and emotion will have less impact than intelligent discussion.
4: Together we will share and evolve design philosophies which will impact how we develop the game moving forward.
5: Aggression and disrespect to a fellow community member or developer will not be tolerated, and in the extreme could lead to the shutting down of the initiative.
6: The teams primary focus is work toward the development of GW2 and therefore posting of discussion and commentary may not be as frequent as you like. Please do understand that the initiative is taken very seriously by us all and that we will be reading the discussions and joining in as often as it is possible to do so.
We will be closing the thread on Monday November 4th, and shortly after we will have an open discussion about what worked and what did not in regard to the process of the first topic discussion.
Until then thank for taking the time to take part in this and I look forward to discussing the game with you.
P.S: it is likely that we will watch the discussion for a few days before posting.
I'd like to call some extra atention to point number five in Chris' post. Given what we know about how insane forum moderation has become over there, I get the feeling this line is just there because they already plan to shut down the initiative, and the whole thing is noting but "lip service" in an attempt to quiet down the community a bit and build some positive PR before the holiday rush.