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#1 Zabrielx

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:47 PM

Haven't seen a state of the game video or stream in a while..... Any idea why? I enjoyed seeing guru and arena net  discuss builds/classes/traits. What do you guys think? What happened?

Edited by Zabrielx, 20 November 2013 - 03:49 PM.


#2 MazingerZ

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:18 PM

The prior host, Grouch, was hired by ArenaNet.  Interpret from that what you will.

Steppenwolf took over for a 2013-09-06 cast and that's been it since then.

Steppenwolf is apparently part of a channel on Twitch called Jianji.

And Jianji's last cast was about WildStar.

The last cast for GuildWars2Guru was in September.

They apparently wait until ArenaNet blesses them with some employees to stream with.  Whether ArenaNet's been unable or unwilling to provide the warm bodies for commentary is up to conjecture.

Take from it what you will, it's just information.

Edit: Additionally, Grouch and SteppenWolf had a channel called MistLeague, but it ceased streaming around the time Grouch was hired by ArenaNet.

Edited by MazingerZ, 20 November 2013 - 04:22 PM.

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#3 davadude

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:27 PM

View PostZabrielx, on 20 November 2013 - 03:47 PM, said:

Haven't seen a state of the game video or stream in a while..... Any idea why? I enjoyed seeing guru and arena net  discuss builds/classes/traits. What do you guys think? What happened?

The Guru team tried to make some State of the Game expansions (to PVE, PVP, WVWVW, Mechanics, etc), after which I never heard anything about it again.  A hiring was posted for community members, and it received no response, either.
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#4 Zabrielx

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:36 PM

Aww that suckss... Thanks Guys for the info!

Edited by Zabrielx, 20 November 2013 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:04 PM

I am surprised that anet let it die - it was good publicity for them. But shows overall how attractive the game is if no one even bothered sending in a cv.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:50 PM

View Postnerfandderf, on 21 November 2013 - 12:04 PM, said:

I am surprised that anet let it die - it was good publicity for them. But shows overall how attractive the game is if no one even bothered sending in a cv.

Personally, I feel like it is another brick in the wall of their attempt to stop the scrutiny of their game until they figure things out.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:54 PM

View PostMazingerZ, on 22 November 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

So you mean because of a flagging interest in GW2?

Try again.  Guru simply stopped producing them.  In fact, Arenanet contacted Guru a few times for a new one.
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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

Much more than State of the Game we need some organized effort from players (making surveys, compiling "wish list`s" and voice of community) and then point it to Anet ! Waiting to happen other way around will be futile effort and repeat of washed up phrase " developed by players for players" .

If Anet had little common sense and listened to player base like 20% more we would have 50% better game now !

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:50 PM

View PostZabrielx, on 22 November 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:

Why? Just because?

Because Guru relies on players with video casting experience to set this up and make it successful. Whether the loss of interest is because of a lack of activity on Guru or because of a lack of overall interest in GW2 is debatable. Although, we do know that no one is doing these videos now - and it is an overall shame that it isn't happening.

I would think that if ANet cared, they would find a way to at least produce it on their own.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:03 AM

Dude is right - the show itself did rely on volunteers with experience and enough time to produce the show. After Grouch left for Anet, we talked to some people about taking over and eventually we found Steppen. Unfortunately, even before the first episode we were having a lot of issues (mostly technical) and could not continue with the way it was going. I had a talk with Frozire and after we laid it all out on the table we decided that we could no longer produce it ourselves. However, I do believe Anet is whipping up something to replace it so hopefully we'll see a reincarnation of the show soon.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:48 AM

Ok. Thanks guys for the information. Was wondering what happened to the show.




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