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Shayne Hawke

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In Topic: Revenant Hero and Adventures Reveal

17 July 2015 - 02:23 PM

All things covered in the adventures post were already known.  No mention in that article was made of activities that are already in the game and how they relate, or how the things they're doing with adventures could be used to improve some activities.  [url="https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Return-of-keg-brawl/page/2#post4780066"]No surprise there[/url].

In other words, it was a whole blog post to talk about nothing.

In Topic: Heart of Thorns Available For Pre-Purchase

24 June 2015 - 05:42 AM

View Postdavadude, on 22 June 2015 - 10:18 PM, said:

...And here is the addressing.


"We're going to appease the mob now, but our underlying philosophy hasn't changed and we still plan to do everything we had intended to do this time at every other time down the road."

In Topic: Heart of Thorns Available For Pre-Purchase

18 June 2015 - 03:36 PM

[quote name='Kymeric' timestamp='1434639100' post='2356850']
Hey, I said "hope", not "expect".  :D[/quote]

Aha, you're right.  Good point.

[quote]On a side note, this whole "50$ is the industry standard for expansions" argument leaves me baffled.  I could spit on a bun and tell you that industry standard for burger is about $10, because that's what Red Robin sells them for, but I'd hope nobody would hand me $10.  Not saying that HoT is that lacking, but I haven't seen anyone demonstrate that it is equivalent to a Blizzard expansion either.  So the whole "industry standard" line of reason doesn't hold water.  There's two sides of the transaction there, and an industry standard price should be matched by an industry standard amount of content in the expansion.

The argument that bothers me more is that it's still "the best on the market".  I think of it like a public restroom you walk into with several different stalls, but each of the toilets are filled with urine and fecal matter that people can't flush away because only the janitors can do that.  GW2 is like the stall with the least putrid bowl, the least amount of toilet paper on the ground, the least amount of splashed bile on the seat and rim, and the least sticky floor, and HoT is like an air freshener that the janitor tossed into the bowl instead of plugging it in.

Maybe it's the best stall you can go to, but you're still way better off holding it in and finding another bathroom.  Some people still prefer to be controlled by their overactive bladder than get medicine for it.

In Topic: Heart of Thorns Available For Pre-Purchase

18 June 2015 - 01:26 AM

[quote name='Kymeric' timestamp='1434556040' post='2356772']
I hope the forum outrage is reflected in pre-purchase sales.

Are you kidding?  I expect the number of people who complain about or "question" the value of the purchase [i]and[/i] buy any pre-order to be tremendous.  ANet is no stranger to talking one way and acting another, or doing things whose effects are totally opposite from their perceived or claimed intentions, and their fanbase is riddled with people who exhibit the same behavior.

In Topic: Heart of Thorns Available For Pre-Purchase

17 June 2015 - 03:36 PM

A fool and his money are soon parted.