Instead they had these heavily sanctioned little threads on their official forum where the Designers obviously just gave up not even 1/10th of the way into the discussions. They've made it really clear time and again that they only want to do what they want to do and what they want to do is to never deal with any of the challenges ever again that made GW1 the complex game that it was. They're simply not responsive. They don't say what they're thinking. They do everything they possibly can to avoid tackling real criticism. I see them now as being everything that's wrong with the new Overly-Politically-Correct Afraid-to-try-Anything-Dramatic WestCoast-Culture Cabal within the gaming industry that is passive-aggressively trying to take everything away that we loved about old-school gaming.
It is impossible to trust them anymore b/c they made it abundantly clear that Transparency and Honesty are meaningless to them. They embody the completely insular polarization and cronyism and corruption which is fueling the culture divide that the gaming community is at war with itself over right now.
Dude, you know we're talking about a GAME, right? Something you're supposed to do for fun. Don't convert it into a treatise on society. If you aren't having fun, fine. Don't have a stroke giving a Rand Paul oration on the decline of gaming in America, as if people were dying because the devs didn't tell you what they were going to do.
As for how great GW was...we seemed to remember the game differently. IWAY, sabway, 6 shouting paragons and two healing monks owning Mallyx; "GTFO if not a barage-pet ranger" in Urgoz Warren; "LFG Healz" and "Show me your bar" the top two phrases uttered for missions; URSAN BLESSING!!!!. SHADOW FORM!!!!!11!!!1! These are just some of the tard moments that sprouted up in my mind. Not the land of milk and honey you think it was. Oh, and all instanced with no y-axis or ability to cross bodies of f'ing water!
I won't even get into the ranger running like he had a stick up his butt.