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#2231360 Negativity

Posted Swoopeh on 05 September 2013 - 11:08 AM

View PostIllein, on 05 September 2013 - 09:13 AM, said:

That's what bugs me and I will share that on Guru, just as much as I'll share my delight when patches actually introduce something engaging and awesome. Is it players fault that the negative usually far outweighs the positive in recent releases? I honestly don't think so.

This is a good example of well balanced posting and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. I've read your posts and you don't go out of your way to take issue with minor things just so you can throw them on the pile of "everything Anet's done wrong".

#2231173 Negativity

Posted Culture Shock on 04 September 2013 - 10:05 PM

Baggage.  Just as in relationships I think you can explain the unhappiness of these so called "ex" GW1 fans with that word.  They said there will be no monks, yet people still complain that there are no monks.  They said there would be a more "collective" effort in groups, yet people still complain that there are no designated "roles" to play.  

Some people just didn't listen and adjust their thinking to accept an entirely new game.  Just like some people can't let go of what their Ex did in the past relationship so they drag the baggage into the next.  You can't really get to know a new person and judge them for who "they are" if you keep looking at them through the baggage from the last relationships.  This creates a jaded view of the new person that will never allow for complete enjoyment or satisfaction from the "new relationship".  

Some of this baggage comes from other games also, and if you notice that these dissatisfied gamers always have some game they bring up that is doing things better in certain areas than GW2.  They remind me of the ghosts of ascalon.  They still hang around the battle fields even though the war is long over .... and they lost.

The facts show that only a small percentage of the player base actually comes here to post, so the game is not any where near as bad as they would have you believe.  I have made my peace with them though because I understand who they are and what drives them now.

#2231148 Negativity

Posted HawkofStorms on 04 September 2013 - 09:26 PM

I agree.  I've been a member of this forum community for 9 years, dating back to Guild Wars (1) Guru. I'm one of the top 10 most active posters of all time.  I've basically stopped posting because I feel like my opinions have been drowned out.

There was just a huge patch and there are basically no threads discussing it.  There is not a single thread actually discussing the new levels of SAB.  Just a thread bitching about the rewards for it.  The forum has turned into a group of about 10 people who complain about everything and like each others posts.  There is no more logical discussion or even discussion about the game at all.  There is just paranoia and conspiracy theories.  So, what's the point of me even bothering to discuss things anymore.  The negativity is actually so bad it has discouraged people like me from even bothering to post anymore.  That is why this forum is suffering a slow death.

#2230515 Tequatl Rising

Posted Elder III on 01 September 2013 - 09:58 PM

^ you may have to Guest, which is nice for you, but stinks for people like me (on JQ) that get put in overflow frequently during these big events and may have to miss it. :/  

As for the new Teq fight... I don't know, it sounds like something a bit more challenging, ala Jorlag, but with a 15 minute timer it's not that bad of a waste of time even if it fails.  I would rather go do Teq, with his chance of really sweet gear and fail it in 15 minutes than go to Jorlag and spend 30 minutes to succeed and get 1 Yellow from it. :P

#2229561 Guild Wars 2: The First Year

Posted Azure Skye on 28 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

View PostMhenlo, on 28 August 2013 - 06:18 PM, said:

Same old marketing hype. Nothing more to say. Everything that comes out of their PR/Marketing Dept. should be taken with a grain of salt, just like the manifesto.
Some of us did and few people took it heart and too literally.

View PostFantasy Trope, on 28 August 2013 - 06:38 PM, said:

This game is played by hundreds of thousands of people and was bought by millions.  If you want a complaint-free discussion of a major milestone (one year anniversary), I think it's best to start a fan site where you can control what kinds of comments are made.

Otherwise, complaining is part of the MMO game.  Don't let the attitudes of complete strangers bother you too much.  :)

Or, better yet, maybe you can request the mods create a thread that contains only positive remarks in celebration of one year.  (I am not being sarcastic.)
Yes, we know the game has issue, bugs, game performance and stuff that needs to be done, we know this already. It doesnt need to be rehashed a million time and everyday to shove it in face. Some of us just like focus on the positive more then the negative. We love the game and we know the issues it has and we still play it. What he is trying to say, if you dont like it, there are plenty of games to play and that want you over there. Its been over a year and still same stuff gets rehashed over and over, its just gets annoying and nauseating to shove it in our face. We do get some of the concerns of what other people saying but sometimes people dont get it or wont move or budge or see it in more angles or viewpoints then theirs.

#2229495 Guild Wars 2: The First Year

Posted Azure Skye on 28 August 2013 - 03:26 PM

View PostGraka, on 28 August 2013 - 03:05 PM, said:

Cool info and happy birthday Guild Wars 2!

P.s. in before people start using this info somehow to say the game is dying or dead.
Or bashing it to the ground with some other figure. Im just happy to be in game and having content to do in game.

#2223185 Queen's Jubilee

Posted Koral de Kryta on 31 July 2013 - 02:19 AM

View PostJust Horus, on 31 July 2013 - 01:17 AM, said:

Hopefully they succeed and kill Jenna. As brutally as possible too...

Woah, you really don't like Jennah do you? She doesn't bother me. Also, I find her and Logan's story quite cute. I think she's doing okay at trying to rebuild the race relations as well.

#2220505 Confirmed to finally be removing Magic Find from items stats...

Posted Tevesh on 18 July 2013 - 07:16 PM


Cool downs on crafting - Bad. (AION-clone)

It is there to prevent the items from completely de-valueing, which is especially needed with their global AH environment. This is a mechanic used in most successful mmorpgs, not aion exclusively, and it has proven to be working fine.

#2220380 Looking Ahead: Guild Wars 2 in 2013

Posted Baron von Scrufflebutt on 18 July 2013 - 02:43 PM

View PostDirame, on 18 July 2013 - 02:39 PM, said:

Wow.... so you complain that they aren't making improvements to the game and when they do make improvements you complain because the improvements affect a dungeon which you are literally exploiting because of how easy it is? .... I need to go sit down for a sec....

CoF is broken because the rest of the game is utterly unrewarding. That demanded a change.
Making CoF as unrewarding as the rest of the game shouldn't be said change.

#2219809 Cutthroat Politics Coming July 23, 2013

Posted Feathermoore on 16 July 2013 - 05:15 PM

View PostMiragee, on 16 July 2013 - 05:08 PM, said:

Don't know why it should. You can play that history in gw1 if you want and get the actual story. I don't think we will get anything near the story telling of that in a fractal if any...

The fall of Abaddon happened long, long before GW1. It is not in GW1, therefore we can not play through it in GW1. GW1 had the defeat of Abaddon after he had already fallen.

The fall involves several of the Six which has the potential to flesh out a huge section of lore that we know very little about. We may even learn more about the Margonites. Abaddon was the Prometheus of Tyria and rebelled, the gods cast him out and erased him from memory. That is pretty much what we know of the fall. Heck, the fall involves the bloodstones too. There are so many aspects of lore than can be included in that section of time that we know very little about.

From a lore perspective, the opportunity to learn more about the Six is always exciting and has been something GW1players have been missing in GW2.

I do kinda wish they handled this more like the Mantle/Shining Blade rallies though.

#2219842 GW2 guru NOT one of the top ten sites for GW2 players?

Posted Khalija on 16 July 2013 - 06:48 PM

Hey everyone! Just thought I'd chime in and second davadude and Feathermoore's thoughts on the matter. The list was indeed more resource-friendly, and while it's a shame to not see GW2DB on that list, it's understandable that we (Guru) weren't.

I also want to publicly state that the staff here have been talking about making some changes to the site in general. We're also tired of the trolling and constant derailing of threads due to the fact that some people can't get passed that Guild Wars 2 is more than its gem store. You'll see us get stricter in that regards because while we don't want to squelch negative viewpoints, it's gotten past that point and we want people to be able to discuss topics without the same circlejerk taking over every thread.

With that being said... help us by reporting derailment and other rule breaking posts (if you want to report many posts in a thread, report the first one and then include that the whole thread needs looking at). It really helps us squash those out faster because then we don't have to go in and hope we stumble across it while we are manually patrolling the forums.

If you have any other ideas on how we can improve, please feel free to send me or Neo Nugget a PM (or include us both for a faster response). This is your forum as much as ours so your suggestions and feedback are always welcome!

Edit: Just wanted to clarify that this works both ways: the outright unsubstantiated negativity and positivity - sometimes it seems that some people take direct offense to those being critical of the game and defend it to the brink of absurdity. These are both bad for the forums.

#2219663 GW2 guru NOT one of the top ten sites for GW2 players?

Posted Arewn on 16 July 2013 - 05:48 AM

View PostFeatherman, on 15 July 2013 - 10:46 PM, said:

Aside from GW2 reddit, those other forums have less than 1% of the number of GW2-related threads of GW2guru. Minority indeed.
Minority isn't relative to the popularity of other sites, but rather to the total player base of guild wars 2.
Looking at the bottom of the forums section, we see that GW2Guru has 68500 total members (unless this counter is broken or out of date). Last January, Arena Net reported they recently passed 3mil copies sold. In other words, roughly 0.023%(rounding up) of people who bought guild wars 2 have made an account on guru.
Now this is unfair, since there are easily more lurkers then there are members, so looking at the current ratio of online users vs guests, we have roughly (rounding up) 30 times more guest then users online. This will of course vary, but it at least works as some indication for the moment.
So 30 times our earlier % of purchasers equals 0.69%. Less then 1% of people who bought the game have frequented guru.
I'm certain these numbers are borked, positive. But looking at the range we're in, the size of the ball park for these numbers, I am positive guru frequenters are a minority of the player base.

All that too say, yes, minority indeed :)

#2219619 GW2 guru NOT one of the top ten sites for GW2 players?

Posted davadude on 16 July 2013 - 12:11 AM

The reasons are simple:
  • The article aims to highlight the lesser known sites.  Ask anybody about a GW2 site, and the first one that pops up is almost always Guru or a Curse related site.
  • Guru does not focus as much on resources (save for the GW2DB) or TP statistics as other websites.  That article aims at providing resources about the game to players.  Hence why GW2Wiki is on there.
  • Guru is known for having a strict moderation team (although i have yet to ever see anything out of the ordinary be done, Khalija and team keep it clean but not restricted).
  • Any discussion about the game is overshadowed by the conspiracies, "professional analysis" threads and constant bickering and circle-based reasoning discussions on the same topics over and over again by the same group of people.  You really think fans will come to a forum like that to have an interesting discussion about parts of the game they enjoy?  Of course not.

Probably the most outstanding reasons.  *goes back to enjoying vacation*

#2219588 GW2 guru NOT one of the top ten sites for GW2 players?

Posted The Shadow on 15 July 2013 - 09:11 PM

I'm not surprised it's not top 10, even the official forums weren't mentioned, who wants to spend their time reading other's complaints when you could be enjoying the game and using resources to augment the experience.

#2218411 Permanent account bonuses - Treadmill?

Posted Culture Shock on 10 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

The word "grind" is also over worked in this thread, especially since you get xp for just playing the game rather than killing a particular animal over and over.  In fact there is nothing in this game that forces you to grind anything unless you count "playing the game" as grinding.  People mistake "their own" desire to get something done fast as grind, which ignores the meaning of grind.  Grind :  "forcing one to perform a monotonous task repeatedly to progress".  Keeping up with the Jones's is fulfilling your own desires and not necessary to enjoy GW2.