Monthly fees are dead. There are so many other options out there now that do not require them and people have come to realise that developers do not need such a high subscription cost to keep the game running.
Didn't realize this community had deteriorated so much . Just for the record, there are only two straight duels that I moa in. The first one, which I thought was hilarious since he immediately tried to use his "win"button and in the end I moa a pistol whip thief because....they are broken. Usually I save it to kill guardians or use in out matched odds.
This is causing major headaches for me. They put so much emphasis on playing together, but this makes it pretty much impossible. every time one of you use a waypoint, theres like a 1/3 chance that the party gets split up into different overflows and cant join eachother.
After the changes to clone's damage, it was clear it was their intention all along. I actually like the idea. Mesmers should not be minion masters (that's what necros are about), and shattering is already close enough to minion bombing. I prefer the similarities between both professions to not go much further than now. And sincerely, there was nothing suble, mesmery or trickery about swarming opponents with an epic army of twinbrothers.
What they need to do is to improve the decoy's effectiveness of clones (more swap chain skills, anyone?), and rework confusion so that the second shatter becomes the "better mind wrack" (it has, afterall, double the recharge). With the rise of Cry of Frustration (at least in PvE), the Mind Wrack's nerf wouldn't be so bad, as it would no longer be the only damage source from shattering.
nevermind the matchmaking rotation system.. I won't get into that because people cannot even understand that concept being stuck in their wintergrasp wow mentality
so I won't go into the mechanism to prevent Powerhouse from forever crushing Weak since it's perpetually ignored by players who got crushed in BWE WvW's
what this entire thread is about is to adress the people who go
"Well WvW won't be fun since everyone will just transfer flood to the winning servers!!111one!!"
Bottom Line: Server Is Full
there are server capacities.. so it will never be a free for all where everyone will just transfer to the powerhouse server Isle of Janthir because.. hello?! WE ARE FULL! (for example)
personally speaking, it happened this past bwe2 alone where several members of The Guardians could not get in to join us in Isle of Janthir
so deaded all thoughts of everyone mass transfering to whichever servers dominate in WvW.. that's not even possible, nevermind the fact that there is a built-in WvW mechanism where top performers face top performers and weak performing servers face weak performing servers and WvW is in good hands
I honestly flinch whenever I see whiners post about "WvW balance".. specially on the GW2 forums.. my god the stuff they say are straight from wintergrasp "WE NEED BUFFS!" etc ad infinitum
so relax, enjoy the battles, there will be plentiful I look forward to seeing you in the field of battle.. if you meet Isle of Janthir, good luck..
As a kid, I learned the "just say NO". I donno if they still do that in school. So I'm just going to say NO to...
-Asura/Sylvari being in the next "BWE"
-Having a BWE3/4/5 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
I really hope ArenaNet doesn't have anymore betas. More than 3 is going way too far. I also hope they don't spoil the Sylvari and Asura. We need at least something to do during release besides playing the content we've already played throughout 3+ weekends.
Other than that, they've gone silent again. Normally when it remains silent, the first thing you hear is really loud. So, hopefully that is the case. I'd like the game to be released. No more betas please.
With all that said. July-August. I really don't think and pray to God we don't have to wait over 3 months to play this game. I'm sick of riding this rollercoaster. It's boring as hell and I want to get off. There's no more loops .
The only problem I see with WvWvW is it could be too long at the begining.
Maybe it should change weekly(first month) so no server own others for 2 weeks, and "good" servers get matched against "good" servers faster.
And if WvW is something like 33%v33%v33% of the map, a lot of problems would be solved, no hating, no changing servers for bonuses(you could change to a server who is owning, and maybe next match it still doesnt get matched against a "top" server, because every winner won't be equally good).
A-net has already stated that they will do short WvW at launch to determine ladder positioning. In fact, they are using beta to fine tune the formula that they use for ranking.