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#1550479 Do you think there will be weekly maintance?

Posted Feklhar on 26 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

From what I've read, they will be doing maintenance the same way they did in GW1. This required next to no downtime. I'm trying to remember the number I read on reddit, but it was a ridiculously low number for a game that has been live for 7 years.

Their patching process most often required people to restart their client.

#1534827 Is it Fun? Colin Johanson on How ArenaNet Measures Success

Posted Colin Johanson on 20 June 2012 - 01:34 AM

Hey all,

I just wanted to say first thank you for all the feedback, comments and suggestions. I wanted to clarify a couple of points, since I think folks raise valid questions here that a worthy of a response:

- This blog post doesn't address stuff from BWE 2 and how we plan to respond to the feedback from it, because this post was written and submitted before BWE 2, long before we compiled all the feedback from the BWE. The posts that go up on our blog are usually written weeks/months in advanced and sent over for editing and then posted when there is a downtime where there isn't anything currently scheduled on our blog. However, keep an eye out on TenTonHammer where Jon and I are currently working on answering questions for Lewis Burnell that answer some very BWE 2 specific questions, many of which have been asked in this very thread.

- This blog post was written from the perspective of the content design team and the folks on it who are directly responsible for the production of event, story, and dungeon content in Gw2. Stuff like cash shop, traits, skill progression, etc. are all handled by other teams in the company, and as such really aren't the focus on this article. The focus here is how we develop content specifically at ArenaNet on the Content Design team, and the metrics we use to help track the success of that content specifically, vs. how content is developed for games with subscription models. The cash shop isn't mentioned in the article because quite frankly, we simply don't design content on our team with the intent of the cash shop being needed to do any of it. Our bonus hope from this article was also to help explain why you should fill out those little surveys in the BWE events!

Hope that helps a bit, I know in this time after the BWE everyone is looking for more information, release dates, or wants to talk about stuff directly tied to this BWE. When this blog post was written, that information wasn't currently available, thus the content presented within.

We realize a lot of you are insanely excited at this point and just want more information period that helps get us towards release. We'll absolutely be getting more information out for all of you, but as usual with our development philosophy until we've fully tested and are happy with changes we're making, we don't want to talk about them. Keep an eye on the internets, lots more is coming from us to shed light into aspects that are probably more up the Gw2Guru fans alley, plog bosts like this content one are really intended more for the casual gaming audience to help draw more attention towards the game and its development.

All the best and thanks again for all your comments everyone! (Insert obligatory smile)

#1404679 Dyes not account wide - A Broken Promise?

Posted SuLor on 03 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

I am very disappointed that the dyes are not account wide, especially when they are so difficult to get. I have no issue with them being hard to get though, I do think that makes them a little more fun to collect. However I really don't like the randomness of it all with the possibility of getting duplicates. I will never buy anything random from the cash shop. Now if they really wanted to make money off of me they would sell color sets instead of random dye seeds, then I would know I was getting what I wanted and I would therefore be far more willing to spend cash. Making it account wide would make it even more valuable to me and all the more likely for me to buy more.