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Do ArenaNet staffers still play GW2?

26 November 2012 - 05:34 AM

I recall in many social network updates RB and others said they play GW2 themselves, as in: they actually live and breathe the concepts of MMOs so much that they try to spend as much time as possible in-game to experience first-hand if it all works out. The larger paradigm was explained as: they play the actual game instead of relying on theories and number crunching of statistics.

I also recall that in the BWEs one could often encounter ArenaNet staffers playing (tagged with the company logo next to the character name).

So I'm wondering: Has anyone seen any ArenaNet employee playing? Do they play on the regular server at all? Or "disguised"?

I'm pointing to a larger question: These days where does their impression how GW2 is doing come from, is it still from playing the game, or spreadsheets?

Why two different cover versions?

14 August 2012 - 04:00 PM

According to my retailer, the retail box of GW2 will ship in two different versions:


One showing the GW2 logo (stylized dragon head), the other one showing a human warrior (guardian?) being slashed with a huge sword Zatoichi-style, with a large flesh wound where the center of the torso would be, and a fountain of blood spilling out right-hand.

At this retailer, it's not possible to pick a specific version, but retail boxes will be shipping at random.

Well, I'm actually disappointed. One looks bland, the other weird. A wasted opportunity.

Perhaps ArenaNet want to discourage players to pick up a physical copy. In any case I don't see myself putting either one on a shelf at home.