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Baron von Scrufflebutt

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In Topic: GW2 has a content, not a feature problem.

Yesterday, 08:47 AM

View PostI post stuff, on 27 August 2014 - 01:02 AM, said:

Being critical of the game doesn't always mean solely looking for more things to whine about.

If we are dealing with constructive criticism, does it matter if folks point out issues instead of pointing out positive elements? Why would folks need to spice up their posts with off-topic positive comments just for the sake of posting positive elements?

View PostMCBiohazard, on 27 August 2014 - 03:38 AM, said:

I'm pretty sure I know the difference between constructive and nonconstructive criticism. The latter is what I am tired of and there is a lot of it mixed in with the actual discussion of real issues with the game. Check every long thread in this subforum (there's probably at least one or two such posts in this one) and you will see random jerks chime in with statements that have no substance besides "this game sucks". No thought or critical weight behind the statements, just undisguised and often incoherent contempt for the subject. Doesn't that bum anybody else out at all? I mean, if you want your own criticism to be taken seriously, do you really want dudes like that bungling the delivery for you?

If the posts bring absolutely nothing constructive to the discussion, report them and get them removed. Or respond to them and showcase how shallow they are.
But it's utter bullshit to be running around and going "somebody posted something somewhere and now the whole thread/forum sucks". There's absolutely nothing productive about such comments.

With that in mind, there's probably nothing on-topic about this discussion either. :)

In Topic: GW2 has a content, not a feature problem.

26 August 2014 - 07:12 PM

View PostMCBiohazard, on 26 August 2014 - 05:31 PM, said:

Don't take my statement as a personal affront but there are quite a number of users here that pop up out of the woodwork every time there is fresh news and have not contributed one positive or even neutral remark to any discussion they've been in to my knowledge. I'm not intending to start a witch hunt though so I'm not going to list them. There's always signal to noise issues in any forum but guru seems to be more susceptible just because the userbase is smaller than official forums and they reverberate in the echo chamber a lot louder.

So a negative remark (or a bunch of them, even) means that they "hate" the game? I think there's a difference between "hating" the game and being critical of it. Because being critical of the game means that a player can still very much like, or at least want to like, the game, whereas "hating" the game doesn't allow for that option.

In Topic: GW2 has a content, not a feature problem.

26 August 2014 - 05:03 PM

Remember this?

Referring to:

While we can leave the phrasing of "expansion's worth of content aside", I think it's important how they explain it:


We had a huge Halloween update in October, we just had a big one in November, we have a giant Christmas update coming in December, and all of those have gone over really well, and I think in December people are going to be really excited. But January and February are actually are biggest updates to date. They’re even bigger than all the stuff we did in October, November and December. And I think that when people see how much stuff they’re gonna get for no monthly fee in January and February, they’re probably going to be blown away. These two months combined are basically an expansion’s worth of content for free.

LS1, especially the last few entries, is something that they consider as huge. But the community (well, at least a part of it) doesn't really consider it as massive, we consider it as something BETWEEN the massive content. There seems to be a "slight" disconnect between the community and devs when it comes to the question of content and as such, I don't think you can dismiss the "how the content is going to be delivered", What if what (as in the quality and quantity) we're seeing now is what we should expect if expansion-like content will roll out through the LS?

In Topic: New region incoming!

26 August 2014 - 04:35 PM

View Postdavadude, on 26 August 2014 - 03:06 PM, said:

Well, look what Arenanet has been teasing...

For extra information, this was posted by WoodenPotatoes today.  The screenshot looks like a beta screenshot, but isn't,  He's confirmed it's from a closed client, and he was allowed to release it by Arenanet's permission.  There is a reason they want to share this.

He also claimed he'd have more new today about upcoming content, including information about a new region.

Do you have direct quotes?

Because this:
paints a different picture.

In Topic: GW2 has a content, not a feature problem.

26 August 2014 - 04:30 PM

Did other MMOs at least announce their model of content delievery before dropping the expansion?

View PostMCBiohazard, on 26 August 2014 - 02:36 PM, said:

And mark my words, even the people on this forum who hate this game still love it in some kind of sick twisted fashion, else they would just move on.

Can you list anyone here that hates the game? I think the closes that came to "hating" it was the Tranquillity-guy, but I don't think he's posting any more.