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Miragee

Member Since 02 Jun 2012
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In Topic: Tyria's Point of No Return

Yesterday, 09:19 PM

View Postdavadude, on 22 October 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

They announced that Halloween would be identical at the end of the last Living Story update.  New content continues on 4 November.

Well, to be fair they announced it like 2 days before it's release. Anyone would expect Halloween to expand on the story because that's what the GW franchise did every single year. Of course this is a major let down for anyone who cares regardless whether it was announced 2 days before or not. I for one had planned to log into GW2 for the Halloween story. Because even if I don't care for GW2 anymore, since I have given up on it to be the game I wanted it to be, I still care for the GW lore and am excited if I can learn something new. Well, this plan was shred to pieces.
If this was Wintersday, Dragon Bash or the like that would be a completly different story btw.

In Topic: Thoughts on the September Feature Pack?

Yesterday, 09:20 AM

View PostShayne Hawke, on 22 October 2014 - 05:19 AM, said:

Today, they changed the gem store so that you can only buy gems in specific increments.  A lot of fuss has been made on the official forums about this.  People aren't happy that they've lost out on the option to buy gems in any increment they like.

It sounds like ANet is open to changing this again so that people can once again buy gems in any volume.  Calling it now, they're not going to make that change until the next feature pack, and they'll even pass it off as a bullet point or headline of one of their reveal posts when they eventually do.

This is a plain rip-off. I know many companies do that but it is not ok. It kind of makes sense when you sell gaming cards because you can't handle it in another way. But with online purchases there is no reason to do that but to try and get more money from the customer than he would normally pay.

In Topic: Is GW2 dead now or is it just the forums?

20 October 2014 - 07:47 PM

View Postdrkmgic, on 20 October 2014 - 07:02 PM, said:

and the sad part that company will probably be blizzard.

No, they were too eshausted from publishing casual amateur level crap like Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, so they had to cancel their totally awesome "next gen" MMO Titan. The fate considers you my friend.

In Topic: Is GW2 dead now or is it just the forums?

18 October 2014 - 07:49 AM

View PostRobsy128, on 17 October 2014 - 06:13 PM, said:

Thankfully they have the features we've been wanting for a while - party search, a better trading post, better way of handling armours and dyes (account-wide - woohoo!). But now it has a major content problem. It annoys me that there was just so much potential at the beginning of the game with the new races revealed, loads of dragons to fight, the mystery of where the human gods went to, etc. When I first played Guild Wars 2, I was looking forward to diving into that world full of rich lore and magic from Guild Wars 1. I never imagined Arenanet would almost abandon the storyline and world for over 2 years.

Hopefully Living Story Season 2 part 2 will actually get us to kill off another Ender Dragon and maybe lead into an expansion. I mean, they have separate teams for the living world, right? So what are the other people doing? :(

And here's a post from Reddit to show my expectations when I first started playing this game:

Sounds like a plan for the next 30 years, considering anet's pace. I would rather see a GW3 instead, that takes everything good in the GW franchise and abandons all the bad things. Oh wait...

In Topic: GW2: a true successor to GW1

06 October 2014 - 08:04 PM

View PostEl Duderino, on 06 October 2014 - 04:54 PM, said:

I used to think that way too. Now, I'm not so sure. I think game publishers know how to milk a product for all it's worth and Inner they make more money doing it their way than trying to keep core communities happy. Even GW1 saw changes made that affected most communities for the worse and what did it lead to? A massive GW2 release that is probably making more money even today than GW1 ever did.

It's a sad state of affairs, but I think we can see from the history of ANet who was OK with being in it for profit and who was ready to walk away and keep after their artistic vision.

Well the gaming industry is still fairly young. What are 15-20 years compared to other business compartments? Sure it works now. But will it still work if the industry grows up? For the sake of the gamers I hope it won't...