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In Topic: WvW and PvE skill bar split incoming

04 July 2015 - 06:20 AM

And here I thought they would finally balance PvE and WvW independently. Good change nevertheless.

In Topic: Heart of Thorns Available For Pre-Purchase

02 July 2015 - 06:24 AM

View PostArkham Creed, on 01 July 2015 - 07:20 PM, said:

Sadly I can't back this up because Arena Net opted to close the suggestions forum and then hide it behind a perpetual 404 error, but I was actually perma banned for a completely made up reason shortly after having come up with the idea for elite specializations, the mastery system, and as it turns out part of the guild hall system. That whole "upgrades as actual structures within the guild hall" thing is also one of mine. Again I can't prove it so I won't hold it against you if you decide to roll your eyes and dismiss that claim, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Uh? I wasn't attacking you with that line? I just didn't remember if you have got a perma ban or a temp ban back then and because of that didn't know if you are still active in the official forums. That's all since my main point was that you are a forum regular.

In Topic: Heart of Thorns Available For Pre-Purchase

29 June 2015 - 09:37 PM

View PostArkham Creed, on 29 June 2015 - 04:25 PM, said:

Two points. First Guild Wars 2 was specifically designed NOT to appeal to "everyone." That was just hype largely generated by irresponsible and clueless youtube "celebrities" like Total Biscuit. In reality Arena Net knew from the beginning that certain core design aspects of this game would be a huge turn off to many gamers and especially MMO fans, and never pretended otherwise.

Secondly there is a big difference between simply voicing your opinion and continuing to troll the community bitching THREE YEARS after that opinion has been voiced like a certain someone who we started this little debate in reference to. One is perfectly acceptable, the other is a clear sign of some sort of obsessive personality disorder.

Seriously, lets say -hypothetically speaking- that you don't like Coke and decide to stop drinking it. Okay fine. But what kind of person stops drinking Coke, yet continues to send angry letters to that company complaining about the taste for several years AFTER they have stopped drinking it?

1. Uhm yeah. If that was the case, why would they go out of their way and include so many "pander-the-mass" features that every generic MMO has instead of continuing what they already had: A unique game? Anet made pretty clear that they wanted to appeal to a broader audience and much of what happened in the past three years also showed that they tried to satisfy anyone. I know you are a regular of this and the official forum (the latter for at least some time until you got banned?) so you must know that there was much controversy about this in the community.
I'm actually inclined to agree that the base game wasn't designed for everyone (and not only because that isn't possible, even in theory). But their following actions have been different and they wholeheartedly tried to appeal to everyone.

2. Generally you are right. Though I would argue there is a difference with a product that is in constant development/change. Your real-life comparison is a again moot because it misses the point. Coke has a set recipe for 100 years or so. Your hate-letters surely will accomplish nothing. In GW2 however, there is constant change, patches that change the core of the game like the trait system, new content is designed etc. Complaining for three years here is entirely comprehensible because even after three years there is still hope for a movement in the direction you would like.

View PostHaggus, on 29 June 2015 - 06:59 PM, said:

His assumption, and probably others' as well, is based on just about every post you've made here.  This quote is the first time you've said anything that looks positive, or at least not that negative, about the game; and that's after being called out on that negativity multiple times.  If you looked objectively at your posts, you would see just how negative you've been.  That doesn't sould to me like someone who enjoys any aspect of a game.

The reason you have for sticking around is also that of someone in a bad relationship, who sticks around because they KNOW deep....DEEP...down the person is a good person, and maybe, if they stick around, through the power of their love, they can change that person.  Guess what?  Bubba ain't a-changin', and neither is Anet.

I say positive things if I have positive things to say. It's as easy as that. In the beginning I had to say a lot of positive things. Over the course of the last three years I had to say a lot of negative things. I'm arguing that I'm mostly negative right now and have been over the past couple of years. There have been a few patches where I said something positive here (Bazaar, Feature Packs, the final few LS chapters in s2 for example). But in general, when I'm mostly negative it's because I think that most of the things that happen are shit.

Your second paragraph is sadly not so far away from the truth. A huge part of my reason for staying is probably my "relationship" with GW. It's just so deep in my heart and mind because it played such a huge role for a long time in my life that I simply cannot stop to care, even for things that are only related to it.

In Topic: Heart of Thorns Available For Pre-Purchase

29 June 2015 - 07:13 AM

A company that uses the internet for marketing shouldn't wonder if humans gang up and voice their opinions out. This is especially true for a company that designs a medium which they try to adapt to the users wishes. In the end, humans are like intelligent dominos: They tend to follow each other (Jinrui). The internet is just a place that is far-spreading for information and gives safety for the individual: The perfect place for humanity to reveal its true nature. In the case of anet they made perfectly clear that their target audience is everyone. And because of that everyone is entitled to give their opinions, however shit they might be, because in the end anet are the ones that wanted this to be the case.

I also don't know why you would assume that GW2 doesn't appeal to me? Some things do appeal to me. And what appealed to me even more was the premise they once gave us. I don't know why it seems so far fetched to you that people would cling to a product/company that promised them what they were waiting for in hopes that they will finally get what they had been promised to.

In Topic: Heart of Thorns Available For Pre-Purchase

28 June 2015 - 08:48 PM

Pretty flawed arguments against what I was saying... Only because the industry only creates shit because money doesn't neglect the fact that there could be an interesting MMO. Also, comparing scientific advancement to bend human abilities for survivial against physical laws with creative freedom for a piece of work surely is pretty fitting. Nice one Arkham.