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#2365756 Colin Leaves Arenanet...Good or Bad?

Posted Age on 07 June 2016 - 07:29 PM

View PostShayne Hawke, on 05 June 2016 - 02:13 PM, said:

Neo-ANet can stay the ♥♥♥♥ away from GW, thanks.  More likely is for them to muck it up or take the wrong impression of things (due to a lack of historical understanding) than come away with something that helps them improve GW2.  Remember how they looked at skill capture to form the basis of the first trait system overhaul?
Not quite but i think I have an idea to be honest i hate this whole trait system and prefer the attribute system of GW.

#2365519 Colin Leaves Arenanet...Good or Bad?

Posted Shayne Hawke on 05 June 2016 - 02:13 PM

View PostAge, on 04 June 2016 - 11:18 PM, said:

Maybe the devs need to turn their attention towards an old game and get to learn how it was all started.

Neo-ANet can stay the ♥♥♥♥ away from GW, thanks.  More likely is for them to muck it up or take the wrong impression of things (due to a lack of historical understanding) than come away with something that helps them improve GW2.  Remember how they looked at skill capture to form the basis of the first trait system overhaul?

#2363537 Colin Leaves Arenanet...Good or Bad?

Posted Shayne Hawke on 07 March 2016 - 07:13 AM

"Nobody knows what's going on in the studio" has been the status quo for a decade now.

#2343729 I just miss Guild Wars

Posted Hirsty on 02 December 2014 - 08:13 AM

I currently still play GW1. Suprisingly - I've had more fun playing this for the last 2 months than GW2 in the last year. Just sayin'

#2343702 I just miss Guild Wars

Posted Zaishen on 01 December 2014 - 03:41 PM

i identify myself with this quote, i finded on youtube:


gw1 was the best mmo game ever, anet just killed the story with gw2 (guild wars 1 comunity disband, less than 10% are in guild wars 2, most of them left), the game play, the mechanics, the ambient, the sounds, the colors, contrasts, the story, the mini movies, pve system, best pvp, best server system, best chat, best comunity (best ever), decent balance on skill, good strategy to not create "duels" because promote hate between players, and many many other positive things, the music inside the game was smooth and relaxing, the character movment was perfect and smooth, there were no grey aliens races inside this game, just human look, fair pvp, no hacks, this game was very hard to cheat, there were no hacks in gw1
guildwars2 has nothing to do with guildwars1, guildwars2 is totally diferent from guildwars1, i sold my guild wars 2 acc because not worth
a game like guildwars1 apears once in 30 years, just think that guildwars 1 have pvp for pros and pvp for noobs (easy pvp and hard pvp), im not going to talk much about the pvp because is to much to say, u had many pvp systems in this game, 4 vs 4 (Random Arenas and Team Arenas), 8 vs 8 heroes ascent (for pros and some pugs), and 8 vs 8 GvG clan versus clan (for pros), Alliance Battle for everyone (many girls liked to play AB in guildwars), farming in gw1 was amazing (rly nice pve), the ones who played this game some years ago know what im talking about
in all this years i didn't finded one, but one game wich can reach just the smoothesnes of character movment, camera, skill activation, and interaction of guild wars 1, i tested everything and all are epic fails, from aion to guildwars 2, tera and the "company", failed games with cheets, no endgame, no real pvp, failed pve, games wich stress u, point less stories, clueless, complicated games, made from wrong ideas
GuildWars was that kind things wich are made simple, good and with everything.
hmmm, a game made in 2003 (or around that times), rly profesional, i bet blizzard with his billions of dolars wanted this game dead, because of envy...
guildwars 2  ws not needed, they should continue deving guildwars1 same as world of warcraft, was the biggest mistake ever made, the fail of the decade, guildwars 2, they only have to improve graphs in gw1 and add some nicer features for example jump and some things and everything was ok

is not only you who not likes this sh*t with eyes! most of us, most of the gw1 players we never expected such fail, and the worse thing is that anet is paying to hide the ppl opinions, they flood the internet with counter opinions, paid opinion propaganda
gw2 is wrong from all aspects, it have nice graphs, but the other things are dry, races (why races ffs?! i dont like aliens), skills, game play, no end game, failed pvp, failed pve, ... 

gold words, ther truth, the reality

#2356277 Will you play again?

Posted Konzacelt on 02 June 2015 - 05:41 PM

View Postraspberry jam, on 02 June 2015 - 03:44 PM, said:

That's what's so beautiful about GW1, though. When you are on a mission or just wandering around in the world outside the towns, it's just you (and whoever you bring with you), so there is really no pressure. You have much more time to calmly explore or do whatever else you would like to do.

In GW2, exploration is based around going to the locations that ANet think you should go to. You have them on your map and they get filled in when you visit them. Now, sure, there are other things to see, things that are not on the map. But since there are things on the map, the rest gets kind of lost in the noise.

Really agree on that point.

The reason they made exploration a location "checklist" is for modern achievement-minded players who want to be rewarded for filling out said checklist.  Any checklist will do really, I'm surprised they don't have one yet for walking across 10 bridges.  It's game design based on handing out rewards for some of the most remedial and superfluous actions.

It works because ANet knows that humans, by nature, have a silly craving to finish lists.  All ANet did was use some basic psychology to manipulate players into doing things that will make them stay in the game longer.

Right now I'd kill for a new zone with no vista's, skill points, and PoI's.  And just one way point at the beginning.

And random spawns that follow random patrol routes.

And the ability to do it solo if I so wish.


#2356262 Will you play again?

Posted Miragee on 01 June 2015 - 04:22 PM

View PostRagiNagi, on 31 May 2015 - 11:02 PM, said:

I guess the problem with the gw2 is the lack of lore/history/story/legend. I don't think new class, weapon, area will change that. Even in GW1, the game had a very boring way of introducing the player to the world. I had played gw1 for about 3-4 years and I probably read ~5 quest back stories (I read the objectives though :)). Somehow, the same goes for GW2. People just do stuff automatically there! For example - I never have understood where do the stone elementals come from in Queensdale and why are they suddenly so aggressive. I don't even know if this information covered somewhere by a random npc. Any other RPG (can't say much about other mmo's), has a way of laying out the lore for you - it could be in a form of a dialogue or book that you have to read or whatever. I have played GW2 for close to 3 years now and I still don't understand why am i there, what are my characters ultimate life goals and why is everyone on the map trying to kill me.

I think that I will buy the expansion as soon as I get a pc that can actually run it. But I'm going to do it only because I have all the previous games and I really enjoy coming back to them every now and then. However, it will not be because I can't wait for it and expect something new from the game. I know what to expect from ANet - a rather boring lore with some interesting game mechanics. And I know that I will enjoy the product nonetheless.


Maybe that's your problem. GW1 has amazing lore and a lot of it is in quest logs. If you only read 5 of them sure you wouldn't know... The thing about GW is: You have to go out and explore/read to find the lore. It doesn't just pop up wherever you go. GW2 has the problem that a lot of lore/dialouge is put into events or timed voice-overs. It's pretty annoying to catch it even if you try to. That's one reason why I'm not a fan of voice-overs for this kind of stuff. Text is great.
Another problem is probably that a lot of people do things differently in MMOs than they would in RPGs. In single player games you explore anyways because that's what the game is about and you have nobody around to pressure you. In MMOs however people are driven by success. They want to keep up with everyone else so they feel that they have to go out of their way to explore if they could instead grind dungeons, speed level etc.

#2355676 Will you play again?

Posted Miragee on 13 May 2015 - 07:25 PM

View PostArkham Creed, on 12 May 2015 - 10:17 PM, said:

Shows how little you actually know about game development politics. The publisher has final say in everything, and claiming it was your idea and defending their stupid decisions is in the developer's contract. They HAVE to say that, regardless if it's true or not. Taking a bullet for EA is in Hudson's job description.

And here I thought Raspberry worked in the game development branch.

#2159051 Sell laurels in the gem store

Posted Sans on 06 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

I like the idea.

1 Laurel = 10000 gems
Limit, 1 laurel per month.

#2348219 Mastery System = vertical progression?

Posted Mordakai on 27 January 2015 - 06:04 PM

View PostPhineas Poe, on 27 January 2015 - 05:28 PM, said:

Note: several.

The key is that they just greatly expand on what they have. And if they attach masteries to defeating raid bosses, they will have effectively added raid progression without alienating players that choose not to participate in it (basically the same as fractals). Think of it more like you have to defeat Teq before you can do Wurm. Or that you need a particular utility skill to defeat Wurm that has no place elsewhere but requires killing Tequatl first to unlock it.

I really don't like gated content, period.

Example:  I really want to do the latest LS with my brand new Sylvari character, but have to wait until level 80.  I see no reason not to bump up characters for at least the instanced personal story bits (especially if I'm just going to be magically reduced in hit points or turned into Caithe anyway).

#2348192 What will need to be announced on Saturday...

Posted Mordakai on 27 January 2015 - 05:25 PM

View PostHobbesqt, on 27 January 2015 - 05:15 PM, said:

Okay, allow me to address why I still think you are only able to see things from the perspective of GW1, rather than how someone like me sees GW2.

GW2 is nothing but dps classes. That is a core philosophy of GW2. No trinity. Healers and tanks are part of that trinity, and asking to introduce healers is tantamount to asking to remove leveling, Hotkeys abilities, or gear. These are core principles the game was founded on, and while you may feel they are more conducive to a good MMO, they are simply not things Arena Net will ever do, nor is it what most of the playerbase wants.

GW2 is doing better than most other MMOs simply because it dares to be different than other MMOs, especially the nameless titan. Any back-stepping to introduce things contradictory to their core philosophy is going to be seen by the public as just copying them and giving up on an ideology that has actually served them well.

How is adding Greatswords with Necros not nearly equivalent to adding a new weapon entirely? You get brand new attacks, brand new skills, and a new playstyle just like you would with spears, or any other weapon. Whether it is packaged as a spear or a greatsword is irrelevant in my opinion. It isn't like they are limited in any way by the weapon. It just allows them to not add a large amount of art assets, allowing the team to focus on other expansion content.

For example, mesmers use greatswords as ranged weapons. It is awesome as hell from a visual perspective, and Arena Net can do the same with any weapons.

The same applies to the new class, only more so.

To you, the trinity is what engaging gameplay is. That was GW1, and other MMOs. That is not what GW2 at a design philosophy level, and it is simply not going to change.

Gah, DPS only was NOT intended!  Anet has said multiple times they don't like it, they want each profession to have the ability to DPS, support, or control.  Bad thing is: only DPS really matters, and apparently Anet has no idea how to fix that.

The ideal of GW 2 would be people switching roles to meet certain situations.

#2347919 The new allies. In the new expansion

Posted Kymeric on 26 January 2015 - 08:52 PM

View Postraspberry jam, on 26 January 2015 - 05:41 PM, said:

Yeah, 250 years ago, the average human had 7 to 19 eyes and now almost everyone has just 2!!

But.. but... Magic™!

#2347823 I’ve been playing GW2 wrong, and loving it.

Posted Shayne Hawke on 26 January 2015 - 05:03 PM

View PostArkham Creed, on 26 January 2015 - 06:36 AM, said:

Here is the thing; the GW2 content/gameplay problem isn’t an issue of design or mechanics. One of these days I’m going to have to get my act together and start that youtube show “Blame the Fans” I’ve been dreaming up….anyway, the deal is we’re the problem. Or I should say you’re the problem, since I’m not doing these things. You see I am the head of a very small semi-casual guild. Not one of us has a single piece of Ascended gear, only one of us bothers with zerker stats, we rarely read the wiki or boss guides, and often don’t know what we’re doing in dungeons. Yeah; we’re bad. But you know what else? It’s a freaking blast.

This attitude is so quintessentially "I play-for-fun" that it makes my stomach turn.

You and your friends are so blinded by being entertained by shallow gameplay that you can't even see the contradictions in your own opening statement.  It somehow isn't the fault of the developers that people find problems in the game, and yet you admit to/claim that

"content is so zergy and everything can be DPSed down in seconds... a lack of challenging content or defined player roles... someone is going to find the right place to stack to EXPLOIT AI pathing or targeting bugs, everyone is going to repair their zerker gear, and the whole server is going to break the game and then complain that its broken."

...which is all entirely the fault of ANet because it's the way they chose to make their game.  ANet is (together with NCsoft) solely responsible for every decision they've made about how to build and present their game, and you somehow have the audacity to fault the playerbase when they call out ANet for having not designed the game in a manner which meets the studio's own touted goals and objectives.  If ANet wants players to behave a certain way, and players end up behaving differently, it's because ANet, as the one in charge of all of the interactive bits and systems and laying everything out to manipulate player behavior, did not design a game that makes players behave that way, and that is their fault.  Video games as a medium are all about shaping player interaction, and you are like someone who would blame clay for not turning itself into a vase rather than the potter that can't figure out how to work their wheel.


When you DON’T use an optimized zerker build, and when you DON’T stack in exploitive areas, and DON’T mindlessly zerg the game is great.

Again, there are all these things you point out that players have figured out and regularly do that demonstrate how poorly thought out and designed this game is, and if only players didn't do these things, they could see how great the game really is.  You would rather blame the player for playing too efficiently than the designer for designing poorly, because it's not as though the designer could possibly have made the game in some other way that didn't allow for or encourage that behavior.


Play the game wrong. You just might find that you like it.

If playing like shit is the way you get through the game, then something else is shit - the game or your standards, or both.  Bad games have bad solutions which are bad for any number of reasons (cheap, simple, lazy, easy, obvious, etc).  Not caring that those bad solutions exist or that the developer should do anything about them is a bad standard.

Go cram your casual guild in some corner of the world and keep playing terribly with your thoughts to yourself.  It's obvious that you don't care about the condition or quality of the game or about improving it, or you'd otherwise have some understanding about why and how the game is where it is and who to hold responsible.  Stand down and let other people challenge ANet for a better game.  You and your friends will find a way to gimp yourselves into finding it fun anyways.

#2347829 The new allies. In the new expansion

Posted Miragee on 26 January 2015 - 05:20 PM

View Postraspberry jam, on 26 January 2015 - 10:18 AM, said:

I actually think it's mursaat too except that why would mursaat be all glowy and transparent? These guys are hovering (check) and have weird appendages that doesn't look like feathers but then again this is GW2 so ♥♥♥♥ lore (check) and that portal is definitely mursaatish.

Buuuuuut mursaat are fleshy, solid creatures, or at least look like it. These guys are glowy. Margonites are glowy too and they were humans that were corrupted by Abaddon. Maybe these mursaat were transformed in a similar way.

Or it could be that this was their true form all along and they just looked fleshy in GW1 because reasons.

You have to remember that anet has to design for the majority of gw2's audience, which are in fact skritt.

#2347793 I’ve been playing GW2 wrong, and loving it.

Posted typographie on 26 January 2015 - 02:44 PM

View PostArkham Creed, on 26 January 2015 - 06:36 AM, said:

That’s the issue; when you play the game wrong (IE; as intended by the developers) its one of the best on the market these days. But the meta killed GW2.

The intent of the developers was to have an RPG combat system that makes healing and tanking optional at best. We could debate whether or not they foresaw the consequences of that, but I think it's obvious that if you can successfully complete dungeons with no healer, no tank, and no defensive stats, the variable you have left is how fast you can do it. While handicapping yourself can sometimes be fun to introduce a new challenge, you can't blame the players for generally wanting to take the easiest available route to their goals.

I think you're also ignoring the possibility that build optimization is a huge part of the enjoyment of this genre for a large number of people. Despite playing in a casual guild similar to yours where I could probably get away with running anything I want, I still usually choose direct DPS, and I still want to min/max it.