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#1963501 So... The bugs are getting ridiculous.

Posted TheGizzy on 24 September 2012 - 12:58 PM

View PostShadowrose, on 24 September 2012 - 12:44 PM, said:

So because the game has only 1 month (funny how the 'smart' people moved on from the 1 week argument) I guess it's ok to still not have fixed some bugs that persist from launch?

It's ONE MONTH, you said it yourself.

Crucial rolled out a new line of M4 SSD drives last year... good drives at a good price and the consumers lapped them up.  Then suddenly, thousands of us began experiencing hourly crashes.  Every single hour, exactly one hour from the last... BSOD.

MONTHS of screaming, begging, pleading...and finally, in January, Micron/Crucial offered a firmware fix.  It turned out that the drives were perfect...until they hit 5,000 hours of uptime.

Does the M4 suddenly become a bad SSD?  Does Micron/Crucial suddenly become a bad manufacturer?  Or does poop just sometimes happen no matter how long you test something?

Answer:  Poop happens.  No matter how good you are.  No matter how hard you try.  No matter how dedicated you are.  Poop happens.  And if a company with 30+ years experience as a highly rated manufacturer can have poop happen on the scale of the M4 debacle, then I don't think cutting ANet a break is all that outrageous.  Especially when, unlike Crucial (not to mention unlike hundreds of other game developers in past years), they're not sticking their fingers in their ears and singing "LA-LA-LA" while pretending problems don't exist.

If they're not fixing them fast enough for you, then I suggest you take your vast knowledge and superior development skills and roll out your MMO to show them (and every single other MMO developer throughout history) how it's done.

#1946976 What do GW1 players think of GW2?

Posted Rekkwum on 19 September 2012 - 09:16 AM

Played GW1 from shortly after it's release, all the way till EotN, and while it was great and I still remember it fondly, it was nowhere near as good as everyone's making it out to be.

- End-game content was 2 areas, that were only available based on your server winning at PvP. Getting the end-game armor set took grinding those areas to a level that dwarfs current dungeon-runs.
- Group builds were as cookie-cutter as they came. If you played a necromancer, you weren't welcome till Sorrow's Furnace's update. If you played Mesmer, it took far far longer. Elementalists were forced into Fire till everyone realized it's damage wasn't nearly as good as you'd think.
- Elite skills were awful to get - required getting random bosses to spawn, and then originally you had to use it as the boss activated the skill you wanted.
- Ideal stat weapons were crazy expensive; people wanted for +15% damage while over 50% health, but most people were happy with a 14%. And that's not even accounting for skins!
- Most skills were so awful you didn't even consider them, or such a staple that you couldn't make a decent build without them.
- Henchmen AI was terrible, as was their skillbars, so you either you had to force yourself through frustratingly, or wait ages to find a group willing to take you.
- Err 7 disconnects.

Anyway, I'm really liking GW2. I think you can't compare the two at the moment, because GW1 had so long to polish up and fix it's flaws while GW2 has been out less than a month.

#1896409 What do GW1 players think of GW2?

Posted Senatic on 07 September 2012 - 09:18 AM

As a gw1 player since the beta for that game and since all throughout it's life span, I love GW2. It is better in a lot of ways and still feels very much like Guild Wars. I'm actually having too much fun playing to frequent these boards as I used to.

#1896407 What do GW1 players think of GW2?

Posted RAD on 07 September 2012 - 09:17 AM

I am a GW1 vet, it was the first and really only online game I had ever played. I Started playing a few months before factions came out I think and yes it was and may be still is my favorite game of all time. However, Im disappointed in hearing all the negative reactions towards  GW2 coming from GW1 vets. It saddens me a little bit for sure.

Im loving GW2 and even though its vastly different, its a nice change for me. Maybe one of the biggest reasons that I like it so much is that my best friend and I who started playing GW1 at the same time, are still playing GW2 together today.

I dunno, loved GW1, Loving GW2, why cant it be that way?

#1950815 How many games AREN'T repetitive after 200 hours?

Posted DessieDoo on 20 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

I've played a lot of games past the 200 hour mark, and had a great time doing so, but none of them maintain much novelty at that point.  Why do we expect GW2 to be any different?  I've got at least 500 hours in playing Team Fortress 2, for instance, and I'm still basically doing the same thing I did when I started:  Logging on and shooting people.  Now, TF2 has updates, most of them incremental, that provide little bits of novelty, but my primary activity is still the same (well, until Mann Vs. Machine anyway, which was a major departure).

For a closer comparison, look at WoW.  Yeah, you have little things you can go and do that provide novelty, but you're still doing a lot of grinding and repeating.  

Yet the people who are bored are saying that all there is to do is more of the same.  I'm not saying you shouldn't be bored.  If you're bored, you're bored, and that's that, but I'd argue that it's not novelty you're after ("There's nothing left to do!"), it's something else.  Maybe you're the type that always needs a bar to fill (you're goal-oriented).  Or maybe you're the gamer who finds the existing content too easy (you're looking for more challenge).  There's plenty left to DO for 90% of you, you just may not care for whatever that is.

For the social gamer, as long as this game is up, there's something to do.  For the lore-hounds, there's a ton of crap that you can't possibly have exhausted (go learn New Krytan and translate ALL THE WORDS).  For the PVPer, go and kill kill kill until carpal tunnel ends your career.

GW2 is a different sort of game that appeals to different sorts of people, and that's okay.  Those of you who have done all you wanted to do, congrats!  You have free time now, and there's a ton of shit out there in the rest of the world to do, even if it's just more video games. GW2 will still be there for you, free of charge, until ANet puts out new content.

As for those of you that plain think the game sucks, well that's unfortunate, but it happens.  But I have to ask you, why are you coming here to complain about it?  I bought Pokemon Conquest and hated it.  I didn't go find a Pokemon forum to tell everyone.  I just gave the game to my nephew (who loves it) and bought Guild Wars 2 instead (and if you're broke and you don't have the cash, go shoot some hoops at the local rec center, or find something else you might like to do).

TL;DR You're bored.  And?

#1926114 Interesting opinions and reaction to the new GW2 advertisement from Non-MMO p...

Posted Robsy128 on 13 September 2012 - 10:42 AM

*sigh* And this is why I don't like avid fans of things. I'm a fan of GW2, but you have to understand that this trailer is for everyone in the world - not just gamers. Some people don't even know what 'MMO' stands for, so showing them the manifesto video would be a waste of time. Some people don't even play RPGs.
But when you're sitting in a cinema, and you see good-looking women doing interesting things in an advertisement, you usually pay attention. It's the same with girls and guys. You wonder what the advert is about... what the people in it are doing and talking about. Is it perfume? Is it a car? A new brand of soap? What is it? And then you find out at the end of the video. It's a game, and you gather that the people you saw are gamers, who have then transformed into the in-game characters and are now fighting that huge epic-looking dragon. That's all they see. They've never even heard of Guild Wars before. So if they like fantasy, or if they liked the video in any way at all, there's a strong possibility that they'll check out Guild Wars 2. And when they do, they can make up their own mind whether they want to buy it or not, thus making more sales for Arenanet and NCSoft.