Thousands of people curious about the FUTURE of the Mae as a whole, so much to talk about, and all contact with developers we have is mainly concerning PvP.
Im just curious as to why this happens?
Is there that much to talk about in PvP other than balance issues? The game is not gona morph into a different game, PvP isn't going to be reinvented here!
I'm not the first one to wonder why this is all it is talked about, it may be ignorant asking this, but if I'm not informed, it's not on me - I read this newsless site everyday.
I haven't got a problem with talking about PvP, I actually like PvP.
But there is a lot of people who couldn't care less about PvP (95%?), and they are getting no effort from this site to do these SOTG talks, where the SOTG is debated as a whole.
So much stuff happening with the game, so many long term problems, shifting community, uncertainty about future or STATE of the game, and all we see developers speak about in these reunions, is stale, uninteresting, softcore PvP.
You couldn't be more wrong. It is a well known fact that PvP is the backbone of the Guild Wars franchise. PvE, (and now WvW) were included to give the game a broader appeal, but the focus is always PvP and that will not change. We don't have the metrics to know for sure but I'd be willing to bet my bottom dollar that there are more people interested in the PvP side of the game than not.
Many players bought into the game with the promise of it launching into the e-sports scene. This was stated as the goal of A-Net from the very start. Although a lot of players were initially dissillusioned and let down with the state of PvP, they still held hope that the devs would not throw in the towel and follow through with shaping the game into the competitive, polished, e-sports-worthy gem they had hoped for. To many players, these State of the Game podcasts are like a continued covenant between them and A-Net that they want the game to become competitive and succussful. Making the PvP in the game great will positively impact the other areas as well since, as I stated earlier, that PvP is the backbone of the franchise. The bottom line is that the state of PvP is relevant to all players whether they realize it or not.