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#2037325 Anyone else feel like they fell for the old bait and switch?

Posted Lordkrall on 23 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

Wait what?
Which items can you get from the shop to bypass grinding several days?

Just because you think you "need" to use the store does not make it true.
I have played daily since head-start and have yet to find a single situation where I needed to use the store.

Why would the game die?
The vast majority of player have nothing against the store, nor most of the other stuff.


#2000299 What does Anet's behavior say to you

Posted Gilles VI on 07 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

View Postak1287, on 07 October 2012 - 08:00 PM, said:

Well then you're obviously playing the game wrong, Gilles. I mean, who ever heard of playing a game for fun, or even having fun when one person says it's impossible? For shame.

\sarcasm.

Yup I almost forgot you could play games for fun if I read these forums! :o


#2000285 What does Anet's behavior say to you

Posted Ganjan12 on 07 October 2012 - 07:58 PM

View PostAlShamari, on 07 October 2012 - 07:51 PM, said:

Why do people continue to say "lack of updates"? Do you expect a new major patch fixing every broken dynamic of the game every week, or? It has been a little over one month since release. They have released a major patch that fixed many of the common bugs in-game that numerous people were complaining about, balanced some professions and changed some schemes that were not meant to be part of the game. They're going to be releasing an in-game Halloween event towards the end of the month (a big thing in Guild Wars) which will release loads of temporary new content, give a boost to the economy (think of events as stimulus packages), etc. If you're expecting more common patches, sorry you're going to be disappointed. Areanet is smarter than that. Common patches have flaws, they fix minuscule amounts of content that leave people complaining, balances will not be done correctly and have to be fixed the next week. They can not make calculated decisions that fast. There would be more problems in the updates than in the content already in place of the game, leaving them with more work to fix for the next week. It has been a month for crying out loud, I will continue to say this! The PvP balance is better than it ever was, the issues with botting and other related things is far less prominent than the first month of almost any other MMO on the market and you're still complaining about issues. Give them 3 months, 5 months. Let things run their course.

I really hate to get all "fanboy" in threads like this and act like the little boy sitting on Arenanet's lap, but these demands are often time downright unintelligent and reflect upon the fact that most players know very little about game maintenance and have unreal expectations as to how it should be handled.

As far as the "gem store" issue. I agree, and you can thank some staff changes within Arenanet for that. They're going to continue to push it, but as of right now Guild Wars 2 is not 'play to win' and we can cross our fingers that it will never become that way. I think the whole of Arenanet as a studio has the integrity to never let the game cross that line. Until then, they can push the gem store as much as they want as long as it really doesn't affect gameplay. I will continue to ignore it, and those who use it can continue to use it.

Pretty much this. I don't remember an MMO that was a month old and had content updates already. Give it some time. Companies advertise get over it.


#2000269 What does Anet's behavior say to you

Posted Al Shamari on 07 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

Why do people continue to say "lack of updates"? Do you expect a new major patch fixing every broken dynamic of the game every week, or? It has been a little over one month since release. They have released a major patch that fixed many of the common bugs in-game that numerous people were complaining about, balanced some professions and changed some schemes that were not meant to be part of the game. They're going to be releasing an in-game Halloween event towards the end of the month (a big thing in Guild Wars) which will release loads of temporary new content, give a boost to the economy (think of events as stimulus packages), etc. If you're expecting more common patches, sorry you're going to be disappointed. Areanet is smarter than that. Common patches have flaws, they fix minuscule amounts of content that leave people complaining, balances will not be done correctly and have to be fixed the next week. They can not make calculated decisions that fast. There would be more problems in the updates than in the content already in place of the game, leaving them with more work to fix for the next week. It has been a month for crying out loud, I will continue to say this! The PvP balance is better than it ever was, the issues with botting and other related things is far less prominent than the first month of almost any other MMO on the market and you're still complaining about issues. Give them 3 months, 5 months. Let things run their course.

I really hate to get all "fanboy" in threads like this and act like the little boy sitting on Arenanet's lap, but these demands are often time downright unintelligent and reflect upon the fact that most players know very little about game maintenance and have unreal expectations as to how it should be handled.

As far as the "gem store" issue. I agree, and you can thank some staff changes within Arenanet for that. They're going to continue to push it, but as of right now Guild Wars 2 is not 'play to win' and we can cross our fingers that it will never become that way. I think the whole of Arenanet as a studio has the integrity to never let the game cross that line. Until then, they can push the gem store as much as they want as long as it really doesn't affect gameplay. I will continue to ignore it, and those who use it can continue to use it.


#1910402 Could it be that B2P have saved Anet?

Posted Volkon on 10 September 2012 - 10:55 AM

View PostDevil Fruit, on 10 September 2012 - 10:53 AM, said:

It seems you entirely missed the point of the OP.

OP set a narrow goal. OP raced to goal. OP says "Now what?"

What exactly did I miss?


#1910396 Could it be that B2P have saved Anet?

Posted Volkon on 10 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

View Postsagasaint, on 10 September 2012 - 10:50 AM, said:

definetly
had this game been P2P it would already be tanking just as bad if not worse than SWToR

being B2P gave ANet a lot of room to make up for the extreme overhyping and underdelivering

Underdelivering and overhyping? How has ANet done either? If you're going to make crap up, at least make up some lies supporting it.


#1910370 Could it be that B2P have saved Anet?

Posted Volkon on 10 September 2012 - 10:47 AM

Level 60 here, with a couple lower alts for a change of pace. I have a funny feeling that you were in such a hurry to get to the "end" of the game that you missed the game itself. The only thing "saving" ANet is the fact that they've made a great game. It's ridiculous talking about subs because subs were never in my GW2 mentality since it was first announced over five years ago. How can I consider "resubbing" when I never had to consider subbing in the first place?


#1894672 Do you reckon Arenanet has damaged their reputation?

Posted TheGizzy on 07 September 2012 - 12:23 AM

No - at least not in any meaningful way.

"Hacked" accounts are expected - gold sellers regularly attack fansites and the like in advance of big launches like this because they know that a significant portion of gamers are actually stupid enough to use the same credentials on websites as they use for their games and their email accounts.  The only way ANet would take a hit is if it were their servers that were breached, and they haven't been.

Bugs & exploits are part of the game development process.  They're to be expected.  Given the huge number of concurrent players just during headstart alone (400,000 with 1,000,000+ pre-purchased serial codes), this has been a surprisingly smooth launch.  Most people are in the game playing & enjoying themselves.  At this point, you're likely looking at 2,000,000+ account holders... and probably less than 10,000 having issues (given the activity being seen on the official forum).  For an MMO, that's pretty damn impressive.


#1894656 Do you reckon Arenanet has damaged their reputation?

Posted Darkobra on 07 September 2012 - 12:20 AM

Nope. In two years, people will forget this even existed. There will always be something new to talk about. When the next expansion comes out, people will be saying that GW2 is a godsend and the expansion ruined it. Same with the following expansion. "GW2 and its first expansion were godsends! They should have left it there!"

People complain about nothing. And honestly, if this is the biggest complaint you have in your life, I'll trade lives with you right now. If your biggest complaint is "My fully functional game isn't what I thought it was", then please swap me.