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Doctor Overlord

Member Since 19 May 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2014 07:57 PM

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In Topic: Entanglement Update Notes

15 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

Taimi is in danger!   Heh, rescuing her should be nice subplot for Episode 2.  Particularly since they've established that Taimi's enthusiasm could be as much of a danger to herself as any monster or enemy.

I'm continuing to be hopeful for the progression of the storyline. I'm interested to see where it leads which is the goal of any good story.  
[quote name='davadude' timestamp='1405452643' post='2332202']
You need to do the story.  The new areas are HUGE.
[/quote]Cool to hear the new areas are big.   [size=4]I thought they might slowly reveal small parts of new areas a bit at a time, but it sounds like they've not focusing on teasing players for extended periods anymore, which is a good thing.[/size]
[quote name='Miragee' timestamp='1405453086' post='2332208']
Heared that in map chat, too. Saddening. I want to play the whole story together and don't get spoiled here and there. I hate episodes, really. Why did Anet even bother to make a persistent world MMO when they gate stuff like that anyways? Should have stayed with pure instances then. The hell. Anet presses more and more on the freedom of choice.
[/quote]Just to clarify, are you saying you want to have the entire storyline released at once, like an expansion?  

GW2's business model is based on getting people to log into their game.   Heck, every MMO is based on that, even sub-based ones. Rather than selling an expansion, ArenaNet has decided to release episodes every two weeks to get people to log in.

I personally like the episodes.   They give a pacing to the content and the Journal lets you catch up if you fall behind.   But then I'm not a binge player who sits down and burns through a whole expansion in a week long marathon.   Some people like that, but GW2 not the game for it.   Though one could log in every two weeks and wait until for the conclusion, but of course, that's not the same as full expansion release.

In Topic: Entanglement Begins July 15!

09 July 2014 - 07:49 PM

[quote name='Archaes' timestamp='1404876124' post='2331347']
I love that there's more mystery and suspense this time around. We seem to be literally delving into Tyria again. :)
[/quote]Heh, it's funny you say that because as I was playing through the recent story update, I was thinking it was good that ArenaNet seemed to be explaining the story this time, rather that keeping important details hidden from players.  

But I see what you mean about building a sense suspense. The thing is, a good story can keep its suspense without dragging out its secrets.  Look at the writing in Wildstar - you find out the mysterious purpose of the planet Nexus by level 40 or so, right? That doesn't end the mystery of the plot because in a good story, every secret that is answered can spawn even more questions. I hope ArenaNet is figuring that out for Season 2.

It would be a nice change.  All of Season 1 consisted of ArenaNet keeping secrets to the point where they became tedious. How many months was it before we knew who was behind the Molten Alliance, and even after Scarlet was revealed we knew nothing about her motivations or the purpose of her plans.   Even at the ending of Season 1, we were *still* not clearly told what was the point to the plot of Season 1.  Sure there's a little glimpse of a dragon's eyeball in a video, that's just another example of an indirect hint rather than a clear declaration.   ArenaNet has overused hints in their stories so much they have really started to lose their appeal.

I am hopeful Season 2 will finally fix that.   ArenaNet may finally be learning that keeping secrets all the time doesn't make a story cool, it makes it tedious. Revelations are what make a story memorable, but not when they have be held back for so long the interest in them has faded.  

Case and point, how did humans get to Tyria? There is an incredible wealth of potential stories and plotlines in the answer to that single question but ArenaNet has been smugly sitting on that since GW1.

In Topic: The Gates of Maguuma

01 July 2014 - 06:45 PM

And a Mini-Frostbite pet in the Gem Store.   I'm not a mini-collector but I'm going to be getting that.

In Topic: The Gates of Maguuma

01 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

I'm just reading articles since I can't log in, but it sounds like we got a zone?   Neat!

In Topic: The Gates of Maguuma

30 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

View PostNeo Nugget, on 26 June 2014 - 11:18 PM, said:

Here are a few short audio clips from the Gates of Maguuma. Pretty interesting if you ask me.

I missed these, thanks for posting the link!