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In Topic: Proposal to pause Living Story for more content patches

13 May 2014 - 08:17 PM

View PostMordakai, on 13 May 2014 - 11:35 AM, said:

I would rather have 6 months of minimal updates, and then get a full expansion.  I don't mind paying for it.

This trickle of temporary content called the Living Story is a failure IMO.

I do not believe I will buy a GW2:xpac if it were released with the base game as it stands today.

ANET can use the LS vehicle to progress the game by creating new permanent content every quarter or so. If I were them, I'd have used gemstore to sell content updates time to time like GW bonus mission pack. I'd open up an area in far shiverpeaks, add events and temporary dungeon access but, sell the permanent dungeon access for 400 gems instead of selling fluffy hats for the same price. I know there are people who like fluffy hats but, I'd rather pay for the content and not the fluff.

In Topic: The new daily system.

13 May 2014 - 08:08 PM

View PostNeo Nugget, on 12 May 2014 - 08:48 PM, said:

I would suggest doing whatever you normally do, then worry about your dailies. After a good 20-30 minutes, you'll have at least 3/5 done. Then check the list to see what else there is to do. You might even get lucky and have a karma or laurel merchant daily thrown in there.

It still does not alter the fact that now a player has to choose from 10 dailies instead of possible 18 (iirc PvE dailies had a minimum of 10 options).

It also does not change the fact that now a player has only one chance to get a black lion material per day from the daily box.

I have 16300+ AP and a Dragon like several other people who have played this game for a bit. Getting dailies done is not an issue but, it was fun to be able to do one thing or another sometimes. The unification of PvP and PvE with the hopes of getting PvErs to farm PvP lines to get PvE items did not sit well with me. I am sure it is working well w/ others. But, it was a complete letdown for me for variety of reasons.

In Topic: Do you feel empowered?

12 May 2014 - 02:45 PM

View PostVeji, on 24 March 2014 - 08:21 PM, said:

Honest question.

I've been gaming for years now and one thing that i've seen Blizzard struggle with over the years (or something they try to emphasize on) is to make the player feel "empowered".  Meaning, you feel awesome, playing whatever character in whatever game you are playing (of theirs).

Now, apply the question to GW2:  Do you feel empowered?  Do you feel like a mighty hero?

Does your hero feel empowered after salvaging lackluster drops to make a legendary weapon that only looks good and whose only legend relates to the xenocide of karkas at southsun cove or countless hours spent on flipping items on T/P?

Your question does not apply to GW2. And therein lies the rub.

Question that should be asked is that whether GW concept should be applied to an MMO or not.

I am pretty sure ANET realizes the fundamental issue of this game lies in the concept. You can't take a competitive PvP oriented game and make a themepark MMO out of it. It's like asking Giselle Bundchen to be like Audrey Hepburn.

After playing both GW1 and GW2 considerably, I am now convinced that GW2 needs a name change and new creative direction to remain relevant in coming years. And when they do, your question will become very relevant.

In Topic: The new daily system.

12 May 2014 - 02:30 PM

For me, only two problems w/ unification are:
  • Less options to choose 5 from
  • Only one chance of getting a black lion salvage kit per night instead of two
This game needs a whole new creative direction.

In Topic: Right or Wrong?

12 May 2014 - 02:26 PM

View PostMordakai, on 11 May 2014 - 03:05 AM, said:

I think if there is the perception (rightly or wrongly) that Anet cares more about the cash shop than the game, that is a big issue.

I worry less about Lama finishers, and more about lack of new skins.  The only new complete armor skins introduced since launch have been cash only.

Worse still, the only way to get Black Lion weapon sets is from luck or paying crazy prices on the TP (if they are available).

I completely agree. I am fine w/ gemstore armor skins under 100g. But, what bothers me the most is that ANET manipulates the gold to gem conversion cost. It is steadily rising and now, it is at a point where I simply don't find myself motivated enough to grind more gold to get a new skin. So, I have taken a sabatical from GW.

Honestly, this game has pretty much reduced to a mere gold grind for skins.

I don't care if people flame me for that comment - I have 16350+ AP, a dragon, ran fractals countless times, have 90+ AR on my fractals toon. I have never bought a damn thing off gemstore w/ real money except for character slots when the game launched hoping I will get cool birthday minis. So, all in all, I am pretty sure I have played the game enough. And, at this point gemstore skins isn't a great motivator for a customer like me to continue playing this game regularly.