I think LS would have been better received if they let us know earlier a Expac was being worked on and the LS was building up to it. before then it was a bunch of troll answers of "an Expansion isn't off the table" But for me personally if there was a light at the end of the tunnel it wouldn't have seemed like the LS was going so off topic with Scarlet or any of the other stuff they put.
I'm going to say I enjoyed the LS a lot more being away for all of part two and logging in once every 2 weeks to unlock the story for free, then played the entire 8 episodes leading into the expansion.
I think moving forward LS will be better received if people know at the end of ever few seasons an expac will drop with more features and flavor to it.
Arkham Creed, on 29 January 2015 - 05:56 AM, said:
As I said; there is a difference between wanting fixes for what's actually wrong with it, and demanding complete overhauls to core systems and design philosophies for no other reason than your own archaic preferences.
I 100% agree with this statement here.
Tbh When people think of MMO the Stigma of every thing previous MMOs established is carried with it. A Lot of people are attached to Guild wars 1 and feel an emotional disappointment with guild wars 2 due to the complete overhaul of the game mechanics (the only thing that carried over was the name). Part of the psychological attachment to MMOs they use to get people attached is Time+Effort = Value. Part of the promise for Gw2 was things things transferring over from Gw1 via the Hall of monuments. So keep in mind, the audience you're talking too are people who essentially have 10(ish) years invested into this. Which is why you see these people who are so dedicated that voicing their opinion about how to improve the game. Yes it's based on their person preference. It doesn't make them wrong if they disagree.
The reason this turned into a huge flame fest because the post was presented in a "I have the correct opinion" format. I'm one of those people who invested time in gw1 and to be honest I LOVE how gw2 is. It reminds me of a 3d Metroidvania style game, It is all DPS (I'm sorry support and control are just things you do while you DPS though I don't see what's wrong with that.) I like the direction they are going. None of my work will be poo pooed and Maps that more and more can be unlocked as I progress through the mastery system. At this moment I have 1,500(ish) hours in the game most of that was accumulated the first few months of the game and I'm ready to drop another bit into this game when HoT comes out. Other people don't agree with that and that's fine. As long as Arena Net is making enough money to continue to develop and cultivate GW2 They will do so. I can't wait to see what they put into this game.