How is the game not about gw1 tyria, the elder dragon story originated with eye of the north, that whole expansion was basically fighting against Primordus minions. The Sylvari even originated in gw1 with the pale tree being a location you could actually visit and talk to Ventari and Ronan. Everything that has happened during GW2 was set in motion during GW1, so saying you expected the game would be about gw1 Tyria doesn't make a lick of sense.
I believe the person who said that was probably referring to the fact that we can explore like, at best, 50% of Tyria(the continent) that was in GW1.
There are a lot of places in GW1 that are completely untouchable in GW2. Big places. Let's face, it the only reason LA was remade and rebuilt was so that GW1 players could visit LA once again with a viable explanation. Just look at how much effort was put into the old LA ruins, even though they are 100% useless aside from nostalgia value.
No, and I can't imagine how anyone would be satisfied with expected homage being a piece of paper on the ground that activates a text block when you interact with it.
Where are the places I visited on my journey to punch The Lich's face in? Where's augury rock? Where's this jungle that has apparently sprung up in what used to be The Crystal Desert? Why can't we see and visit these things? We get a bit of it in current zones, but people have every right to be a bit upset that no new things of this sort have shown up in the nearly two years this game has been out.
I get the feeling you don't write - or think about how other people might write - very often.
One of two scenarios:
1) They wrote ludicrous "living story" crap and began veering this train off its track like you wouldn't believe. After the first few things, they decided "hey, let's tie this into a way to lead to Mordremoth", and added in deus-ex-Scarlet so they could say "it was this allll along", even though prior to Scarlet's appearance there wasn't the slightest shred of evidence or hint for her existence. Foreshadowing is done quite often in writing for a reason.
2) They planned it all along, and it's very clever and not stitched-together nonsense that is only just now getting back on track with the dragons.
I would bet real cash it was #1.
Even still, let's take a look at what dragons were a threat at the release of the game:
Primordus - Sorta a threat, kinda just chillin underground
Zhaitan - Pissed everyone off and paid for it
Kralkatorrik - Wrecking up the East enough for a specific military division to be formed just to combat its minions
Jormag - Forced the norn out of their homelands. I'll say that again, there is a dragon that actually took one of the races' homelands away from it. Oh, yeah, I guess Primordus did that to the asura, too, but nobody cares about asura.
Only one of these dragons has been confronted so far. Let's realistically look at this story as if it were a genuine fiction and not an MMORPG. Which of these dragons do you think the forces of the world would be gearing up to crush? Probably not the one sitting around way off to the West, only just now waking up while the other four dragons are pissing all over everyone else's lands, threatening their capitals. Like, for two years after Zhaitan kicked the bucket, people sat around and twiddled their fingers not worrying about those four dragons at all, or something. You don't find that the least bit ludicrous?
I can't say what I want to say about the above statement, so I guess I'll just put some effects on it and let you use your imagination.
But I'll give you a hint: If any writer - whether for movies or TV shows or books - ever said that to their audience, their career would be flat-out over. Not because people don't like being told that, but because of a certain trait that very line possesses.
Casual dismissal of other people's opinions.