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Anet repeatedly said they would release GW2 "When its ready"
What do you think?
I guess the obvious questions have to be asked.
How many people that are saying it was not ready pre-ordered. How do they feel about that pre-order. And, will it affect your next decision about pre-ordering. But, that's probably for another thread.
It's really hard to tell, because sure the game has quite a lot of bugs and issues since it launched. However most of these major issues weren't even issues during the beta (trading post and the numerous guild & party issues). They only became an issue once ArenaNet opened the floodgates to the masses and realized that the stress tests couldn't prepare them for it.
So I won't vote, because the poll needs more options.
Originally posted by Odysses At least its not a subscription model game though and players won't be paying $15 a month for them to fix it and get it ready.
Very good point.
So people that are frustrated with the broken AH, etc., just relax, let them fix it, and you should be fine.
I'm one of those that haven't had a single problem since the first beta weekend I took part in, so a resounding 'Yes' from me.
I'm well aware that others were not so lucky, but I can only vote from personal experience
Yes, it was ready for release
No, MMORPG´s are never ready and done.
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Originally posted by dynamicipftw You can easily find out the percentage of fanboys in this forum from this poll alone. As we speak NOTHING works and it's laggy as hell, and some people say it's "ready".
What is "NOTHING". Laggy not for me? must be just only for you. Only thing i had encountered is that one skill point couldnt be able to done but it was fixed in a day.
well according to betas and whatnot, it was ready...
however, in last stresstest before release, AH couldnt work, so i kinda knew where this is going...
That being said, it AAA MMORPG that is very popular at the moment, so no wonder
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You can also find the number of trolls who havent so much as touched the game, have outdated cheap PCs, crappy internet connections, and are too slow to understand mechanics / featuresthat are quite simple to understand.
Aside from the Trading Post issues and a few random bugged events Ive had no problems, including this supposed massive lag that people are constantly getting. Played on 4 diff servers so far, and no noticeable lag on any of them.
Well another example of someone who doesn't even play telling folks who do play what works and what doesn't
I've had no major issues aside from the AH which is affecting everyone. And I did see some 'slow' in WvW when I popped in but it wasn't terrible (I have a heavy rig so I was surprised I saw anything).
Overall I would say other than the AH (which is a very LARGE undertaking...a global economy) it was mostly ready.
I also think a few of their patches a have made more weird things occur..which is also usual.
Majority of the issues have been server side. So yes I would have to say that it was ready. There are many issues in software development that rarely occur during the development phase, and can only be discovered during the live phase.
I know I have seen a share of live issues for the product I'm responsible for that would have never been caught during QA testing. It's just the nature of the beast.
The Software Engineers have a saying. You never finish a project, it's just released into the wild. Basically whenever you have a complex project there is always something that can be cleaned up, fixed, improved, and it is an endless vicious cycle. You just need to draw a hard line before it starts cutting into profitability.
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GW2 was satisfactorily ready for launch
not bug free and having problems w the availability of trading post and mail but otherwise ready
i dont believe any mmo is ever 100% ready for launch
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Yes it was ready! people just think the launch was going to be absolutly perfect with no bugs or issues or problems.
Yes it was ready for release. AH issues is common at release. guild issues is common at release. The only thing that stands out in my eyes is the group/instance issue which was fixed quickly...the rest are minor bugs that come with new releases.
All I care about is the fact that the game is a blast.
The only poll that matters is the one in the lower left corner of this SS imho. I rarely if ever see negative comments.
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