ArenaNet Unveils New Forums...Thank Goodness! - Guild Wars 2 - MMORPG.com

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edited September 12 in News & Features Discussion

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Guild Wars 2 News - One of the most consistent complaints we've seen about the Guild Wars 2 site is its forums for being quite different than 99% of the world's online discussion software. But all that changes today with the brand spanking new GW2 forums that feature perks such as "single sign-on" using your GW2 log in (displays your game ID), better mobile support, the ability to use avatars, a reaction system, ranks, badges and a robust search engine.

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff EpicPosts: 4,096
    Hmm... are they using Vanilla too?

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  • TillerTiller Member RarePosts: 6,202
    I don't use them much but I always thought their forums where terrible. Glad to see the change for those who do.





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    Hmm... are they using Vanilla too?



    Looks like it. The icons are way too big and in my opinion.





  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,764
    The new forums are a lot better.
    The artist or album content may be offensive or controversial.
    Avatar Artist: The Plugz, The Burning Sensations
    Album: Repo Man Soundtrack
    Featured Tracks: Hombre Secreto [Plugz], Pablo Picasso [Burning Sensations]
  • RockardRockard AthensMember UncommonPosts: 186
    edited September 12
    There are 24 avatars to choose from,can't even upload your own,and you can't create a signature.
    Uhh.Ok,well done I guess,and who cares.
    Now,about that customisable UI....

    Edit.And you can no longer upload images directly on the forums,but need to do the URL link bs.
       

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  • LeiloniLeiloni PhiladelphiaMember RarePosts: 1,093
    I think the look still needs some work. It's a bit hard to look at and everything is also just way too big. Too stylized as well. Forums don't need to be super fancy GW2 brand. It works in game, but forums need to be more clear and simple.
    Torval
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,764
    The upvote/downvote icons need resized and the page does look a little busy for that sort of forum. I like the recent discussion tab (that's a personal fave).

    Best thread so far is the thumbs up/down topic and the unfair ramifications of not being able to troll people anonymously. :lol:
    The artist or album content may be offensive or controversial.
    Avatar Artist: The Plugz, The Burning Sensations
    Album: Repo Man Soundtrack
    Featured Tracks: Hombre Secreto [Plugz], Pablo Picasso [Burning Sensations]
  • MazingerZMazingerZ Member UncommonPosts: 38
    edited September 12
    It's clearly meant to try and memory-hole the last 5 years of complaints about the game that are still surprisingly valid.

    The forums are a mass of negativity and they have an Expansion on the way.

    It's an attempt to scrub the site for newbies would otherwise come in and find this:

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    Post edited by MazingerZ on
  • chambordinchambordin montevideoMember UncommonPosts: 112
    you should look at the sea of thieves forums, lol man
  • AeanderAeander Walker, LAMember RarePosts: 1,543
    MazingerZ said:
    It's clearly meant to try and memory-hole the last 5 years of complaints about the game that are still surprisingly valid.

    The forums are a mass of negativity and they have an Expansion on the way.

    It's an attempt to scrub the site for newbies would otherwise come in and find this:

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    I have yet to find any forum that is not a mass of negativity. It is our nature to take those things we like for granted. When we vocalize our feelings publicly, it is typically to express disatisfaction. 

    Those who love a game simply play it. Those who have issues with a game shout them for all the world to hear.
  • mazutmazut SofiaMember UncommonPosts: 964
    More importantly, will Anet employs be more active on the new forums. I hope so.
  • GreyhavenGreyhaven Los Angeles, CAMember UncommonPosts: 38
    All MMO forums are basically toxic, honestly they should have considered just scrapping all but the technical forums, if people want to discuss a game they can do it on social media through community supported social media and developers can frequent the ones that are Troll farms.

    I think the only official forum community that works is FFXIV but it's only because the devs rule with an iron fist and will delete your game account if you are non constructive. No other devs has the spine to do that, so they should just end the official forums.
  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIMember RarePosts: 2,902
    Greyhaven said:
    All MMO forums are basically toxic, honestly they should have considered just scrapping all but the technical forums, if people want to discuss a game they can do it on social media through community supported social media and developers can frequent the ones that are Troll farms.

    I think the only official forum community that works is FFXIV but it's only because the devs rule with an iron fist and will delete your game account if you are non constructive. No other devs has the spine to do that, so they should just end the official forums.

    You have never been on the GW2 forum then? Obviously not as A.Net also rules with an iron fist. 


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