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I am glad to see that for the most part the technical issues that plagued last night's release (and yes it was a release) have been mostly resolved and that most of the individuals who were initially tearing this game apart for technical issues no long have that to complain about. However, it saddens me greatly that a community such as the MMO community which normally can do and be amazing things given the raids and other things ingame we can accomplish, have turned into vicious, nasty, and quite frankly childish crazy people.
I agree that noone should be reviewing this game this early. The legitimate gaming websites won't do anything except first impression reviews for at least the next 1 to 2 weeks and the only reason they wait even that long is to give some sense of complete review even though they truthfully can't even do that. They are under pressure to post a review because of deadlines in a lot of cases but that is neither here nor there. It truly makes me wonder what the community of MMO players have deevolved into that within one day people can scream at the top of their lungs that this game is either good or bad, without even playing the majority of the game. Even if you are one of the elite few who is closing in on level 50 or 60, I hate to say but I think you missed most of the game somewhere along the line.
Included in these ridiculous, too early, reviews are the nastiness towards anyone that has an opinion on something you can judge for yourself this early. For example, an individual who say I dislike the combat system and then get a page and a half of responses saying you can't judge the combat system, doesn't deserve the hate. The reason especially in this game is that you can judge it because all of the skills become available fairly early on, and if you don't like the basic mechanics you won't like it when you get the few options for advanced mechanics as you advance.
The point of this is that I have seen dozens of MMO launches and they always end up this same way. I guess the reason it is worse here is because of the hype and the reason this is in the GW2 section and not a general section is because more than anywhere else this is where the most of this traffic is coming from and I was able to use the combat system as a shining example. I would ask people to please just calm down, if you are passionate either way, just calm down. Constructive criticism is cool but personal and just nasty attacks are ridiculous.
This is just my opinion, I am sured to get flamed but I just hope that reality will set in and people can read and respect opinions that are being posted and when they reply at least give better arguements then, "Nope, it just isn't that way." I hope to see you all in game.