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GW2: Our Time is Now trailer

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  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    Originally posted by Aelious
    Originally posted by Volkon

    Like it or not, ask yourselves one honest question.

     

     

    You're at home, the TV is on and this starts playing. You have no idea what it is. Do you watch it?

     

    Personally I would because though I normally tune commercials out the quality of production is good and it's really strange.  I'd have a kind of twisted, scrunched up look on my face, "What the..".

     

    That's what I'm saying. It gets your attention. It makes you ask "What is this?"  Sometimes one question is all it takes.

    Oderint, dum metuant.
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  • PonicoPonico Montreal, QCPosts: 650Member
    It sorta breaks the feels and style of Guild Wars 2. It's well done but doesn't give GW2 any justice.

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  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    I wonder if this means the revolution will be televised?

    Oderint, dum metuant.
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  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    Tattoo being drawn on the model's face when she came out of the water was cool - I instantly recognized "OK she's a norn!" but beyond that... the transition from RL to game graphics wasn't good.

    Very underwhelming.

     

  • Creslin321Creslin321 Baltimore, MDPosts: 5,359Member
    I can't watch the video ATM...but it seriously sounds like one of those NES or Sega commercials from the 90's lol.

    Are you team Azeroth, team Tyria, or team Jacob?

  • MMOwandererMMOwanderer LisbonPosts: 415Member
    Originally posted by sonoggi
    Gas mask + graffiti + youth - rebellion
    Gw2 - rebellion

    U guys are dense lol

    People understand what the idea is. But the execution is simply bad. It doesn't have any clear connection.

    Really, i have to agree with people talking about TSW. Weird trailer.

  • rastapastorrastapastor KnurPosts: 153Member

    srsly...are gamers nowdays so stupid? Can't u see the symbolism of this trailer?

     

    Ppl join together...means u join together ingame to fight the evil

    it shows the connection between fantasy and real world

     

    also it has some stuff related to the current mmo market...just use your IQ.

     

    This is art guys...not all are allowed to understand this....sadly.

  • XzenXzen Los Alamos, NMPosts: 2,607Member Common
    Originally posted by rastapastor

    srsly...are gamers nowdays so stupid? Can't u see the symbolism of this trailer?

     

    Ppl join together...means u join together ingame to fight the evil

    it shows the connection between fantasy and real world

     

    also it has some stuff related to the current mmo market...just use your IQ.

     

    This is art guys...not all are allowed to understand this....sadly.

    I got it. It's still a lame trailer.

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member
    Originally posted by rastapastor

    srsly...are gamers nowdays so stupid? Can't u see the symbolism of this trailer?

     

    Ppl join together...means u join together ingame to fight the evil

    it shows the connection between fantasy and real world

     

    also it has some stuff related to the current mmo market...just use your IQ.

     

    This is art guys...not all are allowed to understand this....sadly.

    Bioware said the Mass Effect 3 ending(s) were "art" and people just didn't understand their vision....

    Nice cover up when it's really just not very good.

    You want to see REAL art for a game trailer?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg

  • ohpowerohpower ParisPosts: 72Member
    Originally posted by rastapastor

    srsly...are gamers nowdays so stupid? Can't u see the symbolism of this trailer?

     

    Ppl join together...means u join together ingame to fight the evil

     

    also it has some stuff related to the current mmo market...just use your IQ.

    Hum... don't want to be offensive or anything, but what you're saying is completely obvious. So everyone must have understood it. It's like a bad joke: just because noone laughs doesn't noone understood, just that your tastes in humour are... well not to other people's liking.

  • ShadoedShadoed BirminghamPosts: 1,499Member
    At the start i was thinking WTF, then they started building up the theme and message which was great until the transition to the game part where the message just seemed to die with a whimper rather than a bang which was a shame.  I would hope that people would look past this and look into the game itself before making a decision but i don't see the video doing much for promoting the game sadly.

    It must be Thursday, i never could get the hang of Thursdays.

  • ReklawReklaw Am.Posts: 6,474Member Uncommon

    Hmm till the woman got out of the water I thought to myself "hmm I clicked a link on a guildwars trailer, yet seeing The Secret World" , till as said the woman came out of the water.

    Trailer got me slightly confused.......

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    They shouldn't make TSW trailers for GW2... after all, we know how that game's doing.
  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,564Member Uncommon

    Its embarrassing when video games try to sell themselves as important. This ad reeks of self importance. Awful.

  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    You don't think there was a subtle message abotu TSW being one of the something to leave behind and rise up against do you? Maybe the visual comparisons are coincidental...

    Oderint, dum metuant.
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  • Angier2758Angier2758 Mt. Prospect, ILPosts: 1,011Member

    It's like someone was hired who was working on a TSW trailer and he's like "I gots a short cut guys!" and they went with it....

    Seriously if they just showed the logo and went "buy this ___ now!" it would have sat better with me.

  • Angier2758Angier2758 Mt. Prospect, ILPosts: 1,011Member
    Originally posted by BadSpock
    Originally posted by rastapastor

    srsly...are gamers nowdays so stupid? Can't u see the symbolism of this trailer?

     

    Ppl join together...means u join together ingame to fight the evil

    it shows the connection between fantasy and real world

     

    also it has some stuff related to the current mmo market...just use your IQ.

     

    This is art guys...not all are allowed to understand this....sadly.

    Bioware said the Mass Effect 3 ending(s) were "art" and people just didn't understand their vision....

    Nice cover up when it's really just not very good.

    You want to see REAL art for a game trailer?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg

     Rasta is a freshman theatre or art major... calling it. 

  • SeariasSearias Edmonton, ABPosts: 712Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Angier2758

    It's like someone was hired who was working on a TSW trailer and he's like "I gots a short cut guys!" and they went with it....

    Seriously if they just showed the logo and went "buy this ___ now!" it would have sat better with me.

    lol, I was like the beginning was so TSW and what does this have anything to do with GW2.

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  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    Wait a minute, wait a minute... did anyone else notice the dragon in the smoke right at the start of the firewalking scene?

    Oderint, dum metuant.
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  • SimonVDHSimonVDH GdanskPosts: 178Member
    Originally posted by Zuvielify
    Originally posted by TalulaRose
    I thought the gal with the gas mask was an Illuminati. Had to look at the title to make sure I was watching a trailer for GW2 and not TSW.

    wtf...

    Seriously, that would have made way more sense as a TSW trailer. 

     

    Sadly, this is very true.

    The trailer looks like it was made by someone who has no idea about what "fantasy" means.

    Maby it was made for people that hate fantasy MMOs, or have no interest in them, but... why??

    Nobody makes trailers for Lord of the Rings with Aragorn and Gandalf driving in a car and eating in McDonalds...

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by Volkon
    Wait a minute, wait a minute... did anyone else notice the dragon in the smoke right at the start of the firewalking scene?

    No, I think I  missed it while I was thinking "Why the fuck is there a fire-walking scene?"

  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    Originally posted by Volkon
    Wait a minute, wait a minute... did anyone else notice the dragon in the smoke right at the start of the firewalking scene?

    No, I think I  missed it while I was thinking "Why the fuck is there a fire-walking scene?"

    I didn't notice it until the fourth time watching it... there's a big dragon head in the smoke that turns towards the camera and opens its mouth.

    Oderint, dum metuant.
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  • evolver1972evolver1972 Port Orchard, WAPosts: 1,118Member

    They need to fire the guy who came up with that.  And then they need to fire the guy who ok'd it.  WTF was that?

     

    Hey Anet!  Start off with the Heroes coming out of the water and go from there.  That would have been way more epic, IMO.  Show off the best of your game.  The amazing look of it.  That's what will draw people in initially.  Then the other amazing part of your game, the gameplay itself, will keep them there.

     

    As someone who has no idea how to be a marketing director, I'm pretty sure my idea beats that crap any day of the week.  I hope you're relying mostly on word of mouth for sales because that trailer ain't gonna do it.

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    You want me to pay to play a game I already paid for???

    Be afraid.....The dragons are HERE!

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member

    They should have emphasized the action feel of GW2, since you'll be fighting most of the time, not walking on coals or going swimming or whatever it was these amazingly toned and attractive people were doing in this trailer...

    One of my fave in-game-graphics-fueled trailers was this one for Borderlands:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdBFWti6mkg

    It showed the graphics, presented it at interesting angles, had a good soundtrack, and the text told people about the game.  This GW2 one doesn't do much of those things..

  • Atlan99Atlan99 Calgary, ABPosts: 1,323Member
    Did they give them a $500 budget to shoot the trailer?
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