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Do you see yourself playing GW2 past 2012?

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  • The_KorriganThe_Korrigan EastPosts: 2,630Member
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    Originally posted by grimgryphon
    Originally posted by Aimee46
    Yes, sure will be even playing it in 2014. Its absolutely the best game made in the last 5  years.

    Thanks for posting this. I will add you to my list of people I will follow-up with in 2 years to see how it played out.

    Speaking in absolutes makes for great entertainment.

    You have that kind of list laying around?  Then again, you do look kind of bored.  If making lists and then looking at them years later makes for great entertainment, I can only hope you find a game that entices you.  Say... Minesweeper.

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  • nolic1nolic1 Kingman, AZPosts: 687Member Uncommon

    Well I think I Will be playing GW2 for a long while sense one I knew way before it came out what it was going to be and it has turned out to be that and more in my book. I like alot abouut it and dislike very little and instead of listing the pros and cons I will tell you what I dont like and whats left I do. I don't care for the travel time in WvW I think they should add ports to most outposts and keeps this way I dont have to run from the portal every time. Some DE's happen to offen and need to be scaled better cause theres some that can not be done alone ever. Give some of the classes ways to remove conditions some cant remove posion or bleeding but can break stuns and cunfsion easy and thats really it for my dislikes they made a huge world as is and I cant wait to see the rest of the game world they show on the map to open and maybe later add more of the world to it such as Elona and Cantha and so forth.

     

    And for one other thing we all grip about games its in our nature as gamers we all have done this sense Nintendo released reviews in Nintendo Power Mag and Game Informer we have rated games and we all will still do it even tho we all know all games are good for some and not others like I dont care for sports games but still try them I dont like Eve but I tried it and still dont like it I liked DF just hated being ganked every time I logged in after my 24 hr free period I also like games alot of you dont but you like games I dont thats life we all have our likes and dislikes.

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    To me I enjoy gaming I dont play to be uber I play to have fun. If a game is not fun to me guess what I move on and play something else till I find one that is. When I find that great game and not sure if in my life time there will be one I hope it has everything I want in an mmo.

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan

    See my theory above about bored people... image

    And I agree with it completely.  A lot of people will probably look back one day and say "You know, all those hours I spent on forums hating games, I could have been enjoying one".

  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon
    So much for the industry changer

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Korrigan:
    I agree gw2 is most definetly not a wow clone and also caters to a different player audience than other mmos (casual pvpers / explorers)

    But I don't see it as a wholly original game. It dies borrow a lot from other games, just those games aren't bloody wow and EQ yet again.

    Namely
    Coh & daoc and to a lesser degree gw1 & war.
  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 975Member
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan
    Originally posted by fenistil

    I do hope that mainstream market and players will accept sooner or later (even if still flaming) that there can be difftent mmorpg types that cater to (partially)difftent niches.  Maybe it will lead to creation of sub-genres in future.

    That's exactly what GW2 did. ANet created an AAA quality MMORPG which is not a WoW clone, nor a clone of anything seen before (all features together of course). The fact that you, your cat, or John Doe don't like GW2 doesn't make it less true. This game broke the mold, something which was badly needed. Not saying it's the ultimate end of it all MMORPG, because I don't believe that myself, but maybe it will show the direction to other companies: you do NOT need to make a WoW clone to make a good MMORPG.

    If tomorrow, someone releases an updated UO with GW2 quality graphics and scale for the world, and a sandbox gameplay similar to UO, I will possibly stop playing GW2, considering, of course, the developer doesn't screw it by turning the game into a mindless gankfest like the other failed sandboxes releases these last years. But you only live once... life is too short to live in the "tomorrow", today there is GW2, and that's what I enjoy. Future will bring whatever it brings.

    What I mean is that be perpetually running after that "ideal MMORPG", you end playing no MMORPG at all. Perfection is not of this world.

    Broke the mold? Really? It's not like any other game ever?

    Oh, oh, oh... it broke the mold by combining things we've seen before into one game. That's the definition of "breaking the mold" here, right? So really, in theory, all I'd have to do to "break the mold" in your eyes would be to combine, say, the space combat from SWG:JTL with the massive scale of EvE with the 3 faction Frontier combat of DAoC with the DEs of GW2 with the skill progression system from UO in a AAA title.

    Actually, come to think of it, I would play the shit out of that game. Point rescinded.

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,777Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan
    Originally posted by fenistil

    I do hope that mainstream market and players will accept sooner or later (even if still flaming) that there can be difftent mmorpg types that cater to (partially)difftent niches.  Maybe it will lead to creation of sub-genres in future.

    That's exactly what GW2 did. ANet created an AAA quality MMORPG which is not a WoW clone, nor a clone of anything seen before (all features together of course). The fact that you, your cat, or John Doe don't like GW2 doesn't make it less true. This game broke the mold, something which was badly needed. Not saying it's the ultimate end of it all MMORPG, because I don't believe that myself, but maybe it will show the direction to other companies: you do NOT need to make a WoW clone to make a good MMORPG.

    If tomorrow, someone releases an updated UO with GW2 quality graphics and scale for the world, and a sandbox gameplay similar to UO, I will possibly stop playing GW2, considering, of course, the developer doesn't screw it by turning the game into a mindless gankfest like the other failed sandboxes releases these last years. But you only live once... life is too short to live in the "tomorrow", today there is GW2, and that's what I enjoy. Future will bring whatever it brings.

    What I mean is that be perpetually running after that "ideal MMORPG", you end playing no MMORPG at all. Perfection is not of this world.

    UO in the ArenaNet world of Tyria! Now that would be a game. 

     

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
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  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,299Member Uncommon

    Already stopped. It's good on a technical level and has some real interesting features (both already mentioned here), it's as boring as well as well. I'm not really feeling I'm playing a MMORPG when playing GW2, which is a real sad thing :-(

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by coretex666
    So much for the industry changer

    If you don't think it changed the industry, I don't know what to tell you.  Every successful attempt at something different introduces new ideas for future devs, so it's definitely change.  It just can't be change that everyone likes.

  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 1,556Member Uncommon

    I voted 6 months as I plan on leveling multiple toons to 80.  Obviously, once you hit 80 and get some gear the game ends (unless you are a PvP junky, which I'm not).  I'm hoping for 6 months it may be closer to 5 months.

    I have no idea how a PvE person would play this game for a year or more.  You could level and gear every profession in under a year.

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    Originally posted by coretex666
    So much for the industry changer

    If you don't think it changed the industry, I don't know what to tell you.  Every successful attempt at something different introduces new ideas for future devs, so it's definitely change.  It just can't be change that everyone likes.

    For it to be an industry changer, doesn't it first have to change the industry?  Since it's launch, I haven't seen anything really change.

  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon
    Easily, although I simply don't have the time to play. I've had the game for almost two weeks now and my only achievement so far is a level 15 Charr Thief. Not to mention I'm on Piken Square which is an unofficial RP server so that's one more venue that will gobble up my attention away from leveling. By the time I get somewhere significant first expansion is probably going to already be out.

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  • EstelveaEstelvea PwllheliPosts: 5Member
    Nope, I already stopped. It's the most disappointing game I've played in years.
  • TwoThreeFourTwoThreeFour Virginia, VAPosts: 2,131Member
    Originally posted by rygard49
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan
    Originally posted by fenistil

    I do hope that mainstream market and players will accept sooner or later (even if still flaming) that there can be difftent mmorpg types that cater to (partially)difftent niches.  Maybe it will lead to creation of sub-genres in future.

    That's exactly what GW2 did. ANet created an AAA quality MMORPG which is not a WoW clone, nor a clone of anything seen before (all features together of course). The fact that you, your cat, or John Doe don't like GW2 doesn't make it less true. This game broke the mold, something which was badly needed. Not saying it's the ultimate end of it all MMORPG, because I don't believe that myself, but maybe it will show the direction to other companies: you do NOT need to make a WoW clone to make a good MMORPG.

    If tomorrow, someone releases an updated UO with GW2 quality graphics and scale for the world, and a sandbox gameplay similar to UO, I will possibly stop playing GW2, considering, of course, the developer doesn't screw it by turning the game into a mindless gankfest like the other failed sandboxes releases these last years. But you only live once... life is too short to live in the "tomorrow", today there is GW2, and that's what I enjoy. Future will bring whatever it brings.

    What I mean is that be perpetually running after that "ideal MMORPG", you end playing no MMORPG at all. Perfection is not of this world.

    Broke the mold? Really? It's not like any other game ever?

    Oh, oh, oh... it broke the mold by combining things we've seen before into one game. That's the definition of "breaking the mold" here, right? So really, in theory, all I'd have to do to "break the mold" in your eyes would be to combine, say, the space combat from SWG:JTL with the massive scale of EvE with the 3 faction Frontier combat of DAoC with the DEs of GW2 with the skill progression system from UO in a AAA title.

    Actually, come to think of it, I would play the shit out of that game. Point rescinded.

    Yeah, combinations can create interesting games and yeah it is breaking the mold.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    It is an industry changer. It's the first mmo in years that hasn't shoved in wow tropes somewhere.

    It proves you don't have to copy wow to have a hit mmo.

    Which is good new for you guys wanting a aaa sandbox or some rp centrist game or whatever.
  • Deerhunter71Deerhunter71 Richmond, VAPosts: 527Member
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    Originally posted by coretex666
    So much for the industry changer

    If you don't think it changed the industry, I don't know what to tell you.  Every successful attempt at something different introduces new ideas for future devs, so it's definitely change.  It just can't be change that everyone likes.

    I have not heard or seen any industry change.  In fact how is it an industry changer when it launches with NO endgame.....  My whole guild of about 20 ppl has quit just about (they do log on some here and there maybe once a week at most) but they have gotten bored of W v W v W which is the so-called endgame because it nothing but repetitive with no real rewards/consequences at all...

    Maybe some of their expansions will bring endgame - but to be honest I got a lot more playtime and enjoyment out of Rift compared to this.  This is a well polished game and I will not call it a pile of crap but in the end there was not a lot of innovation and just a lot taken from other games; sorry to say but that is what is the truth.  RvR was more fun in Warhammer compared to this W v W v W.

  • avalon1000avalon1000 Kihei, HIPosts: 754Member
    I like the game overall and see myself playing it for some time. I do not like the personal story and have done zero on my Ranger. I did do it on my engineer up to level 30 something then there was a jump/get blown off the wall quest and I really hate jump quests so I stopped there. I do like exploring and all the little things they put in the game.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,269Member Uncommon

    Very interesting poll. 40% out of almost 500 have quit. Another few 5% plan on playing 3 months or less.  less than 50% plan on playing more than a year, plan being the key word. 

     

    While if those who plan on still playing the game this time next year make it, 900k players is pretty good in this day and age. It's a drastic change from the pre-launch hype though. To be put it frank 50% of the people think the game stinks, as in not worth playing. 

     

    Looking at this, I see GW2 being around 600k active users by this time next year.

  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    Originally posted by Estelvea
    Nope, I already stopped. It's the most disappointing game I've played in years.

     

    Anyone else think this person never even played?

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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Eir_S

    And I agree with it completely.  A lot of people will probably look back one day and say "You know, all those hours I spent on forums hating games, I could have been enjoying one".

    Optimists frequently believe it's possible to 'cure' negativity.

    Kind of prima facie as you follow the self-evident loop implicit in the definitions...around and around.  Anyhoo...makes my head hurt.

    Can't we all just have a beer and mash some buttons?

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  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 1,556Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Volkon
    Originally posted by Estelvea
    Nope, I already stopped. It's the most disappointing game I've played in years.

     

    Anyone else think this person never even played?

    Well I know one thing, that person has not tried many MMO's released in the last couple years.

  • Justin83xJustin83x Villa Ridge, MOPosts: 406Member
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Very interesting poll. 40% out of almost 500 have quit. Another few 5% plan on playing 3 months or less.  less than 50% plan on playing more than a year, plan being the key word. 

     

    While if those who plan on still playing the game this time next year make it, 900k players is pretty good in this day and age. It's a drastic change from the pre-launch hype though. To be put it frank 50% of the people think the game stinks, as in not worth playing. 

     

    Looking at this, I see GW2 being around 600k active users by this time next year.

    What results did you read? The ones I saw had almost 50% planning on playing over a year. And that was with 463 votes. The already quit answer was around 26%.

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,269Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Justin83x
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Very interesting poll. 40% out of almost 500 have quit. Another few 5% plan on playing 3 months or less.  less than 50% plan on playing more than a year, plan being the key word. 

     

    While if those who plan on still playing the game this time next year make it, 900k players is pretty good in this day and age. It's a drastic change from the pre-launch hype though. To be put it frank 50% of the people think the game stinks, as in not worth playing. 

     

    Looking at this, I see GW2 being around 600k active users by this time next year.

    What results did you read? The ones I saw had almost 50% planning on playing over a year. And that was with 463 votes. The already quit answer was around 26%.

    41% have stopped playing, or play only when bored. 6% more think they will hang around another month or so. 5% plan on  playing 6 months to a year(4 more months) with 48% plan to play more than a year.  

     

    So about 50% of the people think the game stinks, unless they like playing mmos for 3 months or less.

     

    Sorry for rounding the poll up. It's 475 now btw.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan
    Many folks need to feel like being part of the "winning tribe". Now to define what "winning" means... ;-)
    Please, oh please, tell me what to doooo.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

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