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Copied and pasted from the official forums. Maybe its not ANETs fault after all. If you know ANET's histroy, you know they would do something like this. Sorry if its a repost
Orginianally posted by <a "="" data-cke-saved-href="https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/members/ironzerg-3196" href="https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/members/ironzerg-3196">ironzerg.3196
So, like many longtime fans, I was very disappointed with some of the new stuff that came our way in the latest update. I was angry at Arenanet, until a fellow guildie pointed out some very strange things in the Lost Shores update.
First, think of the name. Lost Shores. Lost. Obviously, many of us would agree that Arenanet is starting to lose it’s direction, but is that because they’ve lost control of their game? Keep reading.
Second, and I want to give credit to Maclav for pointing this out. Here are just a few “cries for help” in the latest update:
-A golem named BUY-4373 (4373 is a MS security error about remote attacks)
-An NPC named Subdirector Blingg
-A jumping puzzle named Under New Management
-A dungeon who’s anacronym is “Flavour of the Month”
Also, there’s now a position at Arenanet titled “Monetization Producer”, held by a person who was formerly a producer at Nexon. Nervous yet?
Finally, we have the Consortium, a new group of “traders” introduce to directly compete with the Black Lion Trading Company. We know that the BLTC has been Arenanet’s trademarked cash shop. Could the Consortium be a nod to Nexon coming in to take over?
Put on your tin-foil hats, folks. And maybe it’s time to level criticism where it’s really due.
EDIT: http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2012/06/08/NY21443 – June 8th, 2012 Nexon aquires 14.7% of NCsoft, GW2’s publisher.
Will play: Darkfall: Unholy Wars
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GW 1 - Xpiher Duminous
Darkfall - Xpiher Duminous (NA) retired
AoC - Xpiher (Tyranny) retired
Warhammer - Xpiher