Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Fuzzy Avatars Solved! Please re-upload your avatar if it was fuzzy!

Anyone else think its getting a bit quiet out there?

124

Comments

  • Bad.dogBad.dog Belleville, ONPosts: 1,108Member

    The low level zones are certainly busier than any game I've ever played since Vanilla Wow ...I'm sure when games switch to F2p and have free trials that changes a bit but every game I've played before and after early Wow the starting areas have been have been ghost towns  within 2 months.

  • Bad.dogBad.dog Belleville, ONPosts: 1,108Member
    Originally posted by hikaru77
    Originally posted by cloud8521
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by umie214
    Originally posted by karmath

     

     

     

     

     

    No, in this case, you can blame the game. Even when some people dont want to admit it, the population drop in GW2 is huge at the point that you can find more people playing swtor than a F2P game like GW2, good thing for anet the game is B2P and sub numbers doesnt matter. Logon yesterday on my ¨full server¨, but ingame the game was petty much dead, less than 5 players on the myst, 6 Spvp games running and a PvE world just empty. But lets just keep talking about how GW2 is the best MMO of the history and a revolution to the genre.     

    You can't even believe this crap yourself? I couldn't even get in WvW on the weekend because I didn't have the time to wait out the queues .I can handle someone having an opinion one way or the other but outright lying about facts to the degree you just tried pulling off is bullshit to say the least.

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Originally posted by hikaru77
    Originally posted by cloud8521
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by umie214
    Originally posted by karmath

    Why does it seem that most people in this thread are surprised? Every single last clone to date has the exact same problem regardless if it was well received like Rift/GW2 or badly like AoC/SWTOR.

     

    GW2 was the first original MMo since WoW and has revolutionized the industry. it's the best MMO out right now, period. too bad MMO's suck in general. 

    Revolutionize? GW2 just made it an ultra easy ultra casual game that has pseudo grouping and removed all actual social interaction. To me this is a step in the wrong direction, its devolution, it is wowification in the worst way.

    blame the players not the game

    No, in this case, you can blame the game. Even when some people dont want to admit it, the population drop in GW2 is huge at the point that you can find more people playing swtor than a F2P game like GW2, good thing for anet the game is B2P and sub numbers doesnt matter. Logon yesterday on my ¨full server¨, but ingame the game was petty much dead, less than 5 players on the myst, 6 Spvp games running and a PvE world just empty. But lets just keep talking about how GW2 is the best MMO of the history and a revolution to the genre.     

    There are way more people playing GW2 than any other MMO other than WoW.

    The reason they arent doing low level content is because it doesnt reward the same quality as the Fractals, that was a bad decision. They need to have more incentive to do low level areas for max level players. Once you 100% the world right now theres no reason to go back.

    Also I am calling bullshit on your Mist comments.

    The mist is shared between all servers. You would probably know this if you actually played the game. And I have never seen less than a hundred games going at a time, more than I care to scroll through.

    All I ever do now is sPvP and I never have to wait for either random PvP or group PvP. So you are just full of shit. If you dont like the game, fine you are entitled to your opinion, but dont come along spreading lies when you have no idea about the current state of the game.

  • KhinRuniteKhinRunite ManilaPosts: 879Member
    Originally posted by hikaru77
    Originally posted by cloud8521
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by umie214
    Originally posted by karmath

    Why does it seem that most people in this thread are surprised? Every single last clone to date has the exact same problem regardless if it was well received like Rift/GW2 or badly like AoC/SWTOR.

     

    GW2 was the first original MMo since WoW and has revolutionized the industry. it's the best MMO out right now, period. too bad MMO's suck in general. 

    Revolutionize? GW2 just made it an ultra easy ultra casual game that has pseudo grouping and removed all actual social interaction. To me this is a step in the wrong direction, its devolution, it is wowification in the worst way.

    blame the players not the game

    No, in this case, you can blame the game. Even when some people dont want to admit it, the population drop in GW2 is huge at the point that you can find more people playing swtor than a F2P game like GW2, good thing for anet the game is B2P and sub numbers doesnt matter. Logon yesterday on my ¨full server¨, but ingame the game was petty much dead, less than 5 players on the myst, 6 Spvp games running and a PvE world just empty. But lets just keep talking about how GW2 is the best MMO of the history and a revolution to the genre.     

    I'm on a GMT+8 timezone and I've never seen sPvP drop to 6. I've seen the lobby devoid of players, but when I looked at the game browser it's not as few as you recall.

    So yeah let's just talk about how the game is really dead....

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,281Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by eyelolled
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by umie214
    Originally posted by karmath

    Why does it seem that most people in this thread are surprised? Every single last clone to date has the exact same problem regardless if it was well received like Rift/GW2 or badly like AoC/SWTOR.

     

    GW2 was the first original MMo since WoW and has revolutionized the industry. it's the best MMO out right now, period. too bad MMO's suck in general. 

    Revolutionize? GW2 just made it an ultra easy ultra casual game that has pseudo grouping and removed all actual social interaction. To me this is a step in the wrong direction, its devolution, it is wowification in the worst way.

    yeah, well good luck with your ultra tough hard-core only mmo. Maybe they make new forums "ultra-hard-core mmo gamer" and they can have a qualifier. You have to play at least 150 hours each week to be allowed to post. 

    Seriously though, I wish they made a game for you and the handful of people that have nothing but free time, but for those people that actually have a life to attend to, casual is important.  IF you don't like casual, you can go play some other game, but quit trying to make every game hard-core only. The majority of us are sick of it.

    They did PS2.

     

    Majority? Nah not really. There is a market for people like you, but not as big as you might think, see swtor, see gw2. 

  • stygianapothstygianapoth Oakwood, GAPosts: 183Member Common
    well if the majority feel the way i do, they quit cause it isn't a good game. don't care if it has no monthly fee, i'd rather pay a monthly fee for a better game.
  • KhinRuniteKhinRunite ManilaPosts: 879Member
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by eyelolled
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by umie214
    Originally posted by karmath

    Why does it seem that most people in this thread are surprised? Every single last clone to date has the exact same problem regardless if it was well received like Rift/GW2 or badly like AoC/SWTOR.

     

    GW2 was the first original MMo since WoW and has revolutionized the industry. it's the best MMO out right now, period. too bad MMO's suck in general. 

    Revolutionize? GW2 just made it an ultra easy ultra casual game that has pseudo grouping and removed all actual social interaction. To me this is a step in the wrong direction, its devolution, it is wowification in the worst way.

    yeah, well good luck with your ultra tough hard-core only mmo. Maybe they make new forums "ultra-hard-core mmo gamer" and they can have a qualifier. You have to play at least 150 hours each week to be allowed to post. 

    Seriously though, I wish they made a game for you and the handful of people that have nothing but free time, but for those people that actually have a life to attend to, casual is important.  IF you don't like casual, you can go play some other game, but quit trying to make every game hard-core only. The majority of us are sick of it.

    They did PS2.

     

    Majority? Nah not really. There is a market for people like you, but not as big as you might think, see swtor, see gw2. 

    So, where do we look for to see the market for people like you? BTW casuals are scattered. They have so much options to choose from so if you're going to count the market, at least take into consideration all other casual MMOs out there as a whole and not individually.

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Population definitely seems to have dropped a bit on Tarnished Coast.  I think it's a good thing though, because now I can actually play the game without being forced into a zergfest.

    You make me like charity

  • grndzrogrndzro Reno, NVPosts: 1,150Member
    The lag and constant D/C is making GW2 unplayable for just about everyone.
  • rastapastorrastapastor KnurPosts: 153Member Uncommon

    Well ppl now farm fractals so they don't have to wander around the world. Maybe in next patches ArenaNet will update or change events in old zones to make it more fresh, so the players can go outside and experience them. I every day walk around orr and do events, and 95% of the time i meet 324242432343242343534 of ppl there ofc it isnt 2134254353653252543523452542352523 ppl as it used to at the release but still, there is more ppl than in SW: TOR for sure :). Yesterday i made an alt and i met some ppl too, we even did a pt to explore the content together (i've done like 10 events i didnt do on my main char, so it was new to me :D).

     

    Definetly GW2 is not for everyone, ppl that are used to old EQ, WoW scheme will not enjoy the GW2 and i don't blame them. GW2 is different and it should be different, we have enough EQ,WoW clones on the market. 

  • JyiigaJyiiga Seneca, SCPosts: 1,042Member Uncommon
    Add me to the Fractal hater list. I have literally not logged into the game since it went live. Was fun to lvl up in, fun to wvw a bit. Then they took a turn down merry little dungeon grind lane. I have plenty of other games that I am established in for that kinda gameplay. 
  • JyiigaJyiiga Seneca, SCPosts: 1,042Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rastapastor

    Well ppl now farm fractals so they don't have to wander around the world. Maybe in next patches ArenaNet will update or change events in old zones to make it more fresh, so the players can go outside and experience them. I every day walk around orr and do events, and 95% of the time i meet 324242432343242343534 of ppl there ofc it isnt 2134254353653252543523452542352523 ppl as it used to at the release but still, there is more ppl than in SW: TOR for sure :). Yesterday i made an alt and i met some ppl too, we even did a pt to explore the content together (i've done like 10 events i didnt do on my main char, so it was new to me :D).

     

    Definetly GW2 is not for everyone, ppl that are used to old EQ, WoW scheme will not enjoy the GW2 and i don't blame them. GW2 is different and it should be different, we have enough EQ,WoW clones on the market. 

    The fractal system is not some innovation. Its the same stuff we see in other games. The same kinda gear progression we see in other games. So how exactly is it setting itself apart from these other titles?

  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 1,557Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jyiiga
    Originally posted by rastapastor

    Well ppl now farm fractals so they don't have to wander around the world. Maybe in next patches ArenaNet will update or change events in old zones to make it more fresh, so the players can go outside and experience them. I every day walk around orr and do events, and 95% of the time i meet 324242432343242343534 of ppl there ofc it isnt 2134254353653252543523452542352523 ppl as it used to at the release but still, there is more ppl than in SW: TOR for sure :). Yesterday i made an alt and i met some ppl too, we even did a pt to explore the content together (i've done like 10 events i didnt do on my main char, so it was new to me :D).

     

    Definetly GW2 is not for everyone, ppl that are used to old EQ, WoW scheme will not enjoy the GW2 and i don't blame them. GW2 is different and it should be different, we have enough EQ,WoW clones on the market. 

    The fractal system is not some innovation. Its the same stuff we see in other games. The same kinda gear progression we see in other games. So how exactly is it setting itself apart from these other titles?

    I wish there was a real EQ clone.  I've played the game and I have so many alts that my highest is lvl 72.  I'm assuming I'll care about what a fractal is when I hit 80?  I'm sure I would already know this but my guild all quit the game within two weeks of release.

     

    I have no idea how people leveled to 80 without a number of alts as this game is reallllly boring with the limited number of skills/weapons available and thus why I had to create 600 alts in an effort to create some variety.

  • KhinRuniteKhinRunite ManilaPosts: 879Member
    Originally posted by Jyiiga
    Originally posted by rastapastor

    Well ppl now farm fractals so they don't have to wander around the world. Maybe in next patches ArenaNet will update or change events in old zones to make it more fresh, so the players can go outside and experience them. I every day walk around orr and do events, and 95% of the time i meet 324242432343242343534 of ppl there ofc it isnt 2134254353653252543523452542352523 ppl as it used to at the release but still, there is more ppl than in SW: TOR for sure :). Yesterday i made an alt and i met some ppl too, we even did a pt to explore the content together (i've done like 10 events i didnt do on my main char, so it was new to me :D).

     

    Definetly GW2 is not for everyone, ppl that are used to old EQ, WoW scheme will not enjoy the GW2 and i don't blame them. GW2 is different and it should be different, we have enough EQ,WoW clones on the market. 

    The fractal system is not some innovation. Its the same stuff we see in other games. The same kinda gear progression we see in other games. So how exactly is it setting itself apart from these other titles?

    ANet already said they will make Ascended items available outside of Fractals, so just sit tight.

  • CrosswireCrosswire ManchesterPosts: 243Member

    Not been playing all that long, but I would say the population was growing and not shrinking.

    People everywhere.

  • CrosswireCrosswire ManchesterPosts: 243Member
    Haha! Eve, the winner of the pants award.  :)
  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    If you look at Tier 1 servers in WvW EU side then yeah its pretty bad to say the least.
    havent had a queue in a month.....
    Queue was 3 to 5 hours at launch for WvW, so go figure -_-

    This might just be how it goes in todays mmo's.
    MMO # 13212 gets released - sells 2 million+ boxes - 2 months down the road its empty.
    Doesnt matter how good or bad the mmo is, this just seems to be to case in todays world of mmo's.

    Also WvW is in pretty bad state tough, arcade battleground wvw with no rewards and 1 massive bug called Culling made it all the worse.
    Nothing more frustrating then getting dropped by a 30 men zerg you wont see before your death.

    But yeah it seems even GW2has a insane drop in players these days.

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,874Member Uncommon

    It's actually very unfortunate.  Wasn't the whole purpose of de-leveling so that all zones would remain populated even after level cap?  What happened to the constantly changing/new dynamic events for existing zones? 

    I stopped playing because the game was really devoid of population on my server during the times I played.  For a game that was designed to play with oithers, with "events" designed for mass people, it really suffers when the population becomes so segregated.

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member

    They are arguing the same things we do. If server load was based on accounts registered on a specific server, we would always see full not 'Very High' then to 'Full'.

     

    A.net did not explain it well but I also think they don't want to give all their secrets away. More information for hackers to use then.

    image

    "In 50 years, when I talk to my grandchildren about these days, I'll make sure to mention what an accomplished MMO player I was. They are going to be so proud ..."
    by Naqaj - 7/17/2013 MMORPG.com forum

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,874Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by botrytis

    They are arguing the same things we do. If server load was based on accounts registered on a specific server, we would always see full not 'Very High' then to 'Full'.

     

    A.net did not explain it well but I also think they don't want to give all their secrets away. More information for hackers to use then.

    huh?

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by grimal
    Originally posted by botrytis

    They are arguing the same things we do. If server load was based on accounts registered on a specific server, we would always see full not 'Very High' then to 'Full'.

     

    A.net did not explain it well but I also think they don't want to give all their secrets away. More information for hackers to use then.

    huh?

    If you look at the quoted there - there was another link, inside that. It was that point I was trying to suggest.

     

    I still thinkA.Net needs to explain themselves better.

     

    I hope some of these PvP changes will help. I still want GvG, as that was always fun.

    image

    "In 50 years, when I talk to my grandchildren about these days, I'll make sure to mention what an accomplished MMO player I was. They are going to be so proud ..."
    by Naqaj - 7/17/2013 MMORPG.com forum

  • pedrostrikpedrostrik lisboaPosts: 391Member
    yesterday at 22:30  at Jormag was more than 100 people, later at 3:00 was almost 50, server:underworld: so its always people around those nasty meta bosses to play with. maybe theres some dead servers but overall its always people around any map on my server - more at dungeons or L70+ maps ofc
  • JoeyMMOJoeyMMO SomewherePosts: 1,326Member
    Originally posted by sfc1971

    *snip*

    Soccer clubs spend a LOT of time on their junior teams because they know that you need new blood to survive. MMO's put any new player in lonely world with an ever bigger level gap to cross and wonder why they die out.

    Great analogy and the best reason why Ascended Gear is a threat to the game's survival.

    imageimage
  • Scripture1Scripture1 Philadelpihia, PAPosts: 426Member

    I logged in lastnight for the first time in over a month (too busy to game) and I ran into 2 people in starter zones and no one in the mid-level zones. I played for like 10 minutes and logged off so that was not a very good indicator but I may switch servers once I really start playing again. A part of the fun in playing mmo's is playing with other live people online so I got bored pretty fast... and sleepy lol

    They may do what FFXI did and merge servers if this continues.

    image
Sign In or Register to comment.