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no guild wars 2 expansions currently planned

IngvarIngvar TallinnPosts: 183Member Uncommon

no guild wars 2 expansions currently planned

 

Expansions are definitely something that we’ll potentially look at in the future," he explained. "We don’t have a timetable on it. We’re open to it, but I think our major focus as a studio is making the living world concept as strong as possibly can for the players that we’ve got.

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  • meddyckmeddyck Athens, GAPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon
    I find that really hard to believe for a B2P game. Most people who would be interested in the game have likely bought it by now. Are gem sales so strong that they can finance the game's ongoing operations and development for years? I'm skeptical. Maybe they haven't started working on on xpac yet but I'd be very surprised if there isn't one by the end of next year.

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  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by meddyck
    I find that really hard to believe for a B2P game. Most people who would be interested in the game have likely bought it by now. Are gem sales so strong that they can finance the game's ongoing operations and development for years? I'm skeptical. Maybe they haven't started working on on xpac yet but I'd be very surprised if there isn't one by the end of next year.

    TBH I would be surprised if there isn't one by the end of this year. Regardless of how good/bad the gem shop is doing I would believe they need to do this.

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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon

    related

    http://www.guildwars2guru.com/arenanet-tracker/topic/253070-gw2-expansion-targeted-for-2013/

    It is true that Kongzhong is our Chinese publisher and that we are working with them to release Guild Wars 2 into the Chinese market. But like with the release in North America and Europe, we will do extensive beta testing, and the feedback of those tests will determine the time when we will release the game in China.

    It is also true that we have said in the past that we will do an expansion at one point. But currently we are fully committed to expand the world of Guild Wars 2 through our Living Story (you can read more about it in this blog post by narrative designer Angel McCoy)

  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Really really sad news and it is rather masochist of Anet to think their sales will continue under the withering assault of future releases like Neverwinter and especially Elder Scrolls Online.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by azzamasin
    Really really sad news and it is rather masochist of Anet to think their sales will continue under the withering assault of future releases like Neverwinter and especially Elder Scrolls Online.

    Well, if they continue to bust out content I would be just as happy. Don't really see a "sad" part. As a business move it seems silly though.

     

    Neverwinter I don't believe will cause a big dent on any game and TESO will probably be short lived.

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon

    Well I'd say between those two reports it pretty much clinches it that there will be no expansion this year anyways.

    Makes sense, now that its more of a traditional MMORPG it likely will follow WOW's two year expansion cycles.  I'm sure there's still millions of potential GW2 customers out there that haven't given the title a try yet, and ANET maybe focusing on trying to lure them in to the original game.

     

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by azzamasin
    Really really sad news and it is rather masochist of Anet to think their sales will continue under the withering assault of future releases like Neverwinter and especially Elder Scrolls Online.

    I don't expect Neverwinter's going to do that well, personally.  I could be wrong, but it looks very 'been there done that'.

  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaPosts: 734Member

    strange about China market to me: since like December I noticed many Asian players, even chat looked Chinese time to time.

    may be they just bought digital copy? or you mean no GW2 on Chinese?

    about x-pack: I guess as like 30% of guys who bought GW2 still like it or even play it, next x-pack will not be very popular / profitable.

    at least I'll never buy anything like that anymore.

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    I've been wondering lately how many new classes there will be in the first xpac.  There's three of everything except heavy armor classes so far, but didn't each GW1 xpac introduce more than one new class?
  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,665Member Uncommon

    This is really wierd. How are they going to make money if they don't sell expansions. I personally would like to see a new expansion once every year :) GW1 received tons of content in a very short period of time. IT will be really sad if GW2 doesn't :( 

    They can release an expansion once every year but without raising the level cap and making all other content absolute. A new expansion can include tons of new zones, new classes, new forms of progression at max level, new features such as housing/guild halls, PvP game modes - e.g. GvG, HA, Capture the Flag etc.

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  • Rayzer235Rayzer235 Calexico, CAPosts: 62Member
    Haven't they been repeating this since like back in November when people were first speculating about an expansion this old news.
  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    Game companies lie all the time, so don't believe everything that you hear.
  • jacktorsjacktors Port St Lucie, FLPosts: 158Member Uncommon

    I hate to say this, but I have gotten quite bored with the game recently.  The sad part is that I absolutely had tons of fun for the first few months of playing GW2.  I love the exploration part of the game, the jumping puzzles, the event quests.  But after doing all the events, discovering 99% of the land and accomplishing all of the jumping puzzles, I find myself bored with the game. I am not the type of gamer that likes to create a brand new character, only to do the exact same content.  That is why i hope that Anet continues to pump out more and more content. 

    But to hear that they are not planning any new expansions is a real disappointment to me. I would be more than happy to pay what ever they want to charge me to be able to explore new content, get some new dynamic events, and tackle some new jumping puzzles.  The WvWvW bores me.  It seems like the same old crap every day. Battlegrounds are even more stupid imo. And GW2 dungeons just dont do it for me.  Fractals are a repetitive grind. 

    I really hope that ANet gets cracking on some new lands to play in soon. I want a reason to keep spending my hard earned money in their gem store. 

  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 5,474Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ingvar

    no guild wars 2 expansions currently planned

     

    Expansions are definitely something that we’ll potentially look at in the future," he explained. "We don’t have a timetable on it. We’re open to it, but I think our major focus as a studio is making the living world concept as strong as possibly can for the players that we’ve got.

    They are adding to the dynamic events and making going back to maps you have done before worth doing again. They have talked about adding meta events, kinda like a dynamic event that takes a zone working together to trigger a zone wide event so big it will take mass of players to finish. Lets see if they can get this to be something players want to do.


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  • WarbandWarband ChesterPosts: 723Member
    It's pretty obvious the exansion is already being made they probably stated this because probably won't make 2013, though it'll probably make 2014
  • Soki123Soki123 Kelowna, BCPosts: 1,482Member Uncommon
    They want the hype do be completely gone, so when they release an expansion, and it only sells 300-500k, people won t be freaking out. It sucks, but my guild was never on at all, even after guild missions we re added, so I ve literally stopped playing. Hated the game at first, took a more casual approach to it, ended up liking it, but now I m finding it to be a task to even log in.
  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    I've been wondering lately how many new classes there will be in the first xpac.  There's three of everything except heavy armor classes so far, but didn't each GW1 xpac introduce more than one new class?

    I do not think they will add any more professions. They said that was a big mistake in GW and made it hard to balance professions in PvE/PvP, although they had dual professions in that game.

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  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,933Member Uncommon

    I'd have guessed an expansion was already halfway through production.

     


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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 5,474Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by botrytis
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    I've been wondering lately how many new classes there will be in the first xpac.  There's three of everything except heavy armor classes so far, but didn't each GW1 xpac introduce more than one new class?

    I do not think they will add any more professions. They said that was a big mistake in GW and made it hard to balance professions in PvE/PvP, although they had dual professions in that game.

    Think we will see new weapons before new classes. Rounding out whats there first.


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  • drbaltazardrbaltazar drummondville, QCPosts: 7,987Member
    they keep adding content lol!what are you complaining about!they supply a story line then they supply an expension (with a new story line,that will get update!they always worked this way even in gw1 lol!
  • aylwynnaylwynn idontsayPosts: 94Member

    Well ... Yeah. GuildWars 2 is not GuildWars. Its a fact. In every corner they mention this "Living World/Story" shit ... You can't hear that anymore. Even the personal story didn't feel that good as the story in GuildWars: Prophecies + add-ons.

    They try to urge that ... feeling of a living world or that "storytelling" ... To be honest: This is just b*llshit. I don't want to hear something irrelevant about some escaping Norns from the west, I want to be able to forge a community with its own story.

     

    As a player I don't need to hear something about "this is your personal story" and so on. To be honest: GuildWars story was directed by "primary quests" - But the story just felt epic. DUDE YOU FOUGHT AGAINST RURIK HIMSELF! ...

    Spoiler:
    In comparison to GuildWars 2 you don't even fight against your mentor in the end!
    Instead you just hear a damn story about that poor and shy sylvari ... Even "exploration mode" in dungeons isn't true exploration. You still can't avoid that story-term without spamming ESC during cutscenes.

     

    Its less about "sandbox" or "themepark"-stuff ... But even GuildWars had some dungeons like Furnace of Sorrow where you were not leaded by a story.

     

     

    Originally posted by drbaltazar
    they keep adding content lol!what are you complaining about!they supply a story line then they supply an expension (with a new story line,that will get update!they always worked this way even in gw1 lol!

     

    No, they didn't. There was "new content" as some quests and annual events like Helloween Even. And this GuildWars 2-pre-release event ... And so on. But you would never expect content of "GuildWars: Nightfall" as a free content-patch. Nor you would "Eye of the North".

    Storylines in GuildWars were mainly supported by new expansions. They just started during GuildWars 2-pre-release along with that new kind of event.

  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 5,474Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by drbaltazar
    they keep adding content lol!what are you complaining about!they supply a story line then they supply an expension (with a new story line,that will get update!they always worked this way even in gw1 lol!

    Ya, who cares for expansions you have to pay for when they keep giving content for free lol


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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by fivoroth

    This is really wierd. How are they going to make money if they don't sell expansions. I personally would like to see a new expansion once every year :) GW1 received tons of content in a very short period of time. IT will be really sad if GW2 doesn't :( 

    They can release an expansion once every year but without raising the level cap and making all other content absolute. A new expansion can include tons of new zones, new classes, new forms of progression at max level, new features such as housing/guild halls, PvP game modes - e.g. GvG, HA, Capture the Flag etc.

    Guild Wars released in April of 2005, Factions in April of 2006 (on the same day I think), and Nightfall 18 months after that.  The expansion EotN released just a little under a year after that.

    Those aren't what I would call a very short period of time, but they were consistent.  The only major update the game got outside of that was Sorrow's Furnace and Tombs (a couple revamps to that too, it started out as a pvp map and was made into a pve farming area).  Was there any other major updates?

    Anyway, they've already added a lot more content than Guild Wars did outside of xpacs.  I'm not concerned about paid expansions as long as they keep adding to the game.  We'll see what next year brings.

  • cronius77cronius77 Fairfax, VAPosts: 1,351Member Uncommon
    there is a huge amount of players still playing world vs world in guild wars 2 , they do not need some major expansion to keep player retention with this crowd . If they continue to commit to fixing the world vs world maps and add in the new realm rank abilities experience and passives they will create a competitive environment where people do not want to leave and be left behind by their guilds etc. This should of been in at release or shortly after but culling took over their priorites for good reason. I want to try out TESO to but if the maps get fixed and they lead to more 6 vs 6 10 vs 10 skirmish style pvp than myself and a lot of people I know will not go anywhere because the combat is fast paced and fun. If you add in a long term realm rank system like DAOC did and keep adding to it , I can see people playing wvw for years to come without the need of new expansions. There is a large portion of GW2 playerbase that is diehard wvw players and could care less about pve just keep in mind.
  • doodphacedoodphace Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,815Member
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by azzamasin
    Really really sad news and it is rather masochist of Anet to think their sales will continue under the withering assault of future releases like Neverwinter and especially Elder Scrolls Online.

    Well, if they continue to bust out content I would be just as happy. Don't really see a "sad" part. As a business move it seems silly though.

     

    Neverwinter I don't believe will cause a big dent on any game and TESO will probably be short lived.

    Using the term "continue to bust out content" implies that have been continusly busting out content sincle launch...which...they have not been, thus, this is sad news.

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