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I made this with a questionmark, naturally.
See, I have been hopping on and off of GW2, and... you know when I saw the ingame world map of GW2, and having playing GW1, I thought over the course of the following year(s), I'd see all those yet locked areas of the map of Tyria, and maybe other lands. Kinda like LOTRO did, at least in the first few years. They added new zones like Forochel asf. over time. New zones with real stories.
I do have this nagging feeling ANet is way to focussed on what I'd call fancy stuff. Granted, I haven't followed their content patches with scientific detail. But what I see is endless focus on holidays, schmancy stuff like the retro-pixel-legoland thing, and the nefarious "Living Story". You see, I really like the content of the first 30-40 levels as GW2 launched with, the most. It was diverse, it was interesting, and it told cool stories. But the higher level I got, the more narrow towards action it got, and the less of a story was told. But this fixation on the Living Story. Yes, it kinda does tell a story too. But... am I the only one who finds re-hashed existing zones kinda lame? Sorry to be blunt, but the entire Living Story stuff was boring and stupid. Grindy also. I can't entirely put my finger on it, but when I look at everything ANet added to the game content-wise, I don't feel there was anything awesome as the original content.
I mean, I always had the difficulty that the way GW2 tells stories and offers content, it take away a bit the story, the coherence. Something in all honesty I only see in classes quest-lines is really related. Hopping from event to event to event was nice a while, but also tiring and lacked this coherency of a story-arc. It was better in the first 30 or so levels, but after that.... and with the new content, I just feel not so happy, somehow. I would have preferred them making really new zones with new content and stories, tied to those zones, and forget about those over-done holidays and trinket-events.
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